New Kid (yeah right!!!!) on the Blog

New Kid (yeah right!!!!) on the Blog

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Is it Spring yet?

Well, you almost wouldn't know it because it is snowing like crazy here in Central Kentucky. I heard on radio that we could get about 3 inches.
Kim (wife.... aka "the WAR DEPT") finally bitched enough...(.after only about 5 years) ...that the basement HAD TO BE CLEANED and ORGANIZED this weekend.
We tackled about 1/4 of it last night and got it in good shape. Tomorrow, she said we have to attack my "Mancave Section".
One problem I have on reorganization is that I have to "sort through boxes" before tossing out anything. HINT: I don't want to throw out anything! THAT takes time. Hell, I can get it all done with no help from her..... say in about another 3 years!
Example, while going through old boxes of pictures....I found the attached photo of me from Spring Break 1968 Daytona Beach. As a joke, I put it as my profile picture on Facebook. My daughter saw it and called Kim to report how "Freaky that was" She said what was freaky was that about the only difference in my appearance is the hair color!
I was somewhat flustered at times last night, because her way and mine don't always jive on how to get things done. Came close to stepping out for a smoke....but, fought off the urge.
Doing fairly well on "Stop Smoking Project". Was able to go all of last two weeks (except weekends at the cabin) without any at all. Backslid some today.....had 3 today. But, the "Smoking Pot" is growing steadily. As of today, it has $240.
Well, guess I'll close this up and get a head start on my "Mancave Cleaning Project".

Hey Jenny... if you stop by..... please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend Lee.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St Patrick's Day

Two Irishmen were sitting in a bar drinking in silence for about an hour, when one of them said, " This whiskey is mighty fine". His friend replied with, " Damn it Murphy, Do you wish to bullshit or drink?"

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I exercise regularly. I eat moderate amounts of healthy food. I make

sure to get plenty of rest. I see my doctor once a year and my

dentist twice a year. I floss every night. I've had chest x–rays, cardio

stress tests, EKG's and colonoscopies. I've seen a psychologist once, and

she thought I was A-OK. I have 2 dogs and a variety of hobbies to reduce

stress. I don't drink and drive. I quit smoking. I don't do drugs. I

try not to disparage others. I don't have crazy, reckless sex with


If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mid Week Activities

Got work finished early Tuesday, the weather was warm, so I grabbed the mutts and headed down to the cabin so they could run free, and I could do a little catch-up work.
After the heavy rain over the weekend, I decided to make some walkways in the damned clay that sticks to your shoes like glue. I made some rock steps up toward the outhouse, and put down some nice ones to and around the rain barrel. Andy has been putting up the window trims on the inside. He's using weather worn oak taken from an old chicken coop. Mama sent down the old wooden Levilor blinds for him to put up. They ain't needed, and some are actually about 2 inches too narrow for the windows....but, I'll have him hang them anyway.....cause "that's whut Mamma WANTS"!
Reminds me of two little signs I saw last week at the consignment shop. First one was the one seen in most kitchens " If Mamma ain't happy...then ain't nobody happy". The second one said ..." If Pappy ain't happy....Nobody gives a crap"
I just got a new cellphone yesterday, and have actually taken the time to try figuring out how to use the darn thing. It's a little more advanced that my old one. It's still a flip-phone , not a smart phone....didn't want to go that high tech.
Marisa and her friends were driving back tonight from Marde Gra in New Orleans.... so, I tried sending her a video message on the phone. It surprised the hell out of her and friends that I actually figured it out!
Last week, Marisa decided that "the mutts" needed to show their pride of being big UK Basketball fans....that's the reason for the attached pics.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Catch-up thoughts and ponderings

Each morning I check the weather forcast on the computer and also monitor what the weather is like in other parts of the country where friends live. It was a little depressing to note that we were only getting up to 6o today, but, Dotham, Alabama was supposed to get up to 78, and worse than that, San Antonio was supposed to get up to 84! However, I felt much better when I saw that Great Barrington, Mass. was only getting up to a high of 21!
I was able to spend a nice long and relaxing weekend at the cabin...even with the mutts along! It was a little chilly, so I kept a nice fire going the whole time. However, it got warm enough Friday evening that the "peepers" (small frogs) were singing lively tunes down on the ponds. It rained quite a bit, but, it just made it nicer with the rain on the metal roof when it was nap or bed time.
Got some good quality reading time in, along with watching my 3 Netflix DVD's. Could have gone home early, or driven up on a hill to watch the UK vs Tennessee Basketball Game, but, was perfectly content just listening to it on the radio. TEAM won.... "Sorry 'bout that Carol"

Geneal Ponderings:
Liberia and it's problems: I think we need to keep our noses out of it. IF we do get involved, then damn it, lets go in there and take over the frigging oil wells!
LINDSEY LOHAN: Throw her ass in jail for about a year or so, with NO MORE get out early crap!
Martin SHEEN: Ban him from getting anywhere near a camera. He's nuts and thrives on all the attention.
Westboro Baptist Church Members: The next time they protest at a soldiers funeral.....I'd like to horse whip every damn one of those worthless pieces of crap!
Illegal Aliens: I seem to understand that part about "illegal".... why can't our frigging President and his Federal Govt Agencies not grasp that?
Gay Marriage: I'm against it. I'm just an old fuddy duddy that believes its between a man and a women. However, I think that gays should get some of the legal rights that married folks should couples of opposite sex.
Abortion: I have to straddle the fence on this issue! I am in favor of a woman making her own decisions. I personally don't cotton to the idea, but, I don't like to make decisions for other people!
President: I think he SUCKS! He has shown no respect for our allies, creates Cabinet Csars to get around Congress, directs his Att Gen to disregard enforcement of laws that he does not agree with. ETC !
CONGRESS: What the hell good are they? Both sides are only interested in grand standing and getting re-elected so they can get more slop from the Lobbiest and UNIONS! Creating new laws are pretty much a waste of time. They pretty much are unenforceable due to the Liberal Federal Judges that rule just about everything as "Unconstitutional". Except "O Bama Care" which was ruled as Unconstitutional, however, they are going to run it through anyway!
Well....guess I'll get down off the soapbox for now!