Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I am now my own great grandfather



I will explain later



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Ooop! Missed a day

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sometimes ya gotta break the rules.




Sausage gravy has three ingredients, sausage, milk and flour.
I cheated a little yesterday and it came out pretty good.


I was looking through the cabinets and saw a can of corned beef that I think I bought when I got out of the army after Colonel Roosevelt marched us out of Cuba. Good old corned Willie.
Anyway, I opened it up and it smelled edible so I dumped it into the skillet and fried it up a bit, added some flour and milk and stirred up some cream of corn Willie.
It wasn't all that bad and went well over sourdough toast with a couple of fried eggs.

While I don't like it as much as I do making the recipe with pork sausage, it's pretty good and it now has a place on the Official Piccolo Breakfast Menu.



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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Funny. I don't care who you are






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Friday, January 12, 2018

But it's ugly....

The Hard Dog roll bar I put in the Miata a few years back came from a used car dealer that sold a Miata to some chickie-poo.

She liked the car but hated the roll bar even after the dealer explained it could save her life. She rebuffed his arguments with the chickie-poo saw of "But it's ugly."

Last night I got on the horn with someone I have not seen or heard from in over 30 years and we laughed ourselves silly over the things we did and saw.

One of the guys had a much loved, very beaten upWW2 era flight jacket he was seldom seen without. It had the old Confederate Air Force blood chit sewn on the back. Try that today.

He had just gotten a new girl friend and I guess she was trying to see whatever it is that insecure chicks try and see when they get a new boyfriend. She didn't like his jacket so she threw it out.

He came down to the bar where she was supposed to meet him and saw her and asked where his jacket was. She said she threw it out.

He told her he liked the jacket and she had no business doing such a thing. "But it's ugly," she protested.

He said he'd be back in a half-hour and in about a half hour he returned wearing the jacket he'd fished out of the trash.

She saw him in the jacket and protested. "It's ugly," she whined.

Four seconds later she was over his shoulder demanding to know what was going on. "YOU'RE ugly," he said and out the door the two of them went. A few seconds later she found herself deposited into the bar's dumpster along with thee beer cans, whisky bottles, half-eaten hot dogs and sundry trash.

Then he came back into the bar and ordered himself a beer.

I saw her the next day whining about it and noticed that she got no sympathy from men whatsoever and damned little support from women, either.

I was in the bar at the time as the friend I hadn't spoken with in over 30 years and we laughed about it.

We also reminisced about things that make me wonder why we have lived as long as we have. 





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Thursday, January 11, 2018

hate days like today.

Got home last night from sea and got cheated out of my "ass day'.

What bullshit!

I got booted out of the rack to deal with ll sortsof stupidity.

That stupidity isn't going anywhere. Nobody is going to sneak in and do the work and cheat me out of it. It will still be there tomorrow.

In fact I got so little done today the work still IS there for tomorrow.


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

One of the things I heard over the marine VHF in New York harbor

was a conversation between two smokers discussing how they can get cartons of smokes cheaper than in New York City.

Here we go, I have said this before and it holds true. People will generally make an effort to avoid taxes.

Both of these sailors were headed to ports further south where cigarettes are not taxes as highly as they are in New York and both of these mariners planned on buying an awful lot of smokes, some to feed their habits, and some for resale to their friends or whatever.

Being a nice guy, I interrupted them to let them know of a guy that used to supply me when I smoked. They were grateful as hell.

What is funny as hell is I also told them that the place two doors down sells discount liquor but they were not inte5.04rested. This did not surprise me. I'm pretty much the same way. I would never bring booze on board even if it was to be kept sealed and taken home. It is something I just do not do.

Still, it is interesting how the mechanics of tax evasion work. It is just SO predictable. 

A state or municipality taxes something and people start to buy the taxed item from out of town or out of state.

Seattle has recently put a 1.75 cent/ounce on sugary drinks. That's 21 cents per 12 ounce can, $1.26 per six-pack and $5.04 per case of twenty-four cans. That's a lot of money to be tacked onto soda pop.

While I rarely drink the stuff it doesn't effect me, but if it did I would certainly change my buying habits by purchasing my sugary drinks out of the city limits. I am no different than anyone else.

What's funny about taxes like this is that most police officers probably do the same thing. You can figure the police are not really going to be super gung ho about enforcing a law like this. Most of them are just as guilty as anyone else.

You would think that after a while the government types would smarten up but they don't really seem to. Too many of them truly think they are the smartest person in the world for coming up with a plan to tax something. They never seem to learn.






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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Busy as he'll next couple days


Lots to get done.

May find time later today.

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