Sunday, August 9

37 years ago, the summer that disappeared


     There are those that know of my encounter that abruptly ended the summer of 1978. Giving it some thought; as I do every year. A friend did pose the notion that really no one walked away unharmed. Which I am aware of. Yes; of the 3, I only know my version. One died, we won't know about that until it happens. Everyone is going to die, eventually. Basically speaking, I was out... out of commission, out of order and out to lunch from July 31 that year, till around November.  A few vague memories, but the lasting memories started at Children's Hospital. Thinking of, perhaps the best one of the bunch was the one who died. No more headache, no learning to walk again, then there is the academic side... learning math spelling and all that jazz. Speaking? yea, I had to learn that again too. I certainly wouldn't want to be in the seat of the driver; yea, not much in the physical sort of injury but just to imagine; unless the most cold hearted of people, the memories and feelings that went along with and it doesn't go away with age (time) living the rest of your life (and this happened in our teen years) with the knowledge you killed one and maimed another. Can't be easy. My only gripe with the whole thing is he never approached my dad to say, "I'm sorry I didn't mean for this to happen."


 

Monday, July 20

The Future

     I have spoke before about the rodent name of computer hardware. It is now time to move beyond the mouse... the new technology leans to the Mongolian Gerbil. Yes... the future is the Gerbil rather than the mouse. Mice are bad news, women jumping up on chairs and even Elephants are scared of this terrible rodent. I mean who could be afraid of a Mongolian Gerbil? They are so cute. So having just replaced my computer mouse with a computer (Logitech) computer gerbil I am confident my computer skills will far exceed yours. Not because I know more but simply my rodent is not as horrifying as yours.

Friday, May 22

Gerbils

     Conspiracy I say. The mouse sits at the top, has a computer device named for,
feed and the wheel, lets not forget the wheel. The hamster, specific feed AND the "habit-trail". Then there is the Mongolian Gerbil, who has nothing. Go to the pet store and tell me if you can find a feed container, listed specifically for the Mongolian Gerbil.

Lawn care 101

So why not yellow clover?


 
It looks like a clover. It is called Black Medic.
A little research costs nothing but a little time. 
Get your lawn aerated this year. 
While I did not start this post as an advertisement, the above link did bring to mind the one process in lawn care that should be included in any lawn care program; core aeration. Speaking of that if you spend money taking care of your lawn; water is essential to a healthy lawn. TURN ON THE SPRINKLER!  

Sunday, April 12

Wait a minute...

Ok, hold the boat for a minute. It's now LAW to have health insurance... This is you know the sketchiest insurance there is... When needed to be called on, its generally "too late" and when you die the insurance co pockets the left overs. The insurance company has nothing to gain in this law? And now I am being TAXED for NOT having this insurance?? This whole Obamacare thing stinks of Unconstitutional.
 And for those who in question of TAXED on something I don't have... You are fined on the Form 1040, resulting in a higher tax burden for NOT having health insurance.