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Rotten Beef….What's Eating You?

  • Mar 28

    Apparently some people just don’t get the the general idea of what a “subject line” in an e-mail is for. There is a person whee I work that constantly, by that I mean each and every email they send out, has nothing in the body of the email. Why you say? Because they write the whole damn email in the subject line! Pardon me for complaining, but the subject line is there to let people know “briefly” what you are writing about. NOT to write your whole message in it. Maybe you like your emails that way, but when I get them, usually the end of the email is cut off because the subject line only holds so many characters. If you know someone like this, help them understand the proper way to use their email. And try to help them with a smile 🙂

  • Mar 24

    So I’m out for my morning jog today. Along the way I notice some little squirrels frolicking about. Gecko’s chasing each other. Then I see a dead bird on the sidewalk.  Yes, sad. But the more disturbing part about it was the another bird (of the same species) picking at the dead one. It just didn’t look like it was having a morning meal, it looked like that bird was getting revenge. Almost like the dead bird pissed the other one off. And because it probably died before the other one could kick it’s little birdie ass that made it even more pissed off. So the live bird had no choice but to get revenge on the dead bird after it died. Pecking and pulling and pulling and pecking. Oh it was like an Alfred Hitchcock movie turning on itself. Needless to say, I picked up the pace a bit before the bird realized it was being watched. You gotta love nature, right?

  • Mar 19

    I’m running low on soap for the shower. I ask my wife to grab some when she goes to the store. 

    You know women, they see something new, they want to try it. So she strays from the normal brand and picks up this new soap. She gets this type called the “Go Fresh Energize Beauty Bar”. It has 1/4 hydrating lotion with the sparkling scent of grapefruit & lemongrass. Lemongrass? Isn’t that something I saw them cooking with on the Food Network? Eh, I’ll give it a try. I never read the box, I just grab the soap and climb in the shower. After this shower, I think maybe I’ll start reading labels from now on.

    Who had the bright idea to make my shower soap feel like 80 Grit sandpaper? That’s right, I said sandpaper! I wasn’t too crazy about the scent but damn that soap was rough. It slipped out of my hands once, so I thought some grout from the shower stall may have gotten stuck in it. I tried rinsing it off and the more I rinsed the soap the rougher it got.

    After showering I grabbed the box from the trash and read it:

    “Whoa!”  Invigorating beads that act as little wake-up calls for your skin. A get-it-going boost in the morning? Big time.

    “Whoa!” Big time is right! I certainly got woken up from that shower.

    I checked their website and noticed they had two other fragrances as well:

    Refresh: Water Lily and Fresh Mint
    Cool Moisture: Cucumber and Green Tea

    The refreshing scents I can probably get used to but the feeling of washing my body with sandpaper? Well, that’s a different story.

    Blog ya later.

  • Mar 16

    The mind is a wonderful part of our body. But did you ever stop to try and figure it out? I did and it still baffles me.

    I went to the mall yesterday. Looking for a place to park, I went into the parking garage. I drive a (small) SUV, so the first thing I do is always look at the overhead clearance. Plenty of room for me. As I start to drive in I notice how low the cement beams overhead look. I know there is enough clearance because the sign said so. Yet strangely enough I begin to duck my head as I go under the beams.

    Why did I do that? I don’t know. I knew the clearance was high enough, yet I still crouched in my seat. How weird things can be at times. It’s like looking through a window and seeing a piece of paper or other small insignificant article blow into it. You know it won’t hit you yet you still move.

    My random thought for today.

    Blog ya later.

  • Mar 14

    I recently signed up for one of these social networking websites. Automatically I started searching for friends and then college buddies. I searched for co-workers and then I decided I would look for old high school friends.

    Now I know there is a very good probability that the girls from long ago have probably gotten new names from marriage, but the guys names more than likely would be the same. Amazingly enough, I couldn’t find any! It appeared to me as if they all just disappeared.

    I’m pretty sure I’m not the only computer literate person from my class, but the only one who signs up on these sites? I’ve checked the “school” networking sites and have found a few people on there, but those sites are too expensive when you have a whole bunch of free ones out there.

    It’s also understandable that people grow up, have families, jobs and other things to occupy their time. Don’t you wonder about what ever happened to that good friend from high school? I know I have more than once.

    Just a random thought running through my head today.

    Blog ya later.

  • Mar 12

    It’s really a great feeling when you’ve never made something but when you do it ends up being sooo delicious. Which is the case with my latest dish, a Tourtiere.

    Now for folks who have never lived or been near the frozen North, this is a traditional dish originating from Quebec.

    A tourtière is a meat pie usually made with ground pork and beef or veal.

    This is a hearty dish most guys would love. It’s really good on those cold winter days. Aaaaah, memories.

    There is no right or wrong way to make a Tourtiere, but the basics should include the ground pork/meat. In Maine some even vary the filling with Lobster, Yummy!

    If you’re interested in the recipe check it out here and feel free to let me know how your’s came out.

    Tourtiere (Canadian Meat Pie)

    Blog ya later.

    B.B.

  • Mar 10

    It was one year ago I read this news story and I will never get over how sad it made me. 

    “According to news reports, Friday afternoon March 9th, 2007 at his home in Southern New Hampshire, Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston was found dead in his home by himself.”

    Brad was a great singer and a great person. I had the pleasure to meet him at a concert once and he was nothing but a super person to hang out and talk to.

    He will be sadly missed by me and the Classic Rock world.

    May he rest in Peace.

  • Mar 9

    The category for this could also be considered ART as music is considered an art form by some people.

    So my bitch this week would be the fact that FCC censorship on music radio is so lame. As many of you may know, during a Super Bowl halftime show Janet Jackson “supposedly” had a wardrobe malfunction. Ever since then the FCC has been concerned with protecting out children from disgusting and pornographic material reaching the airwaves. Songs such as the Who classic “Who Are You”. That song has been on the radio for almost 30 years. Now all of a sudden that “classic” song is bad for young ears. Come on adults out there, YOU listened to it. Did it affect you? If you don’t want “your children” listening police them yourselves!

    I was out of town last week and heard something on the radio that shouldn’t have surprised me but completely did! It was the Pink Floyd classic song “Money”.  Now, I had heard the censored version of “Who Are You” before, but this one took me completely by surprise. A sample of the lyrics in the song went like this:

    Money, its a hit.
    Dont give me that do goody good {nothing but silence was here}.
    Im in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
    And I think I need a lear jet.

    Then after the song was over I heard a sweeper (station identifiying element) saying something like “we have so much music we don’t know where to put it all” and a YOUNG BOY’S voice comes in after and says “bend over, here it comes!” Humorous yes. Contradictory, I would say so! I would have rather not even heard the song if they were going to hack that classic the way they did!

    So where does the black end and white begin? Do people, as in parents, need to be more responsible and stop relying on others to police thier children? Should artistic freedom be restored (within reason)? You decide, you are the ones making these choices too.

  • Mar 7

    As you may have heard the Bush Administration said each and every one of us would now get a nice rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China. If we spend it on gasoline it will all go to the Arabs, if we purchase a computer it will all go to India, if we purchase fruit and vegetables it will all go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatamala, if we purchase a good car it will all go to Japan, if we purchase useless crap it will all go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy.
    We need to keep that money here in America, so the only way to keep that money here at home is to buy prostitutes and beer, since those are the only businesses still in the US.

  • Mar 5

    A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year.

    Another study found that Americans drink an average of 22 gallons of Beer a year.

    That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles per gallon.”

    Not bad MPG’s for these times!