Friday, March 31, 2006

Another Stolen Meme...

...this time from my sister, The Steph(I even stole her title, hehehehe). Here's how it works:

Put your iPod/Winamp/MP3 on shuffle.
Reading one question at a time, press play.
Use that song title as the answer.

This isn’t going to be exactly to my taste as far as favorites are concerned. Because, if I own the CD, I didn’t download the song. But this is from Windows Media Player. And, we’re off:

1. How does the world see you? “Pitiful” By Blindsind. Damn, this isn’t starting out very nice at all.

2. Will I have a happy life? "Aw Naw” By Nappy Roots. Uh oh.

3. What do my friends think of me? "Linger” By The Cranberries. First of all, I would like to know where I got this song. Must be a hold over from the ex-wife. Secondly, if they want me to leave they could just tell me.

4. Do people secretly lust after me? "People Who Died” By Jim Carrol Band. What?

5. How can I make myself happy? "Cut the Mullet” By Wesley Willis. That was one of the best things I ever did for myself. Like I always say, my marriage was like my mullet. When I had it, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Now that it is gone, I realize just how shitty it really was. Great advice Wes, may God rest your soul.

6. What should I do with my life? “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” By Gordon Lightfoot. Is this song telling me to turn my life into something resembling a shipwreck? Maybe it is subtly telling me I need to get to Canada.

7. Will I ever have children? "Close Yet Far” By CKY I was close at one point(dodged a bullet there) and now I am far from having children. This answer told me nothing I didn’t know already. Damn.

8. What is some good advice for me? "Dinosaur Adventure” By Underworld If Jurassic Park truly existed, Id be on the next plane. Screw paying my taxes!

9. How will I be remembered? "What It Is To Burn” By Finch I guess I will be remembered in an urn, on someone's mantle.

10. What's my signature dancing song? "Nearly Lost You" By The Screaming Trees ...

11. What's my current theme song? "The Sweater Song" By Weezer “…pull this thread as I walk away.”

12. What do others think is my current theme song? "Beer Run" By Todd Snider Ah yes, a story for another time. You guys could’ve finished all that beer. I don’t care if every last one of you had to work the next morning. What do two lawyers, a paralegal, an insurance numbers cruncher, and my sister really contribute to society, sober, anyway? That’s what I thought. Drink up, bitches. Sorry, got off track a little.

13. What shall they play at my funeral? "Here’s to the Night" By Eve 6 I guess it works.

14. What type of women do I like? "Flagpole Sitta" By Harvey Danger The title says it all.

15. How's my love life? "Ana NG" By They Might Be Giants Find this song, listen to it and then tell me it is not perfect for this answer. She might be out there. If she is, I just keep missing her. Timing, timing, timing.

I thought the Steph fixed her answers, until I did mine. A few didn’t really work, but the ones that did…

Sunday, March 26, 2006

...You Might Be A Redneck.

My friend Joe and I went out this morning to pick up an old arcade game called AIRWOLF. After removing it from the previous owner's basement, loading it into the van, and returning to Joe's place, we could not move it into Joe's basement. He didn't have the necessary tools to remove the handrail to his basement and the machine won't fit with it on the wall. What did we do? We wheeled the bitch up onto his front porch, plugged it in, and tested it out right there. Now, if only he had a couch sitting on the porch and an old car on cinder blocks parked on his front lawn...

Monday, March 20, 2006

One Ends, Another Keeps on Chuggin

A few weeks ago, we played the worst team in our little recreational league and my 3 year long goal scoring drought came to an end. However, I was reluctant to say anything, because, that game was actually less competitive than most of the pick up games that I play in and score. So, I wanted to make sure my drought was really over. It's official. I scored again last night against a decent team and think that even though I may not ever be as prolific as I once was, I finally have the monkey off my back.

Now, I just have to end the other drought.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Shout Out To The Steph

Yo Steph, thanks for giving me two things to blog about this week. First, there was Javier(see below). Now, I would like to recommend a band that I went out to see with the Steph and some of her friends last night. If you get a chance, go see Gaelic Storm, they are awesome.

I live by several rules. Most of you who have been reading this for awhile know what rule #1 is. But, only slightly less important is this rule:

If the Steph doesn't like it, I probably will. If the Steph likes it, I probably will, too. And, if the Steph loves it, there is a good chance it is something awesome.

You see, my sister is definitely one of the pickiest people I have ever met and she likes relatively few things, compared to most people. The other day, when she was telling me about Javier, she also told me that her and several friends would be attending a show at one of the local casinos, featuring a band that played Irish music. At first I thought to myself(note there was astonishment in this thought, that you cannot tell from the typed version), "The Steph likes Irish music?" She told me that she had gone to see them last year and they were great. Me, being one who actually likes most of the Irish music I have heard over the years, decided if the Steph liked it and is recommending it, and I already enjoy the style I should definitely go. I was not disappointed.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


The Steph has been working at a local teddy bear retailer as a second job for several months now. She called me last night to share a story about Javier. When she answered a call last night, no one seemed to be there. As she was about to hang up, a man spoke and said, in spanish, "No habla ingles."(A little spanish that I actually know. Yay for me. Okay back to the story.) The Steph, having studied spanish, on and off over the years, knows a little bit of the language and told the man that she knew a little bit and might be able to help. He asked her name and with the pleasantries out of the way they moved on to business. After a few moments of broken conversation the Steph, not being able to help this man, told him he would have to call back the next day.

The Steph was slightly confused by the call, because it didn't seem like the man wanted a teddy bear, but, then again she couldn't be sure.

Pumpkin Nutz(see sidebar) also works at this retailer and told the Steph that their phone number is only one number off from a phone sex line. To the Steph this explained a lot of the hang ups that they get on a regular basis. And, at this point she realized that she did not have the spanish repertoire to help poor ol' Javier. During our conversation, the Steph had stated that was trying to figure out what number was off in order to redirect all the hang ups. Hysterical laughter ensued as I told her they were probably trying to dial BARE not BEAR and that bad spelling was probably the culprit. Turns out, she had never even thought of that one.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

It Seemed Like The Right Thing To Do At The Time

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Monday, March 06, 2006

I'd Only Seen Drawings

I know I haven't been doing this job that long but, I saw something the other day that most drain techs don't see.

That is a cross-section of a 6 inch pipe, filled with grease.

That is the light shining through the only open section of the pipe.

Most drain techs will only see drawings or lines that have already been opened and viewed with a camera. The man whose drain this was having a bathroom put into his basement and happened to need a second line added for a sink, so he cut the pipe. I can't imagine what would have happened the first time he flushed his toilet.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


So, I thought my new job would afford me a bit more time to persue my interests. One of which, is blogging. However, when I get home, I normally either end up out with friends, out playing hockey, or just vegging out and watching TV or a movie or something. During those veg out times, I am too tired to blog.

Nothing really interesting has happened in the past few weeks. I finally broke training at the new job and am out trying to make some money, although, at the moment we are so slow as a company, that I am making just enough to pay the bills(thank God, I picked up bar tabs so freely when I had money, cuz, people are now mainly treating me). Supposedly, March gets busy. I hope so, because, I need to build up the bank account again.

I got this little bugger from Penny:


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I guess it fits?