I often marvel about how smart dogs are. But maybe it's because we're stupid. We've had a spell of really cold weather lately. Much colder than it normally gets around here. In most things in nature, things slow down in the cold. Not us humans. We gotta do what we gotta do. We had a … Continue reading Dogs are Smart
I thought for a while about blogging about this. But after reading the thread at the feral Irishman Thought it might help if I just put down some notes. I honestly don't know how I tore my rotator cuff. There were some things that happened a year ago or so that caused me a lot … Continue reading Riding the Pain Train
I had a friend tell me this at work one day. We'd just been through yet another round of layoffs, and the deadwood got clobbered. He said that as he pointed at the cubes where our mostly useless colleagues sat. Sad thing, it failed some time later when we got clobbered, leaving utter uselessness to … Continue reading On some level…the system works…
Couldn't resist the quote from Trump when asked why he called it the Chinese virus. It's Sunday night. As I write this, I'm three beers into it. It's been quite a weekend.I had a lot to do. Mostly finishing a bookcase I built for my wife's office. But it's been too cold for any sort … Continue reading Because it’s from Chiiiinaaa…
Read the post. Read.The.Post. An overloaded Persimmon Tree It's all I ask. How hard can it be? We have a persimmon tree in our yard that is overflowing to the point of breaking with fruit.What're persimmons? They are a soft fruit that goes from almost ripe to over-ripe in two seconds, turns into a gushy … Continue reading No Good Deed
Kim Du Toit had a great post the other day about getting older. There's a lot of stuff in there that a lot that these younger alpha dudes need to understand. I could have gone two ways: hit the gym, manically try to build myself back up, or just accept the situation and realize the … Continue reading As good as it gets..
"Why should a British guy have to come to America and explain your presidents to the ignoramuses on the street when they've been put through public education, at considerable cost to this country, and with so little effect? It's the same with the slavery question. You hear people saying things like we've never addressed the … Continue reading Monday Quote
"The politician creates a powerful, huge, heavy, and unstoppable Monster Truck of a government," P.J. O'Rourke writes in his new book, How the Hell Did This Happen? (Atlantic Monthly Press). "Then supporters of that politician become shocked and weepy when another politician, whom they detest, gets behind the wheel, turns the truck around, and runs them over."
https://adaptivecurmudgeon.com/2020/11/02/in-the-homestretch/ Read the whole thing "There’s no surprise in anything that’s happened. The calendar has always had November 3rd marked as the date of a catharsis for the hysterics. It is, was, and always will be, the crescendo of stress.... In 24 hours the situation will be obvious. We’ll be pretty sure where things are … Continue reading What he said.
“However, one thing that grave illness does is to make you examine familiar principles and seemingly reliable sayings. And there’s one that I find I am not saying with quite the same conviction as I once used to: In particular, I have slightly stopped issuing the announcement that ‘Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.’” … Continue reading Monday: Quote of the Week