The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: July, 2006

Bathtubs It Is!

Okay, too damned hot to do anything today, and due to circumstances I shouldn’t discuss in a public forum but let’s just say if you grew up in the 70s, using these products would allow me to go horseback riding, I didn’t want to go tubing.

But we entertained ourselves as best we could, and we started to enjoy the new Animaniacs dvd set…5 DVDs……whoooooooooo! If I was writing this on my computer, I’d make that a link to Amazon and make a buck if you bought a copy. So use my link over on the right…


Weekend Planning

I’m trying to find something fun to do this weekend. I think our family could use a little fun (for reasons I can’t really get into here right now) in our lives. I thought my step-kids were going to join us, because we haven’t seen them for what seems like months, but apparently they don’t feel like they need to spend any time with us. Very sad, but what are you going to do?

So suggestions for this weekend people. Let’s see them. We already have a couple of ideas in the running, including Canobe Lake Park, Six Flags and cleaning the tub. Add your suggestions to the comments.


Let’s Pretend It’s Saturday

Just when I was getting into the swing of the weekend, we get Monday dumped on us. Rather unceremoniously, I might add.

I want a do-over. It’s not that I wasted the weekend, but I want an extra scoop or two. If the weekend was ice cream, it is like I was handed a kiddie cone and then after only a couple of licks the whole thing fell into the dirt before I could even enjoy it.

And it was *good* ice cream too – something with an animal in the name. Moose tracks, or purple cow or aardvaark ears or something like that. Saturday is no Plain Jane scoop of vanilla frozen yoghurt.

I demand a replacement cone with two scoops and sprinkles, dammit.



Oh my gosh, taking a picture of the tomato plant was a stroke of genius, because one of them is turning red! It’s a pale peachy color right now. I’m so excited!

So the question is, do I tell my parents? Because maybe they’d want me to share with them. I’m loking for new flowers to make sure my whole crop for 2006 isn’t just what’s on the plant today. I want tomatos until the first frost!


Can’t Get Enough of the Dunkin Donuts Commercials?

Far be it for me to point out that iTunes has a They Might Be Giants free section (I think under Podcasts, I don’t have it in front of me) and you can download every single last one, including classics like Karate, Pleather, Things I Like to Do, and Plenty of Room. I know some people hate it but I like “Things I Like to Do”:

Things are what I like to do
Doing things is what I like to do
Things are what I like to do
No twiddling of Thumbs
I get everything done
I’m slightly more productive
Now than previous because
I’m slightly more efficient
Than I previously was
Doing things is what I like to do
Doing things is what I like to do


Greenies Waiting for Sunshine

Here is the current Big DumpTruck bumper (sic) crop of tomaters. I have no idea when the damned things are going to start showing signs of turning red. It was so hot this week that I had high hopes (if memory serves, tomatoes really love hot weather). I don’t think I’m going to have enough to share, so don’t even ask, okay? I could eat every single one of this in one day and not think twice about it. And then I could go poop in the back yard and start up another crop. Go seeds!


Stupid Spammers

Had to turn on the thingy that makes you type in a word to deter the spammers that have hit this week. Can I just tell you how much I detest them? I wish very very bad things on them. I do. It’s not very Christian of me, but I think spam would even piss off Jesus.

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget the tomato photo. I need to take it first.


I Was Going to Tell You Something

But I can’t remember what it was. It was probably really funny. You would have liked it, I know that deep in my heart. But I’m blanking on what it was, so I can only tell you that I was going to tell you something.

I’m sorry.

To make it up to you, tomorrow I will take a photo of my tomato plant and post it. That will make you feel better, right? I’ve got about 8 tomatoes on the sucker, and I’m just waiting for one of them to give me some kind of hint that they will eventually turn red. Sheesh. I want a fresh tomato already!


Normally, I Like LL Bean

Normally, I Like LL Bean. However, yesterday a new catelog arrived. And it’s the fall catelog. Fall. FALL.

Yes, thank you.

So I like fall as much as the next guy, but I’m getting too old to wish for time to fly by. I haven’t even been able to appropriately enjoy this summer, why would I want to wish it was already fall?

I thumbed through a couple of pages, but when I saw hats and gloves I was forced to fling the horrid thing across the room. I cannot and will not go glove shopping in July. Just no.



Dear Burger King Customers:

Have you been losing sleep over the fact that when you eat at BK you were limited to a sandwich that only had 2 meat patties on it? I mean really, ordering two doubles was a problem?

Okay, so does the new 4 patty sandwich take care of that part of your deeply dissatisfied life?

More important, do people look at you in a horrified manor when you order one? I think I’d have to wear a disguise, and make sure I was in a town I’d never visited before.