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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

there is a show that one of the history channels, or is it discovery channel, any who, searching for Hitler...now i admit that the proof the soviets offer is a bit thin but we're talking about a event (that is Hitler death) which happened 70 years ago...besides even if he did escape, and you did find his bones, how would you verify his identity... okay who ask he might be still alive..considering he was born in 1889...he'd be 126 now...you do the math...
but i can expect several episodes with them wandering around, i guess Argentina will be one of the stops...but a positive conclusion...maybe...or they might find Hoffa...or big foot

i took a walk today, needed (or was that wanted) a few items at the food market,but extended the walk to included Staples, and an Army-Navy store...(aka sporting goods store)
i've been thinking of adding a tablet or a digital camera, they (that is Staples only special order the cameras, or i probably would have bought one).now to the sporting good store, i've wanted a pair of binoculars for a while, so i bought a pair of  small binoculars, Bushnell a good brand. now the question which will never be answered, if Staples had a camera in stock?  i guess we'll never know, it's just that i hate buying things until i can see it, handle it. and yes i can be forgetful at times but did stop and pick a few items at the food market.
(NOTE:all three stores are in the same plaza)
also when i was there i noticed the Vietnamese restaurant has re-opened, i love pho ....but really didn't have the time...but will put it back on my list of places to eat
got back to my rooms and caught the end of one of the semi-finals for the World Cup of Rugby...New Zealand beat South Africa by 2 points.
(the mad one is listening to Classic FM, will put the link on right)

Friday, October 23, 2015

okay what should i do....look like an idiot when i say look to the right for the link, when the column is now on the left, or 2436 posts and edit right to left...-now i maybe an idiot, but i'm not going to edit  2436 possible posts ...or i could change the template....which i did, so links are back on  the right
it's a year+ until the election of the next US president ....there are more potential candidates the you could shake a cane at ( and yes i have to use one...not a candidate but a cane)
but frankly at this point, i really have very little interest yet, i'll wait until the field thins out, then maybe i'll have more to say...
walked over to the local food market, and right inside the door there was a bin of imported cheeses, one i had never seen or heard of before Pecorino Pepato, a sheep's milk cheese with pepper corns...
(the mad one grins as he enjoys this wonder cheese...he muses...would go well with billy goat, but does go with a nice glass of bourbon)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

BEWARE:
any of the links on the older posts (that is those between 2002 and 2010) are probably deader then a door nail
since i just changed the the layout of the blog, so in some of the posts it will mention a link on the right, well now you need to use your other right (aka look left)  otherwise i'd have to go thru 2431 posts, and edit where needed...don't hold your breath....
(the mad one walks away...shaking his head)
i love to check the stats on my 3 active blogs, in particular the country(s) of origin (i always misspell origin, or do i, because with out thinking i spell it Origen).....on one of my other blogs i got a hit from Ireland, and a couple from Indonesia, over the last week the leader of hits is not the US of A, but is Russia, welcome, i'll pour the vodka....
been messing with the template today, have always preferred the column on the left and posts on the right...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

one of the neat features on  Google (i guess the hip term is app) is a translation function, enter any English word and choose a language and it gives you the equivalent in another language of your choice
it's going to do wonders for my cussing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

have unearthed a long dead blog...not much new there yet...link on right...Trollie hangs ten

Monday, October 19, 2015

(rant alert activated)
today was warmer then yesterday, but warmer is a relative term particularly at this time of year. on my walk to the local market  i need to cross one of the more busy streets in town (and yes i did wait for the walk cycle...which doesn't mean i don't J walk from time to time). as i was crossing a car was stopped at the light. windows up, now this guy must have more stereo ( sorry for the archaic term) equipment jammed in that car then I've owned my entire life. now i am partial deaf...and 15 feet away and the sound was deafening, i feel sorry for those with perfect hearing.
now don't get me wrong, you and/or he can listen to any music you and/or he wants to. but why play it so loud that i have to listen to it as well.
also every time this happens it's either rap or death metal, neither which i consider music.
(rant over)
there is always a question when blogging, do you write for hits, or write what you want and hits be damned. years ago all you had to do was posted about a girl who was named after a hotel in France, and you would have been buried in hits...on the other had i have a picture of a clown car...hits are great but being myself priceless ....

Sunday, October 18, 2015

according to one of the weather sites i use, it was 27*F last night, and today i saw a few flacks of snow, have seen  snow earlier in years past but winter is coming.
there are two old gags in the NorthCountry...name given by locals for 3 counties in upstate NY
1) we only have two seasons:
   a) winter
   b) construction
2) we have 3 seasons
   a) just was winter
   b) soon will be winter
   c) winter
(note: i usually use an english system of measurement, but i realize many are raised in the metric system therefore i have add a metric conversion site in "other links", look to the right )



did you ever notice that no matter how many channels you get on your idiot box (aka TV)
there is either nothing to watch or 2+ shows you want to watch.
that would be tonight:
1) Draft Day...now i'm not a big fan of Kevin Costner, but Jennifer Garner..huba...huba...but i do like the flick...not realistic but most movies are not. even when they try to be.
2) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...the last film before his retirement of Sean Connery (Bond..James Bond) enough said...and Peta Wilson...(of La Femme Nikita fame the TV show) obviously this flick doesn't even try to be realistic.
(the mad one sits back and watches Peta)
(okay...okay...i may channel surf a little...i mean there is Jennifer)
which reminds me when i was 19 or 20 and worked in a hobby shop...on the main drag...downtown...big front window...and the owner who was in his mid 50's...sat in a rocking chair...watching the girls walk by...
we told him:
a) if your wife ever sees you watching...
b) and besides your way too old...
his response was always the same..."the day i stop looking is the day they nail the lid over my head.
  married friends of mine  had a party for the lady's 40th birthday...
said he," i'm going to trade you in for 2- 20's"
and with out skipping a beat
she quipped "you aren't wired for 2-20 at your age"
(the two stories above are actually true)
(the mad one wanders off)
(and yes i'm almost 68...and i still look...and i run from anyone with a hammer and nails)