New Years Revolution

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another year has gotten behind me and I'm fairly certin that this is how people get old and decrepatated. I, like many people am taking stock in what I've done and what I haven't in the past year. I don't fret the past much cuz "woulda' has died of shoulda and coulda". But moving forward here is a list of what I aim to do better in the upcoming year.
1. I need to be kinder and less contentious. I claim to be a follower of Christ but too much of the time I ain't walkin' like I'm talkin' and that is what most people dislike about religion, and I sure don't wanna be that guy. In other words I want to improve my personal worthiness.
2. I plan to attend the Temple more. I want to get back to where me & the DW were a couple years, having a regular night that was OUR Temple night.
3. I'm gonna study more about my job. I've done way better than I ever thought I would @ this salez stuff, but there is a lot more I can do to improve my knowledge of the job and I intend to do just that.
4. I want to get more active. Not just be content with 45 minutes @ the gym. This also includes severing ties with the "Gut Truck" that comes to my work. I love the little deep fried burritoz they sell. I know the're a cardio bomb but I think they put morphine in them or something cuz that's a Jonez that's hard to jump.
5. I want to spend less money, which may necessitate a trip to the Betty Ford clinic to beat my wicked I- tunes addiction.
6. I want to drop a line to people on my E mail list instead of just sending forwards on and thinking I'm staying "in touch" with friends who've moved away. That's kinda lame.
7. And lastly I need to see to our food storage and over all emergency preparations.
Well those are my goals, feel free to ask me how I'm doing on them during the coming year. I wish to express my love and gratitude to all of my family and friends where ever you am iz. And in the words of some anonymous and perhaps drunken Irishman "May those who love us, love us. And for those who don't, may the Lord turn their hearts. And if he can't turn their hearts may he turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limpin'."

Today in life and Death

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Today is the birthday of Mary Tyler Moore and Jon Voight and the deathday of Tim Hardin, an American singer/songwriter who's most recognizable songs were "If I were a Carpenter" and "Reason to Believe" which was covered by Rod Stewart and Glen Campbell. He died in 1980 of the needle and the spoon.

Man Joke

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Tuesday Tunez

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West were Alt country legends long before there was such a term. They were shunned by the mainstream C&W crowd and forced out of Nashville. So they told the Grand Ole Opry to ram it up there collective snouts and went out to LA to make the music they wanted to. Jimmy Bryant is the man who put the Fender Telecaster on the map. He is most known for his awesome fleet riffs which are so clean and fast that people thought he sped up his tapes. I hope you enjoy this little video and the quirky 1962 sound of Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West.

Tuesday Tunes -- Buckethead

Monday, November 30, 2009

I like Buckethead. The album I have is Colma. It's very mellow. I even gave a copy to my massage therapist. Some of his other music is full shred mayhem. Most of you wouldn't like it (except for Dr. Liau who would love it). This is a more subdued song for my kinder, gentler audience. Happy listening.

Scanner Mad

Monday, November 23, 2009

That's me in the middle @ the Bicentennial the Western Washington state fair 1976. I was plenty mad that they made me wear the stinkin' flippin' limey uniform. But orders are orders.

Birthday Post or Aging Less Than Gracefully

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Someone's aging Lord, Koom bah yah. I wasn't supposed to live this long, had I known I would, I'd have taken better care of myself. 53??????????? How in the Helsinki Finland did this happen??


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I found this cool sweatshirt. I'm gonna get one for the next 5K breast cancer run. Actually we end up walking as much as we run. It's for a good cause and I love thinking of myself as a "Knocker Walker".


Saturday, October 31, 2009

At one point or another in my life these pictures have been very scary to me. Yeah, I know the artichoke heart with claws which is not the actual monster from the movie but a fair representation, (Zontar, Thing from Venus), doesn't seem too frightening but as a kid it was EE-PEE-CRAY. Happy Halloween to you all, and don't eat too much candy or you'll get a visit from the "Cavity Creeps.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

In "Mere Christianity," C.S. Lewis describes meeting a humble person. "Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call humble nowadays; he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is a nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him. If you dislike him it will be because you feel a little envious of anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily. He will not be thinking about humility: he will not be thinking about himself at all."

Peer Preasure

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

OK already, I've posted again. Are you creeped out??? I know you are, ya big chicken liver.


Friday, October 02, 2009

BIRTHDAYZ: Mahatma Ghandi (1869), Groucho Marx (1898), Don McLean (1945), Michael Rutherford of Genesis (1950), Sting AKA Gordon Sumner of The Police (1951)

Today in History

Friday, September 25, 2009



EVENTS: First gramaphone patent is given to Emilie Berliner (1887)

Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds wed (1955)

The first of four Kennedy-Nixon debates is held (1960)

First episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies" airs on CBS-TV (1962)

"You Really Got Me", The Kinks' first hit, charts (1964)

Billy Joel's "52nd Street" tour opens in New Haven (1978)

The Eagles "The Long Run" is released (1979)


Today marks the 29th anniversery of the death of John Bonham. The man who brought the power triplet and maniac slam bashing to Rock-N-Roll lovers around the world. He used the longest and thickest drum sticks available, he refered to them as his "Trees". He drank himself to death one night with enough booze to stun 3 rhinos. John Bonham, dead and gone, but his musical contribution livez on. Rock-N-Roll is here to stay.

This Day In History

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Birthdayz: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Gerry Marsden, Gerry and the Pacemakers (1942), Linda McCartney (1942)
Events: The Warren Commission ruled that Lee Harvey Oswald "acted alone" in the assassination of John F Kennedy.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Today I went to do a sales/assessment @ Nucor steel. I had to determine if our replacement Master Links would fit on their 40 ton hook. It was all smoke & fire & sparks & cinders & danger. It was awesome. It was kinda like the common idea of what hell is like, minus the imps jabbing people with pitch forks and being locked in IKEA with 100 life insurance salesman or spending an hour @ the DMV, but you know, still kinda hellish. I got to meet some of the people that I've been working with for a couple of years now, you know, to put a face on the name and voice. Anyway it was a nice little field trip. If you ever get the chance to visit a steel mill, you should oughta do it, way cool and wicked hot all @ the same time. FIRE,FIRE FIRE yeah huh huh FIRE IS COOL.

The Neumans

Friday, September 18, 2009

Just look @ fresh plum cake that sister Neuman gave us. The plumz came from their back yard and it was still quite hot cuz I got it fresh from the oven. The Neumans are from Germany and are some of the coolest people I've ever met and the DW and I are grateful to know them and call them friendz.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

The other night I went to the Moore Theatre to see Porcupine Tree. The first half of the show was a bit taxing due to the debut of the bands new song off their new release that lasted 55 minutes? Yes, 55 minutes! And me being clean and sober, it was hard to take. I'm sure that I'll like the song better when I hear the studio version. Anywho, I took these picturez with my phone, in the stairwell leading up to the 2nd balcony. I'm talkin' full on nose bleed section. The artsy touch was kinda cool though.

Mrs. Gollum

Friday, September 11, 2009

One HOT Mama !!!


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