Friday, November 29, 2019

random stuff

We had a good Thanksgiving with the family at our daughter's house (our last Thanksgiving in the city) and I didn't take a single sister, Marc and I, our daughter and her husband and our son, and all four grandchildren and we got to meet Jade's boyfriend for the first time. So now we have a Mike, a Mikey, and a Michael.

I took my remaining pecans in Tuesday to sell. The boxes and bags completely filled the trunk of the car. I had 232 pounds of pecans which got me $162 and change. Not too shabby.

Sunday night one of the TV stations showed The Princess Bride which is probably the most perfect movie ever. I always watch it whenever it comes on because...perfect. Not one of those where you can just have it on and only pay attention to your favorite scenes because the whole thing is seriously funny and...perfect. I read a while back that they were thinking of doing a remake. NO NO NO NO NO! No remake! You do not mess with perfection.

Saturday, there was a Tom Hanks marathon on another TV channel and Forest Gump was on when we sat down for lunch. Tom Hanks is one of my favorite actors. The man is phenomenal. I don't watch this one when it comes on except for one scene which I will watch every time. It's the scene near the end when he arrives at Jenny's apartment and learns he has a son. It makes me tear up every time.

Remember scavenger hunts? Do people/kids do that anymore?

There's a possum that lives under our house and being nocturnal, it only comes out at night and it drives Minnie nuts. Usually it stays outside the fence that encloses the little backyard which is the only outside Minnie is allowed in after dark but the other night her usual barking turned into high pitched frantic yipping and when I went out to investigate the possum practically ran over my feet in it's haste to climb the chinese fringe flower tree while I tried to catch the dog.

And what is with the Charmin toilet paper commercial? A bunch of naked bears refusing to pick up a pair of tighty whities. Why do they even have underwear when they all go around naked!!!

I just saw 6 or 7 large noisy groups of cranes fly overhead going east northeast.

There are a couple of words that I mis-type (I say mis-type because I know how to spell them) 99% of the time. 'Out' for 'our'. For some reason my left index finger always reaches for the 't' next to the 'r'. The other one is 'twon' for 'town'. I have no idea why my left ring finger wants to hit the 'w' before my right ring finger hits the 'o'.

Today, I have only one week to finish stuff and be ready for the open house. Will I make it?


  1. I always mis-type Brian. It always comes out "brain."
    There are others.
    Sounds like you had a good Thanksgiving. We have one Michael. May's husband.
    Have you ever read the book "The Princess Bride?" It's SO good. May and Hank and I were just talking about it yesterday. The movie is a treat for sure. I feel the same way about The Shawshank Redemption. Whenever that movie comes on, I watch it. It, too, is pretty perfect. And The Blues Brothers. Which I just love because it's hysterical.
    Good on you for the pecans! Your work has paid off. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. How can anyone remake a great movie? Don't they have the creativity to make a movie on their own without having to ruin a great movie that has proven itself? Hollywood is turning stupid like Washington DC.
    Fantastic pecan mad money for Christmas. Good job.

  3. Forest made my eyes wet, too.
    There are several works I always misspell. I thought it was because my mouse and keyboard are too cramped together, so today I moved the mouse up to the desk, off the keyboard tray. It's a shame I cannot remember the words.
    Have you ever read the book, the making of the Princess Bride? Better yet, listen to it on recorded books. It was written by all the actors save one, and read by them, too. Just read it, so I won't have to spoil it and tell you how some of those scenes were made.

  4. That's a good reward for picking all the pecans.
    Are possums dangerous?

    We have martens and they happily bite their way through all kinds of rubber pipes, break cables and coolant cables under the car bonnet. They climbed on top of the roof to bite through the cable below the pv panels. I hate them, I don't care that they look cute.

    Of course you'll make it for the open day.

    1. no, possums aren't dangerous and they aren't cute or cuddly with their gray fur, naked rat tail and sharp pointy teeth but they are shy and would rather run away than confront you. and they eat things like snails and slugs so I'm happy to have it around.

  5. That's good money for the pecans! Bravo! As for possums, I always feel bad for them -- they're not too bright and thankfully pretty prolific, because the deck seems stacked against them. I see way too many dead ones when I'm in the states. (As far as I know, we don't have them here in England.)

    I am one of the few people in the world who is not a fan of "The Princess Bride." I've seen it, but I just don't get it. It's mildly amusing but I wouldn't watch it again. I know I'm in the minority here.

  6. I love all of these random thoughts. I always mistype Danabug as Danabut which I think is more appropriate anyway. AGREE ON PRINCESS BRIDE. And Tom Hanks.

  7. You will make it, your determined Taurus woman, you.

  8. I've never seen The princess bride... I do love Tom Hanks though!Most of his movies are great. One of my favorite movies is Fried Green Tomatoes, if you haven't seen it, check it out if you can. I watch it everytime it comes on, which sadly, isn't that often.


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