Absent For A Bit ....
Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.
Quote I found during puzzle play:
"QUIET MINDS CANNOT BE PERPLEXED OR FRIGHTENED, BUT GO ON IN FORTUNE OR MISFORTUNE AT THEIR OWN PRIVATE PACE, LIKE A CLOCK DURING A THUNDERSTORM." - ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Posted by esbboston at 4:24 PM
I have figured out how I am going to die. It will be by heart attack because someone, most likely my wife, frightened me.
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On any given night there is a strong chance I will be woke by a stray dog in the neighborhood. I sleep with my window open.
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I walk into the living room to tell my wife about the news story I have just read about the last wild jaguar named El Jefe that roams in Arizona. It is s'pposedly the only known jaguar in the U.S. and likely part of a group of jaguars that are in nearby northern Mexico. There is a conflict concerning a new open pit mine that would endanger El Jefe's wandering life style.
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I was asked to create a design for a school class T-shirt for a local school.
Posted by esbboston at 7:43 AM
I am thinking perhaps Trump had drank a fifth of something, causing him to say this:
I think its strange when someone writes an article with the headline:
"Walmart to Close 269 Stores, Lay Off 16,000 Employees",
BUT then the fourth paragraph from the end is:
Also Friday, Walmart announced that as many as 405 new stores would be opened worldwide during its next fiscal year, with a focus on large warehouse stores and suburban areas.
I love how the people running for President talk about, 'America', all the time. They are seeking to lead a country and they don't even use the correct name.
The Americas, I believe, are really both continents, North -and- South. So when Ted Cruz was born in Canada, he was born in, you guessed it, America. Hahahaha
(No, I am not a Cruz-ader)
'Make America Great Again' ?
No, I don't think that is really possible, for the simple reason that it never really ever stopped being great.
I will just be glad when this eXtremely bizarre presidential campaign is OVER.
I feel terrible.
I am in a strange state of pain from being jerked awake by starting to fall off my bed after falling asleep too close to the edge, and then waking up and finding yourself rolling off the bed.
I had been reading with my iPad propped up on the nightstand.
So it wasn't just falling off the bed but also the process of almost hitting my head or face into the nightstand as well.
PLUS...this isn't a rare occurance, sadly, I did this yesterday, too.
So, someone wants to pay $1,000,000 for a firearm with most of its parts made from a meteorite? I was under the impression that rocky planets, such as earth, were basically an agglomeration of meteorites. So the only difference between an ordinary firearm and this one is when the metal arrived, not necessarily the source.
Todays Gunny Funny:
If the president is successful in taking away all our guns, then the band 'Guns And Roses' can rename themselves 'Neuroses'.
Today's New Word: Ambi-dogs-trious
I have learned how to pet/rub/massage two dogs at the same time.
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(From Jan 1st 2016 PM)
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I was sitting in my office chatting with my wife. She noticed an ad on a Facebook screen that had incorporated Bernie in it. She asked, "What does 'Borger For Bernie' mean?"
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We discovered a rescue dog that needed a home, and I got him just as soon as I could this morning, in spite of being given the wrong address to the facility.
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We had an eXciting evening last night as tornados ripped through our area. The Haliburton oil field services facility in nearby Pampa was wiped out by a twister that I heard was a mile wide. I have added a snapshot of the weather radar that has the rather skinny appearing but rather long storm. It stretched from southern Texas to northern Nebraska at this point around 8 PM.
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UPDATE: I watched the serviceman from the gas company reconnect my gas service. I discovered something(s) interesting.
Not only had they gone to the simple trouble of turning the supply valve before the meter to the OFF position and locking it, they had also temporarily loosened up the gas meter and had put a PLUG in the exit side of the meter! THEN after he had put everything back together and checked it for leaks, he painted the entire piping from where it exits and enters the ground on each side of the meter all the way back to the meter. I asked him why they did that (to a line the looked freshly painted already) and he said it was for corrosion prevention. But I think it is also a measure to check for tampering with the piping connections (!) in the future.
Posted by esbboston at 6:11 PM
Today's Dumb Business Joke:
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is calling for the company AIG to split up into 3 companies. At first I thought, "That would be easy, just call the new companies 'A', 'I', and 'G'. But it gets a bit complicated, because the G of AIG stands for 'Group', and if you are going to Ungroup the company then the new names would be A, I, and U. But based on the amount of money involved with the federal government bailing out AIG during the recent financial crisis, they should call them I O U.
Posted by esbboston at 11:42 AM
A customer of my wife was getting his hair cut and telling us about the problems he was having with his refrigerator. The door between the freezer and refrigeration sections is stuck open so he manually has to adjust things from time to time.
Posted by esbboston at 11:46 AM
I found this interesting thing in Google's display of un-formation of a half-something John Kasich said.
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My recent dream was a slight modification of the television series House. The characters of House were focused on making difficult automotive repairs. They used medical diagnostic equipment and lingo to repair veRy difficult car problems. It followed the House format of seemingly getting the car fixed only to have it break down again. House then fixed it replacing something minor.
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Dear Roger Ailes,
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I am having a hellishly busy week where I have contractor fixing water damage, problems with Best Buy sending a bad incompetent joke of a plumber to do a dishwasher install which he screws up leaving water leaks and a broken brand new appliance AND my wife overloads me with work in our printing business. It wasn't completely her fault, she honestly thought she was taking an order for a certain quantity BUT then the customer later clarified it was for FIVE times the amount.
Because my Cooper is getting older he is having a harder time climbing up on the bed. So I lowered it down about five inches by removing the metal framework.
Now it is the same height as the couch in the livingroom which he has no problems with getting onto. BUT he is confused about the bed. He doesn't seem to understand what has happened and he won't just jump up on it. He has complained loudly about it. We spent about an hour trying to help him. He did 'crawl' onto it once with Tamie helping him, it was hilarious, but then couldn't figure it out again. He finally gave up and slept on the floor. He even SAW me remove the metal frame.
Old dogs, old tricks.
At least I got to enjoy watching Tamie make running and jumping examples for the dog.
Old women, old tricks.
If three beers a day wiLL get you to age 110, I am wondering if a 6-pack wiLL let you reach 220.
I saw a headline:
Massachusetts Mayor Calls Bobby Jindal The 'Gomer Pyle' of Politics
I thought this was very unfair to Gomer Pyle.
Plus Ted Cruz trying to make bacon with a machine gun. Only Rachel Maddow pointed out that it wasn't a machine gun, it was a semi-automatic.
Posted by esbboston at 7:30 AM
Hahahaha, oh, I love my new word.
For the first time in weeks I didn't wake up at 3 AM.
I woke up at 10:30 PM and stayed awake until 3 AM.
I am not sure I am making progress.
Yesterday was a very sad day and this is going to be a tough week. We lost a special friend, one of our cosmetology renters, passed away. I enjoyed her very much. I always looked forward to our chats and laughter on Friday afternoons. She cared for so many people in life and was a grand example for all.
We have received a ridiculous amount of rain this year. We are at about 24 inches so far when we should have received 12 and after about a decade of drought, especially the final three years of it were scorchers, ending about 15 months ago.
With the help of rain barrels I have been able to water my vineyard entirely with rain water. I am about 3/4 finished harvesting my grapes. Its my first harvest with a significant yield on 3 out of 4 plants. I am not sure why the grapes are tiny on the southwest plant, the largest plant.
The new head of the DEA says that marijuana is less dangerous than heroin. He used the word 'probably'!!!
I hate drugs.
I will be glad when The Donald is gone. He is such an evil mental imbecile. He has taken megalomania to a whole new level I call gigalomania, which is appropriate as the prefix 'giga' means billion.
He can't even admit that he has said something that he clearly said, "John McCain is not a war hero." He has this bizarre word algebra where he thinks that saying the opposite statement (sarcastically) four times will negate the original saying. He only said the positive statement because the moderator had instantly chided him AND the audience began to boo him.
IF he was running for president and doing exactly the same things and saying the exact things WITHOUT the billions of dollars of wealth and previous celebrity status NO ONE would be listening to him.
His only agenda seems to be building a Mexican wall, bombing ISIS so he can steal their oil and hiring the idiot Palin, the younger female version of his brain for his cabinet. All this while hiring hundreds of immigrants in the past for his empire when he makes all these job creating claims for Americans. He doesn't even seem to be able to properly value his business empire with estimates scattered over a huge range.
The United States deserves someone far better than this to be the president.
Posted by esbboston at 7:48 AM
New Blog for My Abstract Art ... Come Visit
These are pieces that I have generated mainly using computer art tools. Enjoy !
I am also in the process of linking my poetry blog entries together. This project is only partially finished. A "Poetry LINK" at the bottom of the blog entry points to the next older piece of poetry.
First poem in the series of linked poems ....
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