..."I tell you," Jesus replied, " if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out". LK 19:44

Friday, December 30, 2005

World Jump Day

World Jump Day

if enough people Jump at once in the western hemisphere
600mil. to be exact. we should be able to reduce global warming
extend daylight hours. and create a more homogenous climate

I have my doubts, Newtons second law states that
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
thus the earth would pull it self back into is old position when we would land.
I doubt that there would be a measureable direction change from a small shake. even if our orbit is as large as it is.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

well 5 days until christmas

3 days until we fly,

and I have a really bad cold.
if it wasn't for the dayquil, I wouldn't have gone to work today.

I am thinking about carrying it in a brown paperbag at work
taking swigs when no one is looking.
have you ever wondered why at Christmas you eat turkey vs shepherds pie?

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005

Jesus loves you. But I'm his favorite.

Dyslexics are teople poo

If you're happy and you know it see a shrink.

Vegetarian: Indian word for lousy hunter.

What would Scooby do?

plus many more great bumper slogans

Sunday, December 11, 2005

One problem solved.

There has been a mystery that I had been needing to solve.

So I finally found a solution that will benifit others!

I have the answer to one one the worlds small annoying problems!

How to make leftover macaroni (KD) taste as good as fresh!!.

Cause leftover KD has the consistancy of playdoh with less salt,
and since michelle has the little daycare running here there has been an
abundance of leftover kd in the fridge when I get home.

Well when I am hungry it's a dispointment with every bite.
Don't get me wrong, I like KD when made right,
but it turns into a bad mush once microwaved.

Yes, I have tried the salad dressing route. Ranch, ceaser, balsamic, all of them.
It just tastes like salad dressing after. Not creamy cheesy, way too strong.

Well now the answer you have been waiting for.........SourCream!!.
mmmmm creamy cheesey once again!!!.
Without adding actual cheese( just like KD I know)!!!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Moms don't feel guilty about the soother

acording to recent studies a soother can reduce the risk of SIDS
by 90%!!!!

go here

Monday, December 05, 2005

now thats the microsoft I remember...

well I was at bestbuy and they had the demo machine to try the xbox 360.

well it crashed.

I rebooted it.

it crashed again.

I haven't had this much fun since windowsME.

Monday, November 28, 2005

why didn't I think of this!!!

this guy started with a red paperclip,
and is traded it for a "fish" pen,
then traded that for a custom door handle,
traded that for a ......

you get the picture and he wants to uptrade untill he gets a house.
well now he is at a SKI-DOO!!!!! from a paperclip!!!

go here

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

anyone want a cat?

I think I am getting more allergic to cats.

I know I have always been. but it's one of the allergies you get used to.
you can actually adapt to individual cats. and I have to many cats.

well it's been getting harder to breath over the past few months.
especially since the windows have been closed.
I am fine after about an hour to an 1/2 hr away from home, too.

I took an anti-histamine after I got home cause it was getting particularly bad.
I got better. now I am getting itchy eyes,sneezy, and now runny nose, and getting hard to breath.

I am going to get an allergy test. or at least speak to a doctor soon.
I guess I should make an appointment.....

I won't give up the cat just yet, I will await results first.
I have 2 girls here whom just love cats.

I am having trouble breathing, I think I will have the window open tonight.

Monday, November 21, 2005

I like life. It's something to do.
- Ronnie Shakes
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
- Jimmy Buffett

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


I am sitting in a parking lot waiting for someone to showup.

but as we wait the 2 of us are on a laptop each and using wireless.

good thing I brought the power inverter

Friday, November 11, 2005

songs payton likes

Payton is starting to sing along and dance to a few songs.

bedouin soundclash - when the night feels my song
Our Lady Peace - Angels losing sleep.
white stripes - my doorbell

if it has a good bass beat or good rhythm Payton starts to dance.
during the Bedouin soundclash she likes the sing the long notes..
they will stretch out the words Song, Soul and Home.
and payton will sing along quite accurately for length and timing.
but she sings oooOOOOOHHHHhhhhh.

I think I will test her tomorrow one what different songs she likes.

we went to my sister's today and she was singing and dancing there.
it's usually a home thing, but she couldn't resist the Bedouin soundclash.
she went right up to the speakers and sang along.

my sister doesn't get to see her much and payton hammed her up.
even blowing Kisses goodbye

Thursday, November 10, 2005

cool random site


this girl montages old photos to gether for a cool effect

kinda like post secret but without the secrets. and better pics.

Michelle is leaving soon.

mabey i should change my post to single stay @home dad.
at least till monday then it's Drop Payton off and Race home afterwork, for monday tuesday.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
Norm Papernick

I have been wondering what to post lately.
should I post about me/my life currently.
ideas I have..
family photos..

I have been using tysey's blog to benchmark my posting.
as long as I post more than tysey(sorry tysey but you didn't post much)
I am doing ok.

I have a major problem with focusing. I am able to do so much but end up doing so little.

I am trying to get the sermons + some songs from church up on the website(churches), but I haven't done much with the recordings. I have built quite some archive now. there are some noise issues but we are working on that.

see I managed to get distracted after 2 sentences...


Friday, October 21, 2005

a google search for "Rod needs" provides

(ahh to have a innuendious name, or one that resembles poles of metal)

Rod needs...

to pick it up

to be careful about overdoing

needs to ask for extra stir fry ...

show more fire


to be stiff enough to support the bone, ... this was from a medical surgery site

to be replaced depends on the quality of the bone seen on x-ray,

a polish job

to be greased so that your steering remains smooth.

to cast a wide range of flies

to be placed on a deflection grid with various loads to insure
that the rod flexes as designed; those that donĂ‚’t pass are destroyed.

a soft tip to both get the best casting action from
a limited style of casting ie, a short overhead stroke from a pitching deck

to be held near the end of the shaft and.Insertedd forcefully
into the brain by rotating it over the.Forefingerr

to be turned clockwise

to be bent more. ..

to be very multi-purpose capable. ...

to move freely within this spring

a tweak

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sunday, October 16, 2005

wireless, the next boom?

well the next big thing is always in question. but it is looking to be wireless computer networking.
a lot of people are using wireless in their homes to hookup their computers to the internet without running wires. Well this is easy as hell to breakin. most people do not secure their wireless
all you have to do is stop outfront logon, and check your email or whatever.
it's easy I do it.
and if you have a program like netstumbler. it will count them all and log them and their details
and if you have a GPS well, it will map them too. what fun!!!
in mission we have found sofar over 400.

my friend Rob and I have joined a group in BC setting up a Huge interlocked network(meshed network) that will encompass a large amount of BC. thats the Idea anyways. www.bcwireless.net.
not providing internet to anyone, but providing a community with the infrastructure that you could access your home network(computer(s),) and home internet, from anywhere. This community network could have community web pages setup, bulletin board saying what's going on around town, when groups are meeting, city counsel meetings, whatever. The possibilities are quite huge.

but the infrastructure is not there yet. lots. and I do mean lots of people already have all the equipment needed to create this network. but it is just getting started. all you need is an old computer and a wireless card(wireless access point(router)).

some citys in the states already are establishing these type networks. portland, Philadelphia, new orleans, and others. some are commercial pay per use.

here is a news article about some of the citys doing such.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

more quotes

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."
- Aldous Huxley
The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.
- Samuel McChord Crothers
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
- Ogden Nash
"When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both."
- Al Franken

Friday, October 07, 2005


Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
- Henrik Tikkanen
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
- Steven Wright

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

wireless fun

it's called warcaching, you drive around looking for open wifi from peoples homes.
well on the way home from work(surrey) I found 171 wireless accesspoints.
60 of which were secured.
which means I have a high probablity of using 111 other peoples internet.
without them knowing.

I found a software called netstumbler which constantly checks for wireless networks and
lists them and also asociates them with an attached GPS, so it will log the found wifi and where you found it.
We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
- Robert Wilensky

Monday, October 03, 2005


I don't normally follow chain mail like emails, post too, depends what it is ofcourse.
so I got tagged from lori, but the question had me curious.

"now that I have a daughter whom on our first day home had a temperature of over 100F, and a wife whom lost a lot of blood during delivery. " 7/28/2004

1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five other people to do the same.

I tag no-one, anyone , everyone, nobody, somebody.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Monday, September 26, 2005

vote for the lamest canadian


contenders are
  • the canadian tire guy
  • ben muldoon
  • the alexander keith guy
  • and others...

Monday, September 19, 2005

another great job.

I was reading this news artical

and they were injecting human stem cells into mice with broken spinal cords.

and after 4 months, the mice could walk again.

now this has been done before, but no one was sure if the stemcells were the fix
or did they just start the healing process.

well they figuared out a well to tell.
inject the mice with a special toxin that only kill human cells.

well after that the mice couldn't walk anymore. the cells were indeed human cells.

hmm to have a job where you break the backs of mice, fix them, and then take it all away....

where do people find jobs like these, anyways?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

want to become an Exorcist

appearently the Vatican is offering a 3month course in exorcism.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Matthew Good

The show was awesome,
Matt sang 5 songs with just an acoustic guitar,
and did some Q n A.
They recorded the show and played it on the fox tonight as well his new CD release which they will play later.
I sat about 5 feet in front of him while he played.

Monday, September 12, 2005

I won !!

I won on the radio this morning(CFOX).

I get to see matthew good in a recording studio tomorrow night.
and I would like to take michelle.

a friend won OLP tickets for last tuesday and took me. so he is second choice.

but to take michelle I need a baby sitter for about 5hrs tomorrow night.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Saturday, August 20, 2005

fight the spammers

as you may have seen people have been spamming the comments on blogger.

greedy anoying people.

well I have turned on my "word verification" on.
it will look something like this. random words/letter will be required to post a comment.
so if some spammers are using a program to submit spam, they will be required to type word manualy. thus being very time comsuming. and they will just move on to the next blog.

I had one spammer try to sell geneticly modified trees. hardwood cedar at that.

so I all I have to say to them is "GO AWAY, YOU GREEDY ANNOYING PERSON!!"

Friday, August 12, 2005

Mice who surf

an austrailian man has trained 3 mice to surf on mice sized surfboards.

Mac are safe no longer

OSX has been hacked!!

and you can even install it on a PC. with a few modifcations.

it's an availible torrent. it's call OSx86. appearently it runns faster on a PC then it does on new G4 and G5s

we are downloading it at work just to see.

there is some hardware issues but that is only cause mac, were only designed to run mac hardware. 3rd party was unheard of.

but now more people have access to the software, the more people have a chance to test virus'

Thursday, August 11, 2005

has anyone read a good book lately?

I was curious if anyone has read any interesting books lately.

I mainly read non-fiction. unless it is a classic, or by an author I like.
(jrr tolken, douglas adams, terry pratchet)

I have just finished "case for christ" by lee strobel
purpose driven life
case for the creator
all 5 of the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
and those are just the recent books.

so my question is any recommendations?

if I only had a spare $100 mil

Fly me to the moon? That'll be $100 million
"An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions."
Robert A. Humphrey

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I want this

appearently in sweden you can get insurance for speeding tickets, for about $120/yr
it's good for 3 tickets a year. for upto 30km/hr over the limit.

Sure, I was speeding, officer -- I'm insured!

Friday, August 05, 2005

the great debat is no longer

Which is better a cat or a dog.

a CAT will not tear apart your garbage(the inside garbage at that) to find a dirty diaper.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

finally I can blame my lack of attention span on ....

too much TV.

scienctists are finding that the more you use your brain the less likely you develop Alzheimer's.

"One of the most extensive and widely cited investigations on the subject, the landmark Nun Study, tracked 100 Milwaukee nuns who had written autobiographies in the 1930s. More than 50 years later, scientists gave them cognitive tests and examined the brain tissue of nuns who died. Those who demonstrated lower linguistic ability in the autobiographies were at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease."

follow the link here.

sorry for adding another bodypart to exercise to the list.
but you can allways go back to your TV and eventualy never see any reruns again.

Friday, July 22, 2005

payton in a bucket

payton in a bucket

mabey if I say it enough

hey if you search for ROD in Yahoo
I come up at number 15!!!

I wonder if I say ROD more often I will rate higher

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Monday, July 18, 2005

vacation post one the drive.

well we finally left at 10pm sat.

near Revelstoke I got to see for the first time the northernlights
(that look like ribbons not blobs, they don't count)

we stoped in canmore, now we are in red deer.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

the next homer

the landlords kid call me many diffent names each day.
today Mr robin
yesterday rod(he had it right that day)
mr buddy, michelle, the list goes on.

well about a week ago, Payton and I were home alone, and she called me Rod.
a quick "no.. dada, daddy or even daddo"
with a reply back "Roddi".
I quickly caught on to this game and didn't let it continue.
I didn't want to be the next Homer.

luckly, she hasn't said it since.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

today at work

we found 2 baby rabbits. one huddled by the dumpster, the other huddled by the bay door.

there is construction going on very close so the field they may have lived could have been disturbed.

so I put them in a box and brought them inside. a guy at work used to raise rabbits said they looked about 2 weeks, mabey less. he took them home. and said they may still need nursing.

they were smaller than the palm of my hand and looked very simular to this pic.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

paintballs don't tickle

I had a blast. shot lots of people.
got shot lots.
in the pic to the left, you can still see paint.

I like the new photo upload feature in blogger. very nice.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

hey if your up at 755 tomorrow night

there will be a satillite that will have a bright flare off of its antenaa. that will be visible duing daylight. the flare is called and "iridium flare". the can be upto 40 times brighter than Venus can be. and you can see venus during the day!!
just look up before 755pm tomorrow night about straight up!! and slightly SW .
the brightest place to see it is aparently about 100m east of my house!!

there will be one @ just before 5:56pm tomorrow aswell a bit north of east and 45degees up.
it will not be as bright but it will still be visible.
I stumbled accross a site that can give you cool data like this heavens-above.com
to use this site you will have to find out your longitude and latitude.
if you have a GPS you can easily find out. I have mapping software so I just looked it up.
Mission 7th and grand is Lat 49.14001N Long 122.30929W

Flare position Flare centre SunSatellite
Alt. Azimuth DistanceMag Alt. Azimuth From flare
24 Jun 07:56:05 -6.2 45° 66° (ENE) 4.9 km (W) -6.5 25° 82° (E ) 24° Iridium 84
24 Jun 19:55:12 -8.3 88° 234° (SW ) 0.1 km (E) -8.3 11° 293° (WNW) 78° Iridium 16

it should look something like this

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

google this

forget using google to look up your name to see what comes up.

use googlism

"Googlism.com will find out what Google.com thinks of you, your friends or anything! Search for your name here or for a good laugh check out some of the popular Googlisms below."

so basicly it uses google to look for referances from the name(or word) you type in

for instance

I searched for "ROD".

well it came up with. Just as a warning googlism may come up with some naughty
answers to your name or the names of others.

rod is maintained by enthusiasts for enthusiasts
rod is willing to cut his salary to help negotiations
rod is all that is needed to transmit
rod is the best for jt1720 ?
rod is willing to sacrifice
rod is best? bergstrom skegs
rod is history
rod is too modest
rod is mad
rod is hot
rod is for everyone
rod is guaranteed against
rod is a sandwich mecca
rod is love cheat
rod is a reliable flame monitoring
rod is a community of hot rod enthusiasts
rod is not missing
rod is all that is needed to transmit vibrations from a shaker device
rod is guaranteed against defects in materials or workmanship by our limited lifetime
rod is the traditional tool of the water dowser and is still favored by many water dowsers both professional and amateur
rod is ever used to physically strike the sheep
rod is an ingredient in the swiss vulnerary
rod is a joy to cast from 0
rod is out of gas
rod is one of the most expensive items a contractor buys
rod is recommended for use with weathervanes
rod is up to par
rod is righteous and should be used by all

Sunday, June 19, 2005

daddy day

I thought I would post my first daddy day.

530am - Payton woke up. this time mom went and got her. I made the bottle and went back to bed.payton normally goes back to sleep but not today(poor mom).

920am - Payton and Mommy woke me up. Latte and Breakfast.

10ish - late for church.. Payton playing shy today. I get to head on my chest thou.

noon - lunch at wendys. Payton slept for about 1.5 hrs.

2pm - went to the park so payton could play on the swings. she loved it. ( took some pictures
most of them are michelle took so I will let her post them so she gets the credit).

3pm - girls had a nap. I did sweet nothing.

4.30pm - payton woke up. then we woke michelle up. this required effort, she put up a good fight.

5pm - payton and I sat outside for a while.

530pm - went to safeway. Payton kept pointing and squealing in delight about different things.

7pm - payton had watermelon for the first time. she didn't' trust us that it was good. she kept shaking her head nooooo....... but after seeing mommy and I, she caved and tried some.

8pm - payton went to bed

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Buyer beware

When Nanopants Attack

people prostesting NanoTechnology due to lack of research on effects on human usage.
in this case, when the particals are against your skin.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


I am still in tempe, and I get a phone call at about 630am

"hello, is the Rodney"
"yes it is"
"this is constable << can't remember >> from the mission RCMP.do you own a brown van?"
"can you see if it is still in your drive way?"
"no, I am in Arizona, but my wife is. here is her phone number ...
" I guess that means you know where it is thou?
"yes, it's in your nieghbors driveway!"

"oh. please keep me posted"
"will do."

what a great morning.

Monday, June 06, 2005

scuba without tanks


scuba with out tanks

using a device that works simular to gills.
the prototype can last for about an hour under water.

more funnys

HAHAHA reminds me of some people jj

hahaha reminds me of me jj

Sunday, June 05, 2005

I am on a busness trip again.

tempe AZ.

it's over 100f here. about 37C

Saturday, June 04, 2005

a couple of funnys

Friday, June 03, 2005


the police have posted the Bait car videos on the net
at baitcar.com very funny. there is audio too.

all the baitcars from the lowermainland.

Sunday, May 29, 2005


I have been warned that I don't post enough.
I may be delisted from some blogs.

so here is a post for the sake of posting.
that and michelle says I can't post a different post.
due to she wants the post that post.

it has to do with sitemeter and what people have searched for and made it to your blog.
like I get searches for
  • "powerwheels"
  • "stuff blowing up"
  • "play proper pimp my ride"
  • powerwheels wiring
  • everything for a dollar
  • pimp my rod (I come #4 on AOL search)
  • and payton mclatchy
michelles blog gets funnier searches

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

not so extended weekend.

well my weekend went from a 4 day weekend to a 1 day weekend. I worked on Sunday(the week before) so I was suposted to have Friday off. woohoo 4 day weekend. Well the new guy didn't show up and therefore no afternoon shift for me to run(you need a min of 2 people working to run machinery legally). Friday I was supposed to get off early, noo had to finish the prototype for a big meeting on Monday. Worked till 1030pm. Saturday go back to finish the prototype. do not leave until 730am when a sensor failed bigtime and required fixing. and that would be Sunday, 730am. and I work in surrey. therefore I slept Sunday. and missed church.

so on Monday Payton and I woke up and had breakfast I had Special K, she had cheerios. then she saw that I was not eating cheerios as well(Cause I usually do) and it was something new. well she smacked her lips and gave a big smile. well she likes Special K too (with milk). afterwards she was playing with her monkey and would not go down for her first nap(which is usually about an hour after she is gets up).(mom still sleeping). so we played with her little monkey. I swear she can say "monkey", I have heard it many times and if you say "where is the monkey?" she looks and finds it. so she knows the word. so if she says "monkey" before "dad or dada", is something wrong?jj

well you could tell she was getting tired and we were on the couch. she rested her had (ear down) on my chest and promptly fell asleep. well I couldn't move her so I took a nap too.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

do not feed the duck


Wednesday, May 18, 2005

one day work is great and then the next...

one of the guys at work who has been promoted to manager,
today said to me and a friend at work,
"don't think your Job isn't replaceable within a Day"

of course first my first thought was to say "F*bomb* you, Replace this"(and then walk off, knowing he would be in very big trouble from those promoted him).
but I held back. I am not that type. that and I love what I do for work.

and then today I find out that something that I am doing has a deadlline of like yesterday.
no one cared to tell me. and to make my prototype work within a day.

so today I changed my mood to wedgie.

Monday, May 16, 2005



appearently scienctist have created a
super-antibateria-"safe to drink"- WATER!!!

approve for use in canada mexico and europe.states soon.
it's being used with some success on diabetic ulcers
It speeds the healing of severe burns.
and wipes out single-celled organisms.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

robots that make robots that make robots that make......

here are some scientists that have managed to make
robots that make robots that make robots that make robots that make robots that make robots that make robots that make robots that make robots that make.....
you get the idea.

but these robots need cubelike modules equipped with microprocessors, sensors and electromagnets that selectively weaken and strengthen connections between modules.

yah like thats easy to find lying around.
also the microprocessors need a certain program and
be connected in exactly the right spot.

and these robots can't do anything else either.
in high school I made a suicidal robot. it could its own plug. and I didn't get a big news artical.

gee togo though life only to realize that your only purpose was to SELF-reproduce.


Thursday, May 05, 2005

bionic eyes

bold strides have been made in Fake eyes, using cameras.

hmmm xray vision not far behind???

Saturday, April 30, 2005

4 kids + 1 jeep + 1 wagon + a little rope = Hours of fun

Friday, April 29, 2005

pimp my ride: powerwheels edition

well I got it all apart.
the motors are working fine.
got the wiring figuared out.
it's super simple, but I can see why they had battery trouble.

this version has an option of 2 speeds with forward and reverse.

well reverse is only low speed. but they are only using one battery for backing up.
having a battery that is used more than the other isn't a great idea..
expecialy when it comes down to one of the batterys drawing a load out of the lesser charged battery. it's kinda like charging your batterys backwards. not a great plan.

well I got an estimated ETA for michelles birthday allgirls party, and Ihave about a 1.5 hours to clean up the parts and put it all back together.

but I think I am going to have to redo all of the wiring so I can properly control control it. since I am.
I may as well add some extra features.
like analog speed control.
speed limiting( for when payton is first starting out, and bigger kids can run faster),
proper lighting, backup lights, turn signals headlights, and such.
Gauges that work, and are not sickers;

mabey over do it like underlighting, and a radio.

fake mags.. yeah..
new paint....
fake chrome...
rubber tires..

let the mods begin

since michelle is at a surprize all girls birthday party for her.
and I am at home with Payton , whom is sleeping.
what should I do, I could clean.... laundry.....
nahhh.... lets mod the jeep!!!

I so far I have bought a lawnmower battery for it. $20 new C-tire.
normally i would run it gelcell I even have some. but they wouldn't last long.
so I bought a regular Leadacid battery. for gelcells would have cost me $60, but they would have been smaller. so I bought the cheaper batterys that would Ride for longer.
but it's about an inch too tall.
so now I can forsee my first MOD cut the plastic and mabey design a holder for the battery.

right now I am not sure the wiring order for the battery since it should be two 6v gelcells. and I have one 12v. so I need to tear apart the jeep. that way I can get a good look inside to see the wiring. and test the motors.

good thing we have lots of foam and plastic at work. I can tell that I am going to need to do a bit of custom work allready.

I will publish pictures as I go, if you haven't seen my previous post about it scroll down to a couple of days ago.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


some funnys I thought I would share

pig reminds me of a guy at work. (yes he is that dumb and gullible)

and this reminds me of another guy at work.

nothing to do with work

this one reminded me of a song we sing at church

I have one of these

when it comes to romance I can be that dumb too.

Monday, April 25, 2005


A few funnels passed about 20k below where I am. they never hit the ground.

Tornado warning!!!!

I can hear sirens!!!!

I had to phone the hotel desk, and they confirmed what I thought.

We've just got lots of hail and lightning, and the sirens are on.


currently in Texas,

Another machine showing up late.

but this time my rental car is a PTcruzer convertable.
but it is Hailing out, thundern 'n lightin' and all.
so the roof is staying up. I did have it down for lunch thou it was nice then.

I heard church was good, I had to leave after 15min, togo to the airport.lame.

don't know what else to say but I am away again.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

I bought a jeep.

at the DukeHarris Garage Sale today, I bought a "powerwheels Jeep".
it needs some fixing up. some sort of headlights and a grill. and a 12v battery.

sure Payton is a little young to drive it yet.
but this will give me time to modify it. I am thinking RC control the jeep.
it will take nothing to adapt it. except the steering, but I will think of a way to overpower a little one so the servos will not break if I take control.

and I have to think of what to do about headlights, I think some LED front and rear lights, (full functional ones too), and mabey a horn.

I guess I will be checking out ebay for a cheap RC transmitter and reciver with a decent range to it.

I can't wait to test out the motors to see how much torque they can handle, if it is too low, I may have to upgrade the motors. and give it some better tread. hehe.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

the good and bad.

I am waiting on a flight from newark airport, to go back home.

I missed my schedualed flight yesterday. now I am waiting for this other flight .
that happens to be an extraplane that isn't the normal flight time out of here.

one hitch.....

they brought in 2 extra planes beacuase there is about 400 12-14 yr olds going somewhere..
I am not sure where they are ending up, but they have a layover in vegas that I can then jump on a vancouverbound plane.
so I have about a 6-7 hr flight with overexicted, overcaffinated, extreamly talkitive youths.....
think I am going to get anysleep on this flight.

I am allready having to endure the word "like", being used each sentence.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


I found a store called "American essentials" writen in nice classy block lettering.
and the sign inside the store in cheap bold letters
"Everything for a DOLLAR"

I have a picture of it, but I do not have my card reader with me so I will post it later

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

NY morning,

on the way here I was reading the Prov. it sayed it was going to be snowing.
well it's sunny and alot warmer than home.

but it's 330 am home, and I am getting ready for work.
I hope there is a coffee shop on the way there.....

Monday, April 11, 2005

driving NY

all I can say is 12 lanes freeway merging into a 2 lane tunnel(lincon tunnel).


(but I have found free internet again!!)
I am sitting in my rental car waiting for a phone number from my boss, just above central park.
and directly below the big gothic cathredral. (st.John the divine i think).

Sunday, April 10, 2005

las vegas currently

on my way to newyork again.
las vegas airport has free wireless!!!

extremmly slow. in bursts. but free.

I have only an hour left untill my flight leaves.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

google just keeps on getting better

Google brought us Blogger, then Gmail( with 2 gigs of space now, and a nifty interface too),
oh and images.google.com, never has been finding a Pic for church been easier.

now at maps.google.com, you can click on SATELLITE!!! it rocks.

You can only zoom in sofar when looking at mission. but a little west you can see cars!!!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Diet options

The current diet option i am choosing

daylight savings time

Fall Back Spring ahead.

well I remember that Fall back was the best. a whole extra hour of sleep.
and spring ahead sucked, it robbed you of an hour of sleep.

now that we have Payton, with her Bed time of 630 7ish,
and Get up at 6:30am. Spring Ahead now means an Extra hour with Payton after work.
and an extra hour sleep for 6 months!!


Saturday, April 02, 2005


in effort to find out what birds have visited the feeder,
I stumbled upon a BC photoblog on such thing.

this morning

This is what I found when I looked out the window this morning

Friday, April 01, 2005

Sunday, March 27, 2005


lately I have found that simple ingredients and few ingredients, tend to produce the best meals.
the taste seems to get cluttered otherwise.

last night I cooked gnocchi(last time I tried I failed miserably) and for the sauce.
fried garlic sausage with diced tomatoes. thats it. it may have needed a bit of salt. but it was very good otherwise.

when we were in Italy food there was simple, but excellent.
the best pizza had only only one choice, with or without cheese. and it was the best I have ever had.

cacciatore rabbit. Rabbit boiled in white wine. I can't even describe how good that was.

another night. I cooked ground beef with baslamic vinigar and a bit or garlicsalt and added diced tomatoes after. another great sauce.

beef chunks cooked the same but this time with onions and soya, sourcream added after.
excelent again.

chicken breast with Basil and oliveoil.

I think this is an example of less is more.

no only if I can apply that to all of the stuff I have.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Anonymous quotes

Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive. anon.

At the end of the game, the pawn and the king go back in the same box. anon

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss.

Egotist, n. Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation. anon.

It is not ignorance that is the problem, but the illusion of knowledge.anon.

In the nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty' where does it say that he's an egg?. anon.

Knowledge has never been known to enter the head through an open mouth.anon.

Knowledge is power and power corrupts, so study and be evil.anon.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.anon.

No one's perfect; well there was this one guy, but we killed him, possibly because we felt threatened.anon

There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.anon.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

fun with RiceKrispies

while looking for a picture of my new watch, I found this site, sushi made with RK and gummies

another test

I am such a sucker for online tests.
well this one said.....

All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!

kinda flattering isn't it.

I am nerdier than 95% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Rodney CopperBottom

today in my RiceKrispies cerial I got a Rodney CopperBottom Watch.

Michelle needed some rice krispies for some craft thing,
(see her blog about it if she posts about it I think it will lead to a big mess, so she probably will)

and well we had to check if there was a Robot Rodney watch.
if you still don't get it I am a Robotics engineer. ( I have had to spell out the rodbot referance before to people. rod+ robot = rodbot. I guess only if you are good at math it makes sense.)

so I opened the box as soon as I got home.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Rods "axis of things he suspects that is Evil"

I am going to start of list of all things ( that are not commonly known about)
EVIL. or at least suspiciously evil. or unintentionally evil.

so far at Number 1. on the list.
SARAN WRAP!, this product was obviously designed with evil intentions.
what else can get you more fustrated than something soo little and simple
that sticks to itself better than packing tape.(oh I think I have found another for the list).

now in no particular order.. cause I haven't thought that far yet.

Packing tape/ tape guns. self explanatory.

Automated Answering systems: self explanatory.
especially the Voice Reconition ones like at telus. Why would you want to
Anger your customers before you get to talk with them. pure EVIL I tell you.

2 part foam. as per my recent XP with it. (and now considering it is on my chest,
no I am not going to it shave off this time)

tin foil. friend submitted.

sudden shift changes. friend submitted.

single ply toilet paper. enough said.

Low flow shower heads.

bathtub taps with no Flow control.
because someone thought they were a genius to
get rid of one tap " that way it will make it easier and simpler to use".

Political correctness. to a point.. I think this just developed into something evil.
But as some people say" the road to hell was paved with good intentions."
a little stark but you get the idea.

Minivan drivers. you can own and drive one. but to be an actual "Minivan Driver"
you must be:
  • unsure of the size of your vehicle,
  • unwilling to take Right turns on red.
  • and feel the need to drive well under the speed limit in all situations.
  • and prevent all others on the road, from driving the speed limit or making right turns on red.
  • generally be afraid of everything that is or could be on a road close to you.
you can find these "minvan drivers" mostly during Rush hour.
and yes minivan drivers like to tagteam with other minivan drivers on the road. to seeing if they can be the better minvan driver out of the group.

Alarm clocks... at least the loud annoying ones.

The Idea lots of people have that "When your cell phone has poor reception, all you need to do talk louder". the person that first thought that needs to get beaten daily
he will be the first one up against the wall when the revolution comes.
hmm I think I may have another list coming.

SPAM: or stupid forwards. you know the ones. You will have good luck from God if you forward this message to all your friends. or 5 friends for a small miracle or 10 for a larger one.
bill gates has an email tracking program. All you have to do is forward this email. and a little girl gets 10bucks towards her cancer treatment. the list goes on...
. or please fill out this form and send it back if you were a real friend you would.... headgame blackmail.... ALL EVIL!!!!
I refuse to reforward.

well I am tired and am going to try to get the Foam off of my body parts....
this time without a razor.

can anyone else think of simple things that you think may be evil? just comment.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


years ago a friend said to me

look back at your Life(or childhood) ask yourself, one simple question.

"Why am I not dead yet?"

my knee

it hasn't been a good week. yesterday I had a bad xp shaving part of my arm.

today I fell. landed on my knee sideways. ouch.
it hurt mostly when I try to use it, using my leg muscles.
if I move it with my hands it doesn't hurt too much.

what is it with us guys that will not go to the doctor unless they are close to dieing.
I mean like I got the shingles once. and I only went to the doctor after a few weeks,
and I couldn't walk anymore. the Doctor Laughed
and said he had never seen anyone wait that that long for meds.
nor shingles that big.(from me waiting so long).
I just thought they were strange pimples on my legs.

Just like now, I think my knee will get better tomorrow.
if I still can't bend it tomorrow, maybe I will go to the doctor.

or maybe it will be better thursday.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Razor burn

I got some foam on my arm at work. it was hard to pick off.
even with rigorous scratching.

so I had a bright idea.
you know that special kind of idea, that burns bright enough that the lightbulb above your
head, blinds you of the obvious .
so I tried to shave it.
it worked.

but apparently you can get second degree burns from a razor. I hate blisters.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

hey do you have a family history in BC,

then head to the bcarchives gov website.

I found 10 things searching for Mclatchy. (and 3 were from mission)

if you are just searching for yourself and not for profit. then you just submit a regitration form.
Then it is FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We bought "super miracle bubbles" from superstore.
one litre of miracle goodness, all for 2.99

well they are just regular bubbles. :(

but Payton thinks they are amazing. :)

side note
I remember those sticks w/ ropes you could buy
add some dish soap and you could have 10 - 30 foot bubbles
I haven't seen them in a long time

Saturday, March 05, 2005


I enjoy coding/programming. Yes I am a geek.
I know tons of different languages of code. but only one spoken language.
I would love to speak something else. Italian spanish greek chinese latin, something.

I have tried to learn some sign language for Payton. just keywords up, milk, bath , all done, more.
I tried to learn Italian, for when we went there on our honeymoon. all I could really understand is numbers and a few words, almost enough to haggle. and then most people spoke english there
and were excited to get the chance to practice english.(we got a free cappucino in Naples because of this).

at work there is only 4 people that don't speak more than one language. (3 from Mission ironically).

even my little sister is in french immersion. and she has started speaking french to Payton.
she says "someone has to teach her".

but then again I don't think I have the time to learn another language. I have other things to occupy my time with. I am not sure when I can even get to those.

So I guess on my "I Never" list would be
"I never learned a second language"

and I am ok with that.

Monday, February 28, 2005

just finished

Just finished Case for the creator,
I am putting it in the must read category.

Friday, February 25, 2005

yup she a girly girl

I have started noticing that payton is ( or going to be) a little princess girly gir.

I first noticed it at the mall. Her eyes were fixated on the store "Claires".
You know the one, it has glitter, gitter and more glitter, cheap jewelery and frilly things.
It is definity a little girls store.

Well this morning she found my wallet and there was a very fun toy inside,
my bankcard!

I thought this wasn't suposed to start until she was like 8 - 10.years,
not 7 months!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

does anyone have any grapes? toothpicks?

I stumbled upon these 2 sites while looking for a picture.

Fun with Grapes - A Case Study

Funny things to do with your microwave

I can't wait to get some grapes.

Please note if your children(or husbands) try this site and Damage something.
that would be sad. and not my fault this is only a novelty site . and not to be tried
in your microwave indoors. unless you have one at work that nobody uses , and you
have grapes for lunch.

I will post when I get some grapes.

embracing the light

A light so bright
you can see it glow through your arm
as you shield your eyes

you can reject the light
or you can embrace the light
and no longer cast a shadow
for now the light shines through you
and from you

embrace the light

Monday, February 21, 2005

a measure of intelligence?

If you were to measure intelligence of say an AI system. The ultimate goal would be that you could teach it to be self aware.

Descartes said,
" I think, therefore I am"

This may hold ground as a guide to intelligence.

Then if you look to the first chapter of John.

"In the Beginning was the Word. And the Word was With God and The Word was GOD."

God was aware of himself from the start. Heck there wasn't anything else there.
I mean he didn't have anything to compare to. There was no light to see, there was no air to carry sound to hear. Nothing to touch or smell, nothing but your own thoughts.
And yet he said in the Beginning
"I am"
"I exist."
" I am."

kinda powerful.
we haven't(as humans) been able to create anything that has a conscienceness. Or even conceive how something like that would work. Let alone even realize that it is a separate entity from anything else.

and God Thought "I AM"

Sunday, February 20, 2005

and the new label for me is.......

I took the Dork test

and I passed it with Flying colors

I am Dork.

and this is what it said about me

"Ding ding ding! We have a winner! You're a dork. You knew that. You know a lot of random stuff actually...You probably know what a male duck is called, and no, it's not a duck. I bet you tell "I'm a big dork" stories on a fairly regular basis. You're a member of Alpha Beta Needa Data. But what makes you cool (in your own sort of way) anyway is that you take all of this with a sense of humor. You know full well there's nothing wrong with being a little strange; you wouldn't have it any other way. That's pretty respectable. Even if your socks don't really match, if you look at 'em up close. But who's going to be looking that close at your socks anyway, right? So take pride in your dorkiness. You rock."

fitting isn't it goto


sorry about the link not being clickable but the buttons are not showing up in firefox,
and I don't know why yet.... they were there yesterday....

Wanted Your DNA

I stumbled accross a site that is doing Genealogical research
using DNA.
Particularly male DNA, due to it's the only DNA that you
can be sure you got it from your father(also assuming your a Boy, of course)

so it will be cataloged in thier database and saved and Referanced to when
they find a match.


Saturday, February 19, 2005

there goes another $800 part...

worked better this time thou.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

blowing stuff up

well this is test number 2, on an expairimental project at work.

basicly i have a vast amount of stored electricity that I need to push through 2 peices of metal.
in a very short amount of time.
and hope they stick.

the last test...
I blew up a $800 piece.
I blew up a computer power supply
there was alot of smoke, and sparks.
and didn't make a dent to the metal.

coming later today, test number 2.

Saturday, February 12, 2005


"Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance." ~ Anthony de Mello

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving." ~ Albert Einstein

"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less." ~ Arthur Miller


i removed haloscan,

i liked the popup style comment, and anonymous posting,
but blogger has just added that to thier comment options


and you have to pay if you want haloscan to email you your comments

bubye haloscan

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

good post

check out michelles blog here.
a good post about what she thinks or our church.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Paytons fav website

here is a site that payton likes

for all those kids who could never find thier name printed on stuff. Posted by Hello