The Rocketsled to Hell
Friday, January 30, 2004
Stuff -

Last night, while out with D, I saw a bumper sticker on a car that read:


[sarcasm] You're right! He must have been a liberal! He was an advocate of abortions and supported tyrranical dictators! [/sarcasm]


By the way, this is the 4th time I've been out with D. I'm not sure if I really like her yet, but my earlier impressions of her have proven to be false. I used to think she was a bit of an airhead, but she's actually pretty smart and witty. I think she just looks like a ditz.
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Freedom of Speech -

While perusing the Drudge Report, I ran across this article:

January 27, 2004 -- EXETER, N.H. - Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.

Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.

"I got down low and took his legs out," said Franken afterwards.

Franken said he's not backing Dean but merely wanted to protect the right of people to speak freely. "I would have done it if he was a Dean supporter at a Kerry rally," he said.

"I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down."

The trouble started when several supporters of fringe presidential candidate Lyndon Larouche began shouting accusations at Dean.

Franken emerged from the crowd and charged one male protester, grabbing him with a bear hug from behind and slamming him onto the floor.

"I was a wrestler so I used a wrestling move," Franken said.

Now, hold on a second. Why wasn't Franken for the Larouche supporter's freedom of speech? Doesn't he also have the right to free assembly? Protesting is the biggest liberal trademark! How can an ultra-liberal like Al Franken be against protesting?

I was at a war rally about a year ago, just before we took out Saddam, and there were a number of liberals protesting the rally, shouting it down. Al Franken, where were you then to protect my free speech rights?

Had I suplexed one of those people, I'd be in jail!!
Monday, January 26, 2004
Post-Weekend Scratchpad -

-Baby, it's cold outside. We've been getting snow off-and-on for the past two weeks or so, and none of it has melted away. Today they predicted 1-4 inches, but it looks like we've gotten 5 already. The snow continues tomorrow. This is alot different than what we usually get; normally it's one big blizzard dropping a foot-an-a-half in one night.

-I went out with D Friday night, and I'm not sure how much I like her. Casey and I had a blast at the party Saturday, however.

-I bought "The Office" (the entire first season) on DVD. Until now, I couldn't joke about the show with anyone: I must be the only guy in Milwaukee with Dish Network. Everyone has cable and they don't offer BBC America. I highly reccommend the DVD!

-I started working out again last week. I found out the hard way what "atrophe" means.

-Well, Carolina lost to New England, and since my first-ever football pick (at least one that I have proof of) was right, I'll attempt to do it again. New England 27, Carolina 17.

-It seems the first link to this page has been created in the Blogosphere. Sean Roper has a weblog that I've been a fan of for some time now. It's an honor to share links with him. Thanks Sean!

-I've made some headway with my computer. It's been a hotbead for viruses for months now, so I took a sledgehammer to it. Okay, so I really didn't, but I should.

-Last night, my roommates and I played a new boardgame (at least it's new to me) calles Acquire. It's all about selling and buying stocks and shit. Lots of fun and reccommended by 4 out of 5 dentists.
Friday, January 23, 2004
Daily Insight -

If I were a three-toed sloth, I would have been born with four extra toes.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
People Eating Tasty Animals -

PETA Petition

Please sign it and pass it around.
State of the Union Address -

President Bush said last night: "Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire next year..."

The Democrats hesitaed, then started applauding once they realized that they were against the act.

President Bush continued "...The terrorist threat will not expire on that schedule."

Who's the dummy now?
Monday, January 19, 2004
Post-Weekend Scratchpad -

-To prove my point in my last post: COLD

-I must say, I am happy that we hired Andrew. Not only is he a diligent worker and a quick learner, but he's funny as hell. Often he and I go back and forth with sexual innuendos using our "ladies man" voice (not directed at each other, of course). For example: after I quoted the "Damn, baby, you fine. Can I buy you a fish sandwich?" line from the movie, he replied "Hey, girl. Let's you and me go play dentist. I'll fill all your cavities". Highllarious!

-Me and the boys went out this wekend to a gentleman's club by the airport. Small place, but pretty hot dancers. And friendly, too! Oh, how friendly they are!

-I spent way too much money this weekend.

-In two weeks I get my bonus check. I'm looking at HDTVs, and I think I've decided on a 55" Mitsu 16:9 HD projection. Sexy.

-I met a girl named D last weekend and met up with her this Saturday night. She's a pretty interesting lady. I had to ditch Casey that night, but next Saturday I'm taking her to my company Christmas party to make up for it.

-Carolina will lose to New England.

-I've really been getting into poker lately. Those Texas Hold'em games on TV are probably the main catalyst. A guy at work has invited me to a big Hold'em game next month. I definately need more practice beforehand.

-Check out pyroboy.
Friday, January 16, 2004
Cold, Schmold -

It's a bit chilly outside in the Northeast. It's too bad nobody cares abouth the weather here in Milwaukee, though. These low temperatures are not unheard of 'round these parts come January or February.

What was that about global warming?
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Spring Break -

Yay!! I'm going to South Beach for spring break!! Yay!!

I'm not really into the whole girls gone wild thing anymore, but I've always wanted to check it out. Don't get me wrong, I love women. But a girl who goes down to Florida for spring break with the full intention of getting plastered, showing her breasts to a throng of equally-horny guys, and doing the horizontal tango with a random member of the aforementioned throng is not my idea of a quality woman. I figure, though, if I'm ever going to go and have a chance with said non-quality woman, I'd better do it now before I'm old and/or married.

Now I've got to lose the nice little gut I've acquired before I go.
Friday, January 09, 2004
From an Email -

A squad of Marines was driving up the highway between Basra and Baghdad. They came upon an Iraqi soldier badly injured and unconscious.

Nearby, on the opposite side of the road, was an American Marine in a similar but less serious state. The Marine was conscious and alert.

As first aid was given to both men, the injured Marine was asked what had happened.

The Marine reported: "I was heavily armed and moving north along the highway. Coming south was a heavily armed Iraqi soldier."

"What happened then?" the corpsman asked.

"I yelled to him that Saddam Hussein was a miserable asshole.
And he yelled back: 'Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton are miserable assholes.'"

We were standing there in the middle of the road shaking hands when a truck hit us."
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Personal Space -

Andrew: "Tonight we have to eat at a table." [Referring to the restraunt he, Dan, and I will be eating at before we check out this new pool hall in town.]
Me: "Umm... well, I was planning on eating from my lap."
Andrew: "I mean, you know, we can't get a booth."
Me: "Hehe, yeah. Uneven number of guys."
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Obtuse and Frankly (don't ask) -

I am resolved to post to this blog more frequently. However, I hate to post when I don't have much to say, so I will only blog when there is anything halfway interesting happening in my life.

My laptop is acting very strange today. I don't think it appreciated me dumping a full can of Sprite onto it. [That last sentence would be pretty humorous had it been true.]

On New Year's Day I got pulled over for plates that have been expired since August. So I'm lazy. Fucking sue me. Mr. Officer comes back to the car with my license in hand and tells me that it has been suspended. Thinking back, I recalled a ticket I had forgotten to pay back from Easter last year (that's another story all in itself). Today I finally took care of all of it. Now I only need to win the lottery. [Maybe I can claim that I lost the winning ticket.]

I called Casey last night. I don't know why, but I did. Am I actually missing her? Just last week she was calling me every day and I resented her for that, especially since she had nothing in particular to say. I'm not sure if my attraction to her (however weak it may be) is physical or otherwise, and that's not a good thing. I should just end it. I think she wants more than I do from this relationship. That's not saying much, since I really seem to only want sex. Besides, I've got a few girls lined up for dates in the next couple of weeks. I talked to Heather last night, as well as a girl named A. A and I are going out this weekend, and I plan to have a good time.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004
"Watson, come here..." -

Andrew, the new guy at work, brought in a book of wacky events in history. However, it is extremely vague. According to this book, today marks the 106th anniversary of the first underwater telephone conversation. Upon reading this, my interest was sparked.

After several grueling hours of scouring the internet, I finally came across an excerpt:

-"Glung gluuhg blehug gug?"
-"Gluudg glung gluug, gug glug!"
-"Gluug. Glubuglugg glug guggulug."
Monday, January 05, 2004
No Creative Title For This Entry -

We went out Saturday night and had a blast. I went with the rommmates and some mutual friends and a new friend of mine named G to some new club on the south side of town. Women everywhere! Casey was with us, though, which made things diffcult, but equally interesting and frankly fun. G and I met a few hotties before we had to leave to repair a situation Casey was in with one of her friends. I really hate that she's throwing me in the middle of this predicament. Apparantly she and her friend T had some sort of miscommuniblah blah blah blah.

Speaking of snotsicles, did anyone notice Al Harris's mustache in his on-field interview after his overtime game-winning interception and touchdown runback? I thought it was frost, but it'snot. [sorry, I couldn't resist]

Back to Saturday. Thee three of us couldn't meet up with T due to the club's dresscode and our casual attire, so we went to a place called The Up & Under. I've been there quite a few times years ago and really liked it, but the sheer density of the cigarette smoke made me not frequent the place. I wonder what I've missed.

I witnessed the best live blues band I have ever laid ears on that night. Too bad their website isn't up to date. I guess their harmonicist(?) and guitarist are new members so it may take a while before they are fully operational. Holy ass-rabbits, though! The damn guitar player wailed like Stevie Ray Vaughn and sung like Kenny Wayne Sheppard!! And I heard he's only 18! Makes me wish I had taken up something with such passion at an early age. Every member of the band was on point. Excellent band. To anyone in town or soon visiting, I urge you to see the Blue Rubies. You will not be dissapointed.
Friday, January 02, 2004
Ah, L'amour! -

Am I the only one that is completely fixated on watching Univision (you know, the Spanish Channel)? I used to watch it religiously, especially on Saturdays at 1:00. That's when Caliente comes on and if you don't know what that is, you're missing alot.

So two weeks ago, I was a bit bored on a Saturday afternoon and remembered that my favorite non-English beach dance party show was on. I turned it on and immediately fell in love. They were doing some sort of contest with a couple of the dancers (I only know that it was probably karaoke) and my heart exploded when they showed the third contestant. She was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Beyond perfect.

Andrea from Tampa, I will find you and make you mine.

Update: I watched Caliente again last weekend and, aparantly, she's a regular dancer on the show. God I can't wait until Saturday.

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