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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

sorry but i'm on the tomato kick today (see below)
the first of the hybrids were just coming out when i was maybe 12 or 13, and dad planted some, but before that they were all, own seed, no hybrids, and to tell the true there were a bit ugly, most were 4 lobs, not even close to a regular shape, but boy were they tasty..........fresh picked, washed at the outside tap........1 big bite........then a shake of salt and pepper, and a dash of apple cider vinegar.....a real treat after a couple of hours of mowing the near to an acre of grass with a push gas lawn mower....and if truth be told very few of the radishes and spring onions ever got to mom's kitchen either.....there are times when i sometimes long for those days long ago.......muck out the chicken coup....wheelbarrow to the compost pile.....cut some grass.......and a stop at the garden for a snack.....tomatoes, green onions, maybe a radish.....or maybe a few wild strawberries from the fields....old memories are flooding back the older i get......
again with my lunch, a nice grinder roll, rare roast beef, a little Italian dressing, a mixture of mayo, horseradish, a touch of garlic/chili sauce, salt, pepper, oops forgot the slices of heirloom tomato....yum.
 quiet day, don't think i'll walk today......
the tomatoes take me back to my childhood..(of course some say i never really left my childhood  behind)  I grew up rural, large garden, most years 4 dozen tomato plants ( and since we're talking 60+ years ago and according to the definition those tomatoes  qualify as 'heirloom') why so many plants, mom loved to can vegetables
we had a shelve over the outside faucet...salt, pepper, and vinegar (in containers of course) much of the vegetables from the garden never made it to kitchen.....but the heirloom tomatoes, take me back to a time and a place a long time ago, when life was......well....... simple

Friday, April 28, 2017

High 50'sF to low 60'sF.......light wind and partial sun/clouds........for me a perfect day for a walk, could of waited but it was the kind of weather I love.......
I had a gourmet lunch, well that is if you grew up in eastern Erie county outside Buffalo NY, in a rural area where the two most common ethnic groups were German and eastern European.......
Knockwurst ( although in German would be Knackwurst), baked beans, and of course sauerkraut......

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spent some time today doing a tad of editing, and added a few new links, and some other things......
But one thing got me to thinking the etymology of foot and mouth disease aka putting your foot in you mouth.....from hoof and mouth disease, and an old British "putting your foot in it".....because of the period of history this phase comes from, i'm wondering if for sake of not being rude, they delete the sh from the it.........hey I'm just spit balling here..........
I've probably I mentioned this before but as the old saying goes:
"They say " the second thing that goes when you grow older is your memory, and for the life of me I can't remember the first thing?' "
I have decided if I have a good idea, but can't deal with it right then to write it down
Four problems i see with this however:
1) i have to remember to write it down
2)  i have to find a pad and pen
3) If i do the above, then i have to remember where i put the pad
4) and even if i did all of the above there is 1 more problem:
    4a) why in the name of Abigail Adams.....did i write it down in the first place

Sunday, April 23, 2017

something struck me as a little odd if not flat wrong a Snapple ad that basically said that the "Nigerian Scam" started in the 1800's and the scammers needed social security numbers, now i admit the ad was funny but.........see on the left a link to 'social security numbers'......they weren't issued until 1935.........now i know it was funny, and given leave for artistic licence not with standing i half expect to see something on line stating the historical fact that the "Nigerian Scam" has it's origins in a telegraph message in the 1800's, appearing somewhere in social media any day now........oy vey

God’s Covenant With Noah  

Genesis Chapter 9:1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
“But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being

MY thoughts


the above is in response to the article on the left about the "True Human Diet", whether or not this was a new Covenant or a repeat of an old one...can't for sure say one way or another..........or whether or not all antediluvian  humans were vegetarians but it is plausible