Friday, November 24, 2006

DooGooder's vanished! Where'd he go...

...and why?

Does anyone know where DooGooder (aka: DG) disappeared to? His blog isn't up anymore, his profile isn't there anymore!

The last time I looked, Boise, Idaho was still around. The last time I heard anything from DG on this blog was when he posted a comment to one of my little posts on October 20, 2006.

After that, I commented on his blog not all that long ago.

So, does anyone know what might have happened to him? I'm curious, concerned and a bit bewildered.

That's the thing about this internet and blogging stuff... you can fall off of the face of the earth with a simple tap of the left mouse button.

DG, if you ever read this... good luck. We had some fun, didn't we! Take care guy!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What's your American accent?

I found this little quiz this morning while I was out blogging around. Now, I was raised in the Pacific Northwest so you'd think the results would have been a bit different. Anyway, here's my results...

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Have fun!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sue Tagged Me!

Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue--- She tagged me! So, pay attention! This is a simple feat.

According to the rules… each player of this game starts with the “6 weird things about you”. People who get tagged need to write to their blog their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly:

“In the end you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment in their blogs that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments section and tell them to read your blog for more information.”

So… weird! What’s weird about me?


Different, annoying, odd, peculiar, something that’s definitely not of the ordinary…

1- The hair on my chest and belly coupled with my nipples and belly button looks like the extraterrestrial icon, ET. (My kids told me this years ago!)

2- My toes are double jointed. I can bend them more than 90 degrees backwards (except the one’s I broke). J cringes when I bend them back.

3- My legs are short and stocky, my torso’s long and thick, my head is large. Chalk that up to my Welsh ancestory.

4- I track humans across wilderness areas and bring them back “home”. A game I play.

5- I crawl into people’s minds and get them to tell me what they’ve done without them realizing they’ve told me what they’ve done… until it’s too late. Puzzles I solve.

6- I tend to identify with too much, too often. Again, the puzzles.

Okay… so much of this is weird I admit. On the surface it looks innocent. In depth it’s consuming. But I can control it… all but that ET crap and the toes!

Alright, who’s being tagged?

Andrea and Justin

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Wal Mart husband...

This post came to me via email from my father. It's one of those "urban legend" type emails that's floating around out there. But, for those of us out here who simply loathe "shopping"... we can identify!

"Mr. and Mrs.Fenton are retired. Mrs. Fenton insists that he go with her to Walmart. He gets bored with all the shopping. He prefers to 'get in and get out', but Mrs. Fenton loves to browse. Allegedly, here's a letter sent to her from the store's management.

Dear Mrs Fenton,

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and may have to ban both of you from our stores. We have documented all incidents on our video surveillance equipment. All complaints against Mr. Fenton are listed below.

Things Mr. Bill Fenton has done while his spouse was shopping in Walmart:

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in House wares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the restrooms.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in house wares... and watched what happened.

5. Aug 4: Went to the Service Desk and asked to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.

6. Sept 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. Sept 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they'll bring pillows from the bedding department.

8. Sept 23: When a clerk asks if they can help him, he begins to cry and asks, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'

9. Oct 4: Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror, and picked his nose.

10. Nov 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, asked the clerk if he knows where to find the antidepressants.

11. Dec 3: Darted around the store suspiciously loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.

12. Dec 6: In the automotive department, practiced his "Madonna look" using different size funnels.

13. Dec 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browse through, yelled "PICK ME!" "PICK ME!"

14. Dec 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumes the fetal position and screams "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!!"

And last, but not least ....

15. Dec 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, "There is no toilet paper in here!"

I'm pretty sure I'd be in trouble at home if I had as much fun as our Mr. Fenton character did.

But it's oh-so tempting...

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Greatest Show on Earth... American tragedy.

I really had to sit out a day and watch in awe at what just happened all around us – to our nation, our tattered image. I was beside myself. I mean, I had my ‘druthers regarding where I wanted concessions made in our government and where I didn’t want them made. And as it should be, some of my hopes were realized and some weren’t – that is to be expected. Such is the case for my somewhat conservative nature and view of things. I realize there are others who don’t see everything the same way as I do and will vote otherwise. After all, this is democracy isn’t it?

So overall, I wasn’t all that concerned or heartened about the election results. Being a “non-partisan” type of guy I guess you’d say I was a bit contended – nothing more... other than “relieved”.

Relieved because the show leading up to this year’s grand finale was frightening, at best. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this year’s row.

Mid-term elections in the United States normally don’t normally draw much attention away from the local Friday night high school football games let alone from global occurrences, but this year’s mid term did.

The way I saw it the Republicans offered up power, control and the Democrats took them up on their offer. It’s as plain and simple as that. If you don’t want someone to take something away from you well, you shouldn’t act like you don’t want it. If you want something, act like you want it – like you deserve it and most likely it will remain yours – until you abuse it.

This mid term, well it was a lot different than most--- a mean, hard pressed, “he said – she said” affair. It had all of the makings of one of those terrible marital arguments that leads up to months of daily spats and grumblings, if not divorce. Those types of spats where issues are never fully resolved – where wounds seem to never totally heal.

Emotions ran high as accusations from all parties were tossed around, little need for supporting evidence - those “Get the word out! Right, wrong or indifferent get the word out and then move on” types of accusations. Charges of corruption, dereliction of duties, immoral behaviors, fraud, money laundering, pedophilia, racism, - you get the idea.

Heroes were called cowards, cowards were called heroes. Otherwise good men and women stooped to embarrassingly questionable, unreasonable, disgustingly irrational levels of tactics and behaviors just to get elected – for the flavor of power, control.

It wasn’t just the Democrats - It wasn’t just the Republicans, the Libertarians, the independents, the Communists, the Socialists.

It was a free for all. An orgy of greed, of bad manners, lies, deception - of spoiled brats fighting for dominance, for what “they” have and what “they” want. A child’s sugar hyped birthday party void of any adult supervision.

It was an embarrassing portrayal of our “democratic” process played on the world’s stage for all to see. American Politicians - the lowest of lows - play their party politics board game again.

Ah, the seduction of power!

And like all worldly plays (good, bad or indifferent) that draw these types of audiences, the masses of world observers that this one draws – well, it’ll be back on stage in another two years so stay tuned!

The actors, players, stagehands, producers, directors and writers are already writing, rehearsing and acting out in preparation.

Politics – you really have to love it!