Must be getting old

May 31, 2018

People don’t seem to believe me when I say I don’t watch much
television. Not game shows, talent shows, talk shows, or news
programs. I do watch Perry Mason reruns regularly.

So imagine my surprise when I’m sent a video of someone who
performs as ‘Puddles Pity Party’. Heard he was on a talent show
but didn’t win and that he’s performing in Des Moines in

After listening to the video the realization came that I like
it. As an oldfart it entered my mind that I haven’t kept up on
the music scene since The Outlaws broke up and while this guy is
different it won’t get me back into it.

At least you can understand the words and we haven’t heard any
cuss words like some use on stage. I don’t know, there’s just
something about a tall clown singing old hit songs with a retro
background. I’ll listen to some more.

Enjoy our Thursday as that means we’re only a dream away from
grocery day. Now I need more coffee and a Snicker’s.
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Just an average day

May 30, 2018

I woke up feeling pretty good for a man my age, made some
coffee and had it quickly squirt out my nose when I read a post
on the wifes facebook page. Here are the first two sentences

Please pray for my hubby…

He got stung by a bee in the forehead and he’s in the ER. Now his
face is all swollen and bruised and he almost died.

Well that woke me up! I thought I was having the most
realistic dream ever. Then I read the last line-

Luckily I was close enough to hit the bee with my shovel.

Ok, that’s when I got it. I knew it was a joke because the wife
doesn’t own a shovel.

So went outside to do a critter check and ran into this little
squirrel giving me the look. I had just put out more cracked
corn, what more does he want.

I heard this noise that sounded like a pissed off eagle
was ready to pounce on my back that turned out to be a blue jay
barreling toward me. He stopped where I had set the cracked
corn and proceeded to dine.

Then this cardinal flew down, the blue jay and squirrel ran off
for parts unknown, and said cardinal strutted around like a
rooster. But he did get his cracked corn.

So I’m not in the hospital but am allergic to bee stings and
don’t like getting hit with a shovel. I can’t mow yet as
the lawn isn’t dry from last nights rain yet. Guess I’ll just
have to keep taking pictures.

Enjoy our Wednesday as nothing unusual is happening around here
today. Now I need more coffee and a couple pieces of leftover
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A little recap

May 29, 2018

Don’t know about everyone else but the long weekend took a toll
on us. To begin with we are in our 5th straight day with a high
temperature of at least 90 degrees and yesterday the thermometer
reached 99 with 93% humidity. We hope those who wanted it warmer
just a month ago are happy now.

Stopped over to visit the Antique Farmer this morning to find
in him good spirits. When I asked him about his upcoming 93rd
birthday he informed he liked being 92 and isn’t going to get
any older. Be nice if it worked that way.

Went out to see what was going on and almost stepped on the
little guy above. Although he has a mean face, his wingspan was
only an inch.

When I looked up it was cloudy and this is what I saw instead
of blue skies. With the sun almost hidden and the strange cloud
formation it resembles a big fire.

In another direction there was some blue to see yet the clouds
looked just as strange to me. A little to the right a the plane
was heard and seen against a bright white sky.

Even spied a European starling dancing on the hot roof of an
abandoned house nearby. He kept moving at any rate. All that and
watched 2 races over this weekend. No wonder I’m tired.
Enjoy our Tuesday and keep cool. Now for some coffee.
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May 28, 2018

Here’s the deal

May 27, 2018

Tonight if you have a clear sky and look to the southeast at
dusk you will see the planet Jupiter near the moon. It won’t be
hard to spot as it appears as a bright star, but it is Jupiter.

We’ll have an even better event in a few months. Around July 7
to September 7 Mars will be brighter than Jupiter and it is
supposed to glow red.

And the full moon officially occurs on May 29th yet in the
Western U.S. it will be closer to full on the 28th. As happens
some times those of us on the mainland won’t be able to see the
moon at the exact moment when it turns full. But we can get
close enough we won’t be able to tell the difference.

Watched the sun go down last night with temperatures in the
middle 90s and heat indexes we don’t even want to think about.
I’m not complaining either, just moving a little slower when

I don’t think the feral cats like the heat. This one just
plopped down and took a nap. The others were hiding somewhere as
they didn’t even come out to eat.

Enjoy our Sunday as tomorrow is a day of remembrance. Memorial
Day is when we remember and honor those who gave all.
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Sunday snicker

May 26, 2018

Two Jewish guys are walking when one notices a sign on a Catholic church that says “Convert to Christianity, and we’ll give you $100.” The one says to the other, “should we do it?”

The other says “NO!! Are you crazy?” The first guy replies “Hey, a hundred dollars is a hundred dollars… I’m gonna do it.”

So he walks in to the church, and little while later, he walks back out. The friend says “well, did you get the money?” He replies “Oh that’s all you people think about, isn’t it?”

Moms day

May 25, 2018

Went out yesterday to get some pictures on Moms birthday and I
think she’d be happy. The sky was as blue as her eyes and the
moon reminded me of her gold hair that turned silver. The moon
was out most of the day in celebration of her birthday.

They say cardinals are a sign that someone in Heaven is
thinking of you and this fellow posed for a few pictures as if
to prove a point. Not sure if it really is a sign or just an old
tale nor do I care.

One of the feral cats figured he got lucky when the cardinal
posed and thought he had lunch. The cat was wrong and the bird
just flew away after I got a few shots.

This isn’t the clearest shot but just as I was turning off the
camera to head back inside this bird just shot out of the tree
tops and headed straight for the Heavens. I took that as an omen
that the celebration was over and Mom enjoyed her day.

Of course with temperatures hitting 90 degrees we took things
in small steps and took several trips outside to snap a few
pictures then return to the air conditioning. I’m still grinning.

Enjoy our Friday as soon some will have a 3 day weekend to
unwind. Now I need some coffee so I can take the lady who
follows me around out to lunch later.
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