April Index 2009

[04-02]  Floating a day I am sure a great many of you have noticed that here lately I have been taking a day off every now and then.  I call it “floating a day” and I do my best to get away from the computer, the internet, and the keyboard. Having been diagnosed (correctly I might add) by my wife […]

[04-02]  This Dog Won’t Hunt Recently I wrote to the CEO of Hewett Packard to voice my displeasure on their policy concerning printers they were selling (no ink and no printer cables) and this is the response I received. If you missed the article, here is the link:  Another Mantic Interlude The CEO of HP (or his appointed representative) has responded […]

[04-03] Chump Change Yesterday during lunch a buddy of mine and I started talking about the Lottery and those unfortunate souls who play it and never seem to win, even though they hit the huge payday. Most lottery winners are bankrupt within five years of a major payout.  Kind of incredible.  Which somehow, led me to this post this […]

[04-06]  Lucilles – Lunch With Whitey Sitting on the westside of U.S. Highway #77 in Mulhall, Oklahoma, you will find Lucille’s.  Highway #77 starts a long ways south of Mulhall, deep in the Heart of Texas, on the U.S. – Mexican border and runs north all the way to Des Moines, Iowa, where it turns into another little two-lane that eventually […]

[04-07] Refilling the Coffers Figured on starting out with a article on terrorism this morning, but I lost the draft, and since I cannot produce the body of work that I desire.  I have to go to the old time stand-by that always seemed to fit the bill. George Dubya Bush. There is an old saying that goes something like, “Politicians […]

[04-13]  Bikini Review I am back, didya miss me? (Okie Talk)  I would like to thank everyone for the email and the encouragement, the kind words, they went a long ways towards my recovery and general well being. Thanks. Been awhile, I am at a loss as to where to start this morning.  A quick update for the occasional […]

[04-14]  Off The Hook Another spring time day is heading our way, that is good, soon, the dog days of summer.  Believe me I am ready, this is the time of the year when you feel like whistling even though’ your shoes are full of slush. I see where officials in Denver have arrested a Mormon Cardinal on charges of […]

[04-15] Male Enhancement I am strolling thru the Mall, a slow day, mostly elderly people walking to stay fit are in attendance.  Kind of strange, they make lap after lap around the place and then at the conclusion of the exercise period they all gather in front of Chicken Fillet take a table and eat. A funny bunch, this […]

[04-15]  Mis-Communicated Lost a friend awhile back over some ridiculous dispute over email.  This of course is sad, it is always sad to lose a friend, and over something as trivial as email, only makes it worse.  He was upset because I blind copied him as a receiver of mail, and did not name him personally as […]

[04-17]  High Cost Of Low Living Danny is the latest member of the “Soon To Be Single Club.“  He is in the ranks of the “unloved” and he isn’t liking it one bit, no sir.  He looks at me like a kid who has just lost his last good friend in life and asks, “Why does divorce have to cost so damn much money? […]

[04-20] This Old Spouse The news says that foreclosures are up again, they laid down for awhile, and now they are back on the rise.  As I understand it, the average American owns three homes and/or moves three times during his lifetime. The first house, is the love nest, the little cute cottage, just right in size for a loving […]

[04-21]  Whacked Out World II A little taste of the world around you this morning, for you to enjoy.  Last night they had a special on the Burger King Commercial on the local news, proving once again, we are just a little ahead of the curve on some of this.  We did it first. Live, Local, Late Breaking my butt. […]

[04-22] Hump Day Special Mercury on the thermometer is supposed to hit almost eighty today, a good day to curl up with a book on the porch, a glass of sweet tea and just let life take its course. Unfortunately, it is also the time of the year, when things grow.  I have to get out and mow the […]

[04-23]  Love Hurts Uh, I forgot? Santa Fe New Mexico Officials have figured out why they could not find the 50-year old time capsule, due to be opened in 2010.  The capsule was never buried.  A local newspaper has revealed that Santa Fe’s former mayor quietly gave up on the time capsule in 1960 when the city […]

[04-24] Junk Mail From time to time I have to stop and re-evaluate what it is that I do, and determine if it is worth the time and effort it takes to make it all work.  One thing I have done here lately has come back to bite me and that was in a practice that I developed […]

[04-28]  Media Smoke and Mirrors Man, I hate sitting down to an empty screen early in the morning, nothing remotely interesting about that at all.  Oh well, here is Tuesday’s riposte, for whatever it is worth.  It occurs to me that I have not scratched the surface of toxic waste here lately, might take a shot at that this morning, […]

[04-29] Crazy Ivan KISS ME I AM FROM VERMONT: Uh oh, it seems now that Gay people have really legitimately democratically and completely non-sneakily have won the right to marry in Vermont.  This surely isn’t going to make the Christian community happy in this country.  But Christians are free to disapprove of homosexuality, just as they remain free […]

[04-30]  Obama’s first 100 – Adding it all up End of the month, here is another one we can stuff into the bag, and put it away for all time. Haven’t been up on the old soapbox here lately, so today I am going to take a stab at it.  I have done rather well the last sixty days avoiding political issues and what-knot, but […]