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Tuesday, November 03, 2009 12:34:56 PM
Mood: Chillin'
Two Months at a Glance

Well it's Election Day, and these political phone calls have been driving me f-ing crazy. Why they are excluded from the do-not-call list is beyond me. If I have to listen to another recording with some lame endorsement I might have to vote for the other guy on principle. The worst one was some recording that wanted my touchtone input. It said something about family values and then asked if I agree marriage should only be between one man and one woman. I pushed "2" for "no" (because I'm not a bigot or homophobe) and it said "thank you" and hung up. How about you keep your hateful, religion-fueled agenda off my phone line? Is that really too much to ask?

tombstones_tnAnyway I'm not really in that bad of a mood. We had a Halloween housewarming party on Saturday and had a blast. We decorated the house and the yard. I made some tombstone decorations for the front yard with some amusing epitaphs:

Funny Tombstone Epitaphs

  1. Monkey - Jumped on the bed. Broke his head.
  2. Pierce DeHart - Ran with scissors.
  3. Pepperoni & Sausage (from the Tombstone pizza commercial)
  4. Walter Skimmer - Pool boy. Died of SHOCK.
  5. I. M. Skewered - Sword Swallower. Overeater.
  6. Mark D. Newb - Pwned
  7. Justin Pieces - Fireworks maker. Went out with a BANG.
  8. Mario - Game Over

pirate_tnLots of people dressed up, so that was fun. I was a pirate, Jenny was a witch, my mom was a hippie, Eric 2.0 was Dracula, Chris and Amanda were a clothesline, James was Plaxico Burress, Jon Jon and Angela were Clark Kent and Lois Lane, Don was a chef, Catherine and Victoria were Cho Chang and a dragon respectively, and Lucas was Dash Incredible. We had tons of food and drink, a lot of which was provided by our awesome family and friends. I made a spooky rum punch in a plastic cauldron with a (sterilized) rubber hand floating in it. Ingredients:

Party Punch / Rum Punch

  • 3-liter bottle of ginger ale
  • 1 quart tub of orange sherbet
  • 1 46 fl. oz. can of pineapple juice
  • 1-1.5 liters of rum (I used bacardi)

It's been two months so other things have happened around here. Some highlights include:

  • We had a huge maple tree removed from our back yard. That's a crazy job! It was too close to the house, patio, and pool so it had to go.
  • Chris and Amanda had a nice engagement party down the shore.
  • We went to a corn maze for the first time.
  • We moved my mother, step-father, and sister to a new house.
  • We met Mark and Lauren's cute little baby Preston Lucas.
  • We installed a new chandelier for the dining room and bought a new recliner for the living room.

In professional news, the Kizash Network is no more. We decided to dissolve the parent company Intellidreams and divide up the assets. We had a good run for a while but in the end it was not worth maintaining. It was a good learning experience though.

Tocci Ponders: What's with dollar stores charging more than a dollar for things these days? By that logic, every store is a dollar store as long as at least one item in the store costs a dollar.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'll be 34 years... aged. I won't say "old" because 34 is not really old. But I'm not going to say "years young" either because I'm not quite that lame. Time really flies when looking back on it.

Tocci Ponders: Why do the Miranda rights say that "anything you say can and will be used against you"? That's putting a lot of pressure on the prosecution. What if it's not useful? What if the guy being arrested says, "I like purple". Can that really be used against him?

Well this blog entry has been all over the place, but I guess it's to be expected when you cram two months into a few paragraphs. It's time to end this nonsense with a link list.