Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Angry Political Ranting

Well, this is actually not really a ranting. I was recently emailed some very informative videos about the current financial crisis and about the real cause of today's problems. Just a warning, these videos may make you very angry.

This political year is getting me more and more frustrated. I know it's useless, but I was arguing with a guy about a youtube video, not one of these videos. I was responding to a video claiming that McCain's attack videos were under handed lies. One video claims that Obama's biggest act in the senate was to get sex ed for K-12 graders. The video's response to that was a response from Obama that said that the video was a lie, the bill was ment to help protect children from child preditors. I responded saying:
"This video has very few facts. It claims that McCain is lying so therefore he is lying. Just looking at the first add where McCain accuses Obama of starting having sex ed classes for k-12. If you look at the actual bill, you will see that it is true.
"Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades K through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread
of HIV."
SB-99 IL"

Some guy then responded by calling me a moron and telling me I shouldn't vote because I did not have a sufficient IQ. (And no, Pat was not the person who responded to my comment.) I appreciated his logic that since it is silly for a first grade teacher to teach sex ed that no one would say that we should have first graders learning sex ed, therefore I had no idea what I was talking about, therefore I am a moron. The logic seems sound to me, I guess I should think about having my wife fill out my ballot for me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Something to keep you busy

Well, here is something I saw that I found to be rather funny. (I was about to say pretty funny, but when I was growing up, a friend of mine had a list of words that were banned in their house. Pretty and like were two of the words. I wonder if T's vocabulary was helped by this family rule.) I have some ideas to write about, things involving parenting and raising kids but unfortunately, I have been short on time so this will have to keep you busy in the mean time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My apologies

Sorry for my lack of blogging. I've been trying to keep up with it but with only one source for the internet, I've been a little lazy about the whole blogging thing. Well, I guess one of the new things going on was that our car got a flat when we drove home from church last week. I knew it was bad because I saw that the air was coming out of the side of the tire. Since it was late when we got back, I changed the tire the next day, Kayleen was kind enough to take pictures of me while I changed the tire. Luckily I was ably to change it during the warm weather we had, now that its fall, it has been 50 degree weather. Last week we were enjoying 80 degree weather, it was amazing how fast the weather changed.

Here I am changing the tire. Kayleen took it from the comfort of the house.

Here is the tire. Surprisingly the screw in the tire was not the problem.

Since the side of the tire was warn away, I had to get a new tire. I took the tire to costco where we bought the tire and luckily it was covered by some of the warranty.

Monday, September 15, 2008


With election season in full swing now, although it has been for some time now. I thought I would just post this video. It's Bob Hope poking a little fun at democrats. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Sorry about the lack of blogging on my part, but I have been kept rather busy with school. I actually don't have much to say right now, but I thought it would be good to put something down. The only thing new is that a few friends of mine are doing a fantasy football league. The great thing about it is that I'm the commissioner of the league, so my powers are limitless! My team name in the league is Chuck Norris, because I'm hoping nothing can beat Chuck Norris. (I don't know why but some of the guys kept on accusing me of believing that I was Chuck Norris. To me, saying that I'm Chuck, would be an insult to Chuck.) For my team logo, I was considering the following images.
And so the true identity of the master chief is revealed!

This is the image that I had to choose though, because when the other image was shown, it scrunched it up that is looked to weird

I'm pretty sure everyone has already read much about the legend of chuck, but just in case, here is a link so you can learn more about him.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stink no more!!!

Well, yesterday ended up being a pretty good day. Not only did I get both of my homework assignments done before midnight, but we also had someone finally come and look AND FIX our fridge! The problem began about last week. I got bock home from school and there was a rotting odor coming from the kitchen. I couldn't tell where it was coming from. But since it was in the kitchen (not man territory) and Kayleen couldn't really smell anything, I didn't do anything about it. But the next day it got much much worse, and the smell filled the whole first floor. We looked in the cupboards to try and locate the source of the smell but couldn't find anything. I was starting ti think it was a dead rotting mouse somewhere, but we never found any mouse droppings. Finally, I think it was Kayleen, smelled behind the fridge and could tell it was very strong there. We pulled the fridge out and I smelled the back of the fridge and could tell it was coming from there. So we called maintenance, but unfortunately, the fridge guy was out on Friday and it was a three day weekend, so that meant we had to spend the weekend with our very smelly fridge. In just three days, we went through one of those air fresheners. The ones that are in the spray cans. It like oust, but is was a generic brand.

Well, when the maintenance guy finally did come, he looked inside and couldn't find anything in the fridge (like a mouse caught in the fan blades.) but when he looked at the evaporation tray, there was some strange smelling stuff in it, which was the source the smell. It was made worse because the fridge would blow the smell out into the apartment. He tried to clean it off, but that didn't work too well, so he got a replacement tray for us. Not our apartment does not smell like dead rodents!! We are both very very thrilled!
Here is the foul smelling fridge. You are going to have to tilt your heads because for some reason this is how the picture was uploaded. I like to try and put pictures in my blog, and this is the only thing that made sense to put in this entry.