Sunday, April 27, 2008

Big Brother won by Adam - Right or Wrong?

Hi, friends! Big Brother 9 is history. Adam is the $500,000 winner. I originally wanted Natalie to win but when she got voted out I switched to Ryan. I thought he played the game better than any house guest I have ever watched.

I might have had a different opinion if I had been able to see last season to the end. Dick was a great player too. Unfortunately, I slipped into a coma before BB8 was half over and didn't wake up until it was done.

So, vote in my poll. Over there -----> to the right. See it? (just kidding)

Then, go back to and vote in Slim's poll. Tell him Doc sent you.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dumb Weather Channel!

Sitting here eating a chicken salad sandwich and watching the dumb weather channel. Why are they dumb? Because all they do is talk about the weather. They never do a doggone thing about it.

Okay, so Winter's over here in Albuquerque. The temperatures are up in the upper seventies and pushing into the low eighties. The snowfalls are done for this year and the deep dry has set in. All the storm systems shoot past us to the North and we stay bone dry. Parched, even. Daily humidity readings in the single digits. Yesterday, for example, the humidity dropped all the way to 3%. Yes, it is that dry here.

My skin is a mass of flakes. I don't even want to go outside where people can see my dryness. My wife is complaining of the same problem. If the wind would let up for a few days it might be a little nicer but I doubt it. The mountains are only about ten miles away from home and I can't see them for the shroud of dust hanging in the way.

I think I'll go stand in the shower until I look like a white prune. Maybe my skin will stay damp for a few minutes.

Other than that, life in Albuquerque is still pretty nice. I have some nice neighbors. I can watch the middle schoolers play tennis across the street. I can feed the little birds and watch their antics.

I also have this thing called a computer. It's my connection to the world. Howdy, friends!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Time for an update on my condition

Such as it is, my condition is in pretty good condition. My heart is improving. (YAY!) My kidneys are 100%. (YAY!) My diabetes and cholesterol numbers are the best they have ever been. (YAY! YAY! and YAY!)

Now if I can get back into the exercise/walking routine I will be doing just great. Huff-puff-huff-puff! Life can be good at times. Catch you all later!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturdays have become strange around here. I keep having low blood glucose episodes. Last Saturday's almost landed me in the hospital. Puh-LEEZE! Not again! I'm tired of that place! Tonight, I caught it in time and managed to eat enough to stay level and safe.

We got a little rain last Saturday. Today the humidity is totally missing. We got as low as 6% this afternoon. Like my old pal Bob Dale in San Diego would say on his weathercast, "It was so dry you could hear the window putty breaking up." At 10:20 pm it's back up to 15%. I like that much better.

But to cap off the strangeness, one of our new neighbors has young girls. They love to disturb the neighbors. They will gallop up and down the metal stairs making all the noise they can. They will rap on windows and doors while running Hell-bent-for-leather up and down the walkways. They will go into the breezeways and turn off the circuit breakers to other people's apartments. They hit again tonight. I had to hook up my portable oxygen and go out with my flashlight to turn the refrigerator, bathroom lights and bedroon wall sockets and lights back on. Fortunately for us this time, they missed the breakers that run our TV and computers. Lucky us. I just got through talking to the security guys about it. My next-door neighbor saw them and saw which apartment they ran into. I hope they at least get a talking to out of it.

Post me a comment if anything strange has happened at your home lately, please.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mental Exercise ...

I got this from Driller at Brain Freeze by way of Teri over at Eye ........ See You. Thanks for sharing y'all!

If I were a direction I’d be...Southwest - near San Diego but not in the city.
If I were furniture I’d be… computer desk - always busy with what I like to do
If I were a liquid I’d be…root beer float - always tasty and creamy with just enough fizz
If I were a sin I’d be…Gluttony - always wanting more (I know it was Teri's but it fits.)
If I were a gem/stone I’d be…Star Sapphire - as blue as my eyes
If I were a metal I’d be…titanium - strong, light and heat resistant
If I were a tree I’d be…pinon pine - an ecosystem unto myself and my jaybirds
If I were a fruit I’d be… an apple - brilliant, sweet and full of crispy snap
If I were a flower I’d be…yucca - shaped like a lily, home to bees and living in the high desert
If I were weather I’d be…a severe thunderstorm - full of donder und blitzen
If I were a music instrument I’d be…bass guitar - opinionated and authoritative
If I were an element I’d be…nitrogen - plentiful in the air but explosive in the right company
If I were a color I’d be…steel blue - like my eyes but harder
If I were an animal I’d be…a dragon - noble, intelligent, immortal beast with fiery breath
If I were a sound I’d be…glasses clinking - in a perpetual toast to my fellow man
If I were a lyric I’d be… Doctor my eyes have seen the years, And the slow parade of tears - I feel more this way with each passing year
If I were a music type I'd be...Heavy Metal - The slow, musical kind, like Black Sabbath
If I were a perfume/cologne I'd be...Axe Essence - the ultimate duality of personality
If I were a feeling I’d be…powerful - like a 50-ton muscle ready to flex
If I were a book I’d be…a horrific suspense novel - keeping you glued to the pages and scaring the bejeesus out of you at the end
If I were food I’d be…a jalapeno - not hot enough to set you on fire but hot enough that you will remember my passage
If I were a city I’d be…San Diego - big, pulsing with life but retaining that small town charm
If I were a taste I’d be…nutmeg - no explanation
If I were a scent I’d be…newborn kitten fur - nothing to compare to it
If I were a word I’d be…steadfast - corny thought? not at all
If I were a verb I’d be…fighting - to the bitter end and never giving up
If I were an object I’d be…nutcracker - always trying to get to the meat of the problem
If I were a piece of clothing I’d be…boots - sturdy, tough and leathery
If I were a body part I’d be…rock-hard abs - because
If I were a facial expression I’d be…sarcastic smirk - because it fits so well on my face
If I were a cartoon character I’d be…Bugs Bunny - clever, sassy and irreverent
If I were a movie I’d be…Holes - because life is a futile struggle but the perseverent can win in the end
If I were a geometrical figure I’d be…irregular polygon - I'm hard to "figure"
If I were one of the 4 seasons I’d be…Winter - I like it cool
If I were a sentence I’d be…Never give up, never surrender, never admit defeat.

I say help yourself to the exercise and replace my answers with your own. Go ahead! It's fun!

Prez poll closed.

Well, my presidential poll is closed. McCain won. David Archuleta came in last with one vote. What's this country coming to? :D

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I knew I was right! :)

I have long been a proponent of storing my open peanut butter in the cabinet or pantry instead of the fridge. It turns out that Live Science . Com has scientific evidence to back me up!

So, if you don't like the PB in the fridge because it tears holy heck out of your bread and just won't spread, put it in the pantry instead. Go ahead, it lasts for a year without refrigeration. Down with frozen peanut butter! Go smooshy PB&J sammiches!

Listen to this!

Tonight while having the usual good time on Idolbloglive, I met a delightful young lady who sings like an old pro. Follow this link to hear her amazing voice:

There are two songs you can listen to. She intends to try out for Idol next year when she finally meets the minimum age requirement. I hope she does well.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ramblings and Random Thoughts

The weather here has gone dry. We haven't had half the normal moisture so far this year. We are under high fire danger or red flag warnings daily. The wind is up - no surprise there - since this is Albuquerque in April. The dust is getting rather bad but we are expecting the Rio Grande to flood once the snowmelt starts in earnest up in the mountains. At least I live up in the heights. The flooding won't reach this far.

Other than dry weather we are having fun here. Our neighbors are always doing fun stuff that we can either watch, like garage sales, or participate in, like chasing the little kids around the courtyard. Life is pretty good.

Now if I could just win that lottery!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Billary B. S.

If I could, I would grasp Billary by their collective neck and shake until common sense sets in. They need to step aside and let Obama take on McCain. I won't vote for McCain regardless of who wins the Democrat nomination but Hillary can't beat him in the general election. She just doesn't have the right stuff.

Enough preXidential politiX for now. Veterans of all ages unite! The current crop of returning vets is getting the short end of the stick when it comes to G. I. Bill for college. Over at Wes Clark's place there is a petition to get key senators off their butts to fix teh problem. Please follow this link and sign the petition. It will take mere seconds. The veterans of today deserve no less than the benefits we and our parents enjoyed after our sacrifices.

My patriotic blood thanks you in advance for stepping up.