Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 20th Braced For The End Of The World

     Getting Ready for tomorrow because tomorrow is December 21st. The shortest day of the year, the 1st day of winter, the last day of the Mayan 13th baktun & my Birthday! I am sure I will stay home not because I think it will be the end of the world (it won't be). But because of all the other crazy people out there that thinks it will be. Also all the other people out there that are going to the end of the world theme parties. So I'll play it safe and stay home and celebrate my birthday on Saturday. Also I wanted to leave you with a video. When spring comes you will find out one of my true loves, the Columbus Crew of the MLS. I can't get enough of them and I sure I will be sprouting off about them on here. But in the meantime I wanted to share the video that the fine people of the Columbus Crew put together to spread holiday cheer. This video stars US Men's National Team & Crew legend Frankie Hejduk, team defender Josh Williams and a bunch of dedicated Crew supporters singing a Coldplay inspired song. So sit back and enjoy the song.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Beautiful Side of Humanity Dec 17th 2012

With all the ugliness in the world that seems to permeate our televisions , sometimes it's good to sit back and enjoy the spontaneous beautiful side of humanity.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday December 16th. Because Today Is A Barry Day

 Sunday December 16th just feels like a Mandy kind of day.

  With this next song I picture all my friends listening to this wavering their lighters back and forth in a dark room. Some with tears in their eyes, others singing at the top of their lungs or both at the same time. Especially Stu Wilf.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Newtown Connecticut Shooting

I wish today never happened. I'm numb & dumbfounded. My thoughts & prayers go out to the victims & their families. Today is about mourning & showing love not politics. I think President Obama put it best with his eloquent and appropriate speech. I could write about what I am feeling and what I am thinking but I would rather just listen to Obama's speech and let the healing begin. Today America hurts.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 11th: Just Because This Song Rocks!

  It's Tuesday December 11 and I had a great day off from work. Did some sleeping, and watching TV. Put up some more Christmas lights and during all that I couldn't get this awesome song out of my head. It's a song written by comedian and very close friend of mine Mike Travers. He's a Pittsburgh native and he wrote this song about his hometown. It became such a hit there that it is now a television campaign for a local station. So, sit back and enjoy it. I promise you, you'll be singing it in no time.

Dec 10 2012: Nothing to Report

   I'll keep this entry short today! Today was great because I was able to spend it on this side of terra firma and not below it. Had some nice experiences with friends, co-workers, loved ones and my furry faces. But the real highlight of the day had to be getting into my warm fluffy bed. I was so tired and it was so cold that sometimes the best place to be is in the place you dream about being a superhero, rock star, or movie star. And with tomorrow off, I'm going to get some major zzzzz's in. Goodnight, hope tomorrow's entry is more entertaining.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 9, 2012: Winter Wonderland & Sasquatch

    Woke up this morning to a fresh layer of snow. I love snow when it's fresh. It looks like mother nature put fresh icing on a cake. Also it makes it feel more like Christmas. And that warms me up like hot coco with marshmallows , yummy.
     The day started off pretty well actually. We got a knock on the door by a young guy that obviously had some mental development issues. He asked us if we would let him shovel our walk for a couple of bucks. And if we didn't want to pay him he would do it anyway. We told him we could pay him three bucks if he wanted. He seemed pretty pleased and did our walk. Melissa made him some hot coco, and he was telling us how he was doing this to buy his mother a gift for Christmas. We thought that was pretty neat. He finished up, we wished him a Merry Christmas, then he went on his way leaving us with a clear walk way.
     Then I turned on the television to watch the Cincinnati Bengals play the Dallas Cowboys. Living out here I don't get to watch the Bengals very often.Which is probably a good thing, because they blew it today. Dallas didn't win that game as much as the Bengals lost that game. You can't win if your wide receivers can't hold on to very catchable balls. They had three sure fire TD's that they dropped. Plus numerous drops on third downs that could of continued drives that would of kept the Dallas offense off the field. Then it seemed the Bengals case of the "droppies" spread to their defense too, when three sure fire interceptions were also dropped. It was pathetic. When their head coach, Marvin Lewis, watches the tape, he's going to need a drink. But all is not lost for the Bengals, the Steelers and Ravens lost today keeping the Bengals in the hunt. Also the Brownies won today.
     Another reason I love snow. After the game I looked out the back window to see a gang of slate colored juncos fly into our back yard and start hopping around looking for seeds. They can see them better in the snow I guess. I love watching those little guys jump, flutter and chirp around. They look like little puffballs. While the juncos were rummaging around on the ground, there was a downy woodpecker pecking around on the fence. It was really neat to see all this bird action. That's when I realized I had a fresh block of suet that I could put out for the little buggers. I put that out, and I hope they find it quick. i also need to make sure to get some birdseed for the other birds too.
     After putting the suet out. Rudy and I went into the garage and got some Christmas lights and put them out on the front fence. I need to get some more strands for the windows I think. I love Christmas lights. I wish I could just do up my house like crazy. But living in an old house, over hundred years old, the electricity isn't set up for that. In fact we don't have any outside outlets. So, you can't put a whole lot out. I would love to get an electrician and have them put some outlets out there and stuff, but it costs money we don't have at the moment. Just something else to put on the list. Come on Publishing Clearing House, knock on our door.
     After that I made some Schroeder magic. No it's not what you think, get your minds out of the gutter people. It's when I look in the refrigerator and cupboards and take what we have and make a killer dinner out of it. Melissa coined that term, and she can be very annoying when she wants me to do some Schroeder magic. All kidding aside, I used my creativity today to make a nice indian inspired chicken curry. It was super yummy in my belly.
    The rest of the day was very uneventful. Being Sunday and all I like to veg. Ok I veg a lot, but Sundays are really meant for that aren't they? Doesn't it cover that somewhere in the bible? You know, the whole, on the seventh day he rested thingy.Who can argue with that? I surely ain't. I spent the rest of the day razzing Melissa and watching Finding Bigfoot on television. Mainly because I'm curious if they ever will find him. And, according to them, sasquatch is everywhere, yet no one has irrefutable scientific proof he exists. If they want proof, all they have to do is check out my neighbor Jerry's house. He's squatchy.

    Call me an optimist but this is what I hope the first interaction between Sasquatch and humans will be like.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8th 2012 One Day Closer

     It's Saturday December 8th, one day closer to the end for all of us. Pretty depressing to put it like that isn't it? But it's true, why sugar coat it. But it does make you realize what a gift today is, and that you shouldn't take it or the experiences and people from today for granted. Well, except for that butthole that cut me off this morning. Wait, let me try to stay positive though, maybe they were in a hurry for the birth of their first child, right? No they were just a jackass.
     Let's get back to this journal. Not much really happened today worth reporting, or any revelations worth mentioning and contemplating over. It was just your basic run of the mill day. Went to work this morning, got through it pretty easily due to the light truck. Got off, came home. Then a sense of relaxation came over me knowing that tomorrow I have it off. You get the, "I can stay up late and sleep in fuzzy's." Then you start thinking what are you going to do tomorrow for fun. Put's you in a good state of mind. I was greated at the door by  Rudy. He's super cute, especially when he shakes his tail so hard it makes his body shimmy. If you can go with out petting that little guy then you must be Hitler. He's the Bomb. Check him out.

 I'm sure I've shared his picture with all of you before, but he's just so darn cute. After that I took a shower. Watched Tv, then blogged on my other blog The Daily Fart and then wasted to much time on Facebook and Twitter. One cool thing though about my twitter experience today. Apparently Ralphie May, the famous comedian, which I do enjoy his comedy, must of been screwed over by American Airlines because he was going off on them. And he started a hashtag on Twitter that went like #FuckAmericanAirlines and people were making little jokes about American Airlines with that tag. If Ralphie May liked what you tweeted he would retweet it. Apparently he liked a few of mine and retweeted 3 of my posts. I know it's not much but I thought it was pretty cool. So that's a highlight of this very uneventful day.
       I've wasted enough time on here today, so I think I'll get off here and go downstairs, cook some dinner and watch the movie Red Tails that I got from the library. maybe after that grab a beer, but in all likely hood I'll just watch some tv then go to bed. I warned you guys, not all my daily journal posts were going to be masterpieces. Hope you keep reading them.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sick Of Christmas

   Ok, that might be extreme. In fact I love Christmas. It's my favorite holiday. And not because of the presents. Oh no, I love all the other cheesy stuff. the cheesy music and movies. The old animatronic children's specials. The lights, the trees, the stockings, the food, the treats and even the hideous christmas sweaters. But mainly the feeling that at least one day out of the year it seems no one wants to kill anybody.
   But you see I work in retail at a rather large store that seems everyone wants to go to and wreck. And then I have to spend 12 hours fixing and filling the holes on the shelves with everything from post it notes to power wheels(why in the world does a toddler need a tiny Mercedes is beyond me?). And being asked a million times a day "Do you have any Elf's on the Shelf's in the back room because I don't see any out here?" "No Miss if we did it would be out here." " Well could you be a doll and check in the back anyway, because the computer at home I checked yesterday says you do."  Really? Alrighty then, and why I'm at it could you please stand still while I punch you in the face? Then as I walk to the back of the store, again,  to check on something I know is not there, I pass a couple of children alone in the glass ornament row, (where's the parents? Probably in the shoe department trying on twenty pairs of pumps then piling the shoes & boxes on the floor three rows away from where they go, and in the wrong boxes to boot.) just as they drop a giant Yoda glass bulb (that's right Yoda, it's better then the Twilight series of glass bulbs) onto the floor and it shatters into a million pieces. They look up at me while laughing and run away. "Come back here you little brats and clean this up." Alas, like my therapist, they don't listen either. Then after checking for an item that wasn't there I am able to go back happily to my task of stocking the shelves with glitter covered pine cones that smell like cinnamon, mmmmmmm yummy. Of course now I'm covered in glitter and it's not the fabulous glitter that makes you feel spectacular kind. It's the "no officer, I am not the the west side sparkle bandit." kind. But thankfully, my shift came to an end and I am now home ready to pass out knowing that in a short nine hours I will back to do it all over again. So maybe the proper thing to say isn't that I'm sick of Christmas. But that I'm just a little bit tired of Christmas. Goodnight peeps.

Oh and P.S., to the very nice jewish couple that I helped with trying to find candles to fit their menorah. I know it's bullshit that in this very large store that is exploding at the seams with Christmas it isn't right that the only place where we have anything for the great holiday of  Hanukkah is one end cap near the row of notepads and cork boards. I know it's insensitive but at least you got an end cap. I didn't see anywhere in the 30,000 sq ft of the store one kinara for Kwanzaa or any Ramadan lanterns when that holy Muslim holiday is observed. So consider your self's lucky that you even got an end cap is all I'm saying.

                                              MERRY CHRISTMAS

                      HAPPY HANUKKAH

Thursday, December 6, 2012


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Damn this Daily Journal Worked

Well it only took what a week for me not to post in my daily journal? What a surprise huh? I'm here now, but with nothing really worth writing except I like cheese. I will get back on the horse again for my three readers out there, I promise. Thanks for standing by me mom, dad, and that creepy guy from Walmart.