Bitterbarn’s Weblog

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

Cupon addict.

The other foot.

My wife; bless her saintly heart is always trying to make me better. I don’t know if it is for her sake or mine. I assume the later but who knows really. I suppose; or hope you wife is the same. Can you think of something she wants you to be “better” at. Its nice to have someone trying to make you better 😉
I think she is addicted to coupons. between you and me I think we get like 10 news papers every week, so we have a plethora of cupons. She goes out to these stores and robs them blind. For example; a few weeks ago she went to albertsons and bought 5 boxes of cereal and at the end of the transaction THEY owed HER 5 bucks. We have more food storage than we have ever had. I am certain fruit loops will make through a nuclear winter. She says she can feel it getting out of hand though. We have cupons tacked to the wall with yarn running from one to another and maps of stores. LIke on a beautiful mind, or something you might see in a serial murderers apartment. I think its time for a twelve step program honney.

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April 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

Golds Gym goes on notice.

     A Golds Gym was built here in Tooele. It opened this past summer. Since Tooele people are so starved for civilization, Golds signed up enough people to keep it in business for the next three years even if they got no new contracts in the next three years. (does that make sense?)
The first day I walked in there where at least 3 diff rent machines with “out of order” signs on them. Many machines where old and scuffed up; like they bought them on Ebay or something. we payed a 1000 smakers for our family membership. That averages out to be about 300 hundred dollars per time I will even use the gym. Included in our 1000 dollars was the use of the “kids gym” or you know day care area where they watch your kids while you “work out”. 2 weeks after the place opened they decided to start demanding reservations to bring you kids in. So when we go to the gym they ask us if we have a reservation. How tacky can this place get? Apparently, if you do not have a reservation they can refuse to watch your kids while you work out. Later I figured out that this is a staffing issue, Golds wants to make sure it doesn’t over staff the kids gym area and the way to do that is to take reservations. Starting to smell like capitalism? Your right it is. Golds has been so successful here in Tooele that it no longer feels like it has any obligation to its members. Our product is becoming worse and worse ever time I go to the gym. Two days ago my buddie and I made reservations for the raquette ball court. When my buddy got there; he realized he did not have his gym card, nor his personal ID. They looked up his name, Which brought his picture up on screen. Then demanded he go home and get his gym card eventhoug they had a picture of him on their computer. wasting 30 minutes of our precious work out time which was cut short by an emergency at the hospital.
Don’t go to Golds. don’t sighn up with Gold’s. They are hosing my family and will hose you too.

April 22, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Hanna Montana

     What I should say is, freak that girls is driving me nuts.

    Yesterday we took everyone to see Hana Montana the Movie.  I see a lot of kids shows.  Beverly hills chewawa (horrible), Wal-E  (worse, slept through it), Bolt ( meh), Monsters VS. Aliens (at least I stayed awake).

   Hana Montana I had such low expectations for.  I had planned on watching tv on my new samsung enternity.  Honestly though It was a pretty good show.  Predictable feel good Disney esque???  yeah.  But it was punchy and just punchy enough to keep me watching.  Was I dancing when she sang songs I’ve heard on radio Disney a million times?   um… yeah.  Worst of all though; There comes a point in the movie where being Hanna and Miley is just ruining hers and every-ones life and she decides to come clean and tell everyone who she really is.  My wife busted me crying.  I am not proud  but I may be just that stressed. 

      Net effect;

     I liked it. It was a good clean show. I started feeling bad for stars and all the attention they get.  I think I am gonna learn the Ho-down Throw-down.

April 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 3 Comments

“taking a bath”

Who doesn’t like a nice warm bath now and then? (I am not gay) I am not talking about the kind of bath where you get naked and sit in a fiberglass pot full of human stew. Not a bath with bath salts that effervesce; Chandler Bing.
I am talking about when things aren’t going so hot, if fact THINGS are downright nasty and you decide to ride the wave to get all your nasties out in one plunge. Big business does this. Executives are under “pressure” to report good things about their companies quarter after quarter. They save all their crappy news in a file called “save for the bath” Then, in a down turn like we’re having or in a quarter where they might think they could get away with some bad news they dump all their bad news on ya at once so as not to take a beating for every little thing; they could just get spanked once. Am I making sense?
For example. If your wife come home late from Bunco and finds that you haven’t cleaned the kitchen. If she gets real mad at you this would be a good time to also tell her you did’t change the baby, forgot to pay the bills, haven’t payed tithing in six months, haven’t registered her car, didn’t refill the toilet paper, forgot to get the family vacation off and didn’t move the laundry around like she asked.
This way you can get beat up for all these things at once rather than take many many smaller beatings This is called taking a bath.

ANY Who…. We see corrupt corporations doing this all over the place now. Intermountain health care a private network of hospitals here in Utah; has ooooodddleeesss of money. The just announced they would not contribute to their employees 401k’s anymore; of course the execs will still get their bonuses. IHC has taken the opportunity of the weak economy to take a bath, tons of companies are doing this. When the econ bounces back they will be that much more ahead. GM is clearly doing this, They saw a great opportunity in a recession to cry poor and we all believe it because hey “times are hard”. The net effect is that GM will be able to cut some fat out of their employees and when the econ comes back they will make even more money than they had been before.

Moral of the story is if you work in an industry that isn’t really effected by the recession watch out for those execs at work to pretend times are tough to eek out some more of their bonus off your back.
demonize? of course. their demons.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 2 Comments