• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    This makes me twitch…

    I have a powerlifting meet in Vegas on December 1.  My company has a policy about a vacation blackout in November and December.  In order to get to this meet, I need one day, November 30th off.  I have not missed a day since I got hired.  I’m now 9 months without a sick day.  (Although I’m now fighting a cold and might miss a day later this week if I don’t beat it).  My boss did not see it fit to let me take that day off.  Now I’m faced with flying, which one, I can’t really afford and two, I hate flying, or not going and defending my…

  • Home Improvements

    Please play the theme music from Flip this House…

    This is the house I sold last September, before: After: Before After That’s Xica da Silva in the foreground. The best little black dog that ever lived. Now this house before: After I’ve got a little painting to do, but for all intents and purposes, it’s done.  It’s a working kitchen.  I need to choose a paint color, but I need to get paint on the siding first, so it’ll have to wait.  I also need to figure out those damned French doors.  They’re plumb plumb plumb and won’t close properly.  They overlap in the middle now.  Oy.

  • Body for Life,  Home Improvements,  Wine of the Day

    High Anxiety

    LIBRA September 22-October 22 It may feel like you’re falling behind, but that’s your high expectations talking. You’re moving along at a clipped pace. This weekend brought four major projects.  Replacing the dishwasher, fixing the plumbing under the sink, fixing the French doors and prepping the front for paint  I never got to the prepping the front part, and the jury is still out on the French doors, but progress was made. Out with the old… And in with the new! (Notice the super cool blue lights) I ran it through and so far so good.  No leaks, no overspill with my Rube Goldberg air-gap installation and no leaks with the…

  • Wine of the Day

    Lunacy is…

    Changing up your webpage on a full moon.  No, I don’t know what I was thinking.  I’ll be playing with the changes over the next few days, hopefully I won’t fade to black.   I’ll also be adding a Current Events category and dropping a bunch of the others.  Some things I just have to comment on, and maybe they don’t fit into the Bush is a Moron or Stuck on Stupid category.   Stuff where I just want to write a minuet and maybe even be kind.  I’m also loading up some archived stuff left over from the move.  Those on RSS might get clobbered in the next three days so…

  • Body for Life,  Powerlifting

    On becoming the biggest loser

    This week’s lunch fare include my version of Joyce Goldstein’s Garofolato di Manzo alla Romana, beef stew scented with clove.  She serves is with mashed potatoes, but I put it over a baked potato because that’s more Body for Life.  So this week’s menu: Breakfast 1/2 WW English muffin with 2 slices lean Canadian Bacon and a slice of low fat Havarti Morning snack 1 oz beef jerkey 1 can Yoplait fat free Lunch Beef stew on a baked potato with spaghetti squash -total calories on this 380 Afternoon snack Apple and String cheese Dinner WW tortilla with a chicken breast a little light cheese, fat free sour cream and fresh…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Bush is a Moron

    I’m bringing back RANDOM!

    First off, John Garamendi.  I love this guy.  When he was the Insurance Commissioner, I complained to him at an A’s game about the Evil Empire (FNF).  He actually seemed like he was listening.  Next thing you know, the fines come rolling down.  We don’t like kickbacks.  They give title companies a bad name.  Real Estate Agents that ask for them are just as guilty and need some sanctions as well.  Minding our own keeps the likes of Jackie Spieirs out of our business.  At any rate, John Garamendi is now the Lt. Governor of the Great State of California.  I hear he’s running for Governor, but he just said…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    The inevitable

    I knew I couldn’t go as long and as hard as I’d been going without the wheels coming off at some point. The wheels started coming off Thursday night. Beauregard came to me with “that” look. “That” look is the look that my tummy isn’t good and I’m going to hurl if you don’t let me outside. I do not tarry when he gives me that look. I spring into action and let him outside. After around 20 minutes there was no puking, but I knew he wasn’t right. So I gave him the hydrogen peroxide treatment. A tablespoon, wait a minute, a tablespoon, wait a minute. Usually by the…

  • Wine of the Day

    Gidday mate!

    Wednesday night we went to the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant for a tasting of boutique New Zealand wines with Master Sommelier Robert Bath.  Nice man.  I always meet the nicest people there.  One of the wines has slipped my mind, but ones that worked were Hatton Estates EC2 Chardonnay.  It was a lively Chardonnay with a lot of citrus in it.  Well balanced and I could definitely imagine some nice Asian Fusion fish dish with it.  He also poured a 2007 Millton wine that I can’t remember what it was.  (it was red, I feel stupid when I do stuff like this)  I think it was their Malbec.  That was the…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    The Lost Boys

    This is one of my favorite movies.  Kiefer Sutherland was awesome as the bad boy vampire.  There used to be a restaurant in town, designed by Pat Kuleto called RAF.  The decor looked like the vampire lair from that movie.  Whenever I here Pat Kuleto’s name, I think of that restaurant and The Lost Boys.  And I loved the last line.  After all is said and done, Grandpa declares: One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach. All the damn vampires.  That’s the one problem with The Farm.  All the damn spiders.  Gazillions of them.  Last weekend I cleaned them out of all the corners vacuumed up all…

  • Rant

    Judy Davis of JD Mortgage- Today’s Worst Person in the World!

    Judy Davis of JD Mortgage was my parent’s landlady. She is the scumsucking bottom feeder that evicted a 79 year old woman and her disabled 83 year old husband. She is the lying sack of shit that told my parents she was going to remodel their unit so that it would be nice for them last year. She completely inconvenienced them all summer and fall. They moved all of their crap around so she could remodel the place. They stumbled around as a remodeling that they weren’t interested in was done. All the while Judy Davis of JD Mortgage upgraded her unit and continued to collect rent from them. Then…