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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Got home around 3:30am Got home around 3:30am this morning and my brain is fried. All achee from 12 hours of driving, spent the day unpacking, then sleeping, then staring at the wall. Becky and I discovered our tent was stolen and it had to be someone we know. bummer.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
StPetersburg,FL-Codys 1/31/2015 6:57:09 PM
StPetersburg,FL-RJs New Cube for me 1/30/2015 3:55:59 PM
Clearwater,FL-BurtsBurgers Party 1/29/2015 5:17:49 PM
Tampa,FL-Fishplace. Becky playing with the Bird 1/27/2015 8:40:30 AM
Friday, January 31, 2014
Clearwater,FL-Causeway Fireworks 12/31/2013 11:59:27 PM
Clearwater,FL-Shepards 12/27/2013 8:01:40 PM
Clearwater,FL-Becky and Jen 12/25/2013 9:25:06 AM
Opening Presents on Christmas Eve 12/24/2013 4:37:06 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Courtside Grill-Pauls Last Day 1/31/2013 6:36:10 PM
Paul's Last Day
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
SouthMountain,AZ-Lookout Point 1/31/2012 6:05:40 PM
Monday, January 31, 2011
Loggins/Cross - 02/1/2011 1/28/2011 7:10:57 AM Tuesday, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$85. (727) 791-7400.
Dismiss this declaration as hyperbole if you must, but Tuesday night's Kenny Loggins/Christopher Cross concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall could be the musical highlight of 2011 in Tampa Bay. Snicker if you want, but "yacht rock" isn't a farce; it's a soothing, mental balm that wraps around you like a warm blanket. Look for a night of non-stop hits from their '70s and '80s catalogs. Cross will open with a slew of heart-mending ballads including Think of Laura, Sailing and Best That You Can Do followed by the prickly Ride Like the Wind. Loggins will crank things up further with Footloose, Danger Zone and This Is It. And just when you think your soul can fly no higher, Kenny will come crashing down, leaving you sobbing and vulnerable with the wrenching Return to Pooh Corner. Steve Spears
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I found an angel. I have pictures! 1/30/2010 1:00:00 PM
I looked at her and realized, I am looking at my angel. Ain't it wonderful.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wexford Apt Blizzard - 2009/1/28 1/28/2009 12:10:18 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2008
In a place, far far away 1/31/2008 7:21:02 AM Do you think like me, that the world is turning into a place where reality is almost always somewhere else.
I seems to me, that in these times, it's too easy for people to shun reality by obsessing on the internet, video games or cell phones. We've all seen friends on their cell phones, while walking down the road together, or driving while on their cell phones. We all know people that can't stop talking about the games they've been playing. 
I still think that reality is 
the car your going to hit, the pole you're going to walk into, or knowing you're with someone when you're with them.
But I'm from an older generation.
Its seems more and more families are becoming "remote families", friends are becoming "remote friends", and reality is becoming a "remote reality". My world has become just that.
I'm here, but "here" isn't where my mind is at. Life has become physically disassociated, and its all tied together by communication links and computers. All the non-residents who come here to work, must have it really rough if they are raising families back home.
In addition, computers and comunications are providing
pleasure and controlling our self esteem.
The next generation is going to be far more interesting than mine.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Ate at Red Rock Station tonight 1/30/2007 10:03:54 PM Its was Gma's birthday. The Italian restaurant we went to was pretty special. Paul reserved a private room for the seven of us (Paul, Gma, Dustin, Jennifer, Sonny, Becky, and me).
We had shrimp scampi (3 shrimp), and calamari fritti for the appetizer.
- I had osso bucco, because I'd heard of it, but forgot what it was.
- Sonny had sea bass *****
- Becky had Chicken Parmesian. ****
- This kids split a pizza **
- Paul had a seafood medley *****
- Gma had veal marsala ?????
The reason why I didn't rate my osso bucco is that I was raised on osso bucco!
Its basically roast beef with gavy on rice. Whoops on me.
The service was wonderful, the atmosphere was great, and we had fun. Plus we survived the trip to get there along I515.
The price was high, but, for a once in a year event, it was worth it.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Forest Mississippi - Where we got stuck 1/31/2006 10:32:58 PM Finding Charles Kelleys place turned out to be very difficult. The one lane backroads were difficult to see at night, then my GPS went on the fritz. I pulled off the road to fix it and got stuck.
After a few minutes, I was dug down deep. I fellow pulling a trailer came by and offered his help. We unhitched his trailer, but still couldn't pull my truck out. Some one else came along. Then an off duty volunteer fireman came by. Then an off duty police officer came by. Before you could say grits, there was about 14 people there, all offering their help. I thought that was so cool.
We called Charles from a churches parking lot a quarter of a mile from where we got stuck.
The drove by us and asked us if that was us at the black church. I thought that was funny.
We followed Charles and Renee to their 7 acre plot of land with a double wide on it.
Monday, January 31, 2005
Joes Crabshack and the Universes Creation 1/31/2005 10:54:50 PM Sonny, Becky and I ate a Joes Crab Shack
But never mind that...we got into descussion about free electrons, free protons and yada.....
But never mind that...We stumbled on this cool link about the creation of the universe!
PBS's interactive timeline of the universes creation.
Saturday, January 31, 2004
January 2004 1/29/2004 11:26:22 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2004 - Opportunity gives you more than two knockers, so grab all you can!!!
I may end up in LA, consulting for W2 wages plus $3,400 a month per diem. That works out to 12.17% in taxes (W/H,Fica,Med). Some locals need work too. Sweet!!!
It's a small world people, so be good. Today Chuck Sheppard, a friend in South Dakota, called. I cosigned for his first car loan, (he's 20 y/o). He's moving in with his brother Tom, who happens to live 4 doors away.
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - Talked to Emilio Honrubia last night. He sounded surprised that he could click my headings. The mouse doesn't change on form buttons, GoFiGuRE! Ouch!...time to recode.

Eat dirt and die! Ragens Art Gallery Saturday, January 23, 2004 - Talked to an old friend, Sharon Mendenhall. Sharon created the post card to the left...wow! Rob Allred (see bottom) and I knew her back in the 80's when we at URS. Sharon's daughter, Regan, who is 26 years old, is a very phenomenal artist. That's her painting to the right. Check out her ethereal paintings website at ragensart.com. She's HOT!

Friday, January 22, 2004 - Identity theft strikes again!!! Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. I've reordered my Visa Card twice in 4 months. Both times, within two weeks, my number was used for more than $1,000 of purchases on the net. Coincidence, or is someone rubbing a pencil over the envelope to get the raised print off the card, waiting a week or two for the card's activation, then placing orders...hmmm. The address is always to a sleazy motel.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - Checked out truck driving. American Institute of Technology said they charge $2,800 for CDL training, and you'll make 24 a mile, avg 48mph, drive 60 hours a week, to gross $37,400 a year. Yuck!
Added language translation links to my "SEARCH" page. CLICK the SEARCH heading on the main page to access it. That page is getting pretty cool!
Spent another day of doing favors. Spent 3 hours being a chauffeur. Boned up on 'Javascript for Dummys'.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - Added language translation links to my "SEARCH" page. CLICK the SEARCH heading on the main page to access it. That page is getting pretty cool!
Spent another day of doing favors. Spent 3 hours being a chauffeur. Boned up on 'Javascript for Dummys'.
Sun, January 18, 2004 - I want to thank everyone for their responses to Emails concerning Rob Allred. I sent 32 emails, and received 19 responses. To the Direct Marketeers out there, that's a response rate of 59.375%, and that ain't bad. Thanks again everbody.
Sat, January 17, 2004 - Did favors: Hung closet doors, rehung a trailer door (correctly), hung curtains, hooked up a VCR, installed a shower massager and a kitchen slider, helped replace a door knob, set up PC software for some friends of mine.
Thu, January 15, 2004 - Went to an oldtimers lunch with Dan Crowley, Larry Lewis, Larry Loff, Dale Pickett and Butch Tomasseti.
Shopped for brakes on my 1999 truck. Eight auto shops TRIED TO SCREW ME. Armed with coupons ($77 to $99) for all 4 brakes, the estimates ranged from $160 to $410 for just 2 brakes. I finally lied to the last shop. I showed them an estimate for $280 that included shocks from Midas. THESE GUYS CAN'T READ!!! Ended up paying $250 for brakes and shocks. I felt sorry for the people I heard getting screwed while waiting.
Wed, January 14, 2004 - Did favors: Replaced a circuit breaker. QUESTION: Am I the only one that thinks "The Lord's Prayer" is pathetic? It seems more like "The Corporate Empire's Prayer" to me. I shall not want, uh huh.
January 1 TO 13, 2004 - SEARCHED MY SOUL: Read up on the origin of life, big bang, evolution, man's history on this planet, the Bible's evolution, Pythagoras, Archimedes, Einstein. Developed an excellent time line.
Discovered: The two most written about people in history are: JESUS CHRIST and ADOLF HITLER.
Completed this website, sent emails, did favors.

Tuesday, December 31, 2003 - Rob Allred (10/24/1956 - 12/30/2003) On December 30, 2003, Rob Allred passed away.
Rob was my best friend for 17 years. Please view: My Memorial to Rob, and my thoughts about this very special friend. And please feel free to Email me.
STRANGE THOUGHTS: Why do they call it a "WAKE"? Why is it called a Funeral "Home"? Why do they either cremate us or preserve us? Man, when I die, I want the whole world to just eat me. lol. Be nice everyone. We'll all shine on if we just get along.