Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yeah, wirecutter, we got 'em too

Ironically, when I met with the parental units today for lunch and shooting, mom gave me a Letter to the Editor with the request to anihilate them with a rebuttal. So, wc, you guys haven't cornered the market on idiot twatwaffles.
Emphasis is mine.

"Regarding the letter to the editor (Letter: U.S. had little choice in Iraq war, March 30, amarillo.com), Mr. Randy Parker should read (syndicated columnist Gene) Lyons more often. Mr. Parker just might learn to differentiate between fact and fiction.

The facts are: Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, but primarily to his own people.
Iraq did not have a “history” of invading countries. Iraq invaded Kuwait.
One transgression does not make a “history.”

The WMDs were strictly manufactured by the CIA at President Bush’s request. No WMDs were ever found.

The ground zero problem in New York — blamed on Iraq — proved to be a hoax perpetrated by W’s administration and the CIA. (OMG! The Ground Zero "problem"?! WTF?!)

This was all contrived to avenge the failure of the president’s daddy in Desert Storm.

The facts are clear. We had no business in Iraq. (Actually agree with this one)

The really sad part of this is that Bill O’Reilly said if no WMDs were found in Iraq, he would resign his position with Fox News. He is still there, spewing his garbage, which shows that most right-wingers always lie." (Yeah, well, Piers Morgan said he'd leave the US if Obama's gun ban failed. We're still waiting...)

Jayne Farris


NEVER let them see you sweat


Go home Amarillo weather, you're drunk

Yeah, in about 24 hours from 94 to 31.
From Sunny to Snowy.
From April to May.
Gotta love the Texas Panhandle

Happy Birthday to a Texas Ginger

Happy 80th birthday to Willie Nelson! He turned his birthday bash into a benefit concert for the town of West, Texas.


And then there's wirecutter's My Family sticker...

Okay wirecutter, I haven't found that exact one, but here's an alternate. I'll keep looking. Now take it back. :-P

Design Fail: Pool Edition

Even when it was just a sketch, blueprints, some step along the path to finish, wasn't there ONE person who looked at this and said,"Um, it's a little phallic, don't you think?"

Monday, April 29, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ain't it the truth?


This looks like what we're building. Instead of the vents, we have two storm windows in each end and a storm door. The floor will be mulch and the planting beds in 6 foot oval cattle troughs that we get from the local ranchers for CHEAP. That looks to be about a 12x20x10 there. The hoops are made out of chain-link fencing top rail bent with the Lost Creek 20' bender. We also got a 12' and 10' bender and are looking to start doing this as a side business. I'd like to see a garden/greenhouse in every family's yard.
I'm taking pics of our efforts, (when I remember and get a chance to do it without getting yelled at) and will post our progress, through planting, growing and harvesting. Then y'all will get all sorts of interesting posts in the fall about canning, jellies, jams and pickles. Aren't you just excited?!

I want to be HERE

I am filthy, sweaty, and generally icky. I'm sitting on the floor with the laptop because I'm not allowing myself on the furniture. I need a swim in a nice cool lake, a long hot shower and finally a nap. HERE. I want to climb on one of these and pass out for the next 3-4 hours.
Back outside for Round 3.


Ayn Rand Wisdom

False Security


The sun is shining, the wind is practically nil, and it's time to get busy on the greenhouse. We've got the 2x8 forms, the geotextile down, the 30" pipe sleeves pounded into the ground, and now it's bending time.

Going to be a long, hot, sweaty day and I'm so looking forward to it. In addition to all that, I'll still be doing my mommy/domestic goddess duties.

I look forward to the day when, standing before the judge and jury, I can answer the question "Why did you dismember your husband?" with the response, "After 10 hours of hard, hot and sweaty work (and not the kinky kind), he looked at me and asked what I was making for dinner. I don't remember anything after that until I was pushing his last leg through the chipper." We'll see how this goes. Remember, he's been home ALL FUCKING WEEK. If I'm not back on here by this evening, please start fundraisers for bail money.
Hugs y'all,

Friday, April 26, 2013

Two Point Enterprises has a new Blog

And to celebrate their first blog post, they're giving away free stuff with orders. I just ordered Poppy's Father's Day present from them (not going to say what, he reads and he's a bad enough snoop) and got it and the free gift in the mail yesterday. Awesome doesn't even begin to describe. I will post pics of Poppy and his gift in June, but until then mum's the word. But go check out the blog and the great free deal. May have to order something for Mom for Mother's Day for another free gift.


Oh. Hell. No.

And yet some people never learn

Yes, but

I also enjoy well worn Wranglers, scuffed and dirty boots and a t-shirt, covered by a flannel shirt in the winter.
But maybe, that's just me.
Ladies, what say you?
Silk tie or leather belt?
Rolex or paracord survival bracelet?

Or so I've heard

I mean, I've never experienced this personally.

Einstein really was a freaking genius

For Crankyjohn, with all my love...

Handy is good, but plans are better

WiscoDave sent me this link, I guess in response to this post, and it's a really cool site. Go check it out.


Heh, yep, that's about right

H/T to

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Good night, my blogging buddies

May angels stand guard over you as you dream tonight.
Okay, no wings, but trust me,
she's a WarriorAngel.

You know, I've had days like that

There is nothing hotter

Than a Patriot who is handy with the tools

Victoria's Secret Supermodel Rocking Gun Dress

Okay, everybody's panties are in a serious twist over this. The dress was actually designed by Israeli-born (notice they don't associate her with the dreaded country more than just "born there"? and accident of birth?) Nili Lotan in 2006 as a political statement against war. Not a statement on personal gun ownership. The tone of the article is apologetic on the part of the designer, no statement from the model (somebody give the girl a damn sammich, please?!).
I love the dress, love the print, love the leather jacket, meh on the boots, rather have a pair of over-the-knee, leather boots or peep-toe CFMs. But give it to me, and I'll rock the frock out of it. It's wasted on the sheeple of NYC.
Oh, and because it's Friday Eve, here's a little gift. I think there might be the hint of a camel toe there.
Victoria's Secret Angel
Karolina Kurkova

Monday, April 22, 2013

RIP Chrissy Amphlett

This song and video started me on my love affair with boots. And cleavage. She died today at the age of 53 from breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. Ladies, love your boobs; get regular mammograms and do monthly self-exams. Dudes, love your women enough to see they follow through. And remember, it has been scientifically proven that squeezing breast tissue prevents and in some cases halts tumors. Give 'em a good old squeeze.

Best cared-for slaves in the world

Bloomberg has lost his ever-loving mind

New York, this is your clusterfuck of a miserable commie asshole, make sure he does not infect the rest of the country.

“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex word where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”


Grab a beer and let it burn, boys

That shit ain't funny

As part of my "preps", I can. Not like, "yes I can!", but like I can the hell out of fruits, veggies, compotes, jellies, jams, and pickles.
So when this is even joked about, my dander rises. You will NOT take my guns, and I WILL use them to keep your grubbing government mitts off my pressure cooker.
Molon Labe, motherfuckers.

And tall trees

Borrowed shamelessly from

The most important meal

I always had early classes, I should have thought of this.