Thursday, March 27, 2008

Malibu Stacy

A hot rodded Chevy Malibu Wagon would be a sweet ride.

Fabulous Movie Review®

No Country for Old Men
Absolutely phenomenal. One of the best written and most original movies I have ever seen. It's not the type of movie I could watch more than once, but that's only because the story left such an impact that watching it again would be like eating a filet mignon and then barfing it up so you could enjoy it again.

Gagknee's grade: A+-

Luck of the French Canadian

Walked to a convenience store. Got a big can of Arizona iced tea. Walk to the capitol. Approached a bench. While sitting on bench I found 8 bucks on the ground.

Life is good.

Although, I wish I had found it before I went to the convenience store.

Kip Journal 5/7/1999

Kip explaining to new guy, that he is so wanted head hunters call him many times every day he is so full of [poop].

[Grammar and punctuation not mine. Ed.]

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Guess What's in My Neighbor's Junk Pile

The answer to the last one was a microwave, specifically an above the stove type model. I probably shouldn't have zoomed the picture in. It blurred it too much.

Have a try at this one:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Guess What's in My Neighbors Junk Pile

Here's a cut out portion of a picture of my crazy neighbor's junk pile. Guess what it is. First person with a correct answer gets nothing. Except my everlasting respect. Or nothing.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Live Your Drearm

Drunk graffitiing. Like drunk dialing but anonymous, unless you get caught, then its equally as embarrassing.

Live Your Drearm

Here's the rest of the pictures from my most recent lunch excursion.

The water pipeline.

The ladder to get down to the pipeline.

A view down the pipeline.

The spot from where I took the 2nd picture.

Blue Heron nests.

Just a shot of the river.

Looking down.

Manchester bridge.
Manchester bridge

Oops. No more railing.

Don't fall in.

Time to turn around.

The view back.

Random pictures of the river.
Lee Bridge


Other photos, if you are so inclined.




Transplanted some trees in the past couple of weeks. River birches. In ten to fifteen years they will look like this:

aarons tree

alyssas tree

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Fabulous Movie Review®

Gone Baby Gone
Based on a Dennis Lehane (an excellent writer) novel and adapted by Ben Affleck (a bad actor, but a good screenplay writer when helped by his buddy, Matt Damon) to the silver screen, I was a little skeptical that this would be good.

A little background first. Dennis Lehane is one of my favorite authors. All of his novels are set in and around Boston, so you get that sense of being there. My two favorite books of his are Mystic River and Shutter Island. The former already made into an excellent movie and the latter in the process, which I am very excited about.

However, its been 6 or 7 years since I read Gone, Baby, Gone. I honestly didn't remember anything about it. This was good in 2 ways. One, I could watch the movie and not curse every 5 minutes about how Ben Freakin Affleck ruined the story, and two, the ending was a surprise.

Oh, but, by the way, it's not a happy ending. It's a very sad tale. That much I remember from the book. I'm glad Ben I Know Matt Damon Affleck kept that intact.

Gagknee's grade: A-

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Fabulous Grilled Cheese Sandwiches®

I wanted to try something different this time, so after grabbing a wedge of sharp cheddar, I picked up a tiny hunk of blue stilton.

Let me just say that a high quality sharp cheddar makes a fine, fine sandwich. F.I.N.E. I loved it. Ninepointsomething on the Fabulous Grilled Cheese® scale.

Blue stilton, by itself, does NOT.

I opened the small package and was immediately floored by the smell of dairy barn. Not just manure, but the whole package. Manure, hay, pee, feed, farmers. If you've ever been in a dairy barn then you know what I am talking about.

That's all fine, though. I don't care about how something smells. I took a few bites of the pieces I was slicing up. OH. Man. It was good.

So, in addition to the five cheddar sandwiches I made, I also whipped up one with the blue stilton.

Ugh. About halfway through the sandwich I was overpowered by the taste. It was too much. I still have some, so I am going to mix it with a milder cheese. THAT, I think is key. We'll see.