Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Day with Leftovers

Tickled by Pickles

"Sweets" Gerkin...Pickle Brothers Gang
Redding Local News Story...

The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement’s North State Marijuana Investigation Team arrested Bryon Pickle, 67, and Thomas Pickle, 62, on Tuesday after serving search warrants on properties on Coon Creek Road in Hawkins Bar and on Hennessey Road in Burnt Ranch.

Authorities were still searching for James Earl Pickle, 34. All three men are expected to face charges of unauthorized cultivation, harvesting and processing of marijuana.

Just reading that brought dozens of jokes to mind. You know, like maybe the door was ajar.

As Time Goes By

I woke up this morning with more grist, (Characters, constructs, and future history), for the mill, (Space Station 1).

A few generations down the line, we find that when crew members die, they are not thrown out into space to drift endlessly in the void, but are incorporated into the station itself. Their bodies are disassembled to a molecular level and used as a valuable resource to make replacement parts, or radishes.

The people who have died, become their own, "living", monument. After a few centuries, this becomes the literal truth when the Space Station, built, in part, from the molecules of former occupants, awakens.

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
- Johnny Carson
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
- Clarence Darrow
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
- Slovenian Proverb

I found a library of print tobacco advertisements.

You can go HERE to see 1,000's more.

Thanksgiving has come and gone,
But the Turkey Goes On.

Stu Taylor unveils his turkey baked in a bag 11/27/08

Stu and Sandi shared their thanksgiving with me. The food was good, we all got full, and I came home with leftovers to last until Christmas.
Stu cooked the turkey in a paper bag. It was delicious.

Black Friday has come and gone.
But I still have turkey for a sandwich.

The Bayou Classic.

Grambling vs. Southern in halftime battle of the bands.
Thanksgiving day has the traditional Dallas Cowboys Game, but my favorite annual football game is the Bayou Classic in Louisiana. First the football is great. Lots of circus catches and dazzling plays from the teams make for the kind of non stop excitement that is missing from professional games. But, my favorite part of the Bayou Classic is the battle of the bands.

I played in the marching band in high school and college, but these bands are out of this world. Of course you have to have a good imagination to know what they sound like. The sound guys that work for the networks haven't changed since the 1950's, so the sound is still awful, but the routines and enthusiasm of the musicians outshines the poor sound quality.

Oh Well, Here's a link to some video of battle of the bands.

From My Balcony

Sunset November 27, 2008

Through the lattice 11/27/08

Through the lattice 11/28/08

I went to the library today and picked up a few books. I was happy to see that someone wrote a new book about Charles Fort. It is accurately sub-titled, "The Man Who Invented The Supernatural". So true. I look forward to reading it.

Here is a picture from the Buick, at Market and Lake, on my way back from the library.

Waiting at the light can be quite pleasant. 11/29/o8

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;
I Can See Clearly

Be Kind

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