Friday, March 6, 2009

Now....Here's the news.

According to

The world's heaviest man still can't walk, but he will soon be able to roll.
Manuel Uribe said Thursday he is having a 1989 Chevrolet Astrovan outfitted to support his record-breaking weight, giving him mobility after more than six years of being confined to his bed.

Uribe earned the Guinness World Record as the world's heaviest man in 2006, when he tipped the scales at 1,230 pounds. He claims to have since shed more than 500 pounds after making a public call for help. Uribe, known as Meme to his friends, even has a name for his new ride. "My friends call it the Meme-Mobile, just like the Batmobile," he said.

The minivan is being converted into an open-air, flatbed pickup of sorts. Manuel says he will put a bed on the back of the van to drive around town, with his new wife at the wheel. When at home, he will hang out in a remodeled garage that will include a forklift to help raise his regular bed up to the level of his car bed, allowing him to switch locations from time to time.

Uribe said that, with the new car, he plans to start up an auto parts business. And Uribe's wife, Claudia Solis, said the two are even thinking about making a trip to the beach in May.

Uribe married Solis in October, and the wedding was one of the few times he has left his home in recent years.
With all that said, lets compare and contrast:
Son of a Thomas
215 LBS
Vehicle 1987
Guinness Drinker
Shed and tractor with 2 flat tires
Google results = 0
Manuel Urbie
Vehicle 1989
Guinness record holder
Starting auto parts business
Garage with working forklift
Google results = 739,000

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Is it just me or.....

You may not be familiar with this man,but this is mayor Michael Nutter mayor of Philadelphia.

Doesn't he look a lot like this man.

Yes, Squidward Tentacles.

Monday, March 2, 2009

O.K I'm Stupid.

So we get about 7 inches of snow around here and I am out shoveling when my mail man arrives.

We exchange pleasantries and before he leaves he says "Anything going out today?" I respond in the negative and that's when I realize that I have not yet sent out the prizes to the first 5 subscribers to my blog.

I promise to do it this week.

In other randomness, here is my dog Montana.

Yes he is an American Staffordshire Terrier with a hint of Bulldog. He is obedient but not very well mannered. It's like living with a frat boy.
He is 85lbs and a little over 1 year old. The person he listens to most is my 2 year old daughter. Go figure.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Miss Orie.... A Fictional Love Story

I would love to say I knew then what I know now, but that would be a lie. Sure she was young when I met her,
but soon we had to part.
I moved away from the old neighborhood.
It wasn't until years later that I would see he again. It was at a college party.
She hadn't changed a bit. She remembered me and we picked up where we left off. We said our hellos and later, our good-byes. I knew I had to see her again. So I called her.
I told her I needed to see her again. She seemed o.k. with the idea.
So a date it was. One turned to 2, 2 into 4, and before we knew it, we were in love.
Things were great for a long time. But then she became distant.
She lost interest in where our lives were going.
She became a different person.
We stopped talking and began to argue all the time.
Finally, she packed her things.
She said the pain was too much.
I said I still loved her and she reached for me.
But no matter how much we still cared or felt, I knew her career would always come first.
The End.