Sorry for the delay and thanks to everyone that asked me either via email or face to face if I was alright...... This is all I will say about it! Ready!?!?!?!? I had a mild case of scurvy! KIDDING!!!! But I bet it made ya laugh. I'm just adding fuel to the 'rumor mill' aren't I!?!?!? But seriously, it was 'w*@# r#$%^&*' and during the last time I wrote an entry I had a very cool supervisor, that's right Jamie it's an old fashion SHOUT OUT! HOLLA!!!!!! HE HE HE HE!!! I guess you can say I had a 'man crush' on him!!! The guy rocked like Grand Funk Railroad at Shea Stadium in 71!!! Not even a day after I wrote this I was reassigned to a another supervisor.. As my friend Doober would say. "WHAT THE CRAP!?!' Gotta love Karma! This is what I need to do, put on my big boy britches and do my job the best I can because I really enjoy being employed plus 'chicks' don't dig a guy without a job. It's all going to work out because 'I'm good enough and gosh darnit! People like me!' That's all you need to know...... So let's see????? I need to wish y'all a belated happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, National 'get ya some day' I mean Valentines Day, April Fools day and any other holiday I forgot...... I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.... A ton of stuff has happened since I talked to you in Oct. so without further ado.......
This is what happens when a GMC Denali backs up into a Civic, and after dropping some serious cash to the body shop, this is what it looks like now.
On Thanksgiving I started out the day participating in the first annual 'Merritt Ln clean sweep' which consisted of one person, me....................... You see, I live on a pretty secluded road
and teenagers love coming here and drinking their little hearts out. I don't blame them...... KRIPES!?!?! Who wasn't that kid that didn't like a good place where you could go and drink without the cops coming and bustin' you!?!??!?! Exactly........ I just wish the little punks would clean up after themselves!!!!
So with the tractor, wagon, work gloves and a rake I go and clean up.
Most of the garbage is cans and glass with a hint of plastic bottles.... The last step is to take it all to the 'recycling area', or us simple folk down here in Lancaster county call it, the dump. It's just another way that I can help mother earth plus they pay you for aluminum!!! WOO HOO!!!! And ladies and gentlemen, that's how I roll!!!!! Capitalism RULES!!!!!!!
Not even a week after Thanksgiving, Grandpa McBride went to the big plant up in the sky.
He was a border line workaholic. Ahhhh hell! Who am I kidding? He was a full fledged one!!! Grandma told me that he would go to work at 4am, come home for about an hour for dinner then go back in until about 11pm!!! GEEZ MAN!!!!! Talk about the ultimate company man!!!! While I was up there I went up to see Mark and Melissa up near Cleveland. Poor Mark had to work the graveyard shift so Melissa and I hung out and she even had wine glasses with a place to write our names so we didn't pick up the wrong one!!!
very expensive way to boil water.
I then went up to see my family up in NY. I stayed at my cousin Jeff's house, he's the guy I get most of my material from to make you laugh, where I met his future wife Kari.... I also saw my wild and wacky cousin Cassie........ As one of my other cousin's wife would say, 'bless her heart'!!!! I didn't make ya cry this time did I Cassie???????
Wanna know what there is to do up in Bolivar, NY???????? Head down to the Bolivar country club for a fish fry and drink!!!! HE HE HE HE!!! I was going to give you a link to it but they don't have a site!!! Hello 20th century!!!!! Anyways, it's where my grandpa Cawley was a member, the majority of my uncles were too and where mom and dad had there wedding reception back on Feb 15, 1969!!!!!!
Matter of fact, I don't think any of the decor has changed since then!!!! GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST!! They have been married for 40 years!!!!! That my friends is a rarity this days!!!!!!!
I worked on a few things in the kitchen. My friend Steph and I went to Lowes and she helped me find new fixtures on the cabinets. I had to get a female perspective. HELLO!!! I know my limitations when it comes to that stuff..... So instead of 'I like to think of myself as being rich' gold, I have pewter color...... What do you think?
I was so happy with the results that I did the, I have no idea whatcha call it, out in the living room.
For Christmas I asked for and received a new L.E.D light for the sink......
It's all about being GREEN as much as I can!!!!! Speaking of green, that's the color of my counter tops which has been discussed by everyone who has come to visit. There is no in between....... It's like former President W Bush, either ya hate or love him. So let me ask you fine people out there, what color counter tops should I go for?????
Is on this!!! YA GOTTA LOVE TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!
Don't be fooled by Mitch's innocent look. He's a cold blooded Wii bowler! This kid would whoop me and talk smack while he did it!!!!! I tell ya!!! The youth of today!!! No respect for their elders.....
And now a word from our sponsor, State of South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. We had a snow storm in January...
- No matter how little it snows, everything shuts down! It's like a snow day back when you were in school.
- The snow stays around for maybe a day or two then it all melts and you are back to normal 55 degrees!
- Did I mention EVERYTHING shuts down!?!?!
Then in February we had another dose of the white stuff with some ice mixed in with it and I didn't go to work that day because I really didn't want to slide into a ditch or something. So I started to scrap and sand the walls in my bathroom...... I had a few areas where the paint was bubbling up......
I also replaced the crappy gold light that hangs above my mirror and the knobs and hinges on the cabinets..... GOOD GOD the people before me luuuuuuuuuved them some gold didn't they??? YAHTZEE!!!! Guess where I got a nice pewter light?????? Nope not Big Lots guess again! ALDI!!!!!!!! THAT'S RIGHT!!! Aldi. Not just cheap food anymore!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!
So the big race, Daytona 500, came and went. Beeker, I mean my friend Kyle,
made a ridiculous $100 bet with me and I won it, wanna see my shocked face?
After swappin' spit with his new buddy Boike in the shower, he decided to send the $100 in freaking dimes and shredded paper...... It took me about 2 hours to dig them all out..... But it's all good because I almost filled up a bottle with all them!!!!! Who's the joke on now buddy????
After getting my HUGE stimulus check thanks to Obama, just jerking your chain; I didn't get one so don't write your congressman asking where your check is, I decided to put an extra layer of insulation up in the attic.
Again, it's all about being efficient and saving my hard earned money so I can be taxed more by the government for taking care of the octuplet woman and her 25 kids. Also to contribute to her having more plastic surgery in her attempt to have the lips of Algenlina Jolie. Getting back to the insulation, it's a heck of a lot better to lay it out when it's not freakin' 105 up there!!! WATCH OUT!!!! I'm going to go Bill Nye 'the science guy' on ya! Heat rises and no matter how cool it is outside all the heat in your house collects up in your attic and causes it to be hotter then the hubs of hell up there!!! Plus it doesn't help that you have to cover up any exposed skin. I made the mistake of being up there in the afternoon and sweating like Michael Jackson on the witness stand!!!!
You know, sometimes it really good to live in a 'Mayberry' type town because the bottom hasn't fallen out in the real estate market like say CA, NV or FL!!!!! The Mexican Princess, Soraya, helped me with a SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET refinancing!!!!!!! So that means I can save money on my mortgage and use the extra dough as 'girl money'!!! SOYAYA IN DA HOUSE!!!!!!
As you can see, I have been doing my Wii yoga every morning!!!! The HOTTIE that is my trainer says I am a 'yoga master'!!! And who's to argue with her??????? She's HOT and smart!!! HOLLA!
In case you missed it, I posted this SWEET video of Dale Jr, actually it's my nephew Charlie at Halloween 2008.
Well that's what's been up with me the last 4 months...... I'm going to enjoy a Dilly Bar with the boys.... Talk to you next month....
Oh and for your information the national debt is.................. Come on everybody!!!! Sing along! "And I'm proud to be an American................."
ONE MORE THING before I go........ Jack, the one in the middle, is Autistic and they are having an 'Autism Awareness' night at the Charlotte Checkers game this Saturday 4/4/09. If you are in the Charlotte area come and chat it up with me and buy me a beer thanking me for all of the hard work I put into this blog. We can also enjoy watching guys beat the living crap out of each other!!!! It will be better then watching somebody getting 'pepper sprayed' on COPS!