The weather is changing here in North Texas. The way I describe it is that sometime in May/June, someone waddles over to the big weather furnace and turns it one. This year, it was late, well after a cool, wet spring. From that point, it's hot. Damn hot. Africa hot. Then, sometime in September/October they … Continue reading Dogs, We don’t Deserve Them
So goes another week burning PTO. I really didn't have a honey-do list. Herself rarely has a list for me, depending on me to keep things in order. While at lunch today, she asked what all I got done. Other than the gate, I couldn't think of one thing. What I didn't do is get … Continue reading A Slow Week Ramble
With all the activity last week, I didn't have time to write down probably one of the craziest things that is happened since I've lived here. Last week I had jury duty. And as such I blew off the day. I have an astonishing amount of vacation still left to burn. What happened is, when … Continue reading What a Week
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
We have an issue in my neighborhood with locusts. Not the bugs. The people that come from other states, buy a property, demolish the old house, and put up a ridiculous McMansion. We also have a developer issue, where these guys buy a property, build a stupid house, and hope to sell it. One that … Continue reading The Essence of Tacky
Last week, I was on vacation. When the company I worked for was assimilated, I had tons of vacation. When they finally moved us over, we were allowed to roll our vacation. It'll be the last time that happens. This is a use-it-or-lose-it company. So with the new year, I got 20 days, and they … Continue reading A glimpse of the struggle
When does someone have Agency? When is someone responsible for their actions? When is someone held accountible? This week a number of Texas democrats fled to DC to evade their responsibilities and lobby for a patently unconstitutional bill. What I'm wondering is; Who's paying for this? Who's paying for the chartered jets? You see, the … Continue reading When Does Adulting Start?
Over 20 years ago, when we lived in Virginia, gardening was easy. I'd helped my Dad with his garden for years. I grew up with overflowing fresh produce. There would be so many tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers we'd pickle. He'd make salsa. It's tough to eat store bought greenhouse tomatoes when you've had them off … Continue reading At long last…
Man oh Man, it's been rainy here like Seattle. https://youtu.be/gm0ZWbMhWrE I saw her sing this live long ago. Weird chick. Cool voice. Cool stage presence. I'm a nut about songs that resonate with me. I go to Ultimate-guitar.com and learn how to play them. This one is fun to play. "What a cold and a … Continue reading Like the Weather
My old hometown had a spot of bother over the weekend. Seems BLM was marching on behalf of some dude that died in Collin County Jail back in March. Timing is sure off, considering how long it's been and that the real protest - the honest one, happened back then at the municipal center where … Continue reading What? In Plano?