Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Looking forward to spring

I've got cabin fever lately.

Sure, I get out to therapy sessions at the hospital - sometimes three times a week.

And recently I joined a stroke survivors club. The first meeting I attended was a huge bore: all about what's covered and not covered under Medicare. But the meeting tomorrow night is supposed to be about adaptations at home. Maybe they'll have some pointers about how to use the kitchen.

Mrs. AOW is a great cook. But I want to get into that kitchen and fix my special spaghetti sauce! Having the use of only one hand is a pain in the ass and limits my talents as a chef.

Once spring gets here, I'm going to ride my scooter all over the neighborhood. There is a park nearby with a baseball field, and I can go there to watch the kids practice and play baseball games.

Lately, I've been missing being around people.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tired of looking like Rip Van Winkle

I haven't had a haircut or a beard trim in several months.

Minoxidil, one of my blood pressure meds, makes my hair grow like crazy.

Mrs. AOW is tired of looking at an unkempt husband, so, for the first time since my stroke, I'm going out today to a barber shop.

Well, not a real barber shop!  Mrs. AOW is She's taking me to a local Haircuttery.  This particular Haircuttery has handicapped access.  Most of the barber shops around here don't have handicapped access.

A friend of Mrs. AOW's used to give me haircuts and beard trims here at home, but lately this friend has had other obligations.

Mrs. AOW is a talented woman.  But she cannot give a haircut or a beard trim worth a damn!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What a load of shit!

Voter fraud in Ohio:
Melowese Richardson is the Ohio poll worker who admitted to casting two votes in November for President Obama. Now, Ohio officials are investigating if she voted in the names of four other people as well and cast a total of six ballots in the 2012 election, according to Fox News. The investigation is part of a wider one into a number of cases of alleged voter fraud in Hamilton County, Ohio. Richardson says she filled out and submitted an absentee ballot on her granddaughter’s behalf, and her granddaughter has confirmed that claim, saying, “It wasn’t a big deal.”...


One individual revealed she was unaware that it was illegal to vote twice...
They apparently view voting as something like buying a lottery ticket!

What planet are these people on:

Monday, February 18, 2013

If dogs worked in offices

With thanks to Big Bubba:

Dogs know nothing about politics, so they live happy lives.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Nation run by idiots

With thanks to Big Bubba:

You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

You have to have your parent's signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA, but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute," but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools of a “home.”
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV's and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe".
You know you live in a country run by idiots if...

You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian!" - Henry Ford

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Forget politics today!

For Mrs. AOW, the love of my life:

I picked up a couple of Valentine's Day gifts for Mrs. AOW at the hospital gift store. I go to the hospital a couple of days a week for physical therapy.

Ten days from now, Mrs. AOW will celebrate another birthday. If the weather cooperates, I hope to take her out to dinner!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

On second thought

Mrs. AOW and I were thinking about taking a cruise.

Now, we're not as interested:
a ship with sewage sloshing around in hallways, with rooms flooded and with little food.


The fire also cut power to air conditioning
Another report mentions that passengers are using baggies as toilets.

Been there, done that - when I fell on the floor while Mrs. AOW was at work.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Necessity is the mother of invention

From Randy's post "How To Stay Warm In North Dakota":

A useful idea for folks in New England if they have power outages this weekend during the big blizzard!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Unique floor

I used to be a coin dealer. I'm still dabbling in coins as a collector and an investor.

I found this video interesting (hat tip to Western Hero):

Great idea!

If I had a home bar, I create a floor like this!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Time for humor

More truth than humor (with thanks to Will, who emailed me the joke below):

Politics Through a Child’s Eyes

A little boy goes to his dad and asks, "What is Politics?"

Dad says, "Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I am the head of the family, so call me The Prime Minister. Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government. We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People. The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class. And your baby brother, we will call him the Future. Now think about that and see if it makes sense."

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him.

He finds that the baby has severely soiled his nappy.

So the little boy goes to his parent's room and finds his mother asleep.

Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny.

He gives up and goes back to bed.

The next morning, the little boy says to his father, "Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now."

The father says, "Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about."

The little boy replies, "The Prime Minister is screwing the Working Class while the
Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and the Future is in deep shit."

Friday, February 1, 2013

Outlaw everything!

You can't make this shit up!

This morning, on the local news, I heard about this:
Buying a ski mask isn't illegal, but could restricting their sale help prevent crime?

The notion is stirring debate among some Northwest Washington residents after reports of robberies committed by men wearing ski masks. The frequency of the robberies also has caught attention of police, who say one neighborhood crew is frequently purchasing masks at a local sports store for the express purpose of committing robberies.

"They clearly are a problem. Otherwise, we wouldn't see it being mentioned in all the reports," said Faith Wheeler, an Advisory Neighborhood Commission member from the Takoma neighborhood in Northwest.


On a Metropolitan Police Department-run listserv, Ms. Wheeler was one of several people who broached the subject of trying to discourage the sale of ski masks in the neighborhood, or asked legislators whether there are other ways to ban their sale....
As Duck says, "We are a sorry people"!