Thursday, April 23, 2015

For Thursday's Thoughts: Ages Old Draft Clean Up With New Pics

Peaster's new state of the art pumper truck

My latest home improvement project

Dead fish being dead

Random promotional car in Weatherford America

Dead lady in the back being creepy

Hula lady on the dash being hulistic

Dog left in car at library says, Whats up?
When I take pictures of people taking pictures in the park I'm not being creepy- I'm a keen observer  and chronicler of the human condition.

Something I picked up from the ground.

There are at least 5 beavers living in Holland Lake. This is their handiwork (or footiwork  you ole hairsplitter you).

These are their tracks.

Random lady fishing.

The bank look dry but it was just a crust. Underneath was a slimy clay that was like greased glass. I slid 3-4 feet down the bank and had given myself up for definitely wet and possibly drowned and had even prepared to chunk my camera back toward the bank to save it from a watery grave when I caught myself. Here is the evidence of the aftermath

  • Saw Al Sharpton and Newt Gingrich on a stage together once. I couldn't tell you under what auspices for the life of me but, all I could think was, What a contrast- the best and worst in public service. The best and worst in humanity...
  • What happens to a lot of us when we get behind the wheel? I mean really, it's not a competition.
  • A news article title: "This woman is ready for hurricane season"
  • Me too- I live hours away from where one could hurt me and my family.
  • An unexpected headline: Montana town offers to take Gitmo prisoners.
  • They had built a 27 million dollar jail to cage people for money.
  • Which subsequently stood empty for 2 years after completion.
  • What is wrong with us? Did we all get dropped on our heads and the fact of said dropping is the biggest cover-up in history?
  • My nephew is here. I almost adopted him when he was little- then the inbred side of the family took him back. When he wasn't little anymore and more of a handful- they were all about having me take him back. Still would if I could.
  • Maybe should.
  • You should have seen it though- sheriffs deputies, the whole bit on the day they took him and his sister back. I can still see those people across the street being careful to not be on my property. There were 6 of them and between them there were maybe 36 teeth, at least 1800 hundred pounds, 4 tube tops and 8 flip flops. I'm pretty sure the other 2 were barefoot.
  • The deputies who responded to their call would have literally rather taken a beating than force me to turn over those children- and said as much to me. I do not know how many times they apologized and hinted with a lawyer I could possibly get a court order in our favor.
  • One with tears in his eyes said, You take your time.
  • I really doubt there as been many situations they would have less rather been in the middle of than that one in their careers.
  • What I mean is how many hopeless situations have they been in, how many difficult situations have they had to solve? And here you have a situation that was already corrected to the benefit of the children and he has to physically remove the children from a nice, stable home, with loving caregivers and turn them over to the cast of The Hills Have Eyes?
  • They still suffer from asthma from the cigarette smoke and filth to which they were constantly exposed.
  • My daughter is already bored- I need someone to play with! What can I do? There's nothing to do here!
  • Going to be a long summer.
  • For both of us.
  • If above seems out of place- it was from a very old draft clean up day. The last I knew the aforementioned nephew was in the county jail.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Zombie Monkies N More

You know me- I'm always down for some Aliens, UFOs and Zombie Monkies!
A dying man can do nothing easy.

Benjamin Franklin, statesman, d. April 17, 1790

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fort Richardson Days

Are nearly over for this year. My ears are still ringing from being too near a Napoleon 12 pounder when it fired.

I mean literally ringing, as in I can't hear anything and my head hurts.

If Napoleon were my friend I would have teased him about being a 12 pounder (based on his size- get it?). Ha! He would just laugh and laugh.

Then he would probably have had my head chopped off.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Music Video Extra Vaganza O Rama

Another fave by a favorite band and song- Pork And Beans by Weezer. This is the one that features all the viral internet sensations of the day participating in the video. It had over 18 million hits at the time I linked to it.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

It's a small world but, I'd hate to have to be the one to sweep it.
Steven Wright

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Click On The Pic

to learn more about this famous Texan.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday's Missives

A dry stack stone wall on Fort Richardson. I don't know if it is original to the post, from a ranch or from the CCC but it is as stable as solid concrete.
  • My new stove is on the way from REI. I had wanted it for forever but couldn't/wouldn't spend the money. A 50 dollar gift card eased the pain enough I made the plunge. It would be cool even if it wasn't made in Murica!.
  • Next up will be some new cookware, headlamp and Kelty TraiLogic pack.
    Kicking bird was one of my favorite Plains Indians. Mostly because as an onde he did not take crap off anybody but he was also pragmatic and smart enough to know whitey wasn't going anywhere and the Kiowa needed to learn to work with them and he did the best he could...
  • My understanding is all the performers who do the halftime show on the Superbowl lip sync. but Lenny Kravitz is basically playing air guitar as I write this. Good grief Lenny- tell 'em no next time baby.

  • ProFlowers is inundating me with Valentine's Day offers. The last time I used them they overcharged me by I think it was 30 bucks then offered me a 20 dollar discount on my next purchase as recompense. Fool me once...
  • Today (02/06/2015) I got off early. I went to the bank and then slept. Also, I shaved my beard off so I accomplished that I guess.
    Aside from our rare (these days) rains this is as close as these boats will ever be to water.
  • Recently woman formerly known as wife offered to switch weekends with me for our children so FG and I could plan something for Valentine's Day- not wrong or bad but it made me feel slightly weird.
    Gear guy pro tip: Want a 3 in 1 parka but don't want to shell out 2-300 bucks? Get a breathable shell a thick fleece and  a light one. Put the light one on first then the heavy one and finally the rain shell and voila! 
  • 02/07/2015 and I have an update to my new stove. It arrived yesterday during my nap. Holy smokes it is lighter- in the shipping packaging than my old stove is by itself!
    Found on the parade ground at Fort Richardson after the reenactment.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

I Present

to you for your enjoyment, enlightenment, education and edification a few of the works in a series called oddly enough- Fat Cars by Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Notable Quotable

"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than about peace, more about killing than we know about living."

US General Omar Bradley
It is 0524 April 1 2015 and I am craving tea- really strong, cold unsweetened tea. Man that sounds good.