Sunday, November 20, 2011

The "Chili Bowl".

For several years in the early 1980's, family and friends had a short-lived tradition called the "Chili Bowl", whenever the Cowboys visited the Redskins. The most memorable was in 1983.
My friend, "Hollywood", was not the best housekeeper in the world, plus he had a huge yellow lab that shed quite a bit. He and his mom would spend the weekend before the game vacuuming and dusting and vacuuming and wiping everything down until the place shined. Did I mention vacuuming?
Come game time, the crowd of maybe 15, was well into partying mode and the most popular comment heard that evening was..."This chili is not hot enough".
So everybody and their brother(Sissie was there too, and was more than likely the main offender)kept adding spices to the pot. Man! was that some hot chili...
Luckily, we had plenty of beer to put out the fires!
I believe that the Cowboys overcame a 20 point deficit at half-time and rallied for a 31-30 win.
Not to be deterred, the festivities continued, despite the mainly Redskin partisan crowd. We cranked up the stereo and the dance floor was over-flowing. Before long the embedded dog hair started to surface. We were dancing atop a virtual sea of tumbleweeds of yellow lab sheddings!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

What was old, is new again...

I go a message from my brother's oldest daughter telling me to 'check out a new band with an old sound that her and her sister were obsessed with'; so, I did and they are right. Nothing wrong with leftovers...I kinda like 'em!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Allman Brothers - Blue Sky

I must be doing something right, right?

I had my best results from my doctor since I started seeing him 11 years ago.

My blood pressure and main concern was as low as it has ever been.

110 over 73.

My cholesterol levels were 185/69/102.

So, I ain't changing a damn thing!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

sometimes words have two meanings, don't they?

Led Zeppelin live [HD] - Communication Breakdown - Dazed and confused - ...

I was just typing a message to a friend on facebook, concerning her 30 year old daughter, who I think has finally grown up.
Bettye has 3 other children , but this one is the only one to ever give her any trouble.
I responded, that "i am just blessed to have a child that has only given me joy and no sorrow."

This song always reminds me of my daughter. I think that it may be her favorite Led Zeppelin song (She has the ability to refute this claim).
However, the point of this post is not about child rearing, but about child hearing.
Hearing is one of the 5 senses, too.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Doors - L.A. Woman Official Video HQ

i just had to share this with all you mofo's. excuse my language; i did not mean to say share.
drum roll, please!
hey, i am here all night, folks!
(i hope anyway.......)

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Alter.

Several days ago, I got an email from a free dating site that I joined several years ago. I have met quite a few girls on these sites, have gone out with a few and have "friended" a few on facebook.
A few people warn me of the perils of the internet. You got to beware of who you come in contact with. There are bad people out there. You have to be wary.
Well, duh! There are bad people walking amongst us everyday in plain sight. We all have to be wary, but we do not have to be scared.
I offer only honesty and expect the same in return from old and new friends alike.
Many people have found their "soulmates" on the internet. My daughter for one.
So, before anyone says "but?"...let me say that I am a grown man who is not easily fooled by a pretty face or slick talker: I can see through a brick wall with my glasses off.
I have been "talkin' to"(as the young people say) many women, from 28 to 71. Are any of them my "soulmate"? Probably not. But they have become my friends, nonetheless.

Now for the 'rest of the story', as Paul Harvey would say.

Several days ago, I got an email from a girl on a dating site. She lived in Salisbury and she found my profile pic interesting because I looked like another local guy that she had always had a crush on; so she messaged me.
While she was "chatting" online with me, a close friend of her daughter, who rented a room from her, came in the room and asked her what she was doing. She said that she was chatting with "this hot guy" that she met on a dating site. The 22 year old, soon to be graduated, girl looked at my picture and exclaimed...

"Oh my God, that is my uncle!"

Friends, I could not make this shit up, even in my wildest dreams!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Word of Mouth.

A few months ago, my buddy's brother turned him onto Colt Ford. A few days ago, my buddy turned me on to him. Last night we ventured a mere 14 miles up the road to see Colt Ford and his band perform.
Being the "music freak" that I am, I soon found myself standing a foot from the stage, surrounded by a sea of twentysomethings rockin' and singin' to this six-piece amalgam of good musicians: I mean, how can you go wrong with an electric fiddle player?
Colt Ford reminds me a little of Charlie Daniels' Band, back when I was a twentysomething: a lot of Country, mixed with a good helping of Rock and sprinkled with a touch of Rap.
Before I get to the music, I would like to add one personal touch to this story. I was standing next to a young couple and the girl was noticeably pregnant. After the encore ended, a stage hand gave the new father to be the copy of the set list. I told the young man..."When your kid gets a little older, you can show that to him or her and say that they were at the show". He nodded in agreement and smiled.

Friday, November 4, 2011