May 12, 2006

It's Friday

Hey guys and gals out there:

Nothing much going on up here in Athenstown, just workin' and chillin'. Though I do have a few new wounds to report. Because I got a PUNCHING BAG!!! No, not a single mom from a trailer park (though I AM in the market). It's really awesome, but I found out pretty quickly that I don't have a chance in hell of getting into a ring anytime soon. Even if I did, I would have to fight guys like Roy Jones, Jr. and Antonio Tarver. Sounds like fun, huh?

Other than that, I don't have much to report. I'm working on the second draft of my novel, and it's going well. Check for it on the Bestseller list sometime next Spring.

I'm reading The Fourth Book in the Dark Tower series. The third one is filled with riddles. One of the characters, a train named Blaine (I'm not kidding), really loved riddles. I thought, "Hey, I'd like to be a riddlemaster." Then I realized that I'm not any good at them, so dumb rock trivia questions will have to do for now, ho-kay?

Get these right and you're a champ. Next week, I'll have plenty more of them and they will not be so easy.

1. Who told Jimmy Page that his band - then called the New Yardbirds - would go over like a Led balloon, thus giving them their name?

2. Jimmy Page bought a castle once owned by a famous black magician from the nineteenth century. Name that magician.

3. What caused the big fight between Guns N Roses and Nirvana?
A. They told him they wanted to cover a Charlie Manson song.
B. The two bands went on tour together in Canada.
C. Axl told them he wanted them to help produce Chinese Democracy, and they thought it would be more valiant to try to kick him in the nuts than tell him that the record would never come out.
D. They jokingly told him they wanted him to be the godfather of their child.

4. Cliff Burton was not the first bass player for Metallica. Name the first bassist to join the band.

5. Layne Staley (former lead singer of Alice-in-Chains) once did a side record with members of what band? Can you name the supergroup's record as well?

e-mail the answers to me at: There is no prize but the satisfaction of victory.

May 5, 2006

Cinco de Mayo!

I'm making a definite effort to put some new stuff on my blog, but it's been hard lately. I worked a sixty hour week this past week (I feel like it should be followed by "to put food on your table" or something else Abusive-Fatherish), and I am wiped. But at least I got paid for the most part.


it is Cinco de Mayo and I am all smiles. For all of you non-history buffs out there, Cinco de Mayo is a time for Mexicans and Mexicant's to celebrate the fifth of May, plain and simple. And it does seem like such a lovely time to have a celebration for a day.
I was going to publish this post in Spanish, but, truth be told, I only know dirty words and compliments in the language (imagine that).

Other than drinking Mexican beer and eating several baskets of Free - let me repeat, free - chips, I don't have anything to report in my life.

The Braves seem to be up to their old tricks, with losing every game they play and all. I love them and it's sort of nice to see Atlanta get back to its pre-1991 status as the worst professional sports city in the nation. There's not even really a hint of sarcasm in that statement - well, maybe a dash or a pinch but no more. The Falcons couldn't manage to put together two winning season in a row; the Hawks are, well, the Hawks; the Braves are heading straight for the cellar (though they always seem tos start out this way and win it all in the division); the Thrashers fell out of playoff contention with a week left to play; and I don't even have a clue how the other franchises are doing.
So, now that everything's all well and good with my sports, I can relax.


Sorry, I had to take a phone call. Anyway, everything's good and all. Bye.

I promise I'm not leaving you for a phone call. I promise.


Okay. Bye.

No, you hang up.

No, really, I don't mind.

Okay, I'll hang up.

Yeah. On three.





Okay, for real this time.


Okay bye.

I love you too.


Okay bye.