Wednesday, October 31, 2007


This might go down as the best Halloween weather I can remember. Unfortunately I don't have many plans to take advantage. My special lady friend and I might give away some candy to beggars for a little while. This will really just be an excuse to show off our dog's costumes. Peanut as a bee and Wicket as a princess. Maybe I'll see if they will go for a walk with their costumes on.

The big news is that a gaston and a zambo are coming to visit. I wish it was a gaston and a zamboni, but I'll take what I can get. I haven't seen Gretchen and her little one in a while and it will be good to see them. The last time I saw the little fella, she didn't do a heck of a lot but I hear she is talking up a storm now. Now I'll have dogs and kids keeping me from a good night's sleep.

Here is a joke that I was told back in Kirksville by Ruthann. I answered incorrectly, but I think I enhanced the joke in doing so.

Why can't ghost's have babies?

Jeff's answer (with no hesitation): Because they don't have a Boo-terus

I think the real punchline is something about a halloweenie, but I'm a women's libber and I helped out the cause. You're welcome ladies.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bagel Diet?

I think I might have made a major medical discovery this weekend. If you hammer a bunch of nails and only eat bagels for a whole weekend, you will lose weight. I started off the weekend at about 208. Then on Saturday and Sunday all I ate were bagels from St. Louis Bread Company (4 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday). The result was a weight of 203.5. Some might say that this is due to a lack of calories and lots of activity, but I think I owe it all to the power of the bagel.

Deep in my heart I wish the bagel diet really worked, because I could probably eat just bagels.

Not a lot to report. I have been working on the house a lot, but I will not make my personal deadline of November 1st for being done with the major rennovations. I have all of my sub-floor down and still need to get the walls smoothed out before I can paint. The other real problem is that my dad can't come over again for a few weeks and he is integral to the project being complete.

I crashed a Halloween partay on Friday. It was ok and unexpected. Ashley got off work at 11:30 and told Casey and I that we were crashing a party. When he got to our house he also had just discovered that it was a costume party. After a lot of time and thought were spent(5 minutes worth) we all had costumes. Casey wore my powder blue tuxedo and drew on a mustache to be Steve Buscemi from the Wedding Singer. Ashley and I found some short gym shorts and tight t-shirts and tennis raquets to be an 80s Doubles Tennis team. Luckily I think we escaped without any pictures of us being taken. We made fun of these guys who wanted to dress up like the furies from "The Warriors," but instead of baseball uniforms they wore scrubs because they were cheaper. That took it from a potentially good costume to a very lame costume. That is like dressing up like the incredible hulk, but painting yourself yellow because the paint was cheaper.

It was a semi fun party with a little dancing and some good music (some sort of mash-ups mix was playing).

I have recently found this guy who blogs from prison in Arizona. I have found it very interesting because I have travelled to so many prisons around the country for my old job. I also spent about 3 months in Arizona back in 2005. If I get around to it maybe I'll put up a link.

Keep on keeping on.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I've already had this blog for a few weeks now and I have yet to get any sponsorship or advertisement offers. What gives? I thought this was the fast track to riches. I guess I'll keep my day job for a little while longer.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pudding! Not for an emergency, but just for fun

I just read a hot breaking story on the worldwide interwebs news. They say that Britney Spears is equipping her house with a pudding fountain. I'm sure it is not true, but what a great thing to dream about. I know that chocolate fountains are common, but those a just a little too classy for regular folks like Britney and myself.

On another note, I just found out that Guitar Hero III is coming out on the Wii. This makes me excited. I will have to really push to finish our house remodeling so that I can actually play some Wii in the near future. I really think that Guitar Hero will bring the family closer together. Hell, even dogs love to play Guitar Hero. Check out this picture of Trogdor, a friend's guitar playing dog, and see how much she likes it.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's Everywhere

One day last week Casey and I were watching a Family Guy rerun. It was great as usual, but one line just killed us for a good 20 minutes. It was even something we have heard many times before.

The family was on the run and they were somewhere in the south in some old house. Every time Peter opened something up a raccoon would jump out and start scratching and biting him.
Then he needed to go to the bathroom, and they only had an outhouse. (recipe for hilarity)

He proceeded to try to crawl into the hole in the outhouse and he ended up knocking it over. Then he said: Ohhh it's everywhere. Even in my raccoon wounds.

I know that describing it took every ounce of life out of it, but all I have to say is that shit in raccoon wounds is funny.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Not too much has been going on the last few days. I can finally walk again after all of my weekend trampolining. That is a big plus.

I think our doggies are starting to get cabin fever because it has been raining a lot. As a result peanut, the little troublemaker, has been chewing on anything she can find while we're not looking. Ex: Kleenex, Toliet Paper, Shoes, Magazines, Bath Mats, Paper, Casey's bookbag, and probably other things we haven't found yet. She is just too fucking cute for me to get angry with her. At least we have one good dog.

For some reason, Casey and I like to go on dates to the county (usually South County) and go to chain restaurants. So last night we went on a romantic dinner to the Texas Roadhouse. It was delicious and it seems it was everyone in the place's birthday. What are the odds.

We are in the process of remodeling our living/dining room in our house. We started by ripping up the carpet and dismantling some walls in March or April, but now after 7 months we are actually making some progress. This is mostly thanks to my dad, and very little to me although I am learning. So I am getting excited to being able to enjoy half of my house again in the near future.

Besides working on the house this weekend I think a trip to a pumpkin patch might be in order. My friend Josh told us about a Pumpkin Patch in Chesterfield that they go to that looks pretty nice. It also looks like this pumpkin patch has a corn maze. That is pretty great, because I have only been to one corn maze in my life in Pennslyvania in 2003. I went with DOB, Jeannie, Pat and Amy the Baltimorians and had a great time. It was very cold, but we were able to conquer the maze before being trapped in it overnight.

For any locals to the town with the best drinking water in the nation, Captured! By Robots will be here Saturday night. This band/experience blows me away everytime I see them/it. I especially like the opening band: "The Teddy Bear Orchestra."

ok. that's it.

Monday, October 15, 2007


So I recently left a job that I had on and off for 10 years. The last 5 of them I was a travelling fool. I went to spend weeks in such towns as Fredonia, KY, Eager, AZ, Bisbee, AZ, Goochland, VA and many others. I can look back on it fondly now, but I quit because I was tired of being away from home so much. Casey had a constant stream of tears from the second I left until I got back. Ok that is not true, but I think that she did miss me a little.

Now that I don't travel for work anymore I am happier, but the weeks seem to go by very quickly. I don't know if I am just busy or if I don't see a lot of new things anymore, but it is speeding by.

This weekend was a lot of fun. It was The sHadow's birthday extravaganza weekend. We went to this place called skyzone in chesterfield. It was totally bodacious!! It is this place that is covered in trampolines. The floor, the walls etc... I almost broke my ankles and my back, but it was worth it. I could hardly walk the next day. I am old. The mens bathroom also smelled like a diaper. Here is the website:

Yes we were the oldest people there without children.

Then we had some great Indian food, some delicious homemade cookies from Jessica and Allie (not to be confused with Kate and Allie the TV series, or Cagney and Lacey), and then went to the City Museum. We saw some guy try to buy something from the consession stand there with money he had in his sock. Unfortunatly they have a strict "No Sock Money" policy. They had a sign and everything. Poor sock money :(

Now I'm at work. The end.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Gold Medalz

I don't know if anyone reads as much worthless news as I do, but hopefully you can follow along.

Marion Jones the olympic athlete recently admitted to using steroids (but who dosen't love at least a little steroids) and gave back her olympic medals. Some people were very upset over this whole ordeal. The first thing that I thought of was McDonald's. I'm not sure if the promotion was running in 2000 when Marion Jones earned her medals, but McDonald's had a contest where you would win prizes based on how many medals a certain country had at the end of the olympics.

Do you think that anyone who won prizes at McDonalds based on the number of medals earned by the USA will be getting a call soon to give their prizes back? It is only fair.

So far everything I feel like writing about is food. This may have something to do with my girth. Hopefully the next entry will range into different topics, like beverages.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Part 2

I forgot to say that I went to Mike Bush's Hot Dog Zone once. It was right after I had stiches in my hand from trying to emulate the Karate Kid. I had an ace bandage on my hand and I got cheese on it from my hot dog with cheese.

Hot Dog Zone?

So Monday was unseasonably hot in St. Louis and just about everywhere. This got me thinking about the weather. Then I thought about Bob Richards who used to be the weather man for Channel 5 back when I was a kid. He was a wacky but somewhat likeable guy who killed himself by flying a plane up in the air and then straight into the ground. His good friend on the TV station was the sports guy: Mike Bush. Mike Bush had part of his segment where he showed sports highlights called "The Highlight Zone." I guess it was pretty popular. Popular enough that he later opened a restaurant called Mike Bush's Hot Dog Zone. I think it was on Manchester Road in West County.

I don't consider myself the King of finding stuff on the internet, but I think I'm pretty good at it. I looked for a good 5 minutes for any history on the internet of the "Hot Dog Zone" but with no success. So I will offer a reward of a hot dog to anyone who finds mention on the interwebs. I suppose now I should tell some people that this weblog exists, otherwise I'll never find the "Hot Dog Zone."

That's the kind of thing I think about.