Monday, January 12, 2009

more music

i like to blog. i just need more things to blog about. luckily for me, there seems to be an inexhaustible supply of songs that i like. so that'll do for today.

our lady peace.
great band.
never got enough play.

the song is entitled "4AM"

good story behind the song too.

anyway, here it is...

lyric are really worth reading too.


I walked around my good intentions
And found that there were none
I blame my father for the wasted years
We hardly talked
I never thought I would forget this hate
Then a phone call made me realize I'm wrong

If I don't make it Know that
I've loved you all along
Just like sunny days that We ignore
because We're all dumb and jaded
And I hope to God I figure out what's wrong

I walked around my room not thinking
Just sinking in this box
I blame myself for being too much
Like somebody else
I never thought I would just bend this way
Then a phone call made me realize I'm wrong

If I don't make it
Know that I've loved you all along
Just like sunny days that We ignore
because We're all dumb and jaded
And I hope to God I figure out what's wrong

If I don't make it
Know that I've loved you all along
Just like sunny days that We ignore
because We're all dumb and jaded
And I hope to God I figure out what's wrong

And If I don't make it
Know that I've loved you all along
Just like sunny days that We ignore
because We're all dumb and jaded
And I hope to God I figure out...


Sunday, January 11, 2009

an award

from the one and only comedy goddess

while i am grateful, i wont be passing it on as i dont think fellow bloggers are particularly anxious to get awards from me. my blogfidence (yes. a new term i just coined. feel free to steal it and give me credit :) is not at an all-time high.
but i'll do the rules as far as posting 10 honest/true things about me

1. i like smoking. i keep starting and quitting. and i'm trying to get into running again. those two seem to be mutually exclusive. when i do smoke its only 4-5 a day. but its still smoking. and when i say "quit" i mean for 7 months or so. its not a one week on one week off kind of thing.

2. i like drinking. most times for the taste and sometimes for the effect. and i do smoke considerably more when partaking of the sauce.

3. i love writing. i tried to make a poetry blog. and despite the great quote (cyril connolly?) that its "better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self", i was still disappointed. and i probably shouldnt let it dissuade me, but i think it has.

4. giants - mets - rangers - knicks. there were times in my life when i was more of a fan. i missed most of my sisters wedding. she was married the day the rangers won the stanley cup. i was in my uncle's car in the parking lot listening to the game with my cousin. i am in a total of three wedding pictures. three. i wouldnt lie about something like that. nor would my parents.

5. my parents say they are proud of the way i turned out. sometimes i wonder. and i honestly hope my children wont be anything like me.

6. i have never thought people hurting themselves or making spectacles of themselves was funny. maybe i'm not a real man. dont care. never thought it was funny. not even when i was a little kid.

7. i dont think one can really have too many pairs of underwear. i mean 30 of each is not unreasonable. and i dont know when the word underwear came to mean bottoms. what are the tops called ?! underpants + undershirts = underwear. underwear = what you wear underneath (if you do. and i'm not getting into that right now). and they are both underwear. i dont know why this bothers me, but it does.

8. little things bother me more than big things.

9. to follow closely to number 8 (and again doubting my manhood), i dont give a damn if someone hits my car. i dont have road rage but i do assert myself when necessary and if someone is edging into my lane and they dont belong doing so, i will stay in it. i dont care if they hit my car. i'm not attached to it. maybe because i only paid 30K for it and not 90. dont know. dont care.

10. i have ADD. and i know that there are many people out there that dont believe that this is a true disorder. that kids (and adults) that have it (really have it. not the BS diagnoses) just need a slap in the rear. tell it to the people that have it.

not the funnniest post ever.
i'll have something better later today or tomorrow.

all this talk of drink...

reminds me of a sign i saw in an elderly italian neighbors kitchen.
it said:

"i often cook with wine. sometimes i even put it in my food."


weekend was a wild one.
it wasnt really that wild. but i survived and i am able to stand. and talk about it. and i feel good about that.

i'm not fond of white wine. i'm just not.
i am, however, fond of a good rib roast.

pretty boring stuff.
i'll have to go out and do something blogworthy.
then get bailed out of jail and write about it.

Friday, January 9, 2009

very clean credit cards

so yes.
i'm a guy.
i think that's been established already.
being of the aforementioned gender, i have certain policies when it comes to laundering clothing.
and they go like this:
*wash in warm
*dry on medium

if it doesn't come out looking (more or less) like the way it went in, it wasn't meant to be.
simple but effective.
i cant do clothing labels.
i've had stuff shrink to the size of a ken doll. that's fine. wasn't meant t be.
this is not to say i don't own suits and ties and shirts that are dry clean only.
i work at a office. i'm stuck with that S---
but for everything else, there's tide
only tide
that's my mother's fault
i dont think the universe would be ok if i used anything but tide. occasionally she would use cheer, so i allow myself that indiscretion from time to time.

all this is to say that i recently left my wallet and important papers in my pants pocket when it went into the wash
the papers? they are no more
which is a real pisser. i had so much important info on them its not even worth thinking about cause it will only make me more upset.
the credit cards (although canceled because i thought they were stolen and searched pretty frantically for them for the better part of 2 hours) are very very clean.

now i just need to call the companies and have them reinstate them
or whateveritisithattheydo.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

factory serviced or whateverthehellitscalled

so, i'm not that into cars.
actually i'm not into cars at all.
i bought a new one in '06 so i wouldnt have to worry about it.
at all.
so of course all i do is change the oil every 3500 miles or so and wait till i hear nasty noises coming whenever i brake.
i'd been hearing those noises for the better part of about three weeks now. i did the same thing last time (waited three weeks after i started hearing the noises) and found out that if you dont get the brakes done on time, you hit the rotors. so i did that last time. and of course i did it again this time.
i dont like changing good habits.
last time i went to the local toyota pepole and they were kind enough to charge me about $600 for the whole thing.
this time i went to a local repair shop cause i dont like making appointments and stuff (more good habits. i know). they charged me about $248 for the same job. i checked the bills and they did the same stuff. both times.

checked the brakes.
cleaned and reset (or whatever) the back brakes.
replaced the front brakes.
replaced the front rotors.

oh. and the $248 included an oil change that i was due for.

i dont get it.

or is it something like a fool and his $ are soon parted...

Friday, January 2, 2009

bed of roses (ok. i tried again. it's supposedly orange this time..)

by jon bon jovi

the lyrics are pure poetry
and the guitar work aint half bad...
what a great song.

i will have to post the lyrics for those that wont click on the you tube link
and i will even take the liberty of highlighting the ones that i find particularly amazing

and now that i'm done with the highlighting, i've realized that:

1. i cant see the highlighted parts very well at all because i'm colorblind

2. i ended up highlighting half the song

3. that last line in red is so amazing that its worth its own post


bed of roses - jon bon jovi

Sitting here wasted and wounded, at this old piano
Trying hard to capture the moment, this morning I don't know
'Cause a bottle of vodka is still lodged in my head
And some blond gave me nightmares, I think she's still in my bed
As I dream about movies they won't make of me when I'm dead

With an ironclad fist I wake up and French kiss the morning
While some marching band keeps its own beat in my head While we're talking
About all of the things that I long to believe About love, the truth and what you mean to me
And the truth is baby you're all that I need

I want to lay you on a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as
the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses

Well I'm so far away That each step that I take is on my way home
A king's ransom in dimes I'd given each night Just to see through this payphone
Still I run out of time Or it's hard to get through
Till the bird on the wire flies me back to you
I'll just close my eyes and whisper, baby blind love is true

I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as
the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses

The hotel bar hangover whiskey's gone dry
The barkeeper's wig's crooked And she's giving me the eye
I might have said yeah
But I laughed so hard I think I died

When you close your eyes Know I'll be thinking about you
While my mistress she calls me To stand in her spotlight again
Tonight, I won't be alone But you know that don't Mean I'm not lonely (HOLY CRAP WHAT A LINE!!!!!!!!!!)
I've got nothing to prove For it's you that I'd die to defend

I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses

this ought to get me off the hook

from posting tomorrow
but who am i fooling...

this is a great song
even the video is good.
and slash can play guitar like no one else.
or is it that no one else can play like slash...
no. they will never get back together.
and yes. chinese democracy stinks.

i mean, check out the solo at the 2:57 mark

and this is a long overdue caveat. i like the songs i talk about. not neccesarily the videos.
that was VERY important and i'm glad its out of the way.

so calvin,

(of calvin and hobbes fame) is doing a crossword puzzle
apparently it asks for the name of some bird and there are only five boxes
he thinks the correct answer is "yellow bellied sapsucker" and comments to hobbes in disgust that the crossword puzzle people (idiots) make you cram all the letters into those boxes (or something like that).
this post by lee reminded me of it.
now that i've mauled the joke, if someone actually finds it they'll laugh twice.
once because it's funny, another at the way i described it.

HA! i found it
and here it is
its funny and its the bottom one on page 14
its worth straining your neck for.

anyway, i must go do some work
for a change
no new years resolutions, but i would like to keep my job...

which reminds me of a sign i saw at an office i once visited. said something like "my boss pretends to pay me, and i pretend to work".

and thats all folks!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

the dawn of a new year

back in black. good AC/DC song
so is hells bells.

it's been too long.

lots of stuff going on.

so... i am commited to finding blogworthy material this year and really making a go of it.

why? because this is an awesome forum and i have "met" so many wonderful people and i'm not going to get all mushy and emotional about this. mostly because my blog is all about power tools and booty awards (i'll leave the spitting and fart jokes for someone else).

anyway, i'm psyched and i hope to do this.

nothing really bright or funny pr witty to say right now. just want to start '09 off with a post.

and here it is.