A Mischief Of Magpies

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and a Mischief of Magpies would be as small as a pea.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Well, you can thank a very resilient ear infection for this post.

I have been laying low, taking it slow, enjoying pizza slices and football.

My family is terrific, handling it's growing pains with plenty of love, hugs and kisses.

My job is challenging but not insurmountable. I find it gratifying and interesting, I couldn't ask for more.

My Dr. gave me the next couple days off because this darn infection wont go away.


There's this restaurant that I've been taking my dates to. The place is inexpensive and family orientated. A steak and a pitcher is under $25. The decor is decidedly Italian, split into a family dining area and a bar with a couple of booths its the first floor of a large old house. Recently the bar was remodeled with new seating and bar stools, paint job but the place was still warm dark cozy smelling of Italian marinara with sausage. The way the booth is set up you have to sit next to your date in a nice private corner. In front of you is a TV tuned to a game at low volume. The noise is amiable and your neighbors are close so the vibe is intimate from the get go. The service is really the best in the city the barman comes out and does his thing in under thirty seconds; in two minutes your sipping a drink, eating bread and looking at a menu, the man is a pro. The food is always on. If the conversation is lacking there is always the constant crowd to talk about, the TV, the food, etc. After a couple drinks I suggest a nightcap a my place less than a mile away and usually I'm able to complete the cliche wine her, dine her, sixty-niner. It's really simple. I think most guys forget these simple steps. Along with good conversation, smiles and eye contact it's a good date every time. Whether or not I decide to go on another one is questionable, who knows.

So I told an off color story to a room of folks about a recent time I got laid. One girl that I know in the room was like " yay, you got laid you want a medal" and everybody laughed assuming I told the story to let everyone how cool I was cause I was having sex. I had a big laugh with them at myself. Sometimes I really underestimate others and their perceptions, ones erotic observation is anothers proclamation of sexual activity ? whatever it's a blog.

To the Kid who got Tazed in Florida while talking to John Kerry, Dude good job but next time take a beta blocker or sedative to help with the anxiety. If you keep your cool and save the conspiracy questions for never, you would have been successful as hell at mining out John Kerry's pat answers to various obvious ???'s of wrong doing.

To the five airmen from an airforcebase out west who died in auto accidents and other un described ways, RIP. It sure is weird how these five guys died after allowing nukes to be flown over the US. If you look at the info the people who got killed where non-essential personnel, guards etc, not people who would load nukes or would have much to do with the payload, so it makes no sense why there would be a govt plot to kill them, its just a weird co incidence at this point. All these guys in there mid 20's die. 2 in motorcycle accidents, 1 unknown, 1 auto accident, 1 found in the woods dead. I used to live by an Air force base and have known many young Airmen and they all drive like maniacs so I'm not surprised but.....it don't set right