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

Friday, January 29, 2016

I'm confused...the first two years i went to college the school was in Johnson City,NY and was called Baptist Bible Seminary.....it moved to Clark's Summit,PA and became Baptist Bible College.....which it was when i graduated...later changed to Baptist Bible College and Seminary....same location...went looking for it tonight online....no luck....after a little digging found out it's now called Summit University.....still in Clark's Summit PA.....but the real gag is it's actually in Clark's Green PA......anyways........
the real question is where do i tell peeps i went to school..............
[as confused as i am i hope i can find my bridge, with something less then a 5 man scouting party]
[ by the by i don't get the alumni newsletters.......multiple transgressions....and i wouldn't want it any other way]
I made one of my late night...early morning walks to my local 24/7 food mart and not only was the Croghan Bologna mark done to 9.99 a pound, but there was a 5$ off coupon....not really a bologna but is a locally made sausage......which i love but not when the normal price is 12$+ a pound.....but if i can get it for 5$ a pound....[will add a link to Croghan NY the home of the bologna on the right].....it's basically what we called as a kid a "blink and plum town"  if you blinked you were plum out of town...
[the mad one walks slowly to his bridge giggling]....

Monday, January 25, 2016

lovely....we have freezing rain in the forecast for the overnight....then +40*F and rain...and then rain changing to snow on the day after.....but got out today and have enough now on hand to get me thru to the weekend......but then there is also a call for Chinese food.....if i get in the mood
none of my peeps had seen me for a few days and were worried....but my sleep and wake times vary particularly this time of year....it's just easier to walk late.....my local food mart is 24/7.....

Saturday, January 23, 2016

temperature right now is 1*F......but that's the good news...because of the high pressure the storm that at this time is rolling thru the Mid-Atlantic States is passing below us....we will not feel any effects from it....
I'm sitting here tonight with "Gabriel Faure's Requiem" in the background, took one of my nocturnal walks to the local food market......just the usual stuff with one exception....the store had a 2oz. jar of caviar on special....if $64 a pound is marked down....not the point....anyone who reads this blog knows i have a very eclectic taste in food.........a quiet day........

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

i was just 4 when we moved out of Buffalo to a rural area about 20 miles from the city line....at the time we had a cocker spaniel.....which a few months later lost an argument with a dump truck...and a few weeks later i met "Big Skippy"....now you need to remember i wasn't 5 yet...and i remember that mixed breed as coming up to my shoulder,  we lived on 2.5 acre lot...with farm land behind....mom never worried where i was....because she knew the dog was always with me.....my mom claimed to be 5' tall.......[ the mad one shakes his head ] but she had a voice that carried...."Buddy dinner"...and if i was a ways off, i'd throw an arm over Big Skippy's neck, throw a leg over his back and he'd take me home....that crazy hound had two major faults
a] he never learned not to play with skunks..
b] if there was a female dog in heat within a couple of miles......

Saturday, January 16, 2016

i'm up late again........a rerun of Iron Chef America.......battle herring......against Iron Chef Morimoto ( my D and her Hubby have eaten in his Philadelphia restaurant...and i'll never  forgive them)....but at some point i probably will go to the frig and get out my bottle of pickled herring.......absolutely one of my fav snacks.....seem appropriate......[oops forgot to mention one of the judges is Kaley Cuoco]
winter is here, finally, the good news is that we only have another 3 maybe 4 months of really bad weather...i live just off the last of the great lakes ( from west to east, or the first of the great lakes if you go east to west) and in a lake effect area...been in my rooms for like 10 days...major problem is not the snow....major problem is i'm a 3 legged man....two i was born with and one made of wood [aka my cane]....added to that i don't drive anymore [ neither cars or golf balls]...i live on one of if not the busiest street in town...7 to 8 months a year...no problem...everything i need is within a 10 minute walk...but in the winter....the city is slow in enforcing the laws to clean sidewalks...and frowns on a gimpy 68 year old man, with a cane walking on one of the busiest streets in town...not to mention i've done the math...my chances of a meeting between me and a SUV...odds are not on my side..
left my rooms just before 2400 hours.....no traffic to speak of...took the long walk...
to the convenient store...needed dip...and my local food mart [24/7]......some nice olives, naan bread, artichokes, 3 cans of pea soup, a 6 pack [ no..no..no...] of burritos, a prepared breakfast dish, and a frozen sandwich.........
weather seems to allow a shorter walk tomorrow....and i'll be set for another week......

Friday, January 15, 2016

i grew up in New York State....now when in college it was assumed that i grew up in or near the City...and it was true i grew up near the City...but it was Buffalo...not NYC.....but i have been draw off the point of this post
at the time 7th grade history in New York State schools, was take a wild guess....that's right.....New York State History......and a big part of that was the history of the Iroquois Nation....those peeps who held the land before we came [link]
some Chinese delivery tonight, been a low day physically i got some kind of a bug but why try to find out what....all i really want to know is how long do i have to deal with it .......can't figure that out either.....oy vey......

Thursday, January 14, 2016

haven't written much lately, or played my online game much....my Internet access was hit and miss for a couple....and then i don't know whether i caught a bug or the bug caught me, but I've been as we say up here under the weather the last couple....plus winter has finally arrived with a vengeance...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

we had 2 days over the weekend with temps in the low 40s*F....and the snow was basically gone, except for the piles from plowing and shoveling....but we just got some where between 2 and 3 inches of fresh powder.....with may be more on the way....one of the strangest winters i've see in my 50 winters here.....

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.....

Saturday, January 2, 2016

from time to time, i'm up late, well early, and on friday night at 4am, EST, they that is the food network, show a rerun of Iron Chef America, i miss the show which the only showings now are reruns, late....anywho...
the secret ingredint was tea...which remined me of one of my pet peeves....i drank tea rarely but when i do i drink it over ice,  it's not ice tea.....it's iced tea.....

Friday, January 1, 2016

quit looking at the obits, the mad one is still here, my old puter is resting with it's elders, i got me a new chromebook, probably shound have got one 2 years ago but...i thought i'd like at touch screen... but used it very little........