​Ramblings of a Retired Mind

Sitting here with my first cup of coffee for the day (one of many I suppose) and reading some of the blog posts from the weekend.  One thing about the Internet, it can often be entertaining and at the same time, informative.  This morning I am reading where Obama took a vacation to the Islands and it cost us $4 million, I sure hope he had a good time.  Last year it was Vail, Clorado, Martha’s Vineyard and a trip to Spain, all on the taxpayers tab, some $10 million.

We are thinking about taking a cruise on the South Canadian River in southern Oklahoma this summer, if the sandbars don’t get too bad.  It is all that we can afford.

But then again, we buy our OWN gasoline and FUEL and that makes a big difference.  All of a sudden, Ol Gee-Dubya (George W Bush) hosing around the old homestead in Crawford Texas with a chainsaw is looking better and better.

I read this morning that they have discovered a mushroom that eats plastic, now that is a trip.  You can read all about it here.   Now here is a fungus with attitude.  Scientists are always discovering new and interesting things, and it amazes me, some of the lengths they will go to doing this.  I read of a chemist in Minn. that had been working on a new chemical compound, and not knowing what it was capable of, he decided to brush his teeth with it.

And low and behold, his teeth got much, much whiter and brighter.

Everything was just swell, until he walked outside in the chilly Minnesota weather, and discovered that cold air, turned the chemical coal black.  Oh well, back to the drawing board.

Speaking of creative people and drawing boards.  I got this one over the weekend, you be the judge.  There is nothing more dangerous than a perverted tradesman/electrician with a pen, or an old guy with too much time on his hands ….

I will never look at a power outlet the same way again.

Are you aware of the fact that Denny’s puts eight (8) pieces of bacon on a BLT?  I found that out over the weekend, that is a lot of bacon.  It is sooooooo good, but so bad for you, one of those “everything I love to eat, is killing me” things.

One thing you can count on in America, good or bad, it will be marketed and given to you in one way, shape, form or manner.  You can now get a “Bacon Shake” at Burger King …. Have it your way.  And afterwords, when your arteries choke up and you win the lottery for high numbers on Cholesterol, you can get buried in your own bacon coffin.  I know, I know, you are sitting there chuckling and chortling to yourself, saying this dude is making all of this up.  Uh huh … sure, but you can read about it here.

Bacon Sundae’s and French Fries … Is this a Great Country or What?

Only on the Internet …. Nothing says Easter and the rejoicing of the risen savior than a hammer to the head.  Memphis police said an Easter egg hunt ended with a brawl between two families and a woman’s arrest for taking a hammer to a man’s head.  Read more:

Well, I see the old bottom of the page rolling up, and I have to make a trip to town for some materials (I am getting low on coffee and as it is a staple of life, a geriatric vitamin of sorts, it is time for resupply), guess I ought to close this out and get cracking.

One more post, locked down in the hard drive and I am through for the day.  I now leave you to your respective musings.  Think of me fondly, here on the old goat farm, trying my best to figure out all the wrinkles and crannies of the Internet age.

Pondering important hot button issues and the mysteries of life,  for example, how a status symbol of today is one of those new fangled cell phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can’t afford one. So, I’m wearing my garage door opener.  (I also made a cover for my hearing aid and now I have what they call blue teeth, I think.

If none of this has helped you out, I am truly sorry.  If you still need more drama in your life this Monday?  Good.  We got it.

Watch this. 

And by all means, try and remember this one impotent fact of the Internet and blogging ….. This what happens when you reach old age and have decided that old age is  “when you still have something on the ball, but you are just too tired to bounce it.”

I am headed to the kitchen for another cup of Joe … What else do I have to do on a Monday?  I don’t have $4 million to go to the Islands for some R&R.



4 thoughts on “​Ramblings of a Retired Mind

  1. Now THIS is one helluva Monday morning post! Thanks! Now, my retorts while sipping my first cup of Joe…

    $4 million vacation… Okay, I know you’re not an Obama fan. Actually, from what I gather, you just don’t really care for any politician anymore… can’t say that I don’t blame you. But anyway… IMHO, it doesn’t matter who is in office. A vacation is going to cost a lot for a plethora of reason. And who is more deserving of a vacation than the POTUS – even Bush, Reagan, Carter… doesn’t matter. If it cost $4 million, then it costs $4 mill. Especially with all the Obama-haters that would love to see him “go away” (if you know what I mean), then I’m sure the security has to be very high.

    Bacon shake…. YUK!!!!! Gag, phtwww (that’s me spitting out the the imaginary taste in my mouth)

    Bacon coffin…. Hey, if you have a sense of humor and suspect you’re gonna croak because of bad dieting, high cholesteral, stroke, heart attack, whatever, sure… have the last laugh on the way out the door.

    Your garage door opener cell phone…. LOVE THAT! But you can have my phone if you want… but that means all the calls that go with it. You do have my permission to mess with their minds if you want.

    The drama button…. That is GREAT!!!!! What an incredible idea, well thought out, and very well done! And the chick on the bike… that turned some heads despite the other drama going on. I’m sharing that one on Facebook – as well as this post. Damn good Monday morning smiles. Thanks Okie!


    • You are so observant, that is one attribute of yours that I truly admire. I like to say that I am “A political.” Which means as you pointed out …. “I don’t like any of them … period.”

      We are glad you enjoyed the piece and thank you for your well written comment.



  2. I have not had the “pleasure” of clogging the ol’ lines to the heart at the nearest Burger King, but this last Sunday, took the Streetrod and wife along all the back roads for a drive. We ended up in Elk Grove, CA just short of Sacratomatoe. We favor a Jack In The Box or a Wendy’s nowandagreatwhile, and sure enough, we pulled into a Jack to have lunch.
    Now that pic you’ve posted of that monumental burger is enough to choke a clydesdale fer shure, but looking at the menu, I decided to try THEIR gazzillion calory Bacon Burger ! I counted 6 pieces of bacon on that sucker, but have to admit it was a good tasting meal ! Don’t really care for Jack Inthe Box fries; not soft enough, but ya can’t have everything right???


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