November 26, 2004
Well, it's officially Wisconsin now. Four inches of snow has fallen since this morning. Snow is one of those things that you know it's inevitable but you still get pissed off when it gets here. It's like watching your alarm clock in the morning when you have to get up and go to work. You know pretty soon it will be time and you can watch the time slipping by but when it happens you get pretty pissed off. Every winter I get the wild idea in my head that maybe I should move my ass to a warmer climate; that or sell the Mustang. For whatever reason I still drive that car. I don't like to drive the car in this kind of bullshit, that's for sure. Unfortunately I never did sell it this summer; otherwise I might be better off.
Another lame day at work today after a day off eating turkey and pumpkin pie. I still don't understand the concept of Thanksgiving. Of course what I don't understand more than the day itself is the day after. Who designated the day after Thanksgiving to be the busiest shopping day of the year... Black Friday if you will. Today on my way to work I drove by our mall and a couple of the other larger retailers and checked out all of the idiots that were busy shopping so early in the morning. It's almost surreal to know that normally on my way to work I see a total of eight cars and today you couldn't have fit your car into any of those parking lots. I wonder if anyone got trampled going after a DVD player this year? Ah, those were the days weren't they? I don't know if I'm a little less greedy lately or what, but when I went through all of the sales this year, I didn't see anything I even liked or would remotely want. You know what I want for Christmas? I want an IPOD that holds 40GB of music. OK, I know I only have 10GB of music on my computer, but that means that I could load it all up onto the IPOD and be on the go. There is also an attachment that you can listen to your IPOD through your car stereo, which would be tits if you ask me. Of course if I had that then I would probably be paying even less attention to the roads than I do now.
Hey, snow equals shoveling which equals back pain and shoulder pain and quite possibly some time off of work. Well, it's not that bad; yet anyway. We only got four inches tonight and I'm thinking that we are done for now. I'm still sitting here waiting on El Nino though, and Nino better hurry it's ass up and make my winter as pleasurable as the spring and summer that we never got. Remember the 30's in August? That's right, you owe us in Wisconsin.
Posted by Dave at 07:30 PM
November 22, 2004
So anyway, not too far away from where I live some nut job from Minnesota went nuts and shot eight people, killing five of them in a dispute over hunting in a tree stand on private land. You'd have to be shying away from media completely to not have heard about this considering that the news went national last night sometime and I had seen it on CNN and Fox News and all of those other channels not to mention it's been picked up on many other channels around the United States. Since all of this has been covered countless times in the media I have no desire to talk about it anymore because frankly I'm sick of it. It sickens me because the stupid bastard that did it will probably get off on some type of insanity plea or he will claim he was defending himself. Hell, he had a rifle and the other eight only had one gun between them all. All I can hope is the gunman rots in hell.
On a lighter side, before all of the bullshit happened here I was watching television and saw a commercial for Jeep. Now it's become accustom to put the disclaimer on the bottom of the screen whenever they do some dumb ass stunt that they don't want you to try, but this one took the cake. They show a mountain which is actually a volcano. Then the volcano erupts and all this shit starts hitting the ground and a Jeep lands as well and drives away. Then at the bottom it says: DO NOT ATTEMPT. Well no shit Sherlock, why would you attempt that? Hell, how could you attempt that even? I'm sorry but if someone is dumb enough to get a Jeep to the top of Mt. Saint Helens or any other volcano that may erupt; I say more power to them. In fact I'd like to actually see someone attempt that.
Posted by Dave at 09:54 PM
November 20, 2004
Saving Private Ryan from Righteous Assholes
Less than one week to go until Thanksgiving. I don't know why, but this year I really don't care like I had in the past. I think maybe because I've got a lot of shit on my mind lately. I am attempting to teach myself CSS so I can revamp my websites and get those going with some nice features that CSS offers. I don't know exactly how it will work out, but so far I've learned a few things. I have been saving money like crazy and aside from recurring bills I am pretty much paid up. I am also looking into school as well. So currently my plate is rather full, couple that with the fact that my job is so stupid and I'm surprised I'm not heavily medicated yet.
Speaking of stupidity at work I guess I can bitch a little more. On the plus side I actually was given permission to put my turkey pans on a 99 cent deal price, so that was good. However since our corporate office made our turkey price 79 cents a pound on turkeys and everyone else around us is going in the 50 cents or less per pound range it kind of kills us. Of course we were told that we weren't going to match anyone else's price on turkeys. Now that is completely stupid shit, especially considering the fact that our competitors aren't that far away and if someone can save 6 bucks on a bird, they probably are going to. According to them they are planning on having a meeting on Monday to decide what they could do about the price. Fucking Monday? Do you realize that most people need to have their frozen turkey's purchased before Monday so they can start cooking that sonofabitch Thursday morning. Unless you are throwing it in the deep fryer there is really no way you are going to have that thing finished by Thursday afternoon. Oh well, just another stupid idea in the world of a failing grocery store. If they are still open by next November I wonder what they are going to do considering that Super Wal Mart will then be open and the turkey price will probably be driven down to the mid 30's.
I see the folks over at the AFA are running their mouths off about Saving Private Ryan that ran on Veteran's Day on ABC. In case you missed it, I bitched about these assholes a while ago here. So anyway these folks are annoyed that ABC aired this on broadcast television. Yes, it was a very brutal and bloody movie; war is hell... but wait, that's not the problem here.
We believe Saving Private Ryan accurately depicted what happens during fierce battles between two armies. The graphic depictions of atrocious injuries, mental stress, profane language, and brutality are likely common occurrences in war.
But ABC crossed the line by airing at least 20 "f" words and 12 "s" words during prime time viewing hours!
According to these crusaders for decency it's ok for the children to see someone getting their body parts blown off, but not if they say the word fuck when it happens. People like this make me sick. I still can't understand why in the hell they can't just turn off the channel. Without going into rant and rave mode like I did the last time I brought them up I will just reiterate one of my points. There are plenty of things that I don't like but I don't try to get rid of them. I mentioned oriental food last time, but here's one a little closer to what's going on here. I don't like country music; therefore I don't tune into country stations when I'm listening to the radio. If I'm flipping through the radio and I hear some country I don't call the station and ask them what they think they are doing broadcasting that kind of thing over the open airwaves, I just move along. I also don't like reality television so therefore I don't watch those shows. Unfortunately it's so hard to argue with closed minded souls... see you in Hell.
Posted by Dave at 11:57 AM
November 17, 2004
Here Comes Santa Clause
OK, not really, not yet anyway. It's fast approaching though, Christmas that is. Yesterday while I was at work I was asked to change the station at work from our normally crappy music to even crappier Christmas music. You know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, why the hell should we be subjected to Christmas Music now? There is no reason for that shit that I can think of. Do they actually think that people are going to hear the Christmas music and go... oh I better buy some Christmas stuff here? It doesn't work that way, especially this early. What most people will think is why do these stupid fuckers have Christmas music playing already? Of course since I was the one that physically changed the station, I was the one to get all the flak for it. All I know is we got a memo from our corporate office saying: Christmas Music Now. Nice, simple and to the point. So I almost thought about writing back to them and telling them that we had a few Muslims and a few Jews in the store that worked there and they don't appreciate being subjected to the Christmas tunes all the time... then I realized I don't really give a shit.
I saw the new 2005 Mustang GT yesterday at the Ford dealer in the town that I work in. Pretty choice if I do say so myself. I have been seeing pictures over the last couple years of what this car is going to look like, but honestly, those pictures don't do it justice whatsoever. When I was looking at the pictures I didn't really like the shape or anything of the car, but standing there looking at the real thing I have to say; fucking sweet. So when am I going to buy me one? Well, unfortunately not for some time now. I am still checking into going back to school either for computer networking or web site design (duh). So anyway that is my main financial concern for the next couple years. I am currently a money saving fool and actually have more money in savings than I have for quite a few years. My Mustang that I own now is pretty close to paid off and I have no really large outstanding bills, so I can't see why I shouldn't go back to school and try and learn a new trade so I can maybe make some more money out there in the future... then I buy the Mustang. A blue convertible Mustang.
I'm also toying around with different looks for my website although I haven't totally chosen one yet. I have found a few things online which help me in my blog make picture banners and what not, and I am working on that currently. The new look of the blog looks pretty sweet that I'm working on and I'm pretty sure it will be the look very soon... maybe with a little more tweaking.
Posted by Dave at 05:32 PM
November 13, 2004
I bought the new Eminem CD yesterday. I know that makes like five CD's that I've bought this year... a new record for me considering I used to buy like I'd get an award for having the most CD's. So far it's a pretty decent CD, and the song Just Lose it is definitely not an indication of the rest of the album, much like all the other first singles from his CD's. There's actually one song on there called Ass Like That where he raps as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog for a while, poking fun at celebrities and somewhat at Triumph as well. Definitely a good CD though.
I see they found Scott Peterson guilty... it's about damn time. I wonder when they will start pushing for either a mistrial because of the jury changes or for whatever other reason. I say just put him in prison, I'm sure someone will fuck him up pretty bad in there. We can hope anyway.
Today was yet another shitty day in the saga of my job. It was actually going very well until about 11 when the credit card machine wouldn't take people's EBT cards. Then I called our corporate tech desk and talked to some asshole there that eventually put me on a speakerphone thereby making it so I could only hear every third word he said. And of course he didn't really help me either, not that I expected it from that place though. Of course the previous week has been hell too because of all our stupid Christmas stuff that has come into the store that was not in our system. Technically we aren't allowed to put things into our scanners ourselves because they do it all for us. Well apparently not all, because I had quite a bit that wasn't in at my level. But of course that wasn't their fault, it never is. After emailing them about five times I start getting responses back telling me that everything seems to be good on their end, that maybe we will have to put the stuff in on our end... even though we're not supposed to. Well, if they're making an exception to that rule then to me that means that they fucked up. Speaking of them fucking up, they sent me 150 turkey pans on Tuesday. Well, I already have 100 sitting around the store, thanks for asking assholes. OK you say, Thanksgiving is coming up and I'm sure they are all going to sell. Shit, we only pay 70 cents a piece for them so I should be able to sell them at a low price and still make a decent profit. That is of course if they were in the FUCKING THANKSGIVING AD. That's right; they didn't put turkeys into our big almost two week ad. They are in the ad that ends today, but not in the week where we are pushing Thanksgiving stuff and turkeys. My regular price on these are $2.79 and on Thursday I emailed corporate and asked what the deal was and mentioned that I would like to put them on a deal for 99 cents to go along with the ad. And as you guessed... no response. What a bunch of stupid mother fuckers.
Posted by Dave at 08:36 PM
November 11, 2004
The Wal Mart Woes
I'm looking at revamping the Wal Mart page on my gripes section. Why? Well, because it seems to me that I am missing some points about the double standards that exist there. All I really touched on is that they won't sell music but they do sell a whole lot of other objectionable things. Well I've now seen where they had and then pulled two books off their shelves. One was America the Book from The Daily Show people from Comedy Central. The other one was called When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? from George Carlin. Apparently they decided that they didn't fit into the feel of the store, unlike all of those slutty romance novels and Cosmo's at the checkouts. I also looked there last night to see if they had a new videogame for my PC called Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude. They of course didn't have it, not because it had an M for a rating, but because it had and M for a rating in relation to sexual innuendo. Hell, if it had an M rating because the objective was to kill someone then it would have been just fine. Killing is ok, but fucking is no good by them. In an unrelated note to all of this mumbo jumbo I see the lot clearing is underway for the new super center Wal Mart that is being built in my town. On the corner of the lot there is a big sign that reads: Future home of Wal Mart Super Center. I so badly want to go to the old store and put a big sign up that reads: Future Home of big ass empty building and lot. Yeah, I don't see it happening either... the sign that is, not the empty abandoned building.
You know, I have been thinking about how lucky the damn kids of today are. If you little shits are involved in a long car ride all you have to do is turn on your DVD player that is in the back seat of most of those shitty mini vans that your parents drive. That or you can plug in your favorite console game in and play that all the way to Grandma's house. Where was that shit when I was a kid? I never got any of that kind of stuff; in fact it wasn't even invented then. Do you know what I had for visual entertainment when I was a kid? The View Master. Now that was an awesome little gadget. They would take these stories that you grew up with and condense them down to seven pictures; pictures that I thought were awesomely done in 3D, especially for the time period that they came out in. Of course as a child before the View Master came out with the special lighted attachment, you could only use it when it was sunny out. Of course there were those times when you were being tailgated by the cars behind you and you got to use your VM for a short time. It'd be like, dad, speed up so this guy doesn't pass us; I'm only on reel 2 of the Flintstones. Those were the days.
Posted by Dave at 09:08 PM
November 03, 2004
Next up; Civil War 2005
Well, it's the day after and I think it's rather obvious who will win it; which I guess is good that Bush will finally win a seat in the White House. I wonder if he will run again in 2008 since technically he didn't get voted in back in 2000... I smell a loophole. So last night I was dead ass tired and I think I went to sleep somewhere around 10 or even before, which is kind of sad considering that I'm off work today. The good news in all of that is that I missed the endless guessing, er coverage of the all niters on the television making their predictions on who was going to take it this year. Of course now it's obvious who is going to take it, the American people... right up the ass. So I didn't watch all night mostly because I was sleeping but also because although there are solid numbers involved, there is also a lot of guessing and agendas at hand. This morning when I woke up and turned on the TV and watched a little of this bullshit I was entitled to this. I turned on both FOX and MSNBC news channels to see both of them saying Bush had 269 electoral votes and Kerry had 238. Then I switched over to CNN and CBS and they were saying Bush had 254 and Kerry had 252 and I'm wondering if someone's fact checker was taking a nap in the backroom. The only good thing about this election is that Kerry conceded to Bush the day after and we didn't have a month long court battle. Guess it's back to the ketchup kitchen for him. So now that it's all over and the election was so close, almost a 50/50 kind of deal, there is only one way to go from here... civil war.
Other than how close the election was, I also heard how divided that this country is on Bush. Half the people hate him and the other half are idiots. I mean high on their horse Christians? well I guess idiots explain it. So the only way we are going to cleanse ourselves and get our government back on the right track is a civil war. That's my prediction before the next four years are over. I think that Michael Moore will rally most of Hollywood and most of the music industry and they will grab as many able bodied Democrats as they can and then they will divide the country in two. I just wonder how they are going to divide it. I mean if they go down the middle from North to South along the Mississippi, then you will either have to deal with the hurricane side or the earthquake/wildfire side. Then again if you divided across then you'd have the North and South sides and one side would be nice and warm most of the time and the other would be ice cold most of the time. Then there are all the national monuments that will have to be divided up. There's the Statue of Liberty, the Washington and Lincoln Memorials, Mount Rushmore, the St. Louis Arch and so on and so forth. It's going to be like one big messy divorce; with guns. Just like a marriage gone wrong in Alabama.
Posted by Dave at 10:49 AM
November 02, 2004
Vote or Die
Not much to say today, still irritated by my job, still thinking about quiting. I'm going to the college tomorrow because they are holding an open house and I'm going to check out what is shaking up there. I am going to look into Networking, although I am going to also see what is offered as far as web page authoring etc... I guess I will just have to see what's up tomorrow.
It's election day, and yes I voted for JK. I'm not going to watch the results this year though. The last time I did that I ended up waiting up for the results and they never came in. It was recount, recount, recount. Total bullshit, and not a good way to have the results from my first time voting.
So it's too late to tell anyone to get out there and vote, but hopefully everyone did, according to what I saw at the polls and from what I've heard, the turnout was tremendous.
Posted by Dave at 08:47 PM