I was walking the dogs the other day and noticed orange ribbons tied on tons of trees in my neighborhood. The walk at the entrance to the park I figured, what the hell. Who's virtue signaling what? I asked some geezers that I know that live around here. They had no idea, although they had … Continue reading Ribbons
https://youtu.be/Nu4tjTyqbho An amazing rendition. Do you think there's a soul under 40 that could even dream of those lyrics? or even the situation that caused the song to be crafted in the first place? BB King's voice is epic. I can't think of another singer with that tenor and power. And the dude's what? Over … Continue reading Sunday Music
Cucumbers So awhile back, I put in some raised gardens. I planted one cucumber vine that I picked up at Home Depot. Then built a trellis for it to climb. After awhile, we've been getting cucumbers every day. Way more than we can eat. Which is a good thing, since I've taken a liking to … Continue reading One Vine
When I had facebook, this video would hit my feed about every week. And I'd watch it through each time. https://youtu.be/8L82II1lNjo Masters. You're looking an masters playing. Look how seamlessly they pass leads back and forth. The older voice of Steve Winwood makes the song even better than it was back in the day. It's … Continue reading Sunday Music
My new mental patient channel on Youtubes is ViceGrip Garage. I can watch this dude all day. What he does is find abandoned relics, gets them running, and drives them home. Usually. Although one episode he got beaten by an F-250 that spent way to long rotting. Why do I like this? First and foremost, … Continue reading I can watch this all day
I meant to write a short post, laughing at one of the senior moments I've been having lately, but I figured I'd plug something great while I build up what set me up for this moment. I found Duluth Trading when I was looking to score some dude stuff to add to the son and … Continue reading Don’t Grow Old…
We had announcements from ERCOT that it would be best if we turned up our thermostats. Energy crunch a-comin'. ERCOT is that poorly named 'reliability' council for electric power here in Texas. This winter we had a freeze and electric power was anything but reliable. To put it bluntly, they mismanaged the grid so bad … Continue reading Geez, they’re at it again
I was surfing on Amazon the other day and hit a documentary on Gordon Lightfoot. Wow. Words fail. When I hear songs and lyrics, and learn what they were about and why they were written, they stick. And this dude has many over a very long career. Boss Man Boss Man what do ya sayI … Continue reading Wow. Who knew?
I had a bit of an incident with the sunroom. It's under construction, so there's a door missing, and the sides leading to the roof aren't finished. No biggie really, unless it rains like hell here. Which it did. And I realized that I'm going to have to deal with drainage, and the dumb thing … Continue reading Get a Shop Vac
I like to joke that there are two lines you'll hear in Texas when talking about something. "You gotta get you one of those" and "Them are good". It's funny because I've had the lowliest worker say that, as well as my double - masters degreed boss when I first arrived. "You gotta get you … Continue reading You gotta get you one..