Tag, I’m it

You might be proud to know that I….. daily resist the urge to punch many different people.
You might be surprised to know that I….. have my first batch of home brewed beer aging in my storage room.
You might already know that I….. despise structure and predictability.
You should probably know that I….. am a pretty good shot, so watch yourself!
You may not believe it when I tell you that I…….. wouldn’t actually shoot anybody.
You might have always wondered why I….. didn’t make the calendar.
You might think “it figures” when you consider that I….. like most things that you would consider “redneck”.
You might wonder about my sanity if you knew that I….. live with 3 females!
You might think I’m weird if you knew that I…… prefer for my wife to dress me.
You might laugh to know that I….. have to think about which hand I write with to know left from right.
You might roll your eyes when you know that I….. am not tagging anyone.


cry baby

Go read this and tell me… did you cry?

Happy New Year???

I get it now. That whole cost-more-up-front-but-it’ll-save-money-in-the-long-run speech.

Here I am thinking that the reason is my AC/heat pump is super efficient, therefore conserving electricity and saving on my utility bill…


What they meant, what was lost in translation between the HVAC specialist and little ol’ me:  It’ll tear up over an extra long holiday weekend forcing you to burn wood in the fireplace for at least 4 days, therefore conserving electricity and saving on your utility bill.

Of course I didn’t have much firewood on hand, so I spent most of my “holiday” cutting and splitting firewood.

Last day of 2007 I worked really hard to get a fire to go out. First day of 2009 I worked really hard to keep a fire going…

What a difference a year makes!

I’m sure the repair cost will equal the “savings”.

Hope this isn’t an indicator for the rest of 2009!

WHERE… have you… BEEN!?!?!?!?

Crap, I’ve been gone so long that the dashboard on wordpress has completely changed. It took a minute to learn how to navigate it. I said I was going to “lighten” things up a bit around here. Apparently I don’t have much to say if I’m not ranting about something.

My “free” time has been occupied by a few different things lately:

  1. I have a 1/2 finished home-project going on. We’re closing in part of the back porch for our Christmas gift. It involves framing a small wall, installing flooring, painting new floor, sanding new floor so it looks old, applying poly coating to floor, sanding again, another coat of poly, sand again because I did a poor job applying the second coat of poly, applying last coat of poly (whether I do a good job or not), installing 3 windows, and trimming out around the windows.
  2. Practicing guitar.
  3. Stressing over the family business. 2 yrs ago we had approx. 10 employees and COULD NOT keep up. After tomorrow we’ll be down to 3 with NOTHING to do. This economy SUCKS!!!
  4. Looking back over the past 2 yrs. of blog post and realizing I’ve gone practically nowhere spiritually. Same frustrations without any relief  in sight.
  5. Getting educated in all things Twilight… for the second time around!
  6. Going to basketball games.
  7. Stressing over college on SO MANY different levels!
  8. Short stint with Gears of War on Xbox live. It’s a good thing I don’t own a Xbox. I tend to lose hours in front of that thing.
  9. Scaring Tammi with bug horror stories… because it was easy and fun!
  10. But mostly I sit around in a mindless daze… cause that’s my specialty.

There’s probably a few more things I’ve been up to, but that’s all I can think of for now.

personality test

Thank Tammi for throwing this personality test out there. Here are my results:

Architects need not be thought of as only interested in drawing blueprints for buildings or roads or bridges. They are the master designers of all kinds of theoretical systems, including school curricula, corporate strategies, and new technologies. For Architects, the world exists primarily to be analyzed, understood, explained – and re-designed. External reality in itself is unimportant, little more than raw material to be organized into structural models. What is important for Architects is that they grasp fundamental principles and natural laws, and that their designs are elegant, that is, efficient and coherent.

Architects are rare – maybe one percent of the population – and show the greatest precision in thought and speech of all the types. They tend to see distinctions and inconsistencies instantaneously, and can detect contradictions no matter when or where they were made. It is difficult for an Architect to listen to nonsense, even in a casual conversation, without pointing out the speaker’s error. And in any serious discussion or debate Architects are devastating, their skill in framing arguments giving them an enormous advantage. Architects regard all discussions as a search for understanding, and believe their function is to eliminate inconsistencies, which can make communication with them an uncomfortable experience for many.

Ruthless pragmatists about ideas, and insatiably curious, Architects are driven to find the most efficient means to their ends, and they will learn in any manner and degree they can. They will listen to amateurs if their ideas are useful, and will ignore the experts if theirs are not. Authority derived from office, credential, or celebrity does not impress them. Architects are interested only in what make sense, and thus only statements that are consistent and coherent carry any weight with them.

Architects often seem difficult to know. They are inclined to be shy except with close friends, and their reserve is difficult to penetrate. Able to concentrate better than any other type, they prefer to work quietly at their computers or drafting tables, and often alone. Architects also become obsessed with analysis, and this can seem to shut others out. Once caught up in a thought process, Architects close off and persevere until they comprehend the issue in all its complexity. Architects prize intelligence, and with their grand desire to grasp the structure of the universe, they can seem arrogant and may show impatience with others who have less ability, or who are less driven.

Albert Einstein as the iconic Rational is an Architect

Dr. David Keirsey, Robert Rosen, George Soros, Gregory Peck, James Madison, Ludwig Boltzman, Charles Darwin, Adam Smith, and Thomas Jefferson” /> are examples of the Architect Rationals

Sound like me?

Wha’dya see?


So… what do you see in the above compilation of letters?


Even though I felt like a clown performing under the big top for all the on-lookers.


But I did vote third party… mwah-ha, ha

Take that, Mr. “The Man”!!!