17 December 2007

Don't tase me, bro! Christmas meme.

I love Christmas, it's my favorite time of year. I get to buy stuff, go sledding, open presents, eat lots of crap, drive my truck through the snow, use my snowblower, go skiing (not often enough), watch college bowl games, etc.
I'm not usually one for surveys, but since Laurie tagged me on this one, I'll keep it going.

Rules for the game:
  • Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share Christmas facts about yourself.
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
  • Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. Wrapping or gift bags? Wrapping. Gift bags are cheating.

2. Real or artificial tree? I love a real tree, but I'm starting to rethink this position for the fact that it's killing a perfectly good tree. Options?

3. When do you put up the tree? Shortly after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? After the 12 days of Christmas have passed.

5. Do you like eggnog? No, not at all. It's gross, and for old people.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Probably my Nintendo in 1991. It was cool, I was 9.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope. But “I like to picture baby Jesus in a tuxedo t-shirt because it says I wanna be formal but I'm here to party”

8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Hmm. My grandma gives me ramen noodles every year. Maybe she still thinks I'm a starving college student...?

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. Email is so impersonal.

10. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story.

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? About a week before.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies, and lots of them.

13. Clear lights or colored on the tree? I wish we had colored lights, but Jen likes her tree to have white lights, and only silver and blue ribbons and ornaments. How boring!

14. Favorite Christmas song? Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley.

I’m tagging only two, because I don't know that many bloggers:

10 December 2007


He didn't get enough. And no, he shouldn't be allowed to play football again.

06 December 2007

Belle (Bell) Tire

Went to get an alignment on the gas guzzler after work today. They told me it would take an hour, so I told them to call on my cell when it was done and I headed to Circuit City to buy Superbad, and to check out the latest technology. Oh, how I love technology. Do you love technology? Anyways, I came back an hour and a half later and it still wasn't done - bastards. Anyways, they finished it up real-quick-like (after some prodding) and knocked a whole $5 off the price.

Anyways, back to Superbad. I'm really excited about watching it tonight. Laurie said Superbad was a superbad movie, so it better be, or I'm sending her a bill for $18. But I'm keeping the free skullcap that came with the DVD...

04 December 2007

This was sad

US Navy family members of those aboard the USS Kitty Hawk traveled to China to see their families for Thanksgiving and were denied port in Hong Kong.

That sucks, and it's Bush's fault.

30 November 2007

Why I'm here

You know my name, but what you may not know is my game.*

Here's some of what I'm about: friends and family, my pets, education, careers, kids (yes, I want some - SOON), trucks not cars, computers, DVR, Coke not Pepsi (but Mountain Dew is acceptable), snow, 4x4, motorcycles, bullshitting, GPS nav, drinking beer, college football, shooting rubber bands at co-workers, poker, chili (I won my work's Chili cook-off in 2005), Christian fundamentals, rescuing animals, the farmer's market, hot wings, NPR, moderate libertarianism, the Discovery Channel, Michigan State, democracy, bill of rights, Ted Nugent, having a "Stop Global Warming" sign in my front yard and driving a 14 mpg truck, Gmail, setting annoying co-worker's computers to high contrast mode (Alt-Left Shift-Print Screen, try it - you'll laugh, they won't), technology, conservation, high fidelity, AC/DC, google, PC not Mac (yet), connections, facebook more than MySpace, craigslist, Nextel, and night school.

*Always subject to change.

01 November 2007

The mall has become a strange place.

While walking through the Crossroads mall with my lovely wife a few weeks ago, we stumbled across this image of nakedness outside Hollister:

Needless to say I was a little surprised...

Sacred cows.

The saying "No sacred cows" is offensive?

22 October 2007

A Short Course in Human Relations

While reading my text for my class at Cornerstone University, I stumbled upon an interesting quote. I found many variations of it on the internet, but I like this one the best.

"A Short Course in Human Relations."

The least important word: I

The most important word: We

The two most important words: Thank you.

The three most important words: All is forgiven.

The four most important words: What is your opinion?

The five most important words: You did a good job.

The six most important words: I want to understand you better.