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

Sunday, July 24, 2016

we really need rain bad......we had very little snow cover this winter.......and very little rain......the only thing green is weeds.........there is a number of canada geese around and they are really scrounging for fresh grass......the woodchucks are fine because they tend to eat the weeds.......but if we don't get some rain...........?????????

Friday, July 22, 2016

took a walk , well at this point mid afternoon yesterday.......it's one my longer walks, but there is this cool shop.......which has bulk spices......i was looking for simple bulk black pepper corns....have looked for them......no one stocks them anymore except in grinders........i've got 4 grinders i don't need another one........but i've always wanted to try the pink Himalayan salt........and they had it in bulk....as a finishing salt......i love it

Thursday, July 21, 2016

don't get me wrong........i love the way the internet allows me to reconnect  with peeps i haven't seen in over 50 years........the kids i went through school with............but it's not the same............it doesn't feel real...........i did not grow up  in the 'internet world'............the virtual world if you will..........i was in my late 20's before i saw a hand held calculator...........i used a slide rule in physics..........i've adjusted to the digital, virtual, world..........but i hate it...........i have no choice so i have.......but i miss face to face contact........and if you suggest 'skype' as true face to face contact.......then we have a major problem with definition of terms
when i was a kid...........i used to laugh......silently.....when my elders talked about the good old days............i could not comprehend their desire to go back.......but now i find i long for a much more simple days........when sodas were dime, candy bars a nickle......and you dealt with people face to face.......wasn't always pleasant.......but you knew where you stood with them.......when people didn't feel that they had to be 'politically correct'.........and told you how they really thought, felt, and believed.........i just miss the way it was........don't get me wrong......i will, have adjusted.......but don't ask me what i think if you don't want to here my honest opinion......i haven't adjusted that much........and i pride myself as being as 'politically incorrect as possible'
[ as an addendum i have always loved libraries..and the abilities to recline on my bed in my jammies [look it up although a casual word it is listed] and have access to virtually any text i choose  to read is great...........but there again i miss card catalogs and the smell of old leather bond books, i miss wandering around the rows of books hoping to find something i wasn't actually looking for]
to those of this time........born in the 'virtual' world..........this probably makes no sense.........more's the pity.........

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

[with the decision to retire my commentary blog this ends up here]
this whole deal with HC's email deal drives me nuts [admittedly a very short trip]
the congressional  hearings, and the FBI investigation.....[ as an aside how much did those cost the taxpayers]
and the mind boggling news conference by the AG......filled with double speak, and circular reasoning........
bottom line [my paraphrase]
she was an idiot but not criminal
i really wish we had an AG who was independent of politics and/or the current administration...
i'm not saying whether she was guilty or just arrogant [ which is a given ]........i just wish we had a straight forward, honest answer........

Friday, July 8, 2016

i woke up this morning.........the one description of how i felt was ......blah.......didn't plan to walk today.......but looked at the weather forecast........and realized it was going to rain all weekend........took a quick walk and got caught in the rain on the way back............light rain thankfully.....don't get me wrong we need the rain.......however......

Thursday, July 7, 2016

without going into all the details we once had a pure bred Himalayan cat.........got her when she was about 7 years old........had been apart of a cruelty investigation.....had a broken rear leg that had never been properly set [made her waddle when she walked]........found her at the local ASPCA........she was scared of me for about a year [she had been abused by a man]...........once she got used to the fact that i was not a threat........
one night i woke up sweating.........she was curled on my  pillow around my head.........i've always been a soft target where cats are involved........

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

i have been remiss where posting to this bog is concerned ..........been drawn away but other things.......took a short walk this morning.......needed a few things...spent a bit of time watching the wild geese feed........still can't get over how fast the goslings have grown........many are now 3/4 to 7/8 the size of the adults.......the goose down is now covered by adult feathers........been fun to watch them grow........for the first time in  a few days legs are feeling better....for a while there the best thing i could say about my legs is that they reached from my hips to the floor.........