Friday, July 03, 2015

Happy 35th to Jay!

We are proud of you young man, I know you have more than enough on your plate right now but remember you don't have to worry, only pray, be strong.

Elizabeth and Daisy are here to celebrate the 4th of July this weekend. Remember what happened on the 4th of July kids? That's right, that is when we moved to Morehead City many years ago. Let freedom ring. Oh, and Jackson is here too.
Donald Trump is running for president. Let's see, where should we start? How about a campaign theme song? "We shall over-comb, we shall over-comb" They (who? "they!") have already started taking media income away from him and as a citizen of the universe I think it is about time. He's had control of the Miss Universe pageant forever and has secretly been rigging the outcome. I say throw the book at him! How do I know this? Well at this point my evidence is all circumstantial, but as far as I can tell the "Miss Universe" title has always gone to someone from Earth. Off with his head, and start with that rug!
I told you something was different about those sharks; funny to hear so many scanner calls this week for someone seeing "fins." But the water is warmer than usual and they are in closer than usual; something is different. Go swim in the Neuse, no wait, they're there too. How about Harker's Island? There too, how about the pool at the Holiday Inn Express?
No one remembers television antennae, or rabbit ears as we called them. But I read recently where two antennae got married; the wedding was so so but I heard the reception was fantastic. 
I got no relief from my doctor's visit this week, I told him the song "What's New Pussycat?" keeps ringing in my ears; he told me "it's not unusual" and that I have Tom Jones Syndrome. There are other parts to that joke that I will keep to myself.
Saw this the other day and it was unusual:
I buried Paul.....................I'm very bored; something like that.
Daisy: See any change:
Much healthier and very obedient, not sure what time of the year these photos were taken?
And speaking of time, it's July.
The Chambers Brothers told us that the time has come today.
The Rolling Stones: Time is on your side
Bobby Zimmerman said that the times they are a changing.
But William Penn said that time is what we want most and use worst.
So get out there and enjoy it, but don't go in the water.
What a week, but there is a group which had an up and down week
Hope you take that with a grain of humor, it's meant to be funny you know?
Get well Holly.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Twenty Minutes To Post

Or at least that's how long until we start boarding, but it is 9:45 PM and there is a thunderstorm here in Charlotte and there is a ground stoppage on all gates..................this ain't looking good. Dang.
SWMBO has been grandma-ing all week, we imagine this is how the common toilet at the Billie Bee is used, not naming any names.......................
Great Father's Day weekend, got a star named after me (hint: it's in the constellation Dumasstoria) and a neat pair of gloves. Someone heard me admiring them while watching NASCAR and voila:
And the Constitution made it through another week. Wow. What a week.
In town next week, forecasting into 2016 and beyond. Now where did I put that magic 8 ball and Ouija board? 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Not Feeling Very Funny This Week

What is happening?
Hard to believe what happened in Charleston but apparently the church and the community have come together and decided not to burn their neighborhoods. It is very sad, beyond comprehension what causes human beings to do these things.
The Big Rock ended last Saturday, the most exciting part was Monday when our First Presbyterian pew-mate and his crew won the Fabulous Fisherman portion. No one has won it over the past few years and it rolled up to $365,000. Fabulous Fisherman pays the first 500 pound blue marlin to the scale, Shenandoah got there with a 503.6 pound fish a few minutes before Carly A. Attention to detail helped win a lot of money. Here's the moment they made the announcement, Alan Willis is getting a congratulatory hug from his wife Carole:
$365,000 !!!
And despite the events of the week that can make you smile. I was sitting in a restaurant in West Virginia when she sent that picture and I grinned all night. 
There is a movement afoot to place a woman's face on the twenty dollar bill. I'm not sure why they're deciding this is an important cause, but may I suggest:
And maybe that made you smile, it worked for me. 
Grandchildren are here, BEACH WEEK starts tomorrow. I hope it is a pretty weekend, because I'm wheels up at 515 AM Monday and wheels down at 1134 PM Friday. Texas seems like a nice cool place to be in late June doesn't it? It's OK, I got a note from my doctor that asked permission from SWMBO. I'm doing my best to keep her happy, we're planning a NYC trip in July.
I'll try harder next week, and I've got some funny stuff.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Live Well and Prosper

6:15 PM Friday and I just poured some (Johnnie Walker Red) cough syrup, first one in a while.....
I told you I would post more Go Pro videos in the future so here we go, US 70, also known as the NC Autobahn westbound last Sunday, you might notice the white lines are moving by rather quickly as I signal to the camera the speed:

Used suction mount on the gas tank. When I got home I mounted a receiver for my helmet, prepare to be bored to tears by endless video from this point on, I probably won't even bother to write anything anymore, as you probably ascertained I've been out of material for years now. 
We're getting ready to remodel our master bathroom, they brought in a new custom-built toilet for SWMBO this week:
Hilarious, they even thought to bring a special plunger. I think I should stick with video only from now on. (Sometime I exaggerate, this is one of those times, that part was all a joke, we aren't remodeling....it was only a joke, please don't call and ask if we are remodeling, we aren't. You see, the toilet is on the side of the highway and is huge, so, well never mind. I digress) Had a great week in OH and WV last week and will plan to spend a week in or around NC next week. We're getting caught up with yard and house work tomorrow and then plan to use the swimming pool (Boston Whaler) for some sun, sand and sea Sunday afternoon.
This is funny, especially if you're a Nats fan
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You know who I'm pulling for, bring her down to the bottom Dale, don't let him get under you (see, that was another really obscure NASCAR reference, the presidents race so I was thinking about the time Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 while his father called the race on CBS, where was I?) And speaking of sports teams is there anyone you recognize in this picture? Here's a hint: it was taken from Dink's 1942 HI-NOC-AR, and if you're scratching your head wondering what a HI-NOC-AR is, well you're not from Rocky Mount, and good for you! You might have to enlarge it a bit. 
This is just whacked:
I have no idea.......................
And now a religious joke:
Q: How many Baptists should you take fishing with you?
A: More than one. If you only bring one he'll drink all of your beer.
I got the message, from now on, only video!

Friday, June 05, 2015

B9

Good word to hear. 
We begin our recap this week with a news clip: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cat-parasite-toxoplasma-gondii-linked-to-mental-illness-schizophrenia/
Seems as though she was right thirty-some years ago.
And speaking of being right years ago, as preposterous as this seemed in 2009 Family Guy got it right maybe before even Caitlyn/Bruce knew:
That was from 2009, wonder what tipped them off? I thought this transformation came about in the last couple of years, but then again I don't read the National Enquirer weekly. 
Worked in the Carolinas this week and although I caught a sore throat we got some things accomplished. Off to Ohio and West Virginia next week. 
And I'm trying to get this danged old Go Pro to work the way I want it. How's this? Hang on to your private parts! And observe closely because this is as close as you'll probably ever come to watching the FO and/or me dance. 
I'm not sure how long you want to sit there and watch this, but Sunday I left the camera on and was able to watch some old broken down decrepit man back our boat into our driveway, wash it, and then put it in the garage (I left the camera on) Wonder who that old fart was? I have got to remember to take that thing off when I get out of the boat. 
I'll do better with the camera, let me know if you want to watch me wash the boat. I'm thinking not. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Or As I Like To Call It.....Ode To A Rest Stop

I knew that the NC Department of Transportation was adding another rest stop on US 17 north of Vanceboro, but I was shocked and saddened to see they closed the old one between Vanceboro and New Bern. Memories........................I'm not sure how long it was open but it seems as though I remember that place all of my life. Always a good potty break coming from Rocky Mount, and I still used it and it still smelled the same...........calm down, easy, easy, easy; the state must have bought the same disinfectant spray all of those years. A real throwback, but the new one looks like easy access. Speaking of easy access, I remember.................nope, not going to tell that story. After I bought the current iron horse I stopped there one night coming home from her first service in Chesapeake VA, by that time it was dark and February cold, so I stopped and ran warm water over my hands before the last hour of my nighttime adventure. I stopped there really late one night to relieve myself and was propositioned by a nice young lady on the way to the car. I behaved, yes, hard to believe, felt a lot of pity for the young lady and went home. Funny ending to that story was the following weekend when a relative, well actually an in-law..............nameless, asked "how much did she want for that?" Sorry, dark sided humor, go figure.
We'll see if this ever loads.................
It didn't and I'm tired and hungry and looking forward to 5 hours of dance recital tomorrow. Screw it, anyone know how to transfer from Handbrake to Youtube, or how to get the video into Handbrake, or......nevermind, more pictures.
Elizabeth isn't the first equestrian to hang with the Riley family:
Guess who? No one named Riley can answer.
Not sure who this kid is but I'll bet he is a Riley
Actual picture taken today from the back of a Chrysler minivan, the preferred minivan of zombies.
We had a great weekend, watched some racing and were all on the boat over the holiday. All of us behaved, the weather was nice but unfortunately did not catch any fish.
In VA and NC this week, working in SC and NC all next week. Might try and catch a fish Sunday if the weather will oblige. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Welcome Dingbatters!

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us; I went out for some errands late this afternoon and watched as four cars ran the red light on Harbor heading South. They pulled out onto US Highway 24, the fourth car in line had a driver who I thought was recording these near-wrecks on her phone, seems as though she was merely texting. OK, I'm never in favor of more laws but let's go ahead and banish driving while distracted. That means phone, food, makeup in the mirror, fooling around with the 500+ channels on the radio (yes I know I'm guilty of all of these, wait, not the makeup thing), drinking your $5.00 iced coffee.........I mean everything. LEO sees you doing anything but driving, pulled over.Where's Ralph Nader when you need him? Later I sat through three green turn lights as people slowly pulled away when the light turned green. Why slowly? Because we, ahem I mean they were all looking at their handheld devices. Seat-belt laws made people use them, ban handhelds while driving! OK I'll stop.
Here's what TS Ana looked like:
We were fortunate. 
I forgot to tell you that when I was in Charlotte I looked for Tiger, never could find him. His game is so poor right now I think he spends a lot of time in the woods.

60 years old, and looking every bit of it. In Philadelphia and Hershey among other places this week, not my most productive week but I do enjoy that part of the country. My great-grandfather did a little soldering up there about 150 years ago, and I always heard they (that would be us, as in the South during those recent unpleasantries)  got there and didn't like it...in July 1863. I love it in that area. I wasn't able to go to Gettysburg this time but I enjoyed Hershey.
Got home a little late last night, the prop from Charlotte to New Bern decided to let most of the line of thunderstorms get in front of us before we came in. I was sitting in the #1 row, no, not first class, the seat that faces aft and I got to experience turbulence backwards. Fortunately I didn't throw up, I threw down but that's another story for another time. But here is the funny part, when we landed we had to sit in the plane because airport officials said there was too much lightning in the area for us to walk to the terminal. As the guy in front of me (remember I'm facing the stern) said" "ironic ain't it?" That vodka/tonic tasted a little better than usual when I got to 28557.

And speaking of psychos something has been bothering me lately. A couple of weeks ago I was in a hotel room, yes, most of my stories start that way........and I couldn't sleep.......another standard I know; anyway I turned on the TV and watched a couple of episodes of Bonanza on some network that only has ads for walkers, wheelchairs, stair-climbing wheelchairs, 911 dialers, tubs with doors, where was I? Oh yeah, they skipped right past the boner medicine into another age group completely. But I did enjoy watching the Cartwright family move from one dilemma to another. But after I went to sleep I thought about it, I just watched them kill a whole bunch of bad guys, then slap each other on the back and eat supper. (Michael Landon on Johnny Carson when Johnny asked if any of the Cartwright family was gay: "No none of us was, but fortunately Hop Sing was") Again, where was I? Oh yeah, hell Ben killed at least five one night by himself including his "friend" whose wife was hot for some of that Cartwright gold. No moral conscience? And this was 1960's family television brought to you by Chevrolet.
I'm done, it's 7:25 PM and Jackson, Elizabeth and Daisy are on the way, there's bacon and sausage to grill and two pounds of shrimp to steam. The weather looks good, I hope we are going to try for cobia tomorrow.