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    Update to last post

    February 5th, 2014

    Ok so the piece of string may not be the second greatest cat toy ever.  This one didn’t really work out so well.  Well it did for a few days but then my cat tore it to shreds and ate it.  He was so cute playing with it and tossing it around then pouncing on it but that only lasted about three days.  Then I noticed that the string was about half the size it was before.  Finally I found about an inch of it left and threw it away.  He did not get another one.So, it may have been a good idea at the time but I must admit it is not the second greatest cat toy ever.

    The Worlds Second Greatest Cat Toy

    January 29th, 2014

    IMG_6821Well I did it again!  Some of you regular readers of this site may remember that a few years ago I invented the Worlds Greatest Cat Toy.  A balled up piece of paper.  Now I have done it again.  I invented the Worlds Second Greatest Cat Toy.

    A piece of string!

    Captain Willie

    November 17th, 2013


    Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie

    He growled out his commands

    and all the loyal sailors they clicked their heels

    and swore

    they would protect the noble ship

    in peacetime and in war

    My Bar Tab is $575.50

    October 14th, 2013

    This was originally posted on March 26th 2007.  I thought it need to be brought out once again.

    My Bar Tab is $575.50

    my bar tab is…..
    This is fun to do. Just read the “offense” and if you’ve done it, you owe that fine. Keep going until you’ve read each “offense” and added up your total fine. Title your post or comment, “My Bar Tab is$……..” You don’t have to confess your answers, just the amount of your fine.
    Smoked pot — $10
    Did acid — $5
    Ever had sex at church — $25
    Woke up in the morning and did not know the person who was next to you– $40
    Had sex with someone on Facebook — $25
    Had sex for money — $100
    Ever had sex with the a Puerto Rican — $20
    Vandalized something — $20
    Had sex on your parents’ bed — $10
    Beat up someone — $20
    Been jumped — $10
    Crossed dressed — $10
    Given money to stripper — $25
    Been in love with a stripper — $20
    Kissed some one who’s name you didn’t know –$10
    Ever drive drunk — $20
    Ever got drunk at work, or went to work while still drunk — $50
    Used toys while having sex — $30
    Got drunk, passed out and don’t remember the night before — $20
    Went skinny dipping — $5
    Had sex in a pool — $20
    Kissed someone of the same sex — $10
    Had sex with someone of the same sex — $20
    Cheated on a significant other — $10
    Masturbated — $10
    Cheated on a significant other with their relative or close friend –$20
    Gave oral — $5
    Got oral — $5
    Gave/got oral in a car while it was moving– $25
    Stole something — $10
    Had sex with someone in jail — $25
    Made a nasty home video — $15
    Had a threesome — $50
    Had sex in the wild — $20
    Been in the same room while someone was having sex — $25
    Stole something worth over more than a hundred dollars — $20
    Had sex with someone 10 years older — $20
    Had sex with someone under 21 and you are over 25 — $25
    Been in love with two people or more at the same time — $50
    Said you love someone but didn’t mean it — $25
    Went streaking — $5
    Went streaking in broad daylight — $15
    Been arrested — $5
    Spent time in jail — $15
    Peed in the pool — $0.50
    Played spin the bottle — $5
    Done something you regret — $20
    Had sex with your best friend — $20
    Had sex with someone you work with, at work –$25
    Had anal sex — $80
    Lied to your mate — $5
    Lied to your mate about the sex being good –$25

    Tally it up and tell me what your  Bar Tab Is…


    September 20th, 2013

    Well I did it.  I made the jump to an e-cigarette.  I am smoking about half of what I was a week ago.  I can see this working towards quitting completely but first, let’s start at the beginning.
    A few weeks ago I took a friend down to Saturday’s Market.  It’s a big huge flea market between Middletown and E-Town.  While there we came across a booth selling e-Cigs and all the accessories that go along with it.  My friend stopped to ask a few questions about her e-Cig and they ended up giving her a little hooky thing to open her e-Cig and refill it.  They didn’t charge her anything for it and I was impressed that they did that.  She mentioned, on the way home, that they also have a kiosk at a local shopping mall.  I just filed the information away.  Last Saturday I got a bug up my ass and decided to get my own e-Cigarette.  I remembered our encounter at Saturday’s Market and off to Capitol City Mall I went.  While there I found out the company is called LifeSmokeVapors .  I bought a kit with two rechargable heaters and 5 vapor cylinders.  The heater looks like the main part of a cigarette and the vapor cylinder looks like a filter so the whole thing looks like a cigarette.  I got a small vile of nicotine liquid to refill my e-Cig.  I can see this helping me to quit cigarettes completely.  I am replacing regular cigs with the e-Cig.  Once I get to the point that I’m no longer smoking real cigarettes I can start to reduce the amount of nicotine in my e-Cig.  Eventually getting to the point of not using the e-Cig at all.
    It’s kinda’ like quitting backwards.  I’m breaking the habit first then I’ll deal with the addiction second.  So if you’re looking into an e-Cigarette check out these guys at LifeSmokeVapors .


    September 10th, 2013

    Well my beloved Eagles kicked ass under the direction of new head coach Chip Kelly.  Last night in their season opener against the Washington Redskins, on Monday Night Football, they ran all over them.  The “High Octane”, no huddle offense made mincemeat of Washington’s defense.  Michael Vick threw for two TD’s and even ran one in himself.  The other TD came from Shady McCoy running one in solo.  On the other side RG3 threw two int’s, was sacked three times and the ‘Skins gave up one fumble.  After last season it’s nice to see the Eagles play like a team determined to win.

    Fly Eagles Fly!!!


    My iPhone

    August 3rd, 2013

    I love my iPhone.  I like having Siri to search the web for me.  I really like the 64Gigs of memory it has for my music playlist.  I like having a mini computer in my hand that also makes phone calls.  This single device has replaced my phone, camera and iPod.  It’s all that rolled into one.  Being very anti-Google, I didn’t want an android smart phone and my only other choice was the iPhone.  I like that whatever is being tracked by my use of this smart phone it isn’t being tracked and stored by Google.  I could have gotten a Windows phone but like I stated previously, “… my only other choice was the iPhone.”.


    The Flag

    July 3rd, 2013

    The Flag
    by Grace Noll Crowell

    America, America, a band goes marching by
    A flare of trumpets down the street
    And bright against the sky
    A sweep of color ripples out
    And a flag flies high

    A gleam of scarlet on the blue
    A light upon the hill
    The flag, The flag, America
    Is lifted waving still
    And in each breast a song of thanks
    In every heart a thrill

    America, America
    The marching martial band
    Beats out the measure of your might
    The power of your hand
    But nothing stirs the heart like this
    High flag above the land

    God keep your flag, America —
    As clean and bright as when
    It first unfurled above the heads
    Of brave undaunted men —
    So free that men will never need
    To die for it again

    Richard “Dick” Trickle 1941-2013

    May 17th, 2013

    I met Dick Trickle on September 9th 2000 at the Richmond International Raceway. It was the afternoon before the Busch race.  He kept hitting me up for my Camels and telling me how much he liked racing the short tracks.  We just sat there awhile smoking cigarettes and talking about racing.  When I asked him if it were true that he use to smoke in the race cars he said to me, in his mid-western drawl “Yeeeeeah they don’t let me do that anymore.”
    You see that May earlier in the year I went on the Zippo website and took a quiz about NASCAR racing.  Needless to say I won the Grand Prize of a day at the track with Jimmy Spenser driving the #20 Zippo car in the Busch race on a Friday night.  Dick was driving for Jimmy that night in the #99 Schneider National car.  My bud Jim who went with me to the race spent the afternoon talking with Jimmy Spenser while I walked up to Dick and introduced myself as a fan of his going back to the Grand National Racing days.  He told me all about how to go into a corner on a short track and when to get back in the gas coming out of the turn.
    I had a memorable afternoon with a racing legend.
    Dick Trickle came in third place in the race that night.  Jimmy Spenser took fifth place.

    Dick Trickle took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot.  He was 71 years old.
    R.I.P. Dick Trickle

    Our System of Government

    March 14th, 2013


    A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers