June 23, 2011

Touch Down

Off work all week I've had alot of down time to help with my mother-in-law's birthday reception held this Sunday, getting the house ready for out of town cousin-in-law's I've never met before. They're from Mooreland, Oklahoma. I Wikied the place, a thriving metropolis of 1,190 souls located near the pan handle, tornado alley. They would've felt right at home if they arrived last night.

Louisville got hit last night with a few, one of which came damn close to us. I thought for a while that we wouldn't have to pay to have our backyard tree brought down after all. It was a nail biter. A few horse barns were demolished on the backside of Churchill Downs. The horse owners arrived to find horses wandering around like nothing happened. If you believed the news we had five tornados briefly touch down, all F1's and F-2's.

On the lounge by the pool today looking at the panorama of cumulus float by near the horizon while reading the thoughts of Harry Angstrom. I haven't read any John Updike since college. Love his style. Quote from Harry Angstrom in 'Rabbit Is Rich' ... "All in all this is the happiest fucking country the world has ever seen."

June 22, 2011

Van The Man

I was rooting around looking for CD's to change out my in the stereo in my truck. I came across a Van Morrison CD he put out in '83. I was at a party back then and the host had the latest Van Morrison album 'Inarticulate Speech of The Heart'. It wasn't opened yet. We pealed off the plastic and put it on the turntable.

Wow...I remember thinking this was the best music I've ever heard...I was at a loss for words.
I bought the album the next day and played it so much I wore it out.

Van Morrison 'Higher Than The World'  1983

June 15, 2011

Well Smell

Last night we were piddling around in the gardens and I smelled a very familiar smell.

"Do you smell something?"
"Yeah, it smells weird."
"Smells like marijuana to me."

It was the pungent sweet smell of weed and it lasted all evening long. Whoever was smoking it must've rolled up a baled size joint.

June 14, 2011

The Nerve

I lost some of my majesty about three weeks ago in a storm but I'm still capable, mighty, and can still see a fur piece, nodding in the wind to all my cousins.

When the sun made it's way three quarters around the great arc a man pulled in the black stripe and barry met him and they walked back to look up at me from all angles. The man would look up and write something on a paper and look up again, pointing at me.

The man and barry talked for awhile and then he left, leaving barry the paper he was writing on. I guess he was writing a book report about me. barry gave me a wistful look, then went back inside the house where my shadow casts long across the top.

June 2, 2011

Wah Wah

This post is for the purposes of bitching, whining, and moaning only.

First of all, part of the our backyard maple tree blew down. It crushed our deck, privacy fence, totalled wife's car, and messed up the front of my truck. We received a mega check in the mail from our home owners insurance yesterday and of course our premiums will most likely increase dramatically, as well as the car insurance. They're all blood suckers. You just can't win.

I'll have to do the repair/replace work myself 'cause lord knows any contractor will try and gouge us for every cent we have and do shoddy work to boot. I'll replace the wood deck with the synthetic Trex. I read where the Trex stuff is heavier than treated lumber..figures. Of course I'll pay through the nose for that stuff. My mother said don't work too hard or else I'll have another heart attack...you watch, it'll probably happen.

And if I have a heart attack there's another major price tag for a hospital stay. I pay buckets of money out my miserable salary for health insurance and what do I get? I'll tell ya what I get, I get iffy care from iffy nurses. The last hospital nurse I had on the 3rd shift had that glassy eyed high as a kite look. I was scared to death of her. I tell ya, I don't get any respect.

George Harrison  'Wah Wah'  1970.