Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
La Quinta #201

Tampa, FL
Intercontinental Hotel #803

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

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Coral Springs, FL
Marriott #632

The Florida Whack-a-do Story Of The Week


MARCH 16--A Florida man wearing an "I ♥ My Marriage" t-shirt was arrested last night for allegedly choking his wife during an argument in their Tampa-area home. Bradley Gellert, a 32-year-old financial consultant, was busted by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies and booked into jail on a felony domestic battery by strangulation charge. According to a police report, Gellert, pictured in the below mug shot, got into an argument with his wife and "screamed at the victim and threw numerous items." He then allegedly "grabbed the victim's neck and strangled her," which "prevented the victim from breathing normally." Gellert's wife subsequently fled the couple's Apollo Beach home and went to a nearby sheriff's office to report the incident. Investigators noted that the woman had been "taken to the ground by the arrestee and suffered an abrasion to her knee and red marks on her neck." The "I ♥ My Marriage" shirt was a promotional item tied to the 2008 movie "Fireproof," a Christian-themed film starring Kirk Cameron. The movie, a hit in evangelical circles, centers on a fireman's religious awakening and his simultaneous effort to save a failing marriage. "LINK"

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here's Your Sign

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- You forgot to buckle up, dummy! A commuter who put a homemade dummy in the passenger seat to sneak into the car pool lane was caught Wednesday near Seattle. But it wasn't because a cop realized the passenger was fake. Instead, the State Patrol trooper noticed the dangling belt buckle on the passenger side and suspected a seat belt violation.

Patrol spokeswoman Christina Martin told The Herald of Everett that the driver acknowledged trying to beat traffic by using the HOV lane.

He created his passenger by draping a rain jacket over plastic piping, topping it off with a Halloween mask of Gandalf, the "Lord of the Rings" wizard, a beard and a baseball cap.

The trooper issued a $124 ticket and confiscated the dummy. "LINK"

I was surprised that this whack-a-d0 incident didn't happen in FL. How can you go through all the effort of building your ticket to the HOV lane and then forget to to put it's seat belt on?

Click it or ticket - Click it or ticket


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Goose" We're So Proud!


Goose was notified today that she will be graduating with an AP Scholar Award this spring. Of as you would expect Mom & Dad got a bill for the medallion that she will be presented with.

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Port Wentworth, GA
Hampton Inn #234

More Crazy Pictures From the Road

I stopped in "Wiregrass GA" for gas yesterday and was greeted at the gas station by a mini Noah's Ark. Emu's, Bulls & Alpackas
Craziest thing I've seen all month.




Monday, March 09, 2009

Traveling Way Too Much

Just a picture of some of the hotel room keys that I've managed to forget to leave at the hotel, there must be a couple hundred of them there. I think one day I'm going to take all the blue ones and string them together to make a set of curtains.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Kind Of A Slow & Relaxing Weekend


The sun was out and just warm enough to open the windows which some of the animals took full advantage of.

"H" took one step closer to becoming a man today, he changed his first flat tire.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Dear IRS

Dear IRS,

I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.

I have paid the following taxes:
Accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can't recall but I have run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Daschle, Ron Kirk, and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties and no interest.

P..S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.

John P. Taxpayer, Jr.

Dallas, Texas

Blatantly stolen from an e-mail......

The Time Of Your Life

for only $4.00

I've done some crazy things looking for the "Time of my life" and I've spent a lot more than $4.00 trying to pull it off. It's now nice to know that the local mall can satisfy my wildest dreams locked in a dark boxed loaded with strangers and for only $4.00, I'm going to sleep much better tonight.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

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Knoxville, TN
Holiday Inn #227

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Snow?

They're predicting snow I'm seeing rain. we need some of those Northern weathermen who know what's going on.