Vapor Life

Vapor life... My life as it is, as it should be. *********************************************************************************************************** Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Atrophy Has Stricken My Vocabulary.

Borrowed from like a beaver who borrows a tree from mother nature, chews it up, knocks it down and makes is part of his damn dam making that stinking pond with all those fish.

Purportedly these are the winners of the “Worst Analogies Ever Written in a High School Essay” contest. We’ve all seen these before but here they are again for our posterity. Enjoy.

* …He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. (Joseph Romm, Washington)

* She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again. (Rich Murphy, Fairfax Station)

* The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t. (Russell Beland, Springfield)

* McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty Bag filled with vegetable soup. (Paul Sabourin, Silver Spring)

* From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and “Jeopardy” comes on at 7 p.m. instead of 7:30. (Roy Ashley, Washington)

* Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze. (Chuck Smith, Woodbridge)

* Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center.(Russell Beland, Springfield)

* Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. (Unknown)

* He was as tall as a 6′ 3″ tree. (Jack Bross, Chevy Chase)

* The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.(Gary F. Hevel, Silver Spring)

* Her date was pleasant enough, but she knew that if her life was a movie this guy would be buried in the credits as something like “Second Tall Man.” (Russell Beland, Springfield)

* Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph. (Jennifer Hart, Arlington)

* The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr. Pepper can. (Wayne Goode, Madison, Ala.)

* They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan’s teeth (Paul Kocak, Syracuse, N.Y.)

* John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. (Russell Beland, Springfield)

* The thunder was ominous-sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play. (Barbara Fetherolf, Alexandria)

* His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free (Chuck Smith, Woodbridge)

* The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola crayon.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Please Be Patient Then Reboot.

Borrowed from Boing Boing

Why I hate auto updaters:

Although Adobe Reader install process proves to be the most painful, second place goes to the Adobe Creative Suite for the following dialog alone. I title it, "Update":

When I first saw it, I was disappointed that the "OK" button wasn't labeled "Update".

Posted by Quentin on Sat, 23 Sep 2006 in Linked | View/Post Comments (8)

Oh and below that ... a post a how to to make your own floppy disk bag. You know your a geek when :

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

AMC Javelin +007

Today, I ran in to a real AMC Javelin…Ala James Bond “Man With The Golden Gun” you never see these things so I snapped a quick shot.

I had to look it up to be sure but I was positive this was the car that did the super spiral jump over the river to try and catch up with the bad guys.

Turns out.. I was right.

Here are some notes I found on the a web site DVD summary:

The special features of this disc show the origins of the stunt (the 'Astro-Spiral') as a thrill-show event using a 1972 AMC Javelin. Using no tricks of photography, the very real stunt has yet to be surpassed.

Just another quick note… most people think that he jumped with the AMC Hornet that he was driving but when they cut from the chase scene to the jump, I believe they switch to the Javelin…. Check it out.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Today, for my Birthday, Barb gave me this awesome Scrimshaw knife. This hand carved ivory handle has ship hand carved into the handle. This picture really does not do it justice and for sure is the nicest knife I have ever owned.

It just feels like quality. Something that will last me for a lifetime.

Swing Life Away

After the Fair, Tanner Barb and I went to the park. While I was throwing the ball for the dog, Barb found the swing set and I snapped these quick photos.


Today, in my little town, they had a fair of sorts. A kind of mini art fair with entertainment and food. I ran into my car dealer Owen. Of course here, he was his alter ego…Owen-Hood, the electric violin player for his band… who was playing at the main (and only) stage at the event. He was working the crowd and I happened to be right there with the camera phone.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

After Another Abysmal Apple Announcement, Another Annoying Aggravation.

Apple again annouces another lackluster slew of gadgets same stuff repackaged with movies and a promise of more to come. OK Apple I am done with you. Then Sony Ericsson lets me down.

It is almost to much to take.

I am a guy that loves his gadgets… ok that is like saying the Sun is hot or the galaxy is big. I am utterly, hopelessly, recklessly enthralled to the point of an addiction with those things tech.

I know I bitched about this before but here it goes.

I am just about ready to buy another phone, there are so many to choose from. I have a certain soft spot for Sony Ericsson as my k750 has treated me well. So finally, finally, I can get the k790a. A triband (850,1800,1900 w/edge) so it should work better in America than the old 750, it has a 3 mp camera with pictbridge, and so many options I can not even list… but its not cheap. And we I would still buy this thing, against my better judgment, I would still buy it…but here is the kicker: It won’t take my old Sony memory stick duo’s. That means they came up with a new memory stick micro memory card, just so I have to invest more money. Nothing was wrong the duo.

So I have to pay big bucks to get the phone that I have been waiting for then I have to throw more money in just to get a memory card to hold all the music and pictures… I cant do it. I just cant do it. You went to far with this one. I will not get this phone just on principal.. Today that is. Tomorrow, we will see.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Here you see the 911 light tribute the all our fallen countrymen and woman who fell that terrible day.

On thing is for sure, things are different since that fateful date 5 years ago. Five years ago today.

For as long as I live, I will never forget the news.

How I heard the news.

Who I was with.

Where I was at.

How I felt through the day.

How I felt to to this day.

The people who fell.

The people who came together.

Everything we lost.

I miss how I was , how we all were… before that date.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sun Field

The other day…

The field out side of town was drenched in sun.

AHHH Football...

A young unknown fan… seen at the first Michigan game last Saturday.

The University of Michigan football team (No. 14 AP, No. 15 USA Today) won its 13th consecutive season opener at Michigan Stadium, defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores 27-7 in front of 109,668 fans Saturday afternoon (Sept. 2).

This post is just minutes before game #2 : Central Michigan at #10 Michigan


It really feels like fall now…

Photos by Amir Gamzu/Joe Faraoni, ©Wolverine Photo

Thursday, September 07, 2006

What is wrong with people?

Are you kidding me?

Is it just me or are people more stupid then ever before? From they guy that cant get my simple coffee order correct , to the person that can not work the cash register without the pictures on it… when did people get so stupid.

I am sick and tired of it. People can’t drive through a 4-way stop w/o causing a commotion because they can not follow the simple traffic rules. What about the guy that cant make change or maybe worse does not understand why I hand him $21 on aa $10.99 bill.

OK maybe I am just aggravated lately but truly, I think part of the reason life is so complicated is having to deal with these half-wit brain deficient morons.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Another Weekend Project

This weekend I spent a chunk of time helping Barb G turn her white house Blue… some weekends you just have project so to do.

Turned out nice huh?