Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Help Wanted: Muse

I've pretty well given up on my muse; I think she changed her name and moved to Canada. New applicants will be considered. Until then I guess I'll just sort of rant and babble in a semi-coherent manner.

I just saw in the headlines that Dom DeLuise died yesterday; he will be missed.

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The weather seems to have finally settled down into spring around here. It has been fairly warm (anywhere from 45ºF up to 67ºF), so people are finally putting in their gardens. Most of my herbs are in, the tomatoes and zucchinis are planted, and I have been putting in some poblano chiles. I wanted to plant some epazote this year, but I'm having trouble finding some at the local nurseries. Maybe I can find some seeds somewhere.

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I think the media is getting people all worked up unnecessarily about the flu this year; I have yet to see a flu season that didn't have some casualties, and this year doesn't seem much different, other than the MSM seems to be acting like it's an epidemic of Captain Trips from a Stephen King novel.

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Looks like the piracy question is forming into two camps; those of us who believe in kicking pirate asses, and those who seem to like kissing them. I just hope the US stays on the former side, and doesn't start acting like a bunch of thugs are victims. We've got enough of that BS with criminals in this country.

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Most of my time the last couple of weeks has been divided between two pursuits; working in the yard, and recovery time. These days it's harder to put in the hours I used to do; seems like the time between getting laid up with back problems is getting shorter all the time. Hopefully things will be better when it is warmer.

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I'm still trying to find an example of a country/culture/society that has managed to tax itself into prosperity. The current federal adminisration seems to think it is possible, but I haven't really been any more impressed by their intelligence than I was by the last administration. Do you ever get the feeling that some people go into politics because they don't have any useful skills, abilities, or knowledge?

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Lot of old stuff today; anyone out there who can remember even half of these?

"Goin' Down Slow" by Howlin' Wolf
"Black Rose" by Waylon Jennings
"Comin' Back to Me" by Jefferson Airplane
"Mirage" by Pentangle
"Tennessee Stud" by Eddy Arnold
"Michelle" by The Beatles
"Dirty Water" by The Standells
"Om" by The Moody Blues
"Blues' Theme" by Davie Allan & The Arrows
"El Paso" by Marty Robbins

5 comments:

Hammer said...

Dom was a good one. He will be missed.

Yeah this flu thing is a big smokescreen.

terri said...

Michelle and El Paso are familiar to me, so they can't be THAT old.

Wait...

Maybe I'm getting OLD!

Damn.

James Higham said...

What do you mean your muse?

BobG said...

Hammer: I guess if everyone is running around worrying about flu, they won't have time to see what sort of bullshit the government is shoveling behind the scenes.

Terri: a lot of those songs came out before you were born; I'm surprised you know many of them at all.

James Higham: I seem to have problems starting a post; I can only look with envy at the way you come up with a lot of good posts at your blog.

James Higham said...

Ah. Bob, your style is what brings me back here. You're a fine blogger.