"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, November 30, 2012

Bits and pieces.

Nothing in the weather other than the usual storm coming from the west. However on the 'Today Show' we did have an oil skinned anchor boy trying to get splashed by salt spray, by stepping down into low tide while getting drizzled on by something resembling the jolly green giant's urine.

Yea, the cop bought the homeless guy some socks and a pair of boots. Merry Christmas. That's what it's about. We don't need this to go viral. This should be everyday. But it sure makes the news folks look good, huh.!?

Oh and I am being forced to go see the doctor right in the middle of where I need to be telling my guys what needs to be done in the shop today. So I can have the privilege of eating 3 more month of his prescribed happy pills. I'm not bitter.

Lohan didn't get it did she.

Did I mention I'm going to see the doctor?

Our Christmas shopping is done.

You don't want to be my doctor this morning. I don't want to be me this morning. I'm praying for a doppelganger.

P.S. I forgot the latest commercial for our local Dynamo soccer team:

OLE OLE OLE OLE. OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE. OLE OLE OLE OLE. OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE . Wow this used to be Houston, Texas. Not Houston, Old Mexico.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The seat mate.

A man boarded an airplane and took his seat. As he settled in, he glanced up and saw the most beautiful woman boarding the plane.
He soon realized she was heading straight towards his seat. As fate would have it, she took the seat right beside his.

Eager to strike up a conversation he blurted out, "Business trip or pleasure?"

She turned, smiled and said, "Business. I'm going to the Annual Nymphomaniacs of North America Convention in Toronto "

He swallowed hard. Here was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen sitting next to him, and she was going to a meeting of nymphomaniacs.

Struggling to maintain his composure, he calmly asked,

"What's your business role at this convention?"

"Lecturer," she responded. "I use information that I have learned from my personal experiences to debunk some of the popular myths about sexuality."

"Really?" he said. "And what kind of myths are there?"

"Well," she explained, "one popular myth is that African-American men are the most well-endowed of all men, when in fact it is the Native American Indian who is most likely to possess that trait.

Another popular myth is that Frenchmen are the best lovers, when actually it is men of Jewish descent who are the best.

I have also discovered that the lover with absolutely the best stamina is the Southern Redneck."

Suddenly the woman became a little uncomfortable and blushed.
"I'm sorry," she said, "I shouldn't really be discussing all of this with you. I don't even know your name."
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"Tonto," the man said, " Tonto Goldstein, but my friends call me Billy Bob."

Monday, November 26, 2012

No complaints.

I have four jobs ready to go in the shop. That should get me through Christmas. I'll just tell everyone to write the checks to the grand kids. ;)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lt. Niece

Was married this afternoon. Mary and I wish long life and happiness to her and her new husband.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Good weekend.

Been really busy getting ready for time with family. Should have had this out Monday.

Good weekend.
When I locked up the shop Friday night it was a little cool. My yard cat came walking toward me. I figured he was looking for dinner. But he already had it in his mouth. I grabbed him and got the lizard out of his mouth. The Chameleon ran to my foot and disappeared. I pulled my pant leg up and couldn't find him. Went in the house and told Mary to not be surprised if I did a strip show for her. Sure enough about 10 minutes later I felt a twitch along my leg headed towards my nether regions.I managed to dance my pants off and grab  the poor dude and take him outside and put him in the safest place I could find. My hope is he made it to a safer place.
The sad thing is Mary laughed at me. Oh well.

Saturday I needed to burn a couple of stumps. At the end of the day I had a great evening with a beautiful fire.At just the right time my daughter came from next door with 2 chicken drumsticks that had been roasting on the pit all day. Wrapped in foil and steaming  when they were opened. Man cave stuff, right there! So I am in front of this fire and I am grunting with every bite. It's dark and I think this is just cool. Cave man for sure!

Sunday I really needed Mary to eat some good food. She has gained 3 pounds since her last doctor visit and that is very important. So we grilled asparugus rafts and cod fillets all basted in garlic butter. They were really good today for lunch.

So that's the way we rolled.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Speaking of GreyLocke

He has an excellent post titled "KTD Project Knoppix Thumb Drive - Emergency reference library". 

I'm am not really tech savvy stupid when it comes to this stuff, but I can grasp the concepts and it really looks worth checking out. Especially if it can boot a hard drive.

Please check it out. There are a lot of good links in there.

A gem from Chuck Woolery

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H/T to Tam via GreyLocke.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Something for the awfulshal Veterans Day.

Whether you are a Gubmint citizen celebrating a day off, or a mongrel citizen like most of us. Here.
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You Gub folks enjoy your BBQ. The rest of us will foot your bill


Beyond the boundaries of your city's lights,
Stand the heroes waiting for your cries.
So many times you did not bring this on yourself,
When that moment finally comes,
I'll be there to help.

On that day when you need your brothers and sisters to care,
I'll be right here.
Citizen soldiers holding the light for the ones that we guide from the dark of despair.
Standing on guard for the ones that we sheltered,
We'll always be ready because we will always be there.

When there are people crying in the streets,
When they're starving for a meal to eat,
When they simply need a place to make their beds,
Right here underneath my wing,
You can rest your head.

On that day when you need your brothers and sisters to care,
I'll be right here!
Citizen soldiers holding the light for the ones that we guide from the dark of despair.
Standing on guard for the ones that we sheltered,
We'll always be ready because we will always be there...

There... there... there...

Hope and pray that you'll never need me,
But rest assured I will not let you down.
I'll walk beside you but you may not see me,
The strongest among you may not wear a crown.

On that day when you need your brothers and sisters to care,
I'll be right here!
On that day when you don't have the strength for the burden you bear,
I'll be right here!
Citizen soldiers holding the light for the ones that we guide from the dark of despair.
(Citizen soldiers)
Standing on guard for the ones that we sheltered,
We'll always be ready because we will always be there.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Met a friend I never knowed.

Walking down ole Rocky Road.

Earl at Earl's View. I always like to visit a blog when some one adds a comment to one of my posts. I like the way he thinks. Y'all stop and say hi.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

More from Lt. Niece

A little girl in Walmart told her mother she wanted to be a soldier like me for Halloween. I thought it was adorable. Her mom shot me a dirty look. Oops! Looks like I was accidentally a positive female role model for the daughter of a dirty hippy. :-/

Another gem from Lt. Niece.

So a soldier walks bye me this morning, salutes, and says, "Kill, ma'am". I say kill and return the salute. Top is standing next to me and asks "just why the hell are you saying kill to LT?" Soldier replies, "Because Lt. A is a steely eyed killer." Top: "Lt. A?!?" Soldier: "Yes, Top. A is for awesome." Geez. My work here is done!