Greeting card from the Curmudgeon.

Dear followers, readers, passersby, and people who like a bit of silliness. Thank you for visiting my half baked blog. I wish I knew what I was doing. But I do enjoy what I do. I try to cover most areas of interest even though I am mostly out of touch. I love reading books,Continue reading “Greeting card from the Curmudgeon.”

Butchy the Chicken Whisperer chap 8

Let me know if you know how to hypnotize a chicken. Just raise your hand if you do. It’s not easy. It’s a combination of laying on of hands and having a strong will. The chicken needs to know you are completely in charge. A steady unwavering gaze into the chicken’s eye and steady whisperingContinue reading “Butchy the Chicken Whisperer chap 8”

They never spoke of it.

My dad told me he would often visit the local grocery and visit with the produce manager who happened to be Japanese. The time frame was early World War II. My parents had recently moved from Oklahoma to southern California and was living in an area of Los Angeles known as Boyle Heights. On oneContinue reading “They never spoke of it.”

Are we there yet?

Before there were Interstate Highways, before there were GPS directions, before there were seat belts, before there were cup holders, before there was car air conditioning, before there were McDonalds and Denny’s along with Motel Six, there were narrow two lane paved and sometimes gravel roads across the great desert southwest and southern New MexicoContinue reading “Are we there yet?”

Are they Space Aliens?

What is their freaking point?!!! Our southern governors are flat out nuts. They want to jeopardize our children and grandchildren going back to school. Back to school with some teachers and support staff without their Covid shots. Also not requiring all to wear masks. Morons all of them. I absolutely don’t get it. This issueContinue reading “Are they Space Aliens?”

This kid might have the right stuff.

I’m not sure if it was just happenstance or how it finally played out. But granddaughter E-8 could be our next big Broadway star. Belt it out kid. None the less, during a recent visit from granddaughter E-8 and going on 20; our next-door neighbor gladly loaned us her Rogers and Hammerstein DVD collection ofContinue reading “This kid might have the right stuff.”

How fast can you drink that?

On our annual non-stop summer vacation trips from Los Angeles to Oklahoma we drove across the southern desert of California, southern Arizona, deserts and mountains of New Mexico, west Texas, and south central Oklahoma. On this overnight 24-hour endurance run we would briefly stop at some Texaco stations for potty and a Coke. Back then,Continue reading “How fast can you drink that?”

Why did we leave there?

What we had left behind after moving from Los Alamos New Mexico to Oklahoma. Was the absolute driest, cleanest, freshest air on the planet. Almost intoxicating. Something like drinking pure sweet well water. Ah-h-h. So refreshing. Plus I had not perspired much in the three and a half years we lived in Los Alamos andContinue reading “Why did we leave there?”