Monday, August 30, 2010

Well, That's What I Get For Whining

Friday afternoon, shortly after arriving home from work, I took a helluva spill on the concrete steps outside and broke my right femur.  I spent all weekend in the hospital, arriving home last night.  It was baaad.  I was rushed into surgery as soon as a room was open.  No waiting for the swelling to go down, no pumping my stomach.  Pain, pain, pain.  Son of a bitch...

But I'm okay and being well taken care of, so please don't worry.  It will be a trying couple of months coming up, but I will heal.

I will be away from the computer much of the time, so I will share more when possible.  I don't know what else to say now, so until later...

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I'm obviously not getting my meds refilled tonight, but I did get an appointment with my regular doctor on Monday.  So I'm not going to feel guilty about indulging in drink just for tonight.  The Packers play in about a half hour and my lovely wife is cooking me corn on the cob and grilled brats right now. 

Who am I to whine about pain?


Fire Tornado

This is a first for me!  I didn't know this was possible...

Via ZanyPickle!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

VY Canis Majoris

Here is a good reminder of how insignificant we really are in the universe.  I love these space/perspective things.

Thanks to Jonco

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I'm still here.  I have been on meds and resting my back all week so I haven't really felt like posting anything.  Finishing the detail work in the bathroom is paused, along with everything else I could be doing.

I'm sure regular posting will resume shortly.  Thank you.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bathroom Paint Update

So, this little bathroom -that's even mostly tile and shower, not much wall to paint- has been dragging on for several reasons.  First, there was a botched first attempt.  A little too much sand in the paint and only 1 quart of paint, theoretically should have been enough yet not.  So I got to buy an electric sander to make the walls smooth again and a whole gallon of paint for the next go-round.  These pics are before and after the first try.

Sunday the bathroom was repainted correctly and Monday I removed the tape.  All that is left is a little detail work.  I bought one of those tiny brushes to  touch up the paint lines, and I still have to touch up the ceiling a bit where I brushed it accidentally.  I have been waiting and spacing it out so much because of a familiar problem, a back problem.  The same lingering problem for about a month now but I am at my wits end with it.  I may be seeing a doctor tomorrow.  They already gave me drugs once without seeing me. I think they will want to see me for further treatment, we'll see what happens.

Monday, August 16, 2010

TMOS Cartoon II

The paint is just barely tacky, about 24 hours later.  But the tape is down in the bathroom ,the hardware not yet up and some, er, detail work needs to be done.  So no bathroom-redo post today.  It is a big project and I have decided that I hate painting projects.  Good to know with the kitchen coming up yet.  Sigh.

Anyway, for tonight here is a new animation by Strine Studios of  The Mike O'Meara Show, listed on the right.  Pretty safe (little kids won't get it), real (I remember the shows well), and very funny.  Enjoy!

Here's the first one.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pic Dump 18

When I started these pic dumps they had twenty something pics.  Recently they have been about 50ish per post.  This one may be a few more.  Notice the bacon related pics, I still find them even though I posted a Bacon Pic Dump recently.  The only other specialty pics I'm saving up are people in animal costumes.  A while ago I asked my wife, Kate, what pics she found funny.  She told me that people in animal costumes are always funny, so I'm still accumulating those pics for a future post.  Those pics aren't as common as you might think, either, so I may cheat a little.  That's just a tease for that future post...

As for now, here are more pics than you deserve, that I spent too much time collecting, and no one cares about (other than my sister, Hi Kel!).  Some pics nsfw after the break, so get an efffin' sense of humor.. and... Enjoy!

More after the break, click the pic for actual size.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Finally, Football Is Here!

American Football, for my friends overseas.   The Packers play their first exhibition game tonight at Lambeau Field, in about a half hour!

There has been progress and regress on the bathroom project.  I will try to finish the job tomorrow, and summarize it here.  Plus, my wife had another Happy Hour Party here last night.  Much fun with friends!

But for tonight, it's GO PACK GO!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

You And Your Johnson

HAHAHAHAHA!!!   They had to know....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lynda Carter Dances With 'KISS'

This made me laugh, the Kiss fan that I am.  I love this era of Kiss and was hoping to see if it was really them.

Thanks Joanne

Monday, August 9, 2010

In The Still Of The Night?

Not here.  I woke at 2:20 this morning and there was a storm outside.  Nothing that seemed too major except for the wind.  Not much thunder and lightning but I remember becoming concerned at one point when the howl of the wind did not abate quickly.  All I could think was, 'tornado?'  Then it finally was whipped around again.  This morning I took a cursory glance outside, I knew I would be picking up sticks later.  But I was not expecting what I found when I got home.

Another large branch had broken off our silver maple in back.  I could see by the divot that it landed about 2 feet out from the porch roof, then fell over toward Dave's house, causing no damage thankfully.  This one was about 20 feet long, 4 inches in diameter at its widest.  (By comparison, our Easter Sunday branch was probably almost 40 feet, 9 or so inches in diameter - So they're getting smaller!)  This is after we had the tree trimmed over a year ago when we moved in.  Perhaps the trimming exposed other branches or perhaps they just trimmed rather than consider the structure of the tree.  Either way, how many more have to fall until it has to be removed?  That would be a costly, messy operation as well.

I didn't take the time to get the camera.  I knew it wasn't going to be fun, close to 90 humid degrees and hordes of mosquitos, so I just got to it.  Now there is a bigger pile of sticks out front and some smaller logs for next years firepit.  That's another thing to remember next year- use the firepit early and often next year before the mosquitoes take over.

Oh well, how was your day?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bathroom Scrimmage

My wife was up early this morning cleaning while I slept as late as I could.  I eventually got up about 9:30 or so, showered, and waited for her to leave to go out to lunch with family.  Then, I started on the bathroom.

A couple weeks ago my wife removed the wallpaper, and last weekend we got the paint, so now I had to actually get things done to get ready to paint.  I scraped the walls to remove any loose drywall and clean up the little wallpaper leftovers, also to clean up the sealant around the shower so I could redo that, too.  So, well, that was the rest of day.  Spackle, let it dry, sand, repeat.

All that's left for this weekend is to finish the sealer around the shower/tub and paint the ceiling.  Then some night this week we will tape up everything and paint the walls.  I've not done a lot of painting where I really cared too much about quality.  Even when I worked part time at Ace I avoided the paint counter.  Now I'm doing our own bathroom in our own house so I want it to be perfect.  And as fun as this is, we will be doing the same to the kitchen very soon after this is done!

On a side note, the Packers had their Family Night Scrimmage tonight.  I watched it on TV like I do every year and it was as boring as it always is every year.  It's nice for families to see the team in Lambeau when they otherwise wouldn't during the season or even preseason, but it is just a glorified practice and pretty boring on television.  All it really means is that real football is almost here!  (The Hall of Fame game is tomorrow night!)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Already?! All Right....!

Wow, you look up and its already Friday.  I haven't posted anything, but it has been an interesting week at work.  Unfortunately for you I stay away from talking about work here.  I'm sure I'll hint at it later, I won't be able not to.  Other than that a quiet week, and no big plans this weekend other than work on the bathroom walls and get some painting done.  I'm sure I'll document that a bit, maybe for a post.

I hope you have a nice weekend wherever you are.  If you're near here, enjoy it before the heat moves in Sunday to cook us again!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tired Tuesday

Last night was a nice night of drinks with good friends and tasty delivered sandwiches .  This morning was heartburn at 2 a.m. and no more sleep.  I survived.  So anyhoo, I had meant to recap the weekend a bit.  This is usually easier the day of or even the day after.  Then it's easy to move on.  So, briefly:

Saturday was a busy day of running around, shopping, and having lunch with my Mom and her fiance, Dan.  It was a nice visit.  I seem to be more impressed with my Mom's choice this time around.  We had a nice lunch at Brothers Three, a local restaurand/bar/almost supper club type place.  It was nice to catch up and spend some time.

Sunday, another beautiful day, we went out on Terry's boat to chill and grill.  'Chill' figuratively, that is.  It was very warm and very busy on the lake.  When I counted the boats in the cove I got at least 50 other boats just like us, anchored, swimming or grilling, and having fun.  That is what I tried to catch in that short, crappy video I posted yesterday.  It was nice, yet tiring.  I could've used a backrest. 

Last night my wonderful wife, Kate, cut a chicken in half and brined it.  Tonight she grilled it to perfection.  We ate like royalty. 

It's been two weeks since my upper back locked up on me.  I'm almost over it - no drugs needed but anti-inflammatories still.  Now it feels kinda like I took a fastball on just the right shoulderblade.  Better and better every day and I only missed 6 hours of work that whole time (I went home after 2 hours one day).  Hell, I just took a week vacation, I can't call in willy nilly, even with FMLA.

Anyway, go here, I updated that tonight, too. 



If you haven't heard, ole BF seems to have retired again.  Hello memory of a good, young Favre bringing us a Superbowl championship.  Goodbye creaky, old (younger than me), hillbilly drama queen (for what, the last 7 or so years?).   So much for going out on top, huh?

Of course, you know its not over yet...

Monday, August 2, 2010

I meant well

I meant well.  I was going to update the garden pics and post a recap of our weekend, including a visit from my Mom and Dan and our boat trip Sunday, but we went to the Malt House to see B & Z after work tonight.  Long story short, we expect delivered food soon then bed.
Until tomorrow, here's a preview:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Quireboys on Youtube

I was just browsing Youtube and found some live Quireboys from last week.  I was lucky enough to see them about 20 years ago on tour in the states with L.A. Guns.  I was prepared as well.  I bought their album "A Bit Of What You Fancy" right after I bought the tickets - about 2 months before the show.  I liked L.A. Guns already, obviously, and wanted to know what I was going to hear from the first band.  I was fascinated, and enjoyed their performance immensely.

 I was front and center for that show, at the Barrymore Theater.  (On a side note, that would be walking distance now.)  I even met most members of both bands after the show at the Black Bear Lounge.  The Black Bear used to be the Heavy Metal Bar in Madison at the time so, of course, after show parties were directed there.  I was drunk as hell that night but I remember having a great conversation (and shots) with Spike, the singer.  I also remember many other sordid yet drunken tales about that evening that I can't divulge here, as well....

Anyway, it was nice to be young...  Enjoy the vid!

Drinking and posting don't usually go together, but I like the Quireboys and now I'm going to watch their concert DVD on my computer.  Have a great weekend!