Nov 20

So, I’m A Caveman. So?

Pretty sure I’m a throwback to really ancient times. When the sun goes down (at about 1630) my body says “Bedtime!” and starts to slow down. I get the urge to put my robe on, sit back and relax, maybe even have a drink. (Ginger Ale in my case. Quit drinking alcohol way back in the 70’s. Which is probably why I remember them. The 70’s. Nevermind.) Wasn’t like this at age 20!

28lbs of Chuck. $103

Yesterday at around 0940 SWMBO shows up at my desk all dressed (and looking good!).  I asked  “Where ya goin/?”  “Church.” she says. “It starts in about 20 minutes.”

“Uh, Babe. It’s Thursday.”

The look on her face! Welcome To My World, Woman! I get days that I think its like, Wednesday, when it’s actually Thursday. Really throws me off. But this is the first time being this far off for her. She has my sympathy. (And always my love and affection!) But it was funny.

So, since she was dressed and I enjoy being seen with her we went out shopping. Stopped by “Cash n Carry” (or whatever it changed it’s name to) and bought that 28 lb chunk of chuck you see above. And made a run to WinCo Foods.

About A Years Supply Of Ground Chuck

When we got home I turned that 28 lb of chuck into about 23 lbs of Ground Chuck. That’s about a years supply for us. Got it all sucker-bagged and in the freezer. Today I’ll cut up the pork loin into the thick chops SWMBO likes and get those sucker-bagged and in the freezer.

Been raining so much the back-40 is all flooded and we (the Dog and I) can’t walk part of our path unless we have our rain boots (galoshes?) on. He hates wearing his. Makes him walk funny. Back yard is squishy. Upper driveway is flooded.

Read where scientists in Israel have actually reversed the ageing process in humans by putting OLD FOLKS in pure oxygen pressurized chambers. Which I would do in a heartbeat. IF they promise to let me out.

Now taking bets that Biden has a “accident” or “Severe Heart Attack” within six months of being in office. Have mixed feelings about Kamila being the first woman president: She’s a Socialist POS, BUT, At Least It Ain’t Hillary!

Think I’ll have a bunch of “Trump 2024” bumper stickers made and start putting them on cars with “Black Lives Matter” signs in the windows …

Nov 16

I’m Bored So YOU Suffer!

We learned two very important lessons way back in the 2200’s when Hyperdrive was first invented and being refined. 1) DO NOT go through a Sun or other planetary body, so 2) Stop about half way and modify/refine your course.

The 3rd Hyperdrive ship was dispatched to Betelgeuse to finally check if the thing had gone, or was about to go, nova yet. It could have but the event just not visible from Earth. We wanted to know. And it’s only 4 days away at HS.

So, HS (Hyper-Ship) 3 aimed, fired, and obliterated Betelgeuse like an old .46 cal (see GalacticaPedia: Pistol, ancient history) shot to the head. Small entrance hole, large, messy, exit wound.

We have no idea why HS3 hit Betelgeuse at Hyper Speeds. Hell, we didn’t even know they’d done it until HS 53 went to check it out almost 40 years later. HS3 hit and made a small (8-10 Earth sized) hole in the front. And complete blew out the back. Left several 40-50 Earth sized “blobs” of white hot plasma (one of which enveloped the only planet to be found in orbit) and a 65 BILLION kilometer “streak” of star stuff pointing out into the galactic void. It’s been estimated that this will fade in a million years or so.

Betelgeuse itself will probably not nova now. We just don’t know. And we won’t even be able to see the damage done from Earth for another 600 million years.

But the Government will keep an eye on it. Just in case.

Then there’s the “boner” problem with HyperSpeed. HS affects the mind, no, let me rephrase that: HS affects Male physiology such that about 4 minutes into a “jump,” every male onboard will get an erection. Said erection lasts until about 4 hours after the trip is over.

Scientists have proved unable to find a reason why. There are no (known) treatments for it. Nothing works to get rid of it except ending the exposure. They’ve tried chemicals, sex and masturbation, adverse environmental conditions, enclosing their “members” in bags of ice, even surgery and posting pictures of ex-wives on bulkheads. Nothings worked. Just resign yourself to the fact that, if you get onboard a HS ship, you’re going to get a boner.

There are small companies that have 2-day “excursions” for the older gents crowd. One  day out, one day back for you and your lovely-young-bride/partner with specially padded null-G staterooms where your imaginations are the only limiting factor. And your heart.

I had a friend that used to tell female first-time HS passengers that it was their fault and they needed (needed!) to do something about it. That they were the only one that could do anything about it. He was surprisingly successful. Got strangled by a jealous husband on the way to Alpha Centauri 5.

But don’t get me started.

Jun 07

Just Nothing Going On Around Here

011I’m telling ya; I lead a very (very!) boring everyday life. Which has it’s good points, to be sure. But. Yeah, but.

I need to take a trip to the Canyonlands or that general area. Wide open desert. Multilayered multicolored rock mountains landscapes. I’m really getting burned out with green.

Garden’s doing good. Already have pea pods. Taters have taken over where they’ve been planted. Maters are starting to grow nice and even the corn (first corn I’ve planted in years) has started to grow.

Thinking I’m going to mount rain gutter to that cement wall behind the house (the one I grow the maters in front of cause they really like the heat) and see what I can grow. SWMBO is trying to talk me into going to Habitat and getting some glass doors and making a greenhouse there. I could do that.

But I already have a butt-ton of other “projects” I’m trying to get done. We’ll see. Still designing how I want to mount the solar panels and do all that for one.

012Field Day is coming up pretty soon. Still need to renew the tabs on the trailer (and might as well do the truck at the same time) and figure out what antenna I’m going to use. Details.

And that’s about it except for SWMBO has me scaired some. She sat down at Walmart the other day and almost fell when I helped her up. Had to take another hold on her and lift her up. She’s getting weak, losing muscle mass and weight in general. And I don’t think it’s the new meds she’s on. And I’m getting scaired for her. Doing anything tires her. Fuck.

Anywho, we’ll get through it. Whatever IT is.

I hope.

But we did have some thunder again today.

Feb 23

Dog And I Were On A Walk When

We heard on my hand held radio tuned to all the local repeaters, fire, police, and emergency local frequencies:

Sheriff: He says his name is Michael Myers and he was born 1981.

And I’m thinking: Sure. Don’t yall realize that’s the movie “Halloween?”

But I’d be off two years. Halloween was released in 1978. Halloween II was released in 1980/81.

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Not a whole lot going on around here. Had a couple of rain-free, sunny but not warm, days but that ended this morning. Was coming down so hard it woke me up. But I was sleeping late anyway so no biggie.

SWMBO and I have date day on Friday’s now so she doesn’t have to rush home from the Genealogy library so we can go out. This week we had breakfast at the Burger Claim in town. I always have to bring about half of my order home to finish it off the next day.

She’s starting to take being “retired” seriously and we’re going to have to re-negotiate all the chores I do around the house. If she’s no longer working then I shouldn’t have to do them all. At least, to my way of thinking. A couple being “retired” together is sort of like rebuilding a house together. If you can continue (or learn) to talk to each other you’ll make it. We’ve been married 34 years and almost built 3 houses together so I have confidence we’ll make it through this.


Saw an ad on Craig’s List for a guy down in middle Calif that was looking for old aviation video’s so I contacted him about all those video tapes I inherited from SWMBO’s Uncle. Mailed them off Friday and he should get them Thurs or so. Seems like a nice guy and we’ve e-mail back and forth a few times. He expressed an interest in X-Plane and Ham Radio so I hope he doesn’t mind the “extras” I put in the box. I’m glad someone else will get some use and enjoyment out of the tapes and stuff.

He’s also agreed to send me a picture of my sister’s grave in Bakersfield; if it still exists. That I’ll really appreciate. I haven’t visited her grave since she was buried back in 1963. Long time.

Still scanning all those pictures my Uncle gave me on my last trip. I estimate probably about, oh, rough guess, somewhere between 250,000 and 300,000 pictures in that 200lbs of notebooks. Scanning the complete pages as my Aunt put them together then the individual pictures of people. And some dogs. Dogs are family. Really don’t need to scan landscapes and such. Unless it’s a really good picture.

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I know I haven’t been posting as much here as I have. Part of that is because it’s Winter. We usually hunker down for Winter and we really do lead boring lives. Still working on the MILA too. Not doing as much Ham Radio. Spent several hours updating the 7 Raspberry pi’s and 2 Linux laptops the other day. Joy. Dog and I still walk 2-5 miles a day depending on how I feel.

Oh, tried an experiment with CBD (which one has to buy at the local head shops) to see if it would help SWMBO’s neuropathic(?) pain. She gets the same burning sensation all over that I get in my right leg. It’s spendy and it doesn’t seem to have helped. I’m wondering if the 1 mg of THC spread over 10 gummies just isn’t enough. But neither of us wants to et high. Or even a buzz. But we want the CBD to work. More experimentation is called for I think.

And that’s pretty much it.