Wednesday, April 30, 2008


This is in response to your comment on my last post.

Each year I look forward to working like a slave at your place just so you'll feed me a sparse meal daily. However things will be different this year, because I've been instructed by the orthopedic doctor to take it easy for a while so I can mend my body after the accident. No manual labor, no monster kids, no gettin' frisky with each other while I'm in bed in the room next to yours, etc.

Doctor said you need to serve me lots of donuts for breakfast, hot fudge sundaes for lunch and steak and lobster for dinner. A little coffee Haagen-Dazs at bedtime.

I've been instructed to call him if you fail in any way, so he can report you to the old guy abuse center.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Can you guess what this is part of?

And this?

OMG!....I can't wait for the start of my bike trip next week.


WRONG! I banged on the window, scared the lizard, and the bug got away. Geez! I need to get some testosterone meds.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


It was time for a nap and Jess wasn't having any part of it. So, I thought I'd help things along.

WOW! Suck it up, babe.
Now I know perception carries a lot of weight, but let me assure you the can wasn't open.


However, if you do, call them
before dinner time so I can get fed.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


On impulse, I bought a Sony MP-3 player the other day. Decided it was time to jump the iPod ship and try something new. 99 bucks for a 4 GB player and includes an FM tuner. For that price, I'd see chickens f---! Actually, it didn't cost me anything. I used the kid's inheritance to pay for it.
I got to thinking (something I don't do often) about the 4 GB size of this player in comparison to the first computer I can remember, which was a UNIVAC that had a 100 MB ( that's MB, not GB) hard drive and .5 ram.
Cost for this baby was around $1.6 million during the 50's. All this with a 40 times less capacity than my new mp-3 player. The first computer I bought was a Commodore VIC-20 and was able to play "Pong" on it. At that time, I thought it couldn't get any better than this. Was I in for a surprise.

Now if someone would work on the following:
With all that has happened in the airline industry this past month, I'm hoping to live long enough for someone to invent a Star Trek "Beam me up, Scotty" type machine that will get me across the pond.

Friday, April 4, 2008


Woke up yesterday to the news of ATA going "belly-up" effective immediately. This just a few days after Aloha Airlines shut down operations. I was booked on ATA for my May-July trip, so I spent the better part of the morning trying to rebook my flight with another carrier.

Knew I was in trouble when United Air displayed a round trip price of $1472.

Finally found a fare for $696 (original ATA fare $518.) on US AIR. CRAP! More of the kids' inheritance down the drain. On a positive note, at least this didn't happen on the day I was to have started my trip. Today, less than 24 hours later, the same itinerary for the same airline is now showing a fare of $929. WTF!? The price of paradise is getting ridiculous.

Time to leave?