Sunday, July 30, 2006

Summer Is Finally Over

I am thinking that summer is now officially over, the kids are all home and have been for the last week or so. We finished up with a family trip to St. Simons for a few days.
With kids you could stay in a ghetto and they'd be happy so long as it had a pool.
We rented bikes one afternoon. "The Wife" nor myself had been on 2 wheels (much less anything that we had to power) in close to 2o years after the first few un-stable blocks we were OK and I refused to wear one of those "Special Education" bike helmets.
I spend a fair amount of my time in hotel rooms and I was amazed at how quickly
the rest of the family were able to trash the bathroom. Only the "Edge" shaving
cream is mine in the above picture.
The standard St Simons lighthouse picture. They wanted $6.00 per person
to walk inside, we settled for the free picture instead.
St Simons has the coolest trees.
The kids awaiting the 18" waves.
"Whale Love" see post below
In four days we never saw anyone catch a single fish.
Solitude on the beach as my pasty white bald head slowly turns red.

It All Happened So Fast

Mature Content Below, really............

Above is a picture of "H's" beloved "Yertle The Turtle". We have had "Yertle" for 5 or 6 months and as far as pets go in this house "Yertle" is very low maintenance. Once a week or so we fill the tub with a small amount of water and let "Yertle" have at it. "H" feeds "Yertle" green beans, carrots or what-ever vegetable we have that's handy. The whole time we've had "Yertle" we've always been under the impression that "Yertle" was a male turtle, something about an indent in their carapace indicates their sex. Not a big deal about "Yertle's" sex, it's not like we were going to decorates his box with a male theme.
Now fast forward to this afternoon. "H" and his buddy are in the back yard and they find another turtle "Yertle II". "H" flips "Yertle II" over and sees the same carapace indent as "Yertle" and assumes "Yertle II" is also a male and places him in with the "Yertle". About 20 minutes later I decide to go and check to make sure these two relics from the prehistoric age aren't tearing each other limb from limb.
Imagine my surprise when my eyes saw the sight below.
We've had "Yertle" for a while and thought we had him/her sexed correctly, hell no "Yertle II" figured it out, CORRECTLY, in about 15 minutes.

Friday, July 28, 2006

View From Here

Mebane NC
Hampton Inn #208

Thursday, July 27, 2006

View From Here

Greenville, SC
Holiday Inn Express #302

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Some People Should Just Take The Bus

There is a set on Flickr that documents peoples bad parking job at Yahoo's HQ.
It seems that not being able to park isn't just a "Southern Thang" "LINK"

Sunday, July 23, 2006

View From Here

St. Simons, GA
Hampton Inn #304

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Picture Of The Week

"Hummer Recovery Vehicle" now that's going to make you laugh. Those "Land Rover" folks sure are funny.

Damn That's Gotta Hertz

I am dropping off my rental in Memphis the other day and lo and behold what do I spy but a SUV vs. "The Hertz Bus" scenario ( I'm saying the bus won). I guess I don't have to worry about Hertz noticing that I "Curb Checked" their Crown Vic a few times.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

And The Idiot Of The Week Goes To

Peter Cook aka Mr Christie Brinkley. If you look up jackass in the dictionary there has to be a picture of Peter Cook. Dude, you were married (I am using the word WERE because I have a feeling that you are so stupid that you don't realize that you are on the way to divorce court in the HOV lane) to possibly the best looking 52 year old woman in the world. There may be another 52 year woman held hostage on an island that no one has ever seen that might put Christie to shame, but somehow I doubt it. After all (and there will be a bunch) of the lawyers are through with you, you'll be broke, childless, womanless and probably homeless but one thing you'll still have will be your stupidity. Yeah, you got that going for you and of course you'll have the memory of once being married to Christie Brinkley. Close your eyes real tight and maybe you can still remember what she looks like. "LINK"

Monday, July 17, 2006

If Your Real Quiet You Can Hear Yourself Getting Fat

Click on the "LINK" to see how just how fat we've been getting over that last 20 years. Now here's my beef (get it) we have spent 8 gigabillion dollars outlawing smoking in malls, restaurants and what not due to second hand smoke and its effect on non-smokers. Now I'm not a smoker, never have been. With that being said, in the past if I went to a restaurant and they didn't have a non-smoking section and the restaurants ventilation system sucked and my eyes were burning from the smoke and my food tasted like crap from the smoke then I wouldn't go back to that restaurant and if enough people didn't go back to the restaurant for the same reason eventually the restaurant owner might catch on that it would be a good idea to add a non-smoking section and beef up the ventilation system. What would you call that? Self governing, I don't know cause I'm not a political blogger.
OK OK if we have done all this legislation banning smoking how long will if be before we start legislating the all you can eat food bars such as "Ryans" & "Golden Corral". Just view the link to see what food has done to this country over the last 20 years. How many additional dollars are we forced to spend to cover health care costs that's caused by obesity..........

View From Here

Memphis Tennessee
Fairfield Inn #318
Overlooking I-40

Saturday, July 15, 2006

North Georgia Mountain Kind Of Weekend

We did the tourist thing this week with the first stop being Friday night at "Stone Mountain Park" and our yearly viewing of the "laser show".The show starts at dark but you have to arrive early to stake your claim. The kids play down by the base taking frequent breaks to come up and ask us for money to buy cotton candy.

This guy showed up with a wagon, 2 coolers and 4 chairs, a real professional.
As sunset comes the lawn fills up, by dark its sitting room only.The show was exciting as ever lots more fire and fireworks this year.
We hit the road early Saturday morning headed for "Amicalola Falls". After a quarter mile hike or so we found ourselves just 175 steps shy of our destination.
Hi Ho, Hi Ho it's up the stairs we go.

The required family shot.
We stopped in "Dahlonega" on the way back home. As we left our urban assault vehicle we saw an outdoor wedding taking place. I took this picture just 5 seconds before I hit the panic button on the car alarm, needless to say we made their special day just a little more special.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I Didn't Take These Pictures

But if I had seen this I'm sure I would have driven off of the road.
This is one of those passed on e-mails, I don't know the story and don't really care, but man it makes me laugh.
OK lets play the comment game.
"Baby Got Back"
"If She Hauled ASS It Would Take Two Trips"
"She's So Fat She's On Both Sides Of The Family"
"She's So Fat She Couldn't Fit In A Chat Room"

I just love the internet............

Keep This One On Your Side Of The Pond (please)

Not making a comment on this one. You read, you decide. "LINK"

Sunday, July 09, 2006

NOT A Fricks's World Travel Tip

Man trashes hotel room
Herald Staff Writer

MANATEE - After receiving a hotel bill he wasn't happy about, a man argued
with a hotel clerk and subsequently returned to his room to destroy several
items, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office incident report.

The man was staying at the Suburban Hotel in the 7200 block of North Tamiami

At 11 a.m. Saturday, he broke the mirrors and a chair in the room before
creating two holes in a wall in the room. By the time deputies arrived, the man had left the hotel.

OK, OK you are now an adult and no longer in college and on "Spring Break" with your buddies, in a rented Ford Escort in Florida. You can't go around trashing hotel rooms as an adult (unless you are a rock star).
First, I'm sure this genius paid for his room with a credit card, so they have your info dumb-ass.
Second, If he's traveling for work no need to worry about the room costing a few extra dollars. At the bottom of every expense report is an area that says "Comments". Here is where you enter the following "This hotel was the cheapest that I could find and it was located 38 miles from the account". Plus this was in Florida and if you travel on the east coast and stay in Florida, Washington DC, Baltimore, New Jersey or New York you are going to get raped and pillaged by the hotels. That's just the way it is.........

Friday, July 07, 2006


"DP" claims that he received this "BYRUS ALERT" e-mail over the holidays.







Wednesday, July 05, 2006

View From Here

Troy, Alabama
Hampton Inn Room 311

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I Figured It Out

I have never been much of a fan of "The View" except for that Meredith Vieira, I like her, she's cute. Now of course I have seen this transformation of Star Jones from a somewhat kind-of-overweight to someone who is much smaller (not quite jumping around in the shower to get wet small, but smaller). After this weight loss something in her face bugged me, not like anyone would care. For a while I thought that she resembled "Steve Urkel", which is really odd cause Urkel still weighs less then Star Jones. Well I figured out what's bugging me about Star Jones: her head is still the size that it was when she was somewhat kind-of-overweight. I figured it out, I'll sleep better tonight now....

New in Gmail: Delete All Spam

Gmail is rolling out a new link called "Delete all spam messages now" so you don't have to repeatedly select all messages and delete them. Another new feature: "Empty trash".

read more | digg story

I enjoy my G-Mail accounts I use one of them for everything that requires some sort of e-mail registration, which in turn leads me to the receiving end of a bunch of spam. G-Mail does a pretty good job of filtering spam but still requires you to select all then delete. When you get 100+ spam e-mails per day this can be a time consuming task. Sounds as if Google is responsive to end users requests..............