Jul 08

Prodrome. How I Love Thee. How I Love Thee. My Dear Old Prodrome.


This describes me to the T. Was sitting here at my desk at about 0700 when, of a sudden, I couldn’t look directly at my monitors cause of the “heat wave” in my vision. Which did it’s usual spreading out. Took a couple of heavy duty motrin and, so far, I haven’t had the actual migraine. But I do have that post migraine “zombie like” feeling.

Not that I want to eat your brains! But I don’t feel like being very physical. So I’ve been mostly sitting here ripping Season 2 of Star Trek TOS and watching the occasional episode. Quietly though. Very quietly.

And, in any case, not a whole lot going on today anyway. Had some sprinkling outside and the Sun only peeks out occasionally. Nice and warm when it does, but otherwise cool. Not really a hang outside day.



So I did some easy stuff inside that I’ve been meaning to do. Straighten up my room mostly. I sure have a lot of Windows Programs on CD on my shelf! Maybe I’ll put together a Windows 7 machine just to install all this “stuff.” I do kind of miss Vue 7. And I am moving all the other “stuff” I have (data backups and such) it all from the old external 500gb drives to new USB 2TB drives. Involves a lot of copying things around.


SWMBO got home and very nicely asked if I’d take her to MacDonald’s. Well, of course! Tis a miniscule thing the love of my life asks of me. No idea what she had but I had a medium vanilla shake & fry butts. Was good but I’ll have to stay up another hour or pay the price!

So, I think I’ll rip these 8 CD’s for her then hit the rack.

Jul 07

I Could Be A Charter Member!

wwc10aI should join Lazy Turds Anonymous. Aside from all my usual chores, checking mail, washing my new jeans, and putting most of the molding on the new linen closet, I haven’t accomplished a thing today. Lazy Turd.

Oh, I did make a faux BBQ Pork Chop, roasted taters, and mixed veggies for dinner; but I wouldn’t call that work or anything. (But it was yummy!) About to add to my body fat index by consuming some jello.

Added some yogurt. Tasted terrible!  I could market it under “Yo-Lo” I guess. Or “Jel-Gurt.” Or I could quit being fookin’ silly.


It’s raining now. Supposed to rain off and on for the next 5+ days. Oh, Joy!

ass1aAnd that’s it. That was my day. After dinner I just watched a couple of episodes of Star Trek: TOS until SWMBO got home. She’s talking about laying down early tonight. Think I’ll join her!

Remember: All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. T. E. Lawrence (One of my favorite quotes from High School.)

Jul 06

Three To Beam Up, Mr. Scott.

Damn! Rand Had Some Fine Legs!It’s Wednesday. Correction: It’s a damned normal Wednesday around here. So far. Sun came out long enough for me to sit on the front steps and eat my cereal; then it went back to cloudy. Not as cool as yesterday, but not warm by any measurement that counts.

I do get to pick SWMBO up at the Ferry Landing at around 1430 today so she can make her dental appointment in Silverdale this late afternoon. That’ll be fun.

Otherwise, all I’ve accomplished today is, well, diddly squat. IF you don’t count my usual chores. So it’s time to get off my fat Old ass and get something done. Still sore from yesterday so I’ll probably take it easy.


So I got out and mowed the front lawns. Took the Dog for a walk around the back 40. Worked on my frames a bit. Ripped some more cd’s for SWMBO.

Took off from here @ 1400. Picked SWMBO up and we headed for Silverdale. Ate at Burger King. Dropped her off at the Dentist and I went to Home Depot for more 2”x4” boards. Went back and watched a movie while waiting on her. Traffic back home was a bitch. I suppose it was a fairly normal “Rush Hour,” but I’m usually not out and about during that time. Ah well.

We be home safe and I gotta unload the truck.


MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Evening Chat Net went well. Net Control says my signal suddenly cut out in the middle of a sentence. Hmmm. Gonna have to check that out.

Jul 05

Yes, I’m Old And Now My Back Hurts

But it’s my own damned fault. Made a run to Home Depot (via Navy City Metals to sell my soda cans ($23!!) and COSTCO for 5 pair of jeans) and bought 20 2”x4”x8’ studs (the cheap ones). Since I got home (a couple of hours ago) I’ve been adding frames to my raised bed’s, to attach chicken wire so my peas/beans/whatever have someplace to cling to while they grow. So now my back hurts from the strains of doing things I don’t normally do. And I’m Old.

Finally got tired of trying to stuff my fat ass (actually, Fat Gut) into my jeans and barely being able to close the top button, and then barely being able to breathe once I managed that Herculean task; so I (spur of the moment) decided to just go buy new pants. Way easier than suddenly losing enough weight to fit into my jeans! And all my jeans are about 10 years old anyway. (I usually buy 10 pair every 10 years or so whether I need them or not.)

Yesterday, Independence Day, was a cool day spent with my Schweetie. We got up early and went to the annual 4th of July Church breakfast for pancakes and saugeses. The Flag Ceremony was awesome but the guy that gave a short talk before we got to eat should NOT have made Political Commentary. (At least, in my humble opinion.)

Afterwards, SWMBO and I decided to find a horse shoe set (which I’ve been wanting for years). “Let’s stop by ACE Hardware and see if they have them.” She says. “Naw,” says I. “They’d be kind of spendy there.”

So we made a run to Walmart in Port Orchard. They was out of them. But they had a nice BB Gun that I got. Quick stop at Fred Meyers: Nope. Out. Stopped at Ace on the way home “just in case,” and, guess, yep, they had a set that was only $2 more then a similiar set would be at Walmart. (But let’s not mention the gas I used to needlessly run around town!) (I said don’t mention it!)

Picked up a pizza on the way home. Puttered around until dinnertime. Cooked up the pizza and watched the latest Star Wars move (which we hadn’t seen yet). I didn’t think the movie was that good (story wise) but the company was great!

Looks like this is going to be another “Summer That Never Was” what with the weather being overcast and way cooler. It sucks when that happens.

Looks like Hillary is getting off scott free too. Didn’t expect any different since this is the most corrupt Administration that’s been in office since Momar. Still disappointed though.

Anywho, SWMBO is home now and it’s about my bedtime. Think I’ll go lay down and read.