Tuesday, June 30, 2009

And tomorrow's July 1st.....

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was wondering where the 1st half of June went?

Well now, I'd kinda like to know where the rest of it went.

I mean, really!!

I thought I could come up with more, but I got nothin'.

Buenos con queso,


Monday, June 29, 2009

I've got my nose to the grindstone, my back's against the wall.....

I got my email from NaBloPoMo, and July's theme is 'Routine.'

That should be an easy one.

My life is a series of routines.

Stay tuned, drudgery will ensue.....

Buenos con queso,


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bratwursts French Fries. Coleslaw. Corona.

Does that sound like your dinner?

Cause it was totally mine tonight.

I'll put the picture up tomorrow.

If you're lucky.

Buenos con queso,


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another meaningless milestone......

This is my 900th post.

That number staggers me. 9 fucking hundred posts.

I remember my first post, and I remember the day I started my blog.

Ok, so to honor this dubious occasion, I'm going to do a 'mail post.'

I should also apologize to Herman for taking so long to post these, but this is the stuff he sent me:


I could tell you what's on them, but then I'd have to kill you.....

A calculator:

A Slim Jim:

As you can see, I couldn't even wait long enough to get a picture of it before I tore into it.

An Old Navy tin cup:

That I'm currently using to hold my pens:

Herm was also one of the folks I requested dirt from, and he sent me this:

He told me the story of that dirt, and I looked for the email with the explanation, but I couldn't find it...Herman, if you read this, please tell the story again in the comments.....

Ok...I got a few other things that day, but I'm going to break this into 2 posts, as this is gettttttttinnnnnnnggg Looooooooooong.

Buenos con queso,


Friday, June 26, 2009

Well, since you asked.....

WhiskeyMarie wanted to know:

1) What's your favorite kind of cheese?

2) When was the last time you skinny-dipped?

3) Pizza or cheeseburgers?

Good questions.

Ok, to answer the 1st one, it's Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp Cheddar. I hardly ever buy it anymore, 'cause it's almost 6 bux for the 10 oz package, but every now and then, I splurge.

Lessee....skinny dipping. It was at Lake Tahoe, and prolly 23 or 24 years ago. I don't remember exactly.

3. Pizza. Don't get me wrong, I love cheese burgers, especially with Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp Cheddar, but pizza is my first love. Over the years, I've worked in 3 (at least) pizza joints, including a Round Table and a Shakey's.

Everyone warned me that I would 'hate pizza' because I was eating too much of it. Well, let me tell you, during those jobs, I had the chance to eat pizze every day, and I ate pizza every day.

I never got tired of it....I never got sick of it....I don't think I ever will.

Michael wanted to know:

1) What would you do with a drunken sailor?

2) How much wood would a wood chucker chuck if a wood chucker could chuck wood?

3) what would you do if i sing out of tune?

Lessee....a drunken sailor? I'd prolly shave his belly with a rusty razor.

2 is an easy answer: A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

And as harsh as it is, if you sang out of tune, I'd stand up and walk out on you.

And since Q didn't ask anymore questions, I'll go with her 1st 3:

So I can only ask 3 questions?

Wait, that one doesn't count does it?

Oh crap - only one left?

If you had looked, you would know that no, you didn't only get these 3.

No, it didn't count. Nor did the question about counting.

And no, you don't only have 1 left, you have 3, should you ever decided to ask them.

Buenos con queso,


Thursday, June 25, 2009

My PS3 is an internet whore.....

I don't know if I've mentioned it before or not, but I swear, that game console has an obsession with the 'net that I just can't understand.

Case in point: I started a movie on my PS3 at the same time I fired up my computer to blog. I went down to get a beer. Back upstairs, I dial my DSL (yes i disconnect when im not actively on) and get one of my 3 or 4 'issue' messages.

Line busy?

What the fuck are you talking about.

Again.....Same result.

Oh yeah, the PS3's on.

And, just so you know, it was still on the login screen, because I forgot to hit the 'X' button. It's not even doing anything yet, and it's sucked up my DSL.

That's an unhealthy level of commitment if you ask me.

On another note, I'm going to give Q one more day, and then I'm answering questions.

Oh, yeah, it's HNT:

Multimedia message

Oh, and if you didn't hear about it, read about it, or see it on tv, Michael Jackson died.

Buenos con queso,


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I got the news today, oh boy.....

Actually, I got the news yesterday, but by the time I remembered to post it was too late to go into it.

I'm not going to sugarcoat this, and I'm not going to draw it out (amazing huh) but a very close friend of mine lost her son in a motorcycle accident two nights ago.

He was 18.....

It's totally fucked up. I hate when shit like that happens.

On a completely unrelated note, I also found out yesterday that Kodak is discontinuing Kodachrome slide film.

It's not nearly as tragic, but it's still sad.

Ok...so I see I have some questions to answer, and I'll prolly get to that tomorrow....

Q, you can have 3 more if you want. I'd hate for you to feel left out on a post you inspired.....

Buenos con Queso,


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I almost did it again...I almost missed a day....

And since I still really don't have a topic, I'll take my cue from Q.

Feel free to ask me questions in my comments.

I think I'll give each of you 3 (i can do that cause im awesome like that), so knock yourselves out.

Buenos con queso,


Monday, June 22, 2009

Writer's block....

I'm sitting here, and not only can I not come a title, but I'm having a hard time putting together enough words to tell you that I don't have anything to post about.

Yeah, I got nuthin'.

Buenos con Queso,


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day....well, to me, I guess.....

And to any of you fathers that read my site (yo herm) that didn't hear it from anyone else today.

Yes, we did family dinner, and yes, I took a pic, but I ate so freakin' much that I'm too tired to really do anything about the picture until tomorrow.

Buenos con queso,


Saturday, June 20, 2009

I did all my running around yesterday.....

I like having a weekday as one of my days off. It gives me the chance to get all those 'business' things done.

Yesterday was a rousing success, so today, I'm fucking off.

As soon as I take care of this blog, I'm firing up EQ, and that's all I plan to do with the rest of the day.

Text me if you want.

Buenos con queso,


Friday, June 19, 2009

Well, I fucked up again.....

This time, I blame....


Cause he's the bastard that got me started on EverQuest.


Ok, so there we are.

Herman...y'all should know better than that, b'ra. I'm sad to report that you've fallen prey to 'I'm waiting for the Perfect Time syndrome.'

I wish I had a better explation, but I don't.

If it helps you, I've come to this conclusion:'

I suck.

Deal with it.

But soon....very soon....

There's an even in my blogosphre that you'll be a very important part of.....

Buenos con queso,


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I can't believe June is half over.....

It seems like just yesterday it was Winter, and now, one of the 'traditional' Summer months is flashing by like scenery viewed through a train window.....

Not that it's all bad, of course.

The faster Summer gets over, the sooner Dland comes.

I don't really have much today, as you can tell by the totally lame nature of the post.

There just hasn't been much going on. I could tell you about work (boring) or what I've been doing when I'm not at work (nothing) or regale you with tales of adventure, excitment, and really wild things....

But of course, there's been none of that lately.

Just coffee, blogging, and Everquest.

Anybody know where I can buy a life?

Buenos con queso,


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

5:30am PDT is the new black.

Or so it seems to me.

See, that's what time I've been waking up for months now. Well, with the exception of this past Saturday.

See, I was really tired on Friday night, and rather than stay up until my normal bed time of around midnight or so, I decided to crash around 9:30 or so.

This resulted in an exciting and unexpected benefit:

On Saturday, I woke up at 4:30.

Woo Hoo!!!

Buenos con queso,


Monday, June 15, 2009

Yes, we had family dinner last night.....

And no, I didn't get any pictures of it.

Mostly because Sis had already started serving by the time Pops and I got there, and eating felt more important that taking pictures.

We had French dip sandwiches (one of my atfs) with regular and sweet potato french fries.

It was pretty fucking awesome.

After dinner we watched Blue Harvest, which is fuking hilarious. If you're Star Wars fan and/or a Family Guy fan, you should totally check it out.

And with that, I'm off to work.

Buenos con queso,


Sunday, June 14, 2009

I think what I love best about Sundays.....

Is that even though I go to work an hour later (store hours dont ya know) I still wake up at the same time.

The same freakin' 5:30 am. See, most days, that means I have 3 and a half hours to do my morning and get ready for work. That's a lot of time, and I usually have the chance to start feeling a little tired before I even leave for work.

Sundays, however, mean a whole extra hour of waiting. A whole extra hour of puttering around, waiting for it to be time to go.

A whole 'nother hour to get tired.

Yeah, that's just what I need.

Buenos con queso,


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another blissful day of nothingness

Yes, that's what I had....

A whole lot of nothing.

Hope you had better.

Buenos con queso,


Friday, June 12, 2009

I love actual days off.....

I mean, I have 2 days a week that I don't have to go to work, but they aren't necessarily days off, per se.

There's usually something that I need to do; shopping, paying bills,....something.

Today tho?

Yeah I walked over and cashed my check (can you say free beer) and played everquest.

That's it.

Oh, and I blogged.

Buenos con queso,


Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'll bet he never goes by his nickname.....

I sent a package out today with one of those names.

You know, the kind that make you wonder if the parents were drunk when they came up with it.

I could cite the example of legendary racer Dick Trickle, or the equally well known Oral Roberts.

Both of those names caused them trouble growing up.

You know I'm right....

Ok, so the package (snicker) that I sent out today was addressed to Robert Cox.

Yes, that's right folks, Bob Cox.

Why didn't they just name him 'Gotmyasskickedeveryday?'

Buenos con queso,


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.

So, another morning of another day.

I'm drinking coffee (thans again d) and chillin' before I have get to go to work today. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't like my job, per se, I just don't wanna work anymore.

Isn't there some sort of program that pays long-haired jugglers not to work?

Some sort of subsidy,perhaps, like where they pay farmers not to grow certain crops?

I mean, my needs are pretty simple. It wouldn't cost a lot to keep me happy. A few bucks a month for Everquest, 800 or so for rent, and maybe 300 for food.

Less than $1200.00 a month, and I'd be a happy camper.

Wait, I've just had a brainstorm. I'll just find 100 people that want to send me $12.00 a month.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

Consider this my official request....if you read here...if you follow me...please help me on my way to financial independence.

Send me that $12.00 you've got in the bottom of your purse (or in your change jar) and I promise to play lots of everquest, and blog like a mad man.

See, I'll have nothing else to do.

Well, ok.

I'll take pictures for you all too.

Buenos con queso,


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The coffee fairy is my hero today.....

I haven't mentioned it (or maybe i have) but we're out of coffee.

I can see those of you that know me shaking your heads in disbelief, but it's true.

There are a couple reasons for it, most notably the lack of family dinner nights lately (things just havent worked out to make dinner work) as my sister is my coffee connection.

I know I've mentioned it before, but she works at S'bucks, and gets a free pound a week. Normally when we're low on coffee, Sunday marks the getting of a new bag. Needless to say, the lack of visits translated to a lack of coffee.

It's been a tough couple of days, what with having to wait until I get to work to start drinking my life's blood. See there's a bit of a paradox when you get free coffee all the time.

You like, totally forget to buy it.

Today, however, after I got out of the shower, I went to put my phone on the charger and noticed I had a txt message.

It read simply 'coffee downstairs. you grind it.'

It seems that during my shower the coffee fairy (aka my sis's so) dropped by and left a pound of Komodo Dragon (this is the best shit ever) on my kitchen counter.

So, once again, all is right with the world, and I have coffee to drink whilst I blog.

Buenos con queso,


Monday, June 08, 2009

It's been a rugged week.....

First, I heard that one of my favorite authors died, and the yesterday I had Greg's birthday to slog through.

I'm not sure I'm really over either one of those yet, so today may be a bummer of a day too, who knows?

It's not looking good, however, as we don't have any coffee in the house.

That right there's enough to screw my day up.

Now I have to wait until I get to work to start drnking coffee.

Buenos con queso,


Sunday, June 07, 2009

Greg would have been 43 today...

Of course, that won't be happening, as he's not longer with us.

I've been missing him a lot lately, and what with this being around the time I'd have called him to wish him a happy birthday, perhaps that's not so strange.

No matter how far we lived from each other, or how long it had been since we'd spoken, I always called him on his birthday.

Since I can't call him, I'll do this:

Happy Birtyday, Greg. I miss you.

Buenos con queso,


Saturday, June 06, 2009

There are heroes in evil as well as in good.

Some guy named Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld penned that way back in either the late 1700's or the early 1800's.

I have no idea, of course, exactly when, and I'll bet nobody really does. It does hold pretty true tho.

I mean, they aren't my personal heroes, but the names Adolph Hitler and Charles Manson leap immediately to mind. These men were pure evil in human form, and while they had wildly different careers, one wonders how similar their souls are.

Do they even have souls?

Buenos con queso,


Friday, June 05, 2009

Boy...that didn't take long....

I already missed a day.

And today's post?

Yeah, it's gonna be lame.

But here's a hero for you all:

Buenos con queso,


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

That's Ralph Waldo Emerson.

It has some merit, I suppose, but I'm not sure it's entirely accurate. Most heroes that we hear about do not one heroic thng, but many.

I'm carefully researching the heroes I plan to profile in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled, cause heroic things are going to happen.

Buenos con queso,


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I'm sure some of these will be less heroic than others.....

Like today, for instance.

Remember this guy?

I remember watching that show as a kid, but I don't know if I loved it enough to kill it or not, but it only ran for 3 seasons...a total of 44 episodes.

Given how short the run was, I guess I'll have to take the blame for that one too.

Buenos con queso,


Monday, June 01, 2009

Ferris Buehler....You're my hero.....

So, the June theme from NaBloPoMo is heroes, and as always, they leave it up to the bloggers to interpret it how they will. I'm not entirely sure where the month will lead me, but I found a way to start.

I learned some years ago (in my post civil war history class) about Dunkirk. Well, actually about the battle and evacuation that occurred there during World War II.

Germany had chased and harried a large portion of the British and French armies across France, and had them pinned up against the ocean at the town of Dunkirk. What happened next, is thought by many to be one of the mistakes that cost Hitler his victory.

In his infinite wisdom, Hitler decided that instead of sending in his ground troops to crush his enemies, he'd use the Luftwaffe so that his entire army could enjoy the victory.

What happened next can only be termed amazing. I'm not going to relate it here, that's what the link's for. Without the pulling together at that time, and in that place, it's entirely possible that Hitler would have taken England. Then, with the industrial power of that nation solidifying his rear flank, he could have pushed at Russia on a single-front war, and would prolly have won.

So, there you have it. Those captains are heroes.

Buenos con queso,