Monthly Archives: July 2006

A short weekend update from work.

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Hi kids, Unca Bubba checkin in from work after a weekend in the woods.

Yes, in the woods. Went to Prescott Pines for the weekend with some people from my church. Here are some quick observations:

1. If a grown man has back and abdominal pain, and asks to see a doctor…get him there ASAP. Pastor Jeff came down with kidney stones..please pray for him.

2. Playing spades in a building in the middle of the camp till 12:30 can get very loud if you have the right people. And no, alcohol was NOT involved. Thank God.

OK, this post was interrupted by the rest of the day. I am now at home, and it’s about 8.

Guess I lost my train of thought for 3, 4, and 5.

Anyhoo, there are certain sites I like to browse. Craigslist is one of them…and I even surf the personals, just to see what’s out there. However, I forgot that one of the things out there is my ex.

I declare myself permanently cured from ever relying on the internet for a date.

Well, other than the weekend trip (which was a lot of fun other than the kidney stone thing), I’m doing OK. Still tired all the time, still stiff as a board when I try to get up after sitting for too long, but doing OK nonetheless.

I will put more here later. But for now, God bless.

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New Music Video From David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff – “Jump In My Car”

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It’s bad. REALLY bad. But you’ll have to watch it.
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More pictures of Isabelle….

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Am I just too cynical?

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I normally am not a television news watcher, having developed a somewhat admittedly snobby attitude, saying it’s just too watered down, too celebrity focused, yadda yadda yadda. However, after tonight, I’m convinced I’m right.

Hey, I’m a poet, and didn’t know it!

Ok, I’m tired. But, for those of you that live in my glorious state of Arizona, here’s the first 10 minutes of KTVK‘s news program that aired at 8:00pm called “The Newsroom”. I caught it on what Cox laughingly calls “AZ News Channel”.

8:01..first story of the night. It’s about a Mesa resident that lost power last night. He’s supposedly an ex-New York City policeman that calls 911. They even played a tape of the call! Here’s my paraphrase:

911 Dispatcher: 911, what’s your emergency?
Ex-cop, wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt: uh, do you know anything about the
power outage?
911: No, I don’t.
Ex-cop: Oh, the power’s out.
911: Sir, do you have an emergency?
Ex-cop: Well, I’m missing Leno.

At this point, I’m thinking…ok, this guy, of ALL people, should have known not to tie up 911 phone lines with such an asinine call. And then I start thinking…where’s the news??? And the last thought…why wasn’t this guy arrested???????

8:05..second story. Royal Norman (yes, that’s his name) comes on to tell us that we had severe thunderstorms last night. Now, when I see a weatherman come on TV, I know he’s going to tell me what happened…but then, I kinda expect a forecast to follow. Well, he assures me that this forecast is going to follow. Just not right now. Folks, in the TV business, they call that a ‘tease’. What I call it can’t be published on a family-friendly blog.

8:08..third story. A reporter tells us about a 747 that was modified into a firefighting tanker, able to dump more water or fire retardant than any other firefighting aircraft in the world. Uh, this is nice, and it’s even interesting. However, now the first 11 minutes of a 30 minute newscast is spent, AND I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY ACTUAL NEWS!!!! Apparently, this escapes the attention of whomever is wearing the moniker of ‘news director’ at this station, because next…

8:11..fourth story. It’s time for celebrity news! Today, we learn that Lance Bass, one of the singers in the popular pop band N’Sync, has announced he’s gay. To round out the segment, we are reminded of the other famous people that have ‘come out of the closet’, including Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell.

By this time, I have to stop watching because I’m starting to reflect fondly on the news telecasts we did in our middle school. Yes, Channel 3 has better graphics, but we covered more news in the first 90 seconds (after the Pledge of Alliegance, of course) than the first 14 minutes of this garbage they call “The Newsroom”.

Well, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it was just a slow news day. Let’s see…did anything else happen today? Hm. There are two serial killers still loose in Phoenix, fighting in the Middle East involving Israel and Hezbollah, not to mention Iraq and Afghanistan (yes, our troops are still there), a meth lab was discovered in Queen Creek, and people are still without electricity here in the valley, over 24 hours after it went out. But none of these, folks, were mentioned on this fine news program.

I guess I’ll keep my snobby attitude about television ‘news’. I feel like I’m better informed going to FARK.com.

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Only 3 parachutes?

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From Question of the Day:

You’ve been given 3 parachutes, but there are 4 people who need them. Who will you not give one to: Scooby-Doo, Fred Flintstone, George Jetson, or Captain Caveman?
(Of course, all 4 of them are up really super duper high in the air, and the parachute is truly the only way to save them.)

Well, my ex’s niece Maddie would kill me if I let anything happen to Scooby-Doo…so we know that he gets the first one. I grew up wishing I was Captain Caveman…so he gets number two.

But who gets the third? Let’s see…I have a choice between a neanderthal that bowls and rides dinosaurs all day…or, I could pick the guy that has absolutely no backbone whatsoever. OK, Fred, you live to make it another day. Sorry, Jetson!

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I’m only 40% weird.

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You Are 40% Weird

Normal enough to know that you’re weird…
But too damn weird to do anything about it!
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Tuesday Twosome

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Thanks Cat.

1. What are two ways you find relief from the summer heat? Explain:
I have air conditioning, just like the good Lord meant it to be. I live in the desert, for Pete’s sake! And, to help the ac work, I usually find a way to work some form of ice cream into my diet regularly, which helps me maintain my very Bubba-like girth.

2. Is it generally warmer or cooler where you live this summer? Explain:
It’s warmer. Several records set here in the PHX, including 5 dead recently from not havin air conditionin, just like the good Lord meant it to be. Growing up, I thought I was a huge hairy deal when it hit 100 degrees. I now have a new word that takes the place of “100 degrees”: normal.

3. On a hot summer day, would you rather go to the pool or to the mall (air-conditioned)? Explain:
You’re kiddin, right? Unless a nuclear bomb is going to hit, and the mall has been deemed a 100% effective place to avoid fallout…I’d rather be anywhere else but a mall. Even if it means showing off my oversized, pasty-white belly…after slathering myself with sunscreen, of course.

4. If you could be on vacation this week, would part of your decision-making be based on the weather? Explain:
None. Since I’m broke and tired…vacation would be no further away than my comfy bed.

5. Name two cities you believe have the best weather and two cities with the worst weather year-round:
Good weather: San Diego and Los Angeles.
Worst weather: Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Miami. Fort Wayne for too little sunshine, and Miami for the frequent hurricanes and humidity. Blech.

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High School Senior

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From my wunnerful friends at Sweet Memes.

1. What year was it?
I graduated in 1985.

2. What were your three favorite bands?
The Doobie Brothers, Van Halen, and The Spoons (+15 points if you even know who they are.)

3. What was your favorite outfit?
Jeans and a t-shirt. But I’ve grown a lot since then…so now, it’s shorts and a t-shirt.

4. What was up with your hair?
Nothing. It did exactly whatever the latest cousin to graduate from cosmetology school wanted it to.

5. Who were your best friends?
Jana is about the only one I remember. I honestly didn’t make many friends at all during school.

6. What did you do after school?
Sometimes I played sports…mostly I just came home and read.

7. Did you take the bus?
Yep. Didn’t have a car of my own, and like I said above, didn’t exactly have a lot of friends with cars.

8. Who did you have a crush on?
Can’t remember her name…but she was a cute redhead that no one else wanted because she wasn’t the skinniest thing around. Guess you can call me Charlie Brown.

9. Did you fight with your parents?
If you call sarcastic, smart-aleck comments fighting, then I did with my stepmom. Fighting with my dad would have been hazardous to my lifespan.

10. Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?
Ricky’s mom from Silver Spoons, Mindy from Mork & Mindy, and Nancy Wilson from Heart. Come to think of it, I probably still wouldn’t kick any of them out of my house. 😉

11. Did you smoke cigarettes?
Nope. Never wanted to.

12. Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?
Nope. Smaller school, never had to worry about it.

13. Did you have a ‘clique’?
Like I said, no friends, no clique.

14. Did you have “The Max” like Zach, Kelly and Slater?
If there was, I would not have known about it.

15. Admit it, were you popular?
See above. No.

16. Who did you want to be just like?
I had no vision of how I wanted to be when I grew up. Which is probably why I grew up like I did.

17. What did you want to be when you grew up?
No idea. All I know is that I did NOT want to be in northern New York.

18. Where did you think you’d be at the age you are now?
Somewhere other than northern New York. Guess I’m successful in one goal of my life….

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An original post…for once.

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Yes, that’s right. I promised myself that before I cut and paste any more memes or quizzes, I would actually type something original.

I’ve been doing pretty ok lately. And by ok I mean my usual tired self. I have been doing a bit more, like cleaning, and going out to do stuff with friends, but I notice that it is starting to tire me out quite a bit. I missed work last Monday, and it was hard just to get through a 4-day week, but I did it. Here it is Tuesday, and I probably would’ve called in either yesterday or today if I had any more sick time left. But, I’m proud to say that I’m making it work.

However, I did announce I would stop doing my support group. I am just not able to keep going, and staying out until 9 at night. It sounds like such a minor thing, to attend once a month. But for me, it seems like deviating from getting that 8 hours of sleep each night is almost devastating to me. Guess I’ll have to see where I’m supposed to serve next…because I believe that all of us should be doing something more than just taking up a seat at work and church. Please, please, PLEASE…volunteer your time somewhere. If you attend a church, no matter what denomination or religion, you should help by doing something. Even if you don’t attend church, volunteer somewhere. Comment if you need somewhere to volunteer.

Now that I’m off my soapbox, I’ll also tell you that I’m going on a church retreat this weekend in Prescott. Should be lots of fun, as Pastor Jeff is going to be coming with us, teaching, and forming a vision for our group at Cornerstone this year.

Since I’ve been pretty tired, I haven’t been doing much except working and going home. I’ve been watching an interesting series on TLC, Little People, Big World. It’s about a family where mom and dad are dwarfs/little people, and they have a farm with four children. Part of what makes it interesting is that three of the four kids are normal height, and the one dwarf is a twin to a normal height sibling. Bubba sez check it out if you have time.

I also am starting to get addicted to the new dice game on Pogo. If you haven’t experienced Pogo, you should check that out too. I have 2 guest passes to give out to try Club Pogo free for two weeks. First two people to ask for them in comments gets ’em.

Well, that’s about enough for now. I’m sure that I’m going to go find a meme or quiz to post here, so enjoy the rest of your day. God bless.

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Lastly, before I go to bed…

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…according to one of the suggestions for Monday from The Daily Meme…is to post a picture about how you feel this week. Well, here goes.

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