6.12.2006

Friday Randoms, Belated.

Why does Cinder need to squat and pee right in the middle of the flower garden?

I'm just sayin'....

Doofis.

Nice to have the water garden up and producing again. It seems like a long time before the water clears up and the lillies start to pop their heads out of the water. But it IS only the middle of June, though... Mega hat-tip to my lovely Val who has taken most of the responsibility to get in there and clear it out a few times this spring... I think I have only gotten wet in there once or twice... so far :)


Wierd things I (still) own:
1. The axle nut wrench for pulling the massive axle nut off the rear wheels of an old beetle. I sold the old convertible about three years ago.

2. Panasonic SVA DA-10 Digital Audio Tape recorder. A SWEET machine, but really, who needs that? This should be bronzed and engraved as "My Stupidest EBay Purchase Ever". I bought it because I used to use ones like it (I used the professional version every day - this one is the "consumer model" made by the same company) in a former career path.

3. A loupe. I used one of these in another lifetime as well. Used to check press materials as they come of an offset printing press.


And in other news, it seems that every election year, there is a "campaign song" that makes it to the top of the list for each party. You know what's coming.... wait for it, wait for it....

My suggestion for the campaign song for each party this time:

Republicans: We Didn't Start The Fire, Billy Joel
Democrats: Mommas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Willie Nelson

And speaking of Songs, this just in... I heard that there are a couple of radio stations here in Salt Lake that are refusing to play the Dixie Chicks' new album. Still. If you recall, the Chicks came out VERY vocally against the War and Bush, and stuff like that about three years ago, and Southern radio stations held events where you could take your Dixie Chicks CDS and have them burned or run over with a road paver, etc.

It has been my view for some time that the Dixie Chicks were about 3 years ahead of their time in the expression of their views where this was concerned. Given where we've been and where we seem to be going, and given the approval numbers of our current regime, I'm surprised this is still an issue. But then again, most of "those people" have problems stemming from the NASCAR fumes, and too much canned domestic beer.

So, bottom line, to those radio stations here: How long are you going to represent an ever decreasing single-digit attitude out there? Can you not think of anything more original? You are morons.

I'm just sayin'.

2 comments:

Reach Upward said...

I love your campaign song suggestions. Maybe you could get a job as a political consultant.

I'm afraid to look around the storage areas of my home for junk I still own. However, I do know where people can pick up plenty of junk to take home -- cheap! Last year when I was volunteering at the D.I., I saw a Slim Whitman 8-track tape come in.

for what it's worth said...

I love that the first thing I see on your spot...is Cinder having a dump.
Too funny!
And as for junk, I have various tools and workshop items circa 1950-60 in it's original box. My dad was notorious for keeping everything just so.
And as for political songs...."Here It Comes Again..." Dolly Parton for our provincial Conservatives, and "Blowin'In the Wind" for our Liberals. ( the New Democrats..."The Impossible Dream")