Saturday, December 8, 2018

I just intentionally listened to a Bob Dylan song for the first time in my life. Before today of course, I'd heard his stuff but only things that are played on the radio or hearing him accidentally in the periphery of my life.
I am in R And K Cafe in Weatherford. Of the couple sitting in the next booth- he has stared non stop out the window from the first moment of their arrival and she has just as intently been staring a hole in him with murder in her eyes for the same amount of time.

Thanks fellow humans for making my day as a single person a little more tolerable.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ages Old Draft Clean Up

  • "Persons should not consume any species of gar from these waters.
  • For common carp, adults and children 12 and older should eat no more than two 8-ounce servings per month." TPWD site regarding fish consumption bans and advisories.
  • Way ahead of you buddy and in fact I'll just say, zero, no ounce servings per lifetime..
  • So dry and hot- saw a young raccoon drinking from the pond the other day in broad daylight.
  • Richard Dale Morrison was the first person convicted under The Church Arson Prevention Act.
  • Oh, and he also had the related sentence extended for 6 months as a result of assaulting John Walker Lindh (American Taliban) during his prayers in the prison chapel.
  • Tried to pacify Zac by setting him up with a game controller while big bubba actually played. He didn't fall for it. I mean literally- he looked at me like I was crazy.

Thursdays Thoughts

  • On a road trip I saw a sign in Oklahoma for Two Baby Creek. It made me draw up inside to think of how it got its name- two baby's died of cholera? Were two babys murdered there by Kiowa or Commanches? Nope, there had at one time been a kindly Arapahoe native American who camped there. When he was born he was so big he could have been two babys- so the name stuck. White people in the area liked him so they named the creek in his honor.
  • Honestly I'm shocked the origin of that name was so benign- pleasant even.
  • Wichita mountain range wildlife refuge is amazing. I'm going back as soon as I can. It may be my new, my place.
  • I finally had Indian tacos. Verdict: super good to eat- probably not real good for you.
  • The lodge at Lake Murray is great. I played Jenga there for the first time. My guess is it is hard to beat somebody who has even a bit of skill and feel for the game.
  • We ate chocolate cobbler with ice cream at Roman Nose Lodge. 
  • Obviously in 100 years there will still be signs of CCC and WPA work but what about 200? Will there be one building that is saved in perpetuity regardless of cost?
  • To be in the Civilian Conservation Corp a man had to have 3 masticating teeth, be 5 feet tall and weigh 107 pounds. There were plenty of guys who had to pig out before weigh in to make that weight. Today, can you imagine an adult american male who could not make that cut?
  • We called 911 on an impaired driver close to Corn Oklahoma. We followed her for at least 10 miles. It is a miracle she did not kill anybody. Weirdest thing? When she would drive off the road or nearly hit someone head on she would look back and wave like, Excuse me- I'm sorry...
  • I saw a woman at the toy and action figure museum in pauls valley who had impossibly hairy legs.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday's Missives

I passed on this gem. #regret #regerts #covfefe!

  • How long before a drone operated by law enforcement in this country does a power dive into somebody to stop a crime or stop their escape from a crime?
  • Last Friday I slept all day.
  • Kids are playing recorders outside.
  • I simply do not think I could survive working nights. Honestly- I think it would kill me.
  • Poison, Cinderella, Slaughter and a bunch of others were the music of my youth so you would think I would know them without fail. You would be wrong in thinking that though- it is always a shot in the dark.
  • Baby formula represents a much better chemistry than biology lesson.
  • Remember cloth towels that dispensed in a rotating loop in public restrooms way back in the day?
  • Until I am reminded- I always think Peter Lorre lived much longer than he did and that James Cagney died long before he actually did. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Pretty much my favorite band right now. There is a million percent chance that when I when the lottery- they will play my birthday party.