Life in Nebraska without air conditioning is miserable. When we moved into this house in May, we knew the A/C was old, but thought we would get a few more years out of it. It’s died twice so far. Each time, is over the weekend. By the time the evening is turning to night, it’s 80 degrees inside and 60 outside. Sleeping is “difficult”. Each time it dies and we have to have someone come out to fix it, I hope they’ll tell me it’s inoperable. We’d get a new one under the warranty, at least. Oh well.
And in more crummy news, MY POOR POOL! We weren’t able to get in for five days last week. I took the cover off Friday and the whole bottom is covered in algae. I spent all weekend shocking, chlorinating, and vacuuming the algae off the bottom. When it comes up, it’s too small to get captured by the bag, so it then disperses into the water and I have to cross my fingers it gets caught in the filter. Yesterday definitely looked better than Saturday. Hopefully, it looks decent tonight.
Boy, am I lousy at coming up with titles for these posts. :\
Anyway, updates are good. Here are some. Recording is starting to come together some. See Here. It’s still really rough and only about half the song, but you get the idea of where I’m going with it. (There’s still a surprise or two coming) After I get Thasp to mix it with hotsaus, I will be crowned the king of rock’n'roll.
In about an hour, we’ll find out if we’re having a boy or girl. Is the suspense killing you?
I had to create a new category for this one: whining.
Things just kind of suck right now.Not as bad as before, but enough to ruin the heck out of a Friday.
Came home Wednesday to a house that was 87 degrees on the inside. Yep, our air conditioner is dying. After getting two irate phone calls from a hot pregnant woman, the home warranty people finally authorized an after hours call. The technician who looked at it pronounced the inside unit in serious condition and administered last rites to the outside unit. Keep in mind, we’ve lived there two months. A new AC’s going to run $2,000. We don’t have $200, let alone $2,000. We’re trying to work with the warranty company to get it through their heads that it broke after we bought it and they should cover it, but I’m not holding my breath.
The weight loss campaign is going nowhere. I’m going to be fat forever. I have no energy to exercise. I’m eating okay but not losing anything at all. I’m not sleeping well. I’m starting to have “head problems” again, but I’m afraid to tell my wife. She has enough things to worry about.
Recording is going rough. I’m making progress, but it’s still lousy. Maybe I’m just a crappy musician.
I hate pushy type A salespeople. Especially if they sound like food.
I’d say my prayers are bouncing off the ceiling, if I was praying.
I lost the auction on an uberleet sound card; however, I did find an old junker in a box I was able to install. After a few tweaks, I’ve got the recording software set up. Played around with it some this morning and tonight. There’s some production issues to be worked out, but I’ve got hope.
It may seem a little early to be committing to a specific candidate; however, I’m casting my lot with Republican Ron Paul. Dr. Paul is a true patriot, He’s a true old-school Republican, not some neo-con riding the polls. Over the years, his support of traditional Republican ideals has been unwavering.
He stands for:
Small government with spending, not the money hungry behemoth we’ve dealt with for years.
Minimalist foreign policy
Abolishment of the income tax and federal reserve (A good thing!)
The constitution and a government that operates there within.
Keeping the federal government out of your personal life.
Don’t take my word for it. Listen and learn for yourself.
For example, getting rid of the income tax sounds like some revolutionary crazy idea. Or, does it?
“But could America exist without an income tax? The idea seems radical, yet in truth America did just fine without a federal income tax for the first 126 years of her history. Prior to 1913, the government operated with revenues raised through tariffs, excise taxes, and property taxes, without ever touching a worker’s paycheck. Even today, individual income taxes account for only approximately one-third of federal revenue. Eliminating one-third of the proposed 2007 budget would still leave federal spending at roughly $1.8 trillion– a sum greater than the budget just 6 years ago in 2000! Does anyone seriously believe we could not find ways to cut spending back to 2000 levels? Perhaps the idea of an America without an income tax is not so radical after all.” 2006
“By the way, when I say cut taxes, I don’t mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing.” 2002
While it’s important to note that a list like the one b elow can be misconstrued as to the point of the actual bill in question, here’s a brief voting record:
Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
No federal funding of abortion, and pro-life. (Dec 2000)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Rated 76% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
This is required viewing:
Dr. Paul on Tucker Carlson following the GOP debate.
Dr. Paul punks Cavuto on Fox News (repeatedly). The media is so used to politicans BSing with them they don’t know what to do when someone mans up and gives them a straight answer.
Lest anyone insinuate Dr. Paul is a flip flopper who is changing his views to cater to voters, let’s see how his views have changed since 1988 when he ran for President as a libertarian.
Did you catch that? He said the same thing 19 years ago that he’s saying today. Common sense.