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Snow And Ice Brings Out The Crazy Fuckers On The Road

December 16, 2012 // Posted in Healthy, Home, Outdoors, People, Travel, Vehicles (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Snow And Ice Brings Out The Crazy Fuckers On The Road

Tonight’s weather forecast calls for the temperatures to drop to the lowest point this year by early morning. We actually have freeze warnings out for entire Metro area. That means that I have to bring in the houseplants and make sure that the antifreeze levels are good in all the vehicles and all that good shit. I still can’t believe that I actually have to wear a winter coat in the morning. That is a sure sign that autumn and anything associated with warmish type weather is long gone. I just hope we don’t get a lot of ice and snow this winter. I can handle the cold (though I would prefer not to) but the precipitation is what makes everything miserable and so fucking dangerous.

We aren’t known for having good drivers in regular situations around here. So when you throw any type of small kink into the mixture, these people around here just totally lose their fucking minds and the roads fill up rather quickly with wrecks along with all types of vehicles that have slid off of the part of the road.that they are supposed to have been on.  So even if there really isn’t much snow and/or ice on the roads I think that playing it safe and cancelling the schools is a good idea. Those big ass yellow school buses are carrying precious cargo that need to be safe from all the crazies that just have to go out in the snow and ice no matter what.

Halloween

September 12, 2012 // Posted in Eating Out, Healthy, Home, Living, Outdoors, People, Thoughts, Travel (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Halloween

With Halloween coming up here soon I’ve been thinking about many of the Halloween festivities of my youth. My own memories of Halloween are really of all the great fun, year after year as I was growing up in the suburbs on the east coast. We lived in an established neighborhood and the parents didn’t worry about letting the kids head out to go door to door for the night. We had to eat dinner first – it was always at 6:00 pm sharp. Then we bolted out the door to catch up with our friends and we had to be home before 10. We never had any trouble with other kids or any fucking perverts. It was always a lot of fun back in the day. We weren’t really thrilled with getting an apple put in our trick or treat bags, but at least we were not afraid to eat the damn thing for fear of a razor blade or some other type of shit being hidden in it.

Things have sure changed. There is no fucking way I would allow my kids to go out on their own, that is if I had any kids, which I don’t.  If they went out, I’d be right there along side with them. I worry about perverts but worry more about gangs of teens and even shootings in some parts of town. I’d walk the streets with my kids and carry the flashlight, and I’d stay at the end of the driveway to let them go to the door on their own. But we all would most definitely go out together and stay together the entire time, and if we don’t know who lives in the house we would just walk on by.

 

Cold & Hot

September 3, 2012 // Posted in Eating Out, Internet, Outdoors, Shopping (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Cold & Hot

It is only the beginning of September for God’s sake but it’s so fucking cold here this last week and it seems  that nothing gets me warm. The wind has been blowing hard since yesterday morning. At least there is no snow on the ground, but it sure is a gloomy and depressing Monday. Mondays are hard enough, why the good lord wants me to be even more miserable than usual, I just don’t understand.

I think tonight will be a good time to bake some Toll House cookies and sit my ass down in a hot bubble bath with a cup of hot chocolate and warm cookies. Maybe I’ll post the cookie recipe here when I find it. I hope it is still on the bag of chocolate chips, but if they ever change the bag design and leave off the recipe it would be devastating. But then again I’m sure that I could find it online if I took the time and effort to.  It really pissed me off when you go to find something that has always been available (this Toll House Cookie recipe is a fine example) and puff all of a sudden it’s just gone. Not everyone has a fucking computer that they can drop everything and turn to. I don’t know what the fuck I would do with my computer, both at work and at home.

 

Music festivals

April 15, 2012 // Posted in Future, Living, Music, Outdoors, People (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on Music festivals

I fucking love the music festivals that go on every summer. They are just about to start this year and I cannot wait to go. Memphis in May begins soon and we are all going in one large group. This is one of my fucking favorite festivals out of all of them. We have decided to camp instead of staying at a hotel since two of my friends have campers and the rest of us have tents to sleep in. I will take my tent, but since it is just me, I will probably not have to use it. That is fine, because I have some friends who don’t have a tent and they will more than likely use mine.

Camping will save us money on a lot of food and such. We can make breakfast each morning and dinner at night. The only food we will have to buy will be lunch where ever we happen to be at the time. Since the festival is about music and art and stuff, there is no telling where we might be. I am so stoked to be able to go this year, because last year I didn’t make it to this festival. I cannot wait!

Gator tail for lunch

April 9, 2012 // Posted in Eating Out, Living, Outdoors, People, Vehicles (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on Gator tail for lunch

I am so going out to the Everglades today for an airboat ride and some gator tail. There is a place called Coopertown that has been there forever. It was the first airboat ride ever out there and is still owned and operated by the same family. I have been going there since I was a little kid. They make the absolute fucking best alligator tail there is and their frog legs are to die for as well. It seems like a little spot in the middle of no where, but it is so much fun to visit.

Sometimes I take the regular boat tour with all of the other tourists, but every now and then I take an all day tour on one of their private boats that is much smaller and faster. They take us out to different spots on the private tour that are much farther out. There is one place they call the Duck Club. It is a hunting camp with a house on it and it is very peaceful and pretty to visit. I make sure I take lots of pictures when I go. I really enjoy taking pictures of the wild life out there and I always see something new when I go.