Random Ramblings

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Read the last post or this won't make sense

From the site for the worlds largets ball of paint:
This isn't the only giant ball of "something" Alexandria, Indiana is famous for. Ten years ago, a utilities crew working on the sewer system found a 200 lb hairball clogging the pipes. It is believed to hold the record for the World's Largest Hairball.

Damn I would like to have seen that on display.  The worlds largest hairball and worlds largest ball of paint.  Could you imagine if they intermingled?

Road Trippin'

Well what have I been up to lately? In all honesty not too much.  Starting a new position at this fine company I work for on Monday…it will most surely suck still I’m sure.  I’ve taken time off the hunt to see how much it actually will suck.  Yep I’m a glutton for punishment.
Thinking of heading out to the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville Iowa in the next couple weeks. I was there a few years ago and want to go check it out again.  Did you know that Dyersville Iowa is the farm toy capital of the WORLD.  I don’t make this stuff up people.
One interesting little thing about the Cincinnati invasion.  Sunday when we left central Indiana we were going to stop in beautiful Alexandria Indiana to see the world’s largest ball of paint. Yes the ball calls Alexandria Indiana home.  Apparently this guy started painting a baseball a long time ago and now the ball is freaking huge.  Wow I just looked at the site and there is all kinds of unintentional comedy on there.  If you want to you can start your own ball of paint and send him a picture.  I would paint one of my balls and send it to him but I don’t think he’d want to see it, I’d probably paint it blue. (rimshot) Thanks I’ll be here all week.  We roll into Alexandria on Sunday morning in search of the ball.  We go to the police station and ask if they know of the location of the ball…..but no they don’t.  The lady at the station says that last year it was a the 4H fair in town and much to our joy the fair was just getting under way.  We went to the fairgrounds but the ball was nowhere to be found.  It would have made a nice documentary of three guys in search of a giant paint ball.  We looked at some animals my son scared the crap out of  some beef cattle, if cattle is laying down it’s a good idea not to touch them.  He went up to one and touched it, I’ve never seen cattle move so quickly (granted my encounters with cattle have been few). The ball is like a great white whale for me now and we all went home disappointed.  Damn you ball of paint….damn you!!!!!
One good thing out of the trek across central Indiana is that I was able to pick up a shirt for Frankfort High School.  Frankfort High School you ask, yes the Frankfort High School Hot Dogs.  Greatest. Mascot. Ever.

Kevin. Out.

Friday, July 23, 2004

My name is Kevin and I am funky

Well its been a while so here’s a quick update.  Not much has happened recently except I did go to the Prince show last night at Allstate Arena.  It was rescheduled from last month since the little purple one had a bought with laryngitis.  Let me just say a couple of things here as observations from last night (in no particular order):

1. In person Prince seems a little less ambiguous (if you know what I mean), like I’ve always said I would take the female run off from him since the ladies were loving the guy all night.  Screams of female delight filled the arena regularly through the night.  Towards the end of the night there were some women from the audience on stage dancing and Prince touched one of them and I kid out not she actually buckled at the knees.  Geez I want to be a rock star.

2. Prince seemed not as small in stature as he appears on television. He was as tall as some of the women in the band but it wasn’t like he was a midget or anything.

3. Prince on TV seems like he’s a little aloof and shies from the attention.  I can say last night he was basking in the glory of the crowd.  Actually a pretty  funny guy too.  I think the way he acts sometimes on TV being timid, is just that, and act.

4. The back up band, the New Power Generation, was the best live band I’ve seen.  If you  can mix the staples of a regular rock band with a trombone and two saxes and make it sound good you must be doing something right.

5. Prince can really play whatever instrument he damn well pleases, and play it well.

The show was a full 2 ½ hours of Prince inspired goodness.  Some say this is his last tour, I think once he sees the coin this one rakes in he’ll be back.  The average tour shirt was about $25 bucks and a tour program was $20.  Trust me this thing will be a monster payday for the purple one. 

In totally unrelated note I will attempt to finish the long awaited much ballyhooed “You Got Served” viewer’s guide.  It will break down the movie chapter by chapter so you can enjoy all the healthy goodness it has to offer. 

Well that’s all for now I guess until later…watch your cornhole.