|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.
05/18/2006 19:24:58Jim Condomese
That is Condo-mese: Language of the Condo...haha.
Sonny lost his car keys
And he didn't have a spare SO...that threw a wrench in things.
However, he did put in an outlet box in the garage.
Becky and I:
- hooked up the lavoratory's sink, (1 hour)
- hung two closet doors, (1 hour)
- hung the sliding glass door blinds. (1 hour)
- Hauled two loads to the dumpster.
Not bad for a day's worth of work.
All thats left now is the:
- Garage door opener. (2 hours)
- Replacing the kitchen sink (2 hours)
- Replacing the front door. (4 hours)
- Replacing the sliding glass door locks with keyed entry. (4 hours)
- Sanding and painting. (1 day)
05/18/2006 01:12:48Jim .dumb labels lol
On a bottle of 100% pure water, Orange flavored.
If that's true, then couldn't 7-Up 100% pure water, Carbonated with Sugar flavoring.
Couldn't 100% pure orange juice be called 100% pure water, with orange participates added...
05/17/2006 13:55:08Jim Talked to Dad today
He was like I thought he would be. He likes to put others down. I guess we all do.
He was all worried that I am going to end up broke.
My questions are:
- Why do I want to get rich?
- Does wealth help comfort anyone in their declining years?
- Dave's life support cost $8,000 a day to keep him alive for a month while in a coma. Did he enjoy that before he died.?
I can't explain to him that I'd rather die all used up and broke, than to die rich and healthy.
But explaining to him my views on investments and life are waisted.
He's old. I wish he would spend his what is left of his thinking power on where he's headed next.
I tried to tell him how stock price to earnings can be manipulated.
I believe price to earnings can be manipulated by corporations, simply by invested or liquidating holdings in a dummy corporation. If they can be, then that number is useless as a guauge to determining a stocks viability.
He said he knew all about that. But he said you could get rich in a couple of years by analysing price to earnings. In other words, he is just not listening. So, what can I do?
I wish I could get it through to him that the point of life isn't to win, it is to exist. Everything we do makes a difference. There is no way to tell what the consequences of our actions are going to be.
For example: If we fed all of the overpopulated countries in Africa, we would end up having to kill them. They are overpopulated because they are way out of control. If we fed them, they will multiply and more will starve.
05/15/2006 11:03:17Jim Sonnys Vacation
Yipee. Two weeks.
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 can miss the t in night because of poetic privilage
04/21/2006 19:49:26Jim (Reply)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 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
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