Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday's Missives

This may have been the first time my children were refreshed by a fresh picked wild plum.
  • FG gets mad because she says everybody down here says she has green or hazel eyes . She said she had not even heard of hazel eyes before. She is adamant her eyes are blue. Its OK babe- its all good, cuz we totally see colors different down here- in fact, when we see one we don't like- we just make up another name for it.
  • We went to Coyote Drive In in Funkytown last night (06/14/2014). Verdict: it was OK. Way too many people were there who were oblivious to general polite behavior and are not familiar with drive in etiquette in particular. There is too much ambient light around there although the full moon itself didn't help any either. There was intermittent blowing of train horns from a nearby track and light from an adjacent stadium and twice  helicopters made a lazy loop nearby to check out the screen. The food was very good. I had a pizza that was as good as any pretty good pizza I have ever had. We watched Maleficent and Edge Of Tomorrow although it took about 10 to maybe 15 minutes for me to figure out exactly how each would play out.

    The lighting terrible but I like the slightly 3D quality to this flower pic.

    FG thought this looked like a bird of paradise. Although there is such a thing this is not a BOP flower. I just thought it interesting her mind went there.
  • If you clean out the lint trap on a dryer halfway through a dryer cycle, of course there will be less lint on your clothes but they also seem to dry faster- how/why?
  • On Earth Day my hot nursing buddy and I went out to purview and snag some swag from vendors. As I took note of a Tarrant County Sheriff's deputy eye raping my buddy I turned to her and glanced back to him. When I did he shot me the angriest look of absolute disgust I ever seen. I said, Uh, good morning. How are you?  a little shocked at his very  blatant and obvious eye rapiness and taken aback at his looking at me like his fantasies had turned to my early demise at his hands. I then looked  looked down at their swag. He jerked some piece of crap I had picked up out of my hands and said, You don't get nothing- you called me man! I said, That's not what I said and turned to walk away and ignored him as he tried to call me back. He heard what he wanted to hear to have an excuse to shoot me down in front of his new found fantasy masturbation visual. The worst thing about this? Tell me he doesn't do the same on the street to get to taze or rough people up. Well, you can tell me but I won't believe it and you and I both know it is true.
  • Another related thought: I know it is a tired old saw but he was literally hiding behind his badge and gun. That stupid looking bucket of pus wouldn't so much as give me a dirty look out of the uniform. What a punk.

  • Applebees in Weatherford is unbelievably bad. It stinks like a slaughterhouse or a poorly run nursing home or a slaughterhouse operating in the back of a poorly run nursing home and the service and food is sooo bad we could literally hear nothing but complaints to the manager and servers from other tables yesterday (06/14/2014). The food was only barely edible and I would have walked out after the first bite if we weren't literally starving. This is the second time the visit played out the exact same way. Two strikes and you're out.
  • Recently FG's mom reported to her on my activity outside the home home one day she had witnessed. It was no big deal but I didn't like it. What have I got hide you ask? Well, nothing- that is exactly why I didn't like It. I don't need to be monitored, therefore it perturbs me a bit.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday's Dispatch

The wily and elusive homeless peeps in their natural habitat.
  • There was a commercial on this morning ( 08/23/2014 ) that to sell the product the slogan," It is so good " was presented as being trademarked.
  •  They are officially out of ideas now.
    FG feeds a pig in a blanket to a turtle at the turtle pond

    We taught this couple the mysteries of turtle feeding.
  • There is another video out now of  police shooting a black male. The person was advancing on the officer holding a knife in an overhand position and ignoring commands to stop. When he was as reported approx 10-12 steps away, the officer fired. A witness described the guy as, No apparent threat.
  • We will not only believe what we want to believe- we will see what we want to see. 
  • We ate at the OG (Olive Garden) last night. It wasn't straight up nasty but nothing was fresh. It was all obviously set up to be ready for the rush. Another table complained to the manager- the first time I've ever seen that in the OG.
    Depending on where you're standing in the Botanic Gardens this either looks like 2 Vs or a W.
  •  We get cause and effect wrong- a lot. There may not be a better example than drug abuse and correlated  legal problems and mental illness. An uninformed person will say drug abuse led to the mental problems which led to the legal problems. That view is almost always incorrect. The person will have an undiagnosed mental illness and turns to illegal drugs to alleviate symptoms.
  • A neighbors car got towed recently. The tags and inspection were out for a long time then it had a flat. They took the flat tire off and there was a new battery and cables laying beside the car for days. Having the tire off and being up on a jack brought attention to it and it got tagged for towing. I felt bad for them and tried to catch them working on it to see if I could help. If not the worst feeling ever- it must be a bad one to have your car towed. 
    We want people to know.

    The coolest company symbol ever. Symbol? That isn't right- what is this?

    When the blood is flowing and bones are showing you can do a lot with 2 ABD pads, 2 bandannas, a roll of 4 inch tape and an aluminum splint

    Her son was lost at a park. I cannot imagine- what an awful feeling that must be.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

All The Bands or Performers I Can Remember Seeing In My Whole Life

Passion Pit
Fitz and the Tantrums
Willie Nelson
Ray Wiley Hubbard
David Allen Coe
Josh Abbott
Charlie Pride
The Joy Formidable
Silversun Pickups
Lukas Nelson
The Avett Brothers
The Neighourhood
J Roddy Walston and the Business
Deep Purple
Ricky Trevino
Joe Paul Nichols

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday's Digressions

  • Some military analysts and politicians are spelling out ISIS to keep from calling it by their cool sounding acronym. There are a few things going on with that attention to detail but not least of which they are over thinking a situation and coming to the wrong conclusion but they are also majoring in pretty minor stuff as they don't know what else to do- they are literally and completely out of their depth and dumbfounded. They're grasping at straws.
  • Dodge has announced a Hellcat edition Charger as a followup to the Challenger version.
  • Last night (08/14/2014) we ordered at Sonic and sat there the whole time instead of leaving with the food and even ordered ice cream as we were ready to hit the road. I cannot recall the last that happened- 10-15 years ago?
  • Do you remember when the awning supports at Sonics were directly in front of where you parked and occasionally somebody would put their truck in drive instead of reverse and strike the pole when they shot forward instead of backward? It would sound like a bomb went off the way it echoed.
  • Another old Sonic building trivia: I have seen at least two converted into used car lots- one was in Decatur TX but for the life of me I cant recall the location of the other.
  • There was a lot of back slapping and high fiving and talk of Inter agency cooperation... The streets are safe again... Task force this and Task force that... going on over the capture of War Machine by US Marshals. He was caught in his hometown (first place to look) 300 miles away from the crime scene a week after the crime and when he was nearly out of money. It wouldn't surprise me if he stood in the doorway to his hotel room and gave the pizza delivery guy a good long look and then ate his pizza knowing it was going to be the last he would have for a long time once the pizza guy called in a tip and then awaited the inevitable.
  • I just saw (08/16/2014) a teaser to the effect, Creator of Walking Dead hints that Daryl may be gay. Omigosh nobody cares. Are they as the activists have always said, We are are just like you. We are your brothers, sisters, your cities firefighters and police officers, your doctor... or are they some kind of precious jewels we have coo and fawn over every time we turn around?
  • Good grief.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday's Missives

  • PSY's Gangam Style video has over 2 billion views on the Yoochoobs. That is bind moggling to me.
  • If I had a business my promotional gimme caps and coffee mugs would be the coolest ever.
  • It would be interesting to know how much the search efforts for Bowe Berghdal cost and if any lives were lost or men were wounded looking for him. The cost had to be in the  millions. At least some of the missions used FA18s for air cover which are bound to cost 30,000 dollars (semi educated guess) per hour to operate. Plenty of other missions were bound to have Apache CAS.
  • Update: Yesterday (06/13/2014) I heard on the radio 6 soldiers were lost in the searches for Berghdal. I just read these losses only had tenuous links to Berghdal as they weren't missions sent out to look for him.

  • Neon trees Animal
  • Turner Falls and putt-put are on the list for this weekend (06/14/2014). Lets hope I get to use my new Columbia rain jacket. I cannot imagine it being any drier. Yesterday I saw a tree chasing the neighbors dog trying to get itself peed on.
  • Speaking of the super Hornet- that aircraft costs over a 40 billion dollars a piece. That doesn't even sound real. As my concept of money goes that can't be right- right?! That is a small country GDP and we have made over 500 of those things. Correction: It was supposed to be 40 million- which is still wrong. 40 billion?! The Donald is right as usual- they're closer to 70 million.

  • Life and death evidently abound at Clark Gardens. The little disturbances in the water are minnows eating it's guts where a baby turtle had previously been working.

    See what I mean? Death everywhere up in here!
  • A friendly acquaintance bears a passing similarity to Kiera Knightly. If I asked you who she looks like you may or may not independently call it but if I gave you the nudge then yeah, you would absolutely see it. The weird thing? I am nearly sure she intentionally plays the resemblance up in the way she smiles.
  • I have never played hooky from work at my present job as we each have about all the work we want to do- when we are fully staffed to share the load. My nursing buddies seem to feel the same way. If they lose any part of that ethic though, mine will likewise go right out the window.

    A duck laid an egg on the little dock. I think her motherly instincts are a tad lacking. I watched a red eared slider turtle think about crawling up on to the dock and was hoping mightily he would eat it.

    You thought I was kidding about the death thing.

  • An old get out of work trick: When you call in tell the boss you have diarrhea. The phone call will end in about 4 seconds flat as they don't want to talk about it any further. Then when you come back to work they will not ask if you're better etc. as they again- don't want to talk about it.
  • On my wedding day I will sing this song to my darling bride and no one there will ever forget it.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday's Dispatch

  • Part of my schtick is to act like I hate FGs dumb cat. One day he and I were playing. When he would turn away I would woosh my open hand over his head so he would react and try to figure out what was going on after he felt the breeze. As FG walked back into the room I wooshed my hand toward him and of course he stood up causing my hand to impact his head looking for all the world like I intentionally and without provocation slapped the taste out of his mouth. Yeah, I had a tough time explaining that one.
  • My son is an ROV pilot for offshore oil rigs. That may not be the coolest job there is but it would come dangerously close to it if you asked me and I would trade places in oh... about a heartbeat.
  • 254- the number of posts  I have scheduled.

    What the?!
    Is that!?
    Oh man...

    One of the workers was making the world safer as we walked out.
  • Hey angel, consider your position. Framed to be consumed. Savory, savoring your sympathy- Jawbox from 1994.
  • I had veal parmigiana at Mama Mia's on Magnolia in Funkytown yesterday (08/09/2014) it was terrible- literally foul. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday's Digressions

  • Within 30 minutes minutes recently I met a patient and then an interpreter who were from Babylon Iraq and was introduced to Thievery Corporation's Richest Man in Babylon album.
  • What does all that mean you ask? Nothing, I just took note of it.
    The sticker lies- Willie ain't fragile. He has been at it 80 years and is still goin' strong.
  • Bailor All Saints customer service is tough to beat- man they are good.
  • People with addiction issues will always comment on how my office smells and will start breaking down what they see to try and figure me out. One went so far as to take note of the toothbrush he saw in my desk drawer and make the assumption I dipped snuff. Very perceptive- I don't dip and have not in years but that is where I developed the habit of caring for my oral health as I do.
  • I think the reason they engage in those behaviors is of course they've been in dangerous situations where they have to be able to figure people out to survive but more importantly- it is just they way they're wired.

  • The movie My Girl just faded to black- what a good movie- just a good movie.
  • No, I didn't cry at the end. My allergies have been bothering me.
  • When I'm rich I'll have go-karts made of bumper cars. The pole that would normally connect to the power grid above will just shoot sparks. Mine will be orange and yours will be blue.

    Get it?! It is a tattoo of feet on her foot!

  • When Chernobyl blew I was in Germany. One of the NBC specialists was out taking readings with some type of radiacmeter. He was standing to the right of the street coming into McPheeter's Barracks in Bad Hersfeld. I stopped and talked to him I asked if it was dangerous and asked him to check me. He passed the meter over me and said, Nah, you're good. Its about like getting a chest X-Ray.
  • I sensed he was told to say that. Not that there was a great risk but they didn't know and had something ready to tell us to placate us and something about that galls me still.
    Everybody wants to rescue something.