I think I knew a kid named Junior Williams when we were growing up. And I still don't care how many points he can get. So I offer up the alternative OTS for this lovely Friday morning.
With this beautiful fall like weather, what will you do to get out and enjoy the weekend? Or in other words, what will you do after you find out how many biscuits you can eat in one sitting?
I have yet to see anything in the LJW about the proposed Vietnam War Memorial in Wichita that some Vietnamese Americans want to put up. A single bronze statue in honor of those men from both the American and South Vietnamese armed forces. Apparently there is an outcry from veterans locally who say the one Memorial Park is for Americans only. A compromise was reached and it may be put on some city owned land near by but not in the park. The soldiers they wish to honor have no country anymore but the one here. Is this right? These folks are citizens that want to honor this country and their fellow former countrymen that died. Is that so wrong? Sounds rather xenophobic to me. What say you?
Recently, my dog got out and was on the loose. I saw him about a block from my house, over by the street which is a main highway through town. Being a responsible pet owner and knowing that swine flu is following the trade routes, I loaded him up and took him to our local vet to be tested for the flu. He was fine. We got home and my middle daughter was over visiting and my wife commented that I took the dog to the vet. To which she quizzically remarks, "Why is it that vets have their own special day?" Of course we look at each other somewhat puzzled and ask what are you talking about. So she in turn replies, "You know, in November. What is so special about them that have Veterinarians Day?" This is the same child that when asked, "don't you know how to sew on a button" she said "What do I look like? Betty Crocker".
So then I was forced to watch Ghost Hunters International because regular Ghost Hunters wasn't on. Plus, I'm Mr. Agnostic when it comes to such things. I'm told to limit my remarks because some people may be really interested in the subject matter and just because I'm skeptical, I should keep my mouth shut. OK. They do this EVP thing. Electronic Voice Phenomena. They are in the Czech Republic. Later in the reveal, they hear some EVP garble saying something like, "Help Me"..If you have ever watched Ghost Hunters, you know what I'm talking about. Anyway, I can't help it. I have to ask, "If they are in the Czech Republic, shouldn't the ghost speak in an eastern European dialect and not English?"
If it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college. Have you ever been to college because of your horse?
We generally have a gathering of around 40 to 50 people. We have cooked everything from turkeys to shrimp along with the obligated hamburgers and hot dogs. Smores always. Tonight our menu will include slow smoked brisket and chicken. And hot dogs. Salads/cassuroles/baked beans/ fruits. Nobody will go hungry. As I write, the smell of hickory is wafting through the kitchen window from the deck. It has stopped raining so it is time to put out the flags. What's cookin at your house today?
It was 133 years ago today, George Armstrong Custer for a second time split his command into two columns. He rode off with five companies as Major Reno approached the encampment. Of course, no one knew what happened to George and his command until the next day.
Generally speaking history has branded GAC as an incompetent fool for making such a bold yet stupid error in judgment. Though some may branded him a pompous, self serving dolt, others may use words like bold, intrepid, dashing as he was the youngest breveted major general in the civil war. He had a number of horses shot out from under him. His brother Tom, was one of the few in history to win two Congressional Medals of Honor.
So, what would you have done if it had been you that fateful day in Montana? Attack an enemy of unknown strength? Consolidate your force in a holding/blocking action? Gone fishing in the Little Big Horn creek?
Can anyone tell me about the comedy club scene in river city? Do any of the venues have anything like an "open mike" time? Someone close to me is curious. Not me..I can't tell a joke worth a hoot.
I looked at the New York Times this morning. And who do I see on the front page? One of my favorite people to not like. Shirley Phelps Roper..or whatever she calls herself. All dolled up in her little hate outfit, apparently out in front of Tiller's clinic. So again, here we are with "Kansas, as stupid as it looks". At least when we have this bunch on the front page of the Times.
I for one am proud to be a Kansan. I am also sickened by the hate and intolerance promoted by some of our fellow Kansans that don't appear to have a lick of sense. But we will go forward and ignore the jabs of ignorance, knowing we are from the best state in the Union. Kansas is not as stupid as it looks. Just that minority of total idiots that believes that God is on their side in a number of these morality issues. What do you think?
I ran across this one. Reminder of younger days. I always liked Charlie when I was a kid. We saw him in Hoch back in the day. Thinking of xbusgy and Roe..this clip will remind us we ain't gettin older, we can be gettin better... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QRxOFR7ylI
You got to watch the clip...now, I couldn't wear his drawers..that made me feel better.
Did you ever have one of those "ideas" that just backfired on you? Like the time I tried to defrost a frozen mouse in our microwave. We have a ball python and tried to get it used to taking already dead mice for food. I purchase a dozen pre-dispatched mice for this purpose. The snake would not take them. So knowing the snake sensed the heat in its prey, I thought maybe we should warm them up a bit. I did thaw them to room temp first, that didn't work. So I tried putting one on a light bulb to warm it up. Mrs. Autie objected to that vociferously. So...I put a frozen mouse in the microwave that I THOUGHT was set on defrost. It of course, was on the highest setting. Within twenty seconds of pushing the start button, mr. frozen mouse exploded, spewing its inner contents in the microwave. Again, Mrs. Autie was not please, nor humored by this scientific experiment. When she inquired as to why I was so friggin stupid as to put a frozen mouse in the microwave on high, I could only exclaim, "It seemed like a good idea at the time."
Or like fixing certain mechanical devices with wire, duct tape or electrical tape..that never worked again. Or picking Syracuse to go to the final four. Or trying to drive through a snow drift. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. So how about it? Any rocket scientist out there that had a humorous epiphany that turned into an epiphafailure?