Sunday, February 28, 2010

Weekend Slow Down

Ok Mr Weekend, you need to stop living on the fast track and slow down already. It should still be like, Saturday Morning and we are at Sunday already. If you want to speed up, wait till tomorrow and then speed up.

We managed to make it up to the Morgantown Mall yesterday for the Health Fair. We saw Pam at her station and walked around and did a little shopping. I love it when JC Penny's has 80% off their Big and Tall section. You got to love when you can buy $60.00 sweaters for $4.95. I guess you have to hit it just right, I did the same thing a few years ago with shirts.

Hayley has been busting her butt all weekend doing a self paced online Algebra class. She was doing homework Friday evening and was doing homework last night working on getting through this class. Needless to say both Michelle and I are very proud of her right now. Of course she also went and got a lot of tank tops and some clothes with us yesterday, I guess she found a great deal at one of her favorite stores.

Today, we have grocery shopping on the agenda. We tried to find a new snow shovel yesterday, since I seemed to have snapped the last one in half. You would think that after so much snow this season, that a new snow shovel would not be hard to find. I could understand if it was a new snow or we were just getting hit with it, but this white stuff has basically been on the ground since before Christmas, so you think people would have their shovels and stores would have been replenished. I guessed wrong.

Have a great Sunday.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Snow Snow Go Away

Snow, Snow go away, and come back again some other year. I don't know about anyone else, but I think I have seen about enough of this white stuff this winter. We had a heavy snow fall prior to Christmas.

The Month of February should be changed to Snowbuary for the amount of snow that we have seen since that damn rat popped his head out from under his hole. Thanks a lot Phil.

I'm ready for the birds to start singing, for trees to start with their little initial buds and first signs of that wonderful green foliage that I love so much. I'm ready for the spring time and fresh springtime air that emanates freshness and the dawn of summer. I'm ready for the flowers to awaken from their long winter hibernation to fill the landscape with beautiful colors. I'm ready for a fresh clean spring rain to wash the memories of winter away as if to just clean everything up with a spring cleaning.

I'm ready for spring, where you have cookouts and Easter Egg hunts, when you hear the sounds of softballs pinging off aluminum bats being swung by older people like me surrounded by friends. I'm ready for nice evenings when the sun stays up and you fire up the grill with the smell of charcoal (propane in our case) and hear the searing steaks and brats that tickle your nostrils with aroma.

I'm ready for springtime and I'm ready for the snow to stop. Have I ever mentioned I HATE SNOW!!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

Hey Sports fans the Mountaineers Men's and Women's basketball teams (both ranked in the top 10 in the Nation) will both be playing at home this weekend. The men play Bob Huggin's old team, the Cincinnati Bearcats tomorrow at 2:00 and the women take on Marquette at 7:00 tomorrow night at the WVU Coliseum. Both teams are ranked #8 in the Associated Press AND Both teams are ranked #7 in the USAToday Coaches Polls. We are very lucky here in Morgantown to have two teams, and coaches of this caliber.

Not sure what mine and Michelle's plans are for this weekend, she is still recovering from her surgery but doing much, much better with every passing day.

I know Michelle said she would like to go to the Mon General HealthFair sometime this weekend at the Morgantown Mall. My sister Pam will be working at one of the booths.

An early heads up, Michelle's Brother in law Jim will be having his monthly auction NEXT weekend at the Blue Horizon Flea Market. So plan ahead and go bargain hunting on what will hopefully be a nice weekend.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Nice Dinner

As Michelle is still recovering from her surgery, we decided (or should I say she decided) to go out for dinner last night. Michelle said she had a big hunkering for a steak, so off to the Texas Roadhouse we went for dinner.

I have to say it has been a number of years since I actually went to and ate at the Roadhouse, I'm pretty sure that I was still in college if you can believe that.

Anyways it was a nice dinner with some pleasant company. Dinner was awesome, steaks were perfect and the ribs were a little on the burnt side, but overall a good dinner.

Is it softball yet?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hump Day

It's up and over that hump and on the way to the weekend kind of a day. I do have to say that this week is moving right along.

Michelle is still recovering from her surgery, she has been able to remove the first set of bandages yesterday. There is some slight bruising and you can see where her stitches are located. She had a rough night sleeping her first night due to the pain. She went to bed early last night to be able to get a little bit of rest. Hopefully today there will be a little less pain.

Anyone have any magical solutions to shut a cat up that is in heat? If I could just temporarily remove that Meow Box my life would be so much simpler. Cloe is a great cat, very friendly and you never hear a peep out of her until she goes into heat which isn't that often. It's Sophie who is in heat 31 out of 30 days of the month. At least they aren't both in heat at the same time.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesdays Tidbits

* I swear I just did a Tuesday's Tibits, but I guess it has been a whole week. Wow did that week just fly by.

* Michelle is still recovering from her surgery yesterday, last night she was still numb from the local drugs, but I figure she will start to have a great deal of pain today.

* Speaking of Michelle, it has been 711 marvelous days since we had our first date. I really am a lucky man to find someone who will put up with me as long as she has.

* Since there is still snow on the ground, I'll remind everyone that there are only 305 shopping days left until Christmas and we are halfway through the six weeks of winter that Phil decided we needed. I think he dropped the whole winters worth in a few short weeks.

* I've been wanting to buy a bigger external storage drive for my computer, over 10,000 pictures, lot's of software and files I do not ever want to lose are the reason I run and external drive. I upgraded from 160 GB to 1 TB. for less money than I bought that HUGE 160 GB drive a few years back. Storage wasn't really an issue, and it is less of an issue now.

* We bought a nice safe last night too, somewhere to keep the important stuff in case of a fire and to keep what we need private, private and secure. My Old Drive is probably going to go in there as another safe place for most of my files.

* Michelle and I are thinking about having an Easter Egg hunt here this spring, details are incomplete right now and will be determined later.

* Hi Ho Hi Ho, Tuesday here we go.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Back to the Grindstone

Time to stop reaping the rewards and getting back to the grindstone, it's Monday again and the start f another workweek.

I think the weekends are too short and the workweeks are too long, even though I can;t complain very much with this nice weather we have been having.

Michelle is having surgery this afternoon, she has a basil cell carcinoma on her arm that needs to be removed. She will have the procedure done today at her Doctor's office. She caught it early and it should be a simple procedure that may take a few days for her arm to heal.

I can;t start another weekend until I get Monday in, so Hi Ho Hi Ho....

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Mild Weekend

We have been quite fortunate this weekend so far when it comes to the weather. The past few weeks have been filled with sub freezing temperatures and more snow that I would care to see. Yesterday however the temps pushed the upper 30's and allowed for a little bit of the snow to be returned to the form it should be.....water.

Hopefully today we are going to see a little bit of the same as temps should get in the 40's today through at least Wed. Maybe that can melt the majority of this snow and melt it slow enough that flooding won;t be much of an issue.

We have snakes here at the household again. Chad brought his and Leah's snakes over ans we now have 2 Pythons, a Boa and a corn snake. That and two cats, something tells me mice don;t want to stop by and pay a visit for very long.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Computer Repair

Computer repairman to the rescue. Mom called me a couple of days ago and said her computer was having some serious problems, could not connect to the internet. Her and Gerald brought it over here and I tried to connect to my network with no luck so I started trouble shooting.

I tried to connect to the network and it could not find it either wirelessly or even if I hardwired it in. Tried repairing the network and got some windows error message. Tried to turn the computer back and once again a windows error telling me something was corrupt.

Well when we bought the computer we had a set of recovery discs and Mom still had them. I re-installed her system last night and am spending this morning getting it safe and secure with the software she needs.

It's as good as new now, just installing the windows updates and Office for her.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

Is anyone else getting tired of the snow? Today at 10:00 AM Jimmy Buffet tickets will be going on sale. I will be hitting refresh until the option for me to purchase them becomes available. I could use a little August 12th weather for a day or so to make me forget the snow on the ground.

The WVU Men's Basketball team will be playing at home at noon tomorrow. The Women's team and the Gymnastics team will be competing in locations other than Morgantown. Today is the start of WVU baseball season, but they won;t be playing in Morgantown until next month. They start their season at Coastal Carolina. *Think Spring

Hi Ho Hi Ho.....

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Is the Snow Ever Going to Stop

I think I have mentioned on more than one occasion on my blog that I am not that fond of old man winter. I hate snow even when there is not much of it and only a threat of it.

This is getting flat our ridiculous. Maybe we should all pitch in and order a professional hit on not only Phil the Groundhog, but Mother nature and Jack Frost also. Those three have teamed up to make this winter less than pleasurable for me and everyone here.

Let me have the spring time, warm and long days when you can walk around in shorts and sandals and enjoy the nice warm nights. This winter thing is starting to really wear thin on me.

Summer time please!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Calling All Parrot Heads

Calling all Parrot Heads, Jimmy Buffet will bring his 2010 tour to Pittsburgh at the FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION on August 12, 201o. Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at 10:00. Michelle and I have been to the last two concerts and I was at one other, so this will be my fourth and her third concert.

If you want tickets you need to be online at before 10:00 and act quickly, these tickets will sell out in a matter of a couple of minutes. We'll be sitting in the lawn again this year as we did last year, tickets are about $100.00 a seat cheaper and I learned that the hard way a couple of years ago.

Tickets are $38.00 each plus the $17.00 per ticket ticketmaster charge if anyone else is interested in going. It is early in the year, but the tickets always sell out quick and they sell out early.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesdays Tidbits

* It's Tuesday, can't think of a better day or time to do a tidbits.

* 704 Days ago I went on my first date with the love of my life.

* I went and did my pre-admission surgical testing for next month. All I have to do is meet my Doctor on March 1 and finish everything up and we should be good to go with my surgery on March 17th.

* I talked to Mom a little bit yesterday, she informed me she is going to have her second Cataract surgery of the year the day after I have mine. She had her first surgery about a week and a half ago and is due to have the second. She said her vision is about 95% better and said the 18th can't get here quick enough for her.

* Speaking of surgeries, Michelle is going to have surgery this coming Monday. They are going to cut out a Basil Cell Carcinoma off of her arm.

* It turned out to be a great three day weekend. Michelle and I bought each other a Home Entertainment System as a Valentine's Day gift for each other. We have a Sony Bravia TV, so this system works well with my system. I had three HDMI ports on my TV, and this allowed me to maximize them. The RokuHD getting the other port.

* When is this snow ever going to stop? I don't know about everyone else, but I am really ready for the foliage of the trees to return and the smell of springtime instead of what we have been getting.

* Haley finally returned to school yesterday, she had been off since February 4th as the rest of the kids in Mon County due to the excess snow fall.

* Anyone else watching the Winter Olympics? I have to say that HDTV's and surround sound brings out vibrant colors and brings listening to them into a whole new perspective.

* Only 312 more shopping days till Christmas.

* Hi Ho Hi Ho, at least Monday is over with.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Thank You Phil (Caskey)

Had a great valentines day but made a very bad mistake. I left my new Camera that Michelle bought me for Christmas at the Coliseum. We came home from the day and took a nap, I woke up in the middle of the nap and could not remember bringing the camera back to the car.

I went and checked my desk, no camera, I checked the car, no camera. Luckily I looked up at what section we sat in initially and remembered we were in section 62.

Phil Caskey. the Mayor of Mihaley's and long time softball team mate is the SID for Women's basketball and his office is in the coliseum. Before I had a coronary I called Phil and asked him if he was still in the Coliseum, fortunately he was and his office os close to where we were sitting.

Phil went out to check and WALLA!!!! My camera was still sitting where I left it. Phil picked it up and we went to the Coliseum to see Phil and pick it up.

I owe Phil some beer and a big debt of gratitude. It wasn't the economic aspect that bothered me, I could have replaced it no problem, it was the fact that this was what Michelle had bought me for Christmas after doing months worth of research.

Thank you once again Phil, I owe you a few beers.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

I would like to wish the love of my life a very Happy Valentines Day.

It's been almost two years and I consider myself a very lucky man. Michelle came into my life and breathed a breath of fresh life into a dull and boring existence that was tired of being lonely.

She is the absolute love of my life and I want to wish her a very Happy Valentines day.

I think we are going to spend the afternoon at the Pink Zone. A Women's basketball game where all the women will be wearing pink uniforms to show a unison to support the fight of Breast Cancer.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Three Day Weekend


I forgot to mention yesterday that this is actually a three day holiday weekend for me with President's Day being Monday and a Federal Holiday.

I went to be a little early last night and missed the BackYard Brawl II as the Mountaineers dropped a Triple Overtime game at Arch Rival Pitt 98-95. You know the Yinzers are dancing in the streets, that's OK though, we;ll get them at Madison Square Garden next month.

The Winter Olympics started last night and tragedy struck as Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed during the Luge event.

The Mountaineer Women's Gymnastics team beat Ohio State 195.65-192.8 last night wearing their pink uniforms. Me and Michelle were going to go but didn't. She had a stressful day and then we went to dinner at Pizza Hut and got a half cooked Pizza, late bread sticks and she spilled water all over herself. We will make it a meet this year.

Looking into buying a surround sound system for the TV today. The Roku is awesome and I have a number of movies cued up to watch at my disposal. Not sure what we're going to get, but it is mine and Michelle's Valentine gift to each other. Last year we bought each other a nice grill.

Today it has been 701 days since mine and Michelle's first date.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Big Ole Hairy Friday


Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

Well my Roku device has finally arrived and I have it installed, I have to say that I am quite happy with it and have already gave it a nice test run on my TV and it works great. I've added a number of movies to my instant cue and even tried watching a couple of movies in HD with great success. I have to say it was a worthwhile investment.

Hye if you are looking for something to do this weekend, the WVU Women's basketball team is playing Sunday afternoon at 1:00. Remember to wear pink and come out and support the 9th ranked Mountaineer Women!!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

OK Real BLOG

Now that I have gotten to the bottom of why MUB payments go to NC, it's time for my real Blog.

I think we are getting pretty lucky with the amount of snow we are getting this week. It could have been much worse, but the major storm front seemed to do the most damage in Norther PA and NYC area. I'm not complaining, they can have all of the attention and the snow that goes with it.

There is once again no school in Monongalia County today, but the holiday that they were going to get on Monday now has been taken away and they will have school on Monday. Next year students can start as early as August 10th and they can keep them in school all the way to the end of June. This year however the last day students can be in session is June 8th.

Maybe it's just a hunch, but I think my brother Gary is becoming a Mafia Wars addict on facebook. Maybe they need a 12 step program for Facebook addicts.

Solving the Great Mystery

Yesterday the great mystery was presented to me and I, the god of the dumbass bloggers will respond to this request. That's just how I am and how I roll, I'll do anything to keep my readers happy, unless that request involves me wearing a thong and to the theme of Chariots of Fire.

Anyways the question has arisen, why in the world would MUB payments have to be sent to North Carolina. Morgantown money to North Carolina, surely you just but alas, they are sent to North Carolina.

We dispensed our highly trained undercover invisible gnomes out to get hard answers to these hard questions. If anyone could get to the bottom of this, it had to be the highly trained undercover invisible gnomes.

What they have uncovered is terrifying, they have discovered an underground organized crime network who use the mythical North Carolina address as a way of laundering their illegal cash flow network. They exploit everyone into thinking they are charging you for water, yeah right, rain is free. They money is actually sent to North Carolina to confuse anyone trying to track the underground crime syndicates actions.

Well my team of highly trained undercover invisible gnomes did not stop there, they had to find out who was sitting a top of this underground syndicate. Who was benefiting from all of this cash. The results of this ground breaking investigation were shocking, it turns out that someone who no one would accuse or even associate with utility payments was reaping the rewards.

The godfather of this underground crime syndicate was none other than.....

...Punxatawny Phil. You see he saw his shadow last week and forced this damn snow storm upon us. Knowing that he could not capitalize on free rain if the temperatures increased, so he made it snow. Then used that snow and processed it and added value to it just so he could sell it back to us.

I think my group of highly trained undercover invisible gnomes need to start honing up on their Ninja Skills so that they can perpetrate his syndicate and take that rat out.

THAT is why your MUB payments go to North Carolina and I and my team broke the requested story from one of my loyal readers. We aim to please because that's how we roll. Kill the rat.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hump Day

We've made it this far, now it's just a matter of going over that hump and working on the downhill part of the week.

In case you didn't know it, there is no school in Monongalia County today, they called it off last night in anticipation of a large snow storm coming through. NETL actually let us out a couple of hours earlier for the day to prevent any massive cluster mess ups like we experienced last year when Morgantown was in total gridlock.

When I spoke with Pam last night they still did not have any power, but they were anticipating having it later in the evening and may have it by this morning. I've offered an open door to her, but she is worried about her puppy Spike (St. Bernard).

I did get a nice chance to chat with my Cousin James Koon in Houston last night for a few minutes. He said that they are very busy during this time of the year. I think he is ready to retire and buy an island somewhere...LOL

Have a great Hump day....

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tuesday'sTidbits

* It's Tuesday, I can't think of a better reason to have a tidbits. So here we go.

* Mixed news, Kim now has her electric back and is back up and operational. Pam on the other hand still does not have power as of yet. Hopefully it will be restored some time soon before the next series of storms hits.

* Speaking of the next series of storms, look outside because it may be hitting about the time you are reading this. School has already been canceled for tomorrow and the roads are horrendous. Michelle said the Mileground is really bad, now we are going to get it again.

* Amy now has the internet at home. Be it that it is dial up, but she does in fact have it and can browse with something other than her phone.

* Short day for me yesterday, at noon time I was actually taking notes in one meeting while I was teleconferencing into another meeting and taking notes for it. I think I did a good job and got all the major points and actions.

* My Roku device should be here sometime this week. I saw an ad at the Superbowl of a TV that does everything this thing does, that however is the first time I've seen a TV do it.

* Have a good day, if you don't need to be anywhere then stay home, roads are already bad and I say that before we get hit again.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Late Start Today

I hope everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl last night, the New Orleans Saints claimed their first ever Lombardi Trophy last night by defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. I had a feeling the Saints defense would be the difference in the game and the late pick 6 supported my opinion on this. I thought the Who stunk it up for the halftime show, guys in their mid to late 60's don't really need to be singing about teenage wastelands. Just seemed a little creepy.

I'll be going into the office a little late this morning, NETL has a delayed opening, meaning the site does not open up until 10:00, so we can have a little extra sleep this morning. That will give crews a little extra time in cleaning everything up.

Last report last night neither Kim nor Pam had power yet. Michelle's sister and family came over here yesterday to take showers and clean up as they do not have power yet either.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

It's Over

Well we took a nice winter blast, it's now over with and time for the digging out and restoring of lost services.

My sisters Pam and Kim have both been without electricity for a few days, Kim has a generator and Pam is downstairs camped out by the propane heater. Both are waiting for restoration of their electric and trying to dig out of a mess that old man winter has left us.

Van Voorhis Road is travel-able, only problem is me getting through the driveway and to the road. We'll manage to get out somehow today, Ralphie has a snow plow and I told Amy I would pay him to come over and plow the driveway so we can get out.

There may be a trip to the emergency room today, Michelle jumped into bed yesterday afternoon to take a nap and hit her elbow against the corner of the nightstand. If we could have gotten out I would have taken her last night. We'll make it there today somehow plus get to Wal-Mart for her prescriptions.

Oh, it's Super Bowl Sunday. My prediction, the Saints will win.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Snow Storm

Wow, how about all this snow we have gotten. They have let us off work early before it really started to snow and it was a good thing that they did, because we got hammered and hammered hard here.

Cars were all over the road in front of the house, people were not going much further than our driveway going up the hill. Numerous cars, being driven by a few idiots, ended up in the ditch.

Michael put on one heck of a fireworks display next door, it was 4th of July during a snowstorm. It was entertaining, gorgeous and something to watch until the police showed up and put an end to all the fun. Thanks Mik,e it was a thrill watching it while the snow was blasting us.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Big Ole Hairy Friday


Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

In case any of you noticed, Phil is a complete idiot and has teamed up with Mother Nature to throw a bunch of snow on us over the next day or so. We're looking at 7"-10" of snowfall by tomorrow evening. Damn Rat.

Michelle and I did what everyone else in Morgantown did last night, we went to Wal-Mart and picked up a few essentials like Eggs, Bread, Toilet Paper and I had my daily midget intake as I saw one pushing a cart and shopping.

Well stay warm, stay safe and enjoy your Friday.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Yesterday went well

Trip to Pittsburgh went well yesterday, I think I made some nice contacts and have the ball rolling on a couple of other project. I think I'll have the TouchTable reading other computers soon. The software they provided isn't really working and we have found a work around.

I guess we are supposed to have a big snow storm coming our way soon, calling for us to get a fair amount of snowfall and the Eastern Part of the state will basically get hammered. Are the six weeks up yet?

Amy finally got herself a nice little computer and should have a dial up (I know but no DSL or High Speed available yet) internet connection in the near future. It's a laptop with a wireless card, so she can be mobile and surf for her midget porn from the comforts of her own bed.

The icing on the cake was the 70-51 win in the backyard brawl against Pitt.

Hi Ho Hi Ho...

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

It;'s getting closer.

Through the years I have blogged about an old softball team mate of mine who is a pretty good baseball player. Josh Judy whom used to play for us while he was pitching University High to the State Finals and winning a State Championship with the American Legion before becoming an All-American at Indiana Tech and being drafted by the Cleveland Indians (Whew, that's a long sentence), has been playing pro ball for a few years now.

Well yesterday his dream just became much closer to being a reality. As the 2010 season will be the first season he will be contractually eligible to play in the Major Leagues, he will start spring training this season in the Big League Camp. He's not on the roster yet, but this is a good indication that there is a chance he may make the 40 man roster when rosters go from 25 to 40 players in September.

I see Josh's dad all the time and constantly get updates on his progress. I think it is about time for me to finally buy a Cleveland Indians hat.

Just for the record, the MLB minimum salary is $400,000 a year. Josh, I will be needing tickets in the near future.

It's a Pittsburgh Humpday

Hey it's Hump day, we are crossing over the hump and working toward yet another weekend.

I'll be in Pittsburgh on business today and maybe tomorrow, but I think it will probably just be for today. Leaving at chicken 30 so I can be ready to for a meeting in the Burgh at 8:00 AM. I have a co-worker going with me and ironically the head of NatCarb, who I will be assisting on the Carbon Sequestration Atlas III for the next six months or so.

Today is also the magical Letter of Intent Day for college football. This is the day when all the verbal commitments that you have received over the last year become binding once the player signs his Letter of Intent. Then internet message boards will be buzzing, the rumor mills will be flowing and we will know for sure who will be a Mountaineer and who may have changed their minds.

I am one of those people who follow recruiting year round, and I will have to say Bill Stewart is about to land a very stellar class. A few big time recruits and a whole slew of players that will be filling needs. The defense should be almost completely revamped or returning injured players from last year next season.

Have a great hump day.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tuesdays Tidbit's

* Well now that the rat has stolen the show and ruined my day, how about a nice little tidbits.

* I bought a Roku player yesterday, and it has been shipped already. I already have a Netflix account and have streamed a couple of movies to my computer. The Roku is wireless and let's me stream straight to my TV using a wireless connection and an HDMI adaptor. It is capable of streaming HD and I have spoken with a friend who does and he says it is no problem and no lag.

* I'll be out of town tomorrow and in Pittsburgh on business. It will be nice to get out of the office and travel a little bit, I think it has been a couple months since I last traveled.

* Everyone got their taxes filed yet? I have used TaxCut for years, but H&R Block discontinued it to present H&R Block at Home. Same thing just a little bit more robust. I get five free Federal e-files and have a couple left if anyone needs to file.

* Did I ever mention I hate snow. You suck Phil.

You Suck Phil

Damn rat saw his shadow, six more weeks of winter for us Humans and groundhog stew fro me for dinner tonight.

At least I sent him a nice assortment of fine nuts to fatten him up to be my dinner tonight.

Six more weeks of this white stuff, come on Phil I wanted spring to come. You and Mother Nature are now both on my "I don't Like You List".

Good day to you rat.

OK Phil

You're up. It's your day, it's Groundhog Day and I'm not talking about the Bill Murray movie. This is the day that everyone decides to visit Gobblers Knob and listen what you have to say. Please oh Rodent friend of mine, do not see that shadow.

Let's see. In 2006 you saw your shadow. In 2007 you oh King of the Groundhogs didn't see that shadow. In 2008 you returned to your shadow seeing self. Last year in 2009 you continued to irritate me by bringing us the six additional weeks of winter.

So out of four years of me writing about you, you have saw your shadow three times to one time not seeing it. Come on oh King of the groundhogs, ignore anything you may see today on the ground if it resembles you. It is not a shadow, I repeat it is NOT A SHADOW.

Happy Groundhogs Day everyone, I hope Phil is not dinner tonight.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Phil is Getting Nervous

Tomorrow is his big day, Phil enters center stage at Gobblers Knob and in grounhogeze will tell his keep his and mother Natures plans for the next six weeks. Phil old Buddy, I hope you have enjoyed the fine assortment of spiced nuts that I have sent you. Please don't consider it as a bribe, because I would never try to influence your magic. However, if you and Mother Nature want to drop more of that white stuff on us in the next six weeks those nuts can be considered me just fattening you up for dinner tomorrow night.

Hint to the rat, it is in your best interest to not see any shadows, I have an army of invisible midget porn watching gnomes with explicit instructions to place you in my stewing pot tomorrow night so I can enjoy the next sic weeks of winter with groundhog stew.

Don't consider the assortment of fine nuts a bribe in any way.....rat.