Archive for February, 2006

Service

27 February 2006
From My Position… On the way!: 411 and and Cingular woes

Chuck has a few choice words about them. Go see what he has to say. I feel pretty much the same way.

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I am Austin!

27 February 2006

Found over at the The LLama Butchers

You Are Austin

A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.
You’re totally weird and very proud of it.
Artistic and freaky, you still seem to fit in… in your own strange way.

Famous Austin residents: Lance Armstrong, Sandra Bullock, Andy Roddick

What American City Are You?

FCAT

27 February 2006

It is that time of year again. The FCAT’s have started. In case you don’t know, this is the series of tests that our children take each year to determine how well the school district is doing. They are also required for our students to get promoted to the next grade. Had a good laugh with SIT about the FCAT the other day. School sends hoema booklet about the FCAT and it states that they school’s do not teach the test. SIT looked at me and raised the big red BS flag on that. We have Florida state editions of text books that have FCAT specific questions. Now, let us try that again. I know that the schools are teaching the FCAT, why else would you have a special state edition of a text? Let’s try something really useful and get rid of the special texts and get one that will prepare our children for life in the real world and then how about we test them on that text. Seems we took the test and wrote the text from it rather than the right way.

Sarge, Out

Saturday’s chores

25 February 2006

Well, another week has gone by here at Sarge’s command post and CINCHOUSE has several taskings for Sarger to take care of. First, the irrigation system needs a repair and CINCHOUSE needs some “organic” material for the garden patch. It does look like rain out there and I want to get this done before that starts. Also, need to change the oil in the prime mover, that needs doing this week as we have swim meets every weekend between now and championships. Better finish this cup o’ jumpstart (just love that term, thanks Guy!). So until later,

Sarge, Out

Nashville Bound

20 February 2006

A couple of weeks ago, CINCHOUSE and I decided that if Sgt-In-Training made two cuts for Championships that we would take him. Well, it is in stone, we are headed for Nashville for Southeastern Swimming’s Short Course Championship Meet next month. SIT has his cuts in the 100 yd and 200 yd backstroke. Hope he can get a couple more before we leave. We have two more local meets to get through and then we load up and head out.

Sarge, Out

Swimming is . .

19 February 2006

For those keeping up, or trying to as I update in-frequently, SIT has made another championship level cut. That means that Sarge, CINCHOUSE, and SIT will be making a trip north for the championship meet next month. SIT is really heating up the water. He just aged up to the 13/14 yr olds and the time standards are tough. He is doing well and starting to swim smart. He really likes this. Good luck SIT

Sarge, Out

Rednecks, Booze and Dog Collars

15 February 2006
You know, should have seen this one coming. Caution MAJOR spew alert. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The Dax Files ยป Zapped!

TO: Brian Williams, NBC

14 February 2006

What makes you think that someone is trying to cover up something? Is it because they didn’t call you directly after the inicident? Or is it because you didn’t get a call from VP Cheney’s Chief of Staff? No, I know, it is because you suffer from BDS. You and all the other so called “journalists” in the lame stream media. You are a disgrace to your “profession.” This was a simple hunting accident that just happens to involve the Vice-President of the United States. Nothing more, nothing less. Had it been any other person, would you have made such a big deal of it? I don’t think so. Man accidentley shoots hunting partner is not news. No cover-up, nothing criminal, nothing to see here, move along.

Sarge, Out

Why is it

12 February 2006

A local business would like to do business with you and sends you a letter addressed to you by first name? Or, you are out makeing purchases and utilizing a check or credit card, the clerk addresses you in the same manner? I don’t know about you, but I find that a tad disrespectful. Sam’s Club has it right. When I shop there and proceed to complete my purchase, the cashier always thanks me and calls me Mr. ******. If I have established a continuing business relationship with you and have asked you to call me by my first name, please feel free to do so. If we do not have that relationship established, please don’t feel free to do so. If we kid each other about the amount of money that CINCHOUSE spends with you, you may presume that we have established that relationship and act accordingly. You will know who you are.

Sarge, Out

Out of the mouth of . . .

12 February 2006

Sarge-In-Training had me going today. We were watching the Matix early this afternoon and at the point in the movie when the character Morpheous, in respons to Neo’s question, tells us “without the brain, the body cannot survive.” SIT looks over at me and quips “How do you explain the dumbocrats then?” Let me tell you, I was not prepared for that. I am still laughing. While I do not claim a party affiliation, I do tend to lean a bit to the right.

Sarge, Out