Thursday, December 29, 2005

Just made me laugh..

Ok, I am sitting here at work crunching numbers, looking over proposal documents, and other kinds of exciting underwriting stuff. (I know, but compared to actuaries we underwriters are a party posse.)

So into my head pops a scene from the episode of "Family Guy" that I was watching the other night. (Stewie is of course my favorite character on the show. How can you not love this kid?) I just start laughing to myself, and think if this is so friggin funny, why not share the hilarity.

So I present the quote of the day:

Peter: Hey hey I got an idea. Lets play "I Never." You got to drink if you did the thing that the person says they never did.
Cleveland: Oh I got one, I never slept with a women with the lights on.(They all drink.)
Joe: I'll go next, uh I never had sex with Cleveland's wife.(Quagmire and Cleveland drink.)
Peter: alright lets see uh, I never did a chick in a Logan airport bathroom.(Only Quagmire drinks.)
****About 33 drinks later****
Peter: God lets see what else is there um...I never gave a reach-around to a spider monkey while reciting the Pledge of Alligence.
Quagmire: Oh God.(Quagmire takes a drink.)
Joe: I uh I never picked up an illegal alien at Home Depot to take home and choke me while I touch myself.
Quagmire: Oh come on!(Quagmire drinks again.)
Peter: I never did the same thing except with someone from Joann Fabrics.
Quagmire: Oh God this is ridiculous. You guys suck! (Drinks more and passes out.)

Freakin sweet.... later

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


It's two-fer Thursday. Ok it works better with Tuesday, but I still have two for today.

"Baby Doll" by Pat Green


"If IHad A Million Dollars" by The Bare Naked Ladies

Songs for a Hump Day....

Today once again we have two songs both of which deserve equal billing.

"Bad Things" by Jace Everett


"Just The Guy To Do It" by Toby Keith

Two great songs by two great voices.


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas is over, time for blogging

Wass Uppp?!

I took a few days off for the Christmas holiday. Spent time with my son and did some shopping and relaxing.

We had a lot of fun coming up with wacky ideas. We would both be laughing so hard we ended up with hiccups....

I can't say that I remember any songs from over the weekend but today I woke up with

"Honkeytonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins

going through my head....

as I was driving to the office the following 2 songs get honorable mention as songs of the day:

"Swingin Door" by Joey Daniels

"God Bless the American Housewife" by SheDaisy

Strange combo of tunes, but hey that is how my mind works...


Thursday, December 22, 2005

That's what friends are for...

See, this is what happens when one complains. I complain on my blog and to my best friend Kemp that I have writers block, and then I get tagged by Kemp after he was tagged by Sarah… (Kemp was also suffering from writers block..)

In order to keep the game of ‘Tag’ going, I’m 'it". I guess I better start counting backwards, 100, 99, 98, 87 …yeah and tell me that you didn’t skip numbers when you were a kid either…..

Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot.
1. Running2K's
2. Queen of Spain
3. Sarah and the Goon Squad
4. Kemp (although I’ve noticed everyone else has a cool nickname, so for this little exercise I’ll call myself…‘Dr. Spin’)
5. Scott (Kemp is right we need cool nicknames….’Big Guy’ as in “Life is good when you’re the Big Guy)

Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to. This is in no way mandatory.
1. Good thing as I can't think of any..... I'll have to get back to this one...

What were you doing 10 years ago?
10 years ago? Let’s see I was married to a woman I loved, a homeowner and father to a 2 year old. I was in the process of changing jobs and getting a nice raise in pay. Life was pretty good….or so I thought.

What were you doing one year ago?
Getting used to life as a statistic, an official divorcee’. I was also on my way to becomming a much happier and a much better dad (at least that what my son tells me) than when I was when married.

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Coffee…what’s not to love.
2. Walnuts and Chocolate Chips.
3. Chips and Chili con queso
4. English Muffin Pizzas
5. Bourbon or Scotch…(depends on the time of day and my mood)

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics: (tough to limit to only 5)
1. ‘The Coast is Clear’ by Scotty Emerick
2. ‘The Girl I Knew Somewhere’ by The Monkees
3. ‘Save a horse, Ride a Cowboy’ by Big & Rich
4. Almost ANY song by Toby Keith or Montgomery Gentry (Yes, I am the guy doing ‘car karaoke’ to Toby or Eddie & Troy…I sound great in a 6 x 6 foot space)
5. ‘I’ve Got the World On A String’ by Frank Sinatra

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Travel and then more travel
2. Build a new house on the ocean and one near family
3. Invest the principal and try to live off the interest. (This depends on how many millions I would have)
4. Go back to college at the same time as my son…hey Rodney Dangerfield did it.
5. Put a 10,000 gallon salt water aquarium in my house.

Five bad habits:
1. Procrastination
2. Not wearing socks (according to some people that is a bad habit)
3. Not exercising enough
4. Not getting enough sleep
5. Not eating as healthy as I should

Five things you like doing:
1. Traveling/Camping
2. Making furniture.
3. Shooting at the target range.
4. Watching the Bears…sorry Da Bears!
5. Playing X-Box

Five things you would never wear or buy again:
1. Buy- Turkey Roll (don’t ask)
2. Wear – Anything with Polyester
3. Wear – Spandex (never have and never will)
4. Wear – socks (unless it’s 20 below…)
5. Wear – Members Only jacket

Five favorite toys:
1. Laptop
2. Motorola RAZR cell phone
3. R/C 4 wheel drive truck
4. Legos. As someone said “Never too old for legos.. “
5. ??? I think I need another toy….

Thursdays Song

Well folks, I have been spending time with my son and enjoying it so I am posting a little late in the day.

This mornings song was a rockin little holiday ditty:

"Is that you Santa (Santi) Claus?" - by Buster Poindexter

I remember seeing this rendition performed on Saturday Night Live, and thinking of it this morning just put me in a great mood for the rest of the day.

I guess just being with my son has lightened my spirits and put me in the holiday mood.

Take care of yourselves...


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Wednesday + Song = post

What can I say I am an insurance underwriter so sometimes I can't help but put things into equations.

This morning I woke up with the following songs running through my head:

"Mr. Heatmiser" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (If you have seen the old Rankin/Bass Christmas Special 'The Year Without A Santa Claus' you know this tune)

and also

"Jingle Bells" by the Brian Setzer Ochestra

Both are great 'hip' renditions of these two great holiday tunes. If these songs don't bring a smile to your face then you may need Prozac...


Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Ok, I am almost finished with the challenge post thrown down by Kemp, btw thanks Kemp. If nothing else it helps me get through the writers block and pass this time at this time of the year.

But I notice I slacked on my song postings. So in order to play catch up I will post the past few days worth of songs.

Saturday: "The Coast is Clear" by Scotty Emerick (Great song- I picture myself on that beach...)

Sunday: "Wild Wild West" by Will Smith

Monday: "XXL" by Keith Anderson (I think this is going to be my theme song!)

Tuesday: "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroqai

Tonight I pick up my son and will have him with me until late Christmas morning. So please forgive me if I do not post these daily. You all know how much I love being a dad and spending time with my son.


Friday, December 16, 2005

Friday....Yippie! (and songs)

It's Friday! End of the work week, time to spend 2 days relaxing. I have my son for the weekend (which is a great thing all by itself !) and one of my sister in-laws is having a combination birthday party (for her youngest) and family Christmas cookie bake. My son and I are also planning on going to see a movie with a friend and her kids. So overall it is going to be a good weekend.

Those of you who read my other blog are also familiar with my best friend Kemp and his blog. Well Kemp has been suffering from writers block also...sound familiar? So Sarah essentially "tagged" him with a challenge, which he has now "tagged" me with. (Thanks a lot Sarah!...just kidding, it's great to have cyber friends reach out and lend a hand.)

So now after my son goes to bed this weekend I will be working on the 'tag' project and passing it along. Kemp also did a list of 100...which, as I told him was a sort of 'unofficial challenge' so I have two projects to work on... I will have at least one of them done and posted this weekend. The other is a little more difficult and may take a day or two longer. So keep coming back and we will get through this together...ok, I'll get through it, you can relax and laugh at my postings.

Finally, the song of the day. Today there are two songs as both of them were going through my head.

"I Left Something Turned On At Home" - Trace Adkins

"Tequila Make Her Clothes Fall Off" - Joe Nichols

Well, I am writing a little more consistently, which is good. I haven't yet noticed a pattern with the songs, other than they are mostly country artists, which is what I mainly listen to so that is not really a surprise. Although I do listen to pretty much everything (especially 80's)

If you see a pattern developing, let me know. After all I am a guy and we do sometimes miss the obvious.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Thursday song...

Todays song of the day is "I Swear" by John Michael Montgomery.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Song of the day

I heard a song last night on the drive home and when I woke up this morning it was the tune I was humming in the shower.

Ok, last night I was in a great mood as I had just spent a few hours with my son (so of course I would be in a great mood!!) and this song came on the radio. Now I had never heard this song before but after the first verse I found myself singing along as the words just seemed to be logical, a no brainer if you will. (Ok, now that has got to be a great bit of songwriting if you can come up with a song that someone can sing along with never having heard it before!)

The song is "Christmas Cookies" by George Strait.

Notice it's not 'Holiday Cookies'....for that debate see my other blog.

Here are the lyrics:

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, and bells, and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

Now Christmas cookies are a special treat
The more she bakes the more I eat
And sometimes I can't get myself to stop
Sometimes she'll wait till I'm asleep
And she'll take the ones I didn't eat
And put those little sprinkly things on top

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, and bells, and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

Now those sprinkly things just makes things worse
Cause it makes them taste better than they did at first
And they're absolutely impossible to resist
Some disappear to who knows where
But I make sure I get my share
And those kids just stand there waiting for the ones I miss

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
Sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
She gets mad that they're all gone
Before she gets the icing put on
Sure do like those Christmas cookies babe

Now there's a benefit to all of this
That you might have overlooked or missed
So now let me tell you the best part of it all
Every time she sticks another batch in the oven
There's 15 minutes for some kissin' and'a huggin'
That's why I eat Christmas cookies all year long!

Ah, Take it away boys

--- Instrumental ---

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, and bells, and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe...

This song has become my new Christmas Favorite. If you get a chance, try and sample it on the net, or just go out and by it. It can be found on multiple compilation albums of Country Christmas songs, including an album appropriately named, what else...."Christmas Cookies".


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Tuesdays Song

This morning I woke with the song "I Ain't Your Mama" by Amber Dotson going through my head.

She has a great voice that is a perfect match with country music.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Writers block sucks !

Ok, once again I haven't posted for a couple of weeks. I have however been posting on my other site.

So why haven't I been posting more? Two words....writer's block.

Don't ge tme wrong there are plenty of things for me to write about. It's just sometimes hard to come up with that one sentence from which the rest of the posting flows.

In order to try and help get me over the 'hump' so to I am thinking of the song by the Black Eyed Peas......wait that's an idea...I will start posting the name of the song going through my head when I wake up each day. Not really exciting but hey it's a start...

Ok, let's are the songs from the past couple of days..

Sunday- The Girl I Knew Somewhere- The Monkees
Monday- She Didn't Have Time- Terri Clark

It's a start...let's see where this goes...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A date which will live in Infamy !

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. This morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounded determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire."

- President Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress, December 8, 1941