Thursday, April 29, 2004

Relay For Life

It's been one heck of a busy couple of weeks over here. I would like to tell you all about it, but I have to start this morning with this, ACS :: Relay For Life. On May 15th, Marcy, me and our friend Kerry are all going to walk in a Relay For Life. You see Marcy's Grandmother Marcene was recently diagnosed with cancer, and then without even having time to fight it, taken from us this past weekend. Luckily for her, Marcene did not have to suffer this disease for long, but so many others have, sometimes it seems needlessly.

In case you haven't heard of it before, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life raises money for cancer research. I could not think of a better way to spend a weekend. I do however need to be sponsored. If anyone is willing to kick in a couple of bucks and sponsor me for this great cause, you can click on the button below to do so. Any and all donations will go directly to the American Cancer Society and be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Saturday, April 24, 2004

Getting Into Heaven (Joke)

A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates.

Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter addresses the man wearing somewhat sloppy clothes, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"

The guy replies, "I'm Jack Thomas Jr., taxi-driver, of Noo Yawk City."

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi-driver, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

The taxi-driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff. Then it's the minister's turn. He stands up tall and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary's Church, for the last forty-three years."

Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

"Just a minute," says the minister. "That man before me was a taxi-driver, and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. Why, How can this be?"

Saint Peter, looks to the preacher and says,

"Up here, we work by results,"

"While you preached, people slept. While Jack drove, people prayed."

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Friday, April 23, 2004


William Shakespeare, Shirley Temple Black, Lee Majors, Sandra Dee, Joyce DeWitt and Valerie Bertinelli. What do these famous people have in common? As I am priviledged to have my wife Marcy in my life every day, they all have the priveledge of sharing their birthdate with her.

Happy Birthday Marcy!!!

I Love You!!!

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Thursday, April 22, 2004

Great Advice

I just read a great post. Here's some great advice from a man who goes by the name S-Train.

To paraphrase, S-Train was approached by a man who recently returned from Iraq minus an eye and scarred arms from an RPG attack. The man asked him, how do you deal with life after war? It's so obvious an answer that he gives, yet we're all so quick to say we need therapy or we need this or that drug. In a day and age where there will be a lot of men and women returning home not feeling normal ever again, we need more people like S-Train to greet them.

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It's a Conspiracy

First it was Anxiousdog, then it was Solonor.

In two completely unrelated posts today, these two bloggers have embedded "Wake Me up before you Go, Go" so deeply in my brain that no amount of music listening will cleanse. What's even worse is someone here at work caught me whistling it while I was getting a cup of coffee. That's just down right embarassing. It wont stop either, it keeps looping through my head. Someone, anyone, find me the stop button. Heeeelllllpppp.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

I'm a Librarian

So dumb I had to post it. This is me:
You're a swank noisy househusband running from the law. You are liked by crazy detectives telling you their life stories. Be proud of what you are...You are a Librarian!
What kind of Librarian! are you?

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Fraudulent E-Mails

We all know about my obsession with entering sweeps, but also has a very good forum. This morning someone brought up the fraudulent e-mails that have been going around looking for people to enter their credit card information into a form that looks like it would be from that company. This practice is called phishing, and it's growing more rampant every day. This morning's topic is about the e-mail that looks like it comes from Citibank. I just received one of these puppies today.

Citibank has done a good job of instructing their consumers how to report these e-mails. Go to and click on "Consumer Alert" to report this e-mail fraud. This site is very self-explanatory, with a list of all the different subject lines that have been reported, and an on-line form to fill out and submit your fraud claim. They have also set up a toll free number to call just in case you have fallen victim to this scam.

Yahoo!, Ebay and Paypal also have information about these e-mails on their sites, and how to report phishing. For more info on the CitiBank e-mails, check out the link below:
Forums - Fraud Alert: CitiBank phishing email with Address Bar

Warning: Joke Xing

Two strangers were seated next to each other on a plane.

The guy turned to the cute blonde next to him and made his move. "Let's talk," he said. "I've heard that flights will go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The blonde, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly, and said to the guy, "What would you like to discuss?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the passenger. "How about nuclear power?"

"OK," said the blonde. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first:

a horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass. The same stuff.

Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces muffins of dried poop.

Why do you suppose that is?"

"Oh brother," said the guy. "I have no idea."

"So tell me," said the blonde, "How is it that you feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know sh**?"

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How was everyone's Easter? We went to Marcy's Aunt & Uncle's house in Pioneer. We taught the new bunny how to hide eggs, so the kids go to do some egg hunting. And look, I've even got some pictures of the event up on the site, Easter 2004. Aren't ya proud of me?

Egg hunting was not the only thing there to keep the kids occupied. With all those trees and space, there were lots of activities available for Michael, Tyler and Breanna to keep themselves busy. Michael, of course, spent most of his time playing his GameBoy, Breanna played games with her cousin Caitlin, but Tyler, well Tyler found some fun of his own. I put together this video clip here because words do not do justice to the kind of adventures Tyler conjured up for himself.

Anyway, we all had a good Easter and all of us, even Tyler, returned home in one piece. Hope you had a good and safe Easter as well.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Non Creative Title Goes Here

Found here!

I didn't really want to do this, but since I didn't get a chance to post any of the pics or vids I have from Easter, or the past few months to be more exact, this morning, I thought I would make a desperate attempt to entertain by way of meme.

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:

NDS eDirectory is an information name service (database comes to mind) that organizes network resoures.

Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
A wall

What is the last thing you watched on TV?

With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Air conditioning and a GE LM5000.

When did you last step outside?
Two hours ago, does that mean it's almost time for my next smoke break? I think so.

Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
My e-mail

What are you wearing?
Jeans and a long sleeve shirt.

Did you dream last night?

Nope, even if I did, I would probably not discuss it here, you may never read my stuff again.

When did you last laugh?
Yesterday with family, I've felt like crap since then.

What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Pics of family, calendar, telephone system diagram, holiday memo, other work type stuff.

Seen anything weird lately?
Is that a trick question? You'll know more when a post video of Tyler from yesterday.

What do you think of this quiz?
One of the better one's I've posted here.

What is the last movie you saw?

If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
A house and some property for me and my family (extended too)

Tell me something about you that I don't know:

I hope to quit my day job soon!!!

If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Make everyone blind to skin color so noone can use it as a bias, or an excuse.

Do you like to dance?
They don't call me white-chocolate for nothing, no really, they don't.

George Bush is he a power-crazy nut case or some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?

He's a power-crazy nut case who if finally doing something that has needed to be done for years.

Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
We call her Breanna Marie

Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
It would have been Brenden James

Would you ever consider living abroad?
No I like being a man. JK, it would have to be an extremely good reason for me to move out of this country. (OK, you can stop throwing tomatoes at your screen).

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Friday, April 09, 2004

Posting Time

If you have noticed that I have not been updating this blog lately than I would say your observation skills are pretty keen. It's not that there hasn't been a lot of interesting things going on in and around my life to post about, it's that I simply have to many things going on to justify taking the time to post. All of my morning rituals have been thrown off by my obsession as of late, but it hasn't proved completely futile. I did win something. PlayStation 2: RS3 Grudge Match II.

That's not all I've won, but it's the biggest prize so far, but I do need to get a little more balance back to my rise hour. Just to show you that I can do it, I've encoded a vid of Breanna on the links here.

I've also got a ton of pictures to post as we've recently visited San Francisco, Sonora, Plymouth (Yes, again), Salt Lake City, Colombia, Old Sacramento and I'm sure a few more places that I'm leaving out.

Breanna reminded me last night that Sunday is Easter, so I hope you have a good one, we're going to Pioneer for ours, and taking our new bunny with us. I just have to teach her how to hide eggs before then and we'll be set. Happy Easter!!

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Yo, It's the Easter B

Normally I wouldn't post something this cute, but my parents sent me this one, so I have to. Get ready for death by cuteness.
bunny rap

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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

News From the Front

The tech front that is. This just in in the war on SPAM and Spyware!!

Do you think SPAM is nothing but a waste of time? Now you can use the SPAM you receive to win a contest. Full Story

If you are a shareware junkie, better be careful. You could be fined up to $10K for installing a program that includes spyware on a public or work computer. Full Story

The crackdown on SPAMmers is on. Police marched into an internet cafe to arrest this guy, so what did he do? Same thing anyone would do right? Swallow that USB flash drive and run....Full Story

Your Electric Company

Rick sent me this and I had to pass it on.

Dear Electric Customer,

Just a little note to let you know we understand your anger in the recent price hike. But it should be noted that you have no choice. We are a big company and you will pay what we tell you. You have no choice. We have the power, you need the power. So sad, too bad. Sucks to be you. We have enclosed a little picture to help outline our response. Have a nice day and keep those checks coming, loser!


Your Local Power Co

(click below for the picture)


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