Category Archives: rambling

very free

“If you use a self checkout, you’re working for the store for free. FOR FREE!”

When my grandparents were young, entire stores weren’t self service. You didn’t get your own groceries inside the store.

When I was a teenager, you didn’t pump your own fuel.

So if you pump gas or buy groceries, you’re working for free. FOR FREE!

breakfast in america

Breakfast in America 🗽

Take the Long Way Home

vino – barba de papá

A goofish wine for tonight for the Nature Preserve. The label sold it. Got it at the Food Lion. lol

Pairing it with some unlikely bossa nova.

beers again

Beer at Vito’s. 🍻

Brian and I hiding behind the beer glasses.

at the doctor

Hanging (on the wall) in the sports medicine doctor’s office.

Cancel that Cialis prescription, doctor, I think I’m cured!

san francisco love

Sometimes music can redirect one from heading into a mental funk.

This brought on an immediate righting of the ship.

15 nice remixes of San Francisco Love by Royal Sapien. The CPM Edit is my favorite. I heard it on SomaFM, then found the 15 remixes on Deezer, both great sources of music. Youtube probably has some.

San Francisco was a beacon of hope and love for me when I was a teenager through twenties. I think much of that has drained away from that city, but I can think about those old feelings.

lucky lottery coin

My lucky lottery coin from the NC Lottery that I got yesterday at the NC Folk Festival. It worked. I bought a $10 scratch-off which qualified me for a spin of the wheel (a la Price is Right). I won $50. 💰

a balanced breakfast

Living large on the highway. ☕ 🍩

last supper

Thinking of when a good net friend in Iran sent me on messenger a selfie of him smiling under a portrait of the Last Supper.

I waited awhile and said, “you’re actually going to send me that with no explanation?”

He replied, “lol, I thought you’d find it funny, so I was waiting. They aren’t rare here. (the portrait)”

My friend is a good one with good humor.


On the cheap side but drinkable. Plenty good enough for the Nature Preserve.

At least the 1.5L bottle will last a few minutes. .75L kinda small. 🍷