Cats vs Dogs

January 20, 2018 // Posted in Living, Thoughts (Tags: ) |  Comments Off on Cats vs Dogs

Do you have a preference, or do you own both cats and dogs?

In my life time, I’ve had both, often at the same time. At one time, I had two dogs and two cats and I loved them all. The dogs were Pit bull and Cockapoo. Their names were Dot and Buffy. Dot, after a marking on her back, and Buffy after watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Our Buffy was a ferocious newspaper slayer.

The cats were both rescues, one I actually stole from a neighbor because they were abusing her. Let’s face it, cats are much easier to take care of. Give them food and water and a clean litter box and they are mostly independent, often sleeping much of the time.

Dogs require a little more upkeep. If you don’t have a fenced yard where they can safely run around, you need to walk them a lot so they can do their business and also so they can get exercise. Dogs usually also require a lot more of your attention. They want you to pet them and play with them a lot more frequently than cats.

Kittens are usually energetic and like a lot of toys to play with but an older cat will sleep about 18 hours a day. They are delighted when they can accomplish that on a warm basket of clean laundry or in a spot of sunshine coming in through the window onto the carpet. I have gotten some what lazy and don’t always want to go outside early in the morning, or in the rain or snow to walk a dog, so for now I have a cat.

Perhaps in the future when my housing situation changes, I’ll get a dog again.

Have you watched the movie about Max?

September 20, 2017 // Posted in Living, Movies (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on Have you watched the movie about Max?

I stumbled across a good movie the other day I wanted to tell you about if you haven’t watched it already. It’s called Max. Max is a military dog serving with his handler on the front lines in Afghanistan. They send Max into areas first to sniff out weapons. Anyway, I don’t want to give away the whole plot because you should see it yourself, but something happens to Max’s handler and Max is traumatized. He can’t do his job any more and they ship him home. The only person he can really connect with is the younger brother of his handler. He ends up being taken in and cared for by his handler’s family. Like a lot of teenagers, the boy is reluctant to take on such a responsibility and the two are slow to warm up to one another.

As with all good movies, there are unexpected plot twists and excitement and danger. I have to warn you that I was sniffling a bit at the end, but tried to hide the tears from my family. Oh yeah, speaking of family, this movie is very family friendly. I have a lot of respect for the military and love seeing stories about the dogs, so I’m glad I found this movie. Look for it, you will enjoy it.

Need a bigger TV for my games

November 4, 2013 // Posted in Friends, Gadgets, Home, Shopping (Tags: , ) |  Comments Off on Need a bigger TV for my games

The new Battlefield game came out for the Playstation and I am hooked on this game. I’ve been happy with my big TV up until now. But the old TV just does not cut it for this new game. I’m going to have to upgrade and get the biggest flat screen high Def TV that my wallet can stand. I was already planning on getting the new Playstation 4 this month when it comes out, but now now I’m thinking I should spend that money on the new TV and just wait another 2 paychecks to get the Playstation.

I was impressed with the new Battlefield and tried my hand at it for a few rounds, trying to figure it out. Very impressed with the graphics. But then I headed over to my buddy TJ’s house and played it with him on his huge flatscreen and I was able to see things that I didn’t even know were part of the game until I saw it on TJ’s TV. That totally convinced me that my old TV needs to be retired and I want a new one.

This weekend I’ll hit all the electronics stores and look at picture quality and brands. Then I’ll check the prices against the local stores. But before I buy it, I’ll check Amazon, too. Last time I bought anything electronic the Amazon price was the best anywhere – even after paying for shipping. So that might be the way to go.

Ron White is Funny as Hell

October 22, 2013 // Posted in Internet, Living, Movies, Shopping, TV (Tags: , ) |  Comments Off on Ron White is Funny as Hell

Usually I can not name very many comedians because I just don’t really do the comedy club scene and don’t watch that many movies. So how am I supposed to know who is out there being funny or not?

Well, my girl gave me a couple of DVDs for my birthday of this guy named Ron White. He is an old drunk Texan who is funny as hell. I mean, this old boy makes you fucking laugh your ass off! He rags on his rich wife, his dogs and even people who are fans. But mostly I like the way he talks about his brushes with the Law.

There’s a classic Ron White comedy bit where he gets arrested and they are doing the booking process and they ask him if he has any aliases or other names that people call him. Well, Ron decides to be a smart ass and says, “They call me Tater Salad.” If you ever have a chance to hear that DVD or that clip on Youtube – do it. Funny as hell!

Too Early to be Selling Pumpkins

September 29, 2013 // Posted in Eating Out, Home, Shopping (Tags: ) |  Comments Off on Too Early to be Selling Pumpkins

Had to get to the grocery store today and I was a little pissed off to see a big box of pumpkins sitting out on the damn sidewalk already. Halloween is still a fucking month away and already they are putting out pumpkins. I tell you what – it might be getting a little chilly at night now, but it’s too hot for carving pumpkins this early. If you cut open a pumpkin now and carve that sonofabitch, it’s going to rot before any trick or treaters ever see the damn thing.

If you really must buy a damn pumpkin in September, do me a favor and do not cut into the sonofabitch for at least two more weeks. And keep it someplace cool or it will rot whether you cut into or not. But in my opinion, the last week of September is too fucking early to be selling pumpkins at the grocery stores.