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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Asking for a friend…

How is that Trump Administration working out for you?

Monday, June 04, 2018 – August 25, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018 – August 25, 2018

Those of us who follow college sports and like the teams I like must say – Wait until next year and the all-important, how many days until football season begins?

https://howmanydaystill.com/its/college-football-season-2018

Tunnel to Kyle Field

Thursday, May 31, 2018 – June is Busting Out All Over

Thursday, May 31, 2018 – June is Busting Out All Over

It is the last day of May and tomorrow June will be busting out all over. You were quite good at guessing the musical with the Lusty Month of May. How good are you at naming the musical that has June is Busting Out All Over? Can you name the musical? Extra credit for the two who starred in it? Except they did not sing this song. Don’t worry – If I loved you I would tell because words don’t come in an easy way. And besides, you’ll never walk alone.

Moving on and completely unrelated. Father’s Day is in June. Here is the perfect gift for the man in your life. A meat-scented candle.

The A.1. Company – like the sauce – has produced three candles with distinct flavors that smell like meat. There is Original Meat. What is that? Mastodon or Yak? I bet it smells like chicken.

Montgomery, Texas

There is Backyard BBQ. The backyard bbqs I recall in Austin had different distinct flavors and smells, but it always seemed as everyone was hungry.

And there is the Burger flavor smell. I am not certain I want my house to smell like a Whataburger.

“Each one smells like coming to a nice, juicy, heart dinner with the sweet and tangy taste of A. 1. sauce.”

You can order yours now for $14.99 from a1meatscents.com. Or I supposed you could drive by Arby’s. Here’s what I’ thinking.

I bet if you took a $3.00 bottle of A.1. Steak Sauce poured it into a bowl and set it in front of a fan your house would smell like a meat-scented candle.

Now to get you away from the thoughts of your house smelling like meat, we return to the beginning. June is busting out all over!

And the answer is: Carousel with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. Here is the long version of June is Busting Out All Over with the full dance scenes.

https://youtu.be/0I-790dGx-o

 

Monday, May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day

Here’s to a red, white and blue day of remembrance of honor, service and sacrifice.

To all of you that took the oath – Thank you.

 

Monday, May 21, 2018 – What the Ruck?

Monday, May 21, 2018 – What the Ruck?

I am thinking of attending a ruck this Saturday on the Texas A&M Campus. This thought occurred after I looked up “what is a ruck?”

A ruck is a noun defined as “A tightly packed crowd of people.” It is the foundation of Special Forces training. Rucking requires strength, endurance and character – and it builds it too.

The ruck on Saturday is a 3 to 5 K ruck. Participants carry their rucksack (aka backpack) with everything they need to endure the ruck. The ruck will travel through the campus of Texas A&M with stops and stories along the way regarding the veterans who gave the greatest sacrifice.

Let me think about this. Which words in the definition do not scare me? Those are “A” and “of.” Tightly, packed, crowd and people give me pause.

At the very least, here is what I would need to have in my rucksack to endure the ruck:

  • An EMT
  • An oxygen tank
  • 2 or more liters of water
  • A M*A*S*H unit standing by

Nevertheless, I may give this idea of a ruck some serious thought. If another person went with me, would we be a ruckus? Maybe I will do the Will Rogers thing and watch and wave the flag as the heroes go by.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – I Don’t Know! The Volcano Song

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – I Don’t Know! The Volcano Song

I don’t know. I don’t know.

I don’t know where I’m a gonna go

When the volcano blow. (Jimmy Buffet)

A beautiful sunset from Veterans Park in College Station. Photo by me.

The volcano just blew and the residents on Hawaii are wondering the same. The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii is a spectacular site of Mother Nature. And she looks pretty pissed at the moment. Remember that commercial “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”?

I must stop now and get my clothes ready for the Royal Wedding. So far I have separated the whites and the colors. I plan to wear my pajamas, the ones with the little tiaras on them. In fact, I will still be in my tiny tiara pajamas asleep as the royal nuptials are said. I can watch the tele as it is broadcast from across The Pond.

I hope they were not planning to honeymoon in Hawaii.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 – Out, Out Damn Recliner – Paraphrasing Lady Macbeth

Thursday, May 10, 2018 – Out, Out Damn Recliner – Paraphrasing Lady Macbeth

Thank you to those readers who missed me – all three of you. To get the rest of the readers with of the fake accounts and the bots who say they follow up to speed, let’s catch up.

For those of you who like to get to the bottom line very quickly, “The reason there have been few HWIT posts is: Once I got in the broken recliner, I did not want to get out unless I had too because my knee hurt and I could hardly walk.”

For the others: I hurt my knee about 10 days ago. I wish I could say it was when KB was timing my 60 meter dash as we were attempting to shave off three seconds to get to 19 seconds, but that is not what happened. I tripped over the recliner. All of my body parts save my right knee went over the raised footrest. That was probably the strained ligament part.

Back up to the probable sprained ligament part. I might have done this trying to get out of the recliner when the footrest got stuck in the upright and elevated position. This meant the only body part first exiting the recliner was my right knee with the other body parts rising from extremely awkward positions.

The knee was really painful. I did the RICE thing and took Ibruprofin. RICE means relax, ice, compress, elevate. The first three were easy enough to do, but “elevate” posed a problem. At least the recliner was stuck with the footrest elevated.

The compression part really helped. I hobbled to the local Walgreens and purchased a knee brace made by Mueller. I do not think it is the same Mueller in the news.

But I only have one chair and it was now broken and stuck in upright position. Note: I only have one comfortable chair by choice; it cuts down on company. There are two other chairs available, but one really belongs to Peach, my cat.

So, how did the recliner break? In actuality it was an old recliner, second maybe third hand for my ownership and it was time for it to go to Recliner Heaven.

But the RICE took care of the knee and I am moving around with no brace. I hope that means I will be thinking less that my knee hurts and writing more about other things of equal or less importance.

As for now it is Out, Out Damn Recliner.

Monday, May 07, 2018 – It May All Happen in May

Monday, May 07, 2018 – It May All Happen in May

I am getting bad about not posting something Monday through Friday. There is either too much to think about or lack of interest or thoughts regarding the world. This is also known as “It’s not football season.”

Therefore we must live with what we have at the moment. Here are some May happenings that might be written about later.

We have the Royal Wedding. My invitation has not yet arrived, but if I can’t wear shorts, T-Shirt and tennis shoes, I’m not going. Nor am I getting up to watch it in the wee hours of the morning.

Other wedding news includes the nuptials of Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler and Dr. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. I so hope she wears the tiara. I plan to wear mine for the ceremony.

Also coming up in May we have athletic events.

  • NBA playoffs. GO ROCKETS!
  • College World Series – Not seeing the Aggies in Omaha this year.
  • College Softball World Series – My gracious those are some big boned gals on the pitching mound surrounded by eight little skinny ones who run like the wind.
  • World Cup Soccer – I do not give a kick about that.
  • Of course the Astros, but they are just getting started. It is a long, hot summer until September and October.
  • We also have another graduate in the family. Gniece #4 will graduate from law school. Her wish is to have only her immediate family attend. I like that. As I told her, “in the grand scheme of life, it’s just another gathering where you wear a gown/robe and board with strings on the side as a hat.”

Maybe I’ll wear my board with strings hat to the weddings.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – The Outlook – Bots and Nots

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – The Outlook – Bots and Nots

Outlook – bad. This is for all of the fake followers who have outlook.com as an address.

If you are actually a real person and not a bot,

Then leave me a message to say you are not.

Outlook – good.

Yes, I fixed the step ladder so my fur baby, Peach, could look out the front door.

        If you love fur babies, then you are my friend,

        But even if you don’t, this is still The End.

 

Friday, March 30, 2018 – Jesus Christ, Superstar! I Only Want to Know

Friday, March 30, 2018 – Jesus Christ, Superstar! I Only Want to Know

Who’s ready to watch Jesus Christ, Superstar on NBC on Sunday night?

I am and I can’t wait. I am sure my Mother is appalled as she once in 1971 when the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock musical appeared on Broadway. Of course, it could have been I came home from college that Easter wearing a T-shirt that read: “Jesus is coming and boy is He pissed.”

The Wikipedia article states, “The Broadway show and subsequent productions were condemned by some religious groups. Tim Rice was quoted as saying “It happens that we don’t see Christ as God but simply the right man at the right time at the right place.”

Some Christians considered such comments to be blasphemous, the character of Judas too sympathetic and some of his criticisms of Jesus offensive At the same time, some Jews claimed that it bolstered the anti-Semitic belief that the Jews were responsible for Jesus’ death by showing most of the villains as Jewish (Caiaphas and the other priests, Herod) and showing the crowd in Jerusalem calling for the crucifixion. The musical was banned in South Africa for being “irreligious.” A 1972 production of the play was banned in the Hungarian People’s Republic for “distribution of religious propaganda.”

The original production had few spoken words. If I understand correctly the new version has none. No words. What an irony. A musical about The Word with no words.

That was then and this is now. What will the social media say about this version?  “Israel in 4 BC had no mass communications.”

Turn up the speakers and sing along. Warm up the vocal chords for Sunday evening.