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    Saturday, June 30, 2007


    It's true friends.......Rockdog still is still doing his radio show every saturday night 12am eastern US time to 12:30.......lets all call him and say howdy.....:)

    Dial In Number (718) 664-9868

    Be sure to tell him Zig sent ya!! :)

    My country never ceases to amaze me......

    So I'm kind of a news bug. I read way too much of it and try to stay up on events best I can......

    This morning I'm greeted with this from the AP "U.S reverses course on Guantánamo detainees". You can find the whole article HERE.

    Now regardless of your side of the fence regarding the war/s, or you stance if these detainees are enemy combatants....or illegally held hostages....may I ask you a question?

    How in the hell...can our court system...that cannot effectively deal with Paris Hilton, let alone millions of illegal aliens in our own country, effectively deal with hundreds of non US citizens held off our soil?

    I'm sorry......while I don't agree with all of the talking points on either side of the fence.....this is more than asinine.......

    Zig out....

    Friday, June 29, 2007

    You have devils dancing in your eyes....

    Ever hear a new phrase that catches ya a little offgaurd..then make a mental note to save it for future use?? :) Now and then I do....always try to add it to my lexicon, though they often confuse my lovely wife. She's taken to writing them down...:)

    This morning was one such..I had gone to the local gas station and one of my favorite cashiers C was working. This made my day better just because. C is around 58, maybe 5ft tall and round as she is tall.....with a personality to match. C has a plastic baseball bat under her register....with many signatures on it, all of which signed after they made her cranky enough to hit them with it. Mess with C at your own peril...:)

    Me...Morning! (as I place my coffee on the counter)

    C...Oh Don't you even start with me today!


    C...You have devils dancing in your eyes

    Me...nawww, but ummmmn, this coffee is burnt..

    C...OH BULLSHIT!!! I just made that coffee!!

    Me...and I see your stocking up on those new sissy cup lids...those really suck you know..

    C...BULLSHIT!! There are 2 stacks of the ones you like over there!

    Me...Are not, only 1..

    C...There are 2!



    Me...sissy lids I'm telling ya, how much for my burnt coffee?

    C...Get the hell out of here!!!

    Me...(chuckling) OK....have a nice day...:)

    C...yeah, you too dear...HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

    Me...Don't tell me what kind of day to have....

    C...Have one anyway and get the hell out of here!!!!!!!!!!

    I think she's sweet on me.........and yes, my name is on that baseball bat...........:)

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007

    Too all my friends in the UK........

    I know alot of you are not aware........but some serious flooding going on in the UK right now. Some parts have gotten more rain in one day than the usual for the whole month of June. More rain today....

    Some of our friends are bloggers.......others friends from IRC......some i know are well....others are still MIA. I hope you are all safe, and hope to here ya blip on my radar soon....take care and stay well....:)

    Zombie Survival........

    Mingle2 - Free Online Dating

    All I needed to learn was by watching movies like Sean of the Dead and Zombie movies as a kid. Oh yeah....and I'm a redneck who's Y2K plan was a loaded shotgun a bottle of bleach some cash and a full cartank of gasoline.....:)

    ****Huge blogger slip up. This test was grifted from the Lovely Aunt Jackie, and I forgot to give her props. Give her a visit and check out her band SAP while you're at it!! :)

    TMI Tuesday again.....

    Late post here but by the time the fine folks at TMI got the new list up...I was taking a well deserved nap. Having said that....the fine folks at TMI really work hard to keep this list running....go pay them some love when ya get a chance..:)

    I don't know if any of you are breakfast people....I never really used to be, but thats been changing lately. Having said this though.....I'd really like to see a little something like "truth in advertising". I had an experience today where a diner that shall remain nameless...advertised "Steak and eggs". In the future they should rename this menu item Shoeleather and egg's....with a side of soggy potatoe mash....I digress..

    1. Does the carpet match the drapes?
    )yeppers!! Grey is always an exciting color!!

    2. Have you ever used personal information about someone to blackmail them?
    )If by blackmail you mean saying things like leave me alone or all that shit will come up again?? Nahhhh......would never dream of it...:)

    3. What is your favorite thing to lick?
    )All I can say is that there are laws against it in most state here in the US.....:)

    4. Have you ever had sex in a place of worship? (i.e., church, temple, mosque, etc.)
    )You guys are trying to get Zig arrested this week aint ya?? Technically, my paegan tendencies would force me to admit all sex in the woods as guilty yer honor!!! :)

    5. If you watch video porn, do you buy it in a store, from a catalog, online, or download it? LINK!!! ;)
    )One of my happiest moments is when I successfully burned a VCD from porn clips on my computer that would play on the TV....I was so proud, I showed the wife...we now have a fairly sizable collection...:) As for links....nah.....but stick to .avi or mpeg for your downloads.....much easier to convert!! :)

    Bonus (as in optional): How often, if ever, do you "fake it?"
    Every time the officer has asked for my licence and registration!! :)

    Thats it for now. Happy TMI goofs and friends!!!!

    Monday, June 25, 2007

    Well I was surprised by this........

    Online Dating

    Mingle2 - Online Dating

    I think it was from posting the lyrics the the "Uncle fucker" song that did me in on this one. Hrrrmmm, that or midget never can be sure of this things!!

    Curious how your blog rates?? Take the test. I stole mine from Jay..who stole his from CRSE...who stole hers from Polyopia. Shit!!! Somebody just stole my beer!!!!!!!!!!!

    Website Ideas........

    So I've been pondering many many different things of late...and pondered some pretty damn sweet website ideas...

    Lets take a peek and see....wanna?? c'mon...ya know ya wanna....:)

    *Midgetswithmullets .com
    Yes yes...I know what your going to say here......yet another midget porn site. Perhaps like myself you also are disappointed with the utter lack of quality sites of this nature. Fear not my friends......not only would this be the ultimate "quality" midget porn site....but they'd all have mullets!!! I think it speaks for itself....

    *Soyouramime .com
    Ok....this one is a little it would largely feature video clips of mimes getting well deserved ass whoopings...Personally, I really don't care if your a mime, just stay away from me. I mean it dude...back the fuck off! Stop that fake crying shit!! OHHHH WE SO THROW DOWN NOW!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOP!!!!
    I think it would sell.....................

    *Roadkill .com
    Sadly...I ran my mouth in IRC years ago about this and it was stolen..absconded. The idea is just what it sounds, reader submitted pic of interesting actually sold well. Midget porn is looking better and better..

    *Mydirtydishes .com
    This one is pure genius....for $19.95 you an buy a membership to my site featuring a webcam looking right at my sink full of dirty dishes. It would feature a message board where you could post witty comments like....Gross!!!! Wash you dishes!! And I could reply equally witty F*ck You!!......

    This one is such genius it could even spin off to like Mylaundry, Mydirtylivingroom.......I'm seeing alot of potential this one....even competitions who has the dirtiest yadda yadda..........goldmine this one I'm sure!!

    Well those are just a few..........have a good monday goofs and friends!!!!

    Sunday, June 24, 2007

    Looking back............

    I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this here......but once upon a time, I wanted to be a DNR officer. After my stint spending a summer mapping erosion sights by canoe...working with real game wardens and DNR.....I honestly considered it. Granted, this posed alot of logistical problems as it required a 4 year degree in college....grants aside, this would have been a stretch at the time, and the fact that myself and most of my friends parents...and just about every adult I knew at the time were all avid poachers...

    In fairness.....back in those days, the DNR kinda turned a blind eye to "local" poachers, so long as nobody was going apeshit. No self respecting warden or DNR would bust a local for taking a deer out of season...or in season without a liscence..if it was known you were just putting meat on your table........enforcement was relegated to tourists or complete jackasses......and we had our share of both...

    Sadly, because of abuses and tighter enforcement......those days are pretty much gone, but while I was pondering this curve in my lifes road....I got to hear some great stories.....

    Me...So whats one of your better stories??

    DNR...Well..there was that time up by the dam...there was this car with it's ass end riding really I pulled it over..

    Me...You pulled it over because it's ass was low?

    DNR...Not really, I pullit over because it was a seasonal road...and there was no reason for them out there as the road wasn't open yet......when I pulled them I noticed 2 shotguns in the backseat..

    Me...and?? (as I'm sipping my beer)

    DNR...Well I asked....why are these shotguns in your backseat and not in guncases?? Driver replied that he was real sorry but the trunk was full, and they had been practice shooting.....I said ok...pop the trunk please.


    DNR...I looked in the trunk...walked back up to the driver and agreed he had no room in the the jackass had 3 geese in it!!!!

    *Goose season was a month away yet....:)

    Another time we were talking about different arrests and heard this one....

    DNR...Buddy of mine is state trooper....he's decided he's going to call me the next time he pulls a car over.


    DNR...Well, he pulled over a car one night....made a large drug bust. After a couple of court apperances, the charges were dropped for illeagle search and seizure...

    Me...Ok..I still don't get it though...why call you?

    DNR...You don't understand....I drive with a signed open warrant to search for suspected poaching....drugs found in the process, oops.....but I had a warrant...:)

    *Mental note....never fuck with the DNR..:)

    Yeahh....I'm probably going to helll...

    So I'm in a good mood yesterday and run down to the gas station. It's saturday night and figure a pack of smokes and a 12 pack were in good order for the evening....:)

    There is a cashier at this gas station that I have a long and awkward history with, her sister used to date my dad when I was around 8 or so......lets just say this was not one of my favorites of memory.

    Anywho...cashier and I are cool, and we even joke about it........because we both know how that shit all played out,,,,,,,,but she still likes to fuck with me sometimes...

    Cashier....Anything else Mr. Zig? (mild snickering sarcasm)

    Me....Well yes now that you mention it...2 packs of smokes..if it won't be toooo much trouble, gotta bend down and all.(sarcasm back)

    Cashier....Retrieving cigs....ok then that will be....oh wait...wait...before I ring this up, Ihave to ask....."would you like to round this up, to donate to the abused childrens fund?" She points at a jar.......

    Ok...before i go much farther this, let me point out, I'm all for helping kids in this situation.....having lived it, but the homemade jar with a plastic lid carved with a coin hole by a dull steak knife somehow doesn't scream oversight to me.....

    Me....That jar?? Where the hell were people rounding up change when I was getting the shit beat outta me?? I'll pass thanks..

    Cashier....laffing now, hey sister was nothing but nice to you and you know it...

    Me....You working on comedy today or do you really want to have this talk right now??

    Cashier....For what it's worth.....she's no fucking better now...

    Me....I'm not surprised.....but I still like you....:)

    Cashier....*chuckling* Well you have a nice evening now......:)

    Me.....Don't tell me what kind of evening to have.......:)

    Yes my friends....this is a snippet of my life......:)

    Friday, June 22, 2007

    So I'm on IRC this morning.........

    So I'm goofing on IRC this morning and yakking up a storm...:) We were in the middle of an engaging conversation with one of the channel op's as to why she has a poop fetish.....her bad for threatening one of the regulars with an enema...but I digress..

    For those of you not a clue as to IRC.....if you use the search bar...I've explained it here before, but basically the old dog of chat platforms from which all IM's were born..:)

    Anywho...the term "Redneck" came up and we debated it in detail. After alot of bickering I think we finally nailed it down......other than choice of beer...there really is no difference between a northern redneck and a southern redneck. We have no more or less inbreeding either side of the mason dixon....we have the same fashion sense, damn near the same accent....

    Well there is that part where we kicked your asses in the civil war....but past that, no real difference...:)

    Happy friday goofs and friends!! :)

    Thursday, June 21, 2007

    Ghost Hunters....the series....

    So I'm sitting at home and the cell phone rings. This annoys me as I'm rather an antisocial bastard these days....but caller ID says it's the man child...:)

    Dad!! Do you ever watch Ghost Hunters??? Hrrm.....know of it son, can't say I've really watched it. Dad!! You have's a cool show...and I'd like to have some of it on DVD....hint...hint!! As I see the manchild is working me here, and I am a little curious...I concede this sounds like a plan, I'll see what I can do..:)

    OK......I've watched the bulk of season 1 now and have a few observations....

    1)Sometimes, some spooky shit happens......rarely, but sometimes....perhaps my spooky meter is calibrated different..

    2)This show has just enough drama to be really annoying..

    3)Am I tho only one who see's a reocurring pattern of ghost hunting in places that appreciate free press and need more business?

    4)I highly doubt "Roto Rooter" hates the free nationwide press..

    perhaps I'm jaded this one......but manchild loved his

    Take care goofs and friends!! :)

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007

    Motorcycle memories..........

    I was reading my friend Aunt Jackie's page today and it spurred some memories that chuckled me.....

    That image to your left is damn near a dead ringer for my old bike, a Kawasaki 750LTD. Rice burner you say?? Fuck you!!...Fonsi bike you say?? Perhaps...but again Fuck you! :)

    While it's true that Harley may be one of the sexiest names in Bikedom, this puppy was no slouch in any sense of the word, I'd have put her up against almost anything on the road when she was in tune...:)

    Having said this.....she was not entirely without it's problems. I was little to short for this beast to be honest. I could mount her and get her upright just fine, but always struggled getting my foot down at a dead stop without leaning too far. This coupled with the fact that she was a heavy bike......well you can imagine just how cool I looked at times...:)

    One summer day I was cruising and knew a gal I used to go to high school with was working at this gas station down the road. I stopped to get some gas and say howdy...ok, I stopped because she had huge boobs and wanted to flirt....and I needed gas....I digress..

    Anywho...I come to a stop, drop my leg in time and get her upright where I need.....pretty proud I pop open the gas tank and dismount....(you can see where this going perhaps?). I feel the wieght before I hear the an attendant runs out an helps pull the bike off me.

    *Mental note, always put the kickstand down BEFORE leaving the bike......

    I paid for my gas and left without flirting..................

    I was driving down country roads one day..just joy riding and clearing my mind. I don't know if any of you have noticed this, but there is this neat thing in the late spring when you are on 2 wheels at decent speed...the sound of tree frogs. When you are cruising, you are moving into the noise, and it's more intense....slow down, it backs off....I used to find it soothing......until...

    So I'm enjoying the country roads and open it through a swarm of bees. I was through them before I really understood what the hell happened, but all good right? I've a full face visor on.....didn't loose an eye....still doing 60.....whats that burning in my arm??

    Yes friends.....face visor Zig was wearing a Tshirt and now had made ass to arm friends with a bee...who was desperatly trying to escape my forearm but could only flap in the wind. My first instinct at this moment is to chuckle...then notice the red dot around the stinger...

    10 miles from home I keep glancing at my arm as the bee tries desperately to dislodge itself from my arm with or without it's stinger....which now no longer has a red dot around it...but a largish white welt surounding the red dot...

    Every mile or so I look arm is starting to tingle....My arm looks tanner than before...and slightly bigger in general....bee still attatched. When I made it home, I was happy to be alive, and the bee was happy to die....fate is cruel at times I

    A year or so later and with much sadness I mothballed her after the birth of my son. It seemed somewhat reasonable that I atleast try to stay alive till he got out of school. A few years later, I broke down and sold an unworthy fucker....I regret that sale to this day.

    ***Lets raise a glass to her shall we? I still miss her...:)

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007

    TMI Tuesday......

    A weekend shot and a new week begins......Here is to a better week my friends! Hope you all had a great weekend, a pleasant fathers day, and a sense of humour to keep ya sane!! :) to TMI!!!

    1. If you were to face the Wizard of Oz, would you want more courage, more brains, or more heart?
    )If by heart/courage/ mean a drunken orgy with Dorthy, Glinda and the hottest chicks in the munchkin village......yes...that's exactly what I'd ask for!! :)

    2. Have you ever gone to court for anything? What for?
    )Yes...yes I have..but not this decade. Lets just say my life has been coulourful at times.....:)

    3. What was the last thing you did that you previously told yourself you wouldn't do?

    4 Did you ever have a summer fling while on vacation?
    )Not since I was a very young teenager.......

    5. Have you ever done anything sexual with someone who's name you never knew?
    )I had to think hard on this one....I'm going to assume that the vague awareness of a 1st name...fake or real makes this a no......:)

    Bonus (as in optional): What is the best way to mend a broken heart?
    )Duct tape, chicken wire and beer......add a shotgun and a train whistle and we got the making of one kick ass country soung!! :)

    Happy TMI goofs and friends...!!!

    Saturday, June 16, 2007

    Rockdog Radio!!!!!

    Rockdog is live again tonight peeps. Check out his show if ya can HERE tonight at 12am eastern time. If ya can't, least check out his's good for some chuckles!! :)

    We plan on calling in and harassing the hell out of him!! :)

    Friday, June 15, 2007

    Wonder Woman.....:)

    It's been painfully brought to my attention that our good friend Wonder Woman never gets tagged by anybody.

    If you've never been to her blog, you might want to go have a looksee. She actually is a hoot....and a naughty hoot at that.

    So if you can find the time and like what she has to a comment or two....and add her to our tagging fun!! :)

    *** Wicked Snickers.....:)

    My cats on crack........

    No seriously.......I think he's sneaking out late at night and breaking antennas off cars to make his pipes!!

    I dunno, this may seem far fetched, but he is a 6 toed cat, so anything goes. At the time of this post it's a lil after 5am....and he's chasing invisible critters and growling at socks. I had a sock laying by my desk on the floor....he mistakenly took it for a mouse......put his ass in the air and stalked it, then looked at me like I was an ass when he realized it was a sock.....granted....after he thought he killed it..

    My cat needs therapy, or atleast lay off the crack/easter lilly he's been consuming!! :)

    Do they have detox facilities for cats?? Would he get Paris Hilton treatment or the puke it out cell I'd get?? These questions keep me up at night sometimes...I ponder...

    Wednesday, June 13, 2007

    Wednesday post.......and I've been tagged...:) our favorite and naughty spider monkey friend CRSE has tagged me with the infamous "8 things about me"....tag. Hrrrrm, well lets see just how creepy I can make this eh???

    First things first, here are the rules as they were posted to if you should be tagged as well, here are the guidlines...:)

    I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
    Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
    People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
    At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
    Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

    OK CRSE!!! You asked for it!!!! :)

    1) I honestly cannot understand why women cannot learn to put the seat back up when they are finished using the toilet...:)

    2) I am uncircumsiced....and proud of it!

    3) I have a midget sex fettish..

    4) I honestly believe if you talk nice to inanimate objects, they will play nicer with you..

    5) I drink Milwaukee's best light, not just because I'm cheap...but because I like it..

    6) I have family that has indeed worked for the carnival..

    7) White girls who talk black.......annoy the hell out of me...

    8) One of my favorite books is "The Giving Tree"...

    There....stick that in yer pipe and smoke it!!!!! :)

    ok...who to tag.....who to tag......hrrrm......

    1 Amorous Rocker, because she's grown on me...:)

    2 Carrie, because she is insane and fun..:)

    3 BikerTigger, because he was unfortunate enough to stop by...:)

    4 Aunt Jackie, because she just kicks ass..:)

    5 Rockdog, because this will annoy him..and make good fodder for his radio program!! :)

    6 Polt, because he might have fun with it..:)

    7 Searabbit, because she is the queen of cool..:)

    8 Him and Her, because they have been too damn quiet these days!! :)

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007

    TMI Tuesday....

    TMI Tuesday and a bachelor party survived!!! Let me just point out that it's extremely creepy finding yourself the oldest dude at such an event. The beer was cold, the boobies were warm, and thats good enough for me!! :) to TMI................

    1. What is the meanest thing you've ever done/said to a lover/loved one?
    )I love you........and not meant it....

    2. Have you ever had sex on an elevator?
    )Groping doesn't count as sex in my I'll have to plead "not guilty" this one........stop looking so damned shocked..I'm young yet!! :)

    3. Have you ever lied about a rash and said it was a birthmark? OR Have you ever lied about a birthmark and said it was a rash?
    )Guilty yer HONOR!!!!!!!!!

    4. Have you ever had sex on a beach or in the water at a beach/pool?
    )I would just like to say that maintaining lube in water is harder than it looks on those..errmmm movies. That and no amount of lube overcomes sand!!! :) yes..yes I have...

    5. How old are you? How old do you feel? =P
    )Older that dirt, but I only feel half as old as that..:)

    6. Have you or your partner been injured so badly during sex that you/they had to go to the hospital?
    )There was that time I fell of the bed and hit my head on the end table...That probably should have been an ER trip...I was involved...:)

    7. Have you been to a strip club or "titty bar"? (Hooters does NOT count.) If so, did you get a lap dance?
    )It was brought to my attention that when the owner knows you by name and buys your table the 1st round...perhaps you've spent too much free time at said titty bar...Ummmmn nah....never been to such an establishment....*snicker*...*SNORK!!*

    Bonus (as in optional): Have you ever had a "blog crush" (i.e., a crush on someone, of whatever gender, that you haven't met in person but only know through their blog)? Who? (Link, please, if you dare!) =P
    Oh hell yeah!!! Have you ever been to AlexSuze.comShe's a hotty I tells ya!!!! :)

    Ok goofs and friends!! Happy TMI! :)

    Monday, June 11, 2007

    High power job...:)

    Monday Mailbox...:)

    Just a few that showed up in my inbox and gave me a chuckle today.......

    Joke 1 "Flat Tire"
    A blonde's car gets a flat tire on the Interstate one day So
    she eases it over onto the shoulder of the road. She carefully steps
    out of the car and opens the trunk, takes out two cardboard men, unfolds
    them and stands them at the rear of the vehicle facing oncoming

    The lifelike cardboard men are in trench coats exposing their nude
    bodies to approaching drivers.

    Not surprisingly, the traffic became snarled and backed up.
    It wasn't very long before a police car arrives. The Officer, clearly
    enraged, approaches the blonde of the disabled vehicle yelling,
    "What is going on here?" "My car broke down, Officer", says the woman,

    "Well, what the hell are these obscene cardboard pictures doing here
    by the road?!" asks the Officer.

    "Helllllooooo, those are my emergency flashers!" she replied.

    Joke 2 "Not Happy"
    This morning on the way to work I rear-ended a car at some lights
    whilst not really paying attention.

    Anyway the fella who was driving got out.

    And he was a dwarf!

    He said "I'm not happy"

    I said "Well, which one are you then?"

    Joke 3 "Hung Over"
    A man gets up hung over one morning to find his wife in the kitchen at the stove. He looks to see what she's cooking, and sees one of his socks in the frying pan.

    "What are you doing?" he asks.

    "I'm doing what you asked me to do last night when you came to bed so very drunk," she replied.

    Completely puzzled, the man walks away thinking to himself, "I don't remember asking her to cook my sock..."
    happy Monday goofs and friends!! :)

    Saturday, June 09, 2007

    Saturday morning confession.... I've been meaning to admit this for awhile now..........but today just pissed me off.

    See......I have this lil secret, I live close to a pretty busy road. As such, well....instead of buying a dumpster.....or paying a guy.......I'll leave things by the road and see if people will steal them...:)

    Couch needs to the road! Odd wood case thing needs to the road! That old computer got the road!.....usually they are magically gone before sunrise....:)

    Works great usually.........untill last night!!

    Last night.......I put 6 speaker boxes "by the road"........all victems of my wiring and such.............what pissed me off? I get up.........and somebody left 2 of them in my yard!!!!

    Ironically they left the 2 good ones!! :)

    Friday, June 08, 2007

    Friday mumblings.......

    I was thinking of a fond memory from back in chicago today. The lovely wife and I went to see a play called Flanagan's Wake which was just a ton of fun!!

    Before the show, you walk into a room that substitutes for an Irish pub...order drinks and mingle with the cast....largely the priest...who grants you a fine Irish name which will be used later in the show. (It's an interactive show). Drinks are ordered, people mingle....then the show begins...

    The show starts in the room behind set up as a viewing....and the priest walks in one hand, beer in the other......he sits and begins speaking quietly about our dear deceased friend...and his cousin Kathleen. Kathleen he says has the mind of a small child. He knows this because when he took her on tour to university...she saw it in a jar and took it home with her.....

    Sadly........this now reminds me of Paris Hilton!!! :)

    Happy friday goofs and friends!! :)

    *** Editors note, if every fuck up that cried MOMMY!!! got house arrest, not only would we not have a prison overcrowding problem, we'd have alot of pissed off moms!!! lol

    Thursday, June 07, 2007

    What the hell?????

    So i wake up this morning with an eerie feeling. It's well in to june here, even in's a little late for snow. It was supposed to 85-90f today. I put on my robe and slippers...crank up the furnace and blow on my hands to warm them as I scrape the frost off my monitor....

    >click< >Clickety click< >click<.......

    Well now.....that explains it........

    The Mighty Ducks have won the Stanley Cup.........


    Wednesday, June 06, 2007

    The last piece of the puzzle........

    It's finally here, and all I have to do now is wire up the rigging. That's right friends...a vintage Pioneer PL-115D semi-auto 33/45rpm turntable. All that's left to do is plug this lil beauty into the Kenwood receiver, tap the ground wire, and start recording to the PC.

    To be honest, this is a long standing project. I've started it more than once, but always ran into snags, or other projects that popped up and seemed to take priority. I personally have a fair pile of LP's that made this a pet project of mine, but this time it's different. This time no shortcuts or half assed rigging with "iffy preamps". No dodgy "home built cables". No friends......I made a promise this one, and I aims to keep it.

    In the past, one of the biggest issues was proper software. Eight years ago, it was easy enough to find a "line in" recorder for the PC like Soundforge, or Audio Galaxy, but the manual editing of every track, and no direct burning support for the then scarce 2-4x cd/r drives available.....well it was a huge pain. Another problem was my nascent tendency to try to do it "on the cheap" with a beat up old preamp held together with more new solder than old....and a fair amount of duct tape.

    This's a different game. Kenwood KR-A4010 / Pioneer PL-115D / Heavy Duty patch cables to the PC / and a new generation of software. I think I'm going to start with an app called "Spinitagain", but there is always "Audacity" and Adobe makes an authoring program for this as well......we'll tinker..:)

    Why go to all the trouble you may ask? Yeah...I know, most of my LP's are available as cd's now. I may be of the opinion that "Vinyl just sounds better" too, but that's not it. When Agrah's (Mrs Zig) dad passed last fall, we inherited his LP collection. This is my promise to her. Of the 300 or so, most have childhood and or teen memories for her. Artists from Derringer to the Moody Blues...Scorpions to Cat Stevens. Basically alot of good dope smoking music in this pile!! :)

    My promise to rip these to CD, and then to MP3.......for her collection, so this music can live again. Wish me luck!!!!! :)

    ***Editors note......Vintage does not mean my dad is an old fart., we've decided vintage=kick ass!! :)

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    TMI Tuesday and Ubuntu is my enemy!!!

    OK.....perhaps thats a bit strong......but we are by no means friends Ubuntu and I...grrrrrr.

    4 failed installs, on 2 separate machines...has frankly, left a sour note in my Linux enthusiasm. I had initially started this as a learning experience. To tinker with something new and more ready for the desktop than earlier Linux distributions. I was told Ubuntu had it going on......if this is true's going on elsewhere.

    I realize my odd collection of hardware is probably a huge part of this..even perhaps my desire to install it as a "dual boot" solution. Sadly..while this machine is no spring chicken, when I bit the bullet and let it wipe my primary hdd....and do a clean install...which failed spectacularly...I kinda saw the reality.

    I'm no Linux guru friends......but I have in the past installed it just fine, got bummed about relevant software and device drivers......I keep hearing.."it's matured". Well those older versions were smart enough to partition my hdd, preserve my existing OS, and use LILO to boot. I cannot say the same of Ubuntu at this time...maybe I'll look at Mandriva or Fedora.....

    As a learning experience however....I have become increasingly adept at removing ext3 partitions while preserving the existing OS.....:) to TMI!! :)

    1. Should guys wear pink?
    )Hell yes...and like an asshat!! (Zig slaps the desk with his hand!!) I love that scruffy hard core I can kick Brits ass attitude she has!! :)

    2. Do you kiss with your eyes open or closed?
    )Depends....but usually closed....I have a lazy and at that gets dizzying to look and kiss.:)

    3. What is the first "non-physical" feature you tend to notice about a person you find attractive?
    )A sense of humor.......and a quick wit..(these are not always the same thing)

    4. Have you ever showered with someone of the opposite sex?
    )Guilty yer honer!!!!!!!!!!

    5. Would you rather receive amazing oral sex or have amazing sex?
    )Can I have both??? I'm all for amazing oral.....but a twofer is way more fun!! :)

    Bonus (as in optional): If you could say anything you wanted anonymously to anyone, without identifying that person, what would you say?
    )Your losing it buddy...and you don't even know it. Glad your still there and not me..:)

    Happy TMI Goofs and friends!!

    Sunday, June 03, 2007

    Lazy sundays, and pc frustration.....

    Let me be the 1st to say......Linux may kick ass, and I'm all for geek love, but corrupt image files SUCK ASS!! :)

    For reasons only understood by me...and my inner geek, I had steeled myself to finally take the plunge. I was my friends.....going Linux! Granted I've tried this before, dipped my toes in the puddle......but damnit....I'm ready for the wading pool now!

    The Zig house is kinda a complicated place, rarely a time when there is fewer than 3-4 PC's running at once. Most have been migrated to Win/XP, because it mostly works,,,,and I'm a pussy, but for this endeavor, I chose my Win98se box.

    After tinkering with a few live cd's....I finally settled on Ubuntu. The cd booted and saw all my relevant hardware....self knackered the home network, I could surf the net, play music, view my digital pics......all was good......then I chose to install. (insert scary music here)

    Win98se box is a good box. We've been buddies for years now. She's got the hardware, she has the guts, she has all a good pc needs....except it seems, an affection for Ubuntu!! :)

    Several repartitions later......and reinstall of 98se, and then a couple more repartitions...I still have no native Linux on this machine.........I'm rather pissy about this.

    On a lighter note, the kids are still cleaning the living room........largely under duress, it's amazing what a combinatin of kindness....threats, and bribery will accomplish...:)

    Happy sunday goofs and friends!!