Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Well! Here we are in Park City, and my team (UCLA) lost in an embarassing fashion last night in the Silicon Valley Bowl. Not only was the game on very late, and on ESPN2, but it deserved to be. UCLA played poorly, the play calling was awful and the team played uninspired. We did not improve this year. Let's hope Karl can pull it together for a better 2004 season.

Well,here in UT it's snowing. And snowing, and snowing. Here are a few pics from the condo:

Patrick cooking:

Some Etouffee:

It tastes way better than it looks in this picture!

Pictures from the porch:

There's supposed to be some sort of 100 year storm coming on Friday - we'll see if we get home on time!

Peace to all - Happy New Year and I wish everyone a great 2004!

Thursday, December 25, 2003

On my way to Park City - watching football, hanging with the boys, visiting close friends. Happy New Year!

I'll try to find a Wi-Fi somewhere and log in, at least to get email and say hi.


Tuesday, December 23, 2003

'Mr. Christmas' pulls plug on light display

Boy, it sure is sad when the guy with the most Christmas spirit around loses it.

Maybe we can pray for him to regain the true meaning of the season.
Deregulation hasn't cut Ohioans' energy bills

Don't blame California for your troubles - the truth is energy deregulation is a BAD IDEA (tm). It's bad in California, it's bad in Ohio.

Go ahead and blame Enron though. Those guys really stink. I wonder why GWB hasn't ever been investigated for his ties to them? History will prove us right.....
The Wal-Mart You Don't Know

Wal-Mart has surpassed every other company in the world in sales. They effect virtually every industry, every transaction. The grocery strike in So. Cal. continues, not because of direct Wal-Mart competition, but the *threat* of Wal-Mart competition.

"It does more business than Target, Sears, Kmart, J.C. Penney, Safeway, and Kroger combined."

I'm having an increasingly difficult time supporting these sorts of mega-businesses. Everybody is "consolidating." What's happening to the small business?

Holy Cow. Looks like this isn't going to be a Microsoft world after all. Gotta go now, I'll be practicing my opening, "Welcome to Wal-Mart." Sure hope I never have to depend on their pension plan.
You know, this happens in Florida quite a bit.

Maybe that's how they got taken in the election?? :) Every time one person gets fleeced this badly, I get 200 more Nigerian 419 spams. Greed does awful things to a person.

It's very sad, really. But like any tragic figure from Greek mythology, these people have a fatal flaw.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Dude! We just had an earthquake! The building rolled, and rolled. Not a really violent shake, but just a gentle rolling. Very weird.

Preliminary 6.4 magnitude, just north of San Simeon. I hope things are ok there!

Saturday, December 20, 2003

In all fairness

If I'm going to complain about Bush and his alcohol addictions, and his daughters being out of control, I've got to admit the pecidillos of the Dems too......

Friday, December 19, 2003

I found an interesting web site

I got this image there:

Sums up my true feelings. Of course, this one made me laugh:

As they say, "Don't blame me, I voted with the majority!"

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Bond-issue pact was the easy part

So now Arnie is learning that if you box yourself in, you have no where to run. "No Taxes, No Car Tax, No cuts in Education" Where do you go from here? Looks like Arnie is finally learning that it isn't as simple as just blowing people away!

From a couple of friends who reminded me of these quotes:

From Mark Shea:
"Just remember who shot Lincoln." - Spencer Tracy on actors in politics

From Dan'l Danehy-Oakes:
"How right they were to refuse any chance of political life to any Roman citizen who chose a theatrical career."

-- Augustine, _City of God_, II.13

Friday, December 12, 2003

How deep is "The Lord of the Rings?"

An ongoing discussion - one that only gets even more amped by the release of the final installment. Tolkien clearly wrote a spiritual heart into his story, but was careful not to include the trappings of Western Religion into it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Schwarzenegger Retreats on Key Campaign Vows

Now he blames everyone else because he made stupid campaign promises he couldn't keep. I'm glad I'm not one of the suckers who voted for him. I'd be feeling pretty stupid right about now.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Yeah, right!

I'll bet a lot of women who read Glamour filled out this survey for their husbands.

Monday, December 01, 2003

'Foot in mouth' prize for Rumsfeld - Dec. 1, 2003

What he said:

"Reports that say something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know," Rumsfeld told a news briefing.

"We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."

What he means:

"I'm a blithering idiot, and I'm here to prove that point."