Monthly Archives: August 2022

mr goodbar

Old black and white Beverly Hillbillies on as we eat a giant candy bar. 🍫

dog morning

Lazy morning for the dog family. Walkies later.

fake business

What business are you sure is open only to launder money?

— there was a takeout Chinese place when we lived in Arizona. I never once saw another customer in there. They looked surprised and a little annoyed each time when I picked up a menu and ordered. Sometimes the food wasn’t very hot, like they ordered it from somewhere else and had it brought in.

— those mattress places. One on every street corner and there’s never anybody in there.


I haven’t had time this week to stop for a coffee on the way to work, so I was really craving one.

5:00 a.m., the Circle K was lit up and shining like a beacon on the hill, door unlocked, coffee ready. 👍☕

(image: Circle K logo cup XL)


Get your shit together!

Sign: repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Jesus

pirate ice cream

It’s part of a pirate’s daily meal. 🏴‍☠️🦜

1986 travel fun – cold war

Cold War related travel story – 1986.

I was in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), trying to decide if I had enough money to do one more thing in that part of the world or if I needed to get back to my departure city for USA, Madrid.

I was walking along the bank of the beautiful river there, the Danube (Strauss waltz material), when I crossed paths with a tour group from the USSR. One had on a t-shirt from Moscow, so maybe they were from there. I was enchanted to have this opportunity to stand so near a group of Soviets, so I tried to mingle into the tour group and nonchalantly walk along with them as if we were one.

I was intrigued by their cameras. They weren’t the usual Nikons or Olympus. They had Cyrillic names imprinted on them, so they were USSR makes. I had to get quite close to people to look the cameras over. This is what invited the ire of the tour guide.

The tour guide stopped and called me out in English, “excuse me, you have not paid to be in this tour, these people have, so you need to find your own tour to join.” There were some 25 people in the tour now staring at me. I grimaced, blushed, and tried to back out of the group without dying of embarrassment.

That was one of my great Soviet encounters of 1986. There were others. It was actually quite pleasant. There were several cuties in the tour group, and I was in my 20’s, so…. I had thoughts of diplomatic relations.

prince albert

Do you have Prince Albert in the can?


mariachi stamps arrived

My mariachi stamps came from the Post Office. I think I have ordered enough to last through the rest of my life as stamp usage around here is down to nothing.

These follow my Harvey Milk and Coffee Drinks stamps that are all gone.

weird “godly” businesses

I just had a local HVAC business run an ad on the FB feed. The “serve God” in the ad got my curiosity up to visit the website. Site full of “love God, serve the lord, solutions can be found in the lord.”

Literally the last place I’d turn for service.

I feel like if I locked horns with the business for some reason, as a customer I’d be instantly defeated by the “lord.” The business: “it’s not us, we are of God, it’s YOU Godless customer.”

Just let me find a business that serves the customer without being so weird. The techs can swear and smoke out in the yard if they wish.