Monday, September 29, 2008

OK People, Listen Up!

The Humane Society does not put down animals just because they haven't been adopted. They stay there until adopted.

Let me repeate this.

The Humane Society does not put down animals just because they haven't been adopted. They stay there until adopted.

So you need to get rid of your dog for whatever reason? But you're afraid the Humane Society will put the dog to sleep if he's not adopted out? Fear no more.

I'll say it one more time.

The Humane Society does not put down animals just because they haven't been adopted. They stay there until adopted.

Hey HSMO people. Tell your PR dept. to get the word out! Why does everyone think this is the case?

Hey Rams. Thanks for taking my advice re: head coach.

Hey Haslett. Make me look smart, k? thx.

The Rams New Coach?

Incase you haven't heard, the Rams have fired Linehan. Good move. I don't care what the national idiots say, it was a good move.

Now move on. What about Haslett? For those of you who don't know his history, he was the coach of the Saints back when we had quite a rivalry going with them. It was well-known that he and Mike Martz didn't like each other. It's important to remember that he hated Martz, not the Rams. In fact, OPace, Little, and Holt are probably the only remnants of that team.

For the last year or 2, Jim Haslett has been our defensive coordinator. Ok so he hasn't done that great of a job, but then again I'm not sure that he's had a chance.

The Rams need a defensive-minded coach. And a coach who likes the run. That's Jimmy boy.

I hope the Rams make Haslett the head coach for the remainder of the year. This would be a good thing.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

When Life Gives You a Lemon...

Julie asked me to take care of the applesauce for this evening's Q. She took care of the hard part. She peeled, cut, and cooked the apples. I was to add the goodies.

I decided to try brown sugar instead of white just to see what it would taste like.

I don't recommend this practice.

It was inedible. It tasted like brown sugar.

Julie was grilling pork. Ribs and chops.

So I took all the various BBQ sauces we had in the fridge and a couple or 3 tablespoons of butter and threw it all in with the destroyed apple sauce.

Most of the BBQ sauce is Super Smokers extra spicy crap.

So in the end we had a very apply, spicy BBQ sauce. That was just made for pork. It really roxed!

Friday, September 26, 2008

OMG! My Eyes!

So I looked in the mirror today. I paid special attention to my eyes. Wanted to see the dark spots under my eyes and see if they're better or worse. They're better today than they've been all week. That's a good thing. But they have a LOT more wrinkles. I couldn't believe what I was looking at. I didn't look like that a month ago.

So AT&T has finished running fiber to my neighborhood. I need to meet da man at my house today to dump the DSL and get on their UVerse fiber network. 10Mbps! w00t! Well, for 30 days anyway, then I get cut back to a 6Mbps connection. But still, that rox. And now that it's on fiber, only one way to go from there!

I'll be playing Kanadian Golf tomorrow. My father-in-law and our golf buddy will be playinig regular golf. I'll be sharing a kart with the Kanadian, so we'll be playinig Kanadian golf. Kanadians don't use drivers, they use 5-woods. But for whatever reason they outdrive everyone else. Kanadians also say things like, "Fuck Golf" at random times. And they don't know how to putt. Must be all the hockey.

Tomorrow night: BBQ + booze - negativity = fun.

OBTW.. Has anyone heard from Ba? The greatest Kenyan to ever grace the face of the planet?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


An acquaintance's son was recently diagnosed with cancer.




My beer skunked on me. Dammit.

cancer sux. especially pediatric cancer.


Pretty much sums it up. I just can't seem to get past "a year ago, ____ was going on." I'm open to suggestions.

In the meantime, Greg continues to suffer from his camel STD.

Julie rox. I think I'm done with my blowups. But she still is there for me to lean on. And god knows I need it.

The kids are doing great. Joey continues to rox in school. Emma is still Princess Ralph. We just need to get Andy talking.

*sigh* back to work.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Damn Weather Changes!

Seems I was perilously close to catching the "West Virginia Virus" over the weekend. Over the last few years I haven't been that prone to catching this kind of crap except for during weather changes. And guess what time of year it is.

But I got lucky. I took Julie's advice on Saturday night and took 2 Benadryl and passed out at like 8:00, sleeping for 12 hours. Did the same last night. Not much energy today but the cold symptoms are gone.

Staying hydrated, etc.

In unrelated news, it turns out that Greg's genital scars did, in fact, originate from an STD known only to be carried by camels.

I should probably elaborate on this.

Greg was at the Royal Kanadian Zoo as part of his community service for trying to impregnate a Kanadian mountie's horse (directly of course). Anyway, he was asked to feed the zoo camel. So he prepared a nice candlelight dinner, wine, etc. One thing led to another....

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Julie + Chicken + Grill == RAWX!

Really. Her chicken rox. And I mean real chicken. Not boneless, skinless shizznit. I mean legs, thighs, etc.

I don't really know what else to say. I'm still in heaven from last night's meal.

Bite my ass.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Experiment Over

It didn't make me feel better. Still the occasional mood swing / outburst / fuck the world.

That said, I will strive to limit my additives and preservatives but won't go out of my way.

But the caffeine headaches are gone, as is the desire for soda. That's a huge plus.

Hey Greg. Put your right thumbnail on your heart and try to bite your ear. Take a pic of that and post it please. Kanadian.

Not the Easiest Time

I guess I keep going back to "a year ago..."

Perfect example. Emma recently got her ears pierced. They need to be cleaned and turned every night. She doesn't like it. It hurts her. The other night Julie asked me to restrain her. Afterward I was shaking. The idea of restraining my kid while a painful procedure is done... Been there, done that, had enough of it.

Things are bothering me. I just need to get through it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Despite All My Rage...

...I am still just a rat in a cage.

Pumpkins are always quotable.

So I'm redoing my post from last night. I was pissed at the world, which I've been a lot lately.

Sorry for hurting feelings.

But yeah, I feel like I'm taken for granted sometimes.

No biggie. It happens.

We move on.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

How 'Bout Those Rams!

Buncha fucktards if you ask me.

In other news, Emma now has 2 additional holes in her head. I think P took some pics. Maybe she can post some?

The boys are loving their bunk beds which are actually not stacked at the moment as Joey was a bit nervous.

Wanna know what it's like to live in Kanadia? Rent Trailer Park Boys. Funny movie.

Soviet Kanuckistan!

Greg check out "Use Me" by Hinder. Tell me who they remind you of. about. on. aboot. on top of.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Experiment

So I've decided to try something. I'm going to go 7 days without eating additives, preservatives, Yellow #5, etc. See how I feel...

I'll keep you informed!

It starts..... ..... .... NOW!

Friday, September 12, 2008


We all have to go through pissy / whiney / say-mean-things stages. I think I'm going through some pretty bad grief right now.



Cancer sux.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Emma's Dr Appt

Emma really impressed the doctor. You know Emma, if Joey does it she has to do it. Her potty training, her talking, just her overall development. The doctor was really impressed.

Emma has come a long way in the last 14 - 15 months. You may recall she was quite the "neurotic toddler" there for a while. This has greatly improved. She's still a bit difficult but really no more than any other difficult 3-year-old.

She got a shot but these kids don't really mind shots. They watched their little brother get shots every night for months.

She's 25th percentile in height and 30th in weight, or vice-versa. In other words, she's a petite little princess.

Emma rox!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's Been a Year

It's been a year since grandpa died. A year and 10 hours to be exact. Still coming to grips with it. See ya tomorrow when I'll be in a better mood.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Another Crazy Weekend! (but good)

Friday night gave way to an impromptu small gathering of friends, as often happens on Fridays. I would be remiss if I didn't give a huge "Cancer Sux!" to my uncle's father-in-law who lost his battle recently and had his funeral on Friday.

Saturday, as many of you know, was going to be Emma's birthday party. But our block party was that day so we had to move it to Sunday.

It's weird that no only are we no longer the youngest couple on the block, there's quite a few younger couples on the block now and I felt like one of the old guys at times.

Emma's birthday party was fun. Julie did the grilling so I could watch the Rams get stomped. *sigh*

On the bright side, our long-lost drinking buddy has returned from hurricane chasing! That roxed!

Tomorrow is the 1-year anniversary of losing Grandpa. ouch.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Emma's Birthday Party

This Sunday! It's been moved from Saturday! If you show up on Saturday we'll tell you to go shit in your hat.

Sunday is also the Rams opener at noon. So we'll see ya around 1130ish? 60" HD

1 Year Ago...

...I was in Tucson saying goodbye to the man who had a huge part in making me who I am today. Andy's counts were up, so there was no concern there. But we were a couple days away from going back to the hospital for the second round of chemo.

So a year ago I was saying the goodbye that I had always dreaded more than any other, while putting my son through cancer treatment. And today my biggest problem was that I overslept and had to make Joey eat breakfast on his way to school instead of at school.

I call that progress.

I seem to recall a year ago making a post that I was emotionally numb. I still am. Maybe it's not a bad thing. Maybe it is. Who knows.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We Miss You!

We have a friend who is out of town helping with hurricaine efforts. While we admire the efforts, we also miss you! Not the same without you. Too many long faces!

I was half-expecting Julie to have to go out of town to help with hurricaine efforts. I got lucky. As painful as it is to have to go out of town, it's even more painful when she goes out of town.

In a completely unrelated story, electrons discover their identity