Sunday, December 31, 2006


The lions should lose today- but being the Lions they will probably will win - there is no positive that can be taken from a win. They would probably lose the number 1 overall pick, it would probably save Millens job, because he'll tell Ford that the team is in the right direction, it just took 16 games for them to implement everything he wanted.

They started the game good, Kitna threw a pick that was returned for a TD on the first play from scrimmage. Only a Dallas penalty, which made no sense, stopped the 'Boys from taking the lead. Then the Lions ripped off 13 straight points. There is still three quarters for them to blow this game.

Fast days

There was a time, not to long ago, when I would relax for the entire fast day - veg out on the couch, watch some TV or catch a movie. Those days are long gone, my little boy doesn't care that I missed breakfast today, he wants to play his favorite game with me- tackle.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Google tool bar

On the google tool bar there is an icon called page rank. I usually don't pay any attention to it, but for some reason I noticed it this morning when I was booking an airline ticket. It claimed that on a scale of 1/10 the page I was on is only deemed a 2/10. The blogger homepage, which is owned by google, received a 9/10. The page I'm on right now only recieved a 4/10.

Who determines the importance level of the pages I'm on, and also when they were creating this toolbar, who is the guy that said, Oh, we need this useless tool on everyones computer.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Hotels and Motels

Do Hotels and/or Motels wash the covers and comforters after every use? If not, isn't that as disgusting as not washing the sheets?

A mistake?

I returned home after a few days of family holiday vacationing in St Louis really late last night. My ears had gotten clogged up on the plane, and an hour or so after landing, were still stuffed and hurting. I figured I would put on he Piston game replay and fall asleep watching it. When I flipped it on the game was already at halftime, and it looked like a good game.

Here is where my plan failed miserably, the game was great, ended up going into triple overtime. I was so tired by the end of regulation, I didn't care who won. I was thinking, not only is this a regular season game, it's tape delayed. But, I didn't know the score, and I couldn't turn it off. The game finally ended a few minutes before 4 AM, and to make matters worse, they lost the game.

I probably could have just changed the channel to ESPN and saw the score on ticker and fallen asleep hours earlier, but the game was to good for me to just change turn it off.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Free Press Cook Book

Just so you don't think that I only rip on kids book, I am an equal opportunity ripper. We received a copy of a healthy for kids cook book from the The Detroit Free Press. There were two things that really bothered me

!. There is a recipe for Potato Latkes - the headline clearly says its Potato Latke - yet in the directions it refers to it as a Pancake, never once calling it a latke. Why don't they just call it a Potato Pancake.

2. There is a page that gives a peek into teh favorite vegetables and fruits of some players on teh Red Wings and Lions. What is interesting here is 6 of the 7 players they list haven't played for the local teams in a couple of years, and they aren't icons like Steve Yzerman or Barry Sanders. The list has Ron Rice (retired 2002) Aaron Ward (traded 2001) Luther Elliss ( '02) Tracy Scroggins ('01) and Ray Roberts (retired in '01). Due to my extensive research I'm going to assume that this book hasn't been updated since 2002.

Is it that difficult for the Free Press, which has easy access to current players, to print a new page. Any kid who looks at this to be inspired by the vegetables his favorite player eats will have no clue who any of these players are.

Friday, December 15, 2006

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Midland
The Northeast
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Of course I call it pop, calling it by any other name is just wrong

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Holiday Gifts

Why am I supposed to give the mailman and newspaper guy and garbage people Christmas presents..If anything they should give me gifts, because I keep them employed. What do they do to deserve these gifts, their jobs?? Lots of people do their jobs, but that doesn't mean I have to shower them with gifts.

The mailman earned his gift by returning my car keys that he found on the driveway.

What really annoyed me is the newspaper guy, or to be more precise, the Detroit Free Press. We get the Freep once a week, on Sunday Morning, I have no need for the paper on Sundays, because I can read it online. I only want the paper on Saturday, but that's not an option. Anyway, back to the paper boy. In our paper last week, there was a a postcard with his name and address basically telling us that we should send him a check. The card was sent by the Free Press.

Who the hell is the Freep to tell me who to give holiday gifts. If they think this poor delivery boy needs extra money, give him a damn raise, or a holiday bonus. He throws a paper on my porch once a week, I wouldn't know his name if he didn't leave a card with it in my paper.

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Ring

If oddsmakers would have given odds on how long it would be before I lost my wedding band, I doubt that they would have given me the 3+ years that I went without the losing it.

I don't know when or where I lost it, only that in the middle of presenting my proposal to a school district, I started playing with my ring, or where my should have been. That's when I realized that it wasn't on, and I had no idea where it was.

But at least I have beaten the oddsmakers.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Octopus or Quadopus

Last time I checked an octopus has 8 tentacles. Hence the OCTO in the name. So imagine my surprise when I was looking at a picture book with Jonah, called Curious George visits the Aquarium, and they had a picture of what they claimed to be an octopus, except it only had 4 legs. Would it have been that difficult for the artist to draw in a couple more tentacles? Or call the squid what it is - A Quadopus.