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Monday, August 29, 2005
Dear Spambots that leave me comments,

Although I appreciate the fact that "you really enjoyed my blog", I kind of get the feeling that you really aren't reading my blogs. First of all, my name is Ricky. That's not really privileged information, as it's posted all over my webpage. I just don't get why you can't call me by my first name.

Also, my feelings get kind of hurt when you want to sell me miracle pills that will help me lose weight. I kind of pride myself on trying to stay in shape and having a semi-athletic frame. I wonder if this crazy world has warped your sense of weight, because I know that according to Hollywood I am obese, but in reality I'm not all that bad.

And although I can't stop blogging about political events and things like that, I'd appreciate it if you would leave that to me. Spambot, until you and I have some one on one time talking to each other so I can understand your political point of views, please don't push your agenda onto my readers. But I have to hand it to you, I had no idea where you were going with your political blog. And then you made it all make sense with 4 words. Ironed On Embroidered Patches. I get it man, I get it.

I also really like the idea of earning six figures from home!! Am I the only person you have shared this information with?! Because I'd kind of like to keep that between us if you know what I mean!!! Just email me that sort of stuff next time!! The last thing I need is for someone to make a million dollars and then make an informercial saying "If it wasn't for Ricky's blog, I'd still be washing underwear at the local gym!"

And not to be a jerk or anything, but sometimes your grammar is just plain bad. Especially when you talk about cell phones. It's kind of like you can't express enough your feelings of excitement for this great cell phone offer you have for me! But take a minute and a deep breath! Make complete sentences and use your pronouns!! It's only going to get me that much more excited if you can properly convey the great deal you have for me!!

Oh, you don't need to send me anything else about free software if you know what I mean. Wink Wink.

And thanks for the hot tip about the Diamond Engagement ring! You never know if someone has an extra $3k to spend AND is planning on popping the question! Such foresight! You're like a soothsayer, spambot! I love you!
posted by Ricky @ 8:12 PM   1 comments
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Yay for me....

Two days in a row now I've been asked "so what grade are you in"? And after further conversation, they both meant high school. So, apparently I still look young. That makes me feel all giddy like a school girl.
posted by Ricky @ 3:25 PM   12 comments
Friday, August 26, 2005
And....


I've recently realized that I HATE the smell of windex.
posted by Ricky @ 5:17 PM   6 comments
Prayer request....

I have job interview Monday at AvanquestUSA. I definitely need something more steady at this point, and this job sounds like it could be right up my tech ally. So if you're the praying type, keep me in yours. That's pretty much it....
posted by Ricky @ 5:12 PM   2 comments
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Tomorrow....

Will be exactly one month since I started working out 6 days a week. So not counting Sundays, which are free days, that leaves 27 days of possible workouts. I missed one a week. So I've worked out 22 days in the last 27 workout days. It's hard enough getting up early one day a week to workout, let alone 6, so lay off me. My arms and legs are definitely starting to look a little different, and my stomach is feeling stronger. But I don't think I've started to really trim fat yet. I'm tempted to post the pictures I took of myself on July 25th, but I'm not going to. I will after week 12. Because by then, I should be looking a lot different. However I am pretty pumped up about playing flag football on September 3rd. I don't think I've ever been in this good of shape for a flag football game. I don't think I'll be spending Sunday and Monday recovering like I used to. And I KNOW I'll be able to throw the ball a lot faster and further while I'm playing QUARTERBACK. Anyway, back to the workout, the diets the hardest part because God cursed me with a sweet tooth and I'm not about to give up my deep, committed relationship to peanut M and M's and Coca Cola. Although, I have cut both back dramatically. So the bottom line is, by Halloween, I should be so ripped and muscular that I'll be able to crush you with my bare hands.
posted by Ricky @ 3:44 PM   10 comments
Friday, August 19, 2005
Dear......

guy standing behind me at the traffic court today,

You touched me 7 times. The first time, you stepped on the back of my foot. I was wearing sandles today, so that was extra special. You bumped into me a few more times, and by the time it got to 3, I started keeping count. In the 20 minutes we stood in line, you touched me 7 times. The most "special" however, was when you put your hand on the rail behind me, simultaneously rubbing your hand against my low back. Also, I really enjoyed listening to you tell your traffic story 4 differnt times to people in line. By the way, not one time did you say sorry.

lady driving in front of me on your cell phone,

Do you know that green lights mean keep going?? I don't think that you do! Because we went through 3 different sets of signal lights together, with me behind you and you applied your breaks at EVERY single one of them. I would have went around you, but the lady driving the utility van next to you apparently set her cruise control to match your exact speed. I wish I had bamboo shoots to stick up my fingernails during our drive today because I think that would have been less stressful and infuriating.

Your friend,

Ricky Borba
posted by Ricky @ 8:35 PM   8 comments
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Confessions/Admissions

Okay, here are some things that you may not know about me:

1. I don't exactly turn the radio off if Michelle Branch or Kelly Clarkson come on.
2. I hate the show "Seinfeld". Never seen a full episode from start to finish, but enough snippets to know that I don't like it.
3. I've never had a cup of coffee. I've tried a sip, and it tastes horrible.
4. I've never drank a beer. I can't stand how it tastes. And on that note, I don't like my drinks to taste like alcohol. The more they taste like Kool-Aid, the better.
5. I hate golf. Hate.
6. Dukes of Hazzard is the worst movie I've seen in recent memory. It was like a 90 minute triple crotch punch.
7. Sometimes I imagine myself being in a movie during certain points during the day and saying something to someone who's rude, followed by a roundhouse kick.
8. The commercial that's on right now said "Everyone's crazy about the Dukes of Hazzard!" Apparently they didn't bother to ask me.
9. I may very well be the youngest looking 27 year old ever.
10. My middle toe on my right foot is the longest toe on my foot. It looks odd.
11. I love techno music and wish I was a raver. I'd put one of those glowy things in my mouth all night, and have people touch my hands.
12. I don't take good notes. I just try and retain as much as I hear. Along those lines, I need to do stuff "hands on". It does me no good to sit in a class to learn how to do something. But that's just me.

That's all for now. Good night.
posted by Ricky @ 9:38 PM   4 comments
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
rr9vvvku boooorrba.

I just typed that with my tongue. It's supposed to say "Ricky Borba". It's hard. You try. Hit the comment button and type just your name with your tongue. Bonus points for middle and full names.
posted by Ricky @ 7:57 PM   6 comments
Sunday, August 14, 2005
The leadership summit...

I always want to spell summit with two "t's". Anyway, I have been at the annual Willow Creek leadership summit the last 3 days. I went two years ago and wasn't able to make it last year so I was excited to back and get re focused as a leader. I was able to take quite a few little nuggets from the event, and I thought I'd share them with you all right now so I can A) go over my notes again and B) hopefully something you read will inspire you. So here goes...

From Bill Hybels first talk (Lead pastor of Willow Creek church):

The functions of leadership include:
1. Casting vision onto others.
2. Inspiring and motivating those same people.
3. Develop emerging leaders

He also said that when you find your holy discontent (whether it be world hunger, misguided-guided youth, etc etc) increase your exposure to it and you will lead on a whole 'nother level.

From Rick Warrens talk (My favorite of the summit. He wrote "40 Days of Purpose):

"God is looking for people to use. And if you let him use you, he'll wear you out." (A good thing)

"Learn to see the world as God sees it, then learn to see yourself as God sees you. (Unconditional love)

"Lay down(allow God to use) whatever it is that you do well, and it will become better than you could ever imagine."

From Eleanor Josaitis (a white lady that founded a program to end racism back in the 60's):

"God honoring leaders always pay a price." And I think this applies to any leader in any position.

From Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell (Authors and successful businessmen):

"Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place."

As a leader:
1. Set Goals
2. Try and catch your employees/volunteers, etc. doing something right.
3. If they do something wrong, only reprimand for 1 minute, and end on a positive note.

"Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less."

"As leaders, we are always out of our comfort zone, but never our gift zone."

"You'll be safe as long as you really know who you're following.."

"People will not go along with you if they can't get along with you."

Add value to people by:
1. Value them
2. Know and relate to what they value.
3. Make yourself more valuable.

Try to spend 30 seconds per person a day saying something affirming to them that is authentic. Be specific.

From Kenneth Ulmer(Head pastor at a church in Los Angeles with 13,000 attendees):

"Sometimes God puts us on a stage in a theater where no one wants to buy a ticket."

"Your assignment is to glorify God. You are where you are on purpose."

"When God prepares you as a leader, he does not do it in the shadows he does it in the open."

"God calls you to use you, so don't do it without him."

From Bill Hybels final talk and the final talk of the summit:

Out of the 81 facets of leadership found in various books and things, Bill was asked to cut the list to the four most crucial. Here they are:

1. Keep the vision clear. (Proverbs 29:18)
People need direction.
Keep a compelling vision.
People start to soar after a clear vision talk.

2. Get the people engaged. (Neimiah 4:6)
Create ownership for the people. Remind them that it's their thing, not yours. It could be their thing (project, job, etc) to hate, wish they weren't involved with, or it could be their thing to improve, take ownership of and be proud of.

2a. People will not get on board unless:
They sense their leader is totally committed to the program.
The dream is significant and a big idea. No one likes a small idea or something they feel isn't significant.
You ask them to be a part of the team, hardly no one will just volunteer.
The idea is crystal clear to them, and don't micro manage them. Let your people run with their tasks.
You allow for feedback and evaluation.
They feel that what they are doing really matters.

3. Make your gatherings memorable: (Acts 2:43)
Make your meetings and gatherings have a sense of "awe". Make your time together something they won't forget.

4. Pace yourself for the long haul: (1 Corinthians 9:25)
Leading isn't a quick job or a short time in your life. Be prepared to go the distance.
It's okay to take a time out, as long as you get back in the game. Some people get burned out at times, which is okay. Allow for time outs.

And that's it. I'm sure other people from my church took much better notes. But those were the things that stuck out to me.
posted by Ricky @ 11:01 AM   6 comments
Friday, August 12, 2005
FORREST
I'm pretty tired. I think I'll go
home now.
posted by Ricky @ 6:16 PM   2 comments
Thursday, August 11, 2005
I'm rich!

To say things have been tight financially around here lately would be an understatement. We live in the bay area, quite possibly the most expensive place to live in the world. Although lately I've been getting around 25-30 hours from my job, there was about a month there where I wasn't working at all, just hitting the classifieds, monster, bajobfinder, craigslist, hotjobs, and careerbuilder from the time I got up until around 6, when companies stop posting new jobs for the day. I thought for sure I was an "in" at a couple of the places I applied at, considering all of the "skills" I had that pertained to that particular job. But, days went by and now weeks without any call. So apparently I wasn't as "in" as I thought I was. With Nicki just graduating, and taking some much deserved and needed time off from all things labor intensive, being out of work, albeit for that one month, couldn't have come at a worse time. Even when I am actually working steady, living in the bay area still makes it hard to get ahead. So not working for that short period of time really set us back. A lot of spaghetti dinners. A lot.

I know it's frustrating for my wife too, who because of her very nature of being a woman, likes security. And it's not a very secure atmosphere when your husband is having trouble finding work and the bills are starting to pile up. Along with my wife being the career/goal orientated person she is, and the fact she's known shes wanted to be a chiropractor since she was 12, and now has achieved that, it's also got to be frustrating that her 27 year old husband has had about 5 different jobs since we've been together. I understand that.

A lot of people we know in life, and a lot of people in general, base their opinion of success on how much they have in the bank, what car they drive, and things of that nature. Making it worse, a lot of people we know base their opinion of us on those same principles. They feel that since I'm not pulling in 60k a year, that for lack of a better phrase, "I'm not pulling my own weight." Their definition of "rich" goes no further than the materialistic things in life. Some of these same people also think I'm, for lack of a better term "lazy", because I'm unwilling to go get that$ 60k a year job, doing something I hate, but doing it to make our lives better. Since I'm not sitting behind a desk, they think I must not care that much about finances or possesions. Some of these people also think that I'm waiting for Nicki to start working so I can sit back and cash the checks. These people are wrong.

I have no problem admitting the fact that at 27, I haven't provided and been able to do a lot of the things I thought I would be able to do. I have no problem admitting that at times, I haven't exactly known for a fact what it is that I wanted to do with my life. In the past 4 years alone, I've done about 4 different careers because at one point I "thought" that's what I wanted to do. I went to art school because I thought I wanted to make video games. However, A)I wasn't good at it, and B)knew something inside of me was telling me that God didn't give me the gifts and talents I have to sit behind a desk all day and make video games. After art school I worked at a home for severly emotionally disturbed teens. After 3 months I found out that that wasn't God had planned for me either as A) the place was shut down because of the way they treated the kids and B)I loved those kids so much that I wanted to take them all home with me and give them the life I had growing up. And on my 26th birthday I literally broke down and wept for a half hour because I had to "put hands" and restrain one of the kids who was trying to hurt me and the other kids. After the group home I got the gig on the TV show, but quickly found out that that wasn't what God had in mind for me(although he did use it to teach me a great deal about myself and what it means to take up the cross daily) because A)I didn't conduct myself in a Christian manner while I was on the show, and B)because I had that feeling again that God was telling me that although I was using my talents and gifts he gave me, I wasn't using them in the correct forum. After the I decided to leave the show, I worked for Lucasarts for 6 weeks just to make some money, then went to a startup and basically worked for peanuts because I was being promised the world and given stocks and a percentage of the company. After that didn't workout (although I still own the stock and 2.5 percent, so I hope they still do well) I went back to installing phones because it pays good and there's usually always some work to do, even though I loathe it.

So about a month ago at a church picnic, my pastor comes up to me and says he'd like to talk to me about something. I figured I was in trouble or something, but it turned out that he was offering me a job with the church making movies, videos, interviews and other forms of media. Not only that, but the church was going to help out towards the purchase of a very nice video camera. That was in June, and the church job wasn't going to start until August. So for two months I prayed that God would provide me with a great job that I could do to coincide with the church job because I hate it so much. Not the people, but the work.

Today something happened to me though. While sitting at the leadership summit I was thinking about things. And then it hit me. "I already have it." I wrote that down as soon as I thought it. "I already have it." What does that mean?? It means I already have the great job. The church video job is something so incredibly awesome and important. How did I not realize I already had the great job I was so earnestly seeking. Something was said today that I've heard a million times before but really had an impact on me today. "If you do well with a little of what God gives you, he will give you a lot." If I can really seek God and use this ministry for his glory and honor, then the skies the limit. Who knows, 5 years from now I could be the Christian film Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise. An influential producer/actor that is making films and media that tie into my faith. Sure movies are awesome and I want to marry them, but how much more awesome would it be to make films that can change peoples lives for Christ?

And then something else hit me on the way home. All of these people basing their opinion on me pertaining to what I drive/own/have in the bank are so way off base and completely don't "get it". Because the way I see it, I'm practically the richest man on Earth. Although I may not have the great career, a nice car, a 401k or all of those other things people base "success" on, I'll tell you why I'm one of the richest men alive.

I have Jesus Christ in my heart, which is my free ticket to heaven when I die. I have a beautiful albeit "in need of TLC" 4 bedroom home in Fremont. I have a beautiful healthy wife, I myself am healthy. I have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 cars, food in the pantry (even if it is a lot of pasta), steady enough work to pay the bills, a great church, family that loves me, and the greatest job I could ever ask for on the horizon. I'm rich! And at least I get it. Some people think life is about money and possesions. They work 60 hours a week to drive the awesome car and have the beautiful home so they can be "successful" in the worlds eyes. But they don't get it. I've been the janitor at my church for $10 an hour, I've worked at a group home for $11 an hour, I volunteer as a youth leader for my churches youth ministry, I am involved in the churches other ministries helping out with those as well. I get it. Life is about serving. Life is about what can I do for you, not what can you do for me. I don't care if I'm never successful in most everyone elses eyes. To the people that "get it", I'm one of the richest men ever.

posted by Ricky @ 7:20 PM   9 comments
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Not a banner day for the ol' diet....

This is day 17 of my dedicated workout routine and new diet. It's a 6-day a week workout, alternating cardio and lift days. And the diet consists of more meals, smaller portions, healthy foods. So far so good. I'm not as hardcore as say a "Mike Ward", but I've been pretty proud of myself and my ability to skip the junk food and unhealthy foods. That was, until today. It started out good, with a great workout with Jackson this morning which included some cardio along with our upper body routine. Came home and ate a banana. Then it went to hell, here's what I've had since then:


Two pieces of pizza
Two cans of Coca Cola
A slice of angel food cake
A Kit Kat bar
6 Dum Dum Lollypops
El Patio Super Nachos
El Patio Chicken Enchilada


Now if that weren't bad enough, Nicki is making a steamed cherry chocolate cake for our bible study group tonight and I know I'll have me some of that. Not to mention the fact that I'm addicted to otter pops so I'll have a couple of those too. That is all for now.
posted by Ricky @ 5:48 PM   4 comments
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Scared at 3am......

So last night Nicki was having really bad cramps when we went to bed. Sometimes this happens. No big deal. I rub her back, she falls asleep, tomorrow's another day. Well first of all, I should have entitled this posting as "I'm a light sleeper". Okay, back to my story. I fall asleep around 11:30 while she's watching some girly crap on tv. Usually I wake up around 1 or 2 to the TV still on and Nicki fast asleep. So I usually reach over her, grab the remote, punch her in the face whiles she's in a deep sleep and say "HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT IF YOU CAN'T BE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO TURN THE TV OFF THEN YOU'RE GOING TO GET YOUR PRIVILIGES TAKEN AWAY?!" She usually cries herself back to sleep. Anyway, last night I didn't wake up until 3am. Like I said, I'm a light sleeper and usually will have woken up 42 times from when I initially fell asleep and then. So 3am I wake up. I hear no TV. I use my foot to feel around for my wife. No wife. I look up at the TV. TV's off. Look over at the bedroom door. Door's open. No lights on in the house. At this point I start looking down at my hands to make sure I didn't sleep walk and murder her. Check. So I start saying her name. No response. I get up and say it louder. No response. I go to the hallway and say it. No response. I stumble through the hallway and say it again. Finally this time I hearher. So I turn on the light and she's sleeping on the couch. She's never done that before, ever. So I asked her what was going on and she said she couldn't fall asleep in the room and she didn't want to keep me up with her tossing and turning. Thanks Nicki, I almost had a heart attack.
posted by Ricky @ 7:56 PM   3 comments
Monday, August 08, 2005
Football is upon us!!!!!!

If you happened to turn it on ABC tonight, you would have seen the Hall of Fame Game. Which is basically the unofficial kickoff to the football season. I love baseball, could watch every game, all 162. Love it. But with football....it's so much more intense and enjoyable than any other sport. 16 games decide the season. It's the smallest amount of games for any professional sport. Every game counts. And I love Sundays with the boys. Every Sunday about 10 guys get together at one of our houses and watch every single game via The Sunday Ticket from DirecTV. And I don't just enjoy watching football, as I can't wait to play some flag football in a few weeks with my church. And yes Jackson and Michael, I will be playing quarterback.
posted by Ricky @ 7:47 PM   5 comments
Saturday, August 06, 2005

Maybe I'll feel better after I get this off my chest....

So tonight when Nicki and I got back from my friend Dan's engagement party (which by the way I think is just another reason to milk gifts from your friends)(just kidding, but not really) there was about a half hour of daylight left, so we decided to take the dogs to play the "F" word. (otherwise known as frisbee, but if you even whisper that word around my dogs, they know it means we're taking them to play. they love it) Anyway, we get to the park, and there's a few people there, one of which is a guy playing basketball by himself. Well one of the games my dogs love to play with Nicki and I is hide and seek. I'll throw the "F" word (i won't even type it in fear of they'll see the word on the screen here and start going crazy) as far as I can, while Nicki runs in the opposite direction and hides behind something. Australian Shepherds don't like dissaray or chaos, so they both go running full speed looking for her behind stuff and throughout the park. Well, our little guy Jango who is 7 mos. old ran onto the basketball court for no longer than like 5 -10 seconds, looking for Nicki. So the guy playing basketball there picks up his ball and yells "HEY" at Nicki. I don't care how nice of a guy you are, or how much you try and serve God and be like Jesus, when some guy basically starts puffing his chest out to your wife, you're going to react. It's just a natural reaction. You could be in the middle of World War 3 with your wife at home, but that's your wife. Nobody talks to her like that, especially a guy who's basically trying to start a fight with her. Then he just stood there with the basketball in his hand staring down my wife. So I turned around and looked at him while he was staring at my wife.

Nicki started walking back to the grass where we were and I quit looking at him because I figured he'd just keep playing basketball once the dogs and Nicki were back on the grass. But then a few moments later after the dogs ran past me towards the basketball court direction again, I turned around and the guy was still looking at me. So I dropped the frisbee and said "What?!" He didn't answer, so I cupped my hand around my ear as if to say "I can't hear you". He still didn't say anything. So I just turned around and kept playing with the dogs. Fast forward about 10 minutes later, we start walking back towards our car and the guy is sitting on his basketball just staring at us. So I said something to the effect of "whatever" or "okay guy". Wouldn't you know, right when we get in the car the guy starts yapping at us. Which instantly pissed me off because if you were going to say something you had every opportunity to do so when you had my full attention. So I started the car and pulled over to his basketball court and said "My dog wasn't even on your court longer than 5 seconds, you need to relax." He said "There's a dog park not a mile from here where your dogs can run free all they want." And I said, "Well they can run free on the grass here too, for your information." He said "Okay sir, peace out."

We drive home, and I come in my room here to check my email. But I really felt shitty about the whole situation. So I said a quick prayer asking God to forgive me for handling that wrong. But I still felt bad about it. So I got back in the car and drove back to the basketball court. I could tell the guy was thinking "oh shit, this guy is going to shoot me or something" but I got out and stuck my hand out and said "Hey I'm really sorry about how I handled that, but I thought you were yelling at my wife and I didn't appreciate that. But I shouldn't have reacted the way I did, and I'm sorry." He replied "Hey it's no problem man, go home and forget about it." Then I said sorry again and got in my car and left.

But I STILL feel bad about it. I don't think I make a very good tough guy. Maybe if the guy threw the basketball at my wife and called me the "son of a motherless goat" I'd be justified in reacting how I did. Anyway. Moving on..........
posted by Ricky @ 8:47 PM   4 comments
Friday, August 05, 2005
The "is" game..

Type your name and the word is, into google with quotes. So, "ricky is". Then pick the top 5 favorite responses that came up, and repost them or something. And if you leave a comment on this post, put your favorite one. Here are my 5:

No contest as Ricky is tops.

(from inhalantabuse.com) Ricky is so loved and missed by family and friends--missed but never, ever forgotten.

Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her

(my favorite) Ricky is sentenced to a maximum-security prison after he killed a triad boss ...

Ricky is a true gentlemen away from the television. (Boy does Nicki wish this were true)
posted by Ricky @ 2:24 PM   5 comments
Homestar Runner......


I don't think I've ever posted about Homestar Runner, which is a shame. It's hilarious. I LOL at least one time during each new thing they post up. He's basically just a cartoon character. And he has a voice that I can imitate. Anyway, click here, then at the top right when the bubble says "New Biz Caz Fri!", click it! Hilar! And while you're at it, click on the Strong Bad emails, they are rotf inducers too.
posted by Ricky @ 2:03 PM   0 comments
Thursday, August 04, 2005
This is what happens.....



To your desk when your wife graduates from 9 years of college and then tries to make up for those 9 years in one week of getting back in touch with everyone she knows. The rest of my "office" looks like this too. THANKS!
posted by Ricky @ 5:14 PM   4 comments
Wednesday, August 03, 2005


WEBCAM BACK ONLINE!

After being unsatisfied with my situation, I dug a little deeper into my router problem and figured out that my router had a conflict with the mac address of my modem, so I cloned the mac address to my router, and VIOLA, speeds upwards of 6000k again WITH the router hooked up! So I'm back on! Peep me!
posted by Ricky @ 5:39 PM   1 comments
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Good news....

Comcast came by today and has apparently fixed my problem. They ran a wire straight from the street into my lil' officina, instead of going through like 17 splitters and half of Fremont. I'm steadily getting over 6000kbps down. Which is phenomenal. So lets hope it stays that way.

Bad news....

With Comcasts new settings, it has rendered my router useless. Because now when I go through my router it slows my speed to about that of a 56k modem. It had to happen someday. My router only cost 15 bucks at Frys a year ago. So translated into WHAT THAT MEANS FOR ALL OF YOU, my camera is going to be offline until I ante' up and get a nice Linksys router. I have to run my pc through a router in order for my webcam to work. Sorry about it.

So here's a sexy picture of Patrick Swayze until I get my camera back online.



P.S. In keeping with my celebrity dream extravaganza lately, I've had two more dreams with female celebrities in the last 3 nights. The theme, along with the Scarlett Johannson dream, they have all been my girlfriend. Omorosa from "The Apprentice" (a show I never watched) and a very fat Courtney Cox have been my latest two dreams. The Courtney Cox dream was particularly funny because she was extremely overweight, she grabbed my hand and started parading me around Europe as her new "boyfriend". I really don't know why I'm having all of these celebrity dreams lately. What's the deal?

posted by Ricky @ 9:29 PM   0 comments
Monday, August 01, 2005
As of 9PM PST.....

My internet connection is screaming fast for the first time in 10 days. Who knows when it's going to go down again, but rest asssured IT WILL GO DOWN AGAIN. In other news, I grew 4 inches over summer break. I'm looking forward to starting sophomore year and finding Odoyle so I can shove him in the trash can. So tell me if this is funny. I've been writing down things in my notebook for about two months now because I really want to go to amatuer night somewhere and do a 10-15 comedy routine.

".... I think telling kids to follow their dreams is dangerous. If I were following my dreams right now, I'd be wearing a diaper, my body covered in honey and gummy bears, and I'd be at my third grade teachers house having her sing
"Livin' La Vida Loca" to me while simultaneously solving a calculus problem on the chalkboard."

Oh yeah, this picture is from the movie "Trident of Light: Graveyards and Full Moons" that I'm co-starring in. I play a werewolf that teams up with some vampires in order to destroy some evil dude that looks like Ben Franklin.



Peace out Napoleon.
posted by Ricky @ 9:30 PM   6 comments
Stop teasing me Comcast....

Had a guy come out to the house Saturday to "fix" things. Everything worked fine after he left for 4 hours. Now I have no connection again. I'm updating from work. Which doesn't allow for a lot of funny/inspirational/witty ricky flavor. Who knows when or if Comcast will figure it out. Having no internet to me is like the rest of you having no Starbucks. Think about it.
posted by Ricky @ 10:53 AM   2 comments
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