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FINALLY got into GooglePlus... [Jul. 4th, 2011|10:51 am]
... so where is the "invite other people" option?
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New record time. [Jul. 3rd, 2011|10:19 am]
3 miles, 37 minutes 37 seconds.

Whose bad?
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Holy crap this was me and my buddies growing up. [Jul. 2nd, 2011|03:18 pm]
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Running time.... [Jul. 2nd, 2011|12:23 pm]
3 miles, 40:01. Bought running shoes and they appear to make a slight difference.
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I want a Google Plus invite. [Jun. 29th, 2011|12:05 am]
Anybody got one?
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By all means... [Jun. 28th, 2011|01:30 pm]
[Current Location |US, Mississippi, Hinds, Jackson]

..have it your way Trailer Queen.

I just love it when someone chooses an existence without me over an existence WITH me. And considering how wretched their likely futures are, that's a real boost to the ol ego let me tell you,

I was happy for 7 months. In my fucking life. For 7 glorious months things seemed to be working like they were FUCKING SUPPOSED to.

Is it too much to ask for me to catch a break in this one aspect of my life? Really?

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(no subject) [Jun. 26th, 2011|04:33 pm]
‎3 miles 40 minutes 51 seconds. Not bad for not having run in a good long while. I am back on my diet and exercise program. :)

Recent.... events have inspired me to accelerate my efforts.
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Worst. Wingman. EVAR!!! [Jun. 26th, 2011|12:56 am]
Dammit.... if you're going to be my wingman and drag me out of the house on a Saturday night, and get me good and liquored up at the karaoke bar, and the hot young lady is in my lap kissing me DO NOT INSIST THAT YOU TAKE ME BACK TO MY PLACE INSTEAD OF GOING HOME WITH HER!


I can face the peril! Really! It's okay!

This is what is SUPPOSED to happen!

I tried calling her when I got back to my (Mom's arrrrggghhh!!!!) place, but she didn't answer voicmail, text, or facebook mesage, so even assuming I am okay to drive, there's no way to meet back up with her. CRAP CRAP CRAPITTYCRAPCRAP!

This doesn't happen, not to me! This may have been the one time in All of Time(tm) that a hot girl meets me at a bar and is into me.


Note to self: Tell baby sister and idiot brother in law they have till August 1 to move out of my townhome close to the Resevoir.
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The Barn Queen is out! [Jun. 21st, 2011|08:34 pm]
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More of the Barn Queen... [Jun. 15th, 2011|07:49 pm]
Appreciate the advice on lifting the Onan generator, GMC folks. :) I
did wind up going to Harbor Freight and buying the cherry picker (aka
One Ton Shop Crane). Finding the right eyebolt to screw into the
manifold turned out to be harder than I thought, but I eventually
located a cast iron one rated for 1200 pounds. Will those 3/8" threads
really hold 1200 pounds???

The remaining wheels went on no problem. Unfortunately, my little 3
gallon 100psi air compressor just didn't have the oomph to air the
bags up all the way; the frame is sitting lower than even the low
profile 12 ton bottle jack that I picked up. It took some wrangling to
get my floor jack out from under the passenger side bogies.

The cherry picker, assembled while waiting for the tow company, did an
admirable job of lifting the six kilowatt Onan into the bed of my
brother in law's pickup. I wish that I'd known several of y'all were
going to offer me printable coupons to Harbor Freight. :) Could've
used 'em.

The relative merits of the veritable rainbow of teflon tape colors
available notwithstanding, the goopy pipe dope did its job just fine.
I even sealed my tire inflator tip, so now I'm not losing what little
air pressure my little tank can provide before I air up the tire.

When the tow company got there, it was late in the day, and they sent
the wrong equipment. Oh, and AAA can't find anyone who will bill them,
so it means I'll have to pay and submit for re-imbursement in about a
month. Joy. But there's nothing else for it, and it is a helluva deal.
Five tows (one of them up to 200 miles!) for the cost of membership in
AAA is a pretty good deal; the only caveat is that the vehicle has to
have valid license plates.

I've got a hearing tomorrow morning so I'm taking the day off from my
day job (I only practice law on the side), and after that I'll meet up
with the Tow Guys. While the barn is empty other than the Barn Queen,
and its a wide open floor, she sits up against the wall (see the
video) such that pulling her out of there will be interesting. If the
tow company can recover vehicles from the bottom of gorges, I reckon
they can pull an old RV out of an otherwise empty barn. They're
bringing something called a Rotator, which sounds exciting; I'll have
my camera. :)


(six kilowatt Onan, score!)
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Worked on the Barn Queen a bit today. [Jun. 14th, 2011|09:06 pm]
I worked on the Barn Queen just a bit more today. I was able to
successfully change out the air fittings from the lines and replace
them with tank valves so that I could use my portable compressor to
air up the bags, which held air. I felt very manly and competent when
everything worked the way it was supposed to.

I borrowed a bit over a dozen lug nuts from the Pinto Bean. None of
the lug nuts on the passenger side three tires wanted to come loose; I
wound up bending my tire iron. Did I mention I felt very manly?

I got 2 of the 4 donor tires on. The center hole is a bit over-large
on one, and the lugs are all flat-faced so they don't really help
center the wheel, but it's close enough so that I can roll her up on a

The guy selling the barn is pleased as well; I think he closed on the
deal today and he needs it gone. I'm going back tomorrow afternoon to
put on the other two tires and have it towed to my storage lot.
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Today could have gone better... [Jun. 8th, 2011|07:37 pm]
Baby mama showed her ass and got criminal charges from the county and contempt complaint from my client.
County deferred the criminal matter until the chancery matter is resolved.
The chancery matter is predicated upon a PRIOR chancery matter that is currently on appeal, so the current chancery matter gets deferred until the APPEAL gets heard, which is probably in SEPTEMBER.

The other attorney royally pissed off the judge, who was already pissed off at her client. I played it cool and levelheaded. Judge was yelling so loud at the other attorney while we were in chambers (and she back at him) that the courtroom could hear them.

"For the good of my client, I can't let any of this get on him," I thought to myself.

The baby mama is in contempt RIGHT NOW. She's trying to wrangle out of it by offering to make up the missed visitation, but we're SICK of her shenanigans and are just going to hold her to the terms of the Order. So, the Family Master had to punt due to the appeal issue which won't be heard till September probably. Makes my client look bad, because he's declining visitation and unwilling to compromise... I just have to get across that after everything she's done we're not compromising, we're holding out for jail for her because a lesson needs to be taught.

This took literally all day so I did not have time to do any of the other stuff.

I am calling it a day, crawling into bed, and relaxing with a drink. See y'all tomorrow...
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Wow, a week without a post from me. [Jun. 7th, 2011|07:00 pm]
Dear Universe,

Thank you for providing all of the distracting drama, and giving me something else to worry about.

Tomorrow I get to play Super Lawyer.

I will:
Try to put a lady in jail.
Try to save another lady's house.
Find out how to change the name of a child.
Try to save ANOTHER lady's house.
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Just sayin'... [May. 31st, 2011|07:34 pm]
I can neither confirm nor deny the possession of a Rainbow Dash action figure.
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Ok, that episode of Doctor Who... [May. 29th, 2011|07:46 am]
...went to a very dark place there at the end! Brrrr!
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Distracting myself with projects isn't working. [May. 28th, 2011|02:15 am]
STILL heartbroken, after all this time. WTF???
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@Kellogg2066... [May. 26th, 2011|11:43 pm]
Why have you never riffed on the old late 70s miniseries The Martian Chronicles? The subject matter and era seem to mesh well enough some of your other pop-culture references...

(I had to look up some music from it on Youtube for an unrelated project... )
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Bugger. SIX HOURS of tornado watch is in effect. [May. 25th, 2011|10:01 pm]
Greeeaaatt.... :/
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Ever known someone that was both very successful and still an awesome down to earth individual? [May. 25th, 2011|05:54 am]
Think of the opposite of Paris Hilton. Instead of being spoiled and selfish, they're good and kind and fundamentally decent human beings.

I wonder if it's because they can AFFORD to be. I wonder if it's because they haven't had to experience the fear and insecurity that being poor can bring, that leaves its mark on someone.

The principle may be able to be applied to employees. Morale and productivity are high in a good work environment. When the employees are constantly getting shafted, even a good employee with great work ethics is going to dial back on his efforts.
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Worked out at a friend's house. [May. 24th, 2011|09:41 pm]
I'm trading legal services for personal training. If he gets my weight down and my pitiful excuses for muscles pumped up, and I wind up a healthier person that lives longer, it's probably a good deal for me, considering what I'll be making in those last few additional years of life (and that's not even counting values of sunsets and Christmases and such).
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