Friday, August 29, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

If you're headed to the grave, you don't blame the hearse; you're like a little girl yelling at her brother 'cause you lost his ball.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Once upon a time, there was a magical place where it never rained. THE END!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Australia?!? Mercy sakes, ain't nuttin' down there but Tasmanian devils and them q-ala bears. What's that? No double-nickel limit? We'll be there in a short.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

I can't be friends with him. He's...twitchy.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Barack: The Ground That Keeps our Feet From Getting Wet...The Sky Over Our Heads

I really hesitate to do this, because at this point, I'm basically a-political. I consider myself a ReNothingCrat or a DeNothingCan. Believe me, I'm not stumping for McCain AT ALL. I'm firmly on this side of things:


Having said that, this is just too creepy to pass up. I've heard some people comment on how the masses act as though Barack Obama is some kind of messiah. I don't care who you are, if this doesn't make your skin crawl, you already drank the Kool-Aid. Good luck being able to watch more than about a minute and thirty seconds.

Random Thought of the Day

Mediocrity: It takes a lot less time and most people won't notice the difference until it's too late.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

You're doing the same thing, aren't you? No, you're not angry at him, you're just pointing at him.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Red Ryder, this is the Cotton Mouth in the psycho-billy Cadillac, come on.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Sometimes I think the world has gone completely mad. And then I think, "Aw, who cares?" And then I think, "Hey, what's for supper?"

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

No matter what you do, you'll always feel as though you tripped and fell.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Didn't put enough dirt down. Saw it right off.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

If you talkin' 'bout an old man's friend, Grant will getcha outta whatever you in.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Our Newest Project

The boys and I made a homemade smoke bomb today. It turned out to be quite robust. It lasted nearly two full minutes. A couple of the neighbor kids came running over--they thought we were on fire. We're going to try to get colored smoke next time, and make an even bigger impression. Speaking of making an impression on neighbors, my friend Eric would probably find these useful...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

I ain't jacked my lumber, Baby, since my chain saw you.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Cheesy moon boy, throw your space rocks all around. Your friend Balloon Boy is tangled, can't get unwound.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cover Songs That Spank the Original Versions


Born To Be Wild
Original by Steppenwolf:


The Cult's version:



Black Betty
Original by Ram Jam- I'm pretty sure this debuted on a 1977 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

Spiderbait's version - There ain't no prairies in Austrailia...just gator-infested outback, machetes and bullwhips.


Faith
Original by George Michael- For those who truly believe that the guy in the adjacent park bathroom stall will start tapping his foot...

Limp Bizkit's version - For the pee-off-the-back-porch kind of guy who prefers irreverant man-screaming. A complete sonic mockery of the original. Poifect.

Random Thought of the Day

I believe in Karma. That means I can do bad things to people all day long and I assume they deserve it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Could Get Used to This

We had a great trip to Oregon. We did a lot of the standard tourist things, but here are a few of the highlights for me.

Horsetail Falls - This was great for a couple of reasons: 1)Every other time we've gone through The Dalles, we've always gone at break-neck speed, with no time to waste. It was nice to take the scenic route and enjoy the ride; 2)After being in the car for several hours, it was a good outlet for the boys. It was the perfect place to expend lots of excited energy, and it was great to see their awe.

Crabbing - Kicking back, watching the boys chat up everyone else on the dock, not a care for how many hours have passed...that's what I call a vacation. And hearing Isaac inform all dungeness crabs that he would exact revenge (after finding out that crab claws can indeed be faster than kid fingers) by catching the largest of the lot--and then doing just that--was priceless.

Cafe Mundo - This funky, hippy hangout in Newport's Nye Beach District had really good food and an eclectic atmosphere. The best part though, was open mic night. Ben got up and read his poem I Am. OK, I had to pay him to do it, but it was worth it to see him gather the courage to get in front of a bunch of strangers and share one of his creations. They all loved it.

The Sand Dunes - We took a sandrail ride just outside of Florence. We thought about renting one, but decided to take a guided tour. We're glad we did. Those guys are professionals, and they gave us way more of a thrill than we would have given ourselves. When they say, "Make sure you don't have any lip stick or chapstick on your lips" before you take off, they mean it. Definitely worth the money and the trip south.

Those are the big things that stick out in my mind. They're actually pretty small, and mostly unexpected things, but the ones memories are made of. Here are some some pictures of our trip.

Random Thought of the Day

Day after day, day after day, we stuck nor breath nor motion; as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Swim? Swammi? Slippy? Slappy? Swenson? Swanson? Samsonite! I was way off!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo. Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do.