I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Bread for thought

Tuesday - and I get to go back to work for 5 (count 'em) 5 days.  Ain't that enough to make you groan?
I did get a lot accomplished yesterday:  6 loads of laundry, 45 minutes of cardio, a trip to the UPS store, and I baked a loaf of bread.

New recipe from King Arthur... it called for the yeast to be mixed with a tablespoon of warm water (?) which didn't really work, which is why (I think) it didn't rise as much as normal.
For those who don't know, I have this maxim, this philosophy, this belief which states that "a popular president can move the country in either direction, liberal or conservative.  An unpopular president will always move it in the opposite direction."  This explains why Reagan, who was popular, could edge the country towards the conservative side.  The Idiot Jerk in the White House, however, is vastly unpopular, except among those crazies on the right who hate everything.  Polls are coming out to back me and my little maxim up.  This kind of information just burns those crazies up.  They reject it because the 'Mainstream' can't be right!  That would mean most people believe the narrow little viewpoint they propose is wrong, that it is 'out of touch' with what is considered acceptable and normal.  Holy Shit!  But then what would you expect from a group that doesn't care about the constitution or America.
A little on Luke Perry:  I never watched "90210," nor did I watch "Riverdale," still, I felt bad.  52 is too young to die from a stroke and that's a shame.
And finally, for those who don't know, I was in the Navy... a long time ago.  I was on an aircraft carrier cruising up and down the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of Vietnam.  I am member of a Facebook Group called The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club, which is made up of other sailors who spent time cruising up and down... the Tonkin Gulf.  Well, there's this discussion going on among us right now about just where 'Yankee Station' was located.  'Yankee Station' is an invisible point on the map around which the carrier group sails while launching aircraft on bombing raids.  These guys don't seem to realize that Yankee Station was not a fixed point, but rather a variable, its location dependent upon a decision made by the Admiral.  'Yankee Station' moved.

Behold, the Gulf of Tonkin
Everything depended upon what cities they were preparing to bomb.  Yep, we bombed cities.


  1. I didn’t know you were in Vietnam! That’s awesome! You need to write more about that!
    And I hope Cheeto moves the country on the opposite direction of his racist, xenophobic ways.
    As for Luke Perry, I watched 90210 and Riverdale. Such a loss. He was very charismatic and died too young.


    1. Every time he Tweets he moves the left closer to the center.

  2. The pendulum of American politics always swings back, and someone like _____ can make a swing to the left happen faster

    1. He seems to have shifted opinion into high gear... in the opposite direction.

  3. Six loads of laundry???? Do you change twice a day or what? Nothing like homemade bread.

    1. Well... I 'work clothes' and then I have 'home clothes,' and then there are 'workout clothes,' so, yes, there are days when I change twice a day... and sometimes 3 times a day.