Thursday, May 31, 2007

HNT - step into my office edition

Someone I once knew had an office fantasy.

Who am I to deny something like that?

**, can you come into my office for a minute, well, maybe more like an hour or two?
Happy HNT all!

Kitty update - we have found a home for one of the critters, the black/grey/white precious ball of fur is moving out tomorrow. One down, one to go.

Charlie, typically I would love the little things... however, already have two monster cats and two dogs - we're at our limit. I'll pay the freight to GB if you want the last one... ;>)

** after seeing this posted I just wanted to clear one thing up. My office isn't nearly as messy as it appears, must be the camera angle.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday. We sailed right past Monday this week didn't we. If you had to work yesterday... sucks to be you.

It's FreeBooby Tuesday.

We have underwater boobs. Only fitting since I spent so much time in the pool this weekend.

And we have big boobs.

Yeah Boobs!

and yeah, the Tequila was good. That and the Coronas and the Reisling and the food, and the company. Three days of lazy are not good for the Pirate.

Oh, and we had a couple of kittens move in Friday. Long story. Looking for homes for them if anybody's interested. They are litter box trained and toes are their snack of choice.

Have a great day peoples.

Friday, May 25, 2007

FuckYou! Friday

It's Friiiiiiidaaaaayyyyy.

Guess who's taking the weekend off? Yeah, that's right. Yours truly.

Need it bad. and a few days off too.

My cousin from Lauderdale and his family are coming over for the weekend and he's bringing a bottle of 100 year old (?) Tequila that somebody gave him. Yeah, MG, I'll have a shot glass set aside for you, c'mon over. I'm gonna get blinded. Seriously.

The pool area is sparkly clean and the water's about 86 degrees. Guess where I'll be. Have to make floaties for my beer and shot glass.

Now, FuckYou! Friday.
Don't ya just love that pic?

Fuck it all, I'm off for three days. Then it'll probably take another 3 or 4 to recover, fuck that too.

Fuck you to payroll. We've doubled the size of the crew in the past week, up to 6 now. Gonna need at least two more in a week or so. The check for payroll this week was 4 times what my original payroll was. Holy shit.

Fuck me, damn I'm tired. Feeling better today though, better than I've been in a few weeks. Gotta keep it that way.

Have a great fucking weekend peoples. If ya wanna come by for the party, bring it on.

Grandma update is below, with a pic of the farm.

Pirate out.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Grandma Update

Sorry all, no HNT this week. Can barely find time to breathe.

I wanted to give y'all an update on Grandma though; you guys are the best. I was just getting it out there and off my brain and the support and well wishes were incredible. I thank you and I know she would too.

Latest word is she's out of intensive care and in a regular room in Pittsburgh now. She'll be leaving probably tomorrow and headed back to the hospital in her little town. The initial problem has been taken care of although they came up with another before they were done. She'll be in the local hospital for a week or so maybe and she's gonna need some therapy of some sort before they'l let her go home.

The start of it all was a lesion in her stomach that was bleeding, now they're worried about her heart. My Mom says that she'll probably need to have full time help at home now when she gets out. She's been pretty independent up till this time, maybe not so much anymore.

Again thanks for the wishes and prayers and all. Here's a pic of the farm so you can see where I spent my summers oh so many years ago. This pic is hanging in the Pennsylvania welcome center on I-79 at the W. Va border.

Monday, May 21, 2007

I love my Grandma

Yeah, that's an odd post title for me isn't it???

It comes because Grandma is lying in a hospital in Pittsburgh, she's got some bleeding in her stomach and they thought they had it under control but today, maybe not so much. She's been around a long time, she celebrated her 94th birthday in February.

Her and my Pap were married 75 years, 75 fucking years, how often does that happen? That date took place in October of 1994. We lost Pap the following August, he was 96 when he went. He'd been ready to go for about 6 years, he was just too tough to die.

Now Grandma's been to the hospital before, ususally for fluid buildups in her chest. Everytime I get the call that she's in the hospital I'd always say it's not her time and not worry about it. For some reason I don't have that attitude this time. This time I'm concerned. I love that woman. I loved Pap too.

They have a farm in SW Pennsylvania, I spent most of my youthful summers there. Hanging with the cousins, working the farm, helping out Uncles on their farms. Long damned way from the Caribbean, but it is one of the places I hold most dear. Over their later years the farm declined. Pap had a sawmill, that's how he supported his family; it's gone now too. When Grandma goes, it's all over. I hate to see it happen, really hate to see it happen.

I just hope that me thinking this may be the end is because I've had such a shitty couple of weeks and everything's gonna be okay. It's just my juju sense is tingling, and it's not positive.

When Pap died in August of '04 there were 102, count 'em, 102, direct descendents. That doesn't count spouses, step children, etc. Big damn family eh?

Grandma, I know you're not reading this, but you need to know that you mean the world to me. I've told you a thousand times how much you and Pap and that farm means to me and I had to tell you again.

How bout throwing some good wishes Grandma's way. I know when she gets better she'd love to make y'all some bread and jelly and can you some veggies. She's just sweet that way.

I love my Grandma.

Friday, May 18, 2007

FuckYou! Friday

I had the coolest fucking post put together with all my venom spewed from the week at everybody who pissed me off. And believe me it was a long damned list.

I had all my greatest fuckyou pictures in it, from the skeleton to big bird, the little girl asking for help dealing with fucktards and the tatooed and pierced topless chick flipping both barrels.

It was some of my best work.

My wireless connection went down when I hit publish and my post disappeared into the ether.


So FUCK ALL. I'm done.

Friday is turning out like every other day this week so far. I have 6 men, at a cost of $100 per hour sitting on their thumbs in North Tampa waiting on a truck full of material that was supposed to leave Orlando at 6 AM THIS MORNING... I was just told it may be there by 1 pm.


So, here it is. Fuck everything. I'm done. I'm turning on the answering machine and leaving. There's a box of Coronas in my immediate future. After that, maybe a booby bar. Who knows. I'm outa here.

Have a great fucking weekend peoples!

Pirate out.

Oh, and thanks for the glowing, positive responses to my post from yesterday. 8 x 10 prints are available in the ship's gift shop. I'd be proud to be anybody's desktop pic. ;>)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

HNT - time for something completely different edition

Yesterday's post was not like me, today's isn't much different.

When I hit this point I tell myself it's time to do something stupid.

Something completely out of character, something unlike me.
Well, this will have to suffice for now.

Happy HNT.

Thanks for the love, and don't worry. It'll work itself out, it always does. It's just a matter of when. The Pirate is "pigheadedly optimistic" that'll never change. If things don't change, I'll be running away to join the circus and I'll let you know when we're coming to your town.

ATL LG, when's the boat leave?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I can't be the rock
not today

sometimes I wanna pop
sometimes I wanna say

I'd like to break down
but I can't find the time
they're all looking to me
to keep it in line

I hope I can keep it in line.

*Lyrics by Cross Candian Ragweed

Went home yesterday completely drained, physically and mentally.

Added three men to the payroll, now I'm responsible for 6 people, not including myself.

Feeling the strain of running the business and holding the job, revenues and expeditures, just everything. I'm over tired and over committed; I should probably just be committed.

When I got home there was major conflict with the mrs, minor conflict with the youngest, got those somewhat worked out and then there's a major conflict with the mrs and the oldest. I really didn't need any of this, not now.

I try to solve things and work stuff out for everybody, keep the peace at all costs; where do I turn to get my shit worked out and find some peace?

I'd like to break down...

I just can't find the time.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

HNT - show me the money edition

TME has been waving that $20 I asked for in my face all week, wanting to see some pirate flesh before she'd part with it...

I have some good news and some bad. Ya see, here in this county you're not allowed to have alchohol and nekkidness in the same place. Pisses me off entirely, cuz to me, there's nuthin better than a cold beer and a naked woman to put a smile on my face and I can't get it all in one spot. I'm all about convenience you see.

Anywho, since Coronas are always on the menu around here, along with MG's margaritas and other hallucinagenic tropical concoctions, it would be a violation of numerous county ordinances for complete nekkidness. Sorry TME.

That was the bad news.

Now for the good.

I did take a new HNT pic, it does show pirate flesh, and it has approved for use in this space.

Also gives me a chance to fly my Pirate colors.
So, hopefully that was enough flesh to get me that 20 spot from TME. Things are tight and I need to raise some cash. There are some out-takes available to the highest bidder, c'mon peoples - Surrender the Booty.

Happy HNT all. Click the blue button over to the right, yeah, that's it, down a little bit, now ya got it... and join the fun.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

FreeBooby Tuesday

Hey All,

Same shit, different day.

Busy, crazy, busy Ted!

Here's some boobage for ya.

Man, I got a ton of shit to do. Will try to post something of a nekkid pirate for HNT - really need that 20 spot from TME. Other than that I'll be missing for a while.

Pirate out.