"I was bitten must have been the devil"

Friday, May 27, 2011

A camping we will go....

Heading out for a long weekend and camping. It's a lot earlier in the year than we went last time but looking forward to some good weather, finally. We're going to the Rudd Pond section of the Taconic State Park in Millerton, New York. The town borders CT so shouldn't be too far, looks about an hour away from home.
Be back to Blogger on Tuesday...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trying this......

For two days now I have not been able to log into Blogger. I can't see comments and when I do attempt to log in it just kicks me back to the log in page. I'm hoping this will still post, I'm not logged in but send posts via e-mail usually so it may work.
Has anyone else been having this issue?
I checked the Blogger "known issues" in the Help section and it seems they are working on a solution.
Back to Blogstream....

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's coming

So, I guess the Rapture is coming tomorrow? Sweet. Does that mean we're all gonna die or something? Or is that Jesus coming back to Earth? If he's coming back I've got a bone to pick with that guy.

Thousands of years ago, the Jews were enslaved by the Egyptians and God brought his wrath right into Cairo and kicked some ass, there were floods, famine, locusts, and death. Then, in the 1940's, Jews were rounded up by Nazi's and burned alive and turned into lamp shades. Where the fuck was he then? Sitting on his hands?
Oh yeah, he sent America to fix it because we're exceptional. I bet we didn't seem so great when we were slaughtering Native Americans and taking people from Africa and selling them. He didn't do anything then either. So what gives? Now that bin Laden is dead he's gonna come down here and get praise? For what? Everyone in this world has one phrase "what have you done for me lately?".
I don't mean to come across as some cynical asshole, but seriously, you let all these people suffer for thousands of years and we're supposed to be grateful?
Yeah, I'm going to hell...whatever lol.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


We are up to our fourth straight day of rain, ugh. It started on Saturday night/ Sunday morning and will be going until Friday. I wanted to put up a good rain song, and I was just recently inspired by a blog I found which is written by a fellow Pearl Jam fan. Of course, anytime PJ is mentioned I must listen to them!  Here they are covering The Who, with a rain song....kinda

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Open letter

Dear New York Yankees,

You piss me off. I feel like I'm watching the Mets! No, that's insulting the Mets too much...I feel like I'm watching the Astros.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Is it just me?

Has everyone heard about James Tate in Shelton, Connecticut? I guess it's getting national attention.
Is it just me or is this getting out of hand?
Here's what happened; a senior at Shelton High named James Tate wanted to ask his girl to prom in a special way so he cut out 12 inch cardboard letters and taped them to the side of his school. They read "Sonali Rodrigues, will you go to prom with me? HMU (hit me up) Tate".
The school headmaster gave Tate and his friends who helped, In-School-Suspension and banned them from the prom.
Now, the whole country is coming down on the school's administration. There are facebook pages dedicated to allowing him to go and his story has been told on Jimmy Kimmel and with Matt Lauer this morning.

Does this teach kids that they can pull whatever idiot stunt they want and can use the power of social media to help them in the end?

James says it wasn't dangerous, he had friends hold the ladder for him and he even wore a helmet. He knew he would get reprimanded but did not think it would be this severe. In fact, he thinks he should be able to pick his punishment, "I feel like it would have been more appropriate to make me clean up the letters or spend a weekend there cleaning up trash outside the school, mopping the floors … maybe a week of detention, just so I don't miss my prom," James said.

The school so far is not backing down and they can't. The rule is that kids serving suspension (in school or out) cannot attend prom. If they change the rules for him then why have rules at all?

Maybe I'm being too harsh, but I think he needs to learn there is a penalty for your actions, and the millions of youths out there watching this unfold need to learn that too.

What do you think?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sean Avery

This is kinda a non-story but shows a good side to Sean Avery

NEW YORK (WFAN) – Rangers agitator Sean Avery got tough on opponents of same-sex marriage last week in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign.

"I'm Sean Avery and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. I treat everyone the way I expect to be treated and that applies to marriage," Avery says in the 30-second clip. "Committed couples should be able to marry the person they love. Join me in supporting marriage equality."

But not everyone is throwing their support toward Avery and the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.

"Very sad to read Sean Avery's misguided support of same-gender 'marriage'. Legal or not, it will always be wrong," hockey agent Todd Reynolds of Uptown Sports Management tweeted on Monday.

NHL stars Chris Neil, Cody McCormick and Mike Fisher are among those represented by Uptown Sports.

"To clarify. This is not hatred or bigotry towards gays. It is not intolerance in any way shape or form. I believe we are all equal," Reynolds later tweeted. "But I believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman. This is my personal viewpoint. I Do not hate anyone."

Reynolds then took his criticism to the airwaves, telling TSN radio, "I believe in voicing your opinion and not being part of the silent majority. … If Sean Avery or any other player can comment on one side of the discussion then — I work in hockey, I'm in hockey 24-7 — why can I not comment on it as well?"

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, New York senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Sam Waterston and Julianne Moore have also filmed for the marriage equality campaign.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby Update

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post titled "Something you're looking forward to" and I announced that we were expecting our third child. Well, we had the big ultrasound and at 20 weeks the baby is a healthy 13oz with a good heartbeat of 145/bpm (beats per minute). Also we found out the gender and it is a..............girl. My daughter, Alyssa, is thrilled..Devin, not so much, he wanted a brother.
The baby's name will be Abigail Rose, but we are using the nickname, Abby. Anyone who calls her Gail will be shot on the spot without remorse.
She's a tricky one already. The tech had a hell of a time getting the pictures she needed and we almost didn't find out the gender today. The baby was turning and moving her head, would not allow pictures to be taken. The tech finally got pictures and measurements needed and we got a clear shot of two legs with nothing in between.
I think three is my limit...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cross promotion


something to ponder while we wait for the NFL to get it together, will teams lose games on purpose to land Andrew Luck? 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bin Laden

Obviously we all know now that Osama bin Laden has been killed. The question is, are you happy about it?
There are many different views all over Facebook. I've seen quotes from Martin Luther King Jr about hate breeding hate, Gandhi about an eye for an eye, Bible verses and some people just ranting.
Are we going too far by celebrating? Dancing in the streets like the Taliban did when the towers came down. Should we have just captured him and put him on trial in New York?
The cover of The Daily News in New York simply put "Burn in Hell" on their cover yesterday, a simple statement of anger. Don't the people of New York City have a right to be angry?
There were people on FB who were mad that President Obama was getting credit for killing Bin Laden. Although, I remember when he took office he vowed to make capturing him his priority. He beefed up efforts by removing troops from Iraq and putting them into Afghanistan. As Commander in Chief I think he does get the credit. If Bush had been in power I'd give him the credit too.
I think everyone has the right to rejoice in the death of Osama bin Laden. I know another whack job will just take his place, but it shows the Taliban that they cannot hide, that America will find all terrorists and kill them.
Personally, I want to see the body. Where are the pictures of him dead? I'd like a little bit of proof, but that's just me. I would have also liked to see the body strung up and burned. I really don't care about traditions of burial at sea, but I suppose that was an attempt to keep the peace.
Last night on the local news they were interviewing a Connecticut man who lost his son in the attacks and he said "I can only hope that in his final minutes he (Bin Laden) felt the terror and fear that those people in the towers felt".
I hope so too.