Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years Eve!

I can't call in to work a second day in a row, so mine will probably be a complete bummer, kind of like Snooki's.     Them's the breaks, I guess. So here's hoping that your New Year's Eve goes better than mine, or hers, for that matter.  If you plan on getting plastered tonight, please choose a designated driver or do the obligatory sloshing at home. Tip your Pizza delivery driver and don't do anything I wouldn't do. Not to worry. That leaves you  free to do pretty much anything, other than  trying out bestiality, listening to the Olivia Newton John channel on or saying anything nice about Sarah Palin.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Time To (Republican) Party LIke It's 1974

Though I risk my (shady) rep in having people think this is a mug Blog, I had to post this baby. For those who weren't around during the Ford administration, I'll explain. First he was Nixon's V.P., rose up the chain of command to President after the last disbelieving American finally had to admit that Tricky Dick was indeed a crook and was booted out of office. Then he pardoned Nixon, got hexed and spent the rest of his term as an ineffectual stumblebum place holder before Jimmy Carter's ride to the Oval Office.
Here's a fascinating fact about guys named Jerry. They make great musicians: Garcia , Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Vale..(Uhhh. Maybe not that last one) but they're downright lousy politicians: Ford, Brown, Falwell, etc.
About the only things Ford is remembered for these days is hitting golf balls at people, falling down a lot and WIN buttons.  When George Harrison visited the White House, he was gifted with one of these and gave Jer an OM badge in return. I can only imagine what the President thought of that. "3-s?  What the heck?  Super Sonic Sound? Salty Sausage Sandwiches? I'm confused...again!"   Well, little did I know, until I found this languishing in a thrift shop, that there were WIN coffee mugs too..
So as a tribute to the late President and his far better known Widow, who's name escapes me at the moment, I think I'll schlurp massive amounts of Bacardi 151 spiked Egg Nog from this mug on New Year's Eve. Wake me when the world ends in 2012.

Hey Kids! Let's Make A Snowman And Kick His A$$!

Winter has hit Northern New Mexico like the proverbial bomb this week.A storm warning has been in effect from Midnight on Tuesday and will continue until Friday, so sayeth the National Weather Service.            Snow, wind, drifts, misery, Rez drunks falling down in it. All the fun of a Currier & Ives scene from Hell.     So, enjoy this delightful shot of the gallon bucket I left on my back porch. Lo siento... I mean join me in my abject misery.     ADDENDUM: Just went out to take my Dog for a poopy stroll. The drifts along with what's still falling out of the sky has raised the total on the hill where I live  to 18". Fun, eh? I called in to work. That wasn't even after I watched the sledding kid across the street fall on his face. Of all the times I could have put the video camera to good use. Dammit!                                                           

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vintage Collingwood Ware. Groovy Baby!

I snagged these a few months ago at Goodwill.                                                                                        They have what looks like the date of this design printed on the bottom. 8-8-76. There's definitely a mid '70's vibe going on here, so I may be right on the mark.
What's missing is the name of the pattern. If anyone knows, please tell me!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Why on Earth did I start another f@%&ing Blog?(!)

My therapist talked me into it. So, I'll start at the beginning. (Any refrains from "Sound Of Music" cheerfully declined and returned with "the bird" and a Bronx cheer.) I'm an aging Hippie with a penchant for  Mid Century Modern design, cheesy Lounge Music, Grateful Dead, The Beatles and the only person on earth that enjoyed Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother". At any given moment you can find me mixing a killer Tom Collins or making Indian food, performing my Felix Unger impersonation around the house, working a slave job, or snapping photos of random boring subjects.
Now that I've cleared the sticky hurdle of introducing myself, let's get on to more interesting stuff. Shall we?