Sunday, September 30, 2018

Rough Justice

I was going to submit these without comment, but I'm not sure I can make that a promise. Actually, I know I cannot.

THIS!   The first of two very truisms. 

Like it wasn't blurry enough before.

More than a little telling. 

This - and the one below - are the second of the truisms. 

I know there are people who do not believe Ford - oddly, I haven't come across any of them, online or in real life. 

This really is it. "We" don't care. Assault and rape aren't barriers to public office or life time appointments.  People might see me a 'left-leaning', but exactly when did pro / anti rape and assault become a right / left stance? 

And as for that "he was 15"......fine. Let it happen to your daughter or granddaughter - and then tell me how it might hurt the assaulter's life if he were punished in any form. 

No. Go on. I'll wait. 

My biggest problem with Kavanaugh - you know, other than sexual assault - is this. 

Clearly taking a page from the BLOTUS playbook, it in itself is scarily amazing. And hypocritical. Of course any SCOTUS nominee is political. But since he brought it up in a public forum, why did not one of the democrats bring it right back up  - as in, politically holding up Garland's failed nomination?   Democrats are as weak as the GOP is awful. 

This is the result of any confirmation. 

This is actually the result of the confirmation process.  It is beyond sad. 
Now scan back up to the second truism. 

Song by: Bananarama

Saturday, September 29, 2018


Not horrible pics for such an incredibly busy week.

07:15 and my mother comes to the door.  Shep was beside himself. He loves her so much. 
He's half her weight, so she is no match for his kisses. 

Taking in the first day of Autumn down at the lake. 

Sophie is fine sharing the chair. 
It's just the tail that whaps her over and over. He has no idea he's doing it........or does he?

David trying to buy Shep's love.  It's working. 

Shep trying to get my mother's attention. 

See?  Sleeping buddies.  Kind of. 

Song by: Bad Company

Friday, September 28, 2018

Cry Baby

Is it wrong that I can't be bothered with these Kavanaugh hearings? 

I can say {again}, "I heard" it this or that, because I really didn't watch any of it first hand.  Partly because I have a job. Partly because I could guess these senator's reactions - from both sides of the aisle. 

From what I could tell, they came close to the mark on expectations.......right down to Miss Lindsey's melt down.  Can't believe she didn't get the vapors and need smelling salts. Lindsey that is. Not Dr. Ford. 

By all accounts, Ford did well.  By all accounts Kavanaugh stomped his feet, had spittle, blamed the Clintons, and was extremely partisan - even though his intended role is supposed to rise above that. 


Just as equally un-shocking, GOP moving forward with the vote today. At least they're supposed to - if they have enough votes that is, or think they do. 

I'm hoping that's where the shock really lies. I have a glimmer of hope, but little would surprise me at this point. 

Song by: John Mellencamp

Thursday, September 27, 2018

No Distraction

Who the fuck could stomach listening to BLOTUS speak about BLOTUS for 90 minutes?  I couldn't do it for 90 seconds (and haven't!).   ....and I'm not even talking "in a row".

Of course, my first question was:  "why a press conference?  why now?"

Naturally, one needn't look too far, or have a psychology degree, to figure this all out:  Thursday,

Kavanaugh. Rosenstein.   ....and I'm sure there is hopeful misdirection of his UN stand-up routine.

Some say, the Rosenstein meeting is a distraction from Kavanaugh. I wouldn't put it past the administration. All of this is distracting from the fact that McConnell is pushing for a confirmation vote on Friday.

But today is an apex of this term - for the president and the country. It might be his peak, but our ultimate decline.  Kavanaugh could be in for life (not behind bars, but the bench), and if Rosenstein goes, so might the Mueller investigation.

All of this is distracting from the mid-terms.

I'm not a firm believer in that constituents can get their elected officials to do anything said constituents want / wanted in the first place. It's the great mind-fuck of politics. It's how their voted into office, yet no one votes them out for doing their own thing.

So no. I don't think calling Rob Portman's office is gonna do a fuck of a thing to change his vote. Fuck - he introduced the SCOTUS nominee to the congressional committee.  And no, I don't sign petitions to have Kavanaugh removed from the list...........because that's not how this works. 

Let's face it, if anyone - any fucking one of them - can't stand up to BLOTUS by this point, after all this last 20 months has brought us, it's not happening.  Ever.

So have at it Secret Service, I'm just hoping BLOTUS takes in a play at Ford's Theatre.

All eyes tuned in today.  ....and I have budget meetings all day.  That be my saving grace.

Song by: Beck

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Sorry.  No post.

Work has got me by the short hairs, it seems.  ....and not in that good way.  Yesterday was 11.5 hours at the office and then another 2.5 after I got home.

I'm thinking being an analyst, where I just play with spreadsheets and not see, hear or talk to people, would be a dream job.

I am tired of Kavanaugh talk. 

I heard BLOTUS got laughed at, whilst at the UN.  I'm sure he thought it was with him. I haven't heard the particulars, as that would force me to read an article on him, as I won't ever click on a clip of him. There too much hearing him talk that way.

I heard Bill Cosby got three years. That it aligns with Kavanaugh, well.......irony. Kavanaugh {allegedly}, O'Reilly.....BLOTUS.....Ailes......Louis CK.......{none, allegedly} the hook in terms of criminal justice and jail time.  Oh - and they're all white.   Ditto with 1,359 priests.

I'm off today. Kind of.  I'll do some work and join some calls, but I'm escorting my mother to some doctor's appointments. I love getting to quiz doctors on their outcomes. There's only one thing worse than a well-informed patient; a patient's well-informed testy son.   Hehe....I said testy.

Wow. I had more of a post than I imagined.  I'm no longer sorry.

Song by: Madonna

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

All My Trials

More Kavanaugh.

More accusers. Allegedly up to four now.

This poses a problem. More for the anti-Kavanaugh clan than the pro side. These are all late-comers {allegedly}. All there has to be is a partial untruth from one of them to derail the entire credibility from any of the others.  The last thing this thing news is any fake news.

Speaking of late comers - what the fuck with Dianne Feinstein??

She knew about Blasey JUNE!  And she waits until after the confirmation hearings to say anything.  Ya know, this 4-1-1 would have been helpful TWO MONTHS AGO!

She as big of a stupid fuck as Miss Lindsey Graham.

Yeah - that sounds like it will be a fair and necessary hearing.

If there were video Linds would take his recess break to stroke one out in the little senator's room, but only because he might have seen man-parts in said video.

Most, if not all, on this all white old male committee members have said as much the same. Clearly they are going through the motions. They're gonna push this through, just like that baby they're gonna force you to have, ladies.

I appreciate the internet pulling at the thread of why aren't the GOP as incensed by allegations against Kavanaugh as they were about Al Franken, but Senators and Representatives don't have to answer intenet memes.  Still, why isn't anyone asking them face-to-face? 

Ohhhhhh.....that's right. FOX. The only true network they dare go on. Chuck Todd is too much a pussy to ask and hold them to an answer.  Ditto with the holding out on Obama's nomination, but rushing this one through.

My stomach is in knots.

I'd say, Thursday can't come quick enough - but Rod Rosenstein is probably thinking the same thing.

Song by: Peter, Paul & Mary

Monday, September 24, 2018

My Music Monday

In theory, Father John Misty is an artist I would adore.  He has the acoustic and electric ratio down right. He is a little Americana, and a little alternative.

So far, I haven't latched on to him. He's fine and all, but I somehow want more.  That said, I do like one of his newer songs:  "Date Night".

Perhaps I shall continue to give Misty a few more tries to see if he grows on me.   (and yes, 'that's what she said'.)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Let's Impeach the President

I didn't spend a dime on this sticker, though I'm paying for it through the nose with 4,157 emails per day on any given political candidate.

In theory, I'm all for impeachment - except for the alternative it leaves us.  Pence.

It's kind of like wanting Shrub impeached but being left with Darth Cheney.

Pence is no peach himself, and hopefully he's got other troubles coming his way - mostly in the name of newly turned Federal witness, Paul Manafort.

Pauly helped pick and vet you gotta figure he knows more shit about that ghost of a man than "Mother".

Speaking of BLOTUS and Vice BLOTUS, poor Rod Rosenstein.

Am I the only one who feels the "leaked" story to the NYT about him thinking of secretly recording the fat orange one is made up and only a set-up to get Rosenstein fired?

If BLOTUS is stupid enough to derail the man - and the independent counsel of Robert Mueller - we have much much bigger problems.  All checks and balances are officially gone, and we know Congress won't have the spine to do a thing - even if the mid-terms go our way. A defunct investigation before swearing in is still a defunct investigation.

Song by: Neil Young

Saturday, September 22, 2018

In the Park

It was a decent pic week. It was an overall shitty week, but the pets are always good.

Shep: the king of doggie daycare.  
...and he made their FB feed!

Sleep in. Shep on the left. His gf, Maizie is to his left. Masie the bloodhound in front of him. And Wally, the brown and white Sheppard. 

Sophie at chow time. 

Happy dog pick-up

Finn's nose up Shep's butt at Bow Wow Beach

HRH - on a radiant heated floor

Dog at the park - right after my 'fall'

Song by: George Harrison

Friday, September 21, 2018

Shopping with Blecca

Yet another installment in the drudgery that is everyday shopping. The camera-phone makes it a bit more fun - though I get looks whenever I take pics of products. Like I care what people think!

Like the Emoji Movie wasn't sucky enough...............well, I assume (I mean, did anyone see it? anyone at all?) you can make little poo cakes.   Score one for you, the American consumer.

The only time 710 and use the emoji is to see let each other know if Shep went #2.

I don't have any kids - obvi - but I suppose if you were having a birthday party, each kid could have their own individual poo-cake.  It would probably be a huge hit with the 20 7 and under crowd.

Naturally, you'd want to fill them with chocolate pudding.

.....and for the record, Becca provided the image..........and idea.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Down on My Knees

You know, there was somethings you can't post on Facebook, just because of known comments.  Sure, I get there here too, but people who aren't you can see the FB ones and my "friends" won't be kind, caring less who will see what.

So if I were to say, oh, "I hurt my knee", I wouldn't even get Colin Kaepernick comments. No, I'd get ones about that I shouldn't be on my knees so often or for extended periods of time. Or, I'm surprised it's taken this long.

Whether that is true or not - and I'm not saying either way - do I really want my cousins or former co-workers to see such fodder?  Je think not.

....and since I've already stolen your thunder, I won't be seeing much of it in the comments section here. it turns out, while taking Shep on an outing to the lake this last Sunday, Blobby and 710 thought it a good idea to venture down this path to right at the water, where these huge ass rocks and cement platforms are.

The best case scenario is that I went first. Clearly at the edge of said platform, where the water lapped, there was seaweed and I new it would be slick.  I got nowhere near it. I never got the chance.

It turns out the ceee-ment was just as slick. Blobby went down on his ass. Hard.

At that very moment, the only thing truly hurt was my pride. My shorts looked and felt like I should be a Depends spokesperson.  ....the 'before' spokesperson, if I may clarify.   The gentlemen fishing came over to see if I was ok and said no one should ever go down 'there'. 

Yeah.  I know that.................NOW!

I know they were being helpful, but again, that pride thing.

Yes, I felt a twinge in my right knee, but nothing major.  After sitting and regaining my composure and balance, we went back to the park area and walked. All was fine.  Well, except my psyche. I kept replaying in my head if 710 and Shep had led. In my pea-brained head, I kept freaking out over 'what if'.  I still am, actually.

So we finished our walk, went to the pet store (again) and then home. I went upstairs to shower and then just out of 'what if', grabbed a bag of ice and iced my knee. No biggie. Right?


Somewhere in the middle of the night and I went to roll over. I internally cried out in pain. Much like Dr Smith might have. But in my head, as to not wake anyone.  A few hours later, I was to get out of bed to walk Shep. I just wasn't sure I could - maneuver out of bed, let alone go downstairs, outside and around the block.

710 must have been silently listening to my struggle, as he asked if I wanted him to take out Shep. I powered through - but told him if I wasn't home in 20 minutes to come and find me. I'm 93% sure he went right back to sleep.

Icing and neproxin did nothing.

So, long story long, I went back to my key-ute ortho guy on Tuesday. I'm fine. Or will be. No visible swelling, or bruising. I have internal inflammation and will for weeks. As long as I keep moving the pain in minimal. It's when I'm immobile or sleeping that I end up back in major pain (not Mayor Payne - the movie).

The best part of this was - and yes, there is a best part - was I was on the exam table and Dr. Straight McDreamy was manipulating leg, he says to me, he say:  "nice boots.  what kind are they?"  Before I even had a chance to respond, he moves my leg in such a fashion that he can see from the sole that they're Kenneth Cole.

I love that he's like 9% gay. 

Song by: Trisha Yearwood

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lose Again

Well it started out on wrong note. I didn't even have the right day of the Emmys, so............there's that.

Then I got a false sense entitlement when the Mrs. Masiel thing won the first three of the four awards (poor Tony Shaloub). I thought it would be smooth sailing for the rest of the show.

And the third thing was the absence of Mike. Eventually he showed up, but I have to say our repartee wasn't that great. Sure - he insulted me any number of times, which is par for the course.  And then silence.

I was such great company, he fell asleep. Now I know how Peter feels.

All said - the show sucked. The SNL hosts were just terrible. Just awful. James Franco - Ann Hathaway awful. That awful.  The addition of Maya Rudolph (whom I love) and Fred Armisten (who I despise) did not all.

The only real moment was when some director proposed to his girlfriend. The audience reaction was great. It must be nice to have Benedict Cumberbund clapping for you. Even the almost fiance telling his brothers and sisters that dad knew he had mom's ring was the best part.

Well, that and how ugly Darren Criss' tux was.

I didn't end up staying till the completion of the program. I wasn't that invested, clearly Mike wasn't. I could catch any of the missed categories the next day - and I did.

I don't think Mike cares if I give the particulars when he wins, only when I do, but you never know. We haven't talked prizes, but I'm sure he'll get back to me.

Drama Series - both lost
Comedy Series - both won
Limited Series - both won
Lead Actor in a Drama Series - both lost
Lead Actress in a Drama Series - both lost
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie - both lost
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie - Mike
Lead  Actress in a Comedy Series - Blobby
Lead  Actor in a Comedy Series - both lost
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - both lost
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - both lost
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series  - Mike
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - both lost
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Mike
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - both lost
Reality-Competition Program - Mike
Variety Talk Series - Mike
Variety Sketch Series - Mike
Television Movie - both lost
Structured Reality Program - Blobby
Unstructured Reality Program - both lost
Animated Program - Blobby
Host for a Reality / Reality Competition Program -
Directing for a  Comedy Series - Blobby
Directing for a Drama Series - Mike
Directing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special - both
Writing for a Comedy Series - Blobby
Writing for a Drama Series - both lost
Writing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special - both lost
Writing for a Variety Series - Mike

Maybe I'll win again.....................sometime.

Song by: Alison Krauss + Union Station

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In My Reply

NOTICE:  There is mandatory reader participation at the end of this post. 

Gird your loins folks.  This Thursday, coming directly to your mobile device, is a FEMA test message from your benevolent overlord - BLOTUS.

Yes, that is right the Federal Emergency Management Asshole-lickers will be sending the first end its first 'Presidential Alert' in emergency messaging system test that will allow BLOTUS to send a message to every U.S. cell phone.

There is no opt out feature

This is bad on SO many levels.

What little sub-fraction of privacy you thought you maintained with telecommunications is now officially gone.  Every. Single. Phone.  The U.S. government is using your carrier - the ones you pay money to - to forcibly accept an SMS or phone call to your device.

And now we'll be getting things worse than tweets from that blowhard in the oval office. And really - what's to stop him?  It'll be like living with Kim Jong Un, but without the whimsy.

So, since it is a text - well, I'm assuming - it should allow us to text back, though that would be so very very very foolish on FEMA's part.  Though my thought is, if they can inundate our phones, why shouldn't it be able to work in reverse?

I have a proposition for all of you.  ALL OF YOU.   Here me now......and heed me now.
  • Think of your reply. I encourage you to be as vile as possible.  
  • Text it. 
  • Snap a screen shot. 
  • Email it to me - do not post directly to the blog.  
  • I will make an entry of what I can only guess are your witty witty witty replies. 

As Otter from Animal House would say:  "this is gonna be great!"

UPDATE:  the test has been delayed and rescheduled to October 3rd.  I found out after completing, but having no time to draft something different. You have time to come up with something clever.  Do not disappoint me. 

Song by: Linda Ronstadt

Monday, September 17, 2018

My Music Monday

As I was running errands this weekend, I re-heard "Painted Postcard" from David Broza.

Ironically, the song hails from his third to last English singing album. I say "ironically", because it's the lone song on the album in Hebrew. 

Broza is from Israeli descent but raised for a portion of his life in Spain and the U.S. He releases albums in all those languages - though the bulk of his work is in Hebrew. 

Broza, first and foremost, is a great guitarist, which you'll hear here. The majority of the song is instrumental. While knowing Hebrew might be nice, you don't really need it to appreciate the beauty of the music. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

We Don't Believe What's on TV

Another entertainment showdown with Mike and Blobby.

Honestly, I think we're both on the fence with this one, participation-wise. It's kind of like if we should throw our names in to the Tri-Wizard's cup.   (I'll give Mike a few to Gooooogle that.)

Law of averages tells me I have to win one in the near future. Will it be the Emmys?  Errrrrrr.....I'm thinking not. Television is so not watched the way it was, even three years ago. And I'm not a binger either.  Neither is Mike, unless you're talking about drinking..........or desserts.

Of course, I mean I don't binge watch anything. Mike's former blog might have been titled "Short Attention Span Theater", but honestly, I have no attention span for that kind of tv watching.

Doing a quick-thru of below list, not only have I seen barely any of these shows, I haven't heard of many either.  Throwing darts blind-folded might yield better results.

This is all of my doing, of course. I had not "talked" to Mike (read: texted) in weeks, so I throughout a message to him mentioning the Emmys were coming up........and he bit and said he was game. Not gamey.

Below are my choices, many of which will be what I want to win, not what will.....because I don't know what will.  These selections might also comenwith some comments, as you all might expect.

“The Americans” (FX) “The Crown” (Netflix) “Game of Thrones” (HBO) “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) “Stranger Things” (Netflix) “This Is Us” (NBC) “Westworld” (HBO) 

I've seen the Crown. That's it. But I "hear" the Handmaid's Tale is "good". But it has Moss, who is creepy now that I found out she's a Scientologist, so............ .   But this isn't about like, it's about win. 

“Atlanta” (FX) “Barry” (HBO) “Black-ish” (ABC) “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO) “GLOW” (Netflix) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) “Silicon Valley” (HBO) “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Atlanta, which I've never seen, might be the only true competition here. 

 “The Alienist” (TNT) “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX) “Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic) “Godless” (Netflix) “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)

Because it has the longest title?

Claire Foy, “The Crown” Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve” Keri Russell, “The Americans” Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”


Jason Bateman, “Ozark” Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” Ed Harris, “Westworld” Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us” Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Why not? 

Jessica Biel, “The Sinner” Laura Dern, “The Tale” Michele Dockery, “Godless” Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers” Regina King, “Seven Seconds” Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”

Not a fan of this entire show(s), but I do love Paulson. 

Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso” Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose” Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower” John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert” Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister: Black Mirror”

Do you really want to bet against "Jebus"? 

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Allison Janney, “Mom” Issa Rae, “Insecure” Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish” Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Love Issa Rae.  Love Brosanhan more. 

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” Ted Danson, “The Good Place” Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Donald Glover, “Atlanta” Bill Hader, “Barry” William H. Macy, “Shameless”

He was great in Community - and he's not David or Danson, which are huge pluses.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones” Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland” David Harbour, “Stranger Things” Matt Smith, “The Crown” Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Never seen the show, but I do like the actor. 

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown” Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Princess Margaret was the highlight of the last season of the Crown.

Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta” Henry Winkler, “Barry” Louie Anderson, “Baskets” Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live” Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live” Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

I loved Mrs. Maisel, but I love her father even more. 

Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta” Betty Gilpin, “GLOW” Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne” Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live” Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live” Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”

Borstein said "fuck" too often for voters, I'm guessing. 

Jeff Daniels, “Godless” Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert” Ricky Martin, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” Edgar Ramírez, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” Finn Wittrock, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower” John Leguizamo, “Waco”


Adina Porter, “American Horror Story: Cult” Letitia Wright, “Black Museum: Black Mirror” Merritt Wever, “Godless” Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” Penélope Cruz, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” Judith Light, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

I dunno. It's Judith Fucking Light, maybe?

 “The Amazing Race” (CBS) “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC) “Project Runway” (Lifetime) “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) “Top Chef” (Bravo) “The Voice” (NBC)

Because the dudes are usually half naked........and dudes.  Take that Runway or RuPaul.

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central) “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS) “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC) “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO) “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS) “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS) 

Though if Bee won for the 'feckless cunt' comment, I wouldn't be surprised.....or disappointed. 

“At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV) “Drunk History” (Comedy Central) “I Love You America with Sarah Silverman” (Hulu) “Portlandia” (IFC) “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) “Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)

I love Amy Sedaris, but her show sucked balls......and not in a good way. I really enjoy Drunk History, but Emmy worthy?  Nahhh.

 “Fahrenheit 451” (HBO) “Flint” (Lifetime) “Paterno” (HBO) “The Tale” (HBO) “USS Callister: Black Mirror” (HBO)

Did any of these really exist? 

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS) “Fixer Upper” (HGTV) “Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount Network) “Queer Eye” (Netflix) “Shark Tank” (ABC) “Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

Lord. It's gonna be Queer Eye..........which makes no sense without Kyan. 

“Born This Way” (A&E) “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel) “Intervention” (A&E) “Naked And Afraid” (Discovery Channel) “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1) “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

If I could have a "pass", it would be on this one. 

“Baymax Returns (Big Hero 6: The Series)” (Disney XD) “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox) “Rick And Morty” (Adult Swim) “South Park” (Comedy Central) “The Simpsons” (Fox) 

It could happen. 

Ellen DeGeneres, “Ellen’s Game Of Games” Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night” Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, “Project Runway” RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” W. Kamau Bell, “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell” 

Ellen is the Jebus of television lesbians. 

Mark Cendrowski, “The Big Bang Theory” (“The Bow Tie Symmetry”) Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“FUBU”) Hiro Murai, “Atlanta” (“Teddy Perkins”) Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”) Jesse Peretz, “GLOW” (“Pilot”) Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley” (“Initial Coin Offering”) Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Maybe to Donald Glover, but Maisel's pilot was great, yet not it's best episode. 

Alan Taylor, “Game Of Thrones” (“Beyond The Wall”) Jeremy Podeswa, “Game Of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”) Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (“The Toll”) Daniel Sackheim, “Ozark” (“Tonight We Improvise”) The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”) Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” (“Paterfamilias”) Kari Skogland, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“After”)

I'm sure it's a cautionary tale of some kind, though the Crown episode chosen was by far the best of the of the season. 

Scott Frank, “Godless” David Leveaux (director) and Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Director), “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert” Barry Levinson, “Paterno” Edward Berger, “Patrick Melrose” Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”) Craig Zisk, “The Looming Tower” (“9/11”) David Lynch, “Twin Peaks”

People love Jebus. 

Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“Alligator Man”) Stefani Robinson, “Atlanta” (“Barbershop”) Alec Berg and Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”) Liz Sarnoff, “Barry” (“Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast And Keep Going”) Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley” (“Fifty-One Percent”) Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

There were better episodes than the pilot, but this will do. 

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”) Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Killing Eve” (“Nice Face”) The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”) Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans” (“Start”) Peter Morgan, “The Crown” (“Mystery Man”) Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“June”)

See comments three above. 

Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus, “American Vandal” (“Clean Up”) Scott Frank, “Godless” David Nicholls, “Patrick Melrose” Tom Rob Smith, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“House By The Lake”) David Lynch and Mark Frost, “Twin Peaks” William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “USS Callister: Black Mirror”

Did anyone actually watch Twin Peaks?   Yeah........I didn't think so. 

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS) “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO) “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC) “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

It will prob go to SNL, but it shouldn't. 

Who will victor? No one knows. Math will tell you Mike has the edge. Actuarial science might say my time is due.

I guess you'll know on Tuesday.

Song by: 21 Pilots

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kissing a Fool

A very long and stressful week at work, so having these two are great for the soul and psyche.

Din Din

Would be Din Din. 

Two parent turkeys - four kids.  One interested pooch.

Make Out Session. 

Shep is usually about cuddling with 710, but he gave me some time too. 

.....and I got very close cuddle time with Soph. 

Last Sunday was super rainy. The only way to get out with Shep was to take him to a pet store, where he checked out possible toy options. 

Song by: George Michael

Friday, September 14, 2018

Out of Time

I passed a milestone today - so to speak.  We had a huge system conversion (well, half of it) on Monday.  The second half comes in a months time.  And the majority of my 2019 budget got submitted yesterday at 15:24.......with 36 minutes to spar.

Mind you, it's only the first real pass of the budget, so I can tweak over the next few weeks, but the stress and pressure of the week was a lot.

As it is, I ran out of time for a proper blog post.

The only reason I hate when that happens is that I've been sitting here for an hour trying to think of something to write and not wanting to, or not focusing enough to, or.....or........or.

As it is, I'm going to be. 

More tomorrow.

Song by:  Rolling Stones

Thursday, September 13, 2018

12 of 12

So I'm doing my 102nd 12 of 12.

Normally it is 12 pictures taken on the 12th of the month. Since I only post once per day, you get my images the following day. All pictures taken with my iPhone. Click images to enlarge, if you choose.

Created by Chad Darnell and picked up from, what I can tell, any number of random bloggers who then link back to him and vice versa. Chad is no longer doing this, nor is successor coordinating the linking of other 12 of 12'ers anymore. Now it's just Erik and myself - that I know it's the only blog post he's still doing......for now.  

I still continue to do this, because of all my consistent post topics, I actually like this one the most.

05:05.  Not even Shep's first pee on this walk. 

05:50.  Prepping my lunch. 

06:18.  Garbage day. 

07:04.  Running my fourth report of the day. ....and it's only 7:04. 

10:25.  Meeting. 5 minutes. 

13:10.  Said lunch. 

13:50.  BRB. 

15:00.  Where the fudge is everyone ? 

17:30.  A fairly contentious faculty meeting. 
It turns out, I might not be that well liked.  Well, that would cost them extra. 

19:05.  Finally leaving work. 

19:17.   Don't judge. 

19:30.  Going home viewing downtown approaching sunset.