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

Saturday, October 31, 2015

i was considering writing a post about All Hallows' Eve (aka Halloween) but after doing some basic research decided that:
a) i needed more research
b) this might not be the appropriate place because it would be way  too long for this format.
now i probably still will end up writing it, but need to find a better venue...but in a nutshell...i'm not a fan...of Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2015

TnT is showing all 3 of the made for TV Librarian movies back to back tonight, all 3 are good but i prefer the last 2. interestingly enough both of the lead female actors  went on to star in long running TV series...from the 2nd movie Gabrielle Anwar...as Fiona in Burn Notice.....and from the 3rd movie Stana Katic....as Becket on Castle
starting last season they now are showing a TV series based on the Librarian movies, the season premier is this Sunday....whether i watch or not have not decided....i really like the 3 original movies,  but frankly i found the first season of the series...well....kinda lame.
now the fall colors had not been at their peak at the beginning  of the week and with the rain and high winds of the last few days, the leaves or at least the majority of them are now soaking wet and on the ground...i'm glad that dealing with them is not my  concern. but one of the things i love about fall are the colors of fall...(ho hum)...i guess i must wait until next year...
this weekend is the time to change the time on clocks (from daylight saving time (some countries  use the term summer time) and back to eastern standard time). one of silly terms to describe this bi-annual process is "spring forward and fall back). i would  tried this physically but at my age if i did i'd probably spring forward, get tipped by my cane and fall on my back..
(the mad one exits stage left, giggling)
i'm retired and probably watch more TV then i should (and probably is an understatement). but that being said i've see a lot of TV ads. i'm also someone who likes to play with my words. there was a trend years ago on TV to try to take the hype, and misleading claims out of TV ads, but in doing so the term they used, actually fits the classic  definition of oxymoron. and the catch phrase was:
"Truth in Advertising"...not only an oxymoron...but a very bad joke...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

i discovered something today i didn't know, now i never thought that the aerial view on a maps app  was current but the ones you get for where i live are at least 3 or 4 years old, there has been a fair amount of new construction since i moved to the west side of town almost 5 years ago, and a hotel, and 3 franchises which weren't there when i moved, but i did watch them when they were built, and they aren't in the aerial view...
the rain has stopped for awhile, sun is out, but still really windy,  took a chance and took a walk, needed a few things, as i  didn't get out yesterday...but there is still some more rain in the forecast...been watching regional radar....

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

despite the forecast it been relatively calm for the last 2 hours, the storm split in 2 parts, one part is far to the east, and one part is near to the west, looks like we may catch the edge of the one to  the west in a couple of hours
really a messed up weather day, a low front from the west, and another from the south, what's left of a hurricane that hit the south eastern US, have come together, not super heavy rain or wind as of yet, but it's been predicted the gusts may reach 65 mph...oy vey ...................

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

it's 26*F here as i write...or -3.333*C
the post below got me thinking about Canadian geese, and something that happened many years ago, there is a place in this area called the Perch River Preserve...my family was down there this time of year and were watching literally 1000's of water fowl grouping for the yearly flight south...in one area there where 100's of geese some on the water some on the land. on the land side ever 10 yards or so was a lookout, from time to time one of the other geese would relieve the lookouts, now i don't know if the cat that was thinking there was a goose dinner in it's future was feral or a pet..but it got jumped by several geese,... if the cat hadn't found refuge in a culvert under a gravel road, i'm sure it might have lost all nine lives...we then moved to another overlook...100's of a mixed bag of ducks, geese, coots,and swans...yes swans...my daughter was maybe 10 at the time...and she had the binoculars..said she " dad i see a big bird flying over the marsh..." i saw what she saw and knew exactly what it was..as she followed it the bald eagle flew right over her about 10 yards over her head, she almost fell over backwards trying to watch it's path...the eagle caught a thermal and rode that thermal and soared up until it was just a dot in the sky...
the moral of this story is don't mess with geese..or obviously the bald eagle...

Monday, October 26, 2015

there are two drainage ponds, built for the purpose of protecting the local business, a plaza, 2 hotels, and a bunch of franchise places,
however being on a very active water fowl flyway...the birds think the 2 ponds were  made for them, more likely they didn't care why, they just took them over, took a walk today, on the larger one there were enough canadian geese for several traditional christmas goose dinners.
now the small one is mostly ducks, coots, and the occasional heron, crane, or egret.