Monday, September 27, 2004


There are a few sites I make sure to check out every day. This is a shot from

Friday, September 24, 2004

Goofy Nonsense

How do you catch a unique rabbit?----- Unique up on it!
What do fish say when they swim into a concrete wall?-----DAM!!!
What do Eskimos get when they've sat on the ice too long?-----Polaroids.
What do you call cheese that isn't yours?-----Nacho Cheese!

Good, clean fun. Laugh.

No, I said LAUGH.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Knock, Knock!!! Who's There?

It's 6:30AM, and as I approach the front door I see red lights whirling around in the soaking rain. Hmmm, I'm curious now. (and a bit concerned)

"Forks Township Fire Department, sir" he proudly blurts out.

As I scan over the faces of the firemen and women (there were 4 of them), I saw this scene.


"Sir?", he says "is your basement flooding?"

"Just a little" I respond.

"Do you have a sump pump?"

I am concerned with that question, especially because the answer is "No."

"My wife and I..." I begin to explain "...have been down there moving valuables away from the rising water."

A little dejected, he says "OK sir, if you need us go ahead and call 9-1-1, we will come back and help."

More scared then when they arrived, I thanked them very much and scanned the corner for just how much water there was out there.

As they walked away, one of the younger female fire workers said "Have a nice day!"

Hmmm. Thanks.

The water rose for another hour or so and finally stopped. I promptly left for Lowes to purchase my first 12 gallon Shop Vac.

We are fine, all is OK. The basement got about 1-2 inches in only a few places and all of our valuables were saved. Even a few I wouldn't mind losing.

All pictures here.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Maine Vacation

Morsels from Maine.

This photo was taken from our tandem kayak at Valley Cove. It was our 1/2 way resting point while Becky and I toured Somes Sound together.

Seven days of fresh fruit breakfasts, crab lunches and lobster dinners. Envy us, it's cool.

All pictures are here.

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Who comes up with these things? They really DO look like eachother.(thanks Deb for sending this my way)

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

That's Gonna Leave A Mark

Here is a pefect example of why I say "There is no fender-bender on a motorcycle."

That's what we in the business call "painful". He won't die, but probably wished he would.

Here is an interesting article about the PA helmet law 4 months after being lifted.

"In the first four months that helmets became optional for riders 21 and older, deaths among helmetless riders more than doubled, from six to 15, compared with the year-ago period. Fatalities among riders wearing helmets dropped 28 percent, from 25 to 18."

"No one here will be able to draw any conclusions,'' said Ed Myslewicz, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

WHAT? What will it take to draw conclusions? A connect the dot exercise with pictures of conclusions?

State Sen. John Wozniak, a Cambria County Democrat and motorcyclist who helped shepherd the bill through the Legislature, said he expected a "small spike'' in injuries among helmetless riders, but predicts it will be temporary as riders adjust to their new freedom.

HMMMM, you must be right. It's obvious to me that when people aren't forced to wear a helmet that they go out and crash to "adjust to their new freedom".

Off soapbox.