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Yard Sales

Posted: June 16, 2010 in Random Uselessness

Today we held our third yard sale in six weeks. It never ceases to amaze how people shop at yard sales. You have the earlybirds, who typically are no nonsense, item specific shoppers. They know what they want, and what it’s worth.

There’s the mid-morning crowd, who upon seeing a mass of people, quickly pull over for fear they are missing something, who tend to buy junk they don’t need. I love it that they buy my junk.

Then there are the scavengers that come near the end of the day looking to make a serious deal. If they are nice, I oblige them, but if they are not, I spite them.


Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. (about 150 people per year)

10% of the Russian governments income comes from the sale of vodka.

After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.

The Cap’n is BACK!

Posted: October 21, 2008 in Random Uselessness

OK..OK..I know what you’re thinking.  Where has the captain of all things useless been?  Well, actually…I’ve been busy…or should I say lazy.  I apologize to all of my readers.  All “both of you.”  I’m really sorry Mom and Dad.

Now.  There’s a lot to talk about…the economy, the election, the destruction of the Dallas Cowboys…where should I begin?  I will do my best to talk about it all…and maybe, just maybe…make a little sense.

Random Ranting

Posted: May 12, 2008 in Random Uselessness

OK-here comes some mental diarrhea. I apologize for the purge.

My weekends are busier than my workweek…and I teach in a middle school.

I don’t like when drive thru workers cut me off when I’m ordering with statements like, “would you like anything else?” Well, if they would let me finish my order I would let them know.

Bob Barr is running for president. Seriously? What is he thinking. He has about as much of a chance of winning as Al Sharpton does becoming the head of the Mormon Church.

John Wayne was a better Davy Crockett than Fess Parker.

I am a rich, rich man. Not in money, but in family and friends.

I need to be a better witness for Christ.

Well, thanks to my good friend Mark LeHew ( I have been inspired to begin my own blog–and I am forced to ask the question “will anyone read this?” With millions of bloggers, here’s hopin’.

I will mostly write about my interests, (Real original, huh?) observations, and life in general. Oh, and as for my name, “Captain Useless” I was dubbed this by my co-workers several years back. They said it was because I was a wealth of useless trivia knowledge. I think it’s because I was just plain useless on the job. Either way, the name has stuck, so welcome to the mind of Captain Useless.