Tonight I was flipping through the million channels and I see 'concert in central park' by Simon & Garfunkel. Loving old hippie music, I decided to check it out. By the way, I love Simon & Garfunkel... to me... that's pure music. If I remember right, Simon went on to solo kinda successfully and even wrote the Al Gore theme song... You can call me Al. But Garfunkel... he was the ugly, tall, white, afro dude. What the hell actually happened to Art? Anyway, turns out this was Georgia Public Television I was watching. So then they come on with the bank of phone operators standing by, "For 150 bucks you can get the cd and video of this performance." Doesnt this get freakin old? I mean even bums know not to pan handle you too often, but these guys always seem to have their hands out. Then the lady gets desperate and the girls in the back start picking up phones... but you can tell its all staged because they are only on the phone for less than a minute and anyone who's donated before can tell you that it takes a hell of a long time to get all your information to these 'volunteers'. It just seemed odd. I'm on dialup now, so cant last long since it keeps disconnecting on me. Have a great weekend peeps.
Life can be a bit funny at times, but today took the cake. Today we went to the bank to talk to a friend from church about financing the adoption. So we go there and decide that a line of credit is the best way to go... yada, yada, yada. We come back to my work and the wife gets in her car and starts it up. She starts to leave then stops and says..."I dont know if you've realized it, but today IS our anniversary". Yep! Truthfully, I didnt realize it was 8/8 today. Oh sure I bought a card the other day, but would have never remembered to give it to her if she hadnt said anything. LOL. Just classic. Last year I sent her 3 dozen roses, you know one dozen for every year. Not being one to repeat myself, I'm getting her something new for our anniversary... NOTHING! :-) hehe hope she likes it! Actually before today we both talked and agreed that we wernt going to get each other anything, now I've lived up to my part of the bargain.... hope she has too or I'm in deep doo doo. Dinner will definately be eaten out tonight... but dont know where yet. Its wierd, but I've only been married 4 years, but it feels like I've known my wife forever. Maybe I have and just didnt know it :-)
Wasnt this listed in the constitution?
I'm sure its somewhere that the founding fathers wrote out that the government would be able to control the quality of a product made in the private sector that has no bearing on one's health. Isnt it? Just another government joke played on the people employing them. Of all the things in the world I demand our government do, it isnt regulating how good of quality my television will get. Nothing like bureaucrats sticking their noses into everything.
Yahoo! News - FCC Orders Switch to Digital TV
Its a small world afterall
JunkYard Blog has an update about his wife returning to Japan and finding that people over there think the Bush is some kind of blood thirsty warmonger. Susanna told me to look up his Japan A-Bomb blogs so I checked him out. I went half expecting to hear about how bad it was etc... but to my suprise this guy thought just like me. Now he has a post up about Japanese thoughts about Bush and brought up their dealings with terrorist. I remember the day quite clearly. The day sarin gas was released into the subway lines. I had just gone on leave and had a week of relaxation planned up in Tokyo. The New Sanno Hotel was my destination which was up on the Hibiya subway line. I missed that attack by only an hour and do remember how dumbfounded the Japanese were that it happened to them. They did track down every one of those people though, including the head guy who looked like the world's worst hippie.
The latest strategy to drive the Taliban out of the mountains of
Afghanistan is to send in a team of Redneck Special Forces.
Before going in, they are told five things:
1. The limit is two.
2. The season ended last weekend.
3. They taste just like chicken.
4. They don't like beer, pickup trucks, or country music.
5. Some are queer.
That should just about do it.
A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal.
Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."
Two vultures board an airplane, each carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at them and says, "I'm sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per passenger."
Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils.
Coming back from Louisiana we decided to stop at one of the casino's in Missippi, Casino Magic. I've been to one in Baton Rouge and thought this one would be grander. First thing we noticed was there was a really nice big hotel building. We walked in and theres this wall of smoke. I'm a non-smoker but still can tolerate a little smoke, but this was like a European night club at 1am. No ventilation whatsoever. I'm not a big gambler, but do enjoy a little from time to time. I'm a tight wad with money so really hate losing very much. My wife usually spends the minimum and plays forever on it. If I could just drop her off at the casino and I would go fishing, I'm sure we would come out ahead. Our problem is that I spend everything we have and then keep going back and robbing her quarters. Eventually through law of averages, I clean her out. She's really a good sport about it since she really doesnt want me to spend more money. At least she has control over how much of a dent I put in our pocket when I'm just stealing her chips. I can see myself acting like Chevy Chase in Vegas vacation, emptying out the atm and putting a second mortgage on the house before my wife is through her 10 bucks. Thats just the way it always goes, I have no luck whatsoever! I was disappointed because the casino part of the 'casino' was really small, even smaller than the Baton Rouge river boats. So mark Missippi off as far as 'casinos' I will visit in the future. Also, it was crowded... mostly old people and at least 3 in wheelchairs and Oxygen! I grew jealous of little old ladies hitting 100 credits on the dollar machines, but then had to remember that they probably put 5, $100 bills in it to hit that much. But I really cant complain since we only spent $20 and played for over 2 hrs! I really want to go to Vegas once, but only when I have the money to burn because I know I'll lose my ass!
Addition to the post
Everytime I watch 'Pearl Harbor' on Starz I get pissed. My wife who is Canadian was asking me all kinds of questions the first time I saw the movie and she was kinda upset at the unprovoked attack. I told her not to get mad cause I knew how it ended. She said, you've seen this movie before? I said, no honey I know how it ends though. Curiously she said... how? I looked at her with a devilish grin while the planes were bombing everything in site on tv and said, 2 big fucking mushroom clouds, that how. :-) they deserved everything they got. So, maybe the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should be bitter at their old government when this time of year rolls around because that was the only thing that stopped them. Tokyo was next and they knew it. A hell of a lot of atrocities have been carried out by Japanese during their empire building times, including the Bataan death march.
I've been there
I've been to Hiroshima and walked through peace park. The whole town is totally rebuilt. This is actually a good article because it not only mentions this town's mayor's comments, but also gives a reminder of history of the violence of Japan also. Everyone was in a race to produce the nuke, and we won. If Japan or Germany had developed it we would be part of the empire of Japan. There is no way that they would have done to us what we did to them. We rebuilt them and gave them the freedom to do everything but make war. Now we are sworn to protect them. Without our protection they would have ceased to be Japan long ago. Every country around Japan hates them because of the way the Japanese were when they occupied the whole area. And what the fuck is Pax Americana? If he's talking about American culture invading Japan, then he needs to talk to his own Japanese people. They are the ones accepting the media and culture. We dont force it, they accept it freely, why does everyone blame us when people like our culture? Maybe Mayor Akiba needs to take a history lesson to see who was destroying the world.Yahoo! News - Hiroshima Hits 'Pax Americana' at A-Bomb Memorial
Can I just say that my brother has the cutest little girls in the world? Most of our time revoloved around these little girls. Elizabeth is either 9 or 10 and her sister Emma is 3. Both girls are incredibly smart for their age. Their mother is incredible because she has them well above others as far as reading and knowledge. Their father (my brother) has gone from screwball to great father. We played and played with our nieces. Everywhere we drove they rode with us. It really was the first time we spent so much time with them. I think they are at the age where they still remember who we are since we only seem them 1 or 2 times a year. Yesterday once we got home we both realized that we missed our nieces. It's wierd, but we both want to be parents NOW and its kinda hard when everyone around you is commenting on how great a parent you would be etc etc etc.
And not soon enough since there is a tropical storm brewing down there. The only mosquito bites I got were when I got back and was unloading the car. Stores are totally sold out of 'OFF' though. They have this killer that is killing college girls down there too. My sister's boytoy works in a gun store and said that they are out of mace. It got me to thinking... you know... guns, mace, broom handles, knives, samauri swords, it doesnt matter necessarily as long as you fight back. Criminals hate people who fight back. They dont want the confrontation, they want it easily, and a hurt criminal is an easier criminal to find. There'll be more later on in the day as I get time. I did pick up some nice x-large shrimp which are bigger than the jumbo ones here for $2.75 a pound!