Day by Day cartoon

Friday, October 31, 2008

Oh! This is funny!

Check out this video! I know I'm drinking right now but even without this would be funny!

This is pretty interesting-

New law authorizes military hand salute while in civilian clothing.
The new provision improves upon a little known change in federal law last year that authorized veterans to render the military-style hand salute during the raising, lowering or passing of the flag, but it did not address salutes during the national anthem. Last year's provision also applied to servicemembers while not in uniform.
You should probably expect that I'll be doing this at every opportunity.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I've got bupkis!

I've been busy but that's no excuse I suppose. I've just not been motivated to write. So what have I been doing? Let's see...

Last week it was time for the annual rite of nearly winter- ski movies! On Thursday night I headed out to Weber State for the Teton Gravity Research movie, Under the Influence. On Saturday night it was time for the granddaddy of ski movie maker's, Warren Miller's Children of Winter. These two films come around every fall and they bring out all the skiers and snowboarders for a chance to hoot and holler over the unbelieveable scenes filled all around the world by the most fearless of pro skiers. The films really are filled with some heart stopping scenes of the wildest skiing and they're great fun. So I went out for the annual ritual with all the rest of the powderhounds.

Saturday was a day of chores and grocery shopping. On Sunday the BSU and I took a drive to see the fall leaves out through the mountains but we should have gone a couple weeks ago as most of the leaves in the higher elevations were gone so it was a bit of an anticlimax.

We did have lunch in Park City and a short walk around town and that turned into a mighty pleasant outing for both of us. I even have a couple pictures from the day but right now they are just prints. When I get upstairs and connected to the scanner, I'll add some pictures to this post.

So that's about it really. Work, play, sleep, repeat as required.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I did my part-

I voted.

I so love early voting! The BSU and I walked in, waited for just 2 people in front of us, and voted. We were back out to the truck in 8 minutes!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday evening weekly wrap up

First of all, a big Happy Birthday to my Beloved Spousal Unit, who has been celebrating with her sisters in Oregon all weekend. Its that big birthday, #50, that nobody that's not there yet looks forward to and so to do it right, I sent her off to the left coast to celebrate with her sisters.

Its also our 26th anniversary, (pretty smart of me to align that, don't you think?) and I want to thank my BSU for putting up with me for all these years. Its been a bumpy ride for some of them and I can tell you that the smooth road we have been on lately has been all the more appreciated for the difficult times we have traveled through together.

I've been plenty busy in her absence this weekend. I did a little housecleaning, I went with friend Carol and her 3 off-spring to the Black Island Farms Harvest Festival and Corn Maze last night and had a wonderful time including a tractor ride out to the pumpkin patch so that everyone could chose the perfect pumpkin for a jack-o-lantern and on Friday I spent a couple pleasant hours at an auction with my buddy Kenny.

I got away cheap, just $4.50 for a pneumatic nail gun and two old office chairs, one for the shop and one for the computer room. Kenny spent a little more but did make one terrific purchase, a Makita compound radial arm saw for just 50 bucks! I did look at some 4 foot light assemblies that would have been perfect in my shop for just 10 bucks but I would have had to purchase the entire pallet's worth and there must have been 30 or more lights on the pallet. I just decided I didn't feel like messing with trying to reselling all the lights I couldn't use.

Today I spent a few hours with my friend Ben working on my shop. I got one closet door cut out and installed while Ben was over and have just one more and some hasps to install to finish that job. I also got the swamp cooler on the house roof drained, dried out and covered up, my hand-me-down Bike Barn built and installed under the carport, made a charity drop off and ran almost 1400 45ACP cases through my recently purchased brass cleaner and tumbler. I've got one more small batch of 45 brass to clean and then I can get busy setting up the Dillon progressive reloader that I just purchased from another buddy. I'm planning to reload ammo this winter in my spare time!

So that's it really. I've had a good weekend with my friends and the BSU has had a great weekend with her sisters. She will be home tomorrow night and we will celebrate together later this week. The laundry is done except for the folding, (that's next) and my weekend is just about finished.

One last thing, I've discovered that this humble blog has finally broken into the 6 digit visitor count, some time this past week. Thanks to everyone for making that happen!

The most informative explanation of the 2nd Amendment

You really must go watch this video that explains in the most eloquent terms what our Second Amendment Right, under the U.S. Constitution is all about. It is brilliant and needs to be seen and shared by everyone.

The folks that paid for it are Jews For the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. If anyone understands what can happen to an unarmed society, they understand.

Thanks to Xavier for posting it where I would see it.

An addition to my blogroll-

I've been busy a few days now and haven't posted anything and perhaps I can reconcile that later this evening. But while I'm sitting here drinking my morning coffee, I'm adding Wake Up America to my blogroll. I'm going to read it every day and I encourage you to do the same. The writing over there is pointed, honest and thought provoking and deserves to be shared by thinking Americans everywhere.

Check it out.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Think there's no difference between the right and the left?

I've been pretty quiet this year regarding the upcoming election. Not because I'm not interested but because there are so many others far more capable of saying what needs to be said. But this morning I found a story that needs to be shared even on this small outpost on the interwebz, so I'm posting it to spread the word.

Read this post at Wake Up America and see if it doesn't explain how vile, crude and disgusting the left can be when they can't make their point using adult thoughts and language. Consider how the Main Stream Media has ignored their rudeness and vulgarity and consider what would be reported if the shoe were on the other foot.

But the shoe is not on the other foot and the media isn't reporting this vile behavior, so it is up to the right-wing bloggers, (count me in) to expose their vulgarity.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

How to start a marriage off on the wrong foot-

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It is snowing like its December already!

There's at least 3" of snow on my truck this morning! This looks December weather, not October. Where's that global warming we've heard so much about? From the weather desk at KSL:
Cold air moving over the warmer waters of the Great Salt Lake will provide additional snow showers throughout the day today. Snow will fall in the mountains of Northern Utah as well. Additional accumulations will be from a trace of snow to 2 inches in the valleys and 2 to 4 inches along the Benches of the Central and Northern Wasatch Front. Much higher amounts of over 6 inches will fall to the east and southeast of the Great Salt Lake in the Bench areas of Davis County and Northern Salt Lake County primarily. The storm will pull out rapidly tomorrow and "Indian Summer" weather will rule the rest of the workweek. Meteorologist Dan Pope-Live 5 Weather HD. Sunday October 12, 2008
I'm not ready for winter!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

This made me laugh SO hard!

Ignore the stupid advertising and get on over to to watch the funniest video I have seen in forever. Its called Broke Trek and its hilarious. Really, go watch it.

Carol- you might be too young to get it. Sorry. But its still funny!

If you have been a victim of Data Safe Solutions-

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It was a kind commenter on my post, R Roaney, that turned me on to this website that is a joint effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

My computer has some fault that won't communicate with IC3's complaint form so I will have to accomplish my complaint tomorrow. I'm also going to file a complaint with the Utah Attorney General's Office of Consumer Affairs tomorrow.

So if you have also been stung by Data Safe Solutions, don't delay another minute, get to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and let them know what happened to you right away!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Dad's got a new home for his blog!

As I mentioned last night, AOL was killing Dad's blog and so he got busy today and fired up a new one on Blogger, as I recommended. He even changed its name! I'll fix the link in my blogroll later but until then, follow the the link here and get over to southern Florida and wish him well in his new digs.

Now accepting donations!

A few weeks back, while I was off work and working on my workshop roof, I came out one morning to the sound of my air compressor running and air leaking. Seems that the pressure regulator had ruptured and the compressor had been running for quite a long time. There was oil flung all over the shop floor and the room was warmed up uncomfortably from the heat coming off the pump. So I turned everything off, replaced the pressure regulator and changed out the little bit of oil still in the crankcase of the pump. It was pretty nasty looking oil, believe me!

Afterwards the compressor worked but the pump sounded like a bucket of hammers sitting on a paint shaker. It just made horrible noises every time it kicked on. I knew its life was nearly over and would need replacement. This past weekend I tried to buy a pump from Harbor Freight but the pulleys were incompatible and I could not figure out where to get the right one to match their pump to my motor, so I returned it.

My compressor's a Craftsman model so I looked up the new pump. Its $283 plus tax! Yikes! Since I'm just now getting back to work, this is a bit more than I can spare right now, even though Sears says the have the part in stock and ready to ship.

Last night I took it apart to see if I might be able to just perform a minor overhaul, maybe put in some new rings and crank bearings to make it good. But there are no crank bearings and new rings won't work in the cylinder that's worn as badly as this one. Check out the pics:

(As always, you can see the biggie size by clicking on the small pics.)

There's no sense trying to put parts into this worn out pump. It almost appears that somebody ran a hone through the cylinders sometime before I bought it used 6 years ago. But this block is shot and machine work to fix it would be more costly than replacing it.

So if you owe me a birthday present or two, or if you're feeling generous 'just because', I'll take any donations you care to send my way. Heck, I'd even be willing to put donor's names on my compressor as sponsors!

Monday, October 06, 2008

So, the new job seems like it will be good-

Although I have to admit that after working 2 days last week, I wasn't anxious to go back again for a full week today. It seems like 2 days per week ought to be enough to get the job done. Hey, its working for Kenny as he finishes off his career!

Anyway, I've finally gotten all the connectivity and a computer running and email so I guess I have to keep going in every morning. I think the job will be pretty good, and less headache than the last one, once I get everything figured out. The folks I'm working with seem friendly and helpful and I have a 4 seater cubicle mostly to myself so there's nobody to interrupt or bug me while I figure out the inner workings of this new job.

The cell phone connectivity does suck throughout and around my building- that's a bad thing. It seems to be right in the middle of a cell tower black hole and that's a bummer. Otherwise, its all good.

Hey Dad,

Start here!

Seems AOL is killing its blogging service and he needs to move Roger's Ramblings to new digs.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

True? You be the judge!

Your result for The Classic Leading Man Test...

Clark Gable

You scored 45% Tough, 33% Roguish, 14% Friendly, and 10% Charming!

You're a helluva guy and a bit of an enigma. You're a man's man, tough talking and ready for anything, and you make the ladies swoon with your rakish ways. You're equally admired by both men and women alike, drinking other men under the table all the while charming the socks off half a dozen lovelies. You're a commanding presence, and you know how to get what - and who - you want when you want it. You're drawn to women who, like you, are savvy enough to deal with the world on their own terms. You work well with spitfires. Leading ladies include Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, and Jean Harlow. No damsels in distress for you.

Find out what kind of classic dame you'd make by taking the
Classic Dames Test.

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