October 30, 2006


What a party!! I got totally hammered Saturday night at the infamous HAGGOWEEN!!! Had a lot of fun - It was our first visit from THE WRIDER since her departure. Good to see her.

In case you did not know, National Geographic reported that USA is 11th in the world in beer consumption. To any red-blooded American, this does not sit well. We like to be #1 and we should be. With the help of everyone at that party - myself, The Duke of Fullerton and Mr. Haggoween in particular - I think we moved ourselves up a few notches - AMERICA, FUCK YEAH!!!

that is all for now.

Now it's later and here is the "Song of the Blog"!!

Madonna of the Wasps by Robyn Hitchcock

I had forgotten about this song but saw on amazon that he has a new album out. Here is a link to a video of him playing the song on Letterman many many years ago.


Is this love?
Is this love?
Is this love?

Lost Madonna of the Wasps
I wonder where we crossed
I wonder why she lost me

Lost Madonna of the Wasps
She's dying in the frost
I wonder what she cost me

Is this love?

Gone Madonna of the swans
She waves a magic wand
And then she settles on me

Wise Madonna of the flies
I look into her eyes
And then she recognizes me

Is this love?
Is this love?

Lost Madonna of the Wasps
I wonder where we crossed
I wonder where she lost me

Lost Madonna of the Wasps
She's lying in the frost
I wonder what she cost me

Is this love?
Is this love?

October 24, 2006

My Duty as a Citizen

So I had jury duty on Monday in lovely downtown Santa Ana. I have been lucky in that I have only had jury duty twice and both times at the kick ass Fullerton site so this was interesting for me.

Here is a bullet point list of my observations that I think can allow you, the reader, to get a good feel for my day:

  • In order to run us through the process, they had to plug in and boot from the dead a laptop - I was so happy when I saw the OS is Windows 2000
  • The guy speaking to us could not pronounce "conservatorship"
  • Even better when during the film you know he has seen a million times actually pronounces it correctly
  • After lunch roll call was done by one person reading the names to a room of 400 people and we just had to yell out loud - HERE
  • The girl taking roll call had a real issue with pronouncing what I would call "white people" names. Never saw that before
  • When I got up to get some of the provided reading materials, I set my personal mags on my seat - came back - National Geographic GONE - guy two seats behind me reading it - got that bitch back (and I was nice enough to let the guy finish reading it - I such a nice guy)
  • Towards the end of the afternoon - they get everyone together to tell us they have no new information for us
There were a couple of good items:

  • I was not at work!!!
  • Saw the Ronald Reagan Federal Building - that thing is pretty cool.
That was my Monday adventure. I did not get on a jury - got called to the room but the parties settled and it was a liability case stemming from an auto accident so I would have been booted by any half decent defense attorney anyways.


!!!Late Addition!!!

I am at home and heard this song and I love it.

Nothing Left to Lose by Mat Kearney

something’s in the air tonight
the sky's alive with a burning light
you can mark my words something's about to break

and i found myself in a bitter fight
while i've held your hand through the darkest night
don't know where your coming from but your coming soon

to a kid from oregon by way of california
all of this is more than i've ever known or seen

come on and we'll sing, like we were free
push the pedal down watch the world around fly by us
come on and we'll try, one last time
i'm off of the floor one more time to find you

and here we go there's nothing left to choose
and here we go there's nothing left to lose

so i packed my car and headed east
where i felt your fire and a sweet release
there's a fire in these hills thats coming down

and i don't know much but i found you here
and i can not wait another year
don't know where your coming from but you coming soon

to a kid from oregon by way of california
all of this is more than i’ve ever known or seen

come on and we'll sing, like we were free
push the pedal down watch the world around fly by us
come on and we'll try, one last time
i'm off of the floor one more time to find you

and here we go there's nothing left to choose
and here we go there's nothing left to lose

i can still hear the trains out my window
from hobart street to here in nashville
i can still smell the pomegranates grow
and i don't know how hard this wind will blow
or where we'll go

come on and we'll sing, like we were free
push the pedal down watch the world around fly by us
come on and we'll try, one last time
i'm off of the floor one more time to find you

and here we go there's nothing left to choose
and here we go there's nothing left to lose

October 18, 2006

Lucky and Apples

So I went up to Oak Glen (near Beaumont) this past weekend with the brother and the girls (my two and my niece - all we got are girls) to visit the apple orchards, maybe find a pumpkin and have some good food. As luck (and lucky, my brother's ironic nickname) would have it, our day did not go as planned.

First, it was colder than a well digger's lunch bucket up there. Below 40 and my brother had on shorts (foolio) Thank God we have stuff for the girls. Second it was raining and again, thankfully we had stuff for the girls. Third, it was unbelievably crowded!! I have been there a few times but this was ridiculous. Every place we went to find something to eat had a line of at least 40 to 50 people and the kids were getting hungry. Finally we went to a big orchard up there that was also extremely crowded and we got some hot dogs and cocoa. We then had to sit outside in the rain and eat standing up. (we saw an open table and as we were approaching some a-hole runs out of the building at full speed and snags it - whatever) So after waiting in line again for a pie - we start to drive home. Fourth - we see a pumpkin patch so we turn around - drive to the entrance, and walk to the pumpkin patch only to be DENIED!! PRIVATE F'n PARTY!!! ya gots ta be kiddin me. So we walk back and decide to do the hay ride and "CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER".

Now as I stated earlier, my brothers nickname is one of those ironic ones (like a big guy named tiny) and everytime I go somewhere with him, "luck" is truly on our side. His DH was not surprised at all - she was well prepared for this to happen. I think all the luck we can have goes to me having beater trucks that run forever.

Despite all that, we had a good time - I love the mountains when it is cold and the fog is covering them and the girls always have a great time together. I'll add a couple pics when I get home.

The IN_LAW is driving back from NC. As most of you know, they are now going to be based at Fort Irwin, CA. Hopefully in a week the rest of their junk will be out of my garage and we can get some separation - 3000 miles would have been better than 3 hours but I'll take what I can get.

Song of the Blog:

Desperately Wanting by Better than Ezra

Great song - thanks to The Avman for the mp3.

I'll add lyrics if I can when I get home.

Peace out!!!

October 11, 2006

Music makes it better

After all the crap lately, I decided to hop on-line and searched for music. I find that going on-line and listening to all kinds of bands I have never heard cathartic (big words bitches) and fun. I use Launch from Yahoo, Pure Volume or sometimes I just do a search for record labels and see what I find.

Here are a few I found interesting:

  1. Deadstar Assembly - Killing myself again
  2. Crud - Reality
  3. KHZ - quite a few songs
I also picked up the new Lamb of God today. Just started rockin it at work - so far so good.

My bass player and I are officially without drummer. We have been barely getting by with friends and people we knew (we only played about 6 times this year) but we have nothing now. It is depressing and keeps me from playing (I know it shouldn't) so this Saturday we are gonna rock it in my garage at a respectable level - me,the bass player and beer. Now we do suck (we are getting to freakin old) but there is nothing like writing and playing your own stuff - it is so energizing and I miss it. We had a good thing going with two other people (singer and his wife our drummer) They were great people and really fun to jam with but Arizona called them away and it has not been the same - really bad year for jammin.

Back to all the crap - after all the help and money for moving, packing, moving to my garage,garage sale and getting all the crap out to donate due to the in-law move to NC, final orders came and low and behold, Fort Irwin, CA!!!! 3 hours away!! (angry face x 10) Good thing I am playing in my garage with beer this Saturday or people would be dying.


October 09, 2006


That is what this weekend was - DRAINING. Although it is the right thing to do, helping certain in-laws leaves you with a "toxic" feeling. (props to AVMAN) So this week and weekend, they needed to have a garage sale and apparently, there are limits on when you can have one in their part of the 909 so it all their crap that we moved into her in-laws garage was trucked into mine (our cost) stored in my garage until the sale on Saturday. (we paid for the ad) For those days said in-law was at my house to go through and price which my wife ended up doing most of (of course) and then sat outside for the day selling.

My wife and I are emotionally, physically and financially drained. Everytime, it costs us money to help them and there is never any "thanks - we will do our best to pay you back" or "thanks for paying up front" - from them it is expected that there will be no payback. But we will get our cash back - we get their new fridge and we are selling it - all proceeds are ours!!!

Apartment size fridge (16 18 cu. ft??) from Home Depot - 7- 8 months old - $300 - BUY IT BITCHES!!!!!

We still have a lot of their leftovers so we have to put it out for donate tomorrow - Disabled Veterans are gonna get a grip of stuff.

We also took a few things just because we can: their 20 in TV, his snowboard and boots (do my best to try it this year) both not great but what the hell....

Now of course I am a damn grump through all this so all good props go to the wifey - she may be mad but she does it out of the goodness of her heart.

Time to take a nap all week.

October 02, 2006

Endlessly Fascinated

Those of you who know me know that "farting" in any and all circumstances is FUNNY!!! (sorry your mom) Thus my enjoyment of the following article:

Police hunt farting dissident

Police in Poland have launched a nationwide hunt for a man who farted loudly when asked what he thought of the president.

Hubert Hoffman, 45, was charged with "contempt for the office of the head of state" for his actions after he was stopped by police in a routine check at a Warsaw railway station.

He complained that under President Lech Kaczynski and his twin brother Jaroslaw, the country was returning to a Communist style dictatorship.

When told to show more respect for the country's rulers, he farted loudly and was promptly arrested.

Hoffmann was arrested and released on bail but failed to turn up at a Warsaw court early this week to be tried, and the judge in the case rejected an appeal by defence lawyers to throw the charges out.

A court spokesman said: "Such a case of disrespect is taken very seriously."

Instead the court ordered the police to start a nationwide hunt for the man, and interpol have been alerted

This absolutely requires a "Free the Farting One" web site, marches, fund raisers and some Hollywood star backing... I smell a non-enforced UN resolution coming on......

I am back on the tea wagon (about 80% and I leave the tea-baggin to the rest of you). I hate to abandon the full blown coffee addiction that I love so much but with a hiatal (high anal to those who know who you are) hernia - coffee and citrus can sometimes create an unwanted acid trip that has a negative impact on potty time. BOO!!! Good thing the Wrider is not next to me - since she left, (and we discovered we were out of coffee) not one pot has been brewed. I look at it as a memorial to her leaving - kind of a "missing man" formation but with the coffee pots. Bring on the Green, Chamomile and newly found French Vanilla teas. Yes I am feeling better.....thanks for asking.

I'm sure I have heard songs but nothing to stand out as song of the day. No new books.... hmmmm
lets see - the bolts that hold down the toilet came right out so up it came revealing that anything it could possible have been bolted down to has apparently dissolved thus a trip to Home Depot and thank god the father in law has the drill to make holes in concrete - som bitch is now caulked and bolted to the floor better than a submissive to a barrel!!!!

peace out!!!