Friday, January 20, 2012

Another trip around the sun.

Sixty years ago today, I entered this world at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Where the hell did the time go?
I was hoping to post before now, but I was feeling quite run down, and I had an aching in my lower jaw in back, which got progressively worse.  Wednesday I was able to get into the dentist, where I found that I had a bigass abscess that had to be cut into and drained.  The last couple of days I have been doped with pain killers, taking antibiotics, and feeling like someone hit me repeatedly upside the head and jaw with a cricket bat.  Hope it gets better soon, I'd like to do at least a little bit of celebrating this weekend.  Right now I am having trouble eating anything that takes much chewing, so a steak dinner is off the books for now.


Hopefully Congress will get a clue from the protests against SOPA and PIPA and drop them.  If they don't, the people need to remind them when election time comes around again.


Wanted to do more writing, but I'm in a bit of a fog right now from analgesics and lack of sleep.  Just the little jottings I did today made me feel like I have just finished rewriting War and Peace  Any ranting will have to wait until I'm feeling a little better.  Right now I'm too tired to be pissed off at anyone. 


Anyone familiar with this bunch of oldies?

"Dark Eyed Woman" by Spirit
"Orinoco Flow" by Enya
"Five O'clock World" by The Vogues
"You Give Me Fever" by The McCoys
"Send Me No Wine" by The Moody Blues
"You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore
"Sometimes in Winter" by Blood, Sweat, & Tears
"It Ain't Me Babe" by The Turtles
"American Pie" by Don McClean
"Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band

Monday, January 09, 2012

All right, this has gone on long enough

I'm over a week into the new year and still haven't posted anything.  Time for me to get off my (metaphorical) ass and do something here.
Christmas was fairly good here; everyone exchanged gifts and no one has gotten seriously sick or had to go to a hospital, so I call that a good time.  

My last set of injections seem to be working; my back is still fairly stiff, but little or no pain for now, so I have been able to do more than usual.  We got about 3-4" of snow Friday night, and I can still feel that in all my old joints.  Woke up Sunday morning feeling like hammered dogshit.  Head was aching and fuzzy, I felt week, and didn't feel like eating, so all I had for breakfast was a V8.  Forced myself to get the grocery shopping done, and when I got back I got stuff put away I had to lie down; I had bad shakes, and was sweating profusely.  At first I was afraid I was having a heart attack, but didn't have any pains.  Didn't get around to eating anything until around 14:00 when my wife got home.  Got better during the evening, so I think it was just some kind of bug that hit me.


I'm certainly getting tired of all the garbage in the presidential races; I can't stand the current POTUS, and the contenders for the GOP slot are pretty much a bunch of losers, in my opinion.  Most of them I wouldn't even want living in my neighborhood, let alone running the country.  The only one that I seem to have any agreement with in some things is Ron Paul (the rest of the so-called "Republicans" don't seem much better than the idiots and crooks in the Democratic party), and I don't think he has a chance of being elected.
After a bit of thinking, I have decided that the independent and libertarian voters are going about this all wrong; instead of trying to elect Paul to the office of president, we need to find more like him and vote them in Congress.  I think a bunch of people like that in Congress would do more good than one guy in the White House.  The office of president is strange in some ways; a president can't really do much good with the backing of the Senate and Congress, but they can whip up all sorts of bad shit without the two houses being able to stop it.  All a POTUS has to do is slap together some bullshit agency (plenty of letters in the alphabet for a lot more), and then let it make laws he wants and bypass Congress completely unless they put up a decent fight.  And too many of Congress and the Senate don't have the guts or integrity put up a fight over anything that doesn't score them some pork.
Time to hit the reset button and boot them all out.  Let's start over with a new bunch.


Salt Lake City named "America's gayest city" according to an article in a magazine.  Living here in Utah, that cracks me up!  I imagine there are a lot of my acquaintances and some relatives that will be having conniptions about that.

Anything look familiar?   Mostly oldies, and I think the latest ones are from the Eighties.

"Magic" by Olivia Newton-John
"Take the "A" Train" by Duke Ellington
"Crazy" by Patsy Cline
"Dirty Water" by The Standells
"Send Me No Wine" by The Moody Blues
"Li'l Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
"99 Luftballons" by Nena
"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles
"Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Friday on My Mind" by The Easybeats