April 24th, 2007
Liberty has never come from the government.
Liberty has always come from the subjects of government.
The history of liberty is the history of resistance.
The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power,
not the increase of it.
April 23rd, 2007
|07:24 pm - Ahh, the innocence of youth|
Overheard as daughter is on the phone with friends ... "Hi Ricardo ... welcome to your 1st threesome with girls."
PS. it better be the ONLY way you have a threesome with my daughter, dearest Ricardo, or I'll have to refer to you as Deadest Ricardo!
Current Music: Happy Birthday, Mr Burns - The Ramones
April 18th, 2007
I read this in a newspaper article on the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings and I thought it was funny.
"School officials called police after parents and students reported spotting a 6-foot-tall man in a skirt, high heels, lipstick and a blond wig near a school drop-off area outside Cranbrook's Kingswood Upper School, Lt. Paul Myszenski said. Police were unable to find anyone meeting the man's description."
Either someone has a scary looking mom or someone picked the wrong time to be cross-dressing. It made me think of something the Lunachicks would've written, or perhaps Butt Trumpet, "Drag Queen with a Gun".
April 13th, 2007
|10:45 pm - something I found funny|
You click on the button and it generates a Will Ferrell movie.
Will Ferrell plays Alec Billson, an egotistical, obnoxious poker shark at the top of his profession. He and his sidekick, played by Vince Vaughn, seem invincible until their dominance is threatened by a new rival. Alec Billson's excessive pride causes him to spiral downward to comical lows. When he is at the depths of despair, he removes his shirt and bellows, Sweet Thor's dragon! My eye is an opulent lantern!After a wacky training process featuring a surprise cameo by Owen Wilson and a marginally-developed romantic subplot, he enters into a climactic showdown with his rival and emerges victorious - but not without learning a thing or two about friendship.
Will Ferrell plays Phil Billson, an egotistical, obnoxious surfer at the top of his profession. He and his sidekick, played by Owen Wilson, seem invincible until their dominance is threatened by a new rival. Phil Billson's excessive pride causes him to spiral downward to comical lows. When he is at the depths of despair, he removes his shirt and bellows, Praise Kyle. My orangutan is a drooling rainbow!After a wacky training process featuring a surprise cameo by Jason Bateman and a marginally-developed romantic subplot, he enters into a climactic showdown with his rival and emerges victorious - but not without learning a thing or two about friendship.
Current Music: Welcome to my Nightmare - Alice Cooper
March 25th, 2007
|11:05 pm - My mom and things|
Unfortunately, I was sick this week, which means I didn't really get to do what I wanted to do in honoring my mom's death anniversary. I did get to the cemetery today and leave a marker on the mausoleum with Glo and the munchkin, so that was ok, but I wasn't able to locate the grave of my godmother because it was muddy and a lot of the graves were overgrown. I am going to try to go back in a week or two and clean out a bunch of them, and maybe give some of the others that aren't visible a chance to shine in the sun once again. My goal was to take the two weeks between her birthday and when she died and clean the whole house so spotless that she'd want to come and visit us if she were alive. We are all so sick that I am now doing it from now til Easter, which was about the same time frame as before.
As time goes by, it gets weirder and weirder for me to think about, because what my life is now, is nothing like it was when she was here. I'd like to think that she would be happy with how my life is, but you never know with Moms. I'm sure I'm not living up to my potential, no duh, but I'm in a much better place emotionally than I had been throughout most of the 90's. I've only lost a few loved ones in the past 8-10 years, which has been a good thing for me, and I think that will help me when it happens again. 1993-1995 was a horrible time, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. It fucked me up, and grew me up at the same time. I lost a lot then, but I've gained so much since all that other shit happened. I'm pretty sure she'd be happy that I no longer have hair down to my ass though!
The whole world is different now. I think my Mom would be amazed at what we've got. I didn't get internet until the end of 1994, and CD-ROM around the same time. Business has changed, politics has changed, the speed at which we live has gotten faster and faster. I think she'd be amazed that my dad has taken to computers as well has he has, he wouldn't even touch the IBM's we had in our business. Actually, I think that is one thing she'd really be amazed at is how much my dad has evolved. He's still a stubborn bastard (I'm a chip off the old block) but he has become more mellow in certain aspects, and is the perfect pepiere (grandfather) to my daughter. I remember the first time he signed a paycheck after my mom died, they told him that if they didn't know he was friends with the bank's president, they wouldn't have cashed his check, cuz I don't think he had signed one (or written one) in 25 years. He couldn't balance his companies books, or home finances. He knew who to ask though, and takes care of it all himself now.
Miss you Mom, and wish you had gotten to know Courtney, you'd have totally dug each other. Then again, you probably know all about her. You were very picky about my GF's but you'd have liked Glo, even though she's kind of a slob! You could tell when someone was genuine and caring toward me. Keep an eye on all of us if you could! Sometimes we could use it!
Krunchy (but Mom named me Derek!)
Current Mood: hopeful
Current Music: Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby - Johnny Cash
January 28th, 2007
I AM THE GOD OF TECHNOLOGY ... and ummmm, hellfire too I guess? Heh heh
This weekend was one of those where if I really had the choice, I'd probably become a Luddite and start writing a manifesto ... but wouldn't be able to cuz adobe acrobat was acting up !!!
On Thursday, we traded in the old cable modem because it did this thing where, every half hour or so, it would just drop us like a bad habit, then like maybe 5 minutes later, decide to start working again, like it belonged to a union. We turn it in, and I brought the new one home (it is the boringest beige, while the old one was black) so we could while away our time downloading things (ok ok, most likely some sort of naked things) and answering our telephone (Vonage) and then handing it to my daughter, cuz I never usually get any sort of phone calls. Of course, once hooked up it makes all sorts of blinky lights and does not recognise our wireless vonage router.
(Flash ahead to Friday)
I hook up our computer straight into the modem with a long CAT5 cable, and voila (which is french for swearing for 15 minutes until it works) we can at least get some semblence of internet. I try to log onto my router, but for some weird reason, the default address does not seem to log me onto the network settings. Luckily my daughter is spending the night at her mom's and the GF is in NH at a weekend Renne Faire event, so my sceams of anger and frustration are not heard by them (they hate it when I invent new swear words like "shitasticle fuckbungle")
(Next stop Saturday)
Looking up stuff on the router (which can be reset, but not updated unless Voange does it) and look for my old paperwork. Computer keeps dying on me, because the case is old, underpowered wattage wise, and filled with dust since the side broke. It overheats with the graphics card, and is just a pain in the ass. I've got the new case, power supply, etc ... just haven't had that much time to put it together, and not much space to attack it. I've determined that THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAY AND NIGHT for the old boring beige case with 3 pounds of dust in it. I reset the router finally (I found the paper that quoted the weird address to set the router) and head off to do karaoke with my daughter, who kicked ass on her two songs. I didn't do that badly, and afterwards, someone yelled "Randall Flagg Rocks!" which happened to be an old bass player I hadn't seen in about 6 years.
(Finally Sunday Bloody Sunday)
Today is the day that will seperate the men from the men without ballsack hair. I set up a portable table next to the kitchen table, and look at what I've got. Apparently I forgot to grab a can of air from work, so I ended up going to Staples to buy a can of air! Yes, A CAN OF AIR!! It only cost 8 bucks for that can of air!! Truthfully, I needed that can of air, cuz I think I had Dust Boars that had eaten my Dust Bunnies and Kitties. Nothing that the can of air and 2 teaspoons of Benedryl couldn't fix however. Goes pretty well as I removed all the hard drives and floppy and DVD drives, Disconnect all the power cables, etc ... Moving the motherboard into the new case wasn't that bad either, even with the really small spacers.
Big issue was the fact that I had no paper work for the motherboard, and no paperwork for the computer case, and had all these pin settings for things like front USB ports, and default speaker and power and reset buttons. Back I went onto our roomies computer, after running a wire to the cable modem of course, so I could find the schematic for the motherboard. No printer hooked up of course, so it was a noble effort of looking at the page, then running over to the computer case and putting the wire hookup where it belonged. After all that, I hooked up the fans, and the flashing blinky lights, and whammo, plugged it back into the monitor, keyboard, etc ... and the DAMN THING WORKED !!!! I expected SOMETHING to go wrong, but apparently I did EVERYTHING right, even the front usb stuff. I rock.
Lastly, I fucked around with the router some more. Had the wireless network all set again (although I'm going to have to secure it soon) and the cable modem was all set. About 40 minuts ago, I hooked up the cable modem to the router, and it worked as well!! We now have phone service again, AND internet on all the computers! The new computer is shiny black, with blue and purple blinky lights on the side, and a demon type face on the front cover with red eyes. It opens up to the drives and buttons.
Now I won't have to grow a beard and move to a little shack in Montana. I might, however, cut my ball hair into a mullet, just cuz I can!
Current Mood: ecstatic
Current Music: Paranoimia - Max Headroom/ Art of Noise
November 9th, 2006
|10:30 am - Giant Ravenous Snails Invade Island!|
It sounds like a horror movie, but apparently it is true. The link is here:
A nocturnal survey last weekend found hundreds of thousands of African snails - which are often about the size of a human hand - swarming the central parish of St. George, the country's agricultural heartland, where farmers complained of damage to sugar cane, bananas, papayas and other crops.
"We saw snails riding on each other's backs and moving in clusters," said David Walrond, chairman of the local emergency response office that organized 60 volunteers for the expedition. "You're just crunching the shells as you're walking through."
I think we've found a new job for Rumsfeld, now that he has some spare time. After that, he can battle the Cockroach that ate Cincinatti.
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: Windham Hill stuff at work
September 20th, 2006
|12:13 am - hmmm, semi-libertarian eh?|
You scored 62% Personal Liberty and 41% Economic Liberty!
A paleo-liberal believes in low to moderate government intervention on personal matters and moderate government intervention on economic matters. They tend to be opposed to war, police powers and victimless crimes. They believe in a social safety net, but to a lesser extent then most leftists. They generally believe in protecting personal liberty. They support self-ownership and privacy. Some Paleo-liberals may lean towards embracing capitalism as an economic system. Paleo-liberals are reminiscent of the attitude of the "new left" of the 60's and 70's. Strong Paleo-Liberals border on Libertarianism.
My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
|You scored higher than 99% on Personal|
|You scored higher than 99% on Economic|
August 29th, 2006
|12:34 pm - Apparently the GF is more Mass than I am|Dude! You're 96% from Massachusetts!
Dude! Me and Sully and Fitzie and Sean are gonna hit Landsdowne tonight after the game, hang out at the Beerworks. I'll pick you up at the Coop at 6.
How Massachusetts are you?
August 25th, 2006
|09:16 am - Apparently I'm not Batman :(|
| You scored as The Punisher. |
Do you know your inner superhero?
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Current Mood: working
Current Music: Chewbacca (what a wookie)