Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2009 Resolutions...

1. Kick my Rockstar Roasted habit. Or at least cut down to 2 cans per day.
2. Find a way to mate with new Bose headphones.
3. Stop letting this Blog replace my journal and other writing.
4. Settle the Evolution\Intelligent Design debate once and for all.

I Surely Will Be Deaf by 2010. If You've Got Anything to Say to Me, You'd Better Spit it Out

With it being break, I haven't had a lot of time alone with my headphones just yet. All I can say is that I do believe this is the way the music is heard in the recording studio. You can hear each single instrument and when you turn it up full blast, there is no distortion, they don't even vibrate.
Some songs immediately came to mind when thinking of what I would like to hear at this level of quality. Here are the first few I listened to.....
Seek and Destroy by Metallica
Mississippi by Train
If You Have to Ask by RHCP
I'm the Man by Joe Jackson

Sunday, December 28, 2008

We have five different Holiday occasions with different parts of the family. They all went off without a hitch except for the flu going around! Poor MJ got the worst of it, she wouldn't even sit on Santa's lap. She lost 9lbs in five days! She had her first wrestling tournament of the season this weekend, so she was really missing that 9 lbs. Hope everybody had a great Holiday!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Jesus Loves You....

.....Some Restrictions May Apply

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snowy Day Fun



Small, meaningless animals to be used as sacrifice to the God of Influenza.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lyrical Madness

I have noticed on a couple of award shows that this Lynyrd Skynyrd thing that Kid Rock has done seems to be very popular. I am not going to go in to the long and drawn out opinion that I have of Kid Rock or Lynyrd Skynyrd. I am a very firm believer in listening to any and all types of music and far be it from me to criticise anything that someone might choose to listen to. (I hope that I managed to infer that I despise both Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd without offending anyone that may have been bred from two cousins.) I gave it a listen, maybe to try and understand the appeal. A particular line struck me. There hasn't been a more stupid line written in a song since "She's got it going on like Donkey Kong"(paraphrasing there, have no idea how the actual line is written). "We didn't have no Internet, but man I never will forget the way the moonlight shined across her hair". WTF does the Internet have to do with a girls hair? Break away from the herd, people. I'm begging you.
Honorable mention: I do like the song Lonely Road of Faith. Don't know why. It definitely isn't the lyrics, as faith has been a very elusive creature in my life.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

And this is in the night: - Most glorious night!
Thou wert not sent for slumber! let me be
A sharer in thy fierce and far delight, -
A portion of the tempest and of thee!
How the lit lake shines, a phosphoric sea,
And the big rain comes dancing to the earth!
And now again 'tis black, - and now, the glee
Of the loud hills shakes with its mountain-mirth,
As if they did rejoice o'er a young earthquake's birth.
-Lord Byron-

Friday, December 19, 2008

I Guess I Better Get Used to This

Most of My Good Fortunes are Due to the Kindness of Others

Extra special thanks to Lloyd, who linked our computers together and let me molest his music files for the past two days. The result was over 1200 new songs in my itunes and an amusing trip down memory lane. Just what I needed to get my holidays started, what a gift!
Through this, I remembered how much I loved Camper Van Beethoven when I was 18 & 19 years old. Here are my two favorites. Enjoy!
Thank you, Lloyd. Happy Holidays. Big Hug.



Thursday, December 18, 2008


I robbed this little treasure out of an article by Anthony Bourdain on Kris's blog.
I couldn't have said it better myself.

"I’ve slowly built over the years not a collection of favorite tunes, but a soundtrack to a film in which I am alternately hero, villain or victim—depending on circumstances."
-Anthony Bourdain-

Oh, the places your mind goes when your insomnia has taken you inches from a psychotic break

I'm sure in some countries, Teenager Meat is considered a delicacy.
My favorite Dirty Joke:
Why did the pervert cross the road?
Because his *i*k was stuck in the chicken.
Give-a, give-a, give-a Garmin.
I haven't used my Spanish-English dictionary in months.
On January 21st, I bet George could get a job shining shoes in Iraq.
I wonder if that old lady ever found the beef....?
Occupation Pondering #352: Jeffrey Dean Morgan's tshirt.
Please don't listen to any of this dribble. Anyone stupid enough to live in this dreadfully cold place is not worth the oxygen it takes to fuel them everyday. Hey, I kinda got a jab in on Sarah there, too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Daily Tune

Bright Eyes - At The Bottom Of Everything
"While my mother waters plants, My father loads his gun....
We must blend into the choir and sing ecstatic with the whole
We must memorize nine numbers and deny we have a soul"

Friday, December 12, 2008

The full moon tonight will be the biggest one of the year as Earth's natural satellite reaches its closest point to our planet.The moon's average distance from us is about 238,855 miles (384,400 km). Tonight it will be just 221,560 miles (356,567 km) away. It will be 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during the year, according to NASA.

Holiday Song Of The Day

I Am An ENFP Personality

Brett had to do this at school and I thought it was pretty interesting. I couldn't really find anything that I strongly disagreed with in my assessment. Brett and I have the same personality type!
Go to this link and take the test, it looks long but just takes a couple minutes:
Then go to this link and read about you personality.
Be sure you read the whole thing, they are pretty accurate.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Uncle Can Beat Up Your Uncle

Thanksgiving 1986. Mom with her brother, Joe. Isn't he handsome? He is really the only person on either side of our family that Chad looks like. I believe this is the last time that I physically saw him. I hear he is kinda mean now. Besides yelling at the neighborhood kids to get the hell out of his yard, rumor has it that he kills desert animals at night with his bare hands for meat to put in his super hot chili.

The Mis-Adventures of Camero Hair and Bow Girl

Sorry about whatever that spot is on the picture, that tends to happen to 21 year old pictures. I'm sure everyone will be too distracted by those fabulous Madonna gloves to notice!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I have blue lights around the porch at the lake. If I put 40 layers of clothes on, look up away from the snow, through my blue icicle lights.... Nope. I'm still here and it is still cold. You would think that my white-hot hatred for winter would keep me warm.

6th Grade Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My cinnamon coffee made me especially happy this morning.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ode To Tiff's Datsun

"The interior smells real bad cuz my friend puked in the back"
Uh, that would be me. Sorry, Tiff. I tried to roll the window down. Damn safety windows!

New To Me

The Evens aren't by any means a new thing but I (embarrassingly) didn't know about them until my recent Fugazi flashback. The Evens seems to be what Ian MacKaye has been doing with his time since the hiatus of Fugazi.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Those Were The Days

If I could write a letter to my teen self, it would definitely include the line "Go to more Fugazi shows."

Gonzo Friday Night

Watch: 'Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson'

My favorite Gonzo quote:
From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -
"Hallucinations are bad enough. But after a while you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle that sort of thing.
But nobody can handle that other trip - the possibility that any freak with a $1.98 can walk into the Circus Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his mind. No, this is not a town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is much too twisted."

Life Lessons From Elvis

Lesson #10:
If you ask Sam Phillips at Sun Records, he'll tell you that he discovered me. But if you ask me, I discovered Sam Phillips and Sun Records. It's all a matter of perspective, man.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Just So You Know...

'There's a prediction from a leading color source that cheerful and sunny yellow will be the influential color of 2009.
Pantone, which provides color standards to design industries, specifically cites "mimosa," a vibrant shade of yellow illustrated by the flowers of some mimosa trees as well as the brunch-favorite cocktail, as its top shade of the new year.'
I still don't think you should eat the yellow snow.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Homework Fail

Thanks to Lloyd for turning me on to this blog - http://www.failblog.org/ - It makes my day on a regular basis!!

Were We That Stupid?

Brett's new debit account is overdrawn. He had it for one weekend. I remember bouncing a check or two but I didn't do it in the first 48 hours that I had the account. I transferred just enough funds to cover the overdraft and took the card. We'll try again when he is 18.

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Tunes

Snow Patrol - Lifeboats
I am not the biggest Snow Patrol fan on this planet but I LOVE this song. I love the music and the lyrics. I like this little video that a guy did for it, too.
'There's no truth at all poking out the child eyes of ancient gods.'