Saturday, November 29, 2008

Have You Over Indulged This WeeK?

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving this week. As for me you can see I made a pig of myself. My dear, dear sister-in-law said, "you know you can go back, don't you?" Yeah but why bother was my thinking. It's all going to mix together sooner or later. The food was awesome as it is so often when my brother puts on a spread. The company? Well I won't bore you.
This week has flew by and I guess that is normal when one is going non stop. Since my father and his long legged doberman mutt is staying with me I have my hands full.
I've missed posting and reading your blogs as well since I've been off work and can't seem to find the time to sit in front of the puter.

The Best Part

Of this years Thanksgiving dinner was that the adults FINALLY got to eat at the table together while everyone under the age of 25 ate in the kitchen and breakfast room. A first and much better when there's 24 people eating. That's just my point of view.

The Hills Of Home

I went to get my father in Northwest Arkansas last Sunday and drove back on Monday. As I left the Ozarks I snapped this picture from Hwy 65 just south of Marshall, AR.

A Quick Trip

It's almost 600 miles one way to go to my hometown. It's a quick trip in two days but I didn't mind. Except for this excruciatingly painful sunset driving along Hwy 43 in Texas just east of Henderson. I thought I would go blind. Ray Bans were of no help at all.
The downer was after driving almost 10 hours when we got back to Houston, sadly, the freeway had to be shut down due to a traffic fatality. Another hour added to the drive but we were alive.

The Price To Go This Week In Sugar Land

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Upholstery 101

I thought it time to cover one of my ottomans last weekend. I never liked it much but I remember at the time I wanted to try tufting. Tufting is difficult to keep clean and not good for a foot rest that gets considerable wear.
Oh and look what my precious girls have been doing all these years. And all this time I thought they were laying at my feet to be close to me. Little did I know the little beavers were sharpening their teeth.

I remember my grandmother gave me a chair and this ottoman when I left home in the 70's. I vaguely remember a furniture label being underneath. Can you imagine a furniture company using 1x4's and 1x6's to build a footstool today? Hell, even the frames of most recliners now are molded from plastic. Anyway, I don't know how old it is. I guess from the 40's. This will make the 4th time it has been upholstered.

Since it has been covered a number of times it is essential to fill the nail holes with wood putty so the new staples or nails will hold. You can use Elmer's wood glue and sawdust if you don't have wood putty.

Here is the final result. I used the scraps of fabric left from doing my chair and sofa a couple of years ago. I also touched up the feet again. Hopefully my girls are past the puppy stage of chewing on the furniture.

Go Figure

Last Saturday I took my truck to Discount Tire to have the tires rotated. When I saw the parking lot and crowd inside I kept going. Being the genius that I am I thought I'll go back Monday when everyone is working. No better. I waited over 30 minutes in line and then had to wait 2 hours for the rotation. I need a Discount Tire franchise for it is ALWAYS like that. So this morning I got up early to get to the dealership to have my truck serviced. I wanted to get there before they opened because there is ALWAYS a line. When I got there 20 minutes before they opened there was no one ahead of me. I got out in less than 30 minutes and still no customers. What's up with that?


I got my copy of The Boys In The Band last week and had a lil marathon watching it and the special features last night. It's just as hateful as I remembered from when I rented it on tape several years ago. It looks great since it has been restored. I don't understand when I read critic's comments saying that it is insignificant since it is pre Aids. What I had troubled dealing with in the movie were the damn dial up telephones.
I was somewhat shocked to learn that five of the cast members died of Aids. What a sad loss. And I was also a bit surprised to learn that Leonard Frey who played Harold(the white guy with a fro) was also Motel the tailor in the movie The Fiddler On The Roof.

I know and have known guys that get hateful or want to fight when they are drunk so the behavior at this party was not totally unfamiliar to me. At any rate, check it out. It's the first time it's been released on DVD. You might like it.

Thursday's Briefing

Do You Pout?

Self Sufficient

Do You Show Your Ass Sometimes?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008