Sep 27

Smallville Was Too Cool!

Season 7 premiere was too cool! I really enjoyed that they didn’t conclude the Bizzarro in the first 10 minutes of the show. Unfortunately we’re still going through all the Lana Angst (though she does look good as a blond!). The only real question I had was: When Clark hit the anti-Clark up into the air, WHO was the streak of red that carried the Bizzarro up into space? Hmmm… AND why didn’t they show how (Supergirl) came to Earth?

Other than that: Not much going on. It finally started raining this evening and that should last a couple of days. MAYBE thunderstorms Friday night and MAYBE up to 4 inches of rain in the Olympic Mountains. Figures I’d live fairly close up to the Olympic Mountains. Finally got cool enough to start the fire up again.

Trying to buy this unit from a company in China that you can put a hard drive full of movies converted to .avi format and it shows them on your television. It’s a HDD unit (???-3508). No computer required to play movies and show pictures on the tv. Cool.

And that’s it for tonight.

Sep 25

Only Two (2!) More Days Until Smallville!!

Cool! Guess you can tell I’m looking forward to the premiere, huh?

Was just puttering around the house yesterday (dishes, laundry, etc) when I looked outside and saw NO clouds; and the temperature wasn’t too bad. Hmmm. I contemplated (for about 2 seconds) on either 1) staying inside and getting some of the thousand things I need to do DONE or, 2) heading for the property and getting a bit more dirt moved and my ass a bit more sunburned. My Ass Won. And it was a damned fine day out there! Moved some dirt. Picked up some rocks. Layed out. Had to come back home way too early…

Raining (well, mostly drizzle) out today. Feels cold too. Started a fire (in the wood burning stove. That’s a misnomer though: it’ll actually burn most anything you put in it. It’ll even burn YOU if you touch it at the wrong time). Decided not to cook dinner since SWMBO is off to the office today; so my brother-in-law and I went to the all-you-can-eat pizza place (FodGothers) and had, well, all-we-could-eat. Not bad for less than $5 each!

And that’s about it. Think I’ll spend the rest of the night ripping the 3 ’Blade’ and 2 ’Underworld’ movies I have, converting them to avi’s and put them all on one disc. That way I can have a ’Vampire’ night…

Picture I got when I was a kid.
Sep 21

When I Say There’s Not

Much going on, I mean it. This has been one of the slowest weeks I’ve ever lived! I think the weather changing to cold has had something to do with it. Been raining a bit.

Matt, a friend of mine, and I went up to the property last Tuesday and cut up some wood for him.

SWMBO and her brother, Robert, went to Seattle and walked around today. I met them at the Panda Palance or something and we had Mongolian for dinner. Was good. They were tired so we didn’t make out usual stop at Albertson’s tonight. We did walk through the Fred Meyers and I bought a DVD of Dirty Jobs. Kind of listening to/watching it now. Cool show.

Been ’playing’ "Lock On"; a jet simulator. So far I’ve crashed a dozen times. Have shot down a lot of enemy planes too. Think I’ll continue that now…

Sep 17

They Walk Among Us!

#1: I was at the checkout of a K-Mart. The clerk rang up $46.64 charge. I gave her a fifty dollar bill. She gave me back $46.64. I gave it back to her and told her that she had made a mistake in MY favor and gave her the money back. She became indignant and informed me she was a University of SC graduate (big clue there) and knew what she was doing, and returned the money again. I gave her the money back again…same scenario! I departed the store with the $46.64. This actually happened to me in Austin at MoPac Blvd and Parmer Lane .
……………They Walk Among Us and Many Work Retail.
#2: I walked into a Mickey D’s with a buy -one-get-one-free coupon for a sandwich. I handed it to the girl and she looked over at a little chalkboard that said “buy one-get-one free.” “They’re already buy-one-get-one-free”, she said, “so I guess they’re both free” She handed me my free sandwiches and I walked out the door.
……………They Walk Among Us and Many Work Retail.
#3: One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when one of them shouted, “Look at that dead bird!” Someone looked up at the sky and said, “Where?”
……………They Walk Among Us!
#4: While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn’t want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, “Does the sun rise in the north?” When my brother explained that the sun rises in the east, and has for sometime, she shook her head and said, “Oh I don’t keep up with that stuff.”
…………..They Walk Among Us and sell houses!!
#5: I used to work in technical support for a 24/7 call center. One day I got a call from an individual who asked what hours the call enter was open. I told him, “The number you dialed is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” He responded, “Is that Eastern or Pacific time? Wanting to end the call quickly, I said, “Uh, Pacific.”
…………..They Walk Among Us!
#6: My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the trunk.
…………..They Walk Among Us!
#7: I couldn’t find my luggage at the airport baggage area, so I went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and I was in good hands. “Now,” she asked me, “has your plane arrived yet?”
…………..They Walk Among Us and propose to give us direction!
#8: While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought abo it for some time before responding. “Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don’t think I’m hungry enough to eat 6 pieces.”
……………Yep, They Walk Among Us and keep up the CPI!
They Walk Among Us, they reproduce, and WORST OF All…………they VOTE Democrat! (or however Oprah tells them they should vote!)