Hitchhiking

Believe it or not, young people, it used to be a thing. You could go literally anywhere in the contiguous forty-nine states by merely standing on the side of the road and putting your thumb out. We thought nothing at all of climbing into a stranger’s car, doing drugs with them, and trusting them withContinue reading “Hitchhiking”

Loving Life

A sunny day today and temps in the fifties. I am ready to go get a BBQ for the porch. I just made a batch of my famous marinara and will be inviting Karen’s sister accompanied by the infamous ADOGG over for Sunday dinner. Caesar Salad, a little scampi appetizer followed by Chicken Parm andContinue reading “Loving Life”

The Best Medicine

Laughter. I really love to watch a great comedian or comedienne do their thing. I truly believe being able to make people laugh is one of the greater gifts from above. I remember as a kid, the greats were Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Dick Van Dyke, and of course Lucy and Desi. Jack Benny, AbbottContinue reading “The Best Medicine”

Art Imitates Life

They finally did it. It feels like years since the Law and Order episode that showed the gun makers get sued. Except they won. They always won. They enjoyed the same kind of horseshit immunity from prosecution that cigarette makers did. Zoom forward to 2022. To recount the mass shootings in the world is toContinue reading “Art Imitates Life”

Super Sunday

One of my fondest memories from living in England was staying for six months in a very old English manor house in Oxford when we first arrived. When you are in a military family, it was the moving that got to you after a while. Girlfriends, schools, countries; always changing. So when we arrived inContinue reading “Super Sunday”

Never a Good Thing

When the President tells Americans to leave a country, in this case Ukraine. It is not a small country, and with no one’s help, I think there are plenty of countries that could kick their ass, but JoJo seems to want to get his hands into everything before he finishes his one term in office.Continue reading “Never a Good Thing”

Hanging Out

Pretty lazy day but everybody seems to be in a hurry to me. I guess because, ever since I retired, I have no time constraints, so I am not in a hurry anymore…forever. It’s official: All the Christmas decorations, inside and out, are packed away for next year, but my wonderful soulmate has acquiesced toContinue reading “Hanging Out”

Snow

It is not yet arrived here in southern Ohio, but I’m thinking next month. I’m in no hurry. It can wait. The contractor has his crew working on our covered porch and I think Karen said one of the guys was talking about working on Christmas Day. I think I talked him out of it.Continue reading “Snow”

Bats and Cats

I am not a big fan of bats. Disease-carrying rodents that I have encountered mainly in caves I have visited, and I recall seeing several in Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Oh yeah, I was swarmed by bats on an Alabama golf course once. Freaky. Romancing the bat. The Batman movies never approximated the romance associatedContinue reading “Bats and Cats”

TV Ads

I am watching a television ad and it is for a vacuum that claims to clean AND pick up invisible dust. Shite, pure and simple. This is a door-to-door salesman’s dream. He will no longer have to soil the carpet to prove anything (not soil the carpet himself, no). One of the tricks in thatContinue reading “TV Ads”