trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I avoided the mistake that I have made for the last two years…in all three years I have told myself you don’t have to complete all the typical memorial day weekend yard work…in one day…and the last two years I have…much to the great determent of my physical condition…well this year I have learned my lesson…I’m too dang old to do it in one day…on the other hand unlike the last 2 years I needed to spend time at the job this AM…I have about half of the clean up work done…still need to run the razor hole through the beds…and plant 1 or two new perennials…to replace over the winter losses…and mulch the beds…will do the holing tomorrow after watching the Indy 500…and do the planting and mulching Monday morning…and then a barbeque at the daughter’s mid afternoon on Monday…I may try to find time to go to a driving range this weekend as well…am playing in a golf outing in two weeks and as I haven’t played at all this year and very little for the last couple of years want to hit a few so I don’t look like a n00b…and as to the gardening if I don’t get I done before next weekend then…ah well

Friday, May 26, 2006

I felt a heck 0f a lot better this AM then I did yesterday but still really not back to prime…a typical Friday…the upstairs did the “oh my god” it’s the last day before the long weekend lets shove everything we can out…got a call after 4PM…did this particular shipment go today…checked the board…reply was no…reply was why not…reply was simple…we sent the shipment information up two days ago and no one gave us a routing for it…you’re bad not ours…

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Before I could convince my brain to shutdown last night and allow me to sleep it was well past 2 AM…and the alarm rings at 7:13 AM…scared the crap out of me when it went off…I almost never am awakened by the alarm but I was today…I must have an alarm loud enough to wake the dead because that was my physical condition this AM…had intended to take the PM off to accomplish some household chores…but got take out for lunch…got home and felt like crap the rest of the day…intend and early to bed…and hopefully will actually feel alive tomorrow…

Nite all

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Allow me to expand on the below post…when I go out to a nice restaurant …I never ask if the chef beats his wife…I never ask if the chef whips his kids with a razor strap…I really don’t care if the chef believes that he must wrap himself in foil to prevent alien micro-wave transmissions from causing him to kill all mankind…I only want an excellent meal…and I think other factors were involved in the decision to select Harold over Tiffini and that sucks…I will watch the next series of Top Chef if there is one…I love the concept…I just have a problem with the result of season number 1
Again I am p*ssed off at the result of a reality show…Harold played the finals safe and won…Tiffini pushed the envelope and lost…is she a b*tch yes…is she a person I would work for …probably not…is she bi-sexual yes…but did she hang it out and overwhelmed him…. I think she did…I think at the end they chose white bread chef over admittedly a total b*tch but a better cook…don’t get me wrong… I think Harold is a great chef…I think he deserves the honor…I just think he deserves the honor less…Top Chef…a great ride…I loved the series…I just disagree with the final result…
Today did not exist…I have forgotten it all…never happened and will only be recalled in nightmares and wet dreams…

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Not a bad workday…not a good workday…just a neutral workday…I’ll take it…relaxed…watched a little tube and headed to worship team practice…with some reluctance…I have gagged on some mucous on Sunday and had nothing in my stomach at the time and had vomited a mixture of water and stomach acid…several times…and obviously had done some damage to the throat…well the first song we did I do a descant harmony on the last verse…well not tonight…voice was strong in the lower range and not existence in the high range… as we sung loosened up a lot…by the time we got to the next to the last song I looked over at the N-lady and realized she was sing a strong alto but she has a confidence problem…had the mike at waist level…Lord give me enough voice to prove to her she’s on the money…dropped my mike…turned to her and sang a

Strong alto part…about half way through she realized that we where in sync…gave her a thumbs up and she then knew she was on…big smile and made my day…funny thing was went back to total bass on the last song…I do a bass thing on that one…a little idiot bass extra vocal on the lead in to the chorus and the leader tonight added his voice…in a tenor 2 to the lead in…normal guy had family issues and the second guy lead practice…I shot him a glance…when we were done he look at me and said I love it when you do that…the improvisation…and that’s why I sing and do music…to get the smile…the glance…the thanks…not from those that listen necessarily but from those that I sing with…make music with…makes my day…I have a solo quality voice and almost never sing solos…not that I can’t but because I don’t want to…I love ensemble singing and playing…any sized group is ok…I prefer to be the harmony singer…the harmony player…I would rather make someone else look good…give that little punch that makes the group look good and rejoice in them taking the bows then taking the bows myself…I have always been a “role-player”…the “6th man” if you will…and I take great joy in being that…the only time I have forsaken that role is when I am given no option…I am the lead high tenor with the local choral society…when informed of the role I at first said “Why Me”…give it to somebody else…not my thing…and was tersely informed that if I wanted to give the role to another I had to give my voice to another…not happening but I accept the role but do it with humility

(Trollie’s two cats drag him away from the keyboard before he writes a novella)

Monday, May 22, 2006

I had a very bad physical day yesterday…I have a cold and I gagged on mucous and threw up like 3 times in a minute (sorry for the gentle of spirit but that’s the truth) and as I had nothing in the stomach but water and acid…the result on throat and self was less then charming…awoke this morning in a very bad place…digestive problem was gone but very cold for late may (36*f) and very damp…the residual problem from yesterday, plus the fact that my arthritis flared from the weather…took about 15 minutes of flexing before any joint was willing to move…I was all about taking the afternoon off…but my boss was in worse shape then I was and he beat me to it…he has a chronic migraine problem…probably the biggest problem there is me…(hehe)

Have just chilled tonight despite the fact that I had things to do…but just didn’t have the whether with all to do them…have a long weekend this week…I hope to have 3 days but even if it’s alone 2 days + one or two hours in it will do…

Cats have been rotating on and off the trollie’s lap tonight…as all nights…the two cats I have a very difficult time co-existing on my lap…when I had 3 they seemed to accept the shared experience…but now that I have only 2 they tend to fight over the privilege…(RIP Lilly Bell you are missed by me if not by your evil step sisters)

(Trollie pauses in his posting as Aggie cat is in need of attention)

It’s late and although I must to bed… I am physically wasted…the mind is unwilling…Nite All

Sunday, May 21, 2006

“‘Twas the night before may 22nd and all through the house two creatures were stirring and both of them cats”

Has been a very weird day.

I had a vey poor physical day and a day, which I had some yard work, planned but the weather did not cooperate…dang…

I rarely fell like doing yard work except on weekends both days this weekend were a bust…so I must cut the grass the first weekday evening I get or I needs sell the grass for hay…