Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Just poking along....

 I'm certainly NOT living life in the fast lane!  These days my big event is usually a visit to the physical therapy people for some neck exercises and a bit of a rub.  Wow!  There are only another 5 visits or so prescribed so I'm probably about as cured as I'm going to get.  It's not like I can swivel my head around like a kid but I guess it's good enough.  

There was a lunar eclipse last week.  I missed it.  This being awake in the middle of the night to look at the moon just doesn't work for me.  I went out about 22:00 and found this.  It worked just fine for me.

We have had our first couple of night of freezing temps; all the way down to 28F(-2C)!  It will get cooler I'm sure but I can wait.  

Lately I've become obsessed with a show on MTV called Ridiculousness. They take clips from YouTube and it's like and show and comment on them. It sounds fairly dumb and I suppose it is but I'm just a fan. Watching some idiot try to float his skateboard along a metal guardrail and fall crushing his guy parts on the rail is just something I love watching! Of course there are some where the aforementioned idiot throws gasoline on a fire. You get the idea. Anyway, I'm addicted.

Our daughter was here last week so we are on our own for Thanksgiving and have been discussing what we should do. So far the only decision is that it won't be out at a restaurant or casino. Turkeys are too big for two people and we have ham leftover from our daughter's visit. Hmmm, it is fast becoming just another day so we'll see.

So have a Happy Thanksgiving and take care!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Happy Veteran's Day!

 November 11 is celebrated in the U.S. as Veteran's Day.  A day to celebrate the people who have served this country in military service.  When I was growing up it was also called Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I.  

At any rate, it is one of the few days that I choose to fly the flag.  Some folks have one flying all the time.  I think that's kind of over the top but if it makes them happy, ok.  You can bet that they aren't raising and lowering it every day with the sunrise and sunset.

My wife has told me hundred's of times that if it weren't for the mountains that surround our valley she couldn't stand living here.  I agree, if it were just a flat plain with nothing to see it would be a less interesting world.  (Sorry about the electric lines in the photo!)

Speaking of my wife; we did get our 3rd Moderna Covid shot early last week.  We both had sore arms and she had some swelling but nothing serious.  Then on last Tuesday I went for a flu shot.  I haven't had one in 10 or 12 years so we figured it was about time.  Can't let the old fart get sick if we can help it.  I've been told many times that I'm a lousy patient!

On that note, keep washing those hands and staying away from sick people!  Take care.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021


 I saw this cartoon a few days ago and it presents my feeling pretty accurately.

I'm pretty tired of leftist Democrats and rightist Republicans.  What the hell happened to being in the center?  To listening to both sides of a story?  Grrr!

Keep washing those hands & looking out for idiots!

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Really? So soon?

Yeah, I'm back.  Mostly just to post a couple of photos.  I went out to bbq a couple of pork chops the other night and just had to take a couple of photos.  First photo is of the mountains east of us with the dying sun shining on their top slopes.  It's fun watching the darkness kind of climb up the mountain side.

Then I went over to the other side of the house to check out the actual sunset.  The sun was down, of course, but I thought that what was leftover was pretty nice.  It's not too tough to take is it?  And, no, I don't fool with my photographs in any way except when once in a while I have to show only part of the photo.  Then I'll cut it down using paint.net and post only the selected portion.  Hell!  Now that I mentioned paint.net I cannot find a link to it.  I'm not going to be a happy camper if it is gone.

We don't have any voting today in Nevada so it's pretty calm.  My wife and I have appointments to get the 3rd Moderna covid vaccine this afternoon.  Neither of us had any reaction to either of the 1st two so we are hoping to get away clean this time as well.  You have to take all kinds of id, fill in a questionaire & more fun stuff but what the heck.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Keep washing those hands and keeping away from the sick!  Take care.