My Castle

Monday, December 10, 2007

It finally arrived after 4 years. My younger brother Tim carved a castle for me and his wife Kim did all the painting. Those two are just awesome. I wish I had some of that talent, but I'll have to settle for being handsome and humble. Take a look at this amazing work.

Oh, I don't mean to say that it took four years to carve, but there are major hours invested in this castle. Thanx little brudda.

Name That Art

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

This piece of art is owned by my good mates the Cravens. If you were to title this piece what would you name it?????????

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

ATTENTION SHOPPERS! Only 5 shopping days until my birthday. If you've already bought me something, then disregard this message. If not, then what are you waiting for? Remember, I like stuff that's cool. I don't like stuff that sucks. And, as always, no shopping on Sunday. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

P.S. If you've already purchased something, you will remain on the Christmas card list. TTFN, Daddy Shark

Ghostly Trio

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Before it gets too far past Halloween I wanted to post my Jack-O Lanterns. From left to right meet Stinky, Abacrombie the Zombie and Toothy Perkins.
And just so you all know my "Trio" didn't end up in some landfill to rot away, I fed them to Jonnie, and Cophelia, a couple of goats my friend owns. So until next All Hallowed Eve.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

I love this time of year. The leaves are dieing, costume parties, my birthday, and soon enough Turkey Day. I went on a 5 store quest for the DW yesterday to find Pixie Stix. But alas none were found. So this year we're passing out Gummi Body Parts, Lemon Heads and mini $ 100,000 Dollar barz, oh and totally squishy gummi eyeballs from Costco.So here's a hearty and eerie BOO!!!!!!!to all my pals out there.

PS. Hermana Bance you are lookin' great, Ordinary Ma, awesome talk you rule, Anzy, do yer dang dishes,and Miz Van Pelt, come give Daddy Shark some sugar, oh and Yarn Queen, now I know why yer kid is soooo cool. And of course JohnHenery, better early than late. Welcome to the world.

Football, you bet!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Well it's 7 weeks into the NFL season, and college ball is also in full swing. It's my most favorite time of the year. Im grateful to whoever invented Tivo and DVR cuz now I can record the games whereby saving them to watch at my convenience . It totally helps me to observe the Sabath properly and skip all the silly ads. Of course my favorite team couldn't beat the Girl Scouts this year and they'd have a hard time sacking Big Bird, but hey I'm a fan. I also love Hockey, I mean you gotta love a sport where you can skate across the ice, sock a trouble maker in the nose and only have to sit out for 5 minutes and it's all part of the game. Ah the Manly Art of Manliness. Well I gotta go now my wife wants me to take out the trash and mop the kitchen.


Fall Rulez

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I invite all my Blog Budz to post a few of your favorite autumn photos. Fall is falling

Mother of all Living

Friday, October 05, 2007

She gets a bad rap.

Flowers 4 u

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Just in case any of you gals haven't gotten flowers lately, my wife said that I could share hers with you. I hope you like them, I arranged them myself. Yea, I know it's kinda gay.

Resturant Review

Monday, September 24, 2007

I found this little eatery in Oakland Ca. Its on the corner of Clay and 12th or Clay and International, I can't remember. The parking lot was packed so I took that as a good sign. Once inside there was plenty of seating. Mexicali Rose is a place to go to get your "GRUB"on. It's hard to tell from the photo but that plate is nearly an inch and a half deep, and about 15 inches across. Authentic beans con mucho manteca (full o' lard). The salsa was authentico. There's nothing worse than a Mexican restaurant that serves sissy gringo salsa. But the numero uno surprise was the best chili rellano I've ever had in my life. Them's good eats! Thick eggy breading and tons o' cheese inside the pepper. So if you're ever in Oakland, and it's daylight, and you have a fast car and an adventurous spririt, try Mexicali Rose. Just be sure to keep looking over your shoulder. Not the best neighborhood.

Just look at this satisfied customer. Soggy says, "Muy sabroso, no?"

Resturant Review

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Like the sign says, this joint is in Port
Angeles. They should call this place the "Crap House".They weren't all that busy, yet it took the "Hostess" 15 minutes to decide that maybe we weren't invisible. This gal had the customer service skills of Attilla the Hun. She totally reminded me of Selma Diamond, you know the crotchity ol' baliff lady that smoked nearly constantly and had the voice to match, who played on Night Court.
Anyhow the service could have been timed with a sundial, the water tasted glickky, and the whole place smelled of burnt grease.
So if you get hungry in Port Angeles, go to Taco Bell or go scrape mussels off the pier pileings, It'd taste better.

Rating: Full on GAG a BUZZARD.

Resturant Review

Sunday, September 02, 2007

I'm no professional, but a fat guy knows food, so from time to time I will post on places to go for great eats. My first posting is Chicago Joes in Las Vegas. We came upon this great little Italian place on a recommend from my sister from another mother Carol. This eatery is not on the strip, and most locals don't even know of it, but what a nice surprise. I had the meat lasagna. Thick, with layer after yummy layer of pasta and cheesy goodness. The sausage was mild with the perfect breath of fennel.

Chicago Joes also has a rich and somewhat dangerous history. It was one of the favorite haunts of mobsters from Vegas' rough and rowdy past. And I swear that the night we ate there that both of the other couples eating there were the stereotypical Mafia looking, talking and even dressing sort I've ever seen in real life. Sure it could've been my overactive imagination, but I think not.

Chicago Joes is located in the old downtown in a small yet comfortable house. So if you're ever in Las Vegas and want a break from the usual casino noise and food, I highly suggest you try Chicago Joes. Call ahead for reservations cuz, as I said, it's a small place that's big on both taste and history (with free parking around back).

Best Four

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Here's my response to the meme from the DW.

4 jobs I've had: Cabinet maker, Dental tech,Frieght dock lumper, Sales rep. trainee for a body shop.

4 favorite TV shows: CSI,Unwrapped, My Name is Earl, any and all football, thats American football, not that soccer jive.

4 favorite foods: Grossly rare beef, a crispy fried pork blade steak, rolled oatmeal at the consistancy of stone, BACON.

4 web sites I visit: Raider Nation,, Pollstar, the various great blogz of all of my creative friends.

4 places I've lived: Sacramento Ca, Reno Nv, San Jose Ca,Tacoma Wa, but let's just keep that one between us girls,OK.

4 places I'd rather be: Fishing on a lake where the fish are big and hungry all day long, on a road trip with the DW seeing this great nation of ours, walking on a beach in Hawaii with the DW, in a hammock, sleeping in the shade, surrounded by a grove of honeysuckle in full bloom.

4 movies I love:

Jerimiah Johnson, Quigley Down Under, Mirrormask, Stardust.

There it is there.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Kaylee & Layla McDonald.

Flesh of my Flesh

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Take a look at my darlin' Kaylee-bug on a slug. We got to spend the day together as my son had a 7 hour layover here in Seattle, so what was a gramps to do???? Take the day off from work...what else. I don't have a clue what heart cockles are, but mine sure were warmed on that day.

New Friends

Sunday, July 22, 2007

These are my newest masks. The one on the left came from South Africa, my pal Dan brought it back from his visit a month or so ago. The other is from Indonesia. It came from the Super Mall in Auburn. Soon they will join my other masks displayed in the spare room. For a closer look call me and a short tour will be arranged for you. As always tobacco products are prohibited at the "MAC SHACK".

Dead Mans Party

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Check out my cool "Dia de los muertos" thingy. I got it from the DW back before she was the DW. "Its a dead mans party, who could ask for more?

Everybodies coming, leave your body at the door.

Leave your body and soul at the door. Don't run away, its only me.

don't be afraid of what you cannot see.

I just love that OINGO BOINGO, but not to marry.

H.P. Social

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Look at these pictures.My backyard is crawling with Mormons. We held a High Priest get-together at our house a couple of weeks ago and all these nice folks attended. Having Mormons at your party is great for several reasons. One is that nobody is gonna get drunk and start a fight or zook on your bathroom floor.They are always respectful of your stuff and there is never any potty mouth. Best of all you get to hang out in a casual setting , in comfortable clothes, unlike when we're at church. Another great thing is that when its time for them to go home,they go, but not without helping you clean up first. We Mormons are just like other people we wanna be loved, we wanna be safe and we want a fist full of Arby's coupons. But no Jamocha shakes cuz they make 'em with real coffee.OK we don't all like Arby's, some of us like the Super China Buffet. I'll be lookin' for you all by the mondo bowl of peel and eat shrimp. Yummm, thems good eats.

Super Hero

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Hey lady, leave me alone. This is not your garbage can lid.


Sunday, July 01, 2007

Some of you may be animal lovers. Keeping, and even perhaps loving, a dog a cat or ferrett. I too love critters, but to own a dog or cat here in the city you also must pick up their poo. I am totally not intrested in that. In fact I don't love anything that much. Oh sure I have kids of my own, but if I would've had to clean up after those little "House Apes" for more than a few years I might have left them on the door step of the nearest dog pound,or more appropriately termed, dog impound.

The DW is allergic to most fur bearin' beasties, except me that is. I do keep a few pets though, to the right is Xena my Emperer scorpion. She died about 4 years ago so she has totally lost her appitite for cricketts, ergo no poo, brilliant ain't it. I also have Polka the dried puffer fish, not only no poo from this one but no water in the tank to mess with. I do have one live pet, its a red betta by the name of Alpha. I feed her every other day and shes cool with that. I don't have a photo of Alpha due to a funky "No Pictures" clause in her contract. Who would've thought Betta would have such a strong union????

I gotta go now some slob let their cat out and I have to pick up the poo in my garden before it kills my poppys. If I catch that cat I'm gonna give it a flying lesson.

Pirates ,Gone To The Dogs

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

This is the "Dread Pirate MacTavish". He looks as though he's been chasing parked cars.But he sure is cute.

Quoteable Quotes

Sunday, June 24, 2007

"Evil cannot be overcome in this world,it must be resisted from within"

"I ain't what I could be,

"I ain't what I should be,

But I ain't what I used to be.

"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief".

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into and hard to get out of".

Grand Baby #2

Monday, June 18, 2007

This is my newest (10 1/2 months new) Grand Daughter. Everyone say hello to Layla. Ain't she adorable?????????????

What I learned in church today.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Why do we do what we do, when we know what we know?????????

This is the best thing I've ever done, knowing what I know. I only wonder why I still do the wrong things I do, knowing what I know.
What up wit dat?????????????????

Quote of the day

Friday, June 15, 2007

Every man needs a fair sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends.

Traveling Companions

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hey friends, say hello to Monkey and Dilly. Normally they face forward, staring at the road ahead, on the look-out for danger, cops,slow pokes or yard sales. Nowdays they have one less duty cuz my dear bride has forbidden me to go to yard sales as we have enough crap of our own without buying someone elses crap, just to bring it home to add it to my existing crap. Now when they see a yard sale or estate sale sign they cover their little button eyes and mummur. I invite you all to share on your blogz, your favorite stuffed companions. Traveling or stationary, it matters not.

Top 7 List

Saturday, May 26, 2007

OK MEME team, lets play a game of answer the silly questions.

1. Top 3 all-time fav movies-Jerimiah Johnson, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Army of Darkness.

Pretty Woman is my favorite "chick flick"but lets keep that just between us girls OK.

2. Favorite movie line.-"Its not for eatin'though, its just for lookin' through."From Josey Wales.

3. Top 3 fav musical groups.-OINGO BOINGO,PORCUPINE TREE,andX

4. Favorite lyric from a song.-From a Don MacLean tune about a hobo whos dead body was claimed by a traveling carnival. The carnys mummified him and used him in the side show, where he became a star attraction. It goes like this. "A petrified amazement, a wonder beyond worth. A man who found more life in death than life gave him at birth". THE LEGEND OF ANDREW MC CREW.

5. Most touching line from a church song.-"To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine." I STAND ALL AMAZED. To me the most down to the point song in the hymn book.

6. Recount a funny thing you've heard a kid say.-While potty training my oldest boy Daniel I, of course, had to wipe his little bottom, well I would wipe him then fold the paper in half and wipe again. He began squirming around on the toilet trying to avoid the toilet paper. You see he didn't know I was folding theTP so he thought I was double wiping so he protested strongly and called out,"Daddy no,you're putting some on me, you're putting it on me." I LOLed so hard I cried. Kids,they say the darndest things.

7. Cite an embarrassing moment.- I've had so many. OK . When I was processing into the Army I went to the snack bar on the 4th floor. I grabbed a couple of candy bars and went up to the cashier. He just stood there looking at me, finally I said"I'd like to pay for this stuff." The guy said "What do you have?" I replied "Just these" raising the candy bars higher."What are they " he says.Impatiently I asked "Can't you see?" Thats when he pointed to a sign on the wall explaining that he was a disabled veteran and was indeed blind. I wanted to die right then and there. I left the candy on the counter and dashed out of there. A few hours later hunger drove back to the snack bar, I tried to change my voice so that he wouldn't know it was me but Im pretty sure he could smell stupid>

7 random things or tag I'm it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

1. I am a major freak for neckties with a minor in dress shoes. I own way over 100 ties, some of which I have yet to wear.

2. The guys at work once offered me 50 bux to go an entire day without speaking. I declined cuz I knew that was impossible. It would be easier to nail jello to a tree.

3.I have at least 40 songs copyrighted with the Library of Congress. 10 of those songs are really good. Im actually a pretty good poet. Just ask me and I'll tell ya.

4. My first work experience was picking plums and apricots for 50 cents a crate, and my first real job was at Der Wienerschnitzel. Polish Dogs Rule.

5.I have never felt love nor have been loved more deeply and with more purpose and promise than I do at this stage of my life. Noelle Rules way more than a Polish Dog.Duh.

6.My ambition after High School was to go to Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara Ca. But my folks wanted me to go on a mission for the Church, so we compromised and I went in to the US Army. I became a Combat Engineer so I could work with explosives. TNT Rules too.

7.I once let a pretty girl talk me into jumping out of a tree that was at least 90 to 100 feet above the lake. When I got to the top and saw how far up I was I wanted no part of the jump. but this evil girl in a rubber raft challenged my manhood so naturally I jumped. Stupid man.

Having never fallen so far, I was unaware that I should lock the back door. I got a wicked lake water enema the likes of which the world had never seen. I was paralyzed from the waist down which made it very hard to get to shore. The throngs of onlookers on the shore were screaming their approval at my daring feat. As I dragged myself up on to the muddy shore still unable to move my legs, I flopped over onto my back and hollared to the girl in the raft." I HATE YOU"

Thus proving that peer preasure can be a total pain in the butt.



1).Your real name-Patrick Joseph McDonald

2).Your gangsta name-(1st 3 letters of your first name plus izzle)-Patizzle

3).Your dectective name-(favorite color & favorite animal)-Blue Mutt

4).Your soap opera name-(middle name & current street name) Use a street near you or a previous street if you live on a numbered street-Joseph Phinney

5).Your Star Wars name-(1st 3 letters of last name&1st 2 letters of 1st name& 1st 3 letters of Moms maiden name)-Mcdpabuf

6).Your Superhero name-(2nd favorite color & the model of a car of your choosing)

Green Comet

7).Your witness protection name-(Moms middle name and dads middle name)-

Lenora Matthew

8).Your Goth name-( Black & one of your pets names)-Black Alpha

Mothers Day

Sunday, May 13, 2007

It's that day again, a chance to honor the moms of the world. Oh sure the day is no doubt the invention of a florist who dabbled in greeting cards, but a worthwhile day none the less.

I mean, only a woman could change a stinky diaper, give the baby a bath,dress the little bundle of joy only to get puked on, clean up the child and herself only to find that little junior has loaded up his pants again and is also blowing snot bubbles the size of grapes, without throwing herself or the baby in front of a bus. I've tried it and its no picnic, motherhood is the hardest job I can think of. And don't get me started about child birth.Just before my first son came slidding down "the pla-doh fun factory of life", Im almost sure I saw my ex-wifes head spin around two or three times. No thank you.Girls are my favorite gender, but I'd rather be a horse than a woman.

Also on the subject of Mothers Day,It's a downer for all those gals who wanted kids but never did. And I lost my mom when I was 11 and I only have fragments of memories of her so thats kinda tough too.But I have a Stepmother who I love and a Mother-in-law who is pure gold and I have Penny Catto who is like a Mother to me. And a fantastic wife who due to the fact that I continue to age yet am refusing to grow has to gives me motherlike advice, (sorry honey).

To all mothers everywhere God Bless ya girl you rule.

Are You Smarter than a 50-Year-Old?

Monday, May 07, 2007

NO Cheating

This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "S."


Answers To Quiz:
1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends... Boxing
2. North American landmark constantly moving backward. Niagara Falls (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)
3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons... Asparagus and rhubarb.
4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside... Strawberry.
5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. (The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.)
6. Three English words beginning with dw... Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.
7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar... Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh is Lettuce.
9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s"... Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

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