Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's a tough life and other musings

Such is the life of a good dog.   It just don't get much better than this. 

 But, do I have to pee bad enough to get up!

I always try to have a camera handy around just in case.    You have to be there at the right time.  This is Dinka, our 9 y/o Lab-Retriever mix.   She has had joint problems and is under medication for them.  Recently we added some glucosomine, which is over the counter.   She can once again get up on her beloved couch and romps a little with the other dogs.  Good to see it happen. 

The lady we got our chickens from called last night.  They wanted to know if we wanted more.  Carol told her we would take 6 more. They are just starting to lay.  We can get them settled in before winter.  Will get them in a week or so.

It was a busy night at the bar and grill on Saturday.  Saturday nite is rib-eye steak night.  They served 80-some steaks.  Good steaks.  18-20 ounces.  On top of that, they also served quite a few pizzas and burgers.  Not bad for a little town of a couple hundred population.  Some Saturday nites they will serve over a hundred steaks.  The bar was two-deep for a while when the dining room was full.  But a good time was had by all.  Lots of beer, good food,  a few games of shuffle board, snooker and eight-ball. Thursday nite is prime-rib nite.  Same deal, 18-20 ounce prime rib.  Usually not as many, 30-40 served. 

I started with a dog story, so I will finish with one:

God Bless All, especially man's best friend---johnnyb

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday Football and other things

We watched our Grandson play football last nite.  It was a good game as they won 34-12.  4 wins, 2 losses.  Couple of big games coming up and then District play.  Hope they can get into play-offs.

Grandson is the "healthy" one on the left, with a couple of the running backs. He does a good job of blocking for them, as do the other linemen.   Good bunch of boys.  Some of the boys have a chance at college ball. It was a beautiful evening for football.  Light jacket later in the evening.  As usual I had to partake of the food concessions.  Senior parents put it on and I might say they do an excellent job of it.  Brauts, Killer Nachos, popcorn,  plenty of Diet whatever to wash it down and plenty of anti-acid to finish the evening off.  Don't get much better than that.

Haven't got much planned for today.  Maybe a game and a nap, not in any particular order.   Then it will be off to the local bar where I have volunteered my services for the evening.  Gives me a chance to catch up on the local color and gossip.  That is always interesting. 

Not much to add for this post.  I will leave off here before I get to rambling on aimlessly about nothing.

God Bless All--johnnyb

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

News Report

Good morning ladies and gentlemen.  Welcome to the Morning News Report coming from the studios of KMOS studios located in beautiful downtown ***** Kansas.  Beautiful morning out there this morning.  I see by looking out the back window that the weather rock is hanging straight down, which tells me it is clear and calm.  For those first time listeners, we are located in the Middle of Somewhere, just about 1.3 miles east over the hill from the Middle of Nowhere.

It has been a while since we have been on the air.  Had something to do with permits and some other things that don't make sense.  Anyway men in dark suits came in and shut us down for a while.  They had no sense of humor, especially when we offered them an evening of dining and relaxation at Uncle Tom's Spa and Educational Film Emporium.  Which brings us to our first and only commercial of the morning.  Visit Uncle Tom's Spa and Educational Film Emporium for an evening of fine relaxation and some fine entertainment.  Plenty of films for in-house viewing while enjoying the Spa.  Films also available for private parties, bachelor, bachelorette parties, Bar Mitzvahs, or whatever.   Uncle Tom's Elixer of the Fruit is some of the best. He brought some by this morning.  It was from a good year also--September 19, 2012.  It just gives me chills to think about it.  He also has some new employees at the Spa.  Just imported from Juarez.  Supposed to very experienced in their trade.

Moving right along, I attended the morning Coffee hour over at the Lodge hall this morning.  All eight people from town were there which means there will be no obituary report today.  Wasn't a whole lot of gossip this morning.  With the drought and all, there hasn't been much else to talk about.  I guess Ole Willy Whipdinger from up in Rattlesnake Draw has been having some problems with the hoot owls bothering the chickens.  Seems like ever since his old rooster died, them hens have trying to attract anything with feathers.   Oh well, it is kind of isolated up there.

The lodge held their second annual cow chip throwing,  hog roast, and dance last Saturday night.  The first annual was held last spring.  It was so successful they decided to have another.  Word is there might even be the third annual yet this year.  Kind of a holiday festival.  I guess this one was a real success also.  I didn't partake of all the festivities.  Well, at least my wife doesn't think I did.   I was on "special assignment" that night.   You know, election year and all,  lots of stuff to report on!  HeHeHeHe.  I will have a  more complete report at a later time.  After everything kind of cools down.

NEWS FLASH--- dit-duh-dit-dit-dit-duh-dit--Uncle Tom just reported that there has been some activity up around his place in Moonshine Hollow.  Black heliocopters with darkened windows keep flyng around.  Might slow up manufacturing of his "cider" and "elixer."  Seems every time he sees the choppers flying around, men in dark suits, sunglasses and talking into their wrists show up.  Uncle Tom says they remind him of Dick Tracy.   Anyway they ask a lot of stupid questions.  They keep talking about revenue taxes or something.  He's not sure what they are talking about.  He has always paid hus taxes, well most of them anyway.  I guess some of his product will be aged now.   At least two or three days.  Hope the corks don't blow before he can get it to town.

Time to sign off now.  We return you to our regular program already in progress--How to Disguise Hoot Owl meat for chicken.

God Bless-johnnyb

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In case I'm gone tomorrow

ONE day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".
No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."
Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."
So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick.
This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
 Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.
Life is important, like people we know who are special. And so, we keep them close!

Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know how you really feel?

The important thing is to let every one of your friends know your true feelings, even if you think they don't love you back.
So, just in case I'm gone tomorrow, please vote against  Obama.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My Pledge


This has probably been around, but I just wanted to keep it going.


Friday, September 14, 2012


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Thursday, September 13, 2012


"This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long - We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."---Quote from David Rockefeller during various speeches over the past few years.


God Bless-johnnyb

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Welcome to Kymber.  Thanks for stopping by.  I always try to answer all comments in a timely fashion.

 Gotta have:


This would definitely make the neighbors wonder what I am up to. The dust is getting deep enough around here, and if it ever rains, we will need something like this.  

We have been doing yard work the past few days.  After we planted grass last week the weasther was just right.  Cool and not a lot of wind.  Then here comes a couple of days of 100+  temps and 30-40 MPH winds.  Today has cooled.  Upper 60's.  We might even get some rain.   Wind is still blowing gale force, just changed directions.  All of the tumbleweeds that blew through the past couple of days will be coming back through.  Only problem is they usually stop by for a visit with the fence! 

Until next time.

God Bless All---johnnyb

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


God Bless all those who have given beyond the call of duty to preserve the freedom given us by our Founding Fathers, and may God condemn those who strive to take it from us.  I hope all who read this will take a few moments and honor those who were lost on that day eleven years ago.---johnnyb

Saturday, September 8, 2012

End of the week ramblings

Good Saturday morning to one and all.  As the end of the week rolls around and I reflect on the week, I don't see much of a reflection!  Nothing new in that  den of iniquity I call Disneyland North ( Washington DC).  With the Conventions over with and the Democrats have let it be known everything that the Republicans are wrong about.  That's about all they can talk about, because they can't brag on their record.  That's all I will say.  I will leave the politics to someone else.  My blood pressure gets too high when I talk or listen to politics. 

 What is new here in our little part of paradise that is about to dry up and blow away.   It is a beautiful fall morning.  Temps in the low 40's.  Such a relief from the summer heat.  I even had to let the hem out of my pants.  I needed longer shorts this morning.  Ones that go all the way to my shoes.  I am getting wussy in my old age.  Gotta keep everything covered.  Can't afford to let anything shrivel up anymore.     Before anyone gets to taking this wrong,  I was talking about the hair on my legs. Anything else is way more information than anyone needs to know. Anyway beautiful weather the past day or so.  Just hope it continues.  Still no moisture to speak of. 

The quail were released into their natural habitat last week. Even with the drought their are still some springs running in the area with lots of cover around, so there were some decent places to release.  We just hope that they survive the winter ok. 

With the quail gone, we moved the chickens into their new and larger home.  They seem to be enjoying the extra space.  Foghorn, Stud Muffin Extraordinaire of the coop, has a little more trouble catching the "ladies".  He seems to be getting more exercise.

Watched our Grandson play football last nite over in Nebraska.  It was a good and they won 20-13.  They have him listed at 6'2, 295 pounds.  I don't think he is quite that big, but close.   It is enjoyable to watch him play.  Offensive lineman with some college prospects.  Hope the best for him in whatever he does.

Garden is done except for the tomatoes.  There are a lot of tomatoes on the vines, just late because of the summer heat.  I just hope frost will hold off, but I don't think it will.  We may be ripening tomatoes under the bed! 

God Bless all and keep smiling.  It will make others wonder what you are up to!