Friday, February 27, 2009

The new combat zone!

Have you noticed the increased number of people who use their shopping carts to block six feet or more of the meat display case at the grocery store?

sofa, couch, or divan?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rooty starts chemo again tomorrow (Friday).

Four of Rooty's lymph nodes have swollen again and the pathology shows that the cancer is back.

1. Rooty loves going to the vet, really, really love it.

2. There are no abnormal cells in his blood, a very good sign.

3. Not all lymph nodes are involved, also a very good sign.

He begins a "Rescue Protocol" -- that sounds terrible but it just means that we switch to different drugs.

Almost 100% of dogs with lymphoma have a recurrence after a period of remission -- because they do not try to cure the cancer in dogs, just send it into remission.

He looks fine, he feels fine, and he's playful. He exhibits no symptoms of the disease.

Let me repeat. He LOVES going to the vet (or we would not be doing this).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Why does this guy wear scrubs?

Just in case he has to operate during an episode?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

If I'm wrong, I apologize.

The dogs and I went to the country on Sunday.

On the way back, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a Missouri Adopt a Highway sign.

It's at the end of the eastbound on-ramp from Grand Ave to I-44 East.

The sign says that the trash along the freeway will be picked up by the Missouri School for the Blind.

This might be politically incorrect, but does this sound like a really good idea.

Someone from St. Louis let me know if I'm wrong about what the sign says.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The freebie books are in the mail.

They were all sent Priority Mail so you should receive yours in a few days.

The book is still not selling at a discount at I do not know why.

Both versions are discounted at
Barnes &

Thanks you for your interest. Jim

Does Vaw Kiwmew want to be govewnow of New Mexico ow head of the twibe?

This is fun. Waste time. Convert any web page into one of eight dialects!
CHICK HERE or on the image.

Friday, February 20, 2009

As usual, I is confused!

Does Val Kilmer want to be governor of New Mexico or head of the tribe?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I do not care about the Loch Ness monster!

Or Big Foot!

The only purpose either serves is to keep the History Channel from being the all Nazi Channel.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I has the book!

The good news: The Post Office supplies the mailing envelopes for free.

The bad news: The Post Office supplies the mailing envelopes for free.

Whenever the envelopes arrives, I will send the books!

(Yes, I know you can get them at the local post office. I wiped out its supply sending copies to book stores. Sorry.)

Monday, February 16, 2009

The new shade of stupid

I know someone who has worked for the same company for 30 years.

About a month ago she got a new boss.

She thought he was a creep and didn't know what he was doing.

She quit.

Friday night, he stayed late at the office. He having relations with one of the female employees in his department. Not in his office, but in the lounge. No one else was in the building, except the security guys watching the security cameras -- including the two in the lounge.

Hopefully the tape will make it to youtube!

He was fired today.

I do not know about the woman -- but she probably has one hell of a sexual harassment case!

I told you it was a new shade of stupid!

Take two aspirins, not kidding, then waste time.

Happy Monday Waste of Time: CLICK HERE

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Don't buy the book!

For those of you who did not want free copies (go figure), I have added the links to the book's product detail pages on


Amazon has not posted the cover image -- it takes them a few days.

More importantly, amazon has not applied its usual hefty discounts to the retail prices.

(The book is available at a discount on
barnes & And, oddly enough, at


The free copies should me in the mail towards the end of next week.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The shopping cart before the horse.

For reasons that I cannot explain, the book is for sale. This is interesting since the proof copies just arrived this evening and I have not, you know, actually proofed them. I have to approve them before the book is printed.

Anyway, part of the first chapter can be read online at the link below. Longtime readers will recognize that I used an old blog post to spice up the first chapter.

Note to those of you who requested a free copy: I have the labels printed and ready to go as soon as the books arrive.

Monday, February 09, 2009

I plagiarized this!

The Southern Illinois University Plagiarism Committee has been accused of copying the definition of plagiarism in the university's new plagiarism policy from Indiana University without citing IU, according to a January article in the Chronicle of Higher Education last week.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

It's that time of year yet again!

The Orthodox Epiphany

A really good argument for separation of church and state!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

We have a winner!

Cell phone held to ear by shoulder.
Combing hair.
Welcome to I-270!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Today is mine birthday!

Except for cake, I don't make much over it.

I am going to spend most of the day trying to rationalize why yesterday's car accident was not my fault. This will not be easy since I did hit the other car. Fortunately, I was going very slow (less than 5 mph). If I had not heard the thump, I would not have know I hit the other guy. My airbags did not deploy, which is good. On the other hand, the sensors that are supposed to squeal when I'm about to hit something did not squeal, which is bad. They scream every time I get within 12 feet of the trash can so I do not know why they were silent. The thump did not even wake the dogs and no one was hurt.

I did not get a ticket, but it did crack my bumper.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Super Bowl ads

youtube has all of the Super Bowl ads.

Click on VOTE NOW.

As you move your mouse over images, the brand will appear bottom left. Click image to see ad.

You do not need to vote when ad finishes, just click any place on the black.

A better mousetrap might be next...

Last night, I dreamed that if you put your clothes on the conveyor belt at the airport security checkpoint it irons them. A pair of pants -- perfect crease. Wrinkled shirt -- even comes out folded. Socks -- flat as pancakes. Altogether, not really a bad idea.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Beyond useless

It's a site of people putting objects in front of their faces.
That's all.