Warning one big whine/rant coming... you have been warned.

So just to update everyone, I'm in Wausau, Wi. training for my new job as an GM of a limited service hotel in St. Paul, Mn. I have found that Wausau is a great little city with everything a person needs. Unlike the other areas in Wisconsin that I have visited, it is actually really hilly and very pretty here. The people are very nice and I am actually enjoying my time here. That said, I hate being here! I hate being away from my wife, her family and our kids. (Kids of course refers to those three furry creatures that run around demanding food ie: cats). I hate that me being here is financially rough on us, I hate that my schedule is allover the place so I have had little real time to explore. I did get to hook up with David my best man at my wedding, he lives near here so that was good, I hope to see him and Cathy his wife a couple of more times before I finish. Two weeks down three more to go... I get to go home tomorrow for a visit over the weekend, yah! A three hour drive after putting in a full day, but my wife and life awaits. Ok enough whining, I do have a few stories to tell of this place, but for the sake of the people I'm working with I will tell you the stories after I return to Minneapolis.
President Bush makes 300 boyscouts sick...


Twisted Shorts - Scrotum Scrub

A new product for men only.
Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com: "they were having fun in their boat!'"

Cost of a few pints (That I suppose they had before the adventure) about 12 pounds?, cost of a rubber dingy 32 pounds? cost of being rescued by the cost guard and having the story told around the world, priceless.





Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com: "A Texas man was arrested on Monday after calling police to complain about the theft of his marijuana, authorities said."

Dumb, dumb, dumb...
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So what's the problem with kids taping their mouths shut... sounds good to me, especially next time I have to fly somewhere? In kindergarten my teacher actually taped a kid to his chair, wrapped him up so he couldn't move. Oh Mrs. Brown where are you now, I had a little crush on the teacher back then.
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So cats can't taste sweets? These reserchers need to meet Ziggy my youngest cat. If you bring a sweet roll home he will follow and meow till you give hime some or commit sucide, go figure.


So as expected the internet came back up just in time for me to head of for training for the next 3-6 weeks. To make matters worse our ancient laptop (a 1997 make) has just died. So what posts there is over the next few weeks will be coming from Carrie or my cell phone, so expect no pics or much in the way of things in the funny nature. Of course I will need a new laptop for work so I hope to find one in Wisconsin (real cheap), if that happens then maybe... So till later c-ya. Now I have to go pack and .... Posted by Picasa


Just a quick update, have been out of town all week doing a job interview in Madison, WI. The good news is that I have a new job as a GM of a hotel in St. Paul Mn. the bad news is I will have three to six weeks of training starting next Tues. in Madison, WI. So updates may be very sparce for the next month. When I returned from WI. Thursday I found that our internet was down and had been for a few days while I was gone. Carrie had no ideal how to fix, so had nothing started. After several calls to TW we still have no internet, Time Warner sucks. I hope to be back up on Monday right before I leave.


No post today. Out of town.

THIS is a hard and very twisted game. (WARNING ADULTS ONLY) I hate to admit it but it took many tries to achieve...


Virginia Is for Lovers, and crazy women with dead cats.
Originally posted July, 10th

thefatmanwalking.com: "TheFATMANWALKING.com"

So you want to lose weight? This could be one way, if I had no need for money or to find a job I would join him, at least for part of the trip. Instead I will send him my prayers and good wishes.

Update: July 12,05 The fat man walking has become quite a celeb, with appearances on local TV and the Today show. If anyone lives along route 66 give his site a look and lend a hand.


Um... Ok I hope not to offend anyone but adult babies WTF???? But I have to give this guy one thing, he has balls going public with THIS or is insane (unless there is some gimmick I haven't figured out). But to each their own, good luck (I guess).

Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com: "BERLIN (Reuters) - A Berlin grandmother who has worked the city's diplomatic quarter as a prostitute for the last 49 years plans to retire when she turns 64 next year, according to Germany's Bild newspaper."

Sixty four year old prostitute... eeewww. But of course there is this woman Raquel Welch who turns 65 in Sept. Don't get me wrong now, I'm not calling her a prostitute but she still looks better than any 65 yr old I've ever seen before.


I'm so broke I would have to spend it... Excuse me do you have change for a $1000?

Fox in the dog pound... or Hiding in plain site!
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Sex scene stirs up a fuss over Grand Theft Auto - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Living / Arts - News: "GTA,let's talk about sex."

MMM... I wonder how many new sales have resulted since this broke? "Carrie I need to run down to Best Buy and pick up a new game... "wink, wink".


Worlds ugliest dog... no doubt! The damn thing scares me. Kind of looks like the dead squirrel from Mondays post. Posted by Picasa
THIS was a real eye opener I bet... now if only I could get that "Three Blind Mice" song out of my head.


So the terror again creeps it's way around the world sinking into our thoughts and souls.

After the bombing this morning my heart and prayers goes out to those in Great Britain and London in particular.

All over the media here in Minnesota there is talk of increased security and warnings to be on the look out.

Me, I'm going to bed and pull the covers over my head. Maybe it will be a better world when I wake up. I doubt it, but just... maybe.
Whorehouse Days has been cancelled!!! Damn, I guess I'll just have to go to this party instead.


Thanks to Happy Never After for THIS fun time wasting link."

Just a very cute girl. Posted by Picasa

With such a busy 4th instead of giving you a bunch of pic's I made a collage in no special order. 1) Carrie and I enjoying some sugar. 2) Mom's flowers. 3) The ever so short but fabulous fireworks at St. Anthony Main. 4) Mom, Deanna and Mandy (she's the one laying down). 5)Carrie and her sis Deanna. 6) Minnehaha creek. 7) Carrie, Pinkee and Mandy resting in the park. 8) Mom going in for the kill on the apple pie. 9) A very cute little girl who was just in love with Mandy. Posted by Picasa


What is it? It was a squirrel with a death wish, it got it's wish. Carrie and I had just came into the sun room when a massive light show and explosive sound rumbled from across the street. As we both jumped, shouted and swore we were witness to one of the most confusing scenes I've ever witnessed.

A flaming & sparking power line was laying across the street and three cars, one of which was occupied. The driver of the occupied car was getting out (how he avoided electrocution I will never know) and yelling at the guy behind him about throwing fireworks. Carrie was yelling at him to watch out for the power line and that his car was rolling away. I in the mean time was looking for a phone that would work being that our cordless phone is useless without power, which had went out with the life of the squirrel.

The car rolling away pulled the burning power lines down, the driver recovered his car and disappeared before authorities arrived ( Must have been late for one hell of an appointment). The emergency squad ambled their way the three blocks to our location, took one look and disappeared leaving the smoldering power lines in the street? A brief block party of a hundred or so of our neighbors who emerged from their apartment buildings followed. Flowers for the squirrel where provided by the management company.

One squirrel with a death wish, doing a high wire act blew a transformer cutting the power for a six block radius leaving 2,000 people in the dark. The squirrel had a quick funeral, being entombed in a nearby garbage dumpster. Posted by Picasa


Words, directions and knowledge lost. Where ever I go I find these plaques missing. Without the plaques I have no idea what I'm looking at. Since I'm a man I can't ask someone what was written, and if I could ask someone I couldn't ask for the directions to the old man who would know. But I must wonder is there a gang of woman somewhere that steals these plaques, their fiendish plot to confuse men into standing and looking at these blank spaces as they take over the world? Posted by Picasa

So Carrie and I headed off to southern Minnesota today, first stop Hastings and then Red Wing. While in Red Wing we hiked up this Hill? No, how about Mini Mountain? Thats more like it. It was a good climb except for the a$$hole who was running/jogging up and down the trails, more than once I felt like tripping him... (Carrie and I aren't in the best of shape, were improving but... did he need to show off?) Afterwards what did we find? An overlook that you could drive up too! (thats where this photo of the mini mountain was taken from).Posted by Picasa


Received this in my gmail account yesterday...

I got your email address from the internet and please do
not feel bad (why would I?) about this message more especially as i am
from Iraq. I am a widow of one of the former senior
managers of the Iraqi State Oil Organisation in charge
of the United Nations Oil-For-Food Programme... (oil for food, I think I've heard of this) Before the dead
of my husband,he reveal to me that he deposited a
luggage containing 12 million usa dollars (to bad it was not euros) as family
valuables with a local security company here in baghdad.
What i want is that i need you to help me
recieve this luggage when it arrive Europe... (I live in Minnesota, USA) All i need from you is honesty (money) and a promise
not to betray me after you recieve the luggage(and more money).

Does anyone actually respond to these? If so, I'll save you some money. Send me half of what they ask for and I'll give you the same thing back that they would of... NOTHING!