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A Few Updates … Or, “Meaningless Words Thrown Together To Have A Post Today”

Posted in Alex, Celebrity Deaths, Nonsense, Tech Stuff with tags , , , , on September 11, 2013 by Bob

I have been pretty horrible lately providing ample humorous content to my many loyal readers. By “lately” I mean the last year or so and by “loyal” I mean the 5 or 6 of you I pay to read my blog. While today’s installment may not be the most entertaining piece I have ever written, I figure that I better get something out there since I added ‘blog writing’ as a skill on LinkedIn. So, as I was driving home, listening to Tangled for the 273rd time (it is Tori’s newest obsession), I decided I would visit a few past posts and give updates on things that apparently mattered to me at the time.


I had a couple of posts on this. While I don’t want to make this a medical blog, I want to assure all of you that I am not going to drop dead anytime soon. I didn’t disclose my numbers before, but 3 key numbers I had to get under control were: A1C = 10, Fasting blood sugar 210, Triglycerides = 489. YIKES! After 3 months of meds and diet I am at the following: A1C = 5.7, Fasting 103, Triglycerides 217. Still need to work on the Tri # but … HUGE improvement! And I have lost over 20 lbs.



I DID add a number of “skills” to my LinkedIn profile. I haven’t had any new connection requests, you can still connect if you would like, and I haven’t had a whole lot of endorsements for my new skills. I am still waiting for those and the numerous job offers to roll in.


Hedge Fund

I am up to $22.37. Look out Google!


Andy Rooney

My eyebrows aren’t any bushier. I did have one wild hair the other day though.


2013 “Fun” Celeb Death Predictions

So, I guess it might be a little late to get this one started. I will do better for 2014


No updates on, but I will eventually get to, some OLD items such as my Chopped Challenge and something else I am sure that were so long ago I can’t even find them now.

Well, that’s about it. I just realized it is hard to give updates on posts when I haven’t written that many.

To make up for it, her is a video of the youngest voice, Alex, dancing.





Please Read Carefully As Our Menu Has Changed

Posted in Celebrity Deaths, Nonsense with tags , , , on April 3, 2013 by Bob

We are now serving nothing but Tofu. But seriously, I have noticed over the last oh, decade, that anytime you call a company that has voice prompt hell, that they ALL start off with “Please listen to the options carefully as our menu has changed.” This is true for companies that I have been calling for years. Their menu is either constantly changing or they just are too lazy to take it off.

“But we have to leave it on for that long in case it is a once every 3 years customer calling.”

Well if that is the case, then they probably wouldn’t remember what the old menu was anyway.


Yes, it is a little thing that annoys me. With every one of these types of posts, I realize I am more and more becoming the latent reincarnation of Andy Rooney. All I need are the eyebrows and the giant waddle and I think I am there.


On a side noteI didn’t even realize that I finally predicted a celeb death correctly … the actual year it happened! Wait, this would be my second. I think I got the Gibb prediction correct. Anyhoo, Senor Chavez kicked last month and I predicted it earlier. Of course that wasn’t going too far out on a limb but still. It’s the little victories.


The Trifecta Of Death

Posted in Celebrity Deaths, Nonsense, Tori with tags , , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by Bob

Lately celebs have been dying off one at a time taking the fun out of the “die in threes” death guesses. The last few days have given us a trifecta however. The other day Andy Rooney died. Last night, Smokin’ Joe Frazier. Today, apparently Heavy D died. I am not really sure who Heavy D is other than a rapper but, he must be famous if it made the news. I have had enough trouble on my death watch lists guessing one person much less 3. I wouldn’t even try to string those together. I am not really sure of anyone who has picked a threesome like that ever. Ok, sorry I phrased it like that. It just kinda weirded me out too.

Anyhoo, what was I saying? Ahhh the good old mindless babbling how I have missed you. Already three popular deaths and we are still almost a full month away from the next death watch update.

Let’s see if Tori can not have a meltdown tomorrow when I drop her off at daycare.


Posted in Nonsense, Tori with tags , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2011 by Bob

Is what you might have heard if I lived in Washington or Idaho, or if I had ever bothered to watch Lost and remembered the lottery numbers and then played them. Alas, I have never seen Lost, I live in Illinois and I am still subjecting you to my writing.

I think today I am going to make this post one of the annoying baby updates that I promised months ago and have slacked on. Tori is officially 3 months old today. Everything is going great! I am loving every minute of being a daddy. Sure, there are still moments of no sleep, little sleep and every variation in between. There is crying, smiling, spitting up and being fussy but most days I behave pretty well. I know I should have some updated pictures of Tori to add to this post but I need to unload the camera. I promise to do that when I get home tonight so if you want to see updated pics, come back around 9 p.m. C.S.T. and there will be pictures added to the Flickr feed.

I should “Side Note” this but I am just feeling lazy today. Some may have noticed that I did NOT come up with a list of resolutions this year. I don’t think I kept any of them very well so I am not going to set myself up for disappointment, ridicule and potential bankruptcy for posting new ones this year.

There is an interesting thing that WordPress is doing this year where you sign up for blogging every day, or every week and they give you inspiration or some crazy stuff like that. I am not sure exactly how it works because I did not sign up for it. I didn’t even read all of the particulars because I know there is no way in hell that I will be able to post every day. I failed at 3 times a week! I wonder if it would help my chances to be a “featured blog” if I posted every day. Probably not. Good God I am starting to sound like Andy Rooney. Did you ever notice that when people whine a lot, they ALL sound like Andy Rooney?

Don’t think I have forgotten about the few challenges I got last year of various ways to write my blog. There were a few good ones that I am still going to attempt. I did say when I made the challenge that it may take me a while. I blame the new baby.

Well, this was kind of a meandering mess today but at least it was something. I think I might have to start doing top 10 lists again or something. Not sure if I am going to continue with Techtainment Tuesday even though we are right up against the CES. Maybe I will do a recipe day. I can come up with some recipe and someone can make it and let me know if it is any good? Anyone daring enough to go for that?

Well, that is it for today. Gotta go pluck my ear hair and trim my eyebrows. Until next time, remember … “Vegetarian – that’s an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter.”

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