some ideas and random thought streams. nothing more than me being bored and having the ability to post. i try to keep it simple. not much politics nor religion.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two places to visit, among others...

Ok so here we go, and we are off.. 

Check me out over here - Pause four thought - it is a little diddy that was put together with Jess @ the pure and simple truth i.e. tea tales- HAHA, Sarcastically Bitter, and the secret keeper.

Whewwwww, I am exhausted from all of those links.  I rarely am on the computer and that is some hard work there.. 

Yet, one more link.  I found this new blog (brand new, one post) on FB.  She is a friend of mine and just happened to post this address on her FB as a status update.  I mean who does not like to read a blog from the very start!!!! check it out..... and what a great name.  It is what it is.... tell her that PJ says hello.  I am certainly wiped out and off to the other blog for my introduction.

Monday, April 27, 2009

What I am doing...

Its Saturday and 80 degress. Wifey is outside picking weeds, and I am prepping some chicken to bbq tonight. BANG. More to the point I am not picking weeds!!! And even more to the point I am getting ready to grill and eat outside, I love it! I have the top 25 most played rocking the itunes right now - the only thing missing is the beans, she is at the park with mommom, ugh. Nuff said about that.

Now Sunday another 80 degree day. Standing at my back door admiring my well manicured lawn. Nana and poppop are over for dinner, grandpaw is on his way and uncle john is loading up some songs on his ipod. It is a good day. Not really sure what else someone could ask for?

Some people say that you need to be striving for something or have some great mountain to climb or obstacle to overcome to have a good blog. Well her at PJs house all is good, all is well and I certainly can't complain about anything except for a lack of sleep, and hey that has been two years and I am adjusted. Its all gravy!
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Friday, April 24, 2009


Spring has sprung and the flowers are blooming, mulch is ready to be put down, rose bushes planted, patios finish, weeds to pull and butterflies to be seen. The beans is turning two in under a month which means the crunch is on to get things done. If you want to come on down and pitch in, lend a helping hand let's get a move on we have plenty of work. I love this time of year, I love getting things crossed off of the list. What I don't love is pulling weeds, in fact I hate it. Wifey did all of the dirty work last year and I promised that I would 'get in the game' this year. Spring also brings, Sixer and Flyer playoffs and the Phillies are certainly at it again. What more could you ask for? It is going to be in the 80s this weekend and I will be running around enjoying every minute of it. I have a week of vacation planned in july, broad street run ten milier next weekend.... Summer lovin had me a blast!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How do you --

Seperate yourself from the pack? Do you work harder? Do you work smarter? Are you funnier? Friendlier? What do you do that makes you the person that you are? Everyone knows that this economy stinks. Job security is low, and people each day are feeling the 'burn'. Do you work longer hours? Why are you not getting cut next? I think you have to learn more. Take this time and study. Make yourself a better worker bee, make yourslef a better boss, know the staff, know the product, know the clients, do your homework, and make shit happen. Also, it can't hurt to knock on wood, touch blue to make it true, and say a little prayer.
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Monday, April 20, 2009


My Saturday went pretty much as perfect as possible. Woke up and went to my favorite diner for breakfast with my favorite ladies. Hit the depot for some flowers, gardening tools for the beans, some dora gloves, and headed home to grab my gear to go play some b-ball for the first time in three years. Hit the court for a little over an hour with no major injuries - win! Got home and wifey was putting the beans down for a nap, so I huslted the lawn mowing, showered and off to the store we went for some fixins for dinner. Steaks, potatoes, zuchini, and wine. Nana and pop pop came over for some dinner and some great company. About this time my back started to feel it a bit, a little twinge here and there nothing a glass of wine couldn't handle. Then the quads just started to stiffen up a little, the calves started to get a bit twingie as well.

After dinner I was pretty darn sore everywhere except the knees. I expected the knees to be in pain, not my back, my quads, my hands, my calves, and my feet. Nothing quite like not playing basketball for 3 years, two torn ACLs, and father time working against you. All in all a great day and I don't feel that bad today. Although tonight is a running night, we will see what happens.
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Friday, April 17, 2009


If someome could please tell whomever is working the clock that Pj needs another 4 hours each day to get his stuf done that would be great. I don't think it is too much to ask for a 28 hour day. I would have more time with the family, more time to run, more time to work, and more time for wifey. It doesn't even have to be sunny out I will take my four hours whenever I can get them. I have some pretty good ideas for this little blog, and could use some time to actually sit down at my computer. You ask what I do with my day? Up at 4:45am 3 days a week to hit the treadmill for an hour before work the other two days I sleep late till about 5:30pm. My work day lately consists of getting to work around 7:30am or 8am, spend my day there till about 6 or so, and hustle home. Eat dinner with the family, and spend some quality beanie time until she goes to sleep any time between 8pm and 9pm. Then from 9 to 10 I hang with my beautiful wife for as long as possible before bed at 10pm. Weekends are packed with family stuff and errands and cleaning the house, doing wash, mowing the lawn, you know the drill! Who else would sign the petition for more time in the day?

Happy Friday!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


When she reaches up with her little hand to grab mine, and says 'daddy come' my heart melts.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Things I learned about alcohol in my old age.

Three beers is usually enough.

Bush pounders and milwalkee best are not good beer.

If the beer is cheap, it is cheap beer.

Sometimes cheap wine is better than expensive wine.

Once you go red it is hard to go back.

Beer is better from a glass.

Beer in a can is terrible.

Boxed wined can be good.

Red wine from a wood barrel is fabulous.

Hangovers suck when you can't drink in the morning the next day.

Going to work hungover is unbearable.

Going to school hungover isn't so bad.

There is no hangover cure.

You can never drink like you did 'back in the day.'

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lifesavers are my crack!

To put it simply I don't think I could function without these bad boys. Sure some people have cigarettes, alcohol, crack, coke, adrenaline... Whatever it is that you are addicted to, these lifesavers are my addiction. The day I admitted that I have a problem I was standing in the kitchen at work and the basket was empty - I was all. What the EFF is going on here? Where are the mints? Someone calmly asked if I checked the closest. Of COURSE JACKNUTS, you stupid clownface jerk I have checked everywhere! Do you have any on you? In your desk? Dude? Seriously, I need some mints this is BULLSHIT. The rest of the day went downhill from that point. What you see in that photo is my backup supply. I don't touch those bad boys unless it has come to drastic measures, in a time of need. Hey PJ, can I have a mint? NOPE don't have any, check the basket in the kitchen. Are those not mints under your computer? NOPE. I can hear you all asking why I don't put them in my drawer? Call it my security blanket of mints, I like to see them and know they are there.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The bathroom aint just for 1s and 2s anymore!

I am pretty sure this is a modern phenomina, yet the restrooms seem to be more active than ever before! I swear that whenever I go to the mens room that I can hear the buttons of cell phones beign pushed, tv being watched, and blogging being done. This is the age of blackberrys and iphones and multimedia devices, and hey why would that not translate to the lavatories. The days of bringing in a newpaper or magazine are over.
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Monday, April 6, 2009


This was my weekend with nothing planned, a clean slate as they say. Until the phone rang. My mom asked for us to visit as the easter bunny was going to be in her village of shops, and she would make lunch. That is an hour and a half ride to go see here, 3 hours wasted in the car. Wifey remembered she had had to be at the junior prom saturday night. Sunday we wanted to go to a friends babtism, weekend.gone. Whew, very relaxing. Wifey and I always talk about what the heck we did before the beans was around. How much time we wasted watching tv or sleeping. Now that we have a child and the grandparents have a grandchild we are in high demand. Of course we have our friends who sometimes seem to take a backseat, and that stinks. One thing extra thrown into the loop and the whole thing is thrown out of whack. How do you prioritize to get thru the weekend? I know that over the past two years I have lost contact with a few friends. Some really good people, and people that I would like to have in my life, yet time still goes by and another weekend goes by without seeing them. Thank goodness for email and facebook. If I could ever figure out twitter who knows what could happen.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009


Here is the deal. This economy is in the friggin potty! I am in sales and people are just not buying. It is really that simple. My posts might become a little sporatic until I can get myself to work twice as hard in the same amount of time. Sounds easy I suppose. No rest for the weary as they say. I have heard the expression to work smarter not harder. Well, the time has come to work smarter and harder and longer. FILO! If you are not familier with that expression it means, First In Last Out. I have already told wifey to start eating some dinners without me, which sucks. I hate when I have to miss those prescious moments with the family. When you are in the second worst recession ever you have to seperate yourself in work ethic and hopefully production. And let's just say my production is abysmal. I am still a ' new guy '. Yet, that sure does not mean that my job is safe. Everytime I read the news or even read the blogs people are getting their paychecks cut, or losing their jobs. It is at the point where now instead of knowing someone who knows someone who lost their job people are now one level out. Everyone knows someone who lost a job or at least had their pay cut. Let's hope that this is getting turned around, people have to be able to buy and sell, and for that people need to be able to get money. On the flip side of this is the fact that if you do have money get out there and buy buy buy. Cars and houses are cheaper than ever before and stocks are easy to gobble up, if you have the money. Get busy!
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