Saturday, June 16, 2007


Here’s a photo of floor joists cut away for plumbing drains. Er, uh, I don't know much about remodeling or rehabbing but, I don't think this is really safe...but then, that's just me.

Stolen Bit From Dave's Window

This is a "meme" Becuase it tells you about me. Dave Morris had this on his blog and he said he stole it from someone else...kinda like rock and roll, aint it? So, here we go..

Elaborate on your avatar.
It's not an avatar, but a picture of me in my more handsomer (?) days.

What’s your current relationship status?
Nun yo bidness

Ever have a near-death experience?
Other than 1967 when a piece of wood went through my side and my near death experience with cancer, nothing else.

What’s the name of the song that’s stuck in your head right now?
It actually changes from minute to minute but "Livin On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi seems to come to the forefront lately.

Name a celebrity you would marry.
Suzanne Pleshette circa 1972

Who will cut and paste this meme first?
Have no idea.

Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
Yes, in high school, it was John Denver, now it's Ed Bradley (which, I think, is a good thing)

Do you wear a watch?

What kind?
Tissot (I have had the watch for fifteen years which has to be a record for me..I lose everything)

Do you have anything pierced?
My left ear was for long time, but I don't think I can get anything through it now without a great deal of pain

Do you have any tattoos?
not yet (yet?)

Do you like pain?
A really really deep massage causes pain that is very "sweet". Beat me daddy eight to the bar..

Do you like to shop?
I have no aversion to shopping when I am by myself, but when I am with someone, I can't stand it.

What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum which has turned into goo while it has been in my hot car

What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?
Does tuition count? I am sure it was gasoline.

Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My oldest daughter Jess, about an hour ago.

What is on your desktop background?
A picture of my youngest daughter and I taken right after her marvelous performance in "The Music Man". One of the greatest pictures ever.

What is the background on your cell phone?
Some kind of flower on acid with fireworks (oh, wait, it's time for my meds)

What was the last movie you watched?
"Standing In The Shadows of Motown" for about the gazillionth time

What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was Carl Hiaasen's "Basket Case". Incredibly funny book about the fictional band "The Slut Puppies". Very entertaining. I am now however engrossed in "Biology/Concepts and Applications" which reminds me I had better study...

TPS Reports

Well, I was supposed to have my monthly report in yesterday, but having to put out fires in the morning made me move all of my appointments back and before I knew it, it was four oclock. So, I had to go in today and finish it up. I hope I did it right, I know that I had it all done then hit the wrong button and it disappeared into the mystic. D'oh! What do the monthly reports look like? Glad you asked, something like this...

The Miracle of Chidbirth

Yes, as a matter of fact, that IS a watermelon my daughter has been lugging around for awhile. She called this morning and informed me that the water has broken and here we go again. Grandchild number two. As John Lennon once said.."life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.." How very true. Love ya, Jess. (and you too, Aspen).
UPDATE: "It's a girl!!!!" 8 pounds 20 ounces...see? I told you it was a watermelon!!!

Backstage Pass Number Eight

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers August 18, 1981. Municipal Auditorium Kansas City. His concert sucked. It was too loud, sloppy and afterward when I interviewed him, he was a dick. The next time through, however was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Hey, we all have our off nights.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ed and Me

For the third time in the past week, someone has told me I remind them of Ed Bradley. What do you think?

College Grad

... and Dad is so very proud. On his way to Los Angeles to be a part of a team that studies satellites. How cool. His entire road is in front of him, mine is behind me. I hope he has as much fun!!

My Current Philosophy

Rules For A Better Life

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.
FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it inyour voice.
TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

Thanks, Em

Man, What A Ride.. New Roller Coaster

...and what happens afterward?


This morning on the way to work I rear-ended a car at some lights, while not really paying attention.
Anyway the fella who was driving got out... and he was a dwarf....
He said "I'm not happy"........

I said "Well which one are you then?"

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Skyline Number 6


A Post Of Links

Here's a list of the top twenty athlete meltdowns in history.


Here's a list of Hateful Stereotypes Behind 5 Lovable Cereal Mascots

Here's a list of the top 20 best gibberish songs ever (what? no Do Wah Diddy Diddy?)

Here's a list of the Top Ten "Ultra Violent(?)" films of all time. (What? No "Mark of The Devil'?)

Sunday, June 10, 2007


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