Posted on 4 November 2013 | Comments Off
Today is the first day that the switch back to standard time from daylight saving time has really caught up with me. It seems that Sunday was nice, I was able to sleep late and take advantage of that extra hour. I spent the day doing yard work and laundry. I enjoyed being outside so much, even though I needed a jacket and the mold on the leaves that are falling drive my allergies completely nuts.
I made a nice chili in the crock pot and just pampered myself. Went to bed at then normal time and ended up waking up before the alarm clock this morning. That’s what started my whole day off on a bad foot. I hate waking up before the alarm clock – it’s just not natural!
All day long I have felt off schedule. I was not hungry for breakfast, so I just had a cup of coffee and a banana nut muffin that was left over from Saturday’s baking session. Of course, that means that I got hungry way before lunch. By 10:00 am my stomach was growling and I had to just stay hungry for 2 hours before I could get away for lunch.
Driving home, it was dark before I got in the car. I hate driving home from work in the dark. It makes me feel like I worked too late or on overtime, but I didn’t. The sun just goes down before 5:00 pm and the only thing I could do to cheer up was to find the Classic Rock radio station and listen to some old rock and roll songs for the 45 minute drive home.
After I got home, I decided to keep listening to the old rock and roll on the kitchen radio while I cooked dinner. There are a lot of the classic rock songs that have special meanings to me, so it has been a trip down memory lane for me this evening. Some good memories – a few bad ones. And a song for each of those moments that brings those memories back.
Posted on 23 October 2013 | Comments Off
If you know me then you know how much I love to watch TV. I have a TV turned on in my house pretty much every minute of the day. Not only is the TV on when I am up and about, doing whatever, but I leave the TV on all night long, too. At night we sometimes have tornadoes coming through this area. If you leave the TV on while sleeping then you can hear the tornado warning, wake up and take cover. I really don’t want to die while sleeping through a tornado, when all I have to do is scramble into the bathroom and take cover in the bathtub.
Anyway, there is not shit to watch on TV this season. Right now is when all the good shows, the news fall season shows are in full swing. The bad ones have already been cancelled and the good ones are spread out through the week so that there is always something good to watch if you have the time to sit down and relax for an hour before bed.
There is really only one show that I make a point of watching – it’s called Sons of Anarchy and it comes on Tuesday nights. The rest of the week just sucks as far as interesting TV shows. Not even HBO is running any decent movies right now. WTF is up with that?
Posted on 18 July 2013 | Comments Off
Is it a full moon or are people just losing their fucking minds no matter what the moon looks like? The news is full of stories about people doing the most bizarre crimes. People being kidnapped, people stealing shit and I just heard on TV about some dumbass who tried to pawn a live missile. He would not tell the clerk how he got the missile and he said he had no idea if it was live or not. Of course, the clerk freaked out and called the police.
The protests in California have been going on all week, and only the ones in L.A. and Oakland turned into people breaking out store windows, bashing cars, etc. I don’t see why those people think that destroying the property of people accomplishes anything good. If you want to make a change, peaceful protests are fine. Riots are not.
Posted on 26 December 2012 | Comments Off
We did not have a white Christmas but this morning when I woke up I noticed that there are snow flurries in the air. I wonder if it is going to snow all day? I don’t have to go anywhere, so I’m not worried about the roads being slick or treacherous for my own sake, but I don’t want any of my family or friends to have to deal with bad roads if they are out driving today.
Posted on 24 December 2012 | Comments Off
All my shopping is finished, so I don’t have to worry about buying any more gifts for this Christmas. But we are trying to merge two families into one since my mother just remarried, so our Christmas traditions are evolving. My mom likes a real tree, she likes the family to come to her house on Christmas day, and she likes to have a bug turkey dinner with all the traditional side dishes.
But evidently my new step father – that does sound weird, doesn’t it? someone my age with a new step father? – has totally different things in mind. He does not like a real tree – he says the fire risk is too great and he does not like the way the needles drop off the tree and get stuck in the berber carpet, so he wants a big fake tree with lights already strung on it. He wants to have family over on Christmas Eve and also on Christmas Day, and thinks we should alternate days depending upon which side of the family we are on. And he does not like turkey dinners – he wants ham.
This will be interesting because the family is large and with everyone married we have to accommodate in-laws and extended family members, not just my mother and whatever plans they come up with. It doesn’t matter too much to me – I’m still flexible, but I think that other family members who have small children should make their kids a priority in their Christmas plans.