Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day after hump day



Some of you have been mentioning that we ought to start up a get off the weight club. I've done some research and come up with a resort for our first meeting. Check this place out Peter of Pyr fame has agreed to pay our way on this trip. It seems he was one of the 10 people in New Jersey that won the Mega million jackpot the other day. I for one take back half of what I've been saying bad about you. Your a (stan)d up guy thank you!image

Here's another little ditty from my side bar that none of you probably saw. Very interesting stats.

Money Fun Fact
There are 5 million households in the United States with net worth in excess of $1 million. About 2.7 million of these households have at least $1 million in liquid assets not including homes. This compares with a net worth of only $35,000 for the average American household. Source:
Save Money at

imageStephany, Indy found this on line today. I caught him in here on the computer. He has taken to going on some of your guys blogs and making stupid comments. Please forgive me.  He fakes lying down with me to take a nap. Soon as I'm snoring he's getting on line. Stan,all the put downs have come from Indy. I would never say half of the things that he has said to you in comments. I apologize.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Red box





How can you go wrong for $1.00? Cindy and I have gotten to where we rent a movie at Red Box every so often. Aren't I a cheap bastard? Well remember that last time we went to the movies it cost us $29.00? $.50 for gas,$1.00 for the movie and pop corn at home sure beats that.I didn't have any goobers. How in the heck are you supposed to watch a movie without goobers. 



Has any one else out there been watching the show "The Biggest Loser"? {I don't think it's fair they named a show after me without getting my permission} Anyway, It is kind of inspiring to watch all the changes. I'm getting somewhat motivated to try to lose myself again. I've gone on tears where I can lose 50lbs. The problem is I gain it all right back. I'm sure many of you can relate. What I need is a good Manic episode. My last one I lost over 50 lbs. I'm only half kidding. The last one ended up with us buying the house we live in now. Although it turned out ok I did end up in two hospitalizations for depression at the end. I definitely can't do that again. I pretty much refuse to go into a Psych ward again.

I went out to Lenny's {My social worker} for my twice a month session. He says he can tell I'm into a pretty good dip. Meaning the depression is pretty strong right now.   We'll see how I'm doing then.I glad I'm on the Wellbutrin or no telling how low I would go. I sleep about 5 hrs at night then still have to take a morning and an afternoon nap. I'm hoping that when Spring gets here I can try to take some walks.  I'm not sure how far I'll get with my knee and hip and all, but I'm determined to try anyway. I'm sure Indy would appreciate it. He's bulked up some this winter too. For some reason when I go out to the kitchen to get a snack he thinks he's entitled to one also.

I have a new policy about paying the Mortgage I want to talk over with momma. It's called Don't Pay and the Messiah will pay if for you plan. What do you think? Our mortgage is $699.00 per month. If I just don't pay it for 3 or 4 months. I pop off a letter to Comrade Obama and ask him to write a check for it. What do you think? It's a rather simple plan I know. But I think it could work.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


image A couple of more images that the fine folks at Google we're nice enough to let me borrow.


I decided to change my header on this blog. It seems the CIA is following Stan everywhere he goes now. So because of him I must be on the list of people to harass. Everyday now for the last couple of weeks my phone has been ringing once or twice when I pick it up no one is there. So I've decided to throw them off track. Maybe they would think this is a legitimate blog if I had the truck staring them in the face.

The American Farmer and Business Owner

A man owned a small farm in Alabama. The Alabama Wage and Hour Dept. claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him.

“I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded the agent.

“Well,” replied the rancher, “There’s my ranch hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board.

The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 per week plus free room and board. Then there’s the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.”

“That’s the guy I want to talk to, the half-wit,” says the agent.

“That would be me,” replied the farmer.

The joke is courtesy of The backwoods it's an interesting site about saving money,living off the land and stuff like that. Heck the way we're going we are going to all have to go back to the days of living off the land and hunting for our food. Do you hear that Stan. No more Sunday dinners at Nancy Pelosi's house.


There's a push on for Truck driving schools to fill up their remaining training spots. There is a local tv station's article that I responded to. You can see it here read it then go to the comments. You'll see where yours truly jumped in with his big mouth. I justa can't help myself sometimes.There are a couple of other places across the country doing the same story must be an overriding theme.It seems to me that the article's should be researched more and the truth about what it's really like for the over the road driver. In this kind of economy people are willing to take just about any kind of job that they can get. But if you have a family and you think that jumping in a truck is going to be the end all,you got another think coming. To make any money at all,$35,000 to $40,000 your going to have to stay out for 2 weeks at a time or more. You see just how big this country is real quick. You don't just come zipping home from Texas if you live in Syracuse If your single and want to travel, I say go for it. It can be an adventure of sorts. (If you count grumpy receivers and dirty bathrooms) an adventure. I hope I'm not sounding to negative here. I really did enjoy the freedom of the open road, the no boss looking right over your shoulder,the stopping when I wanted to stop as long as I was on time with my load,some of the beautiful views you get from that left seat. I just wanted to put a real spin albeit a little negative one without going into to long of a diatribe.

Sorry I wandered away from usual babbling on about nothing  I'll probably be back to that on my next post.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Chocolate Candy

image Image is courtesy of google Images.


I used this image today so I would be sure that Stephany,and Precious Rock would read it. You can have two each then pass the bag on. I hope you all enjoyed my 300th post. I put quite a bit of work into it. It took me hours to write it. I was going to take a break today from blogging to rest up from it. But noooooo, here I am persevering,going above and beyond just to get my words of wisdom onto your computer screen. Damn, I'm starting to sound like Stan again.

As some of you know I used to drive truck. It's something I did for a long time so it's kind of hard to get it out of my system. So to keep myself in touch with  being on the road I check in on quite a few different trucking blogs. There are really some pretty good ones out there that really paint a pretty good picture of what it's like to be on the road. I have put a few on my side bar for you to check out if you feel so inclined. You can really get into the mind and life of these "Knights of the Highway". Remember these Men and women bring us 90% of the goods we consume everyday. Doing it in a safe and timely manner. This is justa partial list.  Here's a couple of pictures of my last truck that I{The bank} owned. It was a 2000 Mack Vision.  Notice the gourmet meal that Momma had prepared for us.


  inside truck 2000 I happened upon a website the other day that has major newspapers from all around the country on it. The name of it is It's got most of if not all the major papers on their site. Heck you can click on the Syracuse, Ny one and see if you can see the picture of me streaking at the SU game this afternoon. I'm only kidding Ana I'm going to be watching it at home. Seriously though, you can click on the website of the paper and see it better than the page that comes up.  I've got to warn you. I checked out a lot of them around the country. The grass is'nt greener anywhere else. There are layoffs all over the country. Those 25 and 50 laid off here and there add up.

Darn it as I'm typing this post I'm looking up at that picture of the Hershey's Kisses now I WANT CHOCOLATE.