Saturday, May 20, 2006

This post could be about most anything.
...scary thought, huh???

Taking my life in my hands dept.: After my really strange experience in City Park Thursday, I went down there again today, and I encountered some friendly people; I needed to do that; sorta "reclaiming my territory". But I got out of there earlier than I did the other night. I've taken to walking "laps" around the park now that I am feeling a bit better. All in all, I just want to live. I don't want any trouble. I think that's what we all want, for the most part. Let's hope so, anyway.

Taking THEIR lives in their hands dept.: While at the park, I saw a group of boys who obviously had waaay too much energy. One of them took a running jump on the Sea Wall, did flips in mid-air, and landed foot-first on the beach. Oh, the humanity! But even though I was cringing, seeing that kid obviously trying to kill himself, he's still alive (allegedly) as I write this. Also, in the not-too-distant-past, I have seen kids riding their bicycles ON the sea-wall, and when they come to the "gaps" in the wall where the stairs are, they vault over them on their bikes. Someone's gonna get killed someday; either someone sitting in a bench near the sea wall, or one of those young bike-daredevils. Can you say "kibosh this situation, CDA Police Dept."? I knew yuh could...

Not "pumped" about this at all dept.: Today was gas day. I'll tell ya, it gives me gas! Up at A&D Mini-Mart (where they have gas pumps simple enough for a functional idiot like me to operate), gas is up to $2.79 a gallon for regular, let alone what it is for the "good stuff". I'm thinking our dependence on foreign oil is responsible for 95% of this country's problems. We haven't built new oil wells in this land for ages. Maybe we should? And get out of Iraq and all those other countries that hate us? Just a thot. Wow...did I just "rant"?

New acquisitions over Ebay dept: A couple more records arrived in the mail, that I've wanted in my collection for a long time: "Sling Shot" by Jackie Beavers; the song is like Jr. Walker's "Shotgun", only better if you can believe that. The other is Sandy Shaw's original version of "Always Something There To Remind Me". I've heard others do that song, but the arrangement on Ms. Shaw's record is just GREAT. I think so, anyway.

This oughta make you feel really old dept.: Hey, man, did you know, daddy-o, that DUANE HICKMAN ("Dobie Gillis") is 71 years old this week? I can be "Dobie the 2nd". When I get to 71, I'll probably still be incapable of sustaining a relationship. I wonder if Dobie ever got his act together? And of course, Bob Denver (many know him as "Gilligan") was "Maynard G. Krebs" on the show. This memory happily provided by THIN AIR. (A paraphrase of a KVNI promo announcement.)

B.S. I Love You dept.: The gloves are starting to come off as the "amicable parting" of Paul McCartney and his prosthetically-inclined Yoko-styled 2nd wife, Heather continues to get dragged thru the mud. I heard on the news today that she had ridiculed Paul's songwriting, and was sick and tired of people noticing him and not her. Not only that, she had dragged Paul all over the world, protesting the proliferation of "land mines". Noble Cause, but I think Paul just wished he were home playing the piano instead. I think, after Paul's soul-mate first wife, Linda died, Paul shoulda just stuck with Martha, his sheepdog. They don't require huge alimony settlements. I am glad that Paul and Heather are parting company. I never did think she was good for him. Paul, even though he can be a "snit", is a true artist who deserves respect.

Entering the 3rd Dimension dept.: I bought the big "1000th issue" of Rolling Stone Magazine. It's got a really fantastic three-dimensional cover. After 300 or so pages of advertisements in the front of the magazine, can be found many of Rolling Stone's most memorable covers. The most memorable one for me is the photo of John Lennon and Yoko, taken roughly 7 or 8 hours before he was gunned down. After all of this time, I am still angry that Lennon had to die. Awful!

What have I been doing all this time dept.: There is a movement afoot to make "English" the national language of the United States. Huh? What? I guess I'd better learn it now, so I won't be deported anytime soon. I was watching "Imus" today; the story was reported, followed by an audio clip of Prezzident Bush, and "Imus" said something about the possibility of the President being deported! (the implication being, Bush needs to learn English) We can't afford to lose our Prezzident, though. He's a "decider", you see. And we need him to lead the way in our fuel crisis; he says "corn" is the answer to all our problems. Plus if Bush gets impeached, this country wouldn't survive a "Prezzident CHENEY"! And, with Bush in charge, there will be no shortage of "corn" in the White House.

Back when there was no fuel shortage dept.: It may have been a waste of valuable fuel, but we didn't know it was valuable at the time. And I'm sure the hydroplanes gobbled up gas faster than yer typical three-million-ton Prezzidential limousine (or the average stretch-limo here in CDA). (I'm ranting again, huh?) Back before fuel shortages, there were hydroplane boats that raced on Lake CDA. Such as this hydroplane from nearby Spokane, Washington...

I actually remember SEEING this hydroplane button out there somewhere. I wrote in an earlier post that I'm looking for hydro buttons, of which the above button is a sterling example. Well, "tin", or "aluminum", actually.

That's it; I'm done; possibly, done for the weekend. It's 1AM and it's still hot in here. So I'm not creative enough to do a "Tinfoil Wingnut" or whatever I've been doing. This will have to do. Don't worry; you'll survive. After all, I did. 30 minutes ago, I had no idea what I was gonna type here. I'm a "nut" and I "winged" it. Does that make me a "wingnut"?


Blogger Sage said...

Havee a problem with a "seawall in your town. No salt water or ocean!!!!
I got the Rolling Stone and they claim they lost money on it due to the covers cost!!! HMMMMM

Gas in Clearwater Fl... 2.75@gal for reg we don't have that ethanol stuff here

7:29 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Hmmm...well, Lake Superior and the Caspian Sea in Russia are both inland bodies of water. So I am not sure if "sea" is a "salt-exclusive" term. Whatever the case is, our "sea wall" has been called that for at least 60 or 70 years. It's about 1/3 of a mile long, it is built on land that rises up from the lake; the bottom of the sea wall averages about 7 or 8 feet above sea level.

No ethanol in Florida? Maybe you guys could make fuel out of all the citrus acid from your oranges, perhaps. Or not. The M's have won 2 in a row at home, by the way. Is there hope for this season? I don't know, but they looked good tonite.

9:52 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Sage, that would be "7 or 8 feet above LAKE level." I usually make mistakes when I try to show off how much I know. Ack.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Sage said...

How high is Lake level? Is it the same as sea level to you folks? (((smirk)))

I'd ask Bush's brother about citric acid but Cheney would most likely buy it all up with Halliburton.

Haven't watched M's in 4 days, guess thats why they are winning. Will start again on Monday.

8:50 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Okay, Sage, if you wanna debate this...what is the elevation of the Caspian Sea? One could say most "seas" are at sea level. Of course, Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level, and there is no "sea" there. If you have a "sea" at above sea level, and it has a wall, it would still be a "sea wall". Seas and lakes, then, are bodies of water at above sea level, mostly. So if a lake has a wall, it probably can be a "sea" wall, or a "lake" wall, since the two entities are more or less interchangeable. Our lake is about 2100 feet above "sea level". You've heard about "high seas", right? If you're not confused about all of this, most certainly I am. Lake Superior is certainly big enough to be a 'sea', yet it is over 400 feet above Sea Level. That much I know.

ROLLING STONE LOST MONEY ON THAT 3D cover? It's a classic! I remember with their 900th issue, they ran the "500 greatest albums of all time" and they enclosed a CD with ten songs by assorted artists from those 'greatest' albums. I wonder if RS lost money on that, too?

10:33 PM  

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