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Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Aim Is True

  • 18:12 Signing up my daughter for something called "Webkinz" #
  • 19:06 Should have never signed my daughter up for "Webkinz"... #
  • 20:28 Listen to "The National - Boxer", playing poker, having a beer, enjoying that the kids are in bed and I can chill a bit. #
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My Aim Is True

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Johan Santana to the Mets?!

For what appears to be four players from the Beaver Dam, WI tee-ball team.

Seriously, the Twins are going to hear about this from fans for a long, long, long time.

I practically would have rather traded Jacoby Ellsbury or Clay Buckholz straight up than do this deal.

This sort of seems like the A.J. Pierzinski trade. Except, you know...in reverse.

(cross-posted at Throwing Cheese)

Monday, January 28, 2008

My Aim Is True

  • 10:43 Making some bitchin' phone calls! Yeah, hey you want some AUDIO VISUAL stuff, man? Hell yeah! That's it, I rule. #
  • 11:08 Just found out we're staying at the Tuscany Suites in Vegas next week. They have $1/$2 No Limit Tables. Huzzah! #
  • 18:36 Low fat, low cal, HOMEMADE pizza. Verdict? Not bad! #
  • 21:55 What in the hell ever happened to Ralph Macchio anyway?? #
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My Aim Is True

  • 09:43 Yeah, "Growing up stick" is pretty awesome. #
  • 15:57 Listening to Wrigley have his first major blow up of the new year. Welcome 2008!!! #
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Sunday, January 27, 2008

My Aim Is True

  • 09:09 Up. Kids are literally screaming at each other. Gonna be a great day... #
  • 10:26 Cleaning up the home laptop. Hard drive is cleaned up, just need some Turtle Wax to get the exterior to shine like the sun. #
  • 16:56 Growing up sticks. tinyurl.com/2eq7bn #
  • 17:11 LOL. That was actually supposed to read "Grilling up steaks". It's either my voice, or Jott's recognition software. #
  • 21:47 Full Tilt Poker sucks the proverbial rooster. #
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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Quick Queston

Does anyone else sometimes feel like they're living their life from behind a computer screen?

Friday, January 25, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 22:21 Watched about 2 hours of Kenny vs. Spenny on YouTube. Possibly the best show ever. Go to YouTube, enter "kenny spenny who can" and enjoy.. #
  • 08:12 Can't get "Breaking Free" from High School Musical out of my head. And I kinda like it... #
  • 08:30 test #
  • 08:38 Found out I'm heading out of town in a couple weeks for a business conference. Bad news: Won't be in Mpls that weekend. Good news: VEGAS! #
  • 15:57 Snowing AGAIN. WTF? Heading home. #
  • 20:47 In for the night. Just poured a glass of something called White Merlot. Actually pretty tasty. Also, playing a 6 handed SNG. #
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Thursday, January 24, 2008

We Interrupt This Naval Gazing For An Announcement

I was not ever paid (or offered) one penny for the post below.


So, I saw that Otis had posted to his Twitter via "Netvibes".

Whatever. Neat. Go Otis. You're the best...

Then I actually took a look at Netvibes. And started to use it.

Neat! Go Otis! You're the best!!!!

I love it.

I had been using iGoogle as my homepage, and thought that I had entered Nirvana.

Well, Netvibes makes iGoogle look like Hannah Montana to its, well...Nirvana.

Yes, it's that's good.

The sad thing is, I can't even describe how good it is without posting a 2000 word diatribe on this pitiful blog.

Here's what I recommend:

When you have some free time at night (*cough* I mean work *cough*), go to Netvibes and play around with it. Add the things you want, delete the stock things, whatever you want to do.

I think you'll find for a one-stop-shop for all the things you check and care about (email, bloglines, twitter, any rss feed), it's pretty much the best thing out there right now.

Now I just need to figure out how to get a check paid to me for this post!

Also, Otis' REAL first name is BRAD????

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot??!!

My Boring Life

  • 23:29 New Post: bloodyp.blogspot.com #
  • 23:34 Heading to bed. Good friends. Good food. Good beer. Good night. #
  • 08:56 -9F here right now. -22F with wind chill. I can't feel my testicles. And I'm INSIDE. #
  • 11:44 Mexican Fiesta leftovers + Rilo Kiley = heaven. #
  • 15:54 Heading to Mike's for a beer. tinyurl.com/ytu8fw #
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Running With The Devil: Minus The Music

If you'd like to hear the strangest, funniest, best thing ever,

Please click HERE.

Yes, it's David Lee Roth's dedicated vocal track to "Running With The Devil".

No music.

And it's delicious.


My Boring Life

  • 09:28 Having a hard time getting motivated... #
  • 15:02 Back from a walk through. Crazy day today. #
  • 16:50 Heading home. More freakin' snow. Jebus. Homemade mexican and Miller Chill tonight! #
  • 18:21 Home. Imbibing. Hilarity to ensue. #
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MPR: The Current

Seriously. What a great station. Even though I work in Milwaukee, I listen to Minnesota Public Radio's "The Current" (89.3 FM) everyday via the web. Check out what they've played for the last two hours:

The Current Playlist

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

9 - 10 AM

Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation

Richard Thompson - Let It Blow

Bob Mould - The Silence Between Us

Rilo Kiley - Breakin' Up


Atmosphere - Don't Stop

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth

Nada Surf - Weightless

Andrew Bird - Imitosis

Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration

Shelby Lynne - Just A Little Lovin'

Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On

8 - 9 AM

Annie Stela - Keep Me Around

Air - Redhead Girl

Dar Williams - The Beauty of the Rain

B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

Dion - Drip Drop


Carolina Chocolate Drops in studio - Will Adams Breakdown

Randy Sabien - Just Chillin’

Judy Collins - Cook With Honey

Sparklehorse - Shade and Honey

Paul Geremia - I Feel So Good


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 08:23 1-1/2 hour commute [...]. tinyurl.com/32zgxc #
  • 12:24 Getting ready to head to Madtown. #
  • 17:06 Heath Ledger is dead. tinyurl.com/yrbhbg #
  • 19:00 There's a mirror that talks like Paul Lynde on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody". Paul Lynde ROOLZ #
  • 20:37 I love Wil Wheaton, but good god is he getting a big head lately. #
  • 21:39 LUCKY YOU!!! I TOTALLY just posted a new BLOG ENTRY!!!! YAY!! bloodyp.blogspot.com #
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Elementary, My Dear Watson

Picture: Outside First Avenue/7th Street Entry (lifted from the Star Tribune)

I figured it out. And it's so easy, I've been kicking myself all day.

Here's what the problem is:

I don't like to work. Yeah, I know. NOBODY likes to work. Thanks...

I mean, I enjoy what I do for work in a "I have to do this to get a check" kind of way.

But I don't like to work. At all.

I need to find a job where I can surf the web and blog all day.

American dream, indeed.

Moving to Wisconsin wasn't a mistake, just a pit stop. A good pit stop. A necessary pit stop.

I love Minneapolis, but how often really (in the past 7 or 8 years) did my wife and I go to:

A concert

The theater

A new, kick ass restaurant

A museum


Anything that didn't have a rating of "G" or was touted as "kid friendly"

Never, that's when.

I miss being AROUND those things, and that's about it. If anything, I miss being an untethered hood rat than being in the Twin Cities.

And if I really need a dose of the Twin Towns, I can drive there for a weekend (4 1/2 hours), or just visit:


Minneapolis Fucking Rocks

Reveille Magazine

City Pages

Star Tribune

Among others.

The grass is always greener, babies, and today I realized that I need to find my happy here.

I'm still not sure what happy is, but I have a feeling I can find it.

Bubba Takes a Nap

Listen, I love Bill Clinton. I really do. But sweet 8 lb., 6 oz. baby jeebus is this video funny.

Shot at yesterday's service with MLK III speaks:

Monday, January 21, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 22:06 I don't know about you, but Obama is following me. Tits up! for science! #
  • 08:25 At work. 4 - 6" of snow on the way. Yay... #
  • 15:10 About 3 inches on the ground here in Milwaukee. Coming down like a motherfather. Tons of accidents apparently. #
  • 15:48 Off to drop off a proposal and battle the snow. #
  • 19:55 I find that once I find a random person's Flickr Photos, I have to look at ALL of them. Whether it's two pages photos or 87. #
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mistakes May Have Been Made

OK. I admit it.

I may have been wrong.

This move to small town Wisconsin may not have been the best idea.

I miss the Twin Cities.

There. I said it.

I mean, I really do love it here. Honestly. It's quiet, I've made some "friends", I'm making major bank in Milwaukee, my kids love their school, it's cool. Like, totally.

But it's not Minneapolis. Not the GOOD parts of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The parts that I would drive to, and eat and shop and hang out in.

Plus, the wife misses the Cities EVERY. DAY.



I don't know.

I love the small town atmosphere here in Horicon, WI (pop. 3000+), but I miss a lot of things about the Cities. And not just the obvious ones.

I looked at houses for sales in the Cities for the first time today.

Looking at the big picture, we could move back, and live in a good neighborhood. You know what that means, right? We could raise our kids in a good area, with all of our "true" friends around us. The quotes are there to differentiate between acquaintances and people we love.

Fuck me.

**Disclaimer: The above is just a stream-of-consciousness rant that is beer fueled and may be more honest than the author intended.

My Boring Life

  • 22:54 Grrr...Seriously, why is everything sort of sucking lately? Off to bed. I pray I dream of unicorns sexing up collies. #
  • 09:21 So...cold...here... #
  • 12:16 Web surfing. Kids are watching The Little Mermaid. Heading to the wife's Dad's 65th Birthday / Packer Party @ 2pm. Still fucking cold here. #
  • 13:13 Apparently there is some sort of football contest today between the Packers and some team called (I believe) The Giants of New York. #
  • 17:10 Patriots win. When tomorrow? tinyurl.com/264twa #
  • 20:28 Packer game is actually interesting. Rooting for the Pack even tho I'm a Vikings fan. Good game so far, tho. #
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 00:08 Back from Josh's. A little drunk, a LOT full of belly. CC to F.O.R.: J&A say "HI!" #
  • 11:48 Running kids to birthday parties, hitting cool thrift stores, and now...finally...relaxing a bit. #
  • 15:30 New post up at www.throwingcheese.com #
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If you asked me ten years ago where I thought I'd be?

It wouldn't be here (in an abstract way, not physically).

Doing this.


Nerds with Scissors Rejoice!!

Now all of the geeks of the world have something to do on the weekends! Now you can dress up your favorite dork troubadour with costumes from his songs!

Be the object of envy of all of your friends!

Print out two of these Jonathan Coulton Paper Dolls and pretend that you put Mr. Coulton in a Duplicator and now there are two of him: one good, one eeeeeeevil. The possibilities are endless.

You're welcome.

Friday, January 18, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 12:00 Getting ready for some cheeeeeesy goodness. www.jimmysgrottopizza.com/ #
  • 13:49 So...damn...full. I basically just ate a deep fried calzone that was about as big as my head. #
  • 15:19 Dinner with my buddy Josh and his wife tonight. Josh's blog: badgerbucco.blogspot.com #
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 22:24 Leinie's Light, I love you. Can't stop listening to this: tinyurl.com/2lw3af #
  • 12:00 Snowing(?) bad. #
  • 16:48 Made it home through the snow. Jinkies, that was bad! #
  • 18:52 Just finished up grilling greek chicken on the Weber Kettle. It's a balmy 7 degrees here in beeeeyoootiful Horicon, WI. #
  • 21:02 Nothing better than a night of Jonathan Coulton, Full Tilt Poker and Leinie's Light. *I'm livin' the dream, baby!* #
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 08:16 At work. Thinking about monkey butlers. #
  • 18:02 Home. Ready to have some beers, yo! #
  • 19:12 Wishing Lando good luck with the move! #
  • 19:14 Just posted a piece on the Vargas signing. www.throwingcheese.com #
  • 19:32 Also, if you enjoy touching yourself inappropriately, check out bloodyp.blogspot.com #
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Happy Masturbating!

These bad boys (NSFW) may just end up being responsible for ending the human race some day.

Think about it fellas. Who needs women with this bad boy? It doesn't complain, doesn't ask how many beers you've had, what time you're going to be home, when are you ever going to finish {insert various unfinished project here}, etc...

It just sits quietly in your sock drawer waiting for you to "come" home and give it some attention.

With such offerings as:

Deep Throat Cup
Soft Tube Cup
Rolling Head Cup
Double Hole Cup
Air Cushion Cup

it's never gonna be a lonely Friday night again.

They're not available in the U.S. just yet, but @ $14.00 U.S. per "unit" guess who's going to be first in line at Billy's Butt Plugs & More in town?

That's right, Waffles.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 22:05 Heading to bed soon. Beat. Stupid headache. #
  • 08:16 At the office. Today should be busier than yesterday. Hopefully, I won't see the "Return of the Headache"... #
  • 08:31 Hmmmm...when I don't drink 68 beers at night, I feel strangely motivated at work the next day. Coincidence? #
  • 16:56 Leaving the office. Today? EXACT opposite of yesterday. Strange indeed. #
  • 19:24 Baking oatmeal/butterscotch/chocolate chunk cookies. Mostly organic ingredients. #
  • 20:10 Hmmm...interesting: www.tenga.co.jp/e/top.html . Don't know if the wife would approve, but.... #
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Biting the Apple

A friend of mine has been trying to convince me for years that Apple products are far superior, more forward looking, and more innovative than anything that the old man of the house, Microsoft, has done or can do.

I used to scoff. I LOVED my PC (with Windows). It was my friend. He only locked up on me occasionally, and even then, it was just a quick reboot. No biggie, homie. I got your back. My PC was like comfort food. So, so good.

Well, I think I may have been wrong.

For the past few years, Apple has been designing absolutely KILLER products and software that has been making Microsoft look like it may go the way of Commodore in 10 years.

Plus, the design of Apple products are so much more appealing than anything else that's out there. Remember when iPods first came out? It was almost a fucking status symbol to have those little white ear-buds hanging from your lobes.

I'll stop writing. Just read this article to glimpse what Apple has come up with for this year's Macworld.

Then go to Gizmodo to check out the rest.


Monday, January 14, 2008

My Boring Life

  • 08:10 At work. Sales meeting in 20 minutes. Yay... #
  • 10:48 Does anyone ever answer their phones anymore? EVER? #
  • 12:35 Just finished up some awesome homemade chili. Adding celery was a good idea, even though I fought it all the way. #
  • 16:46 Heading home. Long, reaaaaallllly boring day. #
  • 18:22 Home. Headache. Little. Yellow. Different. #
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Make Your Own Fireballs

Check out this tutorial on how to make your own fireballs that you can actually play with.

How To Make Fire Balls - Funny video clips are a click away

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Football Betting

I am making a bet with all of my Wisconsin friends and elsewhere.

I am currently a Minnesota Vikings fan.

If the Packers WIN the Superbowl and get past New England, I will change my allegiance and become a Packer fan.

Yes, that's how confident I am that New England is going all the way this year.

Iraq Was Getting Boring Anyway

From a Star Tribune article:

President Bush said Sunday that Iran is threatening the security of the world, and that the United States and Arab allies must join together to confront the danger "before it's too late."

What's next? Canada?

Seriously. Bush really wants to go out with a "bang", doesn't he? The "bang" of gunfire. Since he obviously can't even spell diplomacy, there's no way he can put it into action, is there?

America, will you please elect someone with a little common sense and reason in 2008?

Friday, January 11, 2008

NOT a Paid Advertisement

If you want to blog, Twitter or remind yourself of things remotely by a toll free number, check out Jott.

I've been using it all day, and it's kick ass.

Seriously, it's awesome. See for yourself.

Note: This site is fully endorsed by me, the P. I was not paid.

Unless otherwise noted, any review or props given to a product/website on this blog is freely given by me because I think it is totally bitchin'.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Vote Smart

Want to see EVERYTHING you've ever wanted to know about your local, state, and national politicians? I mean EVERYTHING? Voting records, soundbites, where they get their money, EVERYTHING???

Check out VOTE SMART

16 years in the making, Project Vote Smar is a completely bipartisan website with no (seriously, none) agenda except to give information. They take no money from PACs, corporations, or anything that even resembles a special interest.

I'm not talking just elected officials. I'm talking everyone who has ever even made a run for office.

Did you know that there are currently over 100 candidates for the current election?

Me either, until I found this site.

Check it out for yourself, if you're still looking around for your political horse this election year.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Mobile Blogging??

This is sort of creepy.

Click HERE. Look at the photo and the blurb underneath (notice the date).

Now click HERE. Notice the date.

Creepy, I tells ya.

Especially all of the Babylon 5 references...

Has anyone out there ever written a pre-emptive strike like this?


Damn, have I gotten addicted to Twitter.

It's like a blog on speed. I think about something weird, notice something insane, and boom! within seconds it's archived on the web for me.

Of poker bloggers, I've only seen Otis and Wil and Chilly on there so far. If anyone else is on, let me know.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Roger Clemens et al


I'm a huge baseball fan. HUGE. Before I started this shitty poker blog, I wrote a blog on the Minnesota Twins that actually did really well including a write a nice mention in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Although I burned out on that blog (I basically had to post EVERY DAY), my love for the game continuted.

Now we have Roidgate 2008.

For fuck's sake, people...let got and let God.

Would you like to know how your tax dollars are being spent? By having Roger Clemens and Andy Pettite appear before Congress regarding the steroids isssue.

Are you kidding me?????


What a huge waste of time.

If you think Roger used, don't vote him into the Hall. If you don't think he used, vote him in. Easy as that. These guys already have their money, so why keep this going on?

Mitchell had the best idea: don't punish anyone now for past transgressions, but put in place more stringent testing methods NOW.

Keep It Simple, Stupid...