Sunday, April 30, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Nighttime on The City of New Orleans, changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee. Half way home, we'll be there by morning, through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea. And all the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream and the steel rails still ain't heard the news. The conductor sings his song again, the passengers will please refrain - this train's got the disappearing railroad blues.
Good night, America, how are you? Don't you know me? I'm your native son. I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans, I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
When I was little, dad and mom could always take me out to eat at nice restaurants because I didn't misbehave. I was quiet and never a bother. It was because I actually LIKED going to nice restaurants, even at a very early age. I still like going out to eat, although I don't go to fancy restaurants (now that I'm paying the bill). My favorite types of restaurants are All-You-Can-Eat buffets, Italian restaurants, and pizza places.
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Saturday, April 22, 2006
|You Passed 8th Grade Science|
Congratulations, you got 6/8 correct!
I don't know how many times I've heard adults say: "I don't know if I could pass science or math these days". Well, now's your chance to find out if you can or not. There's also a math test, but I was too chicken to try that one.... I figured I'd quit while I was ahead.
Friday, April 21, 2006
2 lbs. hamburg
4 pieces crumbled bread
A dash of Bell brand seasoning
A little water
Mix all ingredients and place in a loaf pan, and cook for 1 hour, 15 minutes at 350, along with a few whole potatoes (a potato can be put in the oven to bake without wrapping it in aluminum foil. Just poke with fork only a few times. Once the skin is broken it will not burst).
Prep time is only about 10 minutes (including pre-heating oven). It's an incredibly easy meal-in-one, and perfect for single guys who aren't great in the kitchen. You can't mess up on this one, unless you overcook it. Also, Heinz makes a great beef gravy that heats up in a matter of minutes.
SUGGESTION: Put the potatoes in the oven 10 to 15 minutes before putting meatloaf in oven.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
|You Are Bobby Brady|
Ultra competitive, you will do almost anything to win. From pull ups to pool sharking, you're very talented.
And while everyone is aware of your victories, they still (affectionately) consider you to be a little brat!
Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes. Everything is done. Such a cozy room. The windows are illuminated by the evening sunshine through them, fiery gems for you (only for you).
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
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If you want to sing out sing out, and if you want to be free be free. Cause there's a million things to be, you know that there are.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Title: the “ly” song
Composer: Tom Lehrer
Lead vocals: Tom Lehrer
Scene: Cartoon with a man faced with many awkward situations.
You’re wearing your squeaky shoes,
And right there taking a snoozeIs a tiger.
So how do you walk on by?
Silently. Silently. Silent, l, y.
You’re a secret agent man
Who’s after the secret plan.
How do you act so they don’t know you’re a spy?
Normally. Normally. Normal, l, y.
At an eating contest you boast
That you can eat the most.
How do you down your fiftieth piece of pie?
Eagerly, unh. Eagerly, yeah. Eager, l, y.
On the lake your boat upset,
And your clothes got soaking wet.
How do you stand and wait for them to dry?
Dih-dih-dih-dih-dih-dih patient, l, y.
In the public library,
You fall and hurt your knee.
But the sign says “quiet, please”,
so how can you cry?
Quietly. Quietly. Quiet, l, y.
As you walk along the street,
A porcupine you meet.
How do you shake his hand when he says hi?
Uh, carefully. Carefully. Careful, l, y.
You enter a very dark room,
And sitting there in the gloomIs Dracula.
Now how do you say goodbye?
Immediately. Immediately. Immediate, l, y.
The Electric Company ran from 1971 - 1977 on PBS. It was one of my absolute favorite shows from around '72 - '76. I watched it every day. It had, as part of it's cast, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, and Joan Rivers.
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Sunday, April 16, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
I've got to be free - free to face the life that's ahead of me.
On board I'm the captain, so climb aboard,
We'll search for tomorrow on every shore.
And I'll try, oh Lord I'll try, to carry on.
I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memories.
Some happy, some sad,
I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had.
We live happily forever, so the story goes,
But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold.
But we'll try best that we can, to carry on.
It's time to play the music
A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
Friday, April 14, 2006
- I don't know what Tivo is.
- I don't have a television.
- I don't know what the words "bling" or "booty" mean (and yet, somehow, I really don't want to know).
- I've never watched American Idol or Seinfeld, or Who Wants To Become a Millionaire, or The Bachelor.
- I've watched only one episode of Friends.
- I don't own a cellphone.
- I saw one episode of Survivor because I was visiting relatives and they were die-hard fans.
- I've only owned 1 new car. That was just after I graduated from high school. I sold it in 1989, and ever since I've only had used cars.
- I cut my own hair. I have an electric clipper and I shave my head (not bald, just close-cropped) every 2 weeks.
- I've never owned a VCR or DVD player.
- I've never done the Macarena or the Lambada (I'm rather proud of that).
- I drink instant coffee. I got a coffee maker as a housewarming gift and it's still in the box.
- This winter, I didn't use my furnace. I heated my house solely by the woodburning stove.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Saturday, April 08, 2006
- I once had a waitress who took my order, gave it to the chef, then quit - just walked off the job (didn't tell anyone, just left). I waited 30 minutes for a meal that never came. I swear it wasn't anything I said. If you're hungry you don't insult your waitress.
- I once had a waitress who was making drinks from the bar for her own consumption. When she took an order she'd bring it to the kitchen, pour herself a rum and coke from the bar, sit down on the stool and wipe her mouth and say "Boy, that's gooood!". By the time we left she had consumed 2 drinks at the bar in 30 minutes.
- I once had a waitress who asked us to set our own table.
- We once had a hostess who, when we were about to ask how long the wait was, told us to "just be quiet and wait".
Thursday, April 06, 2006
It was nine feet high, and six feet wide, Soft as a downy chick