Friday, January 30, 2009

Tax and spend, tax and spend. In this case, borrow and spend, then borrow some more, and while you're borrowing, do some more spending, and then a lot of borrowing so that you can spend some more. Then when you realize that half of what you borrowed and spent went to outdated 80's unitards you just decide to borrow some more so that you can spend some more... on guess what? More 80's unitards*.

It's freaking ridiculous. When are they going to stop spending our money faster than they can borrow it? When are the sheeple going to wake up and realize that we're being bamboozled and our own wool is being pulled over our eyes?

WAKE UP! Tell YOUR government to STOP! This is all a huge over-reaction to a real problem. THINK for a minute about the best solution instead of just dumping all the funds you can find down a gigantic toilet labeled "change."

Change isn't always for the better you know. Sometimes it's so much worse than what you had that you wish you could just go back to eating Lucky Charms instead of being subjected to Fiber One cereal. Think about that for a minute and you'll realize that it makes sense in exactly the same sense that TARP makes sense. That is, it doesn't.

If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit!

*Note: in this example 1980's unitards represent money given to banks that has done nothing to help anyone.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

There's a big game between the Cavs and the Magic tonight. I'm not sure if Z is playing tonight or not. He said that he wanted to come back tonight, and I saw him in warm-ups. If I were the team I probably would sit him one more night. He's been off nursing a broken ankle for a month and he probably needs more time to get his conditioning back to where it needs to be. Do you really want to have to go against Dwight Howard when you get winded easier than normal? I don't think so. We'll see what happens though.

Hopefully the Cavs can win, and I really think they will IF they decide they want to play defense this game.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I get to fix another computer tonight. Except with a big change this time! I'm actually getting some money to fix this one. Yippee!

I don't have to spend 4-6 hours of my free time fixing a crappy spyware virus laden computer just "for fun."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We're projected to get 11 more inches of snow tonight and into tomorrow afternoon. That will go nice with the remainder of the 18 inches that never melted. Should be a nice and easy commute tomorrow, and most likely Lindsay will have a day off of school.

Bleh. Yeah, yeah, I don't want to hear it. I could've been a teacher too... I don't have the patience to deal with 20 little germ bags running around all day.

Monday, January 26, 2009

We bought all of our supplies for the Super Bowl this weekend. There will be 19 people here (including us.)

My goal this year is to make hamburgers that are so large that they cannot be eaten by just one person. If that means I need to amp them up from last years then so be it. I think the record last year was one hamburger and two hot dogs, by me. It's unlikely that it will be broken this year if I have anything to say about it.

We fully represent with the 1/2 lb all beef kosher hot dogs and the 1/2 lb + hamburgers (post-cooked weight.) Why? Because we can. The burgers end up looking more like giant meatballs than anything else, but that's okay.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


We're not freaking socialists (well, we claim not to be anyway.)

Let the broken banks fail and let the good banks prosper.

Make it a requirement that all of the banks write off all of their bad debt immediately. Get it all off of the balance books and let every single freaking bank lose $75 Billion this quarter. Then we're done. All the bad stuff disappears. Then and only then give the surviving banks money to recapitalize. Bing. Done. All remaining banks are on stable footing and are lending again. Problem solved.

Too bad that no one in Washington has the balls to actually fix the problem. They think (like they always do) that throwing money down the tubes is the best answer. Well guess what jackholes? That's my money you're wasting and it's really pissing me off!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Our stock is up about $6 in the past few days, while everything else is in the tank. What does that mean for the future? We'll probably be down $400 while everything else skyrockets...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I got my arcade cabinet working. The hard drive had crashed about 3 months ago and I never bothered to fix it. Now it's fixed though. Just in time for our Super Bowl party too.

Now we can play those crazy Japanese games that no one has ever heard of again.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

In the NFL, why does there exist any play that is not reviewable? Every freaking play that happens in a game should be reviewable.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Delonte West broke his wrist tonight. Z broke his foot earlier. Why does it seem like a dream season is unravelling?

This sucks!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Scary times at work right now. We're supposed to have layoffs tomorrow. We make airplane engine parts, and as the economy has tanked, so has air travel. Less travel means less changing of engine parts. Less changing of engine parts means less demand for our products. Less demand for our products mean less people required.

Rumors are rampant, but we'll see what happens tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's 2 outside right now. Earlier I froze my face off as I used our new monster snow blower to clear the remainder of our 14 inches of snow off the driveway. I made sure to get it done earlier when it was still a balmy 13. The snow blower has it's own drive with 7 gears (2 reverse and 5 forward) and is just really awesome. Yes, I said it. A snow blower is awesome. It has 13 inch studded tires and looks like a monster truck compared to our old Honda snow blower.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Cavs and Celtics face off tonight in the battle of the top two teams in the East. It's a shame that Z won't be able to play. If the Cavs had Z I'd favor them by 6 points. As it is now, it's too close to call. The Celtics have been playing like crap lately (losing 4 of the last 5), but the Cavs haven't played as well as they should be either (and no, a blowout win over Charlotte doesn't really count.)

It'll be all about taking good shots and limiting your turnovers tonight.

I can't wait to see it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I watched about 20 minutes of the national championship tonight and if Oklahoma loses it better be labeled as a choke job. Twice they were inside the 10 yard line in the first half and twice they failed to score.

That said, I have almost no interest in the game whatsoever. Neither team is all that interesting to me. Good teams, yes, but not really dominant if you ask me.

On the plus side, no matter who wins, the only undefeated team won't be national champs, so it's another nail in the BCS coffin (hopefully.)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Cavs didn't need Z tonight, but they certainly needed some different uniforms. They played in alternate retro throwbacks tonight. They weren't even real throwbacks. They were alternates that they never ever wore before. That seems stupid to me. If you're going to go retro, then at least wear something that actually existed. Instead they chose to wear retro 80's Golden State jerseys. And for those keeping track at home, that's the FIFTH different jersey they've worn this year. That's ridiculous. I believe they still have one different jersey planned too.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Cavs are struggling right now without Crazy Uncle Zydrunas in the lineup. He really helps spread the court on offense and he holds down the middle on defense. I'm not sure what that says about the quality of your team when you really depend on a slow lumbering white guy, but the Cavs definitely do.

Monday, January 5, 2009

I'm sick. Shocking, I know. I was sick, I got better for one day, and then got sick again.

I guess I have to look on the bright side of things though. Eventually I will be immune to EVERYTHING! Maybe I can get in to the Guinness Book of World Records as the man with the most diseases or something.

On a side note, we finally got our home theater set up on our new TV stand. Perhaps I'll take a picture of it if I stop being so lazy (i.e. sick.)

Friday, January 2, 2009

We're heading out of town tonight for a little "family time" if you know what I mean. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. But really, I actually just mean family time. Most of the fam is getting together tonight at my aunt and uncles house about 2 hours away. It's a tradition to head down there after Christmas and play some games, eat too much dinner and then eat too much breakfast.

It will be fun, but I'm really looking forward to next weekend. We've scheduled (yes, sadly it has come to that) relaxing time. That means we're not going anywhere for a whole weekend. It will be great.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's been a long time since I've posted ANYTHING here, and an even longer time since there was anything interesting...

The holidays are over and a very hectic December is in the rear view. That has finally enabled us to start catching up with stuff. Simple stuff like cleaning the house for example.

Since I last wrote, the Cavs have been awesome, we've had some car repairs, we went on two trips, the Cavs have been sub-par, we saw Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, I went to a Cavs game, the Browns fired everyone, the Yankees bought everyone, and heck, a whole year has passed. Okay, lame joke.

I got some very cool stuff as Christmas gifts. Most notably an iPod Touch. It's terrific. It's my newest favorite gadget. I need to figure out how to turn it into a universal remote for my home theater setup. It should be possible, but I'm not positive.

Today we made our very first homemade deep dish pizza. It was pretty good, especially for a first try. A bit too spicy though, so we'll have to work on that.