Calling Countrywide!

Too bad Countrywide doesn't offer "sweetheart prostate surgeries".
Who am I kidding? ...This crooked idiot will probably outlive all of us.

Two Stooges Fighting Revolt In Their Own Party!

Waxman and Pelosi...

Possibly the biggest retards in the US government. Both from the economic wasteland that is California and responsible for writing and arm twisting a far left economic agenda, no matter what the costs.
Healthcare, cap and trade...and a variety of other bills designed to rob America blind with no guarantees that their bills will benefit a soul.
The WSJ wrote a scathing opinion piece that pretty much sums up the abuse that they are wreaking on their own party. They barred Republicans from helping to write these bills months and months ago. Now they have closed the doors to moderate Democrats as well.
Neither gives a shit about anything but doing whatever they have to, to pass this costly debt exploding shit sandwich legislation of the far left. Both are insufferable assholes. They will probably sink Obama's policies all on their own. Which is great.
But who else would push such nonsense except these two clowns? Obama reached to the lunatic fringe of his party, hoping that his super majority was enough to push through any bill he wished to pass. He dismissed the best minds in the party for the most fervent, mindless fools. What Obama is finding out now, as people get wise is that you reap what you sow.
Let me give you the 411 on Americans. They may be gullible enough to hope for change but I don't believe they are stupid enough to follow these retards into another Great Depression.
California is the shining example they wish to set for the US. Uh... no thanks!


Churkey's July 2009 Hatch

Churkey hatched 3 out of 4 EE eggs this week after sitting on them back on July 6th.

They are all Slagathor x Perry eggs (green). The 1st chick (yellow) hatched on 7/25, 2nd (grey/brown) on 7/26 and the 3rd (brown/dark brown) on 7/28. The pictures are in birth order:


Hot Dog! Another Sweep!

Old Trails swept another doubleheader besting CPB 12-5 and 11-6. We're finally making a push three weeks from the playoff season. (2/7)

No weiner dogs were hurt in the making of this blog...


Last Night On Earth

Played an awesome zombie boardgame a few times over the past few weeks. The game pits 4 survivors against a zombie hoard. In the simple scenario, 2 players play 2 heros each and 1 player plays the zombie hoard and the heros must kill 15 zombies before sun up. Sun up occurs after each side gets 15 turns, so each game only lasts about an hour or so. The standard game can be played by up to 6 players with multiple players playing heros and multiple players controlling different colors of zombies (green, brown and red).

The basic gist of the game is as follows:

When night begins to fall on the sleepy town of Woodinvale, the shadows and fog rolling in bring with them more than just a chill shiver. A living nightmare erupts as the once peaceful community is overrun with the restless dead…scratching and clawing their way to the surface with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Now only a handful of unlikely Heroes are left, banding together to fight for their very lives. On a night that never ends, the only thing worse than death… is becoming infected.

Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game is a fast-paced game of brain-eating Zombies, small town Heroes, and horror movie action. Players take on the role of either the Heroes, working together to make it through the night; or the Zombies, unending waves of undead spreading over the town like a plague. Featuring a modular board, eight Heroes to choose from, and several different Scenarios to play that drastically change the game, Last Night on Earth is designed to create a cinematic feel as the story and game unfolds.

So put down that popcorn, grab your shotgun, and hide your brain; the Zombies are coming and this could be your Last Night on Earth!

This past weekend, Poppinfresh, Irish and me played some of the more advanced scenarios of the game including "Save the Townsfolk" and "Get Out Of Dodge". There are several different scenarios included in the game and the expansion pack and an unlimited number of additional scenarios created by gamers and available of the game's fan site in the Variants section.

Now, I'm a zombie nut, so I am very biased, but I think that this is the best boardgame that I've ever played. It just has unlimited ways to enjoy the game. I just ordered a copy for myself with the expansion pack. When the game comes in, I would love to host a LNOE party and let those interested form their own opinion. Hell, I'd love to get a huge game going using most of the heros and 6 zombie players (2 for each color -I ordered extra zombie pieces!).

Let me know if you are interested by email and we'll try to get a day scheduled to play!

Here is the game makers official website: Flying Frog



Finally...a Sweep!

Old Trails swept Roland's Trucking on Sunday afternoon, eeking out a 7-6 win in the opener and taking the nightcap 15-5 in five innings.
I managed my second triple in two weeks and the offense finally came on with a 10 run inning in the third. After advancing to third on a sac fly in the fifth inning, I scored the winning run on a single. (5/6)


Softball/BBQ/Bonfire: July 18, 2009

We got a nice turnout of 15 players for softball and played a 7 on 7 doubleheader (six innings each), while I pitched for both squads.

The two teams:

A: Saraloni, Bebis, Meersky, Shep Jr., Papa Shep, Tay, Hamdog.

B: Nate, Rhino, Mama Shep, The Don, Francois, Kimber, Jackson.
The weather held out and we only had to suffer through some rain in the first inning of Game 2 until it cleared again.

Team B managed to squeak out a 10-9 victory in the opener after taking a big 9-1 lead after three innings and also won the nightcap 14-12 in an offensive explosion for both teams in a back and forth contest. The Don used his family jewels to knock down a game ending groundout to seal the game 2 victory. There were lots of longballs in game 2 as a fatigued Bluey got a sore neck watching the balls fly overhead.

And speaking about flying overhead...It is rumored that ESPN "The Ocho" sent a DirecTV blimp over the field to capture the aerial footage. The blimp soared right over the field.

More pictures of the game can be found on my Facebook page.
After the games, we retired back to our home for a BBQ and bonfire.
Everyone got to ride the Honda Big Red and were given tours of our and Tay's Dad's property.

Bluey and Tay made BBQ chicken, burgers, dogs, brauts, baked ziti, baked beans and pasta salad. Our guests also brought some nice tasty sides and desserts. Thank you for that! Mama Shep's homemade cookies were unbelievable!

Choder and AmE came for the BBQ later on and brought their kids, who got a real kick out of our kittens, feeding the chickens grapes and riding in Big Red. Choder's young son somehow always seemed to gravitate to the cooler for a beer, Odd, almost like he was trained to do so.
Our teens disappeared for about an hour to jump on large round hay bales at the top of the property, while the rest of us chilled, told stories and enjoyed the bottled brews (Newcastle, Yuengling and Sam Adams) around the fire.

All in all, one heck of a nice day with great friends, food and wandering fowl.
Thanks to all for making the day an absolute success and so much fun!
This was our first opportunity to have friends at our place and Tay, I and my girls had such a good time.
We'll try to schedule one more softball/BBQ/bonfire event in late August.
Check your email for details in a week or two.


Ally's Funny Commercials

These commercials are golden. What does it say about me that I enjoy them so much? Well, it turns out, not very surprisingly, that these spots were unscripted in order to get the desired reactions from the kids. Awesome!

Little Boy With Truck

Little Girl With Pony


Introducing The Montecristo Lewinsky Especiale Cigar

" A damn tasty cigar when your wife is globe trotting around the world!", says an ecstatic former US president.

Aged under 18 years, this tightly would leaf cigar is the product of a patented dipping process. The formula remains closely guarded.

Honestly,...if I was Bill Clinton, I would never smoke a cigar in public again.

Ship Of Fools!

"C'mon...it's a good bill!" says Nancy Pelosi.

Apparently, these days, when you want to pass a bill that will cost the taxpayers trillions of dollars and quite possibly their jobs, there's no need to do any due dilligence like actually reading the proposed bills. If Nancy and Obama say it's a good bill, who's to question that?

I tell you what. If we continue to let this ship of fools to steer the boat, this country will soon be left bankrupt and weak. If the Blue Dog Democrats and Independents don't start waking up real soon, I fear for this country. The time to allow Obama a pass is over. Due dilligence and scrutiny is required of you as soon as possible.

Otherwise, I feel a Bluey obituary coming on. U.S.A., 1776-2009 R.I.P.

Update: The WSJ now refers to this congress as one of the most reckless ever.


Circle of Life

We knew that our two barnkittens, Piwackit and Piewizard, were awesome mousers but today I saw the two of them take down one of the wild rabbits on our property.
Here is a picture of Piwackit with his and his brother's kill before chowing down.
I swear that domestic housecats are no different than lions or tigers. If they were bigger than us, they'd be eating us as well.
Good boys, protect our gardens!


Another Softball Split and A Relocation

Luna, our psycho-Momcat, decided that the bedroom closet wasn't good enough today and decides to move them into Tay's dresser drawer while I'm out playing softball.

Talk about cuteness!!!

Softball was another split with TNT. We lost the opener 17-4 and won the nightcap 24-14.

I hit a rare triple in the late innings of the second game that cleared loaded bases. I finished 4 for 6 for the day.


Obama Eyes Second Stimulus!

I don't know if it will help with the U.S. economic downturn, but Obama got cold hard busted by the press for staring at a little Brazilian booty!


I wonder what Michelle will say as she sees this plastered all over the nation's newspapers?


Obama's New Department of Defense Stimulus

The administration's new "Get Tough On Giant Squirrels Initiative" will "save countless military jobs" as GIs leaving Iraq face a burgeoning 9.5% unemployment rate as prospects for their rehire back in the private sector dwindle.
Nancy Pelosi claims that the new initiative will save 300 million U.S. armed forces jobs.
Joe Biden says that the administration "misread" the giant squirel problem and is using it as a way to stimulate the economy.
The administration had no comment as to whether AIG was paying Giant Squirrel czar Christopher Dodd 5k for each pelt to be used in lieu of corporate bonuses to executives.
GM is also denying that 2010 model vehicles will come standard with fur covered seating.
As the dollar has taken a pounding internationally, the Chinese and Russians have scaled back buying government bonds, opting for pelts instead. The squirrel pelt is slowly replacing the greenback's role in world currency.
To combat huge rises in electricity rates as a result of the cap and trade legislation, each U.S. taxpayer will receive a tax credit to receive a Chinese made squirrel coat to keep warm in the winter.
Maybe we were right to have HOPE after all!


NYC Trip: First in 17 Months!

Sorry, I've been away for the past week. I finally got around to visiting my family in NYC after an extended absence. The Peteys invaded NYC and we had a nice time over at my sister, Vicki and her husband, Fuzz's place on Long Island.

I got to spend some quality time playing "Shark" in the pool with my niece and nephews and we had our traditional yearly wiffleball game in which the Jr. Fuzz outscored Los Angelos 18-17 in a five inning game.

The quote of the weekend came from my sister, Siouxsie's son, pictured on the left when he asked about Vicki and Fuzz's wedding picture.

"Who is that guy that Aunt Debbie married?", he inquired.

Fuzz replies, "That's me!"

To which my nephew replies, "What happened to you?"

Everybody pisses themselves over that comment.

Fuzz, then asks, "How does Vicki look?".

To which my nephew replies, "The same."

Vicki beams and Fuzz endures a multitude of "what happened to yous?" the rest of the day...

All in all, a very enjoyable weekend and we got to see one hell of a fireworks display by one of Vicki's neighbors , who is a fireman. He had a stunning fireworks show right in the street in front of his house. Until, 4 police cars showed up, that is. They were able to finish the show after a few delays.

We got to see most of the whole immediate family and all the cousins. We scarfed NY pizza, bagels and canoli, saw My Sister's Keeper and finally packed for home and listened to the Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince audio book for the drive home, which made the time fly.

Upon getting home I secured our midnight passes for the Harry Potter premiere. We can't wait!

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