Archive for June, 2011

Happy Blogoversary To Me … Belated

Posted in Nonsense, Wacky News with tags , , , on June 30, 2011 by Bob

Apparently I missed my own blogoversary. I am not sure what prompted me to look on my page just now but I did. It says that my blogoversary is in 365 days. I looked it up and sure enough, it was yesterday. So I guess … WOOOOOHOOOO! That would mark the 2 year mark for me blogging. One would think I would have gotten better after 2 years. 🙂

I am not going to do anything special like re-design my site or anything like that. (Mainly because I even forgot about it, plus the fact that I need to hire someone to do stuff for me) I will just celebrate quietly, on my own. Maybe I will come up with something special to post later. Maybe I won’t.

Feel free to send well wishes, money, fruit baskets to help celebrate. Also feel free to do absolutely nothing as not many people really care about blogoversaries. Too bad I wasn’t a day earlier, me and Rod Blagojevich could have shared a “blagoversary”.By the way, blogoversary makes for a lot of red with the spell check.

That’s it for now. Until next time, remember … “I will be vindicated.”




It’s Already Starting

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , on June 29, 2011 by Bob

Actually, it isn’t starting, it has started. The back and forth, the accusations, the lies, the ugly truths. The politics. I don’t want to get too into this, I would much rather talk about songs I hate, but that is being done on at least 2 other posts at the moment. But I digress. Here are a few things about politics lately:

– She DID not confuse John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy.

– Does anyone really even care about what songs politicians are using? Their “theme song” isn’t going to make me vote for them or not vote for them.

– He was NOT vindicated.

– No one cares about Sarah Palin

– Gay marriage should NOT be left up to the states but SHOULD be allowed.

– Glenn Beck should not be surprised when people hate him.

so … yeah. Enough of the politics for now. Let’s see how I feel in another 2 months.

Um … Um … Hmmmm …

Posted in Nonsense with tags , on June 28, 2011 by Bob

I am just at a total loss of words tonight. Not toward anything that has happened, or anything going on. I am just, just … blank. I can think of absolutely nothing. Not to write about, not to Facebook about, not to anything. My mind is a blank. I am looking up each word as I type it and using a random word generator to write what I am putting here.

Honestly, the post a day is getting to me. Yeah, you have to read me bitching a little. I have missed one day since I started. I have had my share fair of lame ones. I am 6 months in though and I am determined to annoy everyone for another 6 months of pointless ramblings. Look at the bright side … a slew of celebs dies this month so it will be a good list come Friday!

Employees And Members Of Their Immediate Families Are Not Eligible

Posted in Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , on June 27, 2011 by Bob

THAT, was a long title. So I was watching Master Chef tonight. I have really gotten into the cooking competition shows. I also really like Gordon Ramsey. I know a lot of people think he is an ass, but it his “human” side that I really admire. Anyhoo, while watching tonight, one of the judges used the phrase “ghetto delicious”. Love that! I am digressing though.

Toward the end of the program, they had an advertisement for Master Chef cooking classes in conjunction with Le Cordon Bleu Culinary institutes. This is one of the schools that my wife works for. (She works for the corporate office that owns the school). That is really cool. The only problem is, now I can’t audition for Master Chef. Being that her company is a sponsor for the show, I am immediate family. Oh well, another dream shattered because of technicalities. I am used to it from working so many years in advertising. There have been a lot of contests and give-a-ways that I have not been eligible for. That’s ok. I’ll live.

Weekends Are Too Short

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , on June 26, 2011 by Bob

Duh! Everyone thinks that they are. On any normal weekend they are too short. When you throw in a wedding, birthday party, holiday, etc. They become even shorter. This weekend we went to a great wedding for my cousin up at Illinois Beach Resort. It was a nice little intimate wedding out on the beach and the reception inside a tent. It was late when we got home but it was a good night sleep because Tori was at grandma’s overnight. Then today we played a little Lego Pirates and then Tori came home. Add in mowing the lawn, which we all know how I feel about that, and the weekend was toast.


Next weekend, we have a wedding on Sat, bday party on Sun, and another bday party on Mon. I think the weekend after that we can relax. I think I am going to regret saving all my vacation until the end of the year. Yup, pretty much just some babbling.

Time For Another Good Idea … Bad Idea

Posted in Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2011 by Bob

Recently, actually it might have been a few weeks ago, I found myself watching clips from Animaniacs. One of my favs, “Good Idea, Bad Idea” with Mr. Skull Head Boney Hands. Actually, I love the entire show, but these always made me laugh.

In an homage to the segment, here are a few of my own … Good Idea … Bad Idea. (remember, add your own images…that’s what makes it good)

Good Idea – Playing airplane with your baby.

Bad Idea – Playing airplane with your baby right after she eats.

Good Idea – Eating soup.

Bad Idea – Eating soup while watching The Soup

Good Idea – Bouncing your baby on your knee.

Bad Idea – Bouncing an elephant on your knee.

So, I think those are funny, but then again I am a little odd. So, for those of you that long for the real thing, or who don’t know what I am talking about to begin with, I give you …


Until next time, remember … “We protest you calling us “little kids”. We prefer to be called “vertically-impaired pre-adults”.

I Let Myself Down

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , on June 24, 2011 by Bob

I forgot to blog last night. For some reason I thought of this in the shower this morning. I know it is only a blog, but I feel strangely and disproportionately disappointed in myself. It is an odd feeling. I feel worse than when I call in sick for work when a big soap opera wedding is on. I am still going to go for it the rest of the year. I am not going to let one day ruin my goal. I am also going to try to make up for it tonight with a a second post. I had a good idea yesterday and now I am doubly sad I forgot to blog because I can’t remember the topic. Hopefully I will by the end of the day.

Anyhoo, have a great Friday all.

A “Rules Of The Road” Public Service Announcement

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by Bob

The following is for all of the #$*&#%$* drivers I had to deal with this morning and this afternoon at intersections with flashing lights. It is information pulled from the Illinois Rules of the Road.

A driver must yield the right-of-way to other drivers or pedestrians:

• When making a right turn on a red light after a complete stop. • After coming to a complete stop at an intersection where there is a stop sign or flashing red signal. If there is no stop line, stop before the crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk or stop line, stop at a place where all approaching traffic can be seen.
• When making a left turn on a red light after a stop from a one-way street to another one-way street with traffic moving to the left.
• When more than one driver reaches a four-way stop intersection. The first driver to stop should be the first to go. When two vehicles on different roadways arrive at a four-way stop intersection at the same time, the vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on the right.
• When two vehicles on different roadways reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. The vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on the right.

• To oncoming traffic when making a left-hand turn. If you enter an intersection while the light is green, you may finish your turn even though the light turns red.

• To through traffic when approaching a MERGE sign. You must increase or decrease your speed to avoid a crash.

• When approaching a YIELD sign. You should slow down or stop to avoid a crash.

• Even after the light turns green when there are vehicles in the intersection.
• When emerging from an alley, building, private road or driveway after coming to a complete stop.
• To cross traffic when on the terminating highway of a “T” intersection with no traffic control signs or signals.
• When approaching emergency vehicles using audible and visual signals.

This Is A Test

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2011 by Bob

This is only a test. If this were a real emergency, that I actually thought was an emergency, first of all, I wouldn’t interrupt your programming. The station has a stupid graphic in the bottom 1/4 of the screen, pulling the program out of HD, and blocking a large portion of the screen. There is no need for a “meteorologist” to interrupt what I am watching and telling me the same thing that I have been looking at for the last 30 min.

Also, if this was a real emergency, I would realize that if I have the technology, to interrupt programming through an emergency broadcast network, that I could make the stupid announcement sound like an actual person instead of some transistor radio sounding robot voice.

If I am in the middle of a storm, let me enjoy it. Don’t shove your warnings and watches down my throat every 15 seconds. Tell me to go in my basement and that’s the end of it. You already told me to take shelter. Guess what, I am taking shelter, I am not going to see you telling me to keep taking shelter.

Anyhoo, gotta go to the basement now. I don’t get internet down there so I have to end. No, there isn’t a storm coming. Jackie is making me go down there for making fun of her being paranoid about storms.

A Huge Helping Of Cheese

Posted in Nonsense with tags , on June 20, 2011 by Bob

This last weekend was my first Father’s Day. I know I said that it was great and called out a few things. I have to say though, that after reflecting on the day, being a dad is the best thing I have done and will ever do. Being at work today, and thinking about the crappy things at work, the things that you always bitch and complain about, I realized that it really all doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. There are so many more important things in life than worrying about other people and their annoying tendencies. Sure, you can still complain about them, and I know I will, but it makes everything so much less stressful when you know you are going home to something that you can’t believe that you actually made. Yeah, I am getting all sappy so … Just remember what is important in life. Work pays the bills but everything else makes life worth living.

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