Monday, July 14, 2008

Craziness abounds...

Well, a week with PGirl, Galoot, Viking, PGirl Jr., and Galoot Jr. has me spent. Between working all night and partying all day I am done. No more beer for me, well at least for another day or two.
The toga party went well. For eats we had falafil, lamb, antipasto, bakalava (I always want to type "balaclava"), and other sides and dressings. It was my first time roasting a whole leg of lamb, and I did two, but I think it went well. Also, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy tastes much better on tap. I think there's still a little left in the keg though. I also remember why I don't karaoke in public. Peter Cetera has a great voice, and it shouldn't be tainted by my drunken ramblings. The next time I sing, in public, I'll know what I shouldn't do. We may be getting a visit from the mayor at some point too, since he did a drive by of the party at least 3 times. Thankfully the cops never showed.
Also, I'm glad Slea and I stopped at 2 kids, 4 would be too much. It's cool seeing all of the kids playing together though, even if the noise is too much sometimes. I'm a very quiet kind of guy. I like there to be some semblence of peace in the house. Must be from so many years on third shift, I'm up at night and everyone else is sleeping.
Viking got me hooked on the best/worst game ever. Be sure to look up "Rumble Roses" next time you're looking for a game to rent. Galoot on the other hand, has a second career as a criminal lined up in the future. He seemed to enjoy taking potshots at cops from roofs in Grand Theft Auto. I prefer driving cars until they blow up, but that's just me.
Finally, I completed the EMT-I program and got my license last week. I already had my cherry popped too. An inmate was having an MI and I watched it happen on the cardiac monitor. Pretty cool stuff, for me not him.
Pics and stuff in the next post.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

And some inspiration for Slea.

Monday, May 19, 2008

6 weeks and counting...

So way back last fall I started my classes for the next level of EMS, my EMT-Intermediate license. Now the final countdown has begun. 250 class hours are done and 150 clinical hours are nearing completion. I've only got a few big milestones to get out of the way before I test on June 28th, 2 intubations, 1 birth, and 2 psych emergencies. So, if any of you are travelling through Illinois this next month and want to help a brother out, just OD on some prescription narcotics or have a heart attack or something and I'll be there to intubate you.

It's kind of weird thinking that my career hinges on people going through tragedies, at least for the next month or so.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Kassie's kicking monster ass


Friday, May 09, 2008


If you think you've spotted a baby, verify by employing classic sniffing techniques. Baby powder is a dead giveaway.

Flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process.

Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.

If a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented hug, smile, and lean in order to achieve the best photo quality.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Chickens coming home to roost?

Tired of reading news and posts about Jeremiah Wright's increasingly insane diatribes on society? Want to have another reason to hate the media? Here are a few nice little distractions to help you in your interweb readings.

Italics taken from the NY Times, slightly edited by me for clarity.

What Jerry Falwell said on Thursday September 13th, 2001 on ''The 700 Club,'' while chatting with the program's host, Pat Robertson, was this:

''What we saw on Tuesday, as terrible as it is, could be minuscule if, in fact, God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve.''

Mr. Robertson responded, ''Jerry, that's my feeling. I think we've just seen the antechamber to terror. We haven't even begun to see what they can do to the major population.''

A few moments later Mr. Falwell said, ''The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the A.C.L.U., People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America, I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.' ''

To which Mr. Robertson said, ''Well, I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government.''

Mr. Robertson also issued a press release on Thursday saying that in a country rampant with materialism, Internet pornography and lack of prayer, ''God almighty is lifting his protection from us.''

They couldn't even wait until Sunday to proclaim "GOD DAMN AMERICA!" They did it on Thursday.

And what about John McCain, the republican presidential candidate? Could it be possible that there is a Reverend wright in his camp? If you follow mainstream media you may not find it, but a little digging will unearth some characters. Here is a clip of one of McCain's clerical supporters, Mr. John Hagee:


On Feb. 27, he stood with John McCain and endorsed him over the religious conservatives’ favorite, Mike Huckabee, who was then still in the race.

Are we really to believe that neither Mr. McCain nor his camp knew anything then about Mr. Hagee’s views? This particular YouTube video — far from the only one — was posted on Jan. 1, nearly two months before the Hagee-McCain press conference. Mr. Hagee appears on multiple religious networks, including twice daily on the largest, Trinity Broadcasting, which reaches 75 million homes.

Hagee also stated in 2005 that Hurricane Katrina was sent by God to punish New Orleans for having a gay pride parade there. LINK

"All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are -- were recipients of the judgment of God for that. The newspaper carried the story in our local area that was not carried nationally that there was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades. So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing. I know that there are people who demur from that, but I believe that the Bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgment. And I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans."

More Hagee craziness:


Ralph Nader is looking better and better every day.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Racism is always unacceptable.

But did they seriously need to add the bowl of noodles in front of her? Isn't that stereotyping? Can't the slob in back (who just got off work where he holds the "SLOW" signs in construction zones) think of anything better than slant eyes? And why does the blonde chick look like she's enjoying the guy's telepathy trick too much? Maybe the Asian broad is using chopsticks because that traffic asshole bent all of the spoons.

I just think that the two in back enjoyed making this ad WAY too much.