The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: September, 2002

Fantasy Bazeball

Well, I didn’t end up in last place. My team, the Bench Warmers, who spent the first few weeks of the season in 1st place, finished up in 8th. Just when I finally got my team straightened out, the season ended. I swear, next year I’m going to do better. Hell, I did better this year because of things I learned last year. But one of my biggest flaws is that I leave people in too long. If one of my players has a great May, his June AND July can stink before I pull him out. Next year, I’m going to be better, I swear.

My Fantasy Football team, by the way, is in 5th place. I may drop to 6th after the Monday Night game, but hey, it’s not last place. Oh, but uh, it’s not if you win or lose, right? As long as my QB doesn’t throw 4 interceptions again next week, I’ll be happy.


Project Greenlight

There is just no way I’m going to finish this script by Wednesday. Or it would be finished (barely) but not edited, and that certainly isn’t going to impress anyone. I guess maybe I’ll keep working but I’ve got SO many more pages to write…it needs to be a minimum of 80, and well, I’m not there yet. Not even close (Okay, I’ve only got 8 completed pages). I thought I had until Thursday, but I only have until Wednesday. PLUS you have to fill out an application, pay $30, and also register your script with two different organizations (to protect your copyright) which I’m sure costs money as well.

I’m kind of sad that I didn’t get it finished, I certainly had enough time to do it, I just didn’t have it at the top of my To Do list.

Well, I’m not wasting the beautiful weather of the next three days only to find out I don’t have the money to do this OR a completed script that I think stands a chance. So I’m going to go pumpkin picking today. It won’t be as exciting as yesterday, but that’s okay too.


Wouldja Look at Me!

Wow, first I give you a whole page of pictures of a cow giving birth, and then I updated my Open Letters page. I’d better go rest now.


Somedays, You Just Hit the Jackpot

I was going to explain here, but I ended up putting all the text on a page with photos. Nothing particularly “gross” but beware that this stuff may bring up a conversation you haven’t had yet. September 27, 2002 – a new “cow girl”


Oooh, a Sever Weather Alert!

I have to admit, my heart beats a little faster when I see a red asterisk next to my city’s name on my Yahoo page. It means something’s happening…something…just a little out of the ordinary. Xtreme Weather! Okay, so the link will maybe show you nothing, if you aren’t reading this today. So I’ll cut and paste for you slackers.

" The remnants of Isidore...Over Ohio late this morning...Will move
across southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire tonight.

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31
to 39 mph...Or gusts will Range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes May cause Minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution
until the winds subside.

I don’t know if I have a high profile vehicle or not. I think maybe I do, because I used my inkjet printer to create a bumper sticker (removable) and I’m kind of pleased with how it raises the profile of my 10-year-old car. I am noticable, baby.

On the other hand, I’m glad I saw this because I shouldn’t leave the umbrella in the stand. And I should give a Flintstone’s Chewable to my lawn pinwheel, cause he’s gonna be busy tonight.



I was going to put Junior in his new boots today (light up construction vehicles on the side…he’s just about too old/bigfoot-y for these light-up shoes so we’re enjoying this last pair. But I realized I hadn’t waterproofed them yet, and she is mighty rainy out there today. Good think he didn’t see the boots before I remembered, or I would have had a wrestling match on my hands.

We got the new 3-2-1 Penguins video yesterday, and I was a little disappointed. I do love the series, but this one just wasn’t as good as the last one. It also seemed REALLY short. I will have to go back and look at the running time of the others, but I guess I just wanted more for my money, when you figure you can buy a full length movie like Monster, Inc. for the same price. I understand Big Idea isn’t Disney, but from where I sit, my wallet is looking for relief. Oh, and we also got a Larry Boy videotape for only $9. I actually think this one is better than the last one, but I might need to watch it again. As if there were any question about it.

So now I’m all pumped to see Jonah in two weeks. Junior doesn’t understand why I’m so excited but I find their movies really funny, plus after owning them all for the past 3 or 4 years, I’m psyched to to see a full-length feature at the movies. So there!


Pre-Season Christmas Shopping

I’m calling it that, anyway. I was just poking around on Amazon, trying to decide which game system would be the best one to get for a 5 year old (cause Junior turns 5 two weeks after Chrismtas). I narrowed it down to a GameCube or a PS2. I know Mr. Dump things the PS2 is the way to go, because it will play all the old games and DVDs, but looking at the available games for kids Junior’s age, I am leaning toward the GameCube. The other systems seems to be overflowing with sports and racing games. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But of all the games we have for the current Playstation, the sports games are his least favorite. He does have a few racing games he likes, but he isn’t in it for the RACE part of the race. With Lego Racers, he likes to build his car and pick out his little Lego guy.

So I decided on a gamecube, because there were a LOT of other action and adventure games that are “safe” for younger kids. I piled up my Amazon wishlist with all the games that looked the most like stuff he (and I) would like. Now I just have to wait for a regular paycheck. Or lottery winnings. Except I haven’t played the lottery in quite some time, so I’d better not count those chickens.

p.s. Is it cold in here or is it just me?


Another Film to Amuse You

If you’re like me, you don’t get to the cineplex too often. That’s why I am now providing you with free movies to view in your browser. No need to thank me.


Question of the Day

While waiting in the drive-thru line at Dunkin Donuts yesterday, Junior asks “Why do old people like coffee so much?”

Well, that’s a good question. I have no idea, as I AM NOT AN OLD PERSON!



I put that Google toolbar on my copy of Internet Explorer, and it has a little icon for page rank. If you hover over the button it tells you the importance rating of the page you’re on. The main Dump page is 6/10 for importance. The blog’s importance rating is only 4/10. I think we can do better than that, don’t you?

In other news, stuff I wrote last Friday is already in Google being searched. I’m talking about Tom Brady dating Tara Reid. Of course, now let’s see how long before this gets picked up too. I don’t begrudge these guys the chance to date, but geez, do they have to date the hottest women on the planet?