Archive for January, 2009

1994 Suzuki Sidekick For Sale

( Cars! )

Click the photo to go to a page with more info and photos. It’s a nice car that I’ve driven daily for the last four years and would probably keep driving for many more, but I bought a replacement vehicle already, so it needs to be sold. It’s a great little truck, and has never […]

Jokes That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

( Fun! )

What has four legs and one arm? A very happy rottweiler. What is brown & black and looks good on a lawyer? A doberman. What do you call a dairy cow with epilepsy? A milkshake. What do you call a bull with epilepsy? Beef jerky. And one for the 7th grade boy in me: Why […]


Well, I took the plunge today (yesterday actually, since it’s now past midnight…) and bought my first BMW. It’s a 1984 528e 5-speed I spotted on CraigsList late last month. I emailed the owner just before New Years Day, and was hoping to take a drive to see it (Slayton, MN) that weekend, but a […]

A Tractor For A Rhythm Section?

( Fun! )

Not sure what country this is from, but it’s incredibly clever; using an old two-cylinder tractor in place of a drummer! Not much flexibility in tempo, but it makes for a unique sound. I think the Groove needs to find an old Johnny Popper to use in one of their floor shows; now that would […]

Digital TV In Sioux Falls

I’m way too cheap to spend the $30-plus a month for cable or satellite TV services. Besides, the kids & I waste too much time watching TV with the dozen or so stations that are broadcast locally, so why would I want more choices? To waste more time? No thanks. With the impending conversion to […]

My New Cars

( Cars! )

I came across a couple of photos of two of the cars I once owned; both were purchased new off the lot. I’ve bought new exactly three times and regretted buying new exactly three times; here are two of those vehicles. This is a photo of my 1981 Mazda GLC Sport, in Toronado Silver. I […]

Do I Have To Go To Work?

I was listening to some talk radio last night while running some errands, and Dr. Laura came on. Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a psychologist with a call-in radio show, and is known for her sometimes hard-to-swallow advice on the problem situations people call about. I don’t listen often these days — there was a basketball […]

Windows Rant Of The Day — Outlook

( Computers andWork )

I’ve been using Microsoft Entourage — part of the Office for Mac suite — as my primary email client since about, oh, 1995 or so; it’s the one product out of Redmond that really made start to think that Microsoft products might not be so bad. But there seems to be a world of difference […]

Do The Math; It Isn’t That Difficult

I got this email from several people a while back; you may have seen it too: This makes sense to me…read and see if you agree… OK…’s a plan I could live with. I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a “We Deserve It Dividend”. […]

History Schmistory

Barack Hussein Obama was crowned inaugurated as President of the United States today. Many in the news media, who should be a little more objective about the event, breathlessly talk of this “historic event” and gush over how wonderful it is. Sure, it’s historic in that we have a black skinned man in the highest […]