• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    I just got back up each time I fell

    All I can think about this week is Of Mice and Men.  It alternated between “the best laid plans of mice and men” and “Tell me about the rabbits, George”. From day one of last year I was planning on having a vacation this week.  When we get to the year end wrap up, we’ll talk about how good the year actually was, but for now, this week I was always supposed to be on vacation.  Not once was there a plan for me to do anything more than day trips, and that was only if I didn’t have it together enough to fly someplace warm.  The original plan was…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Please, sister morphine, turn my nightmares into dreams

    I know I’m a tough customer.  I try to dial it back normally.  PBE is the one place where I can rage on.  And rage I do. I got it from my mother.  She is a tough customer, and unyielding.  In her working life she was an RN having graduated from Columbia University.  That Columbia University.  Eisenhower himself signed her diploma.  There used to be a standard of care that they taught and she took that very seriously.  It was 1950. She quit working when I came along and did not go back to work until my brother was 7 years old.  On one hand I’d like to think that’s…

  • Rant

    You could be headed for the serious strife

    Well, sheeeet!  Those Mayans are good for nothing!  A bunch of wingnuts took their calendar out of context and a bunch of talking heads went on ad nauseum about it and it’s December 22, 2012 and we’re still here.  That or the afterlife was really over hyped. One of the things I wonder about is if the apocalypse as described in the Bible is actually a personal rather than a global event that we all go through.   That is, when we die, the four horsemen come to visit us, and we battle through fire and every thing else and if we’ve lived the right life, whatever that is, we are lifted…

  • Rant

    The break that will make it all okay

    I’d like to say that I’m less pissed this morning, but it’s more of a measured boil.  So, in no particular order…. At this point, I think even they know they are the problem.  Because how do you defend the indefensible? Now, I’m going to say this one out loud.  The shooter’s mother was a paranoid, pro-gun, anti-government, conspiracy theorist who started this whole shit by legally possessing an arsenal that was supposed to “keep her safe” from her imaginary enemies.  The enemy was her own flesh and blood.  Those weapons did not keep her safe which is the point.  And worse, her wing nut ideals got 26 innocent women and children killed. Another example…

  • Rant

    Death and hatred to mankind

    Just a little pissed off right now. For the second time in a week, the sixteenth time this year we’ve had a mass shooting.  Same old bullshit.  Loner.  Mental issues.  Blah blah blah.  Today it was 27 people, 20 of them children.  Three days ago it was a three people shopping at a mall.  Aurora it was 12 dead 58 wounded.  Wisconsin was six dead four wounded by a white supremacist.   All told 88 dead in 2012 from mass shootings.  What is wrong with this country? All the God whack jobs come out and say it’s because there isn’t enough God in America.  Yet Christians, not Muslims or Jews or Hindus…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Always have clean shirts to play around in

    Sunday mornings.  Coffee.  Sleeping dogs.  The only thing better than Meet the Press is PBE on fire! My new favorite guy is Cory Booker.  He is very publicly doing the SNAP Challenge.  While everyone else is doing Vi, Cory is doing SNAP.  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as food stamps.   Cory is proving that the myth of livin’ off the gubment is just that.  It ain’t no fun living on food stamps.  Yesterday he burned a sweet potato.  He couldn’t throw it out because poor people can’t afford to throw out food.  It was eat it or go without.  From Cory’s blog: Today I burned a sweet potato.…