September 30, 2003
Well, there's another month of 2003 gone. Now it's October tomorrow, damn Christmas is almost here. I'm still not ready for Halloween, in fact I might not do anything for Halloween this year, probably just turn out the lights and go to bed early. What am I going to give the little shits anyway? I'm on Atkins, what will I give out, heads of lettuce? Aren't you a cute little pirate, here's a pork chop. Yeah, definitely turning off the lights. Maybe I will watch a scary movie or something that night.
I set up my hat and glove rack yesterday at work, and my ice scrapers. It was cold as hell this morning, and it is going to be even colder tomorrow morning. Shit, we are under a freeze warning for tonight. Unlike a frost advisory where you might get some white stuff on your flowers, this is going to be an anything outside overnight dies kind of night.
I won an award apparently. I may have signed up for it, don't even remember now. The awards are at the bottom of my main page, so check them out, and if you are your own webmaster, you can click them and try to win them for your site also. Check it out.
Posted by Dave at 05:02 PM
September 28, 2003
You look different
Yeah yeah yeah. I redid the page again. I can't help it, it seems to be an addiction I have or something. I can't stay away. I updated the Atkins page last night, and I thought well dammit, I might as well do the whole site. Actually I didn't do anything to the content pages, just the directional pages, and I gave the blog a fresh new look to match. Other than the Atkins thing, pretty much everything is cosmetic.
This weather is really starting to piss me off. I know October is almost here and all, but does it really have to get down to the 20's? I know for sure I'll have to put those ice scrapers out tomorrow, because its going to get real frosty out there. If it snows, I might just snap. Last year we had a hell of a snow on October 21st. I don't need to go through that shit again. I am kind of wishing that it doesn't snow at all this year, maybe an inch for Christmas, then that shit can melt right off again.
I hate Sunday nights. You just sit there doing your thing, and everytime you look at the clock, you're inevitably closer to going back to work. On a side note, whoever invented the digital alarm clock needs a severe beating. The noise those fucking things make to wake you up are some of the most hideous noises I've ever heard in my life. It's no wonder I tend to wake up a half hour before the damn thing rings lately... my brain can't take that shit anymore.
Posted by Dave at 05:00 PM
September 27, 2003
It's a Nyquil Night
Another half a weekend gone already. Tomorrow is Sunday and then bam! Work all over again. Speaking of work, I set up cough and cold on Friday. That is always something fun to do. What I really like is the fact that even though the shit that I'm setting up on an endcap is the same that is in the aisle, people just can't help but try and get in there and buy it. I don't even have my signs up and they are asking me how much it is. First off if you need this stuff, step away from me when you speak, I don't need your fucking germs, and next why don't you walk the extra ten feet and buy it off the shelf where it's clearly marked. I will probably start putting out window scrapers and shovels next week, since they are calling for overnight lows to dip into the mid 20's. I'll repeat that in case you've said "no fucking way." Overnight lows are going to dip into the mid 20's next week.
I redid my Atkins page in the personal section tonight. I have added quite a few things to it, including all my side view shots and a one week menu. I also have a few pointers on the page in case you had any questions. I did this as an answer to a request from a friend who is thinking of doing this. I think it should be pretty self explanatory. Since losing this weight, I am pretty much bombarded by people wanting to know what I did, how I did it etc... Atkins/low carb is quickly becoming the trend as I can tell from my retail position at work. I think damn near everything is going to be trying to come out with a low carb version of itself, much like the low fat craze quite a few years ago. This is probably a good time to be on the low carb lifestyle because you are going to have quite a few choices.
Posted by Dave at 04:59 PM
September 24, 2003
Do you know what one of the hottest new toys is going to be this year? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Didn't we go through this shit about 18 years ago? I remember these from back in school. You couldn't go anywhere without seeing something turtle related. Have we completely run out of shit to brainwash the kids with, that we are just going to start reviving shit from the past and pass it on as new? Hey fuck 'em, they weren't around the first time, they'll never know; but we do dammit. On the plus side, at least they will be playing with toys their fathers will understand, unlike them fucking Pokemon and Yugioh. I wonder if they are going to at least have better toys this time around, with some kind of funky actions. If they just bring back lame ass figurines it would suck. I guess retro is coming back in. I better dig out all my old blue jeans with the ripped out knees just in case.
I've been trying to figure out a good way to explain the way I think, or who I am, and I think I have it. I'm like a little voice in your head. Let's say you are driving down the road and you see a car sitting on the side with their hood up. You drive by, but then a little farther down the road a little voice in your head says "you should have stopped and seen if you could help." About 30 seconds later, another voice pops into your head and says "fuck that, they are probably just some psychotic killer looking for another victim." That second voice is me. In cartoons when someone tries to make a decision, a little angel and a little devil pop up on their shoulders. I need not explain which one I am.
Posted by Dave at 04:58 PM
September 22, 2003
I've got gas
It's Monday already. That's ok though, it's nice to get the shitty day out of the way right away, don't need it hanging around til the end of the week. It is starting to get a little too cold out there for me. I know that tomorrow is the official first day of fall, but the weather doesn't need to be showing off. 58 for a high just doesn't cut it for me. It could at least make it to 70 degrees during the day. I don't care if it is 58 overnight, but lets try a little harder during the day. The sad thing is that in two months, if we hit 58 we'll all be outside rejoicing in our shorts watching the snow melt.
I noticed that the gas price has been going down lately. It seemed to keep going up, right around the busiest traveling time of Labor Day, then it seemed to start dropping shortly after that. I wonder if that was planned? Right now it is $1.65 a gallon, which is 24 cents less that it was over the holiday weekend. I like how they do that, keeping the price up so fucking high for so long, so that when they drop it to the high price of $1.65 everyone is going, wow... gas sure did get cheap. Hey, remember this shit was was about $1.25 before Bush got into office, of course everything he's touched has pretty much turned to shit.
I've decided that the spot on the right of the main page is going to be my little extra spot. I figure every Monday I will change it. It will either be a link to a cool site I've found, or just a special message. I'll have to see how it all plays out, but so far I like it. This week I've decided to put a link up to my own second site, which is my 3rd Bass site, located on a subdomain of this site. Check it out by clicking the link on the right side of the main page.
Posted by Dave at 04:56 PM
September 20, 2003
Waiter, there's a tooth in my soup
It's Saturday morning and I slept in. Unfortunately sleeping in now means I sleep until 7am or somewhere around there. At least it is the weekend, although it will be a pants and long sleeve kind of weekend, versus the shorts and t-shirt weekends I've had so far. Fall is in the air, and all I have to say is fuck fall. Right now it is 36 degrees outside. For any of you living somewhere that is warm and aren't sure how that feels, here's what you can do to feel my pain. Get a fan, open your freezer, put the fan in front of it and blow that onto yourself. That is what Wisconsin feels like. That's called the wind chill factor.
I saw on the news that some woman found a tooth in her Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup. Now she's afraid to eat soup," attorney Daniel Irvin said Thursday. She's afraid to eat soup now? What in the fuck is that about? Be happy, that tooth was probably the healthiest thing that was in that fucking can of soup. At least there was some calcium or something in it, unlike the rest of that salty yellow shit with noodles. You know, I used to eat Campbell's soup way back in the days, and it seems to me if there was a tooth in there, it would be pretty easy to find and get rid of. Maybe it was a special prize or something, did you ever think about that? Things like this happen all the time anyway. Who hasn't found an extra body part in a can of something at least once in their life? It said it was a tooth from a 13 year old, no clue how the fuck they figured that out. My thought on this is that the Tooth Fairy is moonlighting at the Campbell's plant for a little extra dough. Eventually her dollar supply had to run out, poor girl had to make a little extra cash. I just hope they don't let her go for this one little slip up, otherwise she'll have to go back to stripping.
Posted by Dave at 04:55 PM
September 17, 2003
Holy Hurricane Batman
This is my favorite time to watch the news and weather. Why you may ask? Because there is a fucking hurricane out there and every news agency is going to pick one of their low ranked "reporters" and stick their poor asses right in the middle of it. Nothing makes me smile more than seeing a grown up standing outside in pelting rain with their ugly yellow raincoat flapping in the wind trying to talk and not fall down. Who needs comedy when you have this shit? I can't think of a more demeaning job as a reporter than having to do something like that. You might as well be interviewing circus freaks or something. At least you would stay dry that way, unless one threw up on you.
Today was my short day thankfully. I needed to get out of there early anyway. I got my eye exam today, and ordered up some new specs, so hopefully they will be in by this time next week for me. My contacts seemed fine and the strength is so close to the new prescription that I can just keep wearing these until I totally destroy them. Let's hope they make it another year.
Made a few changes on the site. I added templates before, but now I've got a specific template just for the blogs and I've got a slightly new look on the front page. I felt it was looking too much like the blog page so I wanted to differentiate a little bit. The Stewie Link will probably change as I find new and cooler stuff to put up.
Posted by Dave at 04:54 PM
September 14, 2003
Yoko Oh No
What the hell happened? Wasn't it just Friday afternoon? Now suddenly it is Sunday night and I have to go to work tomorrow. Even my short day is somewhat spent because I'm going to the eye doctor that afternoon. Yep, new specs for my ass; well, actually for my eyes. That might not look good if I wore my glasses on my ass. I think if I would stop doing all kinds of things on the weekend then maybe it wouldn't go by so fast. What I need to do is get one of those jobs where you only work one or two days a week. What is that called again; welfare?
I started working on a new site for a friend. I have it temporarily up on a subdomain here, but I won't put up the link because it won't be here too long I'm sure. It only took an hour to do, but I already redid it again tonight. I guess I am my worst critic. Damn me anyway.
I read a very disturbing headline today: Yoko Ono to go naked for peace. Well, the only good thing about that is she is going to do it in Paris and nowhere near the United States. You know, I have two problems with this. Number one, she's 70 years old. I don't even want to see Madonna naked anymore, so how in the hell is some 70 year old wrinkled cooch going to make me think about peace? The only peace I'll be thinking about is that piece of pizza that just hurdled out of my stomach and is now on the floor with various other stomach remnants. The mass stampede to the doors will not be peaceful, in fact it might get down right ugly. That brings me to problem number two. It's Yoko Ono. Dear, no one wants to see you naked anymore, OK? Can't you just sing a song... oh wait, that might be even more painful.
Posted by Dave at 04:53 PM
September 11, 2003
Remember This: Family Guy Rules
If you want a tribute to two years ago, you're in the wrong place. I was in no way personally affected by the attacks and therefore unlike anyone who was, stand to make nothing off peddling my story to the press for money and cheap tears. So... nothing like that here. You can turn on any channel and watch that drivel today. Myself, I would rather watch my Family Guy DVD's and at least laugh my ass off.
I now own all three seasons of The Family Guy. Between this show and South Park, I may never stop laughing. I just found out tonight that there is talks of doing a Family Guy Movie that would come out directly on DVD, which would be sweet. I have no idea if that would spell further TV adventures or not, but I wouldn't doubt it. Apparently the high amount of DVD sales they've experienced and the high ratings that Cartoon Network is getting on the reruns has resparked some interest in this show. I saw it a few times back in the days when it was on FOX, but they moved the damn thing around so much, I just lost interest in trying to find the damn thing on TV. Now I don't have to with the DVDs. Hey, if you like Family Guy, and think the Governer's Race in California is a joke, then go vote Stewie for Governer. HERE
Holy shit, I set up Halloween yesterday. I think I have less stuff this year than I ever have before. Why, because I felt like ordering less stuff I guess. When you see your shit sit there and lose your ass taking markdowns on it, you start to think that maybe you shouldn't even carry it in the first place.
Posted by Dave at 04:52 PM
September 09, 2003
Trick or Treat
Another week started. Tomorrow it is time to set up Halloween. I just love to set that up so everyone can whine that it is too early for Halloween. What am I supposed to do, not put it out until October? It's bad enough that our store carries the same exact shit every year and no one buys it, now I shouldn't put it out. We still carry the Scream masks and run them on ad. How long has that movie been out? Six or seven years, and here we are selling them and advertising them like its the newest thing to hit the store. I'm surprised we don't still have the hockey mask, which this year might actually do something, but nope, not until next year when it's out of style again. We also do the same lame ass kids costumes every year. Who the fuck dresses up like a pirate anymore? Kids want to be Spongebob, or Dora the Explorer, not some lame ass generic character from the 1960's.
Hey, the tips section is finally up. It's full of wonderful practical advice you may need in your life. I am still working on more to fill up the page, as I only have five different categories up now. I'm still not sure if I want to add anymore sections to the page or not. I think in the future I may, depending on what I can think of. The whole tips thing really only took me about 8 hours total to crank out, which isn't too bad. Unfortunately the 8 hours spanned a few weeks of time.
Posted by Dave at 04:50 PM
September 06, 2003
Tips, Tricks & Bitches... featuring Snoop Dogg
Guess I haven't been here since I updated the page. It's like I always say, these four day weeks are longer than the five day weeks. You spend the first few days back trying to play catchup from the day off you had. Luckily I don't care anymore, so therefore it isn't quite as hard for me to go back to work.
I am helping my other friends move this weekend. I think I'm going to get the itch to move myself pretty soon. Any suggestions? My back was finally starting to feel good from my Noah's Ark accident, so I guess it probably was time to put some stress on it again. Besides, summer is over, what do I need my back for in the winter? Like I want to shovel snow. Fuck that.
My tips section is still in the process of being put up. I found my thinking time now. 5am. That sucks if you ask me, but I woke up thismorning and probably wrote more shit than I have all together yet. Apparently being on this diet makes me think clearer in the morning, and has seemingly turned me into a morning person...AHHHHHHHH!! Oh well, feel better anyway. Speaking of which, I am currently down 91 pounds as of this morning, so I guess I can handle mornings on that. Well, thats it for the tips, as far as the tricks & bitches, I'll have to wait for Snoop to get here.
Posted by Dave at 04:49 PM
September 02, 2003
Back to school fuckers!!
Ahh, there's nothing I like more than driving to work and seeing all the children on their way to school. Makes me feel good to know the little shits will be preoccupied for nine months or so, and hopefully keeping out of trouble. It gives me a warm tingly feeling watching the little bastards walking to school with that nasty sneer on their face wondering where the hell the summer has went. Unfortunately, that's a feeling that I also share with them. Where the fuck did summer go? I could have sworn it was just Memorial Day a couple weeks ago. Did I pull a Rip Van Winkle and sleep through the season? That sucks ass if you ask me. The problem is that we are only about two months away from our first snowfall. Yep, that's a problem.
I am working on this new design for my site, the whole white background and all. White on black isn't as easy on the eyes as black on white for some reason. Maybe in the future I will start fucking with background designs and whatnot, but for now I like this. The new content isn't uploaded yet, but the design is there and hopefully by the end of the week I'll have the new stuff up completely. As of writing this, the new stuff that is up is a listing of the movies, music and games that I have and use, just to give you an idea of what I do when I'm not here. I also have my pictures up from St. Louis on the pics page. The entire tips section of the page isn't up yet, so hopefully in the near future that will be up.
Posted by Dave at 04:47 PM