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

Friday, December 4, 2015

[ just an explanation, am on a G+, yes, do i have the option of using my G+ profile here, yes....but  was on blogger long before there was a G+, my close peeps knew who i was but i liked the ability to write what i thought with a bit of privacy...limiting and controlling what i gave away and what i concealed....i thought long and hard [for about 20 seconds, but a good 20 seconds] and decided not to use my G+ profile here....i don't mind being public on G+...but here i prefer to hide under my bridge and only sally forth...when i feel like it]
i have been working on a new template and layout for another blog...that would give me four active blogs, and one dead and buried...this one is a catchall...i have a links blog...a poetry blog...but even with that there are topics i really don't want to post in any of the active 3...i have 90 days to activate the 5th one.....i'll add a link if i find material to post there...to activate it..
[ UPDATE: i've decided to move my dead blog to private, and the new one as well, i will decide at some point whether to move the new  one to public...but now it's just me venting in peace...in my "Fortress of Solitude" .....{the mad one flies away, his Black Watch tartan cape flapping in the wind....giggling}]
i got an email today...basically we saw you blog and wanted to get me to review their product for a couple of cans of  their product.....now i'm maybe slower then i once, but i'm still pretty quick when hitting the "Report as Spam" button...i could make a little scratch [aka money]...if i ran ads on my blog(s)...but for me that defeats the purpose of a blog, well at least from my perspective..but enough of this...there's nutty things to talk about...
one of those late fall days which normally get me down...low 40's*F...grey slate skies....damp...windy...but have had a mellow day...brief walk...trip to the bank for cash...a typical [at least for me] breakfast [ no one ever expects the etymology link for the word breakfast...[link]]...OJ and an egg & sausage sandwich....just finished a snack , a mix of good olives, and a nice sheep's milk cheese...feeling very good...but when i feel this good can the madness be far away....so buckle your seat belts .........thinks could get weird.........
sometimes as i get older i will remember a blast from the past...now at the time in western NYS...there were no malls...we had Plazas know now as strip malls, but there was one just outside the city limits of Buffalo that was huge...several 100's of yards long, and room for 100's maybe 1000's of cars...as we walk to the place our car was parked the was this man taking with his hands as much as speaking and in broken english saying "I lost the car"....now in that area at that time  [the '60's] there were a lot of first and second generation polish emigrants in  the area, dang probably half my school were polish, there at the time was a polish language radio station in the area...so he helped him find his car..but i remember my best friend at the time GW...at 16 he was 6'5 and 265lbs. with very little fat, but his dad was a riot, he was the first US citizen in his family...he was born on the boat as his family came to the US and as it was under US Flag...a great guy...he once said to me "If someone calls me a pollack that's okay, that's what i am...but if some one calls me a [blank] pollack i get mad
[ for the blank substitute your fav 4 letter word]
i grew up in a school system that was 80 to 85 percent, german or polish or a mix of both, all either farm kids or factory kids....the toughest kid in school was named Barbara...nobody messed with her, well other then me....i loved a challenge....still do... the weird thing is today this would be impossible...if you checked the pocket or purse of 90% of the students in my High School, there was a pocket knife, if you looked in the closet of 80% there was either or both a 22 rifle and/or a shotgun[and i  mean both the girls and the guys]...they were tools, we were rural kids...we never used or even thought of them as weapons[unless of course you were a woodchuck]...i always got a kick out of listening to my elders talk about the "Good Old Days" and laughed about it [obviously not to their faces]...yet i find myself doing now exactly the same thing...
[ if you thing this post is not PC then fine...i have no time for that...just too old and grumpy]

Thursday, December 3, 2015

this is a hard thing(s) i intend to write here, to say i'm complicated is an understatement, i probably would have fit better in the age when the renaissance man was accepted...and respected...in today's culture...i at times am considered weird...strange...and i embrace that....i have at this point have 3 diverse blogs, but i have considered starting another two or more...do i add one for military history..do i add one for liturgical music...do i add one for my love of ancient writings..or my love of old languages...or etymology...what every comes to mind...i'm conflicted....i think that might be an appropriate middle name......lets try it on for size...Mad Conflicted Trollie.....or is that redundant...
got up about 7am...had some OJ, went out about 9am, because of the weather had not been out for a couple of days...still may get winter mix this evening...but had a weather break so...i won't go into great details but... did get some nice sheep's milk cheese [ i know..i know...as i trollie i should prefer goat's milk cheese, can't stand it, so sheep's milk cheese is close enough....I SAID CLOSE  ENOUGH], and a nice mix of olives from the olive bar....but i regress....i had earlier in  the day, broke a pair of reading glasses, not the first pair of glasses i broke, but i always have two pairs, sometimes 3, a pair of half readers 2.75's for shopping, and 1 or two pairs 2.5's for reading and playing with my laptop....

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

today has been many things, most of which i really didn't like too much, damp, wet, raining, grey slate skies...another day stuck in my rooms....nothing to watch on TV, one of the sites i kill time on down....so i did the next best thing...i took a nap....all of the above haven't changed...just my attitude towards it.....and the best thing the same crap tomorrow except maybe some snow...just wonderful [NOT]....

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

To be fair and honest i am in the process of watching the entire movie of the Kingsman, i now have seen the whole thing......and i lived....i made the the comment that it reminded me of a shooter video  game but i might have been a bit premature....while it does have elements of the afore mentioned video shooter game, but i now believe that the true definition is more like one of the old cartoons i loved as a kid....Bugs vs Elmer Fudd...Bugs vs Yosemite Sam...Bugs vs the Tasmanian Devil...et al. but i'm not a kid anymore ...but with real actors....less a graphic novel....and more a bad dime comic..[yes i'm that old]..........i love mindless entertainment, but not that mindless...the only thing worse...would be a sequel.....
[on the mad one's scale i'd give it....nothing]
[but i did like the rendition of Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance  #1]
[but that was the only thing]
I've been playing with using  a pic to use on my title page as background, but hadn't found something i really liked...but got to thinking of time zones, and went looking for a map, and then thought (a painful thing for me) and found the one that now graces the background for the title page...so at least physically you know where Troll54 is...well at least in UTC time...
[as to the post below the tremors left almost as quickly as they came]
i have a disorder known as familial tremors, it not constant but occasional, but today is one of those occasions. [i've added a link to the right].....it's with great difficulty that i post this...but

Monday, November 30, 2015

know in most cases i believe that "Reality TV" isn't....but i've been watching for awhile "Street Outlaws"...but IMHO i think that it's may be reality tv, but i know those guys are " Meshugener".[if you don't speak Yiddish there is a link to a Yiddish dictionary on the right] but i've added a link over on  the right for "Street Outlaws".
the weather over the last month or so has been 2 or 3 clear days, then 2 or 3 days with rain and or snow....since i don't drive anymore and it's hard  to impossible for me to get out in the rain or snow i've been watching the weather closely to pick days to walk...rain and or snow for the next two days, but woke up and the rumitiz was acting up and the legs, well they did reach from my hips to the floor, but can't say much more for them...did take a short walk to get things i might run out of, but probably shouldn't have...

Sunday, November 29, 2015

the movie "Kingsmen" is playing on HBO, and admittedly i've only caught the last hour, twice, but what i did see, i'm not sure i'd what to waste the time to see it all, but i can see where it would appeal to those who like shooter video games...i thought i wasn't watching a movie but looking over someone's shoulder playing a video game...not my cup of tea ....but