Sunday, May 28, 2006

Summer's here

Hot, muggy, stupid weather.

The lawn mower is broke, and I only got half the lawn mowed before it died on me.

4 days with no butts (not counting minor setback last night while hanging out with names & C).

I'm really fucking tired and have nothing to say.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Those were the days....

To think, MTV actually used to play music. Let alone avant garde.
You'd think those chicken shits would honor these guys at some point, seeing as they were pioneers of music video, and MTV aired quite a bit of them when they stated and had very little to show.

Friday, May 19, 2006

King Ink

Well, well, well....

Nick cave & PJ Harvey live

Kylie Minogue, Shane McGowan & Nick!
(oh, and let's not forget Blixa)

It's sad. MTV used to play music.

And I have to point y'all to Loverman. Just because it's pretty fucking cool.

I saw these guys live once, and I spent the entire show standing still with my mouth ajar. Most intense, scary beautiful shit I ever heard.

OK, YouTube friggin rocks! I saw this video on beavis and Butthead once, and have never been able to find it since. Until now.

Well, enough. Baby girl needs my attention.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


... the sun came out! I looked up and saw a great big ball of yellow fire in the sky.

It's about time. I was seriously on the verge of kicking the living shit out of some dumb fuck just because.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Sunday, May 14, 2006

40 cubits X 40 cubits

Well, apparently I didn't get the call from the almighty to do the building. So, whoever is in charge of building the ark, do me a favor... when you're collecting two of every animal, what say you forget about the fucking raccoons, OK?

I've reached the point where the sound of the rain is about to push me over the edge. I shouldn't complain, as we're not getting the flooding that the North Shore is. But seriously, I can't take much more. I'm losing it, man.

Friday, May 12, 2006

What's new with you?

Not much to report over on this end. I just noticed I haven't posted since Monday, so t's time for an update.

Today was my last day on leave. Monday morning will find me back to the old 9-5 grind. Or 8-4, as the case may be. More like 8:30-3:50, as long as we're being honest. At any rate, I'm actually looking forward to going back. I like the routine. It gives me structure.

I should probably change my poll while I'm here. I ended up going to Xtreme Tattoos on Wednesday. It's right down the street from TKJr's daycare, and I know a little about the owner, so I thought I'd give it a try. I got a bluebird with a heart and Izzy's name. I'll post a pic next week.

Brought TKJr home a Casio keyboard. I managed to figure out the beginning of the Thomas theme tonight. He's pretty good already, and seems to have fun playing with it. I'm hoping he gets good.

The weather is supposed to be shit ass all weekend. Biblical shit ass from what Firefix is telling me. I might take the boy to the Child's Play Museum tomorrow so I can get him out of the house for a bit.

Well, that's all the news that's unfit to print. Time to watch Bubba Ho Temp. I should mention in passing that I decided to participate in the class action suit against Netflix, so for one month I'll be getting 4 DVDs at a time instead of 3. I've heard all about the dreaded throttle. I've been a customer since 2001, and I love them. I've never had a problem with Netflix, and I always get my movies right away. Granted, I'm not a "frequent renter". I tend to hold on to the discs for a while. For the record, though, if I was a frequent renter, I still wouldn't be bent about it. I only decided to take advantage of the free upgrade because today was the second time Netflix emailed me to tell me I could, and I've been watching more movies lately. Plus the TV season is ending for most of my shows, so an extra disc a week will come in handy.

People complain to fucking much. But, I'm not one to miss out on taking advantage of it if I can.

Monday, May 08, 2006

That there is some funny shit

This morning when KG and I got back from her doctor's appointment (she has a bladder infection. Fun.), I noticed an envelope in the front hall addressed to our upstairs neighbor. It was from National Grid. I didn't think much of it, other than it seemd odd to me that a utility company would hand deliver a letter (read no stamp, handwritten addressee.)

A little later I went out to run some errands. KG was home resting, and Dick (the upstairs redneck) knocked on the door. He wanted to know if we had power.

We did.

He stated that they had lost their power. Then he corrected himself. Their power had been turned off because they haven't paid for it.

He told KG that he had discovered that all the lights in the basement and in the hallways are on their bill. Dick went on to say that it wasn't fair, and he was going to call the landlord, since their bill has been $300 a month.

KG has an eternal mechanism that I do not. It stops her from opening her mouth and causing trouble. Mind you, it doesn't always work, and often time she over rides it. Point being, she actually has one. So, she didn't say anything. She kept any witty remarks to herself. Just as well, since wit would be lost on this pleib.

Here's the rub. We used to live upstairs. We never, ever paid anywhere near $300 a month for electricity. Why? because we didn't leave every friggin light in the basement on for weeks at a stretch. Since these jackasses moved in, I've been the one going into the basement in the middle of the night to shut the lights off. When I close down the house for the night, I can see the basement lights shining through the floorboards. I usually shut the hall lights off as well. Shit for brains (and that goes for the entire family) leave the lights on every time they go down there. They also do laundry every day, all day and all night.

I don't know what Dick expects the landlord to do anyhow. The house is wired the way it is wired. Not much can be done to change that. It certainly isn't our problem. Well... it's our problem in so far as there are now no lights in the basement, and I actually do need to go through some of the boxes I put down there. Plus, we're getting a dryer, so now I'll be doing laundry down there as well.

Not to mention the fact, should Dick be thinking we owe him money, that this same shithead had his washing machine hooked up to our hot water heater since they moved in (recently disconnected when the fuse for the heater blew and the landlord pointed out to him who it belonged to). Which means we have been paying to do their fucking laundry for 7 months.

All I can do is laugh. Tonight it is dead quiet and very, very dark up there. I don't think they were even smart enough to buy some candles. They are home, I can hear Dick's friggin nextel walkie-talkie squawking. But they are sitting in pitch dark with no TV or stereo.

I said ha-ha.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Lapti Nek, fucker!

Best. News. Ever.

Seriously, I am psyched. Like most fanboys, I had concerns Uncle George wouldn't do this for a long time. Now TKJr. can grow up seeing Han shoot first. The way it was meant to be.

In other news: I added eQuake Alert today. Damn, there are a lot of friggin earthquakes!

Monday, May 01, 2006

No news is no news

Not much happening over here worth reporting. Not even much to rant about, since I've been spending most of my time in the house, doing baby related things.

Good news: I'm back on the Netflix wagon. It's a nice change of pace to actualy utilized their service.

KG and I watched "Fear Strikes Out" the other night. Featuring a very young Anthony Perkins. The movie was so-so accounting of the troubled Red Sox player Jimmy Piersall. Probably the closest I've come in a long time to paying any attention to sports history.

Took TKJr to see the Star Wars exhibit at the MOS. He did his Daddy proud by crawling under the railing around the Skywalker landspeeder and attempting to get in it. I sacrificed a great video shot of it in order to retrieve him before security got involved.

Well, off to pick the tyke up from daycare. Y'all be good.