ENTRY 0012, April 23, 2004
For those of you who regularly follow my blog, The
room floor is about 3/4/ done. For those of you who do not regularly
my blog, I have pulled up the sticky-back press-on-type floor tiles in
kitchen and dining rooms and am replacing them with real tile.
tiles that are cemented in place and grouted. Tough work, but
worth the effort. It will be beautiful, once it's done. But
now the floor is partially covered with tiles and the refrigerator is
in the living room, along with our dining booth. This renders
rooms basically uninhabitable. It will remain so for about a week.
For those of you who look at dates on blogs and
to yourselves "Geez, Walt, you talked about this in your last blog, and
was two weeks ago. What the hell is taking so long????", two
First, I am an Owen Male. The Owen Male is a unique subheading of
Standard Male. The Owen Male often has many projects going at
Some of these projects may have been "going" for years.
Owen Males are well known for starting projects, then taking forever to
getting around to finishing them, if ever. So, being 3/4 done at
is right on schedule. If I were to follow Typical Owen Male Form,
would leave it like this for six months to a year (possibly longer),
eventually get back to finishing the job some time in the distant
No, not me, not now. I will have this job done within a
couple of weeks, depending on drying time, or strike
me dead (which Sheila will do, if I don't...)
Second, we went to Colorado for a few days.
went around my old stomping grounds, visited Royal Gorge and Garden of
Gods. It was a nice break. Of course, I could not get the
done while 800 miles away. So, I have an excuse. I have
added a few pictures to whet your appetite.
The remainder will be on our travel page shortly.
Back to this whole Owen Male thing. I am still an
Male in many, many ways. First, we pulled up the carpet in the
room about 5 years ago. After an intensive week of sanding,
staining, sealing and waxing, the underlying hardwood floor was
beautiful. All that was needed was a paint job on the walls and
of the baseboards, and the room would be done. I got the painting
about a year ago, and I finally replaced the baseboards about a month
I got it done, just not in a really timely manner. That is
Owen Male Way. I'm working on improving it, but it would be
without Sheila. She is the one who kicks me in the complacency.
why the tile is actually going to be done less than a month from start
On to another subject. Protein. Body fluids often contain
them. For example, a human male will produce about a tablespoon of
semen with each ejaculation. It contains a large amount of
protein. In addition, the human body contains about a gallon of
blood. Blood also contains a fairly large amount of protein. I
bring this up for a simple reason. President Clinton was
impeached for lying about spilling around a tablespoon of protein-laden
body fluid. Now, we are not even considering impeaching Bush, and
he lied about WMD's and spilled 700+ GALLONS of protein-laden body
Clinton - 1 tablespoon, nobody hurt. Not even a little bit.
Bush - 700 gallons, 700 soldiers killed. (this is doesn't include
the 9000 or so Iraqi civilians accounted for at:www.iraqbodycount.net )
It just doesn't make sense. Oh, wait, yes it does. In our current
climate of sexual repression, any amount of violence is acceptable,
while no amount of sexuality is... So, it's okay to kill 10,000
people, but not okay to get a blowjob. Hell, it's not okay to see
Janet Jackson's breast, complete with steel pastie, on national TV...
God we are so fucking backwards!
Anyway, what's new?
-Bush is still a lying moron, and his people are covering for him, big
-Even more information is coming out that seems to indicate that Bush
didn't care about Al Qaeda too much. Not until September 11th,
-We have lost a WHOLE BUNCH of soldiers in Iraq this month. This
the heaviest montly loss since Bush played pilot and strutted around an
carrier declaring the war over. Apparently, there are some people that
hate us over there, despite what the president might wish.
-A person was fired for taking pictures of the coffins coming into
AFB. Of course the adminstration does not want to show
this. For the average American, hearing
twenty soldiers were killed is a lot easier to take than seeing twenty
coffins... It's so much easier for the administration to get away
with stuff if they don't have bothersome images floating around...
-We still have two working rovers on Mars. That is still Too Cool
-Republicans are questioning John Kerry's war record, wondering if he
earned the medals he received. Let me get this straight. The guys
support Bush are questioning Kerry's war record. Questioning
war record. Kerry's WAR record. That means a record earned
fighting in a WAR. They support Bush, who DID NOT GO TO WAR, who
HIS DAD TO GET HIM INTO THE NATIONAL GUARD TO AVOID SERVICE IN A WAR,
WENT AWOL FOR A FULL YEAR FROM THIS CUSHY GIG, who CAN'T GIVE US ONE
OF PROOF TO BACK UP HIS ASSERTION THAT HE ACTUALLY SERVED DURING THE
IN QUESTION, these people have the audacity to wonder if one of Kerry's
PURPLE HEARTS was not actually a wound that deserved a purple heart or
Did Bush earn even one purple heart? Did Bush even put
in harm's way? Did Bush even serve his obligation to the United
And these people feel they can question Kerry. I will let
question Kerry right after they ask Bush the following questions while
under oath. "Mr. Bush, when was the last time you took cocaine, in any
"Mr. Bush, What is the name of the girl you got pregnant and then got
an abortion in 1972, in Texas, where it was illegal?" and
personal favorite "Mr. Bush, why did you let Osama Bin Laden's family
this country on September 12th, 2001, without interrogating them to
what information they might have been able to provide?"
-The FCC has suddenly become even more puritanical. Pink
has a song called "money". There is a line that goes as follows:
"Money, it's a hit,
Don't give me that goody good bullshit."
This song has played on the radio, unedited since the 1970's.
for the first time, the "Shit" was blanked out. We are going too
How long before they try to censor this webpage because it has naughty
My students are working on posters. The 8th graders are writing
a planet, the 7th graders are writing about a geologic time period.
are doing quite well.
Well, I gotta run.