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Death by "Just Dance 2" video game

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How was Christmas...

Good, I had fun - the kids had fun and they loved the presents.
But I have to say I think they were trying to kill me.
No, really!

My daughter got this cool game called "Just Dance 2". She has been ranting and raving about it for a very long time now. It is one of those things you say - I hope no one else gets her this because she is going to love it.

which by the way she did......
Oh boy did she ever....
But boy did I have a surprise.

But what I did not expect was the heart attack just waiting to happen when we started playing this game.
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My goodness - I am an avid video game player and when I play I get all into it. Just watch me play tennis on the Wii... you better give me room because I swing my arms like if I was really on the court and swinging a real racket.

So when they put the game in, the music started pumping and they were playing one of my old favorite hip hop songs.... yeah I had to go all out.... Oh yeah I got the moves….

Oh my God, I jumped, I spinned, I shook my booty, even when the game didn't call for it. After I finished all my moves, I screamed "I got high score!"....
yeah I have no shame.

Then I walked off, headed to the sofa sat down and quietly prayed that my heart would stop pumping so hard......

Wow, my heart felt like it was going to Burst...

yuthink just dance
I have to say it was fun, the kids were having a ball. The one down fall was the fact that some of the dance moves were girlie and I am not ashamed to say that with my competitive nature of being.... I was not going to let my wife beat me even if we were dancing to some lady gaga song.

But I think I wil have to secretly practice my moves and build up my endurance while no one is around because geez, this is really a work out.

And no, you will not see any pictures of me dancing - never...... never ever....

Blonde Joke... [ another funnny joke ]

funny blonde joke

A man was in his front yard mowing grass when his pretty blonde neighbor came out of the house and went straight to the mailbox. She opened it then slammed it shut and stormed back into the house.

A little later she came out of her house again, went to the mailbox, again opened it, and again slammed it shut. Angrily, back into the house she went....

As the man was getting ready to edge the lawn, here she came out again, marched to the mail box, opened it and then slammed it shut harder than ever....

Puzzled by her actions the man asked her, “Is something wrong?” To which she replied, “There certainly is! My stupid computer keeps saying, ‘YOU’VE GOT MAIL’.”

Funny - Don't go outside and enjoy nature !

Don't just sit around the house...
Get out and enjoy nature.

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Aw look at the pretty birds Honey.....

Funny Scary Football teeth - OMG!!!!!

OH My God!

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This is what happens when kids play sports.....

No, just kidding.

Apparently my son wants to break the tooth fairy bank, he can't loose one tooth at a time - he has to loose them one right after the other. The latest tooth to fall out was during flag football practice. His teeth protection guard apparently was loosening his loose tooth even more and he gave me a scare when he ran over to me with a bloody tooth.

Ofcourse he was too chicken to let me pull it out, so what did he do?
He yanked it out himself.... don't know if I should be proud or scared?
But I did take some wonderful pictures!

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This picture should go up on my wall for all to see.

FUN holiday recipes - YUM

Holidays are here again.
Try out these wonderful treats and recipes!

Like it or not we like to eat [ i do ] why not make it fun for the family.

Animal cup cake recipe
potato mice fun recipe
banana bites chocolate recipe
apple & chicken curry recipe
multi colored meringues
peanut butter bears
cheeseburger pizza pie
how to make cake look like pumpkin

Obama appoints "Devout Muslim" ..????

Well, boys and girls, today the fox is guarding the hen house. The wolves will be herding the sheep!
Obama appointed two devout Muslims to homeland security posts.

Obama and Janet Napolitano appointed Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria, as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant...? Just wondering.

Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions? Doesn't this make you feel safer already?? That should make our home land much safer, huh!?

Was it not "Devout Muslim men" that flew planes into U.S. buildings 8 1/2 years ago? Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood ?
Please forward this important information to any who cares about the future of our Country.
Checked this on

bathroom joke comic and life

Life can be so cruel. House full of people and all you want is some privacy - you know. Come on, atleast when your in the bathroom. For godness sake can't a man have some peace when he is on his thrown.....LOL

Verizon Wireless changes "Employee Discount" Program

Here is something interesting and tricky.

Verizon Wireless is changing or has already changed it's employee discount program.

In my opinion, what they have done is basically forced people's hands to sign up for thier website and sign up for "paperless" billing.

Here are the detials:

Verizon basically keeps the same agreement with your employer as far as discount goes.
But, if you have not signed up to "myverizon" or if have not signed up for "paperless" billing you will lose 3% of your "Employee Discount".

So if you want to keep your full discount, you have to sign up for the above mentioned requirements.

Not a big deal for most, except that they have not gone out of thier way to "announce" or advertise this change and are waiting for customers to realize the change [ meaning bill will be higher ] and are giving thier sales reps a script to feed to customers who walking complianing about the change and loss of 3% savings.

So please pass it along. Tell your friends and let them know.
Personally, I think this is just a way of Verizon forcing customers to go paperless - becuase it's good for the invoirment or if your like me [ you believe ] thier hoping non-tech people who go paperless will not complian about false or errors in billing becuase they do not have a paper bill to review.

but thats just me....

Things are better the second time around ?????

I don't know, maybe there is some truth to this - nah,
it just sounds funny....HA, ha... sorry honey...

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Verizon Wireless Trade-in Program

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VZW Trade-in program

Have a used phone you don’t use anymore? The Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program empowers our customers (and potential customers) to get value out of their used device. Effective September 30, 2010 this program will provide an online trade-in service where customers are presented with the option of receiving a VZW Gift Card or donating to HopeLine, which supports victims of domestic violence.
Using the self-serve website, customers can determine the value of their device, submit a trade-in request, and track the status until the VZW Gift Card is received. At the trade-in website, customers can
1. Appraise to determine the value of the device.
2. Accept the option to receive a VZW Gift Card or donate to HopeLine.
3. Arrange for shipment of the appraised device to the Trade-In Support Center.
4. Verify information and submit the request.

For the customer:
Receive value for a used device from any wireless carrier
Peace of mind that the equipment will be reused or recycled

About the Program:
Have a used device you don’t need anymore? The Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program allows you to get value out of your used device and help the environment at the same time.

Here’s how it works: By providing the manufacturer, model and condition of your device, you can determine how much your used device is worth. After appraising your device, mail it within 30 days in the self-addressed, prepaid envelope we send you. If your device’s value is greater than $0, you will receive a Verizon Wireless gift card for that amount. If the device’s appraised value is $0, we encourage you to donate it to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine. Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless devices, batteries and accessories and turns these unused wireless devices into support for victims of domestic violence.

Three ways to access the program
1. URL:
2. Global navigation on and My Verizon web pages
3. “Learn More About” on self-serve page

Are we STUPID - Double Taxation: Death tax - inheritance tax

Double Taxation: Death tax - inheritance tax

I have to ask - are you stupid?
Forgive me, maybe it is congress and the pro “tax the Rich” yahoos who believe we’re stupid.?

I’ve been hearing several commenter’s on TV say that we should tax the rich more because they deserve to pay more. After all, all those greedy rich people can afford it right. Or the woman who made me laugh because she said that "the rich should be taxed more because they have so much money and are sitting home doing nothing and being unproductive".

What? Poor people hanging at home playing their $300 dollar Xbox360 collecting welfare or food stamps are more productive?????

Look, I don’t love rich people and like poor people, you have the good and the bad. But my problem with taxes is that the Government who wants to "suck up" to struggling voters by saying their going after the greedy rich people & forget to mention that those tax proposals effect the poor as well as the rich. And using the same kind of thinking to this fact is - poor people can not afford to pay more taxes.

Taxation for the rich harm the Poor

Here is a perfect example of why government is lying to our faces as they say that they will only tax the rich - much like Presidents Obama promise about you keeping your healthcare plan if you like it..

Inheritance Tax [ Death Tax ]

death tax yuthink After working hard all their lives a poor person who has paid taxes when earned [ payroll tax ] , who has paid taxes thru tolls, sales tax, real-estate tax and more is taxed again at death. Yes, even after all those taxes [ call it what you want by any other name it is a tax ] poor people are taxed even after death - called inheritance tax - better known as death tax.

Even a poor person with a value of $10,000 after death leaves a Tax burden of $1800 dollars [ a 18% tax ].

Now I want you to think about this as you listen to all those “hey tax the rich and all that” people. When government talks about taxes it basically means everyone gets taxed. Rich, middle class and poor. The only differnce is that the Rich are friends with the same congressmen who promised to raised taxes on the rich and he/she will create loopholes for the rich. Think about it:

1- the Rich can pay lobbyist to get congress to give them loopholes [ avoid taxes ].
2- they can afford to pay for smart people to find ways to protect them from excessive taxation.
3- Rich people can move their money out of the country and just passed the cost on to you [ employees, cost of purchases and more ].

Yet, we the average person does not have any of these opportunities to avoid taxation. In fact we get taxed even before we get paid. But don’t worry they wont tax the poor - those who make $250k a year, or was it $200k or like Joe Biden let slip in a speech - people under $100k.

But hey, your poor, you don’t make $250,000 dollars a year so your safe - right?

Let’s say your 80 yrs old and you have worked all your life - not rich, nor middle class - but you scrapped and struggled to buy a home save some money and all along the way the government has taxed you each step you took to move forward. You paid taxes on your earnings, you paid taxes when you bought stuff with your taxed income, you paid taxes to buy your home, pay for your loan and real estate taxes to own the home you pay for.

Then you die…. But before you die you write a will and you want everything you worked so hard for to go to your kids, who knows maybe it was your plan along - to leave money for your family so they would not have to work as hard as you have all your life..

Lets say you are estimated to be worth $250,000 dollars - What? I’m poor not rich!

Well, you have a home that is worth $125k, a car that is worth $12k, you’ve saved up to $50K and you throw in their a small 401k plan and the government says your worth $250k - which is being transferred to your heirs.

So at a small 34% tax rate [ at 2010 - may change upward ] your heirs have to pay - $70,800 dollars in taxes.

So after paying for the funeral, putting your affairs in order and the taxes needed to pay - they might be left with the house if their lucky. But hey, don’t forget - it’s only for the rich.

I know - you don’t care because your dead

I know - why should death tax bother you - your dead.

So, if it doesn’t bother you that after so much taxation - nothing improves, oh, except for the senator and representatives who get a raise every year despite the economy. The same people who get a salary for life and full health benefits that is paid by the social security fund we all pay into but may not might be able to benefit from. Oh, but don’t worry - they are only going after the rich in order to help the poor.

I guess we are stupid.

I remember several years ago when 60 minutes showed how government spending was running ramped in Washington - remember the $500 hammer or $100 Oreo cookie? But hey, they get free haircuts, free lunch, cars, have lobbyist throwing money at them and every problem they try to fix is done by blindly throwing money at it - money that they steal from the social security fund [ filled with IOU’s ]. Then they turn around and say - hey, we can pay for this - we’ll raise taxes again - but only on the rich.

No, I am not for more “Tax breaks” for the rich - I am for fiscal responsibility and cutting government waste. A bigger government does not mean better government - just more expensive government. But they don’t want you and I to talk about that - they want us to give our votes to them because they are only going to “Tax” the rich.

Tentative tax
The tentative tax is based on the tentative tax base, which is the sum of the taxable estate and the "adjusted taxable gifts" (i.e., taxable gifts made after 1976). The federal estate tax is repealed for one year in 2010 and will return to 2001 rates and rules in 2011. For decedents dying after December 31, 2010, the tentative tax will be calculated by applying the following tax rates:
For amounts not greater than $10,000, the tax liability is 18% of the amount.
For amounts over $10,000 but not over $20,000, the tentative tax is $1,800 plus 20% of the excess over $10,000.
For amounts over $20,000 but not over $40,000, the tentative tax is $3,800 plus 22% of the excess over $20,000.
For amounts over $40,000 but not over $60,000, the tentative tax is $8,200 plus 24% of the excess over $40,000.
For amounts over $60,000 but not over $80,000, the tentative tax is $13,000 plus 26% of the excess over $60,000.
For amounts over $80,000 but not over $100,000, the tentative tax is $18,200 plus 28% of the excess over $80,000.
For amounts over $100,000 but not over $150,000, the tentative tax is $23,800 plus 30% of the excess over $100,000.
For amounts over $150,000 but not over $250,000, the tentative tax is $38,800 plus 32% of the excess over $150,000.

How do you know your getting old?

How do you know your getting old?

Here is a good question: How do you know your getting old?

I have been noticing that beside the fact that my age is showing - you know, grey hair, wrinkles, tiring easily and the hair thing….. I have also notice the not so subtle things that scream “old” to those around me.

Take for instance:

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1- A new fashion craze seems oddly similar to an old fashion when you were a kid.

2- You like new hip music because unknowing to you it sampled an old favorite song of yours.

3- New tv shows, movies and so forth annoys you because it doesn’t do justice to the original series.

4- When you try to help your kids with their homework you find out that “NO” you are not smarter than a fifth grader.

I guess the biggest clue I had in realizing how age is creeping up on me is this one obvious clue -

I was sitting at work, I got up and realized I had some how sprained my ankle. I figure I’d walk it off - not good. I figured that I would bounce back and tomorrow I would be back to normal, my old self…. I woke up the next day and I found I could not walk. As I sit here missing work hoping that my ankle gets better if I just stay off of it for a while, I realized this one thing: Old age sucks!

How cheap is your Boss

How cheap is your Boss?

So, everyone knows that times are tough, that the economy is hemorrhaging and things are tight. But I was wondering:

How cheap is your Boss?

I ask because I realized that my boss is extremely cheap. I mean really cheap.
Now I’m not saying this because I am some disgruntled employed who wants a raise or is unhappy at his job. I like my job, I enjoy it….. Even with the bad days and some crazy customers. But I believe that my boss may be the cheapest B@stard in the entire world.

Let me explain:

Four months ago, one of the only two staplers in my office disappeared. Just disappeared… poof, gone. So I emailed my supplies department and asked for a new stapler. I was told that they would see what they could do for me ????

yuthinkSee what they could do? That should have been my first clue.
One month later I had nothing and called again, again the same response. Two months later I called, sent my fifth email and still… they will see what they can do????

Three months and I was pissed, mad and angry. So I called and sent several not so light hearted emails and the response I got was… “Well let me ask the big boss if it’s ok to order you a new stapler?”

What the hell? Ask the big boss. Why would they bother the big guy about a simple stapler? One more moth passes and it’s now 4 month later no stapler. I called again and ask half heartedly: can I please get a stapler….. This time I was asked: “why do you need two staplers?” I bit flustered I explained that there are three people working here and we share two samplers when we have customers…. We have been getting by with one stapler but it’s hard when we each have a customer and I have to walk over to the other desk to borrow a stapler [ not professional you now ].

Two days later a brander new but very cheap stapler arrive at my office. I couldn’t believe how cheap they were, but that wasn’t even the worst of it. When my manager showed up I told him how hard it was for me to get a stupid stapler, he said “your lucky, the other office had to buy their own stapler”….. What, the employee had to pay for their own supplies? I know, a stapler is not that expensive but Geez….. Give me a break, is that why they took so long to get me a stapler - were they hoping that I would break down and use what little they pay me [ my own money ] to buy a stapler so I could do my job?

I wonder, is your boss cheaper than mine?

Did “Internet” really change the world?

Did the “Internet” really change the world?

I remember when I first realize the potential of the internet - it turns out that I was totally wrong.
It’s amazing, the internet was suppose to change the world. People were talking about how we would live in a better world because the internet would allow us to be a paperless society - save the planet. Or it would make the sharing of information faster so education would grow…. Not.

In the end, the internet brought out one thing - the worst in us.

What brought this all on. I was here at home on my day off. I figure I would take some time to be productive. You know get something’s done. Soon I found myself in front of my laptop - you know to do some bill paying, banking, investing, something productive… nope.

I pulled my eyes away from my laptop screen long enough for slowly focus my eyes to check what time it was… can you believe I spent four [ 4 ] hours online. Want to know what I did….? Nothing productive I can tell you that much. The highlight of my time online was this:

Funny isn’t it. Made me laugh.

But I guess now that I’ve spent another thirty minutes playing on my blog I will buckle down and do some productive work online…. I hope.

Undeserving nobel prize winners Al gore and Obama


The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving....

Irena Sendler

There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive' ... She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German.) Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids..) She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.. During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family.

Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Recently, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize ... She was not selected.

However, Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming and Barack Obama won for a speech on peace.

Powerful message, especially the "cartoon." Let us never forget!

63 years later


Please read the little cartoon carefully, it's powerful

Then read the comments at the end.
I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message.

I hope you'll consider doing the same.

In Memoriam

It is now more than 60 years after World War II in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, 6 million Jews and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned and starved with many of the world’s people looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with extremist Muslims claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because Muslim extremists are trying to do it again.

No you Don't need a Droid FREE cell phone

Really, what a great deal - but no, I don't think you need a Droid cell phone.

No, even if it is a FREE cell phone.....

Yep, that was my opinion - not that it mattered much. Why, Because she [ my wife ] went out and got herself a Droid cell phone. Great it’s a free cell phone at this website - Verizon Wireless Android Sale.

verizon android sale free cell phoneI personally believe that 99 percent of the people who own any kind of "smart" cell phone - do not really need it. In fact most of these people do nothing with these smart phones other than use them as toys. The funny thing is that I watch people with their cell phone, I have two co-workers who have smart phones and they basically use it as a toy at work. They don’t do anything productive at work with their cell phone, they just watch videos, play games and spend their time on facebook. Wow, I remember how smart phones were originally sold as tools for business people so they can stay connected with their business. Today staying connected means keeping up with your facebook and twitter accounts.

I know, everyone loves these cell phones - they can't live without thier smart phone. Oh my we all have to have them. Why? Because your friends have one? Because it’s cool? And do you really need to be online that much? Really, I ask you - do you really need to know what is happening on facebook every minute of the day?

But back to my wife and her FREE Droid cell phone.

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I explained to my wife that all she was doing was getting into a new debt to pay just so she can have this nice status symbol called Droid. She works in and office and has access to a computer [ the internet ] and a phone all day long. She has no need to stay in contact with anyone after work and other than making calls - she never had a need to check her facebook account or the likewise - so why get a Droid cell phone? Why get a 2 yr contract, a high cell phone bill - when I know that she will either not use the phone to it’s full potential in a productive way and if she uses it, it will only be to play online.

The sad thing is, I am the villain, I am wrong for saying that she doesn’t need it. I am old fashion simply because I am being practical. What she doesn’t realize is - that I sell "cell phones" for a living. I see people all day, everyday, who come to my store looking to buy a Droid cell phone - and 90 % of these people only want it because they think everyone else is getting one. I also see more than half of them complain about how expensive it is to own these Droid smart phones.

Now don’t get me wrong - if you can afford it fine. If you really need it [ meaning that you do work as in business with it ] then fine. But if not why get it? Well, in my wife’s case - because it was a FREE cell phone.

It's two days later and my wife is still setting up her free Driod smart phone.
I called her yesterday from work at her office - called her cell phone that is. No one answered - so I left a message.
After waiting 30 minutes I sent her a text message. No response.
I called her on her office line and she picked up. I asked her why she didn't respond to my call and text message on her cell phone - her response: "Oh, I have my cellphone in my purse let me go turn it on." ??????

When I got home late that night my duaghter told me that Mom, my wife, had spent almost two hours playing with her phone.

Update 2 on free cell phone
free smart phoneOk, to be fair [ becuase my wife says I am picking on her ]. The free cell phone [ droid ] she got did come in handy this weekend. I have to say - the free gps that google provides is great. Especially the beta step by step voice direction navigation system. When I sell the phone I always set it up for customers - but this was the only time I could see it in real action. I think it works great.
With other verizon cell phones the gps cost $9.99 a month. So there is one perk.

But like I said before: if you can afford the monthly cost of a smartphone plan and actually use all the functions of a smart phone - fine. But if you don't, even a free cell phone doesn't justify an expensive monthly bill.


Home Insurance - what a SCAM

We all think that insurance is a waste of money - that is until we need it.

A co-worker of mine was telling me how a client of his was getting a large $90,000 dollar check from his home insurance company.

home insuranceApparently the client was home and decided to start cooking his evening meal, then decided to go outside and check on the kids.
He spent a wonderful time playing catch with the kids and then realized that he forgot that he had forgotten about cooking dinner. I guess all that billowing smoke and the flames bursting from his home must have been a clue.
Sadly enough his entire home was burned down to the ground, thankfully no one was hurt in the fire.

Having a house - the great "American" dream.... no one likes paying for house insurance - that is until you need.

I have never really enjoyed anything that has to do with insurance, I simply can not put my head around the idea that we are basically gambling with me having my life turned upside down.
My house, every American has one dream - to own their "Dream Home"... and what is House Insurance for, to protect that dream. Ofcourse house insurance is basically a gamble - the insurance company that covers my house insurance is betting that I never have to call them on that policy. I am betting that the insurance company will pay me if the house insurance is actually needed. Sadly enough I am at a crossroad.
While I don't want to ever have to collect on my "house insurance" I can not help but feel a bit secure knowing that I have it, even if I don't like to pay for it.

My problem today is not so much fear of losing my home, but of losing my "Home Insurance".

State Farm insurance decided that they were getting out of the home insurance business in Florida. Ofcourse that means I being one of their lucky customers have to find a new home insurance carrier before my current policy expires. So where does that leave me, well - it's hurricane season and apparently none of the current insurance companies that still offer home insurance policies in Florida are offering any policies right now.

Why, because of hurricane season. They basically simply close shop every time the weather man reports that there is a new named storm brewing in the ocean. So here I sit waiting, waiting, waiting for someone to send me papers so I can get insurance to protect my dream - my home from the very thing that is keeping me from getting home insurance from these idiotic insurance companies.

Funny, pillow fight of death

Oh I just had to post this, it made me luagh so hard.
It reminded me of real life oddly enough. Did you ever start a simple game or a simple play fight and then you end up getting way out hand.... no really. I remember when I was a kid me and my older sister were play fighting, we had just finished watching some television show that inspired us to "play fight". I don't remember what the show was about, but I remember what happened afterward. We starting play fighting, I got the upper hand and decided to boast how strong I was and how I was going to win. I do not remmber how but I had some how over powered her enough to have her pinned on the ground - [ thinking back she may have planned it that way ].

Some how she destracted me by warning me that she was going to win....

I stopped to gloat and some how she bent her legs and planted her feet on my chest - the next thing I know I was flying across the room and landed upside down with my feet up on the dreser... not funny.

Ofcourse I did get revenge years later...

We were playing football in our apartment and we had this long hallway... she had the ball and I simply could not catch up to her. So when she was about to touch the goal she slowed down, in that very instint I just decided to push her forward.... right into a wall [ ouch...]. but don't feel bad for her, she gave me a punch to the gut as pay back.. Ah brotherly love, isn't great to have family.

funny joke pillow fight of death

Curse you YMCA - I hate you!

Curse you YMCA - I hate you!

I could no longer avoid it, I’ve been telling my wife I had to work - so it made it easy to get out of going with her. Well, today was the day I could no longer say no. I simply had no excuse, off work for the week end, no plans or side work that needed to be done…… Ok honey I will go with you to the YMCA and work out with you….. ???

sebring florida highlandsNo, I am not a lazy slob or a husband that doesn’t want to spend time with his wife - it’s that I am not into all the “exercise” thing and really - I do hate the sun…. I live in Florida and most activities here deal with being outside and being under the sun… can you say “crispy crunchy” sun burn.

So, Saturday morning my wife woke me up early and said the most terrible words I’ve ever heard - “lets go work out” ….. What, this early in the morning!

I have to say though, as hard as it was dragging my sleepy butt across town to work out on all those machines of torture wasn’t so bad as I thought - I even felt good enough to go and spend some time in the pool with my son so he wouldn’t feel left out. But, but with all that said… I still hated the YMCA.

My reasons:
1- the men’s bathroom was set up for perverts and those others guys.
* the showers were all open to everyone, not just to the others in the shower room, but to the whole group in the bathroom / locker room. Give me a break, the women’s bathrooms have dividers, the men’s urinals have dividers - but the showers are open wide…. Pleas don’t drop the soap.

2- It was great, the work out machine’s were completely new and set-up for ease, you followed a pattern around the room to make it simple - but, when I needed to take a bathroom break, I couldn’t find the men’s room in the work out area. I saw 2 signs for women’s bathroom but none for men. I had to go out to the open shower gay bathroom to do my business.

sebring florida highlands county3- I loved the pool, I had a great time with my son - but, yes another but…. The pool was out in the open with no covering to protect you from the sun. While most people are happy with hanging out in the sun getting cancer - I mean sun tan. I on thy other hand hate the sun, I hate it with a passion… so as I sit here typing this my sun burn is throbbing - curse you YMCA…

Dad I hate 3D movies - no don't want to see Prince of Persia

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Oh my God, things are getting weird around here.

It's summer time and my baby girl is in New York and all I have is my little boy for the summer. I'm trying to do my best at finding the money and time to make his summer a fun time. Or atleast, I'm trying to make it that he has a memorable summer so he doesn't feel like his sister had a better time than he did.

So why am I just finding out that my son hates 3D movies. No I'm not kidding - he really hates 3D movies.

I thought he was kidding when he would tell me he wanted to see a movie that just came out but would always say "I want to see that dad, unless it's 3D...."

prince of persia movie reviewI never took him seriously until this last Saturday. Oh my what a scene. He has been talking about wanting to see the movie "Prince of Persia" - yeah not your typical child movie but he was all stoke about. Until we showed up at the movie theater and he didn't want to go in - he started crying and pouting, he was so scared and did not want to see the movie.... worst, he did not believe me that it was not 3d...

I had to put my foot down and force him to be quite and to come and enjoy the movie - once he realized it wasn't a 3D movie he was calm and then relaxed as he enjoyed all the gratuitous violence and action. He told me he loved it and admitted that though he originally wanted to see the movie he said he didn't want to see it because he hates 3D movies. He doesn't want to tell me why he hates it - but he is adamant about it - no 3D movies.

3d movies reviewIt can’t be that he is afraid because this kid of mine is not effected by much - he loves anything that has to do with military and we even watched 5 episodes of that “band of Brothers” HBO movie series and my goodness that has way too much violence - but it didn’t faze him.

So I have no clue to why he hates 3D so much.
This explians why he wanted notyhing to do with the Shriek 3D movie......

Children do strang things to You - Help Me !!!!

It's been a while seen my last confession - oops, I mean post.
I've sort of been busy working [ trying to make up the money I spent on my camping vacation ].
I have also been playing with the kids and yes - loosing my manhood.......

I Have a confession?
You know, I would do anything for my kids.... anything! That is just a given, I believe most Parents would, but in my attempt to help my duaghter learn about money, how to earn it, manage it and start her own business - I learned I have a creative and [ dare I say ] feminine side to me .... Lol...

Yes, I helped my duaghter start her own Jewelry Business [ look honey I spelled "Jewlery" right ... oops ]. And by doing so found that hey, I have sort of have a flare for this [ wow sounds way to girlie ] - I mean a nack for this.

It started with me just helping her build her hobby into a business, then helping her fine tune her skills and then just helping her where ever I could - until I actually started creating pieces and then - on a slow day sitting around the table as my duaghter worked on her jewelry, I got this bright idea. Before I knew it I was sitting right by her building this elaborate [ big word - hope I spelled it right ] necklace. 5 hours later, more than 200 blue seed beads, one long strand wire folded into several layers - I was done with my creation. "Darn" [ pg rating here ] I was proud of my work.

My wife took it to work and sold it in less than 5 minutes of showing it off....

I feel good. But like I said, I find it odd that a grown man is sitting at his dinning room table making jewelry peices... couldn't I be building a motor bike, better yet - restoring a 55 Mustang convertable.

I guess I'll have to wait for my son to be older to make that wish come true.........

Camping Pictures from Kelly Park, Florida

Well, finally got around to developing all the hundreds of camping pictures we took - well, my wife developed them, I just paid for it. Man there were a lot of camping pictures........ can you say expensive!

But here goes... if you like camping, enjoy the pics.
If your thinking of going camping - I say go for it. Camping is the best way to vacation and spend quality time with your family.

A Pictures is a thousand words - here they are..

Nice, and cold slow river
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well, we are in the wild

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enjoying natureflorida camping vacation calm just before they almost drown in the river
camping vacation almost 2 weeks living in that ??
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camping site kelly park one of those stagged pic opps my wife loves
florida campingyears of evolution and I still have trouble making a fire
florida camping vacation I have about 200 pictures from camping, I'd show them all but it's just to much darn work. Hope you enjoyed the pics and yes, the camping site was great - ever want to try it - it's kelly Park in Florida.

Robin Williams has outdone himself.

This ia so cool - I love America!

Robin Williams portrays the American flag.
Robin Williams has outdone himself.

Funny - PC support call

Caller : Hi, our printer is not working.

Customer Service: What is wrong with it?

Caller : Mouse is jammed.

Customer Service: Mouse? Printers don't have a mouse you idiot!

Caller: Mmmmm??.. Oh really?... I will send a picture.

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Kelly Park Apopka florida - Camping 2010

Camping, it's the best family bonding experience!

camping apopka florida kelly parkThis years Florida Camping vacation was filled with thrills, fun and even life threatening danger - that's right, if you thought camping was a dull experience - hey, we proved you wrong.

This year we went Camping, the family - we left the dog behind [ yea ! ] and we packed up all our gear and we hit the road. When we got there I was worried about the weather - and yes it rained like no tomorrow the first night and the next day - I thought my tent was going to float away. But after surviving the torrential down pour the sun came out and the fun began.

As always the family saw nature - a bit too close for my taste. The squirrels were everywhere and the raccoons kept coming around at all hours of the night every night [ but we learned by this time how to store our food and keep it away from their reach ]. The river was freezing cold - I mean cold - my nieces lips were blue but that didn't stop her from going into the water or eating, eating and eating.

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We did several miles of walking and biking, we even bought my son a fishing rod so he could pretend to go fishing - it was the funniest thing in the world, you would have thought that he really expected to catch something with only a tinny rubber wheel on the end of his Disney "Cars" fishing rod as bait.

But you ask - what about the "Danger" the "life threatening experience"?....

Well, the family wasn't satisfied with just camping, as if sleeping in the woods with the only thing separating you from the wild is a thin layer of material and the possibility that you could just simply walk into a - say, a bear, an alligator, even a pissed off raccoon is bad enough.... But no, not my family, they wanted to go canoeing - great....

camping fishing florida apopkaTo make a long story short, I didn't go because I was chicken and my five year old said he wasn't going because he was afraid that the boat would turn over. Well, my son was right - the canoe trip was a disaster - first there was the snake in the canoe, then the trees, the bushes, the branches slapping them in the face, and it was a ten mile trek. The funny part was my sister in-law who told me she peed on herself because the trip was so long - the danger you ask .... My brother-in-law hit a branch and the boat turned over, my daughter, my 5 yr old niece went over with him. Considering they told me they saw alligators just before they turned over - scared was not what they felt, terrified is what they were. They told me that they will never go canoeing ever, ever, ever again. But I don't believe them.

The scariest part of all was the story Roxy one of the rangers told us - as we told her about the horrifying experience with the canoe turning over, she told us a even more frightening mishap. Apparently an elderly couple on this same canoe trip had decided to stop at one of the canoe kelly park apopka florida campingso called rest areas in the river [ which was only a cleared area with a fire pit and two benches ]. According to Roxy - the couple took a short nap at the rest area and awoke to find themselves surrounded by alligators. They stood very still until all the alligators decided they had enough sun and left one by one - Ahhhh! I would have been eaten alive because my wife would have simply freaked out and would have made it known to the gators that lunch was available - me...........

kelly park florida apopka camp groundAll in all, it was a fun experience that I enjoyed with my family. I had a wonderful time bonding with the kids and interesting enough - it always felt like I enjoyed a deep sleep and the nights seemed to last forever. But that doesn't mean I wasn't tired from all the walking, running,swimming, playing and all the fun I had. Besides, who do you think carried all thier stuff around - man I need another vacation.......
link to kelly park at this post: Kelly Park Apopka Florida

Who's afriad of the dark - Me, keep that Darn Light on !!!!

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You go girl - get that Tan, so sexy ... gruff..

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Yep, we had BINGO night !

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The LAZY way to wash dishes

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Yes Blankets - It was COLD at night

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