Brian's Adventures in Findlay, Ohio

This is my blog web site where I will talk about stuff that I do (these are my "adventures" that I am talking about in the title of my blog web site) here in my hometown of Findlay, Ohio which is a pretty good place although maybe it is not like Dayton or New York or a big city like that. Also maybe I will talk about TV or something, I haven't decided.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Not much to say, it is a "long" weekend I think

Not much to say except… IT IS THE FAIR TIME! Here is what I am talking about, it is the time of year for the County Fair, actually is was open since Wednesday but because of my working it is not possible to go over there yet, but yes, I am going to go over there tomorrow probably. Okay you are thinking "do not get gyro because of the throwup!" Ha you are right, I am way ahead of you on that one there. So no gyro this time, I will probably just get something else, like for example a corn dog but it is not "regular", except it is super long, they are pretty good. Also lemonades and so on. Anyway the fair is always a good time, I go every year just about (it was with dad a long time ago, he would buy "tickets" so I could ride a bunch of things while he looked at the cows, I mean there is a section with cows, not fun).

So yes, it will probably a pretty good weekend, but I guess there is still a situation which is maybe not the greatest thing, it is that I am going over there by myself like I do every year (Marla and Gary go over there every day since Wednesday, they go in the van, but I think I will have to walk, they do not offer me a ride, it is too crowded maybe?) Anyway what I am saying is that the County Fair is a good time ("octopus" ride is definitely my favorite, also the one, it is where you sit in a seat, there are straight rows and it goes around and up, it is hard to describe, I can't remember what it is called, anyway it is pretty good), but also sometimes I think it would be nice to be there with somebody else. Like for example yesterday at work there is this new girl (Samantha), she is asking me if I am going to the County Fair this weekend because she is probably going to go over there by herself, of course I say "yes I am going over there by myself" but it is just reminding me that I am going by myself (thank you for the "lonely reminder" Samantha, I was not feeling bad enough) (I did not say that for "real", I do not want to hurt her feelings, I am just saying). It is kind of a lonely thing ("ferris wheel" is okay for example, but it is kind of boring unless there is a person there, you can say "hey look at that over there" and they would say "yes, it is a cool thing" and you would laugh, I guess that is what would happen, normally it is just me sitting there). I am sure Valerie will be there with her boy friend (I do not know his name, wait, I think it is something with a "r" in it, I am not great with names you can probably tell). So if I see her (not throwing up I hope), I guess I will say hi but I am still kind of embarrassed by the situation from that one time, anyway I get nervous when I am talking to her even without the "throwup" situation that happened.

Anyway so that is a Saturday "activity", I remember there was a person, I can't remember who said it, the person said to write on my blog web site on Saturday but I will be honest, I will probably not do that on Saturday because of the County Fair situation. Maybe an adventure will happen? Anyway if you are a "fan" of my blog web site, I hope there are people from Findlay, Ohio who are the fan of my blog web site, maybe I will see you there (I will be the person there all by myself, walking around) (the guy walking around by myself I mean, the girl who is walking around by herself is I guess Samantha probably).

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Laundry day adventure, I am embarrassed again

Oh my gosh, what is going on here, all of a sudden every body is saying "hey Brian where are you I hope you are not dead" (that is not really what they are saying, it is pretend), anyway really it is just a one lady, she is named Mary Ann, always she is wanting to know why I did not write on my blog web site yesterday (it was Wednesday). (Okay really it is just two comments, but like I said I am not a big famous blog web site yet, so two comments for me is still pretty good, used to I would not get any, zero is not as good right?) Well anyway sometimes maybe you notice that if it is Wednesday, probably I am not writing on my blog web site. Here is the reason: Laundry Day. Wednesday is the day I have to put all my dirty clothes in a bag (big one) and walk up to the laundromat, also I have to take Tide and the little special dryer tissues, it is a long walk, I am not even kidding (I will not go into the car thing right now, I know you are probably tired of it, but you know it is true it would be easier to drive a car to the laundromat, of course I can not afford a washer also a dryer, I am not Richie Rich) (he is a comic child). Anyway what I am saying is Wednesday is kind of busy, I have to get all the way up there to the laundry to wash my clothes, and dry them, and fold them, and get back home, then I still have to get to work, it is so busy then! I know what you are saying, "Brian why don't you go on Saturday when you do not work" (this is what Valerie told me when I was "griping" about it at work, I hope she doesn't mind, I like talking to her even if it is "griping"), well the reason is, it is too crowded on Saturday, there are like a 1000 people there (I am just kidding, they would not fit! but a lot anyway), you have to wait in the "line" for the washer, it takes forever, also someone will put the TV on the boring show about golfs. Anyway so what I am saying is Wednesday is really the only day to do it, it is a little crazy, even I have to get up early to do all of this so I will not be late to work when it is all done, so no blog web site on Wednesdays sometimes! (I can do it sometimes if I have a little bit of time, or maybe I could use my "lunch hour" to run to the library and do the blog web site, I did not think of that until just now, I could probably do it because they are very close, anyway I am going on and on, something else happened, it is next.)

Okay here is what I am talking about, okay first you have to wash the clothes in the washer with the Tide (many quarters), then you have to move the clothes, very wet, to the dryer (more quarters, this is how the laundromay works, you have to pay quarters, it is not free like at your house), in between there is a lot of waiting, but it is not so bad because there is a TV, usually it has that show where the man has white hair, you win cars, I don’t remember what it is called, anyway it is pretty good. Also I can read sometimes (like for example a comic book, but it is hard to find the comic books anymore, there is a place on Tiffin but it is a long way to walk, even longer than the laundromat but if I have a little extra money sometimes I will go over there, of course they are not cheap like when I was a kid, they are like $3, or also I am right now trying to read to manual to take the driver license test, wow it is hard to read, it is about "intersections"), okay so what I am saying it is not so bad. Then when my dryer is done I take out the clothes to a table and fold them, then back in the bag (I try to not "unfold" them in the bag, I am pretty good at it), anyway so I am folding the clothes and there is a strange thing in there, I swear I do not know how it happened, it was a "bra" (lady clothes). It was in my laundry, I promise it was not mine (I do not have lady clothes, I am not like that one guy with the flower dress, I would not even know how to work it, there are a bunch of little hooks, very complicated) Anyway the "bra" was right there in my clothes, it was black, I was very embarrassed you can guess, so I thought maybe it was the "bra" of a lady in the laundromat, there is a problem: there were a couple of ladies at the laundromat, but I was not going to go hold up a "bra" in the face of a lady and say "hey is this yours please?", no way I am doing that. So I walked around a little bit and asked the ladies "sorry, did you lose a clothing?", something like that, they did not know what I was talking about. Okay it was getting late so I just finished my clothes and I hid the "bra" in the bag, all the way back home I was thinking about it, and I finally figured it out (not really), I thought "hey maybe Marla got a mix-up, somehow I got her laundry", it was the solution. Anyway so I got all the way back home with this "bra" in my bag, I am so glad I did not get stopped by a police, I could not explain it right? So I went down to her place and I got out the "item", I rang the door bell, Gary came to the door, I told him "hey Gary I think I got Marla's special thing here, it was a mix-up?" he got all mad and called Marla, she came to the door and she was all mad too, she said "god sake Brian, how would my bra-zeer (that is how she said it, I guess she mean "bra") anyway how would it get to your laundry, besides I can't wear that tiny thing" so yeah they were all mad at me (they are probably still mad about the news paper thing from a while back). So now what? Now I have a "bra" in my room, it is not mine but it is not a "stealing" situation! I guess now that I think about it, maybe a lady left it in the dryer, or maybe the washer, maybe next week I will take it back to the laundromat and put it back in the washer (or dryer, I do not know which one! Maybe there is "lost and found" box?) It is not "appropriate" to have a "bra" in my place, I will put it in a grocery sack probably.

Also one other thing, people are asking what happened to Kenny, all I know is he died (that is what Kristen at work told me, I did not really have a lot of time to ask her about it, a new girl started at work, her name is Samantha and Zach told me I had to show her around the back room where we keep the extra stock. Anyway I am glad no body at work knows about the situation with the "bra", especially Valerie, it would be very embarrassing (I use the abc button to check this, it is spelled right, it is a hard one though, I did not have enough r's I think?) anyway I do not want Valerie to know about it, I think it would make her "self-conscience", she would always think "I hope Brian does not have lady clothes at his house, that means he is weird" and I don't want anyone to think I am weird, especially Valerie. So please if you know Valerie do not tell her about it (also make sure she does not read this blog web site)?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I did not know you could do all this

Hey look at this thing, I did not know you could do this! There is a button thing on the web site where you write your "posts" for your blog web site, it is a "b" button (I guess it stands for "black, because it makes the letters more black). Okay then you click the "b" again and it goes back to normal, like this: see this is the normal way the letters look, kind of boring.

Okay there is also this one, it is an "i" button, I am not sure what the "i" stands for, it should be "s" for "slant", because that its what it makes the letters do. I will probably not use this one very much but I guess it is cool that if I ever want to make a slant letter, I can do it (just like the other one, you click it and it goes back to the straight letter like this: plain words. (Wow, I did not think it would work, but I guess you can do them both at the same time, so it is black slanted, very neat, now I will "turn it off" it is done.

Now look at this, it is different colors! Okay I am going back to the plain words (they are black I guess but not superblack like when I press the "b" button). I have to play with all of these buttons again (I have used a couple of them before, like there is one that makes a list with dots, like this:

  • not
  • a
  • real
  • list)

Also with a "numbers" one:

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

also there is one where you push it and it makes everything like go in a little

like this (I have used this one before, it is like for when I put a "copy" of the E-mail on the blog web site.)

Okay sorry I am having too much fun with this, there is a button that makes it go to the middle of the screen!

Okay this one looks the same.

This one makes it go to the other side

I don't know what this button does, it looks just the same. I do not know why I did not try these buttons before, I guess I thought when you pushed the "b" button it made a "b" on the screen and the same thing with the "i" button and it did not make a lot of sense to me, why would you do that, it is just easier to use the key board. I guess I am still kind of learning about how the internet works a little bit more every day, it is like a school, except there is not a cafeteria.

Okay I am going to stop playing with the buttons, everything will just be regular words mostly. It is on to the serious business of the blog web site, it is to talk about the comments that I got on my blog web site last night I think (pretty late I think, the library was already closed so I could not write stuff until today). Anyway first it is "Mary Ann Motzinger", she is always putting comments on my blog web site, I guess she is a "fan" (ha ha, I am famous! not really probably), she has pretty good idea almost, she says "Hey Brian you should get a bike" (she means bicycle probably). I guess a "bike" is kind of a fun thing, I had a bicycle when I was a little kid (blue), it was the kid of bicycle it is for riding in the dirt, lot of fun, I remember this one time I used a big board and bricks from the backyard and I made a ramp at the side of the street in front of our house, I went all the way up to the top of the street so I could speed up so fast, when I hit the ramp my bicycle went sideways kind of and I hit the ground pretty hard and scraped my face on rocks (it is okay, don't worry, it was a long time ago, I do not even have a scar except for a different one, not from this time), anyway my dad was pretty mad because I bent a metal piece on my bicycle, he made me pay for the new metal piece with my allowance (it is "little kid" money for the week, $$$). Anyway, a couple of things: yes it is true, with a bicycle I can do a longer "distance" than just walking but my job is very close anyway, but on a bicycle even I cannot go very far, I guess maybe to the driver license place. Also soon it will be winter, it is pretty cold in the winter in Findlay, Ohio, a bicycle does not have a heater (a car has a heater usually). Still I guess a bicycle is a pretty good idea, if the driver license and getting a car thing does not go very well (Zach, he is one of my managers at work, he has a "manual" (it is like a book) at home, it is to help you learn how to take the driver license test, also it has about car laws, he said he would bring it to work today, I guess I will have to study). Also I guess a bicycle is cheaper probably, I will see if there is a bicycle store I could walk to, I will "check it out", still I want a car anyway.

Okay also there is another comment, it is anonymous again, I don’t know if it is the same anonymous who is leaving the comments here on my blog web site, I guess there are a lot of people on the internet who do not give their name, so maybe it is the same one, I do not know if it is the same person is what I am saying). Anyway it is something about a man, here is where you can see the "comment" (see I can make it black but I am not sure yet how to make it where you can click it and you can go there, I have to figure out how to do that, maybe if you know how to do that please leave a comment on my blog web site) Okay anyway I will be honest with you, I do not know what he is talking about (or maybe it is a lady, I mean the person who put the comment on my blog web site, not the man the person is talking about, ha ha, a man is not a lady, except I guess a man can wear a dress like a lady, remember that guy I was talking about that one time, anyway I am getting "off the subject"). I mean I do not know what man the anonymous is talking about, there is not a name in the comment. Please anonymous (the same one, not a different anonymous) leave a comment again, I don't know what man. Maybe it is the governor?

Monday, August 28, 2006

I have to get a car and driver license!

Wow, I am getting a lot of comments lately here on my blog web site, I mean it is not a lot a lot, it is only like 2, but it is a lot for my blog web site (I mean, I look at some blog web sites and there are a lot of comments, like 100, I don’t know how you read all those comments, also these people make a bunch of "posts" to their blog web sites, like a bunch of times a day, I don't get it, one time is enough probably? Why do you want to talk all day on your blog web site, mostly it is things just "click here, this is what someone else said about the president", it is not interesting). Anyway there was one, it is from a lady, she says why don't I write on my blog web site on Saturdays? That is a good question, I guess I could do it sometime, usually I go to the library and do my blog web site then I go to work. Since I do not go to work on Saturday I guess there is no reason to go up to the library, but now that I think about I guess the library is open on Saturday, it is right by my job so it is not far, even if it was kind of a long way it would not be too bad, going to the library would be kind of crazy to do something different on the weekend, maybe I will write on my blog web site on Saturday (except maybe I will be too busy, who knows, maybe I will have a hot date) (ha ha, I do not have a girl friend, also I do not have lots of money for fancy restaurants).

Also there was another one (comment), it said I should go to the Ghost Town place (I guess it is kind of famous, maybe this person is from Findlay so he knows about the Ghost Town, or maybe it is famous around the world or something). Okay, here is the thing about the Ghost Town place, it is not scary at all. We went there a couple of times when I was a kid, once it was when I was in like 4th grade I think, maybe 3rd grade, it was a "field trip" (that is what they call it in the schools here in Findlay, when you get to go to someplace during school, everybody rides a bus, I don't know what it is called, it is for education) also I remember dad took me there one time, I don't remember much about it, I think we took pictures probably? It is basically old-timey buildings, there are not really ghost (not scary). Anyway it does not matter, it is still too far away for me to walk, it is almost out of town, it is not like it is in another city, it is not that far, but it is kind of outside the town, what I am saying is it is a long way). I guess I could go there maybe, but like I said it is so far I can not walk there, but if I had a car I could drive (I need directions, though, it has been a long time, I remember it is down a long road in the "country"?).

So here is the problem again, I can not get down there to the ghost town place anyway even if I wanted to go down there, it is too far to walk, also there is not really a bus to take (I mean there is sort of a bus but not really, it is kind of hard to explain, I guess what I am saying is that basically there is not a bus). I have to get a car! I have to get a car! (this is why it is my "title") I don't care if even it is like an old-timey car like in the olden days (black and white movies times), I am saying this because there was some kind of weird thing here on Saturday, I looked out of my window and I saw all these old-timey cars driving past my place (really it is Marla's place, and I guess Gary's place too). It turns out there was some kind of thing up the street with all these old-timey cars, it was kind of like that thing with the Balloons, but pretty small (I went to "check it out", it was not that great but I guess the old-timey cars were kind of cool). Anyway it doesn't matter, I can not drive a new-timey car or an old-timey car, I do not have the driver license. It is too frustrating!

Here is the thing, I want to get the driver license, but I looked on the internet and there are all kinds of problems. It is all complicated, it is not like you just go up to a counter and a lady gives it to you, you have to have the "paperworks"! There is a big list of all these kinds of papers (I think I might have some of them in my closet, there is a box in there with important papers and things, it is kind of hard to find stuff in there) and you have to bring the papers, and also you have to pay money, and you still can not get a driver license, instead you just get a "temporary permit"! I guess maybe you get the driver license later? I don't understand all this, I think there is also a test? I am not a school child any more! Oh man, it is just too confusing, but here is the worst thing, the place where you have to bring all the paperworks, to take the test, to pay the money, all of that, is all the way across town, you have to even cross the Interstate Highway, it is a big joke. I guess I could walk over there, it will take forever though. It would be easier if I had a driver license, I could drive over there (if I had a car) but I do not have a driver license (also I do not have a car). There is a word for that, I can't remember what it is, school was a long time ago.