Friday, July 09, 2004

I'm so ashamed.......

sorry about the long delay in posting, it has been a hectic month. just a quick note to catch up. well my sisters arrived and wasted no time creating havoc with the rest of my siblings. then my dad arrives unannounced, but not unwelcomed. we celebrated our 21st anniversary on the 1st, rather unevenfully, tho we did enjoy and excellent meal at the redfish grill. finally got all of the computers installed at the new building, waiting on our software people to finsish the vpn install. remind me to fill in on the rest.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Another long day

spent the day today, repairing computers. lost 3 in one department and they were screaming. the big guy gave me the go ahead for 6 new computers so i guess i better get these done with so i have more screwing off time.

spent the evening with my ex-band mates shopping for our annual weekend fishing trip. once a year we charter a trip and head for the gulf for a weekend of juvenile behavior. we even try to get some fishing in. will post our adventures when i get back on tuesday. as it is after midnite, i will say good nite. not feeling in much a mood tonite, didn't get to drink any beer with my hooters dinner, so hopefully i will sleep well anyway.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

And the problem is????????

ok, so i lied a little. was closing down all the internet explorer windows i had open and came across jessica cutler's name again. hit the wonkette website to read the latest which led me to one ms michelle malkin's column on the townhall website. i've included the link here so you can read this diatribe.

want to know what's wrong with this country? see michelle malkin. this self righteous bitch has the nerve to call someone else on the carpet? jessica cutler is ruining it for all the women who legitimately "worked" their way up the corporate ladder? read her biography, made me want to puke. i think the "windblown" portrait sort of shows what you're all about ms malkin. i suppose you never looked in your closet on the the days of important meetings and pulled out your oversized slacks and cowl neck sweater to replace the short skirt and plunging blouse you had on? get a grip woman, jessica cutler just decided to say in public what women like you only brag about to your closest confidantes.

ok, i've vented. i feel better now.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

i by nature am basically a people watcher. life just entertains me to no end. i live by my mother's credo "i don't need drugs, reality entertains me enough". i will probably be inserting quite a few of her pearls of wisdom from time to time. but i digress, back to the airport discussion. did i mention i love airports? human nature just fascinates me. as mentioned in my earlier blog, i had to pick up my sisters at the airport tonite. since they were arriving after 8 i figured i had a couple hours to kill before heading to the airport. since i work just 5 minutes from the airport, it left a bit of time. i sat at work and tried to think of something i could do that would not get me in too much trouble. the wife was cooking leftovers, which for once in a great while i was looking forward to so dinner was out of the question. debated having a couple beers at a strip bar not far from work, but didn't think showing up to get them with beer on my breath would go over too well with the airline people. my father had the foresight to "ship" them as "children traveling alone" hence the airline knowing who was picking them up. still wracked my brain trying desparately to kill time, when i debated heading across the street to the home depot or down the block to the adult book store to watch the perverts and see if they got that new 23 speed vibrator the wife wanted yet. settled on home depot figuring i would spend less money. ended up buying a new sander (kept with the vibrating theme) because, ready for this? because i was tired of paying $5 for 5 sheets of paper for the one i had, when i could "make" 100 sheets for $8 for the new one! made sense to me.

got to the airport right about 8 so i had a little time for people watching. yeah! i grabbed a seat near the exit of the concourse they were arriving at and got comfortable. i like to sit and imagine what the person or persons look like that people are waiting for or what type of person would actually claim the person making such a moron of themself while waiting. saw quite a few attractive women. the usual anal-retentive idiots that had to be right at the exit door craning their necks to see their party, even though the plane was still 10 minutes from arriving. i love those people, they're also the ones who stand by the boarding stand when they call for rows 1-10 and they're in row 83. the plane may just leave without them, so let's just block the boarding gate so it takes an hour longer to load the plane. WHAT WAS I THINKING?????????

well i figured they would be the last ones off the plane, which they were. but i did not think it would take them 20 minutes to let them go! i could see them with the airline agent looking dead at me! they were at gate A1 so they weren't far from the exit. still they stood there with the agent looking at their papers looking at me and walking away! c'mon people i'm hungry. 15 minutes had passed by the time i was really getting antsy. what was the problem? i know they had their passports. they're dual citizens. what's the problem? how threatening can a 13 and 14 year old girl be? i got it! they're terrorists! they've come to die all the other teenage girls heads pink and pierce their noses! arrest them! i don't know em, never seen em, i'm outta here. well when they did finally hit the exit, the agent walked up to me with their papers and began to speak. found out why they took so long. i believe this gentleman was a law school drop out. never outside to the courtroom or a senate meeting have i heard so many words used to say so little. after i signed for my "packages" i was then informed by the oldest one the they were told their luggage did not leave amsterdam. great! now we have another marathon waiting to see the lost luggage agent. well guess who showed up? you got it. that same friendly gentleman from the gate. (louis armstrong/new orleans internation airport is not that big obviously). he was helpful and polite but had absolutely no consideration for my stomach.

we managed to make it home in one piece and my sanity intact. well what little is left of it. i had my dinner, checked my email and here i sit. it's been a long day so i think i'll turn in. as i do i'll leave you with another of my mother's great pearls:

"no good deed goes unpunished!"

Insert your own witty title here!

well it's day two of my official foray into blogging (or should that be flogging?)hmmmmm. *note to self - research flogging, sure to be some material there. caught a neat blog last nite before i went to bed. some 20something just out of college relating her attempted induction into the amway clone, equinox something. very funny. can't recall the name right off, but will do a little research and post it later.

couldn't think of anything witty to name this one so i'll leave it open to others. like there are others that read this other than my wife. maybe things will heat up if i start talking about our sex life. hmmmmmmm, ok here goes:


ok, now that that's done, guess i'll run down what i've been thru this morning. by the way the previous paragraph was a joke hunny. had a few non-descript hours at work this morning. typical b.s. type stuff. been gearing up to head to the airport to pick up my two teenage half sisters, which i have just become legal guardian of. met them two summers ago for the first time. yep, they're definitely part of this family. tho being raised in the u.k. (scotland to be exact) they have a tendency to be just a little crass at times for teenage girls in my opionion. they're mother is deceased and our father is working in the middle east. being i am the sanest of my full blooded siblings (and the oldest) i got picked. woooooobooooooooooooy. WHAT WAS I THINKING? there i finally worked it in. honestly, i don't mind. i love kids and having kids around us is what has kept us young. it also kept me crampy, gave me an ulcer, caused my hair to fall out and what didn't fall out turn gray, but it keeps me young in my mind. will explain their being a little more in depth as time goes on.

must run now, have to act like i'm working for a bit. (they act like they pay me big money, i act like i work. fair trade)

Monday, May 31, 2004

Random thoughts

ok, enuff of the proper grammar crap. i hate having to stop and hit the damn shift key for caps so deal with it!

spent a good while reading quite a few more blogs and all i can say is for the most part: how fking depressing! a good 70% of the blogs i came across was from a bunch of whiners talking about wanting to kill themselves and how the world is against them. get a grip people! but, i love to laff and see people who see things from "our" view. so a quick plug for a couple of well written blogs and both offer great outlooks on life and are especially funny.

i understand that everyone's blog is what they want it to be and if it helps with the therapy, so be it.

anyhow, that's my thoughts on blogging so far.

came home to my own two offspring fighting, like that is any different than any other day. a little background on these two wonderful gifts from god. our oldest just made 20. she was born 9 months and one day after my wife and i were married. yes, there was a lot of learning going on during the first year of our marriage! she's a 5' 2" fire ball with her father's resolve and her mother's personality, which makes for a dangerous combination. she never knows how to back down from a fight no matter what the consequences. our other cherub just made 16. their birthdays are 4 yrs and 12 days apart. this beaming slice of heaven has been over 6 ft tall since he was 14. i believe he hit the magical 300 lb. mark at 15. this is no small human being. i call him "sir". i am just slightly taller than my daughter. not really, but you get the picture. the chihuaha (her) thinks nothing of getting in this man-mountain's face at any time. (the wife is slowly but surely figuring out why i spend so much time working on my boat with power tools running almost constantly. (again, another story)). when the queen realizes she has pushed all the right buttons, she employs that age old french defensive tactic: she runs. spry little shit she is knows that the hulk has absolutely no chance in hell of catching her. so now the picture is her screaming and running from him, him yelling trying to catch her and the wife trying to get both of them to stop. all the mean while our oldest grandchild, a 2 1/2 yr old boy thinks it's fun to help his uncle catch his mommy and our youngest grandchild, a 1 1/2 yr old little girl is sitting in her high chair with grits in her hair reiterating her grandmother's instructions while putting her two cents in. i head straight for the sofa to see how the dog's day has been. we enjoy a pleasant conversation for a few minutes as my wife settles things down long enough to inform me that dinner will be ready shortly. more good news, the hulk is spending the nite at my brother's house, so he, the queen and my little man will all be gone for a bit. a little piece and quiet however short it will be.

passed the time waiting for dinner by chatting with my granddaughter in between her jaunts to empty out the cabinet where we keep their dinner ware. i gathered from the fact that she didn't return for 10 minutes or so that the conversation was over. i heard the wife scream something about her crawling in and closing the door. she was quiet so i figured best to let sleeping dogs lie. the cracks around the door would let in enough oxygen that she wouldn't suffocate and the door opened easy enough that she would come out when ready.

the dog finally came out of hiding when he heard the ruckus die down and was curious to know if i had planned on getting any work done on the boat tonite. i'm thinking right about now he was hoping for the sound of power tools to drown out the noise, but after 2 straight days of back breaking work on the damn thing, tonite was gonna be break nite. think i'll just check out the news on the internet for a while, i need a little entertainment.

Another grueling day. RAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA

Well works over nothing too exciting happened this afternoon. Read a few of the other blogs here. Will comment on tonites post! Time to hop on the Harley and head home. No matter how bad the traffic is or how shitty a day I've had somehow sitting on that machine, just myself and the noise helps clear my head. Will mull over what this feeble mind has digested this afternoon and get back to you later!

"I believe it is every human being's God given right to act like an asshole. It is also mine to drag them on the carpet about it!" ~~~~~~~~~~~ ME

Didn't take long today!

Nothing annoys me more than someone who will not at least ATTEMPT to learn something on their own first, THEN ask questions. AOhelL has created an entire generation of computer idiots. Part of my job is pushing technology to then next level when it comes to performing our everyday duties just a taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad bit more efficient. I am a true believer that we can one day have a truly paperless communication system, but in the mean time I guess I'll have to drag them kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

Idiotic Case #1 for today:
College educated manager just called to say he wants to show me how far he's gotten with this "Outlook" stuff to send all of the other managers a memo to let them know all of the new employees have a "Right to Know" meeting. Never mind that everytime he attempts something I have to walk him thru it step by step...... AT LEAST 4 TIMES! Then he catches right on. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, the marvel of modern technology!

Welcome to the rantings of a closet lunatic!

Read about Jessica Cutler. Way to go girl! I think if more women put themselves out there and started acting like guys maybe this wonderful country will change. Stop trying to beat the men at politics. Take it to THEIR arena!

After reading the bs she created with her blog, I decided it was time to finally get around to doing my own. As if anyone would be interested but me. But it will help me keep some sort of organization to my thoughts as old age is taking its toll.

Here's where I'm at at this point in my life: I'm 42, married going on 21 years, 2 kids, 2 grandkids (they ALL live with me!) Tomorrow I go to the airport to pick up my 2 teenage half-sisters (story for another day), who I have now become legal guardian of. I am a network administrator for a husband and wife owned car dealership. Cush job, great pay. Can't complain.

So there is part of it in a nutshell. I will explain more as time goes on, but for now that's all I can think to write.