Tuesday, March 31, 2009

just in case...i wanna come full circle !

i'm pulling the plug just in case this conficker worm is not an april fools joke. actually, i think i'm already infected. see ya later alligator!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Less Book, More Heart

If you have not heard about the NFL player that was detained by the police while his mother-in-law died in the hospital- here is part of the video.
I don't dislike police officers, I just prefer not to see them. If by chance, I come in contact with one, I hope he is more like Deputy Fife than the cop from Dallas.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

How's Your Bracket Holding Up?

March Madness is upon us and even the President has filled out his bracket.He hasn't done too bad so far, now that the Sweet Sixteen is set. I don't know if his magic marker malfunctioned or he is sending us a subliminal message at 2:16 in the video, but a downward arrow to me means Death.

Don't be jinxing my pick to win it all Cous (many times removed).

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy 60th My Brother

Today is my brother's birthday.
If he were still alive, I would be calling him to wish him a Happy Birthday.
Today is still his birthday, so all I can do is pay tribute.
I love you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Questionnaire

Have you ever found a four leaf clover?
(Not really, unless the one that I found between the thin pages of an old book count).

Did you wear green today?
(No, green makes me look thin).

Are you going out to the local pub to drink a gallon of green beer?
(No, prison stripes make me look thin).

Did you know that the following band was Irish?
(No, but I must like thin).

Monday, March 16, 2009


I will trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday (plus one Sunday morning).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

John Prine

What a great singer/songwriter.
Dylan wrote songs that a generation could embrace.
Springsteen wrote songs that many could embrace.
Prine wrote songs that He and a few could embrace.
I consider myself "a few".

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Need Tech Support

I Think I'm In TROUBLE

I better make this quick,as I never know when my computer will shut down.I think that I have a virus on my computer,or maybe a worm.I took it's temperature and checked it's stools and everything was normal.This is tongue in cheek of course, but in reality that is the extent of my knowledge when it comes to computers. I spent 2 hours today on the phone with my internet security provider and my computer brand's help desk. I swear to God that I was talking to the same woman:I could not understand either of them(both the accent and the tech talk).My computer has been running slow and shutting down.My security says that I am not protected.I keep getting popups that say my "virtual memory is low" and another popup that says that "The system has recovered from a serious error".It may be time for a new computer,but I probably could not set that up either.I have restored and unrestored my system so many times in the last 5 days that I am surprised that my internet provider can even find me.Things are working great at the moment, BUT I better close now,before I lose all this data.Enjoy some Lindsey Buckingham.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Watkins Man

After my father retired at age 62, he did not stop working. He became the "Watkins Man". He enjoyed being a salesman, for no other reason but one: He loved to talk and meet people.
The J.R. Watkins company has been in business for roughly 140 years.Back then ,they sold their products door to door. Nowadays, I assume that the majority of their business is over the internet.
The J.R. Watkins company sells a line of products such as spices, liniments and extracts.
When I cleaned out my mother's basement almost a decade ago, I found his backstock: a few containers of household cleaners,spices and liniment.But no vanilla extract.Vanilla extract was his biggest seller. I wonder why?