Saturday, November 17, 2007


You Are Homer Simpson

You're just an ordinary, all-American working Joe...
With a special fondness for pork rinds and donuts.

You will be remembered for: your little "isms" and philosophies on life
Your life philosophy: "Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel."

Not what I would call 'right on the money', but not too far off either. I have a fondness for pork rinds and probably have my "isms". Besides, who doesn't like Homer?

Monday, October 15, 2007

LOL Dogs! Part 1

With the raging success of lol cats and lolterrizt on IMAO and Bad Example, it's time to hop on the bandwagon! What better way than to exploit my dogs for laughs. So here they are!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ideal Candidate

Here is a quick rundown of the survey for choosing your ideal candidate. I figured I would also post my stance on those issues.

Yep... I'm one of those right wing nutcases. Too bad there wasn't a slot in there about being 'anti-hippie'....

Monday, October 1, 2007

Candidate Match - This Confirms It

I bumped into a link on GOP and College about matching your ideal candidate for 2008 at VA Joe.

I've been a Fred Thompson supporter since reading some of his work at and some of the great Fred Facts at IMAO. After a quick survey of major issues, my sentiments on them, and how important they were, these were the results.

The percentages for the rest of the pack are:

Duncan Hunter (R) - 93.55%
Mitt Romney (R) - 93.55%
Sam Brownback (R) - 80.65%
Mike Huckabee (R) - 77.42%
John McCain (R) - 77.42%
Tom Tancredo (R) - 77.42%
Rudy Giuliani (R) - 74.19%
John Cox (R) - 70.97%
Ron Paul (R) - 54.84%
Hillary Clinton (D) - 38.71%
Bill Richardson (D) - 38.71%
Joseph Biden (D) - 35.48%
Christopher Dodd (D) - 35.48%
John Edwards (D) - 35.48%
Barack Obama (D) - 35.48%
Mike Gravel (D) - 16.13%
Dennis Kucinich (D) - 9.68%

I'll post up my survey there after work tonight. Check out the survey if you haven't already.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Light Posting....

I'm sorry about the light posting. I have some new content on the way. It's good, too! I swear!

Lately, the Monday thru Friday 4-2:30am shifts have been leaving me with only time for wifey, chores, and reading / commenting other blogs. I have to put in an 8 hour shift on a Saturday, too. That means that if I've been commenting or visiting your blog, you must rule.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

August 28th - Buy Ammo Day!

Don't forget that this Tuesday, August 28th, is Buy Ammo day!

Why buy ammo you ask?

Do you need a reason I ask?

Just as I figured... no reason needed.

Don't have a gun? Buy ammo for a friend in need. Maybe keep a couple rounds for yourself, even just to display. Carry a couple .45 rounds in your pocket. That way, hippies and gun grabbers will know to fear you when you're going through your change to buy a soda.

You could even buy a brick of ammo, and then use THAT as an excuse to buy that gun you've always wanted.

Happy shooting everybody!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Truisms from Ronald Reagan

"Here is my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the US was too strong."

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress."

"The Taxpayer: That is someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidible as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

"If we ever forget that we're a one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

Take this job and shove it!

Jimmy is right. I need to post something. I've been meaning to for a while. But here's the latest... This was written up about two weeks ago.

So, it's settled. I have my new job officially, starting Monday on 2nd shift. I was pretty much in since my interview on Monday when the drug screening / physical was set up. As soon as I was scheduled for drug screening, I quit my stinking job. Walked in late from lunch, and handed over the news, grabbed my tools and got the hell out! I've been happy all week just leaving that place with the jackass of a foreman for a supervisor. My lower back, shoulder, wrist, hands have been happier, too. (That is IF they can be happy) The new job will be MUCH better than this one. Even the environment felt better.

And, now, with free mornings combined with the internets and all of it's magical powers, I will be starting classes this fall. More on the school in the near future. The one thing I do know is that I'll be going for Engineering. I still have to figure out which discipline of Engineering. (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical...)

Friday, July 6, 2007

I'm a farmer!

Well... not really. One day, I noticed the weeds by one of my trees were getting hellaciously bad. I decided to go yank them out. On my way out there, one of the weeds looked a little odd to me. I looked a little closer and discovered it was just about the coolest weed I've ever seen.

I never even planted corn this year. And, I still don't know how it got there. The picture was taken after the other weeds were cleared out. Although, you probably already knew that!

Burger Mania - Bacon + Bratwurst

Food seems to be the thing I get into more than anything, especially if it involves grilling. To kick off the food theme, I'm using a classic. The burger! In this, there will be all my crazy variations on it.

Today's version is something I came up with last night. For those who don't know, I work in a shop, which unlike any office job I've had, works up an appetite. I had a craving for a burger, and any plain burger just wasn't going to cut it.

I cheated on this one and used the pre-molded patties. This is also on a fresh bun. I'm going to just list this one on the way it was created from the ground up.

Sliced Bratwurst

Also, Chipotle BBQ sauce was put on the bun... top and bottom.


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Lazy Sunday BBQ

This is last Sunday's BBQ. It was a lazy Sunday. We didn't get much of anything done. It was definitely a BBQ day though. Even though I was a bit too lazy to get the real BBQ fired up. This was a lazy Sunday indoor oven type BBQ. It still managed to turn out pretty good, though.

We had chicken wings, and jalapeƱo poppers. These aren't those poppers you typically find in an appetizer section of a menu. These are fresh jalapeƱos that are cut open, and cored out. A piece of Monterrey jack cheese is placed inside, then a piece of smoked sausage on top. Skewer it with a toothpick and place on grill. Roast until cheese is melty and pepper begins to char a bit. Dee-lish! Today, though, the variation was to place in oven, along with pan of wings, bake low and slow at 200 degrees. Let go until pepper gets soft and blistered.

Dog Blogging - pwnage!

I don't know what it is about her (Chloe), but somehow she manages to constantly kick his (Casey) ace. Every once in a while, he gets his shots in, but she is fearless.

Food Blogging - Chocolate Cheesecake

This Friday, me and wifey were up in Mankato doing some shopping. We had to stop in the mall and get a couple of sheet pans for baking. While we looking around, I spotted a spring form pan, which we don't have, and got an instant craving for cheesecake. It's been a while since I've made cheesecake. One of the last ones that really sticks out is several years ago, before we got married. It had chopped up pieces of snickers bars on it. A quick search on Food Network dot com turned up several results. Including:

Seriously Chocolaty Cheesecake

Click on linky above for recipe goodness.

The result?

Right here!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Decided to take a quiz...

Which Peanuts Character are You?

You are Linus!
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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Terrible Lie - Brown Eyed Girl

This is a new article for me. This is where I take the exciting world of the music industry and turn it down to the mundane and painfully normal. Think those rockers have it made? Today's victim, Van Morrison's 'Brown-Eyed Girl.'

It is fairly common knowledge that this song was originally penned up as 'Brown Skinned Girl' and that Van was in fact friends with Jim Morrison. Everyone always pictured in their minds that this brown skinned girl he was referring to would have been an exotic girl of sorts. Perhaps of Latin, African American, or the ever so exotic southeast Asian or Pacific Islander. In this case it is really far from the truth. Van, being in desperate need of a muse turned to alcohol. One night while finding himself in need of companionship, he found a nice woman. Full of conversation she was, and maybe it was the appletinis talking, but he felt something. Although, this was a mere one night stand, she lit the fire in him.

After sobering up, the beer goggles wore off, and this is what he saw....

Although, shaken up by what he saw, the feelings could not be denied. Thus, she was described the best way he knew how... brown skinned. Her actual eye color was not known, so it was mainly 'fudged' into the lyrics.

Featured Software - Orbitron

This is something I've been using for quite a while now. Something to keep my inner geek interested. Orbitron by Sebastian Stoff.

You can track satellites and predict Iridium flares with it. Good clean fun for the amateur star gazer and anyone who gets curious about what's floating around out there. The software is free and very easy to view / navigate.

Also, for more info on orbiting satellites, iridium flares, and amateur radio satellites there is:
Registration is free on this site.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day!

What are your plans this weekend?

We're just chillin this weekend. I had my birthday yesterday and my parents just left from visiting over the weekend. Weather is a little cloudy here, but comfortable.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Common Sense

Over the past several years, in many situations, and several different types of jobs, I hear that phrase. Just use some common sense. To a degree there's a little bit of it in everything. But I'm starting to see that what everyone considers common sense really isn't that common.

Example. (I'll even use myself) I've had many different types of jobs: restaurant (cooking / serving / support staff), retail, IT, office work, and now shop work. I've made my fair share of mistakes and tend to be a quick study at avoiding them. Not having the tribal knowledge, I have a hard time thinking this would be considered to be 'common sense.' Common sense to me would be a few things like "save work frequently in case of power outage", "chicken stored below any other kind of meat, seafood on top", "T-Bone is about the best steak out there", etc. I'm almost certain that a good chunk of the people I work with wouldn't consider my common sense to be common sense.

So, is common sense really all that common?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Terrible Lie - Life in the Fast Lane

This is a new article for me. This is where I take the exciting world of the music industry and turn it down to the mundane and painfully normal. Think those rockers have it made?

It is a little known fact about how the song "Life in the Fast Lane" was written by the Eagles. They were headed out after a long night at the recording studio to IHOP when tragedy struck! They hit gridlock!

The found themselves stuck in this bumper to bumper mayhem for over an hour. Finally, someone said "Hey look at that lane over there! Why are they moving? Wouldn't that be great if we could be in that carpool lane." After looking around at each other, it was realized that there WERE enough people in the car to be in that lane.

Oh, it was a glorious moment when The Eagles were able to finally use that carpool lane. It was decided to become a song. There was only one problem. No listener would see the whole glory of the moment with "carpool lane" or "HOV lane." It was decided to become "fast lane" and as the usual formula, it included fast times, the high life, and all those things way out of the reach of the unwashed masses mixed with tragedy.

Way to go Eagles... mixing the mundane with the exciting.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Armchair Quarterbacks

I'm getting to the point where I can't help but wonder... what is with the 'armchair quarterbacks' of the world? What is the sudden urge to coach on those who are doing the things they have done a million times on their own?

A prime example would be at work, with me on the forklift. I've moved a good number of things around the building, into the building, out of the building... you get the idea. Every time any one of the other employees needs this particular forklift, they don't just wait patiently. They wait patiently, look bored, then approach as to make an appearance. I'm ok with that, considering we all have to look busy. But, when they feel compelled to approach and 'guide' me into whatever it is that I'm grabbing, or where ever it is that I'm setting it down, I get a little annoyed. That is when I get distracted by their incomprehensible hand signals and bump into things.

So, it has me thinking. What is that urge to tell people how to do the things that have already been done to death?

Friday, May 11, 2007

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Time to give this blog a 'housewarming'. Sooner or later, I'll figure out how to change the design around a bit and add some real content. Hurray to me for joining the blogosphere.

Now, don't forget to visit the links over on the right. You go now!