Monday, March 28, 2011

Catching Up...

Wow... has it really been almost two months since you last ignored me? It has? Oh well... you can't get rid of me that easily...

I'm going to take a page out of Tiff's book and just give you all random updates on all the things I think I need to cover for the last few weeks. Beware the random...

Somebody needs to track that frelling groundhog down and shoot the sumbidge. Winter's almost over my eema. We've had new snow here every day for over a week. IN MARCH! It was warmer here if February...

If you get fresh milk from the neighbor... you can tell when he's rubbed bag balm on the udder before he milks the cow. It has a... peculiar taste that stays with you. On the other hand... fresh milk with the cream floating on top? Not bad... not bad at all. I always avoided milk in the past. That pasteurized crap always gave me a cotton mouth something fierce so I switched to half and half. Still pasteurized but much better. Made me burp up a foul taste though when I'd use it on my Crispix. So now I'm down to drinking the real thing, straight from the tit. Good stuff Maynard... oh... and do you know how difficult it is to actually drink a gallon of milk a week? Ya gotta work at it...

All of my regular blog friends have gone the way of the dodo bird. Even fermi! I always knew they were a bad example for me... I blame Tiff for this.

Why is it that you have to remove the whole dashboard of a Dodge pickup in order to replace a leaking heater coil that shouldn't leak in the first place? And why is it that said coil will automatically fill up with crap so that there's little or no air circulation and that the added ethylene glycol coming out of the leaking coil will fog your front window up to the point that you can't see but can taste antifreeze quite plainly? And why is it that you have to drain all of the refrigerant out of the air conditioning system in order to remove the dashboard so that you have to buy all new refrigerant when there's nothing wrong with the air conditioner? And why is it that designers and engineers can't foresee something so simple as a minor replacement of a leaking core that should take 20 minutes and maybe, just maybe, four bolts to remove, but instead turn it into a process whereby you have to disconnect the battery so that you don't accidentally deploy the airbags, then you have to disconnect the airbag, take the entire steering wheel assembly off, just so that you can gain access to a couple of bolts that need to be removed before you can remove the other bolts on the top of the dashboard so that you can disconnect all of the heater and refrigerant hoses so that you can replace the damn coil? Can anyone explain that to me?

I was on IMDB today and noticed that the lovely Elizabeth Mitchell and the old guy have the same birth date only a year apart. Is there no justice in the world?

I've got a year's free subscription to Starz from Dish Network, so I watched Zombieland here a while back. Emma Stone is incredibly hawt in that film. Guns, attitude, and black eyeliner... can't get much better than that... and when she did the whole Annie Potts thing? Classic. So I go on IMDB and find out that she's all of 23. Now I feel like a lecherous old bastard. But if you're reading this Emma... I can get over that given the right circumstances. ;)

Oh.. also they've added FX to my package. I'm kinda digging Lights out, and Justified. Did I mention that Catherine McCormack and Natalie Zea are both rather lovely ladies? If either of you are reading this... just forget about that thing I said about Emma... She's way too young for me anyway *whistles innocently* (Ummm... Emma? Just forget you read this part, I'm really not that old and I have it on good authority that men don't even get interesting until they reach 35, so here in about 10 years I'll be REALLY interesting. See what you've still got to look forward to?)

Oh... and in closing TDub... answer your damn email!

Today's mystery lyric: (Remember the rules folks, no online searching of the lyrics, if you don't know it, you don't have the answer!)

Say nighty night and kiss me
just hold me tight and tell me
you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be...

Answer to last lyric: Way Cool Jr. by Ratt. Way to go JennyLu!


Blogger fermicat said...

I stop by for the first time in weeks and miss this post by just a couple of hours. I liked Zombieland and really enjoy Justified, but apparently not for the same reasons you do. (And don't go calling Timothy Olyphant "old guy" or anything silly like that.)

As for bad engineering, I guess some of the "C" students actually get jobs and this is what happens.

There must be a conservation principle at work weatherwise, because we were getting record pollen counts in February, along with t-shirt weather.

3/28/2011 5:11 PM  
Blogger LL said...

I know... I was busy typing something else that took priority over a blog post... unfortunately.

But for some reason... I was in a good mood late last night and the blog post even has some levity to it as a result. Who knows... before long I may even be back in the swing of blogging things.

Also... I don't know about Olyphant's age, but never fear... the term "old guy" is already taken by the old guy.

Even so, I think the story line of Lights is better than the one in Justified, but they both have their charm. Maybe for you Georgia rednecks, Justified hits a little closer to home. :P

And I thought all of the "C" students went to work for the government?

3/28/2011 6:08 PM  
Blogger ctheokas said...

The Song, Dream a Little Dream.

As for the job on your truck that should take 20 minutes and the removal of 4 bolts, I always figured they never made it easier so you would end up going to the service station to get the job done. Like, they didn't go out of their way to create something with bad design, but when the bad design happened, they saw dollar signs and did nothing to fix it. Know what I mean?

3/28/2011 7:04 PM  
Blogger LL said...

Surely you don't think there's a conspiracy afoot!

I think it's by design too...

3/28/2011 9:05 PM  
Blogger Knight said...

Finally I know one! Dream a little Dream!
I dug Zombieland because I'm a little bit in love with Woody Harrelson.
That whole milk think creeped me out. Don't know that I've ever had it fresh from the tit (of a cow) but any milk makes me gag.

3/29/2011 9:29 AM  
Blogger LL said...

So you've had it fresh from some other kind of tit lately? Do tell...

Like I say... I never was a big milk fan, but I have to say... I've grown to really enjoy my tall glass every night.

Well... if a lovely young lady like you is sweet on Woody, then perhaps there's still a chance for Emma! I ain't nearly that old. ;P

3/29/2011 9:45 AM  
Blogger Knight said...

Hah, I never said anything about recently....
But I have had my eye on a very special goat ;)

3/29/2011 3:25 PM  
Blogger LL said...

So you want to be a goat sucker? YOU'RE THE CHUPACABRA!!!

3/29/2011 6:07 PM  
Blogger BC said...

The weather here sucks. I dont think its been really that much different than what you are getting. That damn rat in PA lied.

I always liked fresh milk when we had the farm. But my tummy cant handle it. For fresh made icecream, Im willing to suffer.

As for the truck project, Ctheokas is correct. There is money to be made. Just went through some serious expenses with the Blazer. Got rid of that last week. I was tired of fixing it. I traded it in for a Fusion. Not a new one but at least it has a warranty. And a sunroof. :o)

3/29/2011 10:53 PM  
Blogger ctheokas said...

My stepdad has a garage. He trained as a mechanic. He pretty much believes all the automotive conspiracies out there (like bad design is on purpose), and there are many times when I tend to believe him.

3/31/2011 9:38 PM  
Blogger LL said...

BC - Now you just need sun.

Cthee - Having worked on many myself and knowing the parts guy... I believe them all too.

4/04/2011 1:12 PM  
Blogger tiff said...

Fresh milk, straight from the plastic jug - the way God intended.

Mmm, MM!

4/09/2011 7:40 PM  
Blogger LL said...


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