Tuesday, February 07, 2012

“Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.” - Robert A. Heinlein

It's been cold and sunny a lot around here; a bit too dry, to tell the truth.  When the temperature is dropping well below freezing every night, and there is no frost forming, it means you need some precipitation.
Went out about five minutes drive to the west of where I live and got some pictures of these mulies.  They are on private property, and you can drive right up to the fence without spooking them much.  If you try to roll down a window or open a door, however, they are off like a shot.  The herd was probably around twenty head total. As you can probably tell, I shot these through my windshield.
For a really bigass view, click on the pictures.


I was hoping this story would turn out better. I remember when this whole thing popped up a couple of years ago, since it was here in West Valley City where I live. Pretty much everyone believes he did away with his wife, but they could never locate her body, so he is still a "person of interest". It is just sad that when he decides to end his life, he felt he had to kill his children also. There is no reason for that; if he wanted to commit suicide, that is his choice, but he had no reason to murder his children. I am not a religious person, but if I were, my fervent wish would be that he rots in hell.
Just my opinion.


I've been spending a lot of my time trying to exercise back and shoulder muscles, to get them in shape after all the stuff they've been through, but it is going slow. It doesn't help that I've been sleeping even more poorly than usual. When you only get 3 or 4 hours a night for weeks on end, it makes you feel a bit fuzzy and stupid in the head, like your IQ has dropped temporarily. Last night I got almost five hours, so I am feeling a little more clear (hence my posting today).
I've tried napping during the day, but not too successfully. Mainly I have curled up and my mind has gone wandering away to other places and times. It's funny how a certain smell, a sound, a way that a sunbeam happens to cast a shadow or gleam off something can send you to another occasion so clearly that it is almost like you are there. Sometimes it is something in the past few years, but now and then I get an image and memory of things that happened when I was just a small child. Some of my strongest memories seem to be when camping and traveling on vacation with my family. I can picture some of the locations quite vividly, others not so much, but they are places that I will never forget. Have you got had many experiences like that? I'll move on now, before I babble any more.


There should be a familiar one or two in this bunch.

"After Dark" by Tito & Tarantula
"The Warrior" by Patty Smyth
"Tube Snake Boogie" by ZZ Top
"Get Off My Cloud" by The Rolling Stones
"Help Me Girl" by Eric Burdon and the Animals
"John the Revelator" by Curtis Stigers and The Forest Rangers
"Over You" by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
"Rock Me" by Steppenwolf
"You Only Live Twice" by Nancy Sinatra
"Scotch and Soda" by The Kingston Trio

A good one from Eric Burdon

Great song, dark and sexy at the same time.

One of those songs that is good to listen to when you've got the blues.