Archive for May, 2012

Do You Get It?

by on Monday, May 28th, 2012

game pieces

Took me a minute to figure out what this was about. I hate to admit that, but I was not thinking about Tetris when I first saw the graphic. I was trying to figure out if they were letters instead of game pieces and thought the joke was that they were spelling the word, “TEAM.” LOL

Grilling Steaks

by on Thursday, May 17th, 2012

This new gas grill that I bought last year on the end of summer sale is coming in really handy lately. The grill works like a charm. since I bought it on clearance, it was already put together and I didn’t have to do anything but push it out to the parking lot and load it in my trunk.

Tonight I am grilling some pretty New York Strip steaks that i bought at the Kroger grocery store. The steaks are on sale this week and it was too good of a deal to pass up. I wish that fresh corn on the cob was in season. That would go really well with these steaks. But corn around here still needs a couple of weeks to be ready for picking.

Vacation Plans

by on Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Summer is just around the corner – in fact some people say that it is already here because it has been so hot. Usually I try to take a week’s vacation and go to the beach in the summer. It is a long drive to any beach and there are not cheap flights to any of them. So it takes some planning and some sacrifice to make it happen.

This year i am thinking about driving the 10 hours south to the Gulf of Mexico. I think the oil spill has pretty much stopped being a problem and that the beaches and seafood along the Florida and Alabama coastlines are safe and clean again. Hope so, anyway.

Neighborhood Wildlife

by on Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Last Wednesday night I was out late and got home late. But i had to put the trash up at the curb for the trash collection on Thursday morning. So I took care of a few things and right before bed I put on my shit kickers and stepped outside to get the trash can pushed down the driveway to the curb. But when I stepped out on the porch, I saw something move across the yard. By the time I realized what it was it had run across my neighbor’s yard and disappeared down the street. It was a huge red fox with a very bushy tail. I am sure it was a fox – that bushy tail was a dead give-away.

That makes the second fox I’ve seen in my yard. The last time it was a grey fox. The grey fox was a little bigger than the red fox. At first I thought it was a coyote, but then I saw its very bushy tail and knew that coyotes do not have tails like that. It was pretty cool to see these wild creatures running through my neighborhood. If I hadn’t seen them with my own eyes late at night I would never have known that they are even here.

Protect Your Head

by on Friday, May 4th, 2012

Wearing a helmet when you ride a bicycle or a motorcycle is a must. When your adversaries on the road are the idiot rednecks who drive around here, you need to protect your head and any other valuable body parts.

I swear the people here are ignorant and careless. They send texts, drinks beer and even read the newspaper from behind the wheel Don’t let these idiots who are not paying attention to their driving wreck your ride and kill your ass.

Drive defensively and protect your head. Wear boots to protect your feet and wear long sleeves, preferably a leather jacket to protect your arms and chest. No shorts – wear long pants. Smart people also wear some kind of face shield or eye protection so you don’t catch a bug in your eye at 60 miles an hour. Protection is important – your life and health depends on how smart and careful you are.