From when you looked good, had a job you liked, felt needed and important? Doesn't happen to you, well, you wouldn't want everything I get blest with... The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) page 81, dated July 27, 2008. Hmm, maybe I should go hunting this year.
Looking at old Library Keeper blogs, this was great: ABC of me, thanks to Breda,
I know there isn't anything of interest in me worth writing but since
my choice was about the Lotto tickets or filling in my blanks for the
world, the small part visiting I thought I would follow Breda,
fine pistoleeress that she is (why yes I made that word up, but so have
hundreds of others before me-it is a perfect noun for Breda, even if
she is several hundred rounds behind me in shooting - I do have years on
her). Anyway, although Breda gave me the idea, the Armed Canadian convinced me to spend the time.
Army, Awful -- oh, accent, you didn't notice but I will drop a y'all on
ya, along with yens and youse guys. But that is just playing, I speak
like the television news fellows and color my speech with emotion when
riled, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania then North Carolina.....
yes, daily, old fashioned oatmeal nuked in microwave, raisins, crushed
walnuts and almonds, 2% milk, mixed with medications and black coffee.
Wife spoils me on weekends with eggs and such.
don't care for - wasn't that why it is called a chore? Trapping moles
comes to mind, I don't take any pleasure in it, and have to be really
pushed to go out and set the traps. But have done it before and will do
it again, but would rather reach a negotiated settlement (but have more
faith in winning the Lotto).
Dog or cat - have had both
in our home over many years, we gave up - since my wife and I have two
very different ideas of the place of animals in our world, and different
methods of training the poor humans taking care of the animals - we
gave up after giving up my son's dog. Too much heart break. I would
love to have a harrier to jog with and my wife wants a toy something to
smother with maternal love.
Essential electronics, my
computer - did I mention I have three, two set up and one backup and I
don't want to live inside them, but seem to sometimes too often?
Calogne? Whatever she is wearing that I only notice when I get nearer
her neck - oh, for me? Old Spice after shave - no one ever gets that
close to my neck that they would care and I don't wear it often. That
bottle has been in this house about eleven years now.
or Silver - I like both, have rings in various amounts, but really cold
steel stirs me much more than gold or silver. Although I do think the
real American Silver Dollar was a great coin to have in one's pocket.
I wear a backpack for local motorcycling, or a messenger bag on my
bicycle, but handbag, that is too metrosexual and young for a throwback
like me - handbag? I am old but I am not dead.
I have been known to sleep through rocket attacks, my wife likes to
stay up late and I like to get up early - but we both have different
reasons for staying awake - and always a problem that we just haven't
the best solution for --- yet.
Job title - officially:
Library Associate, or hidden: Library/Archival Paraprofessional level 5
or personal one: The Library Keeper.
Kids: Had one
lost one, had another and he grew up. The best reason for Earl and KC
was the kid. Wish we could have been better bumblers, but still feel
Living arrangements? Home in suburbia, married
long time. If it needs adjusting my wife will let me know - loudly or
with deafening silence (guess which is worse?).
Admirable Trait - I don't think I have one, or any that stand out - I
think my two friends might have an answer to that but I don't want to
get too proud of any of me - I do know the dark side.
Childhood behavior - escaping, broke out of my playpen by breaking the
slats, jumped out of a second story window when I was four or five, ran
away from home to join Castro in Cuba against Batista (the mountains
slowed my progress to a halt and a retreat - it was only a three speed
English racer and the night was dark), breaking into my home when my
father locked me out as a teenager (was so proud of my son when he did
the same when his mother locked him out).
Hospital Stays - only one, my first major motorcycle accident put me and
my concussion in the hospital for recovery and observation. Lovely
motorcycle and fool boy meet steel guard post - post wins!
- isn't that something you fear foolishly? Only long legged redheads
that think I am something.... everything else I fear righteously. You
can get killed out there.
Quotes - "You could be wrong, you've been wrong before."
Reason to smile - pure joy in the wonder of others and love and laughter.
Siblings - Sister, brother, sister and they are all doing well differently and the best they can beautifully.
Time I wake up - from 4:20 am early work day to seven am if I don't need to work for pay that day.
Unusual talent or skill - none, I am normal but broken in well.
I refuse to eat - I am an omnivore - it is all food if it doesn't bite
first, that makes me happy, I once didn't like lima beans and wax beans
but then met C-rations and learned how bad they truly could be.
habit - tapping on something or clicking a pen - I never notice. No
matter what Breda says, Procrastination is an art, not a habit and I
will perfect it one day when I get around to it.
stuff, watching a perfect Combined Arms attack or defense destroy a
worthy enemy in combat. You either do know what I meant or you haven't
ever been there, and both are fine.
Zoo animals I like
most, human beings wandering the zoo, all the other animals should be
free where I could enjoy missing them by my clumping along gracelessly.
But we do visit zoos, sometimes, and watch the polar bears wear their
fur off in frustration. Which might be why Animal Planet is so much more
fun than the zoo.
See, it was interesting for me, but a bit boring for y'all. Bye!