• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    This glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

    About that Ride. A week ago I finished my fourth AIDS/Lifecycle.  It was hard for all of the wrong reasons. Four weeks before we left I thought I would take Bill the Dog down to the Clayton Art and Wine festival and hang with either Cousin Jeanne or Cousin in law Jason, whoever was there.  The truck needed gas first.  The 20 year old truck.  The battery failed at the pump and the truck was stuck there.  Oh, and it was 10am on a Sunday.  Who cares?  I called AAA. Well, apparently the guy at the station wanted it out of there after 30 minutes of waiting for AAA.  We…

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    The pen is mightier than the sword but no match for a gun

    Nothing is simple. Another young man goes on a shooting rampage.  This country wrings it’s hands.  The gun whack jobs will say that if the other students had been armed he could have been stopped.  I’m just not sure how they can all be so sure that it would end like that. When it comes to extreme stress situations and emergencies, you never know how someone is going to react.  Unless they have been trained, they don’t know.    Who knows how much bravado dies because they froze.  Studies have found that some possess an ability to rise to the occasion while others are destine to be victims even if they…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Cycling

    One day you’re a diamond and then you’re a stone

    The last two weeks have been ridiculous.  The Brother got himself some nasty ass shit that kicked his ass pretty badly.  People die from what he had…but he beat it.  But he was super super sick.  I’m used to his never ending stream of respiratory bullshit but this took things to a whole new level. One of my good friends found out her husband, a guy in his 40’s has a mass on his bladder.  Another lost a member of her inner circle to cancer of the freaking everything.  I think she didn’t have it in her stomach and that was it.   I saw this woman two months ago…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    They told me I was going to lose the fight

    I got exactly one thing done this weekend.  One.  I fiddle farted around with a bunch of things but only one got finished.  I was pretty much numb and sleep walking up until I gave blood yesterday and then I came back to life. I went out onto the healthcare marketplace and bought insurance.  And it was no big deal.  It took about 10 minutes.  The hardest part was figuring out that the system didn’t like Chrome and wanted Safari.  Once I got through that it was no big deal.  It worked smoothly like any other website.  Well almost any. Because with all of the hullabaloo about how difficult everything…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    We did the monster mash

    I kind of love that the guy whose name I did not mention also had his name not mentioned by Rachel Maddow.  And I thought I was so freaking clever.   As well it should. Then there is this little gem which just makes me smile. Part of me is sick of youtube cutesy pranks but this one is clever.  Some of the other ones are just stupid.  This one is not stupid. And I have to say the news is pretty amusing to me right now. CNN spent about 10 days being all about the missing plane while Fox News continued to “report” on Obamacare and I can’t remember…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    King Nothing

    Bad people die every day in this world.  This week a really bad man died.  Good riddance. While part of me would like to see a protest of such a magnitude that the march on Washington would be dwarfed, a bigger part of me says the most poignant thing that can be done is nothing.  Not give him any ink.  Not say his name.  And not protest his funeral if there is one.  There are reports that there will be no funeral.  What a bunch of pussies. Because he is not worth the gasoline to drive there.  He is not worth the time off work.  He is not worth the…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    A doleful damsel I heard cry

    One of my biggest fears came to fruition for 239 people over the China Sea on Friday.  You have no idea how much I have to steel myself to get on an airplane any more.  It’s kind of amazing that this world is so big and so small all at the same time.  It’s hard to get away with anything with all of the surveillance cameras and cell phones and GPS and everything else.  But drop a 777 in the China Sea and poof!  It’s gone! The last time something like this happened Air France dumped one into the drink.  And they screwed up and dumped it in the drink.…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    I’m your reasoned alibis

    I’ve just got a lot of stuff that’s been keeping me thinking.  I could not have debunked this is five minutes as well as this guy does. How rich is this guy?  He co-founded Museum Quality Framing Company, was an original investor in Amazon, founded gear.com that merged into Overstock and sold his other company Avenue A Media to Microsoft for $6.4 billion dollars.  How rich is this guy?  About a billion dollars worth of rich. Good morning. This is old news, but I just re-read it.  Sometimes somebody writes something so poignent that it bears revisiting over and over again.  No one could write this better than this man.…

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    End of the night, it’s going down

    I got a piece of information last week that is making my head spin.  Where is a good place to start on this one?  I’m sure I’m the last person on the planet to hear this, I’m just, well, it doesn’t compute. Better? Yeah that’s not better.  But somebody somewhere along the line taught that girl how to sing. Seems okie dokey, but here’s the part that doesn’t compute.  Both of her parents are Pentecostal pastors.  No shit. We all know I like to pick on organized religion.  Especially the piss poor state of it.  Of course I wonder if it ever wasn’t piss poor.  Some sterling examples?  How about…

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    He sings the songs that remember of the better times

    I am so done with 2013.  Over.  Done. Do I need to go back to the PBE posts of why I’m done?  Let’s start with the Old Woman breaking her hip two days before Christmas and 2012 and all that it entailed.  Now the Old Woman has healed well and gets around pretty good, I would venture to say as well as she did before, but it was pretty adventuresome all that was involved in getting her on the road to recovery.  Needless to say there is a lot more involvement of all concerned. And my body.  Surely you saw the two broken toes.  The right foot in January, the…