Cinco De Mayo!!

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On the second anniversary of my DUI, I celebrated by. . .you know, drinking.  And don’t blame me for this pic. . .it was taken on the wife’s phone. . by some random fucks. Aw, don’t she look cute?

Still, it was indeed kinda fun to see my favorite bartender look over to me three times this evening and mouth “shoot me. . .SHOOT ME!” as more and more virgin margeritas were ordered.  He’s kinda an alcoholic zealot.  That’s why he’s my boy.

Anyhow, enjoy everyone.  Tomorrow’s another day. 

Dethklok – Need I Say More?

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m late to the ball on this one. . .very, very late. I’ve avoided watching Metalocalypse on Cartoon Network for over a year now because I thought it was another ‘Beavis & Butthead’ type piece of crap. Well, there are similarities – it’s totally tasteless, humor in the lowest vein & it rocks. So yeah, I’m a fan now.

Good thing each episode is like 15 minutes long, so I can catch up quick. Check out this video below – too cool eh? I know, I know – go ahead and say it. “Welcome to 2006, Rev!”

The After-effects of Shoveling 20 Inches of Snow

Well, that snow storm I mentioned in my last post ended up being a full blown, take me back to Kansas blizzard that deposited 20 inches of snow into my driveway.  Ok, it was in EVERBODY’s driveways, but I only had to clear mine.

Roughly 5 hours later (over 2 days), I have all blacktop & sidewalks cleared – but can’t stand up straight ’cause my back muscles are on fire.  Time to renew that gym membership eh?

The good news is I should have no trouble getting to work tomorrow.  Wait – that’s the GOOD news!? 

I hate winter. . . .

Merry Christmas!

Yeah, that’s right.  Christmas.  Not ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Seasons Greetings’.  No sissy-fied attempt at being PC.  Just a simple ‘Merry Christmas’.  In that spirit, check out the long, sexy Santa gloves from www.buycostumes.com. That’ll make you set out more than just milk and cookies, eh?

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If you don’t celebrate Christmas, enjoy the peace and quiet.  It’ll be back to same ole’ crazy again tomorrow.

Sorry to have been out of pocket so long – real life intervened for a bit.  Big stuff happening around here in the new year. . .like a cool t-shirt design.  We’ll see.

Until then, I wish you and yours the best over the holiday.  Peace.

X-files: I ordered it!

A few weeks ago I posted how I was going to use the knowledge from the book “The Secret” to gain a shiny new ‘X-files: The Ultimate Collection’ boxed set from Amazon.com.  Of course, I don’t actually own “The Secret”, nor have I read it . . . or ever intend to, for that matter – but hey, I was gonna try anyhow!  That’s why they make Product Reviews, right?  Just read the highlights and off we go!

Well, friends – I’m here to tell you IT WORKED!  I placed the order today.  And you know what “The Secret” was?  I’ll bet you do.  And I’m gonna tell ya’. . .

I EARNED the damn money.  No one gave me a dime (unless you count my wife saying “Ok, Ok – buy the thing already, ya’ geek”), I saved up the cash over a 2 month period of time.   2 months, you say?  Well, hey I wanted it pretty bad but not enough to give up BEER.  That’s just crazy talk. 

Anyhow, the point is. . .unlike the “The Secret” which preaches you can sit on your ass and wish for things to come to you, I used positive visualization to get motivated, made some sacrifices, and bought the thing.  With cash, thank you very much. 

Now, would I have loved a fat million dollar check to come to me in the mail, and solve all of my financial worries?  Sure, but I’m realistic enough to know that ain’t gonna happen.  And really, I don’t want it to happen as much as I’d like to earn the money myself – but that’s just so I can be a pompous know-it-all.  Or maybe so I can waste it all on lapdances and beer.  (“Sorry kids, you can’t go to college.  Dad blew all the money on strippers.  BTW, meet your new stepmom Fontaine”)

Hey, a guy’s gotta have dreams, right?

Goodbye Spam! Hello new users!!

I wrote a blog article a few weeks ago announcing the removal of banner ads and the fact that my RSS feeds were now fixed.  Apparently, somewhere in that brief monologue I accidently spelled out the ancient, forbidden rite invoking the SPAM demons, because I’ve had a bit of an infestation ever since then.  Always attracted to that one article.

 So, like any good Blog-God, I turned off open access to comments bla. . .bla. . ., you’ve probably heard all of this already.  Well, the good news is we’re now infestation free.  The bad news is we’re also pretty much discussion free.  Not that I blame anyone, I don’t like to sign-up for anything unless it promises a free Xbox or something.

But fear not, loyal readers!  Signing up is free, and easy (kind of like me. . .just kidding honey!) and I promise not to sell your email address to roving bands of cyber-gypsies who wish to use it for soliciting investments opportunities in Seychelles.  And no, you don’t have to agree with anything I say – vocal critics are just as much fun as those that agree with me.  Just stupider.

Anyhow, enough begging.   I just wanted to set the record straight as my last post seemed a bit over-the-top.  Ok, not as over-the-top as I’d wish, but it did force me to use some. . . gasp. . . foul language.

And I don’t usually cuss. . . goddammit.

Register to comment – blame the Spam Fucks

Sorry, but I had to go there.  I’ve been getting about 4-5 spam comments a day, which considering my traffic, is abominable.  So, I’ve made it manditory that you must register to comment.

I really hate to do that – but as with most things on the ‘net, a few overzealous assholes ruin things for everyone.  Please DO register and comment – I do enjoy hearing others input.  Just not one line sales pitches for medication I don’t need.

Like I was gonna buy Xanax from some spamming mofo anyhow. . . .

Uncovering “The Secret” for myself

So if you’ve been to a bookstore or movie theater recently, you’ve probably heard the buzz about the book, now ‘documentary’ movie, “The Secret”.  I have to admit like many people it did make me curious, but I’m too cheap to actually buy the book, or go see the movie.  So I did what any good net denizen would – I went to Wikipedia.

So if Wiki is to be believed, ”The Secret” is basically a new spin on an old idea, that of the Law of Attraction.  No, this isn’t some Kentucky mandate involving shotguns and 2nd cousins, but instead an idea that sprouted up around the turn of the last century that says, in a nutshell, if you wish hard enough for something, the laws of the Universe (i.e. God) will send it to you.  I’m brutally paraphrasing, but you get the jist.

Now, having been down this road once before with the ending of Peter Pan (and we DID manage save Tinkerbell, thank you very much) I am a bit skeptical of something that seems to be overly simplified, and too good to be true.  I mean, certainly no one would ever lose a loved one due to illness or prolonged injury if this Law of Attraction were that simple to invoke.  Fatalities of housepets would probably plummet as well.  I fail to see how this is a ‘secret’.  My Mom would call it “wishful thinking”.  And then I might get a slap to the head.

Regardless, ‘The Secret’ definitely puts a materialistic tint on things as you’re supposed to wish for power, love, money – so ok, I’ll play along.  And mind you, before I go any further, this is NOT a plea for money.  I can ALWAYS use money so no need to make a special plea for it.  If you want to send me money, you go right ahead.  But that’s not why I’m writing this article.

I read this week where the X-files entire series on DVD will be re-released as a box set on Nov. 6, so I decided this will be my experiment.  I will wish daily to either acquire the cash, or the box set, of the “Ultimate X-Files” DVD box set.  I will visualize owning it in my mind, positively promote the idea in my conciousness, basically move forward as if I’d already ordered the damn thing.  Heck, I’ll even start re-daydreaming about banging Dana Scully again! 

My understanding is this is how it’s done.   You’ve gotta believe that it will happen and maintain a positive outlook.  Perhaps that’s the secret part. . .in that it takes so much WORK to acquire something for free, that you end up just charging it to a credit card instead.

Anyhow, I will give a monthly update on my progress with this endeavor.  And oh yeah, I’ll actually try to save the cash up in the meantime too!  I mean, God wants me to help myself right? 

Wonder if that means I should go to the horsetrack this weekend?  Y’know, to give “The Secret” a chance. . . I’d hate to disappoint anybody.