Tuesday, November 01, 2005


It's been a while since I've blogged... had lots of kids come by last night for halloween. Tons of kids in the neighborhood. Anyway one of my buddies brought by some little comic books (graphic novels?) to hand out to the kids too... probably to subvert them to his comic reading lifestyle. Anyway. they were were fairly well received... maybe because they were getting candy anyway. Funny though, two small children immediately handed the book to their moms. One guy said "Oh cool, my dad would love this" Sigh.

Sunday, September 25, 2005


It was V's birthday Friday. We went out dancing... dancing makes me feel old, but it's so much fun. The was one guy there in a plain white t shirt, black shorts with white socks and black shoes dancing by himself. at least i wasn't the dorkiest one there.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

movie night

I've discovered a set of channels on my new tv. My guess is that they are OnDemand channels for the digial cable system (I don't have digital cable) So I watched the second half of Napolean Dynamite and then I'm guessing 80% of Harold and Kumar go to White Castle. Both pretty dumb, but also very amusing. It was a good movie night.

Sunday, August 14, 2005


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I'm, watching a tv show on squirrels. fascinating creatures.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

cat hair II

(Delayed post)
Went out Aug 6th evening again. Been a while since i've been to the bars two nights in a row. much nicer night. no babysitting.... a good time was had by all. got my friend's g-friend drunk (she's also my friend) because it was her b-day. had egg sandwiches at 3am thanks to my friend. he's a good man. (don't tell him i said that)

Saturday, August 06, 2005

cat hair on my tongue

Went out last night. I must have done something wrong, god is punishing me. Had a perfectly reasonable going away dinner. Went to a reasonable going away shindig (a different goings-away, what can i say people don't like to be around me)It was sweltering there I thought I was going to melt. We brought some of the people from the dinner to the other shindig. Now see this is where the problems start. I've always been a fan of mixing worlds. Ya know you have different groups of friends when you are in different situations. i.e. work friends and friends from college. problems occur when you try to do activities with multiple groups of people at the same time... i've said in the past (not to you, but to myself really) that it's okay to mix... people get to know each other better and then you have less scheduling difficulty. i may have to take it back. after the melty outdoor bar (which closes with airraid sirens at an unreasonably early hour) we went to nice different bar. more chill, more airconditioned... now here some people from work that I know peripherally showed up. little older crowd, nice people, but not people you'd expect to see out a bar (now up to 3 worlds mixing). another one shows up at the same bar with some really young, very pregnant looking semihottie which is just weird. so now i'm tripping a bit. all of a sudden one of the people who is leaving wants to go dancing. It takes half an hour to get everyone on board with minor drama in the making(One guy is trying to mess with a girl he'll never score with so she'll like him better --very 3rd grade, another needs to swing by another bar so he can meet up with his sorta/kinda woman... not quite girlfriend according to him, but don't know what'd she'd say) Anyway we all finally make it to the other club, the older people don't like the vibe so they take off immediately to go somewhere else. i stick around, more 3rd grade games ensue (see above) she takes off (probably not a direct result of said games). now we chill for a bit. and the crew thins a bit (booty calls, arguments, etc) so we make another venue change. Ends up we go the club that the other group had left ours to go to. so we kinda sorta recombine, but not really because it's a little weird. Bars close. we go home. Much more specific drama to record, but I don't want implicate anyone. Maybe the mixing of worlds wasn't the problem, but it sure seemed that way. Two other possibilities, i'm officially too old to go out to bars/clubs (which i hope is not true) or it was just too many venues. we'll never know. Anyway I had too much to drink regardless, it tastes like cat hair on my tongue

ps. if you care at all, just found a monster hairball that the car yarfed up in my clean laundry. Unrelated to the cat hair taste on my tongue I assure you.

Sunday, July 17, 2005


New LCD projection TV. Yippee. 3 channels tune in HDTV. I'm tempted to order digital cable right now. Til then there will be a lot of PBS-HD.

casino night

Yesterday went to deal blackjack for a charity casino night. Discovered a term I'd never heard before.

"Church Blackjack"

For this event according to state rules or whatever there are different blackjack rules than usual so that the charity has an advantage and doesn't lose money. In this case this means that the house wins ties. Sucks if you're playing, but it's all for charity.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

new house

i've spent the last couple of nights at my new house. the cat's finaaly come out from under the bed. it's a little strange... but it's mine. still getting the remnents out of the old house. didn't realize i had so much stuff.

on a completely different note I've had two different people tell me about joining online dating. i wish them luck. i'm not ready for that myself.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

happy dad's day

happy father's day. thanks for all you've done.

what do you give the dad that's made it possible for you to have everything you need?

my dad just got dvd's. a small token gesture. thanks.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Book Meme Tag

So I go on vacation... first time i'm not obsessively checking blogs since starting the whole blogging thing (Obsessively doing other things in Las Vegas) I find out that my good friend JACK at Integrity had tagged me on the day I left. I will need to think about the answers to these questions. A post tomorrow maybe?

I doubt that there are many if any regular readers of "A Thousand Monkeys Typing" if there are.... they are much different from the readers of "Integrity" I'm sure. It interesting when words cross (I deliberately use the word cross rather than collide)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Road Rally.

This weekend I did one of the strangest things i've done in a while. I help my friend out with his father's road rally.

now I know what you're thinking.... Cannonball run. get somewhere as fast as possible no matter what the cost. It couldn't be further from the truth. Apparently those types of rallys do happen, but they are now on closed courses. This kind of rally is of a different sort. It's not how fast you get somewhere... it's how consistently you travel along the route.
Here's how it works. Two people to a car, a driver and a navigator. You get your instructions 15 minutes before you leave. The instructions state how far you go the turns you take and the average speed you're supposed to be travelling. sounds easy huh? well all the roads are open and have traffic on them. Next most of the roads are dirt roads. As for keeping a constant speed you just flip on the cruise control right? wrong. you're likely making turns and corners that you need to slow down for. Every time you slow down, you're going to have to speed up and make up the time. Also they don't tell you when the checkpoints are. so you could go over a hill and find a checkpoint there where you are timed. Still doesn't sound too hard does it. Now for scoring... you are given one point for every hundredth of minute early or late you arrive to checkpoint. So if you drive too fast and get to a checkpoint a minute early, 100 points. Not it's sounding tougher. Now what would you say if I told you that for this particular rally the winning car over about 5 1/2 hours of driving and 11 checkpoints had a score of 8. That means he was off 8/100ths a minute over almost 6 hours.

All sorts of cars were there. Many Subaru AWDs, a couple trucks, and a 2006 Dodge Charger. There was a BMW Z3 that did the dusty route with the top down and a 1962 Morgan that quit after the 1st leg because it was a little hard on their car.

It was very cool though. Barrelling along country roads at 40 mph on gravel. My job was with my friend to make sure the checkpoints were in the right place and to collect time cards and such.

It was pretty neat. I've treated my Camry better though. I don't think she liked me much for it. Not quite the right tires I guess. I treated her to new windshield wipers for it.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mothers day

Happy Mom's Day. Thanks for everything.

Thanks to all the moms out there.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

you call this weather?

So I left for Chicago on Wednesday. It was 80 degrees. I was wearing short sleeves and sandals. I got back today to Michigan... it's snowing! What gives? It was cold in Chicago, luckily there I had left my coat in the back seat of my car. I know Michigan weather is fickle, but this is nuts.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Poker night

Poker was pretty successful again. I think i drank too much. I did come back from 2 chips when it was down to 3 tables (17 people) and ending up coming in 4th. If I was paying attention I could have finished 3rd easily. Oh well... I had fun.

Here's How to sell your stuff on Amazon.

Ever wonder what font that was? What the Font?

Sunday, March 27, 2005


Now I've always gotten a lot of spam emails. That's what I get for sprinkling my email address various places without regard for years. But for some reason the spams are getting weirder. I'm not only getting singles spam, but Christian Singles spam. Not that I don't consider myself Christian, but I've never been extremely religious and almost never (meaning weddings only) go to church. Somehow the internet marketers have decided it's worth their fraction of a penny to email about it. What am I supposed to think of the emails I get asking me to "protect my fertility" As a man, I hadn't thought of it much.

happy easter.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

March Madness

I don't get it. Basketball? I just don't like it. I'm just not realy a sports nut I guess. I can watch College football most of a saturday and hockey (when they're not on hiatus) is fun to. Michigan is in the CCHA finals today though and I can watch that. My roomies are there at the game in a box no less. Hope they're enjoying themselves.

Monday, March 07, 2005


I guess I'm different from my friends. First of all, most of them wouldn't know what a blog is or wouldn't be caught dead blogging. Next of those who do, they seem to focus a little more specifically, or more accurately more seriously on topics. I.e one guy blogs religion and economics (2 blogs) the other does literary criticsm( well, of comic books but still). Another uses it to reveal his inner true self. I blog ahout vegas, coffee, and bingo. What does that make me? superficial?

Saturday, February 12, 2005


Went to Vegas for 3 days last minute. My bud was going to be there so I decide to join him at the last minute. Had a blast lost a little money. Ate a ton. Breakfast one morning consisted of Krispy Kreme donuts and a Chantico (starbucks Drinking chocolate) yum. Vegas should have a new slogan instead of that "what happens in vegas stays in vegas".... it should be :

"Come to Las Vegas and get diabetes."

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

I'm glad this was cleared up.

Court case to determine ownership and/or possible infringement of the phrase "Back that ass up"

5th Circuit rules in Rapper's battle.

I will sleep better tonight.

Monday, January 17, 2005


Now i'm really not a fan of starbucks... they're a ubiquitous reminder of how corporate america can take a humble cup of coffee, smash the local business, and then charge 3 bucks for a cup of coffee.

THat being said... they make a damn good cup of coffee. I really liked the pumpkin spice latte they had over the holidays. Now they have some thing called a chantico... sounds like a new model car or perfume eh? It's like a thick dark chocolate hot chocolate. They call it "Drinking Chocolate" Yummy!!

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Steel Cage Bingo

So I was shopping with one of my ex-roomies. And we saw a little bingo thingie... labled "Steel Cage Bingo" Oddly enough we both looked at each other, then admitted to each other that we each had some strange image of a wrestling cage where Mexican wrestlers were locked in some sort of Deathmatch Bingo Game. Weird.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Bundt Cake

Bleah. A frustrating day at work. Drive home in crappy snow. Blog. Nap. Eat. Then poker. or is it Nap. Blog. Eat.... no Eat. Blog. Nap. Poker.

The creator of the bundt cake died. So many tasty desserts we owe to him.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Oceans 12

So 3rd movie in 3 days. I NEVER see this many movies. Anyway it was as good as the last. With a few silly parts, like the whole Julia Roberts thing ( i won't give it away, but if you saw it you know). And the Entrapment thing too. Anyway. I knew how it was going to end. Sounds like i'm dogging it but I liked it a lot. Oceans 13 was set up pretty good.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Movie night

Watched two movies last night. I was extremely tired having been on call the previous day/night. up for 22 hours then an hour of fitful rest then a drive home (Yummy Sausage McMuffin on the way home) The sleep for like 5 hours. Then I watched Bourne Supremacy with my roomie. Not a bad movie, i would see it again. Wish I had read the book first. A friend has it and I need to get it from her (That's a different story). I read the book before the 1st one and though i liked the first movie there was a lot more in the book. Not enough Julia Stiles though. Anyway. Then we went to My ex-roomies house and watched Saved... I thought it was supposed to be a comedy, which it was, but it wasn't really laugh out loud comedy. Wasn't bad. My favorite was the driveby exorcism, with Mandy Moore at the end throwing her Bible at the other chick and saying "I'm full of Christ love!" I'm still sleepy so, I'll quit babbling... for several seconds.