Thursday, December 16, 2010

Random Stuff about Grade School

I went to catholic school with the same 60 some odd kids for 8 years. (9 if you went to kindergarten.)

Recently, a former schoolmate mentioned something on Facebook about St. Agnes so I decided to toss out 10 random thoughts.

I didn't spend more that 10 minutes thinking of these thoughts.

Unless you went there this may mean nothing to you. I also may be wrong about some of this. Old age you know.

Feel free to add yours.

1) Kristen played flute, Julio played trumpet and Dawn played guitar. I don't think anyone else really played a musical instrument. Maybe Hugh.

2) Lunch chips were green and milk chips were red.

3) Mr. Miller drank diet soda.

4) At some point in time, Nuria became Lisa and I missed it.

5) Almost everyone teased Mike Martin.

6) Sister John was scary!

7) Jose was the smallest guy in class. Every year.

8) I have never seen anyone with more freckles than James Wonderlich.

9) There was this thing where you could put 3 pieces of chalk in it an draw lines across the blackboard.

10) Nuns kept tissue up their sleeves.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Piece of Crap # What????

O.K. so I did it again.

I went and made another guitar playing video although this time it's different.
I'll get to that but first, let's get some of necessaries out of the way.

I started recording myself because I was bored with the way I played and wanted to change and add to my technique. My playing may seem similar to the previous videos but there really has been a difference.

Second, The song is simple because it's best to start simple so I won't really say I wrote it. It's a pretty common riff.

Third, I played all the parts. No! Seriously, I did. When I finally had the realization that the recording software I had, My computer and my ability to "hook shit up" could make a better video I did it.

This should explain the sound quality but I assure you I am playing the drums, bass and guitar.

I did rip off the drum lick though.
It's the drum lick from Van Halen's"Little Guitars" off of their album Diver Down.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Remember when.

Hey I am sure everybody remembers this;

or this;

Well guess what??????

Another one is coming your way. Only this time crappier and more convoluted than ever!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

You're telling me.

I know.

I haven't posted in a while.

But you haven't been reading either let's be fair.

Anyway, I will have some cool post soon so stay tuned.

In the meanwhile, Here is a picture of my oldest making one of his six tackles of the day, helping to take the Coatesville Kid Raiders to their 4-0 record.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Dog Days!

Not every dog is for everybody and not every breed is for everybody. Each breed has it's own particular temperament and within that, each dog it's own quirks. With that said; allow me to introduce Mr. Barkley. I can't tell you what he weighs but what ever it is it's solid.

Barkley is up for adoption (my wife runs a rescue) and we found out about a month ago Barkley LOVES water. Particularly the swimming pool. Unfortunately, the pool has a vinyl liner and one tear was enough to decide Barkley can no longer go in the pool.

But not to worry. My wife has a pool in the dog yard and it's now up and running.


I hope whomever adopts him loves water too.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Like funny Ha! Ha!

A mother is bathing her 4 year old son.

Boy: "Mommy?"

Mother: "Yes."

Boy: (Grabbing his junk) "Is this my brain?"

Mother: "Not Yet."

Now I am fully confused.

So how's the job hunt going? Bizarre. Completely bizarre. I would have never expected job hunting to be so tough and frustrating but it is and now it's just plain weird.

You want an ya go. One month ago I found a job posting about a broadcasting job in Virgina.

The job announcement headline stated "Seeking Host with News & Sports Experience for Mornings"

and I thought to my self this seems interesting read on.

The body of the of the announcement states " Our idea candidate is experienced at delivering news, information and local content."

And now I say to myself "I have done exactly that, this may be the job for me."

Further more, the announcement stated "Individuals with News/Talk experience strongly encouraged to apply. EOE"

Holy Crap that's me, that's exactly me. So I went about sending my resume, cover letter, picture (don't ask, but many broadcast employers want a photo) and necessary links to my web pages etc.

About a week goes by and I hear nothing but the job is posted again. I reapply.

2 more weeks go by and I hear nothing and the job is posted again and this time I'm like WTF.

Now in situations like this, the majority of broadcasters wanted ads clearly state "DO NOT CALL". This particular ad did not state that directive but I wondered if I should be so bold.

I decided against it but did the next best thing. I emailed the party who was in charge of hiring. We will call her "Lady DI." In my e-mail I let her know that I was curious about the status of my resume and what may or may not have sparked her interest.

I left her with my contact info once again.

She called me a half an hour later. This is a brief part of our conversation.

Lady Di: Your resume said you wrote and announced news by conducting interviews, gathering police reports, press releases, the Associated press wire and breaking news coverage.

Me: That is correct.

Lady Di: Well that seems pretty small market.

Me: How do you expect the news to be gathered?

Lady Di: Well, The AP wire and we have several LARGE news papers in this area.

Me: So you want me to report other peoples news?

The conversation gets better.

Lady Di: You sent me a link to you web site where you had done a bunch of interviews. That did nothing for me.

Me: Your ad said you wanted someone with talk show experience. The web site is a sample of my talk show.

Lady Di: We won't be doing interviews.

Me: I also sent you a link to my opinion and caller interactive material.

Lady Di: I don't plan on having a lot of that on this show.

Me: Then I don't believe I understood your ad. You requested someone with news and talk experience but you won't be using any of those talents in your morning show?

Lady Di: No. I am kinda creating this position and I need someone who can flow seamlessly from music to news.

Me: Be honest, did you just think my stuff sucked and you want to let me down easy?

Lady Di: No you are very good I just don't think you fit what I am looking for.

Me: So 15 years News and Talk experience doesn't fit what you are looking for. I will have to re-read your ad.

And there you have it. I wish I could say I embellished the story or wrote it in a way to make my self seem like the wiser yet victimised character in this little life play but after 15 years of News/Talk, I am pretty good a remembering conversations and their content.

I guess Virginia will never know.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Samantha Mohr

She is a Meteorologist on The Weather Channel.

The other day I was watching for storms in my area when Sam (I call her Sam) appeared doing the "describe the weather while standing in front of the satellite picture" deal as she is doing in the above picture.

The difference between the above picture and the other day is she was wearing this orange blouse thingy which was open to her belly button and when she turned to the guessed it. Total side boob action. The most I have ever seen on T.V. and that includes the corpses on Law and Order and CSI.

Now the thing I really found funny about the whole event (besides the amount of boob which was showing) was that I needed to share the experience, so I called my buddy Johnny B. He didn't answer so I called my buddy Drewcifer. No answer so I start thinking to myself "Who else would get a kick out of this?" So who was the next call to. Dr Zibbs of "That Blue Yak."

Now the Dr. was able to answer his phone but he was not around a television. Too bad but I was glad to share the experience with someone. He advised me to take a picture but I was unable to do so.

The weird thing was, even though I didn't have time to watch her stand in front of the satellite again, when they came back from commercial and she was at the desk, her blouse was still wide open. Nobody bothered to say " Hey, boob showing."

Or maybe they didn't want to.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ya'll Remember ????????

The fat guy who took his family to the beach last year. He looked like this:After seeing these pictures I had promised myself that I would do something about it. Not that I worked too hard but I remained consistant.

So my son snapped photos this morning and this is where I am.

I'm not quite where I want to be but that is because I have not changed my diet But I have put on 10 lbs. of muscle so I am a happy 210.
I am shooting for 220 by September before I start to lean out.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This is Prince Albert II of Monacco.

Happy to live a life out of the can.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

And the winner is...........

This guy!Remember my last post where I was all pissed off about not getting yet another job. Well this is the guy who got it.

Now I wish him the best of luck and have nothing against him but I will say look at this:

If you look at the right hand side it says:

Podcasts of the new afternoon show on KNews Radio beginning May 3, 2010."

Which is great but they are not yet available.
This may be a little nit-picking but that wouldn't happen on my watch. I was (am) an anal-retentive when it comes to work.

But hey...I'm sure everything else is just right.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I am so fucking pissed off right now that I am surprised that I haven't started breaking shit. Throwing and breaking shit is definitely not my normal m.o. but my frustration level has reached such a point that I wouldn't put it passed me.

So I applied for yet another job. I was selected as one of the 15 candidates to be interviewed. This was out of 100 applicants. I believe the interview went well. I answered all of the questions honestly and openly. Why wouldn't I? I have nothing to hide and I want you to know and understand who you will be working with.

So the selection process was made and the field was narrowed. Did I make the cut? NO! Why? I want too much money.

Now considering that this is not the first time I have hear this, you would think that I would be smart enough to lower my price. I would if I could afford to but considering that I live at the bare minimum now, I don't know how much lower I can get.

I am not the money motivated type. It's never been that important to me. I only worry about having enough to support my family. Most of my things are held together by spit and wire. I get furniture off of craigslist and have been able to learn many things so I have the ability to do them myself. So I find it incredible that the amount of money I need has become the issue.

Now in the several interviews and applications I have had, the discussions always talk about how my job is not a "9 to 5" position or how "being available" is of primary importance. How having a "flexible schedule" is a job requirement. I understand these things and my family understands them because we have lived them for the last 15 years. I have missed birthdays, anniversary's, weddings, plays, sporting events and holiday gatherings because this is the life we have chosen. What I don't understand is how they expect to pay part-time wages for a more than full time job.

I saw some fucking congressman on CNN the other day saying Americans who aren't working just don't want to work. I wish I could punch him in the fucking head. I don't have a 2000 square foot house. I don't have a car younger than 10 years old. I don't have credit card debt. I didn't buy my house with less than 10 percent down. So how many fucking jobs do I have to have to keep from living on the fucking street? How many fucking times do I have to go back to school to get a job that barely pays off the student loan?

Fuck piss shit fuck motherfucker bitch fuck.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Just so you know.

(CBS News)
Actor Corey Haim Dies at 38
Drug Overdose Eyed as Possible Cause of Death; Actor Reportedly Taking Medication to Battle Flu-Like Symptoms

The 38-year-old Canadian-born actor, who broke into films as a child, died in Los AngelesFormer teen idol Corey Haim, best known for his role in the 1987 hit "The Lost Boys," has died after a well-documented battle with drug addiction and a string of B-movie roles aimed at returning to the spotlight. He was 38.

The Toronto-born actor died at a Burbank hospital early Wednesday morning, said Lt. Cheryl MacWillie of the Los Angeles County coroner.
Shouldn't BOTH of the "Corys" Have died?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Now I DO want to hit someone!

Today CBS News reported that the "Leaders" in Washington D.C. have been working on a jobs bill. Good deal right? I'm unemployed. I want to work. So let's hear from the Senate.

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested Monday -- it could bring down the rate of domestic violence. "I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand," Reid said on the Senate floor, the Hill newspaper reports.

"Why? Men don't have jobs." Even though women are losing jobs as well, "women aren't abusive, most of the time," Reid said. "Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive."

"It (domestic abuse) has gotten out of hand." Is the senator suggesting that there was a sufficient amount of spousal abuse before the economic down-turn and with Americans returning to work we can go back to a much more agreeable amount of spousal abuse?

Although there is a connection, are there degrees? I need a flow chart.

Unemployed = Wife beater
Under employed = Verbal abuser and kicks dog.
Employed but not in your field = Punches walls, drinks to excess.
Decent Job = Decent to spouse but masturbates to hot chicks on Univision.
Good Job = Happy, happy, happy. Fights with umps at kids sporting events.
Great Job = Excellent person. Non-violent. Get mistress so you don't accidentally bang your wife.

There you go. I feel better. I'm going to look for a job now.

Monday, February 22, 2010

This probably isn't funny.

I probably shouldn't joke about this but Viagra could make a mint off this story:

Andrew Koenig Reported Missing
Actor Andrew Koenig, who starred on Growing Pains back in the day, has been reported missing, the Vancouver Police say. He has not been seen in a week.
Koenig, who played Mike Seaver's (
Kirk Cameron) pal Boner, was supposed to be on a flight back to the United States on February 16, but did not check in.
He was reportedly last seen a week ago. His parents have described their son as "suffering from depression" and "
not doing good" in the last few weeks.
Judy and Walter Koenig (who played Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek series) say they last heard from Andrew February 9. They also say his cell phone is off.

All Viagra has to do is hire about 100 detectives, find him and then run an ad campaign saying "Lost your Boner....Viagra can help."

On a side note, his dad was Chevkov from Star Trek. Great acting runs in the family.