I led a pretty normal life, married over 34 years, raised two productive members of society, worked my whole life and the most "reckless" I have been is receiving three speeding tickets my whole life. I have NEVER do anything I have regretted, and a lot that I wish I could have done better, but that is how it is.
Bipeflier, for me it is Jimi Hendrix and "Purple Haze", and no, those things are not funny at all......
How some sounds can touch off some of the other senses? Coming home by myself, driving down a dark 2 lane highway, I was listening to the "classic rock station" on the radio. Janis Joplin song came on, "Piece of my Heart". Way back in 1967 - 1970, I was in love with Janis. :R I know she wasn't much to look at, sounded like heck, but I loved her.
Anyway, I turned the radio way up and about half way through the song, I SWEAR I could smell the incense and pot smoke!!! I could TASTE the pot in my mouth, I was almost getting a buzz and I have not been near the stuff for over 30 years. :C I guess I need to pull out all the old albums and get a real big buzz going.....
He may have been turned down by his true love and decided to commit suicide, but really during rutting season, they do strange things.
Along the same line as crossing at the deer crossing signs, had a friend who worked at the state Highway Department. He said a lady called one time and asked if they move some of the deer crossing signs further up the highway, seems the deer were always crossing the highway when she was leaving for Church and running in front of her car.....:S
Bags, we all were suprised as well. Never heard his name mentioned in the eight months of the search. We have not heard if he will bring much of his staff with him, but his record at Wisconsin is impressive. The morning paper placed his starting salary at $3.2 mil the first year. We heard he was having trouble getting more money for his assistants at WI. I would like to see him stay for eight or ten years if we can keep him. At four years, he would just be getting a team he built and running a system that the players would know what he expects of them. Arkansas has had 14 or 15 commitments for the upcoming year, I want to see how many of them stick.......
SEC, the best conference going...... GO BAMA, ANOTHER NATIONAL TITLE FOR THE SEC....:B
Here is what my wife makes every year:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons of Allspice
4 cups pecan halves
Put sugar, water and allspice in pan on medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil and cook until it forms a hard ball when dropped in water. Take off heat, add pecans and stir until pecans are coated. Spread out and separate pecans on a sheet of parchment or wax paper and let cool. You have to work fast when you dump them out and separate. She usually drafts me to help at that point. I found that using a fork in each hand are the best tools, that stuff is HOT!!
I have also toasted pecan halves in the oven, add a little melted butter and a few dashes of Popcorn salt or cajun spice for a good treat also...
Thanks for all of the tips. I can handle the 3 hours a week for 20 weeks, gotta stay under the SS income cap ya know. I have thought about the Cowboys, they do need a little help. I have a brother in south Dallas and another living in Tyler, and Jerry Jones is an ole "Arkansaw" boy hisself. As far as moving equipment and stuff, that would fall under manual labor and I just can't do that stuff!!!!
Thanks for the tip about keeping the "Gatorade" label out for the cameras, that may be the only tricky part.........
After retiring from my full time job a little over three years ago, and then my part-time job about 10 months ago, I have been researching some other careers.
I have watched a LOT of TV lately, most of it the last four months since football has been on. I think I have found a new career for me that will fit into my lifestyle. I want to be one of those guys that squirt water for the players when they come off the field. I never really noticed these guys until this year. Players no longer have to pick up a cup or bottle anymore for a drink. I think I could handle carrying around a couple of plastic bottles and squirting water in a players mouth every once in a while. I may draw the line at carrying out one of those little plastic carriers with four or more bottles during time outs, that may be a bit too much running for me........
Anyone know of a team that may be hiring???????
I really didn't need a 19 year old kid telling me I should not watch it, I figured that out years ago myself. :R
Like fj12ryder said, it is not the watching that amazes me, sponsors pay to keep it on the air. :h
I came out of an aisle at the Wal-mart store Wednesday and was almost hit by a woman in the electric cart vooming down the aisle while talking on her cell phone :E. I hollered at her to get off the phone and drive but she paid no attention to me...... I am staying home until after Christmas :R.
My wife and I both did, glad we did it also.
My wife had over 32 years in, she was 59, they offered a package she could not refuse. She now babysits our 3 1/2 year old grandson three days a week. She will file for her SS next month and start drawing in April, 2014, she will be 62 in March, 2014. She will have SS and a monthly retirement check each month.
Me, I was 59 1/2, had 22 years in with State government. It got to where I dreaded going in each day, my blood pressure and diabetes were out of control. When a part time handyman job came open at my Church, I applied and was picked for the job. I filed my retirement paperwork the next day and worked 2 more days at my job and then I was gone. I worked 24 hours a week for just over two years as a handyman and then retired from that in Feb, 2012. I am also 80% Service connected disabled, am drawing SS and a State retirement check.
We both wanted to work until we were at least 62, but things happened, and we do not regret any decisions we made. Our home is paid for, we owe a payment on one car and one credit card and our monthly expenses. Life is good........:)
We live in town, backyard is enclosed 3/4 around by a 6 foot wooden fence and the rest is 4 foot chain link. About 9:30 AM, my wife opened the blinds on the doors going out to the back deck. She was drinking her coffee and looking out the door and she called me into the room. Laying back by the back fence was a deer, a six point buck. He was half laying and partially sitting up in the front. We watched for about 10 minutes and I guessed he was injured in some way. I decided to call our Game and Fish Commission to come and check him out. They in turn called our local P.D. It must be a slow day in town, four cars show up at my driveway!!! They do not want to fire a weapon in the neighborhood either, so they call the Fire Dept. to see if someone has a bow to use put the deer out of his pain. Now I have a Fire Dept. pickup in the drive with the four Police cars. The fireman kills the deer and the discussion now turns to what to do with the carcass. Long story made short, I called a Meat Processor about thirty miles away and they will process the deer for the Hunters Against Hunger program. I load him up (by myself) and take him to the Processor. We unload him and the butcher said he needs some information and we go to fill out a form. He wants my hunting license number, and I do not have a hunting license. After a long call to Game and Fish, he lists the deer as a "vehicle accident" and I get to leave. I felt bad for the deer, but I am glad it will be put to good use.
I am with you brother!!! I wish a thousand times I had my old 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S, 2 door, with Rocket 350 ci, and turbo 350 transmission. I never found anything I could NOT do myself to fix that car..........
RV heaters/water heaters have vents to the outside for a reason, they do give off carbon monoxide. Being in PA, if the barn is not heated, it may run the furnace quite often. If it is a detached building, away from the house, you could get by letting the furnace run, if it were me, I would drain ALL tanks and blow out the water lines, just in case.
wa8yxm, I have always wished I could have just hung out with old man DaVinci!!! I am sure I would never had understood just a small part of what his brain conceived, but to just know and be around the guy would have been a hoot, to me anyway.....
camerpaul, thanks for your service and also helping so many guys get in touch with their families, it meant a lot to those who connected. Myself, I just got one shot at a call and it never went through for some techincal reason, but we tried. Please refresh my memory, what did MARS stand for? I think it was something, something Radio Station, I have forgotten, but I remember it was a big deal back then.
Our son arrived in Afghanistan the other day. He is a civilian worker in aircraft maintenance, that is what he was told to say anyway.
What gets me is we can talk and see each other via Skype. Forty three years ago, when I was in VietNam, we were lucky to get a letter in about eight days!!!! Talking to someone via the phone/MARS radio was a big deal to us. Now, we can be on the computer and if he logs on, it notifies us, we can hit the Skype icon and be talking in less than a minute.
All of this stuff just leaves an old man in the dust.....
That can also backfire on YOU. We keep our grandson three days a week, just because we want to, and we have had a few fits thrown on us also. When the good times are good, they are very good. When the bad times are bad, they seem to last forever........