Monday, June 30, 2008

June Blogs of the Month

Hey there friends. The results are in the we have 4 new blogs in the top 5 this month. Links and images are up so check em out when you get a chance. Remember, my top 5 droppers will have a link on this blog for the whole month and any ties will be determined by the number of comments left. Thanks to all that have dropped by and hopefully your blog will have a link here next time. I will be announcing the July winners on the 31st so stay tuned.

You know what, I'll change it up a bit. Starting with this month's winners, I will also grant 100 EC credits to the top 5. Congrats guys.

Until then, later!

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Chosen One

Hey there. I stole this off of Renna's page. Her blog is the third one from my Blogs of the Month. I thought it was hilarious and I just had to share it. Later.

My Top Spots?

Hey there friends. As I was browsing blogs of my Entrecard regulars, I've noticed that more than a few have this "Top Spots" widget on thier site. I've decided that I'd give it a go as well. My understanding is that if you give me a tip (which I've set at $1.50 even though it says a minumum of $5.00) you can have a link on my site. I read up on the terms and conditions and what not but I was not able to see how long the link would stay up. The only thing that I can remember seeing is if that my links were full and someone decided to tip me to get their link up, the oldest link would fall off being replaced by the new one. Check out the widget on the right side of my site, though I'm sure you've probably seen it on other sites. Later!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

For the Over 30 Crowd

Hey there. I'm not quite over the hill yet, lol. I'm still in my 20's, even though I just ventured into the "late" 20's, but I know what this person is talking about. I'm loving the "Just like life!" line. I thought that was hilarious. Enjoy. Later.

If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears
with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were
when they were growing up; what with walking
twenty-five miles to school every morning ... uphill BOTH ways

yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
there was no way in hell I was going to lay
a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it
and how easy they've got it!
But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of
thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of

You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my
childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!
And I hate to say it but you kids today you
don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The
Internet . If we wanted to know something,
we had to go to the damn library and
look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!
There was no email!! We had to actually write
somebody a letter .with a pen!
Then you had to walk all the way across the street and
put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get

There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to
steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and
shoplift it yourself!
Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and
The DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you
were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy
signal, that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was!
It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your
Drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!!
You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with
high-resolution 3-D graphics!
We had the Atari 2600!
With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids'. Your guy was
A little square!
You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no
Multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever!

And you could never win.
The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and
faster until you died!
Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as
Stadium seating!
All the seats were the same height!
If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you
And you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that
was only like 15 channels
and there was no on screen menu and no remote control!
You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what
Was on!
You were screwed when it came to channel surfing!
You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change
The channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only
Get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?!
We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
something up we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire
imagine that!
If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop
Thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot.

That's exactly what I'm talking about!
You kids today have got it too easy.
You're spoiled.
You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

The over 30 Crowd

Network Solutions is the way to go

Hey there friends. Now that I am my own boss, I figured that I would integrate some online advertising. I stumbled across this gem of a site, which pretty much has it all: Domains, Hosting, Web Design, among many other services. But the service that caught my attention was the "Pay Per Click Marketing", or ppc advertising. You provide your web address, with a brief description of the site, and their advertising experts create the ads that will be posted on well known search engines such as Google or Yahoo. There are many plans to suit up and coming websites to well established websites. There is a one time set up fee and plan prices will vary depending how many guaranteed clicks you purchased. What's that? Guaranteed? That's right. Network Solutions will guarantee clicks on you ads, increasing traffic and potential customers. On top of that, they have 24 hour customer service reps ready to tackle any questions or concerns. The starter plans are the way to go if you're on a small budget and want great advertising, but for those with a larger budget can fully customize their ad campaigns. You will work directly with their experts to create a campaign that may include anything from local business advertisements to receiving calls from customers directly to your phone. The Pay Per Phone Call advertisements are great for those businesses without a website. Maybe I'll look into this, since I haven't created a site for my business just yet. Check it out, fellow entrepreneurs. Nothing beats great ad locations to generate traffic to your business and it doesn't get any better than Google and Yahoo. Later.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Need Some Computer Repair?

Hey there friends. So I've decided. As of today, I am my own boss! (At least from the hours of 3:45 PM to 7:15 AM lol) I am now a computer repair guy for hire. It dawned on me this weekend. I sat on my ass fixing comps for free and was like, what the hell, I should be getting paid for this, so why not start a lil business on the side. 1 employee, 1 boss, 1 IT guy, 1 Customer service guy, 1 anything guy, and that guy is ME! I just need to iron out the details. Will I be bring the comps home to work on, where I naturally would feel more comfortable, or would I be making house calls? I guess that would depend on the severity of the issue. I don't know, we'll see. I'll put a lot more thought into this but decided I should post, just in case someone needed "a computer guy" to fix a comp. lol Considering that I can't travel overseas or across country (that bill would be monstrous), I will have to refrain from taking any jobs that are not within 25 miles from the Long Beach, CA area. Feel free to Email me. Later!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"Baby Soup"

Hey there. I needed to post this before I forget. lol It was scorching hot this weekend and we pulled out the slip n slide to cool ourselves off. As we were putting on our little one's bathing suit, we tell her what things are so that she grasps the language. We hear from many people that for an almost 3 year old, she has a huge vocabulary. Well, in this instance, we were teaching her bathing suit. We slipped it on and said, "This is a bathing suit". She responded, "This is baby soup"... with a very strong emphasis on the "p". Oh man, she had us rolling. Even after we corrected her many times, she would comment while sliding away, "I like my baby soup". lol

Kids. You just gotta love the surprises and spontaneity. Until another comes out of the air, I'll catch you guys later.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Hey there. Man, was it scorching hot over here on the west coast. Temperatures this weekend was well into the 90 degree mark. Ugh, summer is official here. I spent most of the weekend fixing computers. I handled 2 this weekend, working on a third, and another in the trunk of my car. While going through my software, I pulled out this blast from my past.

I love me some Wolfenstein. I used to spend hours kicking some Nazi ass and loaded this baby up on my comp and started blasting away. I forgot the controls so I spent some time messing with the buttons and mouse so that I can get a feel for the game again. I can't wait til I start getting to the good stuffs like the Uber-solders and what not. I remember having a tough time taking one out late in the game, where you're one on one in a small room with a super soldier and it's just plain ol' ass kicking time. Good times, good times.

Til I come cross another oldie but goodie, Later.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Orphanage

Hey there. What a gerat movie. I caught this flick last night. My Netflix queue is pretty low and my wife was asking our coworkers to recommend some good flicks to check out and this was praised very highly. Needing fill our queue, I see that the movie is available on what I like to call "insta-watch". I love this feature by the way, no waiting, just hit play and BAM! Movie starts. lol So last night, I hooked up the laptop to the TV, logged on the Netflix, and started to play the movie. After some techincal difficulties (had to call Netflix to fix) we finally got to the movie to work. WARNING! This will be a long post.

First impression: The movie is in Spanish... Ugh... But it's subtitled in English so if the movie is as good as they say, I can live through it.

Movie starts with a family moving into a very large house. Turns out the woman, Laura, used to live there when the place was an orphange. She bought the place and intended to turn into an orphange for special needs kids while her son, Simon, and her hubby, Carlos, lived with them.

After a few days there, Simon starts to show that he has an active imagination. He claims to have made 5 friends and they all play together. Seeing that there are no other children around, his parents play along and figure he's keeping himself entertained since no kids are around to play with him. His mom, soon after, decides that a trip to the beach is what he needs and off they go. While there, they come across a cave. Simon runs inside with a flash light to explore while Laura stays behind.

Now, maybe I missed something but... who would let a child wander into a cave on their own? I made this comment outloud, my wife just looked at Laura and said, "Her." lol

Anyways, after awhile Laura goes into the cave looking for Simon. He finds him standing and talking to a "friend". The shot of this was great. Off in the distance you see Simon but you can't see his front side of the body because the rock wall is in the way. It leaves you to think if he really was speaking to someone of it's one of imaginary friends. Simon then turns to Laura and asks if Thomas, his new friend, can go to the house. She whisks him away, but before they go, she shines her light on the floor to reveal footprints going deeper in the cave. On the way back home, Simon drops shells so that Thomas can find his home.

A social worker than stops by the house to offer any services to Laura. Laura doesn't need services and tries to make her leave but the social worker than says that she's really not here for her but for Simon. Laura lets her in and it is revealed that Laura and Carlos are not the biological parents of Simon and Simon is ill with the HIV virus. The social worker leaves Simon's file and leaves.

Weird noises begin to haunt the house. Especially in Simon's room. Simon has trouble sleeping because he is either playing or can't sleep because his friends are playing. Laura and Carlos take turns in getting him to go to sleep. On this particular night, Laura hears noises outside and goes out to investigate. She finds a woman snooping in her shed and scares her off. The next day, she encouters Simon playing with his friends and Laura chats with him. Simon tells her that he has special coins that he wants to show her. When he pulls out his coins from his treasure chest, they are missing. He then tells her how his friends will take something that is dear to him, hide it, and leave behind clues for him to decipher. Kind of like a scavenger hunt where a clue that is left behind should be returned to it's rightful place and another clue will be discovered there. He also tells her that once he finds what is missing, he can make a wish and it will come true. So as they run around the house finding clues and returning them, the last clue leads them to the kitchen drawer, where Laura hid Simon's file. Laura didn't want the file open and Simon goes into a rant how she is a liar and that he doesn't have parents. That he is just like his friends and that he's going to die. Laura stands speechless.

Carlos and Laura speak with Simon and discuss the situation with him. They assure him that he is not going to die and that they will always love him and care for him as their own. The next day, the special needs children arrive along with friends and family. Carlos brought down a box from the attic so that the kids can wear masks, which are pretty freaky by the way. lol Laura tries to convince Simon to go outside and play but Simon isn't having it. He wants to show her Thomas' "little house". Laura, reaching her boiling point argues with Simon and after an intense argument, she slaps him across the face. She then tells him that if he doesn't want to go outside, fine, stay here. While outside, all the kids are playing with masks and we're introduced to Thomas, you just don't know it's him yet. lol You'll spot him cause he's the kid with a birlap sac over his head... If you paid attention to the film, you'll notice that he's the exact image of one of his imaginary friends that he drew for him mom.

Laura goes upstairs looking for Simon. He's nowhere to be found. She searches every room and closet but nothing. She ends up in the upstairs bathroom since she heard a noise and off in the hallway, you hear a high pitch whistle and when she turns, she sees Thomas, staring at her. He slowly comes towards her. Laura, believing it to be Simon talks to him and when Thomas is close enough to be touched, Laura attempts to take off his mask. Thomas freaks and pushes Laura in the bathroom and slams the door on her fingers. I thought this shot was pretty damn freaky. It's Thomas looking into the bathroom.

After some yelling, Carlos goes up there and smashes the door so that Laura can get out. She rushes outside and heads towards the beach, realizing that who she just saw was Thomas and the friend that Simon made in the cave was named Thomas. As she's fighting through the tide to get to the beach, she sees a small person at the entrance of the cave but she slips and breaks her leg and can't continue her pursuit. Carlos was chasing Laura and when he caught up with her, he carried her back, since Carlos did not see anyone at the entrance of the cave.

Police frantically search the house and the cave for Simon but he is not found. Police inform her of this while she's in recovery at the hospital. A police psychologist comes in to ask a few questions...

Several months go by and Laura and Carlos have not given up on Simon's rescue and they have many, many posters of Simon all over the place. They have attended meetings of other parents who have lost their children and in one instance, Laura snaps because she knows her child is still alive.

A few more months pass and while Carlos and Laura are on their way to another meeting, Laura spots the social worker that came into her house with the file while at a red light. She is walking across the street pushing a stroller and Laura jumps out of the car and calls her name. The woman turns to look but before you know it, BAM! A truck runs her and the stroller over. Laura, in a panic thinking that she may have been pushing Simon, runs to check the stroller, finding a doll. She rushes over the social worker and find that she has the same whistle that Thomas was wearing. Upon reaching for it, the social worker grabs her hand and pushes it away from the window. Pretty grotesque shot of the woman's face but I couldn't find one to post. lol

Now that the police have identified the social worker, they check her house for clues. They find many old pictures and videos of the orphanage, the house that Laura bought. The police psychologist shows a picture of the orphanage group to Laura and asks her if she knows anyone in the picture. She can immediately identify her friends and herself and upon closer inspection, notices that the social worker was also there. Laura can't believe this since she considers those her most happy times that she would surely remember seeing her there. The police then tell her how she took care of a boy, by the name of Thomas, and she kept him away from all the other orphans. She placed a bag over his head so that no one would see the deformities that he had. Shortly after Laura was adopted, the other kids discovered Thomas and they led him to the cave at the beach. They took his mask and ran outside hoping that Thomas would come outside without his mask for all to see. Since Thomas did not come out, the tide rose, filling the cave, causing Thomas' death. Laura is not having it, she cannot believe that Thomas is dead since she clearly saw him and he definitely pushed her in the bathroom.

Throughout all this, you see that Carlos is losing his patience, and hope, in finding his son. He asks Laura that maybe they should leave the house and not come back. Laura, of course, is not having it and they continue their search. They then encounter a professor who knows of a medium whom he greatly confides in and tells her that if she's open, he can recommend her to stop by Laura's house to check things out. After many tense moments, the medium gets herself in a trance and notices noises. In a locked room, she hears children crying. After convincing the kids to open the door, the screams are more intense and the medium shouts out, "How can they do this to you?". Because these are in the medium's perception, we can't see the kids, but since they medium and her crew have sensitive hearing equipment, everyone can hear the children crying and talking. Carlos, believe this is all bullshit is not convinced of anything since not once did they mention Simon. He contests that they were merely looking for ghosts, not Simon. Laura, on the other hand, feels that she's learned a great deal of the house and is one step closer to finding Simon.

Many strange occurance continue in the house and during a fit of frustration, she yells out something along the lines of "give me a clue of where he is". At that instant, a window closes, smashing the glass landing on the bench. She clears the bench and realizes that you can lift the bench seat. She unveils small wooden boards with her friend's name on each one, underneath each board is a small doll representing themselves. She notices that one is missing. She realizes that the doll that she found the social worker pushing matches this style and she runs to get it and places it back with the rest of them. Upon doing this, she notices a picture under one of the dolls. She looks at it and she realizes that the hunt has begun. She is playing the treasure hunt game that she earlier played with Simon. She follows her clues and she becomes stumped when she encounters a doorknob as a clue. She runs around the house looking for a matching knob but finds none. She searches the shed, where she uncovers the remains of all her friends from the orphanage.

Police check it out and concluded that the social worker killed Laura's friends as retaliation for them playing a prank on Thomas, causing his death. She then realizes that the woman snooping in her shed the other night was the social worker. Police decide that since Laura bought the residence, she may have stumbled on the remains so the social worker was trying to remove the evidence.

Carlos packed up and is ready to go. She is not giving up on her son and asks Carlos for 2 more days, to say good bye to the house. But she wants them alone. Carlos drives off and immmediately thereafter, Laura builds her friend's beds, rearranges the furniture the way it was when she was a child and uses the dolls she found as her friends. She picks berries, serves several bowls, for herself and her friends. She then decides that she should play their favorite game as kids. She stood near a wall and knocked on it a few times and then turned around. The first couple of times, nothing. Then on the third or fouth attempt, the door opens revealing a kid standing still. She continues the knock and turn game and each time she turns, more children appear standing still. One of the kids eventually taps her on the shoulder and she goes off chasing them. One child leads Laura to a little closet. She opens the closet and snoops around trying to find a clue. While in there, a child slams the door shut. Locked in, she turn on the light and continues her search. She pounds on the wall and finds that one section of it is hollow. She then finds a hole in the wall. She pulls out her doorknob (the clue that she was stumped on) and finds that it fits perfectly into the hole. She turns it to unveil a secret basement. On the walls are pictures and drawings that Thomas made and there is a small desk with a lamp on it. She explores the basement and finds Simon, covered, and sleeping on a small bed. Estatic, she grabs Simon and covers him. Simon asks why she doesn't want to stay and play with them. She tells him that he needs to close his eyes and pretend that his friends to do not exist. She does the same, hoping that this will reverse the paranormal effects. The room gets darker and it is no longer lit, the way she found the room. The nightmare is over, there she is, standing the basement with her son in her arms, alive. Happy ending, right?

This is the "What the fuck?!?!!?" moment of the movie. She is holding her son and as she lowers him so that he can stand, he disappears. The film shot is very convincing. She is clearing holding a body but as she lowers her arm, it seems to dissolve leaving her standing there with just a blanket. I woke up my wife (she fell alseeo during the first half hour of the film she was so tired) when I said, "Oh, what the fuck..." lol

She looks around at her surroundings and notices that the rail of the stairs is broken and there's a small body on the floor. She slowly approaces it, thinking back. Flash backs come by reminding the viewer of the events. Simon telling Laura he wants to show her Thomas' "little house". The basement looks to be his little house. She remembers during her frantic search for Simon that when she opened the closet door, bars and posts crashed out of the door. She threw them back in the closet, consequently jamming the secret door so that it cannot be opened. She then remembers the poundings that she would hear at night. And lastly, she remembers the very loud thud that made her jump. She reaches out to the body, the face covered with the sac, removes it to discover that the dead body is her son.

She carries him to the upstairs bathroom and weeps. She then remembers that if she finds her "treasure", she will be granted a wish. She wishes that Simon comes back to her. With this wish, she sees a little girl outside and her boy alive in her arms. The little boy looks at him mother and tells her that he found his treasure. He found his special coins and that his wish was for him mom to take care of him and his friends forever. Laura looks up and see that the beds have kids in them, all staring at her. A little girl, blind, walks over to Laura and touches her face. She then smiles and tells the other kids, "It's Laura. It's Laura." The kids are the friends that she had as a child and one of the kids remark that she is like Wendy, from Peter Pan, where they stayed as kids yet she got older. They all gather around Laura and she reads them all a story.

At the end of the film, a plaque is placed on the grounds of the orphanage in memory of Simon and Laura. I believe that Laura may have overdosed on her meds, since she is seen swallowing many of them when she is holding Simon's body. Carlos takes one last stroll of the house, and finds the necklace that he let Laura borrow, for good luck in searching for Simon. A noise is heard and door creaks open. The movie ends with Carlos looking in the direction of the door, tears building in his eyes, and smile emerging from his face.

The movie is great. As you can see from this post, it has many details and if you're not paying attention, you will not get it. This movie reminded me some of the Sixth Sense, another movie that I love. Mostly because of the ending where as Laura approaches her son, everything starts making sense and the flashbacks help in understanding what went on the way Bruce Willis had his flashbacks confirming that he was dead. Great film, friends. Check this one out. Later!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My Bro is/was in the Hospital

Hey there. I was falling asleep on the couch, with my wife, watching some boring ass movie with Jackie (from That 70's Show) in it. As I was just about to doze off, the phone rings. I almost didn't answer it cause I was little dazed. It was my aunt calling from her cell phone. She must've had bad reception because I couldn't really hear what she said. I was only able to make out key words like, "brother", "ambulance", "uncle", "hospital". I told her I'd call my uncle to see what's up and when I did my uncle told me my bro passed out. I figured, people pass out and they don't always go to the hospital. I asked him to describe to me what happened. He said that my bro looked "out of it" and that all of a sudden, his eyes rolled back and he slid off his chair, his body stiffened and he was slightly twitching. To me, that's a seizure, not passing out...

So we gather the kids and drop em off at my mother in laws and off we go to the hospital. All my aunts and my uncle were there waiting for news. I tell the lady at the desk that my bro was brought in here in an ambulance and I want to see him. She said I had to wait since he wasn't in a room (guess there were many emergencies that night) and was out on a gurney out in the hall way, only 1 person can be with him at a time. My mother was with him so I texted her to get out so I can see my bro.

I went in, and he looks tired as hell. The paramedics are sitting by him, keeping an eye out to make sure all is well. After a min or two, I joke around that the Lakers damn near done my brother in since they lost to the Celtics the night before. I got a few laughs from the paramedics and my bro was like, "Fuckin' losers. I feel asleep after Ray Allen hit like his 6th 3 pointer in the game." So there we are joking around, cause that's how we roll, and after awhile I left so other family members can see him.

On my second visit, they had him strapped to that machine that checks your vital signs. Heart rate, blood pressure, and I don't know what that third number was, but it ranged from 0-20. I noticed that for him to be lying there without much activity, his heart rate was pretty up there. It ranged anywhere from 90-100 and if I remember correctly, it should be in the 50s-70s at rest. I also noticed that his blood pressure was high. The last reading I saw was 147/90. I didn't mention any of this to him since I didn't want him to freak out. Instead, there we are, accompanied by my wife this time, fuckin' around and cracking jokes. We even got in trouble. Doc/nurse came over and told us that we can crack all the jokes we want, just exclude any four letter words. Damn you Will Farrell and Dave Chapelle for being so funny. lol Soon after we left.

He seemed to be doing slightly better, but because we had work the next morning, we left somewhere around 1:30 ish. Couldn't sleep when we got home so I must've gone to bed closer to 2:30. I told my mother to call me with any news, that includes him being released and what not. It's now what... 8 something in the morning and nothing. My aunts and I have been trying to reach my mother and we've gotten nothing...

Still waiting on news. Until then, Later

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kids Say the Darnest Things

Hey there. We just got back from lunch so I'll take the time to post this before I go back to work. We tend to go my mother in law's for lunch. She takes care of our littlest one which will turn 3 on the 4th of July. Well, why we are having our lunch, my mother in laws comes to us and says, "There was something that I was going to tell you but I forgot." At that instant, our little one walks in and says, "Mommy. (mumble mumble) the wabbit playing with woxie (mumble mumble)then the wabbit, the wabbit, he said a bad word. Yeah, the wabbit said to woxie, pinche woxie." We tried so hard not to laugh. For those of you who don't know, pinche is basically the equavalent of "Fuckin'". So according to our little one, the rabbit spoke and said to her "fuckin' woxie". lol Oh man, I'm telling you. Kids these days just pick everything up.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The "Pork Chop" Incident

Hey there. So on the way back to work from lunch, my wife and I were talking in the car, as we always do, and she brings up the "pork chop" incident. We laughed and then she says, "Why don't you post THAT on your blog?" lol

What is this pork chop incident, you say? lol Well, a couple of nights ago, while we were in bed watching TV, I believe some weight loss commercial came on, or something about a pig came up, I don't remember the details... Anyways, I've gained a few pounds since I got with my wife (I used to be a stick figure 118 pounds then and am now a "healthy" 170) my wife looks at me and says, "No more pork chops for you." I damn near had a heart attack. I'm sure my heart skipped a beat or two. I love me some pork chops and I was like, no way. lol She says yes way and then comes up with, "You know, as a matter of fact, no more pork for you. That includes sausage and pork chops." Now wait right there for a moment, a man needs his pork chops. I can give you the sausage but don't take away those tender, succulent slices of meat that taste oh so good. lol

So what's my come back to her statement??? "Well, if I can't have pork can I at least have other kinds of "pork" chop? Like, from other animals, right?" Oh man, my wife started laughing her ass off. I smiled. Don't know what I was thinking (I don't think I was cause a life without pork chops just clouded my mind with terror. lol) but it's obvious that there is no other kinds of "pork" since pork comes from pigs. lmao

Oh man... If only you knew the conversations that we've had. Maybe I should I start posting those here as reference when I need a laugh. lol I've said and did many a stupid thing and I'm sure that we'll get a kick out of it. Later.

The Way to a Man's Heart

No friends, that's not a golden turd. lol That's chocolaty goodness wrapped in a gold foil thingy. lol One of the many perks of my wife and I working in the same company is that we can surprise ourselves with little notes such as these. I'm telling you people, she's bad ass. Love ya babe! Thanks.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Fairies Know Best

Hey there. Just a little something that I got from my wife via Email and I thought was hilarious. Hmmm.... Now I wonder if she's trying to tell me something by this. =o)

The Married Couple

A married couple, in their early 60's, was celebrating their 44th
wedding anniversary at a quiet, romantic little restaurant. Suddenly, a tiny beautiful Fairy appeared on their table. She said: "For being such an exemplary married couple and especially at this time, I will grant you each a wish."

"Oh, said the wife, I want to travel around the World with my darling
husband". The fairy waved her magic wand ; and - poof! - two tickets for the Queen Mary II luxury liner and Twenty Thousand Dollars appeared in her hands.

Then it was the husband's turn. He thought for a minute and said: "Well, this is all very romantic, but an opportunity like this will never come again. So I'm going with my mind and not my Heart. I'm sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me."

The wife and the Fairy were shocked and disappointed. But a wish is a wish. So, the Fairy waved her magic wand, and - Poof! - the husband became 92 years old.

The Moral of the story:
Men who are ungrateful bastards should remember; Fairies are Female.

The Hitokiri Battosai

Hey there. How bad ass can my wife be? Not only is she the mother of my children and the most awesome wife out there, but she goes out and gets me Kenshin's Reverse Blade katana for Father's Day! Now, I'm not all about gifts and what not, Father's Day is to be with family and count the blessings of fatherhood, but my wife outdid herself with this one. It's a beatiful sword. I haven't had the chance to snap a pic of it, but once I do, I'll post it immediately. All I have to do now is buy a wall mount for it so that I can display it's beauty. I wanted to bring it to work to show off, but she said no. lol Probably get arrested for walking down the street with a samurai's sword in full view. lmao

All I need now, is an opponent. Until then, later.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lakers Down 3-2

Hey there Lakers. The Lakers pulled out the win, despite a very sloppy game. It was nothing to be proud of, but a win is a win. I loved the post game interview by Gasol. "I didn't want them celebrating on my home court, with champainge and crap." Classic stuff. lol Man, the Lakers, again showing why they are the Western champs, bring it to the Celtics in the first quarter. Killing them in every stat. But that was just about it for the half. They fell asleep in the second quarter and let the Celtics claw their way back from a 17 point deficit and cut it to 3. For the first time this series, the Lakers win the 3rd quarter. A huge plus considering that the Lakers are being killed in the 3rd quarter of every single game this series. Then, there was the fourth quarter... Again, the Lakers lost their lead. Again, the Lakers lost their composure. But this time, they didn't fumble the win away (unlike game 4. As you've probably noticed... I didn't write about game 4 since I was extremely upset with the Lakers that I didn't even want to relive that game).

That's right, we won the game, but we didn't WIN the game. The Celtics merely choked at the end and we held on. Paul Pierce was careless with the ball so Kobe steals it, Kevin Garnett misses two HUGE free throws, Lakers fumble the ball with seconds to go in the game but the Celtics can't come up with the steal. I'm extremely disappointed. I was expecting us to bring it to em, kick some Celtic ass and make the Celtics think that they're in trouble. Instead, I get a half assed effort and just enough effort to hang on to a victory in the 4th quarter. Lakers should have won by at least 15, instead... it's a nail biter going down to the wire.

It was a little funny watching the game tonight. I have this bet going on with my wife that if the Celtics win the title, I'll get her a Coach bag (or any other bag or bags of her liking) and if I win, I get me a new tattoo. It was funny because she's not a basketball fan and is just going against the Lakers for this bet but as she was watching the finals minutes, she was like, "Oh my god, I'm feeling nervous.". lol I was like, "Babe, now you know how I feel with all the games." She comes back with, "But this is only because if they win, I'll get my bags. There's nothing on the line on the other games so I don't care." Or something along those lines. lol My babe, you gotta love her.

Game 6. Tuesday. Boston. See you there. Later.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Worried Out of My MInd

Hey there. Crazy ass Friday the 13th so far... We were on our way to work (my wife and I work for the same company, which is great because we save on gas and we carpool. Since the company gives out gift cards to employees that carpool, we score like $200 in gift cards every quarter just for coming to work. lol) and we're literally right outside the office building when I get a call from my mother in law. She was in tears and said that her mom is not well, that something is up. I make a U turn and off we go to my mother in laws to make sure all is alright. We get there and we pick her up and then we take off to my grandma's (my wife's grandma but she's mine too) place. We get there and she's sitting in her chair and you can tell that she's struggling to breathe... and when she talks, there is a shortness of breath as well, a slight tremble in her voice, and very sluggish movements. My wife and I instantly thought... stroke. We all stay calm and just talk to her to see what's up and after I get a hold of her doc and describe the symptoms, it's recommended that we take her to an emergency room. We pack up all her meds and get her insurance cards and off we go to the hospital. That was over 3 hours ago... After my wife and I discussed our game plan, we decided that I should come in to work to, well... work. I got here a little over an hour and a half ago and I still haven't received any news. I'm hoping all is well and that there is no news to report and that's the reason I haven't been called. I did speak to my wife when I just walked in the office, but that was business related and she mentioned that they just "took her in". Crazy... I just got a call from my wife.... Hold on...

K, just got off the phone with my wife and it looks like our suspicions were correct. Grandma had, or was this close, to having a stroke. The hospital is not going to release her until after a few days. They want to keep an eye on her since all the machines say she's fine, but her symptoms said other wise so they just want to make sure she'll be alright.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Unforgetable Memories

Ever gone out on vacation and just took a beautiful picture that just captured the moment? We all have that one photo in out photo albums that we get all googly eyes and reminisce about that moment. Well, how about we make that moment even more special by making it into a photo card. Our good friends at offer a great service where you can create a personalized card using your own photos and your own wording. You can have the photo on the front of the card, with a greeting if you wish, and personalized message on the inside. Or maybe you just want to give a gift to that special someone and have grown weary of the classic "hallmark" cards. Spice it up, friends. Guys and gals, take a pic of yourselves, or use one of a special moment between you two, and create your own card with a very special message to that special someone. Trust me, they'll love it. Just check out how this one guy decided to use his wedding day as the pic. You can check other stunning examples of Photo Cards here.

Personally, I'd use a picture from Disneyland that I took. Make a personalized message with something along the lines of ,"Hanging out with Mickey and Minnie" or "Our little one's first trip to Disneyland". Check it out, it soooo looks like it belongs on a stand somewhere. lol So do yourselves a favor and dust off that photo album and don't just reminisce, bring the memories back to life and relive the moment.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Friday the 13th Laughfest!

Hey there friends. Gonna be in the L.A area? Who's up for a free show on the 13th? My friend, The Fake Mark Gonzalez, is going to be on the bill and trust me, him and his entourage be some funny people. No drink minimum so even you, the unlucky yet oh so needed designated driver, can go to the show and have yourself some laughs with your drunken brethren. Word on the street has it that they may be doing a taping of Hulk Hogan's new reality show, Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling. Don't quote me on that though, but hey, you never know who'll you'll run into in these part of the woods. Check out the flier and hope to see you all there. Later!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Entrecard Issues?

Hey there friends. I am having some issues with Entrecard. Was wondering if it's just me or if something is up. I haven't seen any other posts in regard to any probs and my widget is not loading on my page. On top of that, I'm having issues logging into the website. The website itself doesn't load all the way and many of the image cards are not loading. I was just about to get to dropping my card to my "regulars" but I'm not sure if I'm going to miss out on a day of dropping because of this. Later!

6/11/08 Update

Still having probs. This is what my dashboard looks like... And what makes it worst is that I can't view anyone's entrecard widget. Very discouraging.

06/12/08 Update

Back in business. Don't know what was up but I had a feeling that the problem was fixed during the Entrecard outage yesterday. Thanks!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Lakers Down 2-0

What the hell is wrong with the Lakers? Down 24 points with 8 minutes to go in the 4th?!?!!? Not to take anything away from the Celtics, they are in the finals for a reason, but the Lakers should not be down 24 points. Especially when they are considered a high offense team. They need to get their shit together or they WILL lose this series. Only after playing inspired (if not desperate) basketball in the 4th quarter, did they slash that 24 point deficit to 2 points. It was interesting to watch, but if they had played better in ANY of the 3 previous quarters, we may have won game 2. WAKE UP LAKERS!!! These are the finals and unless you play a full 48 minute game, you are going to LOSE!!!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

2 Legends

Hey there. The NBA finals started last night and to my dismay, the Lakers let a golden opportunity slip away. Kobe had an off shooting night. MANY shots rattled around the rim and just popped out. But I won't complain, the Celtics were just the better team for 48 minutes on that night. We'll get em next time.

While watching the game, one commercial that they aired just gave me the chills. For those of you that have kept up with the NBA this year, there is no doubt that you've witnessed those "There can only be one" commercials where the screen splits to show 2 NBA stars' faces cut in half and speak the same dialogue. This has been an extremely effective campaign. They show how, regardless of which stars are on the commercial, they are all playing for the same goal.

Now, last night, the NBA dished out another one of these awesome commercials. Not featuring two stars from the current series, which they have done throughout the playoffs, but featuring 2 legends that resuscitated the NBA in the '80s, whose teams are currently playing for the finals. Friends, I give you Larry Joe Bird and Ervin "Magic" Johnson. Man, I saw this and it hit me. These 2 were just the most bad ass players to go at it and really give the fans what they wanted to see. This is why I love these two. Think of Michael Jordan for a sec, the greatest player to play the game (to date). You know him for his championships, his dominance, his willingness to win... But who was his competition? His nemesis? Who did you want him to conquer? Who can he say that he felt proud of defeating? Quite frankly, I can't think of one, where as with Bird and Magic, you had 2 of greatest going after each other, disappointed if they didn't meet at the finals for a chance to beat the best. Another great example of this is Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. 2 of the greats going after the title and if they don't meet in the playoffs, us the fans, are disappointed for not having the chance to see 2 of the greats duel it out. it's great to have a dominating player out there, but if that player doesn't have an equal, or close to an equal as you can get, there is no competition making the events, dare I say, a little boring.

So I leave with this, check out the legends and let's here what you have to say. How can you not get chills watching this? Later!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Reign In Blood

Hey there friends. It's only fitting that one of the last songs to beat on Guitar Hero III comes from one of the most bad ass albums ever. A creation by one of the masters of metal, Slayer. On my quest to become a guitar hero master, I have come across a road block that I just cannot seem to get through. I have been stuck on Raining Blood, expert mode, for about 2 weeks straight now. I survived through Cliffs of Dover and 4 starred One and The Number of the Beast, but I just can't get through Raining Blood. I got frustrated yesterday. I spent a good hour or so practicing it and I still couldn't get through the flurry of notes rushing at you during the "mosh" section. Best I could do was about 37% percent of the song before failing... For those not familiar with guitar hero, check out the vid below... I chose this video cause the dude missed some notes so I'm sure it's someone actually playing the song and not some dues using a bot trying to impress people. This is a hard ass sonf and the person handled it and you gotta give him his props for it. I fail at the 1.16 mark. One day, friends... I'll get through this song. lol Later!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Alexa Ranking

Hey there friends. Checked my Alexa ranking and I'm glad it jumped some 400,000 points! Ha ha ha I know that my ranking still sucks compared to others, but I'm just glad that it's improving. Last month, it was 3,225,130... 2 weeks ago it was 1,711,831... and today, it's 1,308,414. Whoo hoo! I only need 1,308,413 points to gain to be #1!!!!

Merciful Fate Medley, Evil

Hey there. Here I am at work, listening to music as I work, and Metallica's medley of Merciful Fate songs came on. I love me their version, even though Diamond's version of Curse of the Pharaohs says "hexed" and I swear Metallica's version says "Hecked". Anyways, as it got to into Evil, I couldn't help but notice that this song has eerily connections to Todd McFarlane's Spawn. I love me some Spawn so I was able to make the connection and I don't know if McFarlane took inspiration from Evil. Check out this verse from Evil:

I was born in the cemetery
Under the sign of the moon
Raised from my grave by the dead
And I was made a mercenary
In the legions of Hell
Now I'm king of pain, I'm insane, yeah

Don't you think that describes Spawn? Al's death and resurrection. To be "raised from my grave" and be forced to be a "mercenary". I think the strongest line there is "In the legions of hell". Spawn was meant to be in control of the hellspawns, his battles with Malbogia and Urizen, plus the loss of Angela all come to mind. I just can't help but thinking of Spawn when hearing this. What do you think? Later.

Monday, June 2, 2008

My Body Hurts!!!

Hey there friends. Man, my body hurts. On Sat, I was expecting a delivery from Lowes. I'm going to lay some cement to extend our patio area. Lowes got here early but the dude came with an 8 foot wide forklift that was NOT going to fit in my little ass 2 and half foot wide door. So what's the solution? Leave your shit on your lawn!

This is the half I left on the lawn...

Man... The dude drove the forklift and dropped 3 palettes of Quikrete cement on my lawn. I had to carry all 110 bags of the stuff from the front lawn to the back of the house and they are bags of 90 lbs each. I had to do it in two days, seeing that on Saturday, we had parties to go to and there was no way in hell I was going to move all of that and get ready for parties.

And here is the rest of it.

We ended up leaving the house about and hour and half after the cement got there so I left more than half of it on the lawn hoping that no one would take it. Like someone was gonna run by and snatch it. lmao Come Sunday morning, sore as hell, I dragged myself out of the bed and finished the job. So now I have 110 bags of cement sitting on my patio out back and my forearms feel like their about to rip open. On top of that, we start the gym today... I think today's workout is going to be light. Maybe do more running and leg work than heavy weight lifting and arm work.

I have pics of the cement sitting on my lawn and were I moved it in the back. I'll post those later since I left the cam in the car and I'm feeling waaaaaaay too lazy to walk out there and get it. lol Later!