Friday, July 25, 2003

I am car shopping again. I love my Jimmy bt it is time to get a newer/new car so I don't have ot worry about fixing it every month. Still working on the kitchen, almost done!!!! Once my back is healed enough I will finish it. Nothing else happening, going to have a garage sale tomorrow....we'll see how that goes.

The boy made the Travel All-Star team and will start games this weekend. he is very excited and so are we, he has improved 100 fold and loves baseball.........looking forward to him buying us our first mansion when he goes pro ;-)

Saturday, July 19, 2003


My pirate name is:

Captain Sam Kidd

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!

What's Your Pirate Name??

They call me the Working Man!!!!

Man alive I have been busy!!! Work, work and overtime, plus I repaired/replaced the stairs in the backyard, removed and replaced our laundry tub (the original was the original, 100lbs plus concrete tub/sink; which then popped my back), took a day off to lie in bed motionless and am back on viacadin (SP?) to easy the pain. Then the wife decides it's time to remodel the kitchen. So starting last Sunday we have removed the cabinets, painted the room, the cabinets; replaced the knobs and hinges on all doors and drawers, put in one of two new counters and laid a tile floor (which now hads to extend to the front of the house and include the foyer, an extra 90 square feet). Throw in baseball practice, the final game, the father/son game and union work and I dont think I've slept since the 4th of July!!!!!

Some random thoughts over the past week:

- I hate corporations!!!

- I hate people who are late to work when you are waiting for them so you can leave

- I love that my wife and son have taken to watching baseball even when I am not here

- I enjoyed the All-Star break

- I am glad Ken Griffey is out for the season, he is number two on my least favorite baseball players

- I hate Barry Bonds (I acknowldge that he is the best player in our generation, but he is still a prick andnumber one on my least favorite list)

I heard his little "Babe Ruth is nothing" quotes, that the Babe didn't have to face the best players in the nation just the best white players.....and that once he has passed Babe in home runs there will be no reason to talk of Babe no more. Well Barry, I think you can claim victory over Babe Ruth is you do the following:

- count the home runs you've hit off of real major leaguers, not the AA Kids teams need to call up because expansion has drained the talent pool

- count the home runs you've hit in the old ballparks not those launch pads like Colorado

- stay in the National League until you retire, do not finish your days as a DH, the Babe had to take the field every game until he left, you should too

- STOP TAKING STEROIDS, the only foreign substance that would be found in the Babe's blood was alcohol!!!!!!!

Oh and by the way, one of Babe Ruth's less popular nickname was "Nig" because he was partially black.


Friday, July 04, 2003


Happy 4th of July to one and all!!! And a Happy Canada Day to my neighbors to the north. It is 85 on this beautiful Friday. I got out of work early and have found my wife and son have gone strawberry picking and will be home later. Time to do some outside chores, clean the pool, get the grill ready and enjoy a 2 1/2 Day weekend.

If you follow my Book Page you'll see I just finished The Glorious Cause by Jeff Shaara. It's about the American Revolution and I didn't realize I was reading that book so near the 4th until I finished it. Those men (and women) gave up much to make the country of ours the way it was. While I don't think the Founding Fathers envisioned kids shooting kids over sneakers, rap music, homosexual marrages, and a President having to defend his decision to rid the world of a ruthless dictator. They did set the ground work to make this country the greatest in the world. Having said that I would hope that people around the country take a good look at your life and that of our family and start making good decisions again. Protect your children, clean up the neighborhoods, respect others andn maybe we can get back to the basics of what made this country so 'revolutionary' at the time.

Be safe and God bless.

Thursday, July 03, 2003


Had no Noon Show all week at work so it's rush to work by 5:00am, do the morning news, do the Today Show cut-ins till 9:00am them go to lunch till 10:00am. From 10:00am on it's Wimbeldon till 1:00pm, then Days of Our Lives. So we sit and stare from 10:00am till 2:00pm till we can go. Day 1 was fun, Day 2 was cool as well, Day 3 we were sleepy and today was just dreadful. Tomorrow will be killer!!!! Especially since it's a holiday and noone but us will be there!!!! Some day I will be out of televsion!