Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

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.



New South Wyoming

I have recently started watching a teleBision program caLLed "Longmire". It is about a sheriff in Wyoming based on a character and series of books by author Craig Johnson.

I probably have a stronger than normal interest in the show because I have spent some time in Wyoming but never lived there. I lived several years in the neighboring South Dakota just a few miles away from the Wyoming line.

After watching the show for several weeks I sudenly discover that Longmire is actuaLLy filmed in New Mexico, not Wyoming! The state of New Mexico looks veRy similar to Wyoming. New Mexico also has a growing film and teleBision production infrastructure. 

I am not sure if it helps that Wyoming and New Mexico are both rectangularly shaped, Wyoming nearly perfect, while New Mexico has several minor misshape mistakes. Wyoming was supposed to be perfectly rectangular along lines of latitude and longitude, but the surveyors got off a bit in the rugged landscape in the northwest part.

So imagine my surprise when I see an advertisement on the A&E Channel for winning a trip to Longmire Country - and I wonder - which one? Old Wyoming or New Wyomexingico?

I went online to the Longmire website and the trip is to the real Wyoming, the Goosewing Ranch in Jackson Hole Wyoming.  Link: Longmire Best of The West Sweepstakes 

The first season of Longmire is currently available on Netflix.

Right now my body hurts from TOO much carpentry work and I plan to be on vacation sometime soon with the real Wyoming as part of my destination. I have already been to the state of South Wyoming, oops, I mean New Mexico, earlier this year for my "Breaking Bad" vacation. I took a few photos of Walter White's house in Albuquerque, but I messed up my schedule and didn't make it to Jesse Pinkman's house. The best part of Albuquerque is two restaurants: Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen and Fuddruckers

Fuddruckers has the best buffalo burger on the planet - I had TWO in the same day, a day I won't forget until mental illness erases it in 40 some years.

Pappadeaux's has a wonderful thing caLLed étouffée, and I get a mixture of shrimp and crawfish. You have to ask for the dual meat mix, I don't believe it is officially on the menu.

My June journey to and throughout Albuquerque was the first time I used a turn-by-turn voice based computer navigation system. I used mapping on my iPhone. There were veRy few mistakes from the system and it would constantly try to reroute me when I made a wrong turn, how cool. 

As I am sitting in Pappadeaux's getting ready to eat I make the grand decision: The neXt time I move the city must have a Pappadeaux Restaurant. 

So I ask my hand held wonder Apple device for the location of all Pappadeaux restaurants ...AND... it teLLs me there are NO Pappadeaux restaurants near my location WHILE I am actuaLLy sitting INSIDE a Pappadeaux restaurant. This makes me laugh a bunch. I love it when technology screws up so gloriously funny (and no one dies). Remember that the Apple device has already just led me to this current Pappadeaux. Having expensive wonderful food nearby that someone else is buying for my birthday meal helps, too. I don't know how, it just does. It's a Wyoming seafood mystery birthday miracle. 

That reminds me, I must look for buffalo to eat while wandering soon through real Wyoming.


fmcgmccllc said...

Love etoufee. Have a horrible headache from wearing too strong reading glasses. Bummer

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: 3/4 of my yesterday was spent with a 3/4 strength headache. I eventuaLLy prevailed, I think. I completed about a third of the drying rack I wanted to get done, but I blamed definite minor delays at the lumberyard, plus I now remember I helped The Wifey when she was trying to do her first screen printing last night.

Today's Treat: I am taking a smother chicken burrito from Taco Bell, removing part of their cheese and sauce, and then resmothering it with a 50:50 mix of Beans and No Beans Turkey Chili. So I am naming it The Double Smothered Burrito. Hah! saying that sentence reminded me of the Smothers Brothers ....

Rob Z Tobor said...

Here in Britain it is not uncommon for tourist trips to visit the sites of popular shows and look where folk live and stuff happens (not real folk and stuff but the folk and stuff in the show) I feel New Mexico and Wyoming may have a problem. Maybe Wyoming will have to make a fake New Mexico location to attract show tourists and New Mexico will have to put up signs saying welcome to Wyoming.

I have never heard of Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, that sounds far to complex for us Brits.

As for your apple device not finding your location I can understand that; it will look 360 degrees around you and say no I don't see one. Which is true because the one place it will not look is where it is. Like in hide and seek the best place to hide is under the person who is seeking, as they cant see you unless they look down, but no one does that, not even apple devices

esbboston said...

Rob: Wow! In one comment you have definitely solved aLL of the major, no, most important and major, questions of the universe that were left to be solved without the use of a supercomputer and/or slide rule in conjunction with or without or maybe a bombe from Bletchley Park. That reminds me, I think I would prefer to be an enigma wrapped inside another enigma intertwined in a third enigma and then I imagine that a mirror image of a wrinkled enigma game has one rotor missing as someone says, "Hey, look, someone forgot to plug him in" and as that person proceeds to plug me into the waLL socket you jump out of a time warp trying to stop the person and you dive through air trying to tackle him screaming, "No! He runs on batteries recharged solaringly ..." but 34 milliseconds before you make contact the plug wires make contact of EMF generated by wind power 400 miles away causes me to burst in flames and you are found by firemen later saying, "All he ever wanted out of life was a perfect bowl of gumbo."

esbboston said...

Rob: Oops, sorry, I put 'time warp' when I reaLLy meant to say 'wormhole', but now I realize that you most likely have already figured that out so I am going to erase this comment.

fmcgmccllc said...

I loved the Smothers Brothers. They were quite funny.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: I saw that Taco Bell has a Smothering Mother version of a teleBision commercial to advertise their Smothered Burrito. It is available in YouTube under Smothering Mother Taco Bell.

Rob Z Tobor said...

I read your comments Mr ESB and all I can say is no one has ever said that before.

However that is good, in fact it is very good. In fact it raises the question . . . . . How long does a sentence need to be before it is totally unique. That question is a bit like the infinite number of monkeys writing Shakespeare in reverse.

Oooooo I saw a worm hole today but it was a hole with a worm in it in the garden.

esbboston said...

Rob: I bet you know me weLL enough by now to guess that my answer to your question is simply 42 without units.

I took a quick break to check my blog activity, do laundry and come home to let Cooper outside for a few minutes .... now it is back to carpentry work! I almost have the Dark Room sealed off and now I need to complete the rack to hold the silkscreen frames for inside that room. My wife told me that she ran into my best friend at the groc store and she told my wife that she had cooked a buffalo steak for me today as part of their celebration time for a birthday party. So I must go rescue my buffalo later ... hmmm, I am not sure that rescue is the right word.

Badger said...

esb: Importantly - should I watch Longmire?

esbboston said...

Badger: yes! I watched season one on Netflix almost nonstop.

Badger said...

Where are you esb?

esbboston said...

Sorry for the absence, I had been on the road twice, gone 11 days and then one. I am busy writing, more later, I must now drive Tamie home from our date.

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