Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bum





Disregard the expletives. At first I just thought it was just a sign by some desparate kid. But then I realized that some guy actually was living there. Needless to say the tent has been gone for several week so I guess the guy has moved on.

Jake Halloween 2009

Appearances.

It would appear that this blog has been neglected. You might think that owner of such blog sees no need to blog. Or perhaps, you assume, he has befallen to some tragedy that took his life or the life of someone close to him and he or she, lost all motivation to type and/or copy and paste or save pictures and post pictures. I would hope, for your sake, you have made no assumptions. You know who you are. Perhaps you don't. In which, I feel deeply for your soul and hope that some day you will be walking down the street and have what some call an "ahah" moment. In cartoons this is typically drawn with a light bulb going off relatively close to the head and may include a finger pointing upward. Or perhaps you think that said owner of blog has no sense of sharing itself or that he/she has nothing really exciting going on in his/her life and that its still cloudy outside and the pavement is still wet so what does it all really matter anyway. Well, well. You might be also wondering if there is a point to the rambling rumblings of this individual and if there is any point to the words which have been set in a particular order, and wonder if they are somehow out of order. I can assure you they are not. I have recently read letters which have nearly if any thought or planning for the next word or the previous word, and I have tried, somewhat, but not too much, to attempt such thoughtless in this text. I feel that I have failed miserably and stand (actually sitting right now) in wonder and amazement how one can write with such disregard to the natural flow of logic. It is almost as REM where somehow captured on the page, postage was paid and the letter was sent on its way. I marvel at your mastery of this, this art I suppose.

Though this blog has severly neglected I do find the internet much more entertaining when I can read the writings, if even complete gibberish, of those who I know, than to read the literary genius of the AP. I hope you find the above breaking many literary rules and standards. What a relief! Real writing, no editing.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The sights and the sounds

I didn't catch a foul ball, but at least I used it for something.
One of my favorite hats, I call it my summer basket weave hat. This was purchased about the same time I purchased an old school Phillies hat as well as an old school WhiSox hat. Needless to say, both teams have won the World Series since then. I'm I surprised? No, certainly not. About the same time as I bought all these hats, I also purchased a Tar Heels hat. Not that I am all that big of a fan but the hat was fitted and 100% wool and 5 dollars. Needless to say, I purchased the hat. Who wouldn't? They have also won several championships since then. I believe I purchased all these hats in a one year span, from fall 2004-2005.
The Kid had two base hits. Unbelievable to see the kid out there. He has always been near injury free in Seattle hopefully it will stay that way. Still has the sweetest swing I've ever seen.
Wide angle shot.

*I did not take these pictures, FYI. A friend took them.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Good movie

From one of the greatest movies of all times (at least from my childhood memories):

Gleep glorp fleeble floble zip zap zam, ebble glebble ebble globble yeah yeah yeah...........

Other major media memories include a boy with big feet and a big head name Bobby Generic. With the intro of his famous 3 wheeler and his ever famous song, "to be an animal would be better than a boy."

Truer words were never spoken.

Lastly, LOST, wow. That is all.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Good night

Tonight I had a twirling turn around jumper on the baseline that screamed swoosh. This was followed shortly thereafter by the screams of our small group of girls. And we won 55-54. Haven't had a moment like that since my 6th grade bball days.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Flooded engine

This is a step by step process of how to get your car started quickly should you ever flood your engine.

1. Remove spark plugs
2. Unplug source to spark plug wires
3. Place towel over all the spark plug holes
4. Place key in engine and turn key. This will sound different as the electric motor is simply turning the crankshaft. Do not remove key or turn to off, simply stop turning the key. At this point you should have seen flashes of light and some flames and smoke. This is the gas catching fire on to the towel. It is a good idea to have someone help you with this step so that the fire is quickly put out.
5. Place the towel over the holes and turn key again. The towel will probably catch fire again. At this point the gas is probably all removed. Keep the key in the ignition in the position it should be in once you stopped turning the key.
6. Install new spark plugs
7. Plug in spark plug wire source
8. Start engine and enjoy

The reason the key is kept in the ignition is that the fuel pump repressurizes the system everytime the key is turned from off to on. That is why you leave the key in, so the system doesn't keep reinjecting fuel. Doesn't make much sense when you're trying to remove the fuel. Anyway this is what I went through the other day and if you follow these steps you will be able to fix your problem in a matter of minutes, really.

To have this not happen again you really need to fix the source of the problem. In my case I was told I had leaky injectors so I cleaned up my fuel injectors with some simple green and installed new seals. These new seals were the bottom seal and the top o-ring seal. You need to make sure these parts are from the dealer as these are probably the only ones made to spec. I made the mistake of buying some from an aftermarket seals and I had to installs seals a second time because obviously they didn't work the first time. This second seal kit was purchased from a Honda dealer. When you install these new seals dab some clean oil on them as this helps to slide the injectors into the fuel rail and also helps acheive a complete chemical seal. Anyway my car is once again a smooth operator and should anyone run into this problem I hope this information will help. Will help you avoid towing and at the very least a diagnosis.

Here's to the future.......

"Anxiously awaiting that day of rest which will surely never come" (paraphrase).

The other day the Elders were over and I said some typical BS comment which was probably 90% sarcastic and they said, "Wow, I'm gonna write that down." They both proceeded to pull out their notebooks and wrote down what I said. These guys are smart. What a great way to have members think highly of you. Quote what they said, truly genius.

My favorite quote which I claim as 100% original is "men are only as rich as the roads they travel on." The rich may fly private jets and helicopters but they still drive on the same roads and get the same blown tires due to said roads. That must be so humiliating.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tell me my chances?

There has to be a way to get rid of this neck tension on both sides of my neck. I am considering massive surgery. IE: removing a mass via surgery. My doctors say I have run out of options. I remember going to see a chiropractor in high school that specialized in the treatment of the atlas (some bone at the base of the neck which goes around the spine). He told me that I had a 10% chance of recovery. My chances have only gotten worse.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Year's Resolutions!

My car is now fixed although i think I have a blown head gasket, hard to say at this point. The good news is I found a good mechanic who likes to help me out for free for some reason. He told me if you have a blown head gasket when you take off the cap for the oil there will be a ton of milky white substance under the cap. That wasn't entirely the case when I had the blowby can set up, but he told me to remove it two weeks ago (which I did) and I just checked today and yes there is much much more of this substance under the cap. I'll probably have to take it in to him and see what he thinks. Seems like the best mechanics are always in the ghetto. Crazy nice guy, too, nice really. He's already helped me save about a thousand dollars. Back on the fishmox (don't ask why). I don't know what I would do without these vet meds. There really is nothing more satisfying than prescribing yourself medication. I am taking Organic Chemistry and Human Anatomy this quarter and next and the spring quarter will wrap up June 15th or so. I could hear back from schools as early as next month for interviews but some schools interview as late as April. So if rejected I won't know that I am 100% rejected until May. So I have to take these two classes for both quarters. Just thought I'd give a life update as it seems that everything seems to be working out pretty well. Cheers and happy holidays readers. This was a good post. I am sensing that I am getting much more serious and no longer see a need to attempt humor in every sentence I write. This may or may not indicate progress toward acceptable levels of maturity.

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