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I’m SOOO Done With Winter

Posted on | March 5, 2014 | Comments Off

This winter has been way too cold and way too much ice and snow for my taste. I am seriously starting to think about moving further south to get away from this nasty weather. I’m so over winter already – I’m done with the coldness and the bad traffic messes and the worries about trees falling from the weight of the ice. And when the power goes out during storms that is the worst time to lose your electricity. Can’t do anything but light a couple of candles and wait… and wait… and wait… and sometimes I just give up and go on to bed.

Leno’s Last Goodbye

Posted on | February 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Last night was the last night of the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno. If you remember, Leno said goodbye once before, after after a very short run with Conan as his replacement, Conan was fired and Leno came back.

I don’t know what all back room bullshit went on with Conan not getting a decent shot at hosting that show, but to bring back Leno was an insult I really lot respect for Leno after that. I don’t think I watched his show since then, although I will admit that I tuned in last night for about 20 minutes to watch Leno’s last goodbye.

So now Leno is retired and a new show is going to take it’s place, hosted by Jimmy Fallon. I think it is especially cool that they shut down the California studios and moved the show to New York City. Although Leno had access to all the Hollywood stars, I think enough of them that want the exposure will find a way to get to NYC and back to be on Fallon’s show.

Trying to ReConnect With Old Friends

Posted on | January 8, 2014 | Comments Off

As much as I love Facebook, I still have to use other ways to keep in touch with family and friends, like via email and even phone calls. But mostly I rely on Facebook private messages and comments on my status updates. I try to check my newsfeed at least 3 or 4 times a day so I don’t get too far behind.

Ever since I signed up for Facebook, I have been trying to re-connect with friends, especially kids that I grew up with and people that I used to work with in my first few jobs. I have been able to find a lot of them on Facebook, but LinkedIn has helped a lot and even just putting their name in Google search has helped me locate a few.

It’s been very satisfying to re-connect with people and find out that they are doing well, they are happy, and they have new families or new houses or new jobs. Whatever. To be honest, I’ve only heard a couple of sad reports since I started trying to re-connect with old friends. A few guys that I went to high school with have passed away. That was a kind of a shock, but I guess we don’t all live long lives.

The most tragic story was an old buddy that used to go on double dates with me who got into drugs and overdosed. His sister told me about it when I managed to find her on Facebook and not her brother. I was pretty tore up about that one. I never would have expected Tim to get into drugs in a million years. I wonder what happened to make him turn to drugs. So sad.

The Pumpkins Have Rotted

Posted on | November 3, 2013 | Comments Off

With this crazy weather we have lately, the pumpkins that we bought and carved for the Halloween holiday have totally rotted and are full of mold. I had to throw one in the trash on Thursday morning just to get rid of the damn thing on trash day and not have it lit on Halloween night.

Turns out we didn’t even have a Halloween on Thursday night, because we had storms, hail, tornadoes and all hell broke loose around here. So Halloween was postponed until Friday. By then both pumpkins had rotted so horribly that I had to toss the second one in the garbage, too. Our porch was bare for the trick or treaters, but I know all those little fuckers wanted was the free candy. I’m pretty sure they didn’t give a fuck if we had pumpkins lit or rotted ones.

Sick of Fast Food

Posted on | October 24, 2013 | Comments Off

The past couple of weeks have been so hectic that I’ve been eating on the run and it is starting to catch up with me. I have indigestion a lot and I feel bloated and fat form all the fast food. I need to cut back on burgers and get back to real dinners and real lunches with vegetables and less carbs.

Yesterday I picked up a couple of tacos from Taco Bell. I started burping and feeling bloated within minutes. I had to take some gas reliever pills to just get through the night. That’s ridiculous – and a clear sign that I am eating too much fast food.

Tomorrow I go grocery shopping and get some fresh fruits and vegetables. I know the summer growing season is over, but with today’s shipping all over the world, I know I can count on some variety in the produce section, starting with bananas and maybe some fresh citrus of some sort.

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