|Saturday, April 14th, 2012|
Livejournal still exists? ..huh..
|Wednesday, November 24th, 2010|
|Wednesday, May 27th, 2009|
I've slept a total of 5 hours since Monday morning.
I swear I'm seeing shit.
mrphlppf Current Mood: drained
|Monday, May 25th, 2009|
..trainwrecks are a source of entertainment, therapeutic derision or self reinforcement.
..other times, they're just trainwrecks..
(tm) Current Mood: cynical
|Friday, February 27th, 2009|
|A Periwinkle Icecube (xposted)
My car was so encased in ice this morning that I had to crawl in through the HATCH.
The doors were frozen shut so completely that, once I crawled in, I couldn't open the doors even from the inside. Swift kicks from a drummer's legs couldn't even convince the f&%$ers to open, though they did manage to crack something important sounding inside.
..and since I can't open the hatch from inside the car, (see "safety feature") I was trapped. I couldn't help but think of one of my favorite childhood books, David Axton's 1976 "Prison of Ice". (see revised and re-released as Dean Kootz's 1995 "Icebound")
I had to start the car and wait until the heater defrosted the windshield enough to get me to the gas station. (a scary proposition considering I was running on fumes)
Fortunately, the added heat in the car combined with the mega stiff (see "bone jarring") suspension seemed to loosen up my ice cocoon enough for me to kick the door open when I got to the gas station.
Come quickly, summer.
|Sunday, February 22nd, 2009|
|I LEAVE FOR THREE DAYS....
East side pub owner faces child porn charges
By Marie Rohde of the Journal Sentinel
Posted: Feb. 20, 2009
The owner of a popular Milwaukee bar was charged Friday with four counts of possessing child pornography.
Mark Rasmussen, 50, faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 on each count if convicted. He has been ordered to make an initial appearance Feb. 25 before Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Patricia McMahon.
According to the criminal complaint, Wisconsin Department of Justice and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last week executed search warrants on Rasmussen's home and business, Points East Pub, 1501 N. Jackson St., a popular venue for live music. The officers confiscated two laptop computers.
The investigators had reviewed documents the federal investigators obtained that showed that Rasmussen had purchased six 30-day memberships to child pornography sites in 2006 and 2007 using a PayPal account, the complaint says.
Rasmussen told investigators he surfed the Web for pornography and thought that if he viewed but did not download the images, it was legal, and that he deleted images of subjects if he thought they were under 18.
Craig Klyve, director of the Justice Department's Investigative Services Bureau, said such cases are a top priority of Attorney General J.D. Van Hollen. Klyve said the agency has been part of a nationwide Internet Crimes Against Children program for a decade. Last year, 95 people were arrested in Wisconsin, he said.
Despite increased prosecution, the availability of child pornography on the Internet seems to be growing. That and the ability of pedophiles to communicate easily with each other have exacerbated the problem, Klyve said, and made users less inhibited.
"The chat rooms create an atmosphere where these people believe their conduct is less wrong," he said. Current Mood: sad
|Friday, February 13th, 2009|
|Tuesday, February 10th, 2009|
|Quote of the year.. ..so far.
From Fox 6 (gag) in regards to Wisconsin State Fair's latest culinary masterpiece..
"Why would you dip bacon in Chocolate??"
"Because it's the American way."
|Sunday, February 8th, 2009|
So I finally got the name of the lady that jacked my van.
56 years old. Lives in a craptacular part of bay view in what can only be described as "modest accommodations". Its obvious that there is nothing to be sued for.
..but she DOES have a pretty colorful background as far as her driving habits are concerned.
(this is all with in the last 4 years and doesn't include open or dismissed cases)
343.05(3)(a) Operate w/o Valid License(1st Violation)
343.05(3)(a) Operate w/o Valid License(2nd w/in3 Yrs)
343.44(1)(a) Operating While Suspended
346.63(1)(b) Operating with PAC .10 or More (1st)
346.63(1)(a) Operating While under Influence (1st)
346.57(2)(.) Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed
343.44(1)(b) Operating While Revoked
346.63(1)(a) Operating While under Influence (2nd)
346.63(1)(b) Operating with PAC .08 or More (2nd)
As soon as WCCA is updated, there will be a hit and run added to that list.
Did I mention she DOESN'T HAVE INSURANCE?
I can't believe people like this are still allowed to purchase, title, plate and register vehicles in a state the DOESN'T REQUIRE INSURANCE. What the fuck?
This state is not only backwards, but inside out.
So yeah. Even though I know I'm not going to see a red cent from this whole affair, I'm suing her ass for as much as I possibly can. Current Mood: stressed
|Friday, February 6th, 2009|
|Thursday, February 5th, 2009|
..it's about fucking time I had a good day..
Went to get plates for the Mazda today, walked up to the service counter, was given #420
and before I could even say thank you.. "Now Serving Number 420 at window 12"
Got my plates & registration in <5 minutes.
Found out I didn't have to do ~anything~ about the expired plates and associated fees on the van now that it's going the way of the dinosaur.
Got my state tax return back.
Got a solid promise from J that we're finally splitting the phone contract and I'll be paid money owed me in 10 days.
Wi... ...errr... ..We'll see.... *knocks on wood*
Finally have enough money to pay off an old debt to a great friend.
Had a cathartic session with a paid, but supportive ear.
Got to drive LEGALLY for the first time in over a year.
..am going to sit on my ass and bask in a rare, happy moment.
SUPER WIN Current Mood: happy
|Friday, January 30th, 2009|
|My Car, the Gay Bar.
..one more thing.
..the previous owner's red headed stepchild installed 3 multicolored LEDs inside the dome light so that every time I open the door, my car turns into a fucking discothèque.
|How unsexy can i POSSIBLy get..?
Out of the frying pan into the FIRE.
I went from a fucking MINIVAN to a goddamn HATCHBACK.
I just picked up an old Mazda 323 to tide me over until I can sue the pants off Little Miss Smash-n-Dash.
It's BLUE. It's ugly. It's teeeeeny tiny.
Looks a like a dis..
Runs like a top. Drives straight and true. Handles well. Plenty of power.
...but. ...just.. _ LOOK _ AT _ IT _ !!
I hope that stupid lady who killed my Vanpire owns something expensive so I can sure her ass for it.
Now I get to wait a full week to register it.. The tickets I paid today have clear the DMV's bureaucratic nightmare. SUCK.
|Thursday, January 29th, 2009|
|Monday, January 26th, 2009|
Good god. Dealing with the police is like herding Ritalin addled cats.
The cop who arrested Mrs smashy-smash is in charge of the investigation and holds all the information i need.
..said cop is in training for A WEEK and cannot be reached. You'd think another cop could look up the case and give me the info so I can try and contact her insurance provider (if there is one) and try and get an adjuster out to see my van... ..right?
Since she is in jail awaiting trial, SHE IS PROTECTED. Only the arresting officer has access to the case info, -no one else- can view the files.
This means I'M FUCKED. I can't do ANYTHING until the arresting officer gets back and by that time, it might be too late to submit a claim. I can't even file a fucking police report.
AND NONE OF THE OTHER COPS CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
Nothing. I even talked to the supervisor who said the same thing..
"sorry man. he'll call you when he gets back."
Fuck this shit. I'm moving to Canada. Current Mood: irate
|Sunday, January 25th, 2009|
I was just given the plate number of the person that fucked my van.
I'm walking to district six now to fill out the paperwork.
Hit and Run... ..so much for the run part.
Thank goodness for witnesses. Hopefully they'll find the fucker before I do.
Dear spineless motherfucker..
Thanks for fucking up my only form of transportation whilst I celebrate a good friend's date of birth. Thanks for slamming into the ass end of my van, rendering me immobile while you sit on your pathetic, drunk ass, punk ass bitch haunches. Thanks for NOT leaving a note with your contact information after you plowed into the back end of my vehicle and fucked up the only way I have to get me to work on monday morning... actually.. .the way I get to everywhere....
Pray to whatever god you serve I never find out who the fuck who you are.
-Joe Current Mood: pissed off
|Saturday, January 17th, 2009|
Cobalt Blue or Emerald Green? Current Mood: confused