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Oct. 20th, 2016


Already Got One

Just stopped at a nearby convenience store to pick up a few MegaMillion lottery tickets for tomorrow nights drawing. Cute Indian lady cashier said "Have a good one!" as I was leaving. I almost replied, "I've already got a good one, but never get a chance to use it!", but stopped myself, because I wasn't sure exactly how she might take it.

Oct. 18th, 2016


Random Thought

You never hear anyone say "It's a lead-pipe cinch!" anymore.

Oct. 15th, 2016


Try Not To Get Political, BUT...

Local FEMALE "Trump Supporters". Can't even spell "Trump" right. Guess that is normal for the average Trump supporter...


Squinty Eyes

Need to go to an eye doctor one of these years. Whenever I get handed something to read, I have to hold it further and further away to see it. Small print and I have to drag out the ol' magnifying glass.

Oct. 12th, 2016

hold cat


Still think sometimes that I see my cat walking into the room out of the corner of my eye. :-(

Desk View

The view from my desk chair...


Yes, I need to buy a new mouse pad!

Oct. 11th, 2016


Is this the right room for an argument?

A guy and myself in the #TWiTLive IRC chat got into an argument. The story linked about the 80's series "Fraggle Rock" came up. I argued that no way will the show EVER be TRUE "HD". The series was shot on 1980's era broadcast videotape. The best they can do is try to seriously "upscale" the show. The other person, a moderator in the chat, kept trying to tell me it was shot on film, and originally framed for 16:9. He finally got tired of arguing with me, and said "let's move on". He never admitted he had no clue what he was talking about.

Oct. 10th, 2016


Almost Forgot...


Oct. 8th, 2016


Goodbye My Friend




2003 - 2016

He was acting normal earlier this morning. He ate his food, and laid down by my feet under the desk like he always has. I combed and petted him like I always do in the mornings. I got up to check the mail and put the laundry in the machine, When I got back, I petted him again, he didn't respond. His eyes were open, but he wasn't breathing and I couldn't feel a heartbeat. I'm guessing he had a sudden heart attack. If so, hopefully he didn't suffer. :-(

Andrew helped me bury him in the back yard.
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Oct. 7th, 2016

smile, Andrew

Sick Son

Andrew went in to work this morning, even though he wasn't feeling well. He asked to leave work early and went to Conway Hospital's walk-in clinic. He was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and acute sore throat. He got two injections in his hip, got prescribed antibiotics and an inhaler, and was given an excuse to stay off work until Monday.

Oct. 2nd, 2016


This Is Actually Entertaining To Me

Want to get a LOT of snark, derision, retweets, put-downs? Just reply to a celebrity on Twitter,that you plan on voting "Third Party". I did that last night, stuff on Twitter is STILL coming in!

Oct. 1st, 2016


Decisions Made

Looked up the "Sample Ballot" for my area for the upcoming elections. Got everything decided, even which way I'll be voting on the state constitutional amendments. Only category I WON'T vote at all in this time is "U. S. Representative 5th Congressional District", because NEITHER candidate is for things I believe in.

Sep. 29th, 2016


Gettin' Old

Just did a little dusting/sweeping in the living room. Didn't take much to tucker me out. Think it was the squatting to get the low places.

Sep. 27th, 2016


Seems legit...


Sep. 25th, 2016


More Old Photos...

Grandma and Grandpa LaComb at my house in the late 1980's...



Me in 1975, then a couple years later in class photos...



Sep. 21st, 2016


Pro Tip

If you get a gift certificate for Omaha Steaks ,DON'T USE IT! They will call you on the phone to ANNOY you, trying to sell you stuff! I'll be damned if I ever associate with that company again!

Sep. 17th, 2016


Postal Lates

Either we didn't get any mail today, or it's running very late again. Saturday before last, I didn't get Saturday's mail until Tuesday. I had given up checking for it by 4pm that Saturday, but when I took a bill out to the box to mail that Tuesday morning, mail was in the box. Carrier ran at the regular time that day, so technically, I got mail TWICE that day.
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HA! :-D


Sep. 13th, 2016


Late Night Live Podcasts

What happens when the "Night Attack" crew meets half of the "No Agenda" crew...


A Word From Our Sponsor...

And now for something completely random, here's Ted Knight for JVC...


Sep. 12th, 2016


Grumpy Cat

Took Eastwood for his annual immunizations and exam this morning. As usual, he fussed all the way to the veterinarian's office. Once there, they had to fight to get him out of the carrier. He tried to get away when getting his shots, and didn't want to take his oral worm medication. After the doctor was finished with him, however, he hurriedly ran back into the carrier, and was quiet all the way home. Same routine EVERY year!



Sep. 10th, 2016


ANOTHER Sinus Infection Methinks

Had a headache, runny nose, and burning sensation in my face when I woke up this morning. Just took temperature. 99.4°F. Just took a Coricidin, even thought they make me drowsy. STILL no word from University Health about the appointment they were supposed to reschedule with their ear/nose/throat department. :-/

Aug. 29th, 2016


Damn You 2016!!! :-(


Gene Wilder


1933 - 2016


I won a $50 gift certificate for Omaha Steaks from Publisher's Clearing House, so I ordered $50 worth of various jerky.

Aug. 28th, 2016



I leave the room to go tinkle, cat grabs his favorite toy and starts meowing loudly...

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Random Cat Pic

"Eastwood", my fat cat, caught in the process of lying down...


Aug. 27th, 2016


Old Dug Up Silliness

An early "photoshop" I did, back when I was into that kind of thing (found going through old stored files). Person in the picture will recognize herself methinks.


Buzz,Buzz,Buzz Goes The Plane...

Arial spraying for mosquitoes has apparently started. Low flying plane has buzzed over the house several times this evening in the past couple of hours. Either that, or we are under attack!

Aug. 21st, 2016


Blah Humbug

Have you ever noticed that you never seem to get laid on your birthday?

Aug. 20th, 2016


Another Autographed Item

My autographed "Why and When The Dick Van Dyke Show Was Born" book arrived in the mail this morning...


I now have autographs from Carl Reiner, Kathy Garver(her previous book), Dick DeBartolo(an original "Match Game" card and a photo), and Marcia Ball(a CD). Also have a "Doonesbury" poster signed by Garry Trudeau in 2005 I won in a GoComics contest, but since it wasn't signed explicitly for ME, not sure I can count that as an "autograph".

Aug. 17th, 2016


Rescheduled Appointment

Ugh. University Health just called regarding my Friday appointment in Shreveport with ear/nose/throat. They said, due to the stuff happening in south Louisiana, they were going to have to reschedule me. They didn't give me a new date on the phone, they said they would be mailing me a new appointment date.

However, I AM able to eat more solid foods since I stopped taking the lisinopril medicine, so apparently that WAS causing my swallowing issues. Bad thing, it took ME doing online research to figure it out, not the doctors at University Health!

Aug. 14th, 2016


Separated At Birth?

Malcolm McDowell and Steve Martin...


Aug. 13th, 2016


Late Night Viewing

Beer reviews this time of night? Why not?



With the flooding up here in the north part of Louisiana in March, now the flooding in south Louisiana now, I keep thinking of this...

Aug. 11th, 2016


Lack Of Motivation

I REALLY need to do a bit of dust cleaning, but just can't seem to muster up the energy at the moment.

Aug. 8th, 2016


International Cat Day 2016

For "International Cat Day", my cat "Eastwood" is celebrating by flattening out my house shoes...


Monday Mashup


Aug. 6th, 2016


Another Random Memory

I wanted to learn clarinet in junior high school, but dropped out of band class when dad balked at the rental fees on the instrument. Even then, I was a huge Benny Goodman fan. I now know NO instrument as a result.

Geeky Things

After installing the Windows 10 Anniversary update, figured I'd try the Edge browser again to see if it got any better. Nope. Still a slow loading, sluggish piece of shiat. Immediately went back to Firefox.

Aug. 5th, 2016


Too Hot!

Think I almost overheated while out mowing the yard earlier. Got a throbbing headache at the moment. :-(

Aug. 4th, 2016


From The Morning Funnies...

I gotta stop drinking coffee when scrolling through the comics in the morning...


Aug. 3rd, 2016


Another "Mission Accomplished"

Yesterday was the official release of the Windows 10 "Anniversary Update". As of late yesterday evening, it still wasn't showing up in Windows Update, on either the desktop or the laptop. I decided to just go to Microsoft's website and GET the darn thing. Installed fine on the laptop, but I couldn't get the aspect ratio on my desktop monitor the way it should be. After phutzing around with it SEVERAL hours, I found the issue. Had to go to AMD's website and download drivers for Windows 8.1 for the Radeon graphics card. After installing the driver, I rebooted, selected the proper driver in the Device Manager, and all was well again!

Jul. 28th, 2016


The Good and the Bad...

Good: Swallowing issue seems to be clearing up, since I stopped taking the Lisinopril prescription a couple weeks ago.

Good: University Health FINALLY sent my ear/nose/throat specialist appointment after nearly 7 weeks.

Bad: Appointment is at the University Health in FREGGIN' SHREVEPORT on August 19th at 7:30am in the morning! I know NOTHING about Shreveport! Means I'll have to leave WAY early, before daylight, to find the freggin' place! Why the fuck can't they have a specialist at the MONROE hospital?!?

Jul. 24th, 2016


Spit Takes

Not sure WHY, but I found this "spit my coffee out" hilarious this morning...


Local News Behind The Scenes

Local NBC affiliate broadcasting "behind the scenes" on Facebook tonight... Kayla Lusby and Brandon Lawrence KTVE 10 KARD 14 myarklamiss




And I Thought I Was Horny!

SO... what EXACTLY was the "behind the scenes" photographer at KTVE 10 KARD 14 myarklamiss focusing on in THIS lingering shot??


Jul. 22nd, 2016


Space Oddity? Try Louisiana Oddity!

Yes, I'm an "oddity", considering I was born and raised in Louisiana. I'm nervous around guns(even if I know they aren't loaded), I don't like fishing or hunting, don't care much for most seafood, and am an atheist. Guess I might be considered more in the "geek" category.

My Yawning Life

"Exciting" news of the day. Halogen bulb poofed out in the outdoor motion sensor light last night, after several years. Son picked up a new one today.

Jul. 21st, 2016


Leaks Again

Ugh. Looks like yet ANOTHER water leak under the house, in the same area as the previous few. Noticed the water standing after receiving a rather large water bill this morning. Got a call out to the plumber, should be out sometime today. :-(



UPDATE(11:55am): Plumber just left. Standing water under the house is apparently from rain, not a leak. He had to remove a layer of dirt from the water meter to see if the meter was moving, which it wasn't. He said even if there had been a slow leak, the meter would have moved a bit.

Since the meter was covered in dirt, plumber was fairly certain it hadn't been read lately. So, apparently, the meter reader isn't reading meters, and Greater Ouachita Water Company is pulling figures out of their ass. Plumber said NO WAY could three people in a household use 11,000 gallons of water in a month (the amount listed on the bill).

Plumber put all his findings, including the dirty meter, on the invoice. There was no charge for what he did today.

Jul. 19th, 2016




Garry Marshall


1934 - 2016

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