Thursday, December 24, 2015

I've got nothing...

I have nothing of my own that I feel worthwhile to post, so I'm re-posting something from a friend's blog.
This video is pretty well done.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

May you have an awesome Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Weekend not as planned

"Men make plans and God laughs."
Heard that line in a movie once and I suspect it may be quite accurate.
I was going to take advantage of a good weather forecast and head out to a friend's farm and cut some more firewood.  Yeah.  That didn't happen.  But, I did get some much needed seasonal change stuff done around the house.  Got the lawn equipment stowed for the winter, moved the snow thrower to the door of the shed and got some larger items that didn't need to be in the garage into the shed.
I also got a phone call early in the afternoon from one of the guys from the fire station.  Most of them were at a nearby community's parade and they forgot about making arrangements for access for some folks who were renting the station for a Christmas party.  So I headed over to the station to take of that.  The folks showed up later than expected, so it was about an hour and a half before I got back home.  Finished up the loose ends and called it a day.
Sunday was expected to be the typical schedule.  Had read about old nfo's send-off lunch and wanted to attend, but the logistics just weren't going to pan out.  Then I saw Murphy and found out the situation was not quite as I understood it to be.  It didn't take much goading on his part for me to make some last minute arrangements to take care of my remaining obligations and responsibilities of the morning.
We met for lunch and I believe it it safe to say a good time was had by all, particularly by us at the antics that the waitstaff had old nfo do after Murphy convinced them it was old nfo's birthday.  I believe there is photographic evidence, but after threats of silent death by Ninja, we are more likely to see paperwork from Whitewater real estate deals.
After lunch it was off to Big Box Store to buy some toys for Toys For Tots.  I'll let Murph elaborate more on that.
Twas a good time and it was good seeing everyone that attended.  I only regret that I didn't have opportunity to get to know old nfo before he moved away from this area.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Number 3

Where did he go?
The thought crossed my mind listening to the news reports the morning after the latest terror attack.  There was no mention anymore of a 3rd shooter attacker.  The most I heard was a "person of interest" was shot and apprehended running away from the proximity of the SUV shootout.
I heard that question being posed by a talk radio host also.
But like most folks, out of sight/ out of mind and I semi-forgot about it, chalking it up to the witness error in the heat of tragedy.
Then I read this article today.  In my mind, the witnesses are too sure of what they saw, unlike some of the conspiracy theories around the Colorado theater shooting.
So why are we not hearing more about this?  I'd like to think the FBI is keeping it quiet for surveillance reasons, but after the fiasco of scene compromise at the home of the (known) attackers, I'm not too sure.
From some of the witness accounts, it sounded like 3 men, although dressed as they were, all of them being male is certainly open for dispute.
So what if...?
There were 3 men in the building and the wife stayed in the get-away car?
Where are the other two, then?  Back into hiding for the next opportune moment?  There was certainly time opportunity to part ways before the street shootout.
If that scenario is the case, are the authorities and media trying to keep a lid on it to prevent panic and hysteria?
Don't know and I guess time will tell.
I wonder if they got the extra insurance on the SUV when they rented it.

As a side note, a small bit of rare wisdom from Hollywood.  Don't know anything about Kurt Russel's political leanings, but he's right with these comments.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday funny

 My nephew had posted this to my sister's (his mom) book of face recently.
Being somewhat of a closet neo-Luddite, or at least hating our sometimes over-dependence on technology, this gave me a bit of a chuckle.
So I  had to share...  I hope it gives you a chuckle as well.