Thursday, July 31, 2008

It Was What I Thought It Was(Salmonella)

First it was round red tomatoes and roma tomatoes.
Next came jalapeno peppers and serrano peppers.

All were pulled from grocery shelves over the last month or so. Growers, suppliers and retailers lost millions of dollars in discarded product, while the FDA searched for the origin of the salmonella outbreak that sickened over 1000 consumers.

Today, the FDA found the origination of the salmonella and it was what I thought it was.

I said it on day one and I will say it today, even though it is not p.c.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Shine Your Light

"Here, but not here".
"Gone, but not gone".

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cousin Vic

This is the cousin of my co-worker whose name escaped me yesterday.Have you ever heard of him?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Civil War

A week ago this title would have been followed by a Guns 'N Roses' video.

But lately, I have been staying up late watching programs on t.v. Things like the History Channel,BIO,SCI and PBS.

I doubt that anyone will watch this video in it's entirety, but I think Shelby Foote is great.He talks as if he actually knew those people.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Apollo 11

When I was a kid, the Space program was a big deal. Whenever there was a liftoff, be it Gemini or Apollo, the entire school would watch it on T.V.

On July 20,1969 Apollo 11 touched down on the surface of the moon at 4:17 p.m. EDT
I am almost certain that I saw this historic moment on the television at home.

I do recall seeing Neil Armstrong put the first human footprint on the lunar surface the next day.
The reason that I recall this is because my mother woke me from a sound sleep to witness history at 10:56 p.m. EDT.

I think I mumbled something like "Why can't they schedule these historic moments during prime time". (Just kidding, but if it was 2008 it would be).

Thursday, July 10, 2008


is for emergencies only.
If my memory serves me correctly, my daughter's cousin once called 911 to order a pizza.
She was probably only 5 years old at the time.We all got a chuckle out of it.
When adults do it, it is funny as hell!
Imagine if caller #1 and caller #2 had reached Mike the Dispatcher!

And I Thought I Was N_ts

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

(crosby) STILLS (nash) AND HENDRIX

Is it real or is it memorex?

Search STILLS and HENDRIX on youtube for the skinny!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Keep On Keeping On

A month or so ago, when life was getting me down and I did not even feel like blogging, my brother would call me for groceries.

After I wrote down his list for the next day, he would ask me if I had written anything on my blog.
He knew that I enjoyed the diversion of my blog and was concerned that I was not blogging.

One night, when my brother called and asked me what I was doing, I replied "I'm writing a post". His answer "That's Good!"

My older brother was dying, yet he was doing what he always did: Giving me good advice.

The best thing that any of us can do is to keep on keeping on!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

"God Bless You"

My brother passed away earlier this week.
He had been sick for a very long time.
He did not want to die.
He was definitely a fighter and would be alive today if he had not lost the use of his right leg.
Up until early June, he still lived at home and through sheer determination and will power was able to manage his diet and pain.
When he no longer could get around, he faced the inevitable and called 911.

I am not his next of kin, but I will do my best to fulfill the requests that he asked of me after the event of his death.

Whenever my brother would call me to ask me to bring him something or run an errand for him, he would end the conversation by saying "God bless you".

I want to "hear" those three words in my heart when I am able to fulfill that last request.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

And if I find a noodle in here, I'm not paying for this either!

It's not National Joke Day.That would be August 16th. Gene Tracy kept us in stitches back in the 7o's. The title is the punch line of one of his funniest jokes. I could not find it on youtube, and if I did I probably would not have the nerve to post it.Instead I will post the following by Mr.T.

a little help,please? PART 2

My brother has spent the last few weeks in the "so-called best medical care nation" that any country in the world can offer. He has told me some real horror stories.He has called me crying and asked me to get him out of this place.I believed about 2/3's of what he was telling me.My brother never lied to me.In fact, he was always the one that would look me straight in the eye and tell me that I was fuckin' up.The 1/3 that I doubted was the drugs that they were giving him.He was so doped up that I just did not know the complete truth.There should never been a doubt in my mind.These people don't give a shit! Watch this video and then go to youtube and search "dying woman" and click "more info" to read the story.If this is the best that the world has to offer, my advice to everyone is to not get sick!