Monday, May 14, 2012

Itches, Curiosities, Ramblings and Whines...

Well... there's been 'nuff loafin' 'round this camp... Though I didn't get a majority part of the work I had planned... completed ;) ...

Time is here to get this Ol' raggedy rig rollin' an' rattlin' again.

The sewer's full... the fresh tank is dry... the trash can's full...

The guy in the forest service  pickup is startin' to peer at us with a jaundiced eye... and my hitch is itchin'.

Not to mention...

That the weather of the past few days...



Is showin' signs of relaxin' just a mite... which would allow us to pull on out 'thout stirrin' up a mess.

There's business and family waitin' east a ways... so we'll start movin' again probably late in the morning, or early in the afternoon... we're in a turrible hurry!... and see where we end up...

*The Ranch Gate that ain't a Gate on a Ranch that ain't a Ranch*

Been finding a few "Curiosities the past several days... A few days back we took a run up LaPlata Canyon, and I saw this gate.

It's a sure 'nuff sign of a townie that built hisself a "ranch"... when the Gate he puts up... would barely stop a man in a wheel chair... 'cept for the top and bottom rails, and the lil' bit of stuff in the center... this gate got no GATE at all! A Horse, a Cow, a sheep or a short Pig could walk right up... and step right through that sucker! A short man could walk through 'thout duckin'!

... and I'll bet He'll be wonderin' why his "critters" don't stay home! :)

Then... down in town... I discovered just how "Poor" we are ;) I just find it curious... If you described to someone... what I been doin' for two years an' more; Do you think you could convince 'em that I'm livin' in poverty? Nope? I would hope not...

So... when you look at these numbers of a "welfare" program the Feds got workin' that I found in Mancos... according to this... I've got to pile up something like an 18 or 20% improvement to my income... to NOT qualify for this particular Welfare...

Hmmm... Could it be that somebody needs to take a lil' closer look at things? and Maybe...just Maybe (look real close) ... whoever is drawing this particular bit of welfare (it's a food distribution thing) should cancel their CABLE first! ...before they go lookin' for hand outs?

I mean... food or TV... what's your priority and responsibility... huh?

and remember... I'm at least 15%, likely more... Under their "guideline"... and I sure as HELL ain't poor! ;) seems to me, "Somebody" just likes havin' folks thinkin' that they're "Dependent" and "need help"... Just Sayin'...


Now, this poor picture is an example of what happens when you go off on a back roadin' expedition... and see what should make a good photograph... even if it is a rainy, overcast day...

... and reach for your camera...

... Only to discover, that you left it sittin' on the table top in the rig.

This is all you get when the only camera you have with you is your telephone! :)

Guess I need to make a checklist... for loafers... of what to take on day trips and tape it to the steering wheel!...

Picked up a fresh six pack of beer on the way back to camp from that lil' circle... and I don't get it. There's some folks out there that call themselves Beer Snobs. Only drink the BEST... they say.

So... wantin' only the BEST for myself... which is why I ride a Yamaha Raider! :) ... I picked up, for the second time, that SORT of Brew that THEY (the Beer Snobs) claim is the BEST...

I picked out a different Brand than my last effort at educating my Beer Palate... figuring maybe THAT would change something... 

For the second time... I took a pull on that cold amber brew... and my instant, unadulterated, un-subtle, clear and knowing reaction when the stuff hit my taste buds was... PPFFFFTTT! YUCK... PAHTOOY! YECH!!

I don't understand Abstract Art... I don't understand folks that like big cities... I don't understand boxer shorts... and I DON'T UNDERSTAND... how Anyone can think IPA is any sort of good tasting Beer!

It tastes 'bout like what I would expect the water I wrung out of my boots, after riding all day in the rain on the Alaskan Highway to taste like... if I ran it through a garbage disposal first!

I've got five of 'em sitting all iced up and chilly... in the fridge for anybody who stops by and likes the muck! :)

Guess it's time to finish off the last of this mornings coffee... and get to packin' up... if we're to make our likely "night camp" at the Montrose Walmart! :) ... I wonder if that good lil' coffee hut is still there... just across the parking lot?

Hitchin' Up and Goin' Down the Road
Brian

7 comments:

Jeff said...

Hey Brian,
I just stick to Coors light. My kids and son in law are in to that fancy stuff and I can barely finish a bottle of that skunk pi$$. Now they're telling me that the "better beers" don't have twist off caps. I guess you have to make life harder in order to be a beer snob, Jeff.

Thom Hoch said...

Now Brian... you've got to give that IPA a chance. If you hold your nose and have another... and another... by the 5th or 6th one, you might actually start liking it some. Who knows, if you work at it you might become a beer snob too.

Judy said...

My husband describes some of those fancy beers as motor oil. Then, I end up using them for cooking.

Yup, we qualify for food stamps too, but we aren't going there either. And nobody is going hungry. In fact, all of us could do with fewer groceries! Then, we would have more money for gas, to sit on the creek bank and drown worms. Hum, there's a plan. Oh, Hubby!

Mike said...

Hi Brian;

These days I have a preference for wheat beer. Shock Top works well for me. Couple of weeks ago I bought some "other" fancy wheat beer on a whim. Bad decision. It tasted like what you described. Gave to Cathy's son. He tried it and said he's never wanted a beer bad enough to drink one of those...

Adios!

Whatsnewell? said...

Hey Brian......your palate is not off.....I don't like IPA beer either! I think IPA's appeal to those who like to refer to everything with initials....beyond that speculation on my part, I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Obsidian Stout and Flat Tire are my brews of choice. Give them a try..I'd rather have a nice ice water than any of those IPA's..
Upriverdavid

Ed said...

I am so 'non-hip' that I had to look up IPA to find out what you were talking about. That led me to The Best Beer 2012 where I found that there was not an IPA in the Top 20 for the USA. However, there were a lot of Stouts which I prefer if I'm going to buy a high $ beer. Don't care for IPA or wheat beers much.