Noticed: Today is another one of those days here on The High Plains o' New Mexico: there's more wind than any human bean wants or needs, which is to say constant wind in the mid-20 mph range, with gusts of 30 mph and above. That's not as bad as some days but the wind, along with temps in the very low 50s, is bad enough to make me forgo shopping that should be done but won't be. The wind will also cancel Happy Hour today. Oh, I'll still knock back a beer or two but I'll do so indoors and will forgo (once again) the usual, customary, and quite reasonable cigar... said cigar being one of the necessary ingredients of a successful Happy Hour. The changing of the seasons has had a remarkable impact on my cigar consumption, which has resulted in a considerable reduction in expense (good) along with a reduction in my perceived quality of life (bad). And winter isn't even here! I've been thinkin' about suitable work-arounds in this space and haven't come up with any as of yet. Got any ideers, Gentle Reader?
Unnoticed: Our sixth blogoversary slipped under the radar this past Tuesday. We had put up 4,151 posts (according to Blogger's "edit posts" screen) as of 11/15/2011 and the sheer quantity of mindless drivel I've posted to these inter-tubes never ceases to amaze me. It also never ceases to amaze me that people actually READ this stuff, some of whom (yeah YOU, Lou) have been with me since Day One (well, almost) and others (Kris, Jenny, Laurie, Bob) have hung with me nearly that long. And then there are the others who came in afterwards yet continue to hang around, The Deity At Hand only knows why. I didn't mention SN1 or SN2; there's a reason for that, which falls in the "duty and obligation" space. But that said, I appreciate their patronage along with that of the grandbabies, who now know more than they prolly should about Dear Ol' Granddad.
I DO go on. My bottom line? Thank you ALL for dropping by and thank you for your friendship. I dunno how long blog life is or can be but I don't see myself giving it up any time soon.
Unnoticed, II: No one remarked that the state of California transgendered me before being transgendered was cool. I didn't let California's oh-so-unilateral action go to my head (or other places), though. It's good to get in touch with your feminine side, even if you're forced to do so by the gub'mint.