Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
...and then one thing led to another.
Yesterday,I wanted to request a favorite of mine over at Here's the 80's.
"Oh Montana" was released in 1983,and featured John Denver,with Emmylou Harris.
Well,I couldn't find that video,but during my search I ran across, "To know him is to love him" (Emmylou,Dolly,and Linda).
My good friends lorraine and JP posted that one for me.
Lorraine in turn,has posted a Neil Young tune performed by those same three stunning vocalists on her blog as well!
Like I said,I couldn't find the video with John and Emmylou,but I did find this one!..Today is a good day..
Labels: John Denver
Saturday, July 28, 2007
What's wrong with this picture?..
Labels: crack smoking bastards
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Birds of a feather..
Monday, July 23, 2007
..a joke submitted at the specific request of The Hat.
Labels: nuthin' up my sleeve..
Saturday, July 21, 2007
The Lott Home in Sank Park
Just around the corner,about a five minute walk,sets the historic Lott home.
Built in the 1880's,and open to the public year round,I found myself in the fortunate circumstance of being the only one there this fine Saturday morning.
..and this one.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
...let me count the ways.
I'm taking a sick day today,and I'll tell you why.
Because I'm a friggin' idiot!..That's why.
Hopefully that clears everything up and,..Wazzat?..You want ALL the details of my stupidity?
Crap..You guys are relentless.
Yesterday afternoon,The Lizzard King and Little Newt went to go swimming down at Feather River,so I decided to take a pleasant bicycle ride over to Mall-Wart,and pick up some personal hygiene products.
Oh sure,it's 98 degrees out,but it's only about 3 miles round trip.Should be a piece o' cake.
And it was.
I arrived back home,a little sweaty,anxious to pound down a cold beer.
Setting down my bags,I reached into my pocket to fetch my keys...my keys..My fuckin' KEYS!!
Oh,..not to worry.I didn't lose them.
They are resting quite safely,on the coffee table, IN MY BEDROOM!
I never,ever,forget my keys..only this time,I did.
Well hell..I'll just stash the packages on the porch,pedal on down to the river,and borrow LK's keys.
No way am I waiting on the porch,in this heat,for him to decide to mosey on home.Besides,it's only about another 3 or 4 miles round trip.
So..Mr,"We'll be at our regular spot"...Where the hell are you?
Nowhere to be found...and it's hot..and I'm starting to feel my age.
I'll bet he went to his brother's house!(Are you beginning to sense a pattern here?) Yep,..another mile or so,only to discover that nobody is home...
I don't feel very good.
Well,if he's not here,and he's not at the river,he certainly MUST be home by now!
Okay,I get it.I should've stayed here and waited.
I'm parched,and nauseous,and my skin is feelin' a little clammy.
All the symptoms of being an incredible moron.
..at least the water from the hose has that piquant flavor of hot vinyl,and garden soil.
As I'm quenching my lust for H2O,I happen to look up,and notice that the bathroom window is open!
Which is handy,because I didn't have to go far to puke after squeezing through that tiny-ass opening,over the sink,and face-first onto the linoleum.
So,this morning,I'm still feeling a little pekid,but I'm pretty sure this will pass.
I jump on the Spirit of Oxnard to head to work...
You know what?...Screw it!!
..and that's why I'm taking a sick day.
Labels: ..because I don't feel like it
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Some light housekeeping
When I find myself going to "Bookmarks" on a regular basis,I figure it's time to add new links to my sidebar.
Serena Joy over at "Parenthetically Speaking" is a top-notch writer,with an engaging style and wit.
And,if your a dog lover like I am,Jan's "Poodle(and dog)Blog"is a great source of stories,opinion,and information concerning our canine buddies....Check 'em out.
Likewise,I've been wanting to have this tune where I can easily get my hands on it,for those times when I'm in this very mood.
I'm a huge Jim Croce fan.
His madrigal style,and haunting lyrics simply blow me away.
Plus!..My Uncle Bill looked so much like him,that people would seriously stop him in public,and do the "Aren't you Jim Croce?" thing...Have a great week kids!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Hat fixed my shit..
I have this habit of pressing buttons,just to see what they do.
Well,I screwed up my profile pic,and The Hat came to my rescue!
No easy task I can tell you,as I can be a less-than-sterling pupil.
Thanx Doll! ---------------------------->
Friday, July 13, 2007
I got a new toy!..
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The envelope please..
I think that most bloggers enter into this thing of ours for a variety of reasons.
Many people use it as a means of journaling their thoughts and experiences,so that there may be some tangible record of their life.
Some like to share their hobbies and interests with like minded individuals,and of course,there is always the added bonus of meeting people from other places,and differing lifestyles,so that we may come to better understand our fellow sapiens.
Personally,I started this blog with one specific purpose in mind.
I wanted to win valuable prizes...
Well,..lo and BeJeebus if I haven't garnered two such tasty plums this very week!
The fruits of countless hours of hunt-and-pecking away at the keyboard have been harvested boys and girls!
Every one's favorite Aunt,and purveyor of Bloggertown's most sought after applesauce cake,lorraine,having recently returned from a whirlwindy tour of the grand metropolis of Chicago,has bestowed upon me the coveted title of Thinking Blogger...
And Rosemary,mother of the Hat,librarian extraordinaire,and keeper of all things nostalgic,graciously granted me this most recent addition to the blogosphere's cherished accolades,..The Schmooze Award!
My cup runneth over.. :)..
While the intrinsic value of these trophies is impressive in itself,($19.95 plus S&H),it is the sentiments that accompanied their presentation that,for me, holds value beyond measure.
For that,I am most sincerely grateful.
Comes now,the time to pass all the benefits and considerations of this bounty along to five other deserving souls.
Honestly,and as I'm sure you are all aware,there is not a single person on my sidebar that doesn't qualify for each of these awards.
I've done the legwork,and I'm convinced that all my blog buddies have already received their well deserved Thinking Blogger status,and have more than likely passed them on to each of their own choice.
I'd like to take this opportunity to confer upon each of you,the distinctive "Oak Leaf Cluster"(signifying having received more than one),by way of recognition.I think this is appropriate.
There are however,some few among you that have yet to earn your Schmooze awards.
I'll attempt to rectify that.
- Auld Hat-..Old friend.I am forever delighted with your ability to make me feel as though we are the only people in the room,sharing an inside confidence,and toasting to all the good times,past and future.You are,quite simply,phenomenal.
- The Rube-..Well it's not all glamour and excitement,is it my friend?..Sometimes it's bicycles,and beer cans,and quadrupeds.I have yet to read one of your posts where I didn't think to myself,"Yeah!..It's just like that!"..Schmooze Deluxe!
- Monica-..If there is a situation,however innocuous or mundane,that you can't transform into a riotous good time,then I just can't call it.From an ordinary bus ride,to a pantry that would make Mother Hubbard go "damm..",your account of the experience is a joy to behold.You make me want to be reincarnated as a young black chick.
- allan-..If I had my 'druthers,I'd 'druther be hitchin' a ride to the Mississippi River,signing on with some rusty barge,and cruising the length and breadth of the Ol' Miss,pickin' git fiddles,and swapping lies with you buddy.The adventures we've had in my mind are legendary.
- lorraine-..Oh,..you thought you were gonna get away Scott free?..I think not...You know,..I actually get angry when I read some of the crap that finds it's way into the printed media,because there is no way it holds a candle to your style,or your delivery,or the way you make everyone feel as though they were welcome to sit and break bread at your table...You are a treasure.
The keyword here is "Schmooze" my friends.
I take that to mean the ability to draw in the listener,and make them an active part of the story.
I fully expect those I've selected to choose equally deserving members to join the fraternity..(and don't give me any o' that PC sorority crap!).. ;)
Labels: You may already be a winner
Monday, July 09, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Be very afraid!..
Are you kidding me??
I stole this link from M.Cowbell.
Well,my stars and garters,if this isn't the most unheard of rating for a decidedly adult oriented blog,then they can just kiss me where the sun don't shine!
I'm cutting edge naughty talk if ever there was a Lenny Bruce,and I'm not gonna take this sugar coated rating as if I were some kind of...of..well,..someone that bends over politely while someone else shoves foreign objects up my...
As far as I'm concerned,This blog is purely for mature audiences!
DO NOT!...let you beloved children read this blog.
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Wednesday, July 04, 2007
This Noble Experiment...
- Abraham Lincoln's confimation that our nation was."Conceived in liberty,and dedicated to the proposition that ALL men are created equal".
- Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal"
- D-Day...'nuff said
- ..and didn't each of us,..born or not,..take that first step along with Neill Armstrong on the surface of the Moon!..
Labels: 4th of July
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Labels: Canadian food