Monday, April 23, 2007


People suck. Plain and simple.. PEOPLE SUCK. They will lie, steal, cheat and generally become a royal PAIN IN THE ASS over the smallest issues. Anything to gain an edge on you. At least in their tiny minds.

Today I got an email from someone who made a purchase from me 4 days ago. DEMANDING to know why it isn't at his door. His email basically accused me of stealing his money and not sending him the item. Yeah.. Like I am going to rip someone off for $8.99. Please... Not withstanding the method he choose to have the item shipped from Boston to California takes around 7 days. No this asshole doesn't want to hear that.

What is more disturbing is this person, for some reason, strikes me as the kind of braindead twit who would order a CD or another item off of TV and patiently wait the 4 to 6 weeks for delivery, without so much as a whimper yet expect from me FED EX OVERNIGHT delivery on a Parcel Post budget... HIS BUDGET. Yep..I said it once I will say it again and again and again..PEOPLE SUCK.

Needless to say I am sick of this kind of attitude from people. And to be honest this guy is rather mild. Nothing will ever top the asshat who bought something from me on a Saturday afternoon a couple of months ago and at 8:37 am on the following Monday proceeded to SPAM my email box demanding to know where his item was. Why wasn't it delivered yet. Yadda yadda yadda yadda. This guy couldn't grasp the concept that the FUCKING POST OFFICE isn't open after 12:00 noon on Saturdays and isn't open on Sunday's either. At first I thought he had to have me confused with someone else he bought something from. That had to be the case. Nope it wasn't. He had me in his sights and was looking for a kill. Yep once again.. PEOPLE SUCK.

I need another vacation.


Thursday, April 05, 2007


And it isn't soon enough.... Yes dedicated CerebralWaste readers my candy ass is vacating the Commonwealth of Taxachusetts for a few days and heading for Sunny Florida. I would rather of course blaze the trail to Bahrain and see some family and friends (of course eat some SHAWARMA as well!) but that trip will have to wait till later. Besides me and SBG on the Island at the same time might be a bit much for the country to take! Not to mention the strong chance of a Shawarma shortage happening with both of us in Bahrain at the same time.

I can't express how much I need this mini vacation. The weather here just SUCKS. My body is wracked with pain and I can't take much more. It snowed yesterday, once again thwarting my attempts to start getting the yard cleaned up. Plus ground is about the break on the long awaited addition to the house we are putting on. That and a wonderful "Farmers Porch" and a new roof. It is going to be a busy Spring and Summer. Not to mention my second bedroom.. The GREENHOUSE.

Once the new room is done I must start shopping for a new Wood Stove. A must have item in my mind if you live in New England with soaring energy costs. We save well over $2000 a year by heating our home with wood. Efficiency on wood stoves are pushing in the 80+% range. Some are more efficient than new furnaces or boilers. Plus wood is a completely RENEWABLE source of energy. Of course what makes the whole thing even better is I have never paid for a single piece of firewood in my life. Firewood is FREE if you keep you eyes open and put the word out you are willing to take the stuff off of peoples hands. I do so enjoy opening my widow in the middle of the winter to cool the house off a bit if needed, plus get some "FRESH AIR" as well.

So if you need to get a hold of me while I am gone fire off an email to me at SKUNKCRAZY@AOL.COM. I will be checking my email while I am away and I will get back to you. Though it might be several hours or the next day you will get a response I promise.

Anyway THANK YOU all for being great friends of this humble blog. If anyone needs anything from Florida let me know and I will do my best to track it down for you.


HOUSE # 1: A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern "snow belt," either. It's in the South.

HOUSE # 2: Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville, Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned environmentalist (and filmmaker) Al Gore.

HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas. Also known as "the Texas White House,". it is the private residence of the President of the United States, George W. Bush. So whose house is gentler on the environment? Yet another story you WON'T hear on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC or read about in the New York Times or the Washington Post.

Indeed, for Mr. Gore, it's truly "an inconvenient truth."