Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tomorrow

We get a new president tomorrow. So today seems like a good day to make fun of him. 








My personal favorite is the "Fat Bastard" picture. 

She may be revealing our future. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Walking

I try to take a long walk every day. I guess long is a subjective term. What I think is long may just be a pleasant stroll for you. I try to take a five mile walk every day. Rose and or Lily go with me. I can't remember the last time I walked that far without one or both of them. Why walk? The answer is relatively simple. It gives me time to think. What is going on in our nation. What is going on in the world. What is going on in my life, my kids and grandkids lives and with Carol.

I track my walking a couple of different ways. First, I wear a Fitbit. Last year according to my tracker I walked 1,734 miles or 3,834,929 steps. The other way I track is by using a program on my iPhone called Map My Walk. It uses GPS to track where I walk, how many steps and how many miles. I have it set up to give me feedback on my pace every quarter mile. I had to stop using it for a while because it was making my walks less fun. I found myself trying to maintain a certain pace and with Lily and Rose that just isn't practical. They have things to do. Sniff interesting spots along the way. Stop to go potty. They would stop and I would get frustrated because I was knocked off pace. Obsessive compulsive people can't have things like that telling them how they are doing without some problem. It took time but I finally figured out the problem wasn't the program it was me. So now I listen to how far I've gone but don't pay much attention to how long it is taking. The walk is to clear my mind, not worry about how fast I'm going. I have managed to rediscover the joy in taking a good long walk. The sound of the ocean waves crashing against the shore. The flowers in the yards, The trees and bushes. The thumping of roofers repairing the hurricane damage. The smell of new cut grass. There are plenty of things more important than how fast I'm walking.

So, go out and take a walk. Make sure you walk along a route you normally drive. You will be surprised how many things you notice at 3 miles per hour that you miss completely at 30 mph.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Junk Email

I check my junk email from time to time just to see if anything important got routed to the wrong mailbox. After checking today I don't think so but I will share with my dear readers to see if anyone thinks I may have missed an important opportunity.

Brittany starts with the header: "Wanna hang out?" She offers a link I can click on to see her "sexy profile". She says: "I joined so I could cheat on my boyfriend." She wants to know what I think. Well Brittany, I think not. You sound like a disease ridden skank. Next.

BBW Desire Agent starts with a header: "Please do not tell anyone". Well, please keep this to yourselves. She also provides a link to someone she alleges wants to sleep with me. I should only visit the link if I can keep a secret. Since I told all of you I guess I don't qualify. I think if I clicked the link at least my computer would get infected. The email closes with "Have fun!"

EasySex Ad-Partner opens with the header: "Sexy video profile". It says: "Check out this sexy video profile of a woman that wants to meet a man to date and sleep with!" I think not.

LLive Nuudee Showss wants me to "WatchhGirlsStriipNaaked" Someone needs to work on their spelling.

E3mma starts with a header: "i c we r close...hang". The body of the message is a real keeper. "A group of girls that live in your area have been desperately searching guys that they can have sex with. They had no luck looking on their own so they joined this dating site. Ever since they joined they have been sleeping with a bunch of guys but they need some new members to join. That is where you come in. If you follow the link below you will be able to have sex with all of these girls whenever you want." Really? Any time I want? How about never? Is that a good time for them?

Instant Orgasms starts with the header: "She wants an orgasm". The body of the email is just a red lettered sentence stating: "She wants an instant orgasm." All I need to do is click the link. UMMMM- NO.

Ryaan emailed with the following header: "I want to buuy yuur timeeshare". The are a few problems here Ryaan. First yuuu kan't spel worth a shiiit. Second you dimwit I don't have a timeeshare or a timeshare for you to buy. So Fuuuuck OOOFFF.

EasySex AdPartner had this header: "Check out these sexy profiles". It goes on to say: "Sexually active women that live near you are posting naked pictures dating profiles of themselves. Check out all of the sexy profiles of single women in your area that you can meet in person!" Again click this link. They close with: "Warning: If you join this dating community you will be contacted by hundreds of women within a couple of weeks." This is a problem for me. First I would need to hire a clerical person to screen my calls. Hundreds, I don't have time for that in two weeks. I'm old and frail. Oh, and not at all interested.

I will confess to being a bit disappointed. No lottery winnings waiting for my bank account information. No inheritance from a Nigerian prince. No business partner wanting to throw millions of dollars at me for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just Ryaan wanting to buy a timeeshare I don't have and hundreds of women wanting to meet me and sleep with me. I must confess I have never been this popular with the ladies in the past.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Side Trip

My friend Mike often writes in his amazing blog existinginbfe.blogspot.com about taking side trips on his road trips in BFE and Florida. A while back I decided that I had driven past a sign on Interstate 95 in South Carolina too many times. It was time to head off the interstate and into the real world. The highway marker was for the Tuskegee Airmen. The Walterboro Army Airfield was located at what is now the Lowcounty Regional Airport. The military base hosted the largest camouflage school in the United States, a 250 person prisoner of war camp and trained over 500 of the Tuskegee Airmen in advance combat fighter training after they graduated from the Tuskegee Army Airfield in Tuskegee, Alabama. I encourage you to take some time and read about these brave American pilots who often found the white German prisoners of war were better treated than they were. Here are some pictures of the memorial.






Sunday, January 15, 2017

Unaware

I worked in juvenile detention and in a prison. It leads you to do your best to be aware of what is going on around you all the time. Carol gets upset sometimes because when we are out I will stare at people. If you are out and I see you doing something out of the ordinary I am watching you. The last couple of days I have had the opportunity to see some people who needed to be more aware of what was happening around them.

We go up to Benny's at least five days a week in the afternoon for a beer or two and some social time. The front of the building is windows and is referred to by regulars at Benny's as Tybee TV. The windows are coated so when you stand outside they look like mirrors. The other day a group of girls were outside checking things on their phones and talking. They kept coming up to the windows to check their hair and makeup and touch up whatever they felt needed attention. One of the regulars finally went out and told them we were getting tired of watching them primp at the window. They seemed surprised we could see them. The week before some guy stopped to check his nose and deal with a booger that was hanging. Wake up folks. They don't put mirrors in window frames on the front of a building.

Today I was out walking Rose and Lily. We were on Lynch Loop which runs by one of the coastal batteries and North Beach Grill. It is a one way loop and we always walk against traffic. I want to see who is going to hit me. A car came up behind us and the driver rolled down her window to ask me a question. It was very foggy today and visibility was about a quarter mile. The lady driving asked me: "Where is the lighthouse?" I was so surprised I couldn't even respond verbally. I just pointed across the street. It was about 500 feet to the west of their car. She had been looking for it on the ocean side of the street. Never mind that the only way to get where she was she had to drive by it.

The last one also occurred today. Rose, Lily and I were about a quarter mile from home when a lady and her dog came out of a house about 100 yards in front of us. Rose and Lily are huge barkers so I had them sit for a few seconds and then we took the next side street. It ran parallel to the street this woman and her dog were on but I was hoping we would walk fast enough to get ahead of her when we turned toward our house for the last two blocks. It didn't work that way. We got to the corner about the same time so I had Rose and Lily sit again and wait for them to get about 100 yards ahead of us again. We started walking and it appeared to me that the dog was walking along taking a shit on the street. It never squatted down just walked along shitting. Tybee has an ordinance that requires you to clean up after your dog. Sure enough when we got up where the dog had been there were several turds along the street. I know the woman never had a clue what her dog had done.

So, it is no wonder that our nation is in the shape it is. Too many of our fellow citizens are just clueless about what is going on around them. How what they do impacts others around them. They just are oblivious about anything. If they aren't medicated perhaps they should be.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Snowflakes

Snowflakes are not something you get to see on Tybee Island. This is basically going to be a post of some amazing pictures taken by Jane Diamond. Jane has a wonderful talent with a camera.








They say no two snowflakes are the same. Each one in its own way is unique. Well dear reader, so are you. No one else is like you. Go out there and be the unique flake that you are.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Rose

You never know what will happen when you have one dog and decide a second dog to the mix. We thought Lily needed someone to play with and sometimes she does. Since Lily has gotten so good at opening our doors when she wants to get away from Rose she can. They get along well and are not aggressive about food. Overall it has been a great addition to our family.


Could you ask for a pair to get along better than the picture above?

Here is one of Rose relaxing.
She doesn't look comfortable but she manages to sleep in these positions.

Rose, thanks for letting us be your people.