Friday, October 29, 2010

Forrest Gump in 1 Minute

This is for those of us that do not have 3 plus hours to watch the full movie.

Dragon Ball

Guest post written by Jeramy Sparks
One of the best animated cartoon series that I have ever seen is Dragon Ball. It's really cool. I caught it on satellite TV from DirectTV and have seen every episode ever. The fight scenes are the best. They build it up slowly with lots of drama to the point that you are all tensed up for the actual fight. The actual fighting action is totally sweet too. It's a coming of age tale about an orphan boy named Goku. He meets a girl named Bulma who is tracking the dragon balls, 7 mystical balls that when all gathered together grant a single wish to the gatherer. Goku happens to own one of these balls, which was given to him by his grandfather as a keepsake after his death. Bulma, witnessing Goku's incredible strength, convinces him to join her in her quest for the magic balls and her wish to get a boyfriend. Meanwhile, other evil forces are also interested in the Dragon Balls. This includes the evil emperor, Pilaf, the Red Ribbon Army and both the evil alien Piccolo Daimao and his offspring Piccolo Junior. Goku and Bulma meet many new friends along the way. Goku meets many martial arts masters and undergoes rigorous training to master his special moves. He gets stronger and stronger and eventually he fights in he World Martial Arts Tournament to compete to be the best martial artist in the world.

Mommy's Time Out

What about Daddy?


So as I was sitting on my ass, watching TV, my wife asked me what I was doing today.  "Nothing.", I said.  "You did that yesterday!"  She exclaimed.  I replied, "I'm not finished."

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pinky and the Brain

Written by my friend Constance Hayden

Pinky and the Brain was a spin-off of the hit cartoon show Animaniacs. They were regular side-characters on the show and the basic premise was that they wanted to take over the world. The only catch is that they are mice living in a lab.

It's pretty self-explanatory, but Pinky was the dopey one and Brain was, well, he was the brainy one. Brain's mission in life was to escape his wretched entrapment as a lab mouse and take over the world. Every single episode was about Brain trying to come up with an elaborate plan to escape, only to have Pinky do something dumb to spoil it all.

Brain hated Pinky because of how he always messed up his plans for world domination, but he still put up with him and acted as his mentor. Pinky was pretty much mentally retarded, honestly. He wasn't just dopey, there was clearly something wrong with his brain and he was always making goofy noises at random times and the way he talked was just insanely stupid. But that's what made it funny.

Like Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain also had a very catchy opening tune that always got stuck in your head. In fact, it's now stuck in mine. I will probably have to watch an episode of Real L Word on Directv to get it out of my head.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Video Game Reviews are Coming

Hey there.  I've got a new gig doing video game reviews!  How awesome is that?!  Now I have a legitimate excuse, err... I mean reason, to play video games!  I need to go over the terms and conditions of the job to make sure that I am not violating any kind of exclusive rights of any kind.  Since the reviews are for a different site that is not mine, I don't know if I'll be allowed to post the same content elsewhere.  If not, no prob.  I'll just provide a link to my awesome review! 
Now, I'm on the hunt for a good video game renting system...  Should I go with Gamefly?  Which I've heard good and bad things about?  Or should I go with that "Red Box" thing that I have seen pop up on super markets everywhere?  Or should I just borrow them from friends and return them when I see fit?  lol  Since I will be reviewing the games, I figured that it would be an expensive job if I were to have to purchase a game a week so I'm sure it's best to rent them out for a few days to get a good feel for the game.  So what do you guys think?  Any suggestions?  Once I go live, I'll provide more details on where I'll be posting my reviews.  Until then, I'll keep you guys in the dark.  =oP  Later!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Feeling Like Death

Hey there.  I've been sick these past couple of days.  Not just, feeling like crap sick, but sick in the way where it hurt.  I take pride in the fact that I don't get sick very often.  I can go years before I'm actually feeling any kind of sickness coming... and if I do feel something, it's usually gone by the end of the day.  This wasn't the case on Sunday night.

As I was lying down, I had a strong pain in my stomach.  To the point where I'm lying down in a fetal position.  On top of that, chest pain was beginning to settle in.  Once the chest pain came in full swing, it settled in on the left side of my body near the rib cage.  Quite frankly, it sucked.  I took some meds and went to bed, hoping that my body will do what it does best and I'll be back to normal come morning.

Once I got up and started to get dressed, my body felt like it was pummeled as if I've been in some boxing match.  I was extremely sore and it hurt to move.  I fought through it and went to work anyways.  While I'm sitting on my desk, trying to get through the day, my stomach rumbles...  Whoa...  I didn't think much of it cause to be honest with you, it's been rumbling all weekend long.  I'll be sitting in bed or on the couch and the rumble would be soooo loud that the wife and kids could hear it even though they weren't that close to me.  It wasn't hunger, and it didn't hurt, so I brushed it off.  Then, it happened...  I felt the stuff coming up my throat.  I rushed to the bathroom and let it all out in the bathroom.  It sucked...  I guess I was pretty loud cause when I got out of the bathroom, more than a few coworkers were staring at me and a few asked if I'm ok.  I said no and I went to turn the computer off.  I wasn't planning on staying.  That's when the manager sent me home.

I spent most of the day on the couch... It felt weird to lie down so I sat up.  I watched Gunslinger Girl and the movie Gamer.  I also got some Bioshock 2 game time.  Come night time...  I was feeling a lot better.  Not 100% better, but well enough where the pain is gone and all I'm dealing with now is a slight headache.

I did make a huge mistake yesterday though...  I was drinking a powerade, to replenish some of the fluids that I lost, and absentmindedly gave some to my baby boy.  That evening, he started spitting some up.  Oh man... I'm hoping that I didn't pass on whatever I had to him.  I didn't realize at the time that I shouldn't be sharing anything to anyone that I am drinking out of...  Hope that doesn't cause him to get sick.  I'll just have to keep eye on him to make sure.  I'll let you know what happens.  Until then, later!

Motivational Monday (on a Tuesday) - High Five

It's no coincidence that this guy looks like Chris Hardwick

Friday, October 22, 2010

But on the Other Hand...

One morning, a blonde woman shows up to work wearing only one glove.

Her boss, a little concerned for her well being, approached her.

"Why are you wearing only one glove?  Are you ok?  Did you hurt your hand?"

To which the blonde responds, "No.  I'm ok.  I was listening to the weather this morning and it said that today was probably going to be warm and sunny... but on the other hand, it could be cold and chilly."

Cowboy Bebop Movie

Written by my friend Teodoro Martin

My favorite animated movie is Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door. I love watching this movie on satellite TV from, as the quality is amazing and seems to just draw me into the flick even more! Though the movie is only about two hours long, the movie is an outstanding piece of work.

Cowboy Bebop, first of all, is set in the year 2071. The series follows the bounty hunters of Spike, Jet, Faye, and Edward as they try to make a living hunting bounties in outer space. The movie is set around Halloween in the year 2071, and crew is after a 300 million bounty (largest ever) who has released a deadly virus into a city on Mars. The bounty, Vincent, is not as simple as many would like to believe. As Spike hunts down this mastermind, he has to face others who are willing to kill anyone to destroy Vincent.

Like the series, the movie is fast-paced and with plenty of action scenes. The music is legendary among anime fans, and at times shines brighter than the film itself! I'd recommend anyone to check this movie out if they see on satellite TV, this film will not disappoint!

I Think I Just Got Molexted

Thursday, October 21, 2010

At the Fair Instead of by the Camp Fire

Guest post written by Martin Smith

My favorite part of going on camping trips with my dad and then with the Boy Scouts for the short few years that I was a part of them, was when we would make smores over the camp fire. They're just so good that over the years I've even made them in my own microwave but it jsut really isn't quite the same as making them over the campfire, though. So when I heard that you could get deep fried smores at the state fair.

I looked up some info about the state fair with my Clear Wireless Internet after I decided to go to it when I heard about the fried smores.

But when I finally got to the fair and got my hand on some fried smores, it was a little bit different than I had expected it. You really couldn't taste the graham cracker in it, I guess that the deep fried part of it kind of overpowered that part of it, but I really did like it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ode to Rain

Ode to Rain

O water from the heavens
How I love the grace in which you fall
You quench Earth's thirst
You bring us life
Droplets dancing in the sky
Partnered with neighboring winds
A ballet, nothing short of divine.
O water from the heavens
How I love the music that you create
You bless us with your symphony
A gentle splat for woodwinds
A heavy pound for brass
Your good friend thunder joins in on bass
Adding lightning's flashes, the concert is complete
O water from the heavens
How I love the serenity you create
You wash away the stress
You cleanse out the soul
Carefree and without worry
While you gently kiss our skin
A total state of bliss to contemplate our lives

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Getting the Creative Juices Flowing

Hey there.  You know... it's been awhile since I wrote any poetry or composed a short story.  I remember a time, back during my elementary and JR high school days, where I would spend most of my free time writing.  Whether it be some pretty half assed poem or a quickly written story.  It was something that I liked to do during my free time and it's a skill that has definitely been placed on the back burner, along with writing music, drawing, and other things.  Well, I saw a pic of a friend today and captioned that she was handling her very first short story.  She commented on how she has these ideas but never had a chance to get them on paper.  That seems to be my story as well.

Well... actually... I do start some of them, but never had the time to finish them.  I've gotten to the point where I had the story planned out, I've had the characters mapped out, and I've actually had a chapter or two finished, but I never got over the hump of actually finishing the damn thing.  Well... this time I'm determined to get it done.  There are no excuses as to why it can't be accomplished.  No more are writers bound to pencil and paper.  There are laptops, computers, and mobile software that allows the potential poets and authors of the future to get those ideas written before they are lost to obscurity.  It's happened to me many times before where an idea comes to me but is gone before I've had a chance to write it down.

Today, I feel inspired.  I'll be posting a poem later today and hopefully, get started on a new story.  Starting from scratch.  We'll see how this goes.  Thanks D!  Later!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ordering McDonalds on his Mustang

When Bob here decided to go for a McDonald's run on his mustang... everyone assumed he meant the one with wheels.

You Just Got 1-Up'd


The XPE Series: The Latest From Dual Electronics

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Dual Electronics. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey there friends.  I recently wrote about my disdain for my car's audio system. It simply does not compare with all of the great systems that are available. It doesn't even compare so some of the standard stuff that we see in cars today! This is why I have taken great interest in the Dual Electronics website.  Their mobile audio accessories are top notch and I'm glad that they've rolled out their latest innovation in amplifiers: The XPE Series.
With amps of 400w, 800w, and 1000w, the XPE Series has an amp that has just the right amount of juice for your listening pleasure.  Here are some of the general specs of the amps:

• PWM MOSFET power supply
• 2 Ohm stable stereo operation
• Class A/B output design
• Stereo/bridged simultaneous operation
     - XPE2700 and XPE4700
• Bridgeable operation
• Extruded aluminum heatsink
• Barrier strip connection terminals
• Side mounted controls
• Auto-reset speaker short circuit protection
• Speaker short circuit protection
• Reverse polarity protection
• Bi-color LED status indicator

You definitely get more bang for your buck by getting the 1000w XPE1700 and you'll definitely add a little awesomeness to your vehicle with a powerful sound system backed up by this amp.  I'm tired of rolling around with an old car system.  I'm tired of looking at that cassette slot in my car.  We're now in the 21st century and we should have a much more modern sound system in our car.  You can't go wrong with Dual Electronics amps. Check it out friends and pimp out your system. Later!

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PMS - It's in the Bible

One Sunday, a preacher was telling his congregation that all can be found in the bible.  Old or new human experiences are mentioned, at some point, in the bible.  After the service, a woman who attended mass, came up to the preacher and questioned the his sermon.

"Father, great service today.  However, I don't believe that the Bible mentions anything in regards to PMS."

The preacher took this as a challenge and told the woman to come back next week and he will show the woman where she can find the passage on PMS in the Bible.

The following week, after mass, the preacher seeks out the woman, with Bible on hand. 

"Miss!  Miss!  I found you!  Here is the passage on PMS in the Bible.  And I quote, 'And Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Bethlehem.' "

What is Hard Water?

I don't see how much more brief this can be

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Penis Pictures: Are they Flattering?

Great football legend?  Or biggest d**k ever?
Hey there. There has been much talk about Brett Favre in regards to pictures that he allegedly sent to a Jets "game day host." Now, these were no ordinary pictures. They were of his penis. Now... for those of you that don't know, Brett Favre is considered a legend in football circles everywhere. The man has played the game for 20 some odd years and he's considered a man's man. It's hard not to root for him when he plays the game by his rules and by his own style. So, when something like this surfaces, does it tarnish his reputation? Or do we just look the other way and see how it all plays out? The NFL commissioner is conducting an investigation but it begs to ask the question on how meaningful the investigation will be.

Victim? Or pathological liar?
First off, the woman claiming the sexual harassment claims that it happened back in 2008. Now... I have a problem with this. Let's say Favre did send her his "magic stick" in the form of picture messages. Why didn't she say something then and there? Why wait 2 years to pass by before anything is mentioned? If the woman really felt harassed in any way, wouldn't she have brought it to somebody, anybody's attention? Did the woman admire what she got and then someone told her that she should say something?  Was a penis picture not that a big a deal to her that she simply kept the picture and placed in on the backburner for later viewing pleasure?  Or did she keep the picture and decided that one day, when she's done messing with Favre, she'll burn him by claiming she was appalled by the unflattering picture?   There's a lot of gray areas in this case.

Then there's Brett Favre. Now, the man is not really known for doing anything of this sort. Especially since he's been married to high school sweetheart (I think) since forever. He's been known to pop more than a few pain killers but he's no Big Ben. His past is not littered with sexual encounters of any kind and it's tough to say that he did this act.

Sexiest reporter ever?
If Brett Favre is found guilty, the man is an idiot. If he's not, it's going to raise questions on whether or not female "game day hosts" should be allowed in locker rooms and what not. We've already had allegations against the Jets (is there a pattern here?) where a female reporter claims that the Jets team harassed her with cat calling and the like. This is a sticky situation and all allegations should be taken seriously, but how much credibility can be given to these women when one of them flaunts the title of "sexiest sports reporter" and the other decides to wait 2 years before deciding that she's offended? Tough case, commissioner Goodell. Good luck. Later!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Don't Miss Out on Tee Times

Hey there.  A couple of buddies of mine are avid golfers.  I've never really gotten into playing the sport myself, but I have gone with them to hit a few balls and I must say, it's not as easy as it looks.  It really is a sport where the focus is squarely on the individual.  There are no team members to pick them up.  Every move is crucial and every decision made is magnified in golf.  Me, being a rookie, used whatever club was given to me and just swung.  My friends, however, took their time and discussed on hitting the fairways on some well known golf courses in the US.  They even talked about getting their act together and going to Myrtle Beach and take on their golf course.
At this point I chuckled.  I didn't think they'd be able to get tee times in a golf course such as Myrtle Beach.  Not so much because it's in South Carolina, but because it's a well known golf course and there's no way they would be able to get a time slot there.  That's when they told me that they use which allows them to get 48 hour tee times.  They pretty much just log on, check out the available courses and tee times.  You are more than likely to find tee times within 48 hours and the best part about it is that it also gives you prices.

They went on about 48 hour tee times and how they're going to start saving money to "handle it".  lol  I wished them the best of luck with it.  Golf may not be for me, but it sure as hell is for my friends and they are definitely planning on tackling Myrtle Beach sometime soon.  Later!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Lagging It

Hey there.  I've been lagging behind on posts.  I haven't had a ranking post in 2 weeks, I'm letting Funny Friday come and go today.  I'm just dropping a quick post to say that I've been busy... AS IN BUSY!!!  I've been up past midnight working on Mario Bros. decorations for the past month and half and the part is tomorrow and I'm still finishing them up.  I can't wait for Sunday... when there will be no need for cutting, measuring, coloring, pasting, painting, or any of that good stuff.  But you know what... It will be all worth it when it's set up.  If I'm not caught up in the moment, I'll take pics of it all and post them here.  Until then.  Later!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fashionable Scrubs

Hey there.  You know, I've always wondered why nurses in medical facilities always wore blah type scrubs.  It always baffled me.  I have a few friends who work as medical assistants or nurses and the women work in this field are into fashion, so why would they choose to wear scrubs that our less fashion and more stale.  I would figure that they would want scrubs in fashion that will make them stand out and look great.  Some that would make them seem more serious about their position.

After helping a friend look for scrubs, I was surprised to find some pretty fashionable scrubs.  I was even surprised to find a few low rise scrub pants.  It made me feel as if the scrubs could also be worn outside of the medical facility.  Especially when some when they are Dickies medical uniforms out there.  I didn't even know that they made scrubs! 

Considering that they are some pretty cool scrubs out there, I'm surprised that many choose to wear that funky looking ones that look like they were designed by a child.  I understand that you might want to switch it up a bit but to be honest with you, I think it looks unprofessional.  I would say that those scrubs would be acceptable only in pediatric facilities.  Other than that, a good looking scrub could help you look more professional by showing the patient that you take your job, and appearance, seriously.  Later!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What a Weekend...

Hey there.  Oh man...  What a weekend it has been.  I haven't really had much of a chance to rest during the weekend since I've pretty much dedicated that time to prep for my son's first birthday.  We're going with a Super Mario Bros. theme and since it's difficult (and expensive) to buy licensed Mario stuff, the wife and I have been pretty much created all the decorations ourselves.  We've already spent a lot of hours getting them done and we're in the last week before the party and we're still not done!!!  Here goes the breakdown of our weekend...


So Saturday rolls around and we're up and ready to go.  We figured that we could avoid traffic and what not if we head on over to downtown LA to check out the vendors there that sell party supplies and piñatas.  We got a tip from my compadre that there is a "party district" there and they have all kinds of stuff.  He was certain that we would find it there.  So 10 am rolls around and we're almost ready to go when I hear children scream, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! OH NOOOOOOOOO!!!!  DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD! DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!!!"

So I get up and run outside, thinking that one of the neighbor kids is hurt or something is wrong.  There is a lot of commotion on their side of the fence so I go around and end up in their yard.  I see my dog, Lucy, and their dog, fighting.  Now...  Lucy is small dog.  She's what you would call a Chihuahua Terrier.  No more than a foot tall.  The neighbor's dog?  Well... she's a Pitbull.  Yup.  Lucy got into it with a pitbull and instead of her saying, "Oh crap this is a monstrous dog, I don't have a chance!", she's up all in the business snapping and biting back.  The neighbor get's his dog's attention long enough for me to yell at Lucy.  Lucy then trots of in my direction, looking like a bloody mess.  I apologize profusely to the neighbor for Lucy getting into his yard and he dismissed it as Lucy just doing what she's born to do. We have this issue where Lucy and Lacy (both chihuahua terriers) dig under the fence and venture into their yard.  They don't mind, since they're good dogs.  They don't destroy anything and they play with the neighbor kids.  The neighbor explained to me that Lucy was trying to get under the fence and when he saw her, he helped her over.  That's when Lucy saw his dog (which was in heat) and they started getting into it with each other.

So I go back into my yard to check up on Lucy.  She's bloody, but I don't see blood pouring out of her.  She does have a 1cm hole in her face.  I could literally see inside her face and that's when I decided that she can't stay outside.  She could get that infected and what not.  I take her inside and start looking up vets.  Considering that it's a Saturday, I wasn't expecting to find any open.  I called a few "emergency vets" and was told that her wound was not considered an emergency since it wasn't life threatening and was given instructions on how to care for her at home.  So I go off into the drugstore and buy a bandage wrap, some gauze, closure strips and some peroxide.  I clean her up as best as I could and get to work.  I cleaned out the wound, closed it, and wrapped it up.  She's looking a little funny, but at least she's on her way to recovery.  Check out the pic I took of her, looking like, well... she just got off a fight with a pitbull.
Lucy... Looking like Rocky Balboa. Hopefully, she'll learn to stop picking fights with pitbulls.

I've been addressing her wound and changing the wrap every day.  Last night, the gash finally closed but I do not feel comfortable enough to let her roam around without the wrap.  Hopefully, I can remove it in another day or so because I need to clean her up some more.  She's beginning to smell funky and since she's inside the house, I need to make sure she's as clean as possible.

That incident took up all of our Saturday morning and most of the early afternoon.  We were finally able to venture into this party district to look for what we needed.  We scored on some awesome Mario and Luigi piñatas.  We also got some Mario and Luigi piggy banks and some candy to fill the piñatas with.  Being in the Mario mood, the night was capped off with some Mario Galaxy for the the Wii.


Football!!!  I told myself that today would be the day where I would just sit in front of the TV and make decorations while watching TV.  I did a lot of decorations, not so much TV.  Football games were on TV, but I didn't really glance up since I got into my creations.  The Raiders lost...  losers!  And I did see Vick get hurt.  Other than that, I got most of my info from ESPN highlights later that evening.  Decoration making didn't end til close to midnight...  and soon after disaster struck...


After making decorations, I took a shower a little after midnight.  I noticed something funny going on while in there.  The water was not going down the drain... hmmm...  I finish up and let the wife know what happened.  She then mentioned to me that there is something up with the toilet, to make sure I take a look at it before I go to bed.  I check it out... and notice right away that it's not flushing.  I pull out the trusty plunger and get to it.  After several unsuccessful tries...  I figure that maybe there's hair stuck in the shower drain and it's stopping the toilet from flushing.  So I start working on that.  No success.... after about 30 mins or so, and it being around 1 am, I decide to go to bed and I'll work on it tomorrow.  Before jumping into the bed, I head to the kitchen to get a midnight snack... cause that's how I roll.  lol  

"SPLASH...  SPLASH... SPLASH..."  What the...  I took one step into the hallway and I step into a pool of water...  Oh man...  there's at least an inch deep of water all over the hallway.  Water EVERYWHERE!!!  I was feeling a dumbfounded and perplexed by what I was seeing and when the wife noticed it as well, she got up and was shocked by the amount of water all over the floor.  I go into the other bathroom thinking that maybe the tub was running or something and it smelled horrible.  But I mean HORRIBLE!!!!  Water was pouring out of the toilet, splashing flooding the bathroom.  The tub was also filling up with the water.  Water then ventured into the hallway and into my son's room and the main bedroom.  S*@T!!!!  The wife and I sit for a second, and then move into action.  

I pulled out my phone and took video of all the water in the bathrooms, tubs, showers, rooms, and hallway.  I figured that I would need evidence for the insurance company.  We pulled out all of the towels and started to soak up the water.  We didn't really know what the problem was so we figured that one of the kids may have flushed something down the toilet.  We didn't really know what the problem was...  So after about an hour or so of soaking up water and draining towels, we got the water to a respectable level...  Then... I made a huge mistake.  I threw in most of the towels into the washer.  Thinking that our problem was inside the house, I figured that we would need clean towels in case there was more leakage.  When the washer got the draining of the dirty water stage... all hell broke loose.  The bathrooms started to flood again.  This time, we only had HALF of the towels to battle what seemed like a never ending flow of water...  The good thing is that we acted fast enough to keep the water in the bathroom and no more spilled over to the hallway.  I then started draining the towels in the bathtub and reusing them to soak up water.

After about a half hour or so and the water level not really coming down... the wife made the comment that maybe I'm making it worse by throwing water into the tub.  She was right.  I should have been draining the towels outside like we first did...  By this time.. it's somewhere close to 3:30 am or 4 am and we're straining water out of towels in the front lawn.  After about another hour or so, we finally got it dry enough where there is no danger of anyone slipping.  I turned off the water valves in the sink and tub, in case the kids get up and turn the water on.  By the time we're satisfied that nothing else is going to down that morning, we go to be.  It was close to 5:45 am... by then, I already told myself I wasn't going to work.  I have a BIG problem that I need to take care of.

I get up at 6:45 and drive the girls to school.  I ask them if they threw anything down the toilet that they weren't supposed to and both said no.  I dropped them off, grabbed some coffee and then got to work.  Still believing that it may be something in our toilets, I looked up getting a plumber's snake.  I picked one up at Lowe's then went to work.  I went into the toilets and nothing.  I tried the sinks and nothing.  Showers?  Still nothing... I then said that I would need to get a pro to do it.  I started looking up plumbers in the area.  I also called my cousin, who does all the plumbing for the building that he is managing and ask for his opinion.  He quickly said that it sounds like the main drainage pipe is clogged.  He asked me to look for a 4 inch pipe outside the house.  I couldn't find it.  I said I would call him once I found it.  I then called Roter Rooter.  They sent a guy out to the house to check it out and give a free quote.  He found the access pipe and said, $200.  i was like, no thanks guy.  I already have someone that's going to get it done.  He leaves and I go at it with my 25 foot long snake.  Nothing... Damn... I needed something longer.  I go to Lowes and looking for a longer snake, but the longer ones are in the hundred...  

I decided to call a local plumber and got it done for a fraction of the cost.  He stuck in a 75 foot power snake and cleared my pipe (sounds funny.  lol)  and found that baby wipes were the culprit.  It was now, close to 2:30 pm and I started to text my insurance peoples to see what's up with that.  The damage is done in the hallway.  The laminate flooring that I installed is starting to warp.  The edges have risen and it's no longer smooth.  The carpet is still damp and I'm worried that mold might start up if I can't dry it up soon.  If it comes down to it, I'm going to need to replace the carpet as well as the flooring.  I'm hearing that my insurance should cover it...  Now I have that battle to look to forward to.  ugh.   Stay dry, friends.  Until then, later!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Jesus Christ Action Figure

Jesus was a ninja! Blasting sins left and right!

A Double Shower Head and a Stool

Hey there. It's been so hot here in Southern California that I find taking two showers a day. On the car ride home for lunch, I sweat up a storm and that's with the AC on!!! Today, I was tempted to jump in the shower and then head back... but you know what? The process starts over when I drive back to work, it's that hot. The sweat starts to drip off of me. Yuck!

Today, during lunch, my wife suggested that we take a shower together. Now, I believe that taking a shower with your significant other is a great way to spend some quality time together. We've done it many times before but we end up finding the need for a double shower head. It's better when one of us doesn't have to be out in the cold while the other basks in the warm water.  Having a double shower head would definitely be better than one in this case.  There would no more complaining of being cold while the other bathes.  Now... if only we can tackle the "it's too hot, it's too cold" issue.  Then we'd be all set.

And while we're in the topic of showers, have you ever jumped in the shower, dead tired, and wanted to just stand there?  It's happened to me many times and I just realized that I don't need to stand.  If I had an awesome shower stool I would be able to sit in the shower and take it easy.  Now, I'm just being lazy.  I could stand and take it easy but if I had a seat made for a shower, imagine how much more sweat it would be!  lol  All kidding aside, I'm sure that these were made for the elderly.  They would be the ones to truly benefit from a shower stool.  I would just use it to be a little more lazy than usual.

Now I'm thinking of the bathroom...  The wife wants to change our floral bath towels for some Hello Kitty stuff.  I am not a fan of Hello Kitty.  She claims that she's going to change the theme of our bathroom one of these days, now that's she's at home while I'm at work.  A few weeks ago, I thought she did it too, when she sent me a pic of Hello Kitty bathroom stuffs.  I thought she was showing me things that she bought.  Luckily for me... it was just stuff she saw.  Whew...  Avoided catastrophe there.  Now... to wipe this sweat off of me...  Until it gets cooler.  Later!


Damn you HMO!!!!

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