Misunderstandings - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

For once in my life I was not involved. A hundred times I have done stuff... said things... sometimes they were taken out of context... sometimes the listener plain contorted my meaning... but mostly I shoved a foot in my mouth with no intentions of malice ... and tonight I see the results of a misunderstanding hurting 2 different people...

one feels betrayed the other feels the same... I think they just went a little too fast and lost touch with each other...

this is a hardware thing... one guy was building a ton of stuff... on the track to a cool mod...writing his software as he went along...somehow a different software project was invited to include this hardware...

I think the second software project wanting to become involved with the hardware is major complement ... but the original author feels differently...

I was kinda hoping this hardware would go places.... big time places...
so folks... if anyone can think of something gimme a yell... or if maybe you feel up to some hardware design...




 



bored? - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

if so then take a look here....
http://ledtriks.21.forumer.com/index.php

it is on it's way to being fun... check out the videos....

then if you are brave... check out the software... and notice where it is hosted....

ohhh and they say it is going to cost about $60 to make....




 



Im at the give up stage.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

last augest we started a dialog with a woman about a house we liked... after nearly 8 months I think I give up.... 10 years ago she had a realtor look at the house and tell her it was worth 90 k...


so here it is 10 years later with no one living in the house... the porch is falling off... the roof is only a memory... and well the electric wouldnt power my computer rack without a serious update... I think it has a 50 amp service...
the porch footing left at some point years ago... which means a major tear off... and major work....

so the poor woman is of the opinion the house should be worth nearly 150k... did I mention no heat or air conditioning... ohhh yeah and zero insulation...

without going into detail... we most likely will not get the house...
ohh well... so much for a cool halloween place....






 



an update.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

okay... well things arnt done yet.... mommie goes in tomorrow ( monday) to have the shunt removed... the grape sized kidney stone got lasered last tuesday... and we kinda hope it will start being better soon...

the dryer caught on fire wednesday... well after 15 years of good service I guess one little fire isnt such a big deal... there was no damage.... other than the dryer of course... ohhh and my hand... I got a small burn.... funny how something like a dryer just doesnt scream "be careful" ...

lets see....work has been on the slow down side... until last monday... then I found out I only have till the end of the month on this job... I have new one to go to .... arggggg it took 4 months of hard work to get to the easy point...

I have no way to describe this woman to anyone... she is an inspiration to everyone she met... then she left all of us to find our own way... she died a week ago tomorrow... I came home monday night hopped into the shower chop-chop getting ready to go to the hospital to visit her... we got the phone call as I got out of the shower...becky home-echie... dear woman... rest easy... and know I will never forget you.... now and then a person come into your life and shines... becky home-echie I can never replay you for the smiles you gave me and my family...I can only offer anything I have to help your family...

in life you go along every now and then you met someone ... someone who's company is easy to enjoy... sammie... you dear lady ... I never got to know you well... being mommie's aunt was reason enough to love you... I will miss you...

the mommie's uncle I never met also passed in the last week....


so to sum things up... 1 fellow I never met... 2 women I loved... for a total of 3 deaths... they say these things come in threes... mommie isnt much better... work is getting ready to be not easy soon...

Im in good health... but mommie isnt... it is hard when your bestest friend is under the weather... when she hurts I cant do anything... it is hard so see her pain...

so thats the update for today... sunday march 18 2007




 



some days just have to suck... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

today is going to me one of them for me... the boss/wife in in the hospital... dunnno if it is going to be a single day thing... or a couple of days... I am stalling right this moment not wanting to know...

she is not in life threating trouble... just a painful kidney stone that has to be removed...

soooo... on to endure the endless waiting...I know others here have much worst health issues... and I am not trying to make light of their troubles... it just sucks to wait endlessly and then pay thru the nose for less than good care...

thunderbird banner hospital is and was a melting pot of all the things I see wrong with todays phoenix... we sat for 4 and 1/2 hours before I asked if my wife fell thru the cracks... everyone agrees kidney stones are not a fun way to spend time... so we sat and sat... I spoke to a supervisor then after 5 hours they took blood and urine samples...

on a side note take names...
I went to the front desk asked for the ladies name... then her supervisors name writing both down as she replied... in less than 5 minutes a supervisor and a security guard showed up... the guard sat in the corner and the supervisor started the process over... I asked why things had not happened and she said a doctor looked at my wifes files and decided she could wait...

today I have to make sure mommie is okay... then I plan on looking into one doctors standing in the thunderbird banner hospital ... it seems to me going in at 3:30 and not seeing a doctor until 10:30 is a little long and a high pain related thingie...

so folks it is wednesday 2/28/07 6:30 am




 



Ohhh my goodness.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

folks I just spent too long on the phone with qwest....
or maybe it wasnt too long....
im back on line...
the new ip for the game server is 151.118.190.1

jezzz it is nice to see web sites again.... 8)




 



here we go again.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

qwest in their infinite wisdom has decided to change my ips again....
to what you ask.... well I can ask the same question...

who knows what the new ips will be... they dont even know...

&^%^%$@ !!!




 



W0W that was strange... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Tonight I played online for a little over an hour...
old friends and some new ones... it was fun...
heck I might make a habit of this...
yeah like I got time....





 



etpub - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

well it's running...
how exciting...





 



old stuff is begining to work again.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

well... I guess the ol search feature was something I used ... who knows if anyone else used it...
so I fixed it...

http://thefunnyfarm.net/search/index.php
if ya care..




 



more ET stuff - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

It looks like I got version 2.60b to install....
and etpro 3.2.6....
so to join ya need them 2 versions...
Im lookin into the map cycle and download options...
it would appear we have too many downloads...
after that Im thinkin of cutting back in the banners....
I forgot how much fun it is to install/update et.... geeee whizzzzzz
later for now...

oh yeah I forgot MSN is not workling well for me ... so Im kinda in and out...






 



et is kinda running... I think... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

the same ol 2.60 version...
I connected easily... sorta...
the ip is
151.118.168.186
for the moment...
let me know how it goes...
enjoy for now...




 



new ips - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

ohhh yeah.... I found the right guys and got the problem fixed....
BUT I dont get the ol ips... it has to be new ones... so wouldnt ya know it...njabl.org knows these ips...

can ya believe it someone was spaming from a qwest ip... golly geee...
I sent a rambling email to the folks at njabl.... and so now I wait...





 



The evil empire... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

for those who might recall I lost all the in house NICs back durring the last qwest run in...and some folks might even remember back in april when the ET server went down due to ip address issues... so I have had to replace 5 nics so far and I need 2 more...

so to make a long story short I decided to waste an evening and try to get the macs up dated... of course the first person I spoke to explained I must be mistaken... they just dont do that... sooo after 40 minutes the supervisor ( a very pleasant person) has not found the correct DB to make the changes to... with luck the correct GURU will be found and the issue fixed...


I thought I might whine in this post all about qwest services... but I guess I was lucky... heck who knows...tonight I was on the phone for only 45 minutes... so I guess that is the threshold for my temper... heck with a little luck this might even make the et server findable again...

so folks I wish everyone the best for the upcoming holidays...
ohhh and I need a PHP script guru to help fix the date stuff... any ideas?




 



Happy T-Day - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

family and friends are a major reason to enjoy life and living....
so on this day enjoy em while they are around....
later all and dont eat too much....




 



A new forum - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I kinda wanna change my buying habits... so with a product review forum I was kinda thinkin I might look before I spend next time...

with a new forum and a new day... I started the first post on a positive note...The first watch I ever bought myself... a citizen eco drive stiletto....folks this is a great watch...

now that I have started the ball rolling...
lets hear from ya... I wanna know about goodies... and lemons...




 



shezzz and again... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I havent devoted much time to halloween this year.... at least not as much as compared to other years...but tonight was a prime example of my year so far...

I wanted to use a radio control for some of the prop trigers... so I bought a radio control this srping... I didnt think too much about it till recently... it had triac's on board so I could wire 120 directly to the unit... but NOoooo I gotta use opti-recepter solid state relays to insure safety...
the radio has 8 channels but I only needed 3... and the boxes allowed 4 easy installations .... who knew of the 30 or so SSR's I have the first 3 worked and the next 25 didnt...yeah... channel 1 thru 3 worked... but the last one didnt... needless to say I spent the evening swaping out/ searching for SSR's... but it works... and how...

channel 1 spins the scarecrow's pumpkin head clockwise... #2 spins it back counterclockwise...
one side of the pumpkin is a smilie friendly face...while the other side is a little evil ...
channel 3 makes the whole thing jump 5 ish feet up and 3 feet forward... tonight it worked from about 300 feet... it might have worked farther... but Im tired and didnt try for more...
here is where I got the idea... http://www.scary-terry.com/scarycrow/scarycrow.htm

if yer comin we are gonna have some fun...
later for now...






 



and now? - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

does the date / time thingie work now?

also if yer in the area you might wanna swing by this halloween.... contact me soon cause Im gonna turn off net access monday or tuesday...




 



2 days and counting... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

it sure is coming up fast this year...
Im not sure why or what happened but the time is gone... this is a weird year for us... we have been busy with work and life... either way...

so stuff is gonna be done... as much as possible I guess... I have to round up the pumpkins... and the headstones... after that all thats left is a little bit of setup... tomorrow I should finish the majority ... or at least I hope to...

this year we have a new camera... I was kinda wanting to get a couple videos or stuff... who knows... I might get lucky and remember...

I guess the big learning experience this year was the axworthy ghosts... I kinda thought I knew all there was to know about them... until I turn it on... shezzzz I have watched the average net video of an axworthy ghost... and the first thing I think of is SLOW... they all travel slow.. and... they all travel parallel to the ground... which means I have to do it differently ... the large loop this year travels around 11 miles an hour or about 16.5 feet a second...the small loops just to so fast they destroy the ghosts... yeah this year I have made small ghosts twice... and need to do it again... if anyone reading this wants to impress me... all ya gotta do is show me a pic of a working axworthy ghost you made... Im not saying it cant be done... Im just saying the reason no one does it is the level of difficulty ...

so far I have the motor too close to the center of the drive wheels... and every time a ghost went by the motor a little bit of it's tail got caught and cut off... I have little bitty hunks of ghost material all over the yard...so I moved the motor to one edge... can anyone guess what happened?

nooo? so Ill tell ya... the motor doesnt catch the ghosts tails and cut em a little any more.. it also doesnt slow them down by cutting em any more...now they hit the corners and FLY... in the street... in the trees... they go everywhere but where they are spost to... of 21 ghosts so far this year I can find 11... I guess the little cut off bits might make up the rest... but there is still the matter of 10 missing heads...

who knows...
I am tired so that means Ill stop ranting...
but honestly... if anyone ever feels unchallenged... try an axworthy ghost... a fast one...




 



patience might win at the end... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Well....work still sucks... But the deserters will be returning in a couple weeks... so that will lift the load on me in a major way... I left a job on the west side to help out with the job from hell... the other job needed more man power so they sent 7 guys from hell to give em a break... I call them deserters... and they call themselves draftees... either way I finished a major mile stone this morning... and have 3 others real close to finishing... the hard core stuff is coming... but Im in good shape... I have a couple hard tasks ... but the most of what is left is not nearly as demanding as what we have done already...


Halloween... shezzzz this year is the worst in memory... I have loads of ideas... tons of new goodies ... and not time... it looks like this will be a redo of last year for the most part... all the goodies from last year will work this time... I bought another air compressor... hehehehe... I also ordered glow stick bracelets to give away...who knows... it might work out any way...

then the real good news... tonight my wife got a call... the wacky woman with the cool old house called... we might still get it... I can see myself siting on that porch drinking coffee... scaring the hell out of poor little kids... that place could be our retirement home... it is messed up now... but it could be exactly what the wife and I need... Phoenix is a wonderful place... but our neigborhood is going down hill... out house is nearly paid off.... but it isnt where we wanna spend the rest of our lifes... we have nice neighbors... but the arguments we hear from the folks living near by arent in english anymore... the local mcbuger joint has a big sign on the main drag near here... it is in spanish...our time is coming to an end here... so we may have found our dream home.... here is a not so good pic http://thefunnyfarm.net/img/house1.JPG


so tonight is a good night... atro and sera have a baby in the making... snake and his lovely wife have a new (to them) home... the spider lady ( dont ask) and her hubby seem to be on the mend... right now life appears to be improving... not that it was bad... it just hasnt been real fun recently...





 



On this day... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I remember the shock and fear I felt 5 years ago...

and this morning I read http://www.lonsberry.com/writings.cfm?story=1982&go=4 ...

sometimes I wonder how can someone hate others enough to do stuff like 9/11... then I remember my own brushes with islam...

I ask myself the question... will politicaly correctness win out on this? will we as free citizens of the world stick our heads in the sand and hope it all goes away?
which way is it gonna go?




 



sure.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

So I spoke too soon... Im not back... at least not yet....

lets just say this past week has been far from fun...and it doesnt seem to be over yet....


yeah the hot water heater died thursday evening... I turned it off to stop the leak.... nyuthin was ruined.. except my peace and quiet.... no hot water for a shower is not a nice thing...
the special order $425 deal of a life time replacement didnt become mine till saturday afternoon... and it took till sunday afternoon to be sure it was DOA... the $1200 it works water heater took less than 45 minutes to make shower ready water...

did I mention qwest service died last week? yeah some times we had TV... the phone was out only 3 days... and the internet... hmmm... I had to replace the nics.... 3 so far... and well linux came back to life...windoze is still not ready for prime time... my main windoze machine only has conectivity for about 30 seconds an hour...well.... the qwest stuff seems to be working agian... this seems to be a broken window sorta thing... strange all the internet stuff died at once....

yeah next week I get to check out the " check engine" light for my poor ol little ford ....


halloween.... what is that? I have a ton of stuff... and not a minute to spair...

and while im whining... work is a 4 letter word... and of comments....


so folks... I hope you to have exciting lives... I just kinda hope alll this excitement slows down a little
later for now...





 



an update I guess - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Today was one of those days ya hope just goes away... At no point durring the day was I incharge and ahead of the choas...for the third day in a row I was wet... make that the 4th work day in a row... there are many was to get wet... a simple garden hose will soak a person in time... maybe a few seconds... a fire hose will make ya wet NOW... with pain from the water pressure thrown in...but an 18" pipe coming apart at a loose flex couple will make you wet before you have any idea what happened... how could such a thing happen you ask...I wish I knew... like I said a while back... Im only counting the minutes so far...

And then what I was sure would be a happy post... here is weekend 4 coming up with zero results... the boss an I have been quietly looking for a retirement home for a couple years now... we found one... is could be everything we want... except.... it is owned by very chalenged person... 3 weeks in a row said person hasnt had time to show us the interior of the house... said person will agree to a date and time untill the evening before...ya know... they are asking about 3 times the worth of the property.... and Im nearly willing to pay it...I just wanna see if I can fix it...not the present condition...so here I sit...

the last gripe is....
no halloween... not one single thing... shezz a month gone by and jack done... boy just like the house hunting... and the job both...

so now Ill take the frown and turn it upside down ... and hope for a better tomorrow...
later for the moment ...




 



it is that time of year... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I get to start.... today is the begining of my halloween season...

well... I have little in the works so far... but I hope to change that soon...

to kick off this season we are going out to dinner with evil redhead #2 tonight... dang... I wont get much done ....

the axworthy ghost is gonna be one thing I will redo this year...
and Im thinkin maybe something like this rather than the mirror http://batesbunch.homeip.net/haunts/2003/PrimaryHalloween2003.mp4
and away we go...




 



Not a gripe... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

To start with the job I left was very simular to the one Im on now...the other job is nearly finished... and Im the first to transfer over to the other job... all the others will be here in a month or so... when they finish the little bit left...


My new job is everything I expected and more... It is a challenge just to show up for work... The last job site was one of the best working experinces in my career... So to go from the top to the bottom is kinda hard...

So I am back to counting days... I dont use a caculator I do it in my head....roughly 1600 work days left to retirement... yeah 6 years 5 months... when I loose my cool I figure out the minutes... by the time I know how many minutes left Im ready to face whatever stupid problem ...

so Im posting to mention I can handle this level of hell... for the moment... yet Im willing to bet things will get much worst before they get better... I have never had to resort to counting the seconds left... I guess I could...

later for now folks...




 



boo - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Im posting just to post... all kinda things are happening for me to gripe about... but me whinning will not change anything...

work is evil ... what else to say about it... I have 8 more days on the persent job site... then I get transfered to "OVER THERE"... simply not a fun option persently...

the new neighbor has turned this in to an IQ contest... he must be wondering if will I be able to find the police phone number? DOH.. he lost that one...

and to make the evening a total fun event... there is a damn lizard under the fridge...laff yeah laff... mommie has a major thing about lizards... so Ill spent the next who knows how long evicting the damn thing....

Oh yeah did I mention Qwest has caped the upload on this service? they mentioned a new excessive use policy also... gee I wonder if that includes game servers?

fun fun fun






 



and I thought I knew weird.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

well as you can guess things are turning a different direction... not bad or anything... just not going where I thought they would...

Work is time consuming... yet fruitfull ... I mean I have a real busy schedule and all... but things are getting done... last week I lost a thorn in my side... sorry to see we couldnt work it out... then who would have guessed I could be excited by a BAC-T test result... we passed a major mile stone recently... and have another biggie coming up next friday...

Friday I was trying to accomplish the maximum possible for the day so now I have water in the system doing a hydro test... which is a fancy way of saying looking for leaks... I found one... it wasnt too big... a ball check valve... is it spost to let fluid pass then stop it from going back...but it was driping and I had to fix it... so up the ladder I go... why do you ask did I have to personaly fix it? cause I wanted to get all the leaks fixed friday before quiting time... this one was a small one and all the guys were busy with much bigger troubles ... I could fix it before anyone finished their tasks and reduce the problem list by one... I do that often... I try to do all the one man jobs alone... heck I often do some 2 and 3 guy jobs solo... so any way.... up the ladder I go... me and the largest pair of channel locks I can find... I open the union... braced for the rush of water... and here it comes... the next thing I know... Im on the ground... left hand under the ladder ... hard hat no where to be found... an egg sized lump on my head and blood from several locations...... ohhh did I mention soaking wet? while I was lying in the pool of my personal blood and hydro test water I looked around... wondering what the heck a middle aged guy was doing in this spot when young men I give direction/orders to were dry and not bleeding or in pain...

shezzzz the sudden stop jarred every joint... sore is the key word I am living by this weekend... but thats all... once again I got lucky... nothing life changing... thank you who and or whatever...

so... this afternoon the boss and I decided to call a realitor about a property we found... it is about a 1/4 acre in town... it is long and thin... a left over of some gone wrong land split... on it is a pole barn... and a 20 X 20 or so block building... also there is a new slab awaiting a house to be built ... well mommy and I looked and talked about it... we decided we could make it into something to our liking... we like the neighbor hood...a few months back we looked at a house near by that had 1/2 acre a pool and 4 bedroom with 3 baths that was in the 400k range... it was a nice house but a little too fancy for us... so we thought we might be able to make this major fixer upper into something... NOT... 899k and the realitor said it with a straight face...gezzzzz

tonight I sat in the front yard trying to visualise a halloween method to passout candy...I can think of several cool things... but if I cut out the magic mirror I gotta have something great to replace it... I have found quite a few cylinders and solenoids so I got animation in the making... I was kinda thinking about a grave yard... a bunch of new tombstones and maybe a bunch of axworthy ghosts and moving coffins... I will do the main axworthy ghost around the yard again... but I have a new idea this year for the ghosts...but no great mirror replacement ideas...shezzz I gotta hurry up and be inspired... I only got a month and a half till build time...


then the antique thingie with mommie... it is kinda fun to go in and guess what is missing... yes we have records but that isnt nearly as fun as trying to remember...the whole point of this venture was to sell some furniture...mommie wanted to trade out some stuff from the house ... well the small stuff is going... pretty well I might say... and not a single stick of furniture... arg... my achin back...


ohhh and last but no where nearly least... rumors have it snake is gonna buy a house... I wish I could tell ya more... but thats all I know...

so let the weirdness continue... later for a while folks...




 



what a weird week... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

maybe I should be saying what a weird month... or maybe even weird year...

last thursday I got home from work just in time to take mommie to the hospital...kidney stones ...yupe this was the third time for sure.. if not the forth... like clock work 17 to 18 months means an evening with the health challenged at the local hospital... knowing this I now would like to reserve an evening in the fall of 07 ... ohh yeah... these visits have now been the only reason I missed work for the last few years... yupe... I have now taken 3 days off in the past 4 years not counting vacation and or prearanged days off... woohoo...

we got a call this afternoon... we got an offer for a goodie at the local antique joint... we sold stuff... and after a close inspection... we got ripped off too... on the up side we sold more than they stole... but for some reason that only adds bitterness to the whole feeling... I wonder why?

work... what else can I say? work is a 4 letter word... Im thinkin evil thoughts... but in all honesty I could be over the hump... we are okay for the scheduled stuff... I can make my deadlines... SHHHh dont tell the boss that... I guess I can see the light at the end... as I sit here I can recite a growing list of to-dos... but I do think Ill be in a relaxed mode soon... then the real stuff will hit the fan when I transfer to "over there"!!!! 8(

tonight I spent sometime reading iraqi stuff... I found a large bloging group of iraqi sites... the first I have read several times before... http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/ ... then I kinda looked at the links... I next read http://ejectiraqikkk.blogspot.com/ ... I read along in the blog for quite some time thinkin here folks is a kid just like down the street... untill the " 2 homeboys and 16 police " killed statement ... sorry I dont get it... I looked at several others... untill I found http://neurotic-iraqi-wife.blogspot.com ... here folks I found true frustration... I can only wish for some conclusion...

so folks I have now shared some of the weirdness I call my life...
untill next time...





 



ebay/paypal - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I can only say ...
DANGER Will Robinson Danger Danger....


okay a while back there was an issue with one of the goodies I bought... the vender was cool and refunded the whole thing... except... he created a paypal account for me...

anyone know what happens if ya will not give paypal your banking info?
they wont let ya spend the money in your account ...
weird huh?
I have a whole collection of words to discribe this... but Ill refrain...

to make this story a little longer I will mention way back in the begining paypal put a hold on account I had an interest in... it was over the color purple... yeah the guy bought it... and it was a little too purple for his tastes... when you order a purple computer case what do you expect? well for about 6 weeks we scrambled with no accessible bank account... he ended up paying and deciding to keep the purple case... but the nightmare was plenty enought to make me kringe at the thought of paypal with my account info...

so I will be faxing them for my money...

man what a collection of words I have for this...




 



zoom zoom..... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

man things are moving fast...

work seems uncontrollable... lots of hours and somewhat demanding...
friday the hetic pace kinda slowed down a little... so I looked at my watch... darn it was lunch time...that was the first time friday I took time to look at my watch... shezzzz it never ceases to amaze me when I loose myself in a job and have no idea of the time...

then the boss ... or in other words my wife has decided to open a booth at a local antique mall...thats gonna be a ton of other stuff for me to do...

so as it stands I have been wanting to take a short trip to a small town a short distance from here... and we cant find time to take off... next weekend we are off to tuscon to visit with evil redhead #1... the oldest daughter....

the next weekend the boss gets her booth....

then work will go wild... around the first week of june quanity/calibration testing starts... shezz I can only hope Im ready...

so folks dont expect anything from me for a while...
later




 



Doh!!!! - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

why didnt I think about this?
http://www.therealitycheck.org/StaffWriter/rnunn_NMA043006.html





 



I feel an apology coming on... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

it looks like the ebay vender is gonna be real cool... he said he is sorry for the mistake ... and it looks like every thing is gonna work out.... I am surprised....





 



Ebay..... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

well today I got screwed by an ebay vender... who knows what the guy will do...
I payed for 1 thing and got something close but not the same... as well as I got nothing like the condition pictured...

so im guessing if I get lucky I will have to pay shipping to get my investment back... which is pretty bad...
I dont get it....
I didnt pay the minumin... heck the bidding went over what I wanted to spend but the assortment is exactly what I needed ...

so I sent a nice RIF to the company... and now I wait...

it is kinda sad this sorta thing has put ebay in a totally different light for me...
ohhh yeah... experinced ebayers.... should I leave negitive feedback or wait for a reply to the email?




 



a slow news month... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

since I have little other news... I thought I might share my halloween plans...
this year I would like a new CDM... otherwise known as a ...
candy delivery method...
for the last 2 year I have used the magic mirror... and it has been popular without a doubt... but im thinkin it might be old hat now...the helpfull neighbor suggested a dragon this year...which would be do-able...I could do that... and I might... but I have a good source of 1X lumber.... and it would be real easy to make 10 or more partialy buried coffins with occupants trying to get out...


if I did that... a dragon wouldnt tie in real well....
so as of this afternoon I was thinking... maybe a control-able FCG... if I placed it in a 10X10 area I could make it move in the 4 cardinal directions with some efford... and maybe add up and down as well....

with a speaker and eyes that flicker when speaking...I could create some sorta barrier to dispense the candy... maybe pump chilled fog into something I could drop candy into... the control would be easy.... heck I thinkin of making a material list... and about all I needed to buy was a handful of DC control AC relays... then I rememebered I have several solid state relays that would work just fine... all I will need to find is a joystick to hack for directional control...


so as of this evening...
my game plan is a grave yard with a talking flying moving FCG to talk trash to the kids....
maybe several coffins trying to open... and of course a bunch of axworthy ghosts flying around the yard...

so for those new to the idea... here is a FCG
http://www.phantasmechanics.com/fcghost1.html

here is a real slow axworthy ghost...
http://ravenmanor.com/projects/axworthy.html

if you look at the movie of the axworthy I must comment and say.... mine move way faster... the whip and bounce all over the place...

and now Im gonna spend the evening trying to decide if I wanna repair a some fog machines... it would seem I have 3 non-working ones.... shezzzz and the bad part is I have another 3 or 4 that do work...





 



w0w.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Today was unlike any other I have ever had.... recently a young lady came to work with us... A female in the work environment I work in is seldom a good thing... so far she has been employed a total of 7 days and taken off 3 afternoons due to emergencies....

so wednesday she quit... I was at another job site at the time... so I had no idea what,where or why.... untill this afternoon...

she came back to pick up her check.... and told the powers that be she quit because....
and quote
he (being me) told her that her job was to "stand around and be cute"


so what do I say? I was nice to the young lady.. and Im being nice now... but Im thinking this kinda could hurt my future with my employer... even if they dont believe her... it plants a seed of doubt...

isnt life grand?
tommorrow morning I will call the union hall and warn them of my experince... incase she does it again with someone else...
other than that... damn I cant imagine a much worse result than to work all these years and become involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit...

I can honestly say I will never again employ a female without the fear of this...





 



another sad day for arizona residents - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

today arizona law enforcement officers failed the general population... there were by some accounts 150,000 illegal aliens at a group protest... and not one mention of a single deportation....

I just dont get it... I pay the taxes... but an illegal alien can hold a protest march... and still not get deported...

which part of "illegal aliens" do I not understand? which part gives them the right to change the laws I payed taxes supporting?

and arizona law enforcement officers... which part of "illegal alliens" means they are allowed a get out of jail free card?

if I took enought time I can imagine I could think of 150,000 plus nasty comments...but ya know.... arizona has always been the land of the rich... where most laws screw the average joe... but

shezzzzzz

isnt is pretty bad when illegal aliens protest... and have a good chance at changing our laws....

well elected officals.... mz janet... mister phil.. both of you have shown me voting for you was the same as shooting myself in the foot... shezzz phil the wife and I even husseled votes for you...

needless to say... I am disapointed with this event....
and this will have be a major factor in my retirement decission...




 



tracert - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

well.... Im sad to say whats going on with qwest....
the tech I have a dialog with has asked around and the higherup's blame my problem on hardware at my end....

so I need anyone who can connect to gimme a copy of their tracert so I can continue to tell em they are full of it...






 



real life and id comparisons - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

years ago a guy named john romero was part of the id team... I dont recall exactly his possition only his reputation... he spent his off work hours on irc... talking about how good the next id game was gonna be... well ol john carmack tried to live up to the stuff mister romero mentioned... heck there was even a dragon in a real early version of quake... just lke romero said.. the dragon got nuked from the game... and john romero left the company...
so why do I bring this up?
one of the halloween folks I can count on for help... said hi saturday... and we talked about change for this year... we both agree the mirror is dated and in need of retirement...

so I mentioned I once wanted to do a troll... a big scary sleeping troll we could wake up on command... maybe have em start sitting on his haunches... maybe have the troll fart and burp in his sleep... on command of course... well
the guy from down the street did a romero on me....
the troll became a dragon... shezzz....
the bad part is I got most of it figured out.... unless something major is wrong with my idea... this could be fairly easy...i will need to build a large counter weight.... maybe 400 or 500 pounds.... but ya figure concrete blocks are 30 to 50 pounds and cost less than a buck... the counter weight would cost less than $25... and the majority of the rest I have... except a large hunk of material to make the body....

so ... I saw a cool discription of a joystick controlled ghost setup.... which leads me to think I could do a large part of this control via a joystick...

who knows...
about all I do know is I wanna get started... I got a ton of stuff to do this year... and it all has to work...

that and I got qwest / router/ mystery problem... and I gotta make me a new computer roon... this sitting at the kitchen table sucks!




 



Please NO more ebay for me this evening.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Tonight I went to ebay looking for a deal... and the thing I wanted I found for like $12 with shiping included... I placed a bid.. I kinda thought it was a cool deal...
so of course what do I do... I look a couple listings lower and there is a lot of 3 of the same for $20 with shiping... dang....

so I bid on a total of 4 of em.... then I looked at the second guys stuff... dang.. I found some more nifty stuff to bid on... shezzzzz I think I spent like $60 if I get em all... man the price of halloween stuff...

Ohh yeah I sat down to write about a romero/carmack kinda experince and ended up biding my life savings away... maybe if I dont fall asleep Ill do the ID /vs real life comparison tomorrow...

night all




 



only 7 months to go.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

already im thinkin rush.... with only 7 months and a few days to go I wonder what halloween will bring this year...

I am planing on a new monster in a box...
and today at http://www.royalfaires.com/ARIZONA/ I saw a nifty sholder animation... which I would like to make one of....

I bought 1 of the new radio controls... I am wondering how many I need... Im thinkin a vortex cannon across the street so that will mean a second one for sure... I havent decided anything for sure yet with one exception....

this year is gonna be called the year of reliability... it is all gonna work this time... Im gonna start early and work late...

I dont have many desires to do a whole bunch of new stuff... I wanna do a couple.. and make possitive everything else works...

ohhhh the power supplies are all bought.... both AC and DC... the new 24 AC solenoids are all in a box... and the 24v DC power supplies mean all those old 24vDC previously unusable solenoids in the junk box are usable...

I think I have everything but control stuff for maybe 40 new circuits... all I gotta do is decide what to do with em all...

ohh yeah.. and I gotta start and finish the new computer room too... not to mention work a bunch of over time hours too..

so Im busy... more so than normal... I guess that is good... I guess... who knows...

ohhhhh the whole reason I am posting this.... last year I decided to spend the spring working on radio momentary control...so while searching ebay for parts I found a cool radio control thingie... it is cheaper than I can build it for... so I bouught it... http://cgi.ebay.com/8CH-Momentary-RF-Wireless-Remote-Controller-Control_W0QQitemZ6046599232QQcategoryZ1200QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

and now folks I have a link easy to find to buy the next one.... http://stores.ebay.com/ColdfusionX-Electronics






 



I apologize.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

dear phoenix police department... I apologize for my attitude these past years...

no I havent had a police experice... tonight I saw them doing the stuff I accused them of forgetting...







 



this site kinda puts things in a new light... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Yeah... as I read this... I see an unequal reaction to stuff in the world at large...americans being punished for being mean to muslim prisoners... and then I see peace loving muslims beheading american prisoners for the fun of it...

I shouldnt say this.. I shouldnt even think this... but the only death threats I have ever had came from muslims... I was threatened once...if I didnt move my truck parked my property this fine young person would shoot me... and while Im griping about it... the phoenix police showed up and told me to move the truck to keep the peace... I refused... and they didnt care about the gun the young person flashed...and the other threat was from a knife... ya know... let someone pull a knife on ya while ranting "americans need to die" and racial hatred kinda jumps to a new level of importance...

so I have earned my anger with this religion... and I see others feel the same way....

http://www.danishmuhammedcartoons.com/Home.html

dont forget to read the apology...
and notice they also say vote with your paycheck.... but not in so few words...




 



posting again so soon.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

well today it hit home... I was a little worried about him... it is sad when someone only takes the short easy path... there are times in life when you have to stand up and do the right thing...

but he doesnt understand that... which only means he has alot of growing up to do...and since he doesnt know I guess I should forgive him for because I expect too much of him...

so folks there is nothing any one can do... no one here knows this person... this post is me just trying to bring an end to the hopelessness.... I just want it to end...I knew how it would end up.. and I tried again... soooooo at least this time it was quick...

in the end... I wonder if I failed him... or if he wasnt ready to grow up?





 



things arent movin real fast... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

In the near future...
I had such great plans for this year... and as anyone can see nuthin appears to have happened... well folks that is real far from the truth...

the switch-O change-O around here is getting close to coming to an end... the new computer room isnt started yet... but it isnt all that much... the hard part is deciding on a layout that will have to last me for years to come... yeah Im trying to dream up ways not to drill holes in the new walls I gotta make... and how to keep from streching wires all over the place... then the weirdest thought came to mind... wouldnt it be fun if it was decorated with some theme ... yeah a computer room with a techie kinda decoration theme... sooo that doesnt even begin to cover the new local network I have planed... yeah I got the coolest switch... it can do almost anything... I think there is a faq for it to flush a toliet and make a cup of coffee.... Im sure when I get there all the coolness will wear off quick in the setup preocess... so thats still up and coming...

next week ...
I gotta send off some money orders to ebay sellers... yeah I broke down and spent some money... the first thing is a network card for the damn printer I cant get to work in linux... the whole print share concept is out of the question for this stupid thing... so I found a network for it card on ebay...when the time comes it can sit on the new printer shelf in the new computer room... then the other stuff im getting is a 4, an 8 and maybe Ill break down and get a 12 channel RF momentary radio controls... what are they you ask.... well think halloween and wireless remotes in yer pocket... heheheh
they are real cheap... and this year im gunna be way better perpared...


like always... ya might not see anything going on... and it might seem to be purdy slow...
but tons are happening behind the scenes...

okay now that I have painted a happy picture of things to come... Im going to share my happy thought for the day... soon... not today... not tommorrow..not this week... maybe latter next month... Im going to take this laptop and close the lid put it on a shelf and not turn it on or even think about it till next october... the thoughs of a 21" monitor.. real sound... dear god my comfy chair... these are my happy thoughts this fine winter...




 



wallymart movie.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

call it what ya wanna.... union propoganda... whatever...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5141971931117846610&q=the+high+cost+of+low+prices
I watched the movie and several points hit kind hard for me... the chick in china talking about the respected wally-mart coustomer and the price of the toy vs her wages ( dont quote me but I think she got paid .18 cents to put the toy together and it cost $15 in the store)... the crime in the parkinglots... the amount bill gates gives to charity vs waltons... the bunker the waltons build...I could go on for a long time...

on last summers trip thru rural america the wife and I looked at many small town retirement possibilites... you could always tell how close wally-mart was by the number of open businesses in the downtown district... I decided the towns with a wally-mart near-by were all the same...no local flavor... no music in the park... few if any of the ol theaters open... wally-mart towns have tons of fast food joints and few if any local restraunts...on this trip I was wondering if wally-mart had invaded everywhere... at the end of the flic I saw a list of town I could call my own... the list of rejected wally-mart store sites...

I know since I have 6 years 11 months and about 16 days to go before my retirement... and the fact I owe my retirement to the carpenters union I have a bias towards the union way... I know being a union member the union doesnt always do things the way I would like... but look at wally-mart... I can retire soon ... I cant see how the average wally-mart associate can afford to raise kids or even take em to the dentist or ever dream of retirement...

thank you UBC... and wally-mart still SUX!!!

http://www.carpenters.org/home.html





 



it took long enough... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

In regard to your inquiry, ARM & HAMMER® Ultramax® Deodorant is
manufactured in Lakewood, NJ.

Again, thank you for taking the time and having the interest to contact
us.

We hope you will visit our web site again at: WWW.CHURCHDWIGHT.COM; for
information about our company, products, history, and financial
information.


....
if ya were interested....




 



Jezz I must be bored.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Today I sent off an email to of all things a deordorant company.... I couldnt find where my fav deordorant is made.... I would guess it says on the package... but I didnt find it....

why would I be looking for silly things like that? well a long story made short is... the local folks around here dont send their used water to another country for processing... so I get a job out of the deal...

I bought a big ol hand full of pencils the week before christmas... yeah I carry (1) pencil, (1) ink pen, (1) soap stone and holder and (1) note pad each and every day.... there are part of the stuff I need in the course of a day... well the new pile of pencils should have lasted me about a year... but the damn lead falls out of em... I sharpen them and the lead falls out... I thought that was weird.. then I looked at the packaging.. it said made in china...as I look in my tool box all the contents are american made with one exception the damn champher cutters.... so why on earth would I carry inferior pocket stuff... I make my living with american tools ...

I went back and found a package of pencils with made in USA on the label... the lead hasnt fallen out of them yet...and the erasers do a better job for my little mistakes... I paid a little more... and the folks in some small town usa can earn their living with my blessings...


so Im gonna read every label and try to find the USA friendly products... my tooth paste is from here...( thank goodness) .... I know I cant find a new computer part without an assian label... so I cant go 100% here only... Im gonna try not to go overbroad... yet knowing me thats a lost cause....

PS dont anyone mention this to my wife.... she is gonna kill me when she finds new restrictions on her shoping...




 



Merry Christmas ... one and all - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

As I sit here the main objective for this post is to share the wonderfull thing I call life...

While all is not perfect , life is good... we did our gift opening last night... and as usual it was a fun party... I thought so...

this year I gave my oldest daughter a small side gift... and Im thinkin it was about as good as any I bought her this year.... she is a intelligent young lady... and well just a little too predictable... in the last 5 christmases I correctly guessed her gift to me... there was the real cool coffee mug I use daily still... then the bathrobe I use every cool evening... the jellybelly jellybeans were the easiest gift to guess... then came the book... not only did I get the book part right ... I got the title and author... it was his first book release in years...... so this year I took a stab and meant to be wrong... it made her happy... I may have started a new tradition...

we have fewer family this year ... and I miss those we didnt see... grannie and gramps arent doing so well... and a couple of the folks I regularly do stuff with are also missing this holiday year...

gezzz im makin myself sad writing about how happy I am.... damn...

so today is game time... Im gonna sit thru endless yatzee butt whippings... then my daughter will destroy what few english language skill I have at scrabble... and ya know what... I wouldnt trade this time for anything...


Im gonna say the same ol thing again...
later and enjoy...

and I hope each of you find a way to enjoy the great things life throws your way....

EDIT....
I wrote something in a little while ago that pretty well sums up the problems of families... we cant choose who we want for family... but we can choose to enjoy their company rather than gripe about it..




 



and again.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

as usual I guess Im a dreamer...
http://www.multiverse.net/





 



Im guessin this is a good time in my life... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

ya know this post will most likely come off weird... but I dont really care...

earlier this week at work a young fellow mentioned he was bored... I remembered his statement and started thinking...I very seldom am bored... now at work I dont have time to be bored... I took my present job thinking it would be a major slow down.... but of course the company is trying a new method and I dont have time to look at my watch... in the corse of a day I get a bout a million requests to examine different projects and I do as many as possible... I have 2 book that are required reading... my employer has demanded I read both... durring work hours... and every time I get started I am interupted in the firsst couple pages... I think Im up to page 5 in the small one... my biggest problem is I need to be able to install the machinery discribed in both books... shezzz I never knew or cared about pressurized water filtration vessels... no matter...

the young fellow was bored... and I was kinda wondering why im not bored these days... I mean Im not playing a fun game in the evenings... I dont have a super demanding job... it fills my days... but doesnt send me home in a drained mood... the home improvement around here is kinda supended for lack of money... I have a new computer room to build but I cant afford to right now with christmas so near... I have spent about 2 hours watching tv so far this week... I havent even looked at or for a book to read other than work ...

I have been visiting some rather interesting ( for me web sites)... this evening I read http://books.dreambook.com/sarahperez/dae.html as usuall I started at the bottom and worked my way up... there arent too many ground shaking ideas or experinces in this blog... it was weird to see how an assian dude from chicago teaches ukraine kids to speak english...in this blog I saw a young man writing about things and his reactions were simular to mine... this author has a very different background from mine... yet his writing made me think I might be in the same boat as he was...

the other site I visited this evening was http://www.cockeyed.com/ I completely read the site a while back... and may have linked it... if you havent seen it some of the pranks are the stuff legends are made of...

earlier this week I start a pliminary leg work for next years halloween... I am wondering if I can do something like this... http://www.time.com/time/2003/inventions/invinvisible.html

either way... I guess im lucky I can find so many different things to keep be from being bored... I must be lucky...




 



it's that time of year... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

this year there wont be nearly as many folks here for the hollidays... so I asked the kids if they wanted kinder eggs .... and they both said it wouldnt be christmas without them...

needless to say I started the order this afternoon... and when I did I was thinking...
I often make some very negitive comments about bussinesses... and I just dont speak out loud enought for the places I like to see do well.... the place I get my kinder eggs is one of those cool places... so I wanted to share the link with anyone who is interested in trying out a new holliday tradition...

http://www.kinder-eggs.com

Jim MacKenzie Jim@aebc.com is plainly cool people... last year he helped out with the orders we sent to Iraq and Afghanistan....
either way....
if you got extra money looking for a cool business to give it to... here ya go...





 



walgreens reply - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

today I got a letter from the local walgreens... addressed to me with a $10 gift card inside... no note no letter nothing just the gift card...

since I am old and out of touch should I consider the gift card an apology?
I asked for an apology for the young managers actions... does walgreens think for $10 they can buy my patronage and or forgivness?

I dont get it... the lack of a note... the lack of recoginition of an error...

dunno... like I said I dont get it... how about some help....
http://thefunnyfarm.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=97525#97525






 



New Maps - [Deckoh] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

5 new maps on the server today. check out General section in the forums




 



wal-SUX - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Im guessin the prefix "WAL" gives a bussiness the right to be less than nice... I wrote to the walgreen's customer comment and complaint department... and their lack of a response leads me to think they too sux!

ya know it isnt as if I was asking for any more than an apology...
from this date forward I am an anti-walgreen person...




 



photo printing nightmare... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

And the following is my recent walgreens adventure and the email I sent to the complaint department...



until now I have used walgreens digital photo printing 5 or 6 times a year ... printing about 50 to 100 photos each time...

tonight I waited over an hour to use the digital photo printing services. just before the machine was done a young man entered and placed an order for photo cd... the clerk went to the machine . I objected and mentioned I had been waiting for over an hour... she told me the process was different and it didnt use the same machine. I then waited an additional 15 minutes for the machine to make the photo cd.

I started my photos (77 of them) while the manager and the clerk had a discussion in the back room... the manager came over and asked if everything was okay... I mentioned the additional wait... he told me he had given the order to do the cd... and if I wanted I could cancel... so I did...

your manager turned a normaly happy occasion into a not fun time... the manager offered only confrontation... he never once offered any regret... his solution was for me to leave... so I did...

I now will wait for someone to offer an apology in young ryan harris place... and if the apology doesnt come I can only take my printing somewhere else... thats kinda a shame since I see you now offer internet uploads...




 



can you say broken? - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

this is the year I will remember as the broken year... the air compressor waited untill halloween evening to die... the ghosts on the roof ran flawlessly for nearly a week... then half of them died in the first hour... and the drive sprocket took a dump around 8...
early in the evening a neighbor stoped by and told about a friend that died last friday... one of the mutts that rules here had a seizure in the early morning...that scared the mommy/boss big time...
work had a major emergency that required my presence unitll mid afternoon and again in the morning...some of my favorite visitors didnt show last night...

the woman I call "the grannie" didnt show...3 or 4 years ago she was walking on the sidewalk.. and aubs opened the trashcan... her purse flew and she screamed... I helped her reclaim all the purse goodies from the street... I was sure she was gonna be mad... but thats not the case ... she spent a couple of hours directing kids pass the trash can... can you imagine a lil' blue haired grannie setting up kids for a scare? it's a priceless memory... every halloween since she spent a little time sending kids by the trashcans...last night was her first missed halloween... I hope she is okay...

as write this it would seem my halloween was unpleasent... folks thats not the case... I made a different kind of memories last night... I usually spend the evening setting up someone for a scare... but last night I spend the evening askin folks what they thought... and it was better that I thought possible...

im way too tired to write much tonight... but I will leave ya with a couple of links...
here is dead bobs execelent pics I havent even seen yet... http://thefunnyfarm.net/goodies/ Halloween 2005 001.zip 154 megs ...

and what I think is the complete log of webcam pics... http://thefunnyfarm.net/goodies/halloween halloween boocam

ohh yeah 550 is the number I think showed this year... about 100 more than last year...






 



halloween fun - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

halloween fun here
http://thefunnyfarm.net/pop-up-halloween.html




 



iCs vs EvO - [{iCs}Who me?-E-] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Today the FF server will be closed from 7.00pm (Est) till 8 or 9pm. There is going to be a clanmatch between {iCs} and =EvO=. Good luck to both clans.




 



and now.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

of course I didnt get the swivels... I did get the stupid bat pretty much done... all thats left is to paint it and figure the best ammo... rice seems to jamb up a little more often than I like... maybe split peas or lentels...

the drive for the new axworthy ghost came together tonight...I just have to cross my fingers on the one sprocket...this afternooon I was running out of room to build stuff...so I decided to install a couple of posts... the first one went well... but the second was messed up big time... I moved it a dozen times and finaly gave up... I ended up adding 4 feet to the dang thing... that puts it nearly 16 feet up in the center of a lemon tree... I cant wait to see how many times Ill have to hangon for life to fix the line on that post...

all is going well... I think... I still have painting to do...a little more on the MIAB... one of the new ghost posts will need a couple of braces... and I need to rebrace one of the existing ghost posts...
10 days to go... will I make it?




 



¿where did the energy come from? - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I found the energy to rebuild the scarecrow circuit... woohoo... all 110v now... no more 12v wallwart... not more waiting for the rectifyer to bleed off the last little voltage ... instant on and off...

now thats done Im gonna call it a night.. a late one...
night all..




 



12 days and counting... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

today saw the main yard ghost up and running... the new line made a major difference... so far only one failure... and a small one at that... I see the line twisting... so tommorrow Ill try to remember to grap a couple of fishing swivels...

I also got 3 of the new ghost posts painted... I would like to think Ill be able to get a second and third axworthy ghost going this year...dunno I hope to...

with luck tommorrow will see the drive unit constructed... that and add one air cylinder to the monster in the box... and build a mount for the bat... not to mention painting all the other stuff...

I went to the local electronic joint this evening and cashed in the birthday gift bucks.... I got a night vision camera for the mirror... I think after a quick test it will do the job... the real question is will I find the time to do a frame grabber program and make a tFF halloween cam... I have done it before ... but time is the limiting issue... also I bought a 110v relay so if I find time Ill replace the mega-complex/slow 12v relay circuit with a much simpler and way faster 110v circuit...

so as usuall Im behind ... nuthin new... situation normal...





 



time is growing short... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

as of now I have ZERO complete projects... I have several unfinished... next week is the paint week... and with luck it will finish the MIAB, scarecrow, axworthy ghosts, the bat,and the mirror...

I still have a drive assembly to build for the new axworthy ghosts... and the hanger/holder/aiming system for the bat...

hanger/holder/aiming system you ask... yeah I say.... have ya seen the bats that hang from a string and fly in a circle?
imagine one flying high above the sidewalk that can cause about 20 or so grains of rice to fall out on request...
either way... I just wanted to welcome skunk back from his vacation ....




 



i did it - [Deckoh] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Well today i finally did it.. I got Engaged. After 2 1/2 years i poped the question.. Man was it was the most intense 10 mins I ever had, she was crying,couldnt understand anything she said, i had to finally ask her.. "Sooo.. is that a Yes?" hhehehe

So today i took the leap and did it, I soon be in the ranks of Martial Bliss




 



Busy.. - [snakeinthegrass] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I am still around sorta.. With Football, the new wife, School, and WoW.. Its tough for me to get back here as much as I would like.. But I am still around, and am waiting for the next game for us to get back together! Well I hope to get back soon




 



weird times... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

no one who reads this will be those addresses... I was going to post all the weird feelings going thru my mind ... I will just mention a few names and wonder how long I will miss these fine folks...

mike I know the new wife takes tons of your free time... and your job will finish off any spair minute you have... thats why I went to your wedding... I was kinda thinkin you wouldnt have time for me in your future...
david... I know ya moved.. but I miss ya...
john your phone number is disconnected...
matt...why are you stayin away? dont ya know I dont care about the past...
danny it is only money... I value your company way more than a couple $100...
and the other mike...dood I cant fix why you left... and I completely understand... but man know me and the wife miss ya...
and so on and so on... this list has gotten out of hand... I just deleted 3/4 of it...

while working on halloween stuff this year I first waited for the folks to stop by and say hi... then I spent a few evening visiting with the folks that volunteered last year...

tonight I spent the evening wondering why I go to all the trouble... as I recalled last halloween... the memories that first come to mind were the complaints... the axworthy ghost broken down mid evening... it could have taken an hour or more to fix it... so I didnt... and the folks griped...
I feel an emptyness I havent felt before... the neighbors seem to be ignoring my effords this year...
could be I am either impatient and havent givent them enought of a chance... or it could be finaly I see this as fruitless...

no matter this year Im gonna push forward...
but next year I going to read this post... and revist the weird feelings I have ... could be this is my farewell to halloween... maybe these feelings are type of lonelyness... could be they are a expression of fear of being alone... who knows... but the feelings I experinced this evening working on halloween stuff were weird ...






 



time table... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Im gonna write out a time table and a small to-do list...with hopes of keeping to it... every year I say I should have spent more time on something other than what I did... and the last 2 years making a firm cut off date seems to help ... so here goes....

from tommorrow till the 20th will be fab time... I gotta add a mount to the monster-in-a-box.. the axworthy ghosts need 3 new posts and a new driveline... if I can find some affordable foam I would like to make several more tombstones...ohh yeah lets not forget the horror of getting the axworthy ghosts to workin... and this year I have a new idea thats sure to be a pain to make work... ohh yeah and I need to find some new line... AND my air compressor needs the leaks fixed... it leaks air in a big way... and I need a new breaker for the air compressor...the no costume sign needs a face lift... it would be nice to make a cross road sign... with arrows pointing to different places... like Wall Drug, the bermuda triangle, or maybe I would be able to think of any places to go to...


saturday the 15th till the 21st will be paint and continued axworthy ghost setup...the old tombstones need a touchup... they are 4 years old and looking worst for the wear... the mirror needs hornet nests cleaned out ... then some repair to the foam and a complete paint job...

saturday the 22th till the 29th will be software... final touches to the axworthy ghosts... I would like to get a camera setup with a ftp frame graber... that way I can amaze folks and myself... and the mirror will need a tuneup... the computers I used last year are on the shelf in the garage... I wonder what surprises they will have for me when I turn them on...the monster-in-a-box needs one computer the mirror another and one more for the camera...


the 30th and 31 are setup days... Ill do everything I can on sunday then monday ill finish...with luck Ill have all the air/control lines done... it should be nice... but Im gonna whine it would be nice to do this with out the stealing folks... this year I will put out close to 100 foam pumpkins... I have used 100 feet of air hose already and need about 200' more... last count it was 70 extention cords... and while im thinkin on it I should find a couple of medium air tanks for resovores... in case the air pressure suffers... then again who knows what will happen...

later and enjoy...





 



so close... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

tonight saw the scarecrow taken apart for welding....
I finished the welding...
the grinding also got done....
tommorrow I wanna wire brush and maybe paint... but Im not gonna dirty a gun if I cant get a early start... heck maybe I should just wait... I have 3 more pipes for 2 more axworthy ghosts... so I might wait to paint em all at once...

I was kinda hoping to repaint the mirror this week... I gotta repair more of the foam... and clean the hornet nests out... I also wanted to center up the mirror a little.... last year it was a little off center... I dont think anyone but me noticed...

and.... I have to figure out how to make the dang copper pipe hold still in my webber... http://www.minionsweb.com/webgun.htm my glue gun isnt exactly like theirs... so it wiggles around a little... and I need to make it stay in the center... ohhh and the webs it shoots get better looking everyday... a little more dust and junk collects on them and makes em all the better... one test web even has a moth stuck in it... I guess I shot the moth when I was playing with the contraption...

33 days to go and all looks well... I think it will be good at least untill I start the axworthy ghosts... I wanna do 3 lines this year... which means Im gonna kill myself climbing ladders to fix em... it is 4 days till I can start errecting stuff... and Im not ready... arg!!!!!




 



mmmmmm - [Deckoh] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

So today i wake up saying "No way am i going anywhere!" errr yes honey we can take a drive.. so about a hour later we are on the road, due east. so the short drive to Jullian, Ca and all i can say is Yummy Yummy i got pies and about 8 loafs of fresh baked Dudlies(sp) bread.. ahh the smell in the house is great :)




 



the top 10 reasons trick-or-treating is better than sex... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Im gonna share this little list I found on a halloween site....

Skulkin is Offline:
Werewolf

Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 66
Talking Ten Top Reasons Why TOTing is Better Than Sex
The Ten Top Reasons Why Trick or Treating is Better Than Sex:

10) You are guaranteed to get at least a little something in the sack.
9) If you get tired, you can wait 10 minutes and go at it again.
8) The uglier you look, the easier it is to get some.
7) You don't have to compliment the person who gives you some.
6) It's O.K. when the person you're with fantasizes you're someone else, because you are.
5) Forty years from now you'll still enjoy candy.
4) If you don't like what you get, you can always go next door.
3) It doesn't matter if the kids hear you moaning and groaning.
2) Less guilt the morning after.
AND the No. 1 reason why Trick or Treating is better than sex.......
You Can Do The Whole Neighborhood!
Reply With Quote




 



it lives.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

tonight the scarecrow let me fix it... I found several defective items... they were the hold up...
but I found em and replaced them...

I guess Ill have to put a separate regulator for the head... and rebuild the mount... then make the wiring look decent... ohh and I gotta finish the welding in a few places... mount the head... and paint/decorate... ohhh another couple of evenings... I hope that is...

either way... this prop has a rotating head... and jumps 5 feet up and 4 feet forward... on command... more or less :)...




 



europe done the lazy mans way... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

after a long summer I caught up with a cool neighbor that spent 2 months in europe earlier this year... he went every where and did it all... I sat there listening to his adventures wishin it could have been me... he painted a picture of far off places and made cities in books come to life... every so often the impression I get of far off places becomes clouded... I dont know what to think ... then someone I know tells me how cool folks in some distant place are... his stories made me think of foreigners as more like the neighbors down the street...

the world became a smaller friendlier place this evening on my front pourch...
thanks to every person every where for the kindness you showed my buddy...




 



man ohhh man.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

okay to make the dang thing work I need 5 solenoid valves... 4 t's , 2 90's , 10 nipples, 9 1/4 quick connects and new can of pipe dope... 18 misc screws and such...

I had the screws and the solenoids... thank goodness and small bag of pipe parts was $50 .... man I didnt even buy the costly quick connect valves I wanted for bleeders... that would add another $20 for 3 of em...

ya know I doubt I have $30 in the rest of the prop... the main air cylinder was $11 and the rotary was only $15... I have the metal... so I guess I shouldnt gripe about the cost... I still have to buy burlap and attach the foam pumpkin... ohhh and wire this evil invention... I think I have all I need ... but of course Ill find out what Im missin later... it always seems to be another trip or 3 before I get these things going...




 



round one goes to the scarecrow... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

okay... somewhere somehow the rotary cylinder won round 1 and 2... it will rotate 180 degrees... and then locks up... yeah I know it is a back pressure dealie...

so tommorrow Ill try a new manifold... I cant wait... Im guessin this might set me back a couple of days...






 



finaly - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I have been stumped for a couple of days by a darn rotary accuator.... as of less than 30 minutes ago I tackled the latest problem... now I have to make an adapter for the shaft to hold a foam pumpkin head... after that comes the air connections/control stuff ... I have a good idea of what I wanna do... and I think I have all the parts... so it is now a matter of making the time to see what happens...






 



wouldnt ya know it.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

so tonight saw the addition of my rotary accuator to the scarecrow... so I went lookin for some 1/8th push in fittings to test things... and of course I didnt have any... so I went to a home store looking for them... and of course I needed 2 fittings... but bought 12 other kinds to go with the needed 2...

and after learning the stuff I bought didnt fit I went looking for user manual on line... and found it... http://catalog.festo.com/enu/asp/DefaultPSresult.asp?ID=11912&L=001
woohoo lots of info including the fitting type... a G/18 or a bdspp /18.... I cant with to learn how much this is gonna cost me....

no matter this is gonna be a big hit this year... Im looking forward to the big night...





 



it lives.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

tonight saw the air cylinder addition to the scarecrow... that and a couple neighbors stoped by... which stoped all production ... either way it worked for the first time...
I can hear the screams already...

it is unlikely I will get to work on it over the weekend...when I do get time it will be the head activator Ill work on...

only 45 days to go... shezz time flies when yer busy...




 



day 2 of my favorite time of year.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

yeah I started yesterday.... kinda late but better late than never....

so this year I want a new scare for the west side of the yard... it will have to be on the main road cause there just isnt any traffic on the north/south street... I saw this a couple of years ago... http://www.scary-terry.com/scarycrow/scarycrow.htm ...while it is nice.... it's just a little more complexe than I wanna take on...

I wanna use the rotating evil/happy carved foam pumpkin head to attract attention... and make it jump to complete the scare... I completed the frame and four bar linkage... http://www.boopack.com/software.html ... check out the software if ya wanna plan something like this... so my scarecrow's head will be 6 foot to the top... and when activated it will raise 4 feet and come forward 4 feet also.... something like this... http://www.vilethings.com/jumping_mechanism.htm ... kinda like this also... http://vilethings.com/vtv.2002.jumping.mechanism.wmv ...but I didnt want as much forward travel... I gotta dodge a axworthy ghost pulley...

here at the end of day 2 I have the basic linkage built ... tommorrow I willl mount the air cylinder that does the lifting work... I might even get to fire it a couple of times...

with the weather cooling off enought to go outside in the evening folks wonder why I love this time of year...


on a sad note....

brett if ya ever read this Ill miss ya....
best luck in everything...





 



sorry man.... and lady... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I lost the address.... and only found it tonight....
sorry...
Im not trying to create a worthy excuse.... Im just tellin what happened...
sorry... the card will be late...




 



4 meters/14 feet.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

shezzzz nearly 3 hours to reroute the cables.... man what a joke.... and this isnt the complete move... this is only to tile one spot... so things are back on line ... I think.... let me know if not...




 



movin movin we are movin today.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

yeah the game server is finaly moving around the cornor....
in the next few days im gonna out new tile under it's present possition... so that means it will get unconnected now and then....
be patient...
I will have it up asap...
ohhh and my stuff is movin also...
so who knows when and if I will be on in the next few days...




 



as the world turns.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

This morning I decided to look for work... a new job... well .....

I called my first choice ... and the guy I know wasnt there... he is on vacation... so I called my second choice... and sure enought my buddy there took the day off also... all the way down the list...all the folks that told me to call them when I needed work were gone or something... I tried 5 places... and gave up...

while going to get my last paycheck... I stoped off at the union hall... that was a mistake... they had 2 jobs I did not want... after some thought who am I to be picky? I cant even find a job on my own... so I agreeded to think about taking the better of the 2...

when I get home what do I see? yeah 6 messages... hehehehehe
the 5 companies I called all have jobs for me... and one other I didnt even call...


so much for feeling sorry for myself... now I gotta decide which one I wanna go to...
weird huh?





 



change happens... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Some times things happen... In the past I felt a loss when I changed jobs... usually the change was the effect of some outside force... a better offer, the completion of a project,or something else...

monday was a new dawning for me... my present employment was terminated... mine and everyone on the project... this is weird...I dont wanna give a lawyer with google experinces any fuel for a fire so Im not gonna mention details... but my first concerns were for the guys that worked so hard for me...

guys.... I know none of you are aware of this site...but im sorry... as I heard the rumors I tried to comfirm their truth... and the person I talked to about them is now unemployed too...

I set into motion a couple of things that should open some job possitions for you guys in the next few days...as for me... Im gonna go backwards for a little... I think a different pace for a little while would be nice...

no doubt Ill be bored in the near future... but I was troubled somewhat about halloween.... this year I was slipping... I had not started anything... I was two weeks behind.... but now I think Im gonna get a strong start on things...


since I had decided to post I guess this means I have the closer I needed... it felt weird monday.... knowing I had things I should have done for the safety of others... and no way to do them... it is weird wondering what will the person who comes in to continuee the work... will they look at my effords and think poorly... who knows... honest I was following orders ...

either way... Im ready to move on... so here I go...




 



The honeymoon has ended... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Recently LAW has joined our little world in the forums...
We here at tFF have been around for about 5 years now... and it has been 3 years since we had a major fourm/database loss... so you see have been around for a while...

the start of the whole funnyfarm thing was a cool game dominated by lame kids...I like FPS's and well I found a fun one... there was a high hill where the axis players defended a beach... the allies spawned in landing craft .... the game and map were just right for me... I found them both to be tons of fun to play...

BUT... while playing on public servers the axis would spawn-kill the allies... they would just wait till ya spawn then kill ya in the boats... which gave them high scores but sure took the fun out of playing the allies...

I wanted to play the map... and I wanted to not be spawnkilled... so I started a game server...we played the map while I removed as many of the spawn killers as I could... then folks noticed they could play the map without the spawnkill issue... and it became real popular.... I mean REAL popular... while the idea was working out for others but I wasnt getting to play... I spent the whole evening typing out bans...

I mentioned the trouble to one of the regulars, and said I didnt wanna keep up the efford... I was tired of spending my evening typing.. I wanted to play a game... then he asked to be an admin so he could help... an admin I asked... what the heck is that? the rest is history...

so what does that story have to do with the honeymoon ending? sit back and be patient Ill get there in a minute...

well now we had a successfull game server... and needed a place to discuss changes and the such... along came a website/forum... woohoo we could not only play a fun game we could talk about it... my mother-in-law came over for a visit one weekend and she wanted to see what I was doing... I was playing with her looking over my shoulder... and the normal angry youth made a nasty comment... my mother-in-law was shocked ... I assured her it was a normal thing... then she asked my opinion of the comment... I said I didnt make such comments and I wasnt real happy about them but it was the norm... I mean it was the year 2000....

so my 65 year old mother-in-law is in shock over language... she speaks with my wife... my wife makes the comment about how she mails off a check every month so some snotnosed little bratt can be nasty and rude in her den ... my wife being the school employee she is offered the idea of making them sit out... thus our standards here took a major leap...

while our comminuty stays smallish we do have higher standards than the normal forum/game server... back in the begining I tried to define a set of rules...so everyone could be fair across the line... that didnt work... cause the lamers would get right on the edge of the infraction and whine about the borders... so after a ton of different ideas and efford I went back to the old standard... since I supervise employees one of my personal rules about firing and hiring folks is "dont piss off the boss"... with that in mind our rules were set.... we only have 2 rules...

RULE number 1:
Dont piss off an admin!

RULE number 2:
See rule number 1!

simple rules for simple folks...so that is the basics for how things are done around here... since Im human I expect to be wrong... often... just ask my wife she will be glad to give ya an idea how seldom Im right 8)... next we setup an appeals section of the forum just to deal with mistakes... can you imagine how often does a banned person feel he/she made a mistake? right they never think they made a mistake... it's always "that stupid admin was feeling bossy"... care to guess how many times I have heard that?

look at the forum membership list... then look and see who is a admin... the majority of the admins have been here for years... we are a diverse group... and I like it that way... sometimes we dont play well together ... and I try to do what ever if fair... so please be patient... these admins are enforcing the only rule we have... and I stand by them as they do... http://thefunnyfarm.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2331
but I know you LAW folks arent used to the way we do things so Ill try to make it as painless as I can... I will need time to smooth over the bumps in the road... just gimme the info and time to do so...

ohhh and most of all...
enjoy what you are doing... ya only get to spawn once in this game... be as happy as much as ya can...




 



on the subject of food... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

on our recent trip we wanted to try some new eating places.. man did we ever find em.... there is a series on some cable tv channel called " $40 a day with Rachel Ray " ... on the program it would seem she only finds the real goodies... we tried it in real life...

the first evening while in new mexico we wanted mexican food... go figure... I thought we would have no trouble finding a good mexican restraunt.... and we did but it was closed... so after spending over an hour lookin we gave up and had chineese... which was a good thing... that meal was about the best we paid for the entire trip...

night number 2 we went to a mexican food joint... well I asked 20 plus folks about the best mexican food around and all of em suggested the same place... in this town there were 4 or 5 mexican food places... and we went to the popular one... okay we went to the place... and well the it wasnt just any ol place.. this was in the basement of an old church... did I mention the place was full... we got the last open table.. the folks after us had to wait to be seated...they brought out chips... and I would almost bet the corn chips were dorritos.... yeah from the bag... the lady next to our table asked the waiterss not to bring out any of the hot sause... this made my ears perk up... im not into real hot food... yeah Im a whimp so I pay attention to hot sause comments... I am guessing the hotsause was made from stewed tomatoes... it had little else in it... I eat mild pace picante sause and this wasnt even that hot... the other option was scary... it's major ingredient was ketsup... and the other folks were wolfing it down... my wife had a chimichanga which here in town is a meal in it's self... but hers was small real small... I had the combination plater... I wont confuse the issue by tellin ya the wife was done eating before my meal got to the table... the food while filling was not the normal fare for me... I ate the majority cause I was hungry...

night 3 we were still feeling the effect of our mexican festa...we went with a chain restraunt... and it was far from great...but at least it didnt have any surprises....

friday evening...was hambugers and hot dogs at the farm.... mmmm good...

saturday ohhh man... I have never seen so much food... and all of it was great...

we ate out 3 meals a day... and I would say the biggest surprise for me was a chain food sandwich... it was super good... that is my new fav meal...arby's Roast Beef & Swiss Featuring Arby’s slow-roasted beef, Swiss cheese, garden fresh tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, spicy brown mustard and creamy mayonnaise.
yumm yumm...

we had breakfasts out and I stuck to the biskets and gravy.. it's kinda hard to mess up that ol favorite...

mount rushmore has wonderfull food.. the wife had a buffalo buger and I had buffalo chilli... good stuff with a super king sized choclate ice cream cone... as we walked around the displays eating the ice cream everyone asked where we got it.. good stuff at a good place...

we did eat in spearfish .... at a soup place... and the potato soup I had was kinda like melted baked potatoes... with tons of cheese and sour cream.. it was great..

then the other time I had soup was in a small town in nebraska.. it was tomato and dumplins... another all time great...

in las vegas new mexico we had to make a bathroom stop... there was a coffee and bakery shop... so we did a bathroom stop in it... and after lookin around we decided to eat lunch there... the food looked great.. and smelled wonderfull also... we ordered what I thought was mexican food... it was almost the stuff I was used to.. but not quite... I had not had hominy with mexican food before... and usually when it comes with a side of beans I expect the beans to be refried... not this time... while I didnt expect exactly what I got... it was good..just different...

yes over all we had some bad food... but in general it was great... I did learn one thing.... when you ask locals for a great restraunt they will send ya to their favorite... but ... the stuff they serve may not be what you expect... I mentioned this to one traveler... and she passed some wisdom to me...in new mexico dont expect mexican food... expect spanish food... close to the mexican border expect mexican food... else where expect american/mexican food like taco bell ...when eating chineese food check out the restraunts employes... are they asian? if so the food will be what cha expect...

and for those of ya who have not traveled to the great white frozen north let me show ya a chain food restraunt you will see in your adventures... http://www.tacojohns.com/ im not makin this up... and they feature a new topping... "Ketchipotle®. Olé!" what do you think the main ingredient is?




 



for my fellow travelers - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

yeah you know who you are....

yeah you the blonde barbie look-a-like drivin the big chevy suv north on 17... gurlie... you have a fast food 24 ounce drink sittin on the rear bumper...

hey dood in the rental movin truck towin the pickup east on 40.... the gas cap is hangin open on the truck and on your ladys car thats followin ya... cool... ya left open not 1 but both gas caps... it's a good thing they are on lil-plastic thingies...

okay drivin on 25 north like a fool is not unusual... but cause you have a arizona plate on yer truck does not give you the right to clean my rear bumper with your front bumper... dood in the black arizona truck... you are driving like an idiot... slow down...

nebraska... damn... I never had any idea about your state... and now I do... shezzz... driving on a 2 lane road in nebraska is strange... they drive like normal untill.... they can see their driveway... then they slow from 80 to 15 and coast the last 1/2 mile to the driveway.... weird... I did a panic stop 3 or 4 times before I figured out the process... weird...

south dakota... what can I say... this state is the one that cost more than 100 miles of detour... guys if ya had mentioned the detours I would have taken another route... and for you the driver of K____ brothers transport.. yeah the one on 83 at the last mile before the detour turned back west.. I need a billing address... there is the stain on the seat and the matter of new pants... there was the blowout on the left rear tire that happened while I was passing... the flying rubber... the cloud of dust... and noise... it all added to make a boring morning not borring...

driving south on 85 thru south dakota... no where no time have I ever seen a low frying turkey sign... if ya wanna to a check on your hold on reality I suggest you drive thru a flock of turkeys flying accorss the road in front of ya... I have no idea how we missed an early thanksgiving dinner but we did... man... I stoped to see the flock land on the east side of the road... wow.. I would guess the turkys were not real happy about all the excitement either... then man the deer... towards evening... the wife and I stoped counting at somewhere over 100... I have never seen so many deer anywhere at one time... in a 30 mile drive the deer were every where... I stoped twice to make sure no new additions to the grill were added... I dont think I can stress the number of deer... they were every where...we easily saw 200 plus... they were in groups of 3 to 10 all aver the place... THEN it got worst.... http://www.nps.gov/wica/ yes we drove thru the road there... and yes the road obstacles got bigger and more massive... buffalo crossing signs warned me to slow down alot... but they didnt mention monster animals standing in the road... or begging to be feed... yeah... nifty and scary all at once... on a side note... a while back I was with a guy on a small road with a cow blocking the road... we waited for a while... then I blew the horn tryin to get the cow to move... well the cow moved... purdy fast too... and it only cost me a new radiator... so im thinkin how much for a pissed off buffalo?

Okay denver I admit driving thru downtown on 25 north sucks... but chargin $1.75 to drive 10 miles on your 470 isnt cool either... it would have cost me $7 to drive all of it then $.50 to exit... what the heck...thats $.17 a mile... kinda high even for the mile high city...

mister low rider south bound on 25 just north of 40... I dont care what you think... fuzzy dice hangin from your rear view mirror will NOT make you cool... those real skinny and super small tires kinda impact your top speed in the 80's super coup... dood yer all over the road and doin 45 while the traffic around ya is doin 75 is kinda hard on yer cool image... get a clue... cruise on the streets and leave the freeway to regular folks...

and you darn idiot last night on 17 south... while you may think all 3 sets of headlights makes you look cool Im here to tell ya they suck for the guy in frount of ya... when ya need a cop that are never around...

and this is a small sampling of my fellow travelers on the road... I didnt mention the panic stop with a herd of deer in the road... or the down power line stoping traffic on the freeway... or the storm dammage ... but it was far from boring...




 



rumble - [{iCs}Who me?-E-] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

The server is up just in time for our scrimm, thx Lazz. So we rumble tonight! The server will be closed for non-clanners from 8.00 pm Est till 10.00 pm. Have fun!!!




 



MAGMADAR DOWN!!!! - [snakeinthegrass] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Well we got him down to 4% once and wiped.. and the second time we got him... Was great!! Pally Legs dropped, along with Obsidian Edged Blade, and then MAge Boots.. was great.. hopefully we can get a fraps going for next time for me to post.. Grats LAW and other alliance members... check outt he photos

http://thefunnyfarm.net/goodies/MagDown.jpg


http://thefunnyfarm.net/goodies/MagDown2.jpg




 



moved to the top... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Poster: snakeinthegrass
Time: 24, July 2005 - 05:22 PM
I am a lucky man..


I gotta say the wedding went very well... Its funny this hectic week made me realize how many caring and thoughtful people my wife and I have around us.. People that have taken time away from their job and driven thousands of miles to be with us.. Were just so ecstatic and thankful of many of the sacrifices people made to make yesterday great. Many thanks to my family and friends!

Snake




 



my disclaimer.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

In no way am I knockin the way anyone lives... this trip has been educatial for me... I am not tryng to make fun of a person... I am trying to point out the differences of people...

cause you live somewhere different doesnt make you better or worst... only not exactly like me... I am sure I do stuff that others can laff aboot...

so folks I plan on doing several posts about this trip... and I am not trying to say folks from the great white frozen north are less american than me... or less human ... I am trying to enjoy our differences... and I find them funny some times and sad other times..

so folks lets find a reason to be happy aboot our differences...




 



man oh man - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I added a young lady to my family yesterday... and her husband made me happy in his choice of a wife... she is a great addition to our family...

thanks mandy ....

and in the morning we start the trip home...
I would post more now but I need a different pair of glasses... and they are out in the car... the BUGS are keepin me inside till I leave...


the stories we have already... boy Im sure the trip home will generate more...






 



I am a lucky man.. - [snakeinthegrass] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

I gotta say the wedding went very well... Its funny this hectic week made me realize how many caring and thoughtful people my wife and I have around us.. People that have taken time away from their job and driven thousands of miles to be with us.. Were just so ecstatic and thankful of many of the sacrifices people made to make yesterday great. Many thanks to my family and friends!

Snake




 



¿where the heck am ? - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Im here... yet who knows where this is... I found snake .... and well im tired...
more to come later...
finaly a net connection... woohoo




 



the time has come... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

it's time to go...
see ya in aboot 10 days...
enjoy and later all




 



on the road again.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

otey folks here we go again....
the call of snakes wedding is getting stronger... so in about 16 hours we are leavin.... the new brakes are on the car... the oil is all fresh and slipery... the new shinny windsheild wipers are in place... all that left is to leave...

so you ask why would you care if I leave... Ill tell ya...
several things aint gonna happen 2 or 3 times a day untill I get near a net connection...
no more new user auths...
the ET server will die... thats tradition... ask deck... and blame him too... the earliest time the server died was under 20 minutes after we left... and the longest time it survived was 2 days...
expect it to go... it happens...

so folks things will be touch and go for the next 10 or so days...
enjoy and later...





 



Molten Core - [snakeinthegrass] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Well i gotta say congrats tonight.. so far in our first MC run we have downed Lucifron the first boss of MC. We ended with 9 people alive with 1% of his health left. COngrats all.. Epic gloves for Lock dropped.. and Epic Neckpiece here is a screenie

http://thefunnyfarm.net/goodies/lucifronowned.jpg




 



wedding announcement - [crobarr] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

since we are mailing out the wedding invitations today, i thought i would make the official announcement here.....

so long as the mind altering drugs hold out until sept. 10th i will have a mrs. crobarr to tell me what to do in an official capacity.

the good news? the wedding is in the afternoon and it wil be on the banks of a decent steelheading river, so i get to go fishing befor the event. i will do my best to smell like fish (normal) for the wedding itself.




 



New LAW link.. - [snakeinthegrass] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

Thanks to my amazing artwork and lazz we have a new LAW link directly to our forums.. plz check it out. there will hopefully be more stuff to come as we build up our numbers in our guild..




 



my site - [Deckoh] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

hey guys/girls, my site will be shutting down on the 27th of this month.. better grab all the www.deckoh.com/rd/etamin files ya can.. its been a untruthfully great 2 years with the folks @ipowerweb.com . i leave with both bitter and sour taste feelings for the company that is/was so Great! i wish i could would have listened to ppl.. well till the next Great Host.. happy redirecting / and leaching :P j/k hehehe




 



woohoo - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

quality shows....
I explained the problem to the new host and we had resluts the next working day...
the forums are back.... yeah I know I gotta add the quick reply and stuff
but dang it happened so fast with no fuss on my part....





 



since the forums are or will be out of commission soon Ill post here.... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

http://www.beenmapped.com/
this is kinda different... and I think it is an upand comming dealie.... in other words I expect to see alot more of this stuff..




 



a new day... - [lazz] - Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 0

ya know some times in my life I have time for stuff....
and now isnt one of those times...
sooo after lossing the comunication battle with the last host I have changed to a new one... this one is lookin purdy good... it is highly rated and priced very well... in fact I bought a 2 year package...

so here are some of the things going on... you might notice Im kinda streamlining a little... and the forums arent working very well... that is a version issue... I sent an email off and am waiting for a solution... it shouldnt be too hard...

then.... I reinstalled the news script... which means all the user data base is gone...
gimme a yell... this is NOT me trying to remove anyone.... this is me too lazy to manualy disect a database lookin for names and passwords... sorry for any problems...

so news postin folks... gimme a yell with the following you want for news posting...
username
password
email address
ohhh did I mention this severly changes the posting speed?

also all the old emails accounts got the axe...
since I only have 496 accounts left open I guess I could passout a few to the regulars...
want a thefunnyfarm.net account?
gimme a yell all you regulars