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May 22, 2009

OUT OF HERE

I'm going to spend the weekend watching my daughter and her friends run around and fall down and cheer and cry and hug each other in a big soccer tournament, so I won't be blogging much, if at all. You crazy guys and gals have a good weekend.

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enjoy yourself dave and sophie and mrs blog.....dont forget to wear sunscreeen.

You and yours have a great and safe holiday weekend, Dave. Tell Sophie good luck.

Dave, it sounds like you've got a great weekend planned. Enjoy! We're loading up for Black Mountain, NC.

I will be surfing in Ocean City MD. Where the water is 60°F. So I'll be wearing my wetsuit. Except the full suit, not the spring suit. But I will be on that board.

I'm going on my annual black fly hunt this weekend.

Happy Memorial Day to my anonymous friends...
an AbsoLUTE Awesome BBQ on tap @ the House of Fate ;)

Eat, DRINK* & be Merry

*but Don't Drive*

Go TEAM BARRY!

Have a great one too, Dave! Don't get caught tripping the other players ;-)

Good luck to Sophie!

Better, or more recent anyway, picture of me in a full wetsuit. Note that some people consider pics of me in a wetsuit to be in even worse taste than pictures of Barry Manilow's hair.

I'm staying in sunny rainy Miami for the long weekend but have lots of plans!

Everyone enjoy and have a fun and safe Memorial Day!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who serve and have served our great country, especially our fallen soldiers.

good luck sophie's team! soccer's always fun in the rain.

wiredog?? nice stiff board ;-P

*SMACK* for that BM link!

Well a weekend couldn't be more well spent. Tell Sophie we are all cheering for her team!

Dave, Michelle, Sophie and Lucy -

Have Joy! And hot dogs. And hugs. And beer. And sunscreen. And beer.

*Prepares for Judi's annual Memorial Day Naked/ Kilted Guy Extravaganza*

As one of my kids used to say: Have a good fun!

While it won't quite match Manchester United v. Barcelona (Champion's League Final Match on 5/27), I'm sure you'll still enjoy it. Have fun!

Think I'm going to a bar to watch some somewhat older girls run around & fall down, etc.

* BTW: It's a True 'WTFBBQ', as Mr. Fate is known to put some unknown-well-hung-meat-parts on the Webber...

Ur all invited to the sunny shores of the Great South Bay

BYO'WTF'B

nice protrusion there wiredog.

showoff.

I'm heading to Wisconsin to family and perhaps a kwik stop for some bannanas

Oh.... And beer.

So wiredog. Is that surf board you're sitting on or are you just happy to see all of us here on the blog?

I get to go home early because NICE BOSS told us all to leave. :)

No BBQ in my weekend plans; the old one rusted out and collapsed last fall and we haven't replaced it yet.
Pizza and beer sounds okay, though. Or just beer. Lots of beer!

Cheers!

Leinenkugals honeywies or amber wil be the beverage of choice this weekend!

http://www.leinie.com/home.htm


Good luck, Sophie and Dave and Mrs. Blog ! Have a great time, and bring an umbrella !
We're heading off to the Santa Ynez wine country (again!) for a wine festival, so we'll taste a few for you all.
Everybody have a wonderful weekend, be safe, and see ya on Tuesday.

And to quote Siouxie:
"A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who serve and have served our great country, especially our fallen soldiers."

But, who's going to critique French for whinine about) my column?

If you've been paying attention (You haven't), you'd be aware by now that it has been announced--with all the fanfare usually reserved for Beachcomber re-runs--that the rules have changed. The rules I refer to have nothing to do with photo radar, so suck it up. No, the rules regarding credit cards underwent a small amount of plastic surgery this week. I shall now explain, while you don your sarcasm hats. A Professional Finance Minister, who goes by the name of Jim Flaherty, and who I'm pretty sure used to play the part of Count Floyd on SCTV, is on record as saying that the feds newest regulations would protect you, the out of control spending-like-there-is-no-tomorrow consumer. But don't blame yourself. It isn't your fault that that your neighbor bought a bigger TV than yours, and you just can't live with that. Flaherty went on (And on, and on) to indicate that options containing three words such as 'lowered interest rates' would not be part of these new rules. He was then escorted by security to a waiting bullet-proof tank and escorted away. OK, I made that up, but he did actually say that "No, there's not a move to limit interest rates – we have a choice on credit-card interest rates in Canada." Upon getting wind of this with his super-hero hearing, NDP Leader Jack Layton quickly ducked into a phone booth and changed into his news conference cape, where he declared "The rates of interest have not been brought down. Instead, the font size has been brought up so people will know how much they're being gouged." Layton is right, too. One of the sweeping changes that you will see in the near future is a summary box on your statement, that will show you in large letters exactly how your descent into bankruptcy hell is progressing. It may say something like; Attention Mr. and Mrs. Smith; Kindly feel free to pay the minimum payment on your statement, so that your great grandchildren will pay off the balance in 2057. It may also contain a line that states; We are instituting a new 'Nobody Reads the Fine Print Tax', so we've added a random number to your balance. Glenn Thibeault, who is famous for being a New Democratic MP, and the consumer protection critic was beside himself when he cleared his throat and announced that "Increasing the font size on a credit card contract doesn't help Canadian families who are hurting right now." But, at the end of the day, the Harper Governments nine point plan is supposed to help. I can't help wondering if Harper and company are aware of their own 'spending-like-a-sailor-on-leave' actions. With the federal debt currently sitting at 482 billion, I hope that their bill has a giant font to point that little fact out. That boils down to around 23 grand per Canadian, which increases to 36 grand when provincial debts are added. Fortunately, I am independently wealthy and have enough money to last the rest of my life, assuming I live until next Saturday. Of course, I am just joshing the government, and would like to apologize to whoever decides which people get audited by Revenue Canada every year. True, the country we call home has made great strides in paying down the national debt, including cashing all of the country's empties in. But, for the rest of you who use credit cards, rest assured that the government is watching out for your best interest, which is approximately 312%. You may now remove your sarcasm hats, as soon as you are certain that your TV is still bigger than the neighbors.

"...run around and fall down and cheer and cry and hug each other..."
So, basically she will imitating what she sees Daddy do every other weekend.

Let's try that again ...

But Dave, who is going to critique (French for 'whine about' my column?

Huh? Who?

If you've been paying attention (You haven't), you'd be aware by now that it has been announced--with all the fanfare usually reserved for Beachcomber re-runs--that the rules have changed. The rules I refer to have nothing to do with photo radar, so suck it up. No, the rules regarding credit cards underwent a small amount of plastic surgery this week. I shall now explain, while you don your sarcasm hats. A Professional Finance Minister, who goes by the name of Jim Flaherty, and who I'm pretty sure used to play the part of Count Floyd on SCTV, is on record as saying that the feds newest regulations would protect you, the out of control spending-like-there-is-no-tomorrow consumer. But don't blame yourself. It isn't your fault that that your neighbor bought a bigger TV than yours, and you just can't live with that. Flaherty went on (And on, and on) to indicate that options containing three words such as 'lowered interest rates' would not be part of these new rules. He was then escorted by security to a waiting bullet-proof tank and escorted away. OK, I made that up, but he did actually say that "No, there's not a move to limit interest rates – we have a choice on credit-card interest rates in Canada." Upon getting wind of this with his super-hero hearing, NDP Leader Jack Layton quickly ducked into a phone booth and changed into his news conference cape, where he declared "The rates of interest have not been brought down. Instead, the font size has been brought up so people will know how much they're being gouged." Layton is right, too. One of the sweeping changes that you will see in the near future is a summary box on your statement, that will show you in large letters exactly how your descent into bankruptcy hell is progressing. It may say something like; Attention Mr. and Mrs. Smith; Kindly feel free to pay the minimum payment on your statement, so that your great grandchildren will pay off the balance in 2057. It may also contain a line that states; We are instituting a new 'Nobody Reads the Fine Print Tax', so we've added a random number to your balance. Glenn Thibeault, who is famous for being a New Democratic MP, and the consumer protection critic was beside himself when he cleared his throat and announced that "Increasing the font size on a credit card contract doesn't help Canadian families who are hurting right now." But, at the end of the day, the Harper Governments nine point plan is supposed to help. I can't help wondering if Harper and company are aware of their own 'spending-like-a-sailor-on-leave' actions. With the federal debt currently sitting at 482 billion, I hope that their bill has a giant font to point that little fact out. That boils down to around 23 grand per Canadian, which increases to 36 grand when provincial debts are added. Fortunately, I am independently wealthy and have enough money to last the rest of my life, assuming I live until next Saturday. Of course, I am just joshing the government, and would like to apologize to whoever decides which people get audited by Revenue Canada every year. True, the country we call home has made great strides in paying down the national debt, including cashing all of the country's empties in. But, for the rest of you who use credit cards, rest assured that the government is watching out for your best interest, which is approximately 312%. You may now remove your sarcasm hats, as soon as you are certain that your TV is still bigger than the neighbors.

Funny. I was just going to say the same thing.

Ditto Tele and Siouxie. We will be flying the flag in honor of our soldiers.
Have a good weekend everybody. I will be in the garden avoiding poison ivy.
Wiredog, gnarly dude.

Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!!! I will be grading many, many, many projects, creating clay art, gardening (it's finally planting time up here).... housework.... AND BBQ with my sweet boy, Mr. Tash

Good luck Sophie! Telecom, save some for me. I'll be visiting bloglits. In my new (used) motor home. Its' motto is, my windshield wipers will do whatever they want to do.

Jan, hopefully THIS one will drive more than 20 mins without heating up ;-P

I'll catcha ya next time you're in FL.

Good luck to Sophie on her soccer game. Maybe the weather will be better for her game. I'll be spending my weekend with my Dad, a Vietnam Vet, and my Uncle, a WWII Vet, at a cookout at my parent's home. Other assorted family members will be there. If it's okay I will relay your thanks to them, as well as my own.

Dave --
Bring FRS Walkie Talkies to the tournament, find out which channel is being used for traffic control and start a Karaoke contest.

The traffic control people may change frequencies, so you may have to adjust the settings and musical genre.

What, no live blogging of the event? You're going to make us wait in suspense all weekend?

At least take the crapcam so you can be "first to report" if frogpeople show up.

Wahooligan --
Soccer never gets reported

Is that a ManiRoll?

Ian, drink more.

My exotic beverages are on ice.

Kids are all trickling in.

Home will be full of giggles!

I wish the same for you all!!!

Eeeeeeewwwww....and as I typed the above, the dog let out a stnky one....Happy Memorial Weekend!!

^ i ^

Have fun. We won't send the military into harm's way unless it's absolutely necessary while you're gone.

Mr. Shanley, that's twice where you neglected to mention beer.

Hey, Jan - Be safe out there - we don't want you getting a Florida driver's license !
Please give cg a GIANT hug from me, and give CJ a little platonic peck on the cheek for me, too. Who else you visiting ???


(We are DEFINITELY going to LeFonde again - hope it's not too crowded !)

we're taking jan here and then to a restaurant with a 12' gator in the dining room cause we're fun like that. then we're gonna try out that motor home with illegal camping at the beach. shhhhhhhhh, don't tell jan it's illegal.

How fun is that ??!! Wish I could be there too !

You know how Jan gets - she'll *freak* if she knew it was illegal ! Hee hee hee ! Does CJ know how to make "Indian fire" ? The non-smoking kind ?
Makes me want to be there even more !
You crazy kids have fun, and don't forget: Call Jeff, Sharky, and Siouxie if you need bail $$$ !

that's why we're not going to tell her!!
camping is cj's idea. blame it all on cj. and i have no idea about the fire, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Camping??? Don't y'all have perfectly comfy beds at home???


Siouxie & I prefer room service - don't we, BFF!!

The new motor home has nice comfy beds, all two of them. And A/C and heat and refrigeration and a microwave. OK, the bathroom is a little small, but there is a separate shower.

Besides, Punkin, that is how I am getting to visit you this summer!

Dave. Don't cry. It's just a game.

YES we do, BFF. And lots of comfty pillows. And wine.

Siouxie,I'm with you and Punkin but may I add, a nice margarita at poolside with a great looking guy serving us and making sure we have enough sunscreen on. Maybe somebody that looks like Antonio Banderas.

Si si si!!!

*off to my friend's pool before it starts to rain*

Enjoy your day, cindy!

Ian here. My apologies to 'loudmoth' and 'Meanie the Blue' I promise to drink more!

After all, beer is the reason I wake up every afternoon.

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