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from Defiance, OH

Member since 18 October 2013 | Blog


  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers, but not much of a fan
  • MLB TEAM: NY Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: we play that ?

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Comment 15 Jul 2016

Field Of summer, the wife and I are "planning" a two-week, "bucket-list" vacation out west (of Ohio, anyway)...Before I take the eternal dirt nap, I want to go the Badlands, see the Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments, head to Montana and visit the battleground of Custer's Last Stand, take in the cliff dwellings of southern Colorado, stand at 4-Corners....but the first stop will be Dyersville, Iowa...

Comment 27 Jun 2016

D-Day, asking for some words of wisdom here....Old Mad Dog Mike here been breathing the oxygen of Mother Earth for 6-plus decades.  Last summer, in a freaky mishap while trying to clean out the daughters pop-up-handled (that was broken in the "extended" position) beer cooler, It slipped, I reached, and did something to my right shoulder.  Over the past year it has gotten progressively worse, to the point that the dull ache never really goes away.  My chiropractor said it's the rotator cuff.  Now, I can do a lot of things, but my wife had RC surgery 10 years ago, and she was off work for 3 months, arm in a sling, miserable as mosquitoes... At my age, and the fact I love to practice guitar, I am thinking I do not want to get this surgery done.  My job as a purchasing agent requires lots of time on the laptop, and that doesn't seem to cause any more problems than usual. But after reading Jarhead's comments, and recalling the wife's misery, I am definitely leaning against the you think that's the right call ?  IF it will never be good as new, then why bother ?  What do you think ?  What would you do if you were me ?

Comment 16 Jun 2016

Cooter Cootie reason, except a guarantee no one else will have the same name in school......

Comment 24 May 2016

Van Gundy and Mark Jackson? nailed it last night, forgive my loss of memory on who exactly said it, but one of them stated that if it was Steven Adams that kicked Stephen, is there any doubt in anyone's minds that he would have been suspended ?  How the NBA lets these "double standards" exist is beyond my comprehension....(well, then again, this IS the NBA...)  SCREW Drano Green, I hope someone rams his testacles clear up to his sternum...

Comment 13 Apr 2016

Don't know if you're a fan of music, but like numerous before me, picking up a guitar would be a good choice.  One can shop around at garage sales, classifieds, guitar stores and pick up an inexpensive guitar to see if its your cup-of-tea.  AND...if the bug bites you, you can always talk to people and go up a step and pick up something that will sound better, acoustic or electric.  Besides, the opposite gender loves someone who can sit down and make music....always been a dream of mine to get on a stage and play to an audience....maybe even have them throw bras and panties....wait....if they're my my age, that could be ugly deadly...

Comment 11 Apr 2016

DJ, as I have mentioned a few times before, kudos and a tip of the hat to you for another amazing story in the WMD section.  I was 11 years old when the Tower shootings occurred in 1966, and can recall some of the shock that rippled across America.  It was one of the first mass shootings of it's kind, and sadly, this great country has had to endure countless similar tragedies since then.  I learned more today about this event, reading this article, than I ever knew before.  Thank you...

Comment 11 Apr 2016

The only album I have ever purchased from "both" renditions was 5150.  DLR and Sammy brought both unique talents to the band, and I think the DLR version was more straight-ahead rock and roll, EVH at his finest.  But they were young then, trying to establish themselves as a major act.  When Sammy joined, the lyrics, again, IMHO, became more "adult" ?... When Everbody Wants Some hits my radio or Sirius airwaves, that song is cranked, but I always felt the earlier lyrics were a little more sophomor-ic....just my opinion...I also believe EVH's guitar work faded a bit with SH singing.  His guitar was still the main instrument, the face of the band and music, just not as prolific as the early years.

Comment 01 Apr 2016

My lovely wife had her tonsils out 16 years ago, which is/was considered major surgery when you're 29 years old.  She doesn't do anasthesia well, at all.  She had the surgery late on a Friday morning.  By suppertime, she was still a zombie, so they decided to keep her overnight.  Saturday afternoon, they finally released her, so I brought her home.  She was still under the influence of some hospital medication, because she slept O-K Saturday night, and was pleasant to be around.  By Sunday night, her pain tolerance (equivalent to that of a carpenter ant) was evaporating quickly, so she started on the prescription I had picked up at the local pharmacy.  Honestly, I cannot tell you exactly what it was, but it was oxy-something.  Someone stayed with her Monday while I was at work.  When I got home, she asked me to come sit with her, where she proceeded to tell me that earlier that afternoon, there was a small spaceship that would hover off the bed, sort of slowly bobbing up and down, then it would  zoom down to the other end of our bedroom and do the same hovering ritual, then a minute or two later, it was back over our bed, checking out Miss Alanea....scared the shit out of her.  I thought it was hilarious, until she started to cry.  She was adamant about changing 'scrips, so we made that happen as quickly as possible.  That was one of the roughest weeks we have ever had in 16+ years of marriage.  I am not sure what the new meds were, but it did not erase the pain.  She would wake up in the middle of the night, and ask me to take her to the ER...I was a very sound sleeper back then, and after the 4th night of being woke up at 4 am, I politely asked, "Well, WTF you want me to do?'  She lost it... How could I say that to her, in her condition ?  God I was one cold bastard...I didn't take very good care of her ...She hopes she never gets deathly ill because she knows she'll die before I lift a finger....screaming at 110 decibels, trashing her already scarred throat...bawling like a 5 year old whose parents ate all his Halloween candy....she calls her Mom, who lives 90 seconds away...she walks in, "Mike, did you really say WTF......?"  Shakes her head like I'm the worst person in the world......"How could you say that to HER ?  you know SHE IS IN pain yadayadayadablahblahblah"...just typing this brings back the pain of that week....thankfully, we can laugh about the spaceship now... 

Comment 01 Apr 2016

Buckeye Donna, WOW...Hats off to you, Keep On Rockin' In The Free World...YOU are officially on my prayer list !

Comment 01 Apr 2016

Agree with ALL the above comments, NorCal....and your saltiness would be a standard reaction as far as I am concerned.  Just curious if his/her injuries were worse than yours ?  Inquiring minds need to know....

Comment 29 Mar 2016

Car buying is such a subjective topic.  Old school here, but I, for most of my life, have been dead-set against buying "foreign" made cars. I grew up in a GM town, and besides driving my Ma's '68 Beetle while a senior in HS, I have driven Chevy's, Pontiac's and Olds my whole life. My '07 Impala LTZ, Scarlett, is my favorite car EVER.  But in all honesty, how can I pass judgement on the Honda's and Toyota's that I see on the turnpike every day, when I have never driven one ?  I personally know dozens of people who have owned the above asian-owned cars, and said they drove them for 200-300K miles, and never put a dime in them besides standard maintenance me, that is what a car should be ; reliable, and not a black hole for ca$h.  AND Lord knows I've spent a lot of money on stupid shit failing on my beloved Chevy's.  Bottom line ?  I can still learn new things, and my thought process towards "un-American" cars has changed drastically in the past decade.  I will still prefer my GM car, but totally understand why people make the decisions they do regarding what they're going to drive.

Comment 18 Mar 2016

I see what you did there....^

Comment 14 Mar 2016

PolarBuck, I want to apologize to you and the rest of the readers for my use of the F bomb in the telling of my family and friends battles with this ugly disease.  PB, how quickly I forgot your opening sentence of "I'm a minister"... I am a man of faith, also, but sometimes we react and respond without thinking.  I just feel you didn't deserve "that" type of response, no matter what the emotional commitment may be....Great thread, and prayers to all.

Comment 13 Mar 2016

Wow...lost my Uncie John the middle of February...ho found a soap-bar sized growth under his right arm around January 1st...John was 79...My wife's cousin, Kim, lost a seven year battle to ovarian cancer last Tuesday...went to the funeral home today, her family is having final services tomorrow...60 years young...Mom died in 1980 of colon cancer, she was 48...Dad had leukemia in 2002, diagnosed in January, fought it until August 5th, 2002, before it won out....such a nasty, demeaning, degrading disease...almost 36 years after my dear Mom died, and they still have no cure for this fucking disease ?  Or is there one, but cancer treatments are a multi-billion a year business and no one wants to stop the money train ?  Sorry, don't mean to sound negative, but I have asked myself this every time I hear about another family member, friend or acquaintance...

Comment 11 Mar 2016

Thanks, NB91....How I would enjoy walking into a bar for a cold draft some day and see you sitting on the stool with nothing to do for three hours...of course, you'd likely have to yell, "I'm NB91" ...The irony I see is that I have always been one to wear a t-shirt with a a peace sign on it, yet I have always loved the weapons and planes and land machines that our country has used to destroy various enemies over the years...walking through Wright Pat a couple of years back, my wife was amazed at how I would walk into the next hanger,and gush, "O.M.G....the SR-71 Blackbird...."....That museum is one of the coolest places I have ever visited...I swear they have a replica of every plane I have read about that defended this great country of ours....

Comment 10 Mar 2016

29 months on 11W....never downvoted a soul...and only have 826 HS' that pathetic or what ?  How does one get deluged with HS's without selling his/her soul ?  Post a video of one self playing The Star Spangled Banner on his Les Paul with a Bigsby, Jimi style ?  Show the picture of "mooning" a Catholic nun ?  Tell the true story of " I was 15, the neighbor couple were 32".... I'm desperate, people....

Comment 03 Mar 2016

I've always been a Lou Reed fan, but honestly, there is a lot of his music that just doesn't do it for me....AND that's O-K, because there are songs by some of my favorite artists, like, the Beatles, Neil Young, the Who, Foo, and David B. that doesn't blow my hair back either. His 1974 Berlin? album, the Rock and Roll Animal and New York albums were my favorites.  His New York , NY background brought an edge to a lot of the music that I liked immensely, it was honest yet brutal, melodic yet ragged, but the storyline and, or the lyrics is what brought it all home.  Strawman off of the New York album ?  one of those songs I could hear every day of my life and never get tired of the guitar work, the anger, and Lou's critical view of the hypocrisy of the world...

Comment 03 Mar 2016

NB91, Hope you don't mind my asking a question or three...reading your guys' experiences and opinions on or air defense and planes is something I could read all day....I really like when these threads get opened....anyways...The F-15 Strike Eagle...; is there another country in the world currently that has an aircraft that could take this plane out of the sky ?   I believe this airplane was originally designed during the Reagan presidency because the F-4 was a dinosaur..

The A-18 Super Hornet...what are your thoughts on this plane and the F-16 Falcon ?  They are so multi-dimensional, and the continuing up-dates and modifications make both of them so versatile, it seems a shame if they would ever think of mothballing them...

A-10 Wart-Hog....Love it ?  Hate it ?  It just seems like one hell of a tank-buster, close-air support...sort of like the 21st century version of that ol' Skyraider that could load up on all types off armament and stay on station to help the boys on the ground for hours on end...

Heard this story once, maybe you could verify the authenticity of what I'm going to type...with the new F-22, or maybe it's even the F-35, but one of those new stealth fighters could be high above the earth, and there could be 8 of the highest tech F-15's out there, to find it and destroy it, and they would never find the F-22/35, and would never know what hit them as the new fighters are that good and this close to being the truth ?  Thoughts, comments ?

Comment 27 Feb 2016

Well, it should, BC, because he has ALL those B1G championships and NC trophies......

Comment 27 Feb 2016

I drank Tang at college in '72 at TU because I couldn't afford beer on a nightly basis, and well...I needed something to wash down the after taste of that cheap, 3-fingered, $15 baggie of Mexican weed consumed.  a g a i n , on a nightly basis...loved it...drank it for two years while at Carter East...haven't touched it since...the Tang, that is...

Comment 23 Feb 2016

Neil Young -Cinnamon Girl

Elton John - Ticking

Warren Z - Lawyers, Guns and Money

Foo F- My Hero

Aerosmith - Seasons Of Wither

ELP - Lucky Man

Traffic - Low Spark of The High Heeled Boys

Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

Jackson Browne - Boulevard

Bonnie Raitt - Angel From Montgomery

The Beatles - Paperback Writer

Ted Nugent - Great White Buffalo

Bob Seger - Sunspot Baby

Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play

the Motown group that wrote Just My Imagination

Joe Walsh - The Confessor

Lucinda Williams - Jackson