Friday, January 28, 2011
My brother's BMW has a govenor that limits the top end to 155. He recently admitted to having it up to 145 on I-5. I think the fastest I've ever had a car up to was 105, in my 77 Monte Carlo. I miss that car and should never have given it away.
I've ridden my old V65 Sabre 143 mph in Nevada.
Any of you want to admit to your top end? Don't bullshit me, just tell me the truth.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Upon Edit- X says you should have to correctly answer 5 random questions off the test, as well as 5 current affairs topics.
I loved The Soprano's, for the most part. But The Wire is the best series I've ever seen on TV.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
"Gee" I thought, "I want one too." So with a bit more effort than Charlie, and some help, I got my sign. I kept it for the longest time but I don't think I have it any more. What struck me was how dirty the sign was. I guess the dirty LA air stuck to the signs.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I actually drug out the clubs on Sunday and played in the first Daddy Longball GC outing of the year. We played the Ranch course at Diablo Grande, outside of Patterson. I played the Ranch course when it was the only course there, in fact it was the day Josh graduated high school. Now there's another course, the Legends, that the club is playing later on in the year.
I parred the first hole and bogied the second, in fact I didn't play all that bad until the turn. Scores of 9,9,10 and 13 twice pretty much turned my day into shit. I did shoot 54 on the front but turned in an embarassing 70 on the back, to total 124. I can only post 8 strokes per hole, so my 124 turns into a 110 on my club card. 14 strokes of adjustment is just sad. I only had 17 putts on the back, but 21 on the front knocked me out of the lowest putts competition.
Finally on the 18th I parred to salvage my ego.
The course was in top shape for the middle of January, though Spring is starting to show itself in California.
If you're interested in the club results, I've started a club blog here.
The top pic is me (in shorts no less) posing with the cute cart girl, Sandra. Since I met my Sandra I've noticed a lot more gals with the same name. They've all been pretty good looking, from the actresses Sandra Oh and Sandra Bullock, to the most beautiful Sandra of all, the one I'm married to.
The middle pic is the clubhouse from the 10th tee and the bottom pic is the smallish driving range, which had new mats to hit off of.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
And, notice that there's no testing of teachers, support staff, or administrators. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Link from The Agitator.
What they didn't say is that they cut the Nikki Sixx show. Bastards! I like listening to Sixx and his crew. They play music I like and grew up with. Hell, now I just as well should listen to KBAY and "soft rock with less talk."
I. Am. Not. Happy.
On edit: I forgot to add that on the website, there's no way to email anyone at the station to complain. What a bunch of pussies.
"If you have a few hundred followers and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you Pope"
"When I hear from people that religion doesn't hurt anything, I say, really? Well besides wars, the Crusades, the Inquisitions, 9-11, ethnic cleansing, the suppression of women, the suppression of homosexuals, fatwas, honor killings, suicide bombings, arranged marriages to minors, human sacrifice, burning witches, and systematic sex with children, I have a few little quibbles. And I forgot blowing up girl schools in Afghanistan."All this came from the daily FFRF blurb that I get every day. You should be a member.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I poached this from DOF. The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the Patriot Act, of which there's nothing patriotic about surrendering away our rights.
Even Sandra agreed that vacation is priceless and not something to be given away. The rest of the unions are in talks for the furlough and vacation issues.
>>LITTLE JOHNNY STRIKES AGAIN
The teacher asked the class to use the word 'fascinate' in a sentence.
Molly put up her hand and said, 'My family went to my granddad's farm, and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating.' The teacher said, 'That was good, but I wanted you to use the word 'fascinate, not fascinating'.
Sally raised her hand. She said, 'My family went to see Rocky and was 'fascinated.' The teacher said, 'Well, that was OK Sally, but I wanted you to use the word 'fascinate.'
Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher hesitated because she had been burned by Little Johnny before. She finally decided there was no way he could damage the word 'fascinate', so she called on him. Johnny said, 'My aunt Gina has a sweater with ten buttons, but her tits are so big she can only fasten eight.' ;-) <<
Poached from Stuart.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This one big wig wasn't getting his paper every day. The carrier was insistent he was delivering it. The manager, we'll call him D, would go out and check it. It would be there but still the big wig is calling in. Hmmmmm. Looks like someone's stealing it.
This goes on for a while and supervision is knee deep in this. Their solution, as always, is to fire the carrier. (that shows how progressive in thought supervision is at my company)
Well, D goes up to check the delivery yet again. What does he find, but his arch enemy. (we'll call him C) C is caught red handed stealing the paper from the big wig's house. C, under questioning, admits to stealing the paper the entire time this has been an issue. So, C gets the axe.
Now, you've gotta be pretty stupid to get caught. C parked right in front of the house so when D drove up, their cars were nose to nose.
If it had been me, I would have denied it. Its a "he said, she said" scenario. And, I wouldn't have parked right in front of the house. Sometimes, we hire idiots on both sides of the equation.
And the worse part is that C put the carrier's route at risk just to get back at D. I've been an adult carrier and its every single day. There's no "calling in sick" or anything like that. And you can bet dollars to donuts that the carrier really needs the money he makes off the route.
Nothing about it has changed from two years ago. Taking a week off is a collective bargaining issue, one that the company can't just impose on us. And, where is the cost savings in hiring someone to drive my truck while I'm off?
One thing different is that some employees, and I'm not sure who, have stopped accruing vacation, in order to "save money." I can name 5 front line circulation supervisors who can go right now to save money. And a department head.
If this does actually come to fruition, I'll be at Sandy Beach with Chico The Dog.