Bitterbarn’s Weblog

aka “The Bull” (some content not suitable for children or religous zealots)

Some people can’t dance

With this post I will partake of some personal indulgence; stay tuned for the usual rant style post in my upcoming “The Bull’s take on Breastfeeding”First; start the player sweet graphics and real 1720 pirate ships

Man; I feel bad for people who don’t dance or whom are tone deaf. When I think of all the great things they miss out on I thank the heavens that I have all my faculties to aid me in the sweet experiences these skills afford. Actually I don’t even believe either of the afore mentioned birth defects exist in nature. Go to your nearest loved one; afflicted with ailment of “tonedeafedness” and ask them to sing “The alphabet song” or “happy birthday”. I bet that most every time; these “tone deaf” people are instantly and temporarily cured. So, why; you ask are they able tosing “marry had a little lamb” and not “the star spangled banner”. ONE WORD, desireandrepition. They have sung “the alphabet song” at least a thousand times over the course of their life and the same goes for “happy birthday”. They want to sing it right, and they have to sing it right. When asked to sing these songs they are not nervous, they know; they know it. (start the player again for effect)


Some people don’t play video games. This time, they will miss out. A new computer game is being launched January 22nd. My brother and I have been part of a super elite group of stress testers (aka open beta 🙂 Its called Pirates of the Burning Sea. In the game you can be a pirate or Frenchmen, you can be Spanish or English. You can be a naval officer or a merchantmen, A free trader. You can go to battle against other sloops, frigates or battle ships and use your sailing skills. Use strategy and wind direction to destroy you enemies sails and hull; then plunder the booty. The game has a real working economy. You can manufacture items to be sold on the market. Make ammo or ships, mine iron, copper or saltpeter. Advance to the big ships; Brigs and “ship of the line”. The game creators strive to make the game historically acurate’ 1720 Caribbean. I know so many people who would love this game. Sadly these same people, I will never convince to play. Why will they not play. One word desire. If they could just get past the shiny colors and reading , and clicking involved with the learning how. They would thank me a thousand times over. If I have in anyway peeked your interest. I invite you to come play with us. We will form an alliance of industry and ships and take over the world.

December 20, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 4 Comments


I have watched the Mit Romney speech about 2.8 times.

I have wondered myself if Mit was for real. I am not sure I am a Fan of republicanism; then again I don’t think I even know what it is. I do know that in states or cities that are conservative it is harder for me to find a job. I also know that big money and big business like Republicans (that can’t be good for us). Nevertheless, after watching Mit give his speech(which you can watch in parts on youtube) I think he is a good guy. He has good hair and eloquent and usually I don’t fall for that crap. but, this one sentence makes me a believer.

“some say that if I don’t distance myself from my faith, it could cost me the election. If that is true then SO BE IT”.

Usually canadiates will say anything to get elected and gain more votes. I enjoy his cander and fiber to do what he thinks is right regardless. And apparntly others do to. even baptists.

December 10, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

These guys produce a descent product.

The Office is a decent show. Actually its hilarious. I only just became attuned to it as such, since we got DVR we don’t see commercials or branch out at all anymore. Now The Office is a regular weekly record for us. In fact we have purchased season one and season two DVD’s at walmart and have watched them all. In addition we have purchased 9 episodes via Itunes. The Cast of the Office is comprised largely of the folks who do the writing for it. In other words the writers are also the cast-members. B.J. Novac (Ryan) does a lot of the writing but so also does (toby) and others. When the network sells the DVD these guys get ZERO dollars. When they sell on Itunes these guys get ZERO dollars. Here again we find Capitalism at its finest. The Network executives continue to cram money into their pockets while those who actually produce the product get screwed, Well, isn’t that how it is at your job too. It is at mine. I am all for stickin it to the MAN and pledge to not watch any more TV during the prime hours on Thursdays in December. That will show em.

December 10, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 6 Comments

… or for worse

Warning: This is Not Funny (Amended 12/8/07)
I’d just like to mention at the outset; today I am in my wifes good graces. What I mean by that is. Today (not everyday) is a day in which she has found me to be acceptable.

… Or for worse

For better or for worse; I don’t care where you got married in a church or on an island, at the city courthouse, in a temple, a drive-through in Vegas or on a cruise ship. When humans get married they make a promise; ” to love and to cherish, for better or FOR WORSE; till death” . Given divorce rates in this country one can only assume that people maybe didn’t hear the last part of that vow; “for worse till death”. Yeah… maybe they didn’t hear it. or, maybe they thought for worse just meant like “will you take care of your spouse if they have a cold”? Maybe they think For worse is something that only happens to “those guys <insert favorite unliked special interest group>”.

I would contend with you that “for worse” is for real. lets name a few just so everyone feels better; Adultery, Alcoholism, Smoking, Gambling, Pornography, Criminal activity ie murder, robbery, theft, Tax evasion, incest, spouse abuse etc etc etc.., In-law dislike, workaholic, slob, criticism, close talker, man hands, balding, weight gain, bad gas mileage, bad plumbing, bad financial management, over bearing, a burden, sudden blindness, hypochondriac, poor taste, bad dresser, bad cleaner, unkempt, insensitive, bad breath, skin tags, Cancer, car wreck, KIDS, PMS or just general dislike for him/her.

That’s all I can think of at the moment. feel free to add to the list of “for worse” possibilities.

The Point; When we get married we accept the fact that anyone or all of these things could and will befall us. If you cant hack it don’t get married. Its not for everyone. The beauty about “for worse” is; It’s the stuff that actual real life love is made of. I suggest that if you haven’t had any of the previous happen to you then you are missing out. For it is through the passing of such obstacles that Love between a couple is forged. When you commit to get married you are in a sense saying “Bring it on”; “Bring the misery and I will show my mettle ”

My personal opinion is this: for the one who gives up, who can not endure to the end. For the one who was just kidding when such commitments were made. For the one who believes they are here to enjoy happiness rather than opposition. When it all ends, and you cannot muster the vicissitudes of this life; your marital rights (I believe) are forfeit. Marriage isn’t for sissies.

amedment: by marital rights I mean assests and alimony. The jest of this entire post is express my opinion that the one who intiates a divorce should not have any legal rights to assests accrued over the course of marrige.

December 5, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 8 Comments