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27 April 2008 @ 07:53 pm
Last night, Susan and I went to New Jersey to see Colin Hay play. We got a hotel somewhere in Jersey and were met there by Paul P. The show took place in a presbyterian church, of all place. (Paul did not spontaneously combust)

The opening act (yeah, there was one), a man and woman couple who have won some awards at folk festivals, played for about thirty minutes. Paul likened them to 'a mighty wind' only, in my opinion, they sucked more than a backward asshole after a Chinese/Mexican casserole chased by a twelve pack of Budweiser.

Colin Hay was fantastic. Not only is he an exceptional musician and song writer, as if that weren't enough for one guy, but he also has perfect comedic timing and an endearing, self-deprecating sense of humor.

I would gladly see him play again.

Regardless of whether or not you liked Men at Work back in the eighties (personally, I didn't give a fuck about them one way or the other) I suggest you pick up one of his solo albums. That is, if you enjoy mellow acoustic music. His stuff is wonderful.
14 December 2007 @ 01:03 pm

Me: Bye honey, I'll see you in ten minutes.
Susan: Bye, I love you.


Blue and White flashing lights in the rear view mirror.

Officer: (with attitude) License and registration please.
Me: My license is in my pocket and my registration is in my glove box.
As I reach for my license, me: Can you tell me why you stopped me?
Officer: (again with attitude) You were talking on your cell phone.
Me: (as I hand him my license and registration, look him in the eyes) No I wasn't.
Officer: (now with even more attitude) Yes. You were, you just drove past me and you had your phone up like this (he holds his hand up to his ear)
Me: (pulling my blue tooth ear piece out of my ear, now with attitude of my own) No. I wasn't. I have an ear piece, I don't need to hold the phone to my ear.
Officer: (real attitude) You may have an ear piece in now, but you didn't when you drove past me. You were on your phone.
Me: (trumping his attitude now by a factor of ten or more) No, I didn't. That doesn't even make sense.
Officer: I saw you. (hand up to ear again)
Me: The only reason my hand would have been up to my ear would be to terminate a call. What you're saying makes zero sense.
Officer: Where are you headed. (Note: RI Plates in CT)
Me: Home.
Officer: Where's home?
Me: (gave my address) it's a different address than what's on my license.
Officer: How long have you lived at that address?
Me: I live half of the week there and half of the week in RI, that's where my business is.
Officer: (with no more crap to try to write me up for, and still with fucking attitude, hands me back my license and reg) Have a nice night.
Me: You too, sir.

I haven't had that much attitude from a cop since I cut my fucking hair over twelve years ago.
27 October 2007 @ 03:42 pm
I went with my sisters and my dad and we all had a GREAT time. I can now cross 'go to the world series' off of my list of things to do before I die.

Me, dad, and the sisters.

Beautiful Fenway Park

Josh Beckett strikes out the first batter of the series (along with the next two)

Dustin Pedroia hits a lead off home run, getting the series started off right.

The final score tells the tale.
19 July 2007 @ 11:34 am
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Drama Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Social Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Anime Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace
12 June 2007 @ 07:07 pm

Your Score: Mohinder Suresh

You scored 37 Idealism, 50 Nonconformity, 50 Nerdiness

My father spent his life chasing after this insanity. Now I'm wasting mine trying to prove he was sane.
Congratulations, you're Mohinder Suresh! You're a curious, passionate, and intelligent person. You're prone to changing your mind about the important things in life, though. You're interested in doing what you can to help people who are gifted with special abilities. Your best quality: You're a maverick intellectual Your worst quality: Your opinions can change rather quickly and suddenly

Link: The Heroes Personality Test written by freedomdegrees on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test
11 February 2007 @ 12:31 pm
~Bicyclists on narrow roads
~Teams of bicyclists anywhere
~Ass kissers of any make and model
~Exploiters of friendships
~People who have to let everyone know that they know a secret cause it makes em feel all cool and shit
~Adults who feel they need to babysit other adults
~Ordering eggs over and getting solid yolks
~Banana Barium Smoothies
07 February 2007 @ 05:53 pm
1. I was once an all star basketball player.
2. I own and run my own business (started over three years ago with my dad).
3. I once had the job of riding around on a Key West Police boat for a couple months. (Active Army Guard).
4. I have walked the Great Wall of China. (no, not the whole thing).
5. I've attended a Luau in Hawaii hosted by very old Hawaiian family whose last name is Smith.
6. My cousin (whom I've never met) is Dickie Barret of The Mighty Bostones.
7. I once wrote over 60,000 words of a novel before scraping it.
8. I like driving in snow storms.
9. I miss my mom terribly, every single day.
10. One of the happiest moments in my life was when my love told me we were having a baby.
24 January 2007 @ 06:30 pm
Star Wars Horoscope for Leo

You add a whole new meaning to self-assurance.
You are a nurturing person with great physical strength.
Like many Leos, you will see that your mission for good is completed.
You are very optimistic about the future.

Star wars character you are most like: Princess Leia
24 January 2007 @ 01:11 pm

Your Slanguage Profile

New England Slang: 100%

Prison Slang: 75%

Canadian Slang: 25%

Victorian Slang: 25%

Aussie Slang: 0%

British Slang: 0%

04 January 2007 @ 03:17 pm
Why do the insist on rewarding failure with astronomical payouts?

Home Depot's shareholders have accepted the resignation of their CEO Robert Nardelli for failing to maintain and/or increase the value of the corporation's stock.

What does he get for his total failure as a CEO?

$210 million dollars. (Plus unpaid benefits)

Now, as my friend Paul just mentioned in a short discussion we were having...

"I like the reasoing yused by Boards. If we dont' apy big bucks to CEOs we can't get the best and the brightest" Yeah kinda hard to support that reasoing if some of the highest paid run the companies intot he ground"

And it's true...

Another thing is, you're preparing them for failure when you contract them with ridiculous exit packages like this. "Hey, I'm getting a quarter of a billion dollars whether I succeed or not, so what the hell, no ulcers for me!"

Pay them to succeed, don't pay them to fail.