(Last updated: 5-09-2024)


Welcome to my crappy website. It truly is a bootleg bunch of crap, but I don't care. Not at all. I'm not doing it just to entertain you scumbags; I'm doing it because writing is fun but I am too lazy to actually write a real book. Don't laugh because I'm serious.

If you want to know who the hell I am and why I spent my hard-earned $18.17 to register this domain and to share my thoughts with the world then you can click here to find out. I have no update schedule so if you don't like it then you can ggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttt oooooooouuuuuuuuttttttttttttttt!

"I've got the brains, you've got the looks, let's make lots of money." - Actual song lyrics and title from 1986, Pet Shop Boys, song title Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money.) hahahaha!

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ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: Why are you still here? Chances are pretty damn good that I WILL insult you in some fashion if you choose to continue beyond this point. The purpose of this site is to entertain me, and I am often entertained at the expense of others. Therefore, prepare to be slandered. A lot. It's still not to late to leave with your feelings intact!

Thursday, 5-09-24: The bathroom remodel that's taking forever so far.
I'm trying to remodel out bathroom, but this fucking restaurant eats my gods damned soul. Do I even have a soul? I bought a new fan and flooring last year, but I only started working on it this week. I wanted to work on it more, but people have called out at the restaurant and I've had to cover part or all of some shifts and that is a bunch of crap!

I removed the old bathroom exhaust fan a few days ago, but I didn't have precious... precious time to start the new one. Installing a bathroom exhaust fan sucks. I've done plenty of them, but this one takes it to another level thanks to technology that I really don't even fully understand. This is the switch:

It's a touch-screen switch so hey that's awesome. The musical note button activates bluetooth so you can rip out tunes while you either take a shower or take a dump. However, I don't know how to do bluetooth. I've never used it before in my life, and if my phone can do it that's awesome. Too bad I'm a simp when it comes to all of this stuff so nevermind.

I had just enough time earlier in the week, maybe an hour, to get the old fan hauled on and the new one roughed-in. Yesterday I had enough time to get the wiring mostly right. Sadly it's not done yet due to the existing box for the wiring being too small. I took pictures for the two of you who read this bootleg site to see:

^It's hard to tell from that photo, but trust me that badass switch is NOT fitting into that box. What a bunch of crap! Guess I'm cutting open the wall to install a bigger box. I didn't want to cut into the wall because I have to patch it all back together, but I can. It's just more work and precious... precious time. It's funny the thing works just hanging like that hahha. I guess we could get electrocuted, but I did use wire nuts and electrical tape so it's mostly safe. Maybe? Hopefully!

The fan has a cool "night light" feature that makes the entire bathroom an eerie blue and it seems like you're going into some weird alien warp-thingie when you go in there at night with it on. Kat joked about getting abducted by aliens in there and I have to agree.

^The photo doesn't really show how blue it is because I took it in the day. I'll get the ceiling finished all around that hole at some point when the restaurant isn't so demanding. At my current pace I'm guessing I'll get it done in the fall hehehe.

On a "I HATE MY LIFE" scale I'm about an 8 out of 10 right now. I worked all fuckin' day doing janitorial with a couple small side-bars dealing with tax clients. I had to sweep, mop, clean shitters, etc. I did get a little break before I was back at it mid-PM into this evening since out nighttime dishwasher is apparently wasted like Doc-J and 8-Ball from Full Metal Jacket. She's really sick so I thought I'd have to work a double, all the way until close at 0100 and beyond to finish up. Thankfully we hired a new guy who was willing to work 2030-close so I could come home and see my wife for a bit. Too bad seeing her sucked because she was being a beotch so I just watched the Celtics fail and now here I am. Gods damn it!

She was all mad because one of our servers brought her entire family with a small kid. It's karaoke now and it gets loud; on Friday and Saturday nights we're 21+ but we are more loose with it Wed and Thurs for karaoke. It's usually not that busy and they're spending money, but Kat still got all mad about it. Then she got mad when I told her I'm not getting up early to help receive the truck if it gets there before 0800. F THAT. She can fucking do it by herself. I worked last night and I worked a ton today and I'm not going to bed really early because HER DAUGHTER is there working as manager so I'm hanging out a bit in case she needs my help.

My life SUCKS. At times it's not that bad, but I think changes are coming soon including hauling on the restuarant. It's not fair that I paid for everything and I don't make any money there and I have to go fill in for people and then deal with my wife being a beotch to me. She says she works too much but so do I. I don't mind working, I'm not built to sit around and do nothing all day, but working for no return and no money = FUCK THAT.

I still have a bunch of yard work to do and at my current pace that ain't happening. I swear to the gods who do not really exist that right now I'd sell that restaurant for half what we have into it if someone offered it. Hell, I don't think we could even get that for it! It's grown a lot and has a bright future, but it's more than I can handle and Kat has a knee replacement planned for Aug 5 so after that we are totally screwed. I can't do it all without her, no chance at all, so we have about two months to put the right people in place or we're cooked. At one time all 3 of the kids worked at the place, but one of them tapped out to go get a "real" job and the other two aren't motivated enough. One in parritular is very lazy and often does the bare minimum. What a bunch of crap!



Wednesday, 5-08-24: Dad's turkey and wow let's go to work at taps.
I was getting ready to bivouac a few minutes ago when I got called into work. Our dishwasher tapped out with only about an hour or 1.5 hours left to go. What a bunch of crap! I'll still be done before midnight, but it sucks ten pounds of shit stuffed into a five-pound bag.

^When you have an hour left of your shift and you can't make it you have failed.

We fired a dishwasher a few hours ago hahaha. The kid is only 16, maybe 17 now, and still in high school. He worked Saturday for a 0700-1500 shift and Sunday for a 0700-1200 shift, but last fall he gave up his Sunday shift because it was too hard, or something like that. He needed to rest before he went ice skating. Like, he had to have time for a nap. FUCKING PUSSY.

So no worries we dropped him down to one day a week, Saturday, 8 hours a week. However, lately he's needed time off for school trips and ice skating and shit. Plus he's not that great at his job. I was going to work some with him this coming Saturday (he's had the last two Saturdays off) but not anymore. The kid texted me earlier today asking for the 18th off due to some bootleg school project so Kat and I decided this:

I told him we'd replace him if he took the 18th off. Then I asked him a couple hours later if he was definitely taking the 18th off, he said yes, I said TAKE THE TRAIN. Okay, I really didn't say that because this isn't real-life Road House (RIP Swayze) but I should have hehehe.


So Kat moved around the schedule some to cover not only this Saturday but also the 18th and now I work dish/janitorial tomorrow 1300-1800. Gods damn it! Oh well, such is life and it's an easy shift tomorrow. Plus I was gonna be there anyway for half of it.

It sucks that when people tap out I'm so often the guy having to fill in. I don't mind washing dishes, it's actually enjoyable at times, but I have 50 other hats to wear and there are only so many hours in the day. I really don't know how much more I can do this for before I just tap out myself, we try to sell the place for much less than we have into it, and we go do something else. I still hate my life close to 50% of the time. Maybe 40%? Hard to calculate. What a bunch of crap!

I was able to go down to the ol' homestead Monday to do a little turkey hunting with Dad as well as have a nice lunch. Mom is on vacation out west, she just got back actually, so it was just Dad and I. We went down to his blind out back and things were very quiet for the first 30-45 minutes. We were thinking it would be a bust of a hunt (even though I enjoy being out there anyway) when shockingly we heard a turkey respond to dad's call. The turkey was close, too! We couldn't see it, but then I spotted what was a really nice tom turkey slowly approaching the decoys. I was on the right, dad was on the left in the blind, and the tom was coming from the left. Dad didn't have a visual at first so he wanted me to shoot, but it wouldn't have been a safe shot I would have had my 870 across his face and that ain't happening! Tom turkey seemed to be getting nervous as well, but his head was sticking way up and it was a beautiful shot opportunity. Finally he moved a tad closer and into dad's field of vision and BOOM. One shot, one kill.

Dad wanted me to run out and grab ol' Tom in case he wasn't mortally wounded, but I knew he was dead. I still hopped out of the blind and I saw more turkeys running away. What a bunch of crap! Oh well, I don't think the other turkeys would have come in, and they were also off to the left so likely if they did no shot for me.

^My soon-to-be 75 year old father getting it done as usual. He felt badly that I didn't get a turkey, but F it I don't care. It's fun being in on the action and my season isn't over yet. I'll most likely go down again in about a week to visit and hunt a little more.



Thursday, 5-02-24: Ten years at this house.
I was thinking earlier about when I bought this house, and I'm pretty sure it was the end of April, 2014. Guy looks it up now...

Friday, 4-25-14: My new house!
The closing went as scheduled on Wednesday early afternoon, and I walked out of Cohen & Cohen around 1330 that afternoon with the keys to my new residence. Awesome!

^My precious... precious house!

I went over to the empty house, and I kinda just soaked it all in...

So I guess I officially owned this place 4-23-2014. Back then I still worked at UPS, I was a landlord, and I was not really dating Kelly. Her and I were demoted to just friends at that point, and I didn't see her that much. After I got this house I started working on a remodel, and I've done all kinds of different things to the place over the past 10+ years. Of course the biggest change was turning the detached garage into living space as part of the house, an "in-law" style apartment in 2016/2017.

More recently I turned the downstairs into my little bootleg gym, and before then it was living space with a bedroom and a side-office-style room:

^It was only a couple years ago when I sold Allen Rd and moved the gym to our house, but it seems longer than that. This spring I plan to put some more work into this place; the bathroom needs some work as well as the exterior. The yard area needs love including fence repairs and landscaping. Hopefully I can allocate the precious... precious time to get it all done before my awesome wife has her knee replaced in 3 months. After her knee replacement I'll be at the restaurant more than ever helping to do some of the things she does each week.

Kat had a knee replacement scheduled for August 31 last year, but she pushed it back because the restaurant eats out souls. Since then it's deteriorated a lot more and she's in a lot of pain so it has to happen. It's back on the schedule for August 5, and we need to do everything we can to keep that date. I'll step up at the restaurant and do my best. Poor Kat had a stroke nearly 3 years ago and we almost lost the restaurant without her back then. What a bunch of crap! She really holds that place together and she does things I simply can't.

So it's been a decade living in this house. Will we make it here a decade more? I'm not really sure, but I have my doubts. Right now the restaurant is really the only thing keeping us here. I like the house well enough and the yard, but every year my allergies are TERRIBLE since we've lived here. So far my allergies aren't bad, but it's only May 2 and I think by mid-month this month I'll be feeling it. Winters suck, too. We only have a 1/4 acre lot and property taxes are $4100/year for what I consider to be a very basic house so that's a bunch of crap. Being 1/3 of a mile from work is awesome, though. Plus we're in town to the point where everything is close as far as shopping and whatnot.

Is my life better or worse than it was a decade ago? Sadly I'm saying worse. What a bunch of crap! It's my own fault, too. Of couse a few of the crap things are beyond my control. It's not my fault we got stuck with President Biden and Covid. However, it is my fault that we opened a restaurant, lost friends, and have a lot less money than we've ever had. I'm not as healthy as I was a decade ago and neither is Kat, but we're both 48 and no way can we compare ourselves now to our 38-year old selves. I'm still fairly healthy as compared to most people my age, but I've lost a lot thanks in part to Covid, in part to a crazy work schedule with the restaurant, and in part due to being 10 YEARS OLDER.

I'm going to bivouac shortly, but I wanted to post this 1980s song before I did. We heard it in the car yesterday, I heard it a few days ago as well, and I've always been a HUGE fan of this song but it just came back to the forefront recently:

^Starship, Sara. GREAT SONG. I remember studying with Sarah back in the late 90s/early 2000s when we were both in college. I liked her a lot and we had great chemistry together, but she had a boyfriend for a while. Then she was single but I didn't really take care of business like I should have because I was bad at that stuff so sometimes when I hear this song I think of her and wonder how she's doing in life. She was the "one that got away" but not really because I have a great wife now and I haven't even seen Sarah since probably 2002 or something like that. I'm sure if Sarah and I had gotten together I would have fucked it up because that's what I did back then hahahaha!

Last year I hated my life 75% of the time and now it's down to only 40-50% so that's not too bad, right? I don't think I hated my life at all ten years ago so that makes the last sentence I just wrote really sad. What a bunch of crap!



Wednesday, 5-01-24: 1/3 of the year has passed. Too bad no vacation.
The year of 2024 is 33% over. 4 months done, 8 to go. Were they good months? At times passable enough and at other times the usual ten pounds of shit stuffed into a five-pound bag. Thankfully I'd say they were better than they've been in a few years. Winter always sucks ass, but this one wasn't too horrible. Most of the winter was above average temps with below average snow so that's a huge win. We did get a little bit of a rough stretch end of March into early April as far as winter-weather, but spring snows and ice never last.

Roxette, The Look. AWESOME SONG. Channel 1928 for the win, as usual. Speaking of wins, the Celtics are dominating the Heat in game 5 late in the 4th quarter so they'll advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Celtics are the favorites to win it all, but we'll see. The Red Sox won as well so they're 18-13 despite having many injured players and essentially no hope for this season.

She goes nanananana nananana she's got the look. Who is she? The lead singer of Roxette was pretty hot back in the day, but I think she's dead now? I could look it up thanks to the Interweb.

^Obviously the one of the left is the one I was referencing here. The dude with the 1980s hair = HAHAHAHA!

Lead singer Marie Fredricksson died Dec 9, 2019 after a long battle with brain cancer, and she was only 61. What a bunch of crap! RIP you were fantastic and made a lot of awesome songs. If I die at age 61 then on well, but that means I only have 13 years left. Who knows I could check out tomorrow. Hopefully not because I'm not quite done yet with life, but everything from age 38 has been a bonus so it's all good either way. Ten bonus years so far with most of the last 4 being a bunch of crap!

If you don't like any Roxette songs then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more. European 1980s synth was only outmatched by hair nation and if you disagree you can ggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttttt ooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!

Arcadia sings Election Day. Another great 1980s song that most people don't know. We have an election day in just over 6 months, and we all have to do our part to try and fix this shit-show. I was watching the news earlier and these fucking idiots on colleges all over America are camping out supporting Hammas and rallying against Isreal. A lot of Jew hate around these days, and that's a giant bunch of crap.

New York City has it bad with all these pathetic simps at Columbia Uneversity with a campsite on the pavilion in support of Hammas. All I wanna know is why? Why does the university president allow this to happen? Half our colleges are totally busted and pumping out the next generation of failed humans. The NYPD finally arrived to arrest these morons, and the most depressing part of it all is the fact that half these dumbass students don't even really know why they're protesting. They're just doing it because they can. What a bunch of crap!

^If you're joining a cause and you don't really know why then you FAIL. Also, if you hate Jews in 2024 then you deserve to be in the oven. Better yet hop on into one of these:

Speaking of fail, this is our timeshare vacation week for The Royal Haciendas in the beautiful Play Del Carmen, Mexico and we are not there. Again. What a bunch of crap! Is the restaurant running us or are we running it? I dunno, but I think the tide is finally and slowly turning as we grow the place. We broke even for the first 4 months of this year, and that's a huge win. Last year we lost $12,000 over the first 4 months and we lost $12,000 in May as well. OMG. This year May is looking better, and it's off to a great start, but we'll see. Memorial Day weekend is usually slow...

Alan Parsons Project Eye in the Sky. This is a good, obscure song from 1982 that doesn't get a lot of air-time. Why did he call his band a project? Was it a work in progress? I think it was because no one ever knows who this band/guy is including myself. A one-hit wonder if this can even be called a hit? I think it's a great song and it's on my TV now so I guess others do as well? Maybe? Hopefully!

Here comes Starship in one of the most confusing band-name-changes of all-time. First they were Jefferson Airplane then they were Jefferson Starship then they were just Starship. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now. Their best song is Sara and if you disagree with me then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more. Big 104.7 played Sara yesterday as my awesome wife and I drove to an important appointment. She needs a new right knee, and it seems she shall have one in just over three months. That means come early August we're pwned since she runs the restaurant better than anyone and I will have to do my best to fill in for her, but I will probably fail at least some because I'm not as organized and on the ball as she is.

Kat and I really make a great team running the restaurant because she has her shit together and is incredibly organized. I used to be more organized, but now I'm too scattered. Nevertheless I do a good enough job with the books, payroll, maintenance/repairs, dealing with contractors, filling in everywhere as needed, booking events, solving customer-service issues, etc.

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