Friday, March 28, 2014

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

No, it's not me. I just write Horse Pucky blog posts, which certainly aren't Pulitzer Prize worthy.

I don't usually do this, but I am going to plug a book for a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and war correspondent, who just wrote a thought provoking book called Permanent Deadline.

Mark Fritz likes to rock the boat as he makes you think rather than accept the status quo. He's a true renegade and has covered every significant global event since the fall of the Berlin wall, upends accepted notions of piety and patriotism, and exposes a media's clownishly inept coverage of a world unraveling.*

This book is both fun and an important read.




*Amazon blurb.



Saturday, February 8, 2014

Lucky Luciano

Don't ask me why "Lucky Luciano" comes to mind as a blog post after 2 and 1/2 months of non-blogging or why I haven't blogged for a while. It's probably because I've  been trying to keep warm while experiencing sub-zero temperatures and shoveling tons of snow. Maybe I have brain freeze.


Back to "Lucky". He was the head of organized crime in the early '20s. From bootlegging to prostitution; protection to drug running, he and his thugs... I mean pals, did it all. Then one day "Lucky" wasn't so lucky. He got caught.


 Rochester, NY was a "nest" for many of the crime bosses in the New York City area. I'm not promoting organized crime, but when the mob was here, there was no drug trafficking among teens and or youth gang killings like we have today in our city. The mob kept to themselves.


Hopefully I won't get measured for cement shoes if the current New York City, Genovese mob family reads this.


Think I'll head over to Jenny's for a cup of hot chocolate where I can stay out of trouble.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

White Chicken Surprise!

 WHICH ONE OF YOU GIRLS LAID THOSE COLORED EGGS?


Imagine my neighbor's surprise when she came down to collect eggs in the morning and found these large, multi colored eggs. The chickens look even more amazed, especially the white hen in front.  
 
If you must know, it was me, The Horse Pucky Queen, who decided to have a little fun with my neighbor, Sue. It turned out the chickens provided the laughs with their curious antics and seeming confusion. It was also a great photo op.
 
Bless their egg-laying hearts. I got a dozen fresh eggs out of the deal, despite playing a practical joke on my white and brown feathered friends...and Sue.

Fly over to Jenny's for "W" Thursday.
 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Unfitness

 
 





Today's the day to start our physical fitness program...or not. It's the kind of program that'll make us healthy, slim, and attractive like the models in magazine ads. But, who cares about them.
 
Personally, I'm big into unfitness. One of my favorite foods is a puffy, powdered-sugar, raspberry jelly-filled donut followed by a bag of salty potato chips. In fact, my heart just skipped a beat just thinking about it.
 
Have you ever watched joggers, especially marathon runners? They appear gaunt and always look hungry. If the truth be known, they're probably craving one of those jelly donuts.  
 
Don't delay. Start your exercise program today. The more painful the better. Begin with squats, jogging, and lifting your neighbor's Volkswagen . While you're all out there huffing and puffing, I'm going to enjoy my donut and chips. Happy trails. 
 
Jog on over to Jenny's for more entertainment.
  


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Seriously?!

First of all I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted anything. The reason...read the following paragraph.

Just a quick note, I had to make a quick trip to Florida to help with transitioning my 94 year old mother from her own home to a skilled nursing facility. It was a difficult choice for her to accept, but now she's in a safe place where I know she'll be well cared for with three good meals a day and 24/7 care. I've had to play "beat the clock" since I got back to upstate New York to get caught up with work responsibilities, animal care, and my own sanity.

Now for the "S" post: "SERIOUSLY?!"

I just bought a new, single brew, inexpensive coffeemaker complete with a small instructional pamphlet inserted inside the box. Personally, I like simple things like on and off buttons, which is why I purchased a basic "vanilla ice cream" kind of brewing device. I really didn't think reading the instructional pamphlet was necessary so I read the warning label out of curiosity.

I discovered these labels are for people who have the IQ of a turnip. Here are a few examples of Mr. Coffee's safeguards for use: (I am not making any of this up. Honestly!)

1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE COFFEEMAKER.
2. To protect against electric shock do not immerse the power cord, power plug or coffeemaker in water or any other liquid especially when plugged in.
3. Do not use coffeemaker outdoors.
4. Avoid contact with any moving parts.
5. Do not set a hot decanter on a cold surface.

Seriously?!  Are people really that dumb?

Which reminds me, I asked my gynecologist way back when I was on birth control pills, why he always had the pharmacist type "take orally" on the pill bottle.  He said that one of his patients actually inserted the pill vaginally and wondered why she got pregnant. Seriously?! So I guess that answers the "dumb" question.

Have a great week and happy trails. This post inspired by Jenny Matlock.