Monday, June 30, 2008

10,000 B.C.

I just watched this movie last night. I didn't want to stay up late but I started the movie around 10 p.m. and it went until a little after 12 a.m. Not totally the movie's fault as I was interrupted a few times by the wife and kids to do stuff but I was up late nonetheless.

Anyway, as far as the movie goes, it wasn't too bad. I, like many others on, expected more but I didn't completely know what the movie was about before getting it. I knew it had to do with way earlier times and people in loin cloths (no nudity though, dammit! Well, it was PG).

It wasn't the best of movies, graphically, character-wise, plot-wise, acting-wise or otherwise, but if you take for what it is -- a love story with action to fight for that one true love in an historic time period -- the movie is enjoyable.

The average member (hehe, hehe, I said 'member') rating on Blockbuster online is three stars or 'This movie was okay' rating. I rated it at three and a half stars or 'I liked this movie' rating. Again, a lot of them went to the movie theater or rented the movie with the over or wrong expectations. I probably would have been disappointed if I paid $5 or more to see it but since I saw it for probably around $1, it was worth it to me.

There was one thing that bugged me and that was the "girl with the blue eyes" had some overly enhanced blue eyes to the extent that they seemed really fake. Yes, they probably were but when they actually seem that way is where there is an issue. It's almost like the blue eyes in Dune after snorting the spice.

But I digress as I'm over anal-yzing the movie. Anyway, beg, borrow or steal it. It's good and at least you don't have to read 98% subtitles to follow the dialog or hear grunts with no subtitles.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

In the news 06/28/2008

Driver in Plano crash that killed 5 was traveling 98 mph, police say.

Full article link here as long as it lasts. If it fails, click here to see a copy.
So, basically, it's cut and dry. He's committed a crime. There were more than enough witnesses besides the obvious evidence. He's guilty. Why waste taxpayer dollars on him getting what the judicial system would call a "fair trial?"

What would be fair is to have this man skinned alive or tarred and feathered.

Yet, there will be money spent on a trial. He will be found guilty, obviously. He will go to prison for life or on death row. We taxpayers will fund his living until his death which could be years, even if he gets the death penalty.

Why? This is why we are a nation in debt and financial issues in general. Wasted money!

{exasperated sigh}

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Another stupid craigslist listing

C'mon people! I mean really, what is ONE DVD+R going to do for ANYONE!? You have got to be the biggest dumb ass if you actually took the time and effort to go get this.

Nothing against the poster, other than it's funny, but with gas almost $4/gallon you'd be better off purchasing a DVD+R 25-pk or higher than running to get this ONE disk. That is of course unless you lived right next door or a little ways down the street from this person so you could walk.

I appreciate the effort to reuse or recycle but seriously!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cirque Dreams Coobrila

I took the kids and their cousin, my nephew, to Six Flags Over Texas last Wednesday. We have season tickets with season parking so it's not that big of deal other than time and gas cost for us to go when we want. We've already been twice which has already equaled what I paid for the season tickets.

We had a free ticket that was given to my youngest from school for reading six hours. It's actually a pretty good deal. I mean how hard is it to read six hours to get a $60 ticket? If you were a dishonest child with dishonest parents, it would be even easier to do so if you get my drift.

Anyway, we got there around 2:30 p.m. and didn't get home until around 11:30 p.m. Reason was because the kids wanted to stay and see the show Coobrila. The show wasn't until 9:30 p.m. The park closes at 10 p.m. but the show didn't get out until about 10:30 p.m. It's a short show with a lot of things going on at once but it was still worth staying to watch especially since it isn't any additional dollars over the park entry for the show. So, for us, it was free all around.

The picture is just one of many from our day at Six Flags but it's the entrance to the show.

A Trip to Six Flags Over Texas

These shots taken from the 'Tower' through the fencing:

La Vibora

The Titan with The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in the background

The Titan with the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in the background

The Shockwave's double loops

The Superman

Roaring Rapids

The Judge Roy Scream

The Texas Chute Out

R.I.P. George Carlin (1937-2008)

I didn't know of him when I was younger but when I got older and saw his stand-up bits on cable (probably HBO) I thought he was funnier than shit in a very intellectual way.

He was pretty funny in the movies he acted in as well.

Article at Yahoo as long as the link lasts here.

In the news 06/23/2008

From the Associated Press via Dallas News online:
MINEOLA, Texas -- In the windowless front rooms of a former day care center in a tiny Texas community, children as young as 5 were fed powerful painkillers they knew as "silly pills" and forced to perform sex shows for a crowd of adults.

I don't understand why we waste money on trials for cases that are pretty much cut and dry. Of course, I don't know how cut and dry this was but it seems pretty obvious to me that these people need to be tied by their ankles and dragged around the town of Mineola to show others what happens to child predators and sickos that are "entertained" by such repulsive acts!

Basically, they should be made to suffer and then to suffer some more and then maybe to suffer some more and then maybe they'd be put to death. I'd volunteer to be the punisher!

This type of crime seriously disgusts me. And then I'm disgusted more because we waste resources that could go to other things.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Economic stimulus

Sounds dirty, doesn't it?

I got my economic stimulus check in the mail on Friday, June 20th. Which was right about the time it said I should get it on some web site I went to. I think it was the IRS web page or something. I Googled "economic stimulus check" about four weeks ago and I found this web page that said to click on the last for digits of my SSN or something like that and it said I should receive it in June. Well it was nearer the end of June but money is money!

So, I drove to the bank today to drop it in the night deposit. I was wondering if my bank will hold the amount (it's $1,800 because I am married, filing jointly with two dependents) for a few days like they do with non-government checks. I laugh to myself because sometimes I think we all would trust other financial institutions more than we would the government when it comes to paying us money.

But as mentioned, money is money and I'll take it to the bank and run!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ped Egg

This is The Ped Egg..

This product has been around for a few months or so but when you watch The Tennis Channel, they run the same damn commercials over and over and you are likely to see the same one 10-20 times during a particular broadcast.

If you have seen the commercials on TV, I think you'd agree with me on how gross they are. I mean, I don't think I've EVER known or seen people with the examples of dry, callused feet. If you ask me, these people need more than the PedEgg!

Just thought I'd randomly share since I am watching The Tennis Channel. How sad am I that I am watching an old match...Monica Seles versus Martina Navratilova in the 1992 Wimbledon Semifinals...and liking it?

In the news 06/20/2008

From the offbeat section of the Dallas News online:

Russian spa opens monument to the enema

I can only say..."Funny!" It kind of looks to me more like a nasal aspirator.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

In the news 06/19/2008

A quote from an article at Dallas Morning News online:
If anyone cares, I think I've got the perfect compromise. The City Hall poohbahs want a name change. The Latinos want their heritage honored.

Why don't we just use the Spanish word for Industrial?

That would be Industrial.

Has a nice ring to it.

Click here for article as long as it is live.

I just don't understand why there was ever a public vote. I guess it goes to show how stupid the Dallas City Council is when 1) they can't come up with their own names, 2) they can't make their own decisions and 3) they can't stick to their decisions once they actually made one.

Cesar Chavez won in a straw poll. Big deal! Who says the city HAS TO name it that just because of some straw poll? Is a straw poll a recognized authority on city council decision-making? According to Wikipedia, here, it is not.

So, just stick it to the Latinos and say, "Sike!" and move on!! The city (government in general) does it all the time.

By the way, who the hell was Cesar Chavez anyway? I think the link is the right Cesar Chavez. I bet you a "straw poll" that most of the Mexicans and Latinos don't know who he is either or even really care. The ones that do are the older ones and they are just trying to make a point...what that point is, I don't know. Maybe that they can get 1 million mexicans to vote in a ridiculously ludicrous poll.

How about we call it Cesar Milan? It's got a nicer ring to it and I'm sure everyone (brown, black, white, or yellow) knows who he is.

Oh well...moving on.

More from the
Cameron Sands, 19, of Fort Worth kicked in the door of the house and then shot himself in the stomach as he pulled a gun out of his pants to shoot the homeowner...

Click here for article as long as it is live.

Um...what can be said about this one...that your mudda and fadda are majorly embarrassed that the whole Dallas News reading society knows they raised a royal dip shit? I wonder if Amnesty International wants to fight self-inflicted corporal punishment.


Saw an article on MSN about George Michael's opinion on gay marriages. I clicked the link to the article and I thought it was amusing to see Zac Efron's pic being advertised on the page.

As the church lady says, "Isn't that special?"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

In the news 06/17/2008


Japanese 'cannibal killer' executed
Tsutomu Miyazaki, 45, who killed and mutilated four young girls, was hanged at a detention center in Tokyo, said Justice Minister Kunio Hatoyama.

Click here for article as long as it is live.

So, who in their right mind doesn't not believe this man deserved what he got? I think they should have tortured him a bit before hanging him. Whatever happened to bamboo slivers under the fingernails? C'mon, you know he deserves it no matter what those fucks at Amnesty International think. It's not like it's genocide or torture for rule. It's crime and punishment and the more extreme the punishment, the less likely others will do the crime.
Dallas County prosecutor arrested for DWI

Click here for article as long as it is live.

Um...all I can say is, WHAT A DUMB ASS! Will people ever learn? How about hangings for DWI/DUI? Yeah!
Woman killed while photographing LBJ wreck
A 22-year-old woman was killed after she was hit by a car while trying to take pictures of a three-vehicle accident on LBJ Freeway early Sunday.

Click here for article as long as it is live.

Okay, this just shows you how stupid people REALLY are. Could she not find a building to take pictures from or a "safe" side of the road or something? I mean to run into the HOV lane that obviously wasn't shut down is a stupid move. Not only has the dead woman affected her friend that was in the car for life but the person that hit her as well. THINK people, THINK!
Cyrus says he was surprised by Vanity Fair photo
Billy Ray Cyrus says he wasn't around when Annie Leibovitz photographed his 15-year-old daughter, Miley, wrapped in a sheet with her back exposed, for the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

Click here for article as long as it is live.

BULLSHIT! What kind of father is he if he wasn't there to "manage" his daughter's dealings? I bet Joe Simpson would have been there and said it was all his idea! A little, very little, controversy never hurt anyone. It's not like it's one of those photos that are going around of her in her bikini or underwear or a nude shot like that other Disney chick from High School Musical. It was beautifully and tastefully done. I'm sure it was one of those things that seemed like a good idea and was a good idea but not the image Disney wanted to portray...just yet...since it's not 15-yr-olds that are watching her shows. Cyrus and others make it sound like Vanity Fair and Leibovitz took advantage of her. Again, I say, "BULLSHIT!" Let it go people...let it go. We have more things to worry about like a new lake in Iowa and parts of Illinois!

I think I'm done. I can't handle no more.

Email humor 06/17/2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lawn care is almost as expensive as paying at the pump

This evening I had to purchase a lawn mower so I can become manual labor boy! After thinking long and hard and paying about $300 in 2½ months, I figured I could purchase my own mower and do the job these lawn service was doing for $30 a pop!

So, I went to Lowe's Home Center to check out their prices on mowers. We all went to Home Depot yesterday to get paint for Heather to paint her office and the sun room. I checked their lawn mowers but they were out of the price range I was looking for…$169.99 and below without tax. Therefore, Lowe's got my business. They barely did as while I was waiting and waiting and waiting to check out, I almost just walked out and said, "The hell with it!" Finally, some shit stick woman of a cashier got her fat ass out of the restroom and checked me out. She told me, "Well, this register was closed." I said, "Well, I was in line but had to get something really quickly and you disappeared!" Fucking hoochie coochie bitchass!

Anyway, so $211 later, I'm a proud owner of this Bolens 5.5-Torque 21" Cut Push Mower with Bag. It has mulching capability and a rear bag. A Briggs & Stratton engine that provides reliable starting and performance…blah, blah, blah. If only it ran itself, it would be a dream. Either way, it's still cheaper than paying $300 over 2½ months.

The wife keeps saying that I won't keep up with it. I'm going to do it just to prove her wrong!

Well, I'm watching a movie, Cassandra's Dream and I'm also getting pretty tired. 8 a.m. class comes early tomorrow. I just had to vent a little about having to spend MORE money on shit that I don't WANT to.

Teeth (2007)

Teeth (2007), this movie is quite interesting. It's about a girl who's blossoming into her newfound sexuality but finds out she has vagina dentata. And you don't want to be doing this girl when she decides that you are not worthy of doing so!

It's full of relatively unknown actors except for one guy who is the "gay" son of one of the doctors in Nip/Tuck. I guess he's unknown too if I don't know his name. I'm sure others know about who I am talking.

Don't ask my how I come upon these odd movies but this one is worth a peek. Borrow it. Steal it. Watch it for the mere fact of vagina dentata. It doesn't get really interesting until about 20-30 minutes in or so but afterwards, it's kind of amusing the way she "uses" her vagina.

The New Yorker comic calendar

My coworker has some calendar on her desk (a desktop calendar, maybe?). She thought June 11th was funny. Of course, I know it's June 16th but I just got around to scanning it. It's funny and worth the wait...I guess.

Exam 1

Exam 1 for Financial Management is in the books!

I thought I did better than I did but after going over the questions and getting my actual grade, I realized I must have been consistently dozing off or thinking the correct answer and my hand marking something else. That has happened before when I was a druggy. Just kidding. I've never been a druggy...seriously. I'm high on life and family!

Anyway, I got an 83 on my exam. Some people in class got like 90 and above...fucking suck-up-no-life-having teenagers! Of course, I'm not bitter!

Well, an 83 is better than an 82 or less. I'm happy. As long as I hit above a C+, I'm very happy. I'm just happy if it's a C but I try for at least B- and above. No star shooting from this old guy.

After we went over the exam, we started watching the movie Wall Street (1987). Of course, I've heard of it and seen it but that's because I'm twice the age of my classmates. They probably have never even heard of it. The prof says it's a close likeness of what it is really like on Wall Street.

I find it funny to see the hair dos of the day, the movie played in 1987 but has a timeline in the movie of 1985. The poofs for women and the slickbacks for men. Funny!

Email humor for 06/16/2008

A blonde was weed-eating her yard and accidentally cut off the tail of her cat which was hiding in the grass.

She rushed her cat, along with the tail over to WAL-MART!


WAL-MART is the largest retailer in the world!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Black things in envelopes

The other day the wife, youngest kid and I were walking around Half Price Books.

I frequent the Sci-Fi section for my Star Wars books but I couldn't remember which ones I have compared to those I need.

The youngest didn't find any books either.

The wife found some books she wanted to get for her class (I think) she teaches.

We head to the check-out area and by the registers they have the media racks that contain audio and video mediums.

The youngest is browsing the racks with me and says, "Daddy, there are all these black things in envelopes! What are they?"

I explained that they were called records or LPs and they used to be the main medium for recording music to. The youngest responded hearing of them before but never seeing them.

I had to laugh because it just goes to show that some generations have never come across other audio/video mediums and probably never will. Eventually it may be like in that movie Demolition Man where you can only find such things from the past in a museum.

It's funny. Sometimes I wish I had a record player and some records of music that I like because there is just something about hearing it played from an LP. I'm sure more of the classic type music--not classical although it sounds good too--sounds good through the LP medium. The likes of like 50s, 60s and maybe even 70s sound very good from LPs but there are some that you can get on CDs these days, as well. I have an Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits in mono that sounds pretty good but it's not quite the same.

Anyway, before I ramble further, the whole point was the funny discovery and statement from my youngest.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Email humor 06/14/2008

You have two choices in life: You can stay single and be miserable, or get married and wish you were dead.

At a cocktail party, one woman said to another, 'Aren't you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?' 'Yes, I am. I married the wrong man.'

A lady inserted an ad in the classifieds: 'Husband Wanted'. Next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'

When a woman steals your husband, there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.

A woman is incomplete until she is married. Then she is finished.

A young son asked, 'Is it true Dad, that in some parts of Africa a man doesn't know his wife until he marries her?' Dad replied, 'That happens in every country, son.'

Then there was a woman who said, 'I never knew what real happiness was until I got married, and by then, it was too late.'

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to
every word you in your sleep.

Just think, if it weren't for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.

First guy says, 'My wife's an angel!' Second guy remarks,
'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'

'A Woman's Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray for: Wisdom, to understand
a man, to Love and to forgive him , and for patience, for his moods. Because Lord, if I pray for Strength I'll just beat him to death'

Husband and wife are waiting at the bus stop with their nine children. A blind man joins them after a few minutes. When the bus arrives, they find it overloaded and only the wife and the nine kids are able to fit onto the bus.

So the husband and the blind man decide to walk. After a while, the husband gets irritated by the ticking of the stick of the blind man as he taps it on the sidewalk, and says to him, 'Why don't you put a piece of rubber at the end of your stick? That ticking sound is driving me crazy.'

The blind man replies, 'If you had put a rubber at the end of YOUR stick, we'd be riding the bus, so shut the hell up.'

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lake Bell in Over Her Dead Body

A coworker of mine let me borrow her rented movie of "Over Her Dead Body." It started out kind of slow but it's gotten a little better around the 45 minutes mark. Yeah, it took about that long.

The first thing I noticed was in the credits Eva Longoria is listed as Eva Longoria Parker. Was she afraid that no one would know who she was if she went with the last name Parker alone?

The second thing I noticed is that the psychic in this movie is HOT! Her name is Lake Bell. She does have a near unibrow but other than that...DAMN! I mean she is overloading the blood pressure, for sure!

Anyway, by the time I finished the post I finished the movie. I would rent it for a buck or two or borrow it from a friend. It's worth a watch after the first slow/boring fifteen or so minutes.

Oh by the way, here is a picture of Lake Bell. Click on the picture to see a few more while they last.


No, I'm not talking about these things here or here but definitely here--(I did not expect to get a photo but I'm not complaining).

Should I be ashamed of my attraction? Is it taboo still to speak (write) about it? Sue me! I'm a male and it's my birthright to be the way I am. I'm sure it's also genetic. Anyway...

I unexpectedly discovered a bonus to my lowering the temperature in my classroom during class. Normally, I walk or ride my bike to work/school. It's kind of hot right now (Duh!), even in the morning at 7:45 a.m, so by the time I get to work I'm a little warm and near sweaty, especially under where my backpack straps fall and on my back.

When I get into the classroom, it's usually not cool enough for me so I (being that I know how) change the desired temperature on the thermostat, which happens to be right behind where I sit on the back row, to something insanely low (as low as it will go) like 69 degrees. The room temperature is usually around 71-73 degrees before adjustment. It really doesn't seem to get colder but it gives the feeling of so as the fans will run more consistently to reach 69 degrees.

Today, I was pleasantly surprised to see my attempts for my comfort adversely affects the females in the class. Not that I really care how they feel because it's not of my concern but today a couple of girls, one very busty, walked into class with like a...what do they call it...spaghetti-strap top with a sort of built-in bra. My wife has a few of these (when she wears them I can't keep my hands to myself) and I'm sure the females know what I am talking about. Anyway, she comes in the door to my left and she goes to her usual seat that is on the row in front of me about three seats to my left. As she walks through the door and to her seat, what do I see...


And for such a busty girl, these are tiny nips. Maybe it takes a lot of circulation to those things to get them bigger or harder or whatever but they were pretty nice. I found myself unable to turn my head away from her as she approached her seat. Finally, I pulled myself together enough to turn away and seem like I was just dazing instead of perving.

But then all through class, I could not stop thinking about her, well her boobs. I'm telling you, sometimes when I see such things, I can't help but dwell. Every time she would move, I'd check to see if I could catch a glimpse. Geez! It was so energy-consuming! I was still able to take notes and listen in class but her every single movement caught my eye.

There was another girl that was a little further across the classroom so I wasn't as "in to" her but damn, the female form is so distracting!

Sometimes I think I am in the wrong career. I think I should have or should become a photographer. That way I will have the many beautiful female forms archived in something more tangible than my little brain.

Now, don't take me for some serious porn-atic. I love the female form (most shapes, anyway) with or without clothing. Hell, some females look way better IN clothes than out of them! Trust me, I've seen a few.

Anyway, that's my news for the day. The day started off well. It was almost like winning the lottery...but not really.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Knots (2004)

I just got finished watching this movie called "Knots" with John Stamos, Tara Reid, Paulina Porizkova...just to name a few names that anyone would actually recognize.

It wasn't the best of movies but it wasn't completely crap. Okay, it was close but what isn't 'close' these days?

Anyway, there were a few things Cal (John Stamos) said in the movie that I thought were pretty funny. The most memorable was this:
"Once a month is reserved for unpleasant things like her period or rent.

Banging your wife should not got into that category."

Speak it Cal.

As a review on the movie, you can pass on it unless you wanted to catch a glimpse of Paulina's boobies and ass for about 30 seconds near the almost-middle of the movie.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Paying for electricity royally blows

Yeah, it does.

It blows big, humongous donkey dicks!

I just wrote payment for my electric bill to the almighty TXU ENERGY for $266.00! It was like 265-something but I like to round to the nearest dollar as it makes the register easier to maintain.

Anyway, I run my air most of time at about 80 degrees. Sometimes, while I'm active in the house, I will notch it down to about 78 maybe 75 but then it goes up around bed time because I run a fan that blows right on me while I sleep.

I've got computers running although for half of the month they have been unplugged. I've just been using my laptop or my wife's.

I try to keep the lights turned off when not in need of them and my kids are tired of hearing me constantly nag them about it.

So, where did this freaking $266 bill come from? Shit, I guess we all have to help line the pockets of the energy companies and pay for the education and/or healthcare of the illegals.

Yes, I'm bitter but done!

Stupid Craigslist listings

I'm all for the freebie. Those who know me know that about me all too well. I'm not a cheapskate. I just think there is no better price for something I want, need, or can use than FREE! Who doesn't agree with me? See, you are all cheapskates too!

But as you can see from these few lines off the FREESTUFF section of Craigslist, why the hell would I want a free Zenith 36" TV that needs a power supply or a not working TV/VCR combo? That shit obviously costs the lister too much money to repair/fix/buy a part so what makes them think that the ordinary Joe that looks at the free listings on Craigslist want or be able to spend that kind of money?

C'mon people! Wake the hell up. Like my eBay bidders rant but maybe not really. I mean if it costs $100 for a power supply why wouldn't I just spend that or $200 or even $300 on a brand new television?

It's common sense! And don't even get me started on the free dirt, free rock, free fire wood, and free mobile home. Hell, I got free rock in my yard too just come out and dig it up. Free dirt too. Shit, just take the dirt and rock together to save time. While you are at it, cut a couple of my trees down for the free fire wood. As log as you haul it off and do all the labor, it's free! Yippee!

See, I went there. Not my fault. Momentary lost of sanity.

Monday, June 09, 2008

View from the kiddie ferris wheel in Toontown at Six Flags over Texas

Why do you think he bites it?

Saw this picture on the BBCs "Day in Pictures" here. It was picture #8.

Many champions of many tournaments for many years have done something to the trophy they have won but I don't think any have ever bitten it. Kissed it, caressed it, rubbed it like a magic lamp but bitten it? I don't think so.

Is it a macho thing? Is it something he does to test it to make sure it is real like they did with gold coins and such in the old Westerns? Who knows?

I think once was acceptable but four years running at the French Open and however many times at other tournaments he's won is just odd.

Oh well!

Dallas, Texas is becoming more green

I opened the MSN home page and in their little flash box near the top-left of their web page I saw a picture of downtown Dallas, Texas. It piqued my curiosity so I click the image.

The article states, "Smart(ish) Cities - 12 unexpected urban areas that are doing good green stuff." And what do you know, Dallas is #5. Go Dallas!

Okay, I really don't care whether they are 'green' or not but I thought it was cool to see Dallas on the 'front page' of

Link to article is here as long as it lasts.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Email humor 06/06/2008

Butterfly tattoo...look closely

Light-side of Superman

Summer school 2008

Well, one week and two days are down in the books for summer school session one. In case I didn't mention it before, I'm taking the first level class of Financial Management. This professor is supposed to make it super easy for the students -- that's probably why he's the most popular one students want to take -- and so far he hasn't disappointed. The problem is that he didn't require a book for this summer class this time around (he says there's really no point since it's so condensed which I'm thankful for as I fully expected to plop down a c-note+ for the book for this class) and he only is giving two quizzes or supplemental grades. He lectures for the hour and forty minutes of class. He said take good notes and don't miss class unless you have someone you know in class that takes good notes as well. I am hoping his tests are as simplistic as I've heard because they are worth 100 points each and of course he bases the grade on a point system. I don't know what an A, A-, B+, etc is right off as I don't have his syllabus in front of me. Anyway, that's the nerve-racking part is that you don't know how the test are going to be or what is going to be covered.

Yes, I'm one of those that worries about the test before it happens. I'm not like this with everything and I'm not like this with all classes or even many. I just don't like not having those "padding" grades from the likes of quizzes and homework. Once again, I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

I'm not taking session two because we are planning on going on a REAL vacation this summer. We'll see. We want to go the beach, the coast, and I'm not talking Galveston, Texas. I've been there and it was fine for the first beach that I can remember seeing (at the age of like 23). I used to go home to Hawaii with my mom when I was much younger because back then they didn't charge you for a child that could ride in your lap. I guess it was like, if they don't take a seat why charge them. So the few times I did travel with my mom it was very young and I don't remember it much. Occasionally, I would dream about Hawaii, the beach and sometimes when my much older brothers were there. I would then ask my mom about what I saw in my dreams and she would tell me that it actually happened or I was actually there. It was kind of weird how it would come back to me like that. It would be so vivid in my dreams that I felt like I was really there at the time of the dream. I guess that's how dreams are but it felt more than just like an imagination thing to me when it would happen. Weird but cool.

Anyway, in 1995 we went to Hawaii, Oahu specifically, for a family reunion on my mom's side. My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I went for six days on a spur of the moment kind of thing. I mean we knew about it in advance but I didn't think I could swing it financially. My future mother-in-law worked for American Airlines at the time and she actually offered to get us some of those employee-discount tickets where you basically just pay the taxes on the tickets. We had to fly stand-by which wasn't much of an issue until we flew back -- we had to take an earlier flight that was leaving right then because we got bumped off our other flight. In fact the flight we got on was basically on the tarmac and they were holding it for us to board as we hauled ass across the Honolulu airport!

So, long story short, once I experience the beautiful beaches and ocean of Hawaii, the dirty water of the Gulf off Galveston just couldn't compare. That's why we want to take the kids to like Florida which would still be the Gulf side but with the more beautiful water and beaches.

We are looking to spend a whole week there and we have to take our dog. It would be much easier without the pet but we just don't feel that we can find anyone who would watch and take care of her like we prefer. Plus, she is technically part of the family for us (crazy, I know but my kids would be lost without her). We found a few places that are pet friendly and almost all places are like $1,200 for the week or more.

Fucking paying for this is going to suck but it's worth it. I WANT, NEED and DESERVE a vacation and so does the wife and kids. We are excited. I hope it doesn't fall through. Between gas for driving, the weekly rental, and entertainment while there, I'm sure I could buy a house in McKinney or somewhere on the way outskirts of the Dallas area. That's the only part I'm not looking forward to...the paying off of the debt after the fun. The fun and spending is always good. It's getting those credit card statements afterward that make those good times even better. NOT!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The U.S. National Debt

I learned something in class the other day.

Did you know that the size of our national debt is $9 trillion? Fuck yeah, it is. Can you believe it?

Of course, my prof thinks that's not that bad when you look at out nation's economy (or GDP=Gross Domestic Product) which is $13 trillion.

So, we are $4 trillion in the red then right? Not really. The $9 trillion will never be reduced but it can be managed...basically, slowly increase instead of rapidly. Oh yeah, and as long as our economy increases at the same rate or better than the national debt.

That's comforting, huh? I like how economists and financial management people speak of trillions of dollars like they are speaking more of ones, tens and twenties.

Oh well, that's what I learned so far. It makes it all worth attending class from 8am to 9:40am, Monday thru Friday. I feel blessed!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Game 6 Stanley Cup Finals tonight

I don't really want either team, Detroit or Pittsburgh, to win but since it's gotta be one of them because Dallas blew donkey dicks, I think I want Pittsburgh to win. I don't think that's going to happen but I'm tired of seeing Detroit in the playoffs and in the finals. I personally think they are a dirty team. I mean not like a go-out-to-maim-someone type playing but...close. I used to like Detroit when I was younger and they had the likes of Federov and the rest of the 'Flying Russians' but I think that's because I was young, dumb and had more pent up aggression. Besides, I don't recall them being as much of a "goon" team as they seem now. Maybe it's just high intensity and balls to the wall playing.

Or maybe I'm just bitter that Dallas sucked! Oh well.

Email humor 06/04/2008


A white guy is walking along a beach when he comes across a lamp partially buried in the sand.

He picks up the lamp and gives it a rub.

Two blonde genies appear, and they tell him that he has been granted three wishes.

The guy makes his three wishes and the blonde genies disappear.

The next thing the guy knows, he's in a bedroom, in a mansion, surrounded by 50 beautiful women.

He makes love to all of them and begins to explore the house.

Suddenly he feels something soft under his feet, he looks down and the floor is covered in $100 bills.

Then, there's a knock at the door.

He answers it and standing there are two persons dressed in Ku Klux Klan sheets.

They drag him outside to the nearest tree, throw a rope over a limb and hang him by the neck until he's dead.

As the Klansmen are walking a way, they remove their hoods; it's the two blonde genies.

One blonde genie says to the other one, "I can understand the first wish having all these beautiful women in a big mansion to make love to. I can also understand him wanting to be a millionaire. But, why he wanted to be hung like a black man is beyond me."

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Heidi Klum

This is the best and only way we should have to see or "hear" her. Unlike on that show she's on...Project "Gunn-way", is it?.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

I was watching late night television and saw the remake Dawn of the Dead (2004).

First of all, I can't believe it's been four years since the movie came out. It's more impressive that it's been four years than when the movie actually came out.

I didn't think this movie was very well remade. The point of the living dead is that they wanted to eat the brains of people because they were dumb-shit zombies. They were brain dead which means all motor skills (speech, walking, talking, thinking, etc) were all nonexistent. But this movie had the zombies running like wild banshees, jumping and flying through the air, climbing fences and such, shit DEAD people just can't do.

It's almost like they just re-shot the movie 28 Days Later... but put George Romero's name and movie to it.

I think at the end of 'Dawn' they are still running or something. It doesn't exactly end at the end of the movie. Ya know?!

Anyway, I just didn't think the movie was that good or true to the original.