Wednesday, February 29, 2012

So Long Ladies, Thanks!

So, I pulled the plug and sold our (4) older hens; the non-buff ones, the other day. And what a difference that makes in the hen house and with their food consumption. They were great ladies. We had a lot of fun with them and they rewarded us with plenty of eggs. Sounded like they were going to another nice home, so it's a win win for all.

Vintage Bottle Finds

Here are some pictures of old, vintage, antique bottles that Emile has found recently. Several were found at my dads house. She's had to do some digging to get them out of the ground but enjoys it. They all cleaned up pretty well and are kinda cool. Just need a way to date them and try to determine what they were used for back in the day.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tsk, Tsk, Tsk Hard Way to Learn

I hit some traffic on my way into the office yesterday, which was a result of a 3-car, high speed lane accident on Rt. 495. Since I was closer to the accident the delay wasn't too bad but I'm sure it had a terrible effect on the commuters behind me.

Naturally, traffic was stop and go until I got past the accident scene. I find this the worst type of traffic to drive in, as you need to pay attention and stay alert plus you don't want anyone cutting in front of you - it's my space so back off, GRRR

Back in September 2010, Massachusetts became the 30th state to ban texting while driving. However, I can tell you with 100% certainty, as I see it EVERY day, that most folks do NOT adhere to this ban. I see drivers ALL the time driving and texting away. What's even more scary is that I see this occurring at speeds of 65, 70, 75+ miles per hour.

So, as I'm sitting in this stop and go traffic I see a dude to my right in a white Toyota Camry texting away. He was not paying attention because when traffic began to move he hit the gas, however, the traffic only moved 15 feet or so. Can you take a guess at what happened next...BAM he hit the car in front of him. It was funny to watch, (of course it's funny when it's not happening to me), as if the entire event was happening in slo motion. It looked like he hit the brakes about the same time as the accelerator. The front wheels locked up and his car learch forward trying to stop but there wasn't enough space. What makes it even funnier is that he rear-ended a fancy newer white Mercedes.

From what I could see there was minimal damage but I've learned first hand that doesn't matter and the dude is in for an insurance rate increase and perhaps even more.

What a #jackwagondipshit! That'll learn him...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mystery Solved

So, last night Emilie and I were searching hi and low for the house cordless phone handset but it was no where to be found. The unit has a handy "locator" button that is used for just a situation, so we pressed it. All that did was tell us that the living room handset was in the wrong base up in the bedroom. Therefore, the bedroom handset was still missing.

The ironic thing is that when I called the house on my way home from work, the call was answered using the bedroom handset...

So, where in the world is Waldo the phone handset?!

Good news folks, JoAnne found it this the refrigerator's cold cut drawer, under the bag of American cheese, go figure! That's going to be a "chilling" next call...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

A Fish-cicle!

Think I may have found yet another source of "fishy" odor at my dad's house last weekend. And this time it IS a fish...

Now mind you I'm no Paula Deen, Gordon Ramsey, Bobby Flay, Julia Child, etc., yet, I'm pretty sure that this is the incorrect way to store fish in the freezer.

However, not to ruffle any feathers, or in this case scales, I put the little feller back where and how I found him.

"Hanging Out" - #3 of 2012

Banged out another 550 piece puzzle. Number 3 of the year.

The Harlem Globetrotters Game

1971 vintage "The Harlem Globetrotters" game by Milton Bradley.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


It's 2:05PM on Thursday, February 2nd and currently a chilly 39 degrees outside.

A dude just drove by the house on a motorcycle.

What a #dimbulb!