Monday, November 30, 2009

I Do Recipes Too!

"Fancy Flea Fricasse"
1-Large cat(flea bitten)
1-Flea collar
1-Large pot
1-Jug of oil
1-Piece of string(10" or longer)
1-Mason jar and lid

Heat oil in large pot to a boil.Tie string to flea collar and place around cat's neck.
Place cat,butt down, into hot oil(be careful that cat doesn't scratch). When fleas reach flea collar, they will walk up string and into mason jar. Close lid and discard.
Serve cat with green beans.

(Additional info: Cat #1 is preferable to Cat #2)



I'm (Not) Tiger Woods

Let me start out by saying that I have never been the type of person that is fascinated with the "Celebrity Type". I have never had a "Hero" in my life outside of
people that actually touched my life. When I was a youngster, I had visions of becoming either a Reverend in the Episcopal Church(Hero:The Rev.Dr.Dyer)or a physician(Hero:Dr.Annand). Both were just regular people who put their pants on one leg at a time.
I think that this whole Tiger Woods situation is similar to Watergate. If Nixon had just told the truth from the "get go" and not tried to cover it up, it would have blown over rather quickly.
Here is my take on "Woodsgate".

Tiger was messing around on his wife.
She found out about it and was pissed.
She gave him and his Escalade "what for" with the business end of a 4 iron.
He tried to cover up the injuries by staging an accident(under the cover of night).

If it was me, I would have kept my dirty laundry in the house and said that I could not attend this week's tournament due to the flu.


But then again...I'm not Tiger Woods.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

14 Fans ( Plus One )

I just got home from seeing Roy Book Binder at the Globe Theatre. The crowd was very small; fourteen fans and me.
A Roy Book Binder show is a blend of finger-pickin' blues and blues (history) banter.
After the show, the artist came off the stage and even visited with each member of the audience.
Here are several of the songs that we were treated to. By the way, just make that 15 fans.







Sunday Morning Music

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Book on Davis

Now that I got the date correct for the Roy Book Binder Show this Sunday at the Globe in Berlin, I figured that I needed to do some homework on the man.
After a bit of research, my feelings about Sunday are the following.

I will feel like someone standing on the bank of a brook watching a paper boat (that was launched upstream many, many years ago) pass by.



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

My Online Health Assessment

I just completed my health assessment for my annual enrollment in my employee health insurance. By just taking this 15 minute survey, I will realize a significant savings
in my premium (however, I will still be paying more per pay as health costs continue to rise).
The good news is that my score was 85, compared to an average of 77 for my peers.
I scored highest(good)on STRESS, DEPRESSION, ALCOHOL USAGE and DRUG ABUSE(They called me a poster child-Hey, why do you think they call it dope?).
My lowest scores(bad)were my SMOKING, SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE (Obviously, they know nothing about the company that they cover) and EATING HABITS(maybe my daughter, the nutritionist, can correct this).
If I can correct my lower scores and continue the path that I have chosen that raised my higher scores, I may live to be 90 also.

Here is to FAITH:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Nice Beaver" ???

I get most of my videos from YouTube and sometimes read the comments that people post.
Some of the banter is pretty funny. You would have to check out the comments for this vid to catch my drift.
"Knickerless on stage"...now that's a classic!!!


Gin Blossoms

"Some guy" from another blog put the following video (of his own music) up and I immediately thought...Gin Blossoms. Have a listen. It is a pretty good song.



The Gin Blossoms are underrated in my humble opinion.

November 22,1963

What do I remember most about this day? It was the first time that I ever saw my dad cry...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jessica:

May Cause Drowsiness.
Alcohol May Intensify This Effect.
Use Care When Operating A Car Or Heavy Machinery.


Advice for Today

Do What You Need To Do To Have Peace Of Mind.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hunter S. Thompson 1937-2005

Below are his last written words, penned several days before he put a gun in his mouth.
Considered his suicide note to his wife, it was most likely written to himself. After all, don't all writers write not for the reader, but for themselves.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Somethin' New - Frank Turner

I Would Never Make It As A Wedding D.J.

There is no way that I could listen to the garbage that is the staple. I would be more inclined to play such songs as the following.





If I ever did get married again, I bet that I could book this band for roughly the same price as a wedding D.J. And this time around, there will be alcohol served.

Top Album of the Eighties

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hey...That's Life!

Everything Sucks !

Actually, it's only the weather that sucks if you don't like a rainy day. Personally, I rather enjoy it. But, I'm weird like that!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ROCK & ROLL WILL NEVER DIE !!!

'Smokestack Lightning'

How Many Mayans Does It Take To Carve A Calendar?

At least one.

My Old School

I saw a post on classmates.com awhile ago from a fellow (of my sister) 1971 graduate of JMB. He was looking for a copy of his senior yearbook. I sent him an email to tell him that I had one and would send it to him. According to www.usps.com track and confirm the copy of the Voyager arrived in Sacramento yesterday.
Jackie, I hope you enjoy your stroll down memory lane. Peace out!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!!!: You Are What You Eat

afterthegoldrush2.blogspot.com has added a new contributer. She is my daughter and she is loads smarter than I am and writes so much better (however, everything that she knows about music, she learned from me).
I am proud of you. Now go do it!

Twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!!!: You Are What You Eat

The Perfcet Country & Western Song

Class Song - 1972

Sugarmag's Random Thoughts: Does Freedom of Expression Apply to 5 Year Olds?

Sugarmag's Random Thoughts: Does Freedom of Expression Apply to 5 Year Olds?

The day our freedom died...

Smile. Look At The Year That I Have Had.

I have always claimed that odd numbered years were lucky for me. I know that this is just happenstance that every other year has been good to me. I am not worried that 2010 will be unlucky or bad for me. Whatever happens will happen. Whatever I can do to make the right decisions, I will do. I have learned that I will not sweat the things that I can not control.
2009 started out just like 2008. I grounded myself from leaving the house with the shackles of alcohol. Why? I have no idea. Earlier this year, I removed the stress from the outside world and I no longer needed that crutch.
The fact that I was seeing clearly for the first time in years led to the revelation that this world really was made up of good and evil. Evil wanted me back. But in the end, God won out.
Going forward, I will never walk alone.

Decency...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

YOU LIVE IN A DESERT !!!

Shine (that) Light Again.

I have posted this video several times. The clarity of the audio/visual is stunning. It also far surpasses the album version of this song.
The Stones were definitely "on" that night.
This song could be taken in more than one way. "Mick" could be singing as a guy who has developed an infatuation for a girl that does not know that he (even) exists.
Or, he could singing as a guy who a girl has developed preconceived notions about and thinks that he is "playing a role".
And... "She doesn't (even) fuckin' know me!".
One more time.


(I Can't Get No)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

And when you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac...

Sounds like...

I heard this song on the radio and at first thought it was Black Sabbath. I never was a real big fan of Rush, but this song is