High School Football

Wow, it is really fall! The leaves are starting to turn, the air is getting cooler and the apple orchards are up and running. One true sign of fall is driving by a high school on a Friday night and seeing the parking lot full and the lights ablazing. Prep football is huge!

Who knew there was a NFL High School website? Not me. Lots of cool features there.

Looking for your school's prep schedule? You can probably find it here.

Did you know Detroit blows?

An old man and his wife have gone to bed. After lying in bed for a few minutes the old man cut a fart and says "seven points."

His wife rolls over and asks, "What in the world was that?"

The old man says, "Touchdown, I'm ahead 7 to nothing."

A few minutes later the wife lets one go and says, "Touchdown, tie, score."

After about ten minutes later the old man farts again and says, "Touchdown I'm ahead 14 to 7."

Now starting to get into this the wife quickly farts again and says, "Touchdown, tie score." The old man strains really hard but, to no avail he can't fart, so not to be outdone by his wife, he gives it everything he has and strains real hard to get out just one more.

Straining, the old man tries so hard he poops in the bed. The wife asks, "Now what in the world was that?"

The old man replies, "Half-time, switch sides."


I wouldn't call myself computer illiterate, but the Geeksquad isn't going to be calling for my help any time soon either. I'm just an average (maybe slightly above average) computer user. I can do the basics and I know a few tricks but like most people, I'm generally confused about the higher end computer stuff.

My latest task: Set up a network at my parents' house so I can have internet access while my new house is being built. Gamermom can only go so long without slaying some fantasy critters.

My initial solution (and probably the one I'll go with) is to by a LONG cable and run it from one computer to the other. The problem with this is the fact that I know there are better ways to do it...namely wirelessly (is that even a word?). I have a PC, it doesn't have a wireless card. Ah well, I'll just do it the wrong way and forget it.

If you want to know how to do it right, you can always check Howstuffworks. They have a lengthy description which seems easy enough to understand.

Top Ten Signs That You Are An Internet Geek

10 When filling out your driver's license application you give your IP address.

9 You no longer ask prospective dates what their sign is, instead your line is "Hi, what's your URL?"

8 Instead of calling you to dinner, your spouse sends email.

7 You're amazed to find out spam is a food.

6 You "ping" people to see if they're awake, "finger" them to find out how they are, and
"AYT" them to make sure they're listening to you.

5 You search the Net endlessly hoping to win every silly free T-shirt contest.

4 You introduce your wife as "my lady@home.wife" and refer to your children as "client applications".

3 At social functions you introduce your husband as "my domain server".

2 After winning the office super bowl pool you blurt out, "I feel so "colon-right parentheses!"

..And the number one sign you are an Internet Geek:

1 Two Words: "Pizza's Here!".
My mom wants me to build her a website. I can cheat and get it done by going to one of those pre-fab websites. I just don't have a clue how to actually build one from the ground up. Maybe I should learn some HTML. HTML Goodies may prove to be helpful.

I'll also have to use some of the info on build-website.com

If you're like some of the people I know, you might just want to start here. Although, if you're reading blogs, I would hope you're already beyond this point, but who knows.

Moving Day (s)

Well, we've sold our house and it's time to move. Actually, we get to move twice because the next house we'll be living in isn't exactly ready yet. This means we'll be moving twice: Once into a couple of storage units (just our stuff, not us) and then in a month or so, we'll move into a house.

Homesickness: What you feel every month when the mortgage is due.

This whole ordeal is fun for me, if not a little stressful. I love the adventure of moving to a new home. That said, enjoy the following "moving" links...

In case you didn't know how to move and always wondered how, you can learn How to Move Yourself

Our new house has one down payment and 240 darn payments.

And here are some real tips on How to Move your Pets Safely. BTW, my pets will be moved by putting them in the car and driving them to the next place we'll be living...Pet Carriers...hah!

The trouble with owning a home is that no matter where you sit, you're looking at something you should be doing.

If you're looking for a new house, this is a pretty good place to start.

If you want to know exactly where the property line is, just watch the neighbor cut the grass.

Here's a How-To on Buying a New Construction home.

If you think no one cares you're alive, miss a couple of house payments.

I love About.com, you can find out anything. Here's their page on Buying/Selling a Home.


I had always heard the stories of kids asking a million "why" questions or constantly wondering "are we there yet?". I had also always put those stories aside as exaggeration. Surely, I thought, kids ask questions, but it couldn't be the endless stream they are portrayed to be...boy was I wrong. My three year old busted that right out of the water. On our 2 day journey to and from fabulous Walt Disney World the "are we there yet?" question only popped up about 9437 times. Ok ok, that's an exaggeration...he only asked it every mile we drove while he was awake. The drive is some 1200+ miles and he slept for approximately 40 minutes a day in the car so...well...you do the math.

When he wasn't asking the famous "are we there yet" question, he was asking another question. This one is a little more difficult to answer at many times. He follows every statement ANYONE makes by asking "Why?". This can follow ANY statement. I've even tried changing the way I talk to him by including a reason and still he asks "why".

Here's a sampling:

In the car on the way to Disney...
Boy: Are we there yet?
Me: Nope, we won't get to Disney until tomorrow
Boy: Why?

After we've returned home from Disney...
Boy: Can we ride Haunted Mansion?
Me: Next time we go to Disney we'll ride it.
Boy: Why?

Boy has also taken up the new game of using his new favorite word: "Ass"
Boy: Mommy if you do that again I'm going to spank your aaasssssss.
Me: That is a bad word, you'd better not say that again or daddy will wash your mouth out with soap.
Boy: Why?

So, now that I've finished my own anecdotes about kids and the famed questions, I'll share some good "Why" links...

The Why Files
answers the "why" behind things. Maybe I should peruse this site so I have answers to the millions of "whys" I'm sure to hear in the upcoming months.

If the boy continues to ask "why" maybe I'll send him to Why, Arizona because he's making me feel like I live in Hell, Michigan

When he's older, I'll teach him to use Ask for Kids. Then he can find out for himself.

"Why" isn't covered in this article, but it could be useful down the road.

If you want to find out why kids ask "why" check this out and this.

And with that I send you off to ask your own "whys" of the world.

Off to see the World

Well, I'll be out for a couple weeks. I may find a minute to post a bit here and there while I'm gone, but I can't make any promises.

Ah Disney World! My favoritest place. Here's a few Disneyfied clickies for you to check out while I'm gone...

In case you're a troll and have no idea what I'm talking about, here's Wikipedia's entry on Walt Disney World.

I'm on this website's mailing list and they have plenty of useful info.

This website is all about the Hidden Mickey phenomenon. Don't know what a Hidden Mickey is? They'll explain.

Disney Trivia

Walt Disney World Trivia

The Unofficial History of Walt Disney World

And finally, I can't even compete with The Disney Blog.

Talking to a Computer

So I was perusing the Detroit Free Press Online (aka freep.com) the other day and noticed a little article about "Bots Chatting".

I was intrigued and as I read, I noticed there was a link within the web article to the REAL article done by Discover Magazine. Pretty neat stuff. The gist of it is that they got two chat computers to talk to each other. They came up with some decent conversation.

I tried talking to the jabberwacky one myself, and found it sort of lame in the end. It was interesting for a minute, but because the program doesn't have a "memory" prior to the last statement, full conversations are very difficult. Kind of like trying to have a conversation with a 3 year old.

America's Got Talent - Cas Haley

I love lame-o reality contests like Top Chef, Project Runway and Dancing with the Stars. Recently, America's Got Talent ran their second season and I must say it was better than the first. From his first appearance, I was enamored with Cas Haley. Not in the "crush" way, but I love the way he sings. In the end, Cas didn't win the million dollar prize, but I'm sure he's earned some fans. I couldn't resist googling him and I found the website for his band Woodbelly very well done website for a band, btw. I also bought their cd. Pretty good, if not short. I must point out that the cd is probably 3 years old and hopefully now that Cas has garnered a bit of fame, he and his band will hop into the recording studio soon to kick out another album (are they even called that anymore?).

Here are some clips from the America's Got Talent shows and a clip of Woodbelly playing a gig.

Cas Haley

1:38 PM Posted by Loaki 0 comments

This is what got my attention, he's just got such a great voice and sound.

America's Got Talent: Cas Haley - Sir Duke

1:37 PM Posted by Loaki 0 comments

Woodbelly - I Loved You All Along

1:34 PM Posted by Loaki 0 comments