10 Percent Bigger

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

States I have visited

create your own personalized map of the USA
or check out ourCalifornia travel guide

No real reason why I posted this, other then I am waiting to blog about the upcoming "ARCTIC BLAST" Heading towards TX. Mass hysteria hasn't set in yet, but I can only assume it's lurking around the corner. More to come when the front actually blows in. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Meme, because I'm lazy

A Meme according to Wikipedia (fount of knowledge that it may be)

"Refers to a unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to another. Dawkins said, Examples of memes are tunes, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. A meme propagates itself as a unit of cultural evolution and diffusionanalogous in many ways to the behavior of the gene (the unit of genetic information). Often memes propagate as more-or-less integrated cooperative sets or groups, referred to as memeplexes or meme-complexes. "

In non-jargonese, it's something that is passed on or stolen from someone else that tells about the person writing.

Without further ado (or rambling), a Me Me Meme stolen from Steve's Nude Memphis blog (who I believe stole it from someone else).

1] What is your middle name?

2] What color is your mailbox?
Black and Brown

3] Are you available?
For what? I won't help you move, and I am happily married, so no.

4] Have you ever hit a deer?
Yes, but he had it coming.

5] Do you have to drive over a bridge to get home?
Yes, it beats jumping it in my truck.

6] Do you get the paper delivered to your house in the morning?
Nope, then again, I don't really consider the Statesman a newspaper.

7] Who checks the mail in your house?

8] Do you have a small driveway?
I can park the behemoth there, along with a Landcruiser, but I wouldn't consider it large.

9] Do you know anyone with the same ringtone as you?
Yep, then again the standard Motorola T-mobile ring tone is pretty common.

10] What do you do first in the morning?
Turn off the alarm clock.

11] What brand is your printer?
HP, and I would appreciate you staying out of my personal affairs.

11] Have you ever shot at your neighbor or your neighbor's pet for any reason?
Yep, Airsoft guns are awesome for removing marauding pets from your yard.

12] Do you enjoy fighting with people?
Yes, I tend to create arguments simply to argue. I

13] Is your hair naturally straight or curly?
Straight. Except the hair on my back. It's curly. Won't ask questions like that again, will you.

14] Who was your kindergarten teacher?
No idea.

15] Are you taller than your mother?

16] Do you have a favorite word?
No, but I have a favorite gesture.

17] Are you God?
"I am a Golden God!"

18] What do you do to get over a broken heart?
A what?

19] Do you have a deep dark secret?
Nope. Why, what do you know?!?

20] Do you enjoy writing in colored pens?

21] Does anything hurt on your body right now?
Yes. I just got finished with a Brazilian jiujitsu class. Think of an amateur chiropractor who doesn't care if you feel good after they are done.

22] Do you often cry during a movie?
Nope, then again I don't like most movies.

23] Do you hate your life?
Nope, all in all I think I have it pretty good.

24] Do you get mad easily?
I get angry easy, but I don't think mad covers my emotions.

25] What is your biggest pet peeve?
Jack Black.

26] What is your away message?
Hello this is 10% .. crap I have to do it again, is it still recording? Is this thing on? It is? Hello this is BEEEEP.

27] Do any of your friends have kids?
Most of them.

28] Who should pay on the first date?
The person who asked the other person out.

29] How many years older than you are you willing to date?
My wife is 4 years older then me, but I don't think she would want me to date anyone currently.

30] Do you have any friends?

31] Do you have any mean friends?

32] What is the ugliest color in your opinion?
I don't know, but one is the loneliest number, does that help?

33] Have you ever liked someone who all your friends couldn't stand?
No, I tend to hate people easily.

34] Have you ever felt like driving off a cliff?
Not many cliffs around, so I would say no.

35] Do you itch your ears?
How does one itch something? I tend to scratch itches.

36] What brand are the pant/jeans you are wearing right now?
Presumes I am wearing pants. You had to know that was coming, right?

46] Do you like your dad?

47] Do you have any TV shows on DVD?
Nope, if I already watched the show for free, why would I pay for it?

48] Are you wearing makeup?
Is this because I said I wasn't wearing pants?

49]Do you have a tattoo?

50] Do you know how to draw?
I know how to draw, you simply put the pencil on the paper and move it around. Drawing well is the real trick, and I fail that test.

51] Who is your hero?
No hero. Sad, isn't it?

52] Who did you last IM?
Laura, I think she is mad at me because I made fun of Myspace.

53] Do you work a lot of hours?
I don't think so, but what are alot of hours?

54] What do you do when you are stressed out?
Take it out on those around me. That, coupled with some type of aggressive sports activity.

55] Who was the last person to call you?
Keith in NY.

56] Is there anything you regret?
Sure, everyone has regrets. I regret not being in the Army, and I regret gripping at my wife today. I have lots of regrets, the trick is not letting your regrets control you.

57] Do you know where your family name originated from?
Yep, but it isn't very exciting.

58] Is there an animal that creeps you out?
Jack Black.

59] What was the last thing you did for fun?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is fun. Punishing, but fun.

60] Last time you cried?
It's been over a year now. I cried at my Grandfather's funeral. I was holding it together until the honor guard let loose the first volley. After that, I cried like a baby.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Politics as usual.

Well, the Democrats won in the House, and ate into the Republican Senate (at least at the time of this blogging). What does this really mean? In the short term, nothing. The sun will still rise, the Earth will still turn, and we all will still have to go to work tomorrow. For the long term, my hope, is that the Dems will show themselves for who they really are, and Conservatives will win in '08.

Now, that was a powerful statement about my political beliefs, but it doesn't really address everything I believe. Let me clarify, so that any chance I actually have of building a readership is destroyed right here.

I am for:
Stemcell research
Freedom of Speech
Lower Taxes
Smaller Government
Social Security Reform

I am against:
ANY form of Gun control
Socialized Healthcare
Hillary Clinton
John McCain
Bans on Saturated Fat
Smoking ordinances

Still reading? Well if so, I recommend stocking up on Standard Cap Mags, and so called "Assault weapons", as I think they are high on the hit list of Nancy Pelosi.