Friday, September 12, 2014

Richard Milhous Nixon, Number 37

Last week we successfully moved son # 2 from 28557 to Hampton VA. The move went very well and was capped by the unexpected arrival of the High family from Durham. They enjoyed sitting on the furniture as we picked it up and moved it in, often making a popping noise and yelling MUSH, MUSH!
I don't know what that means. 
Nooooooooooooooooo, they brought food:
I'm not sure how many meals they brought but it was a bunch, and it included instructions. 
What a great idea, did I mention that TAR and I plan to move next week? Little help................
Good week in Nashville however Comfortech continues to slide away. I'm a big fan of this show but something has to change, maybe the St. Louis venue for next year will help?
So Jackson starts with Ferguson next Monday, I hope they give him a big pad of purchase orders.
Georgia next week and shhhhhhhhhhhh, I think there will be an addition to the stable in the near future. Pictures next week. 
I'd hate to think that I screwed up badly enough to lose my job, but it would be even harder to explain to my wife if I made $44 million a year and simply blew it by trying to be above the rules. You see commissioner Goodell the cover up is worse than the crime, just ask Nixon. 

Friday, September 05, 2014

Moving Day

Tomorrow we move Jackson out of the house and officially become empty nesters, not really, Dink turned 91 yesterday and appears to be getting stronger every day. She enjoyed being queen for the day, or the week, or forever.
The Mudd family had a wedding at the Angus Barn Saturday night. It was hot but it was a lot of fun, or so I'm told. Fortunately there are no or very few incriminating pictures, trust me, these folks know how to have fun. And it was so good to see so many happy faces. At my advancing age I usually see people from many moons ago under a funeral tent.
I think Walter Eason used to make this cough medicine, I might have taken a spoonful last Saturday night, that would explain a lot of things that happened
When you go to work at Ferguson they give you a can of Virginia peanuts. I can make salted peanuts which are this good, but I'm not going to, it's way too much trouble. Jackson got a can and they were delicious. Do me a favor and don't mention this to Jackson, it will be our little secret.
I took this picture last week in Seattle. It is a woman on a three wheel scooter wearing a Harley-Davidson t-shirt. Motorcycle Mama rules, it's all about the attitude.
Good thing the tutor isn't teaching English, cause it ain't good
Now it gets weird:

Brother, sister have sex after watching 'The Notebook', arrested Effingham County: A brother and a sister were arrested by the police for having sex near a church in Effingham County in the state of Georgia. As per reports, they got physically intimate after watching the movie, 'The Notebook' and had sex three times in a trailer. Christopher Buckner, 20, and her brother Timothy Savoy, 25, are blood relations. They have been charged with incest and aggravated sodomy. They have also been slapped with prowling after they were found walking along a Georgia highway last Tuesday. It was reported that the brother-sister duo broke down and confessed to the authorities. The police were alerted by a resident about them in the wee hours as he was worried about the pair lurking in the area. He thought that they may be there to commit a crime. Initially Savoy told the told the officers that he was walking his sister home. But later he confessed to having sex outside the Countryside Baptist Church. 'The Notebook' is a 2004 romantic film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

Great movie, made me.............................well never mind.

Now it gets a little weirder:

Tuxedo-clad Seattle man shoots at couple for interrupting oral sex: police (this happened while I was there, just coincidental)

A 64-year-old man, not shown, wearing a tuxedo was arrested early Tuesday after firing a gun at a couple who saw him receiving oral sex.
For some reason the tuxedo makes the story more interesting. Ever wonder what it was like to be Jesse, the greatest dog ever? Here you go......................only in this video a camo-clad Jackson isn't running beside her. But in my mind they're both there
Made me smile and want a dog again.She was not only the best dog ever, she was also happy and made everybody else happy. 7 years now and I miss her every day, gotta wonder if she could have run that far, well in her younger days..................Nashville TN is my destination next week, going to be an empty lonely house here in 28557........................
Two people were shot at after seeing a drunk man in a tuxedo receiving oral sex he allegedly paid for in a Seattle alley, police say.
The 64-year-old man was quickly abandoned by the woman when their foreplay was suddenly interrupted at about 2:15 a.m., leaving him alone with his angry thoughts.
“I’m going to kill you,” a redacted Seattle Police Department report claims he said before pulling a gun out of his pants during the Tuesday incident.
He then fired one shot at the couple, but missed, the report said.
Before the shots were fired, another witness overheard the man have a conversation with his female companion about giving her "money and was angry at not getting anything in return” before the two secluded themselves in an alcove, according to the police report.
It’s not known why the man identified later by the Smoking Gun as Paul Hunter was so so nicely dressed so late at night.
Police nabbed the alleged gunman on assault charges shortly after getting a 911 call for shots fired.
The report shows police thought he was “highly intoxicated” while being taken into custody. He was then booked into King County Jail on a $100,000 bond, jail records show.

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's An Early Post

.....or very late, seems like old times trying to commuicate between several time zones, but here we go for this week from Seattle, or is it Portland? One of the two

While in the car this week I listened to Jim Rome interviewing Duke's head football coach Cutcliffe. He said that Duke had a very good year last year and they expect to win 8+ games a year from now on. 6 games were won and lost in the fourth quarter and that is a big difference between 6 wins and 11. They didn't have a good practice day that day and that is a day lost due to indifference and that disturbed him quite a bit. Rome said that's an old cliche, and Cutcliffe replied that old cliches are used over and over because they are true. Rome said he would use that line again, which is ironic. But what he said next really was important about the quality of players Duke recruited recently, he uses three rules for potential high school recruits:
  1. They look at their social media posts; suspicious or immoral and they do not pursue
  2. When they bring a recruit in for an on-campus visit they listen closely to their players, if they have concerned about character and morals they do not pursue
  3. When talking with a HS recruit they talk with the recruit, his parents, high school teachers and coaches and no one else. If the recruit wants to involve other relatives, advisers or "representatives" they do not pursue.
  4. See a common thread? I do, and just because others look the other way doesn't make it right.

Next subject: see anything odd here? Turn the volume up
What's next? From Takei and with a North Carolina license plate:
Let your imagination run wild, I'm thinking "a new start" how about you?
I forgot to mention that we said goodbye to our next door neighbors a couple of weeks ago; the Bachs moved into assisted living while in their 90's. They were good neighbors and we will miss them, Mrs. Bach's first name is Helen believe it or not, think about it.......Helen Bach...........
Want to see something that will make you smile? Especially if you're my age. We watched this a few weeks ago and it was silly fun, but still fun. SWMBO sang along with most of the songs but then said she didn't really like the movie. Here's the opening scene, see if you know all the words:
I've got a feeling (Beatles pun there) that George didn't mean to trip. Another possible pun
It's been a good week in the great northwest but I'm about ready to get home and go to a wedding in Raleigh on Labor Day weekend.................come on, But it's at the Angus Barn and I think my old welded shut joints can find some lubrication there.
Speaking of joints, I was in Washington state this week and, oh never mind.
But I did get a lot of exercise this week, the old fashioned kind, not the new-fangled style that is increasingly popular. I think this will be my next attempt at eternal youth:
That, give me a magic pill and I'm at 175 pounds and going all day long

Or not
In town this week (insert audible gasp) and then moving Jackson to Hampton next weekend. The following week we expect to run nekkid throughout the house for a while, please give us our privacy

Next week: a story of a bike I bought in Seattle, look familiar?
Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Friday, August 22, 2014

Another Week in the Barrel

I feel sorry for everyone involved in this tragedy, but this kinda sums up social media:
But be careful, Karma you are such a sassy bitch
OK, while in Ohio this past week the world stopped and began turning backwards because the Ohio State QB got hurt in practice and will not play this year. That's too bad, but after four days of listening to that, the whether or not Johnny Football will start for the Browns discussion, and the never-ending dialogue about him giving the opposing bench the finger................well I'd had enough. Good thing John Tesh has a syndicated radio show; yes, that's wrong in so many ways: he has the show, I knew he had the show, I listened to the show, I found myself singing along..................
But the funniest line of the talk radio scene, other than Dink asking me if this Ferguson thing is going to bother Jackson's new job; was to hear someone call into a Cleveland talk show and in his best Judge Smails voice say "well Johnny, since you're not going to be too busy on Sunday afternoons why don't you come over to my house and mow my lawn? Hmmmmmm, Mr. First Round Draft Pick?" That was funny, now back to John Tesh.
And on this date, August 22nd I find myself the only person on Earth who hasn't dumped a bucket of ice on himself. It is a great cause and a wonderful marketing idea, and I've been challenged a couple of times, and I will write the check, but maybe it's been done enough? Or maybe, just maybe I have already done it, for you see Robin, I'm Batman!
Sorry it wouldn't upload properly, it's titled Big Dump; I don't recommend you search using that, just copy and paste
And from one of the nicest guys in the world:
That played out pretty well
Who remembers Chief Dan George? I do I do! From an old movie we watched lst week, this is the way the world spins every now and then; sometimes the magic works, sometime it doesn't
Oregon and Washington next week, then a wedding and a long weekend

Friday, August 15, 2014

Easy Peeeesy Lemon                              I Got Nothing

Videos make the blog entry easier, enjoy:
Hell it is all I could do to remember what my four appendages are supposed to do: throttle, clutch, gear lever, brakes, brakes, turn signal, throttle advance, horn......and there hasn't been a musical instrument built that I can play. Maybe the cowbell, I can play that, perfect pitch every time, just have a little issue with the                                    uhhhhhhhhhhhh beat, yeah, the beat. Need to find another old BMW for this
One of the favorite movies of SWMBO, I like this version for several reasons, Donna Reed being one of them, she's hot
In my best Paris Hilton
I saw this on Facebook this week, my goodness drones are a wonderful thing:
If this video doesn't post properly I encourage you to go to  
and watch it
I mean it, don't miss it
Kinda makes me wish I had a long board and could go out and........what? I do have a long board? Really? Well I wish I could squat thrust up onto a wave, this is a great video, please take time to watch it
So sorry about the tragedy in motor-sports last week; I've said it many times, racing is such an exciting sport for spectator and participant, but every now and then she raises her ugly side and bites you, and reminds you how dangerous this can be for anyone who participates.
I looked at a Formula Vee race car a few years ago, thought I'd like to do some vintage racing. They are fun, easy to wrench, and affordable. As I sat in the car and fired it up the owner asked if I had any difficulty getting into the car, I said no, why? He told me I needed to get out of it, it was on fire. I think the soundtrack in my brain was something like BOIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNG
Anyway every now and then I still look for that old race car, last week I found this online. Go ahead and zip ahead to about 6:40, and turn up the volume. 
If I ever need an EMT I hope its this young lady. Her calmness and presence of what is happening in the driver's mind are amazing. And she has a great TLC touch and humor to boot. And thank God and mechanical engineering for HANS devices
RIP Robin Williams 
Off to OH next week, y'all need a fan? Come on, it's hot, you need a fan!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A Rare Thursday Post

We are heading out of town in the morning so this week you get your gift a day early. TAR and I celebrate 35 years of happy, wedded bliss this weekend. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat you say? Surely you haven't been happily married that long? And let the jokes begin as we leave town for a long weekend in the mountains. 
Ever have one of those days when you start a new school year by showing up drunk and taking your pants off? Oh but we all live in glass houses don't we?
Reminds me of the human thumb, oh and I did you a big favor: MamaJune got a massage (as seen by me on the Soup) this week and I didn't post the video. You are welcome. And if you don't know who MamaJune is.....well good for you. 
Dinner from a couple of weeks ago, fresh and real soft-shells and a crab cake. 
Keelyn teaching Jackson how to blow bubbles; I think he's really getting the hang of it. Good uncling skills
And this is here because it is such a great photograph I found the other night. Anyone want to guess who, when, and/or what happened. Here's a clue, he didn't win the race but he had a good day, and night, and probably a couple of nights. 
I've been in manufacturing for a long time, 30-some plus years, and I've learned that it is important what you put in and on your box. We've all heard the Dink story about having to buy Nilla wafers..........from Conan: I don’t think it helps that Sudafed has started putting “Our Favorite Meth Recipe” on the back of the box.
Something else I'll bet you didn't know: Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery; April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American recording artist, best known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, most notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye.
Terrell's career began as a teenager, first recording for Scepter/Wand Records, before spending nearly two years as a member ofJames Brown's Revue, recording for Brown's Try Me label. After a period attending college, Terrell recorded briefly for CheckerRecords, before signing with Motown in 1965.
With Gaye, Terrell scored seven Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and "You're All I Need to Get By". Terrell's career was interrupted when she collapsed into Gaye's arms as the two performed at a concert at Hampden–Sydney College on October 14, 1967, with Terrell later being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had eight unsuccessful operations before succumbing to the illness on March 16, 1970 at the age of 24.
See, you learned something by reading this didn't you?
Now, before I head to bed you want to watch something really funny?
Had to laugh a little at that.
And speaking of which, Jackson got an offer from Ferguson, nice going. I hear an empty house singing a song for me.........a song in which TAR and I walk around the house in our underwear. Sorry, try to get that image out of your head. 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Get The Right Goat! Irony or Coincidence?

Most of us confuse and mislabel irony and coincidence, usually calling something ironic when indeed it is coincidental. With my extended educational background I two do this every now and then.................................................. Maybe this is the right goat video:
While looking for the right goat video (insert your funny comeback here) I found this, from many, many years ago: a video featuring George Harrison and Sir Jackie Stewart:
Jackie's son went to Duke, I saw Sir Jackie at a football game there once; you see kids, many years ago you knew pretty much everyone at a Duke football game, most by their first name....I wasn't Jackie's biggest fan, but he did so much to improve the safety of Formula One, and therefore at some point all motor vehicles. 
There once was a tree planted in Griffith Park in Los Angeles (how did that fail spell-check?) in honor of George Harrison. After George bought an English estate he became quite the gardener, and his adopted hometown honored him with this tree and plaque after his death. It died last week as a result of insect beetles. No kidding. I remember George once said something (OK, that was a good pun) to the effect that his biggest break in his life was getting into the Beatles, his second biggest was getting out of the Beatles. I'm sure he would appreciate the irony.........................of the death of his tree
And yes to the Fishin Optishin, I am indeed happy to be at Ventamatic, no there was no background check that I couldn't pass, although I am a bit concerned about the drug test. I'm not sure I can roll a doobie anymore. And with the fishing performance of 2014 I think I picked the right year to change careers. I'm kinda going to be at home next week (maybe an overnight to VA?) so for the first time in well over a month..........oh boy I hope SWMBO doesn't get too tired of  me.......................
Just in case, does anyone know where I can buy some clean urine?
Oh, SWMBO gave me a new i-phone last week, I now have a personal assistant named Siri. She is very nice, wakes me in the morning and tells me the Kabul.......... we are working on the location. This week after she told me something she asked that I watch my language, then called my mother, asked if I kiss my mother with this mouth, and then said she hoped I didn't do that right then. Can you follow the thread? I do like her though, very helpful indeed!