Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Give the Best Gift of all... #fb


As you go through your life, you develop an idea that everything will stay the same way;

Kids will never grow up,
The family will always be there,
and things will never change.

Somebody said, "The only thing that's constant in life - is change," and its true.

As we go through the holidays, try to capture more of it on some digital format.

Digital pictures, sure.
Digital movies, sure.

Normally there is a point when the larger family group sits down and starts to tell stories. Buy a digital audio recorder and capture those stories that you've "heard a thousand times," in a digital format that can be played for your kids/necies/etc when some of the older family members telling the stories have passed away, moved away, etc.

Today is today forever, so try to capture as much as the sights, sounds, and if you can - the feelings that are there for the future.

Happy Holidays. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fondue Restaurants

Ya know, its funny how a guy can live his whole life and not know stuff. Like, well I don't want to go into all that right now, but The Melting Pot. So, my wife says, let's go to The Melting Pot, I agree, cause, well, I agree, and she says, "We have to make a reservation a year in advance". A year in advance? What happens there? Does the ghost of Elvis and John Lennon do a lounge act? I mean, a year in advance. Can't this restaurant add some more seats or something? So weird. Flash forward to our vacation. We found a Melting Pot that, get this, had an opening - THAT NIGHT. Well, I squeezed into my nice clothes and we rushed over to eat at this magnificent "year reservation in advance" restaurant.

Read the rest Here

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Shocking Ways Airlines Are Saving Money! #fb

I'm a trainer. Well, actually, I'm a spy. I live a life of danger and intrigue. Nah, I'm really a trainer. I explain how to use things to people that really don't want to learn, and help them use it once its turned on. Yep, I'm a trainer.

I travel quite a bit, and I remember getting on a plane one time and putting on the seatbelt and it took some wriggling back against the seat, and some clever leaning to get it locked. I got so mad. I said, "You know its really sad when an airline has got to stoop to this level to save money. Buying smaller seatbelts?? I mean, really. Shorter seatblets is all they could come up with to save money? Why not remove the crappy monitors and sell them on Ebay? What about not buying cups for the flights, and just pass around a jug of water and Emergen-C to everyone? It's crazy what a airline will stoop to, so they can save money! I mean, there's never anyone at the counter when I get there, and they charge for those dumb snacks! Smaller Seatbelts!! Ah! How could an airline do this???"

Soonafter, I was cleaning out the "junk room," and took the boxes, broken fans, 8 different types of Swiffer-ish mops, and other items off the scale and weighed myself. Heh, it turns out the airline seatbelt length didn't change at all. Sigh. Sorry airlines. Now, who hid my diet meal planning book?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I am Dr. Doolittle, it would appear.

So, one day a few months back, I was going into the garage to mow the lawn, and I noticed bees flying over the wall against the driveway. Not 2 bees, alot of bees. I shut the garage door, and went out the back door, and quickly went into the house. I looked out the window, and there was a swarm of bees. Bees everywhere. As the weekend wore on, the bees clumped on the front of the garage door. I watched alot of Cesar Milan, and tried to be the "Hive leader," but it didn't work. They did finally go, but they left a note, "See You Again Next Year".

Another day later, we had a Opossum squatter in our trash enclosure. I called the Opossum police (Vector control), and they hauled it away.

Perhaps the Opossum got busy in the trash enclosure (Hey, in the moonlight, it might be quite romantic for Opussums. Just sayin'), because a few weeks later, we found a baby possum, we called, "Stinky" (see picture). Now, I never got that close to verify if it was in fact, stinky, but the name kinda stuck. Stinky didn't stay around long, but he stayed long enough we got a picture.

And now, we have a pair of dragon flies that are living in the backyard.

I suppose, since our house is in Orange County, that creatures think its Disneyland for Critters. Now, when I can figure out how to charge these critters. I dress up like Mickey Opossum, dance around in the backyard, and when we make enough money, I'll build a Opossum roller coaster and a spinning hive ride.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Snickers, Penny and Max. #fb

I love Dachshunds. Well, my wife and I love Dachshunds. We are nutty. When we drive by a little walking weinerdog with floppy ears, we will both say, "Look at the Doogie Doog". My love for Dachshunds goes back a ways;

My first was Snickers. Funny story. My Mom taught him to jump up after clothes she was preparing to hang on the clothesline, till one day. My Father stomped in and held up a pair of his BVDs that stretched all the way to the ground. It seemed that Snickers didn't realize the "jumping up trying to grab the clothes game" didn't include clothes hanging on the clothesline, too. It was funny. Well, not to Dad.

My second Dachshund was Penny. She was teeny, and loved to play with a handball. Her small mouth could barely fit around the ball, but she carried it around proudly (once she worked for 2 minutes to get it in her mouth). Then, she learned the "You throw it Dad, and I'll go fetch it Dad," game. It was fun at first, and then the game became an obsession. I got exasperated, and finally hid the ball, and the "throw and catch" game turned into Penny running around looking and sniffing around for the ball, which was just about as annoying. Then, she learned that she could hide the ball, then run around and "act" like someone took it from her, and so she ended up training me to find the ball. Smart dog.

My third was Max. We got him from a shelter rescue, and I'll never forget him laying on the chair in the front room staring at the front door (I'm assuming that he thought he would be going 'home', after this layover at this strange person's house), and so I had to explain as best I could that she was home.

I was doing alot of traveling for work at that point, and Max was my wife's buddy, watchdog, and hide and go seek partner. That dog would really play hide and go seek with Colleen (my wife. Sorry if I didn't clear that up before). She would creep down the hall and hide, and call out for Max. He would run around and look for her, walking near her hiding place (On top of the bed, or hiding under a blanket on the floor, etc) numbers of times (We are convinced that he knew that playing dumb, and not "finding" her lengthened out the game.), until she would surprise him with "Aha!" as he walked by a fifth or so time. There are so many other stories I could tell, but we'll save those for later.

Max had back issues, as many Dachshunds do, and went to the great Hide and Go Seek playground in the sky. We still miss him, and talk about him often. I hung his collar on a coat hook by the front door. I shake it when I need to hear it, every once in awhile. It's sad that he is gone, but we thought we gave him 8 great months of fun before he passed away. It turns out he gave us 8 great months of fun, too. Wait, it was much more than that.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Feet are Swell. I Mean They Swell, at WDW. #fb

So, my wife and I go to Walt Disney World in Florida a few years ago. It was hot, and sweaty. My body loves fun. It will be involved with fun, wherever it is, but my body is whimpy when it comes to pain. My feet can't stand too much pain. And now, a little weather info.

Florida is a wonderful place to go, except the weather pattern is like the guy at the gas station giving you directions to some place he's never been. He just makes it up as he goes, and he knows if you don't know where you're going, you'll never find your way back to the station, and if you do, you'll end up buying a Slim Jim and a Monster drink - so Goober wins either way. Oh right, the weather in Florida.

We've been to Florida a few times; Once when everyone in the world, including Nostradamus wrote that it would me nice, and it was so hot, the Devil had to wear a hat. Another time, we packed short and tank tops, and it was 51 degrees. Okay? Weird weather. Anyway, one trip (the hot one) it was muggy. Not slightly humid. I mean muggy. It was so muggy, when you turned on the shower head, it said, "It's not even worth it".

So, my body is going to Disney. Yay! Woo Hoo, and then the mugginess began to visit my feet. Mugginess said, "Hey, I know you're size 13 and all, but you should expand - in width, cause it's muggy." That particular year, I bought Vans shoes. I love Vans shoes, however this particular pair had quite stiff sides, and my feet began to swell, and swell, and swell. My body began to protest, and then my mouth went into whine mode.

I tried everything from loosening laces to wearing flip flops, then the blisters began to appear. I remember the day that I waved the white flag to the Muggy weather, and spent $50 ($30 for the taxi and $20 for the new extra large shoes) to get relief.

Bottom line - Humidity makes you feet swell, and Shower heads can talk. That is all, for now.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Thanksgiving Fun Facts

  • Americans feast on 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.
  • According the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year!
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.
  • Domesticated turkeys cannot fly, however wild turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour over short distances.
  • Only male (tom) turkeys gobble. Females make a clicking noise. The famous gobble is actually a seasonal mating call.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed in at 86 pounds – about the size of a German Shepherd! (But turkeys are normally not used as police animals.)
  • A turkey under 16 weeks of age is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a roaster.
  • The Turkey Trot, a ballroom dance in the 1900s, was named for the short, jerky steps of the turkey. It became popular mainly because it was denounced by the Vatican as "suggestive."
  • Turkeys are known to spend the night in trees! (Maybe to escape the Thanksgiving table?)
  • Turkeys can drown if they look up when it's raining!
  • A turkey's field of vision is 270 degrees--one of the main reasons they're able to elude some hunters.
  • The average age of the Mayflower passenger was 32. The oldest Mayflower passenger was 64.
  • There was no milk, cheese, bread, butter or pumpkin pie at the original Thanksgiving Day feast.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Final Day of New Moon Week #fb

Here is a special behind the scenes glimpse of New Moon:

Here is the link to get all the Twilight/New Moon location videos and much more:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 4 of New Moon Week #fb

Welcome to Day 4 of the 5 Days of Twilight/New Moon:

Earlier in 2009, I was working in St. Helens, OR where many scenes in the film Twlight were filmed. In celebration of the release of New Moon, we bring you some Vidcasts and photos from some of the Twilight and New Moon filming locations:

Bella Swan's House (Twilight and New Moon)

Please use our online Christmas store for gift purchases:


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 3 of New Moon Week #fb

Welcome to Day 3 of the 5 Days of Twilight/New Moon:

Earlier in 2009, I was working in St. Helens, OR where many scenes in the film Twlight were filmed. In celebration of the release of New Moon, we bring you some Vidcasts and photos from some of the Twilight and New Moon filming locations:

Restaurant (Edward and Bella):

My friend posed, and I took the photo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Superpassword story. Yee Haw! #fb

I love watching TV shows being taped, but the most fun I had was on Super Password. That's right, Super Password. I went with my church group many years ago, and was enthralled with all the behind the scenes fun of the taping. I had forgotten that beside showing you what happens behind the scenes, the show gives out prizes. So, it was prize time, and the name was drawn, and it was - me. That's right, me.

The drawer of side prize winner called me down front. The place erupted with cheers, and I ran to get my prize. Before I tell you what happened when I got down front, a little background.

I am a good mimicker of people. It's a blessing or a curse, however you want to look at it. I have certain voices I go to in a split section; Country hick, Italian guy, New Yorker, and others. Seriously, in the early nineties I called in as a co-worker, and said that he would be late, and 1 minute later, he walked in the door. Yup, I can mimick people. Okay, back to my prize. So...

I ran down to the front, and the drawer person asked, "Where are you from, Mr. Roney?" And, I don't why, but I lapse into the Country accent, and said, "Dallas". My group busted up laughing, because San Bernardino, CA is a bit rural, but nowhere near Dallas. Well, I had to wait 6 to 8 weeks for my wonderful Brother Typewriter prize, but hey, I won it. Oh, one more story.

During the whole Super Password winning the typewriter thing, I was going to college in Costa Mesa, CA. Great, awesome, yes. Well, I went home to San Bernardino on the weekends, and drove back to school on Sunday afternoon. Well, one Sunday afternoon, I was driving through Irvine, and a police car pulled me over. It was about my car tags (long story, and not for now), and during the ticket writing process, he noticed the typewriter in the back seat. He leaned in and asked, "Is that you're typewriter?" In retrospect, I should have just said, "Yes," but I decided to tempt fate, and do something that one day would end up here for you to read, and I replied, "I won it on a game show". Well, the one Policeman laughed and called the other one over, and they did the old ask me again, and look into my eyes to see if I was lying. The policeman said, I was lucky, and won a free trip home with my typewriter. I still don't like to drive through Irvine, figuring they'll stop me and bother me about my iPhone now.

Day 2 of New Moon Week #fb

Welcome to Day 2 of the 5 Days of Twilight/New Moon:

Earlier in 2009, I was working in St. Helens, OR where many scenes in the film Twlight were filmed. In celebration of the release of New Moon, we bring you some Vidcasts and photos from some of the Twilight and New Moon filming locations:

Prom Dress Shop (Twilight):

My friend posed for the picture.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 1 of New Moon Week #fb

Welcome to Day 1 of the 5 Days of Twilight/New Moon:

Earlier in 2009, I was working in St. Helens, OR where many scenes in the film Twlight were filmed. In celebration of the release of New Moon, we bring you some Vidcasts and photos from some of the Twilight and New Moon filming locations:

Thug Fight Parking Lot:

Buy the Paperback here:

More videos coming tomorrow...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bible Stories for people who are older than 5 - Hosea, a Love Story

I know I'm a jokester, but I can get serious, too.

Okay, Veggie Tales are great. Yup. Really cool, but...

There are other stories in that Bible book, too.

So, I thought that I would pick stories that Veggie Tales wouldn't do.

I picked Hosea. You know that one right? God told a Prophet to marry a Prostitute.You don't believe me? Yup, it's in there. So, how to portray the story?

As a movie/video? Nope, don't have time, money or actors to do it.

As CGI (Like the Veggie Tales)? Nope (See answer above).

I chose Audio Drama. It's like Old Time Radio drama. Cool, Old Time Radio Drama. And that's what I did...

Hosea, a Love Story Teaser

Hosea, a Love Story Promo

And now, here is Hosea, a Love Story

Play the Hosea audio
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For full cast information, visit:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

:drum roll: New Media Spotlight - Life, Laugh, Latte

So, 2 SAHMs (Stay at Home Mom's for the new people) talking to a video camera. Boring and Whiny? Nope. Holly and Charisse are what Hollywood is trying to do, but can't. These ladies fill up a cup of latte, turn on the camera, make you laugh, make you think, and make you remember to come back again and again. I think they are great, and I'm a guy. So, here they are... Holly and Charisse of Life, Laugh Latte.

Here is a podcast (Digital recorded show) featuring my dulcet tones and some of the funniest clips from the ladies' videos:

RoneyZone Radio ( ) Special episode featuring clips from Life, Laugh Latte:

Play it right here (see button right there. Click it):

Video Screencast to show you how hilarious they are on video:

Now, you must go to:

Main site:

Blog site:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Welcome and Howdy to my follower peeps!

Thanks ya'll. Great posts are coming. Just wait. :)

Underneath The Rim

So, I try, I really try to keep the house clean. Do the dishes, take out the trash, take the socks to their "house" (I found out that dirty socks "live" in the hamper Really? No mailbox, No wooden sign that says, "The Dirty Sock Family". How was I to know? Well, I know because my wife told me. End of story). Anyway, ya know.

I'm a dumb guy. I focus on what you can see. Water specks on the mirror. Yup, I can see that. Clean it. Read the rest HERE

Wasps and Jeff. Not so much.

I don't like Wasps. Wait, to be more precise, I don't like anything that can sting me, suck my blood out, attack me, you get the idea. Anyway, Wasps are in that category. Wasps and I have a war that goes back a long way. I remember when I was a kid, I had to take out the trash, and those darned wasps built a nest right above the back door, and when I would go out the door, they would swoop down upon me. Now, if it was up to me, I would have found a way to have the garbageman come inside the house to pick up the trash from us. However, Mom and Dad were sticklers for sanitation. Go figure. So, I duck and ran out and back in, but the day the wasp and I began a bitter war that still continues today.

As I grew older, I got the lovely chore of mowing the lawn. In those muggy, hot summer days in San Bernardino, wasp would find refuge in the dew betwixt the grass. Neat, my rivals were now laying in wait to hamper my chore completion. What was I to do? Mow very fast and give the wasps a slow moving target, or defend my patch of unshorn grass. I would stand my ground, but with what? Water? No. Wasp spray? Didn't have any. Wait, a Tennis Racket. It's true, I found a Tennis Racket, and walked out to the field of battle.

I think I heard the first wasp let out an evil wasp laugh when it took off and flew toward me. I felt like a Gladiator marching out to meet my foe. I held my swordish racket, and swang (is that a word?) it side to side preparing for the wasp, that was quickly winging its way toward me. I focused, and when the wasp wandered into the strike zone, I swung, and 'zwing' the wasp was propelled to the left. Perplexed, and wasp flew back into the original flight path, and made a second attempt. When it veered close enough, Fwang, I hit it again with my trusty racket. More miffed this time, it made another fevered flight in my direction. It flew into the strike zone again, and I swung as hard as I could (I felt John McEnroe cheering me on, then complaining about something else), and my foe was stuck in a mangled wad on my Tennis Racket. I was victorious. I conquered the Wasp. I understand that a new section in Wasp training includes Tennis Racket avoidance, and a picture of my face on the Wasp Most Wanted list. I'm like a Freddie Krueger to Wasps, without 2 out of 6 good movies.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Spot

There is a spot that has magical powers. It can be in many places, but it normally is - right in front of me in a store.

This spot is alot like the island in the TV show, Lost. Sometimes it acts like a human magnet. It can hold a person in its unearthly grasp for many minutes, while I slalom around them. Upon more careful study of this spot, I noticed it also caused people to be thought-provoked. People would stay on this spot and go into deep thought. What were they thinking about? Where the one sock goes in the dryer? How can someone not on TV get a name like Hoda? Did Billy Mays have to persuade God to let him into Heaven with Oxy Clean? Heck, I don't know what they think about, but it us WAY worse when they are holding an object they wish to purchase. Then, it's like someone studying the Zapruder films.


Friday, November 6, 2009

So, If You Thought That Church Folks on the Internet Are Boring...

You Would Be Wrong.


I introduce you to the Christian New Media Group - Same Message, in a Whole New Way. These are the most exciting, practical, fun and creative shows on the internet today, and yes, they are made by Christians. Now, if you expect sermons, and off-key singing, you'd be disappointed. Do yourself a favor, and check these shows out:

2 Geeks, covering what's cool on the Big screen, the Small screen and the Geek lifestyle.
The Jesus Geeks Website
The Jesus Geeks RSS Feed

A Geek Husband and the Nerd Wife who share Life, a Family, a Mic, and they might find something they agree on - One Day.
Geek Loves Nerd Website
Geek Loves Nerd RSS Feed

Home Schooler, Father of 7, Geek Who Gives Practical Help to the Non-Geeks. Meet the Jesus Geek.
The Original Jesus Geek Website
The Original Jesus Geek RSS Feed

Brad and Faith, married Texans making sense of Life, Family, Marriage, Emus and Bon Jovi.
Two Blind Squirrels Website
Two Blind Squirrels RSS Feed

Scott digs in deep to questions of Faith, Writing and Whatever He Wants to Talk About.
The Spiritual Tramp Website
Spritual Tramp RSS Feed

Lint Hatcher (Yes, that's his name),a deep cat who loves God and Bela Lugosi.
Excuse Me, Ghidorah Website
Excuse Me, Ghidorah RSS Feed

Taylor Kent, the Fandom Snark reviews Sci Fi and Horror movies, TV shows, Conventions and Audio dramas, and more.
The Snarky Avenger Website
The Snarky Avenger RSS Feed

Jen and Dave are, well, Jen and Dave. Their shows aren't just shows, they are events - like Woodstock, without the mud, drugs and weird people. Well, sometimes it does get weird.
The Jen and Dave Show Website
The Jen and Dave Show RSS Feed

If all you watch is Sitcoms and Reality TV, Winston reminds us that there are other questions that need to be discussed.
Critical Mass Website
Critical Mass Podcast RSS Feed

Are you a Christian that loves Movies and TV shows? Daniel and Eve give you thinking skills to help you look into what is being presented, so you can take in the good, and leave the rest.
Are You Just Watching? Website
Are You Just Watching? RSS Feed

This lady reminds us that being a Stay at Home Mom doesn't mean boring. She's a ball of Blogging fire that always makes you chuckle and think. This should be required reading (even if you aren't female).
The Obnoxious SAHM Website
The Obnoxious SAHM Blog RSS Feed

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cheap, Fun Things To Do

I mean, sure. If you live near Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World or some other theme park, that would be a natural choice for fun, but let's get creative.

Depending on the weather, the age range of your family, you may have to adjust on these suggestions, but here are some;

1. Local Zoo/Aquarium. Sometimes we miss alot of cool animals that are right around the corner in our town,
2. County Museum. The exhibits are constantly changing, and it may be worth checking it out again,
3. Revisit the Library. Sure, we know there are books to read and check out, but don't forget, some still check out DVDs. They also offer story reading, etc,
4. Draw the Day. Get out some crayons and paper, open up the window, and draw what you see,
5. Play a DVD that's still in the wrapper. We all impulse buy a DVD now and then. It might be time to play it, and have a popcorn and movie afternoon,
6. Guess the song. Most of us have an MP3 player, or music on a desktop or laptop. Sit the family around, and play certain songs to see if others can guess which song it is within a certain amount of time (Maybe use an egg timer).

What other cheap fun ideas have you tried and want to share, and some stories of what happened?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Haunting (1999) set pieces still in Orange County, CA

Orange County, CA is a beautiful place, but it also has areas that have been used in dozens of movies and TV shows. Sometimes the locations are visible as you drive by or walk by, others can be in the strangest of places - like an architecture firm.

In, 1999 Jan De Bont (The director of Speed and Twister), directed The Haunting, starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta Jones, Owen Wilson, Virginia Madsen and others. Here is the trailer:

After the film had wrapped, portions of the sets were relocated to Orange County, CA. Read on:

"Speaking of "THE HAUNTING," you can see its gothic sets in a rather unlikely place today: the offices of an architecture firm, Bastien and Associates offices in Orange County, at 2961 Edinger Ave, in Tustin, CA. They bought the elaborate movie sets (for the Grand Hallway and Cleo's Bedroom) from DreamWorks and installed them in their office building! If you'd like to see them, the sets are visible when you first walk in. Link to Map of Location" Taken from

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Organic Pessimism

Organic is the new buzzword. I go into the store and see Organic this, and Organic that. I see fruit in the organic section that is much more than Non-Organic fruit. The difference, one tiny sticker. Yup, one teeny tiny sticker. Oh, I know that the government "assures" that this fruit is organic, but really, come on! The government can't even find the cause of Salmonella outbreaks anymore. So your on your diet, eating spinach one day, then hear that you could catch Salmonella, and switch to tomatoes, then hear they are tainted, too. What's a person to do? Switch to a Cinnamon Bear diet (They are Non-Fat, I hear)? Oh wait, we were talking about Organic food items.

So, okay. They need webcams set up on the places where these stickers are put on the fruit. I need some kind of proof there isn't any funny business.

I mean, I picture a grower with a bunch of fruit, right. There are two crates; One crate is the cheaper "Un-Organic" fruit, and the other :cue angel music: is the More Expensive, "Hip, Now, Wow, Organic" fruit. Now, see this would never happen, ever, but what if the grower looked around and put the stickers on the "Non-Organic" fruit, loaded them in the Organic crate, then went home and bought his family a Wii, Rock Band and had a weekend blowout party.

So, I'm sorry if everytime I look at that Organic fruit with the sticker, I get a picture in my head of the grower's kid failing hard on Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, and asking for a PS3 for his party next weekend.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Fun Facts

  • Thanksgiving was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1789.

  • The ancient Roman calendar listed November as the ninth month.
  • The birthstone for November is the topaz.

  • John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.

  • Lincoln’s Gettysburg address was given in November 1863.

  • The US and Canada celebrate the end of WWI on November 11.

  • Winter once began on November 11, according to the calendar of ancient Rome.
Have a great November, all!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Jeff's Possible Halloween Costume #5 #fb

My Thoughts on Lady GaGa (Is that really how it's spelled?)

So, I kept hearing about this Lady GaGa, and then heard again, and again. I started to see pictures of Lady GaGa's outrageous outfits. I watched her on SNL on 10/04/09, and saw the Atom getup she was wearing. It reminded me of one of the more outrageous Elton John costumes. I walked into the kitchen, and kept listening (not watching) to the SNL piano performance, and ya know, that lady can sing. I mean sing well. No Ashley Simpson lip synching or Britney electronica voice changing. Lady Gag can really sing. One day, she will step aside for the camera shot grabbing outifts, and be who she is and the talent she's got. Till then, you get a singing Atom with sparks flying out of her bra.

Jeff's Possible Halloween Costume #72

Jeff Balloon Boy

No Joke. First Official Lost TV, The Final Season Promo

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tyler Perry is a genius

Tyler Perry has created some of the funniest plays/movies that can make you laugh one minute, and give Biblical truth and good old common sense. In this video, there are some points that;

I wish I had learned,

and I have told people.

The sad thing is sometimes we don't learn from the Bible, the pastor/priest, people in our family or friends. It may take a funny, crazy African American man dressed as a woman to help us learn while we laugh. Tyler, thanks man. Note: This movie isn't available to be embedded, so the link will take you to the youtube page.

Link to Medea Video

Leave me some thoughts about this. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Where do you want to eat, Honey?

I love my wife. No buts, I really do. I find it funny that a woman can be so hungry, that they mention it to people nearby. The next question always is, Where do you want to go eat? The answer that comes back from most females (including my wife) are;

1. :Read the rest HERE:

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Saga of Animal Gas

See, I took my wife to Star Wars Celebration 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana a few years back (Yes, she really loves me). One day, I just couldn't look another sweaty Stormtrooper or another 40-something guy dressed up like a Jedi Knight, and we decided to go to the zoo. Yep, the zoo, instead of a Star Wars Celebration that George Lucas was to appear at (I know, take my Star Wars Fan card back.). Anyway, so Colleen and I were having a great time looking at all the cool animals. I started to videotape some of them, because I wanted to show my wife I bought the camera for more than Star Wars fan videos with dolls. Then, I got home and wanted to make a movie for youtube.

I edited together a few shot of the animals, and decided it looked like a really bad vacation video. So, I thought back and thought what do people want with a youtube video. Good lighting? clever camera moves? Nope - farts. I figured that High School people want a little comedy with their gas, and so I created the masterpiece that is - Animal Gas (I have since changed the name to Animal Farts (SEO, ya know)).

I released it awhile back. No red carpet premiere. It was one of those videos you stick at the back of the pile, so when Steven Spielberg looks at your work, he is impressed way before he gets to Animal Gas. And then, the unthinkable happened - people actually liked it.

Months later, I looked and saw that more than 100,000 people saw Animal Gas. Hey, maybe it was Sarah Palin researching a new fuel source, I don't know. All I know is that this little video is a hit, and I wanted to share it with you, but don't blame me if it stinks (Sorry, had to). And now, snuggle up to someone you love, or someone next to you on a bus or plane, and enjoy... Animal Gas.

For those interested. Animal Gas is available for Oscar submission. We did get the animals to "sign" release forms. I am also available to speak at conventions and Septic System overhauls.

Jeff Roney, RoneyZone Productions.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christmas is coming, and we have gift suggestions for you.

Happy Holidays! We know its a bit early, but we know how quick it slips up on all of us, and we wanted to help you prepare for them.

We wanted to take an opportunity to offer some suggestions for gifts this holiday season. Take a look at these products and links we provide, and consider using them to purchase some gifts.

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Browse the wonderful, Gilded Fork Online Boutique

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Purchase artisanal ingredients and gourmet gifts from Gilded Fork Boutique.

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"The Music in Me," a new CD from Canadian singer/songwriter, Sara Kamin.

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5 Tech picks for this Christmas by Bill Palmer, editor of iProng magazine.

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iHome iP1 - $299
Best iPhone/iPod stereo system on the market, period.

Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone - $79
Most recommendable iPhone battery product on the market.

OtterBox Commuter TL for iPhone - $29
Probably the best iPhone case I've ever tried.

Etymotic hf2 for iPhone - $179
Best iPhone-enabled earbuds at any price.

Scosche IDR600 for iPod - $79
Tougher to pin this one down, as iPhone earbuds run in price from $15-$400 and everything in between. I've tested dozens, and there are $400 and $200 options that sound better, but this one is by far the best value for its price.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just in case you are having a bad day.

Surprise! You get free pair of smiles from Jeff and Colleen. We think you rock.

Now, its your turn to pass it on.

Jeff and Colleen Roney.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coming Soon - Christmas. And Tuesday's Chuckle. #fb

Hello. My name is Jeff Roney. The long O, like phony baloney. Let's try it together - Jeff Roney. Good, okay. I'm a married DINK (Double Income, No Kids). Don't worry about us not having kids; 1. I act up most of the time, 2. We watch Super Nanny alot (So we can help Mom's out when their kids have meltdowns at Disneyland), and 3. We love going to Disneyland, so again, we become "tag-in" parents who are on a different time zone, and not fully rested to kids who keep asking for Mango churros over and over. Note: There are no Mango Churros at Disneyland, but I am hoping they will add Super Bran Churros to the selections, but that's me.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Return of the Blog

Keep your eyes peeled. Jeff Roney's Blog will return soon. Tuesday chuckles and more.