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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Family safe

Brother and his family that live in Oklahoma are all safe. Living South of Oklahoma City the storms seem to pass above them. I can remember going to my neice's wedding and she was rather upset when everyone left her reception early due to a tornado warning. We stayed in the hotel on the tenth floor that night. Contrary to what that asshole televangelist is saying believe me WE PRAYED THAT NIGHT.
Forty years ago I was exiled to Texas for five years going to college in Plainview and a year in Fort Worth. In those years I came to learn what real weather was like. Albuquerque's weather is so mild by comparison that it was a rather rude awakening my first years away. After enduring the constant 30-40 mile an hour winds of West Texas, the humidity of East Texas, instant weather changes, ice storms, dust storms, thunder storms where the booms can shatter glass and spending nights in storm shelters or riding out the warnings and watches praying the bit one misses you I was glad to get back to the relatively safe Rio Grande Valley where Sandia Mountain acts as a weather buffer. Now if it would only rain a little! Guess you can't have everything.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

White Noise

National White Noise
  • Anyone else getting tired of the Republican Sound Machine ratcheting up and inventing scandals to scream about? I mean, give Bengazi a rest already. It has long since stopped being four Americans who gave their lives and should be remembered with dignity. They do seem to be getting sloppy when it comes out they used false e-mails to stir up this fussing point. Maybe the American Public will get wise to this garbage and tune it out.
  • Maybe it's me, but targeting the Tea Baggers was a good idea and Obama should have praised those who had the guts to put those assholes on the hot seat.

Local White Noise
  • The golf course closest to where I live recently planted seed to replace winter kill. They now have the fattest pigeons in the city. A real shame if they could get grass to grow there it would be a great course, but with the alkali in the soil and this drought it's not very playable.
  • City is going through its anual maximum stress quotient for drivers. You can't go anywhere that isn't under construction.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Golf

For Mother's Day Paako Ridge, which is on the East side of Sandia Mountain, let mother's play for free. When we drove up there was this vintage Bentley on display and it made for a great picture.
 Grinnygranny and I booked a tee time and did a wonderful 9 holes. Wifey doesn't play much golf over the winter and is starting to get into playing shape. Still riding 9 holes at Paako is equal to walking 18 on any of the municipals in Albuquerque. The area is gorgeous, there were clouds keeping it cool most of the time we were out on the course. We stopped in the snack bar afterwards for Green Chile Cheeseburgers and watched Sergio Garcia hit two straight balls into the water hazzard to ruin 70 good holes in the Player's Championship and a tie up to that point with Tiger Woods for first place dropping him way down the leaderboard. Over all we had a really great day and GG is getting the golfing bug back so we'll be hitting the links together more over the summer. In a few months we'll hit their senior's rate and they let you play for free on your birth month if you're on their e-mail list so we'll be going back to Paako a number of times this season.