Hello guys, and welcome to another exciting episode of TTEM, the Blog that asks the question.........Huh? The following commentary IS the express opinion of the author of this Blog, namely Me, THE Michael, and yes, I am totally responsible for said commentary, and yes, if you don't like it, TOUGH! * And now, onto the Blog!
THE Wife has been felled by a killer headache, missed two days of work and had to be taken to the Doctor, whom, after poking, prodding, questioning, and thinking deep doctor thoughts, prescribed AND administered a cocktail of drugs designed to put an end to both her headache and heathen worship of porcelain Gods. It worked, although it zonked her out for awhile. So, I and the offspring, the infamous resident evil twin, ventured forth to the supermarket and brought home the groceries. Tonight, we get to sample THE Daughter's lasagna. Hopefully, you will hear from me again.
After several days of very low temperatures that actually caused our liquid water left outside to solidify, the mercury has swung back in the other direction and we now are enjoying our unseasonably warm weather that normally signifies that spring has sprung. I bought me a new warm coat, so, of course, the weather will now not require any kind of clothing heavier than a T-shirt, making my investment totally worthless. But it felt nice while it lasted.
THE Dog, the amazing Shiloh, has been REVELING in the cool weather, refusing to come inside even though the cold plays hell with his arthritic joints. The poor creature is Nordic at heart, just like his Dad, so I understand. Summers suck for a Norwegian Elkhound. I wish I could take him somewhere to experience snow. I think it would make him one happy hound.
Oh, and speaking of wonder dogs, our ever-vigilant protector started raising hell in the middle of the night a few nights ago, forcing me to get out of bed to see what the HELL was going on, because THIS dog was barking like a Republican was knocking on the door or something! I got on my bathrobe, flung open the front door and turned on the porch light, and my crippled canine companion took after one of the intruding creatures like a bat out of hell, I swear breaking Mach 2.3 as he streaked out of sight attempting to run down the interloper! I never saw this dog move so fast since I first brought him home! Anyway, satisfied that he had protected the Hold from enemy, he came happily back quickly when I called for him to return. He was granted a well-earned dog treat as he settled smugly back onto his dog bed. "Come into MY territory, dare you........." he must have been thinking in doggy thought as he enjoyed his treat and I returned to the comfort of my bed.
I can't believe how the prices of gas and groceries has gone up this last several months. If I don't get a SERIOUS cost of living increase this year, we are really going to be hurting. I imagine most of the country is suffering much the same hits as we are, so I hope like hell we can kick these conservative bastards out and get a handle on this fiscal mess they have left us as they retire on their handsome government pensions that congress hasn't got the balls to take away from them AFTER indicting them for treason.
I need to ask a favor of my remaining few loyal readers. I really need you to push this blog, to tell all those millions of readers that you guys enjoy to take a peek at us here at Pendragon Hold. I know that your endorsements will really bring the fan base that we want so very much. Matter of fact, for every ten readers you turn onto TTEM, I will award each of you one hundred warm fuzzies, which is the official currency here at the Hold. Unfortunately, we have not been able to establish an exchange rate between our WM's and the American Dollar, but we are in negotiations with Liberia, the same folks who will flag anybody's tanker or rust bucket freighter, no matter how unsafe they might be, for the right amount of money. We are also hoping to get some Nigerian government official to deposit a shit-load of our freshly minted fuzzies in one of their banks so that we can draw upon them with a debit card. Also, those who turn us onto 50 new readers will get a TTEM coffee mug, just as soon as we can negotiate their manufacture without the lead paint in China. We will keep you informed of any progress.
On the news front, we have had a tragically huge automotive pile-up on Interstate 4 North of Tampa. A combination of forest-fire smoke and fog conspired to reduce the visibility on the highway to almost zero, setting off a chain of collisions that so far has claimed the life of four people. You can see the full story HERE if you haven't seen it already on the national news.
Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed this episode of TTEM and will return next time when Timmy tells Lassie his job has been given to an illegal Sharpei. Will Lassie attack?
* He was just kidding, folks, he didn't really mean it.