One Last Bite

Updated to add: My dear and lovely wife Rita is gone. She passed at seven p.m. here in Germany the last day of September, after battling a series of cancers and tumors that eventually consumed her. She passed at home, in as peaceful and loving an environment as any of us could wish for ourselves or any of the loved ones we hold dear. She was truly a very special princess.  Details of memorials and services to follow. This blogpost was being proofed for release as I watched over her in her final hours.

Fast Food and Timeless Love

Those who follow my life’s travails on Facebook will have a better grip on the decidedly gloomy situation imposed upon our family by the continued degradations from my wife’s terminal illness.  There’s enough pain, sorrow and heartache to drive many a formerly sober man to whisky, without delving into the hoarier details involved in cohabiting in the apartment above my 85 year old Nazi-era mother-in-law!  Before proceeding, be advised that these missives have been prepared and released under the most dire of circumstances and incredible stresses.

On the matter of the extraneous errata of my sick mind, it’s probably as a result of the mind blowing decisions my wife and I discussed being up against, of which a brief glimpse is offerered in the love story I’m sharing with you today.

Whatever else bubbles out of my brain, today’s offering is just a ‘simple’ tale of a man and his dying wife going out on their last dinner date together in a romantic German location, on a rare balmy night in late Autumn somewhere close enough to Paris to fear guillotines pulled by donkeys headed north.

For some odd reason, the French really have issues with the past when it comes to dealing with the Germans, but there were no wagon wheels or donkey hooves pounding north on the cobblestone streets the night of our last dinner together.  It was just another of the minor blessings that have fallen our direction.

We grab blessings these days with all the vigor we can manage, because time and the degree of significance of their appearance is amplified by the deepening shadows and gathering storms we’ve ignored in order to remain in our amorous stupor for as long as is humanly possible.  You count your blessings where you find them.  That’s the philosophy Rita and I have maintained for a quarter century together and I’m not messing with success.

The Gathering Storms

If you’ve an aversion to fear, death, Nazi storm troopers, video game screen caps or humor bred of morbid fear and impending doom, stop now.  Everyone else…..
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He Knew

Looks like candidate McDaniel has been palllin’ around with this creepy dude who stalks mentally ill grandmas in nursing homes because Mississippi’s deer are too challenging.  Could the candidate be in bed with the criminal who is taking pictures of old ladies in bed?  Could everybody be in the same bed together?  Legal authorities want to know.

Chris McKansas Mississippi (R)

Both these guys enjoy exploiting innocent elderly people in one way or another.

Nobody understood him

His numbers are not the way

Now he’s lost in the deepest enigma

Which all came unraveled today.

Give thanks to quantum mechanics for the sweet, sweet, serendipity of those lyrics coming off of an album named “Point of Know Return” (as shown in the header image above)!  It’s the perfect symbolization of where Chris McDaniel’s political ship is headed.

Here’s the audio of the “concern trolling” from the ‘shocked and disgusted” staff at McDaniel’s campaign HQ to Senator Cochran’s staff.  Notwithstanding the fact that it came before anybody without an insider’s clue could have known about it, she clearly admits to knowing of this fellow and his activities weeks earlier……

Audio Boo

Follow the police investigation of this ongoing conspiracy here:

Another Republican Lowlife

Enjoy.

 

 

Prove That You Deserve It

John Brown, the guy shown below, took up arms himself against the government to help force an end to slavery.

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Clive Bundy, the guy shown below, wants you to take up arms to free him of business expenses.
The Anti John Brown

Here’s a message to Clive Bundy directly out of Kansas:

Can I tell you something?
I got to tell you one thing
If you expect the freedom
That you say is yours
Prove that you deserve it
Help us to preserve it
Or being free will just be
Words and nothing more

Compare and contrast.  That is all.
Enjoy.

Sunday Morning Services

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Prelude to Services

Accompanying the Choir: Dr. Dre

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Cable Management Issues

Sofa Full of Kit

The Problem

Connect an Xbox 360, an OTA HD tuner, a laptop, an HD-DVD player and an iPod Video to a high end audio surround sound system that includes multiple subwoofers and a Benq HD digital light projector.  You’ll need to be able to switch audio and high definition video sources without juggling cables.  The toughest part of the challenge is that I had to do in a way that is acceptable to my wife.

The Solution

Everything is neatly tied together.  The gaming chairs are on quick connects and can be added or removed in seconds.  I specially liked my addition of the USB led lamp, which is powered off one of the two front USB ports on the XB360.  The other USB port is assigned to a portable media drive.  There are two external subwoofer amplifiers sitting in the corner on the end table.  Not seen: a narrow subwoofer behind the couch with two 15 inch subs and a boxed set of 12 inch subs in hidden beneath a throw and acting as the end table on the other end of the couch.

Enjoy.