Who would still be around
To pick up the pieces?
Scrounge through junk
Things, once important
Now, deemed useless
Control, a mere delusion
When that day came
Would there be cussing
And fussing about
Being inconvenienced?
Value judgements faded
About choices made
Sublimated in confusion
Seasoned by musty odors
From paper, books and furniture



He Meant Well

After everything’s over
The best that could be said
Was–that he meant well
According to unofficial
Polls, surveys–with
Applicable, caveats, disclaimers
Buick is removing its own name
From its cars next model year
Rumor has it–during a two-year
Transitional period, Buick autos
Will have T-A-F-K-A-B badging
You’re only as good as
What you’ve done lately


As far as this blog’s concerned. Things have slowed to a crawl. Saturday night has never been the best statistically.

Remember drive-in theaters?  There are still a few left–none around here.  Kids in their pajamas, with their parents in case they fell asleep during the double-feature.  Some teens attempted sneaking friends in car trunks.

Going to the lobby for tasty snacks–even popcorn.  It was a good way to be seen by friends.

Weren’t those prehistoric, cheesy commercials for theatre snacks, in the fifties and sixties great?

“Let’s go down to the lobby.  Let’s go down to the lobby.  For popcorn, candy, refreshing soft drinks.”  …Ju Ju Bees  …Mike & Ike…

You all go ahead.  I’ll catch up  with you later.  I’m going to my latest favorite spot for some breakfast.

You Too Could Be a “Lizzardist”

Saw a few of these little guys while working in the yard today. They don’t hurt anything and catch lots of bugs.


Liz-zar-dist ‘liz-erd-dist n [derived fr. ME liserd, fr. MF laisarde]: of or pertaining to the suborder (Lacertilia) of reptiles.  A collector or aficionado of lizards.  One that specializes in the scientific study of lizards.  Anything descriptive of lizards.

Lizard in training:  Mr. Hugo Gulfredsen, of Lakeview Springs, Georgia claims to have trained several lizards.  One of which is Sam 437, a common anole lizard.

“Sam 437 has performed simpler tasks–retrieving small objects and pushing buttons for rewards,” Said Mr. Gulfredsen.

“These little critters can get pretty ornery when they spot a rival.  However, turning regular faucets on and off could prove difficult without modifications.  Lizards, even the smaller varieties, are strong for their size.  We’ll work on fabricating a smaller faucet for Sam 437.”

Image, Craig Roberts– 

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Stan, a couple of hours can make a big difference.

Yes, they certainly can, Ollie.

They certainly can.


Florida’s reputation as “The Sunshine State” was in jeopardy–according to their state legislature.  Two new laws drafted to do something about it.

The first would make Daylight Saving Time a year-round thing.  The second, would put all of Florida in the Eastern Time Zone.

As things are now, Central time changes to Eastern time near Tallahassee, the state capitol.  That would be fine, if there were not another issue at hand.  I reside in a state that borders Florida–all of which is Central time.

This would make Pensacola, which is near where I live, an hour ahead. Not much of an adjustment when going shopping, or out to dine.  However, during winter months, when my state remained on standard time–there would be a two-hour difference.

Imagine catching a Pensacola International flight, allowing two hours for boarding, check-in, then adding the two-hour time difference.  A flight that departed at 10 AM, would mean, a four-hour allowance (not including drive time).

I wondered what Floridians thought about it?  The payoff–more hours of daylight in winter.  The takeaway–commuting, to school and work in the dark.

I didn’t object to the whole state being Eastern time.  It was tinkering with DST that gave me pause.  I’d prefer things to stay as they are.


Stop Calling Them Ugly!

A semi-scientific comparison, regarding vegetable’s appearance and nutritional value.


Dr. Sterling P. Phillips, Chair Professor of Agronomics at Nebraska Southern University, theorized that perhaps, plants and veggies had feelings.  Less than perfect vegetables were being sold as “ugly vegetables” at discount prices.

“They may indeed be blemished and misshapen, but is it necessary to refer to vegetables in this manner?  It’s been proven in several studies that plants responded to positive stimuli–soothing music, calming voices.  We would be well advised to treat vegetables better.”

“Then, perhaps plants would respond to positive stimuli by growing more; yielding more fruit; allowing us to feed more of the world’s populations.”

When Dr. Phillips was asked about the effect of blemished vegetable sales on market prices–he responded.  “That’s bound to cause more competition and lower commodity prices in the long run.”

Misshapen vegetables resembling profiles of famous  people showed up on e-bay and other websites.  “Will their value go down if marketed ugly vegetables continue to…

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The Age Of Aquarius, Part II?

Are you ready? Ready for what, you say? The new Age Of Aquarius, happening this coming weekend.  According to astronomers, planets will be aligned starting this Thursday, through the weekend.

Imagine, from East to West, Jupiter, the moon, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto, lined-up across the sky.  Early risers, Thursday morning, will witness this rare phenomenon.

Proper planetary alignment (or lack thereof) could be a good excuse as to why you were late for work–or not?  I assume no liability if you should choose to do so.

Such celestial alignments, have in the past, given rise to some bizarre speculations.  One of which, was it would cause weightlessness.  I could use some weightlessness, since I need to lose a few pounds.  Not complete weightlessness–I don’t wish to float through outer space for all eternity.


When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will rule the planet, and love will steer the stars…

Harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding…The mind’s true liberation…

Lofty goals from The Fifth Dimension in 1969.  Will there ever be true peace in the world?  I don’t know.  But we can always hope.

I was there for the first go-around.  Nothing special happened for me.  Nobody said anything about the moon being in the seventh house–whatever that meant?  But you can bet I will be ready for the New Age of Aquarius–should it ever come into fruition.