Friday, April 20, 2012

Wet & wild......

Greetings from soggy Ft Worth. In typical Murphy's Law fashion, after bagging 19 bags of weeds, grass clippings and leaves ( there are 4 large black oaks on this property) and dutifully leaving them on the curb for pickup this AM I was greeted (at 4:30AM) by a thunderstorm when I started work.  I could  only imagine what a mess was being generated out front.  As luck would have it the giant oak in front kept the bags fairly dry and so all is well as the garbage guys were here about 8AM and all has been removed.  However the rain has since restarted leading me into this selectron for your listening pleasure from the late, very great Doug Sahm

It's almost a done deal now - Mitt Romney vs Obie in the big election this fall.  Look out Mitt - you think it was down and dirty in the prelims.  Obie has an army of crusaders thsat will cast aspersions on anything and everything you've ever done and your Mormon faith.  That will be done subtly though - as Obie lives in a glass house when it comes to religion. The uber-right evangelicals are having fits with these 2 - the "cultist" vs the musilm  faux christian well whatever the heck Obie is. The Knights Templar had nothing on these uber-Obie supporters.

Things have been relatively calm here lately - Lynn's new med combo seems to be helping. Of course over time that will stop. There is very little I can think of that is as dehumanizing as Huntington's Disease and it is every bit as destructive to hearth and home as an F5 tornado.

I am virtually rant free today.  Must be time for another tune. Here's something appropriate...

The last one is for my friend Ramana who smacked me down a bit this week with an offhanded comment about negativity. My negativity.  R - I may claim to be a curmudgeon but in all honestly I've always been an optimist - which is why this has always been my fave Sinatra song and I believe it wholly appropriate to me at this point in time.

It's aloha Friday - as we used to say in Hawaii.  Have a great weekend all.


  1. That sounds very like Irish weather. We woke to heavy ground frost this morning that cleared around 11am to bright sunshine and later this afternoon we had heavy rain - three seasons for the price of one!

    Shackman, do you have a song to cover all that?

    1. Wow GM - that's a toughie. Here's a couple though...

      An all-in-one tune though - that's a stumper :)

  2. I am sorry for that goof up my friend. I simply gave the wrong link in my mail to you. I should have given another link to a blog post but I subsequently found that you had already visited that blog and commented.

    In any case, this post came out of that, and I am grateful for that. I am doubly grateful that you revived another old favourite from Sinatra and let me surprise you with that revival.

    Stay safe friend. It has been raining here too bringing the temperature down and that is always welcome in the summers.

    1. Goof up? Nah - spot on - no problemo my friend