Well… At least it\’s not blogger…..

Random thoughts on a Friday

First off… I want to discuss Blog Explosion’s new chat box. They had an old Shoutbox that was a simple text based place that was fun to hang out in… They upgraded to a fully functional text/video/audio chat room. Great for them…. not so great for me. I enjoyed the old Shoutbox… I could slip in during work and chat… I could lurk and pop up when I felt like it…. It was set up in a way that i felt comfortable…. The new chat just doesn’t do it for me. bells and whistles are great… And i know that progress is inevitable… But unfortunately, it just doesn’t fit my current needs. So folks… I’m sorry, but I won’t be as big of feature there as I once was… I hope everybody has fun with it. I’ll pop in now and then to say howdy, but I just can’t make it the home away from home it once was……

A little more about Blog Explosion….

Have you visited my new renter yet? It’d be great if you could go by and tell him guppy sent you.

OK…. check this out… It’s a replica of Space Mountain made with Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 (OK… I need this game now).

Beauty and the Geek 2 started last night. It looks like it has potential to be a good season… It’s too early to tell if it’ll be as good as last time… we’ll have to wait and see. If you missed it last night, they’ll rerun it on Wednesdays so you can get caught up.

OK… let’s go in an entirely different direction… I posted awhile back about having squirrels in my attic… I haven’t done anything yet to repair the damage they did to my soffet vents, but last Sunday when I was putting the Christmas decorations back up there, I decided to spread a box of mothballs around. I heard that they would drive them out, so I figured I’d try it out. The entire house smelled like mothballs after…

On Monday or Tuesday, my wife informed me that there was a dead squirrel in the back yard. I wondered if he decided to eat a mothball and died? Either way… it’s one less that can be in the attic, right? Good deal….

Well… there has been a smell for the last couple of days in the house…. a bad smell… Tonight I will be surveying the attic to find out who else has died- I know there is something dead up there… It is overpowering at this point… I was gagging this morning just smelling it.

Who knew that a few mothballs would have my squirrel population dropping like flys? OMG it is nasty!

Anyway… that’s all I have for now… I hope everybody has a great weekend!


January 13, 2006 - Posted by | Too Lazy To Catagorize


  1. Hey, gup, I couldn’t agree more about the new shoutbox. One thing that bothers me is how if you aren’t listening to the audio of the right person, then you get lost in the conversation because other people are responding to the video/audio. I guess I just don’t like change, but the OLD shoutbox was so much better. Like you, I could pop on at lunch time or whenever from work and say hello and such. Not now. I suppose I will live, I just miss all my shoutbox peeps. (hee hee, I just used the word peeps in a serious sentence.)
    Another thing is there are no *bleeps*. Anything goes and it gets filthy in there sometimes. I am no prude, but there has to be a line drawn at some point.
    Oh, and the drinking and getting drunk on cam…grow up, people!

    Ok, I could go on all day…I won’t bore you.

    Comment by Angie | January 13, 2006 | Reply

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    Comment by Guppyman | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  3. Guess what, I don’t like it either. Too much effort for what it is. Sigh.

    Comment by SOH | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  4. Guppy, didn’t your mother tell you that you were going to have dead squirrels in your attic? Didn’t you tell her, no problem? Hmmmmm…

    Oh, too funny, my word verification is bigbum.

    Comment by Mitey Mite | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  5. I’m not a shoutboxer (can you say shoutboxer ?) but I understand what your talking about.

    AS far as the dead squirrels- at least their not skunks!! We had a skunk issue once and it was a horror!

    Have a great weekend Gup 🙂

    Comment by MommaK | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  6. Sorry to hear you are not enjoying the shoutbox any more, I can’t really comment seeing as I left BE sometime ago LOL

    Comment by WendyWings | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  7. Great site! I agree that listening to Christian music will improve your life. I made a decision a long time ago to listen to Christian music and it has made my life better. It keeps me focused on Christ. Hope you’re sticking to the challenge. I don’t think of it like I have to listen to Christian music, but like I get to listen to Christian music. God bless you and your beautiful family! Keep blogging for Jesus!

    Comment by Paula | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  8. Love the new look Guppy!! I love that game I have tycoon 2 and it is very addicting… well off to get the next one! 🙂

    Comment by phoenix | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  9. I’ve never been able to figure out the Shoutbox anyway – so I never even try anymore. I enjoy your blog. Dead squirrels in the attic — bad, bad smell! Had a dead mouse one time — awful! Good luck!

    Comment by Carol | January 14, 2006 | Reply

  10. I don’t like the new one… I rarely go there any more (SHoutbox/Chat) but will drop in some.

    I think the chat is cool but they should not ditch the SB for chat… they should keep both.

    Comment by puremood | January 14, 2006 | Reply

  11. Guppy– I agree with you 100%… It’s just too much! Well said!

    What a great topic change… BE to squirrels. I didn’t know that they got into attics! I have had birds, but squirrels?? LOL!

    Hope all is well!!


    Comment by Jetting Through Life | January 15, 2006 | Reply

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