May 31, 2004
Well, which is it?
Well, for being a three day weekend, I didn't really notice. Oh that's right, I worked the whole weekend. It's about time that I work a three day weekend and the weather actually sucks for it. We got rain almost constantly for three days. Of course it was nothing like points south got. They got over 200 tornadoes south of Wisconsin. Much better to just get the rain like we got.
I was wondering something today. 3 Musketeers candy bars. I ate one of the little candy bars today. You know the ones that you buy for trick or treaters and end up eating them all yourself? Yeah, one of those. Anyway if the normal candy bar is a 3 Musketeer, what in the hell is one of those little ones? It certainly isn't a 3 Musketeer, I'd say more along the lines of a 1 Musketeer.
I still have three days to work until I get my three day weekend. Of course as you would have to assume, the weather sounds like it is going to be shitty. Rain and possibly thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday. Well, what did I expect, it seems that it only rains on the weekends around here anymore, thankfully I do normally get Wednesdays off.
Posted by Dave at 09:22 PM
May 28, 2004
It's a Golden Day today. Graduation, Memorial Day Weekend? Nope, none of the above. I didn't piss my pants either, you're totally off on that one. It's a Golden Birthday day. No, not me, it's my biggest fan Lisa's birthday. I shouldn't have to tell you how old she is considering it is her Golden B-day, but she's 28 in case you haven't learned what that is.
So, while she is out in Ohio partying hardy with her hubby and friends and enjoying her last official day at 27 and her first official day at 28 (that is if you can still stay up until midnight that is old timer!) You know, if I don't have a birthday for two more years, you will catch right up to me.
As far as your present, remember what I got you last year? Well, I am sending you two of those this year. I think they will go along great with what I sent last year; in fact I think they are matching pieces. Kind of like the DVD player you got me that one year. I've got that right over here; oh, my mistake, that's thin air.
Any-who, happy Golden Birthday Lisa!!! Hope you enjoy 28 as much as you can. Two years and counting! Tick tock; tick tock.
May 27, 2004
Yesterday was my day off. I put $16 worth of gas in my car and then when I get into the car and start it up, it is only half full. Ain't that a bitch? We are currently at $2.17 a gallon here. Actually 2.179, which never made any sense to me. Just round that fucker off, because the last time I checked my money only went out two decimal places; not three. If I didn't work over 20 miles from home, I'd start biking there. I am shocked that is the price of gas, because I honestly figured it would be somewhere around 2.25 to 2.50 for the holiday weekend. In fact, if they put it up to 2.50 for the holiday weekend then they could make enough money to lower it after the holiday. Make all those fuckers that are out traveling the weekend away pay out the ass to give the rest of us a break.
Why would I suggest that do you ask? Well, because the only traveling I will be doing this weekend is to and home from work. I get to work this wonderful weekend. A three day weekend for most, four for some lucky fuckers out there. I will get my three day weekend, just a week later than most. I will comp myself next week and end up with the belated holiday. I just hope the weather is nicer next weekend. Yes, did I mention that part yet? The weather is going to be rainy and stormy here this weekend. Just in time for Memorial day. You can never go wrong in Wisconsin by guessing shitty weather for a holiday. It seems that's the only time the weatherman is right anymore, when he predicts shitty weather.
Posted by Dave at 09:53 PM
May 25, 2004
Now with less carbs
I know I've bitched about this before, but dammit I guess I will re-iterate it once again. The low carb craze has got to stop. A legitimate diet has been raked over the coals and has now surpassed fad status and is fast becoming a fucking catch phrase. You can't even look around a store without seeing the word "carb" on your products. Everyone wants to be low carb or lower carb and they are putting out more and more products with less carbs.
Here is the problem with all of that. When you take the carbs out of something, you have to replace it with something. Refined sugar carbs are probably the worst carbs out there and all of the snack shit that is coming out in a low carb format needs to understand something. You can't replace sugar with lacitol and malitol and things like that and have it be just fine for you. First you will most likely get the shits because you get a laxative effect from them. Second, if you are buying all of the low carb chocolate bars and ice creams then you really haven't learned anything being on the low carb diet anyway. The main point of any diet is for you to stop fucking eating the sweets and high carb/fat items and eat the basics. Once you start throwing the treats back into your everyday lifestyle; even the low carb ones; you are just asking for failure.
Another problem is all of these products that just happened to be low carb that are suddenly stressing that point. The meat department has Low Carb signs up by their meats. Well no shit. I love the fact that these products are now advertising that they are low carb because it's the in thing to do. Find a pork rind bag that doesn't stress they have no carbs. I'm surprised water doesn't have it on their bottles...yet.
Oh well, bitch mode off for a moment. Tomorrow is my day off and I am damn ready for it. I have been in a bad ass mood for some reason lately. The last two days have been pretty bad at work. It's been to the point where people would walk down the aisle and in my head I'm like get out of here you fuckers. I'm not normally like that so I'm not sure what is up. It might just be that I'm so sick of work that I need to get out of there. Someday...hopefully soon.
Posted by Dave at 10:31 PM
May 22, 2004
Ok, thanks to the impending rains we are expecting there will be no camping trip this weekend. We have already been put under a flood watch because of what is expected to hit here. Therefore I need to find other things to do this weekend. Maybe I should build myself an ark, just incase. Of course rain eliminates fishing and golfing both, so there, I'm stuck inside. That ark thing looks cool, but I highly doubt I will get to that now. It's the new millennium, they have inflatable rafts and shit now, no need for all that construction. Who do I look like over here; Norm Abram?
What I will probably do is scoot down to Eau Claire for the day. Also have to buy a Powerball and hope that pans out. I saw a sweet ass vehicle the other day. It resembled a station wagon. A bad ass station wagon. The new Dodge Magnum is what I'm talking about of course. That thing just looks so fucking sweet and I think I would actually buy one if I won the money. Of course then I would probably spend the remaining money on the gas it would take to drive that damn thing all around town.
So far this year there are actually three CD's that I intend on purchasing. Everlast is coming out with a new one next Tuesday the 25th. The Beastie Boys are finally returning with a new one on June 15th and Uncle Kracker is releasing his third on June 29. I'm pretty sure Eminem will be releasing a new one sometime this year as well, so that will make four that I buy. That will probably be a new record for me considering my past purchases in the last few years. Why don't I purchase every new CD that has come out? Well, it's mostly because the quality of the music sucks. I will buy these CD's because I have all of the work from these artists and will continue to support them, however when Joe Blow releases a one hit wonder and the rest of his album is filled with shit, I will opt to pass on the purchase of his frisbee/coaster; whichever it becomes first since I won't be listening to the shit. I can always wait the three months until that shit ends up in the $1.99 pile with the notch chopped out of the side. Then I might steal it.
Posted by Dave at 07:39 AM
May 20, 2004
And away we go
Tomorrow I get to go in at 645 and do books. Luckily I get to leave at 3 in the afternoon. I guess I shouldn't complain since my company decided to shut down 21 stores yesterday just like that. Since we weren't one of them I guess I should be counting my lucky stars - oh look, only 4 left. As far as all of the stores they are closing, it sounds like the ones that are being shut down were real dogs and only resource drainers. Of course, tell that to the employees that work there and try and justify it. I know I'd be extremely pissed off if they came in and told us our store was done for. I guess I would have to collect unemployment for a while or something.
Tomorrow after work I think I am going up north camping, although I'm not sure yet. Weather wise it sounds like it is going to be a horseshit weekend. I know, unbelievable isn't it? Shitty weather in Wisconsin, unheard of. Well, it's true. Rain, rain and more rain. I guess we can always use the rain, at least until it floods us out. If I remember correctly it hardly rained at all last year and apparently it is trying to make up for it this year.
I am still attempting to skittle-ize my blog here. I haven't played around with it too much yet, mostly because I still haven't mastered CSS yet. I have the coding for this blog printed out on three pages and maybe I will figure it out while I'm out in the wilderness this weekend, provided I don't use it for toilet paper.
Posted by Dave at 10:00 PM
May 16, 2004
Skittle me this...
Every time I look at my page now I feel like I am watching an ad for Skittles or something. Well, maybe not everytime, but I am calling this my Skittle phase. I guess I forgot to mention that Lisa from Ohio was the one that gave me the idea for my new page colors. Here's your Kudo's
dave: whats a good color scheme
lisa: yellow and lime green
lisa: eye catching
dave: yello maybe
lisa: yellow and orange ?
dave: but w/ green it's kinda um...packery
lisa: well i said lime green
lisa: not hunter green
dave: well, that green/yellow and some orange?
dave: that would be a drastic change up wouldn't it
dave: and not so um, blah
lisa: so we agree on lime green yellow and orange ?
So there you have it; and this way in case you don't like the colors of my page, it's not totally my fault now is it? Blame Lisa!
Work was a total bitch today. I am quickly becoming sick of this whole working on the weekend thing. I honestly thought it wouldn't be so bad but I guess I will have to admit that I was wrong. Well, I can't say that in the last few months that I've ever come out and said I love my job. Wait I'm wrong, make that the last few years. Of course now I get to go to bed so I can get up and go back tomorrow for another fun day of the bullshit, then Tuesday then a long waited much needed fucking day off!
May 13, 2004
May my ass
As I sit here we are dipping into the low 30's. The low 30's as in fucking winter. This is not what May weather is supposed to feel like; especially considering that it was hot and humid just 24 hours ago. This weather is more and more fucked every day. Hell, I will probably be driving to work in snow tomorrow.
I just changed my site for the umpteenth time, this time with some pretty bold colors. These aren't my normal dark and grungy colors so it will probably take me a while to get used to them. I do like the outlined look of everything and that is a function that will definitely stay, like around the menu's. As far as the color I do like them, but honestly, how long do color schemes last on my pages? Three months tops right? Now the only thing I have to do is screw around with this blog and see how to change my colors. That is of course when I am going to have time, which isn't this weekend.
I have three days in the bookkeeping office this week. Tomorrow and then the weekend as well. That means three days of being to work at 6:45 a.m. Honestly I don't mind the whole office job thing, I just want a change. I have been sick of work for quite some time now but it has only been recently that I have been looking into ways to change my life around a little bit. Number one is to sell the car, which I am attempting to do still. Number two would be to quit my job once the car is sold and I find a new one in my town. Number three will be looking into some further college because I don't know how much longer I can do this shit.
May 09, 2004
Four Letter Words
Last night in an unusual turn of events I was up late. Normally I am in bed by 10 or so every night. Apparently it's a side effect of getting older or something like that. Like I said I was still up around midnight or so; so I turned on the TV and started flipping through. I came up to Comedy Central which was showing Eddie Murphy Raw. They've been doing this where they show R rated things late at night unedited. They did it with South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut on more than one occasion, letting all the shits & fucks fly with no problem. So, when I found Eddie Murphy on I thought alright, I've got something to watch now. Well only about two minutes into it I found out that they were bleeping it every time he said "fuck". Shit was just fine though, that word never got bleeped. Why is the word fuck so bad that it gets the bleep but shit was A-OK to say throughout the entire broadcast? Isn't that a double standard or something? If you can say fuck all throughout the entire South Park movie then why can't Eddie Murphy say it? Besides, this is what it said on their website prior to showing this... Watch Eddie Murphy: Raw in its uncut glory, part of our Secret Stash. In it's uncut glory? What in the &%#@ was uncut about that shit? Why are we discriminating against fuck when we are all happy to hear the word shit? Are we worried that if we say fuck too many times that someone might become upset and then the shit will hit the fan? What the fuck?
In other news, my 3 day weekend is coming to a rapid close. I work Monday then I'm off Tuesday and then I work Wednesday probably until next Tuesday. That sucks. I bought a For Sale sign that I'm putting in my Mustang. I still owe roughly 7,000 on it, so I'm hoping to sell it for 8,000 to 9,000 and then buy myself something that drives for around 1,000 to 2,000. I'm sick of paying over 300 a month to drive that car. I have a 30 mile round trip to work every day. With the increasing gas prices and the strong dislike for my job; it would make sense to dump the car and buy something cheap and then work in town here for a little less money per hour. I am also entertaining the idea of going back to school this fall for some computer classes. I hate retail.
Hey, that whole Powerball thing didn't pan out for me, and someone in Pennyslvania won. One person won the whole damn thing. I hope at least that it was like a entire group of people buying tickets so the money gets spread out some. There is no reason for one person to win that much money; especially considering it wasn't me.
Posted by Dave at 08:34 AM
May 05, 2004
That Tangy Zip of Cinco de Mayo
Today is Cinco de Mayo. My Cinco de Mayo celebration got completely out of hand when those Miracle Whip assholes showed up and stole the show with their whole "tangy zip" spchiel. Those bastards. Seriously though, are you celebrating, because I'm not. It's not because I'm too good for the holiday or anything like that, it's more because I have no idea what it's about.
I was actually watching TV today, which I rarely do, and was overwhelmed by the stupidity of this whole Friends fiasco going on. They are making it look like they are the first show that has ever ended a series. Oh look, it's the Friends 1 hour special tonight, followed by the two hour Dateline special and then tomorrow night there is going to be the two hour finale. Let me be one of the first to say... Big Fuckin' Whoop. I know some people like the show but I don't see the big deal; the show will live on forever in syndication and you can buy the first six seasons on DVD already. Then of course they are charging somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 million per commercial. I guess that explains why they are pumping up the show like it is the second coming of Christ.
Posted by Dave at 08:18 PM
May 03, 2004
I Made it
It's been one hell of a weekend. The May Day festivities got way out of hand and things didn't get back to normal until well after the the police left. Ok, sure I made that shit up, but I wasn't lying that it was one hell of a weekend. I had to work Saturday and Sunday at 6:45 in the morning, and for whatever reason Saturday morning I woke up at 4:30 and couldn't fall back asleep, and then Sunday morning I woke up at 3:30 and couldn't fall back asleep. Needless to say that on Sunday night I was tired as hell. I finally laid down on the couch and watched some TV and fell asleep almost instantly. I woke up around 5 this morning and then crawled into bed and slept until 6:30. Finally, back to normal.
You know the saying a fool and his money are soon parted? I guess that's true. There is an elderly couple in our town and almost two years ago they were the victim of one of these Canadian money wiring schemes. They were told they won some awesome prize but to claim it they needed to send a few thousand dollars. When they came to the store we told them it was a scam and that they shouldn't do it, so they went to K Mart and did it instead. A few weeks later there was an article in the newspaper about them being scammed out of their money and how embarrased they were about it. Well, the same couple in the last month have wired over $20,000 to Canada again. Each time they have a different story to go with the wiring. The last one was that they were working with the Canadian police to catch the scammers and they could come get their money back because the police would catch the guys before they collected. Well, it just happened that 20 minutes after the money was wired it was picked up, therefore the old people didn't get their money back. You know, if people like this really want to just throw their money away like that, I would love to open my wallet to them. I can think of plenty of things I could have done with $20,000. Apparently I am in the wrong business here.
Posted by Dave at 08:10 PM