Sunday, March 01, 2015


......You just wanna hear a good old, rock-solid, stone cold country song!  This one fits the bill nicely. 

You're welcome.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Retro Y'all!

You certainly can't get more retro than that outfit, can you?  Linda always could rock those 70's fashions!

You could also rock a country song like nobody's business!

Thursday, February 26, 2015


It's legislative session time again here in Kentucky.  Actually, the session is wrapping up pretty soon.  I dread this time of year, because inevitably some numbskull will do something like this and it ends up making national news.  Way to go for home state pride.  Woo hoo!  (There are a lot of details missing from the linked story that help make the whole issue that much more frustrating.)  Seriously, sometimes I am embarrassed to be from this state.  And I have lived here pretty much my whole freaking life!!

These are the times when I have to remind myself of something cool about Kentucky to calm down. Like...  Like...  Like...

My Morning Jacket is from Louisville!

(They're even playing in Louisville in that clip.)

So, yeah, I gotta be better at taking the good with the bad when it comes to these parts.  But that bill is still horrible and needs to be stopped.

If you'll excuse me, I need to go make some phone calls and send some emails.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Personal Tenets

We've all got them, those beliefs that form and shape who we are at the core of our beings.  From time to time I mention one of mine in passing in a post, but this may be the first time I've actually devoted a whole post to one.

That should tell you that, as far as personal tenets go, this one is a biggie.

Are you ready?  Sure?  Okay, then.  Here goes.

Every fat guy should own at least one t-shirt that says "Athletic Department" on it.  I've got mine!

It was one of my purchases for personal use during the closing days at my old mall.  Some times, you buy 50-75% off stuff to re-sell (re-re-sell?).  Other times, you buy it for your own use.  I mean, I had this personal tenet and didn't actually have such a shirt!

It's such a relief to have that taken care of!

Honestly, I get a little tickled wearing that shirt.  I'm not only quite obviously not athletic, but also so totally clueless that I wouldn't know a double dribble from a foul ball from a fumble.  I think the reason that my mom ended up having two kids was to make sure that she had one she could discuss UK basketball with.  Good thing, too!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Rambles

So, I ended up not leaving the house last week, except for one trip to the booths.  It was cold, snowy, icky, wet, and just not pleasant.  The streets stayed nasty all week, so every work day I would have had got cancelled.  No complaints from me.  Turns out I really needed the rest more than I thought. I had some things in the house to price, which kept me busy.  And there's nothing wrong with a good nap (or a dozen) on a cold winter's day.

It's supposed to stay cold this week, but the white stuff is clearing out.  By the end of the week, we'll be into better weather.  I'm finally going to get that Goodwill trip in, plus a few more errands.  Depending on how wet the back yard still is, I'm going to try and work on the booth stuff in the shed.  I don't have a lot to do, so maybe I can get it done, even if it's a little muddy.  

I have four-five banana boxes with my religious merch in them that I would like to get all stacked together so I can grab them this weekend.  They're all labeled, so it should be easy to do.  I also have about six boxes with unpriced stuff in them that I would like to pull into the house to work on.  My goal is to have a full van load (or two) to take to the booths on Saturday.

I'm also planning on my first midweek booth work day for this store on Wednesday.  I've got a lot of work to do right now.  The manager offered a booth swap to me and I decided to take it.  I'm moving from a really cool spot in the back that I would not normally give up to an end corner double booth on the same row where my other booth is.  The temptation of having everything all together, plus the double-spread end row booth is too much to say no to.  The nice thing is that I can move a bit at a time over several days and avoid the rushed clutter that I cam dealing with now.

I actually headed out on Saturday to start the work, but the new space was not totally cleared out, so I couldn't.  It's supposed to be all cleared out in a couple of days, so I'm going back Wednesday to start moving and cleaning up.  Since I couldn't do anything on Saturday, I hit up a nearby thrift.

Of course, I found a few things. 

I got the bunny stuff to tide me over until I can dig my little Easter stash out of whichever storage place it's in.  I thought the tins were cute.  The Ponderosa Ranch tin cups aren't old, but they are cool.  The Angel graphic novels were a fun find.  They had a huge stack of comics, but they were a tad much for my tastes right now.  I'm going to have to wait for them to go half price in a week or two. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wolf Pack

I had two thoughts when I saw this mirror for sale. 

That damn price tag does not want to come off!

The first was:  "I'm going to get that."  The second?  This:

This one almost became yesterday's "Retro Y'all!" post, but I like to use the original music videos for that, and I could not find a decent quality copy to use. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Retro Y'all!

Here's one I ran across looking for vids for yesterday's post.  It's just totally too good not to share.  Enjoy!