My Favorite Part About Blogging…

comments like this where an irate reader thinks that they’re smarter than everybody else even though they can’t figure out who they’re actually yelling at. This one comes from the You Can’t Please Everyone series where I posted one star reviews of To Kill a Mockingbird from Amazon.

I thought it was a BRILLIANT book and I have pity on those of you who don’t have enough sense to appreciate it like it deserves. And it makes perfect sense – and even if it didn’t, people should enjoy the mystery of it all. Clearly you all have just come to harrass the people that do like the book, so wait until you have an argument that makes sense before you go shoving it under everyone else’s noses. No one wants to hear your negativity so don’t waste you time, thank you very much.

Psssst. The Amazon reviewers can’t hear you.

Man Shoots Himself in the Head While Teaching Firearms Safety


KSDK — An Imperial man is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head while teaching his girlfriend firearms safety.

Sheriff Glenn Boyer said that on Friday, deputies responded to 4307 Rock Valley Court in Imperial for a shooting. Investigators found 40-year-old James Looney with a gunshot wound to the head.

According to witnesses, Looney was demonstrating how to use the different safety mechanisms on several guns to his girlfriend. The witnesses said Looney would put the guns to his head, and before pulling the trigger, would ask her if she thought the gun would go off. With the first two guns, the safety mechanisms worked. The third gun fired.

(via J-Walk)

Question of the Day

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Or second thing if you’re like most people (like me) and go to the bathroom first.

Email for me.


I posted this in a rush so let me revise my morning ritual.
Wake up curse my alarm clock, the 9 minute snooze, my mother for having me and my grandmother for having her.

Get out of bed because bladder is about to burst.

Brushes bladder and relieves teeth. Or the other way around. It’s early damn you.

Go to my computer to check email and delete all comments on the blog that didn’t mention how attractive and intelligent I am.

Give in to Cynikitty’s laser-like stare and feed the little terror.

Jump in the shower and immediately thinks of several great things to write about that day.

Forgets every great idea I just had while toweling off.

Eats breakfast of dry honeynut cheerios while putting on clothes.

Looks at the clock and throws a bunch of things in my bag. Just random things on the table. I assume I might need them at some point.

Rushes out the door and promises to wake up earlier the next day so I’m not in such a rush.


Today’s lunch dinner, is brought to us by Deepsea who originally sent in a half eaten Carl’s Jr. burger but wanted to use his steak dinner for lunch instead.

New York steaks with a blue cheese/onion sauce (based on a recipe my lovely girlfriend found here: )

garlic pepper mashed potatoes, baby carrots and 3 cheese garlic bread. Maybe 4 cheese, I am just not sure. It was a food orgy, and thus, a blur.

My beer was an Anderson Valley Brewing Company Poleeko Gold //Pale Ale. AVBC is solar powered (, so kinda cool.
Hardly had room for the suds; mashed potatoes will do that to ya.