Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet.

Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Livin' the Good Life


NEX offers ‘Express Lane’ for veterans who only purchase booze and cigarettes



Now that's funny.

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Back on the road.
Beautiful Forsyth GA tonight.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Irony and Love

That damn dog keeps chewing on the lawnmower.

It's un-fucking-real. The pretty plastic shroud over the motor is trashed. I had to throw it away.
I've replaced the pull cord twice, and the tires are starting to come apart now.
I've found teeth marks on the metal body.

Every week or so he watches me gas it up and roll it out into the yard. I spend an hour or so out there with it, and he's not allowed to join us.
I bring it back to the driveway and clean it up and stow it back in it's spot in the garage.

And he takes his revenge.

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"Irony and Love are the only things that separate us from the beasts"

Thursday, June 9, 2016

My Redneck Street Cred Takes a Hit

Back in Mobile.

Dammit. The Gulf Coast is hot this week.
Matthew Broderick wasn't lying.





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So tomorrow I need to stop by and see my customer near Andalusia on my way home to my wife in Birmingham..
You know what else is near Andalusia?
I have to take the Georgiana exit every time I go over there.

Hank Williams' birthplace and the Hank Williams Museum.

I've probably driven right by the place about 20 times in the last three years, but I've never been able to make the time to stop and check it out.

I'm just hoping "home to my wife in Birmingham." gives me enough Red Cred to keep me from getting deported...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

On the Job

Back in Gulfport MS again.




This time I'm being smart and staying over in Mobile and driving the hour each way.

Maybe one day Mississippi will get internet.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Kid Update




She got a job.

It sure isn't much of one, but she wants to start earning some bread, getting a roof over her head and putting food on the table while she continues to look for something better.
$18.50/Hr with a 45hr work week guaranteed.
Down here in Alabama, that's a living wage. Up in northern Virginia...it's borderline starvation.

Turns out I raised a fighter.

Who'd a thunk it?


Hope she enjoys Ramen.

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He took a week's vacation down to the Canary Islands and Tuscany.


Mama says...
"You don't go to the Canary Islands and Tuscany by yourself. You go with a girlfriend. Who is she? Is it serious? Is she in the Air Force? Is she British? Is she a blonde or a brunette? Where does she come from? Who are her parents? Is she even a she? What if it's a guy? Is our son gay? How much money do we have in savings? How much does it cost to fly to England?"

Daddy says...
"He's a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. He's not spectacularly ugly. He's in good physical condition. He pulls in a good, regular paycheck. He's probably got no problems hooking up with chicks. That being said, not all of those chicks are going to be the ones he wants to bring home to Mama, but he might want to take them to Tuscany for a few days..."

Mama says...
"THAT ANSWER IS UNACCEPTABLE"

Daddy says....
[Daddy says nothing. Daddy knows when an argument is unwinnable. Daddy knows when to walk away and grab a beer from the fridge. This is why Daddy has stayed married for 27 years.]


Monday, June 6, 2016

The 6th of June

The 6th of June, 1944...


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The 6th of June 2016...

US NAVY PROHIBITS DRINKING IN JAPAN 



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Friday, June 3, 2016

Cain't Win fer Losin'

Things did go south in Gulfport. In a big way.

To this day, I've not been able to find a hotel in Mississippi with a decent internet connection.

After the last few days staying in Gulfport, I finally threw in the towel and made the trek back over to my favorite hotel in Mobile, just because missed my midget porn blogging so much.
I still have to drive back over there in the morning, but we should have things wrapped up tomorrow.
I should be able to make it home tomorrow night.

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Jeez.
I can't believe I forgot to share the good news.

Miss B graduated from The College of William and Mary last month.


She graduated with a BS (How appropriate is that?) Degree in Psychology.
So...we're keeping the spare bedroom open...
In the meantime, she's looking for work up in northern Virginia.

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