Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by Sarge, Aug 14, 2009.
Airmail it to me. I've only got 6 days left, not counting my travel day back home.
Morning Pops and friends. Today I am going to attempt to accomplish something other than perform voodoo rituals on my dryer door.
Please be safe, RGV, your family and all in the path. I didn't realize Imelda had a temper.
We are sorry that you missed the game, Jan. It's weird watching the Cowboys without a bottle of Tums in one hand and champagne in the other. Their grip on opponents is tighter than it has been in many years. It's nice to see them impose their skills and talents on despicable rivals.
Don't disrespect the cake. The gas is for meatloaf, spam and what ever I cook.
We're not feeding Foster Brooks. We're making you a cake because you are spaishul. Everyone here is spaishul and deserves a cake, but your birth week was leaked.
I have to go turn my sprinkler off. It looks like it might rain. Be safe everyone.
SOMEBODY ticked off Mother Nature. Not cool.
Morning, Pops and pen pals. Have a great day.
Morning Pops. Morning Fellas and good morning to any and all who decide to stop in and visit the thread today.
Good news, it's Thursday and that means it's close!
Baseball season is coming down to it. Gonna be interesting to see what happens this year. Got two teams who have already broken the all time HR record for a team in the Twins and the Yankees and I'm not sure either of them will even make it to the ALC. Gonna be interesting for sure.
Leon, has your arm fallen off yet? It's a pain to sand by hand brother, I understand this pain!
Coach, one more day Brother.........
Absolutely right Xelda, don't disrespect the cake. You never know when you might run out of people who care enough to make you a cake. Respect..........
Jan is also right, can't screw around with Mother Nature.....
Jobs, Leon, dbrp, Xelda, zrin, Trouty, ksk, RGV, Coach, RWB, Ranching, SW, John, Jan, Corso and Colo, have a great day Brother's and Sisters!
Everyone, finish it up strong, tomorrow is Friday! Close it out and lets head for the barn. Be well everybody!
Yep, one more day and then wham!, just like that I am another year older. The sad part is that I can't even go back to my birth and recall that fondly, there was just too much blood and confusion. And had I known that the very first act against me would be one of violence, I am not sure I would have been so easy to get out. I think that scarred me for life and taught me "so this is what you get for cooperating, to hell with that".
Well, I suspect that you might be even there. I mean, had they known that you were gonna end up being who you are, they might have tried to put you back in Coach.........
Good morning Pops and friends on my last day as a 71 year old. If I can think of anything profound to do to mark this day, I'll get back to you. I was thinking of staying up until midnight to let the clock roll over to mark this but then realized New Year's is only a little over 3 months away and will I recover in time to stay up again so soon?
And then I thought, 'one more day at 71, have I done all I can to abuse this body and mind and kept true to my promise to not go out the way I came into a year'? The answer is no, I must strive to feel worse on my birthday, thereby insuring that I will feel better at some point during the year and truly appreciate being 72, which I do not now. People tell me I don't look my age or act it and I don't feel it, time to fix that. I have postponed maturity for far too long.
I might just think about sitting down with a Bottle of Crown XR, have a really great meal first (maybe a nice steak and potatoe if you grill) with a nice slice of Strawberry/Rhubarb Pie and maybe watch a funny movie. Maybe Abbott and Costello meet the Mummy or something. That's just me, I'm about as complicated as a stack of pancakes so..........
Good introspective morning Pops and friends. First off if they'd known how Coach was going to be once he got out of the big house, his birthday would have been months ago. Since he would have been tiny, they'd probably just thump him on the noggin instead of breaking out the belt. Not all of you is going to turn 72 tomorrow. Have you forgotten Hector? He is young, always looking for trouble and therefore deducting many years from your age. 10, 15, 20 or what ever you deem acceptable. We will still celebrate your birthday tomorrow, just tell us which one it is and we'll believe you.
That's a beautiful picture, ABQ and as always thank you for your words. They always inspire or bring peace.
Be safe everyone that's dealing with Imelda Marr Coast.
Leon, we know you're down there soaking up all the ocean breezes and soothing sounds of waves rolling in. You may not be able to enjoy it more than you already do, but try for us! I have ocean sound tracks that I fall to sleep to sometimes. There are so many that are just calming. Then there are some that sound like the waves splashing against piers or rocks. They make you want to pee.
I was going through my coin collection and ran across a coin I wasn't familiar with, a Millard Fillmore $1. I ran in to check the internet as I started pondering what to do with the million dollars it would surely be worth. The length of time the computer needed to boot up was not long enough considering it's worth $1.50. I wonder where I'll spend it all. Stoopid Millard Fillmore.
Have a good Thursday everyone!
Or slapped him harder.
Afternoon Pops and friends.
I would have posted this morning, but I had to thaw out. 37° when I left my house. Way too soon to be that damn cold!
LOL..... I don't know RW. Hell, I can't speak for Coach but I can tell you this. I've been slapped about as hard as you can slap a person and my Wife will tell ya, it didn't fix a damn thing.
I don't know about that one but I do have to admit, it made me laugh when I read it.
I am not into the low brow stuff, Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein is my preference.
Steak is on the agenda for Saturday, got a 30oz Chicago Steak Company tomahawk with my name on it thawing in the fridge and next to that is a 12-14oz lobster tail for Friday night from the Maine Lobster House, their sister company. I'll make it a birthday weekend and am going over to Austin for dim sum for Sunday brunch with my older son's family to celebrate my and my oldest grandson's birthday, which will be Tuesday.
Got a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka, Dan Ackroyd's vodka, for tinis both nights and a fine bottle of Chard for the lobster and Cab for the steak and it will be a weekend of decadence for ole CC. Celebrating your birthday alone and not getting all pitiful is all about spoiling yourself as if this will be the last birthday I will ever see. Splurging on oneself is the ultimate in decadence, hedonism and self-indulgence at it's peak and I am not the least bit ashamed. I did; however, up my contribution to the Central Texas Food Bank just in case I get all drunk and weepy and need something to feel good about.
This will all be topped off with Glenmorangie 18 year old single malt and Opus X stogies on the patio as I move through 60 years of music awareness. All of these things are out of the norm for me as I never drop $100 for a bottle of scotch or $50 for wine or $40 for one cigar but I reached a milestone that I never thought I would see and that scotch and rest of the cigars will lie in wait for 73 and give me a good reason to go another year and something to look forward to instead of just another year like the other years.
ABQ, I used to just let the birthdays come and deal with them but not this time. I am seizing the day, better yet the weekend, and will finish this off on my boat, named for my wife's nickname in school, Smiley, Sunday afternoon in a little cove I know she would have liked and will share a bottle of Dom with her and toast the two people that brought me into this world to end my birthday weekend and hope I look back on those three days with the thought "hell, it wasn't so bad hitting 72, after all' and start planning to out do that in a year.
Strong plan Coach. Full speed ahead Coach.
No point in spending your birthday alone, I would be more than happy to share your bounty with you.
All kidding aside, spoiling yourself for a birthday or Christmas or other milestone event is absolutely the right way to go!! Kudos, my friend!!
Gonna check this out to see how it feels because the other hasn't been working for me. Even if it's temporary, I'll take that.
I read this in an article about spoiling yourself but in order to do it right, you have to go overboard on it and erase the guilt beforehand and tell people what you're doing. At first I thought this is nuts, why would other people care and then I thought about it, it's not for them. Now that I've told people I care about, you guys and some friends and family, I am committed to it, every little piece of it and without guilt, that's the key.
That's how I came up with the Food Bank. I support them but I told them this was their birthday present over the usual so anything I do, I know that's been matched to them so someone is getting benefit from it beyond me. A sip of that scotch is feeding a family, that champagne will feed 10 school kids for a month and that cigar will give 4 Thanksgivings to families. It's CC's new move to combine selfishness with selflessness to approach a better appreciation of self. I started doing this last Christmas while Hector and I healed up, matching whatever I do for me for someone else and that was the best Christmas I've had in 9 years.
Well crap! Now I wanna turn 72. To quote Rod Stewart "You wear is well".
CC, I wanna be like you, when I don't grow up!