Hello, just a middle of the week blog post here. Not much going on, just the usual daily grind. My wife is cooking a whole chicken, so tonight I eat well!
We're having friends over Friday night for the Green Bay Packers game. It's a late start, 9:00 pm, so I hope to get a short nap in first. (Is that me showing my age?) I'm looking forward to it! Pizza, beer and NFL Football! My only concern is that we have no real good seating in one room for entertaining. We have our two recliners and the dining table and chairs. I guess we'll see what happens. Perhaps we'll all alternate as the game progresses, or the girls may go out on the porch to talk, we'll figure it out.
Speaking of football, the Wisconsin Badgers should be starting soon. I followed them as much as I could, but for the last couple of weeks I've been burnt out on the "filler" type articles on little known kids that have yet to do anything. Sorry, just prioritizing what junk I fill my brain with every day. Still, once it becomes game week, count me all in!
Have a good week, all, and don't let the supposedly upcoming cooler weather get you down yet! Last I saw forecast was a high in the 60's for this Saturday. That would be kinda cool on the lake.
Well, here I sit, at the computer. There are more productive things I could be doing today, but I'm really not feeling very healthy or active. My wife is out on the boat this afternoon; I declined. It's not the warmest weekend we've had and I just decided not to go. There are things I've needed to get to on the computer, so that seems to be what I shall do today.
Meanwhile, there are several more albums to be released soon that I am looking forward to. I have to pay attention or these things can get by me these days!
Oct 6 Kiss - Sonic Boom (first new stuff in like 11 years!) Oct 12 WASP - Babylon and on Sept 15 Ace Frehley - Anomaly!
U.D.O.'s new album 'Dominator' is released tomorrow... which must be by now on the other side of the world, because I'm listening to it right now! The website, UDO-online has been updated as well! I know nobody cares, but I'm excited!
There just is no good place on the main floor for a little box where vile things happen and from which odors emanate. No matter how cute the user is, this kind of thing belongs in the basement, in my view. We have one now, so I just can't see the catbox anywhere else.
The drama started right away with our crazy cat, and quickly abated with my 'stair shelf.' I thought it was a good plan to slowly move her down the stairs step by step, but it was taking so long and may never have been successful with this cat. Meanwhile, our stairs were narrowed to fit the box there. Bearable, but an imperfect solution. Here is how it looked then, and since moved down 4 stairs, and abruptly back to this point recently:
And now here is how it is - off the stairs! The top shelf is down several inches from maximum to line up with the stairs, so 1 of the 5 shelves went unused. That is the cardboard from the box the shelves came in between the shelves and the stairs. Kind of an afterthought, but should help keep any dust off the things we store underneath.
These are the same shelf kits in another part of the basement. We got these two a couple of months ago, shortly after we moved in. One tall and one set up as my workbench (and it has really come in handy!). As you can see, they're all full up, thus the need for another anyway. That's the old step shelf in the corner.
So hopefully this saga has ended and my pet posts will be all about cute and fuzzy things instead of the crap issues. Keep your fingers crossed!
Fish have now been added to the right... until I tire of them, anyway. I've just been exploring blogger a little, there is much more to learn but finding the time is the problem. So as I learn, changes will come. As for Fish, I know it's just a lame little blogger gadget, but it is kind of cute. So, click to feed my fish, already!
Happy weekend, all! It's been a busy day so far here. We got up early to take in Mrs. Scoakat's car. Proceeded to the grocery store. Went home, changed and did food prep, and we were on the boat by just after 10:00 am!
We picked up the car from the shop on the way home, about 3 o'clock. (Bigger repairs, unfortunately. Exhaust, tune-up, and a few other things.) I love being on the water. It is relaxing, but I'm still tired when I get home, so next on the agenda is a nap. After all, I must be good to go again by 7:00!
Yes, tonight is finally Packers football. It's always such a long wait until next season, I don't even care that it's just a pre-season game. Watching baseball is mostly just biding time til football season starts.
I wanted to do a project in the basement today to help address the catbox situation, but that will have to wait. I might get it done tomorrow, but there are already plans made for tomorrow as well. I plan on putting the catbox just off the stairs, on a shelf. Sounds easy, doesn't it? It is a bit of a project to do, though.
Well, last night I moved the catbox down 1 step again. As I have every couple of weeks in my effort to get it downstairs. This time made it 4 steps, and she didn't like it. I came home to a wonderful surprise in my office. (I was tempted to take a pic for the blog, but I wouldnt do that to you.) I was ticked. I'm not gonna go after her but now she will no longer has access to this room (or the porch that she loves) when I'm not in it. I also moved the catbox back up to step 3 where it was before. Grrr- she better use it, demmit.
Here's an idea from Delcatto at Tears Before Pearls. Let me see if I can remember 50 bands that I've seen:
1 Kiss 2 Ace Frehley 3 Quireboys 4 LA Guns 5 Dokken 6 Dio 7 Ted Nugent 8 Iron Maiden 9 Faster Pussycat 10 Rough Cutt 11 Saxon 12 Hanover 13 Megadeth 14 Metallica 15 WASP 16 Metal Church 17 Foreigner 18 White Zombie 19 Accept 20 Bon Jovi 21 Garbage 22 Judas Priest 23 Krokus 24 Loudness 25 Motley Crue 26 Wendy O Williams 27 Ozzy Osbourne 28 Widowmaker 29 Slaughter 30 Winger 31 Pink Floyd 32 Pantera 33 Savatage 34 Ratt 35 Queensryche 36 Lisa Loeb 37 Tesla 38 Joe Walsh 39 Nine Inch Nails 40 Veruca Salt 41 Neil Young 42 Toad the Wet Sprocket 43 Ben Folds Five 44 The Murmers 45 Alice Cooper 46 Beck 47 Dementia 48 Anthrax 49 Kula Shaker 50 Primus
I've sprained my brain right now trying to remember enough to get to 50. There are still several I'm forgetting. I can think of about half a dozen that were pretty good 20 years ago, but nothing since, and now I can't remember the names. And there are some on the list I'm not fans of but they were the opening act. So for tonight my memory fails me but I will update at least 2 more later, when they come to me.
Edit: Well, I managed to finish off the 50, I'm positive I'm forgetting many others, but that's enough. It was fun, then and now.
We had a few people over on Saturday for just a little housewarming/meet the neighbors kind of thing. Some neighbors did show others didn't, but I did kind of rely on word of mouth through the neighbors I do know and talking to others when I would see them out. Most all I've met seem very very nice. I say most because of one who has already made an enemy of us.
Same thing for friends, some showed and a few didn't. That's okay, we didn't require an RSVP so had no idea what to expect. At 4:00, one person had shown up, I was getting nervous. Then shortly after much more began arriving. Some left early, some showed up later, some we enjoyed the whole time! It was over by 8 or 8:30, as I recall, darkness had arrived and it was getting a bit chilly.
Overall I think it turned out well. We had plenty of food with not much left over, I think I got about a case too much beer, though. Oh well, leftovers!
I'm 50-ish, happily married and child-free. My wife and I have a home near downtown Madison, Wisconsin since 2009. I am not on farcebook or other social media, only this blog. If you wish to reach out to me you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check it when I think of it, at least monthly.