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Monday, July 31, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Camp games....late at night.....
Saturday, July 29, 2006
More Tales from camp......
Friday, July 28, 2006
The Lovely Wife returns.....
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Random Thoughts....Global Warming
|Make no mistake, Zig is both a huge fan of the great outdoors, and a believer that global warming is to some degree really happening. This does not mean I'm a tree hugging activist, or militant of said order.|
I do agree we all can make reasonable efforts to reduce pollution. We can do this individually, we can do it nationally, we can do it globally. But long term, what then?
Last year, big headlines were made in California, an exceptional group of pro earth SUV bad idiots burned a car lot that sold SUV's. They torched the whole place...the building, the SUV's, and in one night, released more toxic greenhouse gasses then all the vehicles on the lot would have produced collectively in their service life. Not to mention the toll taken on the owners family and the insurance industry. Way to go activists.
I pose a small handfull of questions.............
1) What will we do about "solar warming" our system now that we see it's happing in other planets and moons..just about in step with earth?
2) How will we cap a volcanoe, which releases more green house gas in one eruption, than we do as a race in 200 years. (happens about every 100 years)
3) What do we do with the basic science that we are still getting, that this warming and cooling has happened before repeatedly, over the last few millenia.
Global warming is not a myth in my opinion, but I'm not so sure we are nearly as important a part of the mechanisms involved, as we would have ourselves believe.
George Carlin said it best, Mother earth is a sleeping giant, we are fleas in her fur. We piss her off to bad, she'll roll in her sleep, scratch her side, fleas gone, but mom will be fine.....:) We need to get over ourselves this one....
Kidney stone update 2
|Well, the lovely Mrs Zig had her procedure this morning and all went well. The magic laser demolished a stone somewhere between 6mm to 8mm, and a temp stint to keep the ureter from collapsing in place. |
We were a lil bummed that doc chose to keep her overnight for observation rather than let her come home today, but it's probably a for the best. She's resting in reasonable comfort, and is genuinely greatful, as am I, all your well wishes this event.
On the upside, she comes home tomorrow, no kidney stone, and a much happier woman.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Kidney stone update....
|The lovely Mrs Zig is resting well awaiting a rather unnerving procedure. First thing tomorrow morning she will have a medical probe with a laser tip gently rammed up her pee hole all the way to her kidney......can we say...EWWWWWWW!!??|
At some point, the magic laser will zap the offending stone...kinda like that old atari game "asteroids". Infact, I'd not be terribly surpised to see the doctors probe display look just like that video game, and high 5 the attending nurse when he got one. My wife is an RN, I trust her when she tells me these things. I still think it's further proof alien technology has become way to prevelant...but I digress.
After all this, she will "theoretically" pass the small stones and can come home. I have chosen a very very smooth piece of road for this journey.
This will be the second time in two years she's undergone this.....beginning to wonder if she has a laser fettish..:)
Monday, July 24, 2006
Rules for a proper camp........
First aid..........Camping style
Sunday, July 23, 2006
|Another camping trip survived!!!! The Zig houshold loves to camp. We eat, we drink , we sing...sometimes nekkid. Fun is usually had by all.|
This camp had a new twist.......hence the image with this post. For those of you not familiar with these critters, they are racoons. Nasty lil monkey toed rats with a fettish for camping goods. They try to get in your coolers, try to get in your car, but usually afraid of humans. Coons are just a part of camping, like bears...you tuck your food away, don't leave trash out.....you leave them alone, they leave you alone.
That was until this year.......f*cking coon mafia this trio. I'm certain they had back up packing guns off the perimeter as well.
These goofs seemed content to sniff my toes as I sit by the fire. They were extremly fond of our well stocked bar (yes, we have a fully stocked bar at camp), and tried to steal my father in laws cherry beef jerky. By steal, I mean the bag on the table 6 inches from him while he was eating said jerky. By jerky, I mean Dublin Store Jerky. You wanna talk about asking for a quick and painful death??? Mess with that mans Dublin jerky.
Somehow........yelling "BAD KITTY!!" drunk off your ass at 3:00AM as a racoon is stealing your shit is not as entertaining as one would imagine...:)
Anywho...we survived, we had a hoot, and I'm very hungover. The lovely wife had a bit of a hard week, developed a nasty kidney stone that tossed abit of a wrench in the week, we've decided not to use the word "vacation" ever again. Her body seems to que in on it. More stories to come and plenty of HNT this trip.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Off to camp..:)
Friday, July 14, 2006
|OK......after an oblong....obtuse discourse...........it is now clear to me.|
I'm not a purist, I'm not into a debate Tolkien vs Others.........
I don't want to hear you still play D&D because you were exposed to this type of literature........and your'e 30+ and live in moms attic.
But..............atleast tell me you READ the Hobbit if not the Lord of the Rings, before yu brag your collection of DVD's
punk ass kids............
Thursday, July 13, 2006
HNT a night with friends
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
|Like most of you, I get my share of e-mail that some friend found and had to share with me....even though it's in circulation for....YEARS!!!!! They think it's hilarious and surely must be shared with any and all e-mail addys they have. This may be old as well, but 1st I've seen it, so to spare you all the invasion of your inbox, I'm posting it here. I may even make this a regular theme..........LOL|
DEAR MRS OGRE
Dear Mrs Ogre,
Over the past six months, your husband, has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this type of behavior and have considered banning the entire family from shopping in any of our stores.
We have documented all incidents on our video surveillance equipment. Three of our clerks are attending counseling from the trouble your husband has caused. All complaints against Mr. Ogre have been compiled and are listed below.
MEMO: RE: Mr. Ogre - Complaints - Things Mr. Ogre has done while his spouse was shopping in our store:
1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts
when they weren't looking.
2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5- minute intervals.
3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the restrooms.
4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone,
'Code 3' in housewares..... and watched what happened.
5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and asked to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.
6. September 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
7. September 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers
he'd invite them in if they'll bring pillows from the bedding department.
8. September 23: When a clerk asks if they can help him, he begins to cry
and asks, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'
9. October 4: Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror, and
picked his nose.
10 November 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, asked the
clerk if he knows where the antidepressants are.
11. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously loudly humming the
"Mission Impossible" theme.
12. December 6: In the auto department, practiced his "Madonna look" using
different size funnels.
13. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browse through,
yelled "PICK ME!" "PICK ME!"
14. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker,
he assumes the fetal position and screams "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!!"
And last, but not least!
15. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door and waited awhile; then, yelled, very loudly, "There is no toilet paper in here!"
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
A good evening well spent.
|Thanks in no small part that we have a friend who can pull some strings, wife and I enjoyed a great sunday sipping beers and enjoying watching Train play live.|
I have to be honest, Train is a great band, but not my favorite. It is truly impressive music, one of my wifes favorites, and if you've ever seen them live, much better. I've never seen a band yet till them that can truley pull off Led Zeplins "Ramble On" and not embarass themself, let alone fricking nail it. They do nail it.
If you're luke warm or a flat out fan, I highly recommend you see them live, whole different game.:)
We were lucky enough to have a couple friends hook up with us there......extra thanks again to the friend that got us in, and a fun night had by all.
The friend that got us in had a lil time to shoot the shit with us after the show, some more beers sipped, the equipment left, it was time for us to leave...........which brings me to the point of this post.............
WTF is up with you people who can party all night on a sunday???????
Shit.....I'm feeling old!!!!! LOL
After a full night of partying.....on a sunday, we went out for breakfast.......good idea actually. 2 hour drive home and all. But I remember as a younger man.....walking in the door at 3:30am, and at work by 8:00am. That shit hurts now.......lol
/me cracks a beer and sips to fond memories of youth, youth when sleep was just an option. To not feeling like shit the next day, and regardless of the headache monday (which it actually was when we hit breakfast) a day and night very well spent.......:)
Friday, July 07, 2006
Manchild mows the yard........
|Yes it's true, the manchild mowed the front yard!!!! |
After a heated debate with the manchild that started simple as a friendly btw, tomorrow your mowing the lawn..and later blossomed into a long drawn out, life sucks, as can only be articulated by a hormonle 12 y/o, the yard got mowed......by somebody other than myself.
The debate went on for what seemed hours, MsZig had to leave for a walk so as not to chime in. It was actuall abit of a sword fight.
Manchild, I don't even get an allowance!
Zig, we tried allowance, you either didn't do chores required, or did them half assed.
Manchild, I did so!
Zig, yes you did......exactly as I said. (not sure he caught that jab)
Manchild, At my moms, I have to mow the yard.....why here too?
Zig, Because if you don't get your grades together, it's your best hope at a skill that pays...(OK....I didn't say it....but wanted too)
Zig, because you have to chip in here also.
It sort of got repetitive from there, and looped several times, There were thrusts, parries and blocks. At some point I actually said to him....you don't get paid?
Every day you share this house, you have running water, electricity, cable
TV, internet, your gamestation, food and food just for you. If MsZig and I don't work, who pays that bill for us? He paused
Then I cooked dead cow on the grill while the lovely wife prepared veges and such, also grilled. We ate, wife went to work, I tucked in the kids. Manchild gave me a hug, said g'nite, and even got an I love you out of it.
The next day.......he mowed the yard.
In hindsite, I look back to my grandfather and his style of parenting...
Zig, but I'm only 12, why do I have to mow the yard.
Grandpa, Because I said so.
Zig, But I don't wanna....
Grandpa, 1 last chance, I'm not kidding...
Grandpa, *SMACK*.....you think that backhand hurts? Go mow the damn yard!
Grampa had it nailed man, and saved three hours of endless debate. And he still got an I love you when tucking me in, but I ended the phrase "Sir".
Parenthood ain't for wussies...........lol
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
HNT this rarely admitted of camp photos
Monday, July 03, 2006
4th of July, a lil early
|The lovely wife and I had a unique evening last night. We went out and had the opportunity to have a beer with a serviceman and some of his family.|
He was a young man, 20 something, home on leave and going back in about a week. What struck me was his attitude, happy to be home, proud of what he does, a no bullshit attitude about what may be his future.
He had a really cool Zippo lighter too. No I did not liberate him of it....:)
The night went on, and the beers flowed, and it was time for him and his family to leave. We shook his hand, and the hand of his friend that serves with him.
Before he left...Wife and I both said to him and his friend, and today I say to all who serve.
Thank you!!!!! Thank you and like you who serve. You and those like you, are why I can enjoy a beer with my wife and live the life I have. We are honored to shake your hand and enjoy a beer with you.