Archive for November 3rd, 2019

Tick tock tock tick tock

Posted on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 3:01 am

Back on standard time, as of 15 minutes ago, on this 25 hour day. That means that the sun rises an hour earlier and sets likewise. Dark before 6 pm, bleech. But being retired, it doesn’t make much difference except for traffic and store times. Everything happens earlier with the clock, later with the sun. Noon is noon again.


Since October 20th, when I heard a band at the Arts and Music Festival playing Cookie and the Cupcakes’ Mathida (♫ Mathilda, I cried and cried for you. No matter what you do. Yes, these tears I’ve cried in vain. I want my baby back again.) Since then, it has led me to sing Harry Belafonte’s Matilda (♫ Matilda, Matilda, Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.) and of course Waltzing Matilda (♫ Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you’ll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me.) Only in Australia would a song about a sheep rustler become an unofficial anthem.


The spaghetti is gone, the dishes washed, nothing left but the sketti belly. Jambalaya is the next entree, with cajun marinated country style rib, shrimp, and bay scallops. There will also be dirty rice with the other portion of the rib. And today, there will be skin-on gold potato home fries w/ sea salt. And there will also be brisket sandwiches. A good line up.


Tomorrow should be the perfect weather to rebuild the shifter on the truck. I’ve had the kit since February. Time to quit procrastinating.