Monday, February 23, 2009

Anyone else getting tired of winter?

I know we have to have a changing of the seasons, and we need the mountain snowfall, but I am getting rather bored with the current scenery. Bare trees, mud, and snow. At least some of the spring bulbs are starting to wake up. I have tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and hyacinths sending up shoots. I even have a couple of the crocuses that are starting to bloom.

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This is the time of year when I miss working in my gardens; my flower gardens are just starting, and the vegetable and herb gardens are still a couple of months in the future. I can still get parsley, sage, oregano, and rosemary, now that most of the snow has melted, but everything else is still waiting to wake up.


Still feeling like I've been hit by a truck; my arm is a little stronger, still can't use it fully and it hurts like hell. Enough whining about that.


I see where the "Stimulus" is supposed to hit the states this week; let me know if anyone other than politicians notices the difference. Personally, I'm not holding my breath while waiting. I think by the time the politicians get done butchering Porkzilla, the taxpayers are going to be lucky to end up with a couple of soup bones.


Looks like there was a sting that rescued some unfortunate children and netted some lowlifes. I really have trouble understanding people who can do this sort of thing, it makes me want to spend a few minutes in a locked room with them in a chair, and me with a baseball bat. I consider people who molest or traffic in children to be somewhere on the evolutionary scale in between body lice and tapeworms.
Just my opinion.


Felt like an all-sixties day today; I'm not sure how many people will recognize even half of the top ten of the playlist I put together.

"Abraham, Martin and John" by Dion
"Baby the Rain Must Fall" by Glenn Yarbrough
"King of the Road" by Roger Miller
"Abilene" by George Hamilton IV
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" by The Byrds
"Light My Fire" by José Feliciano
"Today" by The New Christy Minstrels
"Willow Weep for Me" by Chad And Jeremy
"If I Had a Hammer" by Trini Lopez
"Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys

Here's an old classic from those days. During the seventies and eighties, when I was working in a shop, every time this song came on most of the crew tended to join in the chorus, even the ones who didn't normally listen to rock music.


AlanDP said...

Sure, I know most of those.

I heard an interview with the "other three Doors" one time, and a caller asked Robbie Krieger if it bothered him that a lot of people thought Morrison had written all the songs that Krieger had really written, like "Light My Fire" for example. He said, "No, it doesn't bother me. As long as they don't think Jose Feliciano wrote it."

meleah rebeccah said...

I forone cannot wait for spring time, except for the allergies that come with it.

oh and I LOVE "If I Had a Hammer" by Trini Lopez

Anonymous said...

Great play list and the video is fantisic. As for the scum that traffic kids, they should be put to death.

I don't have anything but snow in my yard. I have live it Utah for 30 years now and this winter was the first time I told the bride I want to move to Florida.

Thud said...

Bob...not enough snow for me!...I'm in Springville at present on a flying visit but will be over for a longer visit in fall so may look you up.

BobG said...

AlanDP: most people younger than me don't know many of them.

Meleah: good to hear from you.

Anonymous: whereabouts in Utah are you"

Thud: snow has been light this winter.

Kenny said...

Anonymous: whereabouts in Utah are you"

It was me and I just pushed the wrong button

James Higham said...

Anyone else getting tired of winter?

Nope, I love it.

terri said...

I know King of the Road, and Sloop John B. My siblings and I listened to the Beach Boys throughout the seventies. (We appreciated classic music, even back then, LOL!)

Sorry to hear your arm still hurts.

We had a nice warm up here. Lots of melting. I could see the grass this morning. By noon, the winter storm was starting. 6 - 8 inches is predicted.

Anonymous said...

No,don't have that problem in the South,although, it dipped to about 65 today due to rain.

Ride Fast said...

On people molesting children and other crimes against humanity...I'm glad I got through my son growing up without having to get even with anybody.