RIP Our Companion, Snoop Dog

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We have released Snoop Dog to his next great adventure

After serving as our companion for over 16 years we have released Snoopy to pursue his next adventure. That is to search out and reunite with his past companions Blue and Freckles. He was also released from his physical detriments and his cancer. Both of which he lived through uncomplaining. While his release is not without some pain to us it is a beginning of his new adventure. Wherever it is he will be looking down on us we are sure. Along with Blue and Freckles.

Snoop, we all loved you for 16 years and you loved us back and protected us unfailingly. We will miss you. A lot!

RIP my Buddy!

 

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Now for a reality check on mental health

Mass killings are not normal. They have become the norm due to lacking mental health responses. Everyone around them see it so why were there no reactions?

via Guns; Mass Shootings; And Mental Health

The Carlos Santana concert was outstanding. Except …

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Except for a political injection in the middle of the concert

All in all it was a great night out with my daughter on Wednesday night at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill. As expected Carlos Santana was awesome with his diverse guitar work. And his notable style . The set included some new works and , of course , the classics.

The only thing that did get my attention was that during a set about peace, love and understanding,  he injected a monologue on the subject. By nature it was expected because he professes that theme and has for years. Unfortunately it included a commentary about how the government, the pentagon and others feed us BS. And that President Trump and North Korea just need to get along.

My take on this

What caught my ire was that it was all well and good until the political injection. I guess you can feel any way you want but I don’t need to have it thrown at me in the middle of a musical concert and as a captive audience. It seems that it has become commonplace for musicians, actors and other media “personalities” to hit me over the head with their take on events both political and social. You are entitled to your own opinion but I don’t remember using them as a guideline for making my own opinions.

Getting a reaction

In this case it was subtle and only mildly abrasive. But when you have Ashley Judd going media ballistic over being called “sweetheart” at an airport now you are going off the rails. And you get it every day from every corner from so called “celebrities” that just gotta say something about something because it is cool. Who cares?!

Unfortunately, more often than not, it creates a firestorm of controversy which gets them the attention they wanted but from both sides, good and bad. Many of these personalities you could care less about. Many times you have no clue who the hell they are! And for anyone that was neutral about them it just pushed some to distance them from that personality. And I am that way also.

Enough of my rant

I guess I just did what I was just talking about! Oh well! On with it! The concert was a musical festival of Carlos Santana at his best and despite the political injection a great time out.

Just one mans opinion.

Daddy, what was it like in the Navy?

…How to simulate life on board a US Navy Ship…

1. Buy a steel dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and live in it for six months.

2. Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.

3. Repaint your entire house every month.

4. Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of the bathtub and move the shower head to chest level. When you take showers, make sure you turn off the water while you soap down.

5. Put lube oil in your humidifier and set it on high.

6. Once a week, blow compressed air up your chimney, making sure the wind carries the soot onto your neighbor’s house. Ignore his complaints.

7. Once a month, take all major appliances apart and then reassemble them.

8. Raise the thresholds and lower the headers of your front and back door so that you either trip or bang your head every time you pass through them.

9. Disassemble and inspect your lawnmower every week.

10. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, turn your water heater temperature up to 200 degrees. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, turn the water heater off. On Saturdays and Sundays tell your family they use too much water during the week, so no bathing will be allowed.

11. Raise your bed to within 6″ of the ceiling, so you can’t turn over without getting out and then getting back in.

12. Sleep on the shelf in your closet. Replace the closet door with a curtain. Have your spouse whip open the curtain about 3 hours after you go to sleep, shine a flashlight in your eyes, and say “Sorry, wrong rack.”

13. Make your family qualify to operate each appliance in your house – dishwasher operator, blender technician, etc.

14. Have your neighbor come over each day at 0500, blow a whistle so loud Helen Keller could hear it, and shout “Reveille, reveille, all hands heave out and trice up.”

15. Have your mother-in-law write down everything she’s going to do the following day, then have her make you stand in your back yard at 0600 while she reads it to you.

16. Submit a request chit to your father-in-law requesting permission to leave your house before 1500.

17. Empty all the garbage bins in your house and sweep the driveway three times a day, whether it needs it or not.

18. Have your neighbor collect all your mail for a month, read your magazines, and randomly lose every 5th item before delivering it to you.

19. Watch no TV except for movies played in the middle of the night. Have your family vote on which movie to watch, then show a different one.

20. When your children are in bed, run into their room with a megaphone shouting that your home is under attack and ordering them to their battle stations. (Now general quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle

stations.)

21. Make your family menu a week ahead of time without consulting the pantry or refrigerator.

22. Post a menu on the kitchen door informing your family that they are having steak for dinner. Then make them wait in line for an hour. When they finally get to the kitchen, tell them you are out of steak, but they can have dried ham or hot dogs. Repeat daily until they ignore the menu and just ask for hot dogs.

23. Bake a cake. Prop up one side of the pan so the cake bakes unevenly.

Spread icing real thick to level it off.

24. Get up every night around midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on stale bread. (midrats)

25. Set your alarm clock to go off at random during the night. At the alarm, jump up and dress as fast as you can, making sure to button your top shirt button and tuck your pants into your socks. Run out into the backyard and uncoil the garden hose.

26. Every week or so, throw your cat or dog in the pool and shout “Man overboard port side!” Rate your family members on how fast they respond.

27. Put the headphones from your stereo on your head, but don’t plug them in. Hang a paper cup around your neck on a string. Stand in front of the stove, and speak into the paper cup “Stove manned and ready.” After an hour or so, speak into the cup again “Stove secured.” Roll up the headphones and paper cup and stow them in a shoebox.

28. Place a podium at the end of your driveway. Have your family stand watches at the podium, rotating at 4 hour intervals. This is best done when the weather is worst. January is a good time.

29. When there is a thunderstorm in your area, get a wobbly rocking chair, sit in it and rock as hard as you can until you become nauseous. Make sure to have a supply of stale crackers in your shirt pocket.

30. For former engineers: bring your lawn mower into the living room, and run it all day long.

31. Make coffee using eighteen scoops of budget priced coffee grounds per pot, and allow the pot to simmer for 5 hours before drinking.

32. Have someone under the age of ten give you a haircut with sheep shears.

33. Sew the back pockets of your jeans on the front.

34. Lock yourself and your family in the house for six weeks. Tell them that at the end of the 6th week you are going to take them to Disney World for “liberty. At the end of the 6th week, inform them the trip to Disney World has been canceled because they need to get ready for an inspection, and it will be another week before they can leave the house.

Not just a patty! A weaponized patty!

A woman in Indianapolis is wanted for alleged assault with a ketchup-y weapon, after an argument at a local McDonald’s resulted in someone taking a partially eaten cheeseburger to the face. The Indianapolis Star reports that the 39-year-old suspect and her mother, 60, had gotten into a dispute over living arrangements; the daughter was apparently…

via Police Looking For Daughter Who Assaulted Mom With McDonald’s Cheeseburger — Consumerist

Have a “not so happy” New Year

Ever wish someone would just suck a bug?

With the ringing in of a New Year heralding a fresh outlook into the future for most there are those that you just can’t seem to shake. These are some of the goofiest SOB’s in our corner of the planet. And you would like to tell them that we hope their year just sucks!

We all have one of these pathetic creatures in our circle of acquaintances.  And don’t take the word acquaintance as anything other than you know them. Period.

How to be a real Dick er Richard

One of these perpetual and predictable pain in the rear personalities is one Richard Ashley of Hazel Park, Mi. From this point on I am going to refer to him as Dick! Dick is just a royal pain-in-the-arse with some delusional fantasies that he is just the smartest guy on the planet and is all that. IMHO what he really needs to do is take a look around himself and see what he really is. Just another Dick, er Richard!

But taking into account an environment that includes a decayed family structure, a rumored educational drop-out and a circle of “friends” that appear to be merely like-minded Facebook personalities. All noise but no substance. Kinda like humanoid sock puppets.

It is actually funny in a backwards kind of way that he currently lives in Hazel Park. It is fondly referred to in the metro Detroit area as “Hazel-tucky” for a variety of not so nice reasons. I didn’t say they weren’t deserved just that it’s not politically correct. But , in this case, very fitting.

Being a Super Dick

This phenomenal Dick thinks that the persistent harassment of someones extended family is just okie dokie.  Even to the point of agitating them out of state.  Yep! You heard it right ! OUT OF STATE!!! He will go to great lengths to perpetuate his juvenile antics. He thinks no one can figure it out. But we do. And pretty easily at that. Sadly they border on legal harassment statutes.

Richard Cranium ( think about it)

This “super smart” Dick’s harassment is usually in the form of calls too various law enforcement agencies with bogus and misleading information. And as usual it is for naught. A colossal waste of time for law enforcement officers and county officials. And the collection of the Police reports is  becoming rather large. And more than once he has been directed by local law enforcement agents to read the docs before he calls.

RTFM – Read The F**king manual

Now, while not being a rocket scientist, I do have a couple of degrees behind me and that would for normal citizens be enough to prompt a quick read of said docs.

Then the assumption here is that a) the party in question, in this case Dick, can indeed read and not actually one of these children that weren’t supposed to left behind. And b) should Dick read it there actually may not be a complete comprehension. How sad is that. This would lead someone to the simple conclusion that there is some underlying learning disability here. On the other hand you might also conclude that he just might be a true dick. Not like in the name Dick, but a real live jack-ass kind of dick. We’ve all know individuals like that.

Either way he is a royal pain-in-the-ass!

With that all said the conclusion her e is that it is only a matter of time before Richard Ashley continues his “modus operandi” and inadvertently steps on his … um …. er …..dick.  And it won’t be a moment too soon if you ask me!  And they do have ointments for these kinds of persistant pains. Preparation H.

In Conclusion

So for all the normal people out there have happy and prosperous New Year!

To Richard Ashley ….. Suck a bug!