Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whining Sniveling Crybaby

I just deleted a two page rambling about how abused I am, and it's all my fault I let people walk all over me.

I've been off work for a week, I can't get any rest. All I want to do is go to the beach. If work doesn't call the competing radio station calls. Today I said I'd go help them fix their transmitter. I don't wanna. I'm supposed to go diving with a friend of a friend of the OI Girl, I don't even want to do that, I just want to go to the beach.
Tonight we're having a New Years Eve party. I have to get ready. Cut the grass. clean.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A good deal for NASA

I was reading over on Sams Spot about all her machines breaking down. Here's one (two) that haven't. The Mars Rovers. This is the first couple a paragraphs from an Astronomy.com article. Read the rest here.

Mars rovers near five years of science and discovery
The rovers have made important discoveries about wet and violent environments on ancient Mars. They also have returned a quarter-million images.
Rovers
This mosaic of frames from the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity gives a view to the northeast from the rover's position on its 1,687th martian day, or sol (October 22, 2008).

By that date, Opportunity had driven southwestward from Victoria Crater, beginning a long trek toward a larger crater, Endeavour. NASA/JPL-Caltech [View Larger Image]
December 29, 2008
NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity may still have big achievements ahead as they approach the fifth anniversaries of their memorable landings on Mars.

No one predicted the team would still be operating both rovers in 2009 when Spirit landed on January 3, 2004, and 21 days later when Opportunity followed suit.

"The American taxpayer was told three months for each rover was the prime mission plan," said Ed Weiler, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters in Washington. "The twins have worked almost 20 times that long. That's an extraordinary return on investment in these challenging budgetary times."

Tonight is the Astronomical Society Meeting, and it's raining this morning, Hope it clears up!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dawg Dialog

I was walking the dawgs this morning, they weren't paying much attention to me or the walk, they were sniffing trees and the ground and I imagine everywhere other male dogs have peed. Sheba sniffing a tree, thinking "Gee, that smells pretty good!" and here comes Ditto, lifts leg and pees on tree, almost on Shebas nose.
Whata if that were humans? What if the OI Girl went around smelling trees? Looking for hot dudes. And I went around peeing on them? Trying to attract hot chicks?
IMagine the dialog.
OI: sniffs tree, "mmmmm"
Me: "Oh, you think that smells good? Let me fix it for you!" Pees on spot she's sniffing
OI: "Hey! You almost peed on me! What are you doing? peeing on trees anyway? You're not supposed to be peeing on trees, you have me!"
Me: "Well, what are you doing, sniffing them then? I gotta pee! Might as well do it on a tree!" (that rhymes) I sniff another tree: "Smells like a wimp was here!"
OI: sniffs. "Smells pretty good to me!"
I pee on the pee on the tree

And so on.
Anyway, I wonder if thats what the dawgs are thinking.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Envy

Last night I was over at a friends house for 'drinks'. There were all my best friends there, talking about business and money. I think I was the only non-millionaire there and I felt kind of inferior.
When I was a little kid about 8, I started helping my friends big brother deliver newspapers. I really haven't been unemployed since.
And I have very little to show for it.
I'm lucky, and I'm doing pretty good I guess, I have two mortgages on two houses, and that's my only debt. My salary needs a big increase, but I'm making ends meet.
But it's all chickenfeed. I'll never be able to retire at this rate, I can only see working till I die.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Now git back to work!


It was a good holiday season. I got the OI Girl a Wii, although I was afraid of bringing an addiction in the house. It seems pretty OK. I am impressed with the technology. Now I can buy Wii games for every OI Girl Birthday and holiday gift forever and ever amen!

Oh yeah, we're having a small New Years Eve Party, if you're interested in a nice quiet New Years

Thursday, December 25, 2008

No Turkey

Ended up having steak last night, not turkey.
What's not to like?

Also I put on a chat widget that I saw on My Grimm Reality, I thought it was pretty cool, so I went and got one. Not sure what good it's going to do, but it's over on the right side of this page under Dogpile Search

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Turkey Day


I'm eating Turkey tonight. I can't wait, since I didn't have really any for Thanksgiving. Just a little styrofoam lunch turkey. I've been jonesing for turkey. Turkey turkey turkey.
You are what you eat!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Not Much

To post about today.

I found that with my dogs, if they mis-behave, and I am mad at them and speak harshly, they don't respond as well if I speak like I'm not angry.

I'm going to try to try the same thing with people.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Summer is coming!

Saturday I worked, Sunday for lunch I cooked hot dogs on the grill, and for dinner I cooked chicken breasts on the grill on my back deck and watched the sun set on the shortest day of the year. Now the days will start getting longer. Summer is coming!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Clairification

I didn't mean Requiem was a bad movie, I meant that the peoples lives in it were so bad it was painful.

Hey, Do you want me to upload a 2009 Calendar? Fast Food? I think it's pretty funny!

Here's a sample!


You girls could print it for your boyfriends/husbands as a last minute holiday gift! You guys could print it for a joke! (I might print it for my shop at work (not really))

Saturday, December 20, 2008

All Bad

I just got done watching Requiem For A Dream. Man o man, that movie is all bad.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dog Boot Camp




Here's a few pics of a dog training course that we've been doing on Saturdays. For Sheba and Ditto. Ditto doesn't need it, but we can't just leave him at home alone and take the new girl out, can we?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Disgusting News

This is what's happening with your American Tax dollars. It sounds like this bank didn't need to be bailed out.

Bailed-out bank pays £1.6bn bonuses

City workers at a firm that benefited from the US bank bail-out are still to share in a multibillion-pound bonus pot, it has been confirmed.

Goldman Sachs revealed the figure, worth about £55,000 per employee, as it posted its first quarterly loss since becoming a public company in 1999.

A spokesman said the bonus pot, which will not be shared by the chief executive and six senior colleagues who have agreed to give up their perk, totalled £1.67 billion.

The US-based firm, which switched from being an investment bank to a bank holding company in September, lost £1.36 billion in the final quarter of this year.

A spokesman rejected reports that the bonuses could amount to as much as £4.3 billion - or £142,000 for each worker, including the 5,000-plus employed in London.

Salaries and benefits, including bonuses, were paid out of earnings, not capital, he added.

The firm defended the practice of paying out such bonuses, arguing it helped it to "attract and motivate" the best people.

The spokesman said: "We do think the bonuses are justified. Please bear in mind that the firm was profitable for the year. We have one of, if not the lowest compensation ratios in the industry and when the firm does well, our people do well, and the converse is also true."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Studio Online

video

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pics from your biker dude (me)

The OI Girl had the camera, and took all these pics of the Cayrock Toy Run
Me at the start.
Oh,
Mindy, BTW, I got a new black helmet.
Sorry, I know you loved my baby blue.
I still have it, as a spare
The OI Girl has the white one


Heading East

passing the Lighthouse Restaurant

OI Girl took this by zooming in on the mirror.

Half way, at East End Public Beach

Me at Kaibo, the end, except for the ride home

MarkD60 is getting ready to go to 96.5 Cayrocks (the competing radio stations) motorcycle toy run.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

bummer day

Today was a weird day. It was half cloudy, half sunny. Every time I went outside, it got cloudy, when I came back in, it got sunny.
Kind of depressing.
IO Girl and I argued this morning, then she had to go to work.

Friday, December 12, 2008

People are sheep

When the first ever pay-per-view event came out, a Mike Tyson fight 15 0r 20 years ago, I was telling everyone I knew that if nobody signed up for pay-per-view, it wouldn't exist. But nobody could miss one Mike Tyson fight, and now there's pay per view everywhere.

After hurricane Ivan here, when the theater re-opened, they were charging I think it was $10 or $12 CI for a movie. I was telling everyone, If nobody goes, they'll be forced to lower the price. But people had to go see the movies, they complained, but they paid. (I still haven't been to that theater) Now there's a second theater that's opened, who saw they can charge outrageous prices for admission, so they do. (Competition drove the price down a little since then, but it's still too high.)

I went to Wendys hamburgers a few months ago, and got my usual quarter pound single. I thought they made a mistake and gave me the Junior Cheesburger by mistake and went back up to the counter. Nope, that's the new single size. Now I'm done with Wendys, I'll never go back, but that won't hurt them any. People will just keep buying the reduced size burger.

I'm refinancing my house right now, getting a not so great deal, I went in to sign the papers yesterday and left, because it was a one-sided ripoff. But I can't fight by myself. Since the bank has already made many loans with such poor terms, they won't negotiate, and I have to accept poor terms as well. So I have no choice really, except go back and sign. It's a better deal than I have now, but still not a good deal.

The people have the power, but they don't use it. The corporations decide to rip everyone off, and people complain, but they let them get away with it.

That's what the frikkin' problem is.

One more thing, I'm glad the US Government decided not to bailout the auto industry. Of course the unions were willing to take pay cuts, that's because they know they've been overpaid for years. The parasite may have killed it's host. $20,000 for a car that won't even even last as long as your car loan. A piece of garbage soda can lasts centuries, why can't they make a frikkin car like that? 'Cause they know you're going to buy another car when yours rots!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Christmas Story for 2008


When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Friday, December 05, 2008

time off, not really

My Mom, Sister and her boyfriend arrived yesterday, today we hung out by the pool at their hotel. It was really great!
I'm supposed to be off while they are here, already I've been called in to work two days next week.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Grass is not red

Today my Mom and sister arrive. I am supposed to be off, but I'm at work, trying to iron out a few things.
Yesterday was another rough day, where I lost my network, and the audio going from one studio to another. It was quite confusing, as the way it was hooked up could never have worked, although it was working until it quit. In my brain it was like walking outside one morning and all the grass is red, and you say to yourself, 'Something is wrong with my brain, because I know the grass is not red.' That's how I felt, it had been working, but couldn't have. When I reprogrammed the network nodes properly, it worked fine. But not till after we had to cancel the talk show that was on the air.
Really Bad

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

More cruddy weather

It's cold here, and rainy, the wind was almost straight from the north last night. Although it is colder elsewhere, it is cold for here. Also in my office, I have the AC on maximum, when the door is closed, the temp goes down to 10 C or 50 F.
Today I have a doctors appointment for a blood pressure checkup. I've been taking BP medicine for a year I rekkon.
My Mom and sister are coming for a visit Thursday, I hope the weather's better by then.

Monday, December 01, 2008

nothing to post

I'm at work already, waiting for the coffee to brew. Its December first already. Hurricane season is officially over!
I don't really remember much of the weekend. Saturday we had the dogs training, Sheba is doing much better, still a long ways to go with her. I was working downstairs and had the dogs tied up in the yard Saturday, Sheba must have eaten something she shouldn't have, because Sunday she was sick, sick as a DOG! She was puking a lot and you could tell she felt bad. I gave her a quarter of a Rolaids, and she seemed to get better pretty fast. Sunday she was trying to eat crap off the road again.
Didn't do much this weekend.