Friday, October 20, 2006

miscellaneous miscellania ...

• I got an e-mail recently from my brother -- not the Savage brother, but my brother who is serving his country in the U.S. Air Force -- and it turns out that he's temporarily in Afghanistan. Yikes. He went from England to Qatar for another Middle East tour, but Qatar is nice and safe and well away from insurgents and IED's and all that shit. Af-fucking-ghani-fucking-stan is smack dab in the the middle of THE shit. Stay safe, bro.

• One of my favorite parts of October is the seasonal treats. Not the candy, per se; I mean, you can always get candy. But you can't always get the TYPES of candy. Like candy corn. Damn I love that stuff. It's tasty, plus you can make "monster teeth." Heh.

• Even better than candy corn? Caramel apples. Caramel apples rolled in chopped peanuts. Caramel chocolate apples. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck they're soooooooooo good. I got some as a present once -- four gourmet caramel apples with chocolate and other tasty decadent goodness on them. Yummy-most!

• Candy apples? Not so much.

• I just wish that election season would end. I freakin' hate all the political commercials. There should be a cap on how many minutes an hour can be used for campaign ads.

• Today was the first day the sun actually came out for any extended period of time in the last 2-1/2 weeks. Before that, all super grey and drizzling and rainy and nasty. What a waste of extended sunshine on a Friday. Why couldn't it have waited until Sunday, when I have a golf game scheduled with S and my godson?

• Tonight's dinner is pork roast and mashed taters. Mmm.

• Today's lunch was bacon cheeseburger, fries and a strawberry shake. Mmm.

• There are two TV sitcoms that I didn't really get into when they initially came out, but which I now really like watching, thanks to high rotation in syndication — "That '70s Show" and "Scrubs."

• Is it just me, or are most of the new shows on TV pretty much sucky? I like "Heroes." I like "Shark" OK, but mostly because I'm a James Woods Fan. Couldn't really get into "The Nine" the two times I tried watching it. "The Class" is mostly sucky. Am I missing out on some decent shows? I haven't seen "30 Rock" yet, and I LOVE Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin ... when the hell is that on?

• What's cool is all you have to do with a good show these days is wait for the end of the season and then a couple more months and the entire season is available on DVD.

• I understand that some women are hairier than others and some grow that little mustache and that nature won't change that ... but do those with the thicker, Sancho Panza style not notice how thick and dark it is? Or do they just not care? I think I notice this mostly because I'm jealous ... it takes me forever to grow anything that even closely resembles a 'stache.

• I got a lot of shit to read and edit tonight, and one thing to write. You'd think I'd be doing that right now, don't you? Instead of blogging? With plans to game a bit after finishing this post?

• I don't need a new bench grinder or compound miter saw, but they are on sale at the hardware store. I'm going to have to be extra disciplined when I go there tomorrow for my new handsaw.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

the rogaine worked!!

A little bit of late HNT from Guam ...

... hopefully it will ungoo (degoo?) some poeple out there who apparantly need to get ungooed (degooed?).

And no, I have no shame.

That hasn't been made clear to you yet?

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I meme, therefore I'm a memer

Because I got nothing else, here's the "Don't Lie" meme ... stolen from from snavylycious!

1. What kind of shirt are you wearing?
I don't wear shirts at home.

2. Would you kiss anyone on your blogroll?
I would probably try to and get slapped.

3. Do you have a "thing" for anyone on your blogroll?
I have all kinds of things.

4. How many people on your top friends do you know in real life?
All the ones who have been to Guam.

5. How many kids do you want to have?
What's the point? I'm not going to have any.

6. Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
I don't have a bad one with my mom. My dad's been dead for 10 years.

7. What name would you want besides the one you have?
I would like do be Grand Duke Amadeus Sherlock Snuffleupagus.

8. What did you do for your last birthday?
Ate cake.

9. What's your current ringtone on your phone?

10. What do you think when you get meme's with missing questions?
I usually miss the missing questions ... thanks snavy for making up ones for the missing numbers!

11. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sitting here in front of my computer.

12.Where is the furthest place you've ever called to talk to someone?
Probably Paris, France.

13. Do you like having your hair pulled?
Not my pubes.

14. Name something you CANNOT wait to do?
Usually, it's peeing. When I have to pee, I HAVE to pee.

15. Last time you saw your dad?
In his casket, right before they closed the lid.

16. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life?
Being perpetually not-rich.

17. What is your favorite board game?

18. Do you have a pimp name?
Nope. I have the names and numbers of several prostitutes ... on speed dial.

19. Have you ever talked to Tom (from MySpace)?
Fuck that guy.

20. What's the last thing you ate?
Custard pie and latiya.

21. Favorite month?

22. Least favorite month?

23. What's the last piece of clothing you borrowed from anyone?
I don't know anyone as fat as me from whom to borrow clothes.

24. Who's getting on your nerves right now?
Work people.

25. Most visited Web page?
My own blog. Sad, no?

26. Do you ever sleep in the nude?

27. What is the strangest thing you have in your purse or wallet?
A card with the First Amendment on it that also contains language for protesting the closure of court proceedings.

28. Last person to make you sad?

29. Would you help your best friend fight if he/she is losing?
Losing what? Weight? Money? A game to me?

30. Coke or Pepsi?
Is it OK to choose RC Cola?

31. Do you have a crush?
An Orange Crush?

32. Have you kissed or been kissed by anyone in the past week?
You could have asked "in the past several years" and the answer still would be "no."

... and no ... no early HNT today ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

how now, brown karabao ...

OK ... Mondays are slow ... I get that.

Here is my newest World of Warcraft character. He's big. He's bullish. He's a Tauren warrior with a big hammer. He is Karabao, named for Guam's version of the domesticated water buffalo.

His nostrils flare just like mine!

I know ... green gloves and green belt ... it's autumn! I need muted colors ;)

• 75-question meme in the post below this. Find out more about the DZER.

• Post about Freddy Fender's death below that one. I can't believe that two people, so far, had no idea who Fender was. "Before the Last Teardrop Falls?" "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights?" Hell-oh!!

• Below that post, the details of my scrumptious Friday night dinner.

Not that anyone will bother to go past the top post, but all this is there, for the record.

Monday, October 16, 2006

meme if you want to ...

OK ... weekend traffic is slow. I get that.

Here's a little meme stolen from Will's Trailer of Love. Feel free to re-steal it from me.

* -- wasn't on original list of questions, added by DZER.

1.The phone rings. Who do you want it to be?
Hah! This is a trick question ... the phone almost NEVER rings!

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Don't they pay someone to do that?

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
Sorry, what were you saying?

4. Do you take compliments well?
I guess I would have to get compliments to be able to discern if I take them well.

5. Are you an active person?
Mentally or physically?

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, do you survive?
For a little while ... till the bears eat me.

7. Do you like to ride horses?
Think I'd need a Clydesdale to support my weight ... and they don't have them here in Guam.

8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
Went camping, but not to any camps.

9. What was your favorite game as a kid?
I was a great hider in hide-n-seek. Freeze tag was fun too. But I was a dodgeball and kickball GOD!!

10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married would you?
That's a mighty big if ... but fuck, yes!! ... if the person were a woman. No if he was a man.

11. Are you judgmental?
No ... and whoever came up with this question is a simpering fool and complete idiot.

12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
I can't date anyone, period, apparently.

13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
By jackals? The paparazzi? Police? A crazed mob? It's all about the situation.

14. Use three words to describe yourself:
Tall. FAT. Asshole.

15. If you had to choose, would you rather be deaf or blind?
Can't chat or play computer games if I'm blind ... and I don't like listening to most people, so I'll go with deaf.

16. Are you continuing your education?
He who ceases to learn becomes president of the United States.

17. Do you know how to shoot a gun?
Umm ... take the safety off and pull the trigger?

18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you tried to save?
My own life?

19. How often do you read books?
Often and voraciously.

20. Do you think more about the past, present or future?
They all suck, so it doesn't matter.

21. What is your favorite children's book?
"Where the Wild Things Are" ... or "Dick and Jane."

22. Have you kissed any of your MySpace friends?
I'm too fat and ugly to be allowed on MySpace ... I'm gonna check out ItSpace.

23. How tall are you?
A little over 6'4" ... but in most shoes/boots, I'm about 6'6"

24. Where is your ideal house located?
In my mind.

25. Boxers, briefs, thongs, panties, or grannies?

26. Last person you talked to?
On the phone? In person? In either case, some idiot at work.

27. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?

28. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
I think I've only been once, an it was back in the early 90s.

29. What are your keys on your key chain for?
Truck, house, post office box.

30. Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
From the office to the tax agency to finally pay off my 2005 taxes.

31. Where is your current pain at?
With the state of my life.

32. Do you like mustard?
Yes; all kinds.

33. Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
I'd rather be sleeping.

34. Do you look like your mom or dad?
Neither ... except I have the George Family Nose.

35. How long does it take you in the shower?
To do what, exactly? Usually no more than 8.25 minutes.

36. Can you do a split?
Only banana.

37. What movie do you want to see right now?
"The Departed."

38. Do you put lotion on your dog or cats?
I have neither, but if I did, why the fuck would I?

39. What did you do for New Year's?
Day? Went to brunch. Eve? Sat home alone, unkissed, for like the billionth time.

40. Do you think "The Grudge" was scary?
A little eerie, but not scary, per se.

41. What was the cause of your last accident?

*42. How much money do you have on you right now?

43. What are you drinking?
King Car Lemon Tea (49 fl. oz.)

44. Was your mom a cheerleader?
Nope, but she made the uniforms for the cheerleaders.

45. What's the last letter of your middle name?

46. Who did you vote for on American Idol?
I don't watch that shit, let alone spend money to vote for one of the wannabes.

47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
Never enough.

48. Do you like Carebears?
Is there a Fuck-You Bear?

49. What do you buy at the movies?
A ticket to get in.

50. Do you know how to play poker?
All-in, bitch.

51. Do you wear your seat belt?

52. What do you wear to sleep?
Shorts or sweats.

53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown?
Sure. What, you want details?

54. How many meals do you eat a day?
Usually two, with snack now and then.

55. Is your tongue pierced?

56. Do you always read MySpace bulletins?
Seriously, who are these MySpace people?

*57. What's you favorite NFL team?
Da Bears!

58. Do you like funny or serious people better?

59. Ever been to Vegas?
Only have driven past it.

60. Did you eat a cookie today?
No, Cookie Monster ate them all.

61. Do you use cuss words in other languages?
Chada i namu! Puta i namo! Merde! Chevato!

62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?
I don't download music.

63. Do you hate chocolate?
There are people who do?

64. What do you and your parents fight about the most?
We don't fight.

*65. Is anyone mad at or irritated with you right now?
Probably several, if not many.

*66. Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? (apologies to those who don't celebrate Christmas)

*67. What's your favorite preparation for eggs?
Scrambled, dry.

68. If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what would it be?
NFL lineman ... or pro wrassler.

69. Are you easy to get along with?
Apparently not.

70. What is your favorite time of day?

71. Who was your best girlfriend/boyfriend?
Sooooooooo many to choose from. Guess it'd be no one.

72. Who do you hate?
Most living people ... and most dead people.

73. Would ever date your first love again?
Like I have the option?

74. Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
DZER: Undated since 1997.

75. Current mood?
Fuck off.

... the next teardrop falls ...

From the news wires ...

SAN BENITO, Texas -- Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who later turned his twangy tenor into the smash country ballad "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," died Saturday. He was 69.

Fender, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2006, died at noon at his Corpus Christi home with his family at his bedside, said Ron Rogers, a family spokesman.

Over the years, he grappled with drug and alcohol abuse, was treated for diabetes and underwent a kidney transplant.

Fender hit it big in 1975 after some regional success, years of struggling — and a stint in prison — when "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" climbed to No. 1 on the pop and country charts.

Rest in peace ... via con Dios ...

BTW ... foodie post right below this one ...