Saturday, December 31, 2016

NYE 2016

Krissy and I are getting ready to go to John and Angela's for a pre-party then off to the Knick with a group of people for dinner and 5 Card Stud our favorite band. Be careful out there tonight! Watch out for amateurs!!

My Dad and Dee made it to Tuscon safely. Even with enough time for their potluck dinner with friends. I'm sure it's warmer there.

Forgot to mention that I received a prized W Cubs flag. It's three by five. Now we're looking for flag poles. We're going to run the flag up when it's cocktail hour in the summer. I'm getting a Key West flag also for it.

Lately I've been listening to Old Time Radio Classics on Sirius channel 148. It's really good and I can see how people had to use their imaginations back then. No video games to do it for you!

I've made 15 New Year resolutions. I seldom make any but I'm determined to have a great 2017 despite the Putin loving incoming President!

I recently watched Fox News regarding gas prices going up 50 cents recently. A commentator told us that expect at least another 40 cent rise next year but it's good for consumers and oil companies but when prices reach that range. I was born on a day but not yesterday sir. Let's make it a 16th resolution. Not to watch your bullshit station ever again!


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Princess Leia Will Be Missed

Carrie Fisher just passed away at the young age of 60. Star Wars certainly wouldn't have been the same without her. I loved her in the Blues Brothers and Shampoo but she should have been in a lot more movies. She was a legend who will be missed.

Yesterday it reached 50 degrees in Milwaukee but the weather is a more December normal of 25 today. It's hard to believe that the 14 inches of snow is nearly gone. All the rain and extreme winds lately has the grass showing again which I didn't think we would see until February.

Rex Ryan was fired by the Buffalo Bills today. Perhaps the most over rated coach of all time in the NFL. He talked big but never backed it up. This could be his last job in the league as he's burned a lot of bridges.

Many thanks to everyone for all the Christmas parties we attended. I'm working on my New Years resolutions as I write.

Coco was the only guy out of 15 who showed up for soccer last night. So he was ran through a professional workout by a professional player and did quite well.

Krissy and I are getting ready for a Tuesday afternoon of fun. Not sure where yet as Tuesday's aren't a busy afternoon but we will make it work. We always do!!!


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Goodbye Bernard Fox

We have at least 12 inches of snow and it is making the driving tough. We have the 4 inch rule so we can only park on one side of the road. Digging out of a blizzard is never fun!

Yesterday we went to a wedding and reception in the Fontana area. It was a lot of fun but thankfully Jim drove his big heavy Jeep although I heard it broke down after they dropped us off. Hopefully that turned out ok.

The Bears lost to the Packers on a last second field goal. I'm still fuming about that game!

It turns out Putin is the richest man in the world. He's worth 85 billion bucks. No wonder he's buddies with Trump.

The greatest character actor passed away this week. Bernard Fox was a legend to me. From Dr. Bombay to Malcolm Merriweather he could be anybody in any series. He was in the leading scene of Big Jake and had a nice part in Titanic. He never aged it seemed and he will be missed!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Red Wine Season

I always know it's the winter season when Krissy and I start drinking red wine at night. I seldom touch the stuff in warmer months but we've popped a few corks this week. The wind chill is minus 0 right now so we might be doing some more cork popping!

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter point today. No big deal as it was expected. I actually thought there was a chance they would do a half a point. There will be 2-3 more next year unless Trump spends us into more of a gutter.

It's the Bears-Packer game this week. It's not really exciting anymore unless both teams are good at the same time.

Christmas shopping is still on the table. I still have plenty of time!


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tom Petty Is Coming

I was correct in my prediction back in July that Tom Petty would be coming to Summerfest 2017. He's playing two shows on July 5th and 6th as part of his 40th anniversary tour!

Happy Birthday to Kirk Douglas on his 100th birthday! He's had some career and he's given away millions over the years to wonderful causes.

John Glenn passed away a 95 this week. He was the first man to orbit the earth in basically a tin can. No one could ever question this man's courage ever!

A tough week for astronauts as Buzz Aldrin became sick at the South Pole and had to be evacuated out for hospital care due to altitude sickness I heard. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

A man in Wisconsin just announced that he ate his 29,000 Big Mac. First, why would you count something as idiotic as this? Secondly, why would anybody admit they eat that?

The snowy weekend finally looks like it's letting up. It looks like we received around 8-9 inches of snow and the roads are just a mess.

Congrats to Mick Jagger on the birth of his 8th child. Yep, at 73 he's still going strong in more ways than one!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Goodbye Jorge

The Cubs traded Jorge Soler to the Royals today for a premium closer in Wade Davis. It was a winning trade for both teams. We needed a closer and had an extra young outfielder to deal. He will be a very good power hitter.

We're in the 20's today and it looks like more cold coming our way for a good week or so. Mango doesn't seem to mind the cold at all. I thought we might have to buy her a little coat but so far so good and she loves the snow.

Krissy bought her an indestructible Kong today. It lasted just a few minutes with Mango. It has a 30 day guarantee with it. Guess what's going back for a full refund? This dog can chew.

My new desk looks perfect for my book endeavor. I'm heading to it now to do a little book writing.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Santa Claus Ride

Every you went Saturday you would see someone dressed as Santa riding through the streets of Milwaukee. It's an excellent pub crawl that amuses the heck out of me. They ride fast and there must be a couple thousand of them as they are everywhere.

OPEC is cutting down on production thus oil and gas prices will be going up. How much is still to be determined but it's just in time for the holiday season.

Alec Baldwin does a Trump impersonation on SNL and Trump the thin skinned man keeps bashing them on Twitter along with the Chinese. Baldwin says he will stop the impersonation which is hysterical if Trump simply shows his tax returns. Fat chance, we'll never see them!

Congrats to Terry Boers who is retiring after 25 years at the SCORE radio station. He's the last of the original crew which made sports radio an all day event.

A man in New York took a bucket of gold shavings off a back of a truck when the driver wasn't looking. Eighty six pounds of gold is a lot of greenbacks. I must be old school. I'm rooting for the crook because somebody who leaves millions on a back of a truck unattended deserves to be robbed jut for being an idiot!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

It's Snowing

Today is the first real snow of the season and the Bears won! It's not more than an inch or so and it will be melted in a day or two but it's mucking up the roads and sidewalks.

Coco had his first futsal indoor game today and they lost pretty badly. He has a practice tonight also. He had three shots but none went in.

I picked up Coco's IPhone today to charge it for him. It has like 3 layers of gook on it, unbelievable!

My new desk arrived and we're putting it together. Not as smoothly as the directions say and I need a new dowel from the hardware store to put the last leg on.

I've been running everyday since the first. I'm a little sore but not too bad so far.

Krissy and I started watching the Netflix series Bloodline last night. So far it's been very good just as advertised and the Keys really shine in this series!

Off to the hardware store now, take care!