Thursday, September 30, 2004

Time...who's got the time?

So I go for a follow up interview today at this place. I've pretty well decided not to take the job, but I thought I'd give it a second look. I was told to be there at 8:30 so I arrived about 8:25. I figure I should be about 10 minutes early, but this will be fine. The people that are supposed to interview me are NOT THERE. They show up about 20 minutes late and then pretend that nothing happened? Should I be mad about this? I wasn't sure, so I blew it off. I really don't like when someone wastes my time. Given, I waste a lot of time doing things I shouldn't be doing, but I do my best not to waste other peoples time. The interview itself went fine as I figured it would. They ask a lot of weird questions. The last question he asked (from his approved list of questions) was "Is there anything that you need us to know about you that would make you a better candidate for this job?" My response was probably cruel, but I said "Well, is there anything you would like to know that you do not know?" He laughed and said "That's a good question, but there are some questions I can't ask." Then we had to wait outside the head guys office so he could say "good to see you" and go back to his phone call. They informed me that they are very interested in me and topped that off with "well...obviously or we wouldn't have interviewed you. We're still interviewing a couple of other people as well so fill out this form and get it back to us in a timely manner." I suppose they're nice people, and it might be a good place to work, but I'm pretty sure it isn't for me.

So, on my way to work today, I get off at this interstate exist that's had a John Kerry sign at the foot of it. Today, for whatever reason I got out and kicked the crap out of it and left it lying in a heap on the ground. Perhaps I should be more open to peoples political views as everyone does have a right to their own, but I wasn't. There was a Bush sign next to it so maybe I should have taken that as an all candidates represented kind of thing, but I didn't. Amazingly, that's the second one of those signs near this area that I've kicked the crap out of.

Anyway, not much going on here. My wife was nice enough to let me purchase Bullitt the other day on DVD. I haven't gotten to make her watch it yet, but I'm working on it. If you haven't seen that one, I would highly reccomend you check it out. It's a classic Steve McQueen movie - a must for every car enthusiast.

That seems to be all of the words of wisdom I can throw out today - more later.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

An update on Garbage Day, and a Movie Review!

So, as most of you know - garbage day is usually the worst day of the week here. Mostly because the garbage can has until recently had no wheels on it. Last week, they finally came and put new wheels on the can so I can roll it up and down the driveway rather than carry it over my head. Today, I come home and find the garbage can falling into the ditch as I pull on to the street. It wasn't falling because of wind, or the garbage man. The mailman was pushing it into the ditch. Why, I don't know. So I pulled up next to him, got out of the car (in my suit as I had a job interview today) and said "Hey man, I appreciate that. Let me just get that out of your way." He looked at me as if he didn't speak english so I said "You could just put the mail down there with it since I've got to go down there and get the can you just knocked over." Still in silence he puts the mail in the mailbox and drives off without giving me a second look. Amazing. I thought about saying something more, but the last time I got in an arguement with a postal worker, my parents didn't receive their mail for a month. Oh well.

So, I've been looking forward to seeing Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow since I saw the first preview. The concept looks cool, the filmography looks cool, it's got Angelina Jolie in it - what more can you need from a movie? Seriously, all it lacks (at first glance) is a high speed chase seen, but the airplane sequences more than make up for it. This movie sucked. It had probably the best special effects I've ever seen, but the movie had no real plot that would draw you in. I think I could have written a better movie with those kind effects and actors. Jude Law and Gwynneth Paltrow were good, but Angelina Jolie's character was somewhat annoying. I know, most people don't like her, but I've been a fan since Gone in 60 seconds. Actually, I haven't seen any of her other movies besides Lara Croft and that sucked way worse than this one. Hmm...maybe I'm not that big of a fan. Anyway, the special effects in this movie were awesome. The entire thing was done on a blue screen so I'm sure the actors had no idea what it looked like until the premiere. While the effects did rock, they weren't enough to carry the movie. My advice - save it for a rental when nobody's looking.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Another personality quiz...

So I was reading Chastity's blog and I found this quiz. She's right - these quizzes are pretty nuts. I would have to say if you're reading this at work, you probably shouldn't click the link to take the quiz when your boss is watching. Anyway, this was my result of the Super Hero quiz - I won't reveal the villian information just yet.

Not sure what it is about personality tests this week. It's probably because my boss told me I should seek Anger Management classes. Not sure where that came from. Anyway, also not sure of the downloading porn part of it, but I am on the computer all the time at work. Have a good Friday afternoon!

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Not only am I a dork, I'm a super dork...However, I'm a wise one it seems.

So, it's Tuesday September 21. To most people this is just another day. However, at the stroke of midnight last night, geeks everywhere lined up at Wally Worlds, Best Buys, Circuit City's and the like to purchase the original Star Wars Trilogy on DVD - myself included. I did do a good deed though. There was a lady in a wheel chair that came to purchase it as well. Apparently she would have been more welcomed at the X-men premier because the surrounding dorks didn't seem to want to talk to her. When they rolled the big box of DVD's out, they rolled it up behind her and the dork mob crowded around it to the point that she couldn't move. She was asking anyone that would listen to hand her one, and wanted to know which one was better - the full screen or wide screen. Seeing as I was bigger than most of these dorks (at 225lbs I didn't seem to fit the trend there) I pushed a hole in the crowd to get to her, asked her which copy she wanted, explained the difference and handed it to her. The only comment I heard as I walked off "The force is strong with that one." Seriously. I grabbed a couple of other DVD's on my way out. Those being the Punisher, and West Side Story. The lady at the checkout counter gave me the strangest look, but didn't comment. Apparently I'm with the dark side of the force. I can see that I suppose - my boss has been telling me today that I need Anger Management classes. Somehow I just don't see it.

So, I took a test today that proves I'm a super dork, but a wise one. I sortof figured that the Anger Management classes would make me someone different in this quiz, but perhaps I'm getting older and wiser. Maybe just older...

professor x
You are Professor X!
You are a very effective teacher, and you are very
committed to those who learn from you. You put
your all into everything you do, to some extent
because you fear failure more than anything
else. You are always seeking self-improvement,
even in areas where there is nothing you can do
to improve.

Which X-Men character are you most like?
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Okay, so X-men are totally unrelated to Star Wars, but I already took that test and it said I was Luke Skywalker, and now it seems that I'm Professor X. I think I can stand that.

John Kerry was on David Lettermen last night. It's pretty obvious where that ass clown stands in this election so needless to say I won't be watching his show. At least Jay Leno slams both candidates and plays no favorites. David Lettermen, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, and John Kerry are all liberal jackasses, and I sincerely hope that in November we can call them all losers. This message has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and therefore not approved by John Kerry - and he's a jackass.

Monday, September 20, 2004

The Internet Salesman Returns

So, I spent last weekend out of town. However, it appears that I've had a few hits. I was walking through the local Auto Zone this morning before work and I noticed five people in line with the plastic budget spinners in their hands. I asked a couple of them how they thought they were going to work out for them, and the response was priceless. "Man, I've got two friends that have these and they say they're better than the real thing!" Wow. Just to make him feel like he was getting his money's worth, I told him I was putting a set on my wifes new Mustang as soon as I got home. He left thinking he'd made a new friend, and not that he was going to be blasted on the internet. So, it appears budget ride pimping is the newest thing in automotive trends. Lucky for all of you readers, I will be sure to keep you up to date on the latest ways to pimp your ride on a budget. Today's tip would have to be stickers. I don't care what anybody tells you, one car can never have too many stickers on it. My new friend with the budget spinners was found installing them on his very pimped out 84 Chevrolet Cavalier - an obvious choice for pimping. The car was also covered from one side to the other in stickers. Most of them in Japanese. When I asked him what they said - he couldn't even make up something that sounded good. Personally, I think someone knows Japanese and is making these stickers say "I'm a Doofis" so kids like this one can sport them freely and proudly. Seriously - I wonder if I went around taking polaroid pictures of these cars and leaving them on the windsheild if they would see the cars as stupid as the rest of the world does. I almost felt bad, because this poor kid thought I was really putting a set of plastic spinners on my wifes Mustang, and thought that "Man, that's a lot of stickers" was a compliment. If this is what the automotive world is coming to, I'm taking up a different hobby. I think I might take up cross stitching instead.

So, I got to watch a couple of movies this weekend. I rented Dodgeball, and I, Robot. Both were pretty good movies. I laughed so hard I cried when I watched Dodgeball, and I, Robot left me wondering what I had missed. It was good, but I kept thinking that something was left out. I am almost tempted to read the book, and I generally don't like books. However, I did read a book that my wonderful wife purchased for me this weekend. It is "The Oldest Rookie." It's the story of Jim Morris from the Disney movie The Rookie. If you haven't seen the movie, or read the book, I would highly reccomend both of them to you.

I've also decided this week that NBC sucks. I was watching the news as usual and I think I've decided that Regis and Kelly is a better show than those ass clowns. The law says they have to give equal time to both candidates. It would appear that their equal time would be "John Kerry is great, and George W. Bush did coc while his dad was in office so he's evil." I watched Matt Lauer tear him apart because of these alleged drug charges. Who is Matt frickin Lauer to start this fight? I think if I was President Bush, I'd hop on Air Force One and just blow NBC up with no questions asked. It's great that they'd rather see Herman Munster take office, but I honestly don't care. It's a journalists job to give the news impartial without fear or favor. I've officially turned off NBC news in the morning, and now I watch ABC because they don't suck like Katie Couric and Matt Lauer do. Maybe they're not watching the poles, did anyone see the CNN pole this week that said 67 percent of Americans poled were unconfident that John Kerry could handle a crisis situation. If he'd been in office on 9/11, we would have already surrendered and I suppose he'd make Islam the preferred religion in America. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Islam is a fine religion, and every religion has it's place, but John Kerry is a moron and I hope he loses by a landslide. John Kerry is a liberal weiner and does not approve this message.

Friday, September 10, 2004

How to pimp your ride on a budget, and why Katie Couric shouldn't be allowed to interview anyone important.

So I'm headed home this morning from my daily trip to the YMCA. I notice a Ford Tempo sitting at the light with plastic spinners on them. I'm not sure how many of you know what spinners are, but it's a hub cap with a second layer that rotates freely so it looks like the wheels are still turning when the car stops. I felt bad, but I had to ask this guy where he got his budget spinners. Of course, the local Auto Zone carries them, for around $20 each. I would have to say, that is the best way to pimp your ride on a budget that I have ever seen. Seriously - if my Jeep would pull those off I would have a set of them. When I think of pimping my ride, I always think about the best way to save money with it. Okay, I'm kidding. That was the stupidest looking thing I've seen all day, and this retard thought I was paying him a compliment. He even said that everyone liked them and it really set the car off. I was thinking we should set it on fire, but that shows we didn't agree on more than one thing.

I was watching the news this morning when I got home, and I honestly believe Katie Couric shouldn't interview anyone of importance ever again. She was interviewing Dr. Condoleeza Rice this morning and she asked about Vice President Cheney's comments the other day about choosing the wrong candidate. For the uninformed, our VP said that if we made the wrong decision on November 2nd we could be subject to more attacks. Obviously this is because Senator Kerry is an anti-war moron that would instantly downsize our military and surrender on all fronts to anyone that threatened us. We'd be worse than the French! So, Katie asks Dr. Rice what she thinks about it, and Dr. Rice very politely responded in a generic manner that I think the rest of the world meant she wasn't going to comment on it, and that Mr. Cheney had clarified himself in the Chicago Tribune yesterday morning. Not only does Katie keep forcing the issue, she actually said "It almost sounds like Vice President Cheney is trying to keep people from voting for John Kerry." REALLY? This is such a new thing. I mean, people on opposite sides of a political campaign trying to sway voters away from the other party? I'm shocked! The more Dr. Rice tried to opt out of it, the more Katie forced the issue. Had I been in Dr. Rice's shoes, I'm sure I would have said "Katie, the Vice President doesn't encourage anyone to vote for John Kerry as that would put him out of office. Thank about this one!" So, I really can't imagine how Katie Couric didn't feel like an idiot because she made an ass of herself on TV. She'll probably vote for John Kerry, but he's an idiot too.

Have a good weekend - wish us luck on the house hunt.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Not much going on today...

Nothing really exciting except for a little house hunting. Very busy day, but I thought I would post this for your amusement anyway.


Tuesday, September 07, 2004

It looks like the Internet Salesman might get arrested...

Okay, maybe it's not as bad as I think. I'm headed to lunch today and in the lovely downtown area here that is always under construction, there are some lane closings. Now, this is not a new thing, and there is a big sign there that says "Right Lane Ends." So, some idiot today in a Ford Tempo gets directly next to me and looks at me thinking I'm the one that should move, so I maintain my speed and pretend not to see them. Finally, the hit their brakes, and they've put a huge hole in this fence where they hit it. I look back at them, and they're stopping with their flashers on getting out of the car. For some reason, I was really hoping they would try to charge me with hit and run or something of the like. If you are too stupid to see the right lane ends, and take on a car (or a Jeep) that is twice as big as the one you're driving, you deserve to have a wrecked car.

In other news, we have a guy on our way home that has a big billboard in his driveway. It's usually filled with an anti-bush something or other and usually pisses me off. I don't know if I've said this before, but I honestly don't see how anyone can say they're going to vote for John Kerry and keep a straight face. Oh well. At any rate, I took it upon myself to vandalize his sign so I borrowed a paintball gun from my brother-in-law and attempted to write "YOU BASTARD" on it as I drove by. Well, I didn't realize it would be hard to shoot when I was driving so I stopped. It was late, and my attempt at lettering the sign had failed so I just filled it with paint. When I was done, he had a nice pink and yellow sign in his yard. I figured, if he wants to vote for a pinko commy, he could have a nice pink and yellow sign to go with it. For some reason, I'm sure he knows it's me, but I'm also sure he knows I still have the paintball gun so maybe I'll see him outside one of these days and load him up with some paint. I also took to leaving a "W '04" sticker stuck to the front bumper of his car. Poor guy, he's support Bush and doesn't even know it. Somehow, I doubt John Kerry would approve this message, and I honestly don't care. He shouldn't make himself such an easy target.

Friday, September 03, 2004

It would seem that I am a bit evil....

Slytherin! You're classy to the core, favoring the
traditionally finest things the world has to
offer. While you may or may not be evil *wink*
you certainly have the power and attitude to
get what you want. You're clever as all heck,
and tend to be a couple steps ahead of even the
most astute Ravenclaw.

A More Unique Hogwarts Sorting Quiz
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So, my lovely wife takes the Harry Potter quiz (which I still haven't seen the third installment yet...) and says I should take it. It's very weird. I go from being Luke Skywalker on an eMode test, the Neo from the Matrix, to Aragorn from Lord of the Rings, to evil. Maybe I'm still upset about the hurricane, but oh well. It was probably the assassin question, but I suppose if I had a different profession and no morals, that would be it. So how do you measure up?

Well, as mentioned earlier - we didn't go on vacation. Hopefully we'll get to go soon. This weekend, we're looking at land. We can't find a house we like so it looks like we might build one. While I spent the morning looking at house plans, we get to spend the weekend looking at land.

As usual, this post will not go without a slam on John Kerry. Last night at midnight, the ass clown has a rally to respond to the RNC, and he takes it upon himself to slam W's service record. Correct me if I'm wrong, but John Kerry took up sides against the US after he came home from Vietnam, votes every chance he gets to downsize the military, blames the military and the government for Vietnam, and has anything to say about someone else's service record? Given, Bush probably joined the National Guard so he wouldn't have to go to Vietnam - but back then, who would have wanted to go? I can't say that I would have done anything different. Personally, I think the gloves should come off now. If nothing else, they should just beat that Herman Munster clone into a pulp. Oh well. Let's just hope he's a senator for four more years and then he retires to France with his ugly wife. You could bet, that John Kerry does not approve this message, and he is a jackass.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Hurricane Frances, and John Kerry - the two things I hate the most.

So, we're scheduled to go on vacation this weekend but as of today that's still up for debate. It would seem Hurricane Frances has other plans. It's probably selfish of me to think that it's just out to ruin my vacation, but I really hate rain in general so hurricanes aren't very high on my list either. It sucks because there are still tons of people in FL without power, and we can't do anything to stop a hurricane. So, it looks like my wonderful wife and I will be sitting in Chattanooga this weekend watching the hurricane turn south and float back out to sea. I suppose we'll get to spend part of it looking and land or houses, so I'm sure that will be just as good.

I normally despise e-mail forwards, but this one was pretty good - and it's against John Kerry.

The Lord has a way of revealing those of us who really know> him, and those that don't! Think about it! Kerry gave a big speechlast week about how his faith is so "important" to him. In this attempt to convince the American people that we should consider him for president,he announced that his favorite Bible verse is John 16:3. Of course the speech writer meant John 3:16, but nobody in the Kerry camp was familiar enough with scripture to catch the error. And do you know what John 16:3 says? John 16:3 says; "They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me." The Spirit works in strange ways.

Pass it on ...

So, it would seem Mr. Flip Flop, the great intellectual, has bungled things up again. I think another nail in his coffin is that DEMOCRATIC SENATOR from Georgia Zell Miller said we as a country couldn't afford to vote for John Kerry. It's really bad when the Democratic Nominee can't get votes from his own party. How big of a joke do you have to be? I think that spoke volumes for Mr. Kerry - once again proving my friend Jeff's statement - "How can anyone say they're going to vote for John Kerry and keep a straight face?" It's a mystery to me.

Well, let's hope the hurricane turns back out to sea, that John Kerry loses by a landslide, and we can go on vacation.