Thursday, July 09, 2009

Hello again

You'd think I'd get better at blogging more often, but I still seem to flake out. It's been busy around here with relatives visiting, yardwork, etc. Little low on energy right now, and it shows in this post.

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I can't believe all of the celebrity deaths since I last posted; they seem to be dropping off right and left. Doesn't really matter who you are or how much money you have, we all have an expiration date. You can shorten your time, but you can't extend it.

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I see where there is talk about another "stimulus" bill; I guess some of the Congressman found some more pork that they forgot to put in the last one. Seems like every time we get a new bunch in there the trough gets bigger.
If one of the damn things didn't faze the bad economy, why should anyone expect another one to work?

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein

The more I see of politics, the more I wish we had a reset button on the government.

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Did you see where some Congresswoman wanted a resolution passed honoring Michael Jackson? As if the federal government didn't have enough real work to do. There was finally a bit of bipartisan agreement on the fact that the resolution was unnecessary. I really don't see why they are acting like he is some sort of national hero; personally I didn't care at all for his stuff, and don't see why he is so revered.

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Now here's a disgusting bunch of characters:

A group of Illinois grave diggers were charged Thursday with running a morbid scam in which they exhumed corpses in a historic black cemetery to resell the empty plots, cops said.

Investigators suspect more than 300 bodies were dug up in the suburban Chicago graveyard and discarded in a pit so the ghouls could cash in.
I hope they throw the book at them.

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Now for some of my attempts at photography. As usual, double-click to enlarge.

This little guy was watching me out in the yard, so I took his picture. I got within five feet of him without alarming him. Most of the robins in the yard are getting used to me. He'd been eating some berries before setting down and watching me.
















This is a shot of one of my tomato plants; it's almost five foot high. I also got a whole jungle full of volunteers, so I have been thinning them and leaving some of the bigger ones intact.



Tomatillos; these come up as volunteers in my garden every year.
















These are only the size of golf balls, but we've been eating them for several days now.
















My Japanese Blood Plums should be ripening in a few weeks; hopefully the robins will leave me some.
















Red seedless grapes.















Golden Delicious apples.















Hopefully I can get out somewhere for some decent scenery to photograph; in between doing stuff I've been laid up quite a few times with bad sciatica and back spasms; all the rainy weather we've had lately seemed to trigger them.

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"Cherokee" by Charlie Barnet
"Dengue Woman Blues" by Jimmie Vaughan
"Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" by Waylon Jennings
"Beg, Borrow and Steal" by Rare Breed
"Tuxedo Junction" by Glenn Miller
"On the Road Again" by Canned Heat
"Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard
"Hellhound on My Trail" by Robert Johnson
"More Than a Feeling" by Boston
"Promontory" by Trevor Jones


The last one may not look familiar, but is quite well known. It is the full version of the song played during the last part of Last of the Mohicans when Hawkeye and Chingachgook opened up the can of whoopass on the Hurons.



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8 comments:

Hammer said...

I think a third stimulous would be due to the utter lack of brain cells in our congress. They must think money grows on trees.

terri said...

Your garden looks amazing! Grapes? I'm jealous!

the pistolero said...

I do love me some Waylon and Merle, yes. Mama Tried and Only Daddy... both came out in the same year.

James Higham said...

As usual, I agree with your down-to- take on things and I love those pics.

Thud said...

I can't match you on the grapes worse luck but my plums and damsons are looking good this year...the British wet and humid summer has to be of some use I suppose.

Thud said...

Bob...I'm over in oct to let my daughter have a proper halloween as my sister down in Spanish wants to show me how it's done, so I'll be in touch.

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elliot said...

I love the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack...and the butt whoopin'. ;)