Monday, March 16, 2009

That's my boy!

Like any red-blooded American male, my son likes to watch TV and rock out to awesome rock stuff. I'll play different concerts or videos and see if anything catches his attention. Although the number one favorite is "Speed Racer" since it has cars in it, lately he's been asking for "man". It took me a while to figure out what TV show "man" was but after weeding out all the videos with cars in them and all the Pooh bear stuff I discovered he wanted Black Label Society featuring Zakk Wylde. Hmmm...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Numbers

I've been getting this phone call lately, as shown here:
Well, "getting this phone call lately" is like saying there are a few stars in the night sky. I get about 5 or 6 per day with the current record being 9 in one day:

It's really become quite bothersome. I was at first worried that someone was out to get me. Then after my first Google search of the number, I hoped that it was only 'someone' out to get me, not something else.

Maybe some of you noticed something about that phone number. Ring any bells? (so to speak) Turns out its "The Numbers" from the epic television series "LOST" - 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.

Those numbers play quite a big roll in the series and bring good times as well as doom and destruction. (I guess they still do, I quit watching after season two.) I bet there are some folks out there that would really get freaked out about that. So why are they calling me?

After my second Google search, I learned that it's generated through a service called "prank dialer" and it's just animated laughter or guys making chicken sounds on the other end of the line. I wouldn't know, though, I'm too scared to answer.