Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Body Guard

This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not bicker, and argue about who killed who...

So we're at the very important Cincinnati man's house yoday and we are getting there in the morning after he leaves. But in his stead will be 1 of his bodyguards at the penthouse staying there w/ us. Now, as we are going up in the elevator, in my mind I'm picturing a Ving Rhames-esque sized black man with a black leather coat and a side-arm. Instead, as he opens the door, the man is no more intimidating than the dad on the hit TV show, ALF. Don't get me wrong, he's a nice enough guy, but if your wanting someone to take a bullet for you, I'd want someone with a little more body mass. I can only hope that the other bodyguard has a little more of an authoritative presence.

Monday, August 28, 2006


Capt. : You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: No sir, I've never been up in a plane before.
Capt. : You ever seen a grown man naked?

I didn't think I'd ever be this excited about a preseason game but it happened. I woke up this morning all a flutter and it's all I could do not to get on everyones nerves at work. I can't wait to see how Carson Palmer does tonight. I named my beloved hound dog, Palmer, after him. We are getting him a doggy Palmer jersey for Pete's sake(who is Pete anyway?) My day was shortened today which made it even better. I went to the dentist and had a routine cleaning, and all is well in my mouth. My gums look good and I just need to try to pay a smidgen amount more of attention to the way back by my wisdom teeth, it's a pain in the ass but I try and try. Any tips there, Dr. Tooth Decay???? Welcome back Palmer and Pollack. Go get 'em, tigers!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

By Jove I think he's got it!!!

Inigo Montoya: " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

I am a copy and pasting FOOL!!!! I am going to try and dabble a bit over the next week. Thanks to The Landlord, I've got a hold on this copy and pasting thing. I was telling our programmer that I worked with today about it, that I learned to copy and paste, and he said that suprisingly, in alot of you're computer seminars, that's the one thing that people just can't grasp sometimes. Hey thanks Mr.Q. You're the greatest!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Black Water

Caddy Shack:
Carl: " So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. (Explaining to the caddy) A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So I tell them I'm a pro jock, and do you know who they give me? The Dali Lama himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald......striking. So I'm on the first tee with him and I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one....big hitter the Lama....long, into a 10,000 foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? 'gunga galunga....gunga, gunga-galunga'. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say 'Hey Lama, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?' And he's says 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will recieve total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."

One of my favorites above. A new client of ours is moving into an old clients house. Q, you know the family. And the previous owners did not open their inground pool this year while they were busy moving to their temporary abode while their new home in Indian Hill is under construction. I digress, The new people who are friends with the old owners, had their pool opened this week while we have been working there. I was taking a breath of fresh air and went outside on the patio over the pool as they uncovered it. The water was BLACK!!! Nasty, and stinky7. I almost vomited. The pool was below me and out about 25 feet and the stench from the water would have killed a roach from where I was. This was Tuesday. Today being Thursday, and tomorrow Friday, they are planning to use it this weekend for the kids while they are having their furniture moved in. The water is crystal clear now.
My whole thing here is that it's August, 1 WEEK away from when pools are closed all over the place. What's the point???? Why????? You know why, and it is always my answer to myself when I question the logic of the Rich, and very kind, people that I work for. Why???? Because they can, that's why. The $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ it takes to do something doesn't matter, as long as it gets done when they want it done. I like that, I admire that. Good stuff right there. Ahhh the life.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Dinner was excellent tonight

Lancelot: "Look my leige!!!!"
Arthur: "Camelot!!"
Galahad: "Camelot!!"
Lancelot: "Camelot!!"
Patsy: "It's only a model."
Arthur: "SHH!!!"

The wife made up this pasta dish tonight that was excellent. Bowtie noodles with all fresh vegatables (carrots, broccoli, onions, garlic). It was so good, I wish I would have taken a picture of it, it was really pretty too. I could take a picture of it later but I don't think it would look as pretty.
I'm getting charged. My buddie that is over in Iraq right now gets home around the 9th of Sept.
He's the one pretty much in the center of the picture next to the Iraqi in the white gown. This was taken next to the Tigris river. He can't wait to get here since he is a big beer drinker and they have ZERO alcohol over there. So whenever he gets in and we decide on drinking nights, I'll give a shout out. By the way, he's a company Cmdr. in the US Army, and he's single with a 2004 Corvette so if there are any single ladies out there interested, let me know and I'll see what I can manage. When he gets here. Yeah, I guess that makes me his pimp.

Friday, August 18, 2006

I'm Hit, I'm Hit!!!

Paul : "I usually don't pimp out my friends, but I have a piece of property I'd like to show you."
Moments later-Martin Blank : "Debbies House."
Paul :" Yeah, it kind of crept up on you didn't it?"
Martin Blank : pausing "No, you drove us here."

A great Friday in Dan land. And easy day at work all by myself.... nice and relaxing. So, I get home and begin to make my vanilla protien shake that I make every day before and after work. Keep in mind just yesterday the wife looks at me while I'm making it and about has a coniption fit that I'm not using the lid. It barely goes up the sides and NEVER even comes close to shooting out the top. So I thought I'd spice things up a bit today......throw in an old ice cube to thicken it up a bit, you know? With no lid, I hit the blend mode and an IED goes off in the kitchen. I'm soaked, the walls are splattered, the cieling gets it too. I turn around, and to my horror, the dog's HIT!!!! An innocent by-stander just trying to eat his dinner gets riddled all the way down the side of his body. He takes off and licks his wounds. I'm left to clean the aftermath. Moral to the story, use a lid.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Harry: slamming the door "I lost my job today."
Lloyd Christmas: "MAAAAAAN, you are one pathetic offense."
Harry: "No, none taken."

My 2nd workout went very well tonight. I was hoping to go back last night but was still very sore from the first time back. Today was a good day though as far as not having any tightness or soreness.
We started a new job today...I should say we have a new client that bought an old clients abode. It's been very nice and I have missed going there just for the view asa I work. I can't disclose publicly who it is but he is a very important man and the view of downtown is spectacular. If you go to my company's web site, you'll see it there. It also helps when the client is down to earth.
As long as we're on the subject, I can't wait for the football season to begin. College, highschool, pro...I don't care. I can just see the Reds crapping down their legs here in the next several weeks, so it's on to football.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Request by the Dr.

Nathan Johnson: "The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!.....I'm somebody!!!"

My first workout since my surgery went great and everything feels in order. No kinks. Tomorrow after a days rest I hit it again in the evening. I'm starting out light though just to get everything back in motion. I noticed my hands were hurting a bit while benching..... Arthritis I suppose.

Monday, August 14, 2006


Bubba:"Forest, have you ever been on a shrimpin' boat?"
Forest:" (pauses and thinks) No, but I've been on a really big boat."

Ladies and Gents, tonight begins my new start on a healthy lifestyle. I have come home for a light dinner and I am heading out to the gym here in a few letting my meal settle in.
Hey Q, no carbs tonight either. It was hard though, I am the King of bread usage. I am going to hit the weights first when I've got all of my initial energy and by the time I'm done with that, my heartrate should be in it's fat burning mode. My goal ideal body is Rick Rossovich in his role in Top Gun (Sorry, I just watched it over the weekend for the 'Ump-hundredth' time). I've never really had a body type to shoot for because 95% of Hollywood males are 5'2" and 150 lbs. So it would be hard for me to look like a Tom Cruise, it probably would look a little funny too. I just want to be healthier.
I know it's a tough road to hoe, but I guess you have to start somewhere and it ain't gonna get done on it's own.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Family Vacation

Rusty: "He was a crummy Wyatt Earp...He was wearing tennis Shoes"
Clark W. Griswold: "Wellll, they used to Rus."

I could go on and on with this movie, more to come later, enjoy this great weekend, I get to go and help friends move, YEAH!!!!!

I am gonna race...and I am gonna win!!!

Hello all,
I am back from the early bird special today. One 42" plasma and a 65" DLP INSTALLED BY 12:00 noon. You gotta love it.
I am beginning a new Blog ladies and Gentlemen. One that will make you smile, chuckle or just laugh out loud, naturally depending on its funniness. It's a movie quote blog and only for funny movies because the world just brings us all down sometimes, we need a lift. And the Ricky Bobby quote above is the start to it. So I hope everyone enjoys.

Friday, August 11, 2006


Headaches suck! I've been dealing with one since after my delicious Gyro at lunch. I had to get Tylenol from a clients wife at 2 and took some more on my return home. Nothing is working yet. The big guns will be called upon this evening....... that's right, Danno's friend, Tylenol PM. I'm a little weary of it though tonight since I have to work a rare Saturday and have to be there AT 7:00 AM. Not sure if I'll be too groggy. Will a lack of rest be the cause of headaches???

PS- Just a random pic By Danno

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Saturdays at work

I am so glad that the Giant boheamath of "the Dayton Job" is over, as well as the other job that was driven by the same builder. We can start concentrating on the locals now in full force. It's also nice that with those 2 out of the way, the bosses aren't freaking strung out and at our necks anymore to get things done.
However, I do work a rare Saturday at an electricians house that did the 2 jobs we just wrapped up. He's getting two 50" Plasma screens. It's not a big system by anymeans so I hope things go quickly there. We start at 6:30 AM, and hey......OT is always nice.
I so tired, I need another vacation already. Too bad I had to use half of mine up for my surgery huh? After the 1st of the year I get replenished with 3 weeks paid VACA.........I think I hear Vegas calling me....or maybe a cruise, or San Fran, maybe Miami Beach, ooooohh how about Bermuda Yeah!!!! and there's Charleston again, that's a very cool town, I recommend to anyone interested in just about anything. Germany's always open to me, it's nice to know people in high places, or what about Florence, ITALY..........MMMMMM, mona mi!!!!!
So you see children, the world is at our fingertips. Anyone up for seven years in Tibet? Me neither, I only have 3 weeks.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Gimme my money, Nig*a!!!

Yes ladies and gents, that's right. I said it. No actually it was said by a 2 year old black boy, to his mother mind you, while I was in the doctors waiting room waiting to get my hernia surgery checked out. The mother was a young black woman and she had given the child a dollar to get something later after the doctors visit for whatever it was she was getting checked out. When the boy began acting up, she put in force the Parental Indian Giver clause, that's right 'The P.I.G. clause' (which is legal in all 50 states for parents to take back what they have given their child under any circumstances).
Well the child immediately had none of this action so he said....and I am quoting a 2 year olds dirty little mouth "Gimme my money back!!!!! gimme my money back!!!!! gimme my money back nig*a!!!!!" I have never seen a child go horizontally out of a room as fast as that one did. Upon reentering the room 3 minutes later, the child went to a chair across the room from the mother and sat silently the entire rest of the wait. The whole thing was a blur for me, I can't immagine what it was like from that childs vantage point. What's the world coming to when a 2 year old child is calling his mother a 'nig*a'?