Sunday, May 31, 2009

Keep Cat Burglars Away

We have some cat burglars here in the neighborhood. We know because all of our dogs' toys are mysteriously missing. Certain kibbles are not to be found. We had some nice comfortable pillows and blankets in the closet--now gone. Milk is constantly missing from the refrigerator, and the other day I was looking for a can of tuna fish in our pantry--gone as well. Well, this larcenous little feline has committed a felony for the very last time. We're in the process of looking for one of the many excellent home alarm systems on the market today. Beware, pussies--you will not steal from us again.

Outer Banks Has a Ton of Foreclosures!

If you have read this blog in the past, then you know I have a dream spot where I want to live in at some point in my life. And the name of it is Outer Banks. It's a beautiful little coastal town in North Carolina that I love for a plethora of reasons--including the people, the climate, the ocean and the lovely homes. Well, there are a ton of foreclosures going on in Outer Banks. And it's sad. Families are having to sell their vacation homes due to this recession. So, as I have always said--when one door closes for some poor schmuck, well--a doors might just open for me. So, take a long, strong and serious look at some Outer Banks foreclosures. It's my dream spot, and who knows? It might just end up being yours too!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

If Chris Had Only Known!

I am currently reading the biography about Chris Farley, the former comic actor on Saturday Night Live who also did a series of very forgettable films, and it is so sad because he had so many demons surrounding his problems with booze, drugs and food. If he had only had access to many of the great weight loss supplement products that are on the market today--well, he might still be here, making us laugh and laugh and laugh! Healthy, carefully designed and researched diet supplements are all the rage right now, and many people are getting great results from them. Check them out today, with the advice of your family doctor, of course.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Mesothelioma is a Serious Thing

A good friend's mother has mesothelioma. She's had it for quite some time. You know, you hear the name of any disease and even though you may not know exactly what it is; it gives you pause. So, I lloked it up. The National Cancer Institute states that: "Malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the sac lining the chest (the pleura), the lining of the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum) or the lining around the heart (the pericardium)." If it's something that's in your life one way or another, you need to educate yourself about mesothelioma.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Don't Ever Get Lost Again

I am going to be switching vehicles soon, and I am seriously considering the purchase of a Garmin GPS. I have been using a built-in GPS for the past three plus years now, and I am stuck on the technology. I used to get lost all the time, but a GPS has spoiled me. I never get lost now and it's really a godsend. I recently looked at a bunch of different GPS systems, and Garmin makes the best. When you're looking for the very best, why not forget the rest? Get a Garmin today!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bring on the Vegas Good Times, Baby!

I am going to Vegas to see the man himself--that's right--you guessed it--DON RICKLES! Rickles has always been one of my favorite comics ever. One of my very first performances was an improv thing I did during some hazing activities that I had to go through as a Pledge at Theta Chi, the Animal House-like fraternity I joined in 1978 while attending San Jose State. We had to play a character, so I did Rickles and improvised big-time, just off the top of my head. It was a big hit and made me realize that I could probably one day make a living as a standup comic, which never really happened, but it's a nice story, isn't it? Anyway I am going to Vegas, baby--and taking advantage of some great deals on Las Vegas hotels

I Want to Travel!

I want to be the purist tourist. As my travels are about to unravel as I put down the gavel and judge for myself the best travel deals out there on the market today, all I can say is that maybe I will go to Chile or possibly Philly, or to Rome...or I'll hit the unknown. I could go to Spain, but then it might rain. Or I could visit Europe and be the ultimate tourist. Whatever I do, both me and my honey, we're going to get a travel deal and save us some money. Italy? Antarctica? Norway? Taipei? Where will we go? We don't even know!! (stay tuned)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Barry Bonds to the Dodgers? It's Not that Crazy!

Now that Manny Ramirez has screwed up in one of the worst ways imaginable--getting caught taking a substance banned by baseball--maybe the Dodgers should think about hiring their old nemesis and sticking him in left field. Juan Pierre is not a bad player and I'm not going to bash him here, but the team lacks power and Barry Bonds still has enough left in the tank (and in the syringe?) to provide some.
Actually, although I am very disappointed with Manny's Mishap, I have long said that MLB should just let players take whatever they want to enhance their performance. If an athlete is willing to risk his health, why not let him? Operatic singers looking to hit those high notes used to clip their you-know-what's many years ago, and Roman gladiators would do all kinds of strange things to their bodies to be stronger and faster, so why shouldn't baseball players do the same?
Let them take whatever they want. That way no one can cheat. Of course, it will change the game as we know it. Big, bulky hitters will be smacking 550-ft. HR blasts on a daily basis, and pitchers will be throwing fastballs at 120 mph, but who cares? It will be fun to watch, and those teams with the better pharmacists will be the most successful.
But, back to the subject of the Dodgers signing Barry Bonds. Just think of all the buzz it would create. It would piss off both Giants and Dodgers fans. Barry would embrace Hollywood and vice versa. It would be a great "forgive and forget" moment, a feel-good scenario unlike anything we've ever seen. And in the end, if Bonds can mean a few additional victories for the Big Blue, why not at least give it a try?
Think about it, Ned Colletti. I believe that L.A. is ready for Barrywood. At least until July 3rd, when Mannywood returns to the fold.

Friday, May 08, 2009

If Manny Had Just Stuck to Diet Pills...

When I heard the tragic news about Manny Ramirez testing positive for a banned substance, I was shocked and dismayed, to say the least. So many questions crossed my mind. Like, why did he take it? Could he really be that stupid to believe that he wouldn't get caught? That's why I NEVER take anything, if I don't know PRECISELY what it is. The only thing I EVER take is one of several top rated diet pills. If they don't completely check out after close analysis, then guess what? I DON'T PUT THEM IN MY SYSTEM! It's just that simple. Learn everything you can about something before you take it. It's common sense!