Some one cue MC Search and the Sinister Prime Minister Pete Nice:

October 31, 2006

Because we have to give one last gas face to

P.W. Botha gets the gas face.

Hammer, shut f$#& up!

Oh sorry I was letting the boys get carried away. But remember no Gas Faces for Plugs One Two and Three. And no Gas Face for Professor Prince Pa-paul!

I am not happy to see anyone pass away, but P.W. you were a dick in the 80’s.


Halloween 2006

October 31, 2006

Sadly, I have never really gotten into Halloween. I know I suck. I am not saying I hate it, I just can never get into the spirit of. Never really went to many Halloween parties. And it did not help that I have not had a cool costume in about a bazillion years. I think I pulled off a decent Dieter from Sprockets back in 97. But tonight, the Better Half and I are heading up to my Mom’s to go take my nephews out for trick-a-treating. So that should be fun.

But for those who do love the Holiday, I do have a question. That “taffy” in the black and orange wrappers. Was that ever really meant for consumption, or where those to be chewed and used to seal leaks? I was never sure, but I feel that eating lead paint was probably safer.

Well I have to get back to slog and get some training up in this humpty bumpty. So have a same evening and may all of you get the cool candy bars and not by stuck with the a fore mentioned orange and black nightmare, raisin, or Smarties.

Changes afoot.

October 30, 2006

Hello kids, hope your weekend was nice, mine was until Payton Manning made me cry. I hate you Peyton Manning, go away. The weather this weekend was delightful. If we can stop the brush fires and the static electicity that come with the Santa Ana winds they would be close to perfect. Those warm winds made it a nice 85 degrees at the beach Saturday. Me and the wife went down to the shore and just took huge huffs the geourgoues views.

Also I got to see my nephew Friday night, we took him to a high school football game. My wife went to the Sister School of this high school and she will cut you went it come to this high school football team. Good for her, since my school is not a football power, well they are now 10th in Orange County, but I am not keeping track.

Oh I did not injure anyone at my roto hoops draft. Well I did steal some players away from a couple of the owners. I built a team that will be strong, till December.

But enough of that, time to talk of the changes afoot. Well last week my supervisor brought me into her office and let me know that someone was leaving, and it was not me (YEAH!). The department is losing someone. They are taking a new position outside the hospital. So they asked me, since the chimp declined, to learn their job. So I think this may mean I might be (Cue the dramatic music!) hired on full time. Which I have not been, since January of 2005, when the nice people at American Healthways told me to suck it, because they could not justify my job any longer. So the next few weeks I will see if I have the mettle for this job. Will this job make me happy? I do not know, there are things that drive me nuts, but the people are great and I really need to get myself settled somewhere and stop be such a derelict of dialect. I have to make some scratch and I also really need to challenge myself.

So stay tuned……

Time Warner making things easy.

October 26, 2006

The saga continues.

Last evening we received a packet from Time Warner tell us about how awesome they are. And how they are here to help us, the great unwashed. That there awesomeness will be so amazing that it may appear that we will be paying more for their digital cable. But it’s only because it will be so mind bendingly bitching, that we would have given them the money anyway. My wife looked over the material first and wanted me to wait till I had finished dinner to let me look it. Her fear was that the sheer amazement that Time Warner was laying out may cause me to use my fork as a weapon. I glad she did, I really did not want to gouge out my own eye because of the awesomeness.

When I got to review the packet, my wife told me, “Read this and tell me if this makes and f#@$ing sense. I have a college degree and this makes no sense at all.” I did, and she was right. You could not figure out what the hell they were trying to sell, was it apart of the Digital Classic tier which is not offered, or is it Sports Classic Digital Tier with relish, or was it apart of Digital Kick In The Groin tier. It made the poor hampster in my head hurt. Trying to figure out String Theory would have been easier. It was so complicated that Steven Hawking would look at this, get up out of his chair and go hit someone in the mouth with a canned ham.

Oh and to make it worse, those bastards are taking away some channels that I liked. Even with all my e-mails and faxes, they still have not even come close the make the deal with the NFL Network. So I do not even know if I will even have the chance to be gouged for that. Even if I get the Sports Tier, I will get a lot of crap I do not want. Please, please let me pick channels I want and not for the ones I don’t. The Boski house will still get a lot channels, and we would be very happy to have you in our home, but instead you keep call in the gimp to make sweet sweet love to me.

The worst part of this is may be on Sunday. I have my fantasy basketball draft. It is a league with guys I went to high school with. Sadly one of the guys now works for Time Warner. I worry I am going to walk in, say hello, shake his hand, ask him about his family and then hit him with a chair. This tops last years draft when I showed up, with White Sox World Series gear, which should be no problem, but one of the teams is run by the brother a pitcher who had some issues with White Sox catcher Mr. Pierzynski. Now if I had shown up in an A.J jersey, then I would have gotten a well deserved beat down.

Now I have to do some research and present RFP to my wife on getting a Dish. I am going to have to wow her. So I will really need to go crazy with the animations of the ol‘ PowerPoint.

Do you even beleive anything you say?

October 25, 2006

Bush unsatisfied with Iraq war progress

WTF took you so long to figure this out. Seriously Yale should be kicked out the Ivy League for having this guy even “attend” their university.

Oh but we are winning our president says so. Mr. Bush I would love to see that world. Can I get there without the use of hallucinogenics or severe head trauma. The world you see must be swell, since you are not looking at the real world.

But hey there is a war you are winning. No, it is not Iraq, drugs, or even poverty. No you are winning that war vs. the Constitution. One day soon you have it down to just the 2nd amendment and some old Family Circus cartoons.

Speaking of the Constitution, I actually carry a very small copy of it with me. I do it because I like being able to look at it and remember the good times. Back when there was a system of checks and balances.

Oh those were the days.

I learned something today.

October 24, 2006

I learned that lunch meat, not graham crackers, go in the fridge. Apparently, this concept eluded me today.

Back to the salt mine.

October 23, 2006

Monday has come again, so that means the work week begins.

Such a shame that work always has to ruin the weekends. Well our trip to San Simeon was a smashing success. Right now team Boski is working on the photos right now. So that I can then deliver them to you the blogging audience. But the trip did what I hoped it would do. It made my mom so happy. She had a wonderful time and loved going to Hearst Castle more than she had expected. It make me feel great beyond comprehension that she felt that way. For me it was one of those moments that made me feel like an adult. Like your first professional job, first business card, first home, marriage, first Conrad Bain reference. That here I was doing something (with a ton of help from the Better Half) for my Mom, something more than an elementary school card. This was something she had always wanted to do. She grew up hearing about Hearst and Hearst Castle she wanted to see it. And now she is getting to do it. I can’t describe how happy I felt to see her so happy. It was like I would be on a Christmas morning, without the yelling and running around the house. I am glad we did this, even though I feel I owe her about million more trips like this, as repayment her for all the love and support she has given me and the Better Half.

I will give a quick summary of the trip.

Friday, packed up the Boski Mobile and traveled to get my Mom, from Casa de Boski on the Placentia Riveria. From there we zipped through the remaining flotsam and jetsam of the rush hour traffic. Drove up the coast on 101. Man it was glorious day. We took my Mom to Solvang to grab lunch and take a look around. Solvang is where you get your small windmill fix when in California. It a quaint little tourist town. Plenty of Nordic nicknack’s and brickebrak. It was nice, it was good to walk around in the sun, on a warm October Day. Nothing like temps in high 80’s in October. When we finished we sped up the coast till we got to Cambria and checked into our rooms. Which was awesome. Open the sliding glass door and boom their is the ocean about 200 feet away. We unpacked and walked around the beach for a little while. Later we had a wonderful meal at a great place in Cambria called the Brambles. It reminded me that I think Rib Eye is my favorite cut of meat. After dinner took my mom around to the shops. I almost bought a complete set of World League of American Football. Damn I need my Stan Gelbach, the greatest QB ever for the London Monarchs. When we got back the Better Half and I took a lovely walk under the stars. Looking up at the night sky when you not in a city is the difference between addition and subtraction compared to quantum psychics. Being able to go to sleep with the sound of the ocean is quiet relaxing.

Saturday – Got up early and found out I have a new talent. I can make Belgian Waffles. The hotel had a station for the guest to make them and let me tell you, I made the hell out them. After that we walked out toward the beach and watched the surfers along with being accosted by the squirrels who where out in force. They look cute, but I felt that they were going to take my wallet. Oh no, I just lost my job blogging for Fox. We hopped into the car and drove up a couple of miles to the Castle. I had some expectations, I know they place was nice and it was something to see, but when that bus started up the hill. All my expectations of the architecture and artifacts were dwarfed by the reality. I have to show the pictures of what I say, since any words I have would pale in comparison to it. Let’s say my mouth was agape the entire time. I almost swallowed a bat. In fact, I did have to pick it up when we got to the in-door pool. After a couple of hours of awesome, we took a side trip to look at some nature. We drove up further to check the juvenile elephant seals on the beach. It was fascinating just watching them lying there and seeing them frolic. Yes, I used the work frolicked. Then after a nice lunch we came back to the room. Where I found out the Bruins lost in the last minute. A game they freaking had and pooof! It was gone. Karl, Karl, Karl, come on now. To get my mind off that I took a walk on the beach with the wife as my mom got some rest. Even though it was cloudy and cool, it was still so relaxing walking along. After our walk was done, we got ready to go back to the Hearst Castle for the night tour, and it was amazing. I have to show some of the 200 pictures we took of the Castle, about 150 of where me taking pictures like crazy, which means a lot did not come out. But there a few that are spectacular. On our way back we could not stop in our amazement of what we saw. It was a perfect Non White Sox, Bronco, Bruin, Kings, Lakers, etc winning kind of day. I saw history, viewed beauty, and had sent time with the people I love. When we got back to the room, I think as a make good on the Bruins losing, the fates had stepped in. I was flipping through the channels when I came across the local PBS channel and they were showing The Western Tradition, with Dr. Eugene Weber. I sat there and watched two episodes of it. I went from the fall of the Western empire and the rise of the Byzantines, to the rise of Islam and the schism between Constantinople and Rome. You know history nerd kind of stuff.

Sunday – After making the hell out the waffles for my mom and my wife we took one last walk on the beach. Oh, before that I have to say to the people in room 106 of the Pelican Cove Hotel, you can suck it. We were not loud and you are high on crack. I hope you all had a miserable day. We got in the car and headed back home. On our way we did make a stop in Santa Barbra and after just being there for only a short time. I know see what people like it here. We took my mom to a garden and then we had some tacos of the highest quality. A little taco stand that Julie Child’s called the best. I still can’t see her ordering tacos, but after tasting them, it makes total sense. But after lunch we finished the last leg of the trip and delivered my mom home safely. Just like the Broncos delivering another victory. One of the few games I picked right this weekend.

Well I have blabbed and blabbed. Thank you for stopping by this time share presentation now please fill out the surveys and sign over your lives.