This & That – August 2018

Since I am wearing this metal chastity belt cast on my left arm, I am very limited to what I can do, including scratching where it itches on certain sides. Martha and I were supposed to be in the Canadian Rockies for the past three weeks, but my injury forced us to cancel. Thank goodness, I had purchased trip insurance for the first time in our 10 years of traveling the world. I guess it is true that God looks after fools and drunks. I refuse to claim which one I must be.


At any rate, I broke down and took Martha to Destin, Fl. for a week as a kind of make up for making her miss our trip. Now for someone who has spent his entire life in the sand and the sun, the beach offers absolutely ZERO appeal to me. However, Martha loves Destin primarily due to the big Outlet Mall there. While we are at the mall, I always hold her hand because if I turn it loose, she is whipping out her credit card. I guess it’s a right brain/left brain thing, but I don’t care how good of a deal something is if I don’t need it or want it. I finally had to explain to both Martha and a sales lady that I would not take a pair of dress shoes if she gave them to me as I already have all of them I need and have room for in my closet.


I did have a lot of time to sit around, read, and ponder the problems of the world. I have just about reached the conclusion that I don’t give a rat’s rear end about the world’s problems anymore. I could solve all of the problems in the US within two years if I could just be appointed dictator for an interim period. There are so many Snowflakes and idealistic young people who have never had to pay the price to make this country great. Yet, they think that they have the right to tell me how I should feel, such as embracing socialism and rewriting history. I believe that I’m about ready to ask God to grant me the senility to forget these people as they are not good for my health. Mandatory military basic training might be the only solution for them.


I was happy to get home where the people didn’t look like they had been crossbred with a parrot. One other observation that I noticed at the beach, and then it will be out of my system. Do people in this country not have mirrors anymore? I saw men in speedos and women in bikinis who should not be seen in public unless they were covered from head to toe. Maybe the Muslims have us beat in this area, but you would need to buy yards of cloth to cover some of the sights I saw.


There is no place like home, Toto, and I am glad to be back amongst normal folks. Everything is looking great at Riverview. We have had plenty of rain this summer, and the food plots and natural cover are outstanding. The heat and humidity are both pretty outstanding also. Y’all take care, and hope to see you this fall or winter!