Friday, June 23, 2017

I just snagged another old razor to throw into my sea bag.

Under $10 shipped via eBay. Not bad.

Today is a wet day so the only outdoor work I will do is to either spread pea gravel or pick stuff up. Mowing anything is out of the question.

This has been a pretty wet summer so far and all sorts of stuff is growing in the way-back.

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Someone asked me to do them a favor and the answer is no unless they are willing to take up the slack. They want rain gutters de-leafed. 

The Piccolo policy of this kind of thing reads that I will do ONLY that part of the job that the person can not do for themselves. 

This means that if I do help them I will go up thee ladder, empty the gutter and drop the nasty stuff straight to the ground where THEY can police it up.

When I explain that they are responsible for their part they will look somewhat upset and say, "Well, you could just..."

I will interrupt and say, "I could just do a lot of things like sit home and enjoy myself instead of busting my ass over here. I don't see any casts, ace bandages, crutches, walkers or wheelchairs. You gotta do your part."

When I put it that way the chances that I am asked to do anything drop dramatically.

Everyone wants something for nothing.

Incidentally, I have cleaned up the mess of 4-5 trees torn up in a recent micro burst. I have a couple days tied up in it and truth is they are actually a neighbor's trees.

The reason I did this is because I will at least get a decent steak dinner from her to show her appreciation. Stuff like that goes a long way with me.





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Thursday, June 22, 2017

A day of hacking brush for an hour or two and mowing the lawn

Has been boring.

A friend of mine spent the morning standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona because he simply had it on his bucket list.

That's pretty cool when you think about it.



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Maybe later on today I can supply you with a decent post.

Life has been hectic.





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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Micro burst damage tore up four trees

And I have spent a lot of the day cleaning the mess up. 

Of course it is on a hill and requires chain saw madness on the slippery hillside.

I am doing it but in order to do it safely it is slow work.

I got a couple of days more out there.


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Monday, June 19, 2017

I am still a smoke free smoker

Which is something that is a pain in the ass to explain, especially to a doctor.

I am a smoke free smoker. 

I am NOT a non smoker, and I am certainly NOT a reformed smoker because there is no bigger pain in the ass than a reformed ANYTHING.

Incidentally the only easy day in my smoking cessation efforts was yesterday. It is still just as hard as it was on Day One.

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I think I am going to roast another turkey as the one I roasted a few days is disappearing fast. I just had turkey hash for breakfast and I am enjoying a lot of turkey dishes these days. Turkey is retty good stuff.


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

It's generally a pretty good day when you make a cop laugh.

My wife called me when I was out and asked me to buy beer.

I was in line and the nosy woman behind me commented and asked if I was having a party.

"Nope.," I replied. "Some high school kid outside offered me a pretty good bag of dope if I snagged him a half-rack. I always get ripped off when I try and score on the Northside. They always cheat us old people. This kid has the real deal!"

"What? What? What?" You could go to jail for that!" she was aghast.

"They can't put me in the joint, I just got outta the joint," I replied.

The police officer standing behind her almost wet his pants laughing.




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Saturday, June 17, 2017

A straight and narrow day

There is a turkey in the oven right now because a turkey is a pretty good source of pre-made meal packages and is pretty inexpensive.

It is covered with bacon and I will have the bacon when the bird comes out of the oven. It is what i refer to as turkey bacon.

It's a Saturday morning and in the background Cary Grant is getting ready to take his submarine into Tokyo bay to gather weather information for Jimmy Dolittle. Complete with an emergency appendectomy performed by the ship's pill roller.


Saturday's bacon is slow cooking on the electric skillet and it's getting near time to fire up the cast iron and fry up a couple of eggs.

Last night I had nothing to drink and will probably stay without anything for quite a while as my body has told me it doesn't want it very much anymore. This happens from time to time and the result is I generally lose weight.

It's time for me to start listening to my body as it generally tells me what is good for it. We'll see what happens.

I'm still smoke free and hanging in there. The only easy day on my smoking cessation plan was yesterday.

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Hey, you know who you are. We went to school together.

I sent you $20 for two tickets and please hang on to them until I show. If by some odd reason I can't make it, no refund. Add the money to the cause toward reunion 50 or something.

I am probably coming alone but I bought a spare ticket in case I run into some little 20-something honey hormone squash pouring out of that little blue dress to drape on my arm and pass off as my new trophy wife.

And why not?

There is nothing more satisfying than watching daggers shoot out of the eyes of women my age and watching the tongues hang out of the men.

After all it was only a couple of years ago I palmed off my niece and her daughter as my young wife and new child. I was surprised it didn't get back to me at Reunion 45.

Of course you don't pass off a 20 something year old niece as your new bride without a good story. I used the old tale of spending 30 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit story. 

Of course, that kind of sarcasm and mischief seems to run in my family. Sarcasm oozes out of our pores. It's terrible. We refer to it as 'The Disease'.

Anyway, if by chance I do show up with some hottie please keep mum and act appropriately outraged and have the lobsterman act appropriately envious. Don't rat me out. Simply watch and enjoy the predictable hilarity.

On a more serious note, 

For what it's worth, the 'informal gathering' is really a wonderful idea because it's what many of us really want. A simple cash bar quiet enough to talk is great. At this stage in life swapping notes over a drink or a light meal is ideal.

See ya when I see ya!  
















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