Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

I’m Hoping To Feel Better For Real Soon Though

December 27, 2017

If the brevity of my recent entries haven’t already clued you in, I’ve been . . . otherwise occupied lately.  Some of that, naturally, has been due to the holidays, but mostly it’s been due to a cold that has proven, for lack of a better term, “scrappy.”  By my count I’m on my third round of “I thought I’d beaten this thing already!”

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Brain Temporarily Closed For Renovations

December 15, 2017

The cold/flu that I’ve been feeling nipping my heels all week has decided that today was the day to strike, so if you’ll excuse me (or even if you won’t) . . . I’m going back to bed.

So It’s Best For All Concerned If I Rest Now

November 30, 2017

I realize that lately my entries have been particularly brief, but that trend is going to continue for at least one more day.  As I type this I have been awake for some twenty-two odd hours or so, and while this is far from a record, it’s a condition that runs the risk of being fatal . . . to others.

Once Again Demonstrating “The Initiative”

November 20, 2017

Yesterday some chum bucket died of natural causes in the care of the California Department of Corrections.

(You can, of course, find more details if you care to look it up, but I still feel this is all that needs to be said.)

Hurricane Irma FAQ’s I’ve Fielded So Far

September 6, 2017

Do you know there is a hurricane?

Yes.

Are you scared?

A little bit, yes, but right now mostly I’m annoyed.  It’s a Florida thing.

Are you guys going to be okay?

That’s the plan.

Are you going to evacuate?

Not at this time, but that plan is subject to change in an instant.

But what about-?

Okay, stop.  I feel your concern and I appreciate it.  Thank you, and I mean that sincerely, you want us all safe and so do I, and to do that I need to stop fielding your concerns right now so I can focus on what needs to be done over the next couple of days.  I hope you can understand that.

I will keep everybody posted as best I can, and will certainly give a detailed status update on Friday before things get serious, but that’s a social “circle of need,” and right now there’s a category 5 “circle of need” heading my way that needs to be my priority right now.  Again, I hope I can count on your understanding right now, because that’s my immediate need from you at the moment, that and wishes for good luck.

So wish us luck, and I’ll talk to you later.

I’ll Let You Know If Anything Changes

August 8, 2017

Despite yesterday’s post, I am genuinely okay.  I’m not quite sure what I did to myself (a pulled muscle is the most likely culprit), but it was . . . an experience to be sure, an experience I could definitely do without repeating.  It was a profoundly unpleasant 24 hours or so, but I seem to have made it through unscathed.

Still Weird After All These Years

July 21, 2017

This bit of news just made me smile:

Experts who exhumed the body of Salvador Dalí to collect samples for use in a paternity claim have revealed that the enigmatic artist’s trademark moustache still graces his face almost three decades after he died.

Holy Rest In Peace!

June 12, 2017

I’d be remiss if I didn’t note last week’s passing of Adam West.

Now I really need to watch Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.  (Normally I don’t give plugs to anyone, but I’m making an exception here because . . . Adam West.)

It Was Either “King of the Rocket Men” Or “Radar Men From the Moon”

April 14, 2017

Yesterday we had another one of those “We all knew it was going to happen someday, but it happening today was still a bit of shock” deaths in the family.  At times like that there’s a detached part of me that always takes interest and observes my unfiltered reaction to such news.  This time around my first reaction was “I hope he enjoyed that stupid movie I got for him one of the previous times he was in the hospital.  I never did get around to asking . . .”

But I really hope you did, Earl.

Sláinte!

And I Still Look More Like An Old-Timey Prospector Than I Like

March 21, 2017

So I’m more or less recovered from what took me down last week, I’m just not sure if I should put the emphasis on the “more” or the “less” though.  Case in point:

On one hand, though I remain disinclined to so, I am quite capable of heading out for needed provisioning runs again, so that’s a mark in the “more” column.  On the other hand, my personal definition of “needed” is pretty sharply limited right now . . .