Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Two die in the last Harry Potter

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So it’s all over the news, two characters will die in the last installment of JK Rowling's Harry Potter, to think that Harry himself would be one of the two is ludicrous, it’s like telling our kids that in the battle of good vs. evil it’s a 50/50 battle. What would be the point of all the work involved in first saving and then raising this young wizard if it wasn’t that he was to eventually become the next Grand Wizard of something along those lines? Logic tells me that (he who shall not be named) will be one of the two, since in my world good must overcome evil, but Lord Voldermort (there I said it) started almost dead and now is more alive than ever... go figure!

Harry Potter is a survivor and is destined to better and bigger things than dying. His parents and godfather already did that for him and even though the death of his friend Cedric was a bit pointless, he can be added to that list. However there are people that must and will pay the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that Harry Potter fulfills his destiny and those are the two that will probably die.

This is the final year for Potter at Hogwarts and the book needs to be the one to remember the most, after all once Harry graduates we may never see him again, we will just have to assume he became the next Hogwarts school director. JK Rowling has said that she will never write another Harry Potter book after this one, she says she will have to learn to live without him, question is will my daughter Nikki get used to it, only time will tell in the meantime we patiently wait for the fifth movie probably due this year and of course the last Harry Potter book.

I have my two candidates that will be killed, do you? Leave me a comment with your thoughts on this matter.

Which two will be killed?

Over the Rainbow / My Destiny

Tired of hearing about Kat's bullimia and how "Idol" saved her life. Well then listen to something way more enjoyable. Katharine McPhee's single finally makes it's debut. Mixed reviews or not if you have the McPheever you will own this CD. After picking up my copy and listening to it a few times "My Destiny" is growing on me, it's really not as bad as it was made to sound. However, as far as I'm concerened "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is a timeless classic and Kat's version is now a favorite of mine.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Diccionario para "gringos"

THE FIRST SPANISH FOR GRINGOS There's always something to learn or to try, many times you need to say some phrases in spanish, but you don't know how to say it, don't worry your problems have finished, if your are a gringo and you don't know how to speak spanish, the new "Diccionario para el gringo way" (Smart Gringo Dictionary) will be helpful in your learning. For instance,we took from it some common phrases, just try and you're gonna see the difference and how easy is speak spanish.

  1. Boy as n r = Voy a cenar = I'm gonna have a dinner
  2. N L C John = en el sillon = on the arm chair
  3. Be a hope and son = viejo panzon = fat old man
  4. This s poor as stunt air e us = Dices puras tonterias = you're saying dumb things.
  5. S toy tree stone = estoy triston = I'm kinda sad
  6. Lost trap eat toss = los trapitos = the little rags
  7. A key eye poor agree jug = aqui hay pura grilla = there's only politics around here.
  8. Desk can saw = descanso = (you) rest.
  9. As say toon as = aceitunas = olives.
  10. Cell eye jug, one a what toe = Celaya Guanajuato = Celaya Guanajuato (City in central Mexico)
  11. Be a has r when there us = viejas arguenderas = arguing bitches
  12. Come at a lost ugh wack cat tess = comete los aguacates = eat the avocados
  13. The head the star mall less stan dough = deje de estar molestando= stop bugging me.
  14. Kit at tell loss war at chess = quitate los guaraches = take off your sandals
  15. Ball add the pay jazz sad us = bola de payasadas = Silly stuff.
  16. See eye = si hay = yes we have
  17. T n s free o = tienes frio = are you cold?
  18. T N S L P T O B N T S O = Adivina!!
  19. Pooh row ped o = its all bull sh-t
  20. Mass car eat a saw grad ah = mascarita sagrada = name for famous wrestler in Mexico
  21. Seek ago in lost pant alone is = Adivina!!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

The CMC Ice Cream Social

The plan was for all of us to go to the park and have some ice cream, but due to the baby shower only my son in law and I attended the ice cream social. We were lucky because even though it was a hot day it was cloudy and we were able to drive with the top down. So… after a good doze of ice cream, friends, and Mustangs we went to join our girls at the baby shower.

Enjoy the slide show.

Vane's Baby Shower


My beautiful niece is having her second baby and to celebrate my sister gave her a baby shower. The purpose of the shower is to get presents for the baby but just last week they traveled to California because the family from her Dad’s side also gave her a baby shower and I think she got more presents than the baby will need for a whole year. So with that in mind we once again will use the excuse just to have a nice warm family gathering. It seems to me we have become really good at that.

Once upon a time, baby showers were a “girls only” affair but now it has become common for us guys to attend and even participate on the games and activities that take place, I’m really good at guessing the size of a pregnant woman’s belly, but don’t write to me and flood my email to ask me how I do it because I won’t reveal my secret, all I can tell you is that is works all the time. Another activity I love during baby showers is eating, there is always plenty of food to go around and yes I’m really good at that too.

So I leave you with a cool quote that I found on the internet:

Frank and Vane are expecting a baby,
A new bundle of joy:
A very special gift,
Be it a girl or a boy!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Copperstate Mustang Club

In August of 1999 I bought my 1993 Mustang GT Convertible and immediately I got on the internet to find out if there were any clubs in the Phoenix area. The posting that came back was that of the Copperstate Mustang Club and so on the second Sunday of the following month I attended a meeting and became a member.

The Club is family oriented and our emphasis is on enjoying and having fun with our Mustangs, both early and late-model (1964-2006). We offer many activities that enhance our mutual enjoyment of these magnificent machines. The club hosts two large car shows each year, one in the spring and the other in the fall. Some other activities the club participates in year round are holiday parades, school half-time football parades, pancake breakfast, ice cream social, shopping mall displays, picnics, rallies, cruises, track events and occasionally we participate in a commercial promotion.
We also become involved in charitable events such as the Salvation Army "Adopt a Family" Christmas Program, the March of Dimes, and, on occasion, other charitable events and fund raisers.
Our membership has a vast amount of collective experience in restoring classics, and we share technical tips and "know how".
The Club publishes a monthly newsletter, the "Mustang Mirror", to keep in touch with all members and to report on past, current and planned events. It also contains feature articles on our Mustangs and advertisements (for sale, wanted, etc.) are free of charge to club members.
We meet once a month on the second Sunday of the month at 1:00 PM at the Community Hall of the Mount of Olives Church at 3546 E. Thomas Road in Central Phoenix.
~ From our CMC Web Page

On June 24 we will have our Annual Ice Cream Social at North Mountain Park in Phoenix at the Yavapai Pavillion, and hopefuly my 93 Pony will be there, it has been my faithful daily driver and even though it's starting to show it's age and my abuse it's still a blast to drive.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

You know you're in Arizona

Summer is here and in Arizona it can be quite an experience.

You know you're in Arizona when:

  • Drivers think a red light is merely a suggestion
  • You think someone wearing oven mitts while driving is clever
  • You notice your car overheating before you drive it
  • Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way in the summer
  • People who have black cars or black upholstery are assumed to be nuts or out-of-state
  • You notice the best place is determined by the amount of shade, not walking distance

Have a nice and safe summer!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


While searching for “American Idol” information and input I came up with DJSlim’s “American Idol Season 5 Blog”. I used to read the shows recaps on the AI official site but soon got tired of “Jaded the journalist’s” comments, they were so repetitive and most of the time he was more interested in what Ryan was wearing and what Paula was doing to Simon. Anyway as I said before while trying to click on the Idol site I clicked on the one for DJSlim’s blog instead, and the rest as they say is history.

After reading DJSlim’s play-by-play recaps I was hooked. I started posting comments and soon found out that everyone in the site was very nice and very welcoming, they really make you feel at “home”. Once I became a member I started to get to know some of you via your comments and let me tell you there’s a cool bunch of AI fans that will defend their Idol no matter what. Me, I still have the McPheever, and I doubt that there’s a cure, I’m sure “timwashu” and “Nic” will agree with me one hundred percent. So anyway come and join the fun and meet a wild bunch, members such as Joyce, TLR, Neenie (my fellow HD Fatboy rider), Angie, Jaclyn Crum (whom by the way was an actual AI contestant and almost made it to the top 24), Queena, Timwashu our wittiest commenter, and our fearless leader “Da’ President” DJSlim.

As members continue to join daily this list continues to grow and that’s just the way we like it. The goal is to have at least 100 members by the end of July, join the club and as you sign up make sure to write down that JOSE sent you (this is very important as I may win concert tickets or something… wishful thinking Slim).

As we fill the void until AI 2007 begins, DJSlim tells us he’ll continue to make the forum interesting and fun for all that come and visit, there’s definitely plenty of subjects and TV shows to thread about, but let me give you a fair warning, once you come and visit you’ll never leave, oops! Wasn’t that a line from “Hotel California”? The idea for my blog was born after I became a member and saw some of your blogs so thanks for the ideas and keep on blogging!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Luau

As expected the girls did an outstanding job at putting the “Father’s Day Hawaiian Luau” together. It was their way to tell us dads “Thank You”. The family started showing up a little past 5:00 p.m. and before we knew it we had a full house. Due to the heat we had no games but the swimming pool did see a lot of action, actually that was the place to be, some of the guys chose to stay inside watching the fight on HBO, while some of us went to the back yard and fought the heat, “mi chica” kept the "Crushed Ice Margaritas" coming and that was just fine by me. No shortage of food either, from “Frijoles Puercos” to “Cochinita Pivil” I know, I know, that doesn’t sound too Hawaiian but since we have never been to Hawaii that was "mi chica's" interpretation of what Polynesian food should be. One of my sons in law supplied these little water guns and it took no time for everyone to have a water gun fight, everyone got in on the action even my mom, she was choosing her targets carefully as she wanted no retaliation from them. More than one had to jump into the pool fully clothed; they were either saving someone or just simply pushed by the pool bullies. A photo session with the sunset and the lake as the background was one of the highlights, most of us posed for some pictures and they came out great. Well little by little everyone said goodbye but a few die-hards stayed until 3:00 a.m. playing Taboo. All in all a great time was had by those that came; to the ones that couldn’t make it I say you missed a great family gathering and we missed you. Don’t worry though there’s another celebration just around the bend, I think it’s a baby shower for Vane and our annual Coppertate Mustang Club ice cream social.

So what do you do on a luau? --- You get "lei-ed" ha, ha, ha. --- Gotta thank "timwashu" for this one. :)

Sunday morning “mi chica” took all of us (party of nine) to TJ’s for breakfast, after that all I had to do was enjoy the rest of the day.

To my "chica" --Thank you baby! You are the greatest... Love ~ito
To my father – Have a Happy father’s day dad, we miss you but will never forget you.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Father's Day Hawaiian Luau

The girls in my life specially "mi chica" have planned a Father's Day Hawaiian Luau for us dads. They decided to invite every family member we have here in Phoenix and if you know anything about Mexican families then you know that we are big. Did you ever watch the movie "Fools Rush In"? There is the one scene where she takes him to meet the family, it's Saturday night family dinner and the house is like totally full, well that's us. We have more celebrations than there are days in the year. So the setting will be our back yard, we are having 100+ degree-days these days so the swimming pool looks so inviting. There will be plenty of food, drinks, chips and salsa and who knows what else. They bought bamboo tiki lamps, and these cool looking plastic plates that are shaped as Hawaiian shirts, shell necklaces and the Hawaiian watchamacallits that go around your neck. Yeap the attire will have to be Hawaiian shirts and shorts with sandals, just to be comfortable. We should all have a grand ole time because the girls are putting a lot of effort into it. I'll let you know how things went next week.

To my "chica" - - E Hoomau Maua Kealoha ~ May our love last forever

Welcome to Joe Cool's Blog

Welcome to Joe Cool's blog, it seems to me everyone is doing it so I said to myself "self" why don't you have one yet. So here I am trying to find out the "hows" and "whys" of doing a blog. It seems like it could be fun while trying to make it interesting and appealing to anybody and everybody that may read what I post. As I go on I will rely on your input and requests to lure you back into this blog time and time again. So don't be shy and feel free to comment as much as you want, I want to hear from you.
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