Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just so you know I'm not a TOTAL Football ignoramus...

MIZZOU beat Northwestern 30-23 in the Alamo Bowl in overtime last night...
(this is Tif sitting in the stands when she bought me tickets to see MIZZOU play K-State, we were a bit eager and arrived early, she's a good girlfriend!)

DAVID<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PARTIAL Football ignoramus!

Echidna approved...

My journal got a hit from Australia. How fun is that? I like to think it was instigated by a 'outdoorsy' type that took their wireless laptop out into the bush and was banging around on-line. Then they smelled smoke and noticed a nearby wildfire and had to run back to their vehicle to escape the flames leaving their laptop open and running on a rock. Along comes an echidna fleeing the approaching fire. It runs across the keypad of the laptop in just the right combination to call up my Journal and log a hit from Australia. The echidna pauses for a bit to marvel at the colorful layout on the computer screen before it continues it's flight from the approaching brush fire. Wow that's impressive, my journal is being read by an illiterate nocturnal toothless egg-laying spiny anteater. That's got to be a first...

David<~~~~~~~~~~~HUGE following from the order Monotremata!

Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm watching SuperBad, I'm supposed to be packing for my Vacation tomorrow. This is a picture of a faerie that I drew on my first laptop using PAINT. I went to Arby's and got some dinner. Lots of potato cakes. 3 packages. I'm a potato cakes kind of a guy. Potato cakes are good, I'm pretty sure if that if Hamas had potato cakes, Israel would not bomb them. That is because potato cakes rule the world. They are the secret rulers of the world. There are handshakes you have to learn in order to eat potato cakes. Secret handshakes. I have to take Snooky over to Tif's sister's house. She is going to watch the D O G while I'm in Florida. I'm going to miss my dog. But I can buy potato cakes while I'm on vacation in Florida. They do have Arby's in Florida don't they? I hope so. Otherwise Israel might bomb Florida. Potato cakes for world peace. Tonight MIZZOU is playing in a Bowl Game. I have NO CLUE who they are playing or the name of the Bowl Game. I bet they sell potato cakes at the concession stands. That is because potato cakes rule the world...

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~McLovin Potato Cakes!

We fly tomorrow...

I have a lot to do before the GF and I fly to Florida tomorrow. Cleaning, laundry, packing, dog sitting preperation, Christmas Tree removal...

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~BUSY BOY!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

David cracks a funny...

THE SCENE: The backroom of a Bookstore somewhere in St. Louis

(from the background of various comments being made around a breakroom table this is heard)

BOOKSELLER, "My mother said I was the prettiest girl in school"

SARCASTIC STORE MANAGER, "Were you home schooled?"

(the sound of laughing, snorting and high five's from the around the breakroom table, and they retell the joke over and over again as Booksellers wander by)

[and for the record the Bookseller is a nice pretty girl who thought the joke was hilarious]

DAVID<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sarcastic Store Manager!

Monday, December 22, 2008

One of my favorite Christmas songs...

by The Pogues

It was christmas eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me,
wont see another one
And then he sang a song
To rare old mountain dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
Ive got a feeling
This years for me and you
So Happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old
When I first took your hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway's waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing Galway Bay
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas Day

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead
on a drip in that bed
You scumbag,
you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing Galaway Bay
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas Day

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with me own
Cant we get on alone
I've built my dreams around you

(it sounds a bit rough, but to hear the Pogues sing it, will bring a tear to your eye, and I changed some of the lyrics to the way I hear them sing it, the official lyrics seem to contradict me...)

DAVID<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rambling Boy of Pleasure! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43KhJZhWbKI&feature=related

(Fiesta is tacked on at the end...BONUS!)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

OK, how cool is this?

I added a 'Gadget' that keeps track of where the visitors to my Journal are from! I just got visited by someone from The Netherlands and from China! How cool is that?

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PRIME TIME BABY!

I went by the last KB Toys store in St. Louis last night

Tif was watching her neice last night and after work we took her to the Mills Mall to look at the last KB Toy Store in the STL area. As District Manager I opened this store and it is the last store of my old District to remain open. It is in full Closeout mode and all the toys are currently 40% off. I was worried that I would be upset to see another of my old stores going under but it was ok. Sad but this is part of life. Makes me want to work harder to make sure MY current store is doing well and the people that work there continue to have a job. I work with a good group of people, educated, nice, friendly folks. I work hard to make sure it stays that way. At my store we take care of our Customers and achieve the Company Goals. That is the only employment insurance I can give to my co-workers, and it will have to do.


(and prouder still of what we accomplish at my current store ::wink::)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

'BURP!' ::scratches butt::

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's 12:51am and I'm watchig Mad Max

I just finished eating my Microwave Hamburger (::shrugs:: I'm a health nut), and I found MAD MAX on Cable. So now I'm going to watch this movie and fall asleep on the couch. I have already set my alarm for 5am for work in the morning. All in all I have a good life. Nite~


Monday, December 15, 2008

A typical conversation between myself and my dog SNOOKY...


(Snooky runs towards me and sits as close as she can)


(Snooky jumps up onto the sofa on my left side and sits next to me facing away, looking at me over her shoulder desperatly waiting for me to say the word 'treat')

"Are you a good girl?"

(Snooky looks at me with her ears down)

"Good girl?"

(Snooky leans close to smell my breath to find out what I've been eating)

"Are you a good Witch or are you a bad Witch?"

(Snooky spins in a circle and gets excited)

"Are you a good Witch or a bad Witch?"

(Snooky leaps off the sofa and runs towards her rope chewie toy)

"Get it get it get it"

(Snooky vigorously shakes her rope chewie toy)

"Bring it here!"

(Snooky runs over to me without her rope chewie toy and jumps on the sofa)

'Where is it? Where's the toy?"

(Snooky never slows and leaps down off the sofa, runs back to her rope chewie toy and shakes it some more)

"Do you want a treat?"

(Snooky leaps up onto the sofa and thumps me on the chest with her front paws enough to hurt)


(Snooky tries to run up my chest)

"I don't understand you Snooky, what are you trying to say?"

(Snooky drapes herself across my chest and tries to lick my face)

"I don't understand DOG, I wish you could speak English"

(Snooky runs across my lap stomping on all the wrong places and sprints to the kitchen to look at her Doggie Treat jar)

"I don't know what you are trying to tell me!"

(Snooky runs back into the room and thumps the ground in front of me with both of her front paws)

"What do you want?"

(Snooky thumps the ground with both of her front paws)

"Do you want a treat?"

(Snooky runs in a circle around the coffee table, jumps up on the sofa, back down again and makes a 'harumph' sound and thumps the ground with both of her front paws)





"OK, lets get you a treat..."

(Snooky beats me into the Kitchen and spins in circles underneath the Doggie Treat jar)

"Is this it? Is this your treat?"



(Snooky chases the treat I have tossed into the hall, scoops it up on a run and takes it to the living room in front of the TV, lays down, holds the treat down with her front paws and chews off a piece)

"Who's a good girl?"

(Snooky ignores me and eats her treat)

"Who's a good girl?"

(Snooky looks sideways at me as she scarfs down her treat)

"Good girl!"

(Snooky finishs her treat and runs towards me and sits as close to me as she can)

"Are you a good girl?"

and so it goes...

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~needs to buy more Doggie Treats!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


How I spent my day off...

This is me working on my Christmas Cards while visiting the Missouri Botanical Gardens on Sunday 12/14/08. Thoughtful pose...

Tif and I spent the afternoon at The Missouri Botanical Gardens. They had their Christmas Train Display set up, and any excuse to take pictures of toy trians is good for me (editor's note: As I type this my Gecko is walking across the front of her glass Vivarium, she's taking her evening stroll). I've uploaded a few pics I took to my Journal. The remaining pics (and that is substantial) I have loaded to my Webshots site. The link is at the bottom of this entry. I just finished watching "Liza with a 'Z', it's her TV Special from 1972, that lady can sing! I'm now watching 'CHICAGO', the musical with Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and suprisingly Richard Gere. My dog SNOOKY is sitting next to me on the sofa. She is also watching TV. She is always 1 second away from wanting to play tug with her rope toy. Life is a Cabaret old chum, come to the Cabaret! I love musicals... http://community.webshots.com/user/davidasinstl

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~can't sing but CAN DANCE!

I'll give you a dollar if you can tell me who this is...


I am SUCH a sucker for love stories

Hello Faithful Readers, I just finished watching 'Dan In Real Life' for the first time. Great movie! I love love stories...

David<~~~~~~~hopeless romantic

Saturday, December 13, 2008

KB TOYS files for banruptcy again and plans to close it's remaining 400 stores....

I worked for KB TOYS for 14 years. It is very personal for me to see them finally go under. I still walk past all the old locations here in St. Louis and remember who worked there and the good times we had. Thank You KB TOYS, you will be missed.

Bankrupt KB Toys Cleared to Liquidate - AOL Money & Finance

DAVID<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~very sad!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This is entitled TRACES and it was painted by John Agnew, one of my favorite artists!


I am watching the Federal News Conference live. They have arrested Gov. Blagojevich for trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President Elect Barack Obama. The countdown has started to how soon the Right Wing Nutjobs and FOX News will try and tie this to Barack himself. Let the wild accusations begin...

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Obama supporter!




Let me elaborate on FOOTBALL

Most of my friends cannot believe that I am following MIZZOU Football so closely. I don't even know the rules to the game. All during College I had the utmost disdain for Football Players and the mindless Alumni that funded them. ::shrugs:: I miss my buddy Pablo and I suspect that I am replacing my College memories of Paul with generalized MIZZOU hysteria. LOL. In college (at K-State and later at MIZZOU) I had some nasty run-in's with College Football Players and their criminal behavior. Rape, Assualt, Grade fixing, the usual stuff. It is NOT a good idea to live on the Dorm Floor that most of the College Football Players live on, you end up knowing WAY too much. So for years I hated Football players in general because of what I saw go on in College. Now, I'm watching MIZZOU football every time they play and I have stickers on my car... I even went to a game in person (and am planning to see the MIZZOU/Nebraska game next year), just goes to show, you never know...

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MIZZOU FAN!

Friday, December 5, 2008


It's December in St. Louis, so you know what that means!

::lays down on my kitchen floor and flaps my arms and legs::

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~making linoleum angels!

(I miss my buddy Pablo, I wish he would call me back)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

+++++++TWEEDLE DAVE!++++++++

I'm off today and I just finished watching "Made In Sheffield". It's a Documentary on the Electronic Music Scene from Sheffield England from the 80's featureing bands like The Human League, ABC, Heaven 17, and Cabaret Voltaire. Speaking of, I'm listening to "Here To Go" by Cabaret Voltaire, and "Don't Argue" is about to start playing on my turntable. Yes, I said turntable, I'm OLDE. I own records, and I still listen to them (some of the recordings I have will NEVER be transferred to CD). It's like being in a time machine, in my head at this very moment I'm dancing in my Dorm Room in Manhattan Kansas and all my college neighbors are convinced that I'm an alien from another planet...those were good times. I did not then, nor do I now, want to be like everyone else. They can have their Def Leppard and Ratt...::keeps dancing in my head::

Yesterday I was talking with the girlfriend on my way home from work and I ended up stuck in traffic at a dead stop near a train overpass and the passing train was SO LOUD. When the traffic started moving again I could see the train in my rear view mirror stretching car after car onto the horizon. I said, "That's why it was so loud, it's hauling coal, a huge long train FULL of coal". The girlfriend replies, "It must be delivering the presents for your Christmas Stocking" ::rim shot::

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~loves me some Tiffany!



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I get to see my Nephew on New Year's Eve!

I am fired up! Tif and I are flying down to Ft. Myers to visit with the FAMILY over New Year's Eve. I get to see my brand new shiney Nephew Conner (and my Parents, and my sister-in-law Dana, and I suppose my brother Mark). Mark just emailed me to confirm that we are exchanging Christmas presents in Florida (I promised presents for Conner, Mark-not so much). I kid I kid...

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~almost Vacation Time!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The OBAMA Birth Certificate Controversy is a non-issue fabricatded by Right-Wing Nutjobs

I love the Internet, any old crazy can say whatever the heck they want and a different crazy can then quote the first crazy and use that to convince other crazies of whatever they can get away with. Our President Elect Barack Obama IS a Natural Born Citizen and IS our future President. The Conspiracy Nutjobs should spend their time on Area 51 and the Moon Landing...

David<~~~~~~~~~~~~NOT falling for the OBVIOUS smear campaign by Right Wing Nutjobs!
(I already had to fend off one of the afore mentioned 'crazies' from posting their dribble on my blog, Sorry Nutjobs, go find bandwidth somewhere else to spread your lies...DAS)
David<~~~~~~~~~~~~NOT falling for the OBVIOUS smear campaign by Right Wing Nutjobs!
(it needed saying again)