RadPurple

"My Karma ran over your Dogma"


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"Vacation, all I ever wanted..." The Go-Gos rocked.

Well I am back. Didja miss me? 6 more As to add to my transcript. And a great vacation stuffed between flights from hell. Darn it all to heck, no stalkers showed up either.

Pictures will have to wait. The IT major screwed up and didn't get them onto the CD right. I have to wait till my friend emails them to me. However I can tell you all about the wonderful time I had.

Oy.

I have never had so much trouble flying before. I blame it on my wife. Just kidding sweetie. Our first flight was from home to O'Hare. It didn’t arrive here until 1/2 hour after it was scheduled to depart. great.
We finally get on, they close up and start backing the plane up and the flight(y) attendant is doing her final check when she stops . . . her eyes open wide . . . and she says (while staring at my son)," Oh no. He can't be there. Oh no." She then runs away (ok, quickly shuffles away sideways) back to the front and STOPS THE PLANE!! great.
The wife and I look at each other and easily read the "WTF?" in each others eyes. She comes back and tells us he can't be in a car seat in this row because it is directly in front of the emergency exit row. great.
Now she is all in a tizzy. We finally get the guys in front of us to switch, but the young guy in front of Alex won't wake up. great.
After a couple more pokes and a slightly loud "EXCUSE ME SIR" his head pops up and he mumbles, "Whuh, oh I was shleeping." No shit? And with a full airsick bag before we've even left the ground? Passed out was more like it. great.
Now we have to wait for her to run back up front and call security to get Drunky McPukeshoes off the plane. Then we wait some more while they load Granny ShuffleSlowly on to take his place. Needless to say we left over an hour late and many people missed their connecting flights in Chicago. Luckily for us our connecting flight was also delayed so we made it in time.

Which brings us to Denver. I thought O'Hare was big. Denver International is HUGE. It is so big they have an underground rail to take between terminals. Sheesh. However it was much easier to navigate and we met my friends and off we went for a fun filled 10 days. I will fill you in on all the fun details later with pics. We had a great time.

Now for the return flight. Oy. We were supposed to leave at 5:29. We didn't leave until after 7pm. Bad weather in Chi-town. great.
We arrive in the Really Windy City about 10:10. Our connecting flight was scheduled to leave at 9:30. Fortunately it was delayed. Unfortunately by the time we got from our arrival gate to the right departure gate, 13 miles away, they had given away our seats and the plane was preparing to leave. great.
Now I'm mad, on top of sweaty and out-of-breath from busting my hump to get there and I am told I will have to either pay for my own hotel room (because "We can't control the weather.") or sleep in the airport . . . with a 3.8 yr old . . . who WANTS TO GET ON THE AIRPLANE and can't understand why we're NOT GETTING ON THE AIRPLANE!! And even better, we can't get any of our luggage, so we don't have any bathroom stuff or a change of clothes. great.
Fine, Gimmee the freakin hotel info. Shuttle is where? Another 12 mile hike . . . with a tired, cranky almost 4yr old that wants what? yeah . . . TO GET ON THE AIRPLAAAAANE. Call the ride back home and tell ‘em to catch some Zs. We will see them some time tomorrow. We finally get to the shuttle area where there are approx. 43 vans and mini-busses honking and vying for space to pick up their respective customers before roaring off leaving clouds of diesel exhaust. great.
We get in our bus for a 20 minute fun-filled, spine-jarringly comfy ride to our hotel of choice where it is now midnite. We haven't eaten in 12 hours and the only food available is room service. $30 later we have enjoyed a ham sandwich, salad, and 2 OJs. great.
The next day we catch the same teeth-shattering shuttle back to O'Hare around noon, check in to get on stand-by for 4:20 and a definite for 6:30. Of course they are again on opposite ends of the airport. So we wait, and wait, and wait. Finally some good news! We are on the 4:20 flight, which now won't be leaving until 4:40, which didn't leave until after 5pm. The bad news is none of our seats are together. When we get on the plane my Wife has to start negotiations so she can sit with my son. I get to sit next to Mr. Nose-buried-in-book. Fine by me. At least he didn't smell or snore. I took care of both of those.
I tell ya, I held my breath from the moment I found out we were on it until they closed the doors and started moving the plane. I was sure they were gonna ask someone to get off at the last minute. But they didn't and we made it.

So nice to be home.

Can't wait to do it again.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sorry about the lack of activity.

Last 2 weeks of this semester. Final projects all due.

Then heading out to Colorado Springs for 10 days, then back here to school for final semester.

Busy, Busy, Busy.

Oh and if any Neo-con Stalker-types want to beat ME up or bring ME flowers and candy, you know where you can find me from the 20th to the 30th.

KEvron is SOOOO lucky.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

NaNaNaNa, NaNaNaNa, Hey HEEEY GOODBYE!

Delay is gone . . . for now.

He is not only leaving politics though, he is also leaving Tex-ass.

To live in Virginia.

Near Washington DC.

I don't think of it as losing a slimy politician but more as gaining a slimy lobbyist.

UPDATE: On the "I-don't-freekin-believe-this" scale we have pegged a solid 10. By resigning, Tom Decay gets to use his campaign funds to pay his legal fees.
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Please excuse the projectile vomiting.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

More GOOD News!

Operation Iraqi Liberation has liberated all those grateful flowers-and-candy Iraqis and is putting in a democratic style government. With a Constitution. Just like Afghanistan. Yippee!

Oh. wait. Afghanistan's constitution? Based on Islamic law. So converting to Christianity is not only prosecuteable, but may be punishable by . . . death.

Yep, can't wait for Iraq to be JUST AS FREE!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Why no good news?

Because.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Why are we in Iraq?

Two Years Before 9/11, Candidate Bush was Already Talking Privately About Attacking Iraq, According to His Former Ghost Writer

"He was thinking about invading Iraq in 1999," said author and journalist Mickey Herskowitz. "It was on his mind. He said to me: 'One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief.' And he said, 'My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it.' He said, 'If I have a chance to invade·.if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I'm going to have a successful presidency." Herskowitz said that Bush expressed frustration at a lifetime as an underachiever in the shadow of an accomplished father. In aggressive military action, he saw the opportunity to emerge from his father's shadow. The moment, Herskowitz said, came in the wake of the September 11 attacks. "Suddenly, he's at 91 percent in the polls, and he'd barely crawled out of the bunker."


Spin THAT, fuckers.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Good News from Iraq

Sorry to get your hopes up. There isn't any. Rather, the little good news I have heard does not come anywhere near the amount of bad news.

Some claim it is because biased journalists only report the bad. I challenge anyone to report good news. I will take second-hand accounts, stories, anything. I will consider all good news and then weigh it against the copious amounts of bad news and see how it stacks up.

Wake up. It is not getting better.

Oh and desperate-for-attention troll? Go Cheney yourself. Did you even bother to read the post or go to ANY of the links? I didn't think so.