Friday, June 27, 2008

Household tips and other updates!

Hello all!
Just dropping in for a few things I feel I must share.

It's officially summer, and some of you might be finding yourself with an ant problem... Not aunts, but those small crawly's that find their way into your kitchen somehow.
I also had this problem recently, and bought a Raid trap, that didn't work at all.
Being the resourceful/pack rat type of guy that I am... I remembered I had some Terro in a box somewhere.
What do I do for comedy sake? I put the Terro on top of the Raid Traps

Yep, within a few days my ant problem was solved... so don't bother with the name brand you've heard of... get the "crack for ants" stuff.  You'll be glad you did.

So it's obviously been a few strange weeks.  Wreck, another flood, medical stuff, etc.  It's just been strange.  I say strange, because I don't want to say bad, even though that's kind of what it's been.
But I had some really good news today.  It may not seem all that important to you... but as a big fan of the series, it's a big deal.
3 Bourne's weren't enough! YES!

Here's a quick run down of what's going on the next few weeks/weekends.
Party time this weekend with the G's
First gig with "Five on Friday" in Mayfield on July 4th
Russellville showers next weekend
Another gig in Mayfield on July 12th
Then "the big weekend"...  Followed by some R&R
Back to work and a normal life.

But... life is crazy, so who knows what could be added/subtracted to this list...

Really looking forward to seeing everyone in Jasper... Some people are making long hauls to be with us, and we appreciate it.  Or I do at least ;-)

So... Until then, or if something changes... we'll see ya!  (unless i end up having time to post something between now and then. (unlikely) )

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

on the lake

It's been a while since I've updated... but I had a chance to shoot some really cool shots on the lake last week. It's really easy to get good shots when everything around you is so beautiful... it's just a matter of seeing it. Had a great time with work friends... but as usual, I'd like to focus on the background.

Friday, June 13, 2008

You got to be kiddin' me...

Dateline: Paducah, Ky
Jeeps are just as tough as we all thought!

So I'm leaving work, about to go out to the range to shag a few balls with the guys.
Following Michael on a road everyone has driven a million times.
This guy waiting to turn left into his driveway, decides for some odd reason that he can make it between Mikey and I... then midway through the turn, realizes he shouldn't have done that.
So... with my cat like reflexes, I slam on my brakes, lock it up, and to avoid hitting the now halted truck in the middle of the road... I go to the right.
I miss the truck, and barely miss a telephone pole, but take out a couple of mailboxes. What I hit last should have stopped me.
I brace for a hard impact as I'm helpless, about to hit a riding lawnmower for sale on the side of the road.
Then, instead of a sudden stop, I get the sensation of flying almost. (No joke!) And I realize I've literally monster trucked over this lawn mower!

I finally come to a halt with my back bumper hung up on the crushed mower.
Luckily, there was no one hurt, and there were plenty of people around to call for help, witness, etc.
A couple of sheriffs show up to the scene, and make the comment that they've never seen this before.
They all watch as I put the Jeep into 4 wheel drive, and slowly drive off the mower.
This was the result.

The aftermath

So with that... you'd think there'd be tons of damage to the jeep, correct?
Really not all that much considering exactly what happened.

There was obviously some damage to the back too... but I have to say that this is amazing. So the next time anyone calls your Liberty a "Jeep Mini" and makes fun of you... just tell them you can run over mowers.

Last night was really not a good night to be honest, and it was just getting worse. Not only did I have the wreck, but we had axed the boat trip, I came home to no food again yet there are ants all over the kitchen, then when I went to post this message, I realized that my last post about my iphone mishap didn't get saved?! So it was turning into a really bad night... so with the Celtics only being down like 20 points or so when I started watching... I just assumed they would lose and continue to make my night horrible. So I went to Kroger to get some food and supplies, and when I got back, they had made a ballgame out of it!
Then they won! And I decided that my night and next day had to be turning around.

Today has GOT to be a good day... it was just too mixed yesterday. Some great, some awful... I need a consistent day please.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


So I'm all set and ready to buy my new iphone today... but I figured there would be a big fuss over lines, and media coverage all over the place today, etc.  But nothing...

Got to looking around... and found out it doesn't come out till July 11th?!!!

I'm glad I didn't go to the AT&T store asking for one!  I would have looked like a fool!

What's weird is that I had accidentally put July 11th on that last post, and then criticized myself for being so stupid as to put that...  Little did I know my fingers are smarter than my brain.

So now I will be forced to suffer I guess, for another month with no iphone... my feelings staying hurt, and still in a funk I can't seem to get out of.
I need my tooth back on...

Monday, June 9, 2008

money money!

Money money money.... MONEY!

Guess what came in the mail today!
Thanks Dubya!

Is it any coincidence that my stimulus check came the exact same day that they announce the new iphone?
I think not...
Is it a coincidence that my phone lost a screw today that I can't get back in without taking the whole phone apart?
I think not...

June 11th will be an early wedding gift... to myself ;-)
After all... I've got to support the economy, right?!

(Note: I'm not totally immature, the other 400 is likely to go towards the mortgage)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

new avg... again

Ok... so anyone that has had me work on their computer in the past, or suggest free software for their computer... you probably have 'AVG Free' installed.  You're might be noticing an experation notice, trying to get you to upgrade to 8.0

Well, much like last time... they're trying to make money and push their newest commercial product.  But don't worry!  They still offer a free version of AVG that works just fine.  So don't worry about that scary message that's popping up.  Just download AVG from cnet!