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(no subject) [Sep. 6th, 2013|07:38 pm]
Hi livejournal friends! I miss this place since so many (myself included) wandered over to FB. It's not the same.

So I stopped in to say hi!!
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(no subject) [Feb. 5th, 2011|04:58 pm]
Um...hi everyone!
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(no subject) [Aug. 10th, 2010|08:18 am]
FYI: Ted Stevens plane went down and he's believed to be dead, Former NASA administrator Sean Okeefe was also on board:

http://www.adn.com/2010/08/10/1403280/five-believed-dead-in-crash-of.html
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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2010|12:06 pm]
7 years ago today we found out about a newborn Eskimo baby at the hospital in Barrow that needed a home. 4 days later (at 6pm) we found out she's coming to be with us. The next day at noon Ruby became my daughter! Happy birthday Kavisiq!!
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(no subject) [Jun. 28th, 2010|05:54 pm]
Anyone want to buy a web site?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290449580180

I've decided that businesses, like jigsaw puzzles are only fun to build. Once it's done and running profitably it's no fun anymore. Especially when you notice a piece is missing right from the friggin' middle!!. I hate that.

So I'm selling the business to start a new one. Because that's fun.

And fun is...well...fun.
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(no subject) [Jun. 24th, 2010|06:34 pm]
There needs to be separate recipes for men and women. For instance, I just tried to follow a recipe written by a girl. It said to brown lentils. Any man who knows what a lentil looks like can see the problem here: they're already brown. You'd never see a car manual that tells you to tighten a bolt already tight, but... for some reason I have to brown something that's already brown. It's step 1 and I'm already lost.

Step 2 was no better. It said for me to add water to a pan of frying oil. I, forgetting lessons learned in high school chemistry (along with whoever wrote this evil recipe) and trusting blindly to the recipe, foolishly did so. Needless to say I have some new burns and there's a lot of oil spattered around the stove.

Then the food turned black. I don't think it's supposed to do that.
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(no subject) [Jun. 22nd, 2010|02:25 pm]
I think one of the prerequisites to becoming a contractor is some sort of massive childhood brain trauma.

An actual phone conversation I had with the plumber today:

Me: "Hi, I was wanting to get a quote on the plumbing on a new construction in Anchor Point."

Plumber: "Oh sure, hi! I'm going to be going through Anchor Point in about 1/2 hour."

Me: (assuming by this he meant he wanted to meet with me): "Ok, do you want to stop in?"

Plumber: "Sure...I'll meet in you a little while. See you then!"

Me: "Uh...do you want my address?"

Plumber: "Oh...uh...I'll call you back for it in about 15 minutes. Talk to you then!"

Me: "Do you want my phone number?"

Plumber: "Oh, yeah...why don't you call me in 15 minutes?"

15 minutes later.....

Plumber: (answering the phone after I dialed him): "Yes, can I speak to Dennis please?"

Me: (having no idea what to do with this): "Um...I called you. This is Rich, not Dennis."

Plumber: (cheerfully ignoring me) "Yeah sure...is Dennis in today?"

Me: "I. dialed. you. There is no one named Dennis here. I called about the new construction in Anchor Point."

Plumber: "Oh sure! I'll be at your house in 15 minutes!"

Me: (giving up, since I still haven't given him an address or phone number yet and nothing I can say or do seems to convince him of this): "Ok. See you in 15 minutes."

The sad thing is the better the contractor the battier they are. It's the completely sane ones you have to avoid.
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The sun will destroy us all!!! [May. 25th, 2010|02:51 pm]
People who mock me when I tell you the sun is pure evil, read the following. This plant is the exact size of EARTH! I've said it before and I'll say it again, the sun must be destroyed!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100524/sc_afp/usscienceastronomy?AID=10606473&PID=378160
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(no subject) [Apr. 24th, 2010|08:14 am]
Yesterday was a fairly typical day in the Holschen house. The kids are all up early, complaining of various injuries and illnesses (because it's a school day). Our brief kitchen triage clears all five grumpy kids to go to school, terrible tropical diseases withstanding. Acute hypochondria is a very real affliction in our house.

The baby woke up. Peace and Quiet chose to sleep in.

I pack off all the kids to school after a nutritious breakfast of whatever they 'refused' to eat for dinner the night before (covered in plastic and labeled with their names in the fridge; apparently shrimp and rice is even less appetizing the next day).

C calls from school complaining that his hypochondria illnesses are acting up again. So....lacking contrary proof I pack up the baby and take the 45 mile trip to the school to pick up C. He got home and made a miraculous recovery, claiming to be healthy enough now to play the Wii or watch a movie. In my delight at his sudden health I instead assigned him to do literally every chore in the house I could think of (I actually ran out of work for him to do, a Holschen family first), while telling him that the gas I spent picking the little faker up from school is coming out of his allowance.

The rest of the kids get home and normal chaos resumes. J (six years old and the youngest boy) decides to wrestle with the older boys. So of course by 8:30 we were on the way to the Emergency Room (no surprise to anyone, even the ER; they know our family by sight).

All in all a fairly typical day.
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(no subject) [Apr. 22nd, 2010|06:07 pm]
[Current Mood |determineddetermined]

I celebrated Earth Day by glaring angrily out the window. It snowed off and on all day today. As far as I'm concerned as long as the earth is sending such nonsense my way I have no obligation to save it. I've decided based on the earth's antics today to fully support global warming.

So the earth needs my help because it's lost a few rounds? Bah!

Give me a nice day to wash my car in peace and I might recycle something. Maybe.
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