Saturday, October 12, 2013


Haven't played horseshoes for, probably, thirty years.  Chris and David were into it, so I tried it, too, out in the back forty.

It's tricky.  You have to able to replicate the same movement easily.  The stakes are forty feet apart.  That's farther than I thought.  I can barely see that far!  But I did hit the stake couple of times.  Dilemma:  spin or flip?  Learned a lot.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Peeling eggs

Thank goodness for the internet.  I now know how to peel an egg easily and quickly.  Just google it.

Watching Le Million (1931)  Good for my French.  Musical about a lost lottery ticket. Weird.  

Thinking about buying a book about scarcity and how it affects one's psychology.  Find it on Amazon. I love it.  With all these modern tools, one doesn't need to cite anything completely any more.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Canadian and hot wings

Good weekend coming up with my darling.  Hunting season coming up means the deer are slated for triage and political examination.  Just think how few could escape Stalin's show trials!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Heinz 57 sauce and Sriracha

Great discovery: Heinz 57 and sriracha go very well together, in appropriate proportions.  To taste.  The hotness and savory flavors combine well.  Good on beans.

Government still shut down.  What if they shut down the government and nobody cared?  People could spend their time doing useful things, like trying different combinations of hot sauce and steak sauce.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013


"Nine men out of ten would be quite happy, I believe, if there were no women in the world, once they had grown accustomed to the quiet."

H. L. Mencken In Defense of Women.  #32, The Woman Voter

Mencken is on Gutenberg!  But not all of him.  Now who needs the rest of the "manosphere"?

Monday, October 07, 2013

Rain on the highway in the morning

Heavy rain today.  Hoping it would stay under 80 degrees, but no luck.  Not too bad, though.  Monday Night Football should be more relaxed now that I've got my writing and my blogging done.  Sorting through pictures for the website.  Might be much better.  Need some more travel photos!  Now that I'm looking forward to a reasonable monthly income again, I'm ready to travel!!

Have to get the low carb regimen up to speed again.  I did find Bakenets pork rinds to be edible though.  But only that brand.  Sherry suggested that.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Electronic nightmares

Website worries, telephone tension, Netflix nonsense.  Every electronic thing we have is sub-optimal and takes far too much time and effort to salvage.  Bring back the quill pen!  I used to use a steel nib and inkpot at St. George's.  Perfectly functional, once you learn to avoid blotting your copybook.

Lots of personal insights.  I have realized I'm not any good at things that require constant attention to fine detail.  Or, I'm not great at detail.  I can do it, but I'm far better at big thinking, connecting ideas.