|The Life and Times of Jim|
|Hi, there. I'm Jim. Welcome to my phlog!|
This site was written for Las Vegas, then LouisVille. Now, it seems to be about anywhere. In these phlogs, you'll see a lot of my personal notes and pictures. I like to post my observations here to remember life and celebrate it. I'm not religious. I don't pray for good fortune. I'm ecstatically grateful for the gift of life and I think our time should be remembered and not taken for granted. I'm not a writer. I think pictures tell stories so much better than words. I love just about everything in this life, and, I guess that would have to include you. So, if you've seen me, don't be surprised if your picture is in here somewhere. Of all the critters, people are absolutely the most interesting.
05/13/2006 01:00:00Jim Asthma Screening
Free-St. Rose Siena Hospital, 3001 St. Rose Parkway
05/13/2006 00:28:41Jim Picked up 2 blinds for the condo today.
Plus a faucet for the bathroom. I didn't pick up a drain stem though...oops. Picky little things lik that drive me nuts
05/12/2006 13:40:22Jim The powerlite bulb arrived this morning
Amazing!!! So fast!!!
05/11/2006 17:10:17Jim Ordered Epson Powerlite S3 lamp
From pcmall.com (EPSV13HOL33) $203. Should be here tommorrow.
05/09/2006 01:01:06Jim Range and Hood delivery
Contact number is 866-433-5879
05/08/2006 23:18:17Jim Went shopping. I must love returning items.
Bought a vanity.
It was cracked.
Had to take it back.
We installed the new one, but it didn't have a faucet. :(
Bought a bathtub spout.
But it didn't fit.
Had to take it back.
Sound like a pattern?
It happens everytime I do house repairs.
Trips back and forth take more time than the installation.
05/08/2006 04:12:35Jim Hope you feel better today.
I can't get sympathy if everyone feels bad...hahaha.
I love you SO Much...
05/08/2006 04:08:04Jim Still feeling badly
I took a couple of those pharmacudical uplifters.
They finally kicked in around 10pm. Now it's late! ANYWAY...
I cut the top and bottom channels for the condo's closets.
They look good.
I straightened up the tool room.
It seemed unfair that I'm getting Sonny to throw away his junk, while I'm keeping mine.
The room's clean now, but its poorly organized.
Becky was feeling bad today.
She did a lot of work last night help Robert move.
05/07/2006 06:23:47Jim My eyes itch, my skin feels itch
I feel tired. Exhausted even. My breathing is labored, and I feel like someone is sitting on my chest.
Damn, I'm tired of feeling run down.
05/06/2006 23:11:38Jim Robert moved today
Becky help him move his stuff up the stairs. I was just to drained to help.
05/06/2006 21:57:30Jim Robert and Joy moved out today
We picked up the Uhaul. Robert loaded it up, and unloaded it. Becky helped him some.
I didn't help cause I'm already in enough trouble with my health. (I'll be glad when/if this finally clears up).
05/06/2006 12:03:06Jim Roberts Address
Address: 1804 W Bonanza #23, 89106
Home Phone: 702-648-6854
05/05/2006 19:42:07Jim Sonny goes back to work.
Big vacation ends.
05/02/2006 12:26:38Jim It seems to me that the Mexicans are victims
They aren't the cause of our immigration problems.
The employers who break the law for hiring them are.
The employers who hire illegals for slave wages should be penalized.
Employers who circumvent the laws of supply and demand by hiring slave workers, are breaking the rules of free enterprises.
They should not be in business if their business depends on breaking the law.
05/02/2006 12:05:11Jim .Citizenship Test
I scored 8 (I should run for president)
05/03/2006 14:28:32Jim (Reply)Citizenship Test
Citizenship sample questions
Here's a quick 10 question test, which is a sample of the questions given on the citizenship test.
Take the test and reply to this to let us know how you scored.
05/02/2006 11:21:17Jim What are the hispanics doing?
People from foreign countries can become U.S. citizens if they complete a process called naturalization.
To be naturalized, a person must meet certain requirements:
· Be at least 18 years old
· Have lived in the U.S. as a legal resident for at least 5 years
· Be of good moral character and loyal to the U.S.
· Be able to read, write, speak and understand basic English
· Have basic knowledge and understanding of the history, government structure and the Constitution of the U.S.
· Be willing to take an oath of allegiance to the U.S.
We drove around last night and saw a lot of Mexican Flags waving.
So, are they loyal to Mexico or the US?
I go to the flea market and some stores in town, and have to search for English speaking clerks.
So, are they going to learn English, or do I have to learn Spanish.
If the Thailanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese people protest
Will I have to learn their language too?
I don't get free health care. I don't get any health care.
If I go to the emergency room, I have to pay. My property is attached. They will come after me.
If I didn't own anything, I'd get fixed up for free.
Do these people have drivers licenses, auto insurance, or own property?
If so, how does that work?
If they don't own property
How does taking civil action against them work if you can't sue them?
Wouldn't suing in small claims court be useless/futile?
05/01/2006 20:03:05Jim If I am never to get any better
If these bad health issues I'm having are a signal of an end coming, I got to say, I'm not afraid.
In the end, we all must realize everything we did, all the things we believed, and all we held true, were myths.
Life is just a box of dreams. None of this can be proven to be real. If the present is more real than the future, and the past is more real than the present, but the past is just a memory, then this is all a dream.
04/30/2006 01:30:20Jim Do you really really like this site
I have some mail from Google to advertise it.
I love you.
It was fun hanging with Robert and Joy today.
We sure have some fun don't we!!!
04/29/2006 18:52:00Jim .Hi Babe
04/29/2006 15:41:11Jim I thought Id send you a flower
HI Babe...you're my puddy cat!!! Love you!
04/24/2006 16:42:40Jim .Response:1968 VW Bug
How much are you willing to pay?
04/24/2006 13:48:31Jim (Reply)...Response:1968 VW Bug
$20 my ass....hahahah..
04/23/2006 15:09:46jim BoulderDam,NV-TimedPhotos
04/21/2006 20:09:22Jim Aint that little bird so cute.
I hope he makes it.
Thanks for helping with the yard today.
That could have been some killer work for me. Somehow it didn't bother me much though.
Thanks for helping with the stove today too.
You do help a lot more than you'll ever know
And thanks for doing the laundry too.
I hate doing laundry myself. Dirty clothes stink.
And thanks for being the only love I'll ever need.
You are the best, and you probably don't even know it.
04/21/2006 19:58:29Jim Hey Robert...I changed the log crap
hehehe...Just dinking around at night when I can't sleep because of coughing...
Its kind of neat though...
See ya tommorrow
04/21/2006 19:49:26Jim I love you so much
I wanna puke...lol
04/21/2006 19:49:26Jim (Reply)..I love you so much
I love you so much, I wanna fly high in the sky at nigh
04/21/2006 19:49:26Jim (Reply)...I love you so much
I can miss the t in night because of poetic privilage
04/21/2006 03:30:50Jim .To My Love
I had fun at Red Rock too.
04/21/2006 00:29:33Jim Fixed the stove
Stoves - Its amazing people have survived as a species. The stove (standard) changed sometime ago. I've been to 3 places and spend more than 8 hours, just looking for adapters to make a stupid gas hose work. Sometime ago, the standard changed from 1/2" to 9/16's of an inch. Thats a 1/16th inch difference. That makes no since to me...AT ALL.
Bonnie Springs - toyed with the peacocks. There menu was very basic for dinner.
Red Rock Casino - didn't go in though, it was packed. I can't imagine why people out there complained about a casino near Red Rock Canyon. There's a Best Buy closer to the canyon.
Hush Puppies - Our waitress was tweeking.
04/20/2006 18:03:18jim BonnieSprings,NV-Sonny,Becky,Peacock
04/20/2006 18:03:18jim (Reply)BonnieSprings,NV-Sonny,Becky,Peacock
04/19/2006 13:29:47Jim Cobol Jobs
After say yea to a recruiter this morning for a job in New Hampshire, I decided to read up on Cobol jobs.
Apparently, there are still quite a few of them out there.
The recommendation is to send your resume to the CIO's of the top Fortune 1000 companies.
Cobol programmers are retiring, but their applications are still the heart beat of many companies.
04/19/2006 07:46:06Jim The garbage men just came
Cory, my east neighbor, once again filled up my dumpster on the first day.
He often just sets the trash out on the side walk next to the dumpster. That pisses me off so bad!
He could more easily put his trash bags on the side walk in front of his house, but instead, he chooses to make me look like a pig. I got down on him yesterday about it.
The worst thing Cory has ever done to me was to put a wet trash can full of shit next to the dumpster.
He's just a stupid man. He's got no consideration for others. His dogs destroyed my fence. Rather than fixing the fence, he built a crappy one inside his yard. The dogs still managed to get out, and they chewed up my antenna wiring.
04/19/2006 07:18:40Jim 6am - Terrible Asthma Attack
Its terrible! I slept for 4 hours just to wake up feeling like I was dieing.
I tried the inhalers, and the Las Vegas mix drops. Just sitting up helps a lot though.
I feel so pathetic.
04/18/2006 17:18:35Jim I LoVe yOU bABy
04/18/2006 06:59:51Jim Our desires seem so simple
Our desires center around our need to procreate.
We want young women because they are best suited to carry our offspring.
There's nothing wrong with that, its nature's way.
Males seek mates with what they consider healthiest characteristics.
Women with less attractive characteristics mate with men of the same like.
Men with less attractive characteristics tend to force women to mate that have healthier characteristics.
These are natures techniques for genetically mutating a species.
No psychiatrist or geneticist could deny that our desires are programmed through instinct.
Apparently, nature likes to throw the dice. It can take generations to make dramatic changes in a species.
Its hard to understand why people deny their own nature. I suppose it has a lot to do comfort levels.
It was nice to hear someone say what I've always thought about religion
Last night, someone on TV said, "This person brainwashed her child into believing generations of lies, all while telling her she did it because she loved her".
04/18/2006 06:35:01Jim GMorning Becky
I thought I'd just say "I Love You".
We need to called your Mom-n-em and tell them "Happy Easter"
04/16/2006 00:00:00Jim Easter Sunday
Eggs and bunnys
04/15/2006 22:22:33Jim Another day shot to hell
Kind of. Joe the tree trimmer trimmed the palm trees.
Chuck came by.
04/15/2006 13:52:58Jim It was fun setting up the webcams this morning
You're lookin good babe!
04/15/2006 05:42:01Jim Hooked the laptop up to the projector
Its fuzzy, but it works.
For some reason, XP will let you extend your windows screen, but it doesn't let you show the main portion of the screen on the external monitor.
We went driving around, watched planes take off and land at the airport. It was thundering. The planes arrive at a rate of around 1 every 5 minutes. Watching them land in high winds is scary.
Big. We couldn't believe how much this town has grown in the south.
04/14/2006 00:00:00Jim Mothers Day
Good One to ya Mom
04/13/2006 13:02:39Jim Trimmed Squirt
Becky felt sick, so we stopped. I'm pooped and I've barely done anything today. We've gotta get out of here.
04/13/2006 11:48:05Jim Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level of Insanity
Sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.
Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with That.
Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."
Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Then switch to Espresso.
In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Sexual Favors."
Finish All Your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy."
Dont use any punctuation
As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.
Ask People What Sex They Are. Laugh Hysterically After They Answer.
Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."
Sing Along At The Opera.
Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme.
Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play Tropica Sounds All Day.
Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In The Mood.
Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Hard.
When The Money Comes Out Of The ATM, Scream "I Won!, I Won!"
When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking Lot, Yelling Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!
Tell Your Children Over Dinner, Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.
04/13/2006 11:38:15Jim 24 Signs Youve Grown Up
1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
4. 6:00 a.m. is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
5. You hear your favorite song on an elevator.
6. You watch the Weather Channel.
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of hook up and break up.
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
10. You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door don't turn down the stereo.
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You take naps somewhere between noon to 6 PM!
17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 a.m. would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
19. If you're a gal, you go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff."
21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
22. "I just can't drink the way I used to," replaces, "I'm never going to drink that much again."
23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
04/13/2006 11:06:37Jim 370H-SSV-0773H
After numerous rounds of "We don't even know if Osama is still alive," Osama himself decided to send George Bush a letter in his own handwriting to let him know he was still in the game.
Bush opened the letter and it appeared to contain a single line of Coded message: 370H-SSV-0773H.
As usual, Bush was baffled, so he sent it to the CIA, then the FBI, and then Nasa and No one could solve it.
Eventually they asked Britain's MI-6 for help.
Within a minute MI-6 replied "Tell the President he's holding the message upside down."
04/13/2006 08:32:39Jim Celebrity Viruses
Bush - Causes your computer to keep looking for viruses of mass destruction.
John Kerry - Stores data on both sides of the disk and causes little purple hearts to appear on screen.
Clinton - Gives you a permanent Hard Drive; with NO memory
Al Gore - Causes your computer to keep counting and re-counting
Bob Dole - Makes a new hard drive out of an old floppy
Lewinsky - Sucks all the memory out of your computer, then e-mails everyone about what it did
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Terminates some files, leaves, but will be back
Mike Tyson - Quits after two bytes
Oprah Winfrey - Your 200 GB hard drive shrinks to 100 GB, then slowly expands to re-stabilize around 350 GB
Ellen Degeneres - Disks can no longer be inserted
Prozac - Totally screws up your RAM, but your processor doesn't care
Michael Jackson - Only attacks minor files
Lorena Bobbitt - Reformats your hard drive into a 3.5 inch floppy .... then discards it through Windows.
04/13/2006 08:26:07Jim Hangovers from the 1500S
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500's:
Most people got married in June, because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June.
Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.
The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,
then all the other sons and men,
then the women and finally the children! Last of all the babies.
By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.
Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.
It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof!
When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and off the roof.
Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.
This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed.
Hence, the canopy bed was invented with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying "dirt poor."
The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entranceway.
Hence the saying a "thresh hold." (Getting quite an education, aren't you?)
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.
Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat.
They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.
When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.
It was a sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon."
They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."
Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.
This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "upper crust."
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.
The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.
Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.
They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom of holding a "wake."
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people.
So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave.
When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive.
So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell,
Hence the sayings "saved by the bell" and "a dead ringer."
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