Stepping Stones

August 2004

Monday, November 27, 2006

 

< MISC. >

Hard to get back to work today.

How do you make a greater or less than and equal to sign on your computer? If you can do it in word under symbols, where I am assuming it is located, can you also do it on blogger?

I have one of those fancy showerheads with different settings, though I found one and only use it. Strange when you get up and take a shower and it is set on another setting !? Especially when I live alone, and don't have people over, especially those who would need to take a shower.

How long can I procrastinate from working on this one project? My guess is quiet awhile, look at the crap I am writing now.

I need to complete some things in my life, one of them just happens to be a video game, which now has priority above all the rest.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

 

Trivia - (For Chris) Everyone can play

As Sarah stated, we did not screw up and lose points this past week, and still have a commanding lead headed into the final week. Though I imagine we can screw that up if we try ...

So because I know Chris would like to know how stupid we were the other night and which questions we missed here goes ...

1. Tallest breed of dog?

2. Worlds smallest ocean?

3. What does the following morse code sequence mean "....."

4. What is the closet yellow dwarf star to earth?

5. How many years did Rip Van Winkle sleep?

And the question we did not play because we banked our points instead of betting

To prevent an ice cream headach what does the ice cream need to avoid?


Our answers vs. correct?
1. Great Dane / Irish Wolf Hound
2. Artic Ocean / Dead Sea
3. End of Transmission / the number 5
4. Vega / The Sun
5. 40 years / 20 years

For the end Sarah was suggesting we should have guessed "some nerve in the back of your throat"
and the answer was the roof of your mouth ....

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Monday, November 13, 2006

 

SEE THERE!



We can do more than 2 things at UK... apparently this year, we learned how to play football...this is a rare sight this far into the season.

But then again Basketball tips off Wednesday night vs. Miami of Ohio... then a few other non conference to a real test in North Carolina.
GO BIG BLUE !!!

Other than UK athletics am I'm trying to make a good dirty martini at home... so far I am just drunk. But the martinis have gotten better... I think.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

 

A Budget Buster!!

$2 dollar bills are becoming the next thing as change/ tips given at Strip Clubs ...
per this story.
A lot of American Households are about to have to go on beans and rice diets I guess.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

 

Up and down

I was pissed off the other day, set off by what I had been reading.
Then there is today, where in the span of just a few articles, everything feels exciting, reinvigorated and there is hope.
It is wierd what woerds can pull at you.
Both of the readings have me thinking and wondering. Both have enthralled me.
The first was a little news article I read in the local paper about peanut farmers. And the article starts off with just the standard facts and issues, it begins to make some social and political comments but glosses over that ... and then at the end, says a lot about some people. Now the writer clearly has a nugget there... something that could have been polished and shine a little better. But still the truth gets across.
"Farming is a way of life. It just gets in your blood," White said. Droughts come and go. They wreaked havoc in 1970, 1980 and 1990, and White had to sell land to stay in business. But when times got better, he was able to recover.

"I've got a favorite piece of land I've bought four times," White said.

Its the human side of it that impresses me and amazes me. I don't know that I could have that kind of conviction and love for doing something. Something that is so very fundamental for us. But that only few of us do, understand and are raised with. The man is a farmer, you have to respect that.


After that I was off reading this and that and stumbled onto another article all about the upcoming Sci-Fi move, The Fountain. From the director who did Pi. I really liked Pi, and enjoyed that indie film. So I took a few minutes and read a really long article all about his newest movie, the why, how, the failures and ultimately the how he did it. What really made this one stand out to me was his insistance to make the movie, but not just a modern Sci-Fi... he was determined not use any computer effects and still desired to make a movie that would endure and push the genre forward, much like 2001 did. I am now pumped to see this movie this fall.

So far my day has been great reading.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

 

Today's Horoscope

"You may start the day with a fine sense of who you are and where you are going, but by afternoon, the fog settles over the land and you might not be as certain about anything at all. Beneath the surface, you can feel a rumbling, but not strong enough to be an earthquake. Finding your way can be difficult, but you may not have a choice. Trust your imagination to draw you a map."


I enjoy reading the my horoscope everyday. I don't put much stock in them, but it is still fun. Today's had a little bit of truth in it though for me.
I did wake up and have a good handle on the day. I thought I knew what was going on or what might be going on.
Then I sat down and read something this morning. One of those inane little things that you end up falling into... knowing full well it was going to leave a bad taste .. but you just can't help it. You want to know what was said or is being said, or will be said.
It was that which is throwing my day off.
It made me mad... not just angry or annoyed but really mad. so mad just thinking of it makes me want to punch someone. Violence needs to happen to funnel this anger. Maybe I should just take up boxing.. or just spend soem time at the gym today hitting the bag. I'll have to go home at lunch and get my training gloves...

Man I am damn mad ...

And what really sucks, I can completly see where someone else would think it was trivial and meaningless and brush it off. I am having a hard time doing that... even though I know it is the best solution .... MAD, DAMN MAD!
Sadly it is not even worth mentioning... unless you want to be smacked?

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Friday, October 27, 2006

 

Reruns made me watch it.

"Joey, do you like gladiator movies?"

Yes, Yes I do.

Something about those movies from the late 50's early 60's ... those huge over production behemoth like Ben Hur and such ... the ones that are 3 hours... have some huge score written for them and include a cast with thousands of extras ...

The Fall of the Roman Empire

It was bad.... but it wasn't really bad until about 2 hours into this colossal waste of 3 hours.

IT had such a good start
Alec Guinness playing Marcus Aurelius, Caesar. Who in the beginning knows he is dying and instead of leaving the throne of Caesar to his son, decides to make his favorite General the heir to the throne, while he is engaged in fighting the northern barbarians .... sound familiar... yea I thought this was going to be the expanded/ original version of Gladiator. Same premise, same time frame, same characters ... This one even had Sophia Loren playing the daughter that was in love with the General. Who, by the way was suppose to be played by Heston, but he backed out, apparently.
So there I am watching what I thought was going to be this grand original telling of Gladiator, with Alex Guinness, Sophia Loren, and even Omar Sharif... a good cast.
How mistaken I was... basically in this version.. though they hint at gladiators in the entire first hour of the movie... the evil son never really does anything bad to the general until the end.. and the ending is just awful. I understand why at imdb it is referred to as a flop. Just wish I had known before sitting through that much crap ... but it was still better than all the reruns that were on last night.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

 

Wish I could write this funny


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Monday, October 23, 2006

 

Damn good time

I had so much fun this past weekend... I am going to spend all week getting my shit straight for next weekend. It was that fun.
Every night was filled with friends and fun. It was a real blast...and if I had gotten arrested, I couldn't blame it on anyone else with my name.


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LogoThere is:
1
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?


Plus sincs I am the only one of me... I had to go ahead and see my Obituary ...






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Friday, October 20, 2006

 

End of those Wed. Nights

We were packed in there It was 8 to small table made for 4. Luckily we had gotten in early and gotten some seats. Because it was standing room only now. The bar was packed.

The waitress came around and we ordered a round of beers, though by the time she got back with our order, some others had joined us and we needed to order more. But when we asked her, she said they were out already. All the kegs were floating. So we switched tactics and asked for a dozen vodka tonics... She laughed, the Vodka has just run dry also.
It was closing night of Blues on Broadway, the band hadn't even started playing yet and already the bar was drying up... it all had to go.
So we switched again and just ordered a dozen gin and tonics.
Our waitress returned with the small pine forest we had ordered and completely covered the small table so we devoured the drinks to make some room. Fortunate for us, when we placed our next order she said all they had left was some port wine and differing bottle of scotch. This place was headed to closing fast.
By now DJ had taken the stage and started to play. Between the band, the crowd and people just trying to have a good time... it was a cacophony of sounds. It was great.
But the liquor was out, the night had just started and we were thirsty.
Lucky for us the tables we had snagged were in the back away from the bar buried in the main room with the stage, right beside the emergency exit... oh the beautiful salvation of the emergency exit.
We played a quick game of rock paper scissors and soon me and Trav were out the door to claim more beer. To return shortly through the fire exit, with a case of brew we stored under the table. We had to hydrate ourselves. Plus with others buying beer for a buck a bottle the case soon paid for itself, and we ran for more. The night was screaming along.

I don't remember much more than that, at least until the end.... the beginning is there, because it was the beginning and the end is clear because of where I ended up... but the middle was just a lot of fun that got all blurred up, probably from under the table...

The end was surreal to say the least.
I remember DJ closing the show. I remember all the standing, Clapping and screaming. I remember the owners saying thanks and saying it was all over, the bar was closed. That's when it started. I don't know who started it, but some one did. The crowd just didn't leave though... everyone started to leave with something. The crowd was taking a bits of the bar for memories sake. Pictures came off the wall... glasses got scooped up.. tables and chairs left the building, even those neon beer signs all disappeared... it was great fun to watch. I rolled out the fire escape door and into the DD's car for the ride home, only to find some of the bar filling the back seat. So the good trooper I am, crawled into the trunk and slept the ride home.
The bar had closed.

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