Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Finished and Current book

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I finished “the Wild Sight” by Loucinda McGary earlier in the week.  I wasn’t really impressed, It was ok, it kept my attention.  But what I found out, is how I can tell if I really like the book.  Is what I do when I’m going to the bathroom.  If I play games, I’m not really into the book I’m reading.  If I’m opening up the Kindle to read, then I’m into the book.  Last week I was playing lots of “Angry Birds” and “Words with Friends”, this week, I’m opening the Kindle.  “the Wild Sight” was alright, I didn’t stop in the middle, that says something.  Although I don’t like to leave a book in the middle so it really has to be horrible for me not to finish it at all.  So it kept me entertained at the least, but I found myself reading at the end just so I could start another book.  My newest free Kindle book “How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire” by Kerrelyn Sparks, doesn’t sound like my typical book, other than the whole vampire thing.  It’s actually pretty good, I like the story so and it’s definitely entertaining.  I was afraid it was going to be a big romance type but it’s not.  It has good and bad vampires, it has the CIA trying to kill the vampires.  And it has vampire covens against vampire covens.  And one poor mortal woman trying to be killed by all but the good vampires.  I chose to read “the Wild Sight” first because I wasn’t sure about this book.  Boy did I make a mistake.  This is a much better read.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Some quick humor


This is just funny, I don’t care who you are


Twitter Tweets

@LordStewie - Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it's a brighter day.

@JerryThomas - My doctor told me I should get outside more so I took up smoking.



New blog & I'm apparently old

Thinking about a sports blog. I really love blogging, but my mind is usually running a mile a minute where I can't really blog much. I usually get all kinds of ideas on subjects to blog about at work, but by the time I get home, my mind and body are relaxed and I just can't get into a subject. But a sports blog I could blog while watching games or anytime there is breaking news. I could post pics of sports cards I pulled or bought. I'm leaning more and more on the idea.
Every day I wonder what's with todays kids and fashion. Don't even get me started on half-assed pants, seeing everybodys underwear or backwards hats. Now it seems, the latest fad to annoy the crap out of me is hoodies. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE wearing hoodies, but is it really necessary to wear the hood up ALL the time. For instance, I see no reason to wear it up indoors (sunglasses as well, but again, don't get me started). There are 3 or 4 "kids" that always have them up at work. It amazes me how much these younger generations demand respect, but don't do a damn thing to earn it.
Addition to this post - Here's the link to my new sports and sports cards blog -

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Media catchup for the week

Just a rundown of my life this week as told by media sources. (Makes me sound like a somebody doesn't it.)

We'll start on facebook. That seems to be where I spend most of my time anyways.

March 19th, 2011

I'm a geek at heart and I just thought this was hilarious. Still do!

March 21st, 2011 - Happy Birthday to my most beautiful wife. I can't imagine my life without her undeserving love. Happy Birthday baby!!!!!

Obviously, it was my wife's birthday. I got the oldest daughter to watch the 2 youngest and we went out to Olive Garden (her choice). I had to talk her into it being as she has never gone out for her birthday. Which I find rather pathetic of her Virginia family. She (like me) doesn't think much of her birthday, which is fine. But to know in her adult life, not one family member has taken her out. The fact that her daughter hasn't given her a gift most of those doesn't sit well either. Don't get me started on that side of her family. That would be a very lengthy blog. Anyways, we had a great time, it was nice to be out with just the 2 of us. The pic to the left is a retake of her blowing out the candle. I secretly told the waitress it was her birthday, I was hoping for singing but all they did was bring us some cake. Cake was very delicious, just ask the oldest, she ate most of it when we got home.

March 23rd, 2011 - Only met him once but heard all about him from my wife. He seemed to be a truly unique and interesting man. Would have loved to had the chance to met him. Click here for article.

I had never actually met Louie, but had seem him time to time. My wife has talked about him a lot and given me run downs of his life story as she knew it. She had talked to him on occasion and from what I've heard, he was a very open individual and just liked people. He didn't ask for anything in return, just did what he wanted to do and was happy that way.

March 23rd, 2011 - My wife and her new baby! I've been replaced. :-(

My wife, who has said she wants no pets since she moved up here, gave in and let us get a cat. Now she is absolutely in love with it. I never thought I'd see her spend this much time it. I think she's with it anytime she sits down and nobody is home. I think it's hilarious how much she loves this cat after not wanting one for so long.

March 24th, 2011 - I'd request other friends names for "words with friends" but it's embarrassing enough getting my but whipped by my wife daily. Stupid game.

"Words with Friends" is essentially Scrabble app, only you can play up to 20 different games with other people on their phones. My wife and I usually play 1 game for most of the day while I'm at work. I don't have the time while I'm at work to play so I usually do about a word every few hours so it takes awhile to get in a game. She's playing with a few friends as well. I don't know how well she does against them but she kicks my ass continuously. I have yet to beat her.

March 25th, 2011 - Listening to AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." It's gotten me excited to go to a White Sox game. Nothing like live sports in a stadium with thousands of fans.

Sox do their opening lineups to that song so now every time I hear it, I think of being at the stadium, smelling all the food. I love going to Sox games. It's the same with Michigan football games. Just love the atmosphere.

Been craving for the Sox to start their season. I hate spring training games because half the starters only play at the beginning of the games. I'm sure my wife's excited too, NOT!!! I think she's gonna hate me by the time summer is up. I got her to play fantasy baseball, I'm hoping she'll get hooked into watching it like she did fantasy football. By the end of the season, she was right there next to me, every Sunday, watching NFL Red Zone and the Colts. Got my fingers crossed, stranger things have happened, she loves me after all. Who would have seen that coming.

March 26th, 2011 - Check in with my wife at the BMV.

Not much to say with that one. Been trying to get her Indiana plates but we've been fighting with the stupid people in Virginia trying to get her title from them.

Today - Just because it's funny, and true.

This weeks tweets from Twitter, I duplicate some of my Facebook Status' with my tweets so I won't expound on those. And I usually tweet more about sports than everyday stuff.

March 21st, 2011 - Happy Birthday to my most beautiful wife. I can't imagine my life without her undeserving love. Happy Birthday baby!!!!!

March 22nd, 2011 - Watching the webcast. I hate listening to other teams announcers, they just don't compare to Hawk and Stoney.

After I posted that, I realized they were Sox announcers, just not Hawk and Steve Stone. Either way, they just aren't the same, most people don't like them, but I guess I do if I'm missing them while watching the games.

March 24th, 2011 - New Blog post - Media Humor:

See previous blog post, on March 24th, called Media humor.

March 24th, 2011 - I'd request other friends names 4 words with friends, but it's embarrassing enough getting my butt whipped by my wife daily. Stupid game.

March 25th, 2011 - Listening to AC/DC's Thunderstruck. It's gotten me excited to go to a game. Nothing like live sports at a stadium.

March 26th, 2011 - Funny toon w/ @ and @ - Get well Jake, we need you

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Media Humor

Haven’t posted any humor in awhile, will do so now. Not that anybody reads this but, hey, I can dream.














Saturday, March 19, 2011

Weekend update

Let’s see. What all happened this week? Hmmm. Was there anything? Oh yeah, I almost got fired, guess that was eventful. But I digress a few days before. Let’s go with Facebook status updates. They help me remember what all went down during the week because I tend to only post status’ when something happens.

Wednesday 5:27pm - Watching "the Fab Five" documentary. This team was the reason I really became a Michigan fan. It was just a bonus that they were a rival of Notre Dame.

Absolutely loved this documentary. Brought back a lot of memories from watching the fab five. That team was the reason I became a Michigan fan. Back then (early 90’s), I watched a lot more basketball than anything. I was a big Bulls fan and just watched college here and there. Now I counted myself as a Michigan fan even back then, but didn’t really follow them much until this team. The documentary was great because of the 4 players who spoke during it were very candid about what they felt and what was going on then. Jalen Rose made some comments about Duke saying they only took the “Uncle Tom” type of players, the rich, two parent kind of kids. Now in the documentary, he said that was how he perceived Duke back then and back then he was late teens, early twenties. Now I don’t know about all of you, but I was stupid back then. Like I said, he was very candid. Well apparently, the Duke faithful, and especially Grant Hill (who was mentioned as one of the Duke players back then) has posted a “response” to the fab five’s comments. Which pretty much makes him sound like they said those players were. Anyways, the fun thing shall be tomorrow, when Duke and Michigan play in the NCAA tourney’s 2nd round after both teams blew out their opponents in the 1st round. Tomorrow at 2, be there.

Friday 9:35am - Lesson for this week: Never trust the system, honesty will always kick you in the ass. Lie, lie, lie. The system doesn't know what to do when confronted with the truth.

This would be the reason I almost got fired. At least that’s how I felt, although, I don’t really think I was that close to it. On Wednesday, a guy at work came up to me and accused me of basically not doing my job while he was on break. I just told him I didn’t really care what he thought. A little bit later, he comes down all angry at me, saying I was talking about it, threatening me. I had no clue what he was talking about, so I pretty much just kept saying what the hell are you talking about and what the hell did I do to you. Eventually he stopped and went away.

Thursday morning rolls around and my foreman asks me if he threatened me, I repeated what he said to me, word for word. He goes away, texts me a little later to meet him at the time clock and then asks for the whole story. I again repeat everything he said to me, pretty much word for word. Awhile later, I glance down to processing and our other operator was up there, apparently they took him up to the office, talked to him, and suspended him. Little later, the 2 foreman’s take me up to the office and talk to me, basically, getting my side. Telling me that the guy said I instigated the whole thing. I again, explained what happened, word for word. I go back to work for a bit, go to break, and then get called up to the plant managers office. I once again, go through everything. He asked a few questions, I answered. He even told me that he wanted to talk to me because I always tell the truth. He asked me if I could work with him if they brought him back, I told him I didn’t have any personal issues with him before this incident so I could if he came back.

Friday morning, here he comes, back to work. They basically decided that what he said to me wasn’t a threat. I had never said it was, but it was. This guy has all kinds of people that he’s gotten angry with and got in their face, long before me. He was fired from our place of employment, for fighting, and threatening the then, plant manager. And then they rehired him for some idiotic reason. Now he’s back at it, and I hope whoever he does go off on, sues the crap out of work because they’ve had plenty of chances to get rid of him, and didn’t. So when he eventually cracks, and he will, it will be all on those who keep giving him chances.

So essentially, instead of trusting the system, I should have just lied, said he took a swing at me or pushed me or something. I should have lied to protect the rest of the employees, because he will eventually go off on someone. Do I care that he’s back to work, not really. But from a company standpoint, they are setting themselves up to get sued for everything they are worth in the future.

The reason I used the word “system” is because this usually happens when kids are involved in divorce. The father rarely even gets a chance to have custody of the kids. The courts don’t care if the father is the better parent, provider, or even nurturer. I got to keep my kids by talking my ex into it, by promising not to go after her for support, allow her to claim one of the kids on taxes, gave her the house and damn near everything in it. We agreed that she would pay basic medical because I was paying for the insurance and we would split any other “big” bills. Here I am, almost a year later, struggling to get by and she’s paid a whopping $7 to date. Not to mention, I’m paying on her van that got repossessed because it was in my name. I had to pay all the kids medical because she wasn’t paying on her bill so they were going to ban us from using that doctor. Why don’t I go after now you ask? Because I’m afraid she will be pissed and take the kids away. By all rights, I am by far the better parent and can give the kids the best care. But I’m so afraid of the courts not caring about any of that and just giving them right back to her.

Also the “system” could be the fact that my wife’s ex hasn’t paid a dime towards his share of a previous bankruptcy. So who are they going after? Us. Why? Because we kept in touch to make sure it was being paid. Even if we give them his information, including job and social security number. They don’t care that we’ve done right by them. We’re the responsible ones so we’ll pay, that’s their thinking.

So again, if you ever go against “the man”, lie your ass off. Tell them what they want to hear. Because they don’t give a damn about you or what you’ve been through. I should have learned this a long time ago, but apparently I’m just a slow learner.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Previous/Next Book

Finished reading "The Vampire's Warden" by S.J. Wright on Tuesday, after starting it on Monday. It was pretty good, I liked the storyline of (at least what I think the storyline is) a sorta jail for vampire's. The book could have been longer and explained a little more, such as what exactly is the meadow. It said that Michael was the only vampire being held against his will, so why would a vampire want to be held against his will. The author said there was other vampires in the meadow, but Michael was the only one awake. So again, why would a vampire agree to go to eternal sleep under a lockdown of sorts. Like I said, loved the storyline, but could have used a lot more explaining to understand more. She is supposed to write a couple of more books in the series, so here's hoping more of that gets explained. I started "the Wild Sight" by Loucinda McGary. As far as I can tell so far, the main male character sees visions when touching certain items, really more like lives the visions. I'm hoping it picks up a little bit the more I read. It has enough of a line to keep me reading more, but if it stays at the pace it's at so far, it won't impress me too much.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Next Book

Finished reading “Pale Demon” by Kim Harrison. Loved it, not that I’m surprised. I have read the whole “The Hollows” series and they just get better and better. This was my 2nd book I’ve read on my phone (Kindle app) and I must say I love it too. Although I hear the “Nook” has where you can download books from a library and it leaves your device after 3 weeks and goes back to the library. So that app may be in my future but for now, the kindle is my choice. Probably because I’ve downloaded a couple of books from $.99 to free and do I really need free library books if I’m getting them free anyways. Next on my list is “the Vampire’s Warden” by S.J. Wright. I got hooked up with this book because she graduated from Penn in 1989 and she is on my facebook friends list. I’ll probably start that one on Monday. I read a little bit at home, but I usually don’t start a book at home.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

More humor

How much do you hate your neighbor?
I need a shirt with this on it to wear to work.
Can you imagine coming out to your car to find this dick blocking you in?
And this one may not mean much to most of you, but I think it’s hilarious with what is going on at tOSU

Sunday, March 6, 2011

TV & Movie guide 2/28-3/6

This is a guide of the shows and movies I have watched for the week. I'm only listing the shows that my DVR is set to record. I watch way too much TV to log in every show I watch, usually just as background noise while I'm doing something else. These are all the shows and movies I actually paid attention too.


Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Hot Stove
How I Met Your Mother
Mad Love
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural


Mike & Molly
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural
20/20 (Charlie Sheen)


White Collar
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural


Off the Map
Hot in Cleveland
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural
Rules of Engagement


Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural
Beyond Scared Straight


Classic World Series Film (1989)
Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans
movie "Interview With A Vampire"


5 rerun episodes of The Closer
movie "Chloe"
Daniel Tosh - Happy Thoughts

Sunday Humor




Saturday, March 5, 2011


Watched the Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans today. Michigan needed the win in order to make the big tourney. Great game as expected with Michigan coming out on top. This is probably the first full game that’s I’ve sat and watched in too many years to count. I used to be big basketball fan. I used watch NBA all the time, mainly the Bulls but I could sit and watch any game. I used to follow college basketball pretty closely as well. Now, I tend to only follow it when March Madness is here and I don’t watch any NBA. I just can’t get into it like I used too. I could probably get back into college if I wanted too but I just can’t watch the NBA anymore. It just isn’t the same as it once was. Back when it was a team sport and not an individual sport. Back when I watched, one of the greatest players ever couldn’t win a championship until he got other players around him and learned to share the ball. I loved watching Michael Jordan play and watched most Bulls games for years. But since he retired, the 1st time, I just can’t get into it anymore.

I can get into college again because it generally doesn’t have the me first attitude that the pros have. I’ve followed Michigan the last few years, but hadn’t really sat and watched a whole game, until today. It’s a little late to start watching basketball again, being as that was the last game of the season, but maybe I’ll actually watch some tourney games this year. Last year, I just followed enough to see if my guesses were correct in my brackets. And they weren’t very often. I think I’ll follow Michigan in the future, I definitely will in the near future (big ten tourney and the championship tourney). We’ll see if I feel the same way next year when the season starts. Until then, GO BLUE!!!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Just finished “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher. Good book, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the rest of “The Dresden Files”. I liked the character, Harry Dresden as well as the supporting characters. I’m really into this Urban Fantasy genre. I couldn’t put down “The Hollows” series by Kim Harrison and have started the 9th book “Pale Demon”. As much as I’m looking forward the the rest of “The Dresden Files”, Kim Harrison just released “Pale Demon” and so far, “The Hollows” series has been my absolute favorite so I’ll read it before going back to the others.

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And for the record, I am loving the Kindle app on my droid. The books are more expensive then what I usually pay for them as I usually wait for the paperbacks to get released but the fact that I finished “Storm Front” at work and just went to the Kindle store and downloaded “Pale Demon” and started reading it a few minutes later makes the extra money well worth it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Denard Robinson clue on Jeopardy

You know you've made it big when your on a question in jeopardy

The floor sucks

During the course of my rotations at work, 3 weeks I spend on the line, the other week on the floor. I absolutaly hate working the floor. It's not hard, it's actually probably the easiest week of the month. My issue is the people. I used to be a people person, not anymore. I guess I'm just old and cranky but I just hate dealing with idiots, and premadonna's, and generally, people who are full of themselves. Now don't get me wrong, not everyone down there is like that. But the few that are, just irritate the crap out me anymore. Nobody thinks about anyone but themselves anymore. It's the way of the world nowadays, and it's not changing. Does that mean I have to change? Apparently I'm already a dinosaur because I'm considered old school thinking because I consider those around me. When I work the line the other 3 weeks of the month, I work by myself and don't really have to deal with anyone but a few people. And that's the way I like it. I guess I'm the cranky old man now. At only 37.