Archive for March, 2004

A weekend in Palm Springs

Monday, March 29th, 2004 | Pete Stuff | 5 Comments

Things got so busy I never got around to posting about the trip Kevin and I took with Rick and Randy to Palm Springs. The weekend was REALLY nice – we spent the weekend going on hikes through the mountains and desert (including Joshua Tree national park), hangin out by the pool, and going out to eat. Rather than go into details i’ll just point you at Randy’s description – he did a GREAT job of describing the weekend..

My contribution to the story is the pictures that Kevin and I took:

A Photo Trip to Palm Springs

More Blog Guests

Monday, March 29th, 2004 | Random Morsels | 1 Comment

Well, he’s not really a Blog guest – I’ve known him since well before I started doin the Blog thing. But still..

Rodney and his boyfriend Greg came to stay with us for the weekend. Was really nice. Rodney is an old friend of Kevin’s that I met a few years ago and then went to visit while we were in North Carolina for Christmas. Rodney got here Friday afternoon and Greg drove in from Sacramento that night. They hung out with Kevin during the days while I worked (work’s kinda busy right bout now – ask Ian) and I took breaks for meals and a Sunday afternoon at the Eagle..

At any rate.. Was very nice having them come visit… 🙂

(Just found this pic of Rodney from his last visit – he’s on the right)

Settled out of court

Monday, March 29th, 2004 | Random Morsels | Comments Off on Settled out of court

I woke up this morning thinking there was a very good chance I could be spending the next 6 weeks in a jury box hearing a case that I can only assume (based on the jury questionnaire) was some smoking / asbestos cancer related case. Last tuesday I got called in for the first round and, unlike the previous time, I was called into a courtroom for jury selection. After giving us a lecture on how honored we should feel to serve on a jury (which irked the shit out of me) the judge proceeded to explain to us the definition of hardship as it applies to being excused from jury duty. He then asked who could claim hardship on those grounds for a trial which would last around 6 to 7 weeks BEFORE deliberations. I’m not opposed to serving on a jury – I’d actually be very interested to – but that is a LONG damn time to be out of work and sit in a box paying attention. I just don’t sit still that well – ask anyone.

Unfortunately, based on the judge’s definition of ‘hardship’ I didn’t qualify (Apple would pay for me to serve, I didn’t have plane tickets booked, and a few other things I don’t remember now). So I filled out a questionnaire that was about 8 pages long asking questions about how I feel about smokers, asbestos, and tobacco companies and if I’d had anyone near me die of any form of cancer. At the end of a lot of questions I took a slip that requested I return today or jury selection. I spent the rest of the week trying to figure out whether I was the ideal juror or if I was too much of an opinionated bastard for them to pick..

Well I showed up today and a very nice lady apologized profusely while telling us the case had settled out of court and we weren’t needed. She felt bad that they had wasted our day.

Given the choice between 2 days and 6 weeks – I choose 2 days! :). So now I’m waiting for my $30 check from the city for my service..

Sometimes people are askin for it

Friday, March 26th, 2004 | Giggles | 2 Comments

Gotta say I just love the image of Richard Simmons bitch slappin a jackass – makes me smile! 🙂

Fitness Icon Richard Simmons Cited for Slapping Fighter

(Thanks to Corky for the giggle)

Giggles while I wait

Thursday, March 25th, 2004 | Giggles | 2 Comments

Few funny things I found on our humor list today while I was waiting for a build:

For those of you looking to kill some time

The Yeti Sports Page
and – more Humorous
Yeti Karaoke

And for those of you looking for some slogans for the Bush/Cheney Campaign – My favorite is the last one:

  • Bush/Cheney ’04: This time, elect us!
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Compassionate Colonialism
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Because the truth just isn’t good enough
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Deja-voodoo all over again!
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Four More Wars
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Leave no billionaire behind
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Making the world a bitter place, one country at a time
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Over a billion Whoppers served
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Putting the “con” in conservatism
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Thanks for not paying attention
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: The last vote you’ll ever have to cast
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Whom Would Jesus Bomb?
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Compassionate homophobia
  • Bush/Cheney ’04: Because you can’t change horsemen in mid-apocalypse

Unconscious Mutterings – Week 59

Thursday, March 25th, 2004 | Blog Exercises | Comments Off on Unconscious Mutterings – Week 59
  1. Wife:: Husband
  2. Criminal:: Defense
  3. Campaign:: Trail
  4. Infection:: Cooties
  5. Portland:: Marriage
  6. NASCAR:: PBR and Tank Tops
  7. IMAX:: To Fly
  8. Martian:: Marvin
  9. Nike:: Swoosh
  10. Trial:: By Fire

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