PHEEBS & RASCAL WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE EACH OTHER THIS MORNING THEY JUST HAD TO STOP & HAVE THEMSELVES A BIG HUG
I’ve slowly come to learn over the years pea stone gravel & pine needles to not make a good mix. Needles get into the stones & do not rake out easily. This just leaves things looking messy all the time & especially in the Spring. In the process now of shovelling up & moving much of that pea stone from our back yard & coming up with some new ideas. Spring is always a good time to make changes to one’s landscaping. Energy levels are up in the cooler weather & just the very nature of Spring lends itself to new ideas & change.
GOING TO PLANT SOME NICE GREEN GRASS IN THAT AREA
A few readers have sent in some clever ideas regarding a name for our soon to arrive 2003 Class A Triple E Commander. We'll keep those names in mind & see how they fit once we bring the rig home & spend some time in & around it. I might just refer to it as the ‘Big E’ for now until we get it home & see what name fits it best. Thought ‘Tripoli’ was pretty clever by a Guest in our Shout Box.
The gray overcast & windy cold day just didn’t have me interested in any outdoor activities at all. My physical exertions mainly revolved around the television remote. With all the schlock on TV nowadays it is always quite often a work-out surfing through the channels over & over looking for something even remotely resembling a whiff of human intelligence.
I have an audio tape player, amp & speakers in our carport. This morning while puttering around I had an Andy Williams tape playing & of course that took me back to a much different & pleasanter television age than we have now. I remember when Andy Williams had his own TV show along with Perry Como & others. I remember when situation comedies were simpler, easier to understand, & funnier. Variety shows were popular then & somehow life didn’t seem quite as complicated. Not the graphic violence one sees today. There was more real music to be seen & heard in those days as well. Not the fabricated & over produced lip synced & dubbed ‘You Tube’ stuff we have today. And thank heavens we did not have to grow up with all these hopelessly brain dead reality shows which have all but taken over the television airways. I think we Seniors have been very fortunate to have grown up in the age of television we did. I think it has treated us well leaving behind memories of an age we can look back on & feel proud about. An age which will never pass this way again…………………….
WHAT’CHA BLOGGING ABOUT TODAY DAD??
Rains began around mid afternoon & somewhere in there I lost about an hour to the zzzzzzzz factor. But it was a nice hour spent in my recliner crumpled up under a warm green blanket with a doggy contentedly stretched out sound asleep on my lap. Dare I use the word ‘snuggles’ here:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN ARIZONA WHEN:
- You've signed so many petitions to recall governors that you can't
remember the name of the incumbent.
- You notice your car overheating before you drive it.
- You can say Hohokam and people don't think you're laughing funny.
- You no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.
- You see more irrigation water on the street than there is in the
- You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.
- You can say 115 degrees without fainting.
- You can be in the snow, then drive for an hour and it will be over
- You have to go to a fake beach for some fake waves.
- You discover, in July, that it only takes two fingers to drive your
- You can make sun tea instantly.
- You run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so you can use
- You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of
- You realize that Valley Fever isn't a disco dance.
- Hotter water comes from the cold water tap than the hot one.
- You can pronounce the words: "Saguaro", "Tempe", "Gila Bend", "San
Xavier", "Canyon de Chelly", "Mogollon Rim", "Cholla", and
- It's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person
is moving on the streets.
- You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
- Sunscreen is sold year round, kept at the front of the checkout
counter, a formula less than 50 spf is a joke, and you wear it just
to go to Circle K.
- Some fool can market mini-misters for joggers and some other fools
will actually buy them.
- Hot air balloons can't go up, because the air outside is hotter
than the air inside.
- No one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car.
- You can understand the reason for a town named "Why."
Russ and I were just lamenting this afternoon about the lack of intelligent life on the boob tube. Call me an old fogey but I just can't stand most of what passes for TV nowadays. I find myself turning to the Hallmark Channel for reruns of old favorites. Also enjoy the UP network.ReplyDelete
Love that photo of Pheebs and Rascal sharing a hug.
You said it not much on Tv at all, we had the best of the best back then.ReplyDelete
Mostly watch weather and a nit of news in the morning, and a few minutes at night before I fall asleep.
The odd time a good movie and I can stay awake a bit longer.
Super photo of Pheebs and Rascal:)ReplyDelete
After a week of house projects at our son's and reading the blogs of those of you who returned to houses after a southern winter remind me how much I never want a house with outside areas to take care of. Yard work and I don't mix at all.
Great Groaner's Corner!!
Love some of the old shows. Heck, we even watched an old Shirley Temple movie yesterday.ReplyDelete
I agree totally with you that those of us of a certain age are so fortunate to have seen TV in its better days I also think that we are fortunate to have lived in a world that wasn't so dependent on tech devices, even those of us who may be addicted to them now.ReplyDelete
We hardly ever watch TV...can't find anything we like. We did find a station with old Westerns....that's fun. Now that we have traveled around some in the west, we always try to guess where the movie was filmed!ReplyDelete
Pheebs: "Dad, please take this down. Tonight we're going to watch the Carol Burnett Show. Then tomorrow night we're going to watch that old Laurel & Hardy movie on channel 12. But right now, we're going to watch Rin Tin Tin. I love that show. Thanks, Dad."ReplyDelete
Oh I soo agree with your views about modern TV-shows. 99.9% is pure GARBAGE. That's why I rarely turn that thing on.ReplyDelete
Growing up in Phoenix I can totally relate to every single line in the Groaner! And yes, my mom, in the spirit of the holidays, WOULD use the air conditioner so we could have a fire in the fireplace. LOL!! Great memories (mostly).ReplyDelete
--Jool - now in N. Texas
Al, I so agree with you about television! Nowadays it seems to be filled with either Sponge Bob or some lame sitcom. Frankly, hubby and I watch BBC America or PBS Masterpiece theater. Both of them have QUALITY shows, not like most American stations.ReplyDelete
~Cheryl Ann~ P.S. Our mountains are getting SNOW today!!! :-)
So why is it we are so patiently waiting for our appointment to have a satellite installed? I have lived without TV for the last few years, and I could continue to do so. Unfortunately if it is available, I turn it on. We are getting it for the sports games that Craig loves to watch.ReplyDelete
I say you got that right. Those were the days on many levels. Far as TV, PHOOOOEY, I just shake my head at all those that park the rig and first thing they do is set up the Satellite Receiver, what a waste of $$ Nothing to watch worth watching. Netflix is the best option and for news, give me the internet any day.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to hearing all about the new rig coming home, and your first outing...
Haven't owned a TV in years and don't miss it a bit.ReplyDelete
Talk about cold, it's snowing at the North Rim.
I am in the same group as Gaelyn; haven't owned a TV since 1991.ReplyDelete