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

Saturday, January 9, 2016

heard from an old friend today, known her since the fall of '71, her age is top secret, but it's north of 90...(please don't tell her i said that)...it's been what 5 or 6 years since i saw her last, but we talk on the phone a couple of times a year...called her a month a so or maybe a tad more....but she didn't return my calls....she called today...she fell a about four weeks ago....2 hairline breaks...1 above and 1 below her left knee....in a local rehab facility...should be out in a couple of weeks...my prayers are with her
sometimes old memories return, i was rereading my profile, and was reminded of  the story where i had a 1500 lb. gaylord dropped on my foot, now i was wearing safety shoes at the time,  actually a pair of suede slip on shoes with a kelvar reinforced toe....but the thing that i also remembered was that the GM was on the production floor all the time, safety shoes were required...and he had on his fav penny loafers...well i teased him about them...way more then once...so one day he came done and asked me to step on his shoe....i never did figure out where he got them...but he had found a pair of penny loafers....with a kelvar reinforced toe.....

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

i've been surfing YouTube tonight and came across Beethoven's Halleluhah from Christ on the Mount of Olives...never actually sung the piece, except in the shower...but had a budgie called Stormie....mostly yellow with grey patches...why we called her that...but she loved the peice, she would hear the interduction...her head would bob...and once the choir sang she would sing along ....off key...but...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

i haven't said too much about the week plus i was off line, but my acer aspire/v5's mother board bit the big one..but in considering a new machine, what i use it for, i came to the conclusion that all i really needed was a door to the net....plus to rid myself of microshit (oops...microsoft) was well not exactly a piroity but....i decided on a chromebook...all though the os is called chrome os, it's just a redo of linux...tons faster...and since i already had a google log in...basically lost nothing...
whoever told me i could have access to the internet, should be put in a naughty chair for several hours, but the one who told me about blogger.....oy vey....i could give you his name, but.....not today....
have you ever had one of those days when every time you tried to do anything you ran into one of your pet peeves...well to be honest not every one of my pet peeves but a few biggies...
1] politicians....AKA Obama...his new guncontrol rules are nothing more then restatements of laws already on the books, which have not been properly enforced....
2] city officials....aka my home town....we have snow removal laws for sidewalks....which seem to be rarely enforced....as a walker who needs to get to things on probably the street with the most trafiic...having to walk in the street because the sidewalk is not shoveled...not an option....


Monday, January 4, 2016

i've been watching the WWE tonight on USA network, nothing else on and it is mindless entertainment, i remeber watching regional shows as a kid in western NY, and the regional broadcast from Motreal, later, and the NYC group which became the WWE....as a sometimes amatuer wrestler always knew, for lack of a better term it was scripted...but most of the action was at least in the ring....what it's evolved into to......is just a "Redneck Soap Opera"......
current weather outside my bridge is 4*F, with the windchill that -13*F, so the mad one will stay under his bridge today.....