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Tuesday, June 27, 2006
SO I needed to write. Lots of thoughts swirling around, and just keeping things bottled up doesn't help. Hell, that's half the reason I'm divorced.

I don't know if any one reads this or not anymore. Quite frankily I hope they don't, but I needed to sort of put this out to the universe and get it off of my mind.

I miss my wife.

Though this sentence needs clarification. I don't miss the woman currently living in the apartment we used to share. I don't know her at all. I miss the woman who when she walked down the aisle in her wedding gown I forgot how to breathe. I miss the woman who I would lie in bed with before going to sleep, or sometimes after waking up, cracking each other up about innocuous subjects. I miss the woman I laid with on a couch eating apple chips one morning. The woman who turned and sneezed on my chest in the shower.

I miss her so much sometimes it physically hurts me. But she's gone. She doesn't exsist any longer, and that's the part that keeps killing me. I don't know where she went.

I never knew I wasn't whole until I met her. AFter that, I couldn't believe I had been able to live my life without her. So you can imagine the situation now that I'm back to doing exactly that.

I don't trust my feelings, I don't trust my decisions. Half the time I feel I am walking blind, just going through the day to day motions. Surviving I guess more so then living. When I had said for better or worse, I meant it with everything I am. I wish I had known then she only meant for better.

So, life goes on, day by day, minute by minute, and every day I think of the woman that was and wish to god that she was still around. I come home sometimes and expect to see her on the couch. I see something funny and my first instinct is to call her and tell her about it. When I have a bad day, I want to share it with her.

But again..... there's a woman out there that looks like the one I married, but she's not the same. So it's made everything a little hard to deal with.

I'll get by. I always do, one way or another. And in the meanwhile I suppose I should just be happy that I got six good years with that wonderful woman. And, wherever she went to, I hope she sometimes thinks fondly of me.


Tuesday, August 23, 2005


That is all.



Friday, July 15, 2005


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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Wow it's dirty in here.

I had actually forgotten this place exsisted. I wonder if after this I can go a whole year and a half before putting something else in this spot.

Anyhow, I was perusing other blogs and my friend Roe had some things up that I wanted to answer. So here goes:

1) Total Volume Of Music On My Computer:
3.09GB. Cut me some slack, my first hard drive crashed, and I have only recently gotten into putting music on the computer again.

2) The Last CD I Bought:
For me it would be "Mafia" from Black Lable Society. "All That Remains" Fozzy. and "Something To Be" Rob Thomas.

3) Song Playing Right Now:
My wife is playing her iPod. So "Everybody Gets The Blues" From The Kenny Wayne Sheppard Band. Which by the way is a kick ass song.

4) Five Songs I Listen To Alot Or Mean Alot To Me:
Bo Bice: Vehicle: I love the crap outta his voice, and this is just a great song to groove to and sing along with in the car.

Grand Funk Railroad:Some Kind Of Wonderful : I am singing with the band that has been put together by Jess' relatives for her sisters wedding (don't laugh, I have gotten much better) This is one of the songs, and happens to be my favorite of the ones we are performing.

Rodney Harrington: Gin And Juice: He's a dirty country commedian. He took Snoop Dogg's lyrics and put it to a bluegrass tune. It's one of the funniest things I've heard, and it makes me happy.

Edwin McCain: I'll Be: It's my wedding song, and will always mean the world to me.

Bob Seger: Old Time Rock and Roll: A song with a huge history that has no been performed at three weddings. Hopefully at this point will now be relegated only to anniversaries!

There you go, hopefully I can provide more interesting information before another 18 months has passed.

Nuthin but love.


Saturday, February 07, 2004

And since we can ask other people on this whole question thing. I have recieved a new batch of questions from the lovely Jamie. And here they are:

1. Your lovely wife is pregnant (congratulations). You have the ability to control how many and the sex of the baby/babies. Unfortunately, your lovely wife will be unable to have anymore children after this pregnancy. What do you choose and what do you name your child (children)?

Ok, for me I would choose two boys. The reason being is I don’t think double standards are fair, and yet I know I would be much more protective of “Daddy’s little princess” then I would of “my boy.” The two boys would be Albert Ray Stoneburner V. He, however, would go by Ray. The second one would be Kenneth Christopher. I like the name, and if we have one dad in there why not both.
However in fairness to my wife I will say one boy and one girl. The boy will still be Albert Ray Stoneburner V and the girl would be Aurora Rose. The Aurora in NO WAY has anything to do with a former friend’s sister.

2. You have a magic power that allows you to change one moment in history. It can't be used for direct personal gain. No -- I see the lottery numbers and go back and play them. Your choice has to have a direct historical significance. What do you change and why?

I go back in history and change the day the Twin Towers fell. No human being EVER should have to go through the kind of torment that that situation created. I know there are other things throughout history that were worse. World War II, Vietnam, The concentration camps, basically all other wars, took more lives then on September 11.

But what it boils down to for my choice is: I didn’t actually see them happen!

3. You've been recruited by the CIA. They offer you a generous salary and benefit plan. However, your job description is that you have to be away from your family for 8 months out of the year. During that time you can not have any contact with your family for their own and national security. Do you take the job? If not, why. If so, how do you deal with your isolation?

No I would not take the job. I mean is sounds great, and I am sure working for the CIA would appeal to the kid inside me. But I didn’t get married to NOT be with my wife. I love my family. From Jess, to my Mom and Dad to her Mom and Dan and everyone spreading outward, I need to have contact with them. I love the family that has become Tom and Paul and Jamie and Brenda, and all the other friends I have become close to as well.

There is no job worth not being apart of their lives for that long a time period every year. It would make me crazy!

4. Your life is suddenly turned into a gigantic cartoon. You are living in a Toon world. What's the current episode about? Describe the latest adventure including the characters and what they look like.

The Cast of “How DO You Burn Stones” is attempting to destroy the evil villain, ROPIRE-OLI (Rising Of Prices In Real Estate-On Long Island) See it seems my character, “Trebla”, a six foot sarcastic ferret, and “Acissej”, a super model thin, also sarcastic, though a little neurotic kitten are trying to find the perfect lair.

With the help of their zany friends ("Mot", a humorous dog that always stands up for himself and his friends, “Eimaj”, a creative, though insecure ball of fluff, that may in fact be feline, “Luap” a cynical yet goofy laptop, and “Adnerb” a quiet, yet funny, tiny dwarf like creature who is always followed by a laughing ball of light named “Edaj”) Trebla and Acissej keep finding the perfect places, only to have Ropire-Oli come along and either knock the place down, raise the price or anything to keep them from their goal.

So, the friends decide to build a place big enough to hold all of them, but they first , with the help of the Acme organization, build various traps, and hatch different schemes to keep Ropire Oli busy until the super house is finally complete.

5. You've been given a magical pen in that anything you draw will come to life. What do you draw

First I would draw a HUGE house, so all we would have to pay is property tax. I would draw two kids, babies, and right after birth. This way, we could have the children, without Jess having to go through the whole pregnancy thing. I would then draw a teleporter, with direct links to Potsdam NY, Frisco Texas, Guilford CT, Mocksville TN, Atlanta GA, Miami and Orlando Fl.(in no particular order), so that I wouldn’t have to worry much about travel expenses again. I would also create an SUV that gets about 50 miles to the gallon.

I would also draw an invisibility and flight suit. I think the reasons for this would be obvious. I’m sure there are other things, but this is what comes to mind at the moment.

And now, as before, here are the rules:
And my theory is, if you don’t know my email address, or how to get it, then I probably wouldn’t be able to think of questions for you to come up with.

1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.


Tuesday, February 03, 2004

O.K., So I realize this is my friend Paul’s clever ruse to get people to write in their journals again. As I am a sucker for these types of things…..it worked. And here I am writing.

So Paul (go to www.paulrsmith.com for the full explanation) posted this on his site. There are rules that will take place after I answer the questions I asked him for.

If that made sense, read on:

1. What would you do if hit the lottery in the terms of how you would change your life?

This is an interesting question simply for the fact that I comment on it all the time. I always see these winners of BIG lottery amounts talking about how it won’t change their lives, and how they are still going to work, and BLAH BLAH BLAH.

First off, let me make perfectly clear that unless this winning the lottery happens after question # 3 or 5 I would be on the phone with work, QUITTING on my way to pick up the check. There would be no question. 85 million dollars and I’m going to kiss up to the small minded ass that runs my company. Heh Heh, not likely.

It would also change me in the fact that it would give me the freedom to do the things I always wanted to do. Buy a home (a REAL BIG HOME). Get a better car. Travel the country. Plus, I would give some to my parents so I would know they would be taken care of.

Honestly, as a person, I don’t know if it would change my personality. When I was 20 maybe. But at this point in the game, I am pretty sure this is the person I am going to be. OR at least stay remotely close to it.

2. Who was your favorite role playing character and why?

DARKCHYLDE!!!! Because he was different. Most of the people I played at that point, and for the most part still do, were the big tall kick ass guys. They were the take charge, always confident never back down from a fight.

Then there was DC. He was fun. He could make mistakes. He’d always be there in a clinch, but the rest of the party was never sure what he may do next. He was the most like me as a person. He had mood swings, he made others laugh, and he lived for the people he fought with. However, he was far enough removed from me that playing him always allowed me to discover new things about his character.

3. Congrats - a Hollywood producer owes you a favor wants to give you any role you want - be it Hollywood, movies, or television. What would it be?

Hmmn. That’s tough. I mean first off I would have loved to have had a recurring role on Friends. I just think that would have been a lot of fun. Next, there are so many books I’ve read that I would LOVE to play the main role, or one of the main roles. Either Eddie or Roland in The Gunslinger series for instance.

Though I think what it would all boil down to is…..Any part that was a leading or major supporting role, that was opposite Sean Connery would be my actual response to him.

4. Besides naming the people - to you - what is Nothing's Sacred?

WOW! That’s a good one. Um, first naming them is easy. Me, Paul Smith, Tom Schmidt, Frank Stroker, Mike Viccora and Raechel Brazil.

What they mean to me. Wow. They mean my teen years. They helped me through a lot of times. It was more then The World’s Greatest Comedy Troupe that no one has ever heard of. It was a group of guys that supported each other through the toughest point in any guy’s life…..His teens.

It’s where I learned what a real friendship can be. Where nothing is out of line, and even the deepest of scars, if that bond is there, can be healed with time.

Nothing’s Sacred is a lot of the reason I am me.

5. In the movie, Bruce Almighty, God gave divine powers to Jim Carey, what would you do with do those powers?

OK, I will be honest. At first I would take advantage of them. You know silly things. Like Jim Carrey did. The idea of causing my wife an orgasm from across the room would be AMAZING. Giving a woman the big O just by looking at her. How cool would that be.

Next. I sit here and have been giving this a lot of thought. There’s some little things I would do. Then I would give them back. It’s an amazing responsibility, and I can barely remember to take out the garbage, let alone be god.

I would make certain friends realize they are much better people then they think they are. I would make sure that a certain little girl could know her Aunts and Uncles better.

I would talk to my grandmothers. One last time. To let them know I always think about them, and that I hope they are proud of me.

I would eradicate Cancer and Aids. I would leave other illnesses. I mean there must be a reason for them. But taking away a person’s immunity, or having there own cells turn against them, well…..I don’t feel we need that.

That’s all that comes to mind for now. So after that, I would thank god very much for the oppurtunity, but I would let him know he is probably infinitely more qualified for the job then I am.

I know a lot of people think World Peace! But you know what. That takes away free will. And even if you managed to make world peace, someone would come along in another ten years and fuck it all up anyway.

We’re only human. It’s what we do.

OK, os there are my answers. Here is the rules now. And my theory is, if you don’t know my email address, or how to get it, then I probably wouldn’t be able to think of questions for you to come up with.

1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.


Wednesday, January 21, 2004

You are a PHOENIX in your soul and your
wings make a statement. Huge and born of flame,
they burn with light and power and rebirth.
Ashes fall from your wingtips. You are an
amazingly strong person. You survive, even
flourish in adversity and hardship. A firm
believer in the phrase, 'Whatever doesn't kill
you only makes you stronger,' you rarely fear
failure. You know that any mistake you make
will teach you more about yourself and allow
you to 'rise from the ashes' as a still greater
being. Because of this, you rarely make the
same mistake twice, and are not among the most
forgiving people. You're extremely powerful and
wise, and are capable of fierce pride, passion,
and anger. Perhaps you're this way because you
were forced to survive a rough childhood. Or
maybe you just have a strong grasp on reality
and know that life is tough and the world is
cruel, and it takes strength and independence
to survive it. And independence is your
strongest point - you may care for others, and
even depend on them...but when it comes right
down to it, the only one you need is yourself.
Thus you trust your own intuition, and rely on
a mind almost as brilliant as the fire of your
wings to guide you.You are eternal and because
you have a strong sense of who and what you
are, no one can control your heart or mind, or
even really influence your thinking. A symbol
of rebirth and renewal, you tend to be a very
spiritual person with a serious mind - never
acting immature and harboring a superior
disgust of those who do. Likewise, humanity's
stupidity and tendency to want others to solve
their problems for them frustrates you
endlessly. Though you can be stubborn,
outspoken, and haughty, I admire you greatly.

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Well, it is fairly true.

Except for the immaturity thing. I can be that way at times (no comments necessary) But that's acting that way. True inmmaturity does annoy the piss out of me.

I ahven't been writing and I know why. I used to use this as my creative outlet. However I recently started participating in an online fantasy wrestling league. In it, I get to write matches.

SO know I have that as a creative outlet. I will try to post here more often, but I can't make any promises.


Thursday, October 16, 2003

You're pretty cool, you know that. x_x
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As if there was any doubt!!!!


Friday, October 10, 2003

Hey Mon!

Yeah, we got back from Jamaica two weeks ago, but since I haven't written in like 3 weeks I figured I would make the reference.

Jamaica was awesome!!!! I really had a great time. EVERYTHING was included, so I spent most of my days eating, drinking, swimming, drinking, playing ping-pnog, drinking.

You get the idea.

If you have never gone before I HIGHLY recommend taking a trip there. Stay for at least 10 days. A week is just a little too short.

So I'm back and at the end of the month I get to fly out again. To not quite a tropical paradise but a nice place just the same. Mocksville NC.

Jess and I and her parents are going to The Horse Farm to visit her sister. Seeing as how Marissa has been sans family for awhile, and won't be able to attend the hoiliday festivities we are going down to celebrate Thanksgiving a little early. Should be fun. Marissa mentioned that her boyfriend found a Halloween function to attend.

I really want to dress up as a redneck. Ya'know: overalls, missing a tooth, John Deere hat.

The problem though is don't think the locals would get the joke.

So I'll probably pick something else. But damn it would have made me laugh.

The cats are good. ANd by good I mean getting into everything and scratching the crap out of Jess and I. But I love em.

Yeah, I know, it's wierd to here me say it too.

That's all the updating for now. I'll let you all know how the Mocksville excursion went when I get back. And who knows, maybe I'll actually post something between now and then.

Nuthin But Love.


Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Found this today on Hotmal...........::sigh:: So sad, I remember all of these.

Shocking events that let you know you're old:

Providence Journal

I remember being shocked when typewriters began showing up in antique stores.

It's gotten worse.

You can now find early computers there - or in the antiques section of Web sites like Ebay.

It got me thinking about a new definition of old.

Old doesn't just apply to those who can remember life before airplanes or television.

You qualify if things you once considered cutting-edge technology are now antiques. Or when the latest trends you swear you embraced just yesterday are things the MTV generation never heard of.

So, today, a list.

You know you're getting up there if you remember when:

* Your computer's ready-mode was a black screen with a single curser.

* Apple was bigger than Windows.

* Or should I say PCs, since for a while, there was no such thing as Windows.

* There was just "DOS."

* And they were called microcomputers instead of PCs.

* Contrary to free-market theory, your phone choices and bills were much easier because AT&T was a good old-fashioned monopoly.

* There was this amazing new video game called "Pong."

* And you thought it had the most advanced graphics imaginable.

* AOL was just another start-up online service that could easily have lost out to rivals called Compuserve and Prodigy.

* A 20-something guy named Dell came up with the nutty idea of selling computers by mail.

* Jane Fonda went from sex symbol, to feminist activist, to dutiful wife of a powerful man, to obscurity.

* And that powerful man was known not as Ted Turner founder of CNN - but "Blackbeard Among the Bluebloods" for winning the America's Cup while scandalizing Newport society with raucus behavior.

* And there was no question U.S. sailors would of course win the Cup - forever.

* It was called VD instead of an STD.

* The first true laptop computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80.

* And if you were hip, you referred to it affectionately as a TRASH-80.

* Burning a CD was the act of a pyromaniac.

* Sean Connery was Pierce Brosnan.

* The new walkaround phone that gave you astonishing mobility was a cordless one you could take around the house.

* And it got better reception than the one you can now take all over the country.

* Only wives got alimony.

* Steve Jobs ran Apple. I mean, the first time.

* There was a guy on 60 Minutes named Mike Wallace who was so old you figured he'd retire at the latest by 1990.

* TheMideast was simpler because Iran was run by a dictator called The Shah, who wanted power rather than Jihad.

* Mail was something you wrote on a piece of paper and put into a stamped envelope.

* And you didn't get 110 unsolicited pieces of it every morning promising to enhance your anatomical assets.

* No normal person had speakers on their computer.

* The diners at the next restaurant table were smoking cigarettes and you barely noticed.

* The only thing you knew about Robin Williams was he played a weird alien named "Mork" on television.

* A 1-gig hard drive seemed as big as a warehouse. (Today, most are 40-times that.)

* An 8-track tape the size of a paperback book was an advanced concept in compact music recording.

* Everyone knew what an LP was.

And now the final test of whether you're getting up there:

* Even though there are plenty of LPs in antiques stores, you still have 400 in your attic, because deep down, you still think the format will come back.

It could come back, you don't know


Tuesday, September 09, 2003

With the general state of Newspaper comics, with the possibel exception of The Boondocks, it is good to know things are going to change.

Thanks to the news from Metrocake, the world is going to again be a happier place to live.

Opus is returning!!!

Fir over 12 years, since being given a small stuffed version of everybody's favorite flightless bird, Opus has sat on the dashboard of any car that I have owned (including my current rental).

THe fact that my new niece will grow up in a world that once again includes Opus brings a song into my heart.

Long Island Newsday, or one of the city papers had better damn well carry the comic when it comes out!!!!

They are apperently also planning a movie about The Opster.

Life continues to improve.

Nuthin but Love


Saturday, August 30, 2003

As you can see busy day at work:

I hope at least I would be Legolas or Aragon, though my luck I'd be Golem:

Lord of the Rings!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Because of the fact that I have the spinal equivilent of a jelly fish.

And I apparently surrendered my scrotum at the words "I Do"

I am now the proud owner of two 8 week old kittens.

And I have to admit, they have grown on me in the two days we have had them.

Due to there personalities: one is mine (rambunctious, loves to play, always hyper) and one is Jess' (more laid back, likes to be held and pet)

Mine is Murphy and Jess' is Connor. Named after the twins in the movie The Boondock Saints, which by the way, is the greatest movie ever made, and if you haven't seen it yet, shame on you. I'll wait while you go and rent or buy it.
.Welcom back. Good wasn't it.

So I auditioned with Jess for the play The Foreigner, last night. I think I'm in the running for the preacher/clan member David. I'll keep everyone posted as to the results. It's a VERY funny show, so I'm hoping Jess and I both get a part.

That's all for now. Hope every one is well.

Nuthin but Love.


Thursday, August 21, 2003

"It's 3am, and outside I hear the souls still screaming"--Edwin McCain, 3am.

Or in my case the sounds of the rear drivers side of my car being shredded into so much useless plastic.

On Sunday, going into Monday, at the aforementioned 3am, Jess and I were awoken not by a scampering on the roof, but by the sounds of a small explosion. As in the refered poem I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. I called the police as all I could see outside was alot of smoke and dust. I was happy to notice that the accident seemed to be about 30 feet from where my car was safely parked to the left of the house.


I went outside and saw that in fact the side of the car facing me was fine. Being that I had only been up about 5 minutes at this point I took that to mean that the WHOLE car was safe and sound. What I also saw was my neighbors (there are 2 apartments in the house we live in) car about 25 feet back form it's normal position, on the lawn of the house next door. Imbedded in the front of his car, where the passenger side headlight should have been was a grey buick sedan. Now if anyone out there knows anything about cars you are aware of the fact that grey buick sedans are not standard headlight replacements.

AS I surveyed the damage, and thinking how lucky I was to not be a part of this, the voice of irony in my head said....

"Before you get all excited, maybe you should turn around"

"Hmmn......" Thought I "No thank you, I will stay facing this direction. Because if I do then my car is ok and I have nothign to worry about."

After much deliberation, I eventually turned around and discovered the truth.

This guy done fucked up my ride. (This was Hiram's words about his car and it seemed appropriate)

The gentleman had to have been doing bare minimum of 70 miles an hour. The back rear quarter panel was gone, to the point I could see into the trunck casing. My gas tank is now 2 to 3 inches further to the left then it used to be. My drivers side tire is as well a shredded mess. He apparently blew the hub cap into eternity. And the third door is half the size it used to be.

I didn't bother to see if it would start, because I figured with the whole gas tank problem, it would be wise not to try. I've just lost a car, no reason Jess should lose a husband.

So the next day the car was towed, I went throught the insurance rigamarole, and now am driving a rented Chevy Tracker, which I love, until I find out if they will repair or total the car.

Other then that it's been a slow week.

Nuth........How cool is that little girl......damn she's a cutie baby.



Nuthin But Love


Saturday, August 16, 2003

Big Smile.

Big Smile.

.............................Sorry, just looking at my niece before typing.

So the lights went out on Broadway.

And I've already seen the mighty skyline fall.

Boats had been waiting at the battery.

Though they did sail at all.

Perhaps Mr. Joel is the new Nostradamus and nobody knows it.

Better him then Britney Spears I suppose.

So my new computer arrived. AWWWWW YEAHHHHH. Now it's like having the ferrari engine in an actual ferrari, as opposed to the Yugo shell I was using earlier. I'm very excited at the way websites pop up now. It's like Emiril is running the internet.

"A little address, a touch of enter, WHAM!!!! Website."

I am also looking forward to being able to burn Cd's...................that I have paid $.99 per song to get of course......ahem.....cough.

"Goddamn but that is a cute little baby!"

That and now I can actually go out an purchase some computer games. So Schmidts and Smiths and anyone else, let me know what online games you will be involved with and I am there!

So things at the new job are good. Taking a bit of time to learn everything about the windows. You'd think there wouldn't be that much information, but you'd be wrong.

"Just adorable."

It is a marked step up from Fuck Your Employees. My manager now doesn't lie to me, and gives me everything straight. I was beginning to think that upper management like this didn't exist anymore.

I have taken a break from classes however. With learning all the new stuff, it was getting to be a bit much. And my stress levels were getting high. Ya' know, that abuse a cat kinda high.

So rather then let loose my feelings on a lesser species I figured something should give, and taking a break from my classes seemed the best choice. I start up again however on September 4.

Research and Evaluation.


"So beautiful that kid is"

Well that's the general run-down of what I've been up to. Glad to hear everyone seems to be well, Congrats yet again if I didn't say it before to Chynakat on the birth of Cassidy, and of course again to the Smiths on there BEAUTIFUL new family member.

How cool is that!

Nuthin but love


Saturday, August 09, 2003

Dude, forget the Dell, someone else had a baby!!

So Congratulations to The Smithkids on the arrrival of their brand new Smithling!!

Wow!!! Brenda and Paul are parents.


How cool is that.

I had all kinds of stuff I wanted to write about. My recent class, my computer, and a bunch of other stuff. But you know what, it no longer seems important.

One of my best friends is a dad.


How cool is that.

Nuthin but love.


Thursday, August 07, 2003

Dude!, I'm Gettin A Dell.


Sunday, July 13, 2003


Jess and I just got back from seeing the League of Extrodianary Gentlemen.


It was awesome.

I have a few....well not complaints, but being a comic geek, there were some things a little off.

But the movie was so good it was easy to forgive them.

I highly recommend going to see it. Especially if you have read the comic.

Nuthin but love.


Sunday, July 06, 2003

I had to post quickly.

I .....oh my god..........the horror!

The unbelievable, unmittigated horror.

Jess and I saw The Hulk today.


I think I want to cry.

The good news............my dissapointment in Metallicas new album now pales by comparrison.

Nuthin But Love.

except to Ang Lee.

Who needs to be murdered violently.


Thursday, June 05, 2003


The new blogger poster thingie, seems to be like the old one, just looks different. At least this is my opinion so far.

Oh, and after giveing the Metallica album a second and third listing I have realised it is even worse then I first thought.

Nuthin but love!


Wednesday, June 04, 2003

I hope I remember how to work this thing.

"Hello ever-y-body"

I have some things to say, stuff to talk about, basically I need to babble and Angel isn't home from work yet.

Speaking of Angel, Wryguy, why has my wife reduced you to tears of envy......that post had me confused.

On other blog news, Frank I am going to ahve to disagree with your review of "Poodle Hat". Now granted there are a couple of week songs on it, such as the Hardware store one and of course that 7 minute piece of crap at the end of the album. The rest of them are priceless however. "Party at the leper colony" is agreat tune, and the lyrics are great, bringing in all the different leper jokes. Stu in the bathtub. That's awesome. I also really enjoyed Want to b ur lover. "Has anyone ever told you you have yugoslavian hands......of course not that would be dumb." made me giggle silly. THe other bad pickup lines are also just as humurous. I also think making an entire song where every line is a palandrome, and then singing it like Bob Dylan, so that the fact that the song makes no sense is driven home even further is just brilliant. All in all four out of five stars.

On the other hand of the spectrum we have the new Metallica album..........


What a self indulgent piece of crap this album is. If this is the direction the band is going to take Hetfield should just fall off the wagon right now. First, they have muted Lars' drums so that at times the snare drum sounds almost like a steel drum. No kidding. It's like someone baning on a toy drum kit. They did not however do it with the bass drum, so everytime he uses the foot pedal with his snare, it sounds like an 8 year old keeping time with Metallica. Speaking of Bass: Bob Rock, the albums producer, played bass on the album..........and he wants EVERYBODY to know it. In every song the bass is in the foreground thumping away, and yet Kirk Hammets guitar is placed way in the back as if it is of little importance. The songs also have a strange tempo to them, while James is sometimes singing in time with the music, and other times is off in his own little world. I understand that sounds will change naturally within a band, but purposely trying to sound different does not translate into good.

For those of you hoping they would change thier sound from Load and Reload you are in luck. The bad news however is, not only does it not sound anything like there older stuff, it doesn't even sound like Metallica.....and that's the real shame.

No Rain I have not forgotten about you. How could I?! Things have just been VERY busy with school, I do however read every email you send me.

Tempest and Purge....................I am again so sorry.

Paul. Of course you can come here for beverages, you are welcome here always, and you don't even need to call first..........well maybe you should anyway......jjust to make sure Angel and I aren't.........ahem.......busy.

Math is done, sweet God in heaven Math is done.

Hey Frank, after we get to Texas, (and at this rate I'll have kids before that occurs) we should try and work out a visit to see you in Chicago. Should be fun, Maybe we can hit a couple of Kereoke bars together.

I think that's all I wanted to rant about, nothing major, just stuff.

Nuthin but love


Saturday, May 10, 2003

And thank you Tempest for the kind Stryker words.

Creating the biggest pain in the ass in yours and Purge's lives (not including myself of course) was an absolute pleasure for me as well.

And let me see if I can come up with a diecent story line for when I come up in July Maybe a couple of Saints could do with a test or two of there own.

And I realize completely there is only ONE Tempest.

So in other news my Mom doesn't have cancer, well not seriously anyway.


I know, I didn't post anything about it, but I wanted all the details. before I started talking about it. It turns out she has a small spot, near where they discovered her breast cancer from 11 years ago. They also, during the course of an MRI discovered a spot on the rear of one of her lungs. Now the bit they removed from her breat area was in fact cancerous but luckily is in the 0 stage and had not spread at all. The spot on her lung they didn't test because it could have been anything. As it turns out because everything is so minor, she isn't going to require surgery or chemo.

Instead they are using a non-invasive non-aggressive form of treatment. It's a pill that she takes once a day and that she will take for the rest of her life. It will kill any of the cancerous cells that have formed (since they are in the 0 stage) and should keep any others from forming.

On the brighter side of this I know get to go for a checkup since it looks like my mother carries the "cancer gene"

And by check-up I mean.........THE check-up for men.


But that is all the details I will give. I will never let any of you know when I actually get it done.........because that is teasing I can do without thank you very much.

At least unitl I know that ALL of my male friends have endured the same thing.

Nuthin but love


Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Actually Tempest, it is possible that the name was in my head from "God Loves,Man Kills" But I assure you it was not a purposeful rip-off.

And Hack? When did I ever claim to be a writer.

Because Nooooooone has ever gone by the name Tempest before.

In other news I did see the X-Men, and if you are reading this and haven't seen it yet, you deserve to have spoiled anything I talk about.

I am EXTATIC for X-3. I can't wait to see what they do with the Phoenix saga and how they are going to play it out without all the background that went into the comic version (For instance I think it will be near impossible to bring the Shi'Ar Imperial Gaurd into it because then you have to go into the love afair between Charles and Lilandra........but I digress.

I loved Nightcrawler.
but I did have a couple of complaints.

First the whole "Angelic Markings" thing was a tad unneccesary. He just has blue skin.
And I thought they could have given him at least a little of the "errol flynn" quality that he had from the comic, rather then just absolute belief in god. But, they are very minor things and I thought Alan Cumming played him beautifully.

The opening sequence in the white house was fucking brilliant.

As was the Wolverine, Lady Deathstrike battle.

I don't recall seeing Gambit either, though I did see his name mentioned in striker's office. I also saw the name of Jamie Maddrox (In the comics he is the multiple man.....every time something physical strikes him he splits another version of himself)

I love the CRAP out of the movie version of Mystique. Her sliding through the doors and giving the finger was excellent.

My friend Jon is obviously depressed, or has recently formed a crack habit he has not told us about, as he thought the movie was"o.k"

I also loved Colossus......except why didn't he ahve a Russian accent.

Lastly in the WTF? dept. Jess pointed this out to me when X-1 was on the other day. Kitty Pryde phases through the wall of Xavier's office after forgetting her books and she's in her mid-teens.

Then in X-2 she's not even near puberty yet as she phases through the bed.

The way Magneto killed the prison gaurd and got the matal out of him was awesome (and reminicant (sp) of how he took the metal out of Wolverine in the comics) And I wished I had thought of it first. It would have made a great Shadowrun scene.

I won't use it now though......would't want to be accused of being a hack..



Nuthin but love


Thursday, May 01, 2003

From the desk of Useless Information Man:

"Still here. There's a fist shaped dent in my desk, and my colon is aflame, but, still here."

Ahh.......my colon is aflame......

A picture may infact paint a thousand words my friends.......but it is astounding what a picture, just a few words may paint.

Nuthin but Love


Tuesday, April 29, 2003

now it is working, ignore the first post underneath this one.

But read the one after it.

If you are so inclined.

Nuthin but love.


I am trying to change the links, and it doesn't seem to be working.

There is another new post below.


See Tempest's Blog, followed by My wife's blog for the background on this.

I went to Google to check, because I thought the line was Snub Queen.

Turns out it is in fact Snuff Queen after all.

I went to 4 different sites and listened to the song.

Snuff Queen.

I am going to assume Jimmy Buffet meant that she "snuff's" out guys desires and is not in fact hitting on a person who makes porn movies of that nature.

Of course it is Jimmy Buffett so anything is possible,

Nuthin But Love


Saturday, April 19, 2003

from Tempest Blog:

"I let the FD decision go on for far too long. I'm leaving with my patience in threads and my sanity in shreds. I should have moved on long ago. Ah well, coulda, woulda, shoulda. Sometimes you jump. Sometimes you get pushed"

It reminds me of a song quote. One of my favorites. It's from the band Megadeth:

Hindsight is always 20/20. But looking back it's still a bit fuzzy.

Ain't it the truth.

Nuthin but love.


Tuesday, April 08, 2003

I'm on the phone with Cablevision....

It's like my own personal hell.

They gave me a credit and told me I didn't have to pay my bill last month.

Now they send me a bill for $168.00 saying I didn't pay last month and that the credit was a mistake.


I have a problem with this.

So I don't have to pay,...whoops, yes you do.

So I spoke to a cust serv rep who said she understands my problem, but she needs to get a floor supervisor approval.
She gave me approval.

NOW!!!!! apparnetly that was the third party company.....

arrgh.......more to come.


Just got back from North Carolina.

For those of you that were here last year for my Florida trip, NC is still as long as it ever was to drive through.

Alot happened. I got to ride a horse for the first time. And I got to see a new side of, what I hope will be, my future brother in law.
Jess' sister Marissa has been with Kris for awhile now, and it was cool to see him....well....happy. He actually seemed like he was finally comfortable in his surroundings, and that was good to see.

Alot of really funny shit happened as well, and in a way totally unlinke me way, I am going to let my darling wife tell you all about it, so as not to steal her thunder.

I basically came on to talk about a couple of other things.

I joke alot....all the damn time as a matter of fact, but every so often I like to wax serious for a bit, and let people out there know I am a little more then a one trick pony.

So with that in mind I would first like to say how proud and excited and glad I am for Paul and Brenda on there upcoming child. I know, epecially for Paul, what it took to even consider such a venture. And I know they will be wonderful parents to their darling girl to be.

Second to Jamie(Tempest), stop wallowing in self pity. You have so much to offer, and the only thing bringing you down is the negative attitude you let your soon to be former job put apon you. I know how you feel. The only reason Jess and I never left DDA, is because we were convinced there was nothing else. Once we got over that mind set, I went back to school, and Jess got a job she loves. The only reason you haven't fonund another job is you had nothing to lose, you always had your previous job to fall back on. Nothing is worse in the interview process then having a safety blanket. Believe me, with that gone, you will find something soon.

Take your husbands advice. He's smarter then he looks ( I have to have a little humor, and if not at Purge's expense then who?) Go for things you want to do, not just what you think you are qualified for.

And lastly Frank.........There are so many things I want to say, but I'm not sure how to put them into words. I guess the basic thought is I'm always here for you, whether you know it or not. And though I may not call or speak to you often, I think about you alot. Hope your ok.

Can we tell I've been drinking.

My wife would know, It's about this time I am usually telling her I love her as if the thought has just struck me for the first time ever.

So what, so I'm more honest this way, sometimes that's a good thing.

Nuthin but love,



Thursday, March 06, 2003


It's snowing.......


Hmmn.........Texas huh.........

not sounding like a bad idea afterall.

Nuthin but love


Friday, February 14, 2003

This is very strange for me.

Not only have I started working out......like with actual weights, not just the 12 oz variety, but I am starting to .......


enjoy it.

I know I know, who is this typing, but really it's been fun.

In the past I have talked about "starting" to work out, and I went jogging every night for about a week when I tried to audition for Tough Enough........I don't want to go into details.......but this time I am really doing it.
I think it was like when I quit smoking, I just needed a real reason, and in this case it was a gift of a Gym membership.

Jess said to me as long as you have a membership why are you only going to play Raquetball.....why not use the equipment there?

Good point...............Why not indeed.

The Raquetball thing however..........that hasn't been as much fun.

I mean I enjoy it, but the problem is I am very competitive.

No really, I am.......It has gotten to the point that I can take losing gracefully.......as long as I am winning some of the time.

This has not been the case in raquetball. I am consistantly......every time we play......getting my ASS handed to me by a man who is 25 years my senior.

And not just by one or two points either. Nope today was the closest margin so far. In the first game he only beat me 15-9. Games two and three were 15-4 and 15-2 respectivlly. And the problem is it's really starting to bother me. I mean like I said, I understand losing.....it happens. But not winning a game ever, or even coming close, can start to suck the fun out of a situation faster then a hooker on speed.

but I am not nearly as winded as I was three weeks ago when we started, so apparently the times on the Treadmill are helping out, which is the silver lining I suppose.

Other then that I am more appalled by the fact that Jamie not only pulled that cereal killer joke out of her bottom but decided to grace the information superhighway with some more uneeded roadkill.

But things like that are the reson we love her.

Well that's all, two posts in a month..........At least I'm on a roll with something.

Nuthin but love.


Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Holy crap it's a mess in here.

Let me get some of these cobwebs out of the way.....................

Move some of this debris to the side...................

clean out some dust........................

There that's a little better. It's amazing what can happen when you neglect something for awhile. Jesus, it was starting to get like my old apartment in here, and I actually visited that place more then once a month.

So for all those interested Jess is suing the former company of ours. I actually am not apart of the suit, for though I do agree with everything in it, there was really nothing monetary wise for me. Jess however is owed upwards of $25,000. Now we really aren't sure if Darren, he's the former owner, who will henceforth be known as god complex, or James, his assistant who will know be referred to as the slimy liar, even have the money to cover the suit.

The hope here is that we can do enough to put God Complex and slimy liar out of business so others don't have to go through what we went through. For more details on this, and for the link to the recent article in The New York Post about the suit, see my lovely wife's site (link to the left)

As for me, well I just finished class 2 and racked up a 97. My GPA for two classes should now be a 3.75. Which by the way, for those keeping score at home, is a Grade Point average I have NEVER achieved in previous years.

Yea experience.

In other news: Tempest you were absolutely correct, had you been pregnant also, I would probably have had something of a breakdown. You would have found me in my PJ's (which are plaid pajama pants and a tie dyed spiderman shirt), with my Pooh slippers wandering aimlessly down Sunrise Highway muttering

"Not her too.........Not her too......"

But luckily I can hold on to what little is left of my sanity for one more day.

One day more.......ONE MORE DAY!!!!!!!

Thank you Les Mis.

Oh and the line by the way, "Isn't it funny what power and money can do to the soul of a man" because 80's hairbands are my trivia specialty, was also used by Poison in the song Bring it Home. (see Tempest site to relieve confusion)

Not that anyone really cares, but I need to feel I know something every so often.

And I think that is it. I have to go to bed, I am playing Raquetball with my father and law tomorrow.

Oh yeah, surprise, I am also exercising and working out now.

The times they are a'changin.

Nuthin but love.