Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Ha! Sometimes I Make Myself Laugh

 
 
 
Even though I am laughing at myself or my plans for myself like that one,  it is a good laugh nonetheless.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

If You Gotta Have A Bucket List...

...then it may as well be this one:

 

 
All the best,
Glenn B


My Wife Thinks My Tortoises Love Kale...

...band sometimes they will eat it when very hungry but at other times they look at it with disgust and just walk away. As far as food preferences go, one of them gave me this tip:


I tend to concur with the tortoises.

All the best,
Glenn B

It Was Chilly Enough Last Night...

...for me to light a fire before enjoying my dinner and a couple of drinks outside. I keep wondering why the springs lately seem to be colder than they used to be and while some attribute it to Global Warming (or Climate Change) I have discovered what I think has to be the true reason. She must have been close by:


All the best,
Glenn B

We Dun't Need No Stinkun Toilet Paper


All the best,
Glenn B

Maybe They Really Evolved From Dinosaurs After All




All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, April 23, 2018

A Simple But Tasty Dinner, Excellent Libations,...

...some fine music and some fond memories are what I am enjoying this evening as I sit by the fireside.


I've been listening to Traffic, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, while enjoying two kosher dogs, I grilled for myself, slatheted in Bauer's horseradish mustard on grilled whole grain bread, along with an HB Hefe Weizen bier. Desert is  Kirschwasser in some Cheribundi. 


Now listening to Johnny Cash and tending the flames. Could it get better? Yep, if the family was here enjoying it with me but right now I am on my own. That's none to shabby either although I miss my fireside drinking buddy Brendan.

Hope you too are enjoying your evening.

All the best,
Glenn B

Alaska On My Mind

Just watched this video of Brendan reeling in his first halibut out of Seward, Alaska back in June 2016 and I've got a hankering to go again. Not this year - no money - certainly not enough but maybe next year we can make it again. It is something to which I can look forward and I am willing to bet so would Brendan. (Hint, hint, hint to my boy if you see this and like it - start saving money for a trip.)



All the best,
Glenn B

I've Tried This Before...

...haven't you?


All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Psycho Shooters Were Bad Enough - Butt Naked...

...psycho shooters are even worse if only because it shows a complete breakdown of sanity among our population and the ineffectiveness of the mental health system to address it.

It has been reported that, early this morning, a man wearing nothing but a green jacket walked into a restaurant in Antioch, TN and opened fire killing four people and wounding four others. A patron reportedly wrestled the so called AR15 style weapon away from him and probably saved a lot of lives by fighting back as opposed to cowering under a table. The gunman fled, while evidently totally naked, after shedding his jacket. More here at the source.

Last told, the gunman was still on the loose and he may be responsible for yet another nearby shooting. Police must have gotten the tag number, of the vehicle in which the gunman arrived, from a witness because they reportedly said the gunman's vehicle is registered to a Travis Reinking. After the shooting, a man believed to be Reinking reportedly was seen walking in nearby woods in only a pair of pants.

Not to make light of the situation and in all seriousness I think that such shootings are becoming  weirder.

Hopefully the police find this shooter sooner than later and no other lives are taken and no one else is wounded (not that I care if the shooter is injured or killed).

My thoughts & prayers go out to the victims, their families and loved ones.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

An armed citizen with a gun shot and took down an alleged serial robbery suspect after which the police arrested the bad guy. Now, I do not know if it was the police or the media who gave no credit, in the linked article,  to the armed citizen good guy for having done the right thing but here is the reported reaction of Sheriff Richard Watson to the bad guy's arrest, as per this source:

"There was a lot of time invested to make this arrest and I'm very proud of the deputies involved to get this person charged."

Hopefully, the media just put their leftist slant on this and thereby left out some from of praise given to the shooter by the sheriff. Then again, it would not surprise me if the sheriff just ignored the fact that the bad guy had not been caught until the good guy shot him. Give the shooter at least a little credit.

All the best,
Glenn  B

Thursday, April 19, 2018

End of Watch - Two Officers Down

There were times in my career as a federal agent that I truly wondered about my safety. Those times virtually all involved specific incidents in which I was confronted, directly or indirectly, by violent criminals in the course of my duties. In other words, things happened during surveillances, arrests, raids and so on that gave me grave concern about my safety and the safety of brother and sister LEOs. 

I do not think though that there was ever a time when I thought, while sitting in a restaurant, that I might be eating my last meal because I was worried about some psycho coming up and shooting me at that moment. It's not I am saying I did not try to remain 
vigilant at all times but man oh man when you are sitting down to a meal you are usually somewhat relaxed, even while in uniform with that target your badge pinned to your chest. Today  likely was no different for two officers in Florida - at least as to whether or not they thought they were eating their last meal. They were just two 
LEOs enjoying a meal, then the nightmare happened, it became their last meal:

"Sergeant Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office were murdered while they ate in a restaurant on Thursday.

"Gilchrist Sheriff Bobby Schultz released a statement saying that the two deputies were eating inside of the Ace China restaurant in Trenton at around 3:00 p.m.

A gunman approached the building and opened fire on the two deputies through a window in an ambush attack." (Source).

Both of the officers succumbed to their wounds. The suspect was found dead. The motive is unknown. The investigation has just begun. There likely is not one LEO in this country who will hang up his gun belt and surrender his badge because of this. They indeed are a rare breed of brave souls; they face too much of this in today's world yet carry on.

Stop and say a prayer for them and their surviving families and loved ones. If not inclined to pray, keep them in your thoughts and well wishes.

All the best,
Glenn B