Sunday, January 11, 2009

Resolutions? Surely you jest

No way I make New Year resolutions; I don't like promising to do something that I may not be able to accomplish. I need to get healthier and blog on a more regular basis, but I refuse to make promises I can't always keep, so there.

So far this year what we have mainly had is snow every couple of days. At least the temperatures have been better, not so much of the stuff down in the teens. We have had a lot of pressure changes, which is playing merry hell with my joints. The anti-inflammatory pills got rid of the tendinitis, but I still have pain down in the shoulder joint itself, and it is getting worse. Right now I can barely lift my right arm above the shoulder, forget about trying to lift anything that weighs more than a couple of ounces. Guess I'll have to go back to the doctor to see what else is wrong. Hopefully it's just something that takes a cortisone shot, and not surgery.


I notice a lot of hand-wringing over the continuing scuffle between Israel and Palestine. I have an idea; why doesn't everyone else STFU and just let them work it out between themselves? It doesn't matter who goes over there and talks to them, Hamas is not going to honor any kind of truce or peace agreement, so quit acting like the problem can be settled by diplomats. There are some people in the world who can not understand anything unless it is accompanied by a beating. If they wanted peace, all they have to do is quit attacking Israel. If you keep throwing rocks over somebody's fence, they are going to throw them back. I have no sympathy for someone who attacks and then hides behind women and children.


I see where the New York Times has an article on what kind of dog will be chosen for the White House. Does anyone really give a rat's ass? Seems like there are actually important issues out there that could use a little bit of reporting. Personally, I don't really care what kind of pet they have, and I don't really see where it is a national issue, or relevant to anything at all concerning the rest of us.


Looks like Messiah-Elect Obama is getting antsy; it seems he wants Congress to push things a little harder. Hey, how about waiting until you're actually sworn in, guy? It's bad enough we're getting stuck with a bunch of idiots and crazies that you have appointed, give us a little air and some time to get ready before BOHICA.


I still don't understand why everyone is tolerating pirates, and actually rewarding them for their efforts. I know it's not politically correct to say so, but why are we letting these vermin live? It would make more sense to blow them out of the water instead of paying them. All that ransoms do is encourage these assholes. If they let ships keep some arms so they could shoot back at pirates attempting to board, and let local aircraft drop a load of hurt on the pirate ship in the form of high explosives, it would cut down on this bullshit in a hurry. Quit trying to capture these cockroaches, just sink their boat as a warning. Any survivors can be left to swim.


Feeling in an odd mood, this kind of reflects it.

"Downtown" by Petula Clark
"Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
"It Was a Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra
"Down Under" by Men At Work
"Reuben James" by Kenny Rogers
"Burnin' for You" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Janis" by Country Joe & the Fish
"Someday Never Comes" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Born Under a Bad Sign" by Cream
"You Ain't So Tough" by Heart


H2o said...

I hope your shoulder gets better. Iknow what a pain it can be. I have a bad knee.

Kenny said...

I hope your pain goes away.

Obama is not going to fix anything and he should shut up until he is number 44.

Pirates, I could not agree with you more.

Nice choice in music

terri said...

Sorry to hear about the shoulder and hope you find some relief soon.

This is America. Of course there has to be a news story about what kind of dog will be in the White House. Sometimes we're stupid like that.

My picks from your playlist: Reuben James and Burnin' For You.

meleah rebeccah said...

In 2006 I vowed to NEVER make any New Years resolutions. And that is the ONLY New Years Resolution that I have ever kept!

James Higham said...

I have an idea; why doesn't everyone else STFU and just let them work it out between themselves?

Good idea, Bob.

BobG said...

It seems I have an inflamed rotator cuff; a cortisone injection and some more anti-inflammatory medication seems to be working. Thanks for the kind words and good wishes.

GUYK said...

I sure hope you have better luck with the cortisone and meds fixing the rotor cuff than I did. I had to have it repaired last March. Took while and a lot of physical therapy but at least now I can lift a mug of coffee without dropping it.

The resolution I have made is to try to wake up every day this year...and try to buy a gun or two

momster said...

I was tagged by RT and I don't think you have been tagged yet so tag your it.

Ride Fast said...

Glad to hear your pain is subsiding. My goals for the coming year are to stay alive, get healthier and be happy.

More money would be nice but I'll settle for the first three.

Take care and get better.

Fidothedog said...

My resolution was 1024X740