Monday, June 29, 2009

Yup......we did it......

Just two pictures for now........

Yup, Ol' Wollf put on his tuxedo....had to look "fancy" for the Beautiful Dragn Bride.......

Then, of course, five minutes after the Ceremony........back to weekend clothes

It was a great time, and I'll tell all about it later this evening...have to get to work....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This one's not only going to work.........

.........It's going to be wonderful.........because I'm old enough and "wise" enough to know what it takes, and that's attention.........

A couple of "secrets" that may seem obvious at first glance but they both contain a depth of understanding that falls short in a lot of relationships.

Mutual respect and acceptance will carry any relationship to a higher place, a place where the terms "Friend" and "Lover" are one meaning........

Mutual respect............... Dragn and I "chose" each other because we were attracted to each other and we liked who we each were when we met.

We will each have to focus on what we enjoy about each other or there might come a time when when we'll find that we have settled for mediocrity in our marriage. Which I won't......

How you speak to your spouse and how you represent them in conversations to friends and co-workers is an important element of respect.

Be certain to lift up and Honor your spouse whenever possible.

Be proud of their accomplishments and grateful for their role in your life together.

If things are running a little rough shift the focus to what is good and positive and watch your partner come alive again.

Always look for ways to say or share something positive with your spouse, especially when they are not around to hear it.

It will get back to them and they will be grateful for you.

Mutual acceptance............. Any relationship that withstands the test of time will go through trials from time to time.

Accepting your spouse for exactly who they are is crucial towards peace and and a Loving relationship.

Ever-bodies makes mistakes from time to time.

What's imperative is that both partners move beyond the mistake. Forgive, and Mean it.....once the problem is solved......Forget it.

I'm going into this Marriage with both eyes wide open, I Love and Respect a wonderful and Beautiful Woman with all of my heart, but I'm not blinded by that "Honeymoon" emotion.

Marriage is hard work sometimes.......but This time, I have a Partner that will work as hard or even harder, than I do.

We're both "Catholic", but we can't be married in the Church......but I simply Know, that G-d has Blessed us both.

Be with us in mind and Spirit as we celebrate our Vows on Saturday.

Yay for Wollf and Dragn.

*End Life Lesson*

My American Heart....... John David.....a musical Interlude before some serious thoughts on the upcoming weekend............


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kind of mind bending.........

The Omo People of Ethiopia, strange, exotic, mysterious.....Beautiful..........we live in an electronic modern world, and they.......well, they don't. Enjoy.....

The way I feel when I watch this is a bit like the way I feel when I look into her eyes......just amazed that this can really be......

Monday, June 22, 2009


A Choir recreates the sounds of a thunderstorm using just their hands and feet......

Hey, I'm easily amused right now..... but these guys are great......

Wonder why.

Just Be Impressed.........

How is it that Volkswagon can do this but "we" can't?

Just wondering........

H/T to Denny

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Around the Lair, quite the day.....all FIVE of the Boyz, Father's Day, Dragn's Birfday, LilBrother's 29th Anniversary, Nephew's Anniversary, Summer Solstice, big breakfast, a trip to the Car Show in Ventura, a huge and expensive lunch at the Harbor, back home, nap, chores, Cubs gone back to their Mom's, a "gift" from her of a photo painting that I really appreciate.......although I promptly removed "her" from the pic, a short visit from some dear friends, and now everbodies is on the couch settling down with a dumb movie........Pets are fed, Boyz are fed, Dragn is lovely......

My favorite things......

Happy Birfday Dragn !!!!!!!

I just Lourves You !!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just a funny story.......

Branden Faulkenham was a farm boy who rarely left the farm out in East Andover so you can imagine how he must have reacted the first time a girl paid any attention to him. He went to school each day but mostly minded his own business and as soon as school was out, he headed straight home to do his chores.

One day while at school, Branden met a girl and even though he had not the slightest idea what to do with a girl, they saw each other as often as they could while at school.

This relationship went on for some time when one day Sally asked him to come to her house on Friday night for supper and meet her parents. Branden was quite hesitant at first but Sally explained that because this was such a big event for her and her family that they could have sex after the dinner was over.

Branden was nervously excited partly because he had never had sex before but he had heard some things about it. So, he headed down to Rumford to the LaVerdierres pharmacy to get some condoms and anything else he could think of.

He began talking with the pharmacist about his situation and getting some advice. The pharmacist was extremely helpful in answering many of Branden's questions and when he had finished, he asked him if he would like a 3-pack, a 12-pack or the new family pack. Branden explained that he better take the family pack as it would be a very busy night for him being that it was his first time.

Friday night came and Branden was greeted at the front door by Sally and they immediately went into the dining room for dinner. Oddly, Branden sat down almost immediately and offered to ask the blessing on the food.

Everyone bowed there heads and Branden did his and remained silent as his lips moved to the words he was saying in his silent prayer. This continued for a very long time until Sally finally leaned over and whispered in Branden's ear, "I didn't know you were so religious!"

To which Branden replied, "I didn't know your father was a pharmacist!"

We're all gonna die..........

........Well, someday, anyway. But the End of the World crowd thinks it's sooner than later, and they come in all sorts, everthing from the Return of the Lord to Nuclear one of my personal favorites to worry about.......

December 21, 2012.....the end of the Mayan Calendar.

The 400-foot design was discovered in a barley field in Yatesbury near Devizes in England......... Photo: M & Y PORTSMOUTH

The Mayans believed civilisation exists within a series of earth cycles of 144,000 days each with the 13th expiring in December 2012, resulting in Armageddon.
Crop circle enthusiast Karen Alexander, from Gosport, Hants, said: "The phoenix is a mythical creature which symbolises rebirth and a new era in many cultures across the world.

"Within the crop circle community many believe the designs are constantly referring to December 21 and its aftermath. *There's a Crop Circle Community*

"This could be interpreted as the human race or earth rising again after a monumental event.

"The patterns are becoming more intricate with every find and it is exciting to think how they are going to evolve by the time we get to 2012."

Recent crop circles have included giant jelly-fish and one image discovered in Wiltshire in June which experts dubbed the most 'mind boggling' they had ever come across.

Actually, what I find 'mind boggling' is that Folkes worry about this stuff. But hey, it's almost a welcome relief from thinking about our economy, Kim Jong 'mentally' Il, I'madinnerjacket, terrorists, et cetera........

Want to see more of this "Art"?

Follow the clicky thingie to The Telegraph

Then, give your Kids a hug, kiss your Loved One, and realize that you've got more important things to do than worry about the End of the World.......

*like protesting Obama's heartless killing of aone of G-d's creatures on National T.V........(a fly)....*


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Grand Dad Story..........

Read a version of this the other day, and remembered my Grandfather relating the same story to me back in the late 'sixties, as his way of dealing with a gossip....he said that the reason they gossip is to keep the attention away from the sins that they themselves want to keep private.......

Back in Maine, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s and the little Town of Booth Bay's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business..

Several Folkes did not approve of her extracurricular activities, but feared her accusing tongue enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, however, when she accused Grandfather, a new member of the Church, but a long time neighbor, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old blue pickup truck parked in front of the town’s one and only bar all afternoon.

"But who wouldn't expect it, he's an Indian, don't you know......"

She emphatically told Grandfather (and several others) that everyone seeing it there, would know what he was doing!

Grandfather, a man of very few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away.

He didn’t explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.........

But later that evening, he quietly parked his pickup in front of the Church Lady's house...........

And walked the mile home.

Left it there all night.

Never heard another word from her........

Monday, June 15, 2009

Five Boyz.........

.......between 12 and 16 years old, Uber Doggen, Kitteh,( as "honorary" Teens), and ol' Wollf and Dragn have a house full......

I've been to busy to blog, but I will tonight about the weekend adventures and....

Today, we're going to the courthouse for our Marriage License.....whoo-doggies.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ok....for Jebeezus.......

I've gotten a Number of e-mails saying that I've been "remiss" keeping Folkes up on my mostly bland, vanilla Life.......sheesh, the nerve of you Folkes...

Ok, though, I shall bow to the wishes of the two or maybe four Folkes and Friends that read this silliness.......

Dragn and I had our first the Zoo in Santa Barbara......She said "something" about elephants.....I Hates them....I said "something" back and She gave me THIS look..........I forgave Her......but I still hates me some elephants......(Long story).......

Then, on this excursion, we got some good pictures of the "safe" animals.......

Then a scary thing.......Wolfie the Bigger....Ok, his real name is Max, went to the a Sophomore, and with a Lovely young Lady...a Senior.....Hory Clap, the young one is growing up the way, not to worry, not only is He infused with Wollf's sense of Honor, also......shhhhhh.....The young Lady's Daddy drove them all old school type.....*cute*cute*cute*.........

Had a visit from my 19 year old She-Cub....ok, Her name is Anastasia, and it was wonderful......She posed with her little Peacemaker.......*cute* *cute*...unless you're a "Scary Guns" person......

And one of my Fave photos...unretouched...Yet.....from the Zoo....Lion just said "Power, Grace, and Confidence"......

And finally, a Photo I took, Wolfie the Bigger, at the far end of a tunnel to the beach......I liked it, so you have to see it..........

But that's not what I'm writing about tonite.........(shades of "Alice' Restaurant)......

The tux that Bigger is wearing?

I saw Dragn in what was s'pose to be a "casual" dress for the wasn't. As I was having fun getting him fited, my ADD kicked in, I saw something "cool".....and bought a new tuxedo......

Kinda like this one, only I think we'll go with the bow tie, and ixnay the weapon....

Oh.....and make sure you at least have a Green Card if you're coming..........

I lourves you guys,

*gotta order pizza.....Dragn's picking up the rest of the boyz at the airport.......*

Some Bat-sh@t Goofy thought on the absurd.......

Collected from the Internet.....and in "Honor" of ?The Digital Hairshirtwinning Batsh@t Award.....Yay for Her......*I think*.....

Don't read these all in one sitting.....your head might implode.....My Fave is probably #1 and #9.....Yours?

1. Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

2. One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

3. Atheism is a non-prophet organization

.4. If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

5. The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

6. I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?"
She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose

.7. What if there were no hypothetical questions?

8. If a deaf person swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?

9. If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

10. Is there another word for synonym?

11. Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"

12. What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

13. If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

14. Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

15. Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?

16. If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

17. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?

18. If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to start speaking?

19. Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?

20. How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?

21. What was the best thing before sliced bread?

22. One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people

.23. Does the Little Mermaid wear an algae-bra?

24. How is it possible to have a civil war?

25. If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown, too?

26. If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?

27. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

28. Whose cruel idea was it for the word "Lisp" to have "S" in it?

29. Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?

30. Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?

31. If you spin an oriental man in a circle three times does he become disoriented

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Kiwattaqsu malsom tan ci psonakisit nipawset...........and for no other reason.

He can be happy. He can be sad......doesn't matter.

He just does, because he is.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Buy American, the easy way to tell...

Do you want to avoid buying products made in certain countries?

Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China? (Taiwan = Good, China = Bad)......

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.

471 is Made in Taiwan. (They're the Good Guys, see above).....

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA”, so they don’t show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode.

Remember if the first 3 digits are:
690-692 . then it is MADE IN CHINA .
00 - 09 . USA & CANADA
30 - 37 . FRANCE
40 - 44 . GERMANY
47 … Taiwan
49 . JAPAN
50 . UK

BUY USA by watching for “0″ at the beginning of the number.

Now, Go Forth and Buy can do it.
Wollf, PSA

Back in Arizona.........

After a long day at work, a much younger Wollf came home one day to find my dog, Siddhartha the Dobie with the neighbor's pet rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit was obviously dead.

I panicked!

"If my neighbors find out my dog killed their bunny, they'll hate me forever," I thought.

So I took the dirty, chewed up rabbit into the house, gave it a bath and blow-dried its fur.

I knew my neighbors kept their back door open during the summer, so I sneaked inside and put the bunny back into the cage, hoping my neighbors would think it died of natural causes.

A couple of days later Wollf and my neighbor saw each other outside.

"Did you hear that Fluffy died?" the neighbor asked.

"Oh. Uhmm... Sorry to hear that. What happened?" I mumbled.

The neighbor replied, "We just found him dead in his cage one day. But the strange thing is that the day after we buried him, we went out to dinner and someone must have dug him up, gave him a bath and put him back into the cage!"


Monday, June 8, 2009

Oh Just Great.........

As if that damm Hamster wasn't bad enough.....

Now we have real live Super Sekrit Squirrel training.........

Srsly....this is amazing....or maybe I'm just easily amused....

Spec Ops.......

It's about damm time.....but then I'm a strong believer in the power of small group action.....espescially against guerillas.....

The Pentagon is sending 1,000 more special operations forces and support staff into Afghanistan to bolster a larger conventional troop buildup, and is revamping the way Army Green Berets and other commandos work to rid villages of the Taliban.

Reeder heads the new Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command. It is a mix of the more open Green Berets and Marine commandos, and the super-secret Delta Force and Navy SEALs who conduct manhunts.

The covert side works in task forces that are only identified by a secret three-digit number. They are aided by Army Rangers and a Joint Interagency Task Force made up of the CIA, National Security Agency, FBI and other intelligence units.

McChrystal is a former commander of Joint Special Operations Command, the home of Delta Force. He led the hunt in Iraq that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, one of Al Qaeda's leading terrorists in the Middle East, in 2006.

Those who worked with him talk of a tenacious warrior who worked to link his direct-action fighters with the intelligence operatives who provided crucial information on terrorist locations. McChrystal allowed Delta operatives at the troop level (akin to a conventional platoon) to call in Predator spy drones during a mission.

"We need a Predator on that house," is the way the former operative in Iraq described Delta's freer rein.

The increase in special operations forces is an attempt to rebalance commando presence there, after the demands of the Iraq War stripped some of its manpower in Afghanistan. The influx will bring the total special operations forces in Afghanistan to about 5,000, a spokesman at special operations command confirmed to

Usama bin Laden is believed to be hiding across the border in Pakistan, where U.S. ground troops are forbidden. But intelligence sources say if bin Laden is located, American commandos may be dispatched to kill or capture him.....

And given that SOG rules of engagement are, let's, "foggy" sometimes, I'm betting on the "Killed" part. Quietly, no need for martyrdom for the bastid.....

*End boring Mil-Intel Post*

Sunday, June 7, 2009

An Early Wedding Present.........

......From one of Dragn's Teacher friends.......

Absolutely true.....and adorable....and not at all tame. He's a Russian Hamster, and Dragn named him Vladimir. Kinda fits, as he has the temperament of one "Vlad the Impaler"......Bites like Beast.

I know, he's soooo cute, and little and......He drew blood on Dragn, and then of course I got mauled twice....I don't learn anything the first time.....Look at the little Beasties' skull and those oversized rodent fangs......

So, what to do with a pet that isn't a pet? And of course my imagination that he'll just get worse.....I mean, imagine him with modern weaponry and that bad attitude.....

Well, what actually happened after the second bite, was that I had an excuse to go to Home Depot for the appropriate Eeevil Hamster Handling Gloves.....yes the have a section for those back in the corner of the Tool Corral....

I then "tamed" him, let him bite the living bejeebus out of my one well protected hand while stroking him "carefully" with my other.

Worked out fairly well. He hasn't bitten "us" since.

But that's only because we gave him to the She-Cub Daughter as a present. Maybe he'll bite her boyfriend.....Bwa ha hah ha.....sometimes my evil shows....

Oh, and some bad news.....Bob died during the night.There he was, just floating at the top of his fish tank.......Beta testing complete. Dragn gave him the customary Burial at Sea.....

Now the Menagerie is down to Uber Doggen, Ransom Kitteh, The Four Parakeets--though one might be "with egg", and T-Rex the Dino Lizard.....

Maybe we need a weasel....

Happy Sunday, and She-Cub? Don't worry, I'll get Boyfriend a box of Band aids...

PS: Who the hck thnks a Hamster is a wedding present? Just wondering....

Friday, June 5, 2009

Too Funny....and maybe a "bit" more than PG-13

The video is in Fwench, but the whole idea is that the Sign Language interpreter is translating a discussion on watch her.

I almost spewed my drink.......

Well? Seems like they'd have a little more subtlety to their words.....heh

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Got this via e-mail .......

Via E-mail from my ol' Nciswit Friend.......


I found a Somali cruise package that departs from Sawakin (in the Sudan) and docks at Bagamoya (in Tanzania).

What I found enticing is that the cruise company is encouraging people to bring their 'High powered weapons' along on the cruise.

If you don't have weapons you can rent them right there on the boat.

They claim to have a master gunsmith on board and will have reloading parties every afternoon.

The cruise lasts from 4-8 days and nights and costs a maximum of $1,200 per person double occupancy.

All the boat does is sail up and down the coast of Somalia waiting to get hijacked by pirates.

Here are some of the costs and claims associated with the package:

M-16 full auto rental $ 25.00/day. 100 rounds of 5.56 armor piercing ammo just $45.95

Ak-47 rifle @ No charge. 100 rounds of 7.62 com block ball ammo just $34.95

Barrett M-107 .50 cal sniper riffle rental 55.00/day. 50 cal armor piercing ammo just $11.95/per round

Crew members can double as spotters for 30.00 per hour (spotting scope included).

They even offer RPG's at $75.00/day and $200.00 dollars for 3 standard loads

MOUNTED MINIGUN AVAILABLE @ $450.00 per 30 seconds of sustained fire

Everyone gets use of free complimentary night vision equipment and coffee and snacks on the top deck from 7pm-6am.

Meals are not included but seem reasonable.
Most cruises offer a mini-bar... these gung ho entrepreneurs offer:

"We guarantee that you will experience at least two hijacking attempts by pirates or we will refund back half your money including gun rental charges and any unused ammo (mini gun charges not included). How can we guarantee you will experience a hijacking We operate at 5 knots within 12 miles of the coast of Somalia.

If an attempted Hijacking does not occur we will turn the boat around and cruise by at 4 knots. We will repeat this for up to 8 days making three passes a day along the entire length of Somalia.

At night the boat is fully lit and bottle rockets are shot off at intervals and loud disco music beamed shore side to attract attention. Cabin space is limited so respond quickly.

Reserve your package before May 29 and get 100 rounds of free tracer ammo in the caliber of your choice."

Heh, as for ol'Wollf? Well you know where I stand on this issue......and I don't even have to rent the Barret.......


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

WT F'ing F?????

Game company glorifies jihadists and makes a game where you get to kill American soldiers as you escape Gitmo.

The company who makes it claims its getting hate-mail because of the game, especially from Americans. That's a "No Shi-ite, Sherlock, comment if I ever heard one.......

By hate-mail Wollf assumes that a game about terrorists escaping from prison , while killing American guards, though Zarrar A-Holesays it's only Mercenaries that are killed in the game, might not exactly be welcome when we are at war with those terrorists.

By the by.....Mercs at Gitmo? How effing enlightening.

Oh yes, the game company is based in some Middle Eastern country right?

Nopey dopey, it's in Scotland.

But the CEO of the company is Zarrar Chishti. Nice Scottish name.......*snark*.

He thinks it will sell well in the Middle East. I wonder where the profits of the game are going?

(In their next game they plan to put the gamer in the role of an SS guard in Aushwitz putting down a rebellion...)

Read some more about this Atrocity

I'm effing disgusted.
Somebodies out there really need an A$$ whipping....


The economy is so bad-that you have to laugh at it.......

Via my E-mail.......

1. I went to buy a toaster oven and they gave me a bank.

2. I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

3. CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

4. Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars are now trading higher than GM.

5. Obama met with small businesses - GE, Pfizer, Chrysler, Citigroup and GM, to discuss the Stimulus Package.

6. McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer.

7. People in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.

8. The most highly-paid job is now jury duty.

9. People in Africa are donating money to Americans.. Mothers in Ethiopia are telling their kids, “finish your plate; do you know how many kids are starving in the US?”

10. Motel Six won’t leave the lights on.

11. The Mafia is laying off judges.

12. If the bank returns your check marked “insufficient funds,” you have to call them and ask if they meant you or them.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Clearing the Pictures......

Sniping.....You are doing it Wrong.......

This is what happens when you live in a small town....actually looks a lot like our Police Blotter here in Newbury Park........

Kitteh has not been pleased with Uber Doggen as of late.......

And I think it's because of Uber's sense of humor. If he's not sliming the poor thing with Doggie Snool, he's telling him awful stories.....

So There.
Wollf......oh, notice the new Countdown Widget in the side bar?