Thursday, November 3, 2011

RT 10

Wow... having a Tylenol 3 hangover.  Another major headache last night.  No big deal though.

Baseball season is done now and my Bosox are looking for some new blood.  Hoping for the best.  I do wish that a salary cap happened in baseball though to make everything interesting.

Anyone see that vdeo of that judge beating the heck out of his 16 year old girl?  One of the most horrifying sights I've seen in a long time.  That poor kid.

Survivor is really good this season.  It's a classic nerd vs bully scenario playing out, only there's one nerd, several bullies and the nerd has good people backing him up now.  Those kind of people are called "heroes".

Not watching The Amazing Race anymore though.  Bor-ing.  Hard to get into the people involved with the hyper-editing.

It's just about time to dust off the drums and get playing again.   Got lots of songs in the attic to flesh out.  Even considering guitar lessons.  That'd be the new year though.

Speaking of new year, I'm gonna do the year of friends in review thing on facebook again.  My profile's WIDE open these days.  Come join me.

Hey and while you're there, if you have any slow cooker recipes for ribs, let me know.  Or post it here.

Got Coldplay's MX... going to take a few listens, but that's good.  Albums that take awhile to get into are always the best ones.

At this moment, watching Big Bang Theory.  This show's a classic in the making, one of those comfort food comedies.  I totally identify with these guys, minus being smart like that.  But that Raj guy who can't talk to girls unless he has a relay person?  That's ME!  I mean, I'm lucky I'm married.

I just love Gail Kim.  She's in TNA's Impact Wrestling, after leaving WWE because they were too stupid to figure out how to portray her.  She's a bad girl in TNA.... just how I like her.

Debating whether or not to get into stock options through my work.  Again, that'll be the new year if I do.  My boss thinks I should.  Work is great, by the way.  The people I work with are just fantastic.

I talk about it a lot, I think I even bug some people... but I can't wait for 'The Dark Knight Rises' next summer.  What a friggin' cast!  And arguably the best director out there.  I do say 'arguably', because James Cameron is a good argument for that title.  TDKR's director is Chris Nolan.  When the new Mission Impossible movie comes out in IMAX in December, the first 6 minutes of TDKR is going to play in front of it, as half that movie is shot in IMAX format.  Set a course for Halifax, where the only IMAX theatre exists east of Montreal.

I've had to part with a dear friend of mine for the greater good.  It's been hard... but, ice cream was just inflating my gut beyond recognition.  Between that and screwy schedules inhibiting my gym habits, I have to find a routine to get back into.  I love you, Peanut Butter Tracks, but this is for the best.  Chocolate... you're on notice.  But you're going to be harder to let go of.

Just about time to paint here at the house.  We're anxious to get going.  It'll be crack filling this weekend, paint next weekend, to get things shipshape for Christmas.  Plus we want pictures and stuff on the walls. The tree will go up shortly after Remembrance Day but not before for sure.

Speaking of, Remembrance Day lands on Friday November 11.  We all have that day off so it's looking like a short road trip to Houlton in the search for Diet Cherry Pepsi, Herr's Ketchup Chips and other delectable stuff.  We are big kids here and love these little jaunts.

This year I've decided to take part in the work staff Christmas party,  in large part because my daughter wants to go.  Actually that is THE reason.  I'm not one for eating amongst others besides my wife and kid.  Does that sound odd?  Ah, who knows how I'll behave.  Or if.

We've gone a long time now without take-out.  Maybe we've had it once in the past month, which is phenomenal for us.  We get lots of food at Costco and the farmers markets every two weeks and home cook lots of stuff now.  Between that and knocking off ice cream, hopefully gut shrinkage is in the cards.

Three days, only 27 to go!  I vowed to Janice that she can't get me for a whole month!  Like that'll be difficult.  As IF a woman's gonna kick my ass.  Haw haw haw.

It's just about time to haul out the video camera and get footage online of what we got of our vacation.  There wasn't a whole lot, but we got some.  Plus maybe a vlog or 2 or more is in order.

My wife is kickin' some serious ass at her post office at the SDM on Mountain Road.  Bringing in big numbers.  I expected no different.  She da BOMB, baby.  Alexandra will be working at her store very soon now instead of mine.  It just makes more sense geographically.

Could Madonna be coming to the Hill next summer?  Could I give a crap less?  If it's Coldplay, you might have a deal.  But after the great U2 show followed by the miserable exit afterward last summer, it'll take a lot to bring me back there.  But I will travel again to see KISS.  No band, NO band on earth puts on a show like they do.  And no other band ever will.

Anyway, I guess that'll be it for the time being.  I noticed the odd comment popping up here sometimes... please leave a name or a hint of who you are, k?  I do know Michelle D checks in here.  So does Sue.  Of course Janice does.  My bro Pete, even.  Rick and May too, maybe, from time to time, perhaps Roy.  Cindy E, you're a loyal friend.  Maybe Jess?  The odd cousin might be dropping in.  My wife is my #1 of course.  There's a fella named Roger that Janice knows that apparently checks in.  My old pal Darren is subscribed.  Not sure if Wendy and Cheryl still read, but maybe.  Whoever you may be... I appreciate your time and curiousity about my humble life.  Please accept my thanks.

Until next time, fire up those colortinis and watch the pictures fly through the air.

Good night.


  1. Love it and hope more people read. Its very interesting. Keep it coming.

    Janice your no 1 fan

  2. A couple of easy rib recipes for the slowcooker that we enjoy:

    1. Dry rub them with brown sugar first. Then in the pot put a package of onion soup mix and a bottle of sweet & sour sauce. The sugar will give them a nice bark but the soup mix keeps them from being too sweet.

    2. If you prefer tangy BBQ try this: A package of meat marinade, 1/3 cup orange juice, 1 cup ketchup.

    Neph' Matt

  3. Certainly do from time to time - it's the only way I hear from ya!

    Jean-Guy Rubberboot

  4. Hang in there Mike! Remember God doesn't give u what u can't handle! Love ya lots xo md

  5. Mike Love it here `is a receipe for Ribs in the slow cooker enjoy ~~ Sue M

    4 pounds pork spareribs, cut into serving-size pieces
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup prepared mustard
    1/4 cup molasses
    3 tablespoons cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 to 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce

    Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 8 servings

  6. Very nice, not what I expected but nice, Have a lovely day Mike!