Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Whatever your opinion... there is still hope for this nation

So Trump won.
Hurray for the little guy!

Why do I say that? I'll tell you why...

This election still proves that the PEOPLE'S voice still works in this nation. Even when media/entertainment/global voices go after someone and prop the person they like up it all still comes down to the individuals in this nation.

Like Trump or hate Trump, the structure that the founding father's built is still works like a charm.

I will give Trump the benefit of the doubt as he starts out... Just like I gave Obama after he won (even though I thought Obama didn't have enough experience and I didn't vote for him).

I didn't like the way he ran this nation but I didn't act like a baby and say things like 'he's not my president'.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Don't act so surprised...

So yesterday all over the news was the"shocking" story of how Trump would not back Paul Ryan or even John McCain....
... really?

This is neither shocking nor surprising since Trump is WHERE HE IS because of voter disdain for the establishment.

This falls right in line with his platform.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday Stuff

  • Just got back from Walt Disney World this week. This is the 5th Disney trip in the last 2 years. I think we are done for a while (with a baby on the way).
  • Did you know that all the US flags up and down Main Street USA at Disney are not real? If you have a flag you have to either take it down at night or have it lit at night. To get around this, the flags on main street have a missing stripe or star. Clever...
  • One final word on Disney. If you ever go, follow this SUPER IMPORTANT advice: For each day you plan on being in the parks, take a day off in between to hang out relaxing. Every time we go we are burning the candle at both ends and we need a vacation after our vacation.
  • I'm not sure why the price of gas went back up, the price of an barrel of oil is still super low.
  • I got a booth at Ushicon this last weekend in Round Rock. Small convention but I did pretty good. It's nice to actually make money at smaller conventions.
  • I was thinking about closing up business once again at the end of the year. Typically, it appears this will be a first year with the business showing a profit.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Thoughts

  • At Sams they were air fresheners called 'Life Scents'. Ewwwwww.
  • Once A.I becomes a reality, I think the first real practical use (to help humanity) would be to use them in stop lights at intersections... think about it. How much more efficient and speedy would it be?! Do it!
  • Someone was having fun with the dinosaurs at Walmart...

  • We got my Wife's cousin an At-At for Christmas... and the circle continues...

  • This is the static warning at Costco's gas pumps... very artsy... 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Beef Jerky, Chocolates, Nuts, Oh my!

No, this is not a paid advertisement. I just love this place and have to tell you about it. When my wife and I go to Oklahoma to visit Choctaw Casino we make a stop just inside the Oklahoma border just North of Dennison (Texas) to a place called the Peanut Shoppe. Oh man!

They have fudge, peanuts of every kind, chocolate, and mixture of all those together in various formats. They have candy, jellies, and (my favorite) beef jerky.

The beef jerky is what it is all about for me. It is one of the top 2 beef jerkies I have ever tried. One year at work my co worker and me kept a log on a whiteboard of various beef jerkies we would go out and find. We would rate them. The top 2 on the list were The Peanut Shoppe's jerky and Clint and Sons Black Label jerky.

Anyway, I thought I just put a bug in your ear if you are looking on loading up on goodies, try this place out. They have a website so you can check out their stuff and order online too BUT it's best to just call them up and order over the phone. The beef jerky is NOT listed on their site so you have to ask for it via phone.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


The catch up post...

It's been a while, eh? Strangely not much has changed since my last post (of un-substance) back a little more than a year ago. Even then, that post didn't say much other than monkey's are cool. Here is what has happened:
  1. Finished up some botched oral surgery pain (thank goodness for steroids)!
  2. Went to Disneyland last May.
  3. Visited family in Denver in July.
  4. Had a Kickstarter for a Zombie game Chris and I made (it failed).
  5. Went to Disney World October (I'm still working on a recap post on my AccordingToWhim blog.
  6. Got irritated at how Blogger is messing up my post formatting.
  7. Got a promotion at work and started working in Fort Worth.
  8. Got another promotion at work and moved back to working in Decatur.
  9. Started a vending machine business.
  10. Got so irritated at the Dallas Comicon people (my 2nd biggest set of events for my business) that I swore them off completely and don't do their shows anymore.
  11. Chris and I did several shows for the business through out the first of the year but they ALL stunk (except AnimeFest). We have abandoned the idea of doing tons of shows (since we loose money). We did have nice trip to Arkansas for a couple of shows though.
  12. Started using a Wells Fargo Mortgage Rewards credit card for ALL my needs (and have nicely racked up some mortgage credits).
  13. Took my mom along with us to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags last year. First time she has been there in... idk, 30 years?
  14. I started collecting (digitally) all the Disney Park audio. It's become an obsession!
I'm sure there was tons of other little things but those were the biggies.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Secret of Monkey Island Gifs

So I was digging through some old discs and found these gems. I got these off the interwebs many many moons ago. Enjoy!

Three-headed monkey

Herman Toothrot

Monkey Dancing

Monkey Swinging

Murray the talking head

The Navigating Head

The Governers

Just a static shot... beautiful.

Humm. Getting a Pirates of the Caribbean vibe here...

Who can resist these fantastic graphics?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Some Harry Potter 'questions'

There are plot holes so large you could drive a truck through them. Here are a few in 'question format':

  • If Fudge would not believe Harry in the Goblet of Fire that Voldermort was back, why not just look into his memory (like Harry and Dumbledore do on many occasions to many different people's memories)?
  • Why didn't Harry just kill Voldermort on the many occasions when he had the chance? Harry knew what the score was and that nothing would end till one of the them was dead.
  • When Harry and Dumbledore apperate back at the castle after Dumbledore is weakened and they heard others coming (and Dumbledore seemed to already know what was going to happen)... why didn't they apperate back out?
  • That bothers me too. Dumbledore always acted as if his death was apart of a plan and you never really knew if he died or not cause of the way he kept talking. In the end he did die and for no apparent purpose or plan. It was kinda dumb.
  • If the luck potion and the timeturner were both so powerful why weren't they used at REALLY critical moments of Voldermort's rise? For that matter why didn't Dumbledore keep the Sorcerer's stone (or a potion of it) too?
I understand these were 'kids' books written by an a first time writer but there were some big holes there...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Funny things my mom says...

  • DW-40 = WD40
  • UBS = USB
  • On the line = Online
  • Matt = Nathan