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Saturday, May 30, 2009

i should floss more!!

For the second time in my life, yes the second, I broke a tooth eating twizzlers. I've only broken 2 of my teeth ever. perhaps I broke some of my baby teeth. So I have one crown already and I have a second one coming.

Lesson learned here: Twizzlers DO NOT Make your mouth happy.

Also GM is likely going to end up bankrupct monday, and the uwa is going to end up taking concessions to keep the company around in a new form. However this is the part that i find funny and is a good tie in. The union is giving up dental and vision insurance for retiries. Our Dental costs something like 50 a month, it is more than 45 and less than 50 but I am unsure how much. Anyway, they cover 70 dollars for cleanings i think and i pay 9. So lets say the wife gets cleaned twice and i get cleaned twice that costs 316 a year. I still pay 36 of that so dental insurance usually pays 280 a year and collects about 600. This year I am getting a crown. But I have to pay like 590 and they pay like 400. or something stupid, there is some mathmatical calculation to determine what they pay that i swear involves fractals, and derivatives. My point is I think it may be better to self insure, Meaning, if I put the 300 or so into a saving account for dental needs ever year I would be alot better off in the long run. oh well.

and just for old times sake

In what seems to be a rather funny at least to me turn of events, I laugh at all things politcal. Anyway remember when judge roberts was appointed and there was a stale mate in the senate and the GOP threatened to use the "Nuclear" option and just end debate and despite the fact they didn't have the votes customarily needed to end the vote (60). Now the GOP finds itself in a reveral of roles. However, the Dems will not likely need the Nuclear option becuase there are 3 or so moderate members of the GOP, Olympia Snow being one of them. I keep hearing on talk radio that the GOP should fight this nomination, I think for the sake of fighting it, becuase as judges go, she is considered a moderate.

What does the GOP want, to stop this nomination and have Obama appoint a far left wing judge, at which time the Dems could use the nuclear option and end the debate and but anyone they want on the bench. The GOP needs to pick their battles and this one looks like a losing battle.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


So as it turns out as I mentioned before I dont' know very many songs, and as it turns out my girl is sharp and it didn't take her long to realize that the singers fo songs on cds are better than me doing them acapella.

Her favorite song, at least she smiles when it comes on i think likely becuase I make her sorta dance sorta. I swing her arms down like she is hitting a drum every time it says boom.

My kid like to listen to Boom, Boom, Boom by John Lee Hooker. So I got that going for me.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


So this is my second day home with the baby, in a row. the wife is still doing most of the nightly parenting, so that is good, but this is my review of staying home with the baby.

I want to go back to work and get some rest!

Monday, May 4, 2009

parenting, and my other crap

It turns out that babies or at least my baby likes to be sung to. If i hold her and sing she goes to sleep. the only problem is the songs I keep singing to her are. The Bruce's Song and the thermos song. Here are the lyrics to each.

The Theros song from the movie the jerk.

Oh I'm picking out a thermos for you
not an ordinary thermos for you
but the extra best thermos you can buy
with vinyl and stripes and a cup built right in
I'm picking out a thermos for you
and maybe a barometer tooand what else can I buyso on me you'll rely
a rear end thermometer too

The Bruces song

Immanuel Kant was a real piss ant
Who was very rarely stable,
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy begger
Who could think you under the table,
David Hume could out-consume,Schopenhauer and Hegel.
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as sloshed as Schlegel.
There's nothing Nietzche couldn't teach ya'
Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates himself was permanently pissed.
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say could stick it away,Half a crate of whiskey everyday.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And René DesCartes was a drunken fart
"I drink, therefore I am."
Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed.

Perhaps i need to add to my repertoire.

On CNN this morning I saw this headline article

'Jon & Kate Plus 8' star caught stepping out

I have one baby, and if you ignore the fact, I don't want to go out with another woman, I am thinking, WTF where did this guy find the energy to go out. Also, what kinda ass goes out to a club with another woman and leaves his wife at home with 8 kids.