Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Free IPOD Touch **

UPDATE: ONLY 1 more needed... then we'll see if it's true!!!!

Come on, won't sombody help a brotha' out... I have to get one before Bobby does!


Friday, April 25, 2008

My family is out of town...

...and I am melancholy...

So instead of being a gloomy Eeyore about it I have decided to distract myself. Even though I miss my beautiful wife and wonderful chillin's - I must endure. I am not cut out for the bachelor life - it has been 23 years that I have been with Dawn - so excuse me if I whine a little.

Last night my best bud Mike & I went on a shopping spree - for DVDs!

I found a Hollywood Video gift card my brother's family gave me for Christmas last year and there was no turning back. Granted the selection at Hollywood Video pales in comparison to Blockbuster (sorry Tim) but I wasn't about to let that stop me.

New in the collection:

School of Rock

Mr. Megoriums Wonder Emporium


Mr. Beans Holiday

Fantastic 4 - the rise of the silver surfer

National Treasure

Yeah, they are older movies - but they are fun. Mike even bought himself a couple, The Wickerman and The Bourne Ultimatum.

We decided to watch the Bourne Ultimatum last night - what a way to occupy your time. I just love the Bourne movies - I have seen them all now and I love the action. Jason Bourne could very well beat Jack Bauer in a fight (sorry Bobby, Jamie & a host of other JB fans) - but it is true. Jason Bourne is a truly bad-a**.

So much for the first night without the family - now for the other two... any suggestions?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008



America blew it - they kicked off Carly tonight. I will no longer watch American Idol.

If Brooke and David Archuleta can forget lyrics and still be on the show, and Jason Castro can't get his voice above a whisper and still be on the show - this show is a hack. I really had hope for a true American Idol this season (a' la Carrie Underwood & Kelly Clarkson) but alas...

Restarting.. flubbing.. failure

Last nights IDOL performances was my favorite so far. I am a HUGE broadway fan (ok, Maureen you win, I am a lame second) and so I was sooooo looking forward to tonight.

Not just anyone can sing an Andrew Lloyd Webber tune. Proof positive - Brooke White, Jason Castro & David Archuleta.

I agree with Paula (I NEVER thought I would say that)... You must NEVER restart a performance. If you mess up, you keep going. David A. did it!

I sure hope Brooke White gets the boot tonight. But, I would be just as happy to see the dred wearin' lamer, Jason Castro leave as well. Both are done in my opinion.

Best songs of the night - Tie with Syesha & Carly, second place - David Cook.

If I had my wish - it would be a David Cook, Carly Smithson finale'... What about you guys?

Oh, by the way - Brooke - take a cue from Will...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Free IPOD touch...

Well this is supposed to work... I want to try it out - I really check out alot of stuff before I tell anyone about it - and I haven't finished checking on this one (cuz I haven't completed it) but I have seen a news report recently about this and it is supposed to work.

The object is that clients want people to try out their stuff - and pay clearinghouses big dollars to funnel people their way - the way they do it is by 'offering' free stuff if you try an 'offer'.

This one appears to be the easiest and apparently really works - so I thought I would try it out.

The catch is that you need 5 people to try it out as well. And if it is done right - it doesn't cost anything - Now I don't like 'referring' people to anything until I have tried it myself - so that being said...

Here is a link: http://www.youripodtouch4free.com/index.php?ref=4964287

If you decide to click it and sign up - you do so of your own accord.
Here is how it is done -

You enter your email address and create an account - then you sign up as a 'referral' account. Then complete the 'offer' for stamps.com ( it is the easiest and rewards you immediately - be sure you remember what you have done - so you can 'unsubscribe' before the end of the free trial). Then you all you have to do is find 5 people to do the same. Once the 5th person signs up you get your free IPOD touch.

I don't know if it works yet - but, it doesn't cost anything and if you use a junk email account - which I am sure most of us have by now - if you order over the internet you know what I mean. I am sure you will get spam from doing this (although I haven't yet).

But let's see what happens - if it works I will let you all know - if it doesn't, I will let you know as well - and hey, if it does work - I would be very happy to sign up on someone elses attempt!

Here is a video someone made explaining this whole thing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This just in...

Well, while reading the usual 100 or so blogs I subscribe to, I was convicted about not updating my blogroll... So - I have done that - if your blog isn't there, let me know - I'd love to add it...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ladies & Gentlemen... Introducing....

The first Place team for Mouse Adventure Spring 2008

The Bloomin' Cockroaches
Dylan Platt, Garhett Bambrick, Chandler Lasch & Me!
Last year we placed 10th, this year - we took the whole thing! These kids are fantastic! Dylan's ultimate trivia knowledge, Garhett's logic & Chandler's superb knowledge of everything Disney & ability to 'control' these boys... AMAZING!
Congratulations team! And just think - this is only our second time doing this! Check out the final info for the other teams here at Mouseplanet.com.

I would post more... but, I am very, very tired... it was 97 degrees in the park today and we were running all over the place for 7 hours! Are we Disney fanatics.. oh yeah! We are even going back tomorrow night! We will be signing autographs at the Plaza Inn at 7 for those fans who would like a souvenir... Just kiddin'. But we are going back tomorrow night!

UPDATE: check on the other folks that participated...
Blew By You - The original: Tim & Michelle Lasch and Darrenn & Jenny Platt (took 3rd in their division!! wooo hoooo!)
Retlaw's Yensid - Christopher & Leanne Lytle and Andrew & Amanda SanNicolas (first timers that all survived! wooo hoooo)
3 Blond Mice & Brice - Dawn & Ashley Bambrick and Regan Lasch and Brice S. (also first timers that all survived - thanks to a brief visit to the infirmary! wooo hooo)
It was a GREAT Day

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

RAP day

Every day in my office I celebrate certain music styles - so far we have celebrated:

Laura Brannigan day
80's 1 hit wonder day
Journey day
Eric Clapton day
American Idol day
Gospel music day
Madonna Monday
REO Speedwagon day
CCR day
Mariachi Friday
... just to name a few

Today was RAP day... of course - Christian RAP...

Tomorrow... who knows?

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dawn comes home today!!!!

My wife & daughter return home today after a 5 day trip to her sister's house.
What more can I say!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Oh yeah.. payback!

check it out here.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I could really use a distraction...

WHEN!!!! WHEN is this show coming back!

What do Jedi Knights do on the weekends?

Oh crap... I'm a colon... oh... that didn't come out right...oh....

....there I go again... I thought I graduated out of the 8th grade....

I took this goofy test, and I have been told that it is very accurate. I researched the originator of the test and found that their basis for comparison is accurate and barring any hurt feelings I know that they "hit the nail on the head"; to coin a phrase.

You Are a Colon

You are very orderly and fact driven.

You aren't concerned much with theories or dreams... only what's true or untrue.

You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.

You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren't subject to whim or emotions.

Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.

(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)

You excel in: Leadership positions

You get along best with: The Semi-Colon

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Dolly Night! CORRECTION!!

UPDATE: Looks like the EW.com folks blew their story... Check out thier retraction/update here . I may have gotten the songs wrong - but let's face it - based on the web chatter.. either Jason Castro or Ramiele are gonna get the axe tonight (and it couldn't come any sooner)... of course, then there is Kristy... sure, she's good, but these three pale in comparison to the stronger team.

The best comment so far... "Jason Castro sang, 'I'm just mumblin' mumblin' mumblin through'"

check out EW directly for their thoughts...

Sorry for misleading ya.

Tonight on American Idol the contestant sing Dolly Parton songs.

... and wouldn't you know it... Jason Castro, the contestant I have been hoping would leave every week is going to sing, "I will always love you".... YUCK.. puke, gag, spit, spit... how awful... Couldn't he at least pick a MANLY song... he makes me sick! I sure hope this week he gets voted off.... puke... barf...

The rest of the line up is supposedly:

David Cook: "You know I love you" (hmmmm.... a rock verson...)

Kristy Lee Cook: "Two Doors Down" (this should be entertaining)

Michael Johns: "Islands in the stream" (only slightly less annoying than Jason Casto - he could leave too - wait... this is a duet?)

Carly Smithson: "Jolene" (awesome song choice!)

David Archuleta: "Travelin Thru" (good song choice - with is penchant for forgetting lyrics, this one should help him out)

Ramiele Malubay: "9 to 5" (how is she going to pull that one off?)

Brook White: "Coat of many colors" (could you be more predictable...)

Syesha Mercado: "Eagle When she Flies" (interesting, doesn't sound like a Whitney song...)

Well, we will see how well each one does... In case you haven't figured it out - my top two favorites are (in no particular order):

Carly Smithson

David Cook

How about you?

Oh, my favorite Dolly song.... **WARNING** THIS IS A PG VIDEO

HT: EW.com