Tuesday, December 22, 2015

weather has been really strange the last few days, for that matter the last 6 weeks or so, it was in the 50's*F today, and rain both yesterday and today....normally this time of year it's i the mid 20s*f and we have snow on the ground, at this point there is no chance that we will have a white Christmas...i know many will be sad, frankly i could care less, but i wish:
a] it would stop raining
and
b] my rumitiz would calm down
i need to walk either tomorrow or the next the next day...because nothing will be open on the 25th...i need to get prescription filled, [ and no it's not lithium]
decided to stay put on Christmas, i had an invite but really wasn't in the mood....

Saturday, December 19, 2015

i got to thinking last night, that i hadn't really played any serious chess in nigh on forty years, so i decided to call my bro, who has played online chess for years...3 problems...i lost the scrape of paper i wrote his number on, couldn't remember it,  and no telephone book, but thanks to whitepagers.com...and he gave me the names of several sites...haven't tried 1 yet...but...

Friday, December 18, 2015

i rarely eat breakfast, well in the morning anyways, but if i go to a diner i will almost always order breakfast regardless of the time of day....but i'm getting ahead of myself...quiet day...but to many my eating habits and what i consume may seem a bit weird, i rarely eat a big meal, prefer to eat multiple small meals...but today's menu...very typical...well at least for me, polish sausage with BBQ sauce, a few figs, Turkish,..some olives, mix of Greek and Italian...most with pits....and a soft pretzel......and i'll be up a few more hours...so who knows what else may pass...spent most of the day watching some boob tube, and playing Blogshares...found a new tactic...
someone asked me the other day if i was going to go see the new Star Wars movie, and i quipped that i would wait to see it on HBO, truth be told the last fix i saw at a movie house was the original Star Trek movie...but the 7 film in the series, if it was 7 peeps playing music it would be a septet, you know i can leave it there, etymology of septet.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

so i made one of  my nocturnal walks tonight, i needed a few things, but most of all, i wanted to take a walk and put some mileage on my new shoes...but glad i did...the food market i shop at from time to time has breaded precooked shrimp at a good price, i got 2 packages...3 cans of soup on sale...a brick of good local cheese on special, and a frozen cheese steak sandwich...
It's Beethoven's birthday today, and he doesn't look a day of 245 years old...
weather forecast changed again, as per usual...tomorrow  and Sunday look okay but Saturday...possible lake effect snow......

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

the weather the next four days could be strange, Thursday and Friday, rain and the probability of snow this weekend...welcome to late fall in the NorthCountry....which leads to the possibility of snow cover...now we have had on occasion a green Christmases but they are rare, by this time we usually have snow cover...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

it's been a weird day...  but then what's new....my acer has been giving me fits today....weather continues to be crazy for early december...but i have had an up and down day as well

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Latin police have not bothered me for a long time but this post and the link i've added may get them back, they may even swear out an injunction against me to never use a latin word again, when i was a kid we  used a form  of communication to confuse those who didn't know the gag...i've placed a link to a pig latin/english translator on the right..........
i've changed the template here again, also added some more links to the right

Saturday, December 12, 2015

had a nice lunch, for some unknown reason, it seems that we must celebrate something that happened 68 years ago today, frankly i rather not be  counting but if then i must, then i will celebrate the 50th anniversary of my 18th birthday....

Friday, December 11, 2015

i hung out on G+ for a while, on communities I thought were open to discussion, open to different views, well i was wrong, i actually put my real name out there...well more or less, a nick but the actually surname not a big surprise ....maybe i was a bit optimistic but...no one really wants to discuss, their just want you to accept their point of view, i still lurk from time to time, and there are a couple i might post to, a couple of poetry communities...the only reason i don't quit entirely is a family community...i've switched my nick on G+...to the nick i've been known on line for many years the "Mad Trollie".......
in about 9 hours i will turn 68 years old [ i'm not going to try that old bit about 68 years young...it's stupid, i've earned every day, every bump, every....[fill in the rest]]
have lunch date with my sibs and their spouses tomorrow...not a bad thing...
the weather has been weird the last month or so, and now it's heading for the surreal....today's temperature is 52*F...this is the north country, we should  be hip deep in snow...temperature should be some south of 32*F or even 0*F....but took my morning walk in a light hooded sweatshirt, my Hogan hat on my head...except for the wind, quite pleasant, don't get it twisted, i'm not complaining..but it's just spooky 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I haven't posted much to any of my blogs over the last few days, i've been distracted , have a cold drink and a egg sandwich with a slice Lebanon Bologna..( link down on the right if you what)...but it reminded me of the many sandwiches i took in a paper bag when i was in school several eons ago, many were the a fore mentioned smoked sausage....i love playing with words, i love homonyms...
try below:
"A foul fowl just dumped on my head"

Monday, December 7, 2015

I mentioned awhile back that i was thinking about adding a 4th active blog...what i didn't say..was that i've been thinking about it a lot, and for the last few it has existed,  and i've been posting in private..but i've got enough posts and have decided to turn it loose in public...but i don't expect it to appeal to everyone but you can find the link over on the right, "Under the Bridge"
This is Dec. 7th, and TCM is showing a bunch of movies made in the early 1940's....by major studios, major producers and directors, and in some cases big stars of the period, but let's face it, they were thinly veiled propaganda films.....well  part of the purpose to aid the war effort, that's historical, and excluding that, they are still of interest and reasonably well done....the one showing now is just straight propaganda....

Sunday, December 6, 2015

this will be brief, spent most of the day messing with Blogshares...you'll find the badge wandering over there on the left

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