Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Political Poo Poo (a rant)

I realize it has probably been the same way since the Romans. Just wish there was some way to illiminate thier hogwash. Keeping it off the tv's and radio would be a huge improvement. But they would cry about it violating thier rights to free speech. What about our rights, the other 99% of the population has to give up thier right to be free from hearing one man or woman bad mouth the opponent.
Sorry for the rant. Just totally fed up with every commercail being a political slam on someone or somebody. With so many negative politicians out there, it's no wonder the country is in the shape it is, we elect these negative people. X.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My dot com site

Several years ago I created a dot com website. It just sets there not doing much. If your interested, check it out. Click on my image with the helmet at top right X.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cast Away

I think this is probably one of my favorite movies. I have watched it 3-4 times, which is saying something for me, I usually only watch a movie one time. There are so many things in this movie that cover the more important things that we experience in life. The challenges and trials we face alone, whether we are in other peoples company or not. I have yet to watch it that i didn't shed a tear or two. I guess I associate what 'Hanks' is going thru with some of the peaks and valleys in my own life. There are times in my life that i have felt 'cast away' and later, after great trials, felt redeemed.
What other movie can you see someone take part of a porta pottie and make it into a life saving 'sail'. Or also observe him form a close relationship with a volleyball named Wilson.
It is the end that brings to play ones imagination as he stands there at that crossroads in rural Texas and looks down the roads leaving the area. And then looks back down the road in the direction of the lady he has just met, moments earlier. X.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Harvest Time

After an exceptionally wet summer, things have settled down and been almost perfect for the farmers this fall. With dry weather and temps in the low to mid 70's for the past 3-4 weeks a lot of the crops have been harvested. Some beans, which were planted late because of the wet weather, have not turned yet, but will soon. The corn crop is average as far as yeild but beans are doing better for our area.
Quit a difference from last year when it stayed wet up until things froze up. You have to appreciate the risk our american farmers take. They are gamblers in a way, because they never know what Ol Mother Nature is going to dish out to them. X.

Monday, October 11, 2010

American Icon Gone???

This post may seem like it is really out in left field. It has to do with Walls Drug in South Dakota. Last year while on vacation we stopped at this famous attraction on our way home. It pretty much consists of all the stores in the small town of Wall, and has been a tourists attraction for years. This was my fourth visit. Something has changed there. Almost all of the clerks, waiters and store managers were foreigners. Primarily from Russian counties. The young men who waited on us, as we ate in one of the restaurants, were rude and unfriendly. They seemed more like thugs than waiters. And the food wasn't what we expected as far as quality. The people I was with discussed this among ourselves and we joked that it appeared the Russian Mafia must have bought Walls Drug.
When I got home I even searched the web to see if it had been sold, and could find nothing about this enterprise being sold. Which, if that is the case, then the original owners have decided to hire foreigners to operate thier business. All of us were disappointed about what we experienced there, as in the past it has always been a pleasant visit.
I am at a loss to explain what has happened there. But it seems this sort of thing is happening in a lot of businesses in our country. It is troubleing to me and I wish I knew how we could take our country back. X.