Archive for February, 2005



February 28, 2005

Well, I finally got a job. I had an interview this morning at 10:00 and at 12:30 I got the call saying I have the job.

The pay is low – very low – but hopefully we’ll be able to make do with it. The hardest part will be catching up with some overdue bills and what we owe the parents.

I start tomorrow at 8:00 with a day of orientation. So, of course, you know what that means, right? If you guessed ‘bad weather’ you are correct, sir! We’re supposed to get up to 10 inches of snow tonight. So, in addition to having to be there at 8:00, I have to get up and dig the freakin car out. Ugh!

Oh well, at least I’ll finally be earning a paycheck.


A Glimmer of Hope, a Nice Drive and a New Page

February 26, 2005

As the title of this entry implies, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. I have a job interview on Monday with a local (very local – it’s about 4 blocks down the street) lumber company so keep your fingers crossed everybody!

Today, after taking our weekly visit to deposit our trash, we took a drive around the area. We haven’t really done that since we moved here and it was nice to get out for a while. China went with us, but I think she might have gotten a little naseous. She rode with us all over Florida, but that place was as flat as flat can be. The only ‘hills’ were overpasses. Here, there are plenty of hills and lots of bumpy roads from the frost heaves. Hee hee. I just like saying that ‘frost heaves.’ Sounds like the winter ice is gonna hurl.

I was also able to make some updates to my website today. I wanted to start a little ‘shrine’ section on my site with single dedication pages to my favorite persons, places or things. I started with Kyle MacLachlan, star of ‘Twin Peaks’ and appearing in the upcoming ‘Touch of Pink’ in which he plays Cary Grant. (rowr)



The Snifter Has Been Updated

February 15, 2005

My personal site, The Snifter, has been updated. I’ve streamlined the site, taken some things off the site, added some new ones, changed some graphics. Be sure to stop by and give it a once over.


Where can I get one of these?

February 14, 2005

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I really need to get me one of these guys…minus the spider monkey

This is a new comic that I ‘discovered’ today, thanks to Websnark. It’s a great comic called Skinny Panda and I urge all of you readers (what, all two of you?) to go check it out.


This week’s ‘blizzard’ didn’t pass us by

February 10, 2005

The last time a ‘blizzard’ was supposed to dump a foot of snow on us, it pretty much passed us by, which pretty much ticked me off.

This time, it’s here and looks like it’s here to stay for a day or so. Yesterday, almost all the snow was gone, but today, the world is white once again.

China, not enjoying the muddy, slushy back yard
China in her ‘new’ back yard, the way she prefers it.
The house, from the back yard
The woods are all white when you look into them now.
A view of the edge of the woods.


This is NOT another Super Bowl post…or maybe it is

February 7, 2005

Man, I didn’t even watch the damn thing but I still feel like the Super Bowl has permeated my life. Everywhere I went online today it was Super Bowl this and Super Bowl that.

Thing was, all these fans of the Super Bowl – all they did was bitch. The commercials weren’t funny, there weren’t enough bare breasts, Paul McCartney is old. Geez, what is it with fans today? They can’t enjoy anything anymore.

Just for the record, I hate sports. The amount of money spent on sports – a form of entertainment that is the same thing over and over and over and over again – disgusts me. Sure, that player can throw the ball further than that other player, but you know what? They’re all doing the same thing – throwing balls. Whoopee!

Hmm, guess I’m feeling cynical today.

So, what did I do on Sunday afternoon while most of the rest of the country was salivating over some over-paid jocks throwing around an odd-shaped ball? I organized comics, watched more episodes of Twin Peaks, took my dog for a walk and worked on my upcoming James Cagney site. Not too terribly exciting, but from what I read on the web, neither was the Super Bowl!

Oh, and Jeff Albertson: Most – boring – name – ever.


Living in Maine

February 4, 2005

I thought I’d post a few pictures of what it’s like to live in Maine. For those of you who haven’t read the whole blog, you might want to note that we moved here two months ago from hot, humid Florida, so Maine has been quite an adjustment. For me, it’s been a very welcome adjustment.

It’d be perfect if I could find a freakin’ job.

If the following isn’t enough for you, check out my dog’s blog over at

The cat really doesn’t like the dog much, but when it comes to the heat vent, she’ll get really close. As you can see here, she’d probably prefer to sleep inside the heat vent box.
This is one of Audrey’s favorite spots. Right now, it’s only sunny for about an hour or two, but I’m sure that once summer gets here, we’ll find her here a lot more.
Just for Mom – here’s what a Maine gravel pit looks like. You know, those pits that Stephen King is always writing about.
Here’s China trudging through some of the snow in the back yard. It’s still pretty deep closer to the woods.