Gibson's Grotto

Thursday, December 30, 2004


well, the end of the calender year draws nigh and that's ameteur night! yes, that lovely time of year when those who barely touch the spirits all year (save for St. Patrick's and Independance Day) try to prove to their peers that they're no party poopers.
Me? I'll be home safely off the roads, enjoying the company of a few select neighbors and family and watching the local traffic cameras for those particular wing nuts who are stupid enough to get behind the wheel and try to play it off. Every year, we see at least one person test the laws of physics. Morbid? Perhaps, but so long as I'm not driving any where near them they deserve what they get. Death by stupidity. It should be allowed as an entry on the coroner's reports as far as I'm concerned.
As for resolutions, I'll make the same one I make every year: "to go to two places I've never been: to do three things I've never done: and to give away something I want to keep." This year, I'm also going to try to quit smoking as well. No health kick or anything, they're just too darned expensive with the way we smokers are being raped by the tax system. Disgusting the approach they're taking.
Well, have fun, keep safe and see you all next year :)


Saturday, December 25, 2004

all done...

Well, another day-another xmas passed. This one wasn't bad. Got a hold of some bad "something" xmas eve...ruined my stomach then sent me in to some excruciating dry heaving. We actually had some snow on the ground which created quite a picteresque scene, the roads however were another story altogether. I love watching SUV owners learn that 4 wheel drive doesn't mean 4 wheel stop ;) It's almost as much as watching them speed up and loose all the concepts they learned as a child concerning physics. Momentum and inertia apparently escape some of these morons.
All that being said, the next local event would be new years night. Or as I like to call it "ametuer night". I'll most likely be bouncing around between neighbors and hanging out. Not drinking tends to lessen the options available on such a night...limits them only to actually having fun and not making an ass of myself...darned shame huh? LOL
Let's see if anything else of interest should transpire between now and then.


Sunday, December 19, 2004

ho diddly ho ho...

Well, it's been almost a week since the "incident". I've done everything I needed to do and taken care of everything I needed to take care of. Now I play the waiting game and see what my next move is.
I started working on the web page a little. I had an idea and started toying with it and...hated it. I don't know what's wrong with the idea, it just seemed better in my head than on the page. I dunno. I'll keep toying with it some more. It appears that I will have plenty of time.
I discovered a new distraction yesterday. I'd see this character a few times on different sites, but I finally found his home page. Oddly enough, for being a neurotic animated squirrel...I agree with a good chunk of what he's going on about. It's funny...when I do it, I "offend". When a little cartoon rodent does's an online phenomenon. Go figure. Oh well.
I still don't know what's up with the comment section. Either no one has a comment, or it's not working. Guess I'll work on that too.


Monday, December 13, 2004


Well, happy holidays for what it's worth. I got my bonus from work the other day at our annual party, then today I got something else...FIRED.
Yup, after almost 10 years I got "terminated" from my position. I'm not sure how to feel. I've never been fired from a job I actually liked. I loved where I worked and what I did, but the red tape got thicker over the years so maybe it's for the best.
At 36 it's time to job hunt again. This should be interesting. I haven't done this in a long time. I have responsibilities and things to take care of, so I have to think of something to do.
I'll use this blog as my therapy point. Sort of numb right now, so it might be more emotional as time passes, but we'll see.
Wish me luck.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Tis the season...

...for political correctness run amok.
I love this time of year. The air is crisp, the smell of fireplaces fills the night sky usually only with the company of stars. Even the breeze carries the promise of warmer climates to come...and all the while the liberal wing nuts abound.
Yup, it's that time of year when-more than ever-some people are just convinced that the Constitution gives them some secret right to NOT be offended. Everyone wants everything, and we're not just talking gifts either. Some want only Christian symbols for Christmas, some are opposed to holidays made up for political reasons (Kwanza comes to mind) and still others say that certain holiday symbols shouldn't "mix" (the manger and the Hanuka symbols for example). It gets better; this is the time when more people file lawsuits and charge others with discrimination than almost any other time of the year.
I've always got to sit back and laugh when all these well meaning zealots go off and just ruin what they represent by sticking their nose in EVERYONE'S business. It's just so funny that we have come to the point where everything has to be so...complicated.
Remember being a kid and saying "Merry Christmas" to people without giving a single thought to anything but what that phrase was supposed to convey? Me too...people these days need to loosen up. No wonder we can't come together as a country. Some people are ALWAYS looking for ways to divide people and segregate THEMSELVES from society, just so they can cry wolf and say they're being "outcast".
This country needs an enema, real bad. I just hope it doesn't come delivered in a dirty bomb or another 9/11 before people learn to relax again.
Personally, I will walk up to a person wearing a jewish star around their neck and say "Merry Christmas" before I say "Happy Holidays" any day. To hell with political correctness. That person is more than likely going to respond with "Happy Hanuka" and you know what? No one will die as a result of it. No hidden psyche will be dented, no one will die from "emotional distress" and no one will spontaneously combust from the "offense" they'll suffer.

so have fun people, and loosen the hell up will ya?