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Monday, July 27, 2009

Idiot Garden Letdown, Home Appraisal, and Oldies Music For Me





The idiot garden has been both a joy to do, and a constant reminder of my ever mounting disability. I hate that word, disability, sounds like I got hit by a train! The skinny on it is I don't have the energy to do even the simplest of tasks anymore. My peppers and eggplant are exploding, while my pickling cucumbers are winding all over the yard. They should of been on a trellis, so should the tomatoes, I have all the stuff to do it, just haven't. I can't explain it, just can't make myself go? I probably lost my tomatoes, we had a storm the other night, it looks like their weight snapped the stalks off down at the base. The wife said I should ask for help with it, but where is the fun in that, I may as well give her a grocery list.



The guy came to do the appraisal for the house refinance, he was here about 15 minutes. Now I know he has work that will be done back to the office, but that was a quick $350. I told the wife, he probably has the loan amount, just has to make sure house is worth at least that much, which it is, probably close to 3x's as much. The guy spent more time telling me about his new computer, and why he thought it was a wise move to go this route. He even managed to fit in a story about spending $250 to get his laptop wireless ready, only to find out windows 95 wasn't compatible with Verizon's gateways. Hey measurement boy, less talking, more appraising! We should find out in a few days where we stand.

When did my music become easy listening oldies? I had the radio on all weekend, one great song after another, but wasn't I a rocker once? Didn't I listen to Ozzie, Jethro, and the Stones? Sure, there was Barry, and the BeeGee's, but I was all about Boston, Kansas, and Deep Purple. Are you telling me that if 40 years pass something is considered an oldie? Geez, I could be in trouble then! I'm listening to Prince right now, OK, not heavy metal, but a real talent. Just imagine what people would think if they heard my collection of Dean Martin songs!

11 comments:

Libby said...

andy, i have a lot of prince on my computer, & billy joel, & alice in chains...& metallica...megadeth...lou rawls...hahahaha...

awb said...

Libby - You had me all the way up to Lou Rawls. I could of admitted to my Burl Ives Christmas collection!

Anne said...

I remember when TCM (Turner Classic Movie) Channel was for movies that were nice and old and vintage and at least 50 years old. Lots of documentaries about background stories and profiles on stars.

In 2007, they changed their requirements to showing movies that are 25 years and older. It is very disconcerting to see 1980's movie "9 to 5 with Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton" on there when I'm used to seeing Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell and Myrna Loy, etc.

The same thing with WOGL radio "Oldies 98" - Oldies just aren't that old anymore.

I know exactly how you feel.

awb said...

Anne - It's nice to meet a fellow aficionado of old cinema. Powell and Loy can only mean one thing, Nick and Nora Charles!

Miss Jackie's FAVORites said...

Nothing better than a black and white movie on a Sunday morning!! Right And?!

awb said...

Don't start with me, little Miss Predator vs. Alien girl! Black and white movie, indeed!

Miss Jackie's FAVORites said...

Not true - I love black & white movies! I do, really, I do!

Slammermike said...

I spent the other day home from work not feeling up to snuff. I turned on TMC to find out it was Joe E. Brown's birthday. They ran his movies all day. I sat down withthe TV on and dozed on and off in front of the TV. It was great. Do you remember one of the first times you felt old??? Wendi asked if PAul McCartney ever played with a band before Wings!

Slammermike said...

Did you use one of the guys from work for the apprasial?

awb said...

Slammer - Joe E. was one of my favs. HEY! HEYYYYYYYYYYYY! You can't write that stuff.

Jack - Who are you supposed to be? Name the character?

awb

Slammermike said...

It was great. A lot of them were baseball movies, circus movies and one where he was in the navy. It was some good stuff.