Thursday, April 14, 2016

wow... update on an update of an update ---- many many years appart

here is an update to a list it appears I started in 2005.   I will put 2016 where I comment on subject fresh in 2016

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006

Various musings update

Here is a post from last year... Now to update it.

Things accomplished over the weekend.
1. Pulled weeds from slope.... slope sucks, must find a good groundcover to protect the slope..... did half of it.... filled green "bio" trash can so will do the rest next weekend..... lovely.
Have not done the slope yet this year, its time it is done, so I will start it tonight....still no groundcover.
^^ Slope looks like shit, need to pay garner to whack it.  click the link, this is about how it looks. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en

2013-  still looks like shit, still whack it from time to time, bottom part turning into lawn as gardner is mowing it.
2016 - looks the same....  bottom part has nice grass in it....  


2. Advanced another level and a half in the online game "City of Heroes".... level 34.6 right now... Also did certain tasks to give myself extra endurance..... cool game, lots of fun.... ultimately though after playing for hours you wonder where all the time went....
Play the game less, but still where does all the time go?
^^stopped playing this a long time age, found out today they are shutting it down...
2013 city of heroes still  gone, world of warcraft in full swing, play alot with son.
2016 COH still gone...  WOW and D3 playing with son still underway...

3. Steam cleaned the carpet.... in family room.... this carpet is basically on its last legs..... wife is still looking to find someone to tile our house...
No tile, wife just cleaned the family room two nights ago. Nice change, no added expense of tile, and wife does the carpet. a win-win.
^^House is tiled, except living room and three bedrooms, master bedroom is tile with different style tile.
2013 no change
2016 no change

4. Work... Went to work on Sunday, spent 5 hours catching up on work and preparing for Monday..... yea, Happy Easter to you too!!!
Changed shifts at work, but back to working just 4 days a week.
^^ Same ol shit at work,

2013 - still on 4/35. Sleep. Got some.
Just got some sleep, feeling pretty good.
^^ plan on getting some soon.
2013 - slept well last night....  went to bed just before 9pm...  woke up at 1030 am!!!  (got up a few times to go to bathroom)  needed the xtra sleep...
2016 - working a 4 day work week, 12.5 hours a day...  

Things still on the horizon.
1. Paint interior of house.... done
2. Tile house done
3. Weed slope, find ground cover. nope
4. buy car. still have the 2005 magnum, now a 2009 charger 
2016 still have both cars...  added a used Impala for Daisy's first car5. buy couch - done 2016 new couches again this year.
6. buy refrigerator. - done
7. buy sod and sod backyard. uh no. 2013 nope 2016 nope
8. Fix Brothers Fence. nope 2013 nope 2016 nope, but looks like he has hired help to do parts of it.
9. sleep. alittle 2016  sleep?

Good to see I have a lot of things I could do... Why put off until tomorrow what you can put off forever?

Daisy and Thom Kirby during water polo season 2016.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Shows I watch

Time for an update on  the shows I watch.  First of I do not watch any of them in real time...  I am to busy.  There are 4 DVR's in my house but I do not watch them that way either.  I have cable and can watch them on demand, but I also do not do that.  I watch them on my computer...  (i have a 47 inch monitor) and I will leave it at that...  I also hate watching shows waiting each week for the next episode, so often I will stop watching then catch up in one day...  they will be in no particular order...

1. Continuum.  Watched the first Season a couple of weeks ago, and its on episode 8 of season 2 right now.  Interesting storyline right now...  But appears to be falling into the formula drama/scifi show.  I hope it breaks out and starts to build again.

2. Longmire.  Whats not to like about as show which stars Starbuck and Ricky Valens?  Again this show is one I found surfing around for something to watch.  Watched the first season in a couple of days and I am now stuck waiting for episode 4 of season 2.  Robert Taylor does an excellent job as Sheriff Longmire and I love the way he carries himself.

3. Castle.  Been watching this from the start...  no breaks, week to week.  Love it, but I am now worried they will see a need to break up castle and beckett because thats what primetime/soaps do to try and keep shows going.  to them a working loving couple equals bad ratings I wish they would take the risk and let it work while they have fun with the other parts of the storyline....  

4. Teen Wolf. I watch this with my daughter.  We watched season one week to week, then stopped watching.  A couple weeks back we caught up, watched Season 2.  It is now on Season 3 episode 3.  Interesting storyline...  Teen drama/love/horror show.  Fun watching with Daisy.

5. Vampire Diaries.  My God, Season five????  same as teen wolf but without a break...   Daughter makes me, as well as her grandparents watch...

6. Defiance. Season one Episode 7...  a video game was also released...  havent looked at the game.  Again a lot of interesting possibilities but at the moment I am disappointed and it risks losing me soon.

7. Falling Skies.  On season 3 Episode 3 is next week...  doing Alien invasion of earth better than Defiance and is more interesting at the moment.

8. Game of Thrones.  Excellent show for killing!!!!  a friend posted this on FB...  it says it all about the 2nd to last episode this year....

and watch this....

and...
lmao.

9. True Blood. Didnt like last Season, hopefully this one gets better as normal humans learn more than vampires are out there!

10. Dexter.  More than likely the last season...  Will Dexter be discovered???!  Will he turn his sister into a cold blooded killer too???

well I will leave it at that for now, I am sure I missed a couple of shows...  
well since i am goinng to blog on some stuff, might as well start first with an undate on this one from 2012  which is an update from 2006, which is an update from 2005 i think....  
current update will start with 2013.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2012


Here is a post from 2006, which was an update of a post from the year before....
I will put ^^ in front of the new updated comments. (or in red)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006

Various musings update

Here is a post from last year... Now to update it.

Things accomplished over the weekend.
1. Pulled weeds from slope.... slope sucks, must find a good groundcover to protect the slope..... did half of it.... filled green "bio" trash can so will do the rest next weekend..... lovely.
Have not done the slope yet this year, its time it is done, so I will start it tonight....still no groundcover.
^^ Slope looks like shit, need to pay garner to whack it.  click the link, this is about how it looks. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en

2013-  still looks like shit, still whack it from time to time, bottom part turning into lawn as gardner is mowing it.


2. Advanced another level and a half in the online game "City of Heroes".... level 34.6 right now... Also did certain tasks to give myself extra endurance..... cool game, lots of fun.... ultimately though after playing for hours you wonder where all the time went....
Play the game less, but still where does all the time go?
^^stopped playing this a long time age, found out today they are shutting it down...

2013 city of heroes still  gone, world of warcraft in full swing, play alot with son.

3. Steam cleaned the carpet.... in family room.... this carpet is basically on its last legs..... wife is still looking to find someone to tile our house...
No tile, wife just cleaned the family room two nights ago. Nice change, no added expense of tile, and wife does the carpet. a win-win.
^^House is tiled, except living room and three bedrooms, master bedroom is tile with different style tile.
2013 no change

4. Work... Went to work on Sunday, spent 5 hours catching up on work and preparing for Monday..... yea, Happy Easter to you too!!!
Changed shifts at work, but back to working just 4 days a week.
^^ Same ol shit at work,

2013 - still on 4/35. Sleep. Got some.
Just got some sleep, feeling pretty good.
^^ plan on getting some soon.
2013 - slept well last night....  went to bed just before 9pm...  woke up at 1030 am!!!  (got up a few times to go to bathroom)  needed the xtra sleep...

Things still on the horizon.
1. Paint interior of house.... done
2. Tile house done
3. Weed slope, find ground cover. nope
4. buy car. still have the 2005 magnum, now a 2009 charger
5. buy couch - done
6. buy refrigerator. - done
7. buy sod and sod backyard. uh no. 2013 nope
8. Fix Brothers Fence. nope 2013 nope
9. sleep. alittle

Good to see I have a lot of things I could do... Why put off until tomorrow what you can put off forever?

Saturday, September 08, 2012


Here is a post from 2006, which was an update of a post from the year before....
I will put ^^ in front of the new updated comments. (or in red)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006

Various musings update

Here is a post from last year... Now to update it.

Things accomplished over the weekend.
1. Pulled weeds from slope.... slope sucks, must find a good groundcover to protect the slope..... did half of it.... filled green "bio" trash can so will do the rest next weekend..... lovely.
Have not done the slope yet this year, its time it is done, soI will start it tonight....still no groundcover.
^^ Slope looks like shit, need to pay garner to whack it.  click the link, this is about how it looks. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en

2. Advanced another level and a half in the online game "City of Heroes".... level 34.6 right now... Also did certain tasks to give myself extra endurance..... cool game, lots of fun.... ultimately though after playing for hours you wonder where all the time went....
Play the game less, but still where does all the time go?
^^stopped playing this a long time age, found out today they are shutting it down...

3. Steam cleaned the carpet.... in family room.... this carpet is basically on its last legs..... wife is still looking to find someone to tile our house...
No tile, wife just cleaned the family room two nights ago. Nice change, no added expense of tile, and wife does the carpet. a win-win.
^^House is tiled, except living room and three bedrooms, master bedroom is tile with different style tile.

4. Work... Went to work on Sunday, spent 5 hours catching up on work and preparing for Monday..... yea, Happy Easter to you too!!!
Changed shifts at work, but back to working just 4 days a week.
^^ Same ol shit at work,
5. Sleep. Got some.
Just got some sleep, feeling pretty good.
^^ plan on getting some soon.
Things still on the horizon.
1. Paint interior of house.... done
2. Tile house done
3. Weed slope, find ground cover. nope
4. buy car. still have the 2005 magnum, now a 2009 charger
5. buy couch - done
6. buy refrigerator. - done
7. buy sod and sod backyard. uh no.
8. Fix Brothers Fence. nope
9. sleep. alittle

Good to see I have a lot of things I could do... Why put off until tomorrow what you can put off forever?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Huh?


A far left relative just posted this on Facebook.  Am I the only one to look at this and think how oblivious to reality one has to be to think this is even slightly true?  It just amazes me how people have such a distorted view of reality, and/or how they must demonize the people they do not agree with.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Let's not stoop to their level.

The Occupiers are nothing compared to the Tea Party, so we shouldn't lower ourselves to their level.  I guess requests like this are interesting and just, but I like the dramatic differences between the two "groups"


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ramblings of an old man.

Today I turned 45.  Nothing special happened, and that is alright.  I am very lucky to have my beautiful wife and family. Today though, I want to talk about fairness.  I am a political animal, and often I am labeled a hateful person.  Many on the political left make me, and people who think like me to be greedy, selfish individuals.  While it pains me to hear or see them call me that in print or in person I must learn to brush off such talk, as I know it is nonsense.  Early in life my mother told me I was a Libra, and therefore I had certain traits...  The sign of Libra is the scales - and that Libra's are big on fairness.  I do not know about the value of astrology - Am I all about fairness because I am a :Libra, or did I tell myself to be about fairness because someone wrote it was a trait of mine?  A first glance many on the left would laugh about what I just said, as I am opposed to welfare and other governmental handouts, "where is the fairness in that"!!  In reality, I am all about personal responsibility and fairness - on the individual level.

A case in point that drives me nuts.  Have you ever noticed the amount of shopping carts littering our streets?  We all know how they got there, someone took the shopping cart out of the shopping center and most of the time took their groceries home, then pushed the cart back out into a "common" area.  Who picks them up and returns them to the grocery store?  I asked my local store, and the manager there pays $3 a cart when someone brings them back, and says there is a man she deals with who brings them back by the truckload sometimes several times in a day.  While this man makes a good living driving all over town picking up shopping carts where is the fairness, the justice in this situation?  How is it fair that the store has to pay for the return of their own property, that was stolen from them?  Some cities will pick up these carts and return them free of charge to the stores, but then the city taxpayers have to foot the bill.  I have seen where cities spent over $80,000 a year to have this done.  Some cities do a combination of the two, having the stores pay some part for the return of their carts.  I am sure all these costs get passed on to the consumers...

The real villains in this story are easy to spot, but society often turns a blind eye to it because they are poor.  We as a society need to hold all of us to account for our actions.  If a policeman sees a person leaving a shopping parking lot with a cart he should stop them.  Warnings, citations, tickets should be issued.  I suggest that the onus be put on the person taking the cart.  If they are honorable they can talk to a store manager and get permission to take the cart home, as long as they bring it back, or even if they are willing to pay $3 to not have to bring it back.  Then if the person is stopped by police he can show his "permission slip" for taking the cart home on that day.  I know the chances of this happening are slim to none, but I hope this shows you how I look at things.  I do not blame the poor for taking the carts, but I do blame them for not returning them.  Why is  it someone elses job to return the cart?