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Saturday, August 13th, 2011
3:23 pm
My VERY long text to Janet on 8/13/2011
This is a transcription of a VERY long text that I just sent to my former friend Janet. I am posting this here for all to see so that the world knows I've done no wrong to her and am a person of decent character and not a low life nor an asshole.

"How exactly am I 'completely fucking ungreatful'?. Is it because of when you helped me bring Beth up from FL? Did you forget about you getting to go to 'South of the Border' to see Paco for the 1st time since you were a child? Or the fact that I paid for all the gas and all you provided was the car & some snacks that you raided from your parent's pantry. I remember that part because you told me how your father looked at you while you were gathering it all up & said "HOW long are you going away? You're not going to need ALL that.". So you had fun on that trip also. Here's another one for you: January of 2010- Beth and I are in our living room at B&B's when suddenly you walk in wearing flip-flops, pajama bottoms & a tanktop in the middle of winter with snow on the ground. You plopped down on the floor & we asked what the hell happened. You explained how your father got drunk again & threatened to throw your new kitten (Shilo I think?) out into the snow. You told him not to because that would kill it & he grabbed the kitten & was going to do it. You went to stop him and thats when he knocked you to the ground & proceded to pummel you. All you could do to ward off his attacks was kick with your legs & scramble to get out from under him. When you did, he threw you out of the house & all you had time to grab was your bag, cell & car keys. You drove to your brother-in-laws house & asked him for help. He gave you some money for gas & some of Karen's old clothes including a sweatshirt with $20 in the pocket. "Keep it" he said "I think Karen would want you to have it.". We gave you a place to stay for at least 2 weeks before you went back home & we provided you with whatever little food & drink we had to share. Fast forward to more recently when your mother threw you out; again we gave you a place to stay & be safe. This time you had your own money for food & hardly ate any of what we had, maybe some iced tea. Since your father passed away you spent many weekends here this past year. I belive it is you who are 'completely fucking ungrateful.' not me or Beth. We've done ALOT for you since you helped me bring Beth up from FL, so that debt was quickly repaid. As for the $200 U lent us, consider all the times we fed you, drove you when you had no car or provided you with free internet access, a safe place to sleep on clean sheets to be adequate compensation for the $200 you lent us. You have $16,000.00 in your bank account Janet, I have $3.00 maybe $5.00. You don't need that money we do. I work 12 and a 1/2 hours 4 days a week & I won't give up my hard earned money to someone who is sitting pretty on at least 10 grand. Go, live your life & never darken my doorway again. I bid you no ill will and wish for nothing but prosperity for you here or in VA. But, should you come after me or those that I hold dear I will treat you like an enemy & come after you with everything I have. I will not slander you nor speak ill of you to others. I have sent this long message to U & to several other people that we know so that they can bare witness to my words incase there is need for it. Take care Sam.

(the Sam comment at the end is in reference to how when I'd offer advice to her we'd often joke how I was like Al and she was like Sam from Quantum Leap.)
Saturday, October 16th, 2010
2:37 am
Mc'Donald's brought back Halloween Happy Meal pails!? O_o!?
I’m just amazed McDonalds is actually merchendising for Halloween again, it’s been like 10 years since they last had a Halloween promotion. I’ve long believed that Halloween just wasn’t as popular as it used to be once McDonalds stopped their Happy Meal Halloween items, so seeing that they are back is just fan-frigging-tastic.

I may just have to go to McDonalds tomorrow to grab a pail. I actually still have my “Mc’Goblin” pail that was one of the 1st three made back during the mid 80’s. Here’s hoping next year they do this again.

If/When I get one of these pails, I will post pictures post haste!

Current Mood: surprised
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
12:23 am
Monday, July 19th, 2010
4:09 am
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
2:10 am
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
4:04 am
Last time on "The Life and Adventures of Boglin!":
Been a while since I posted a new entry and as I'm a little awake presently I busted out my Nitendo DS to remedy this.

Item #1- Toy game photos: It's really amazing how I let this get away on me. Nearly 5 years now and I still haven't managed to post all the pictures from those game nights here. Man, I sure do miss those 1st sessions. I've said it before but its something worth repeating; the Nolan, Cataro & Amanda gaming group of mine was one (if not THE) of the best ones I had the privelage of running. Sure it wasn't all sunshine and lollipops (sometimes getting their attention was like herding cats), but the fun we had was some of the best I've had in my life. Stay tuned to this blog as I really plan on posting more of those pics up in the coming weeks.

Item #2- "The Halloween That Wasn't" Photo Comic: My goal is to have this done before October this year. This way I can post up the next 4-to-5 parts each week with the final part up and ready by Halloween. Its such a mamoth undertaking, at least a 100+ photos to shrink, edit & script. But... in the end it will be worth it.

More to come....

Current Mood: nostalgic
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
4:27 pm
Thursday, September 24th, 2009
6:24 pm
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
5:57 pm
Holy crap, bead art can make some COOL 8-Bit Nintendo characters!
Saw this guy's deviant art page:

http://zachbits.deviantart.com/gallery/

And he's apparently taken those bead-art things (where you peg those little plastic cylinders to a board & then iron the back of it to make one whole piece) & made a bunch of Nintendo video game characters. O_O I've heard of this being done before & this was really cool to see. I may have to get together with Beth & do this to make all sorts of cool NES style guys. :-D

-Boglin

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, August 1st, 2009
8:33 am
Saturday Morning Cartoons: 2009

As Beth started this mini- weekend-only job she got today, I had to also be up early (i.e. 7am). So, after I dropped her off & came back to my parent's house a thought occured to me: It's Saturday morning....do they still have Saturday morning cartoons??

I remember as a kid Saturday was THEE day for cartoon watching, but as the years went by there seemed to be less & less good stuff on. If you look inside a comic book published during the 1980's, you are bound to see advertisements for all sorts of Saturday Morning lineups from the big 3 networks of Saturday morning cartoons (at least back then): CBS, NBC & ABC. In the 1990's, FOX & the WB/CW started to get in on the whole Saturday morning cartoon bandwagon so then (for a short time) you had FIVE networks to watch cartoons on.

So, as I'm up already, have work at noon, decided to flip on the boob-tube and see just what the hell is playing on Saturday morning. I started at Channel 2 (aka CBS) & worked my way up. Below, are my results:

CBS: About 5 shows, so not too bad. The cartoons don't start until 10:30am though, which is really weird. They used to start at like, 8, 9 am I think. As for what shows, they got "Horse Land", "Dino Squad" (which might not even be a cartoon), "Sushi Pack", "Strawberry Shortcake" & "Care Bears Adventures in Care-A-Lot".

NBC: About 3 shows. WOW, that's nothing compared to their 80's line-up. Nothing starts until 10:30am as well, and then we get "VeggieTales", "3-2-1 Penguins!" & "Turbo Dogs".

FOX: NOTHING. O_O Holy crap. They are completely devoid of any signs of Saturday morning cartoons. The only thing that's even close, is something called "Teen Kids News" & that's at 9:30am. After that, nothing. I rmemeber FOX Kids, or "Killer Tomatoes" or "EEK! The Cat" being on, now...nothing. Like an ancient civilization that's been completely forgotten.

ABC: OK, now, ABC has got some stuff. A lot of it is live-action shows, but at least they're aimed at kids. Starting at 9am we get: "The
Emperor's New School", "The Replacements", 1 Hour of "That's So Raven", "Hannah Montanna", "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" & 1 Hour of "Power Rangers: RPM".

WB/CW: OK, now, apparently this is the last of the major networks to still have a FULL Cartoon Saturday Morning lineup. From 8am-to-Noon, there be cartoons here. Here's what you get: 1 Hour of "Sonic X", "Yu-Gi-Oh 50's", 1 Hour of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Dinosaur King", "Kamen Rider Dragon Knight" & "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers".
 
Okay, so it appears that Saturday morning cartoons are NOT completely dead (except for on FOX; it's VERY dead there), which is cool. But...even though there is cartoons on Saturday mornings, there isn't anything worth watching (except maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). So, again being curious, I decided to turn on a channel that's more for people MY age: Boomerang. And it's glorious LoL.

Here's what we got this morning, & I cut them off at Noon as that's always when Saturday Morning cartoons offically end & then it's time to go play outside:

Boomerang
8:30 am: "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop"- Never really watched it back in the day, but it's typical Hanna-Barbera stuff.

9:00 am: "The Snorks"- AWESOME! Watching it now, this show was always a favorite of mine growing up, so it's cool that it's on still.

9:30 am: "The Smurfs"- HA! Figures they'd have these two very similar shows on back-to-back. Haven't watched this in AGES.

10:00 am: "Dynomutt Dog Wonder"- Okay...I know there was a Dynomutt cartoon in the 80's, and he hanged around with Blue Falcon...but this show says it was, made in the year 2000, so I dunno WHAT it is. If it's the old show, I'll watch it. If it's new, I'm going to the 4th World 20% Off sale. *looks on Google* Hrmm..okay..according to Wikipedia, they never made a newer show...so maybe this is just a collection of older episodes? O_o? The original show came out in 1978, so we'll have to see what it is when it comes on at 10. I'll keep you guys posted on what exactly the show is when it comes on.

10:30 am: "Fantastic Max"- Okay, NO clue wtf this show is, BUT if I'm home I'll find out LoL.

11:00 am: "Hong Kong Phooey"- Number 1 super guy! NICE! This show I liked as a kid. I even managed to get a Hong Kong Phooey beanie from the Warner Brothers store back when it was still around. Cool show AND if features the voice of Jazz, Scatman Crothers.

11:30 am: "Top Cat"- Never really liked this show, as it wasn't in MY generation of Hanna-Barbera cartoons. It's not a HORRIBLE show, but whenever it was on, I'd change the channel.

Okay, well that's it for my blog. Time to go WATCH some of these cartoons instead of writing about them LoL. OH, and a short called "Wonder Wheel" is on now. I vaguely remember this show...ah well, see you later guys!


Current Mood: nostalgic
Monday, July 27th, 2009
12:30 am
I'm engaged! Hubba-hubba WHA!? O_o
Just letting people know (cause what else is livejournal good for then announcing cool things?) that Beth & I are engaged! Cool, in'it? :-D

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
12:23 pm
WTF?? They made a Masters of the Universe RPG!? O_o??!

I was looking at He-Man.org's newly updated site, and went into their Merchandise section. There they show various MotU related products that came out during the 80's- from Bath towels & to soap holders to board games & bed sheets. While looking in the games section, I noticed the title of the page that said: "Board and Role Playing Games". "Role playing games?? They never made a MotU RPG...did they? O_o??" I thought to myself. But sure enough, they did- in 1985 by some company called FASA. I did a search on google, and came to a site called "the Board game geek" which had a LOT of information about it (link is below).

The Masters of the Universe Role Playing Game

Apparently it's more like a standard Boxed Adventure RPG (where you play as characters on cards, and you don't make them up yourself) where the players play as either He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela, Orko, Ram-Man or Fisto. There's a "dungeon" map you play on and each character apparently has their own skills (and according to the card for Orko, he doesn't suck this time).

HOW in the hell did I miss this?? I totally have to find & buy this game and then run it.

Current Mood: surprised
Saturday, July 11th, 2009
3:44 am
....WTF??
OKAY, apparently Disney and Transformers had a cross-over. It was released in Japan & now there's a repaint of it coming out that's a HALLOWEEN themed version of it....Now, probably would pass on the regular Optimus Prime colored version but..a Transformer/Disney Character/Halloween toy is just 2 out of the 3 things that I'm TOTALLY down with.

Click the following link for a picture.. tformers.com/transformers-/11955/news.html

Halloween themed toys are virtually non-existant in this "modern" (aka not 1980's/90's) age, so seeing this stuff just makes me happy. Totally may buy this provided its' not too much $$

-Boglin
Thursday, June 4th, 2009
12:32 am
Life Experiences Quiz (borrowed from Beth)

The Life Experience Test

Overall, you have partaken in 32 out of 169 possible life experiences.
Your average life experience score is therefore 19%.


The average score is 50%, making your experiences more than 1% of the people who have taken this test.
The average for your age group (26-35) is 53%.

Broken down by category:
Art: 2/17 (12%)
Career & Work: 4/13 (31%)
Civics & Technology: 2/7 (29%)
Crime & Disarray: 0/11 (0%)
Education: 2/18 (11%)
Fashion: 0/10 (0%)
Fitness, Health and Sports: 0/7 (0%)
Life in General: 2/14 (14%)
Relationships: 5/14 (36%)
Religion & Politics: 1/4 (25%)
Social: 8/22 (36%)
Travel: 1/20 (5%)
Vices: 5/12 (42%)
 
Take the test and see how YOU compare
Wow, that's not alot. Well, at least I got my health right?! :-D

Current Mood: full
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
4:31 pm
Saturday, October 25th, 2008
4:27 pm
3:02 pm
Friday, October 24th, 2008
1:06 am
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
11:37 pm
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
11:45 pm
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