Apr 12

Asked My Wife If I Was The Only One She’d Ever Been With. She Said Yes, All The Others Were 9’s & 10’s.

Don’t know why, but, the last couple of nights I’ve had rather vivid dreams of being in combat. City streets seamlessly intermixed with shipboard warfare and an empty Sick Bay. Lots of D&D and a midget that knew the combination to the lock on the Sick Bay door walking in the street. (The midget; not the door. Nevermind.) Really strange dreams.

Still not a lot going on around here. Some late snow was predicted but we saw nary a flake around our neighborhood. Was uber windy yesterday morning and the trees were really swaying but, of course, it calmed down when I tried to take a video of it. Lost another smallish tree in the back 40.

Bought the ViperJet LXR in X-Plane and took a practice flight in it at the Grand Canyon West airport. Nice. I’m still a propeller/rotor head though.

Landing was a bit hard but not bad for the first. Really thinking of getting the VR setup. May have to buy a new computer though. Not sure this i7 chip can handle it. Think I’d have to give up one (of 3) monitors. It’d be fun though.

Ordered new glasses through COSTCO yesterday. Got a pair that’ll be for monitor/reading WITH the line bifocals and one just for reading the monitor. Less than $200 for both. Then I went and spent another C-note on storage bins and Angus Beef burger patties. ($25 for 18 patties!)

Dump run planned for today. The Joy knows no bounds. Think I’ll BBQ/Grill the hamburger patties (for eventual freeze drying) and re-season my big cast iron skillet and the wok.

BTW, Washington D.C. just had a superspreader event and everyone is like “meh.” Philadelphia has a few new cases of Omicron and goes bug-fuck crazy with reinstating the indoor mask mandate. I believe I’d tell them to kiss my ass.

Still, almost makes one hope the Covid is as lethal as the Dems claim. Nothing like putting your own life on the line to prove you’re right.

Y’all have a nice day!

Apr 08

Nonsurgical Implant Could Help Overcome Obesity by Killing Cells Producing Ghrelin, the “Hunger Hormone”

According to SciTechDaily. Which means everything about me would die except my appetite. I’m always hungry. I once got kicked out of an “all-you-can-eat” shrimp place in Virginia Beach cause I ate too much. I get the buffet at the Chinese place for the choice of dishes but eat only 1 “plate-full.” Then add ice cream cause There’s Always Room For Ice Cream. Go figure.

I went to the new Japanese-German restaurant in town. Food was pretty good but half-hour later I was hungry for power. Made me want to run for President; but I don’t run. Learned just enough Karate to stand my ground and die like a man. But if you DO see me running, it’s already too late and you’re just fucked.

This is our Wx forecast. Nice today then back to crappy tomorrow then even the possibility of snow later. (Not happening though. They always do this this time of year. They just can’t let Winter go. But then, I live in a place where one uses “summer quilts.”)

Shout Out to Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas. I’ve long thought we ought to bus illegals to the homes of the Open Border supporters. Let them loose in the rich folks neighborhoods.

“To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden administration, Texas is providing charter buses to send these illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington, D.C.”

I could love Texas! I really hope they don’t drop doing this and tell the Liberals to pound sand with their complaints.

I see Nancy Pelosi caught the COVID. Good. She needs a dose of reality. (Even though this is probably a “sympathy” ploy from the Democraps. “Oh, look. Nancy got COVID. Awww. Vote For Us So She’ll Get Better! Remember, a vote for a Republican is a vote for Nancy to die.”)

Even worse! My $150 tennis/running shoes (never used for either) have finally started to develop holes and that “well worn” look and it may be time to get a new pair. These have been the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. Cushiony.

Took SWMBO to Home Depot with me to figure how much to build/buy shelves for the basement. Either way is going to be spendy! I cannot believe the price of wood! Boils down to I can 1-spend about $900 for the wood and other hardware I need to build shelves (and then spend time and effort building them), OR, I can 2-spend around $800 for 2 7.5 ft x 24 In x 72 in shelve units made out of heavy gauge steel and wire shelving.

I know which way I’m leaning.

Stopped for pizza at the NEW pizza place that took over the old pizza place. Was pretty good. Not as good as the old pizza place’ pizza. But good.

Apr 01

Crats To The Left Of Me, Numnuts To The Right, But Here I Am, Stuck In The Middle With You

I’ve decided that when the RICH asswipes that are telling me what to do, where to go, which vehicle to drive there in, and how to live my life finally give away all their money and live on the same income I have to live on every month, I’m still going to ignore them. What a bunch of losers.

Was supposed to take my RV in for it’s first annual “Warranty Forever” checkup; but decided to pass on that. The last time I took my last RV in for same they told me “You need to re-caulk the roof before we give you a pass. We can do that for you for $200. And, pay the $150 for the annual Warranty Forever check on your way out please.”

So, it just seems to me that they “give” you a Warranty Forever, then REQUIRE annual check-ups where they charge you $150 (probably more now) to keep it in effect.

Nope. No money making scheme there.

Add to that the $100 it would have cost me to fill the truck with gas for the round trip to Fife. During rush hours. Both ways.

Just Not Happening Right Now.

The Freeze Drying is going well. That machine’s been in constant use since we got it. Now settling down to getting things done and in storage.

AND, running into how I’m going to store it & where problems. Especially since I don’t have enough of any 1 item to give it it’s own box on a shelf. You know: Peas, and only peas, In this box. Getting there; just not quite there.

So I need to get off my ass and gather the materials to make shelves in the basement and get the storage area together.

Had a guy from COSTCO heating over today to give us a guesstimate on putting a “mini-split” in the MILA. $7500 before taxes and rebates. About $5500 after both. BUT you have to pay the full amount THEN get your rebates. But we’re going to have it done anyway. Seems to be the most efficient “but not as costly as in floor heating” way to heat the MILA. But at least I’ll be able to get rid of those inefficient wall heaters. (I hate those things.)

Trip to Ohio is on hold until we see where gas prices are going. Too high and I’ll fly SWMBO out to visit her folks and me and the dog will just hang here. We’ve done it before.

Took SWMBO to breakfast this morning for date day. $45 for the two of us! $45! Basically for a breakfast I could have cooked at home. Same with Burger King yesterday on our running around. That was $21. For two whopper meals. $21! Looks like the only eating out I’m gonna be doing is at home.

But at least I know the cook.

Mar 27

I Finally Admit That It May Be Time I Just Quit …

This morning I cooked an entire tube of Jimmy Dean Sausage. Sliced it all into patties and fried them up just perfect.

Gonna try freeze drying them, you know. Except for that one I had with my egg & tater patty.

SWMBO mentioned (well, reminded me) on her way out to go do her tour of the Genealogy Library that she doesn’t eat sausage patties but does like those sausage crumbles we used to get from Thrive Foods.

So, hell, no skin off my nose. So I “crumbled” them and put them on a tray of burgers I also grilled this morning (In the rain I might add) specifically to try freeze drying. (I gotta stay off YouTube.)

Day went by. Did things around the house. Burned garbage even.

SWMBO came home and I really didn’t feel like cooking anything else today so I took her to Taco Bell. Then off to WinCo where we dropped a C-note on “stuff” (about half are things we plan to freeze dry).

Got home and (I don’t know why) I started looking for the dozen sausage patties I cooked this morning. I think I wanted to put them in the fridge.

Searched high. Searched low. Even searched the fire pit “just in case.” Not in the freezer. Not sitting out on a shelf or a counter. Not anywhere!

Until about 2100 when I looked in on the Freeze dryer to be sure it at least appears to be working. Saw an “extra” tray of burger. I didn’t put 3 trays of burger in there.

Yep. You can figure out the rest from here.

I’m going to bed.