Mi asno querrĂ­a un enano y un yate, por favor.

Sunday. Almost warm Sunday. Supposed to get to 71 degrees today. That’s almost warm. For around here it’s a veritable heat wave. WaRshingtonians really can’t make up their minds about hot & cold. 70 degrees? Too hot. 60 degrees? Too cold. Sun came out? Better forget how to drive. Sun goes behind a cloud? Better forget how to drive. Raining, not raining, road curves, road straightens out: Better forget how to drive.

But don’t get me started. Got caught behind our uphill neighbor coming home the other day. Young guy. Dipshidiot slowed down to 25 in a 35 zone (did I mention: with me behind him?). Then went 5 mph on our 15 mph road. Which indicates to me he’s a big guy with a small dick that compensates by making life hell for those around (or behind) him. Shits gonna hit the fan if I ever get the chance to tell him my opinion on the matter.

So, I’ve been reading before going to sleep for most of my life. Not a problem when I was still reading physical books. But I’ve been using a Kindle reader for the past several years and turning over and going to sleep has been “difficult” most of the time. I figured I was just getting old but it turns out it may have something to do with the “blue” light these things generate. At one time I had a pair of “blue blockers” but they didn’t really seem to help.

Since getting back from our vacation, I’ve been mostly just going to bed and not reading and falling asleep really fast (for me). Zonked until about 0430 when I wake up (I mean really awake!) and get up. Last night I read like I always have and spent the night getting up to pee about every 1.5 hours or so. “Slept” until 0545 this morning but don’t feel rested.

So tonight I’m going to try the just going to bed to sleep thing and see how that works. May be a life changer for me after doing it the old way most all my life. Mostly I think a day without reading is a wasted day so I’ll have to find time (other when taking a dump) to just sit and read a bit. Shouldn’t be too hard; I’m Retired! (And going back to real physical books just ain’t gonna work for me. We already have a library of physical books that fills our. well, library. No more room. And I can carry 3000 books in my back pocket electronically.)

Went out and took an hour to do the rest of the whack weeding. Then about 45 minutes to mow the back yard. Came in for a drink and told SWMBO that I hadn’t planned anything for dinner.

She asks “Want me to cook dinner?”

“Sure!” says I.

So she comes back in a few minutes and says “You pick the meat.”

“Excuse me?”

“You pick the meat and I’ll cook it.”

I admit it; I forgot. Heavy Sigh (trying to think of which meat).

NEVER sigh when a woman is talking to you! Ever! And a Heavy Sigh: Stee-Rike One!

“Fine!” she declares while stomping off.

“Well, Schweetie,” says I. “I thought you were going to fix dinner but you asked me to pick what you’re going to cook.”

Stee-Rike Two!

Apparently, there’s a difference between “You choose the meat.” and “You want me to pick what you cook.” Go figure.

I went outside. Figured that’d be the safest course of action for me. She knows where I sleep and I don’t want to hit strike three.

Wish me luck.


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Finally! Morning Down-Time To Relax.

So, I guess I ought to get off my ass and catch up. In my own defense though, I have been fairly busy since we got back from our trip. Surprising; the things that build up to do around the house (the Joys of Home Ownership!) even when you’re not actually occupying the house.

So, got to mow the acre+ we keep clear around the house. (Clear being a relative term.) Weed whacking around the house (2 foot tufts of grass in places!) and throughout and around that acre+ I mentioned. Two dump runs: 1 for garbage and 1 for “recyclables.” (Although I keep the aluminum cans for myself. Have 9 50-gal plastic bags of them that I’ve collected over the past year or two. I really need to take them down and trade them in! Really!)

Garden is going gang-busters! Peas are about 3 ft tall and climbing well. Onions are sprouting. Lettuce already being eaten by those pill-bug bastards. The blueberry bushes have flowered. Sycamore trees have sprung and need replanting somewhere else. Everything is green and doing well.

Which is fine since it’s still cold up here (in the North West). I mean winter coat cold. Still. (Raining today.) Sure do miss that 80 degree Wx we had in Arizona last week.

Fox News (site) had a story about how Facebook was no longer censoring/blocking posts about the COVID being man-made. I left a comment about how Facebook should be dismantled and we should all crap in the empty skull of Zookerburg. Needless to say, my comment disappeared. My FB account is still suspended though …

I see where the latest shooting (in San Jose) has prompted the Dems to call for more gun control. Again. Again, the bodies weren’t even cold.

“America’s top general blasts Beijing …” Can he do that? I mean, without the Presidents approval? Isn’t that like usurping the State Departments prerogative or something? I mean, who put him in charge?

Brawl at an Ohio water park caused by someone not willing to wait their turn. Not Cedar Point but the other one. Because people are shit sometimes. Especially en masse. I’ve almost been in fights because I’ll call out people that cut in line in front of me. Bluffed my way out of a few of those. (Anything you swing at me will be broken. Then I’ll break the other one just to show you I can. So, when you feel froggy …)

Some home owners in Oregon found a giant lava tube under their house/property. The house if for sale. Wish I could buy it. Think of the “man cave”/wood shop one could build in that! Except it’s in Oregon. Oregon is thinking of flying the BLM and Rainbow flags along side the USA Flag. Never doing business with Oregon again. Which sucks because some of the best fossil sites are in Oregon. The Sisters Quilt show in July. Pine Mountain Observatory.

My flags are up (and lit) with the US Flag on the left and the Navy & Marine Corps flags on the right. One day someone in a big black suburban is going to pull up in my driveway and order me to add the BLM and Rainbow flags and it’ll be a good thing that I know where to rent a digger.

Oh! Most places we went to shop (Costco & WinCo this week) have a “If you got vaccinated then you don’t have to wear a mask and we won’t have you show your papers to prove it” policy now. Cool. So I walked around without my mask like a lot of other people did and you know what? Most of you should wear the mask anyway. (I still keep a mask in my back pocket though.)

But I did get my 2nd dose. Looking on Amazon for a rfid signal detector now …

NMARES (Ham Radio Club) meeting IN PERSON tonight so we’re going to BBQ to celebrate. I bought a butt-ton of seasoned chicken legs at Costco on the cheap so I’ll be taking those.


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