Saturday, January 13, 2018

Just a Short Rant...

For the most part, I am doing my best to keep things fun, interesting, and light-hearted on this blog (for the 2 or 3 people that actually read this thing..) and avoid political commentary like the plague, but there's something I've got to get off my chest (or keyboard)....

In the last couple of days, I have 'un-followed' George Takei on both Facebook and Twitter. Why? Although I loved him as Sulu in Star Trek, all he posts now is unending political bulls##t. Every day. Several times a day. And I am sick to death of it. You can't turn on the TV without hearing about Trump's latest asinine tweet, the latest congressional pissing match, or the newest overpaid, and overfed politician caught with his pecker in someone else's pants.

Anyone with more than 2 brain cells has figured out by now that DT is completely unsuited for the position of the most powerful human on the planet. How the hell he got elected is beyond me... Oh, I forget..... The Russians did it.....

Quite frankly, it still amazes me that out of over 300 million souls inhabiting this country we narrowed it down to Hillary and Trump in the last election. Seriously, people....WTF??

At any rate, personally, I know our current 'leadership' is pathetic. I don't need or wish to be reminded of it 300 times a day. If that's all you can post on FB or Twitter, you're gone. Period.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming....

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Seriously??

SERIOUSLY????
I got this in my email from Trip Advisor...
Pyongyang? Really? Where in the nine hells do you guys get your information?

The only conceivable reason I'd have for going there would be to leave a surprise package for someone. One that goes 'boom!' 😆

Monday, January 01, 2018

COLD Start to 2018...

I love my new renovated space in the basement, but it's so $%$%^&#@# cold down here in the winter sometimes. Outside temps are now around 3 - 5 degrees F. Ugh.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Another Year....

Happy New Year! Just in case anyone actually looks at this blog...

2017 was a tumultuous year - but there were plenty of good things to enjoy as well. Not the least of which was my retirement! I'm loving it, but I'm also wondering how I ever had time for a job...

Here's hoping 2018 will be a better year, though. 2017 kind of left us with a final slap in the face... We got another one of those phone calls last night. Jo's last living uncle had a stroke and passed away. Not a good way to end the year even knowing he's had health problems for a long time.

In other news....

I've set up Twitter pages for myself, and for the Girls From T.N.A.

My Twitter Page

Girls From T.N.A. Twitter Page

The GFTNA Facebook page will most likely not be updated any longer. Some time ago, Facebook took it upon themselves to convert it to a "business" format, and it's now almost impossible to manage. Visitors can still "like" the page, but cannot "friend" the Girls any longer. I still haven't figured out how to "reply" when someone sends a message. I will leave it up - at least for now - but new content, images, updates and such will be posted to the Twitter page. Again - if anyone is actually visiting this blog, stop by both pages and give us a 'follow.' Thanks!

That's all for today, but I WILL be updating this blog much more frequently going forward. May you have a happy and blessed 2018!



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Fun Never Stops...

Remember how proud I was a few months ago (when I was in the middle of renovating the basement computer room after the flood in August), of how good I made my little restroom look? I covered up the big hole in the wall left by the previous homeowner, and put up a sheet of half-inch foam insulation to keep out the cold air in the wintertime..

Today it looks like this...

I now know why they left the big opening in the wall.... To keep the water pipes inside from freezing.

sigh.....

I had to open a couple holes, and use a hair dryer to thaw the pipes so the toilet would refill after flushing. And also to prevent the pipes from rupturing, then having to clean up after another flood.

Soooo.....

I'll probably pull out the insulation, sheetrock, then just cover it with a sheet of pegboard, and paint it white. That way the inside air can get to the pipes to keep them from freezing. Perhaps if I put a layer of foam on the concrete wall behind the pipes it will help stop or slow down the cold radiation from the concrete. Plus, the pegboard will give me a place to hang stuff - not that I have that much to hang in there...

That's going to wait until spring, though...

Monday, December 25, 2017

Take a Train Ride!

Not sure how I stumbled onto this, but it's REALLY addicting!

Ride A Train in Norway

Ride through some beautiful Norwegian countryside. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Finally!

Got a call from my buddy Mike in Washington (state) this morning. FedEX came through! They actually delivered on Christmas Eve! It only took 7 emails and 2 phone calls to FedEx to fix someone else's error. I should send them a bill..

Anyway, he got his gift, and that's what's important.

I'll still keep my account at RedBubble, and start adding more items - maybe between that, Adobe Stock, and Shutterstock - and a few other things - I can make a buck or two.

Merry Christmas! (Just in case anyone actually reads this stuff...)