I Was Thinking About Something Else

That pretty much sums up my life nowadays. I will be doing something, walking into a room or driving, and I will go askew. Someone will inevitably ask at that same moment, "What are you doing?". Which will confuse me and I can only respond, "Yeah, well...I was thinking about something else".

(formerly A Connecticut Yankee)

Location: Connecticut, United States

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Glorius Man Day it was

Ah Yes! Breathe deep the good air of plumbing and car repair. These things I did on this glorius man day! (Tim Allen grunt noises).
The hot water knob on the shower had gotten to the point where it would not shut off so bad that a once kinda dripping tub faucet was now a significant flow of water. Enter a Connecticut Yankee with a full set of very manly plumbing tools and voila! I plumbed her pipes and she isn't dripping anymore!
My '88 Camry LE is in serious need of a distributor ($400.00 for the part alone) but I'm crossing my fingers that the supplemental parts I bought today and will install tomorrow will be able to hold the car together until I win the lottery...or die. I do love that car.

Monday, March 20, 2006


a rerun of CSI made it all better.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Sad TV

Even with all of the things there are to watch, all the channels, everything, there really isn't anything worth bothering about.
Tonight Desperate Housewives is on, but who cares? Rerun. I'm so sick of reruns. Office Space is running a few times on AMC, and granted it's a cult favorite for me as well as others, but ok let's move on! There are a lot of other movies that can be shown as well.
Like Six Days and Seven Nights, a pleasant enough diversion, and I highly recommend it. In contrast, you have that new Bravo show, 'Top Chef', which is top heavy with many whiney crybaby's. On a show like that, what is it that is center stage. Well, that would be the food. And what is just as important as the presentation of the food? The taste of the food. Unlike fashion which is purely visual (you never had that dress on an actual person, did you? because it looks like crap), how the food tastes I would think is at least 50% of the deal. And of course we can't taste it. And to be honest, I don't care if the judges think it's tasty, it's all subjective. So what are you left with. The personalities. Boring.
I didn't get a chance to because of work, but if you do, by all means catch Big. Truly one of my all time favorites.
I do think Joey has bit the big one, too. which makes me very sad. I thought it had real potential.
Depressing post, but blah dee blah...depressing tv.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Jefferson Starship

First eight-track tape I ever bought was the Red Octopus album, because it had the song "Miracles" on it. I loved throwin' that tape in and cruisin' over to my girlfriend's house. This was all of course, like a 100 years ago before cell phones (actually rotary-dial telephones were all the rage), before cd's, before home computers! Texas Instrument calculators were pushing the envelope then.
But, enough about me.
Who caught Medium? The whole David Caradine thing was very cool. I know I use the term too much, but it was...clever.
And what about Joey? I'm starting to lose hope, but I really do wish it to hang in there, at least until there are enough episodes for syndication.. It worked very hard, and I think succeeded in cutting away from Friends. I really like the theme music too.
Scrubs was OK. Dave Foley was good and it was nice to see Michael Learned.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Young Man,

there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

This past Saturday for the first time in a longtime I had the wherewithall to be able to go out and I saw that the Village People were going to be at the Mohegan Sun Casino (about an hour from my house) for FREE! Well, with money as tight as it is I said free is good.
I had called a friend and said, "let's hit the road tonight, y'know, the open road, wind in our hair, (well, my hair anyway as his began bailing out years ago) etc". He said OK. When I picked him up, I said, "How do you feel about the Village People?" He replied, "I was thinking that's where we might be going."
A few words about the Village People and the Mohegan Sun Casino.
I love the Village People. Their songs ALWAYS REALLY crack me up. There is no social commentary whatsoever, just inoffensive entertainment. They are kind of like a gay ZZ Top (whom I also love). Oh, how their tunes make me laugh. Pure unadulterated entertainment. Since Saturday I found out that they have a bunch of albums, none of which I own, because it's just the three (four?) hits when they play on the radio that do it for me.
Well, in the mega-huge casino (there are two in Connecticut, the other being Foxwoods) you can park for free. I'm sure this is on the pretense that they're gonna get your money anyway. There are a few arena, cabaret stage areas where there will be acts that you have to get tickets for (the wife and I went to see Victoria Jackson and Norm Macdonald), and there are open spaces right on the casino floor where they would have something like the Village People for free. So in that situation you can continue to gamble whilst you get a floor show (free!).
I'll tell you upfront, the sound sucked, but despite that, they still put on a good show. They had 3 of the original six members and fortunately one of them was the lead singer that you hear on the hits from 25 years ago. It was very cool (and free!)
After the show was over (lasted a good hour) we wondered around the casino and got something to eat. I've gotten addicted to Celebrity Poker Showdown so i wanted to check out any poker tables. Unfortunately, the only ones we came across were tis type of poker called, three card, and four card poker, where there really isn't much skill involved, it's really just luck of the draw. So I watched that for awhile and felt good about knowing which groups of cards beat other groups of cards.
We took off at around midnight and I tell ya, it was a good night. Very relaxing. No stress from fucked-up work, the food was the only cost incurred, and it was good food, and didn't lose anything gambling (but I will go back and try to find the poker game that I know must be there somewhere.