Saturday, March 12, 2011

Getting Creative

I got bored and while fiddling around with my laptop computer I happened to come across the Windows Movie Maker..........so.......having never used it before, I decided to see how well it works.........and to see if I could come up with something a little creative and interesting.........well......maybe not interesting for most people but interesting for at least a few.

It was far easier than I had imagined and now my mind is coming up with all sorts of ideas. Give me some time and who knows what I can come up with.

Here is my very first video creation............

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Doppelgangers

Hmmmmm........maybe you have seen yourself before......somewhere.......or maybe it was last week..........could it be?..........nahhhh........it ain't you at all..........but sometimes you have to double-take.........dang..........close..........real close. I have had several different looks..........there were the years that went by where I could have passed for Charles Manson.......and the brief time I looked like an Arab (can't explain that one)...............and there was the time several years ago when I was in a bill payment center in line waiting to pay a bill and this woman in front of me turned around and looked at me and said "Craig!". I said "I am not Craig". She insisted that I was and said "Stop fooling around, I should know Craig when I see him". So I asked her "Who is this Craig supposed to be?"........She said "You should know.....you are my ex-husband!"........imagine that.......hmmmm.......so I responded with...."I guess we all know now WHY you ain't married to Craig anymore."......hehehe.....needless to say she had nothing more to say to me.

A week or two ago, I go online and start doing my daily routine of checking my favorite websites......boortz.com.......among others.......and I check the Drudge Report for some news and lo and behold!......I see the following:

Look at the picture on the left side of the Drudge Report...........do you see what I see?

.......okay, okay......yes that woman looks like that mask from the movie "Scream"........but what caught my eye is the dude with the hat.........and NO......I have never been in Wisconsin. Hmmmmm.....I wonder if he ever gets asked if he has a blog and goes to the Caribbean often.


Speaking of doppelgangers........it doesn't always have to be one human looking like another human..........it could be that a human being resembles a thing either animated or inanimate. Sometimes it can be that a human resembles an event or even an event that is about to happen........such as what is shown in the following photograph.

This train is about to run out of tracks.......and we all know what is definitely going to happen.........that's right.......it is too late to stop and it will be going over the edge extremely soon.
Sadly, this train and its coming event has a doppelganger:



That's right.............Charlie Sheen.

Need I say more about that?



Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Five Days With Signtopia Expansion Pack 2.1

I have been busy lately. The past three weeks or so have been a bit hectic, yet wonderful. First, since my last post on the blog, I have taken a trip to Tennessee for my Mom's birthday....spent four days there, then six days at home, and then off to Texas for five days.

Time flies........and so did I. Me and Supernurse flew to Texas to see our youngest grandchild and hand deliver some Nascar toys for him to play with. Not that he really needs any more toys or cars........or trains......he loves trains........but lately he has been enthralled with race cars........Nascar........zoom......zoom. Apparently his mom and dad have been unable to find any Nascar cars in Leander or the surrounding areas so they put in a request to ole Signtopia to track some down in Baltimore..........which I did..........at Ollie's. Aside from that........there was no special event or occasion to make the trip except that me and Supernurse wanted to see the rugrat play indoor soccer......his first foray into the world of competition with other rugrats.


There is no way we are gonna pass up that.

On this trip, he was a bit smitten with me. On past visits he was all about "Mom-Mom".......this time "Pop-Pop" was his focus.

Of course.............that is.......when he wasn't focusing on his cars.........hehehe.

He's a great kid and he takes the cars very seriously.

As if he was in dire need of more stuff, Supernurse goes and buys a racetrack for his cars........needless to say he was thrilled. He particularly loves it when they crash.

Supernurse was very happy and that alone makes me very happy.

It doesn't seem all that long ago that my little Noodle Girl was little. I miss the days when my kids were little........time flies by so quickly........and now she gets to experience what me and Supernurse have experienced.........and we get to visit and spoil her kid.....hehehe.

I am lucky to just be there to see moments such as this.

I spent alot of time corrupting my grandson..............you know what I mean........."brrrrt"......."what was that?"..........."A frog on a motorcycle!"........and "BRRRRRRRT!".........that was a "Monkey on a Harley".......hehehe. I spent the majority of the time tickling him and making him laugh.

I never envisioned this when I was younger..........but somehow it is as if it was all planned.

We managed to get to see him at a soccer practice during the week..........which caused me to have flashbacks to when I was the indoor soccer coach for a bunch of monsters in White Marsh.......what was I thinking.......oh well........this time I am a spectator.

And spectate we did. His real soccer game was Saturday morning at 8am.......8AM!!!!!!!!!! at the YMCA............8AM!!!!!!!.........arrrgghhhh.........this is the time when I just start to have vivid nightmares while I snore away for five hours. Oh well............no rest for the wicked.

It was great watching him chase after the ball.............along with all of the other kids at the same time..............knowing that while he was running after the ball he was making race car sounds (in his mind he was racing). Even when he stopped for a drink......it was a "pit stop".

They don't bother with the score at this age level.............which is a good thing because his team was slaughtered. Still.......after all was said and done.........both teams were winners and celebrated as such. Expansion Pack 2.1 happens to love tunnels because of his fascination with trains......so when the parents line up to make a tunnel at the end of the game, he was the first in line for it............

So what does he do after he gets through the tunnel?

He runs around everybody and inserts himself at the end of the line and goes through the tunnel again! Smart kid.........hehehe.

So that was it.......after his game we drove to the airport in Austin and headed for home.


This is what Washington DC looks like from the airplane. Supernurse slept on the plane.........me?.............no sleep for me. I listened to a podcast of the Mark Levin show on my iPod and chowed down on some nasty crackers that the stewardesses pawn off on people.

Back to the grind............we get home and Supernurse got ready for work......that's right.......she had to work that evening in the ER.

We must be crazy.

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