Hello. My Friday night got off to an interesting start. Because of a rainstorm I took a bus that I usually don’t take and I ran into an old friend. That was a pleasant surprise, even more so because we remembered each other’s names, ha ha.

Once I got home I came across the film Dances with Wolves. That’s one film that slipped by me, so I decided to watch. It was pretty good.

Saturday I woke up around 9 and hit the showers. I got in the car and headed over to the auto-parts store to do some troubleshooting on my fast-blinking turn signal. I pulled the fuse and it dropped into an unreachable pocket. I bought a new fuse, put it in and nothing. I read on the internet that the ground wire could have come lose. I checked out the rear lights, fine. I unscrewed the front light and that was fine. I gave up and drove to the laundry to put my clothes in the wash. While I was there, I said to myself, you can’t give up. I looked at the rear bulbs. I turned the blinker on and pulled out a bulb – the indicator blinked as fast as it did with the bulb in. After fiddling around with different variations, I fixed it! Turns out that one of the new bulbs I put in there wasn’t working properly – I think. It works, that’s all I care about. I celebrated my victory by making right turns every chance I could.

I got back from that experience and it was time for dinner. I cooked up some chicken and ziti. Mmmmmmm. I watched The King of Comedy. That’s a great film. I picked it up from the going out of business sale at The Wiz. — 30% off all DVDs and CDs, that’s a sweet deal. I also bought Van Halen’s 0U812 and some AA batteries.

Sunday I woke up around 8 and cleaned the apartment. Around 3, I headed over to Walter’s place to play some games. Our friend Jay was having friends over to watch the Academy Awards. So, We thought we’d get in some pre-Oscar Madden.

Around 7:30 “Sally,” Walter and I jumped in a cab to Jay’s. We watched the ceremony in HDTV. I don’t want to overstate the HDTV experience — simply put: it was glorious!

Top L-R: Chris, Walter, Jay

Middle: Richard Gere
Bottom L-R: Bob, Tom

“Sally” took that photo. Thanks Jay for a fun evening! I was surprised by the lack of liberal speeches concerning the war. Michael Moore, surprise, surprise, spouted some BS but was booed by the audience. Audience: 1 – Moore: 0. That was a long, long ceremony! Nobody knows how to kiss Hollywood’s butt better than Hollywood. Some “highlights”, the endless film clips before the awards, the Oscar sound clips of what happened seconds before and the NEVER-ENDING salute to the 59 people that have won Oscars. I’ll never get those four hours back.

That’s it!

Have a great day.

God Bless America.

I can’t be on the frontlines because of my, because of my – my trick knee, yeah, that sounds good, because of my trick knee but that doesn’t mean that I can’t support our troops. Today, to show support for our fighting men and women,BobBorden.com will be broadcast in Night Vision! Today’s Photo of the Day looks so much cooler in Night Vision. I wonder what I’d look like?

Bob in

Night Vision

That’s something! I like Night-Vision Bob better than Color Bob but that’s my problem.

I don’t want to hear anymore about France and Germany – it boils my blood! That’s all I’m going to say. I don’t understand protesters either; they seem to have a different kind of mentality. Actually, I do understand their point but I don’t agree — enough of that topic.

I’ve been so tempted this week to go back to Atlantic City this weekend. I can’t do it because it could start a dangerous trend that I can’t afford. I just really got a rush from the Craps table. Fun game. I can’t go back, right? I’m not going. I’m going to stay local this weekend.

Did you ever see The Buddy Holly Story? I was watching that the other night and man, what a great movie! That has to be Gary Busey’s finest hour. And yes, I am including Point Break in that statement, ha ha.

I’ve run out of things to talk about. It’s been all work and no play for Bobby this week. I’ll make up for it this weekend, hopefully.

Have a great weekend.

God Bless America.

AMERICA AT WAR: Day One. Yikes. BobBorden.com supports the men and women on the front lines, fighting for all of us, to make the world a safer place. God Bless You.

Bravo was playing The Straight Story last night – man, that’s a good film! I also watched Junkyard Wars on TLC. I haven’t seen that in a while. I’m getting tired of that show – they repeat the same facts over and over again. The specialist says something, then the host says the same thing, then they show a diagram and then they say the same fact again. Find some other way to fill the time! No more bad TV!

I’m hoping against hope that because of the war, there’s no retaliation on American soil. I don’t want to go through that again. But in the event that something should happen, I’ve been stockpiling supplies. Well, actually, I only bought one item so far:

Bob bought a

mosquito net

In case of retaliation, I bought a mosquito net. I’m ready – come and get me suckers!

I want to thank Christopher for calling me about my turn-signal problem yesterday, thank you. I’m assuming you guys made it to California safely -Good for you and Liz.

It was a little chilly last night. I wasn’t ready for that. I downgraded to a light jacket. Now, I have to wear something warmer. I have such a tough life, ha ha.

I’m going to end today’s diary with a new feature called: Why Bob’s Joke about the Mosquito Net Was Funny, here we go – With America at war, on High Alert status and under the constant threat of terrorism, I went out and bought a mosquito net which offers almost zero protection against such threats. And that was Why Bob’s Joke about the Mosquito Net Was Funny.

That’s it!

God Bless America (I mean it!)

I don’t want a war as much as the next guy but at the same time, every now and then, you have to shuffle the deck a bit. I’d like to see Saddam out of there and let the people rule. And I support the protestor’s right to freedom of speech but I’d like to support the men and women on the front lines – I want to show my patriotism. I was thinking about it all day and then it hit me, I’ll start making FREEDOM FRIES! Here’s a quick mock up I did for the box:

BobBorden.com now offers


It’s that sprit that made America what is today. Freedom fries, come on, that’s funny! Hello? That damn photo took a while – I’ll never get that time back, ha ha.

I stopped in the old record store last night. I bought my ticket to the Mike Watt show for May 5th. If you live in Hoboken and you want to hear some great music, go check him out, hell, I’ll even be there. Hell, if you’re a woman, I’ll buy your ticket! (Limit: one woman) While I was there, I thought I’d pick up some new music; my collection is in dire need of something new. I picked up the new Stephen Malkmus CD. I really like it. If you don’t know who Stephen Malkmus is, I don’t know what to tell you, time to get hip to the scene!

I hit the burrito place after that. Damn, they make a good burrito! I actually got a chicken tostada. Damn, they make a good chicken tostada! I rarely do this but screw it – If you’re in Hoboken and in need of some good chow, check out:

Bob likes

this place

That’s what’s known in the industry as a plug. Share the love, that’s my motto – I’ve been eating there for years.

That’s all I have for today. Have a great day. It feels like Thursday today for some reason. We’re going to war tonight, crazy.

God Bless America.

Man, this Iraq stuff seems like it’s going to happen, 48 hours. I doubt Saddam will throw in the towel; that really doesn’t fit the profile of an evil dictator. We’re back up to Orange Alert too. I don’t like Orange Alert. A few weeks ago with all the Duct tape stuff, things felt really tense. All I can say is yuk. I yearn for the carefree days of this past weekend, ha ha.

Thanks to Mark from my message board. He helped me out with my turn-signal problem. Turns out, I think I need a thermal flasher. I found this photo from howstuffworks.com (I added the red arrow):

Bob needs a

thermal flasher

I thought that was very interesting. I’ll put that thermal flasher thing on this weekend. That seems like it would do the trick. Until then, I’ll only make left turns, ha ha. I knew my website was good for something. It’s not helping me meet women (which is still the sole intent of the site) but it’s great for auto advice. Who knew?

I was tired yesterday. I think I need a few days to adjust to the new, warmer climate. Or, It could have been from driving for 5 hours to gamble. Nicest day of the year on Sunday and I’m in a casino. Looking back on Sunday and on that last sentence, I wouldn’t change a thing.

When I was driving back from Ohio a few weeks ago, Bob Seger’s song, Like a Rock, came on the radio. That radio jingle is tattooed on my brain like the tattoo of a mermaid on a drunken sailor’s arm. LIKE A ROCK! Anyway, I listened to the whole song and you know what, it’s pretty good. OK, that’s it for King’s Things today, ha ha.

Have a great day.

God Bless America.