Sunday, May 29, 2016

And a short while at that.

Today Ray Carter passed away .  I had the time and opportunity to visit with him before his passing and frankly we said all that was needed.

I met ray a handful of years ago when he came to our little blogmeet  out here in the wilds of Colorado  and to say he was a bit nervous would be an understatement .  A Gay West Coast city boy suddenly finding himself in the wilds of knuckle dragging farm/ranch country was almost too much for him to process , right up until he found that no one really cared about any of the " issues "  that were so prominent in the city. Besides  he could strap that big ol S&W on his hip and walk down the street  without inciting so much as a second glace .  He took an almost childish delight in doing just that and before long had procured for himself a cowboy style rig for it to ride in .  Kinda dirty Harry meet Zorro the gay blade or some such .
  Ray fell in love with the area and people here  and at one point brought his Mother  out here seriously house shopping ., however  life never quite worked out that way for him .  He made the pilgrimage to Blogarado every year without fail  and we visited quite a bit between his appearances online and via the phone 
We discussed many topics but usually one of his passions either Gay rights or Gun rights .  Ray and I didn't exactly see eye to eye on all the nuances of either issue  but we never failed to discuss our difference of opinions as adults  and both gave the other much to think about , at times even inciting a change of opinion from one or the other . 
Ray was a passionate man who embraced life and friends fully at every opportunity be it shooting on the range with us, inciting mayhem in the course of the evening " shoptalks "     or making his lasagne or grits .. only damned grits worth eating I might add .
Today , as all too often happens Cancer took my friend .  It didn't beat him because he never gave in , he never quit planning tomorrow . It could and did kill his body , but nothing on this good earth could kill his spirit and optimism .
I choose not to wish Ray had more time because the time he would have had was an existence in hell  on earth.  Rather I choose to rejoice in the time we had and reflect on the fact that I am a richer man for having known him and grateful for the lessons he taught me simply by being himself.
If there happen to be feedreaders where you are Ray , be assured that one day we will again share a range , a conversation , and a meal ...  so DON'T loose that damned grits recipe .  


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

We only have them for a while.

Friends and critters . Sometimes friends who are critters.

May your Range always be blessed with sunny skys and calm days Terry !


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ever seen a $4,000 dollar flashlight ?

Well here is one .






More to come on this soon .

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Math explains a lot

This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. Experience.
It has an indisputable mathematical logic. It also made me Laugh Out Loud.
This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint..it goes like this:

What Makes 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.

How about achieving 103%?

What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 =98%

And

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 =96%

But ,

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 =100%

And,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 =103%

AND, look how far *** kissing will take you.

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bull**** and *** Kissing that will put you over the top.
Now you know why some people are where they are!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

some days it don't pay

My wife came home, with something evidently on her mind.

"Have you ever seen twenty dollars all crumpled up?" she asked.

"No," I said.

She gave me a sexy little, promising smile, then reached into her cleavage and slowly pulled out a crumpled twenty dollar bill.

Wow, this seemed to be 'going places.'

"Have you ever seen fifty dollars all crumpled up?" she asked.

"No," I said with anticipation.

She gave me another sexy little smile, and slowly and seductively reached into her panties and pulled out a crumpled fifty dollar bill.

I was getting curious at this point.

"Now," she said, "Have you ever seen 30,000 dollars all crumpled up?"

"No," I said, intrigued.

She then said, "Well, go and take a look at our car in the garage."

Monday, May 19, 2014

Life is simpler if you mind your own business

Yesterday I was at Sam's Club, buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Owen , the Wonder Dog and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.



What did she think I had an elephant?



So because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.



I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete, (certified), so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)



Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I had stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.



I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.



Sam's Club won't let me shop there anymore.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

And the Lamentations of their women

Not moms who whore for Bloomies money, but it didnt take long for some pu$$ys to come out all rastasnatch over the issue

RastaSnatch!!