Tuesday, January 30, 2007

American Idol Is On Tonight!

Tonight the show is from Birmingham Alabama. I checked out the American Idol web site and looked at some of the pictures of tonights competitors.

Maybe they will pick one of these guys...








Our her. :-P








Now the guy with the bird shit on his hat is a strong candidate, because I hear one of the judges (and I'm not telling you which one) is into poop.






Now the drum major is sure to get a lot of attention, so maybe they'll send him to Hollywood.








Oooooo, I think this pretty young lady with the nice cleavage just moved to the top of my list! I sure hope she and her boobs makes it to Hollywood!







Enjoy the show!

American Idol Is On Tonight!

Tonight the show is from Birmingham Alabama. I checked out the American Idol web site and looked at some of the pictures of tonights competitors.

Maybe they will pick one of these guys...








Our her. :-P








Now the guy with the bird shit on his hat is a strong candidate, because I hear one of the judges (and I'm not telling you which one) is into poop.






Now the drum major is sure to get a lot of attention, so maybe they'll send him to Hollywood.








Oooooo, I think this pretty young lady with the nice cleavage just moved to the top of my list! I sure hope she and her boobs makes it to Hollywood!







Enjoy the show!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Want to Laugh?

Here's another joke I received in an email from my stepmother. This on really cracks me up!

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Senior Citizens

At a Senior Citizen's luncheon, an elderly gentleman and an elderly lady struck up a conversation and discovered that they both loved to fish.

Since both of them were widowed, they decided to go fishing together the next day.

The gentleman picked the lady up, and they headed to the river to his fishing boat and started out on their adventure.

They were riding down the river when there was a fork in the river, and the gentleman asked the lady,

"Do you want to go up or down?"

All of a sudden the lady stripped off her shirt and pants and made mad passionate love to the man right there in the boat!

When they finished, the man couldn't believe what had just happened, but he had just experienced the best sex that he'd had in years.

They fished for a while and continued on down the river, when soon they came upon another fork in the river.

He again asked the lady, "Up or down?”

There she went again, stripped off her clothes, and made wild passionate love to him again.

This really impressed the elderly gentleman, so he asked her to go fishing again the next day.

She said yes and there they were the next day, riding in the boat when they came upon the fork in river, and the elderly gentleman asked, "Up or down?”

The woman replied, "Down."

A little puzzled and disappointed, the gentleman guided the boat down the river when he came upon another fork in the river and he asked the lady, "Up or down?"

She replied, "Up."

This really confused the gentleman so he asked, "What's the deal? Yesterday, every time I asked you if you wanted to go up or down you made mad passionate love to me. Now today, nothing!"

She replied, "Well, yesterday I wasn't wearing my hearing aid and I thought the choices were fuck or drown.

Want to Laugh?

Here's another joke I received in an email from my stepmother. This on really cracks me up!

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Senior Citizens

At a Senior Citizen's luncheon, an elderly gentleman and an elderly lady struck up a conversation and discovered that they both loved to fish.

Since both of them were widowed, they decided to go fishing together the next day.

The gentleman picked the lady up, and they headed to the river to his fishing boat and started out on their adventure.

They were riding down the river when there was a fork in the river, and the gentleman asked the lady,

"Do you want to go up or down?"

All of a sudden the lady stripped off her shirt and pants and made mad passionate love to the man right there in the boat!

When they finished, the man couldn't believe what had just happened, but he had just experienced the best sex that he'd had in years.

They fished for a while and continued on down the river, when soon they came upon another fork in the river.

He again asked the lady, "Up or down?”

There she went again, stripped off her clothes, and made wild passionate love to him again.

This really impressed the elderly gentleman, so he asked her to go fishing again the next day.

She said yes and there they were the next day, riding in the boat when they came upon the fork in river, and the elderly gentleman asked, "Up or down?”

The woman replied, "Down."

A little puzzled and disappointed, the gentleman guided the boat down the river when he came upon another fork in the river and he asked the lady, "Up or down?"

She replied, "Up."

This really confused the gentleman so he asked, "What's the deal? Yesterday, every time I asked you if you wanted to go up or down you made mad passionate love to me. Now today, nothing!"

She replied, "Well, yesterday I wasn't wearing my hearing aid and I thought the choices were fuck or drown.

DEEP OBSERVATIONS ON LIFE

I like #1 the best. Which one is your favorite?

1) When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car."--Author Unknown

2) Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: "Take two aspirin" and "Keep away from children." --Author Unknown

3) "Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar."--Drew Carey

4) "The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house."--Jeff Foxworthy

5) "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base."--Dave Barry

6) "Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, the day before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp."--Bob Ettinger

7) "My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.'" --Paula Poundstone

8) "A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: "Duh."--Conan O'Brien

9) "Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner."--Lynda Montgomery

10) "I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west.'" --Richard Jeni

11) "If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."--Johnny Carson

12) "Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."--Paul Rodriguez

13) "My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law."--Jerry Seinfeld

14) "Remember in elementary school, you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower?"--Warren Hutcherson

15) "Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many. Monogamy is the same." --Oscar Wilde

16) "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress... But I repeat myself."--Mark Twain

17) "Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student At least they can find Afghanistan." --A. Whitney Brown

18) "Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place." --Billy Crystal

19) "You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'"--Dave Barry

20) Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken--Unknown, presumed deceased

DEEP OBSERVATIONS ON LIFE

I like #1 the best. Which one is your favorite?

1) When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car."--Author Unknown

2) Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: "Take two aspirin" and "Keep away from children." --Author Unknown

3) "Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar."--Drew Carey

4) "The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house."--Jeff Foxworthy

5) "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base."--Dave Barry

6) "Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, the day before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp."--Bob Ettinger

7) "My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.'" --Paula Poundstone

8) "A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: "Duh."--Conan O'Brien

9) "Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner."--Lynda Montgomery

10) "I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west.'" --Richard Jeni

11) "If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."--Johnny Carson

12) "Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."--Paul Rodriguez

13) "My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law."--Jerry Seinfeld

14) "Remember in elementary school, you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower?"--Warren Hutcherson

15) "Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many. Monogamy is the same." --Oscar Wilde

16) "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress... But I repeat myself."--Mark Twain

17) "Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student At least they can find Afghanistan." --A. Whitney Brown

18) "Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place." --Billy Crystal

19) "You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'"--Dave Barry

20) Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken--Unknown, presumed deceased

Friday, January 26, 2007

Lori Survived The Tests!

Lori breezed through the tests this morning and is taking a nap. I guess spending three hours last night and three hours this morning in the bathroom and the anesthesia they gave her this morning, plum tuckered her out. She said she'd tell you all about it when she gets a chance.

I can't wait for her butt to feel better. :-D

Lori Survived The Tests!

Lori breezed through the tests this morning and is taking a nap. I guess spending three hours last night and three hours this morning in the bathroom and the anesthesia they gave her this morning, plum tuckered her out. She said she'd tell you all about it when she gets a chance.

I can't wait for her butt to feel better. :-D

Thursday, January 25, 2007

This is the Best HNT Ever!

So many hot, sexy babes lovely ladies have posted boobie pics this week, I lost count! And y'all know how much I like them boobies. Thank you girls and keep them coming.

Happy HNT to me you. :-D

This is the Best HNT Ever!

So many hot, sexy babes lovely ladies have posted boobie pics this week, I lost count! And y'all know how much I like them boobies. Thank you girls and keep them coming.

Happy HNT to me you. :-D

I HATE CUTTING MY HAIR HNT

Growing up, we couldn't afford haircuts in a barber shop, so my mom always cut my hair. She cut it as short as the trimmers could cut it. It was a lot like my basic training haircuts.


Growing up, I remember wishing that someday I could grow my hair longer to cover those elephant sized ears.......

.......like I did in my hippie days of the 70's.


As much as I hate going to the barber, it looks like it's about time for my quarterly haircut. I see the ear hair needs some attention as well.


Looks like my nose hairs could use a trim too.


DAMN! I need a shave too!

Will this hair cutting never end?

Have I told you I hate cutting my hair?

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Happy HNT Y'all!

Pop over to HNT Headquarters and say hi. Tell 'em BTExpress sent ya!

I HATE CUTTING MY HAIR HNT

Growing up, we couldn't afford haircuts in a barber shop, so my mom always cut my hair. She cut it as short as the trimmers could cut it. It was a lot like my basic training haircuts.


Growing up, I remember wishing that someday I could grow my hair longer to cover those elephant sized ears.......

.......like I did in my hippie days of the 70's.


As much as I hate going to the barber, it looks like it's about time for my quarterly haircut. I see the ear hair needs some attention as well.


Looks like my nose hairs could use a trim too.


DAMN! I need a shave too!

Will this hair cutting never end?

Have I told you I hate cutting my hair?

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Happy HNT Y'all!

Pop over to HNT Headquarters and say hi. Tell 'em BTExpress sent ya!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Jillie, I need your help.

How about stopping by Kohler headquarters and see if you can put a rush on the things I need for my bathroom? I'll be your best friend and I'll even give you a permanent pass to use the new shower whenever you want. :-D

Here's my dilemma. I keep having to change what I'm buying for the bathroom redesigns, because nobody has everything in stock and Kohler doesn't have them in stock either. Monday I spent 1 1/2 hours at Blackman Plumbing Supply with Kristin in sales, picking out all new stuff. Everything looked good and she verified that besides a few minor items she didn't have delivery times for and the shower door, everything else could be gotten in a few days. The shower door would take two months. The shower door won't hold me up, because I can use a tension rod and shower curtain until the door comes in.

I held up on placing the order and get Lori's and Brian's opinion on what I picked out. Good news, both Lori and Brian liked what I picked. Everything will be either white or polished chrome.

Want to see what I picked?

* Shower Door
* Lavatory Faucet
* Shower head
* Hand Shower
* Toilet
* Pedestal Sink
* Shower Controls
* Towel Bar
* Towel Ring
* Toilet Paper Holder

On my way back from my blood test yesterday, I stopped at Home Depot Expo and spoke to a salesman, Anthony. I found out there's no difference between in prices. It seems that everyone sales Kohler for 25% off list price around here. Anthony was big help and even pointed out a few things that I didn't think of, like a grab bar to hold on to or to use when getting up off the shower seat I'm having built. He said everything could be gotten in a week or two, except for the sink for my small bathroom, that is discontinued. Oh, well, I'll just have to find something else even if I have to change brands. I did have have some doubt about the delivery times so didn't place the order with Anthony. Besides, Blackman is local and that makes it easier to get addition supplies if I need them.

Today Kristin from Blackman called me and broke more bad news to me. The things I thought were minor turned out to not be so minor, like the shower head set up and hand shower and hose, and will take between 2 to 4 weeks to come in. That meant I either had to wait to start the project or pick something else.

What to do, what to do?

Fuck it! I'm waiting!

I really have my heart set on the new stuff and am tired of fucking around. That also will give me some time to find a new sink for the small bathroom and the vanity and mirror for the large bathroom.

The contractor called a little while ago. I had to tell him there were more delays, maybe up to a month. He sounded disappointed and told me to call him when I get everything.

I hope he's available when the stuff comes in. Keep your fingers crossed that he is.

Jillie, I need your help.

How about stopping by Kohler headquarters and see if you can put a rush on the things I need for my bathroom? I'll be your best friend and I'll even give you a permanent pass to use the new shower whenever you want. :-D

Here's my dilemma. I keep having to change what I'm buying for the bathroom redesigns, because nobody has everything in stock and Kohler doesn't have them in stock either. Monday I spent 1 1/2 hours at Blackman Plumbing Supply with Kristin in sales, picking out all new stuff. Everything looked good and she verified that besides a few minor items she didn't have delivery times for and the shower door, everything else could be gotten in a few days. The shower door would take two months. The shower door won't hold me up, because I can use a tension rod and shower curtain until the door comes in.

I held up on placing the order and get Lori's and Brian's opinion on what I picked out. Good news, both Lori and Brian liked what I picked. Everything will be either white or polished chrome.

Want to see what I picked?

* Shower Door
* Lavatory Faucet
* Shower head
* Hand Shower
* Toilet
* Pedestal Sink
* Shower Controls
* Towel Bar
* Towel Ring
* Toilet Paper Holder

On my way back from my blood test yesterday, I stopped at Home Depot Expo and spoke to a salesman, Anthony. I found out there's no difference between in prices. It seems that everyone sales Kohler for 25% off list price around here. Anthony was big help and even pointed out a few things that I didn't think of, like a grab bar to hold on to or to use when getting up off the shower seat I'm having built. He said everything could be gotten in a week or two, except for the sink for my small bathroom, that is discontinued. Oh, well, I'll just have to find something else even if I have to change brands. I did have have some doubt about the delivery times so didn't place the order with Anthony. Besides, Blackman is local and that makes it easier to get addition supplies if I need them.

Today Kristin from Blackman called me and broke more bad news to me. The things I thought were minor turned out to not be so minor, like the shower head set up and hand shower and hose, and will take between 2 to 4 weeks to come in. That meant I either had to wait to start the project or pick something else.

What to do, what to do?

Fuck it! I'm waiting!

I really have my heart set on the new stuff and am tired of fucking around. That also will give me some time to find a new sink for the small bathroom and the vanity and mirror for the large bathroom.

The contractor called a little while ago. I had to tell him there were more delays, maybe up to a month. He sounded disappointed and told me to call him when I get everything.

I hope he's available when the stuff comes in. Keep your fingers crossed that he is.

Monday, January 22, 2007

My Life Since My Last Post

Friday:
1. The day was like every other day since I retired.
2. Lori arrived here at 5:15pm.
3. I cooked dinner. Shrimp w/ broccoli over thin spaghetti.

Saturday:
1. Lori and I looked at an apartment, but it wasn't acceptable.
Edit: "We" aren't looking for an apartment, Lori is. I'm just helping her. She wants to move from where she is now for various reasons and so do her three children. They still live with her.

2. Lori and I looked at more things for the bathroom. I just can't decide what I want.
3. Brian's car got a flat tire on his way home from work at about 9:00pm. He has lower rider tires with fancy smancy rims. He tried to change the tire, but special lug wrench for the theft deterrent lug nuts broke. Stuck 25 miles from home, he called me and I made arrangements for a tow truck to tow him home for the paultry sum of $125.
4. I cooked dinner. Sliced steak w/ gravy over rice, lime beans and salad.

Sunday:
1. Brian broke two of my socket wrenches trying to get the lug nut off, unsuccessfully I might add. I tried, but didn't have any luck either.
2. Lori and I looked at more things for the bathroom. We did find the tile and it's in stock! Sells for about $6.00 a square foot.
3. I looked for a tool to get the lug nut off the car without success.
4. Lori and I browsed the Kohler web site and picked out hot, modern stuff for the bathrooms.
5. I cooked dinner. Stuffed salmon, twice baked potato and salad.

Monday:
1. Brian went to the place that sold him the the theft deterrent lug nuts and they had the special socket for them.
2. Brian successfully removed the lug nut.
3. Brian decided to take the lower rider tires with fancy smancy rims off his car and put on the normal tires with the stock rims on the car that he kept in the basement. You see, the lower rider tires with fancy smancy rims suck in winter weather.
4. One tires was flat!
5. Brian took the flat tire to the tire shop and they found a hole and put a plug in it.
6. Brian Removed the lower rider tires with fancy smancy rims and replaced them with the normal tires and stock rims.
7. I left to meet with Kristen at the plumbing supply house and order the Kohler stuff for the bathrooms.
8. Kristen breaks the bad news to me that the shower door is a special order and will take two months to come in. Most of the rest of the stuff will take anywhere between four and six weeks to come in.
9. I browse the catalogs and pick out stuff that can be gotten in a few days.
10. I decided that the shower door is h and sexy and that I will wait the two months for it to come in.
11. I go to VA hospital for my six-month check up.
12. They renew my prescription and in form me that I need a blood test the requires me to fast. I need to come back tomorrow for the blood test. That sucks because the hospital is 40 minute from my house.
14. The doctor made arrangements for me to see a nutritionist. Seem he wants me to loose weight because I'm fat. (my words, not his)
15. I decide to go to the Home Depot Expo store tomorrow on my way back from the VA hospital and see what they have in stock for bathrooms.
16. Come to the conclusion that designing bathrooms is a pain in the ass, but it will be worth it when they are complete. The shower will hold three or more willing adults, which opens up new, uh.................. just use your imagination for the possibilities.

My Life Since My Last Post

Friday:
1. The day was like every other day since I retired.
2. Lori arrived here at 5:15pm.
3. I cooked dinner. Shrimp w/ broccoli over thin spaghetti.

Saturday:
1. Lori and I looked at an apartment, but it wasn't acceptable.
Edit: "We" aren't looking for an apartment, Lori is. I'm just helping her. She wants to move from where she is now for various reasons and so do her three children. They still live with her.

2. Lori and I looked at more things for the bathroom. I just can't decide what I want.
3. Brian's car got a flat tire on his way home from work at about 9:00pm. He has lower rider tires with fancy smancy rims. He tried to change the tire, but special lug wrench for the theft deterrent lug nuts broke. Stuck 25 miles from home, he called me and I made arrangements for a tow truck to tow him home for the paultry sum of $125.
4. I cooked dinner. Sliced steak w/ gravy over rice, lime beans and salad.

Sunday:
1. Brian broke two of my socket wrenches trying to get the lug nut off, unsuccessfully I might add. I tried, but didn't have any luck either.
2. Lori and I looked at more things for the bathroom. We did find the tile and it's in stock! Sells for about $6.00 a square foot.
3. I looked for a tool to get the lug nut off the car without success.
4. Lori and I browsed the Kohler web site and picked out hot, modern stuff for the bathrooms.
5. I cooked dinner. Stuffed salmon, twice baked potato and salad.

Monday:
1. Brian went to the place that sold him the the theft deterrent lug nuts and they had the special socket for them.
2. Brian successfully removed the lug nut.
3. Brian decided to take the lower rider tires with fancy smancy rims off his car and put on the normal tires with the stock rims on the car that he kept in the basement. You see, the lower rider tires with fancy smancy rims suck in winter weather.
4. One tires was flat!
5. Brian took the flat tire to the tire shop and they found a hole and put a plug in it.
6. Brian Removed the lower rider tires with fancy smancy rims and replaced them with the normal tires and stock rims.
7. I left to meet with Kristen at the plumbing supply house and order the Kohler stuff for the bathrooms.
8. Kristen breaks the bad news to me that the shower door is a special order and will take two months to come in. Most of the rest of the stuff will take anywhere between four and six weeks to come in.
9. I browse the catalogs and pick out stuff that can be gotten in a few days.
10. I decided that the shower door is h and sexy and that I will wait the two months for it to come in.
11. I go to VA hospital for my six-month check up.
12. They renew my prescription and in form me that I need a blood test the requires me to fast. I need to come back tomorrow for the blood test. That sucks because the hospital is 40 minute from my house.
14. The doctor made arrangements for me to see a nutritionist. Seem he wants me to loose weight because I'm fat. (my words, not his)
15. I decide to go to the Home Depot Expo store tomorrow on my way back from the VA hospital and see what they have in stock for bathrooms.
16. Come to the conclusion that designing bathrooms is a pain in the ass, but it will be worth it when they are complete. The shower will hold three or more willing adults, which opens up new, uh.................. just use your imagination for the possibilities.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Our Trip to See the Rachael Ray Show

Yesterday, Thursday, was the big day Lori and I both had been waiting for. It was the day we were making the trip into New York City to see a taping of the Rachael Ray Show. The tickets for the show were a Christmas present to me from Lori. Lori knows I have a not so secret crush on Rachael Ray and knew I would like to go to the show and see her in person. The taping for the show we were going to see didn’t start until 3:30. We were told to be there no later than 2:30. Because that’s when the audience would start to be let in.

I decided we would take the train into the City and then take the subway to the studio. I’ve been into the City many times and found that this is really the best way in my opinion. The LIRR trains runs at least every half-hour throughout the day, so getting in and out of the City pretty much whenever you want is a snap. It doesn’t hurt that during the evening rush hour, the LIRR sells beverages on the platforms for you to take on the train and at $2.00 a beer and $5.00 a huge mixed drink it’s a good deal. Also the subway trains run every few minutes and getting around is fast and safe (regardless if what you’ve heard).

We got to the Sayville train station about 20 minute early so we sat in the shelter drinking coffee until the train arrived.











We took the 11:30 train out of Sayville and arrived at Penn Terminal before 1:00. The train ride was good. We ate a buttered roll and finished the coffee before we got to Babylon.










We switched trains at Babylon and took that one the rest of the way into the City.












After the mandatory pit stop was made, it was then on to the 1 train for the ride from 34th street to 42nd street in Time Square. That was one stop and a ride of just a couple of minutes.










Just a short walk over to the S train and one stop later we were in the infamous Grand Central Terminal.

Grand Central Terminal is everything and more than I’ve ever heard. Marble walls and floors, hell, the entire place looks like it was made of marble. Lori asked me to guess what this place cost, but I told her I had no idea.

FYI – I looked it up today, it originally cost $80 million and in today’s dollars, that would be over $2 billion. The place declined and over the years another $500 million here and there to bring it back to it’s original shape. Grand Central is a site to see and if you’re ever in New York City, you have to see the place.

This is the main concourse.













The ceiling was restored to it's original beauty. That was very impressive.












We took a walk downstairs to make another pit stop be we knew we would be staying in line for at least an hour before going in to the show. It wasn’t that easy finding our way around and took a few wrong turns before finding the bathrooms.

After that, we went back upstairs and wandered a bit before finding our way up to Lexington Avenue. Okay, now did we have to go left or right to 3rd street? Left we were told. Thanks, and now that we’re at 3rd street, which way to east 44th? Right this time. Good, there it is. We’re almost there.

Walking down 3rd street you could see the long line of people standing outside the studio audience entrance so we got on the end of the line. It was now about 1:25 so we figured we were there in plenty of time to get in. The weather wasn’t too bad yesterday, just about 40, so standing around for that hour waiting wasn’t too bad.













Across the street was a doggy gym with a limo outside. LMAO!











Right on time at 2:30, two young woman came out and started checking names off of the reservation list. Once in a while they picked groups of people out of the line and sent them right up to the front and sent them inside. We were told that these people were VIPs and probably knew someone at the show or had a few other connections. One of the women got to us and asked our name. Yep, your on the list, so she checked us off. Cool! We’re on the list!

The started sending in people to the studio and the line kept getting shorter and we got closer to the door. One of the women took a head count and spoke to a bunch of people at the end of the line. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but there isn’t enough room in the studio to hold everyone. So from here back” she stuck her arm in front of someone a couple of groups behind us, “you won’t be able to see the show today.”

Man, the look of disappointment they had. They came all this way and even stood in the misty rain and now won’t get to see the show. I felt so badly for them. But not so bad as we were still in line and going to get in.

The woman continued, “But if you want to come back sometime before April, we will issue you VIP passes that will guarantee you entrance, without having to stand on line.”

So that’s why some people were sent right up front to go in, they had been denied entrance before and now were VIPs!


The woman finished the speech she must have said a numerous times before. “Here are the instructions for requesting the tickets by email. Again I’m sorry, but as we said in the paperwork you received, this is first come first served. Thank you for taking the time to come here today. We hope to see you again.”

The people took the paper from the woman and with heads bowed, walked off mumbling and grumbling about what could have been.

The line started moving faster now and we were nearing the door. When the woman walked over to near where we were standing and said “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but there isn’t enough room in the studio to hold everyone. So from here back” she stuck her arm in front ME, “you won’t be able to see the show today.”

HOLY CRAP! We didn’t get in either! We came all this way and even stood in the misty rain and now won’t get to see the show. I felt so badly for Lori and I. That when Lori spoke up, “I lost a days pay for this.” The man standing behind her frowned, shook his head and said “Me too.”

I took the paper from the woman and tucked it into my pocket. Lori said, “We’ll just have to come back in April when the weather is warmer.

As Lori and I walked away, I heard the woman tell the group in front of where we were standing, “I’m not sure if there is enough room for your group yet, so you still may not get in. They are taking a final count now.”

I smiled a little smile, because dammit! They didn’t obey the rules and were wearing jeans, and flashy colors! I was secretly hoping they didn’t get in either.

Lori and I decided just to go back to Grand Central Terminal and get something to eat before taking the train home. It was colder now and raining slightly. It wouldn’t be any fun walking around Time Square, which was what I wanted to do.

We found our way back to Grand Central and made a pit stop downstairs in the food concourse. We’d decided to find a bar that served food to drown our sorrows for not getting in to the show.

Lori saw a sign for TOO BOOTS Bar & Restaurant. Guess these are the boots.














The menu was small but the prices were excellent. I had a huge salad with tons of things in it, garlic knots and jambalaya for just $9.95! The waitress was very friendly and did a very good job.









After we finished eating, we sat for a while talking because there was no need to rush to get home. It was a lot earlier than we expected and there were plenty of trains.

Then we were off to find Penn Station and the LIRR. First a pit stop and then we wandered around looking for the downtown S train. Well, I wandered and Lori followed patiently. That found and one stop later we got off at Time Square and caught the 1 train to Penn Station.



We just missed the 4:40 train so waited the half-hour for the 5:20. I read the paper while Lori napped and 1½ hours later we were back in good old Sayville. The 1 mile drive home and all safe and sound in the warm cozy house.









But we were sad and disappointed that we didn't get to see Rachael Ray.












*************The End*************


Edit: I forgot to tell you something. When we were waiting on line, a couple of women came out after seeing the first taping. They were so excited and practically jumping up and down yelling. It seems that some company gave Rachael tickets for a cruise to give to EVERYONE in the audience! Can you fucking believe it!? Cruise tickets! What lucky stiffs! I sure hope we get something at least that good when we finally get to see her show. Hmmmmmmm......... what do I want tickets for? :-D Naw, Rachael would never agree to that............. or would she? :-D

Our Trip to See the Rachael Ray Show

Yesterday, Thursday, was the big day Lori and I both had been waiting for. It was the day we were making the trip into New York City to see a taping of the Rachael Ray Show. The tickets for the show were a Christmas present to me from Lori. Lori knows I have a not so secret crush on Rachael Ray and knew I would like to go to the show and see her in person. The taping for the show we were going to see didn’t start until 3:30. We were told to be there no later than 2:30. Because that’s when the audience would start to be let in.

I decided we would take the train into the City and then take the subway to the studio. I’ve been into the City many times and found that this is really the best way in my opinion. The LIRR trains runs at least every half-hour throughout the day, so getting in and out of the City pretty much whenever you want is a snap. It doesn’t hurt that during the evening rush hour, the LIRR sells beverages on the platforms for you to take on the train and at $2.00 a beer and $5.00 a huge mixed drink it’s a good deal. Also the subway trains run every few minutes and getting around is fast and safe (regardless if what you’ve heard).

We got to the Sayville train station about 20 minute early so we sat in the shelter drinking coffee until the train arrived.











We took the 11:30 train out of Sayville and arrived at Penn Terminal before 1:00. The train ride was good. We ate a buttered roll and finished the coffee before we got to Babylon.










We switched trains at Babylon and took that one the rest of the way into the City.












After the mandatory pit stop was made, it was then on to the 1 train for the ride from 34th street to 42nd street in Time Square. That was one stop and a ride of just a couple of minutes.










Just a short walk over to the S train and one stop later we were in the infamous Grand Central Terminal.

Grand Central Terminal is everything and more than I’ve ever heard. Marble walls and floors, hell, the entire place looks like it was made of marble. Lori asked me to guess what this place cost, but I told her I had no idea.

FYI – I looked it up today, it originally cost $80 million and in today’s dollars, that would be over $2 billion. The place declined and over the years another $500 million here and there to bring it back to it’s original shape. Grand Central is a site to see and if you’re ever in New York City, you have to see the place.

This is the main concourse.













The ceiling was restored to it's original beauty. That was very impressive.












We took a walk downstairs to make another pit stop be we knew we would be staying in line for at least an hour before going in to the show. It wasn’t that easy finding our way around and took a few wrong turns before finding the bathrooms.

After that, we went back upstairs and wandered a bit before finding our way up to Lexington Avenue. Okay, now did we have to go left or right to 3rd street? Left we were told. Thanks, and now that we’re at 3rd street, which way to east 44th? Right this time. Good, there it is. We’re almost there.

Walking down 3rd street you could see the long line of people standing outside the studio audience entrance so we got on the end of the line. It was now about 1:25 so we figured we were there in plenty of time to get in. The weather wasn’t too bad yesterday, just about 40, so standing around for that hour waiting wasn’t too bad.













Across the street was a doggy gym with a limo outside. LMAO!











Right on time at 2:30, two young woman came out and started checking names off of the reservation list. Once in a while they picked groups of people out of the line and sent them right up to the front and sent them inside. We were told that these people were VIPs and probably knew someone at the show or had a few other connections. One of the women got to us and asked our name. Yep, your on the list, so she checked us off. Cool! We’re on the list!

The started sending in people to the studio and the line kept getting shorter and we got closer to the door. One of the women took a head count and spoke to a bunch of people at the end of the line. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but there isn’t enough room in the studio to hold everyone. So from here back” she stuck her arm in front of someone a couple of groups behind us, “you won’t be able to see the show today.”

Man, the look of disappointment they had. They came all this way and even stood in the misty rain and now won’t get to see the show. I felt so badly for them. But not so bad as we were still in line and going to get in.

The woman continued, “But if you want to come back sometime before April, we will issue you VIP passes that will guarantee you entrance, without having to stand on line.”

So that’s why some people were sent right up front to go in, they had been denied entrance before and now were VIPs!


The woman finished the speech she must have said a numerous times before. “Here are the instructions for requesting the tickets by email. Again I’m sorry, but as we said in the paperwork you received, this is first come first served. Thank you for taking the time to come here today. We hope to see you again.”

The people took the paper from the woman and with heads bowed, walked off mumbling and grumbling about what could have been.

The line started moving faster now and we were nearing the door. When the woman walked over to near where we were standing and said “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but there isn’t enough room in the studio to hold everyone. So from here back” she stuck her arm in front ME, “you won’t be able to see the show today.”

HOLY CRAP! We didn’t get in either! We came all this way and even stood in the misty rain and now won’t get to see the show. I felt so badly for Lori and I. That when Lori spoke up, “I lost a days pay for this.” The man standing behind her frowned, shook his head and said “Me too.”

I took the paper from the woman and tucked it into my pocket. Lori said, “We’ll just have to come back in April when the weather is warmer.

As Lori and I walked away, I heard the woman tell the group in front of where we were standing, “I’m not sure if there is enough room for your group yet, so you still may not get in. They are taking a final count now.”

I smiled a little smile, because dammit! They didn’t obey the rules and were wearing jeans, and flashy colors! I was secretly hoping they didn’t get in either.

Lori and I decided just to go back to Grand Central Terminal and get something to eat before taking the train home. It was colder now and raining slightly. It wouldn’t be any fun walking around Time Square, which was what I wanted to do.

We found our way back to Grand Central and made a pit stop downstairs in the food concourse. We’d decided to find a bar that served food to drown our sorrows for not getting in to the show.

Lori saw a sign for TOO BOOTS Bar & Restaurant. Guess these are the boots.














The menu was small but the prices were excellent. I had a huge salad with tons of things in it, garlic knots and jambalaya for just $9.95! The waitress was very friendly and did a very good job.









After we finished eating, we sat for a while talking because there was no need to rush to get home. It was a lot earlier than we expected and there were plenty of trains.

Then we were off to find Penn Station and the LIRR. First a pit stop and then we wandered around looking for the downtown S train. Well, I wandered and Lori followed patiently. That found and one stop later we got off at Time Square and caught the 1 train to Penn Station.



We just missed the 4:40 train so waited the half-hour for the 5:20. I read the paper while Lori napped and 1½ hours later we were back in good old Sayville. The 1 mile drive home and all safe and sound in the warm cozy house.









But we were sad and disappointed that we didn't get to see Rachael Ray.












*************The End*************


Edit: I forgot to tell you something. When we were waiting on line, a couple of women came out after seeing the first taping. They were so excited and practically jumping up and down yelling. It seems that some company gave Rachael tickets for a cruise to give to EVERYONE in the audience! Can you fucking believe it!? Cruise tickets! What lucky stiffs! I sure hope we get something at least that good when we finally get to see her show. Hmmmmmmm......... what do I want tickets for? :-D Naw, Rachael would never agree to that............. or would she? :-D

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Remodeling HNT

I decided to remodel my place. The first step was to replace the front door and all of the interior doors, that took three days. The next step will be to remodel the bathrooms. It's tough making all the decisions for things like choosing the fixtures for the bathroom and deciding on the style, colors or even just simple things like "Do I get a shower door in the bathroom or a shower curtain."

I was having a difficult time deciding between the shower door and the shower curtain, so Lori got in a shower at Lowes to help me decide. I think I've decided, but I 'm not sure.

It's between this.....................




Which do you prefer?


Happy HNT Y'all!

Remodeling HNT

I decided to remodel my place. The first step was to replace the front door and all of the interior doors, that took three days. The next step will be to remodel the bathrooms. It's tough making all the decisions for things like choosing the fixtures for the bathroom and deciding on the style, colors or even just simple things like "Do I get a shower door in the bathroom or a shower curtain."

I was having a difficult time deciding between the shower door and the shower curtain, so Lori got in a shower at Lowes to help me decide. I think I've decided, but I 'm not sure.

It's between this.....................




Which do you prefer?


Happy HNT Y'all!