Saturday, April 30, 2005

Las Vegas Checklist!

Okay, time to see if I've got everything we need.

[X] Archos AV140 MP3 player with charger
[X] Kodak DX6490 digital camera and charger, with extra 512 memory card and battery
[X] iRock FM transmitter with extra batteries
[X] Cell phone with charger (for emergencies only, of course)
[X] Oil changed at Wal-Mart

Looks like all the goodies are in place. The bag's packed. The kid will be dropped off at grandma and grandpa's in the morning. Oh, and I also downloaded Queens of the Stone Age's "Lullabies to Paralyze" via iTunes today.

All we need after that is a full tank of gas and the highway.

See you on Wednesday!

Vacation Has Begun...

...and Ann has a cold. Whoopee! A weekend in Las Vegas with a sick person! I joked with her today and said, "Sheesh, whenever we go to Las Vegas, you're either sick or pregnant or something."

It's true. The last time we went, in August of 2003 to see Dave Gahan at The Joint, she had what we thought was the stomach flu. Turns out that "stomach flu" was actually caused by a growing fetus later to be called Anthony.

Another time she has just has surgery on her toes to remove the roots from her ingrown toenails. Because of the funky "shoes" she had to wear, she waddled like a duck down Fremont Street.

But no matter what the reason is for her illness, she's always determined to go and have a good time. I hope this time is not an exception.

What would suck is driving through the desert with her--and not being able to run the A/C. I hope it's not too hot on Sunday...

And why is my throat beginning to feel weird?

Friday, April 29, 2005

Outsourced to Mexico

I emailed my brother the other day asking if he now needs a passport to get to work.

He works in Los Angeles. Why would he need one, you ask? Check this out:

Photo from World Net Daily

I really have nothing else to say. But I'm sure those asshole Hispanic rights groups will drop their collective burrito when someone says anything against it.

Wait, it's already happened.

It's people like that who make me mark "refuse to answer" on the "race" section in surveys.

You stupid fucks. No wonder I married a white girl.

Thursday, April 28, 2005


In case you hadn't noticed, I've figured out how to add boxes to my sidebar. It give the place a more uniform look.

And I have to be honest: This post gets rid of my Ryan Seacrest rant. I got tired of seeing his no-talent ass-clown face.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

That's Just Silly

Many thanks to my brother for inspiring me to do this:

It was spawned from a Fark Photoshop contest, something about a way for former "Mosters of Rock" to make money today.

While that wasn't an entry, my Van Halen poundcake was.

Only three more days until vacation starts...

Saturday, April 23, 2005


Most blogs let users post their current music obsession. Mine can be summed up in three letters: ELO.

For some reason, I've been listening to their Greatest Hits for the last few days. I've been playing "Mr. Blue Sky" over and over again while I write articles at work.

There's just not enough orchestration in popular music these days. ELO filled that void back in the day. But later on they dropped the O, became more E and were definitely void of any L. Songs like "Hold On Tight" and "Don't Bring Me Down" are proof of that.

It's late. Time to finish my Sobe Tsunami and go to bed.

Thursday, April 21, 2005 Turns 1,000

LONG BEACH, CA - David Moreno, owner of the blog he calls, celebreated the site's 1,000th visit in the most obvious of ways--by posting an entry.

"It's a blog," says the 36-year-old magazine writer. "What else am I going to do? Cut the head off of a chicken? Eat Beer Nuts and pickles?"

And now you understand how the blog got its name.

Before posting his thoughts on anything from his day-to-day life or encounters with TV news reporters at the zoo, Moreno tried to build and maintain websites that were essentially blogs before the world knew what one was.

But he admits, "It was too much work for me. Even before I became a father, the whole idea of building and maintaining a website just overwhelmed me. It takes time. And now I just don't have much of it."

Enter the blog.

"Say what you want, but blogs are a godsend for writers such as myself. Love them or hate them, you can't ignore them."

Although he will occasionally rant about political issues, the father of one chooses to keep things lighthearted--even if the language is foul at times.

"The Internet has no censors. And that's great. I don't have to please anybody but myself. Not that I'm a narcissist or anything, but I get enough of people telling me how and what to write at work. This is my release."

In addition to writing what he feels, Moreno also posts links to websites he deems worthy of recognition as well as links to news stories for which he has an opinion.

As for his blog's 1,000 hits?

"I can't believe there's that many people out there with so little to do."

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

I Should Have Never Found This... is yet another website I found through

Type in any message and it will appear on the marquee:

Yep, anything at all:

(If you don't get this one, click here).

This one, however, is real. It was taken by someone I used to work with:

Have fun!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

The Results...

Here is my scorecard from today's game:

Let's just say that every hole is a Par 3. Do you see any 3's on my scorecard?

Mike, a friend of mine from my Target days, beat me by two strokes. But all in all it was a lot of fun. And I almost hit a squirrel.

The bummer is that we were only able to play 9 holes. If you recall, Heartwell suffered some damage during our mini-tornado in December. The net has still to be replaced so 4 holes are off-limits. You can play 14 but not 18. Sucks.

Still, a great way to spend a day. Those who say golf is boring obviously have never tried to play it.

Warning: Residnents of Long Beach!

I will be making my golfing debut today at 12:14pm at Heartwell Park. I'm just letting you know.

Should you get hit by a ball marked "DM," that wasn't me.

Scorecard and pics to be posted afterwards...

Friday, April 15, 2005

The Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Lame Get Dimmer

Tom Jones. Gene Autry.

Ryan Seacrest?

I guess it shouldn't surprise me anymore, but my brother just informed me of this:

According to the AT40 website, "The guy is only 30 and ALREADY is being honored for his career in radio! How cool this that?!"

See, here's the thing: It's not cool. Getting a star on the Walk of Fame hasn't been cool for years, not when dipfucks like the anorexic Olsen Twins--known more for the millions they are worth than their acting abilities--get one.

Might as well give that girl from "Small Wonder" a star.


Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Falling behind...

Yeah, I'm a little behind in posting here. I just haven't had much time lately to do anything. That, I honestly haven't had much to talk about. Go figure.

So um...yeah, I think that's all for now.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

I Really Should Get to Bed...

I'm sitting on a recliner in the den, using a laptop and wireless connection. Cindy is resting comfortably on the armrest which means that I've got no place to rest my arm. Wait, she just moved. Good.

I have to wake up early tomorrow but I thought I'd post something tonight. So here ya go.

Anthony's big First Birthday celebration is on Saturday, and we're expecting a big turnout. It'll be fun.

I came across these gems online a few days ago and thought I'd share them:

C'mon, you know you want to laugh!

Saturday, April 02, 2005

He Forgave the Man Who Tried to Kill Him...

...and laughed at life afterwards.

RIP, your Holiness.