Thursday, July 31, 2008

Twenty, Twenty, Twenty-Four Hours To Go...

...till Andy Gets Sedated...

Can't wait to get that port out!

Brocksmith is a Kanadian wannabe.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Let's look at that word and what it means.

Quake \ˈkwāk\ intransitive verb 1 : to shake or vibrate usually from shock or instability 2 : to tremble or shudder usually from cold or fear

Quake \ˈkwāk\ noun : an instance of shaking or trembling (as of the earth or moon); especially : earthquake

Quake was a groundbreaking FPS in the mid to late 1990s. It was immediately followed by QuakeGL which allowed for 3d cards to be used in a FPS for the first tme. It was subsequently followed by a number of sequels. I love Quake.

In the midwest, we have a slight quake and we make a huge deal about it. It's the second coming, it's the apocalypse.

Kalifornia just had a pretty big shaker and they call it a "drill for the big one." They could really care less. In fact, they were making fun of the tourists who were totally freaked out by it. Speaking of Kalifornia, they're on fire again. And STILL not screaming for FEMA! Hows about that?

Depending on who you are and where you are, the word quake can have quite a few meanings. For the geek in me, though, Quake will always have one special meaning: fragging llamas!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Just Like One-Hit-Wonder Natalie Imbruglia...

...I'm torn. (thanks Dr. Cox!)

I love the Eagles. I always have. I always will. I'm still kicking myself in the p'tooer for missing them in 1995 or whatever it was.

But nosebleeds are $40 a pop. And I don't want nosebleeds. And even if I did, I don't want to pay $40 a pop.

But this may also be my last chance to see them.

Take it easy.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I Take It Back

Walk is a fun song. It's a metal anthem. It comes in at a solid #2 in my all-time best metal songs list.

Creeping Ktulu is the best metal song of all time. That is, Creeping Death immediately followed by Call of Ktulu, as on the album.

I apologize for any confusion.

Thank you, and have a nice GO SCREW YOURSELF!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Andy's Getting His Port Out!

Friday, 8/1! Yep! That means that by the time his party comes around he will not have a port!

I've been thinking. Once his port is out, the nightmare will truly be over. And once I make it past 8/9, his date of diagnosis, things will get better.

Go Andy!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

More Random Neurons

If people are at all like computers, which we are not, then "random" is a truly abstract idea in the sense that it does not exist. That said, we're not at all like computers, so we do have a random sense of neurons firing. Quite literally. It's very easy to let your brain light up a few random neurons. Your brain will decide how important randomness is, so to speak.

Leading the news today, STL has been home to quite some murder suicides as of late. Yeah. Ok. Are we really that unimaginative? Seriously? How about a new paradigm? STL will never be #1 in anything, psychopathic murders included, if we can't create someting new!

P&B, you're life savers.

If you're drunk and have an extra free MP3 download (pepsi points?), by all means download Africa by Toto! Even when you sober up, you'll admit that you can't beat the price.

Miss Vickie's, although Kanadian in orgin, are awesome chips. In particular, the Kelleydad-Dubbed Pride of Plano, the Miss Vickie's Hand-Picked Jalapeno chips..... well.. Let's just say they r teh rox.

KB @ 4:20

Joey is showing that he could very easily learn Spanish right now. Wondering how we can accomplish this?

Have I mentioned that 2-year-olds are a pain in the ass? And that I really have 2 of em now? 3 if you count my dad...

The best part about going to Home Depot on a Sunday afternoon is the MILFs. Interperet that however you will.

I hear the secrets that you keep...

Greg really likes men of Kanadian descent.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Party Idea

So here's an idea for Andy's party. A little party game, maybe.

Everyone gets to kick Greg in the ass for a dollar. No limit on the number of kicks you purchase and they can be used at any time throughout the afternoon / evening.

Here's the kicker (pun not intended). Don't tell Greg what's up. Just walk up to him and kick his ass.

All proceeds go in my pocket.

No Comments?

Speak up! Kanadians!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Andy's Birthday / Cancer Sux Party

Ok so 2 long posts in one day. I was going to put this on the "news reel" post (see below) but felt it worthy of its own announcement.

Friends, family, and cancer haters,
Andy's birthday is 8/6. The following Saturday just happens to be 8/9. This just happens to be the day he was diagnosed, one year ago.

So.. Saturday, 8/9 will be Andy's birthday party and Andy's "Cancer Sux" party!

We would like to request that only family bring gifts for the little guy. We are expecting an unusually large number of people in and out that day and if everyone brought a gift we would be loaded with more than we can handle. Seriously, if you're not family don't bring a gift. Maybe donate a few bucks to one of our favorite cancer charities instead? You know the ones we love.

So of course it's Andy's birthday party but also with the "Cancer Sux" theme. Everyone has been touched by cancer one way or another. This is not only a celebration of Andy's full recovery but also just a chance to give a nod, so to speak, to our friends, loved ones, or even ourselves who have had a battle with cancer.

Bring any beer, soda, ice, etc. We will be providing food.

The party will be held at Andy's house.

Please RSVP no later than 7/31. If you're reading this then you have a way of contacting us to RSVP and for directions / address.

Please forward this on to your usual list of people. Maybe I already invited some of them, maybe not.

The Kelley News Reel (Andy Update!)

I've either been too sick or too busy to make any significant posts lately, so here goes.

First Andy. We went to the hospital yesterday to meet the surgeon. Seems like a nice guy. He has no problems getting the boy's port out. He was more concerned about the hernia that started it all. Left alone this type of hernia could potentially cause bowel blockage and ultimately... well.. we don't need any more problems.

So they did an ultrasound on Andy who was extremely well-behaved during the procedure. No meds necessary to get him to sit still even!

Once the surgeon looks at the ultrasound he'll decide if Andy still needs to have the hernia fixed. Either way we'll get his surgery scheduled soon.

At the hospital people kept stopping us in the hall to say hello to the little boy in the car who's no longer in the car. A couple of people recognized him from the billboard.

We went to the 4th floor. They were really excited to see him and how healthy he is. One thing I noticed in our stay there was that they always like to see their recovered kids. The fruits of their labor really.

In other news Joey's home! He had a great time. My dad claims they went sightseeing. Joey said they got lost and drove all over Kansas City. All a matter of perspective.

It's looking like shank or be shanked for Joe. Public school for kindergarten and probably first grade. I'm thinking by the time we have 2 in school and 1 at the babysitter we should be able to afford private school.

Joey lost another tooth! It happened while boxing with my brother. Ha!

Emma. What can I say? She's our Em! It still amazes me how fast she is picking up on things just from doing whatever Joey does. She sure looks up to her big bubba.

On the Kandian front, Greg's wife caught him in bed with a man.

On the radom neuron side of things, I do not exceed the speed limit on the highway. If I'm driving across state and the speed limit is 65, I go 65. Not sure why. I just do. Actually yes, I know why. With every action I take on the road, I ask myself, "Can I afford a ticket?" If the answer is no, I don't do it.

Julie's grilling kick continues. Every time I turn around the BBQ pit is fired up. I'm definitely not complaining!

Let's see.. Sports. Why can't the NL win? Why? Why? For the love of hell, guys! Win a damn game! Screw the yankees! Screw the sox!

Economy! Gas prices should be either at their highest point of the year or almost there. Assuming no hurricanes, war, or other uncontrollable significant factors.

Nuke Kanada!

Monday, July 14, 2008

I Miss Joey!

Joey's on vacation with my dad. They went to KC for a week, just to hang out. He's having a great time but I miss him. 2 weeks will have gone by in which I will have seen the oldest just 2 days. :-/

In other news, Kanada still sucks.

Monday, July 7, 2008

A Big Update; Info on the Cancer Sux Party

Sorry I haven't made any updates on anything in a while, it was quite a long weekend. I accidentally tied one on Friday night (hate when that happens) and that was only the beginning. Next thing I know it's Sunday evening and I'm in frickin Dallas. *sigh*

Anyway, for the update. Andy is officially off all meds related to chemo! It gets better. He is getting his port removed, probably next week.

Yes, the nightmare is almost 100% officially over!

Andy's birthday is 8/6. He was diagnosed 8/9. It just so happens that 8/9 falls on a Saturday this year. It's looking like we'll be having his birthday / Cancer Sux! party on Saturday, 8/6. Details to follow, but mark your calendar.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Again, Kanada

No drowning! Stupid Kanadians. They have to warn each other not to drown themselves. And apparently they make policies such as "no drowning."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Courtesy of B

The Root of the Kalifornian Problem

Although it's in jest, this pic pretty much sums up the root of the Kalifornians' problems. This is an accurate protrayal of how Kalifornia views the rest of the country. And this is why they feel they have the right to tell the rest of us how to run our lives.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Last Night's Grandpa Dream

Not exactly an unusual one. But it's a big step backward. We were at his house from when he lived in St. Louis. They're often there. And they often center around the garage for whatever reason.

So I'm doing something in the garage. Waiting for Grandpa and the rest of the Kelleys to show up. The kids are with me. Then Andy ran off. A man brought him back, holding his hand. This man was waiting for Grandpa to show up.

Jung would say the man was the death archetype. Andy ran to him but he brought him back to me. Then the man was waiting for Grandpa to show up. You do your own interpretations but I know how I'm working it out.

So Grandpa finally showed up but the man disappeared for whatever reason.

The back story was that for whatever reason after I left him in Tucson he suddenly got better. I wanted to ask him if he remembered my "last" words to him but couldn't get up the courage.

Then all of a sudden my kids weren't there anymore. While Grandpa was in another room I was crying because I knew the end was near for Grandpa.

Knowing Grandpa was loosing it a bit I asked him if he remembered his great grandson who was undergoing chemo and I brought him up to date on it. It took him a minute but then he remembered. He was happy to hear Andy was doing better but not necessarily overjoyed.

That was the end of the dream.

I had another weird dream last night. We took Andy in to get his port removed. At the same time the city was under an invasion. I got shot on my way in. I had Julie and Andy on the back of a motorcycle trying to get to the hospital as quick as possible while dodging bullets. I wasn't so lucky. But it didn't really hurt that bad.

So we finally got Andy to the hospital. It turns out there was some cancer left and he would have to undergo 3 more chemo cycles.

End of the dream.

Weird night. Explains my lack of energy and my strange mood today.