I intend to be brief again today.*
I have no particular complaints or wisdom to share, but I do have two new pictures of dogs:
These were taken with my new camera phone, the Google Pixel 3a. Good camera, I read, with sharp pictures. I agree. Even the sleep in Marvel’s eye is vivid, as are the bags under Ludo’s. I gotta be careful with this new device, particularly after the boys have just woken up. 😉
My old phone was a Samsung Galaxy s7, and it was fantastic. Served me well. The only reason I got rid of it was because it had icons burned into the screen so I saw FB, IG, Twitter, and Evernote on every page. Among others. It finally irritated me enough to go shopping. I thought about getting the new Galaxy but, in the end, I got cheap. I found the “best phone for the lowest price” instead. No regrets. I only really use the phone to snap pics, text friends, and check social media updates. I could probably do most of that with a bag phone.
Behind Marvel in the second pic is my patio and deck. The patio has probably been there since the mid-90s, and is sagging in spots. The deck was built for me by my landlord before I moved in. Did I ever tell you about her? I owe her a lot. A Tom never forgets.
On top of the patio is my new BBQ. “New,” as in I bought it for the Super Bowl last year. Every time the Rams win I buy myself something special: a beer koozie, license plate frame, jersey, etc. When the Rams won the NFC Championship game I bought me a BBQ. It’s a Weber. One of those $800 versions. It cooks real nice and has a probe. I really like when the Rams win.
They won last week, by the way. Beat the Cardinals. They’ll lose tomorrow. To the Seahawks. Every week is a playoff game for us now, so I hope they prove me wrong. But the Seahawks are a better team than the Rams this year, with a better QB and a better coach. It’s just true. Always pick reason over emotion, I say.
Have you been keeping up on the impeachment thing? Donald Trump used the powers of the president to elicit foreign help with his reelection, which is about as wrong a thing as you can ever do as president. See, the idea for someone in that office is to do everything they can to help the people that they serve, namely us. Not themselves. That’s the idea. But that’s not how Donald Trump works. He’s a self-serving, dishonest, and reprehensible conman. And in case you haven’t been paying attention since 1980-something or so, that’s all he’s ever been. If you think anything different, you’re either fooling yourself or he’s fooling you. Either way, you have the power to stop it, and only you do.
November was a pretty fantastic month, and December is shaping up nice. Even though I’m probably not going anywhere on vacation, I am taking a vacation and I’m gonna try and get some things done. Get organized. Get back into the reading habit. I haven’t had a vacation in two years or a staycation in four. I’m not that into traveling, anyway. I leased a Limited Edition Star Wars Nissan Rogue One in May of 2017 with an allowance of 12,000 miles a year and, after almost 3 years, it has 14,000 miles on it. I like home. Home is the best place ever.
Speaking of which, two of my best friends on the planet are about to close on the house across the street from me. There are only 8 houses in my cul-de-sac and we’ll own 1/4 of them. I’ll let you know when the others hit the market and you can join us. Once the block parties start, those houses could come available quick. 😁
Alright, that’s all I have for you this week. Hope you enjoyed Ludo, Marvel**, my deck, my BBQ, the Rams, impeachment, and my Limited Edition Star Wars Nissan Rogue One. I’ll be back next week (or before) with more things. In the meantime, be sure to check out my archives, as I’m reposting all the lost gems from the old blog. And don’t forget my About Page. It answers all those burning questions and includes a picture of the wife. That alone is worth the price of admission.
In the meantime, salud.🍺
Salud like there’s no tomorrow. 🍻
But take a couple of aspirin and drink lots of water, just in case.