Lockwood Folly


Adventure Trip - I'm strongly considering a trolling trip down the Lockwood Folly river in my Porta Bote dingy. The river is navigable 14 miles inland through Brunswick County, NC. 


Lockwood Folly river is a tidal, black water, brackish river. The head waters are in the Green Swamp, home to carnivorous plants and the famous Venus fly trap. The river empties between Oak Island, NC and Holden Beach, NC. 

 

Online guide articles warn of alligators, venomous snakes, bears, and Bull Sharks. There are cypress trees, eagles, ospreys, and a host of wildlife. 


I figure now is the time in my life to knock off a few of these things I always wanted to do. In a few more years developers will encroach, or I'll be too old to care. 


I plan on a slow troll with a packed lunch, camera, gps, and land on Oak Island. 


Hopefully this will be a summer or fall trip.

Live and Learn


Okay, call me naive. I often assume people are free thinking and draw their own conclusions. 


But I was curious when liberal diehards started blubbering in unison about Jimmy Carter last night on Facebook. What are the odds? Simultaneously 3 people get all nostalgic on Jimmy Carter? I think not. Or when out of seemingly nowhere people start knitting pink pussy hats and march in large numbers on the exact same day. Duh? Something's going on. 

 

I finally found the source for the liberals marching orders. It took a simple google search and there it was. Check for yourself. Google, liberal or progressive marching orders. 


By golly they have their own little indoctrination camps right on the internet. Nothing systemic in the movement there,  just hand to hand combat instructions and talking points.


How cute and Interesting. Clever even.

Calling Audibles


Supper last night. Beef log, olives swimming in olive oil, cheeses, crackers, and wine. Superb. 

 
The olives were unreal. 

My Normal Travel

My usual trip of 15 years would be to St. Croix. By now I'm done with winter and the trip to the warm sun and water gives me hope of Spring. This year I decided to forgo the trip and take it like a man. Enjoy what I'm missing. 

Easy Meal that Always Impresses


When I was an active tailgater, kabobs and wings always made the cut. Both can be prepped at home and both require minimal attention at the grill since they are cooked indirect.  Both items make a big splash and both are perfect finger food. 

 
These simple kabobs are made from think cut pork chops, green peppers, onions, and pineapple. Use red onions and multi colored bell peppers for a bigger visual. 

 
I cooked them indirect for about 35 minutes and rotated them every 10 to 12 minutes for even heat. The very last turn I brush on some garlic olive oil. 

 
The finished product. We had these over a bed of rice. 

Do Ants Bury Their Dead?


Why yes. Insects called Ants keep a fairly clean house. They carry their waste matter outside of their nest and dispose of it in a pile called a midden. As well as being a kind of dumpster, the midden also functions as a cemetery. Ants transport their dead there in order to protect themselves and their queen from contamination.

 
Not all vertebrates and mammals do bury their dead. 

Beware of TURD


Do You Know Someone Suffering From Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder (TURD)?

TURD is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time.

Sufferers of TURD often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, rioting, and uncontrollable crying.
Infected with TURD 
People with TURD are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again.

TURD Is caused by the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. For many, both in America and worldwide, this was a shocking and unexpected outcome; their preferred news sources having failed to inform them that the alternative candidate was a criminal parasite.

Research is ongoing, but TURD appears to correlate closely with some of the following environmental and behavioral factors:
* Membership in the Democratic Party
* Identifying as a Feminist
* Currently enrolled in college, and/or Possession of a Liberal Arts college degree
* Living in a densely populated metropolitan area
* Massive student debt
* Spotty or non-existent work history

Patients with TURD are very resistant to treatment, and dangerous in large groups. Any possibility of treatment requires that they be separated from their hive-mind support apparatus; they cannot begin the process of accepting reality in the presence of encouragement towards delusion and irrationality. 

Separation may require the assistance of law enforcement.

If you have a friend or loved one suffering from TURD, urge them to seek treatment. Together we can beat this scourge, and Make America Great Again.

I really don't think treatment is possible only time may heal. Of course if they exhibit violent tendencies report to the police as possible terrorists.

The Big Blow of '17

 Freezing rain and cold. 
 Max in the snow.
 The squirrels were fed. 

I'm so Excited

It looks like I may get a new nephew or niece. 

I suspect however that because Mark is old, single, and she is young with a government job, that he will get free health insurance until Medicare kicks in. 

24 months times at least $1200 a month......good score Mark. Well played Mr. Podlin. Cash flow positive. Cha Ching! 

If only my FIL were alive to see this. He'd be proud. 

Mark Podlin Marriage 

2016 Well, Bye.

 
What a shitty year. Put a fork in it. Welcome 2017. 

Russian Hackers

The after election blame game. It's not longer a vast right wing conspiracy. 

 
 

Max

 
Max getting his sleep on in his new bed. 

Most Moving Photos of 2016 Number Nine

 
I love the lines and simple setting. 

I Don't Much Care For...

Conch fritters. I'd rather eat a hush puppy.

Fried onion rings. I think I should like them but I don't. One day I may like them. 

Here's a big one. Ice cream. I can take it or leave it. 

Mac and cheese.....not really. 

Avocados, no. You can keep them. 

Most Moving Photos of 2016 - Number Ten

Bacon in all its glory.  

Weekend Comfort Food

Homemade Seafood bisque. Shrimp with crab.

 
This is our first attempt and it is fantastic. 

Beat Up Monday

I woke at 2am Monday morning with a pounding pain in my jaw. 

 
The one in the middle was abscess.  After a while the funk rolled up in my mouth like a shrimp boat in summer that collided with a septic tank truck. He found the first root. 

The second hit came an hour later. Then he quit.

I'll have to get back in the chair December 12 to finish. Oh boy!