Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
4 Jobs I've Had
1) Alarm Response Agent
2) Retail Clerk
3) Cook in a Catholic Convent
4 Movies I Would Watch Over And Over
2) The Natural
4) Animal House
4 Places I've Lived
1) Stockton CA
2) Sacramento CA
3) Buckeye CA
4) Central Valley CA
4 People I Email Daily
1) Nobody gets it every day.
4 Favorite Things To Eat
1) Iced Tea
3) Chicken Mc Nuggets
4) Chicken Fried Steak
4 Places I'd Rather Be
1) Riding the scooter
2) At the ballgame
3) On the golf course
4) At the craps table
4 Things I'm Looking Forward To This Year
1) Breaking 100 on the golf course
2) The Daddy Longball Golf Classic
3) The week of vacation that's just Sandra and I
4) The planned week in Palm Springs
If you read this and want to pipe on in, go for it.
This is the real deal. This bear was crossing the bridge (Old US-40 just outside of Truckee, CA) and traffic spooked the bear over the side. He managed to make it to the ledge without falling all the way to his death. He decided to take a nap while help came with the net. The rescuers drugged the bear into the net and lowered him to safety. Once he woke up, he was good to go and one lucky bear. Thanks to my high school pal Yumi for the pictures. You guys know I love all things bear. (Upon edit, and thanking Reed for the info, I don't love all things bear, but I do love bears like pictured above. Reed pointed out in the comments sections that bear is a gay term and that's not applicable to me)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
First off, let me say that I hate Valentines Day. So much emotional bullshit wrapped up for one day. You gotta buy the gal an expensive babble, take her to an expensive dinner, and for God's sake get down on one knee and profess your love. Never mind how you treat your gal the other 364 days of the year, if you fail on this one day you pay for it the rest of your life.
I'll also add that during the years I didn't have anyone to even buy a card for this day reminded me as to what a romantic loser I am.
This year, Sandra told me she wants a hand written love note. Oh, Sweet Baby Jesus! I might as well just stab my eyes out with a rusty awl.
So, this is what I want to celebrate in return.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Dear Dr. Laura,Thank you so much for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law I have learned a great deal from your show and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18: 22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.
A) When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Leviticus 1: 9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
B) I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21: 7. In this day & age, what would be a fair market price for her?
C) I know I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev 15: 19-24). The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
D) Leviticus 25: 44 states that I may own slaves, both male & female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?
E) I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35: 2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?
F) A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree, can you settle this?
G) Leviticus 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20 or is there some wiggle room here?
H) Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Leviticus 19:27. How should they die?
I) I know from Leviticus 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
J) My uncle has a farm. He violates Leviticus 19:19 by planting two crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton & polyester blend). He tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev. 24: 10-16). Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws (Lev. 20: 14)?
I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
This is a hell of an idea. And, in the heart of Mormon Country no less. If a place like this opened up out here, I'd let my hair grow so it could be styled on a regular basis.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Kurt's death prompted Sandra and I to buy the RV and it also reminds all of us to live life to the fullest, because you never know.
Friday, January 18, 2008
She's worked in the ER and has seen people come in with head injuries that suffered more than a knock on the head and they found internal bleeding in this way.
OK, I guess I see her point. But I still think I'm not up for the gloved finger of death if I bump my head.
Actually, I'm after my NP to order me the camera. That's scheduled for when I'm 50 but I don't want to wait that long. So, though I don't want the finger I'll take the camera. Go figure.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The civil trial starts in March, and wouldn't you like to hear the hospital's reason for a rectal exam for a bump on the head. I forsee this guy getting a payday out of it.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I got onto the Byron Highway as the sun was setting and cruised on into Byron and Disocvery Bay. It was time to sit in a warm Starbucks and drink a decaf to shake the chill off. Not a long ride by any means, but a nice way to kill a couple of hours. I've ridden on these roads a hundred times but I don't get tired of them.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
"But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do -- to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view."
At least Huckabee makes no bones about it. Vote for him at your own peril. Here's the link.
I left the camera in the scooter (which means no scooter pics until tomorrow) so I didn't get to take pics of the course. That, and it was foggy as all hell today. For the first 9 holes we would hit a shot and watch it disappear into the milky fog. So, the camera would have been useless today.
I came out of the gate hitting the ball like I had a clue. I went bogie, bogie, birdie, bogie on the first four holes and that included two three putt par 3's. (I'll add here that I three putted 4 of the 5 par 3's today. I suck)
I only had one bad hole on the front and shot a 46. Well hell, there ya' go. About damn time.
I did 3 putt 4 times but only had 18 putts on the front. The 4 1 putts helped that out a bit.
The back 9 started out well with a par and a bogie, but the wheels fell off and I took an 8 and an 11 and stunk my way to a 56 on the back. On the 11 I hit a ball into a gopher hole and that's a lost ball. Then I hit the next shot off the course and just shook my head. I had three more 3 putts and a 4 putt as well as 4 more 1 putts so if it looks like I couldn't figure out the greens, well, that's an accurate outlook. Par for me was 100 and I shot 102, posting 100. So, for as shitty as I played, I played roughly to my personal par.
Spring Valley had a special and we only paid $37 for the carted round. Usually the round itself is $36 to walk. Golf is not cheap, even municipal courses put the hurt in the wallet. Spring Valley is also a beautiful place to play, I'll take pics on the next non-foggy day we play.
What I'm reading: Except for the newspapers every day, I'm almost ashamed to admit I'm not working on a single book. I don't really read fiction and my books are packed away in storage. I do have a few in the RV I'm working on, the Iliad and Odyssey are the current faves.
What I'm listening to: My own Yahoo streaming music channel. That, and classic rock in the car.
What I'm watching on tv: I'm loving Family Guy these days. I think Sandra is tired of it but I watch FG on Fox, the local channel and Adult Swim.
Have at it if you're interested.