Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Took A Trip to the VA today

I was not expecting much, I am at 90% and have been for years so this was just a jaunt to see and be seen. The Rep however after veiwing my for want of a better word, "Rap Sheet" said that there was no reason i should not have 100%, Now with that said, I do not whine and complain, I by the grace of God can still amble about on most days so life is good, but it surprised me how adamant she was that I was F'ed up. Kinda scary in a way, I kinda like to think I am doing good but to have A VA rep get all loving and tender sorta warped me a bit,, that being tha case I leaned into it and she said phone call tomorrow to fill out paper work. This is of course a long term not short term thing the wheels of government do turn slowly but we shall see.
Anyway, I had a good time today, talked the XO into a luncheon, and well i kinda forgot to tell him he is paying, and since this is gonna be a meeting of the minds to determine what we can do for the boys and girls in the sand box, I think he will happily pick up the check,, him or I.
I have three boxes of PS3 games books and movies to send, and who knows how much other crap. (Crap equalls candy beef jerky yadda yadda).
Have a Great Weekend and remember, "The Best of America is NOT in America, they are Fighting for America"

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First time I shot a 1911 I was 11 years old, Dad stopped on the side of the road and we got out and set up a can.

He lined me up, stood behind me and talked me through the process. I lined up the target, leaned into the shot and squinted through the eye protection. I was gonna be macho and make dad proud. Well, I squeezed that triggar and THOR the God of Thunger erupted in my hands I saw the impact as the bullet hit the ground about 2 feet behind the target then heard a thud and groan behind me. The kick hit me so hard that poor dad standing behind he got to see an up close and personal look at a smoking barrel as my hands, gun and all ended up behind my head and he dropped like a rock to avoid what must have looked like the Scepter of Death coming for him. Needless to say, he was ok no ND. But it taught me to respect, and 5 years later he let me shoot it again.

Not liking this room mate thing.

Nice enough person needed a place to stay but in one week it has cost me more than the agreed "Rent" he would pay so tonight when he stumbles in I will give him the news. I am much happier living alone but I offered a helping hand to a brother in need. Now I am the one in need i want my Sanctum Sanctorium back.
I could wait till the morning when he is sober, but where is the fun in that, and yes that is a major reason he has to go I did not know he liked to obliterate himself every night. This will not do, this is a respectable Hood I live in and drunken yelling MF at night late in the yard becuase you fell off your bike does not go a long ways with the next door.
I have a feeling once he is gone, I will give him a week no longer, I will have to apologize to the next doors for this. Help a brother out yeA I do that, is why I volunteer and hold offices at AMVETS. But not gonna volunteer my HOME again.
That is all.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Weird Day Or Normal i suppose

went to the beach today, took my lunch and a book. 18 tables no one at them, so I sat on the end of the far bench, food, drink, book music,, all checked, Nice warm day lots of people on the beach, when suddenly the LOUD FAMILY decided to take the table next to me,, NEXT to me,, GreaT, I am reading listening to music and have a scrfeamer family that picked next to me.
I put on my Old Man Piossed off face, put the book down and glared. Np Wprky, obliviouse, so I went all Thjeatrical and Sighed abd put the book down, again Obliviouse, SOOoooo I did the next best thing and pulled out my phone and textged a friend,, funny thing was I laughed out loud and the LOUD Fam left at the same time as a friend found me,, Loved it but only got one cha[ter in the book, I like this book  Tomorrow will beach again with the book and will try not to be nice,

Take cafre all

Friday, April 8, 2011

Got side tracked.

Happen to you? Happened to me, anyway,, after a couple of days I finaly went to pay my bills. done and done, but I was surprised pleasantly so most of the bills were half of what i expected. There is a reason of course, Global Warming!! Well ok not that, but it sounded good, I have not used the heater or AC in a month and this is not normal in Florida, Well not so much usualy it is heat at night AC in the day, This time however the weather has not gone to extreems and I have not turned on the wallet killers. I hope this will last, I have plans for what little money i have, I am slowly ever so slowly trying to up-grade the house.

This coming week is already full, not one day off for me to beach, I suppose I will learn one day to say "NO" but for now I tend to volunteer for the AMVETS Post, I willl learn and soon I hope, my grand daughter needs me,
Take care all

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Common Mistakes

I watched the new today both CNN and FOX, what was being covered was a huge gap, so as usual I reverted to my Blog roll to find out the rest.
How awesome, there is so much that made me do the puppy dog head tilt and say Mrrrruuuhhh?? I am amazed, just how juvenile of an adience does our Government think they are playing to. Yea yea I sadi no poletics here, and I stand by that, BUT and I think you would agree, sometimes ya just gotta go Mrruuhh.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Whew! Long Day.

Went to wally world with a friend to buy an air mattress for the new room mate. found one quick which was my whole plan, get in get out and make sure I was not seen shopping at wally world LOL. Found it, left there and then went to eat lunch at Po'Folks, good old country fried foods my heart loves me.
Went home and started on the kitchen cleaning, now if you know me then you know how much i hate dishes but I did start them I can say that at least, the majority were done but I stopped when I had the drainer full, A stopping point so to speak. Tomorrow i will follow up and finish,
Went to the Country Club for a couple beers the roomy joined me, place was dead always is on tuesday, but we joked and had fun a few cold ones then headed home.
Now the fun starts, the Air Mattress is for the roomy so he is now trying to figure it out and I am listening to some rather awesome colorfull words. HA HA HA,,

Saturday I am going to a Purple Heart Ceremony for a WW11 Korean and Vietnam vet, yep he did it all and is a good friend of mine, Take care all I hope to post picts of the ceremony.

Nice Storm

The storm came though late last night with lots of light and noise then the bottom dropped and it rained hard for about 3 min then slowly went away with just the occassional shower. Today, I no longer have grass in the yard, all the reluctant Oak leaves that were still hanging now uniformly cover the front yard and drive way. The sun is out not a cloud in the sky and it is in the 70's right now.
I figure give it a day to dry out and I will rake up the leaves and pile them by the road a pile that will be HUGE i have done this before ya know. The local ordinance says bag if ya want but it is not required so I just rake them to the curb.
The back yard is a different story, Magnolia leaves do not rake and long leaf pine needles will clog up a rake, so I think i will just mulch them.
The time to plant the garden is now.
Take care.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ham Steak

Yea yea, Ham steak is one hell of a title, but it was the topic of conversation. Seems we are gonna traipes out in our cook for the masses, we serve rib dinners and smoked sausage samdwitches. Now ham steaks smoked and served with sides, I protested,, yea I did ,, so bite me, but the reason i did was because they  wanted to smoke them independant of the kitchen, my protest? well it was because we did not have space to smoke more than 30 at a time,, can ya hear me whine? Anyway I lost the protest and we are going to smoke and serve this of course means the smoker will be manned for at least 4 hours, Again no protest from me, I consider the smell of smoke to be the best cologne in the world I just did not want to place, turn yada yada for 4 hours.
Ok I admit even that is not a problem so why did I protest,, I think in my old age I am becoming a contrarian. That is my defence,, all I got on that, I am looking forward to dinner, Yall join us if ya can so you can here me whine/
Take care all

Long Time No See

Made it out today, ohh not far, I am not yet ready for a far thing, but I did make it out and had fun, went to the country club and had a few laughes and beers with some friends, my foot now has reason to hate me but I have reason to ignore it, who wins well we shall see I put money on the foot but with a storm coming I figure the knee will win.

I talked to a young lady today (well young to me) and she said she has always thought I was interesting, Hmm I always thought Ant hills were interesting  so we shall see what she means by that.
Amber called me,, well terxted me,, ;2tonight, she heard I had a roomy, she was conserned she knows me well enough to know a roomy makes my skin crawl, but as i told her reality sometimes muyst be admitted and so now i have a roomy.
I got a hug tonight ,, weird I did not realize how much those mean so,, I gave it back and sighed, Gosh some days a hug is all ya need to smile and enjoy the day.
Take care all

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Started Early, Nap Time Now

Got a good start to the day, then time got away from me, the room mate came over and officialy moved in and left. I think this will work out he is mostly gone during the day and evenings so I do need to make another key for him.
Got the chili pretty much done, now it just needs to sit and ferment a bit so the flavors marry. I tried it, it is spicy so I figure I will serve it over rice and grate some cheese on it to coll it off a bit, the first taste was a wake up let me tell you. I like hot foods very much so, but three bites in I was digging in the fridge for my emergency bottle of Yoohoo chocolate drink,, yea yea I know but I like it and it will put out the fire plus chili and chocolate seems to go well together.
Sorry no I do not have this chili thing written down I cook by smell and taste so each time it is different so don't ask just use a basic receipe and then play with it till you like the results same with sketty sauce (which by the way i also make spicy to the point of tears).
I think I will take a nap the foot is barking I have been on it for a while I am not supposed to be on it at all but we all know chili has the higher priority.
Take care

White Out. Chili day.

Very Foggy this morning, not a bad thing just drive slow, most people do not think Florida gets fog, well I am sure some of it does not, but located here on the Pan handle under Alabama we do get it and thick. The temp is a cool 55 right now and foggy supposed to turn to sunny and 79.
Sounds like a good day to stay home and enjoy a couple movies, yea ok I would much rather be at the beach or the Intercoastal Water Way having a Pic nic, but this is day 2 of the "Stay Home and recuperate" week so...
Hmm this might be a good day to try out a new chili ,, I have several different hot peppers, even 3 ghost peppers my brother sent me, WARNING: use gloves AND eye protection when working with these, 4 times hotter than a habenyaro.
I neglected to tell my daughters I went to the E.R. monday and somehow,, they found out. guess I should not have posted here or FB. LOL I will let ya know how much trouble I am in after I call them this afternoon.
Take care all

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nice day today

Sun was shining, temp was around 76 light breeze the Oaks were shedding leaves faster than a belly dancer drops scarves.. Yea water oaks tend to shed year round but do an awesome swoosh dump in the spring, looks like it is past time to rake and trim hedges.
 This year however will mark the first year that I am going to have to get help with that and other things. So,, it looks like I am going to have to get a roomate to help out around here when I am indisposed as i unfortunately am now. No worries when I am good I am out when it is like this I stay home.
 I am sure it has confused the people next door they have no idea when or where i work. I think i like it that way. Nice people but we have nothing in common so we wave say hi and move on. Tomorrow Sunday I will call Mom and pester her, her birthday is coming up soon and I want to get my pokes in before others do, Lovely woman I think I got my sense of humor from her "well mostly" and I think she got hers from me "well mostly"

Take care have a good day

Go, read, just do it.

Got some good advice here and good entertainment some of you that know me wel,l might recognize some of the humor.

Take care.

It has been a while.

But, I am now given time on my hands I did not have before and I think I will try to bring this poor blog back to life. My Grand daughter is now 2y 4m old and is adding quite a new direction in my life and I thought like most grand parents i might persist in telling you about her whether you wanted to hear it or not. Pluss there have been a number of changes in my life that it would be a good idea to document and share here with you.

Got back from the E.R. yesterday for one, and it looks like I will keep the foot for a bit longer. I found some new blog friends and got a little advice on how to keep this blog going, Wierd the advice was to write often, I think that might have been one of the problems plus write what you know which might also have been a problem.
Talk to ya soon

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

545 vs 300,000,000

545 PEOPLE -- By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he/she votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.... . The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace

545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power..

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Is up to you.

Sales Tax

School Tax

Liquor Tax

Luxury Tax

Excise Taxes

Property Tax

Cigarette Tax

Medicare Tax

Inventory Tax

Real Estate Tax

Well Permit Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Inheritance Tax

Road Usage Tax

CDL license Tax

Dog License Tax

State Income Tax

Food License Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Gross Receipts Tax

Social Security Tax

Service Charge Tax

Fishing License Tax

Federal Income Tax

Building Permit Tax

IRS Interest Charges

Hunting License Tax

Marriage License Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Personal Property Tax

Accounts Receivable Tax

Recreational Vehicle Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)

Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened? Can you spell 'politicians? ' I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!

YOU can help it get there!!! GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Do dreams have to happen instantly or should they happen gradually? And which is better? Make sure graphs are used. 50% of your grade depends on it.


Does anyone know what “Not in the Mood” means? I have used it myself, and I don’t think it means what I think it means, when a woman says it,, it only seems to have one meaning, not fair of course, cause when I use it,, it might mean ice cream or perhaps a bungee jump, but when a woman says it the crashing sound of lost dreams is loud.


There are some people that seem to mesh so well so quickly that they are almost instant friends, I had a call from someone like that tonight, it made my whole day, we rarely talk, we mostly meet on-line but numbers were exchanged, and I know I am bad about calling anyone period, but she has called several times and each time has been a treasure, it made me ask myself a question that I am still working on, am I a treasure to talk to? Am I a treasure to some people and is my non calling a bad thing? Should I up my anti and perhaps become friendlier and more outgoing? The answer is of course YES, the answer and the ability are always at odds, but I will work on this.


I never talk about my brothers much, well I do but not where they would hear it, but they mean a lot to me, Todd is my go to guy for anything, and I mean anything, my sounding board and my twin in so many ways.  Kelly and Clay are my first choice of people I want to talk to I miss them a lot and I missed a lot of them while I was in the military, we are blood, but we are still learning each other because of my time away, I am eager to learn more and find my brothers. I will of course continue to be mean, I think that is required of big brothers, so it seems I must continue tradition.