Thursday, January 31, 2008

Okay, so I cheated. Big deal.

i may have gotten a 73% on my real quiz but i think this say's "hey, i may be a cheater, but i'm an honest cheater!"

i do realize that i should make my "i" 's capital, but Word always does it for me. Blame Blogger.

Monday, January 28, 2008

wow. this is a lot of posts in one day!


in all seriousness, Stacy, we are glad that you are okay, but we'll drive to Chicago. seriously


27% Geek

ALSO, for fun check this out. i, being only 27% geek can still not figure out how to get a video to post. sad, i know, but Corey Mann posted this so i will give him the credit. oh man is this funny.... HERE




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Weekend ends, work week begins....

39% Hey, whats shakin'? hope everyone had a phenomenal weekend. i think that i misspelled that but i refuse to use the spell check because the last time i did that, it zapped my big long post and i had to type it again. FORGET IT BLOGGER! YOU CAN'T SUCKER ME AGAIN. I WILL JUST LOOK A LITTLE UNEJIKATED INSTAEAD. NOW WHO'S THE DUMMY! any ways, i was on Stacy Lastinger blog and saw her post about eating people and a link so i am proud to say that i am safer to be with than she is. either way, kudos to her for finding such a valuable website. okay, i have something to admit. i couldn't remember how to spell "valuable" so i spell checked. it worked and it turns out i spelled "phenomenal" correctly, so disregard most of the early bloggage. where was I.... dad was out of town so we saw my lovely shrinking mother this weekend. she has lost over 50 lbs. YEAH MOM. well done. lose weight AND get mentioned in my blog. wow. big day for you. keep it up. Elizabeth and Layla got hairs cuts this weekend and mom went to pick up Layla after she was done. i went over to Doug's with Marley for a bit who is in the middle of a double ear infection and slicing through 3 teeth, so she's a ball of joy to be around. yet...she is still darn cute. we didn't stay at Doug's long but long enough for him to send me home with a ride cymbal that 2 months ago he loved. i love the guy but he cracks me up because he turns product SO fast. he loves it BOOM it's out the door. cymbals, kits, snares, doesn't matter. i still have the same kit my parents bought me for my 16th birthday. i do have birthday coming in a month from today, number 31. that means 15 years of drumming experience. and dad thought that i wouldn't stick to it. so after i left Doug's i rejoined the ladies at moms house. ate Wendy's (not mom) and ended up putting up the easiest window covering of all time. 2 screws out, 2 screws in and i was done. no new holes, just dreamy. then the next day i ended up putting up one of those fancy curved shower curtain rods. i got it free as a demo here at work and it sat on my floor for about 2 months (or more) so i finally just took it. Moen, probably a $35 value, priceless. installed that. 6 screws and you should feel the spaciousness. it's delightful. we have a very small bathroom upstairs and you just couldn't do anything to move it around and make it better. this was a good cheap addition. highly recommended. also this weekend, we got word that our very good friends the McDowell's, well Stacy had an experience rolling her Envoy in Hammond. it was the fault of a semi that urged her off the road and sent her upside down in a ditch. the semi just took off. Stacy is pregnant so we were overly concerned but doing fine. Apparently the state trooper showed no interest in trying to hunt down the semi. thank you Mr. Trooper. luckily everyone is doing fine. i just hope that someday the semi driver gets his justice. then i got to work toady to hear that Casey of the owners son's who has been driving for a month now rolled his Blazer. my understanding is that he is also fine. Come on summer. we need safer roads. one last thing, man, this spell check works really well. AWESMOE!!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Well, Jeff and i have returned from Las Vegas. it was a good trip. a slight delay getting out there via Cincinatti but just by a couple hours. we landed to 41 degrees. as the days progressed it got warmer but still maxed our at about 58. it was still better than the single digit temps that greeted us upon our arrival home. that sucked! we saw the Hoover dam while we were out there. i can assure you, it is a big cement wall that holds a lot of water. impressive, yes. i don't know that i need to see it again, but i am glad that i saw it. cement...check. water...check. surrounded by lots of rocks and mountains...check, check. we also saw Mamma Mia, the show with all the ABBA music. It was actually pretty good. it wasn't my choice but it was free and we got 4th row tickets. i have no complaints. no, i am not a dancing queen, thank you very much! This was my second trip and Jeff's 10th. we went to a couple of casinos that we didn't see last time. we went to the Hard Rock casino were i left with 1 dollar more than i arrived with. I TOTALLY TOOK THAT PLACE!!!! any whoo, it is a small casino but they do have a lot of great displays. the highlight was a guitar signed by Pearl Jam and a Craviotto drumset signed and used by The Killers drummer, Ronnie Vannucci. Red Sparkle, beautiful. we also managed to pick a good week to go because it was the official openning of the Palazzo, which is super nice. BIG BUCKS we both got limited edition chips for the openning. kinda cool. not everyday you get to walk into a casino the day it opens. there was a "soft opening" a little before so you could walk in but not do a whole lot. there were still guys painting the day before it opened. we took a ton of pictures on the trip (apparently over 300) but we used Jeff's fancy camera's so at this point i have no pics. Jeff site has a couple here. we stayed out late about every night, 5am, 5 am, 2 am and midnight before getting up at 4 to get to the airport. all in all, great trip. i only lost maybe $20 of my own money so that was another bonus. i am not a real gambler, but i did find a couple games that i really liked but it was to rich for my blood to put down $25 a hand so i'll stick to free online practice. that it for now, Curt is gone for the week so it's like a free vacation. i did return to work to find that i had recieved a bonus (one that i was going to ask for but then had a major "opps!" and decided not to ask for) and so i tweaked my 401k and re-allocated some moneys. that was kind of fun. i don't see how people can play around in the stock market. 401k is pretty small stuff. i'm not a gambler, but the stock market scares the crap out of me. Later all!

Friday, January 04, 2008

My current set up

I know this isn't a very exciting post and also a nice shot of a mattress and furnace, but hey, it's Friday

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The sounds of the holiday's

No not Christmas songs! i recieved a good amount of tunes for Christmas. I got the new Killer's CD "Sawdust". No mom, this is not devil music. this is a cd of "B-sides". B-sides are song written during a regular cd's production and recording but then for some reason they decided to pull the song for some resaon. these CD's are frequently bad for the obvious reason that the band obviously didn't like it either so it can be a cd with a collection of horrid songs. this happens to be a rather good CD. The Killer's are becoming one of my most listened to bands. I also got the RE-release of the Foo Fighters "The Colour and the Shape" i have the original but they rereleased the album with an extra 5 songs. i like the new songs. i don't know what it really added to the original album but i would have ended up buying it anyways. either way it is a great album. i also recieved the Fray's album. i have heard 2 of their songs on the radio that were played over and over. i do like the album. it is one that all the songs have a very similar feel, tempo and most everything about each song could have been from the song before, YET i still like it. they use a piano as a main instrument so it's not your run of the mill band. they still have a unique sound and that is thier biggest benifit.

As far as movie's i recieved Ray. great movie, especially when it comes with the disc. i look forward to viewing that again. i also got Blow starring Johnny Depp and Pee Wee Herman. it is a movie based on a true story about Pablo Escabar and the people that brought his cocaine into the united states in the late 70's - early 80's. very good movie with lots of extra info. i also got "Catch Me if you can" starring the dreamy Leonardo with Tom Hanks. Another movie based on a true story about a guy with a check fraud problem and a little fibbing issue. it is interesting to watch Blow and Catch Me and see the similarities between the two movies and how they grew up and got there start. my one complaint about this last movie (now get ready, this is a dumb complaint) is the name! to me the cover art and the name seem very soft and the name seems very much like a bad high school movie about a girl who loved a guy. it's not a action flick and the movie is great, but if i saw this cover and heard the name, i never would have gone to the theater to see it. this is a minor point, because it is a great movie, but if i wouldn't have caught it long ago on a free movie weekend, i never would have looked at it. i can recommend any of these items. enjoy

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year and stuff!

Welcome back to work folks. Today (wednesday) is the first day back to work but due to a dumping of snow, we are shut down today, HOWEVER, since the company would have lost money, we make salary people come in. If they die, well at least we can take them off pay roll. we had a record 9 out of 11 days off with holidays and weekends we had 5 days off and then worked 2 for inventory and then another 4 days off. it was quite nice. it was also tricky. i am not used to being home for that much time. it sounds horrible to say but those stinking kids never go anywhere. i give credit to my wife and any mother that stays at home. wow. thats worth a lot more than my little job. i love those kids but everyday i go to work i get a vacation from them. speaking of those kids, last night the Bulldog's of Georgia (#5) went to battle for the last time this season against the only undefeated team in the nation, the Warriors of Hawai'i (#10). we rocked them in the Sugar Bowl. 41-10. wow. we made them look bad. BAD! it was fun for us, but i will say that even down by that much Hawai'i never looked to give up. as i was getting ready to turn in early in the forth quarter (around midnight) i heard Marley start messing around in her crib. sure enough, she is WIDE awake. then Layla starts waking. Needless to say that at 2:44 i went into bed with Layla and Elizabeth and Marley were out in the family room eventually to turn in in our bed. BLASTED KIDS! good thing they are cute. i am home for 11 days, nothing, the night before i have to go to work, TA DA!!! so i made into work and ended up running the plow truck for about an hour and change. i have never done that. it was a blast. we have one of those cool moving V blades on our 2500HD. it really was fun. i don't thinkt hat i have ever had a REAL reason to use 4 Low but today, i did. proud moment. tearing up as we speak.

i did make a couple treks out this past week. Layla and i went out to South Bend. for Christmas i got the DVD Ray. as i opened it, there was no disc. so we went to Barnes and Noble and swapped that, i ordered 2 books, Gretsch Drums and Guide to Vintage drums. calm down people, you will have to get in line to read these. i will let you know when i am done with them. so when we were done there we went cymbal shopping. we went to Guitar Center. let me tell you, GUITAR center is well named. it is NOT CYMBAL center. piss poor showing for cymbals. i got no research done. i will have to go to woodwind and wait for a couple hours for them to bring me something wrong. oh well. one evening getting ready for my new cymbal, i tore down everything i had a set up an all new kit. 10 cymbals plus room for my new ride, 3 snares, 3 toms, 1 kick. last night Marley and i were playing working on our Bossa Nova. it was about all i could do one handed while holding her. when i was a rocker i wanted the cymbals as high as i could get them. now as a more mature (barf) drummer i like them low so it is like 2 tiers of cymbals. the spalshes are all above the crashes. very exciting i know. i will take a pic calm down. i think that is all that i have for this moment. i will speak more later. Enjoy your new years, B.