Thank God It’s February!!!

I am sure you are asking yourself “What the hell is go great about February? It sucks just as bad as January!” I guess on paper the level of suckage equates to January however my brain works in very different ways from the norm.

February is the LAST month of winter. In my mind I consider March 1 the first day of spring! I am pretty much tricking my self into thinking it is warmer than it really is outside. To me it signifies the end of winter.

Pitchers and catchers report = a sure signal the Spring is close by!20120330_baseball_33

My birthday is in Feburary. It actually gives me something to look forward to this month.

2011 snow

January on the other hand has absolutely NO redeeming qualities. I mean nothing, nada, zip, zilch. January is just one big bucket of suck and I am glad that it is only 31 days out of the year. Even that is too much for my liking.

February  is the month I start coming out of my mental hibernation in eager anticipation of the Spring.

Taking out the Trash: The Purge

I am in the process of a cleansing process right now. A new chapter in my life is beginning and it is time to move Broom_iconon in many ways. I have just began a major purge in my life. It is going to be a long process but in the end it will be well worth it.

1) Physical clutter – If I have not used it in the last two months or I don’t have an immediate need for something, it is gone! No longer will the question be asked: What if I need this one day?

2) Online clutter – Back when I considered myself a “digital marketing consultant/social media professional” I needed to be familiar with the different social media mediums. Now that I have a busy logistics position, those two – three dozen social accounts are no longer needed. You name it and I had an account with it. I am thinking of just narrowing it down to : LinkedIn, Facebook, Foursquare, Yelp and Instagram. I am still torn on if I need Twitter/Google + or not.

3) Emotional Sludge – I am mainly talking about anger. For the most part of the last four years, I was a very angry person. I was in some bad situations that I finally got out of just recently. Much of it was me just accepting being angry as the norm for me. I forgot what it was  like to be at peace with myself and my inner crap was manifested externally. I really didn’t hold my complaints in I blatantly expressed them all over the internet. I got quite the reputation. I am working hard to change that.

By the way I am not even going to try any kind of juice cleanse or detox to complete my current processes. I like meat and food way too much to even try it! Don’t even suggest it!

7 Predictions for 2014!

How Many of these lists have you seen already? I am so confident in my psychic ability that I will GUARANTEE that every single one of these will come true. So it is written so it shall be done.

1) A celebrity will do something stupid and it will be considered “news” by the media – There is really nothing “real” happening in the world is there?


2) You will look at and comment on a picture of a cat on the internet – Good cat pictures are so hard to find.


3) Someone will find something new to blame the president for – I am going to finish every sentence with “I blame Obama”. Drive-Thru forgot my fries? It is clearly Obama’s fault

Obama MAD

4) Some kind of weather anomaly will happen somewhere in the world. – It’s the government (primarily Obama) trying to exert it’s power over the rest of the planet.


5) One of your favorite actors from your childhood will die. -There will be at least one that makes you frown and say, “I remember them from…” Kind of makes YOU feel old doesn’t it?


6) You will see someone publicly post WAY to much information on their social profile – I don’t (and I am sure you don’t either)want to see pictures of their sick/dying relative in the hospital, hear about your bodily functions, etc… Some people need to apply a filter to themselves for the common good (or just my sanity). If this one is confusing you, than you are most likely guilty as charged.



7) Someone in a car will do something really stupid to induce at least a moment of road rage in you – Hmmm… Where do I even start with examples?

road rage


There you have it! This is the list of predictions that is going to put me on the map hurdling me over the top of Nostradamus and the Mayans for predictive ability of future events. Do you have something that you would like to add to this list? Leave me a comment and see if you can match my psychic prowess. I triple-dog dare you!

My 5 Favorite Holiday Songs


5) Billy Squier – Christmas is The Time to Say I love you. 

I just have a special place in my heart for 80′s music.

4) Elvin Bishop – Silent Night

Out of the gazillions of versions of this song this one is my favorite. It doesn’t sound like a church hymn and is kind of funky.

3) Foghat – All I want for Christmas is You

Nothing says Merry Christtmas like Foghat!

2) Twisted Sister – Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Please see the Foghat comment above and replace Foghat with Twisted Sister

1) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Mr. Heatmiser or Green Christmas or whatever the heck it’s called!

I will NEVER get enough of this song! EVER!

Christmas Shopping Extravaganza???

Santa-Claus-Angry-iconGasp!!! I used The word Christmas rather than holiday! What was I thinking? I should be ashamed. I hope everyone I offended can find it in their heart to forgive me!

Two questions: How many of you went shopping on “Black Friday”? How Many of you went shopping on Thanksgiving?

Just so you know, I blame all of you Thanksgiving Day Sad Turkeyshoppers! For what you ask? You have heard on the social media all of the corporations being blamed for keeping their minimum wage employees away from their families on Thanksgiving and how cruel they are? For once I don’t blame a corporation although for most things I do usually raise the middle finger in a large corporation’s direction. In this instance, they are just responding to the demand created by you, the evil consumer!

You will never catch me dead shopping on Thanksgiving. I am more interested in family, food, beer, wine, and football. You know, all the staples to a Happy Thanksgiving You might catch me out and about on a Black Friday. Shopping is never my goal though. You will most likely find me people watching. My wife and I are very frugal shoppers. Most of the time, we can get “Even-Better-than-Black-Friday Deals” through out the year. We are just frugal like that!

Before you get into a fist fight over that last in stock TV that you really, really want and just can’t live with out, I want you to think about something. You are not saving $400 on that $1,000 TV. You are spending $600 on it! Looking at it that way makes your current TV acceptable doesn’t it? It is this attitude that keeps me living within my means!


What Am I Thankful For?


Ahhhh… Thanksgiving! I am thinking that it is one of my favorite holidays of the year. There are no expectations, it is not over – hyped by the media, it is just a good meal and fun times with people you care about..

I am sure that by now, you have been bombarded with lists about what people are thankful for. Well guess what? You are about to be submitted with yet another by me. I am not going to go on about the no -brainers. I am very thankful for my life, family,  friends, job, etc… I love you all and I need to start showing it better throughout the year that is for sure. Here is my list of some of the more obscure things that I am thankful for in no particular order:

1) Cargo Pants – Better looking than most jeans, more comfortable than dress pants, plus they can hold all of my crap!

2) Boats – Being in a boat out on the open water is the ultimate in serenity for me.

3) Football – Makes cold weather not seem so bad at all.

4) Beer – I have met some amazing people over the years and it was all due to gathering together to have a few beers. Combine beer with #3 above and I am one pleased individual

5) Metallica – Their music always pumps me up and gets me psyched up when I need to be. Except for anything off of their St. Anger album.

6) Key West, FL – This is a perfect location to escape when winter is wearing you out.

7) Spaghetti-O’s – Yeah they are not really good for me at all but I have loved them since childhood.

8) Domesticated Animals – Fun for eating or for pets! No I am not going to eat my cat so get that sick thought out of your head immediately! I hear cat is delicious though.

9) Sunrises & Sunsets – Yeah kind of cheesy but still quite an amazing sight. Put me on a boat to watch either of the aforementioned events, you just found my happy place.

10) Books – You have been my friend in many times of need.

11) Impromptu road trips – Exploration does free the spirit.

12) Coffee – Without it, everyday would start out crappy and probably continue that way.

13) Beer battered fish and Macaroni & Cheese – One of my favorite comfort meals of all time!

14) Early mornings – I am at my most productive before anyone else is even out of bed.

15) The Beatles – They were the first band that I was introduced to as a child. Maybe that is why to this day I still enjoy music that was before my time.

16) Shortcuts – When the traffic on Chicago expressways are at a standstill, I like finding the lesser known road and getting there faster. You would be amazed at how fast you can get where you need to to go outside of taking “expressways”

17) Pizza- It should be a food group in and of itself.

18) Fluticasone Proponate – I enjoy having my sense of smell back!

19) My Wife’s Sexy Arse – I hate it when she leaves but I sure do like watching her go! Mmmm…

20) Cascade Dishwasher Pellets – I hate, hate, hate doing dishes by hand and these things do an amazing job!

What is on your obscure Thanksgiving list?

What’s Next for Me?

Now that my job search has finally ended, I find myself with much more free time on my hands. What to do with it? That is a good question. I think it is time to get back to everything I have been postponing and things I aspire to be doing such as:

Top Pick) Reconnecting with friends and family – It seems like that for the past 10 years, I have been building walls around me. Most of the hard work of isolating myself has happened over the last 5 years. I could go on and on about why but that could be a topic for another post. It is time to tear down walls and build bridges!

The following are in no particular order:

1) Write more – This blog is a start as I have months of sarcasm building up. I would like to do more fiction writing (horror and suspense is my game)

2) Guitar – In 2011 I started off strong but it has been sitting around collecting dust for the most part of last year.

3) Reading – I have so many books that I have not read yet that I need to open and sink my teeth into.

4) Volunteering – I used to get off on helping others out for a good cause. Lately not so much…

5) Getting healthy – Right now I am pathetic, no seriously… seriously pathetic! I need to get back into a regular fitness routine again.

6) Hanging out – Communicating via Social Media is all well and good but nothing beats meeting up in person from time to time. I now am going to have more time and cash to do so (at least once the holidays are over)!

7) Save up – Now that I am gainfully employed, there is so much on my list: buying a house, having a little Suvada (that should scare the crap out of all of you!), buying a good bike, save for retirement, etc…

Upon reading this, I realize that I have become quite pathetic over the past several years. I would love to blame someone or something for this negative shift in attitude because personal responsibility is so 70′s right? I am thinking that the “blame” society started to rear it’s ugly head in the 80″s? (Once again a topic for another post.)

As you can see, I have some work ahead of me.


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