Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Dann, Mom and myself in front of decorations at the Bellagio.
Chocolate fountain at the Bellagio.
Chihuly ceiling at the Bellagio.
Christmas at the Bellagio.
Big balls in cowtown!
Comming soon: more shots of the strip and downtown as well as a shrine for Timmy. Oh and let's not forget the wonderful trip back to Oklahoma City!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Anyone that knows me can tell you I have a very low threshold for children. Sure I like to torment them and terrorize them (just like my ex-boyfriends) but once I'm over them they can go away. I've never wanted kids. Ever. Period. I'm that rare breed of asshole that wants to spend his time and money on himself! That's not to say that I don't love all my nieces and nephews, it just took me 16-18 years to want to "hang" with them for more than an hour at a time.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
You're Not Alone (Airplay Mix) - ATB - 159 play count
A Little Respect - Erasure - 158 play count
Go Your Own Way - The Cranberries - 153 play count
Rainy Monday - Shiny Toy Guns - 148 play count
What is everyone else listening to most often (at least on their computer)?
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
"This will make you re-think: A Trivia question in Sunday School:
How long is the beast allowed to have authority in Revelation?
Revelation Chapter 13 tells us it is 42 months, and you know what that is. Almost a four-year term of a Presidency.
All I can say is 'Lord, Have mercy on us!'
According to The Book of Revelation the anti-Christ is:
The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything.
Do we recognize this description? ?
I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to post this as many times as
you can! Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet..do it!
I refuse to take a chance on this unknown candidate who came out of nowhere."
I got a good chuckle out of it. It's amazing the cooks floating around the internets especially in Oklahoma.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
8:00AM: Arrive and register
8:05AM - 10:00AM: Sit and wait
10:00AM - 10:20AM: Break
10:20AM - 12:00PM: Sit and wait
12:00PM - 1:30PM: Lunch
1:30PM - 3:00PM: Sit and wait
3:00PM - 3:20PM: Break
3:20PM - 4:30PM: Sit and wait
Tuesday October 7th, 2008
9:00AM: Arrive and register
9:05AM - 10:00AM: Sit and wait
10:00AM - 10:20AM: Break
10:20AM - 11:15AM: Sit and wait
11:16AM: Dismissed from jury duty
Wages lost from two missed shifts at work: $140.00
Money spent parking: $11.50
Lunch at Subway Monday: $6.00
Being sick during the whole ordeal: Priceless
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
"Can I get a water with lemon and a side of ranch?"
"I'll have the cheesecake for dessert with a side of ranch."
"I'd like the red snapper special along with a kiddie pool of ranch on the side."
One day I'll own my own restaurant and I intend to have a mini fridge at each table stocked full of FUCKING RANCH SALAD DRESSING so some poor server slob making $2.13 and hour doesn't have to run to the kitchen three hundred times a shift to get a side of ranch to go along with someone's FUCKING BURNT TO A CRISP WELL DONE STEAK WITH A-1 SAUCE!!!
Many thanks to the d-bags that have the common courtesy to request a side of ranch at the time their order is being taken! You've saved me a lot of time running my ass off for a 12% tip!
Sometimes food should be enjoyed without being slathered with salad dressing... another diet Pepsi?
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
La Crema Chardonnay
"Fresh aromas of citrus, butterscotch and lemon peel open to appealing hints of jasmine and nutmeg. On the palate, rich buttercream, pear and citrus meld to create a plush, rounded middle, with toast and caramel adding richness and texture to the long, lingering finish."
Having a glas now thanks to Kim's birthday present. I love getting wine as a present! Click here for more information.
Thanks again Kim!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc
Wonderful aromas of ruby grapefruit, lime juice and honeysuckle join with a vibrant core of grapefruit, hints of pineapple, nectarine and lemon grass. The texture is inviting and supple with enough racy acid to keep it all focused.
Learn more here and here.
One of my favorite Sauvignon Blancs, though it's a little hard to find in the OKC area restaurants. Grab a bottle at the liquor store for around twenty bucks.
Monday, April 21, 2008
"Holding close my secrets
Naked broken pieces-from the madness in what you do
The fingers point right back at you
What about my problems?
The people try to solve them
I guess I’m under the weather...
Since no one else belongs here, with me
Some news for you
I’m really not that crazy.
Why you think there's something wrong with me.
Sunday I cried all night...
And it hurt so bad
But if you try to understand--
This is who I am.
Color coated sweetness
Swords beneath my clean dress
I'm making sense of shattered dreams
Because I want you to be proud of me
What about my problems?
The people try to solve them?
I guess i’m under the weather
Since no one else belongs here with me...."
Friday, April 18, 2008
2 oz. Ciroc Vodka
1 oz. Pama Liqueur (Pomegranate Liqueur)
Build in a tall glass filled with ice
Fill with soda
Top off with a splash of 7-UP/Sprite
Garnish with a lime wedge
Yummie. It's also good to try it with Absolut Pears Vodka.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Sun 9/7 at Cleveland 4:15 pm
Mon 9/15 Philadelphia 8:30 pm
Sun 9/21 at Green Bay 8:15 pm
Sun 9/28 Washington 4:15 pm
Sun 10/5 Cincinnati 4:15 pm
Sun 10/12 at Arizona 4:15 pm
Sun 10/19 at St. Louis 1:00 pm
Sun 10/26 Tampa Bay 1:00 pm
Sun 11/2 at NY Giants 4:15 pm
Sun 11/16 at Washington 8:15 pm
Sun 11/23 San Francisco 1:00 pm
Thu 11/27 Seattle 4:15 pm
Sun 12/7 at Pittsburgh 4:15 pm
Sun 12/14 NY Giants 8:15 pm
Sat 12/20 Baltimore 8:15 pm
Sun 12/28 at Philadelphia 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
There are toilets on the market which allow a consumer to determine how much flush is needed... you know depending on what's in the bowl. If this step is a little out of your price range you could update the old toilet that dumps 40 gallons of water each time you flush it to one that only dumps 10 gallons of water per flush. If this option is still out of your price range you could adopt Timmy's favorite toilet philosophy: "If it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down."
STOP DRINKING BOTTLED WATER! I'm serious. For one thing studies have shown that the contents of bottled water are no more pure than what you can simply drink from the tap (and it's REGULATED whereas the bottled water industry is NOT). Even more importantly it is estimated by the World Wide Fund for Nature that approximately 1.5 million tons of plastic are used in the bottled water industry every year. Now think about this, what is used to produce bottled products (a petroleum product)? Oil. What is used to transport bottled products? Oil. Where do most bottled products end up? In a landfill. I know it's convenient to purchase and carry bottled water but I think this is one luxury we should and can give up! Here's some other reasons to give up bottled water.
Purchase or rent "An Inconvenient Truth", it will scare the crap out of you. As the jacket for the DVD says: "watch it. share it. donate it."
Here in Oklahoma vote, contribute, and volunteer for Andrew Rice. He's running against Senator Jim Inhofe, embarassment to many Oklahomans for saying: global warming is the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people". Do a little research, there's a myrid of reasons this man should be thrown out of the Senate!
These are just a few suggestions by me. What do you think?
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Johnson uttered these words in a televised speech forty years ago tonight. How unfortunate that his legacy has been so severely tarnished (rightly so) by the escalation of the Vietnam War under his tenure as President. Let us not forget some of the good that came durning his Presidency: the "Great Society", the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the apppointment of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court, the first African-American to be appointed to the high court, to name a few.
Click here to read more about LBJ.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
-James Madison, 4th President (1809-1817)
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-Ben Franklin, founding father 1755
"It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government."
-Alexander Hamilton, father of capitalism and my favorite gay founding father
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Mario Kart games are simple. Race to the finish line on a variety of tracks against multiple Nintendo mascot opponents using an arsenal of weapons such as banana peels, heat seeking shells, and blocks. Choose from a multitude of racers with varying skill sets including weight, acceleration, and top speed. Player modes have included circuit racing, time trials, battle modes, and split screen multiplayer racing. The game has appeared on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the Nintendo 64, the Nintendo GameBoy Advance, the Nintendo GameCube, and most recently the Nintendo DS sporting a great online multiplayer feature.
Rumor has it that the latest entry in the Kart series will go back to its roots featuring one racer per kart (Mario Kart: Double Dash for the Nintendo GameCube offered two racers per kart giving the gamer the ability to switch between racers depending on the situation). Also rumored is the return of the power slide ability for advanced racers (a must for time trials) and an online multiplayer option that will allow you to race with up to 12 people from all over the world all at one time. Finally the game is to be packed with a steering wheel accessory that will cradle the Nintendo Wiimote for a more immersive game play experience (I think I'll stick with a more traditional approach with the game using a standard controller). See the video below for an explanation of the steering wheel accessory.
Reggie Fils-Aime's Comments on Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart 64 is one of my favorite games of any generation and I'll be in line to try out Nintendo's latest Kart offering later this year.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
"The hit combination of Wii Sports and the Wii Remote brought golf swings and tennis serves into people’s homes. Now Nintendo turns the living room into a fitness center for the whole family with Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board. Family members will have fun getting a "core" workout, and talking about and comparing their results and progress on a new channel on the Wii Menu.
Lean to block soccer balls, swivel hips to power hoop twirls or balance to hold the perfect yoga pose. As users stand on the Wii Balance Board, included with Wii Fit, their body’s overall balance is tied to the game in a way they’ve never experienced before. Wii Fit also uses the Wii Balance Board for daily tests. These evaluate two key measures that a household can track via progress charts."
Sounds a bit bizarre huh? Those crazy Japanese!
Wii Fit Trailer
Will this kind of "gaming" go over here as well as it has in the land of the rising sun? I would be willing to bet that indeed it will given Nintendo's track record of reaching out to and capturing casuel gamers over the last year. Will this be a game and peripheral that I would purchase? Unsure; however, the prospect of leaning left and right on the Wii Balance Board heading down the ski slopes sounds promising.
Of course we have to start with what will be a monster release slated for March 9th. The third installment in the Smash Brothers series looks to be the biggest and best yet. If you're not familiar with the series it's basically a fighting game with a "king of the hill" mentality. Stay alive and deal as much punishment to your opponents to survive the round. Here's what IGN has to say about the title: "Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a brawling, battling, action-packed video game that features a varied roster of characters for four-player simultaneous melees! This Wii entry in the popular series features a number of new additions, including an Adventure Mode (with co-op play), a wealth of new characters and stages, and online combat for multiple players to face off against each other from anywhere!" So be prepared to round up some friends at home or online and duke it out using a completely customizable control scheme for your Wiimote, GameCube remote, or Wii classic controller.
You can brawl your way to victory with a wide assortment of Nintendo mascots including old favorites like Mario, Link, and Fox McCloud, as well as newly added brawlers like Pit from Kid Icarus who hasn't graced a Nintendo game in 15 years. What may be more exciting about the line up is the addition of characters not held by Nintendo, namely Solid Snake from the Metal Gear franchise and Sonic from the Sonic the Headgehog franchise.
The title has already released to long lines in Japan with an amazing sale through rate. The same should hold true here in the states where previous installments sold tremendously totaling over 10 million copies on the Nintendo 64 and the Nintendo GameCube.
Super Smash Brothers Brawl Japanese Opening Cinematic
Super Smash Brothers Brawl Japanese Game Play
More information can be found here on the Wii Brawl page or here at the Smash Bros. Dojo.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I used to be a political junkie. I remember when Clinton (Bill) was running for President in '91. I'd tune in to all the political shows every night before bed, especially CNN and C-SPAN. I couldn't get enough of the news from the campaign trail, debates, speeches, you name it. Maybe it was the excitement of my first Presidential vote or my naivety in thinking one person could change the country but I couldn't get enough of politics! I continued to follow politics throughout the years even during some (for me) very depressing times: the Contract with America, the Gore defeat of 2000, the re-election of GW Bush. This year I find myself not giving two shakes of a dead rats ass about the process. I'm probably not informed as I used to be simply because I don't have cable. The news I get now is what I can catch at my parents house, online, or from the Daily Fish Wrap (The Daily Oklahoman). I guess what drove home my increased apathy for our political process was the recent GOP debate in Florida. It's been years since I watched a Presidential debate either Republican or Democrat (and I couldn't stomach to watch all of it). What I watched could've been viewed during the '88 election, the '92 election or any other year! We need change. Change? Really? The party who controlled the White House and Congress for most of the last 16 years wants change? Um OK, whatever... a new direction or leadership from conservatives, I guess I can swallow that even if their 71 year old front runner isn't very fresh. What really irked me was the same old rhetoric I'd heard from years before! We need tax cuts. Tax cuts for the middle class, tax cuts for small business, tax cuts across the board! Wow. And the other side? Tax and spend liberals. Tax and spend liberals. Tax and spend liberals. I can't believe they're still beating this dead horse of an argument. Of course other issues were discussed but it always made its way back to tax cuts and staying the course with the war. I can't believe anyone would have the balls to utter the words "sustain the war" and "tax cuts" in the same breath. They're getting away with it! This is the only time in American history where we've lowered taxes while we're waging war! I'm all for lowering taxes (really, who isn't) but isn't a war a time for a country to sacrifice? To pull together and get the job done no matter the costs? Perhaps if the new Democratic Congress had kept their promise to start bringing troops home we could afford to spread a little money around. Ah well that's a blog for another day. I'll hold my nose and vote on Super Tuesday but I think I'll ignore the coverage until then. What do you think?