Friday, January 26, 2007


I'm not sure where that term came from, but it appears I have been tagged by PDB to answer some questions about myself: Namely, Today's game is: "Five off the wall, strange, unusual or just little-known facts about yourself."

1. In the Spring of 1965, I hitch-hiked from Eastern PA to Los Angeles. College students, then, hitched all the time. My journey was just a little longer. I had $20 in my pocket and a lot of trust in people.

2. I can turn weepy at the most unexpected (for me) moments. I don't watch E.T. anymore. I cried at PDB and Ms PDB's wedding REHEARSAL. Unix can verify this. I held myself together at our daughter's wedding because I had to walk her up the aisle. I found myself thinking things like, "I have to tell her to get the oil changed on her car." After the ceremony I went outside and let it go. I have to be careful what music I listen to or the flood might start. And for a very private guy, this can get embarrassing.

3. I have also thrown some foaming rages; just not as often as getting weepy. The last time was when Blogger ate my latest and most important and life changing, prize winning prose.

4. Strange as it seems for this self-proclaimed unreconstructed hippy, I like guns and like going to the range with PDB. I like to eat the fish I catch. When fishing in strange waters my first question is always: "Can I keep my catch and eat it?"

5. I have a really tough time answering questions about myself. It has taken me a week to get four.

BRB is Write

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Mea Culpa

This is a test post. I have a really bad feeling that the problem with blogger is really a problem with the new version of microsoft exploder I unwittingly downloaded. I am using Ms CPB's side of our computer, and she did not finish installing the new version of exploder which I did.

So that rant against Blogger: Just substitute Microsoft for Blogger, and all will be ok.

Now I just have to get rid of that "wonderful and more powerful version" of exploder. I don't take too well to "new and improved." I want DOS and the 486 back. Something is wrong when my cell phone has a longer/more complicated instruction book than my Toyota.

BRB is Write (and finds techno-life unfathomable)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I want my old blogger back! The new one will NOT let me edit, will not recognize changes in spelling; will not let me save as a draft with my changes; will not let me edit ANYTHING I have saved as a draft. They have changed all the font sizes so that normal is now small and large is what normal used to be. I have tried to copy some text from another source and then edit it; no go. If I make an error and then publish the post, I cannot go back and correct it;

This new and better blogger crap does not work; it is a piece of shit, and I am about ready to call it quits. I was having fun with this blogging stuff until the techie, geekie assholes decided to make it better; there are no instructions for bloggers like me who don't understand much of that bullshit jargon they use for English.

There is no help by e-mail; If you cannot get by with that crap they call help, tough shit. "Why should we care; the site is free; you're too stupid to be blogging anyway." I guess I got what I paid for.

BRB is Write (and writely pissed off)
Too much has happened in the world since I last posted to comment on in one post, so I'll pick off a few. Either Blogger or the updated version of microsoft exploder I unwittingly downloaded has changed all my font sizes. I hate not being in control of this supposedly easier to use system.

James Brown died. I'm sorry I never got to see him in concert. In high school there were very few of us in that white-bread suburban school who knew who James Brown, Little Richard, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others were. It was surf, Beatles, girl groups, Bobby Darin et. al. that got all the play. Made me sad.

Jerry Ford died. At the time of his pardon of Nixon I thought he was as big a crook as Nixon. They were just two thieves hiding the spoils of their collusion. Funny how much wiser Ford got as I matured.

I've been reading a lot of blogs on PDB's links. I shouldn't be surprised by all the negativity out there, but I am. Don't get me wrong; there is also much good writing out there. Most of these sites are gun oriented, conservative politically, and can sound sensible. But most offer no solutions, only criticism. One can have valid criticism without offering solutions, but many of these sites just invite negative criticisms and some descend into ad hominem which just invalidates any argument. (Don't know what ad hominem is? Look it up; I did. "Or are you too stupid 'cause you're fat?")

In a future post, I will link to some of the sites I like, and some I found offensive. (just as soon as I figure out what happened to the new and improved blogger.)

BRB is Write (and still writing)