two years ago this week – got community ID’s

Two years ago this week, Brian and I spent the morning at First Presbyterian in Greensboro getting our community ID’s as part of the FaithAction ID initiative.

marg nap wakeup

I passed out in a 2-hour nap, then woke up craving a margarita. The margarita mix already has tequila in it. The extra bottle of tequila is because of margarita mix is not strong enough.

patches at the dentist – 1970’s

I was a little guy when I needed my first drilling at the dentist. Dental drills weren’t as good then, so it was scary.

The dentist saw me cringing and squirming in the chair. The song “Patches” came on at that moment on a radio he had nearby in the room. He reached over and turned it up loud and sang the lyrics even louder as he started to work.

It was so surreal and funny that I forgot about being scared.

“My papa was a great old man
I can see him with a shovel in his hand
See, education he never had
He did wonders when the times got bad
The little money from the crops he raised
Barely paid the bills we made…”

small dog snuggle club

Second weekend in a row. Another triple-dog-dare-ya sofa snuggle up. 🐶🐶🐶


finally, somebody cares about ME

Best scam call I have received to date. It makes me finally feel validated as I’ve been expecting the hammer to drop.

For the audio, use the google drive link below or the player at the bottom of the post.

The very second you receive this message. I want you to return the call as soon as possible as SSA has filed a lawsuit against your name the local County Sheriff are going to arrest you for for serious allegations before this matter goes to the courthouse and we freeze your bank account and suspend your social security number and get you arrested. For more information regarding this case. You can get that to us at 410-513-5354. I repeat 410-513-5354. Make sure you give us a call back before you get arrested.


memories of dad

My father and I used to like to antagonize each other over politics. I think we both deemed the session a success if we could get the other to crack a little. Sometimes I knew that he had staged things for me when I went for a visit.

One visit, he put the book “Ronald Reagan – An American Life” on the coffee table. I paged through it for a moment and saw him crack a small smile. I just glibly said, “talk about a complete waste of money” as I tossed it back on the table.

Then we ended up in the kitchen where somehow he had procured an autographed picture of GW Bush. He had it on the refrigerator. I don’t know how he got it. I said, “I need one of these for my fridge so I can lose some weight.”

It’s funny the memories that I now hold fondly.

trending albright – there’s a new book

This “trending” article popped up. The worry about fascism is real, but I have little interest in Albright or her new book. I’ve sworn off war mongers though one can learn from them.