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Monday, June 29, 2009



Here in Modesto, CA we topped out at 110f (43.3c). That the actual temp. Not the "heat index". For the first time this year I actually had to turn on the AC. Saturday was 105 and thats my upper limit for no AC.

Suppose to cool down to 100 on Tuesday and for the rest of the week. Well, I'd rather deal with heat than cold. I can always find a way to stay comfortable. Hate winters though. It gets down to the low 20's upper teens here (-10c to -15c) and no matter how high I set the thermostat or how many layers of clothes I wear, I never can get warm.

I sure miss Maui! Always the perfect temp.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Farrah Fawcett dies and goes to heaven. God asks her what she would like her legacy to be. She thinks for a moment and says, "The protection of children."
Michael Jackson dies.

Did you know when it was bedtime at Neverland? When the "Big" hand touched the "little" hand.

Michael Jackson was born a cute little black kid and died an ugly old white lady.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I've just read that some fashion designer has come up with a dress that will "light up" when the wearer's cell phone rings.


As if those damn phones weren't already a pain in a movie theater.

Of course, I can see one advantage. If your daughter is late coming home from "studying with her girlfriends", you can always drive out to the local "Lover's Lane", call her number and see which car's interior suddenly lights up.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Not withstanding all the UFO crap that has been published over the last 61 years, the fact still remains that there has never been any undeniable proof that this backwater planet of ours has ever been visited by non-terrestrial entities.

So lets consider this. The Universe is about 14.7 billion years old. Our sun is a third generation star and is about 4.5 billion years old. It took the chemicals and elements created in the first and second generation stars to achieve life on Earth, Except for the artificially created heavy elements on the Periodic Table, all the rest were necessary for the creation of life. The fact that life evolved into an intelligent form (Check your "Beam me up, Scotty" jokes at the door) is, in all likelihood, a very, very rare event.

Yes, I do believe that other "thinking" critters exist in the Cosmos but someone (something?) has to be the first to take that tentative step away from its home planet and I believe that we could, as easily as any others, be the "FIRST". We are the ET's of our Solar System and possibly our Galaxy and even possibly the entire Universe.

I mean, lets face it, some has to be first and why not us?

Just something to ponder this weekend.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Thursday, June 04, 2009


Chemo-therapy continues (and will until early October), with the mormal associated side-effects. lUCKILY, i STILL HAVE MY HAIR.. No nausea but a lot of activity at the southern end of my body.. My spirit varys from day-to-day but I would say I am "up" about 75% of the time.

Tonight was a great night. My #2 grandson graduated from highschool this evening. As I write this, he and the vast majority of his classmates are boarding a dinner/dance cruise on San Francisco Bay. Part of the "Sober Graduation" program. It will, obviously, last all night and then they will be returned to their school, by charter bus, sometime tomorrow. He starts Fresno State University this fall with plans to become a dentist.

Anyway, I just wanted to let y'all know that "eyes still kick'n"

Catch ya on the flip side.

"Let's all be careful out there!"