May 2011 Index

[0502]  Long Life MaybeIt is a bad week to be a manager at Applebee’s in Michigan.  The restaurant has apologized for serving a toddler tequila other than apple juice.  His mother said she knew something was amiss when her 15 month old son started say “Hi and Bye to the walls” and that he eventually laid his head […]

[0504]  Just In Time For Summer … Let’s see, we have a cat with an arrow thru its head in Santa Cruz California (no real story there, they are looking for the cat hater), Osamma-been-forgotten is now no longer with us and Facebook is alive with virus attacks (I found that somewhat amusing, all these ding-dongs clicking on the death video, which […]

[0506]  Down and dirty pass the prozac … Another week has come and gone, did you make it, are you a survivor?  Getting kind of hard to make ends meet now days, they keep coming by and moving the stakes on me, and just making it from one week to the next is something anymore.  It appears that the govt. isn’t going to […]

[0509]  This N That … I must still have it. For a short while there, I was genuinely concerned, I thought perhaps that with the onset of age, I had perhaps lost it. But it is still there; today I got visible undeniable proof. I am over at this new store and each time I walk by a frozen food […]

[0511]  Pass On Tbe Fish … One good thing about country living, is the fact, that you are never far from nature.  Yesterday, early in the morning in my shop, I watched a moth flutter around the window in a feeble attempt to get outside.  He kept hitting the window over and over in his relentless challenge to get outdoors. On […]

[0516] Xtreme Makeover … As Charlie approached middle age, mid-life, he suddenly came to the eye-awakening conclusion that physically, he was a mess. Not only was he going bald, but years of sitting at the desk quoting insurance rates, eating at Denny’s, had given him a rather large pot belly. When asked about his love life, Charlie would sigh […]

[0518]  Incoming!  Exploding desert … Just when you think you have seen and read it all, something new comes along to shake up that theory.  Yesterday I got an email about exploding watermelons in China.  Some bozo decides to induce growth, so he puts it or injects it (I am not really sure) into his melons.  They in turn start […]

[0520]  Tilting At Windmills … It seems as if “everything” shuts down during a thunderstorm.  What is the use of having all of this technology at your fingertips, if you cannot use it during certain times of the day or the week.  Tried to check my email this morning and it is not allowed, storms in the area, so therefore, […]

[0523]  It Didn’t Happen File … As I am a firm believer that people come to this page to be uplifted, informed, amused and even to some respects, entertained.  I feel it would be doing those faithful readers of this page, a disservice to keep ranting about “my issues with the oil companies” and I am going to put up something […]

[0520]  Alams Road Trip … Kind of tired the other night, but I wanted to see the end of the NASCAR race, so I set the VCR to record the rest of the race and I went to bed.  I am after all, in my golden years, and I do need my rest, the race was no big thing.  Let […]

[0527]  Live Free Or Die Hard … Not much on television, so I am watching “Die Hard” with Bruce Willis, an old stand-by on a somewhat hum-drum Oklahoma Day and there is the scene where the cop is purchasing all of these Twinkies for “his pregnant wife” and he walks outside and stares up at the NakaTomiBuilding. The sign on the immediate […]

[0529] Memorial Day …  If you do not read anything this day … but have the chance … Please Read This. Cracker Boy Memorial Day

[0530]  Yokohama Mama Xpress … Some mornings overwhelm me, I will make no bones about it.  Often life can deal me a hand that I simply do not want to play, but I take a turn anyway.  Early morning is a special time of the day, but it can also be empty and meaningless, much too often this applies in […]

[0531]  Road Trip …  Picture file … Heading out for some well deserved R&R and will not be at the keyboard for a little while.  Will have something for all of you next week.  Browse the library and hang in there, we will see you all when we get back. DS