"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" - George Orwell

Friday, April 27, 2012

An elderly lady was walking on the golf course on the island of Martha's Vineyard. She slipped and fell.

Obama who was behind her by chance, helped her to get up promptly. She thanked him and he answered, "It was a pleasure to help you. Don't you recognize me? I am your president. Are you going to vote for me in the next election?

 "The elderly woman laughed and replied: ''You know ... I fell on my ass, not on my head!"

H/T to Miss Brandy

Hey CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

Toby Keith-Red Solo Cup. Because I'm in Freeport and it's Riverfest!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Learning to cuss.

A 6 year old and a 4 year old are raking the yard.
The 6 year old asks, "You know what? I think it's about time we started cussing."The 4 year old nods his head in approval.
The 6 year old continues,"When we go in for breakfast, I'm gonna say something with hell and you say something with ass."
The 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm.
When mom walks into the kitchen and asks the 6 year old what he wants for breakfast, he replies, "Aw, hell, Mom, I guess I'll have some Cheerios.
He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up,and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his mother in hot pursuit,slapping his rear with every step.
His mom locks him in his room and shouts, "You can stay there until I let you out!"
She then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4 year old and asks with a stern voice, "And what do YOU want for breakfast, young man?"
"I don't know," he blubbers, "but you can bet your fat ass it won't be Cheerios!"

Woody has gone insane!

That's a hungry 'pecker

Dick Clark's house is for sale.

Man cave anyone?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hey CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

Since I'm in Freeport:

Tracey Byrd-Saltwater Cowboy


"My grandkids are spoiled because no one has the balls to spank grandpa!"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Borepatch is right.

FOB (insert your name here) sucks. Motels suck. Especially when they advertise a free continental breakfast and then cancel it due to lack of interest. I have a coffeepot in the room with cool coffee packs and no sugar or cream. Evidently the help can't read the diagrams and arrows pointing to the lack of  leche and sucre.

I do have a microwave and refer, so things could be worse. I stub my foot every time I open the door to get out of the bathroom. However I have a king size bed to romp around in by my self.

So it goes.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Greetings from Freeport, TX.

Things are not always what they appear. Ran 103 miles this morning in the worst rain we had all year. 4" when I hit Lake Jackson. It was the tail end of the storm that hit the midwest this weekend. Grandpa's journal is filed away in my desk at home. So I will double dip when I get back.

Dow is either doing a shut down or a turn around right now. There are so many contractors from so many different states here. The motels are full.

Again, things are not what they seem.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Really?! SRSLY?!

Heh Heh Heh


Saw this on my favorite fishing board this morning, in regard to teaching young people manners(ie, shaking hands).

"You don't get a second chance to make that first impression."

Uh, yes sir!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hey I'm back sorta!

 Got 2 days of slack time. Then on the road to Freeport. Too far to commute. It's right at 95 miles. So I'll be a motel bum for a while. If they have wifi I'll be around. If not I'll take lot's of pictures.

Freeport is where I spent my youth surfing. I'm pretty sure the wade fishing is good right now. So a little work, a little fishing, and a plate of fresh oysters makes for a small working vacation.

Grandpa's Journal

Sunday July 9, 1911
S.S. Fox preached. Ginger got out.

Monday July 10, 1911
Went and caught mare and colt. Hauled water and lumber.

Tuesday July 11, 1911
Started after Scafer.

Wednesday July 12, 1911
Started work on the house. To Mass. meeting at Smithrock.

Thursday July 13, 1911
On house.

Friday July 14, 1911
Went to Riverside. (spelling) family to Redmond. Bred mare. Got lumber.

Saturday July 15, 1911
Worked on house. Ray and I irrigated.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hey CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

Elton John-I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues


Don't wish it away
Don't look at it like it's forever
Between you and me I could honestly say
That things can only get better

And while I'm away
Dust out the demons inside
And it won't be long before you and me run
To the place in our hearts where we hide

And I guess that's why they call it the blues
Time on my hands could be time spent with you
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that's why they call it the blues

Just stare into space
Picture my face in your hands
Live for each second without hesitation
And never forget I'm your man

Wait on me girl
Cry in the night if it helps
But more than ever I simply love you
More than I love life itself

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Grandpa's Journal

Sunday July 2, 1911
To S.S. and preaching. Went to the bridge to McBayes.

Monday July 3, 1911
Got ready for the 4th.

Tuesday July 4, 1911
Spent day in Hillman.

Wednesday July 5, 1911
Worked around house. Went to Crooked River in evening.

Thursday July 6, 1911
Hauled water. Went to Slough's place. Hauled rock built cellar evening.

Friday July 7, 1911
Worked on cellar all day.

Saturday July 8, 1911
To Redmond in P.M. bought horse and mule colt.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.

Lot of work came in,  got pretty sick, family stuff that will take a long time to sort(not bad, just tedious) and a friends death. I'm still around and will post as I can. I.m still reading y'all, though.