Friday, December 30, 2011

The Loot

Ok, so here is what Wil wound up getting for Christmas. What a strange mix of stuff.

An early present was this fine Bed In A Bag set that Wil had picked out from WalMart and Gina was nice enough to buy for him. I wanted something in blue and I desperately needed it so I got this earlier in the month. It is indeed very nice.

I was definitely wanting and needing this handy bundle for my new Samsung Stratosphere. I put it on my Amazon Wishlist and my nephew Nick got it for me. Cool, someone actually looked at the Wishlist, it really works! I really like the clip on the back of the cover that enables you to prop it up horizontally, that is really cool.

Also from Nick and my Amazon Wishlist is this book from the late, great Bob Probert. Yes, Wil occasionally reads and as most of you know Wil was/is a huge fan of Bob Probert. They were working on this book when Bob checked out in July of '10 and his wife and the author went ahead and finished it. I am sure it is gonna be a good, interesting read. The first sentence of the book is "Tie Domi was a little fucker, and I figured, "Why not?" Yes, should be fun for the whole family.

My nephew Jon gave me this cool White Sox tumbler that can microwave, be frozen, thrown off a cliff, survive a nuclear holocaust, etc. I will use this regularly.

No, this is not a joke. For those of you that don't know I currently live with my sister's family which includes my 2 younger nephews, Nick and Ryan. Now mind you they are 24 and 18, respectively. That doesn't mean they're not chuckleheads though and everyone in the house must be armed. Yeah, it's like that.

Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention that we were able to get Gina up here from Louisville for Christmas also which was nice. She came up Christmas Eve and stayed until Thursday morning which made probably the best Christmas I've had in a decade complete.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Well That Was Fun

The holiday has now come and gone and it truly was the best one I've had in a long time. Here is a pic of the festive Commander. I'll fill you all in on the gifts and such tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Every Picture Tells A Story, Don't It?

Today for you I have a few random photos and 1 video clip just for the hell of it.  Enjoy.

My youngest nephew Ryan walked up to my door with our niece Jocelyn yesterday and fell into this pose for no reason. Jocelyn looks totally bewildered, as was I but it was funny as hell. "God, why hast thou forsaken me!?"

Yes, Christmas is right around the corner. Tonight Ryan and I went out and got all of the rest of the supplies for our massive Christmas feast/party that we're having this year. I am actually looking forward to Christmas for the first time in many o' moons. Here's a shot of Wil on Christmas Day, 1973. God I loved that purple suit thing!

Speaking of Christmas, as was referenced a few times on this blog in the last week or two, this makes me seriously LOL every time:

Just for reference, in the words of Heff, "This is where the magic happens".

Here's a couple of assbags that have nothing better to do with their time. Truly sad.

The Blackhawks defeated the Montreal Canadiens tonight 5-1 at The UC. The last time I looked Detroit (sucks) was losing to Vancouver late in the 3rd so that is also a good thing.

Wil's awesome head of hair continues to grow at an alarming rate.

If I don't make it back this way before then, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and what not to all.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kim Jong ILL, And Other Shite

The world will surely be mourning the death of the enigmatic North Korean President, Kim Jong Il, who checked out at the age of 69. Huh, let's see what happens next in this hotbed of freedom and civil rights. I'm thinking not a lot, but ya never know. See you later there Kim, I loved you in Team America: World Police.

Wil is headed off to the Dentist today after having successfully knocked out the abscess that plagued him most of the week. Tooth #12, your time is up biotch! I will be in the chair at 1:30 PM CST, think of me fondley, oh yesth!

I'll take a 5 minute major and a game misconduct for checking from behind please

The Blackhawks ran their winning streak to 5 straight as they pounded the Calgary Flames 4-2 Sunday night at The UC. They now have the most points of any team in the league and oh, Detroit still sucks. Speaking of 5 and a game misconduct, the victory did not come cheap as Defenseman Brent Seabrook got taken out of the game by Rene Bourque.

They are actually good friends in real life and I really don't think Rene meant to injure him, nothing really malicious here. We shall see how long Seabrook is lost for in the next day or so as right now he is just listed with the old "upper body injury".

And just to show you that Wil is a real Blackhawks fan, here's your sign...

This pic also serves as a hair, and now beard growth official update, much to Heff's chagrin. Just to remind everyone of our goal, here is what we are shooting for:

Fucking LOLZ! Have a nice day peeps!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Video Corner

Here's one from last night's Blackhawks-Wild game that is a must see. They go to the shootout and here's what happens:

Wanted: Patrick Kane

Crime: Rape

Victim: Nicklas Backstrom

Now the ruling is, for you non-hockey folk, that the shooter cannot stop, he must always be moving forward and he only gets one shot. These shootouts are getting more and more creative all the time and they're going right to the farthest bending of this rule. Hey, this one was good, don't count your President's Trophy yet Minnesota. Just for the record, Wil is not a fan of the shootout.

Here's one now from the best morning news show in Chicago and probably the country for that matter: WGN Morning News. Robin Baumgarten is constantly being beaten up and pounded on (hell yeah) by the men folk, it happens daily.

Whenever you're in Chicago, always tune into Ch 9 for your morning news from 4-9. Finally, here is an instructional video on how you are supposed to report the news. I love this one.

There you have it. Three fine, entertaining videos hand picked and edited by Wil that no one will actually watch in their entirety if at all. Wil is off to do some tradin' and such as today is payday and I gots to go and gets mine. I also have to go and get me some more medifications to finally knock out this abscess so I can get it taken care of on Monday. I thought the appt was for Wednesday, it's actually on Monday which is more gooder. I've always loved you...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Paging Dr. Maven, Dr. Maven...

Ow God Dammit this frickin' hurts! As you can see, the left side of my face (the right side as you're looking at this) is all kinds of swollen up, more so than usual (fat!). Sunday morning I noticed a little pain in my cheek (oh yesth) and knew what was coming. Abscess time! As my sister is an amateur pharmacist I was able to score some amoxicillin and the battle was on! Throw in Elvis sized doses of Ibuprofen and we've been battling it out ever since then.

It hurt like 4 kinds of motherfuckers for a good 24 hours or so then I woke up late Monday afternoon from a short sleep and discovered I had no pain. And when I say short sleep I mean just that. Whenever I am sick I don't like to lay down, I have to be sitting up. I call it "The Defensive Mode". Just like whenever I have to throw up, which is a rarity, I have to do it in the sink, not in the toilet. But that's a story for another day.

So for the past day and a half I've literally been sitting on the side of my bed with a flannel throw wrapped around me watching bad TV. I've fallen asleep numerous times in that span but I've managed to not fall forward or back. There have been some close calls though, it's actually quite comical. Wil is a Master of sleeping sitting up.

As of this writing I am in minimal pain, just still quite swollen. I noticed that the lump or mass if you will has now moved from the high cheek area down into the lip and gum area. I am not a Dentist, but I've played one in the bedroom (WTF?) and I am guessing at the height of the pain it must have been pushing against a/the sinus cavity or something. I just don't know. I will report back later with the exciting outcome.

And now, if you would kindly refer to the comments section, I have a feeling that we are about to get schooled by an actual Dental Health professional, which is pretty cool.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Cbox Returns!

Yeah, this place is looking more and more like 2005 all the time. I swear to God I'm not putting that damn "Top Commenters" or "commentators" widget back up though, you have to draw the line somewhere. Anyway, if you'll look to the right and down a little bit you'll see the Chat, which I believe I used to call it "TOL Message Board" back in the day. I always kind of thought of it more as a message board I think cause it's not like people were actually sitting there chatting in real time, it was more just for posting random thoughts etc., that didn't pertain to an actual post. But, if you look back through the history, you'll see that peeps were actually chatting occasionally. Oh well, have at it bitches.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Throw Me A Penny And I'll Make You A Dream

This is definitely worth your time to go and check these out:

The 45 Most Powerful Photos Of 2011

And now on a less serious like note:

Here's a great story from the local news:

Wheeling man in 'erectile pump' case getting treatment

How about a video? Yeah, check this out:

Wow, aren't you glad you watched that?

So there you go, a potpourri of shite for your weekend. My best to you all.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


70 years ago today Japan decided it was a good idea to bring the United States into WW II, not a great decision by them. By the way, the official death toll for the Pearl Harbor attack - 2,402. The official death toll for the 9/11 attacks - 2,973.

We will never forget either of these sad days, and we once again thank all of the brave men and women who served, were injured or paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy every day. Remember, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Meanwhile, Wil has adjusted to his new, temporary living quarters and low and behold, the guitars are slowly making their way out of the closet. I don't have the room I did for all of them like I did before so I managed to set aside a little corner and only keep out what I need, which seems to be these 4.

Yeah, had to downsize a little bit.

This pic also serves as your official update on Wil growing his hair out again as mentioned in a previous post. As you can see we are now at "Jack Nicholson" stage.

Wil is also enjoying his new Samsung Stratosphere. I am happy to report that I've got most of it down and strangely I am mostly using the virtual qwerty keypad for texting and not the physical qwerty slider that I had to have. I've still got a few things to work on but I'm sure I'll get them down soon as I am one of those people that has to know how everything works, no features left undiscovered. It even came with the naked Asian woman wallpaper! Hells yeah! Look at the detail on this pic I snapped off.

Jeez, I'm glad I took this cause I couldn't see that the date was 2 days off with my own eyes.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my loving wife, Gina.

I would be absolutely nothing without her. I can't even breathe when I get up in the morning until I talk to her. I am completely helpless without her. Sometimes I get scared at night and she comforts me. I literally can't function as a human being without her. I read at a 3rd grade level before I met her. Food doesn't taste right unless she prepares it. So much more, literally too much to list!

Happy Birthday G!

(Там, которые должны держать ее счастливой какое-то время!)

Thursday, December 1, 2011


BREAKING NEWS: The Pic Of The Day has returned! Yes, it's like The Trailer Of Love 2005 up in dis bitch! Hell, I probably still got the same folder full of pics. That's ok, Heff and I are the only ones here that have seen 'em before anyway. Enjoy!

Speaking of phones, or should I say, personal entertainment camera social media movie watching gadgets that you can also use somewhat as a phone, I just ordered this bad fella tonight, and I got it for little or:

Thank you Mr New Yorker. Now here it is:

Samsung Stratosphere

Now some of you might recall awhile back Wil ordered a new superphone and ended up returning it the next day. It was just too damn involved for me. But the big issue that I just could not get over was the damn touch screen! I frickin' hate them. I just can't get past the damn thing having no buttons. So, I found this one and did my research and we're gonna give this a try. We'll see how this one fares and I will report back with my review.

Blackhawks Vs NY Islanders tonight. Stay tuned Saturday for yet another special Birthday post! I leave you now with this, thanks for visiting Cavalcade!