Sunday, January 31, 2010

Today's Workouts

Weather: 30 and sunny
Time of Day: 2:30pm
Distance: 15.04 miles
Time 2:05:00 Pace: 8:20
Shoes: K-Swiss K-ona
Back Pain: 1
Comments: Best run since October 10th of last year (baltimore marathon). All parts felt great today

Silly Sunday

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Top 10 Most Common Internet Passwords

From an article on Here are the top 10 passwords used on the internet. Is one of you yours on the list? If so change it. Now!

The top 10 most common passwords

1. 123456
2. 12345
3. 123456789
4. Password
5. iloveyou
6. princess
7. rockyou
8. 1234567
9. 12345678
10. abc123

Need help creating a secure password? See this article from Microsoft

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pet Peeve Phriday

The Super bowl – well actually this one in particular

I hate, loathe despise etc… both teams. Why? Well thanks for asking. Let me expound.
First off they are BOTH dome teams. I loathe dome teams almost as much as I do shows like The View and Oprah or The Donk. Why you ask again? Well have you met The Donk? Oh you were asking about Dome teams. Because its sissy football. Poor little millionaires can’t play in bad weather. Why not just put skirts on the players and have them play two-hand touch? You say it would be too rough on fans and players alike to play outside in places like Detroit and Minnesota? Tell that to the people in Green Bay and New England. Well I’ll give you Detroit; it would be too dangerous to play outside there but for different reasons. Plus outdoor games in winter are the only time you can look at the cheerleaders and have it not be a near occasion of sin. Most of the time they look like silicon filled Barbie’s in search of a brass pole. At least in the winter they are covered up a bit. Also add to the list of things that make domes a debacle, Astroturf aka fake grass – what with the cheerleaders we already have enough things that are fake.

I know that the politically correct team to route for is the New Orleans Saints. But I am sick of hearing about poor post-Katrina New Orleans and how great it would be for the city if their team won. Oh boohoo. There were 1,836 total deaths from Katrina, horrible to be sure, but there is double that number of babies killed every day in this country. Don’t want to get wet? Move to a city that isn’t below sea level. How hard is that to figure out? What you say they are too poor to up and move? I’m sure The Blow Hard in Chief announced a stimulus package for that in his State of the Union Address the other night. Bro has more packages than a gaggle of women shopping on black Friday.

Plus I am sick of Peyton Manning, don’t hate him or wish a pox upon him, but I’m sick of seeing him on TV pimping every product under the sun. He could sell a SUV to Al Gore or vacuum cleaners at a NOW convention. Ok so there is a bit of jealousy in there. He makes millions shilling for advertisers and I make pennies, literally.

Other reasons to hate the Super Bowl:

The halftime show. Ok I love The Who, The Who of the 60’s and 70’s that is. But 2/4ths of them are dead (deader than Kelsey’s nuts) and the other two are old enough to collect social security. And the only Who song that people under 40 know is the one that CSI uses for its opening. I guess it could be worse. They could have gone with a younger act. Could you imagine having to suffer through The Jonas Brothers or Lady Gaga? They are both painful in their own special way.

The Hype – 2 weeks of talking this game up and how great it will be. Plus a 10 hour pre-game show. Could the game be anything but a letdown?

Ads – need we discuss the ads? Beer, trucks, ED drugs etc. I don't drink beer, I have all the cars I need and I certainly don't need Viagra. I am curious to see the now infamous Tim Tebow ad. With all the free publicity Focus on the Family has gotten over this ad, they should just agree to cancel it and save a million bucks. Now that would be funny. And it was just announced that CBS is considering taking an ad for a g@y dating service.

Carrie Underwood will be singing the national anthem. Not sure if that is a plus or a minus. Her music isn’t my taste but she seems to have a nice voice and she’s easy on the eyes, so its probably a good choice by CBS. What would be cool is if she got on stage at halftime and sang My Generation with Roger Daltrey.

At least I’ll be at a party that will have good food. I guess I can just hang out and eat wings and chili and be my sardonic self.

The only thing that could have made this a worse Super Bowl would be if the Vikings and the insufferable drama-queen Brett Favre were playing. That guy makes women look decisive.

So I’ll pray for a monsoon for Florida on Super Bowl weekend so the Princesses have to suck it up and play in bad weather for a change. And so this game won’t be an offensive track race.

The Super Bowl does have one thing going for it (besides being in south Florida this year); it’s not the Pro Bowl. Does anyone actually watch that thing? Other than the player’s mothers of course. We know the wives won’t be watching it, they will be out spending the extra check that the players get at the shops in South Beach.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Top 10 Things Kids Really Want Parents to do with Them


Here is a list of the top ten things students around the world said they remembered and loved most about their mothers.

1) Come into my bedroom at night, tuck me in and sing me a song. Also tell me stories about when you were little.
2) Give me hugs and kisses and sit and talk with me privately.
3) Spend quality time just with me, not with my brothers and sisters around.
4) Give me nutritious food so I can grow up healthy.
5) At dinner talk about what we could do together on the weekend.
6) At night talk to me about about anything; love, school, family etc.
7) Let me play outside a lot.
8) Cuddle under a blanket and watch our favorite TV show together.
9) Discipline me. It makes me feel like you care.
10) Leave special messages in my desk or lunch bag.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Today's Workouts

Weather: 45, windy and sunny
Time of Day: 1:15pm
Distance: 7.04 miles
Time 56:14 Pace: 8:02
Shoes: K-Swiss K-ona
Back Pain: a 2
Comments: ran my 7 mile run around lunch time. I alternated slow and not as slow miles. (8:18, 7:35, 8:25, 7:21, 8:32, 7:11, 8:46). Overall this was one of the better runs I’ve had lately. The back behaved reasonably well and the faster miles were comfortably hard.

Pro-Life Ad to Air During Super Bowl

University of Florida football star Tim Tebow and his mother with star in a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl.

See story here on Fox News

Of course the women's "rights" groups have their panties (if they actually wear them) all in a bunch over the ad and are trying to get it banned before the big game. We can have ads with flatulent horses, women with shirts cut down to their navels, erectile dysfunction drugs and pop-stars singing and 'dancing' like they belong in a strip club. But airing an ad about a sick mother who decides to keep her baby against doctor's advice is considered bad. God is a lot more patient than I could ever be.

Focus on the Family is the one doing the ad so they are facing the brunt of the attack of the un-shaven legged and un-washed masses from NOW and other Femi-Nazi groups. Is it just me or do these pro-death proponents all look like women who wouldn't be likely to get pregnant what's their problem? At the risk of sounding more uncharitable than usual, I have been to a bunch of pro-life rallies and protests where the NOW-COWS were counter protesting. And they were all ‘double-baggers’ and of questionable sexual orientation.

Now I’m not a constitutional lawyer and I didn’t stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I’m pretty (yes I am) sure that the constitution doesn’t really speak to the issue of which Super Bowl ads should be banned. I don’t think the founding fathers anticipated that situation. I’m pretty sure it’s up to the networks and the FCC standards.

Today we're celebrating Thomas Crapper Day

From Holiday.Net

Thomas Crapper Day

Yes its true. Today we celebrate the man behind the porcelain throne – Thomas Crapper.

Though credited by many as the inventor of the flush toilet, Crapper was not, but he did popularize the WC (water closet).

He was a shrewd businessman, salesman and self-publicist. In a time when bathroom fixtures were barely spoken of, he heavily promoted sanitary plumbing and pioneered the concept of the bathroom fittings showroom*

Crapper did hold numerous patents that helped modernize indoor plumbing. His company, Thomas Crapper & Co. Ltd., is still creating reproductions of his original designs.

BTW – About the word Crap …

…is old in the English language, one of a group of nouns applied to discarded cast offs, like “residue from renderings” (1490s) or … probably extended from Middle English crappe “chaff, or grain that has been trodden underfoot in a barn” (c. 1440), deriving ultimately from Late Latin crappa, “chaff.”

Yet another purported explanation is that Crapper’s flush toilet advertising was so widespread that “crapper” became a synonym for “toilet” and people simply assumed that he was the inventor.

Catholic Code

This information is for Catholics only. It must not be divulged to non-Catholics. The less they know about our rituals and code words, the better off they are.

AMEN: The only part of a prayer that everyone knows.

BULLETIN: Your receipt for attending Mass.

CHOIR: A group of people whose singing allows the rest of the Parish to lip-sync.

HOLY WATER: A liquid whose chemical formula is H2OLY.

HYMN: A song of praise usually sung in a key three octaves higher than that of the congregation's range.

RECESSIONAL HYMN: The last song at Mass often sung a little more quietly, since most of the people have already left.

INCENSE: Holy Smoke!

JESUITS: An order of priests known for their ability to found colleges with good basketball teams.

JONAH: The original 'Jaws' story.

JUSTICE: When kids have kids of their own.

KYRIE ELEISON: The only Greek words that most Catholics can recognize besides gyros and baklava. (for you non-Catholics it means Lord have mercy)

MAGI: The most famous trio to attend a baby shower.

MANGER: Where Mary gave birth to Jesus because Joseph had Obama-Care insurance. (The Bible's way of showing us that holiday travel has always been rough.)

PEW: A medieval torture device still found in Catholic churches.

PROCESSION: The ceremonial formation at the beginning of Mass consisting of altar servers, the celebrant, and late parishioners looking for seats.

RECESSIONAL: The ceremonial procession at the conclusion of Mass led by parishioners trying to beat the crowd to the parking lot.

RELICS: People who have been going to Mass for so long, they actually know when to sit, kneel, and stand.

TEN COMMANDMENTS: The most important Top Ten list not given by David Letterman.

USHERS: The only people in the parish who don't know the seating capacity of a pew.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Today's Workouts

Weather: 35 and cloudy
Time of Day: 11:15am
Distance: 6.26 miles
Time 56:14 Pace: 8:59
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 12
Comments: An easy pace run to give the back a bit of a rest after two hard days. Back Pain was a 3 today. This was the final run in these shoes. They now have 300 miles on them which is the point that I stop using shoes for running. They will become grass cutting shoes or get handed down to one of the boys or sent up to the seminary were the oldest son is.

My current rotation and the mileage on them (cause I know y'all are dying to know). The Saucony Tangents are my current favorites with the K-Swiss' an up and coming new favorite.
Asics DS Trainer 13 - 27.99 miles
Asics DS Trainer 14 - 135.54 miles
END OTG - 58.45 miles
K-Swiss K-ona -11.35 miles
Mizuno Wave Rider 12 - 302.58 miles
New Balance 904 - 3.34 miles
Newtons - 128.65 miles
Saucony Tangent 3 - 101.62 miles
Zoot Ultra Tempo+ 2.0 - 20.99 miles

Things You Don't Say To Your Wife

A Retiree’s One Day Employment

So after landing my new job as a Wal-Mart greeter, a good find for many retirees, I lasted less than a day....

About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.

I said pleasantly, 'Good morning and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?'

The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say, 'Hell no, they ain't twins. The oldest one's 9, and the other one's 7. Why the hell would you think they're twins? Are you blind, or stupid?'

So I replied, 'I'm neither blind nor stupid, Ma'am, I just couldn't believe someone slept with you twice. Have a good day and thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart.'

My supervisor said I probably wasn't cut out for this line of work.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Today's Workouts

Well after yesterdays 13 mile run the plan was to give the back a break and do an easy 4 mile run. I did the 4 mile run but the weather was nice for a change (65 and partly sunny) that I felt frisky (not that kind of frisky) on the run from the start. I ended up running it fast, for me, at an average pace of 7:43 per mile. I wore my K-Swiss K-ona running shoes. I'm paying for it a bit now back-wise but will stretch it out and do my core exercises tonight.

They are Never to Young for Biology Class

Eric(2) while lifting his shirt..."I'm gonna give baby some of my milky"

Demotivational Monday

Because the weekend is over and Mondays are just horrendous

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Today's Workouts

13 mile run early this morning wearing my Mizuno Wave Rider running shoes. Back felt good for the first half then it tightened up and hurt the last half.

Also did about an hour of stretching and core exercises...I'm gonna have a washboard stomach and buns of steel in no time.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hitler Finds Out Scott Brown Won Massachusetts Senate Seat

Warning a bit of language in the subtitles.

Today's Workouts

Lunch Time run. 6.2 miles in 55:38. About 55 minutes of it was sheer pain in the butt (literally) and 38 seconds of it was enjoyable. Wore my Mizuno Wave Rider running shoes.

I Will Follow Him - Obama Parody

Nice, but slightly offensive parody of Obama Worship

The Ventriloquist

A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and one night he’s doing a show in Birmingham, AL.

With his dummy on his knee he stats going through his usual dumb blonde jokes.

Suddenly a blonde woman in the 4th row stands on her chair and starts shouting, “I’ve heard enough of you stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype women that way? What does the color of a woman’s hair have to do with her worth as a human being? It’s because you and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes but women in general…and all in the name of humor! It’s guys like you who keep women like me from being respected in the work place and community, and from reaching my full potential as a person.”

The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologize, and the blonde yells:

“You stay out of this! I’m talking to that little rat on your knee!”

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Comment Moderation and Ads

I had to switch my comments setting from anything goes to having to approve them first. Getting way too many comments that were either ads for investments or for Asian sites of questionable morality.

Usually its my comments that need moderation so it was nice for a change to moderate someone else.

Of course I have to phrase this entire post carefully since the ads in my sidebar are based on what I write about.

I could do a post on going out fishing on a boat and eating fruit while fishing and end up with an ad for g@y cruises. When I post on the trials of bath time at our house I get ads for Bath Houses in San Fransisco Or briefly mention having lots of kids and get ads for birth control or V!agra. And now that Ellen Degenerate is going to be on American Idol who knows what kinda ads I'm gonna get - The Horror

Maybe I should stick to writing about running and running shoes. Of course I could still end up with an add for a 5k race to benefit NOW.

Today's Workouts

6.25 mile run at lunch time. A nice sunny but cool day - around 35 out. Back pain was around a 4 today. That's about average these days. Last mile of the run was fast since I was passing the local HS and the track team was out running on the same roads as I was. I did my best not to embarrass myself. I couldn't keep up with the young whipper snappers but I did keep them in sight...for awhile :P

Wore my Asics DS Trainers. Love those shoes.

Is this thing still on?

Man it's a little dusty around here. Looks like I need to find my feather duster and tidy up a bit. Maybe a bit of wd-40 to get rid of the old rust too.

I am actually alive and well -more or less- just been busy and haven't had a lot to say. Christmas went well. And the kids are all doing great. My running has been hit or miss. Not that I'm not doing, I've been running everyday, just that my mileage is way down due to by screwed up back. Instead of getting in 70-90 miles a week I have been putting in 40-55 a week. Going to a chiropractor and working on my core so I am hopeful I will be able to run long distances again someday. But don't worry I have still been getting cool new running shoes. I just got 3 new pair on closeout 2 weeks ago. Got a great deal on K-Swiss Kona's, New Balance 904's and a pair of Brooks running shoes.

Still trying to decide if I can handle another season of American Idol. Last year was painful at times, especially the guest performers. I've seen bits and pieces the past few weeks. But I don't care about the early audition shows much. Too many delusional people getting made fun of. Plus when I turned it on the first night guest-judge Victoria Beckham frightened me. A 100 pound woman who is 30% boobs is not something to behold before bed. So while I think I will watch it starting next week with Hollywood week I have to see if I feel like writing about it. I'm getting lazy in my old age.

So how about y'all? How have you been?