Monday, October 4, 2010

      So I recently found myself in the need of a new bong as my dog ate my plastic one (true story). A friend of mine recommended  rather than going to a local head shop so I checked it out. When I saw their selection my jaw dropped, it was like looking at artwork.
     The pipes were absolutely amazing, I've seen plenty of glass pipes over the years without much interest but these are really eye catching and looked very functional and the bubblers were truly awesome. They almost look like sculptures. I wasn't too familiar with bubblers before visiting their site but they are apparently like a cross between a pipe and a bong, i'm certainly going to ask Santa for one this year, lol. Overall though, I'm a good old bong guy and this is what my friend ordered from them. These things are so sexy! There is a great size range and the Roor bongs look fantastic. I could go on all day about them, from the nicely portable 5.1" bong to the beastly 28" Roor bong. My biggest problem is deciding which one to buy. My friend has one of the 20" Roor perculator bongs and OMG this thing hits great! It's got thick glass as well, doesn't seem like the usual glass bongs destined to be in shards. Its taken a few tip overs like a champ.
     The thing that really caught me was the prices, I can get a sweet looking 10.6" glass bong for less than an 8" acrylic bong would cost me locally! The reason my friend recommended them was the "great customer service" he received. They seem like a very professional operation, clean site layout and informative as well as several other items such as a boss looking grinder and a good old bong gas mask.
     I'm going to make my first order after posting this. Not trying to sound like a commercial, I just think this place deserves some props and any of you who are ready for a REAL bong instead of the usual head shop junk should check it out. So, have any of you ever dealt with them? I'd love to hear some experiences you might of had or get a recommendation on the items you've ordered.
Check them out:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Joke Monday TODAY: Lawyer Jokes

Its Monday and we all need a good laugh.For my first Joke Monday I'll post some lawyer jokes. They have money so they wont get injured feelings about it.

1. A man who had been caught embezzling millions from his employer went to a lawyer seeking defense. He didn’t want to go to jail. But his lawyer told him, “Don’t worry. You’ll never have to go to jail with all that money.” And the lawyer was right. When the man was sent to prison, he didn’t have a dime.

2. How do you tell if it is REALLY cold outside?
A lawyer has his hands in his own pockets

3.  How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
Fifty four. Eight to argue, one to get a continuance, one to object, one to demur, two to research precedents, one to dictate a letter, one to stipulate, five to turn in their time cards, one to depose, one to write interrogatories, two to settle, one to order a secretary to change the bulb, and twenty-eight to bill for professional services.

Well, that's it for Joke Monday. Now I'm probably going to go get hurt in a car wreck and no lawyer will help me sue for damages. :(
I'll be back with my cichlid part 3 later today, keep an eye out

Cichlids..... Part 2

Ok, I've covered the jag and devil, next I decided I needed a guy who could survive these 2 as they were battling each other too much. I did some research and decided on a tilapia buttikoferi or butti for short. I found one at a local fish store that was just slightly larger than my devil. Took him home and when I finally let him loose he went straight after the devil and the battle was on! They did not like each other at all, I suppose it was their similar size and shape, although the butti is actually an african river cichlid. Finally I had to seperacte them, I put the butti in an old 55gallon tank I had as a temporary home until I could figure something out.
   Well the butti was kind of boring alone so I got 2 salvini on sale at the pet store. Salvini are mid sized fish but mean as hornets and can hang with the big guys. It turns out due to my ignorance at the time that I got a male and female and they paired off withing a few weeks. It was fascinating to watch their courtship. They start with some posturing and tail slapping and then they lip lock and play a pushing game to prove their strength.
     Well one day I went to turn on the lights and every dither fish in the tank was dead and the butti was cowering behind a rock. Then I saw the 2 salvini fanning eggs on a piece of slate in the tank. Most cichlids are ferociously overprotective of their children and these were no exception. The butti would have died if he had stayed with them much longer so I gave him to a friend. As I netted him out of the tank the salvini attacked both the net and my hand, they do have sharp teeth.
     They got to live alone with their babies and it was fun to watch them herding the little ones all day. If they got too close to the filter, the parents would suck them into their mouth and spit them back into the nest. After you grow the babies out you can usually make a deal at your local fish store and either sell them or trade them for supplies. I opted for fish food and some new canister filters.
Well, keep an eye out for part 3 very soon.
butti staredown
salvini staredown

14" butti 12" jag and not sure how big that devil was

another butti

butti after food

salvini are very colorful

unusual amount of red on this salvini

butti teeth

buttis have a lot of attitude

check out this fight between a red devil and a butti starts slow but the butti bit off more than he could chew.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cichlids..... Part 1

Any of you into fish? I used to have 7 tanks going almost all of the fish were central or south american cichlids. They're full of personality and about as colorful as you can get with freshwater fish. Most are very hardy and do well for people who have had trouble keeping fish alive in the past.

 I started out with common types of fish like gouramis and tetras. They would always get sick and die, mostly due to my inexperience. At that point they were more of a living decoration so it wasn't a big deal except I would feel bad for them. Then I got a red devil. He was small at first but grew fast and was the unchallenged king of the tank. Very aggressive but entertaining to watch and also seemed to have some level of intelligence. Next I got a jaguar cichlid and he was a ferocious beast. At 2 inches I would feed him a rosy red as long as him and he'd spend hours chocking it down while chasing the other fish. These were more like pets to me than just something pretty to look at.
jags, like most CA/SA cichlids will flare their gills as a sign of aggression

this poor jag got owned by a blue heron

beautiful marks on this jag

jags are greedy, i've seen mine with 5 goldfish in his mouth at one and was trying to fit another. pic from

huge mouth and a bad attitude
stretching his lips
Large male red devil preparing a nest

two juvenile red devils trying to show dominance

family photo. mom on the right dad on the left and babies all around

red devil vs wolf cichlid(i think)

red devil whooping up on a texas cichlid

most large cichlids destroy plants, even artificial ones

beautiful red devil

giving a "kiss"

probably chasing a mate

red devils fanning their eggs

My battles with the game consoles

My son loves video games as much or more than most kids his age. At the same time though, he has more problems with them than I expect most have. He has had an Xbox360 RROD then it was fixed but now it has random freezes. Then we got another one and his sister decided to pour oatmeal in it. He has 2 old style Xbox consoles as well and I had to solder the power connector back into one and replace the DVD drive in the other. His Nintendo DS Lite had to be shipped in for warranty work at the start of the year. Finally, his Nintendo Wii had the power cord become separated at the tip last week so I replaced it and last night his sensor bar quit working and I replaced it as well.
   As fun as they are these systems don't seem worth the money sometimes. He's not hard on them that I am aware of. Do any of you have this many problems?

DEA collects 1.5 tons of pills in Houston

Watch out for wacked out DEA agents in Texas.

Perverted bishop leads anti gay march

Eddie Long, accused of liking little boys too much  apparently led an anti-gay rally.

 What a turd

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Space Station Crew Comes Home

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut are back on Earth after 6 months aboard the ISS.

Gravity must suck for them.

Check out the Aurora Borealis

Here's an interesting site I ran across. AuroraMAX is your chance to watch the Aurora Borealis live via webcam. 

Now I just have to wait for night to get here.

Going to the museum

I think I might take the kids to see the mummy at the state museum. I got to charge the camera battery.

Update: no matter how much your 3 year old daught begs to go see the mummy she will cry and beg to leave when you see it.....

good morning

so bored. so very bored..............