Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ok, so there is something here

At first you might have been surprised, it's been just a little while since I posted.

Now you will become angry because there really isn't anything of substance to read.

Damn this is a lame blog.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day 9 of the fight

Well the fight goes on, which is to say that I haven't completely quit. I seem to be holding at 3-5 smokes on any given day. Much better then the 20+ I use to smoke, which is a great thing, but I'm still smoking which is a bad thing.

I'm planning on making the final push to push these filthy disgusting things out of my life starting Saturday morning.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Day 2 of the smoking fight

Sadly day 2 isn't going quite as well as day 1. I had a moment where the world threw a number of stresses at me and I momentarily caved and had 3/4 of a cigarette.

Thankfully it proved that smoking doesn't really help me deal with stress because once I extinguished the filthy thing all of the original stresses were still there and now added to because I had a smoke.


At least I won't make that mistake again.

Back to the fight.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Day 1 of the rest of my life

Well I've finally gone and done it. I've kicked the smoking habit.

Today is day 1 and I feel FREAKIN' FANTASTIC!

I highly recommend the book The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. A dear friend gave it to me on CD awhile ago. I did listen to it once and gave a halfhearted attempt to follow the directions. Sadly that attempt failed but this time I'm not attempting anything, I've just stopped smoking.

I have just a little over 3 weeks before the final Vegas trip of the year to feel prepared for Sin City without one of my Sins. Not only do I feel confident I'll be able to enjoy Vegas I KNOW I'll enjoy it even more.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A letter to a soccer mom

Well it certainly isn't a happy year is it?

I just heard about the vote by one of my senators, a certain "soccer-mom" who may have just lost her mind and if things turn out poorly most certainly my vote! What follows is my letter to her........

I just heard you voted for the bailout funding. I am very disappointed at your support for this bill.

Yes I understand that our economy is in jeopardy but nobody knows to what degree nor "how bad" things would truly get if this bill wasn't passed. The businesses most at risk are those businesses that do not have cash on hand, well guess what, there was a time not all that long ago where a business that couldn't pay it's bills closed down! Not, as things are now turning out simply await a government bailout due to their poor choices. This basic capitalist principal applies to banks that over extended themselves, auto makers that don't manufacture products a public wants to buy and small "mom and pop" businesses that do not have the cash on hand to be in business in the first place.

I shouldn't have to point this out but our federal government doesn't even have the money to do this. It's simply going to print more money making our already weak dollar even more of an international joke as it should be with historic and current government spending. This bailout is an outrageous continuation of poor choices. Why so much? Why must it be $700 BILLION? Where did this number come from? Our President? Maybe you haven't noticed but his credibility and the credibility of his buddies is not something I would bet the future of our nation on. You may well think that the Government can handle this, with rules and oversight to protect the tax payers. It would seem that the current Administration can't manage nor account for the money being spent on the current wars we are waging why do you think the Government will be able to do any better with this?

You have succumbed to the standard fear tactic used by our current President to manipulate this nation.

Please understand I'm scared about my future. I may well lose my job next year and so I understand where the economy is and where it is headed but that fear can not be the basis for a choice of this magnitude. What have you done to our budget? What legacy have you just handed to all Americans for many years to come?

Your vote has been cast and I strongly suspect the bill will pass the House. My only hope is that you and every politician that votes for it is correct in their judgment. If you turn out to be right you will have my gratitude and future votes but if this doesn't fix things do not expect my vote in the future. This may turn out to be the biggest mistake you have ever made.

Hoping for the best,

Lance Davey

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year

Warmest wishes to all my readers on this second day of 2008. My goodness time does fly doesn't it? 2007 was pretty quiet for me and that is more then fine. 2008 should be calm as well.

New Years Resolutions:

1) Quit Smoking
2) Be true to myself
3) Not use two spaces after a period, it's so 20th century

Happy New Year

Friday, December 21, 2007

Holiday wishes

Warmest wishes to all on this Winter Solstice day.

May the light's return fill your life with all you desire.

It might also be nice if the longer days inspire more blog entries here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving at the Davey household

The plan this year was for a Thanksgiving lunch and so I left the house around 9:30 for the drive to the hicks of Allyn Washington about a 90 mile drive from my house. The drive was mostly fine a little traffic but nothing too crazy. Go to their house and in typical Davey style started drinking (Bourbon and 7 is my normal poison at their house). Over drinks and as our Thanksgiving feast was finishing up in the oven my mother related the Stuffing of the Bird story. She was dutifully preparing the bird for cooking but became very frustrated because the opening was smaller then normal and it was taking forever to get all the stuffing in. She called my Dad to the kitchen and had him open up the bird a bit more so the work would progress faster. As soon as turkey surgery had been performed my mother, goddess bless her soul, realized that the problem wasn't with the hole she was using, she was just stuffing the WRONG HOLE! And now my father has experience in widening turkey butts should you ever need this service give him a call.

Even though much of the stuffing had gone in the wrong hole it all tasted wonderful (and that's the story I'm sticking to!). We proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon lounging around chatting about, strangely enough, ass holes! Those people that use the merge lane to bypass traffic in the main lane. It turns out my dad is one of those people! I'm a little shocked and embarrassed about this but ultimately I guess it's his problem and no reflection on the upstanding person I am. By about 4:30pm I figured it was time for the drive home. I said my heartfelt goodbyes and started driving.

That damn Butters had other plans and somehow I ended up at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. After many hours of Blackjack and Let it Ride I realized it would be better to not waste anymore Holiday shopping money. I got home at about 1:00am.

All in all a fantastic Holiday.

I am very thankful for all the things in my life, friends, family, casinos and wide turkey butts hand carved by my father's hand.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Good bye 40

Unbelievable. My last day of 40. Time has gone by way too fast to be believed.

40 was a great year. Work is going well, friends and family are healthy and happy. I've set a goal to explore the world of sailing. I've taken my 2 Vegas trips this year. My car still seems new even though it's 2 years old this month. And to top it all off my future's so bright I get to wear reading glasses. It's true, I treated myself to an eye exam, it had been years and not at all to my surprise these old peepers need some assistance focusing on things closer then about 3 feet. I just thought my arms were getting short. I hope the glasses add an air of maturity that isn't reflected in my behavior.

My most heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of you that know me. You have each had a hand in my journey, a journey that just gets sweeter with every step.



Monday, October 15, 2007

A quick write-up of my last trip

Love, the Cirque du Soleil show to Beatles music was absolutely fantastic and I suspect I will now add Vegas shows to my activity list for future trips. My dad won $2300 on his birthday and that also set a new Davey family win record for a single sitting at a table. My mom who has never really won anything in Vegas hit a grand the following day so everyone was in extra high spirits. It was ultimately a pretty short trip. We left on Monday and got down there around 4:00 because the plane's departure was delayed an hour. I skipped Monday night sleep. A very funny thing happened on the way back to the Mirage (where we were staying).

It was about 4:30am Tuesday morning and I had been popping around town hitting different casinos when I felt it was time to return. I had told the cabbie to take me to the Mirage but fate had other plans. As I frequently do I chatted with the cabbie while we were en-route to the hotel this may partially explain why we ended up at Caesars. I didn't say anything and figured that I am here so I might as well check it out, I hadn't been there this trip and it really is a beautiful place. My favorite time in Vegas is between 3am - 7am. The whole town really is quiet and places built to handle thousands of people only need to deal with maybe a few dozen. As I walk into the place I am almost instantly greeted by a woman. She wasn't poorly dressed but her sunken cheeks gave her that very specific trashed out crack head look. "Can I be with you?" was the verbal component to the visual assault. This simple request seemed particularly well suited to a simply response of "No". I was a bit taken aback when this was insufficient and she needed clarification, "Why?". Again a simple question that required a simple response. So with handle to shoulder in the most elegant manner I informed her "Well, I'm a homosexual". "Don't say that so loud" was her knee jerk reaction married to a rather painful look of horror on her face. While I was having an absolutely wonderful time chatting with a Vegas whore, Hotel Security was clearly not amused with this and approached her asking for ID. I took this break in our conversation to leave since she had now found somebody to "be with". The rest of the morning was uneventful until I retold this story to my mom up in the hotel room. She had just gotten out of the shower and was dressed for the day and when I ended the story with "and they took the skanky whore away" she proceeded to spray coffee all over herself. It was like icing on the cake and made me laugh even more.

Goddess I love that town! You just never know what's going to happen, who you'll meet, what you'll see and what crazy "never in my hometown" experiences you might have. The next trip isn't until May so this story is going to have to tide me over until then.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A non Vegas post? Could it be?

Just to shake things up a bit and broaden the topics I cover here I want to take a moment and further explore this crazy notion of acquiring a sailboat with the intent to live on it.

Here's a boat I recently found that, while on the high end of what I was thinking about spending gives a pretty good idea of what I'm looking at:

36' Islander

A few things I really like about this boat:
1) The wood interior. It seems, in the pictures, very warm. Many more modern boats seem to have a very white plastic look that doesn't seem very homey.
2)It has a larger waste holding tank that I have seen on many boats this size and smaller.
3) It's larger then most of the boats I think about. I suspect I'll get something closer to 30 instead of 36, cost being the biggest factor on length of boat
4) It's newer then 1980, again many of the boats I've looked at (looked at online mind you) are a bit older
5) It seems to have a pretty good set of electronics ie. depth sounder, radar, knot meter, gps and vhf. I'm not sure what the quality of all of them are but I've seen plenty of boats with less
6) A quarter berth in the back of the boat. That's the bed behind the stairs into the cabin. Having a cat, yes Salome too will have to live on the sailboat, I have no idea where I would put the worst part of cat ownership, the litter box. The only space I can think of is a quarter berth as far from the rest of the cabin as possible.

So there ya go. A few things I'm looking for in a boat.

VPW = 20 : )

Monday, September 17, 2007

VWP = 21 and smoking update

In just 3 weeks from today I will once again be in the dreamy adult playland that is Vegas! My only anxiety being that I have not quit smoking and being in Vegas and wanting to smoke when I'm deep in the process of quiting scares me. I say bring on the cocktails and maybe I'll be able to forget I was once a smoker.

I started with the patch but after about 20 minutes my heart started to race and my body did not feel right at all. It had to come off. On the positive side I have been able to keep myself at 6 smokes a day since. Much better then my 20 a day before. Although I have not quit this is the longest I've been able to go keeping myself at a relatively low level. I am feeling very positive about this step down and feel on the road to kicking this nasty monkey off my back.

More quiting updates and VWP countdowns to come.