Friday, January 30, 2004

THis is GeTTinG REal oLd... part deux

I am on my second day of weather enforced detention. Neither of my vehicles will start and I have no snacks for the Xbox party this weekend. I hope the temperature gets up to 0 on Saturday so I can go get some munchies. The outside temperature near my Accord and Exploder at 6:45 am was about -20 degrees farenheit. Do you know how cold that is? That's "ICE COLD!"

Anyways, I couldn't get to work again, so somehow or another I need to figure out a way to keep the batteries warm in each so I don't have to use up all my sick days and vacation days.


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Computing.Net - How To Ever find yourself wondering how to do something with your computer? I do. A lot of the time it is also something simple that you have done in the past, but forgotten the magic that went into solving that problem the first time. Well click here and save yourself hours! Nice instructions. Simple and to the point.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

This is getting old...

I am ready for Spring now....

The last several years have repeated a certain pattern. The first and second week of January are FRIGID. Then it warms up to 10 degrees above and warmer. THIS YEAR, it seems to not be following the pattern, in fact getting colder! Accccck! See below for latest forecast in my area.


Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service

...ANOKA-BARRON-BENTON-CARVER-CHIPPEWA-CHISAGO-DAKOTA-DUNN-EAU CLAIRE- GOODHUE-HENNEPIN-ISANTI-KANABEC-MILLE LACS-MORRISON-PEPIN-PIERCE- POLK-RAMSEY-RICE-RUSK-SCOTT-SHERBURNE-ST. CROIX-TODD-WASHINGTON- WRIGHT- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... BALSAM LAKE... BLAINE... BUFFALO... CAMBRIDGE... CENTER CITY... CHASKA... CHIPPEWA FALLS... DURAND... EAU CLAIRE... ELK RIVER... ELLSWORTH... FARIBAULT... FOLEY... LADYSMITH... LAKEVILLE... LITTLE FALLS... MENOMONIE... MILLE LACS... MINNEAPOLIS... MONTICELLO... MORA... NEW RICHMOND... PRINCETON... PRIOR LAKE... RED WING... RICE LAKE... SHAKOPEE... ST. PAUL... STAPLES... STILLWATER 1037 AM CST WED JAN 28 2004
... WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES IS CONTINUING A WIND CHILL ADVISORY FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... AND HAS BEEN EXPANDED INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN THIS AFTERNOON.

FRIGID TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS OF 25 TO 35 BELOW ZERO THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE COLD. IF TRAVELING IN RURAL AREAS A SLEEPING BAG AND EXTRA WARM CLOTHES SHOULD BE BROUGHT ALONG IN THE EVENT YOU BECOME STRANDED.


Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things Interesting reading. Subscribe!

Sunday, January 25, 2004

It's great to be a man!

(thanks dave r)
Your ass is never a factor in a job interview.
Your orgasms are real. Always.
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Nobody secretly wonders if you swallow.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
You don't have to curl up next to a hairy ass every night.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can be president.
You can wear a white shirt to a water park.
Foreplay is optional.
You never feel compelled to stop a friend from getting laid.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
You don't give a rat's ass if someone notices your new haircut.
The world is your urinal.
Hot wax never comes near your pubic area.
You never have to drive to another gas station because this one's just too
icky.
Same work... more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
You don't have to leave the room to make emergency crotch adjustments.
Wedding Dress $2000; Tux rental $100.
If you retain water, it's in a canteen.
People never glance at your chest when you're talking to them.
Princess Di's death was just another obituary.
The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
Porn movies are designed with you in mind.
Not liking a person does not preclude having great sex with them.
Your pals can be trusted never to trap you with "So, notice anything different?"
One mood, all the time.

Hah-hah! Heh-heh! It's funny because it's true :)

Friday, January 16, 2004

Six-Legged Calf Heads for Ripley's Museum

Yahoo! News - Six-Legged Calf Heads for Ripley's Museum

Bob the mailman joke (thanks beth)

One Monday morning a mailman is walking the neighborhood
on his usual route.

As he approaches one of the homes he notices that both cars
are in the driveway, his wonder is cut short by Bob the homeowner
coming out with a load of empty beer and liquor bottles.

"Wow Bob, looks like you guys had a hell of a party last night."
The Mailman comments;

Bob in obvious pain replies," Actually we had it Saturday night,
this is the first I have felt like moving since 4 am Sunday morning."
We had a About fifteen couples from around the neighborhood over
for the Christmas Cheer and got a bit wild. Hell we even got
so drunk that around Midnight we started playing WHO AM I."

The Mailman thinks a moment and says, "How do you play that?"

Bob continues between hung over gasps," Well all the guys
go in the bedroom and we come out one at a time with a sheet
covering us and only our "units" showing through a hole in the sheet.
Then the women try to guess who it is."

The Mailman laughs and says," Damn I am sorry I missed that."

"Probably a good thing you did," Bob responds,
"your name was guessed four or five times."

Monday, January 12, 2004

Happy New Year!

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them."

I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor, we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed. "How is it that there's no work going on here?" I asked.

"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked. "Simple," the angel answered. "Just say, "Thank you, Lord."

"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.

"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world. "If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

"And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."

Also .....

"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ..... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.

"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.

"If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest,torture or death ..... you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world.

"If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare.

If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you are unique to all those in doubt and despair."

Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings.

If you want, pass this along to remind someone else how blessed we all are.

Attn: Acknowledge Dept.: "Thank You Lord! Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share it with."

Happy New Year

Friday, January 02, 2004

NASA Rover Set for Risky Landing on Mars this Saturday night

Yahoo! News - NASA Rover Set for Risky Landing on Mars: "PASADENA, Calif. - After a journey of seven months and 303 million miles, a six-wheeled NASA (news - web sites) rover will speed like a bullet Saturday night toward the surface of Mars and, if all goes as planned, stop with a bounce. "

What I'm listening to today...

KQRS-FM