Boo on us…

Several days without a post.  I wish I had a better excuse than work, but that’s all I got.  Oh, and that I spent the entire weekend moving dirt from a giant pile in front of my garage to specific spots around the edge of my house in an effort to do some landscaping.

Unfortunately, much like the itsy-bitsy spider, the massive downpour that came through the mid-metro yesterday washed out several of my piles of dirt.  So now I have a lovely mudslide on the south side of my house.  Serves me right for nearly getting heat stroke on Sunday and not finishing my work. 

The lesson here is: never try.

In other news, only on can you hear the phrase, “Like Emmanuel Lewis shot out of a cannon!”

Like most everyone else, I’m tired of weather people.  Yesterday morning the long term forcast was for temps around 90, then last night it was temps around 100, now it’s back to temps around 90.  ???  I need a job with that kind of margin for error. 

Once again, Austin is in the news.  Why does it seem that the only time Austin makes the news is when it is something that should appear on the crime blotter?  Or an idiot kid gets stuck inside a toy machine…and he’s addicted to meth.  I wonder if there are any bloggers who live in Austin…. sadly Yahoo says no.  That would have been entertaining.

To make Wade happy, quick go here before the headline changes.  If you didn’t make it in time, it’s the MLB page on espn, and it’s all about the Twins. 

That’s it for now.  I’ve spent my only half hour of free time at work with all of you today, and I hope you appreciate it. 

Appreciate it!!! </shaking fist at you>

The 80s Are Back & Dog Climbs Tree

You know the old saying “Everything comes back into style”?

Well the 80s are definitely back these days.  Leggings are making a comeback, bubble skirts, and even a war in Lebanon.

You flip on the news today and you’d swear it was 1983.  I’m waiting for the corpse of Yassir Arafat to climb out of his grave in his green fatigues and stylish hat. 

This couldn’t happen at a worse time for Lebanon.  They finally kicked Syria out of their country, it was finally returning to the beautiful Meditteranean country it was, and Beirut was poised to reclaim its title of “Paris of the Middle East” (yes, I’m serious).

I’m just concerned that Ron Reagan might run for office now, and what if synth music also comes back?

Truly frightening…



On a completely unrelated topic, one of my dogs climbed a tree this morning.  You see we have an albino squirrel in our neighborhood, and besides being rare, it also seems to really catch the eye of my pups.  This morning Luna decided to chase the squirrel on the walk, and when it went up a tree, that wasn’t enough to stop Luna.  She hopped up to where the tree forks, and when the squirrel retreated further, she scampered up to another fork in the tree.  It’s not natural for a 15 pound dog to be in a tree, let alone 10 feet up.

Nigerian Scam

I seem to recall writing about this topic before, but can’t find it… regardless, it’s a new take on the age old Internet Scam topic.  There are various cyber-vigilante groups out there who respond to those emails you get from Nigeria where some person asks for money.  One site in particular is:

The best part is the forum where they post text of their fun… Here’s a good entry that will keep you laughing.

ADDENDUM: Quick addition for a link to Jon Stewart on Net Neutrality.