Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Posted by joe at 4/21/2011 03:50:00 PM
In the late '70s, mom started buying Agree hair conditioner. I started using it, but I thought it was shampoo. I had no clue that shampoo and conditioner were totally different things. I used it for about 2 weeks as a shampoo until I caught on. The kids in school were raggin' on me because of my greasy hair (although in their defense, I have to admit that for awhile there my hair was lookin' pretty skanky...)..
Posted by joe at 4/21/2011 03:21:00 PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Posted by joe at 4/19/2011 12:25:00 PM
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Milton Bradley's "Barrel Of Monkeys":
I had a set back in the day. I never really played with them, though. I could never figure out what you were supposed to do with them. I suppose they might've been a game, but back then I had no clue. And I don't recall them coming with instructions, not that I would've taken the time to read them anyway...
Posted by joe at 4/16/2011 05:10:00 PM
Friday, April 15, 2011
Posted by joe at 4/15/2011 04:13:00 AM
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This could be heaven or this could be hell....
Posted by joe at 4/14/2011 02:07:00 PM
Christie in '79:
Posted by joe at 4/14/2011 01:56:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
What a difference 2 weeks makes...
This past winter, I had some ice build up on my roof. Eventually it slid down the top front dormer and crashed on to the porch roof below. Big 50 pound chunks of ice. It was like cannonballs dropping onto my porch roof. The ice broke the rafters, and the windows, and the porch had seperated from the house, so it was shot and I had to remove it. Insurance more than paid for it. Above are the before and after shots, I just took them yesterday.
Posted by joe at 4/13/2011 03:15:00 AM
Here's another angle. I also had the guy remove the asphalt siding and expose the logs. It was a real gamble but I'm glad I had it done.
Posted by joe at 4/13/2011 03:00:00 AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Posted by joe at 4/12/2011 10:44:00 AM
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Posted by joe at 4/05/2011 02:53:00 PM
Posted by joe at 4/05/2011 01:18:00 PM
Saturday, April 02, 2011
In the mid '70s, when my grandparents bought the house from Rex in Chatham, my uncle moved in also. My grandparents didn't want my uncle to feel too at home, so they made him share a bedroom with Rex on the first floor. Rex was probably in his mid 70's/early 80's at the time. They got along pretty well, but there was one small issue: Rex kept accusing my uncle of stealing his ties. My uncle didn't take the ties because he didn't wear ties; he worked in the kitchen of Rex's restaurant, and had no need for them. Still Rex kept losing ties, and my uncle kept getting the blame. After Rex passed away, my grandmother decided to give the room a deep cleaning, and as she moved Rex's bed to clean under it, she discovered a whole pile of ties under his bed. Apparantly Rex would throw his ties on the bed, and they kept sliding off the bed between the bed and the wall. To this day I can still hear Rex accusing my uncle of taking his ties.
Posted by joe at 4/02/2011 05:42:00 PM
Posted by joe at 4/02/2011 05:26:00 PM
Friday, April 01, 2011
My mama loves me.
When I was a little boy, (when I was just a boy) And the devil would call my name (when I was just a boy) I'd say "now who do, Who do you think you're fooling? " (when I was just a boy) I'm a consecrated boy (when I was just a boy) I'm a singer in a sunday choir Oh , my mama loves, she loves me She get down on her knees and hug me Like she loves me like a rock She rocks me like the rock of ages And loves me She love me, love me, love me, love me When I was grown to be a man (grown to be a man) And the devil would call my name (grown to be a man) I'd say "now who do, Who do you think you're fooling? " (grown to be a man) I'm a consummated man (grown to be a man) I can snatch a little purity My mama loves me, she loves me. She get down on her knees and hug me Like she loves me like a rock. She rocks me like the rock of ages And loves me She love me, love me, love me, love me. And if I was president (was the president) The minute congress call my name (was the president) I'd say "who do, Who do you think you're fooling? (who do you think you're fooling) I've got the presidential seal (was the president) I'm up on the presidential podium My mama loves me She loves me She get down on her knees and hug me Like she loves me like a rock She rocks me like the rock of ages And loves me Fade out: She love me, love me, love me, love me (loves me like a rock)
Posted by joe at 4/01/2011 11:41:00 AM
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