Tuesday, July 09, 2024


Our A/C kicked on at 8:38 and I knew the day was not gonna to be great.  Nye a branch was stirring not even a leaf and I thought to myself Oh good grief!!  I knew this humidity would keep me inside, but not before Pheebs and I took us a ride.  With windows down and Moonroof open, I soon started hopin' I'd not get to mopin'.  But mopin' I did with Pheebs tail not waggin' and me a draggin'.  So home we went with myelf in a bluster and the Kid in a fluster.  Wishing it was winter I was not, but why oh why do it got so hot:(( 

It looks like the tail end of Hurricane Beryl is barreling our way and might be upon us sometime Wednesday.  I'm thinking the farmers could use a good rain but not a wind-driven crop smasher.  So far it is tracking to the south of us.

A Blast From Our Past:))  A post from June 30th 2011 and some old black and white photos from long long ago.  Motormouse Helps Me Look For Gold In My Shoes 
Al's Music Box:))
 I Got A Name is a 1973 single recorded by Jim Croce with lyrics by Norman Gimbel and music by Charles Fox. It was the first single from his album of the same title and also Croce's first posthumous single, released the day after his death in a plane crash on September 20, 1973. While the single was released in September 1973, it was first heard as the theme song for the movie The Last American Hero, released in July 1973. It was later featured in the movies The Ice Storm, Invincible, Django, Unchained, Logan and The Lego Ninjago Movie.  Croce composed most of his own material; however, he did not write "I Got A Name." In an interview with Billboard writer Norman Gimbel, it was revealed that Croce chose to record the song "because his father had a dream for him but had died before his son's first success." 

GROANER'S CORNER:(( A man and his wife are dining at a table in a plush restaurant, and the husband keeps staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sits alone at a nearby table.  The wife asks, "Do you know her?"  "Yes," sighs the husband, "she's my ex-girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up seven years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."  "My God!" says the wife. "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"  


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Datsun who?
Datsun old joke!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Dawn who?
Dawn leave me out here in the cold!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Deanna who?
Deanna-mals are restless open the cage!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Deduct who?
Donald Deduct!


A six-year-old boy called his mother from his friend Charlie's house and confessed he had broken a lamp when he threw a football in their living room.  "But, Mom," he said, brightening, "you don't have to worry about buying another one. Charlie's mother said it was irreplaceable."


And regarding your old computer, here is a few words of technical advice from Dr. Seuss himself...........If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash, then your situation's hopeless, and your system's gonna crash!
If the label on the cable on the table at your house, says the network is connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol, that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall.
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse, then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, 'cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!
When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk, and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk, then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM. Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!
Some people come into your life as blessings. Others come into your life as lessons.


  1. that poor sheep in your post needs shorn - it will die from heat exhaustion in the summer weather :(

  2. Looks like Beryl gets to us first, before it heats up again.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Fun the way you made everything thing rhyme.
    That's a nice photo of you as a kid . Wishing you,
    Kelly and Pheebs a nice
    evening, It's a good thing you have air-conditioning,I hope it cools off there!

  4. Loved your rhymes tonight and of course the photos. Thanks Al.

  5. What a handsome lad! Bet you had the girls after you.

  6. Fun read. Thanks, Al. Love to the Bunch.