Friday, July 22, 2011

I'm Just So Danged Proud o' Myself...

... mainly because I got up waaay before the crack o' noon, drank half a pot o' coffee, ran over to The Big(ger) City™ to exchange those wrong readers for the right ones (which were in stock, thank The Deity At Hand), made a beer run, and I'm back home just barely after 1000 hrs.  This kinda reminds me of that ol' Groundpounder commercial: "We do more before 0800 than most people do all day"... which is entirely relative these days, of course.


And then there's this:

I saw that yesterday and shoulda posted it then.  But better late, yadda, yadda...  Ramirez is right about all that, I suppose, but I have HOPE that The One will be a one-termer.

Along those same lines, here's a lil sumthin' an Occasional Correspondent sent along yesterday:
Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr.Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."  
And there are some people who STILL don't geddit. 


A couple o' weeks ago I made mention that I'd cruised up to Tucumcari for lunch with DIL Alisa, the grandkids, and the great-grandbabies; I also said I'd post a pic when I received one.  Well, I got a couple o' pics but I've been sitting on 'em for over a week, vacillating back and forth about posting them, or not.  DIL Erma and SN1 think the pics aren't all THAT bad, so... well, OK then.  Here's one (left to right: granddaughters Ava and Angelina, great-grandson Taurean, great-granddaughter Aria):

We prolly shouldn't have stuck that hat pin in great-granddaughter Aria's butt.


  1. You're right, you really shouldn't have pinched the little one!

  2. It seems someone has her in a head-lock.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous pic Buck. What beautiful children. And I do love the cartoon.

  4. Deb: You have NO ideer...

    Lou: Although it LOOKS that way I can assure you no children were harmed while takin' this photograph. ;-)

    Kris: Thank ya, Ma'am. They ARE beautiful children, even considerin' I'm biased as all get-out.

  5. ...and I thought...
    Oh, never mind. I wasn't thinking.
    It had to do with an acronym: APOD
    Yours truly will never look at the Astronomy Picture of the Day without thinking A$$ Pinching Old Dude.

  6. You are a lucky Grandparent! Good looking and probably very well behaved, too.

  7. vieil homme dans la roulotte22 July, 2011 14:32

    très mignon !

  8. Looks like a happy bunch! :)

  9. What gorgeous grand & great grandchildren! And look at you all gussied up in a polo shirt instead of a t-shirt. :-)

    Quote from the Czech Republic is spot on -- we should be ashamed. I'm ashamed that most of us aren't.

  10. Would that be considered a trip to the Small(er)™ City? Good looking brood you have there Grand Dad.

  11. Can't let the post go by without a "God, those kids are gorgeous!"

    They have handsome parents.

  12. Ivan: Heh.

    ...and probably very well behaved, too.

    MOST of the time, Darryl. Most of the time. ;-)

    vieil homme: Merci!

    Matt: We do look pleased (with one exception), don't we?

    Red: That's almost as dressed up as it gets these days, military ceremonies aside. Thanks!

    Would that be considered a trip to the Small(er)™ City?

    Heh. You're right, Anon... even though Tucumcari feels bigger than P-Ville. Having an Interstate run through your city tends to attract more bid'niz, I suppose.

    L-Andy: Thank ya, Sir!

  13. What an adorable picture! And beautiful babies. You manage to get the cutest little impish grin on your face from time to time. It's kinda like the sly Pepper expression I call his "wolf grin." (Remember the old cartoon featuring a wolf in a Zoot Suit?)

    Cartoon? Spot on.

    And, dang, those Czechs have it nailed, don't they?

  14. (Remember the old cartoon featuring a wolf in a Zoot Suit?)

    I do. And I'm flattered with the comparison! ;-)


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