Daily Archives: December 22, 2010

Hey You Lucky Bastards…I’m Back!

Well…it’s all over over but but the crying. We won’t know for a few more days how we did, but all indications say that we did pretty good this year. Found out that we actually had 127,000 trees shipped instead of the original 123,000, and so far, we’ve sold over 120,000. Still a little ways to go to our target percentage of 98% sold, which is what we had last year.

I was very proud of my daughter, who helped out this year. She was our best worker and broke her dad’s,(me), record for hours worked. She had 362 hours, far eclipsing my previous record of 325 hours a couple of years ago. I would also venture to say that she also broke my mileage record, too. Oh… that’s hours worked in a month.

Just have to go back down to Fla after Christmas and clean up the remainder of the trees. Maybe hit the HardRock Casino one time.


Hope Everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.



In honor of TSA–a love story

John Doe isflying tomorrow back to Virginia. Yes, Gramps, I can still afford it. Barely.  Worth 30 seconds to read: “A Love Story”


U.S. teen birth rate at all time low

ATLANTA (AP) – “The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping – a decline that stunned experts who believe it’s partly due to the recession.”

“The birth rate for teenagers fell to 39 births per 1,000 girls, ages 15 through 19, according to a government report released Tuesday. It was a 6 percent decline from the previous year, and the lowest since health officials started tracking the rate in 1940.”

Blah blah BLAH!  Go read the article if you interested. I’m not. I think this is bullshit. I think somebody is lying, or somebody forgot to report, or somebody made a huge mathematical error. No. Fucking. Way.  The birth rate is not the lowest in my lifetime. I’ll bet my life on it. 


A special Christmas Toast to GregoryNo6

He’s Smash Mouth’s Southern Hemisphere Affiliate.  Our “Thunder from Down Under.” And ladies, he’s hawt, too