We Now Return To You Regular Boredom

Sorry about the lack of posts today – or you’re welcome if you hate this blog – but life interfered.

My neighbor Denny – aka Captain America – had his two five-story tall trees taken down. It has been an all-day project, and because of the height of the trees, the electric company left us without power. All day. On my day off.

So no video games, no blogging, and no sharing my sex tapes on YouTube.

In the interim, I did get a few things done. I reorganized the shed, bought new work shoes, and washed my balls. Well, my lacrosse balls. After a while lacrosse balls turn into “greasers” – not Mexicans, the other kind. Dirt, wetness, and the elements make the balls lose their grip, so – like my personal balls – they need to be scrubbed.

Unfortunately, they need to be scrubbed with sandpaper – the lacrosse balls, not my personal balls. It’s a long, painstaking job, but I cleaned two dozen balls in a few hours, so now I don’t have to hear Kyle whining about his shots going awry for a week or two.

I promise tomorrow will be a full plate, and I think I finally have a really good caption contest photo. Time will tell.

Time Flies When You’re Having Puns

wordpress-anniversaryWhen I started blogging, the only real platform available was BlogSpot. BlogSpot was great for its time, and I spent three years there boring people and posting pics of fabulous babes.

Then, on this day in 2008, my friend Jim purchased a domain name at WordPress, and blogging history was made.

I only know this is the day I began on WordPress because they sent me a keen little notification. My official start at SYLG on Blogger was June 6, 2005, and my first post here was October 30, 2015. Since I’m getting older, and my feeble brain is failing me, I need posts to remind me when a milestone pops up.

So, I’m reminded.

The Red Menace

Kate Beckinsale Pearl HarborWell it’s been a full ten weeks since I had a serious health issue, and lord knows I was more than do for something awful.

That something awful is cellulitis. Again.

I woke up at 4am with searing pain on my left thigh, and it was bad enough that I couldn’t get back to sleep. I am working the day shift today, and even though Mrs. Earp said my temperature vacillated between 99 and 100, I sucked it up and went to work.

Yeah, that was a mistake. I feel worse now – the rash always gets more painful as the days go on – and my head has been burning up all day. I was supposed to submit an arrest warrant this morning, and the squad was shorthanded, so I dragged my lazy ass in.

I’ll do my best to keep posting on a regular schedule but as I told the kids, right now “Daddy’s down for the day.”

UPDATE: As of a few minutes ago, my temperature was 101.5. Hooray.

A Note On WordPress Ads

My Eyes The Goggles Do Nothing

In its continuing effort to keep its websites free, the people at WordPress place advertisements on their hosted blogs. The ads are only a minor inconvenience, mostly because the author cannot see them when he or she is logged in. The ads are only visible to the readers. Which brings me to my point.

Apparently readers have been seeing advertisements for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign here on the blog, and are upset because their faces keep melting.

For the record, I have no control over the content of the WordPress ads, and obviously, I do not necessarily agree with their subject matter. (Unless, of course, it is an ad for Brooklyn Decker’s fine milk-fed cans.)

I would rather pluck out my own eyes before voting for Hillary Clinton. I would rather have sex with Representative Rosa DeLauro than vote for Hillary Clinton. I would rather crush my private parts with a hydraulic press than vote for Hillary Clinton.

So yes, I apologize for the Hillary ads, but neither I, nor this blog, would ever endorse that lying, ham-cankled manatee. F**k her and everybody who looks like her.

Sleeper

Sexy Redhead In Bed

Today begins the department’s DNC detail. Twelve-hour days and canceled days off until July 28th. Posting will continue at its normal rate, but since my work days now end at 6am, I will be sleeping most of the day.

Obviously I will not be able to respond to comments in a timely fashion, so if you don’t see me on the blog, it’s not because you have B.O. It means I’ll be trying to sleep in a house full of sugared-up kids.

I’ll catch up on the blog conversations in the evenings. Wish me luck.

Judgment Day

Wooden Doc HollidayWell, two months after my abdominal surgery, my – hopefully final – follow-up with the surgeon is scheduled for this morning. The doc will poke and prod me – not in a good way – check me for any lingering pain and examine my scarring. It should be the last step before fully clearing me for all activities.

Hear that, Vica? I’m ready for some hot, sweaty adult sleepover action!

I’ll be more than ready to get past this unseemly ordeal – the surgery, not boinking Vica Kerekes – and back to my every day grind.

Speaking of grinds, I received my orders for the Democratic National Convention. As of this posting, I am assigned to my division, and starting Friday, my days off are canceled, I will be working 12-hour shifts through July 28th. With the canceled days off, I will be working for eleven straight days. Hooray.

I assume I am staying in the division because of my surgery, which is completely fine by me. I had no desire to have bottles thrown at me while protecting politicians who hate my guts.

Of course, the orders are subject to change – they have changed three times since Monday – but as of now, I’ll be dealing with the normal, everyday violence, and not the imported political violence.

Time Has Come Today

Hot GunslingerAlthough I am on a well-deserved vacation, I feel it is my responsibility to put up some drek interesting, informative posts to entertain you rubes good people.

The problem with living in Pennsylvania, but posting in Arizona is I can never keep my time zones straight. There is also the inconvenience of waking up while the east coast is already enjoying their three martini sack lunches.

After talking to Kevin and Kari about this, they demanded mentioned it is difficult to participate in the Weekend Caption Contests because by time they are up and on the computer, the good entries are snatched up.

After posting in Flagstaff and Tucson for five days, I realize they have a valid point. So, I am officially moving my post times forward to pander to accommodate my western readers. Instead of 7am Eastern posts, you’ll see 10am Eastern posts, and forward from there. Hopefully, this will keep the blog slightly more current for everyone, and allow more interactive bitching commenting.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled breakfast/brunch/lunch.

100,000 Hits!

100 Grand Bar

The O.K. Corral earned its 100,000th visit today, and did so after a mere eight months. You also helped the site reach the milestone more than a month earlier than SYLG2 (my blog before this one) earned it.

Obviously I am grateful for your continued support through three blogs, two psychological breakdowns, and that misunderstanding with the dead hooker in my trunk, but the fact you keep coming back both amazes and humbles me.

I’ve been blogging for more than eleven years now (with the occasional brief hiatus), and I think I always took blogging (and you guys) for granted. Yes, I love blogging, but I always thought I wouldn’t miss it if I decided (or was forced) to leave. That changed after the demise of SYLG2. I was determined to never come back… and I caved after two months.

Blogging has been very good to me. It opened many doors, introduced me to some very good friends, and enabled me to receive some high-larious hate mail. Even with all the bad things blogging wrought – like that freak case of finger herpes from an infected keyboard – the good outweighed it by a metric buttload.

So while 100,000 hits is not a huge accomplishment by any means, I did want to recognize it and take the opportunity to thank both the guys and the gals.

Oh, and everyone who comments on this post will receive a check for $50.*

*Checks will not be honored.

It’s All Greek To Me

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My neighbor, good friend, and on-again, off-again blogger Denny is back posting after a long hiatus. His blog, Plato’s Alibi is back up and running, and he assures me the posts will be more frequent.

Of course, he may be a filthy liar, but I figured I’d pimp him out anyway.

If you’re interested, you can check out his blog by clicking here. The first one hundred commenters receive a free steak.

*BUMPED* Mostly because Denny has been posting like a fiend of late.

These Go To Eleven

This One Goes To ElevenEleven years ago, a plague – nay, a pox – was unleashed upon teh innernetz… namely, me.

Today is my 11th blogiversary. I started the original SYLG on June 6, 2005. In the years since, I moved to the WordPress version of SYLG, The Great White Snark, SYLG2, and finally, The O.K. Corral. My blogs have earned just over 3.5 million hits, thousands of comments, and the ire of trolls from coast to coast.

I’ve made friends, lost friends, and saw a few friends pass away. I’ve shared my life with you guys; the good, the bad, and the surgical. I did my best to expose you to sarcasm, make you laugh, and generally entertain you. You guys are my internet family, and while me may fight, we’re still stuck with each other.

Thank you for the support over the years, the friendship, and the conversations. Here’s to another eleven years.