Friday, May 08, 2009

mother: a biological and/or social female parent of an offspring

Having children, when you think about it, goes against every act of common sense we have.
If a stranger came up to you and asked to come stay with you for the next 18-20 years, would you let him? You know nothing of his/her personality, they've done nothing for you, they are a stranger.
He also tells you in the first 2-5 years of living with you, "I'm gonna puke, pee and vomit on everything you own, including you.While I'm around you won't get but 2-3 hours of sleep a night. In the next 5-10 after that, "I'm gonna break yours and neighbors stuff, embarass you, and make you help me with my work. You'll have to pay for doctor bills, take care of me when I'm sick or hurt, and fight with me to take my medicine and earn my keep.
In the next 5 years after that,"I'm gonna barrow your car, make you a nervous wreck. I'm probably going to wreck your car too. Bring my dirty,sloppy,distgusting friends over and trash your house and keep you awake with ou loud music and talking".
Also in the next couple years following, "I may have you pay for my further education, my wedding,and anything else I can come up with".
"Oh hey, while I'm thinking, there may or may not be others just like me asking for the same thing! They'll start this process over & over every couple of years".
If you think about it, thats what happens. Thats why the females are mothers. As a man I would've punched that dude in the face and said, "Are you kidding me"?
Mothers are optomist. They will bring hope and love into any situation. They will feed,clean and cloth these strangers. Mend their wounds,take care of their sickness, and tolerate their loud friends. Do their work, pay their bills, all in the hope that these strangers may one day produce another round of strangers that they can help with.
I know a couple of these crazy people we call mothers. I have one, I was that stranger she took in. I married one and she has taken 4 of these strangers in.
Happy Mother's day you psychos!


Monday, April 27, 2009


...or to put it nicely has Liz does - Beastie Pies. As if for somereason that makes it better?
So this morning the children were being "beasts", so Liz decides to take them out of the house, go for a drive, get the wiggles out or something.
They stop by the office to say,"hi". We go in the back so its not so loud (comunications business, people on the phone). So there running around playing with everything,screaming at eachother, that whole bit. So I say lets go get some lunch, go to a park, get thier wiggles out.
But first we need to make a stop in the restroom. No big deal right? With beasts, wrong!
Owen takes care of business, try to get Oliver to, nope, too busy checking out the bathroom. Let me paint a picture here:
1 stall, 1 urinal, 1 sink. We (3) are in the stall. Owen goes first, while I'm messing with Oliver someone else walks into the restroom to use the urinal. Owen's done, high tails in out of there underneath the door of the stall. He starts running around making fighting noises.
So I'm conscience of him, I look at the floor through the stall, nervous about what he's gonna say, what he's going to do. I see him go up to the back of this "other guy" and hear him make the "punching sound". I see the stranger's feet and body give, immediately followed by a ,"Hey!"
If anyone knows Owen, knows according to him you have a target painted on you at all times. Luckily Owen didn't use his head this time. 90% of the time he comes at you with his largest and strongest object, his head. Its like a hockey check up against the wall when that happens. This stranger was lucky he got away with a play punch to the bum, other wise he coulda fell into the urinal, then the floor.
Sure thats funny as all get up. Unless your the parent of that beast. Its a little embarrasing. Needless to say me and Oliver didn't come out until that guy was gone.
Anyways, anyone looking for some company this summer?

X-Men Beast

Carpenter's Bless the Beasts & the Children

Our Beastie Pie
owen shining

Thursday, March 05, 2009

San Diego

So I went on a short business trip to San Diego this week.
Nothing really to blog or brag about. No interesting stories, nothing of significance. Just something to post I guess to keep this thing going.
Next week Liz & I are going to California for a getaway, so I'll let Liz post about that.
Anywho, last time I was in San diego was back in 94' or something. It was August and like 120 degrees. We went to the beach but it was close due to jelly fish. We did see jets flying around from the bases there.
So I was down there installing some phones systems and training a guy at the same time so he can do future ones there (he's closer).
The weather this time was great! When I landed monday it was a balmy 70 (hot). After ariving down by the marina the wind shifted and cloud cover came in. Turned out nice. Temperature dropped with a cool breeze off the ocean, nice!

Heres a pic from just down the block from 1st install. In the bay next to downtown San Diego.
custom marine
Tuesday a little of the same. Little warmer though. Did a couple installs, took a good chunk of the day so I didn't get to do any site seeing or hit the beach.
Wednesday was a bright sunny day and not too hot. First install was right on the beach. Front yard was a little cove where the seals came to lay out. Still too busy to go up and club one.
I headed out a little early so I could drive the coast. Stopped and took a pic with my phone of a little cove and a tall building next to the beach.
view of 939

Turns out that building was our install. Sweet! The building is an apartment complex, only 1.5 Million for a 2 bedroom 1 bath. Petty cash.
Heres a sweet view from the roof. Wish we had time to go down to the beach and club that baby seal.

939 coast blvd

I know, right! Your feeling for me.
Flying out that night was cool. Some foggy,rain clouds billowed in and created a cool view of the city lights through them and of the coast (no picture).
Flying into a blizzard in SLC was fun too (not for the faint of heart).
Got to my car, and drove home in a blizzard.

car @ SLC airport

Little bit of a contrast. I'm hitting the beach next week though!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Here is a little tune, ahhhh!
To some, Valentines day = emotional blackmail
To some, it means taking a significant other to a nice dinner.
To some, its a mad fight at the last minute over flowers,chocolate and cards.
To some, it is another reminder that you are a pathetic loser, alone again/still!

To me, its a chance to watch someone put everything else aside (job,chores,screaming kids,ect...)and do something nice for 5 beasts. Even when they don't deserve it. Take care in making a nice dinner,cake and wrap little goodies for those in her life.
Knowing that we are special to her, makes her special to us!

heart attack

Monday, January 19, 2009

OKC home almost

(Tommy Boy audio)

So I was in Oklahoma, again this last week. For those that may not know the company I work for opened an office in Oklahoma City back in September. Brother Wayne moved out along with other members of the company and new ones in the area have started.
Rimrock has had a presence on OKC for a couple years. Not sure how it came about actually, but we take care of a couple Tribal casinos' phone systems.
Here back in the spring/fall one of our sales people was on the ball and was able to pick up the telecom account for the new NBA team, OKC Thunder (formerly Seatle Super Sonics). If your interested heres a couple articles:

That put our foot in the door in a big way. We now have sales people selling small systems left & right. We invested in a suite @ the Ford Center (OKC Thunder Dome). I went to the Jazz game Wednesday. Of course the Jazz lost by like 20 points or something. Still cool to be up high, have food and drinks. Good time! Here is a picture of the door to the suite. My phone doesn't take good pics.
okc thunder
Anyways, One of the tribes invited a few of us to take some "Networking/Telecom" class for certification. So I went with 3 others from out of state and 2 others in OK. The tribes had some of their own people too, 12 guys total taking the class.
Hard class, especially for me. Many of you know I'm semi-retarded. But I tested out and passed, barely.
So Friday we went out on the town, walked the "Brick Town River Walk". It was cold & windy but still fun. We stopped and ate dinner @ Toby Keith's I love this Bar.
toby keith's
I've been by this a couple times in my working in OKC but never went. It was great. The food was really good, the atmosphere was cool.

Later that night we stopped by one of the casinos. We drove by this everyday to class and it looked pretty empty. Friday night was a whole different story. We had a hard time finding a parking space and inside it was packed!!!
On the reservation the tribes don't have to comply with the "air quality" standards. So it was pretty smokey. We were in there for 20 minutes before we had enuff.
lucky star casino
All in all a good trip. Very exausting mentally and physically, but came out with a certification, which was the whole point.
So I've been to OKC several times now (4) twice I drove down. But its still flat, still windy, and still humid in the summer and tornados will never go away. So no, not moving yet. I'll visit all the time though!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Family in a Galaxy far,far away...

My youngest brother Mark has been working on a Christmas present for my family. He wanted to do a family portrait. He is an illustrator.
He had me send him some pictures, then manipulated them into Star wars characters. He's under some impression that my family likes Star Wars.
I had hair at the time. I'm the trooper, Liz in Endor gear, PK & Ben as Jedi, Owen as Yoda and Oliver is a wookie (chewbacca).
Mark also had this printed on photo paper which we will soon frame and hang up somewhere in the house.
This is our first family photo. Might be a few years still until we get "real" portrait done.

Family photo