I'm stuffed. We went to Wilson's for lunch with my father in law. Soon the USA takes on Canada in the men's hockey gold medal game. And I found a few pics of our cat, Puddy, on the camera from a couple weeks ago. She needs brushing, but she always needs brushing since she makes it such an ordeal when we do do it. I hope your having a relaxing Sunday!
Faster Pussycat has been back on my radar for a few years now. Taime Downe (singer) is the only original member from their heyday in the late 80's to early 90's, but he brought the sleaze rock band back with 2006's 'The Power and the Glory Hole.' A very strong album, I still play it often. They've spent alot of time touring since, but haven't been here in Madison yet. Last year I mentioned that I would jump at the chance to see Ace Frehley again, then a couple months later, it happened! Fingers crossed!
Here's the best live version of the title track of that album that I've found. If you can't tell it's nsfw by the title then just don't play it.
Well, it's that time again.. A collection of pics that caught my eye recently for one reason or another. Remember you can click on the pic to see the original size. As always, discretion may be needed after the break.
Now, to get us started: Do you see the girl in back's ass?
If so, you better get your eyes checked - It's the girl with the camera's shoulder!
Chat Roulette is something I have heard referred to recently. Then I began seeing videos of it. The following video explains what it is and what you can expect. Interesting, but its not something I see myself doing ever.
Monday morning, snow on the car. Not alot, just enough to blanket everything. Not cold enough to really want to warm up the car but I did so I could clear snow off it a bit before I left. Bonus: It mostly melted during the day. I used the broom to sweep the front steps. All else was negligable, but keep in mind this is on top of a foot or more of standing snowcover in places.
Tuesday morning, snow on the car. Only an inch or so and real light, fluffy and, it turns out, really slippery on the roadways. I didn't have a problem in my SUV but I heard of all the slide-offs and accidents on the news before leaving and on the way to work. A bit cooler out, so I warmed it up and cleared the snow off it about ten minutes before I left. Bonus: It melted off, or blew off, the walk and driveway before I got home!
Wednesday morning, snow on the car. Inch or so, same as the last two mornings. A bit cooler yet, low teens. So I warmed it up and cleared the snow off it about ten minutes before I left, again. Bonus: Snow from this morning may have melted or blown away, but there is snow to clear yet... as soon as it stops snowing. You didn't think it just snowed at night here, did you?
Tomorrow morning, snow on the car? From what I heard this morning, it sounds much the same but colder yet. Five degrees. Bonus: I need to stop and get gas tomorrow. Hmmph.
Its like an annoying 'Groundhog Day' or maybe living in a snow globe. I hope it gets a bit warmer soon... I think I want to shave, for a change.
A group of kindergartners were trying very hard to become accustomed to the first grade. The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on NO baby talk! You need to use ‘Big People’ words,” she was always reminding them.
She asked John what he had done over the weekend?
“I went to visit my Nana.”
No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use ‘Big People’ words!”
She then asked Mitchell what he had done.
“I took a ride on a choo-choo.”
She said “No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. You must remember to use ‘Big People’ words.”
She then asked little Alex what he had done? “I read a book,” he replied.
That’s WONDERFUL!” the teacher said. “What book did you read?”
Alex thought hard about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride, and said, “Winnie the SHIT”
Haven't you ever wondered...? It would be interesting to see a video like this in an urban setting, but most of those wouldn't be so clear or pleasant. I've watched this a couple times lately and decided I just had to post it. I hope you enjoy the view too.
Today I actually felt somewhat normal at work. I was able to move about much more comfortably than I have in over a week and a half. I would say I'm a cautious 90%. Keep in mind my 100% is most peoples 85%. If I remember correctly, after my surgery about 9 years ago I was told I'm legally 15% disabled. I'm not sure how that number is decided or who decides it. (I should make a note to ask my doc next time.)
Tomorrow is TGIF! We will be meeting friends shortly after work for drinks and a birthday celebration. Happy Birthday Bridget (I hope that's how you spell it -I'm so ashamed)! My wife and I get to check out another local tavern/club on the near east side of downtown.* Our location now does seem to give us a unique opportunity to almost be more of a part of Madison, living on the outskirts just doesn't invite that feeling. It's kinda nice to get out some...
Oh by the way this post will be posted tomorrow(Friday) about when I expect we'll be home. Kind of a paranoid protection thing, I guess. Maybe I've seen a PSA commercial recently?
Go Badgers! -er, Great Win Badgers! (I hope/expect!)
Edit Friday after work:
Well my back is still okay, no better than yesterday, though. I think I will wear my brace while out this evening.
Badgers lost. Not only lost but looked as bad as they've looked all season. Big Ten Title hopes can probably be dismissed, but they'll recover.
Now I must look up google maps so I know where I'm going. I'm learning a whole different part of the town that I have had to the last 20 years or so.
What an odd looking post this will be. I must think things through a bit more sometimes (or less, as the case may be.)
*For that to make sense you have to know that downtown is on the isthmus, south and west to north and east. And is it downtown or uptown? I think they are one and the same in our city.
I've been off the smokes for about 4-5 weeks now. I miss it. I've had a few puffs since, now and again, but I get nothing from it. I am doing quite fine without smoking, I just miss the act of doing it. After all, it was satisfying at least some of the time. Just not enough anymore which is why I want to quit. But mindset alone won't cut it, at least for me. I need to get comfortable with new habits (or routines). This is why you are supposed to take this medicine for 3 months, as my trusted doctor of twenty years explained. I'm not craving it at all right now, I just miss it. Three months gives you more time to change your habits. You don't miss it so much and become more accustomed to not smoking and are less likely to fall back into the habit. I'm counting on it.
The pic below is as big as I could make it (with my limited blogging abilities), click on it for original, readable size.
That's alcohol, then tobacco - there will be no firearms post tonight! :)
Jonco's city came in at #6 (F), Madison came in at #15 (D-). Look up Men's Health's grading of 100 of America's Drunkest Cities to see where you rank! (I hope you're not from #1 Fresno, it sounds dangerous there.)
Well, I noticed that I hadn't posted in a few days. Since I'm not feeling too talkative at the moment, let's have another Pic Dump! My funny and odd findings since Pic Dump 9. As usual, some discretion may be needed after the break. Enjoy!
I was back to work today, all doped up and ready to go! I got muscle relaxers and pain killers from my doctor to get me through this 'spell.' I've had worse episodes, but none of them are fun. Thankfully my wife understands this and helps me out with some of the chores I normally do. That's her, above, shoveling after work today. Yesterday she shoveled the whole driveway and walks while I was inside having a nap (remember the back pain, and now I have drugs?). She helps me through my 'spells' and I love her for it.
Now I just have to remember to show her how to use the snowblower!
Well, it's starting to get better. I've been trying to get all the buttons on top to do what they're supposed to do.
-Home. Here, the frontpage. -About. Sends you to my profile, for now. I do plan on writing something more significant at a later date. -Posts RSS and Comments RSS are just that. Don't ask me what, but they work. (Remember, I'm the guy who still refuses to get a cell phone.) -Contact. I'm still working on this one. I haven't figured out how do it quite yet - and yes I have been trying. -Log In. This is for logging in to your Blogger account (if you have one).
And just to tie up some loose ends: -We did get the car out of the shop after work Thursday. All in all, it cost less than expected. -Friday evening went well. We didn't stay too late. It will be different without Lisa at the front desk now, though. -My back is acting up again, so I've been able to sit at the computer only for short periods of time. The same reason I'm not at work right now. And that's about my time...
Well, I did it. I picked out a new template for the blog. I'm not sure all is as it should be yet. It's still a work in progress. Tomorrow I'll spend some time making sure all the bells and whistles work properly.
A little brighter. A little wider. Videos will be bigger. I think I can get used to this...
Have patience, things will settle down around here soon enough. Feel free to tell me what you think in the comments.
Remember when I saw Andrew Bird at the Overture Center here in Madison? Well, the videos showed up on Youtube a couple weeks ago, finally. For all of you who have me pegged as a metalhead, well, you're mostly right. Metal is my first love but not nearly all that I listen to. If you ever get the chance to see Andrew Bird I would highly recommend it. See for yourself. I posted this particular video because it has some local chatter at the beginning. And, yes, he mispronounces Monticello on purpose.
"Fifty-one years ago today, a plane crashed shortly after taking off from Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all four people aboard. They were pilot Roger Peterson, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. Richardson, known as “The Big Bopper.” February 3rd, 1959, became known as The Day the Music Died."
I would have posted this last night, except for Blogger irking me. By the way, we did finally got the car out of the shop this afternoon. All in all, a little less money than I expected which is always a good thing.
Well, here's what I meant to post last night when I had so much trouble. I did a test post and it shows the video on the front page now. I'll have to see why yesterdays post still isn't showing, though. Oh well, on with the show.
Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe 2 was released on Tuesday. 'Sick Bubblegum' has been out for a few weeks but I just found the video today. Perhaps I just wasn't looking in the right place before, or maybe the video was just released this week? Who cares, it's here now (but beware: this is the uncensored version). Enjoy!
I think I got it. Video will not show on this front page if I have a break in the post. I thought I've done that before, but I'll have to check.
The car is still in the shop. 5 days and not much has changed, just had to wait for the part. They finally have the correct hose now and the car should be ready later this evening, they say. My wife and I would rather just pick it up tomorrow after work, so if they call too late that's what we plan to do. We're both tired - always tired during the week. My next post should liven me up a little, though.
Edit: What was supposed to be the next post is being difficult, I'll try what I wanted to do again later, but for now you get Superbowl commercial stuff. Demmit.
We had to have my wife's car towed to the shop Saturday morning. On her way home Friday she had no heat and just as she was getting close to home she said the temperature was getting really high. There was hardly if any coolant left in it when I looked, so I called AAA (they really come in handy sometimes!).
Now I'm hoping we can get the car back tomorrow. There was a broken coolant hose under the engine. Dangest thing, according to the shop. Not the smaller hoses usually found, not the larger hoses usually found, but in between. About 5-8 inches long from what I can gather. They said they've called everywhere but no one has the right size. So we waited until today, when they could get a hold of a dealer. Well the dealer seems to have been not much help at all. It should also be known that the car is a 1997 model and the dealer is dealing with a major recall at the moment.
It not as bad as it could be. My wife and I do work at the same place (different buildings), so we can ride together. But we do have slightly different hours that can be adjusted only temporarily at best. At worst, she'll start work eary (no OT) and I'll have to wait around a while after work for her. Normally am home 15 minutes before she gets off work. We used to drive together when we lived much farther away, but now driving separately doesn't seem like as much of a waste.
Unforeseen Bonus: I get to park my truck in the garage tonight when its snowing. In fact, this is the first time my truck has ever been in the garage!
Other than that a pretty normal weekend. We had lunch with a couple friends, Jerome and Lisa, on Saturday. Just a good little bit of socializing to break up the usual errands and cleaning. We'll get to see them again after work on Friday. There's a little get-together to celebrate Lisa's promotion. Good Luck, Lisa!
I'm 50-ish, happily married and child-free. My wife and I have a home near downtown Madison, Wisconsin since 2009. I am not on farcebook or other social media, only this blog. If you wish to reach out to me you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check it when I think of it, at least monthly.