Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016


One more day of bomfoggery, flibberty-gibberty and gibble-glabbing.

Then we vote.

In the meantime, there is the inner man (and woman) to satisfy.

And satisfy she (SWMBO) did last night with this beautiful dish of onions and peppers and baby squash.

Seasoned and headed for the oven.

They accompanied this dish of slow-cooked spicy pork chops draped with barbecue sauce.

Gentle Readers, you shoulda been here.

That was some good eatin'.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Can you believe it?

Only two more days remain until this campaign flutters to an end.

Speaking of which . . .

I found the remains of this beautiful creature on the floor of my garage the other day.

I've often thought, as I watched the butterflies flitting around, why they were named that.

It seems a more apt name would have been flutter-bys.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Only three more days, Gentle Readers.

Have faith and patience.

What might help?

How about a loaf of banana bread.

I baked this up the other day and I can tell you it makes everything else seem trivial.

Those white flecks imbedded in the loaf are shredded coconut.

The recipe comes from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything cookbook and he calls the coconut his secret ingredient.

Friday, November 4, 2016


That's how many days are left until the campaign is over.

For the U.S. citizens among you, don't forget to vote.

And don't forget to smile awhile.

It's said that this election season is tearing couples, families and longtime friends apart.

But not everybody . . .

O.K.  Enough about that.

On to more important subjects.

All right, wine lovers, er, Gentle Readers, I want you to have yourself a totally stress-free weekend.

SWMBO told me that both CNN and Fox News are down this morning.

That's a start.

Don't forget to vote and don't forget to always keep laughing.

Here, kitty-kitty.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Up until last night, the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

Congratulations, Cubs fans.

The number of days left in this awful presidential campaign.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Only six days left in this year's presidential election campaign in the United States of America.

Otherwise known as the Silly Sweepstakes.

But on to other matters.

I took a drive over to Fain Park the other day and this is what I found.

The "lake" looks terrible due to lack of water.

It was drained a few months ago in order for work to be done on the drainage system at the dam.

But it was full again in August.

Now it's down again.

I guess problems continue.

In spite of this sign, I noticed a couple of people had climbed over the fence and were trying in vain to snag a fish or two in the lowered water.

Some folks apparently can't read.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


We moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1972 and lived there until 1987.

Then, in 2013 we moved there again.

It had changed a lot in those 26 years.

In 1972, downtown Phoenix was a quiet place that was "dead" in the evenings.

No more.

Nowadays it is a modern thriving city with a vibrant inner city atmosphere.

Restaurants, theatres, bars and clubs, and more and more condos and apartments fill the downtown area these days.

Arizona Center brings a park atmosphere to the heart of this city of a million and a half residents.

(The metro area brings the population up to well over 4 million, as of 2010.  Probably more now.)

Landscapers have brought a touch of beauty to all the modernist surroundings.

Not a bad place to live, if you can afford it.

And if you can stand month after month of living in a climate of triple-digit temperatures.

We couldn't.

We only lasted 10 months before returning to our refuge in Prescott Valley once again.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016


The photographs were taken on different days . . just to confuse you!

Friday, October 28, 2016


So smile already.

There are only 11 days remaining in this year's election cycle in the U.S.A.

Then we can count the votes, cheer or cry, and get going on the 2020 campaign!

In the meantime . . .

Oh, thanks for reminding me.

Wait, you didn't remind me?

Then who was that breathing behind my shoulder?

Uh, oh.

Yeah, Halloween is coming.

Once we get rid of the trick or treaters and eat all of the candy we hid from them, we can begin preparing for the Super Bowl of Over-Eating . . . Thanksgiving!

Oh, man, I've told those guys to stay out of the driveway or I may have to plan a pig roast.

But before all of those culinary holidays roll around, let me encourage all of you Gentle Readers to have a truly "special" weekend, thanks once again for all of your contributions to my weekly humor post and always . . . . . ALWAYS . . . . . remember to keep laughing.

Here, kitty-kitty . . .

Uh-oh, he must have heard me talking about those javelinas.