Archive for June, 2010

My Papa

Posted in General Life on June 15, 2010 by theerivs

Welp my Dad, had some blockage, and they put a stent in. He’s doing good, and I’m talked to him yesterday.

Don’t get me wrong I love both my parents, but I’m closer to my father. When my mother divorced my father I think she did it for the most stupid of reasons, Money. Tell you the truth I still have issues with that. My mother thinks money is the end all and be all of life. Don’t get me wrong, I know money is important, but my life doesn’t revolve around it.

So during the seperation, and divorce I lived with my Dad, and it was just me and him. I saw him go through a period of depression, and it was hard to see him that way. So I would just try to hang out with him as much as I could, and make sure he was ok. Sometimes it would be just as simple as just sitting there watching some stupid cop show with him.

My Dad has always been there for me, during High School he made every one of my sporting events, whenever I hurt myself, he would be there with some tough love in one hand, and an aspirin in the other. He made sure I had cars to get around in, and always had some advice for me no matter what my problem was. Sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye, but we always understood why.

Do I love my Mother more than my Father, No…It’s just me and my mother are so unlike each other, we butt heads from time to time. Where as me and my Dad lived together, and there would be no issues for weeks. I’m glad the big guy is doing better, I think I would be in a bad place if I lost him, but worst yet if we lost him, my poor Grandmother would be devastated.

Monday Hangover

Posted in General Life on June 14, 2010 by theerivs

Friday I just stayed in, relaxed.

Saturday – Tallegdega had a party for his girlfriend. I was stunned to see the German there, Nascar was there, Towelie, RJ, Commando, Geek Princess…and the Jackass. There was a couple people that were missing. That’s a shame cause it was a great party.  I started in on the standing bottle of Early Times I have at Talledega’s. It’s like a gallon jug, I got only a quarter of it left. I knew I was in for it, when Talledega’s cousin was handing out shots like it was his job. Then later that night I walked in on Talledega’s cousin, and Jackass playing One on One Flippy Cup with Apple Pie Drinks instead of Beer, by the way this apple pie is made with Everclear, and is lethal . Oh and they also made Jello Shots with good ole Everclear as well. So after drinking up a storm, and eating well. Commando made this awesome pasta salad, but I think it needed more cheese.

So after the party, it was the after party.We hit the bars, I slowed it down a bit, cause I was driving…Jackass on the other hand sped it up. I think Jackass puked outside cause he disappeared a bit.  We all headed down to Durbins, where this one bartender and me always give each other shit…where she goes, “I hate you River” …she doesn’t mean it. I don’t think.

So alot of us ended up at Olympic Star. I was Geek Princesse’s bitch since I was broke. It was funny because we we’re going back and forth fighting like we were a couple. A couple girls I know were making out with each other. I don’t know on one hand it’s a turn on, but on the other these are people I know making out with each other. It’s kinda of …well…wierd. I drove Geek Princess home, and we watched a little of the Lord of the Rings, she likes to gloat on the fact she knew the elven word for friend….by the way it’s “Mellon”. Geek Princess as drunk as she was knew the sword Gandalf wielded and it’s companion sword. Glamdring, and Orcrist….I nearly cried tears of joy.

Sunday – spent some time with my Dad, and Grandparents. My Dad is getting an angiogram today so I hope things go well. Then I went to fix a friends computer. When I was done with that, lo and behold it’s the bartender that hates me….”What? Your computer is broken? ” I laughed my ass off. I told her how Karma was a biotch. I could not fix her computer, it was toast. I helped her pick out a new one, and set it up for her.

Photo Friday: World Cup Edition!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11, 2010 by Mike

In before #1 comes to criticize!

When do I go into panic mode.

Posted in General Life with tags on June 11, 2010 by theerivs

My father had heart troubles before, and he was having shortness of breath last week, so he went in for a stress test. So my brother told me the night before last my father failed the stress test, and needs to have an angiogram on Monday. Now I called him yesterday morning to see how he’s doing. I got the voicemail, ok my Dad is a busy guy sometimes being a mover and shaker that he is, but he’s usually good at returning my calls. So I called again last night…voicemail again.  Nada. Now I get a little nervous, so I am looking for my stepmothers cell phone number I don’t have it. I call my brother he don’t have it. I called my Aunt, Grandparents…of all my people My Mom had it.

So I called my Stepmother, and got the voicemail.

I just got a bad feeling, bout this, maybe I’m just being a nervous nelly since all this stuff been happening to my friend’s parents. Maybe these are all just coincindences…but if I don’t hear anything by tonight. Normally I would be fine, My Father is just like me, sometimes he pulls a disappearing act, but on the wake of hearing he’s got heart problems…Something just doesn’t sit right with me.  I’m fucking taking a trip to Justice to see what the is the dealio if someone doesn’t get a hold of me by tonight.

**Update – Heard from my father, something happened to his phone. Yeah bullshit, he’s avoiding us cause he hates talking about this shit. That’s cool I understand. I’ll be seeing him Sunday, to personally give him a foot up his ass.

The Bandwagon

Posted in Art of Man with tags , , on June 10, 2010 by theerivs

The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup…I’m happy that it’s over, well more like my liver is happy. I’m happy for the fans though, even though I am a die hard Pittsburgh fan. (Actually after the Bears, I do love the Steelers..The Iron Curtain Biotches)   The Penguins had our moment in the sun last year.

This is what I hate though every Tom, Dick and Sue hopping on the Bandwagon, screaming Go Hawks.  Where were you during the season when Hawks suffered some crushing defeats, or some great wins…I didn’t see any Hawks post then. There is a handful of people, none of them more devout then Towelie who I give credit for sticking by his team through out the season. Those are the people I’m happy for. The True Fans.

Enjoy your win Chicago, The Pens will be back, and we’re gathering strength as we speak. Like I told Towlie, an Pen fan will tell you it’s one thing to win the Cup, it’s another to keep it.

5 Things I don’t understand about women.

Posted in General Life with tags on June 9, 2010 by theerivs

5. Shoes – What the hell is the deal, I know women have boxes…and boxes of shoes. I can understand having alot of shoes, but when you have 3 closets full…really? But they keep buying more. Not just the quantity, don’t you ladies try those mofoes on. I swear I might snap if another girl says her shoes are killing her. Who’s fault is that now?

4. Pillows – It seems women have this love affair with pillows, They can build forts with them. Why so many pillows, when you ask them they say those are for decoration. Those are for decoration those pillows are. I never…ever walked into a bedroom and go those are some nice looking pillows….never. I’m pretty sure most straight men haven’t.

3. Cattiness – When I introduce a new girl to a group of my friends that are girls I can actually see my friends pick this girl apart. Women are sometimes like sharks, but very passive aggressive ones. That’s another thing women are relentless with their hate. I would say women are truly more vicious when riled. Like one time this guy was fighting, I grabbed him he was all cool. I had him. His girlfriend on the other hand went ballistic, tried to smash a bottle over me, called me every name in the book. 

2. Why don’t they just say what they want – Girl never say what they truly want. “Sure you can watch the game”, then when you watch it they get pissed. Then you ask them why they are pissed, they say cause you watched the game. I mean what the hell I read minds now, I’m the great Carnak the mind reader.

1. Hormones – You know right from wrong, and I think sometimes you women use this excuse to let out your inner bitch. Hey I get tired and cranky doesn’t give me the right to act like a jagoff. When your wrong, your wrong. Apologize correctly, don’t just come to me and go. “Oh I was hormonal”

Now you might ask why I didn’t list things like them dating jerks, their damned need to plan, or their OCD habits. Cause I feel these are human flaws, Girls like Jerks, Boys like Bad Girls, that’s human nature. OCD, and planning I get that actually they do those things cause women be crazy…yo.

30 Truths…

Posted in General Life with tags , , on June 7, 2010 by theerivs

Stehmar and ex-guildie shared this with me, I thought it was funny, thought I would pass it on.


1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this – ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than K.

20. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.

21. Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent an ass from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

29. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

30. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet my behind everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!