Thursday, September 21, 2006

Happy Anniversary

Hey. I totally missed my anniversary. No, not that one…the one that occurred the day before my birthday. September 11, 2006 marked the one year anniversary of my quitting smoking, shattering my previous record of seven months. I scarcely have the urge to smoke. Sometimes I miss it in the mornings with a cup of coffee…or when I’m watering plants, but I don't have those strong, 'gotta have one' urges any more.


After much debate (not really too much) it was decided that our new-found friend Sheldon (left) should be released into the wild. Tuesday morning The Boy and The girl released him into a small lake in town before school. I’m sure he’s much happier now. It’s a nice lake with lots of plants and small fishies to eat.

Later that morning The Warden called me at work and told me that The Boy’s car’s oil light came on when he was almost to school; and that his car was leaking oil in the parking lot. Great. First the transmission; now this. So I got off early, bought some oil and a filter; grabbed my tools; and headed to school. I got him out of class early.

I got under the car and looked around. Oil on the oil pan. None above the oil plug. Great. Maybe the plug was just loose. Nope. I wiped down the oil pan. Voila! A crack in the oil pan, complete with a fresh scrape. “Did you run something over this morning?” You know what the answer was.

Turns out that, on the way from the lake to school, the boy made a left-hand turn to get onto a freeway access road that didn’t exist (“The other streets have them”).

I had a talk with The Boy about paying attention to what the fuck he’s doing while driving a 3,000lb hunk of metal with human beings in it. He got the point. I got the bill: $338.


I was watching the news this morning and they showed a disturbing dash-cam video of a cop making a traffic stop. The driver pointed a gun out the window and shot the cop in the face. He then got out and pistol whipped the cop while he was on the ground, took his gun, and drove off. Amazingly, the cop was able to get into his car and chase the guy down.

This happened back in February. He got life in prison. This freak is the true epitomization of evil and should have been exterminated. There is no mitigation for something like this. My opinion is that capital punishment should be extended to anyone who even attempts to kill another human being.

That is all.


Looks like my job will be taking me traveling soon. Maybe next month; maybe in November. I’ll probably be doing a three-day trip every other month. Right now it looks like Japan is on the immediate out-of-the-country list. Not sure about in the States. I’ll blog and post pics once it starts up.


Memory du Jour:

Quote of the Day:
We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?" -Lee Iacocca

Link du Jour:
These guys are nucking futs. You’ll need broadband unless you’re really, really patient:

Image du Jour:
My cousin Rex (at right) with his band Greenbelly
in Brazil. They've since broken up, but he's
still at it.


jules said...

Loved the video. And Happy Anniversary.

No said...

so...what is it that you do that allows you to travel to Japan on the company's tab?

I want to do that too!

Anonymous said...

wow, I totally agree re: capital punishment if you even attempt to kill someone. I don't care if you're 'temporarily insane' or any of the other bullshit excuses people come up with for their actions. The only time I think it's OK to go 'temporarily insane' is, for instance, if a husband beats his wife and/or kids all the time and she finally snaps and kills him. In that case, I'd be giving her high fives. :)

Margaret said...

Happy Smoke Out Anniversary! I'm in phase one of the phase out. Ultra lights - buy one pack at a time (no more cartons). Oct. 1st I start with more restrictions.. hopefully by 1/1/07 I can make a resolution I can actually keep. Doing a bit of weight loss too - can't do it all at the same time.

Gosh, I think I'm going to say "No to owning a car or having a license" in 13 more years. Seriously, I've seen her drive on the XBox game. Be afraid... very afraid.

Whistler71 said...

Hey happy smokeless fucker! I haven't been here in so long, I am very sorry. I got a place in town and I only have limited internet time and it really sucks. I will be back soon, though, full on and ready to take my blog by the balls. Till then, take care fucker!

No said... tell us more about the Warden...