Thursday, May 29, 2008

Friday Flash 55.......

She's smart, she's witty, she's NEVER mean.
She's always The Lady....Always Serene.
A talented author, great words she employs.
Her rants and her musings...Always bring Joy!
A beautiful smile that will not be forgotten...
Sexy and sweet, thats our Miss Begotten.
So on May 30th, everyone say.......
To the lovely Sherry...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Isn't she adorable?
If you or anyone you know has written a Flash 55, please come tell The G-Man!
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment, then BOOK!!
Have a Great Week-End everybody.. Peace...!!!
Happy Birthday SJ...You not only ROCK my boat..
You capsize it!!!...G

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thursday Portrait.......

Hi Everybody...I got off work early tonight and made it to my first Bike Nite at Scooter's Bar and Grill...My favorite Biker Bar. I got there plenty early and as you can see, a near empty lot!
The next shot shows it an hour later..
The Chromed Out V-Rod belongs to my buddy Dan, we've gone to Daytona twice as a group. In March when we were at Bike Week, his bike was chosen to appear in Iron Horse Magazine, the issue comes out next month..
Also he met someone famous in Daytona, and that someone signed his seat. Can anyone guess who's signature that is?
And there is good ole Helmet Head!!!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"Dole" Me Out Some of That......

Hi Everybody.....
I hope you all had a Great Holiday Week-End...
Have you ever talked to someone, and to your amazement they have NEVER cooked, prepared, or even tried certain foods that you LOVE?
Mango's are a great example..
Artichokes are another...
How about fresh Pineapple?
What do you people do? Cut it in half and scoop it out?
Check this tool out that I've had for years. I've never seen one in anyone's kitchen that I know of. But it sure works GREAT!!
And nothing has to go to waste, you can cut the 'skin' in strips, and fillet the Pineapple flesh right off. I love fresh pineapple...No Acid Indigestion!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

New Grill?....Ha!!!

Howdeeeee.... Welcome to Appalachian North!!
Y'all don't have to be from the Holler to employ Hillbilly Technology to everyday life.
Last winter in the midst of a blizzard, my myopic son Reese ran into my Weber Kettle with my truck..(see dent in pic #1). He then so thoughtfully hid my Weber in a snowbank, and always parked the truck with the dent side facing away..This blunt force trauma was not discovered until the snow melted a couple of months back, and I wasn't any too pleased!
Now I understand that most folks have a gas grill...Not Me!! I have had my Weber for over 25 years and it was 'seasoned' perfectly. The bottom part was dented in, the leg holders were knocked off, the top was caved in, and the handle just plain disappeared!!
My family begged me to go buy a grill yesterday, but I considered this a wonderful challenge.
I got out my trusty sledge hammer, and pounded and pounded and pounded some more...
I felt like a blacksmith shaping this twisted metal into a recognizable shape. After a while, I still had the problem of the legs and handle. The legs was an easy problem to solve, I just used the stand from my turkey frier ( see pic #4 ). The handle...? Strictly ghetto, strictly hillbilly, but you know what?..It worked just fine!!!
I got the grates in the grill...
Poured Kingsford Charcoal into my grill..
And I never use Charcoal lighter fluid to start a fire, in this case I used apple wood twigs.
And for the dinner vittles, we had veggies stole from the neighbors garden, Possom Burgers, and Raccoon Bratwurst, sometimes known as "Ring-Tailed Suprise" around these here parts!!!
I hope Y'all are enjoying this holiday week-end, I'm now fixin to go work on my 'still' beforin the revenuers pay me a visit.....

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Morgie........

Hi everybody....What a Glorious Day to be alive!!!

Not only are we in the midst of a great Holiday Week-End...

But today is Jodie Morgetron's 42nd Birthday!!!!

Jodie is a teacher in Omaha Nebraska.

She is married to one lucky bastard, and is the mother to several children and a few dogs!

She is probably THE funniest chick on the planet, and is an Artiste Extraordinaire!!!

I have been the lucky recipiant of her very first contest prize that she had to offer on her blog..The very strange..G-Ra.(Pictured above on my desk)...

I have since commissioned several pieces of priceless art from her, at a very hefty price I might add, and have laughed for seconds at her countless antics, and many many different looks!!!

And I can honestly say that she is truely one of the most beautiful creatures that God has put on this planet...Inside and out!!!!!!!


Please visit her at her blog called Tres Bizzare, or you may click her name "Jodie" on my blog-roll. She is funny , witty, and very Mid-West down to Earth...


Happy Birthday Jodie, You are one of a kind!!!!


PS...she is really only 33...hehehe...Peace..!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Friday Flash 55....

"A package.....For me?"
Rachel giggled as the Madame handed her a small box with a card attached.
Christmas of 1888 in Paris, was a lonely one for the young prostitute.
The card read ,"Keep it and Treasure it"....Vincent!
She opened the box, gasped, then smiled....
"What a sweet, odd little man"...she mused.
If you or anyone you know has written a Flash 55, come tell me!
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment, then BOOK!!!
Have a great week-end everyone...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thursday Portrait......

Hi Everybody....Tonight was the band recognition for Reese's High School.
Yep, the only senior with a Skull Cap on...And we ain't talkin yamulke!!!
But after 8 years of band, and 4 sweltering band camps...I think he's earned the right to let loose a little...Congratulations Son, your father loves you very much!!
Now don't forget to write a Friday Flash 55...
I just did again..hahahaha
I'll write another one tomorrow...It's easy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Retro Wednesday....

The year was 1964...I was in 9th grade!
If you wanted to be 'cool', you owned a pair of Flagg Brothers "Roach Killers"!
If you really wanted to be cool, you put taps on the heels...
They could hear you comming down the hall a mile away!!
I still have mine...Of course!
And you only wore them with white socks...Of Course!!
Oddly enough, the taps saved the heels from wearing down.
See...? They still fit....
Hahahaha...look these up on E-Bay Vintage Clothing.

Book Review......

Last week the very talented James Goodman wrote a book review of the F. Paul Wilson novel, "The Tomb". In his review he talked about the central character of the story, Repairman Jack!
His review was so intriguing, that I decided to buy the book at my Friday Night Border's trip.
In the meantime, one of my blogging friends found out about it and offered to send me their copy of "The Tomb"...
Very elated about my sudden windfall, I bought the second novel in the series.... "Legacies"
I haven't written a book review in 35 years so please bear with my rustiness...Thanks.
Dr. Alicia Clayton is trying to destroy an inherited house to free herself from horrific childhood memories. But everyone she inlists to help her ends up dead. Her very creepy and repulsive half-brother Thomas will do anything to keep the house intact before she destroys it..
So she calls on Repairman Jack, and together they discover a 'key' to the mystery that many people want!
Even though this book was written in 1998, it is so very "Now" that you can't believe it. But the most interesting thing about this book is Repairman Jack himself. Jack is not your average appliance repairman...He fixes situations for people! Jack has no name, no Social Security number, only works for cash, and has no qualms what-so-ever about what it takes to get the job done. If it takes murder, arson, or Whatever, he gets it done..!
I picked up this book at 11:00 pm on Saturday night, read 100 pages, and finished it by 6:00 pm on Sunday, all 420 pages!! To say this book was fascinating and exciting would be an understatement. It's a very easy story to follow , with several other 'sidebars' to keep you glued to your reading chair. If you love a moderately fast paced action thriller, I highly recommend "Legacies", I think you'll be hooked on Repairman Jack. Why there hasn't been a movie made about THAT guy is a mystery in itself.....
Thanks again James...Your advice was right on!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pomp and Circumstance.....

Hi everybody.....I hope you all had a great week-end!
Yesterday....... Me, Signgurl, and Barman went to help our good friend and 'former' blogger Roxi, aka Sarah M. celebrate her finally getting a degree in Criminal Justice!
Thats her adorable self holding a Louis Vuitton purse which was a gift from her Mom..
There's Jenn and Bryan..
There's Jenn's WORLD FAMOUS cucumber sandwiches..
(There is NEVER any left)
Jenn was sporting some very hot and sexy bright red toes, but her piggies seemed to be a bit camera shy all day long..Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..(the little doggie is Star)
And there is The beautiful Roxi...All cap and gowned!!!
We had a grand time...Congratulations Sarah!!!!!