Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Check out our Bags!

A neighbor who happens to be a school teacher lost his summer job because of the economy.  Another neighbor is salesman, he pitched having the teacher build us all cornhole boards (know as bags to those in Chi-town).  I love mine, if you want some, he will make them with any design he can copy or you can think of.  So far he has made them with Cubs, Yankees, and Yellowbook logos.  They will be hand painted, laquored, made from formidable wood, and customized.  These are not the crappy set you buy at Dick's that bounce every time the bag hits the board.  Let me know if you want a set!  

More importantly, if you have never played cornhole, come over to my crib and we will play.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fail Blog

One of the new loves of my life is Fail Blog.  My friend Krista introduced the two of us, it has been an enjoyable month with Failblog.  The link is to your right. This makes me thank God our family has Maggie and she is no longer in China.

fail owned pwned pictures
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Expensive Bad Day

There are many songs on this subject.  My favorites are "Bad Day" by Fuel and "Just One of Those Days" by Limp Bizkit.  

It all started fine, a little auction, a little lunch, a little nap.  Then we, yes, the couple, spiral downhill.  It all started after our Cinco De Mayo dinner, we decided to walk up to Harris Teeter to get the skinny snack eater some cookies.  We had to get some money out of the atm so I could go play basketball tonight. Amanda thought it wise to deposit the money I gave her to deposit and the poor girl saw it was missing.  We frantically searched her wallet in every crevase for the two bills.  No avail.

money Pictures, Images and Photos
Amanda was very clearly upset, obvious to her that one of her students had rooted through her purse and stolen the money.  Somewhere along the cookie aisle she was broken down and we needed to hug it out.  The betrayal that she felt was worse than loosing the money.  I mean, don't get me wrong, we need all the money we can get but it really hurt her.  

We headed on to get gas in her car.  I was still rattled by the whole situation but managed to fill the car up.  During the following left turn, we hard a slight noise.  I saw some people dodging an item in the road.  We had no clue what it was.  Until....

Amanda came out of Cookout to notice the gas door was open.  She quickly closed the door... the light bulb in my head went off, luckily not the dashboard.  Yes, for the first time in my life I left a gas cap on the roof of my car.  First time, ever.  Luckily the Cookout is right next to Autozone.  So $11 and a little pride later, we drove home.  

gas cap Pictures, Images and Photos
The best part, is when you are upset, funny things make you laugh very hard.  

Friday, May 01, 2009

Political Landscape Is Shifting

I love that right now beneath our feet the landscape is changing.  The main reason I wanted Obama in office is coming to fruition.  I wanted him to appoint liberal justices to the Supreme Court.  If you don't know my politics, I am stunned.  I believe marriage is misery all people, including same-sex couples have the right to enjoy.  I also believe in a woman's right to choose.

This is a fantastic opportunity to appoint a female justice who shares the same values that I do.  Beyond that, with my boy Arlen Spector's transition away from the dark side of the force to use his Jedi abilities for good, coupled with Al Franken's likely certification as the next Senator from the great state of Minnesota we have the chance to push through a pragmatic and progressive agenda with a filibuster-proof majority. 

What a fun time to be an American.  Any guesses on the next Justice?  Any guesses on policy coming down the pipe?  Any comments on Spector's re-election chances as a democrat?