Friday, January 16, 2009

Hosannas will abound for the Chosen One

Looks like Washington is going to have a celebration on inauguration day that will rival the Second Coming. I think I'll pass. I'll probably be out to dinner, since Jan 20 is my birthday; turning 57 years old is nothing to be yelling w00t about.


The Momster has tagged me with a meme.

A- Link to the person who tagged you.
B- Post the rules on your blog.
C- Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
D- Tag six people with a link

1. For some reason, most people (even medical personnel) underestimate my weight by fifty to sixty pounds.
2. I have no problems talking with complete strangers; it drives my wife crazy when we're on vacation.
3. I haven't had a bottle of ketchup in the house in years; it is too bland and tasteless for me unless I mix it with chiles or horseradish.
4. One of my favorite sandwiches growing up was sliced purple onions and butter.
5. Though I enjoy hunting and target shooting, I haven't been to a formal firing range in over 50 years; I prefer shooting out in the boonies somewhere by myself or with a few friends.
6. I like drinking coffee even in the summer when the temperature is above 100ºF.

I'm going to put this one out there for anyone who wants to run with it.


Should be something here to please/annoy everybody.

"American Pie" by Don McLean
"Season of the Witch" by Blues Brothers Band
"Shenandoah" by Lorie Line
"Autumn Leaves" by Cannonball Adderley/Miles Davis
"Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" by Waylon Jennings
"Coming into Los Angeles" by Arlo Guthrie
"Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult
"The Voice" by The Moody Blues
"Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
"Dominique" by The Singing Nun


AlanDP said...

A former co-worker of mine made some good stuff once. He smoked some jalapenos in his wood smoker (using mesquite), then pureed them and mixed them with ketchup. I don't know what exact ratio of jalapenos to ketchup he used, but that was the best ketchup I ever had.

Is that "Season of the Witch" the same song that was done by Donovan? I've never heard the Blues Brothers version.

the pistolero said...

"Only Daddy..." has always been one of my favorite Waylon records. 1968, the year that song was released, was a great year for country: other immortal records from that year include "Mama Tried," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "Wichita Lineman."

BobG said...

AlanDP: the ketchup you describe sounds like a decent marinade or barbecue sauce. "Season of the Witch" is the one written by Donovan; I am listening to the one from the Blues Brothers 2000 soundtrack.

I was in high school at the time; I didn't listen to country as much as I do now, but "Wichita Lineman" was a popular tune on the rock stations at that time.

MauserMedic said...

I will NOT be watching the inaguration. Watching our American version of Neville Chamberlain is something that will only leave me pissed off for several days. The willingness of so much of the population to be unquestioningly led by someone with astounding teleprompter skills sickens me.

Kenny said...

I like the choice of tunes. I have not heard the singing nuns since the 60's. I will not watch the crowning of Oabama. I am already sick of the press on him. Even if he falls flat on his face we will never hear of it in the media.

GeologyJoe said...

ya just can't beat ripping 30 rounds off with a .223 just outta the back porch.

terri said...

You must have an iron stomach to manage chiles in your ketchup. I do love horseradish though, in small doses and only if it's strong enough to make my eyes water.

Musical pick - Jessie's Girl!

The Localmalcontent said...

*Now there's an excellent reason to celebrate January 20th. Happy Birthday, Bob, and many happy, prosperous returns!

The purple onion sandwich sounds good, if they are sauteeded. (are they?) I have been known to eat sauteeded mushroom/butter sandwiches; now you got me hungry again...

BobG said...

Mausermedic: Instead of "Hail to the Chief" they'll probably be playing Handel's Hallelujah chorus at Obama's inauguration.

Kenny: Not too many of us who remember some of those older tunes.

GeologyJoe: I wish; if I started shooting from my back porch there would be hell to pay. Of course, I don't have anything that shoots a .223. Will a 30.06, a .270, or a .303 do?

terri: I grew up eating chiles and horseradish quite a bit. As a matter of fact, I enjoy sliced jalepenos in a hamburger.

Localmalcontent: thank you for the birthday wishes. Actually, my dad and I liked putting raw onions in the sandwiches. The sauteed portabella mushrooms are quite good in sandwiches, they're one of my wife's favorites.

H2o said...

Happy early BIRTHDAY!!! May you have a healthy year ahead.

BobG said...

Thank you, Becky.

Mike W. said...

Happy birthday!


Happy Birhday, Bob. 57 is most it isn't certainly something to go woot over,by the mere fact it isn't 87!

Thank you for your very sweet comment on my post,over at James'.It was nice to see that the deliberate OTT was not lost in the point I was making.

I shall take your meme and link to you, as I enjoyed this one.


That was a glitch. I have a horrid built in mouse with tourettes.
That was meant to read....'57 is most certainly something to go woot over....'

meleah rebeccah said...




Serr8d said...

Happy B-day. You got a new president; aren't you excited?

Here's a song for you..enjoy!

BobG said...

Mike W: thank you.
Ubermouth: thanks for the good wishes; just telling it how I see it over at James' post.
Meleah: always glad to hear from you, thanks for the good vibes.
Serr8d: you can imagine how excited I am. I like the video, Marty is one of my favorites from way back.

A Week In The Life of A Redhead said...

Geesh if I wasn't re-doing my blog I'd take you up on this meme ... I haven't done a good meme in a while ;-(
But I finally put you in my blogroll TA DA!

A Week In The Life of A said...

Oh and Happy Birthday!

James Higham said...

Memes are better than Obama but not by much.

Thud said...

A belated happy birthday!