Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mashed Potato of Thoughts

Finding time to blog regularly is difficult when you have real life stuff going on. I had Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday off from work but I spent most of it doing homework and studying for a midterm. I did go see Paranormal Activity 2 on Friday with Nicole. It was better than I expected. It wasn't a cheesy sequel just to make a sequel. It actually tied into the first one. I didn't find it as scary as the first one but Nicole was latched onto my arm and leg the whole time so you can guess what she thought.

If any of you care I am doing well in school. I have only received A's so far with what I have done. I recently just got a 97 on my Computer Information Systems test, which was the highest grade in the class. I also got an A+ on my Speech Communications midterm. Writing bullshit always gets me a good grade. Imagine if I actually put in some effort. I am not writing all this to gloat. I am just updating you on my life..... okay maybe I am gloating a little. I am also acing my Health and Conditioning class which basically consists of exercising and working out for an hour. I don't see how anyone could fail that, it's so frickin' easy.

Nicole and I recently went to check out the new gardens that they put in at Anthony's Pier Nine (the venue for our wedding). It was beautiful. Stone walls with different levels and a waterfall that has lights with different colors. We looked at some pictures of a recent wedding. The waterfall/fountain looks awesome with the different color lights. There is a big staircase that the bride walks down before she gets to the aisle. I wish I had pictures but Nicole is in charge of taking pictures and she didn't have her camera. If the inside renovation turn out anything like the new garden then we are in for a kick-ass wedding.

We have also been meeting with dj's, photographers and videographers. We found this awesome company called JimmyDee music and they also do photography and videography. They gave us a great price for all three packages. I don't think we are going to find a better deal then what they gave us. The guy we spoke to seemed like a cool dude and they come highly recommended by other people. Things are slowly coming together. Little by little we are accomplishing things. It's now less than 2 years til the big day.

I am very behind on things that I want to write about. Finding the time is difficult with working overnight, school and sleeping odd hours. Blogging isn't at the forefront of my brain because it really isn't that important. I still need to write the post about Pat Tillett and his blog. This was his prize for winning the last trivia contest. I still haven't gotten around to writing anything. Don't worry Pat, I will get to it eventually. Baygirl will be guest posting sometime in the near future. That is her prize for also winning the trivia contest. I don't know how mommy bloggers get around to blogging all the time unless they are stay-at-home moms. I will find a way to schedule some much needed blog posting and reading. Until then don't forget about me. If I haven't been commenting on your blog then you are in the same boat as everyone else. I know I am probably missing a lot of good stuff. As a random last side note, I did a speech on giraffes yesterday in class. I am not kidding.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Technology is Taking Over

Before I actually got followers I used to rant about things in my posts. I haven't done that in awhile. Usually something bothers me but by the time I want to write about it my feelings have change and I'm not pissed off anymore. Well something has bee irritating me for awhile now and it's just getting worse.


First I will admit that I do have a cell phone. I text a lot at home, I use it to check email and browse the Internet when I need too. I don't use it that much when I'm out and about. With that said, I have to say that texting has gotten way out of control. People can't put down their cell phones for one minute to do something. I will present you will some situations that bothered me.

!) People using their cell phones at the beach. Do we really need our phones at the beach? People can't enjoy the sun, sand and water without communicating it to everyone else? If you are going to the beach to talk or text on your cell the whole time, just stay home.

2) Students on their phones all through class. I'll admit that if I get bored in class I will text a little bit but it's the students that are engrossed in their phone and aren't paying attention to the professor at all. In my computer class the professor is lecturing and writing stuff on the board that will be on our next test. A lot of students in class are on Facebook on the computer and aren't writing down any notes. The girl next to me this past week was on Facebook the whole class. Why even come to class? Technology is taking over people's lives.

3) People at the gym with their cell phones. On the treadmill texting or using the leg press while texting. How about you leave the fucking phone in the car for an hour and actually workout. Are these people that important that they need their phone right by the side wherever they go? Same deal with kids in my gym class at school. After each exercise they have to check their phone and text somebody. I really hope that these kids get bad grades, they deserve that.

4) This one really boggled my mind and the guys are probably going to understand more than the women. I was in the bathroom relieving myself at the urinal when a guy comes in and is holding his manhood in one hand to pee and texting with the other hand. Seriously, this guy couldn't wait the 2 minutes to pee? It was so important to be on the phone while taking a piss? I'll admit that on occasion when I know I'm going to be in there awhile I will text while going number 2. When there isn't a magazine that's how I pass the time but never have I texted at the urinal.

5) This last one really irritated me. I was at a wake and during the pastor's sermon a woman in her 30's was texting next to me. Do people have no respect at all these days. To text at a wake, that is just wrong. It gets me thinking, there better not be anybody on their phone at my wedding ceremony. I will kick some disrespectful ass.

There is an exception with the phone usage. If people are using it for business then I can understand why they are on it so much. It's the people that use it for personal use that bug the hell out of me. And don't even get me started on people that text and drive. I hope that they get whats coming to them.

Do you hate people overusing their phones? Do you have a little story that you would like to share? I want to hear your stories in a comment.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Polling the World

As you may or may not know, I am quite the movie buff. There is a new guy at work that also considers himself a movie buff. The only problem is that he rates a lot of movies that I believe to be great as terrible. One film that I can't understand his dislike for is A Bronx Tale with Robert De Niro and  Chazz Palminteri. Everybody at work loves this movie but for some reason he did not care for it. I want to know what the blogging world thinks of this movie. There is a poll to the left on the sidebar. Please vote in terms of how much you enjoyed or disliked the film A Bronx Tale. Only vote once please and spread the word. I want to get at least 50 votes. I will shoot for 100. I am keeping the poll up for one month. Make me proud my blogger buddies.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tongue Twisted

Here are some funny tongue twisters to amuse yourself (and others) with. Make sure you read them out loud in front of people to make them funnier. Also the rule is each time you read it you have to go faster. At least 5 times.


I slit the sheet, the sheet I sit.and on the slitted sheet I sit

I like to cut socks so I am a sock cutter  (this one is my favorite, can you guess why?)

Blunt Cut Bangs

I mix biscuits

A box of biscuits,
a box of mixed biscuits
and a biscuit mixer

I'm not a pheasant plucker,
I'm a pheasant plucker's son.
And I'm only plucking pheasants
'till the pheasant plucker comes.

Stupid superstition

A cheap ship trip

So how did you do? Were you able to say any of them without messing up? Which is your favorite?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weird Laws: Part X

Well I've gone through all the U.S. States once. How about I start from the beginning of the alphabet with some new laws, well not new but ones I haven't posted yet.


It is illegal to pretend to be a clergyman. Even for Halloween? but that's the best costume.

It is illegal to injure yourself in order to escape duty. That's a little vague. Jury duty? Military duty? Dog duty?


In Anchorage, it is illegal to carry an animal on the outside of a vehicle. But my moose looks so good strapped to the front of my car.

In Haines, it is illegal to carry a concealed slingshot unless properly licensed. Damn, that's how I killed the moose.


It is illegal to hunt camels. Are they just loose running around the desert?

It is illegal to manufacture or distribute any imitation controlled substance. They would rather you sell real cocaine and heroin.


In Little Rock it is illegal to honk your car's horn at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 p.m. WTF?!?!

In Little Rock, it is illegal to suddenly start or stop your car at any drive-in restaurant. I guess you have to throw your car in neutral and push it first.


In Chico, it is illegal to play baseball on any street, sidewalk, lane or alley. This is how stick ball was invented.

In Cathedral City it is illegal to sleep in any parked car. You can't tell me what to do Cathedral City.


In Alamosa it is illegal to urinate or defecate in public. This one actually makes sense, why is this one weird? Unless public restrooms are illegal too.

It is illegal to mutilate, deface, disfigure or injure any rocks, trees, shrubbery or wild flowers in a state park. How does one mutilate or disfigure a rock?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Cheesecake Factory Review Revisited

If you are keeping track, which you're probably not, this is my 2nd Cheesecake Factory review. If you missed the first one click here. You didn't click there did you? Why not? It's either because you read it already, you're lazy or you hate me for some reason. Was it because I bought the last Justin Bieber tickets and you didn't get to go? I'm sorry, I will bake you some chocolate chip cookies and mail them out to you asap.

Nicole, her family and I went to the Cheesecake Factory 2 Sunday's ago to celebrate her dad's retirement. This is especially good for me because her parents always treat. Nothing better than a free meal. They don't let me pay, they don't accept cash, food stamps or rubles.

I am going to try and give each food item a quick review so as not to bore you. I also want to keep your attention long enough so my band of ninjas can raid your garage and/or shed.

Appetizers: (Her dad always orders more than enough appetizers)

The Bread - Warm and heavenly. No need for butter.

Sweet Corn Fritters - I don't know how the farmers grow the corn this way but it is tasty. They came with a yellowish dipping sauce. I don't know what it was. It could of been honey mustard, liquid corn sauce or pureed crayon but it was delicious.

Nachos - You figure nachos are nachos. And you'd be right. Nothing extra special about these bad boys except they came with it's own Mariachi.

Dynamite Tempura Shrimp - I ordered these for myself cuz I'm selfish like that. They were good but didn't meet up to my expectations. The waiter made them sound orgasmic. I kept lighting the tails but they wouldn't explode. Talk about your false advertising. My lawyer is filling out the paper work for the lawsuit.

Avocado Eggrolls - I'm not a big fan of avocado but these were scrumptious. These also came with a mystery sauce. I suppose I could go to the CF website and look it up but that would ruin the mystique.

Fried Calamari - I only had one so I forget what it tasted like. They usually don't have much flavor. Do you ever get worried that the suction cups are going to stick to your throat? Do calamari have suction cups or is that just squids and octopuses?

Soup of the Day: White Cheddar Broccoli - As soon as the waiter uttered the words 'white cheddar' my taste buds screamed 'get it, get it'. Nicole wanted it too so we shared a bowl. I think they were out of bowls because they served it in a mini bathtub. I must of pissed off the cook without knowing it because it was more like broccoli broccoli soup than white cheddar broccoli. The broccoli was also chopped very fine and smothered the taste of the white cheddar. I was highly disappointed as was Nicole. 

Hungry yet?

Main Course/Entree:

Pasta Carbonara - This is what Nicole ordered. I had a few bites. It was tasty but it's hard to remember how good it was because of what I had. I vaguely remember what everyone else order and it doesn't matter cuz I didn't eat anyone else's food.

Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta - My meal. Here is the description straight from their menu: Honey Glazed Chicken, Asparagus, Red and Yellow Peppers, Peas, Garlic and Onion in a Spicy Chipotle Parmesan Cream Sauce. Your mouth is watering right now isn't it? And nothing you eat in the next hour with satisfy your hunger. Oh, I wish I still had leftovers. It was deeeeeeeelicious. I made sure I ate enough to satisfy my craving but that I left enough room for dessert. Also I made sure I had a good amount of leftovers. Those lasted me 2 days. I had to fight the urge not to eat it when I got home.


Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake - Nicole's brother ordered this. It looked like the Empire State Building made of chocolate. It was enormous and he ate most of it. Everyone else ordered cheesecake but I didn't sample any but my own.

Chocolate Coconut Cream Cheesecake - Coconut Cheesecake Topped with Coconut Cream Custard, all on a Chocolate Macaroon Crust. I ate every last bite (except for some cream custard) and it was delectable. And guess what? You didn't have any. Neener, neener, neener. I'm a mean son of a bitch, aren't I? I don't care that it probably had 1000 calories.

The only big downside to this dinner was that I missed the first half of the Giants game. I hope that I made you hungry, try not to slobber to much on your keyboard, saliva is hard to clean out of the keys.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's Time to play the Weakest Link....errr Monday Minute

It has been a few weeks since I participated in a Monday Minute. I almost couldn't find who was hosting it nowadays. If you're wondering, it's Cristy from Is There a Doctor in the House?
(1) What color undies/ boxers do you have on right now?
I always blog naked so I'm not wearing any.
(2) What song have you been playing on repeat lately?
The theme song from Married with Children.
(3) What's your best personality trait?
(4) Are you a leader or a follower?
I'm the one that led all those lemmings off that cliff that time.
(5) What's your least favorite household chore?
Waxing grandma's back and knuckle hair.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vacay: Day 6

Damn, my last vacation post was on July 30th. How did I get so far behind? I only went on vacation for a week but it's taking me forever to talk about it. I hope I can remember all the exciting events that occurred. Aha! I kind of remembered what happened. We went to this awesome go-kart place called Motor World (I think that was the name of it, it might of been Captain Ned's fast paced kart racing). This place had lots of different tracks and go-karts to ride. They had some pretty fast ones, I was whippin' around the turns. I think I can go up against Earnhardt Jr  now.

Amidst the tracks was a small section of games you would find at a fair. There was a particular one that intrigued us. There was a Russian guy with an old style bike. He had lots of prizes to win, such as a PS3, flat screen tv, remote control cars and other cool gizmos. The object was to ride this bike a distance of 8 feet without falling off and you would win. The catch was that the steering was reversed, if you turned the handlebars right, the tire turned right and vice-versa. You were given 3 tries. It seemed easy so I gave it a try. The following video is my first youtube video. Watch it all the way through. Try and listen to the Russian guy, he was very amusing.

I'm convinced if I practiced for about an hour, I could do it. He made it look so easy. I don't think we captured it on video but he brought over a girl (who I think was his sister) to show us that even a girl could do it. We watched 2 other people try to do it, they didn't have any better luck than I did. I'm going to cut this post short. I have a few other videos of that day I want to post but haven't uploaded them up to youtube yet. Also I want to do a review of the place we went for dinner. The next vacay post will be a continuation of this one.