Monday, December 29, 2008

Wii Wii

Well the Wii fit program has been put on hold again. We gave the Wii fit to my Stepson and his girlfriend to take back to London with them. We bought him a Wii for Christmas and we were not sure he would want to haul it back with him. Well he did so we gave him our Wii fit also. So now I have to wait until the stores start to restock. I do not mind my Stepson and his girlfriend are worth it. So my Wii program will be on hold for a couple of weeks. I got my new camera and can now start with the pictures again. All will start after the new year. Golf tomorrow and not back to work until Jan 5 2009. Life is good.

Gang OUt

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What makes Christmas lights worth it

Copied from my other blog site I thought this was worth posting in both places.

As in my last post we all know how much I like to decorate. Well last night our door bell rang. I was upstairs watching football as usual. My wife answered the door and there was this women and her children her husband was waiting in the truck at the edge of our driveway and she gave us a large can of three flavored popcorn and a very nice card. She and her family express how much they enjoyed our lights and had to give us their family Christmas light award for what they thought was the best house. We were touched and we realized that this is exactly why we do what we do. Not for the gifts but for the joy it might bring others. I was looking out the up stairs window like a stalker but I could see their faces as the walked through our yard and looked closer at the windows and play in the bubbles from our bubble machines. It was priceless. It made me revisit the train and I managed to get it working again for now. I have to be careful with it and baby it along in short runs and it will more than likely not make it to the New Year. But by God it will run on Christmas Eve even if it burns up again. Than I will buy more spare parts and be more prepared for next year. " And they heard him exclaim as he went out of sight Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night"

Thank you Thomson family you made our year.

Just saying But this time with a little bit of heart that I did not know I had.

Gang Out

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Back to basics next year.



My wife will be getting me a new camera to replace the one I misplaced at the football game. I know this because I was there when she bought it for me. She will not let me have it until Christmas. So after the Holidays I will be posting more pictures of stuff, I have no kids just dogs. So you will probably see a lot of dog shots. I want to finish the GTO before I die so you may see pictures of the progress so if you read this for the next 10 to 20 years you might get to see a finished product. I hope to snap so shots of other things also and not bore everyone with just dog and car shots. But I am a simple man, like Popeye said "I am what I am and that's all that I am". We might even take a trip down memory lane with past pictures that I have. And I have quit a few of those . But we will see. It is all going to depend on how this plays out. This may be the last post of the year on this blog as my stepson and his girlfriend are come in from London on the 23 and we have a lot to do before they arrive. So just in case have Merry Christmas and Happy New Year . Let's all stay safe.


A rare picture of the whole family

Gang OUt

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Houston Texans

Wow. Houston won another game that is four in row the first time ever. Superbowl here we come. Ok I am dreaming, but we did win 4 and beat the best team in the league. Well the team with the best recored in the league maybe not the best team.It is still an big deal to us. All we have to do now is beat Oakland and then DA BEARS and we will have our first winning recored in franchise history. IT CAN BE DONE. IT WILL BE DONE IT MUST BE DONE. JUST DO IT.

GANG OUT

Friday, December 12, 2008

let it snow (in Houston?)







It snowed in HOUSTON on Wednesday night not a big deal for some but it was huge for us. I got very little at my house which is just north of Houston. Some my employees got 2 to 4 inches.These are pictures of their house. A shame it could not have waited until Christmas that would have been something.
Gang OUt

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas lights video (shaky first draft)

video

Ok I tested it and it seems to work here is the complete video. I know it sucks. Now that I know how to to it I will set up the tri pod and get a nice steady video soon. Hope you enjoy.

Gang OUt

Holy Crap Batman

A co-worker of mine had a heart attack over the weekend and ended up with triple bypass surgery. They say he will be OK. He is only about 3 years older than me. CRAP wake up gang or I will be next I am over weight and sit on my a$$ alot and watch other people exercise(football). I actually lost 1 lb using the Wii. But that was only because I carried it up and down the stairs trying to deiced where to set it up. So maybe there is hope for it yet. Work is stressful and I have a dog with a sleep disorder that is causing me to have a sleep disorder. Fat, Stressed and not sleeping. Right out of the book Heart Attack for Dummies. So what to do? Eat right, exercise have less stress at work and sleep. I can make this work. If I sleep at work that would reduce the stress and eliminate an unhealthy lunch. Three down. Now for the exercise. Lets see drink more beer which will make me Pee more causing me to have to get up and run the the bath room. Case solved. Man there ain't nothing to this being healthy stuff. I will let you know how it works.

Should have some pictures of Christmas lights Tonight and will try to get them posted tonight also.

Gang OUt

Friday, December 5, 2008

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells

I started the day after Thanksgiving and seemed like it would never end but in the end it was worth it. THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE UP LET THE JUDGING BEGIN. The trains are running the bubble machines are blowing the lights are set to music and Rudy is shaking his booty. I won't win squat and I don't care like I have always said it is not about the winning it is about the kids faces and the thanks people give us as the drive by our drunk a$$es in the drive way. ( We have as much fun sitting in the driveway by the fire watching them go by as they do looking at the lights.)I will try to get some pictures it is hard to get good night shots.Maybe I can get some video too.

Gang OUt

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ouch

Last night Tech Showed their true colours. They were over rated. 65 to 21 it was a great game. I will be the first to admit that i thought it would be closer but I am also glad that it was not. Now we have to wait and see Texas beat OU,Tech beat Texas, OU beat(killed) Tech. I believe that OU is Playing better football than Texas at the moment and is the best 1 loss team. The coaches think Florida is the best 1 lose team. What do you think. I is going to go down to the wire. God I love Football. Go Sooners beat them Cowboys. My Pick Three best teams in Order
1 OU
2 Texas
3Florida
Time will tell.

Gang Out

Clint Black from "Put yourself in my shoes"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Out of my head

OK so here it is Thursday I have been sick for the last 3 days and am just now coming back to life again. My new Wii fitness program was put on hold and I will start that again tomorrow(like it is really going to work). So as you can see from the useless post below that I now can take pictures and post text from my cell phone. Now I can sit in public places and look like I am doing something important on my Blackberry just like everyone else. This may come in handy someday we will see. Christmas is coming and the house decorating has started. I truly love to put up lights and decorate the house. We do animated windows on our house. We have one window that will have two trains in it this year. I am starting a little early this year with hopes i can have it done by the Saturday after Thanksgiving. My brother and his family are coming down and I want my Nephew's to see the house. One is 18 and one is 5 i have never met the 5 year old. I have talked to him on the phone and he seems like a hoot. I will take pictures and maybe get some short video once we get it all done. Our whole neighborhood decorates and we hope to win best neighborhood. It is not about the winning to me. It is all about the look in the children's faces when they see my house. To me that's winning. I have just been writing whatever pops in to my head tonight I think is all the cold medicine that I have been taking. It is snowing in Pittsburgh(if anyone cares) I am watching football. Brain fart I am done.

Gang Out

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The image below is a picture of my computer at the office. I am testing my mobile blogging from my phone

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Wow it works is'nt that special

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm A Believer

So I was reading another blog today Flipping out with Clare. And i noticed we have something in common. Our body's tend to reject exercise although I am sure hers is better than mine. I am trying something new at least to me. I went and bought a Wii Fit to try to make working out fun. So one thing led to another and I had to have a new TV to play it on upstairs o darn now I can see the football games better too. So I hook this up last night and it proceeds to tell me I am fat (hell not just fat but obese) and out of shape, also that I trip and fall a lot because I have bad balance and poor posture. Thank god it can't check my spelling or it might tell me I am an idiot(which I may prove later). Now to make things worse I wake up this morning with a cold from hell ( some things never change). So I managed to not smash the thing to pieces for being so damn honest and I have decided to stick with it. Seems like something to blog about for awhile. I will post updates as to how well it is working. If you see a new comet in the sky you will know it did not go well. O yea one last thing thank you ken for the phone call I spent an hour trying to explain that one to the Wife. There is a reason I am glad she can"t see this blog. lol

Gang out

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Day In the Life

Well today is my wife's birthday and she is 29 again. I keep telling here that we are to the age where we should be 39 again. Looks like it dinner out and then we come home and pass out to TV. We have this thing where you get a birthday weekend and we have to do what ever that person whats for the weekend. So Saturday I get to go shopping at the Houston Galleria woo firetrucking who. But I will go and pretend that i enjoy it ( because I am a good hubby)all the time trying to find all the electronic stores so i can check on the football scores and maybe catch some of the games.We also get to eat mall food looks like that will be Chikfliet. I think my parents want to take her to dinner after that. My feet will be hurting I will have had enough junk food to last a week and then i will stuff my self with some good old Mexican food and have the fiery shits for three days. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY. Thank god she can not use a computer.


Gang out

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Clap for the Wolfman

Thanks to Ken for the award that is on my page. I will work hard to live up to it and If I am lucky enough to get another someday i will pass it on like a good blogger should.

Gang out

Highway to Hell

Man you got to love those Texans 41 to 13 and once again I was there. It was really a close game right up to the point where we took the field than it got ugly. And to make matters worse my Dad and I always stay until the finial gun. its 41 to 13 with 58 seconds left and they decide to use all 3 of the firetrucking time outs. Yep that's what i would of done prolong the misery(not).Tech won and that sucked.Now for all you OU haters and Texas fans you need my OU boys to beat Tech next week. We have to get Texas into the championship game. Yes I am pulling for Texas. Again some day I will try to explain why I live in Houston (for 31 years )and still usually pull for OU. Since I only have one follower and he already knows why. No need tell myself I already know too.

Gang out

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Rhythm Method

Just as a way to makes things interesting. Starting with this post the title of the post will always be a song or a line from a song. I will make it a point to know what song and the group. See if you can guess. maybe this will get some to read this. There might be a time that I can not remember of find the name of the song I will ask for your help. The title of this post should be easy for Ken. We will just have to see how this works it aslo make me have to think before I post. Man is that going to hurt. Lets see who is the first to post.

Gang out

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Time to stir the pot

This is all I have to say about Politics untill 4 years from now
I am so glad the election is over. And apparently the media got elected NBC,CBS and ABC ran a good campaign now we will see how they can run the country. Now understand this I am an American and even though i did not vote for our new president elect and I do not agree with his views on the correct direction of our great country he is our president and I will support him. But the media should be ashamed they did not report all the facts about all the candidates. Elections should not be decided by Media or just plain bad journalism. I sincerely hope our new President elect proves me wrong and I will gladly eat crow if he and his new staff can fix some of our problems of course that will only happen if he will listen to both parties Dem and Rep together have some great ideas if they can work together they will succeed individually they will fail. The parties must unite.

OK Iam done

gang out

Monday, November 3, 2008

The day the earth stood still. And then?

I don't know if it was the time change or what, but holy crap was this a long day or what. I got up at my normal 4:30 am got to work at 6:15 and I think that was when it happened time stopped. Of course I had a terrible case of the youn'ts ( Youn'ts = you don't want to do nothing ) and that did not help matters. Hell I slept drove to the office and every one wanted to take off early I heard 4 different excuses today. As follows

1. My stomach hurts can I go home early i think the fish that i brought from home was bad.

2. I had a Halloween party and my dog bit one of the kids. the mother took her to the doctor and now i have to go to my vet and pick up the shot records for my dog because they are calling animal control

3 My ex boyfriend kicked in the door to my apartment and I had him arrested I have to go and make sure they fix my door.

4 I have an eye doctor appointment

At least number 4 she ask me on Friday if it was OK so it was not a surprise.

For me 2 and 3 are the best 2 is the most original and gets best excuse of the day

I have nobody to blame but myself I was the one who gave up my nice sales job to become management (stupid stupid stupid) now I a glorified babysitter as well. Someday maybe I will tell the whole story more than likely not. Well starting to sound like i am bitching an that means I am getting sleepy.

Gang out

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Just antoher Saturday

Saturday night and I finally have some time to myself. I lost my good digital camera at the football game. I wish I could say I was drunk but that is not true I was stone cold sober. Hell I did not even miss it for 2 days. Now I have to break out the Kodak digital. I starting to play frisbee with Jake our largest Doberman and he loves it. We had a demo last Saturday and I let my wife throw for him, but he does not mind her as well as me so now I am officialy into the frisbee now too. Hopefully I can get some pictures of him in action and get them posted.We have antother demo next weekend in Clearlake. We will see how he does then. I will say it looks pretty cool to 95Lbs of Doberman leaping 4 ft off the ground to catch a frisbee. GET OUT AND VOTE

Gang out

Sunday, October 12, 2008

OU SUCKS/TEXANS WIN YES REALLY ON BOTH

Well once again the Sooner's go down in flames to the Longhorns. Some people will want to say the there were bad calls and that was why they lost. Bottom line is Texas was better and deserved to win they came to play and play they did. for all of you Texas fans my hats off to you.( just wait until next year) On a better note ( at least for me)THE TEXANS WON A GAME that deserves a repeat THE TEXANS WON A GAME. So my father and I got to see a very good game today we sat there sober may I add ( father Alzheimer's so I need to stay sober)and for a change watched the Texans dive the field and score with 3 seconds left it was awesome. But hell it does not take much to entertain me. I thought it was funny to see a cat jump 15 ft straight up after throwing a beer can at it. You had to be there.

Gang out

Sunday, October 5, 2008

saturday golf and sunday football

Well here it is the end of a fun weekend for a change away from all the hurricane issues. Saturday I got to play golf with my new contacts.I did not know that sand and golf balls were magnetic but this appears to be true also try as I may golf balls will not float dang the luck. I would love to blame the new eyes but alas maybe my game just sucked that day. The good news is it was a beautifulday and I did see my ball hit trees and lakes and sand that one week ago would have been a blur. YEE HAA !!!! Still adjusting to the mono vision though. About the football I have seaon tickets to the Houston Texans a great game it was right up untill we found yet another way to lose. Although my golf game was off and the Texans lost again I look forward to next weekend and hope I can do it all again. O yea next week is the Texas / OU football game GO SOONERS. I know how can I live in Texas and pull for OU thats story for antoher time.

gang out for now

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dogs in action



We compete in Frisbee competitions with 3 of our Dobermans.Theses are pictures of Brandi(top) and Annie in action.Brandi is 9 years old and blew out a knee 2 years ago. She only does demos now. Always a crowd pleaser.
The Gang

pictures of the namesake of blog


Well here they are the GTO and dogs. They both really do exist.

The gang

New eyes

OK I am switching from glasses to contacts. What a pain in the a#$. I am doing this so I can see to play golf. ( I want to see my ball hit that tree further down the fairway). I am +125 in one eye and +150 so they are making me mono vision. We can go to the moon but can not make contacts that can correct our vision with out being mono vision. Depth perception is a problem now. well you know what they say "The only difference between a brown noser and a shithead is depth perception. I am not a brown noser so I guess that leaves the latter.

the gang

Remember I warned you about my spelling

Sunday, September 28, 2008

my first blog

OK here we go I am new to blogging and suck at spelling. Just a so you know. I do not know how much I will use this or even what to write about. I guess I will figure it out as i go.