Jan 17

Testing. Testing. 1-2-3. Is Anybody Home?

Trying something out. Made a “time lapse” video of me up at the property on the digger. Man, I work fast!

Used DVDVideoSoft’s avi to jpg program to extract a frame every 10 seconds from the original video file. Another program to assemble the frames into a new video file. Then DVDVideoSoft’s avi to flash converter to make a smaller file to post here. DVDVideoSoft has a bunch of free programs for stuff like this.

Jan 15

Well, It Finally Happened!

Got up early and went out to the property and started moving dirt around. Damn near froze my ass off! Digger started right up and I got a lot of work done though. Finished off about another third of the road. Dug out the lower catch basin. Made it about half as wide but twice as deep. That widened the road a bit too. Cool! Had to quit around 1400 though so I could go home and get warm!

Got home and asked SWMBO if she minded if we went for Teriyaki Chicken or MacDonald’s or something instead of me cooking. She chose Teriyaki. So we climb into her car and off we go.

I’ve been on SWMBO for years to keep a decent amount of gas in her car. I’ve always told her that if I get in her car and we run out of gas before we can get to a gas station that SHE would have to walk to get a can of gas. Well, about half way to Teriyaki we run out of gas. So SWMBO got to walk about 1.8 miles to the gas station and 1.8 miles back to the car. She had to buy a gas can also. But she got a 1+ gallon size and it just wasn’t enough to get the car started. So we wound up calling a friend to come and take her to get more gas (in a bigger can). I, meanwhile, sat with the car. Except I didn’t sit. I had to walk around cause it was FREEZING!

So, we left the house around 1500, finally got to dinner about 1830 and finally got back home about 2000. I’m still cold! Getting a good fire going in the woodstove though so it shouldn’t be too long before I’m warm again. Although I am thinking of a hot shower after "Dirty Jobs."

Jan 09

Things That Bother Me…

We went to the movie last Friday night and saw "The Golden Compass". Before the picture they have what used to be called "The 20". This is 20 minutes of commercials that they take commercial breaks from to show us other commercials. The commercials that bother me the most are the Television commercials. Hey, Theaters! If I wanted to see Television commercials I’d have stayed home and watched Television! What part of this is hard to understand? I swear; every time I go to a movie I get one step closer to never going to a theater again. Not only do I have to put up with tv commercials their gheedunk too expensive. And I won’t even get into the ass sitting somewhere near me that doesn’t understand SHUT THE HELL UP or didn’t see the 47 notices to TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF NOW, dipshit.

I love the Discovery Channel. And the History Channel. And the Science Channel. And the National Geographic Channel. But sometimes they really crack me up. MEGA-DISASTERS is the latest. Seems that if I’m not fried by a Mega-Gamma Ray Burst I’m going to drown in the Mega-Flood from the Mega-Tsunami. If the Mega-Tornado leaves anything of me after the Mega-Quake. Both of which will probably be a result of the Mega-Asteroid impact that helps to restart the Mega-Volcano in Yellowstone Park. Assuming I haven’t already died of the Mega-Disease that’s going to decimate the world or our Sun Going Nova. But what will probably take us ALL out is us killing ourselves because "Ice Road Truckers" is the most interesting thing on tv some night and we’ve seen all the movies in our collections too many times to bother.

I just love the way they word things in these programs too. This COULD happen… This COULD kill you… IF this happened… This WILL happen IF… Well, DUH! I’m glad I’m not one of those people that sit at home watching these programs then rush out to keep watch for the Mega-Flood/Tsunami/Asteroid etc, etc. I could be a nervous wreck! I have enough with wondering which of my kids is going to show up at the door needing a place to stay ’for awhile.’ Yeah, sure. Figure those odds then run right out and bet on NOT!

Not much going on around the old homestead. Keeping the place clean and the woodstove full. SWMBO’s off to the office today so I think I’ll sit around in my underwear, scratch my ass, sniff my finger and NOT wash my hands. Oh, speaking of washing. Washed the dog today. He seems to really enjoy the top-loading washer but just can’t get the hang of the front-loading dryer.

Jan 04

Had To Pass This On!

I can’t stand H. Clinton!

In a news conference Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers this coming Sunday. Deanna asserts that she is qualified to be starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett while he played QB for the Packers. During this period of time she became familiar with the definition of a corner blitz, and is now completely comfortable with other terminology of the Packers offense. A survey of Packers fans shows that 50% of those polled supported the move.

Does this sounds idiotic and unbelievable to you? Well, Hillary Clinton makes the same claims as to why she is qualified to be President and 50% of democrats polled agreed. She has never run a City, County, or State. (She couldn’t even control her husband.)

When told Hillary Clinton has experience because she has 8 years in the white house, Dick Morris stated ’so has the pastry chef’.