Flogging Franklstein

History doesn't repeat itself. You repeat History.

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Friday, September 30, 2005

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Jerry Goes Wild

So I was listening to the Grateful Dead 4/28/71 this morning (The Fillmore East run - part of which made it to "Ladies and Gentlemen".) Hard to Handle came on. I think that Jerry was a little looped that night, because it was a very interesting version.

They were in the middle part, where Jerry solos. He started out a little slow, and then kept building it up. After a while the rest of the band tried to come out of the jam, as they usually do, and Jer kept going. After another round, they tried again and stuck with it, but Jerry kept going. The man did not want to give it up. I suspect Pig finally walking up to the microphone snapped him out of it (though I don't know this for sure) because they dropped right into his vocals. Wild stuff!!!

I love the sound of the early '70s Dead. The whole band sounds tight, and Bobby's rhythm guitar sounded great (this was before Bobby figured out how to make his guitar sound like a fly tweakin' on Meth.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What Would You Pick??

If you could learn one skill or art, what would it be? You would be attached to a machine, and as the Matrix portrayed it, you would completely learn that skill.

Me? I would choose to drum, like John Molo or Neal Peart. When I was in 6th grade, I joined beginning band with the hopes of learning to drum. Unfortunately, there were "too many drummers", and I had to choose something else. I chose trombone. I have always regretted that I didn't persist and learn the drums.

So what would you choose?

Monday, September 26, 2005

I Loathe Jerry Jones

But I love that cell-phone commercial he is in. It is succinct, funny, and it shows the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

I guess it is GOOD to be an owner.

Speaking of cheerleaders, check out the Broncos cheerleaders:

Broncos Cheerleaders

And follow the links :)

Friday, September 23, 2005

Productive Day - I Now Have Links

So, I decided I needed to start some kind of links list. After digging, I found that the template I am using (which I think is hele-cool for now) doesn't have that option. I was forced to start playing with the code. Ahhhh - FINALLY a use for the HTML classes I took years ago, of which I promptly forgot everything I "learned" one minute after the class.

It seems that I figured it out. I had to change all the sidebar headings, because they were GIFs initially. As they didn't have a gif on this template for "Links", I had to modify.

I wanted to call the "links" something else, like: "Check This Shit Out Or You Are A Loser Who Deserves To Watch 'The Simple Life' For Eternity". But that wouldn't fit. Any suggestions for a better word than "Link" would be appreciated.

I guess it is good that my crown didn't fit...

Letting The World Know I Have DSL

So today, as I enjoy the Vicodan induced haze of having a failed crown and new impressions taken, I decided to tell my old address book that I have a new email address as well as high-speed. (The G-neekians already knew this, because they read my brain-waves before they read my blog.)

And my address book said, "Shit! I gotta tell the world!' So it did. And the results were amazing!

I have heard from people I haven't talked to - either on the phone or via email- in a while. I even got pictures of me. In one fell swoop, I got contact with good friends that temporarily dropped off the life-radar (but not forgotten - that is how life-radar is).

The good news is that my friends miss me. The "bad" news is I miss my friends.

I recommend that if you can't switch email providers occasionally, at least send a blanket email to say "HI". Who knows, you might get invited out for a drink, get news about a new baby, or get an invite for an oily quickie/nooner.


My crown didn't fit. I asked Dr. Ruth (not the sex lady - the nice lady dentist I have) what percentage of the time that happens. "Oh, about 3-4% of the time."

At least I have the rest of the day off.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

It 's My Birthday

One more year 'til 40 - or in other words - I am right now starting my 40th year on this planet (outside the womb).

I went out last night with my buddy Steve and some other co-workers. It was a good time. Steve bought all my beers.

Going to dinner and bar poker with my friend Todd tonight. I hope I am able to stay in the tournament for a little while.

Until the last couple of years, my birthday was ALWAYS a day of weather change. It would usually snow a bit (though not stick) or rain alot. It never failed. So global warming must be true, since it hasn't happened for a while. Well, until today. Today was supposed to be about 90 degrees here in Denver. A front was supposed to move in overnight, dropping temperatures and bringing moisture for tomorrow. Jeebus and the other gods must have decided to check their calendar, because the front moved in early and it was raining a bit ago. NOW it feels like my birthday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Poker For Charity

I competed in the Katrina Relief charity tournament last night on PokerStars. This was the first of four charity tournaments organized by Wil Wheaton. Of the $5 entry fee, $4.99 went to the relief fund, which was matched by PokerStars. The other 1 cent went to the prize pool. (By the way, does anyone out there miss the old "cent" sign (ยข) that were on the old typewriter keyboards?)

Anyway, 2212 people signed up for the tourney, which by my math means that $22,075.76 was raised for this tournament alone. Many of the participants declined to play, so they were "sitting out" at the tables until the blinds took them down. I would estimate anywhere from 500-800 people actually played.

I came in 38th place, which I am damn proud of. I was even sitting at the same table as Mr. Wheaton (aka Wesley Crusher on Star Trek TNG) when I busted out. Wil ended up in 20th place. The tournament was a lot of fun. I will probably play in the $20 charity tourney on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Where Have You Been?

Good question, Skleerlok. I, like everyone else, has been shocked and appalled at the devastation in New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast. I have been reading alot of the coverage on Kos and other sites.

I have donated to the Red Cross, and encourage you all to do the same. I also have played in one online charity poker tournament, and have another Monday (both sites, PokerStars and Full Tilt matched the entry fees and are sending the money to the Red Cross.)

In other news, I finally went to the dentist. Since then, I have had one root canal (which went well - the guy was good), one temporary crown, and today, an extraction. What did mankind do before Vicodan?

And, finally, I got DSL. I installed it today. "What took you so long?" Well, I had been considering a cable modem for quite a while - mostly because I wanted to play Xbox Live. The problem with a cable modem was I would need to go wireless, since there is no way to wire it to my computer. Well, with the help of my buddy Todd, who works at Qwest (buying DSL equipment is what he does), I pulled my head out of my ass, realized I wasn't going to play Xbox Live, and ordered the DSL. Of course I love it! And to think I could have had it over a year ago.