Oct 102018

It’s been a while since I’ve made an actual post, so I figured I’d write something up.

For anyone who knows me, music is a very important part of my life, and has been for as long a I can remember. So I figured I would write up a list of my top ten albums. These are not in order, as that would be impossible, as it was barely possible for me to even do this. Two of them are compilations, but they had a profound effect on me, so they’re included

  • Descendents – ALL
  • ALL – Breaking Things
  • Sebadoh – Bakesale
  • Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand
  • Mountain Goats – Tallahassee
  • Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site
  • Black Sabbath – We Sold Our Soul For Rock and Roll
  • Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
  • Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R
  • Leatherface – Horsebox

And because this is my blog and I can do what I want, here are my honorable mentions:

  • Samiam – Astray
  • Get Up Kids – On a Wire
  • Drag The River – You Can’t Live This Way
  • Armchair Martian – Monsters Always Scream
  • Alcest – Kodama
Jul 252017

It’s been a while since I’ve gone to the gym.  I’ve only been a handful of times since my daughter was born last September. A combination of a new work shift and having a new infant at home have limited my drive and willpower to go.  I’m starting back tonight, however.

I’m hoping that I can now start getting back into this regularly. I went to the doctor last week, and I am back up at 300lbs again. I’m still 30 pounds down from my biggest, but I’m disappointed that I’ve let myself hit 300 again.  I need to do this for myself, as much as it’s for my children to make sure I can be there for them as long as possible.

  •  July 25, 2017
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Dec 152016
  1. White Christmas – https://www.netflix.com/title/60003082
  2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097958/
  3. A Christmas Story – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/
  4. A Nightmare Before Christmas – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107688/
  5. Elf – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/
  6. Die Hard – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095016/
  7. Scrooged – https://www.netflix.com/title/940305
  8. Gremlins – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087363/
  9. Emmet Otter’s Jug-band Christmas – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075988/
  10. The Muppet Christmas Carol – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104940/
  •  December 15, 2016
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  •   Entertainment, life, Movies
Nov 122016

This is probably the worst day of the year for me.


That is the only picture known to exist of Justin and I. He was the my best friend but only for a very short period of time. His death, now ten years ago today, still hurts me on a regular basis.

We met online first, Justin a friend of a friend, on an IRC server hosted by a local ISP. That was sometime in 1999. We bonded over our love of old punk bands, like The Descendents and Misfits. We actually didn’t meet in person until later that year, and it was completely by happenstance. He was in his final semester of cooking school in the same building where I had just started computer school. He was riding with an old high school buddy of mine, who introduced us, and we put two and two together and figured out we knew each other already. Phone numbers were exchanged, and from that point on we were fast and great friends.

Starting then, until close to the end of 2003, Justin, our friend Tim and I spent pretty much every Friday and Saturday night together at either Eat n’ Park or Kings or if I managed to be off of work, shows. He was there when my first real relationship ended, and I probably wouldn’t have gotten through that if it wasn’t for him. In November of 2003, I got a new job, working midnight shift, and we started to see less of each other, but still talked regularly and were still great friends.

I don’t remember exactly when it was, but he got a new job as well, working at a local Best Buy. At this time, I was becoming somewhat of a hermit. Midnight shift had gotten me into a funk, where I rarely did anything. This period is at least partially what caused my next relationship, with Nicci, to end in September of 2004. A couple of days after that, Juddy and I hung out for what was the first time in a long time, at a party that some friends of his were having. Things weren’t the same for me though, and my jealousy over his new work friends (who I, being largely an introvert, did not fit in with) lead me to retreat back into my depression.

Fast forward to November 11th. My memory is a bit vague, but I don’t think I had spoken to Justin at this point since that party, not because I was mad or anything, just because of life and such getting in they way. That night, on my way to work, I got a call from him saying that we had to hang out the following weekend. I said yes, thinking that that may be what I need to get out of my funk. Then the next day happened.

I got a call from Nicci, (we managed to stay good friends even after breaking up), saying that he was dead. I couldn’t believe it, but she assured me it was true. The first thing I did after that call was call our friends Tim and Dave, and we all met up at Tim’s house to try to sort through what was going on. I took a couple of days off the following week for the funeral, and we all spent as much time together as possible. A lot of it is a blur, because I was pretty lit for most of it as a way to escape. At 24, I didn’t have the emotional ability to process everything that happened, and I hardly still do at 34.

For anyone who doesn’t know, our son is named Justin Scott in memory of Juddy. I hope to raise him to live up the awesomeness of his namesake.

We’ll never forget.

I’ll never forget.

And I’ll never stop missing him.

  •  November 12, 2016
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Jul 262016

So I joined a local gym a couple of weeks ago where I was going to exercise with my Vessi Footwear, and have been going after work four days a week to try to get healthier which was recommended to me by Dr. Matthew Galumbeck after my therapy with him. I’ve found that I actually really like the elliptical, and that seems to work the best for me and even changing my diet and using supplements from https://healthyusa.co/rapidtone-review/.  So far, I’ve lost 8 pounds. I already feel a lot better as well because I go to Nerve Pain Treatment also when I feel numb and weak which they recommended it to me at the gym.  I got a great deal at Planet Fitness ($10 a month), that I really couldn’t pass up.


Here’s to getting unfat.

  •  July 26, 2016
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May 022016

I visited Epcot Center a few weeks ago and was devastated at what it has become. A liberal indoctrination camp for children – all for $100 per person! It starts with Spaceship Earth that is a history of communication but the thread missing – GOD! – spoke so loudly in His absence it was breathtaking. Not a hint of God. Nowhere. Then we moved to “Circle of Life – An Environmental Fable.” This was Global Warming 101 Fright Night for the kiddies as told conveniently by Simba the Lion to his cartoon idiots (mankind). Simba was Al Gore. This film was frightening for the kids at some point when hurricanes, flood and fires were ending the earth because of THEIR greedy actions. And this is an “amusement park”? The young ones will have nightmares from this “amusement.” Then we move onto Ellen’s Energy Adventure. In this “exhibit” we happen to have the world’s most recognizable and sympathetic homosexual along with BILL NYE the world’s most recognized atheist taking us through the history and future of energy. Both are interesting figures but why pick them for this exhibit in WDW? Also Bill Nye The Atheist Guy designed other “attractions” for the kids at WDW. Did Billy Graham design any here at the park? Uh, Walt is long dead and this company was a goner long ago.

You have to ask WHY to all this liberalism run amuck? Sadly, this is FOR THE CHILDREN. These messages are delivered from their most loved cartoon characters an insidious liberal tactic these days. We need to take this park BACK from the liberal zealots running the company. Until then STAY AWAY from this with any children. But if you DO go, watch out that you don’t go on Gay Week (yes, Walt has one).

This may be the funniest thing I’ve ever read.

  •  May 2, 2016
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May 022016

Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup


  • 1 chicken breast, cut into small chunks
  • 1 16oz bag of lentils, rinsed (I used green lentils but you can use whichever type you prefer)
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 C vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Add all of the ingredients, minus the lemon juice and parsley, to your slow cooker. Mix well, Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. See notes for tips on slow cooking lentils.
  2. Once the soup is done cooking, mix in the fresh lemon juice. Ladle into bowls or serve over rice. Garnish with fresh parsley.


If your slow cooker runs hot, you will not need to cook for the full 8-10 hours. If your slow cooker does not run hot, you will probably need to cook for the full 8-10 hours. Try not to overcook as the lentils could get mushy if overcooked, especially green lentils. Brown lentils tend to hold up better. I used green and they turned out just fine.

To make this a vegan dish, omit the chicken.

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I found this recipe while I was looking for something to do with the bag of lentils that had been sitting in my cupboard for a while.  It’s wonderfully flavored and very filling. It’s a new favorite of mine.


Found at the excellent This Gal Cooks

  •  May 2, 2016
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Apr 282016


  1.  The Thermals
  2. Cheap girls
  3. The Dresden Files book series. I’m currently on book 8, Proven Guilty.
  4. WWE NXT.  I mean, seriously. Best roster anywhere.  Nakamura, Aries, Samoa Joe, Balor. Great all around, and so much damn fun.
  5.  Dr. Who.  I’m currently watching the main series and all of the side series on Amazon Prime, using this guide.
  6.  Sex Criminals – It’s awesome, trust me.
  7. Anything involving Jon Snodgrass.
Apr 272016

So below the fold I’m going to explain the Laundry Files time line, and give a running order for the series—including short stories as well as novels.



One of my favorite series. I recommend everyone read them.

  •  April 27, 2016
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