Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
You can either watch this 90-minute "throwback to the old-school holiday variety show" on Nov. 21st or buy it to treasure and keep when the DVD hits stores just three days later.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Why is it the crazy ones are always attracted to me? Yeah, I don't have a girlfriend. That does not mean I'm gay or don't like women. What it means is I've been thru 3 divorces and I'm not putting the sum of my estate at risk on a hormone whim.
I'm still looking for the "Kick Me" sign somebody taped on my back.
Just think... If I had a cute little racegirl to spend some time with...
I'm just sayin'.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I always make an hourly check of things thruout the store. Primarily refrigeration. You would be surprised how much stuff has to be kept at proper temperature and how fast it can go bad if it's not. I had already made my walkdown a few minutes earlier and was just wandering thru the back of the store when it struck me the motor room (where the compressors are) didn't sound quite right. I opened the door and was greeted with a face full of white smoke. Holy snikies!
I did a quick look around and saw that 2 of my 4 midtemp compressors had shut down. But where was the smoke coming from? Scanning around, I found the culprit. An oil line had burst and was spraying hot oil directly onto the electric motors that run the compressors.
Generally speaking, that's a bad thing.
I shut down the entire rack before it (a) ran out of oil and burned up the compressors and / or (b) caught fire and burned the freaking store down. That's the same thing that happened at Diamond just a few weeks ago. Had I been just a few minutes later that's exactly what would have happened to us and Bridgeport would have been without a grocery store.
Hats off to Clyde Lamb Refrigeration. They were there within minutes of my call and had us up and running quickly.
Such is my job. Hours of boredom highlighted with moments of sheer pandemonium.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Did you know Habitat For Humanity sells their surplus?
I never knew this existed. Turns out that HFH gets a lot of donations they can't use. Instead of throwing it away they resell their excess. It's like going to a crapgame. You never know what to expect!
I ventured down to the HFH Restore in River Oaks in search of some replacement windows. What I found was a brand new Sears Kenmore High Capacity dryer that matched the washing machine I bought last spring.
Retail $559. My Cost $75
Check them out! All the money goes to a worthy cause so you get a "warm & fuzzy" to go along with a great deal.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
For fans of NBC's critically acclaimed drama Friday Night Lights you have a chance at a sneak preview of the upcoming season. If you are a DirecTv subscriber you can catch the new season in HiDef on The101 before it hits the NBC airwaves in 2009.
New episodes air Wednesday nights in HiDef only on DirecTv's The101.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
All I can say is I always make an honest effort to look you in the eyes. It's not as easy as you think, ladies.
Race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway is just 17 days away!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I bleed the Blue Oval!!!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
I lose the key to the rental car and have to retrace my steps from last night. Found them between the cushions of my recliner where they slipped out of my pants pocket. I drove like a fool to make it on time. I get to the jail (convienient place for a courtroom, eh?) and am forced to sit squeezed together like sardines with complete strangers. Let's just say I had personal space issues.
They call roll and you'd be surprised how many didn't show. We were thanked for showing up and told the ones that didn't would get a nasty letter. She also explained how people had died to give us the right to have a jury of our peers decide our fate. I kinda think this JP took her job a bit more serious than others I've met. I don't recall other JP's wearing the black Judge's robe. She was giving off a Sarah Palin vibe as well.
Note to self: Stay outa her court.
The justice excused herself for a moment to meet with the prosecutor and the defendant's attorney. When she returned we were told they had settled the case and we were free to go.
Well, the day wasn't a total loss. I almost got to perform my Constitutional duty and I got to pull the "moving my mouth with no words coming out" bit on the Desk Clerk in the waiting area sitting behind bulletproof glass with a microphone that kept shorting out. Anytime you get the chance to do that, it's a good day.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
It would be a lot more fun if I had a cute little racegirl to share it with.