Garyclarkk's Blog

…but it’s never going to happen
February 24, 2015, 10:38 am
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Facebook’d about dreaming of my dad. Yeah, it took 25 minutes and 3 edits. Sure wish after all the years it would get easier……..

How I Get From Here To There
February 12, 2015, 10:29 am
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Yesterday I posted Holy Mackerel

But how did get there?

I was a Kroger getting a treat for my cat. Thought I’d change up from her normal tuna, so I’m in the canned food area.
Tuna, tuna, tuna, tuna……… Mackerel!

Mackerel? When was the last time I thought about mackerel?
Holy Mackerel, Andy!!!! (Yeah, it’s been a while)
Holy Mackerel. Why Holy? What would make Mackerel holy? Of course, blessed by a priest.

Priests bless food. Where would a priest bless fish. Wharf. No help. I’m not at a wharf, no connection there.

Looking around, I see Kroger’s seafood department. Perfect!

A priest walks by the seafood, blesses everything there. I buy, Holy Mackerel!!!!!

Makes perfect sense. Plausible. Everything fits and after read this blog, the nuns shake their heads turn over one more time.

Wonder If She Would Give Me A Raisin
January 29, 2015, 1:25 pm
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Sunny.  80.  Cold front comes through tomorrow.

The bulk pickup guys are going to be busy tomorrow.  I cut back several of my trees and bushes and all the trimmings are set out.

I posted what I thought was a supportive thought on somebody’s blog.  Got ripped by a mental health care professional.

His response consisted of 3 “Don’t”, 2 “Do Not’s” and was confrontational.  In addition, “That’s doesn’t work.”  Two sentences later, “Glad it worked for you.”    And there was more.

I’m thinking, what kind of counselor posts negative, confrontational, and mixed messages on somebody’s timeline who’s going through a hard time?  I’m going to leave it alone.  But dang . . .

My brother-in-law plays bass for some pretty big names in Blues music when they come through Dallas.  Usually it’s south of downtown which is a very long way from where I live so I don’t go.  But Saturday he’s going to watch a guy that’s playing relatively close.  I’m thinking seriously about dropping by.  I know he’ll be invited on stage.  Weather calls for 38 and raining.  We’ll just have to see.

So . . . I’m at the store  little while ago.  Two younger moms.  One of them is pushing a stroller with two boys, the sons of each of the moms.  The 3(?) year old leans down and bites the crap out of the 2 1/2 year old.  Lots of crying!.  The 3 yr.’s mom leans down and says, “Do you bite him?”

(Obviously, this has happened before)

The kids say lots of stuff, but never a yes or a no.  2 minutes later the mom decides what to do.

“Let’s get you some raisins.”

?      ?     ?     ?

No correction, no punishment, just a reward for biting the kid next to him.

I wonder if I bit the mom she would get me some raisins also?

Got To Get Out Of Seattle
January 26, 2015, 12:40 pm
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Sunny and 68 today. Mid to upper 70’s through Thursday. Cold front comes through Friday morning with a high of only 55.

Then . . .

38-48 and rain both Saturday and Sunday.

Bah! Humbug!

Regular cardiologist appointment tomorrow.

No sleep Thursday. Same thing Saturday.

Last night I was beat. Fell asleep around 22:00. Tossed for a while. Let my dog out at midnight.
Tossed and turned till 01:00.

Let my dog out one last time so she wouldn’t wake me up.

Laid down and crashed. I mean uninterrupted. I mean deep. I mean sensory deprivation chamber deep.

And then, far, far away I hear there’s a calling. As it gets louder, the calling becomes a high pitched sound. It gets closer and closer. Finally it breaks through.

My dog is whining to go outside.

Never fell back to sleep.

I think the origin of the problem is that my mind has moved west . . . into the Pacific Time Zone.

And, I do believe I need to keep moving my mind further west . . . and south . . . like to Honolulu, because I’m definitely Sleepless in Seattle. :)

Management Moment
January 23, 2015, 9:03 am
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Alex had a job a car-detailing place before Christmas.  He really  like it.  Lasted 2 weeks and place shut down . . . very ungracefully.

So Alex updated his online resume.

He gets a call from a brand new car detailing shop.  He interviews and immediately gets the job.  His boss used to be a minor league pitcher, but had to quit because of a bad back.

Sound familiar?

Third day, Alex announces that the place is putting him in a management position.

“They love me.  I’m the only non-convicted felon there.”

End of week Alex is with his boss being showed how the money works, gets keys to the place.  Full morning of training.  They both head to clock out and here this bad noise coming from the area where Alex is the lead man.  Some guy who was not allowed to drive got into a new Mercedes and drove through the car wash tunnel.  The car had auto-wipers turned on.  The brush breaks the car’s wipers and leaves a big scratch in the windshield.

Alex’s boss writes up the accident reports.

His boss get it Monday.

Fire the driver!

Who was lead man?


Fire him!

(But I was training him)

You know the rules.  The driver and the lead man both get fired!

(We were clocking out)

Was Alex still on the clock?


He’s fired!.  That’s company policy.  He’s gone!  Conversation is over!

He came home Monday very down.  He was making an OK salary, but said the tips were way better than when he was tending bar.

We’ll see what happens from here.

Sleet / Snow
January 22, 2015, 7:26 am
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Cold front is blowing through.  Very windy.  Very chilly turning cold this evening with continued precipitation.  The only question is: will it rain, sleet or snow?

I had planned to go out this evening.  First time in a month.  Looks like I’m going to have to change plans.  The place I wanted to go is 15 miles away, all 75 mph, whole lot of overpasses and the beers I was going to try out range from 8.8% to 10% alcohol.

Not a good combination.

Might just call Pizza Hut this afternoon.

Plantar Fasciitis
January 21, 2015, 9:43 am
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Last summer I changed from calf high socks to ankle high. I was concerned about circulation issues during 2-3 hours walks run.

Everything went great until I started running in September. The inside of both ankles started to bother and became progressively more bothersome.

So I took some time off during the holidays. That helped the discomfort some, it started back up the same time I started exercising again.

I moved from walking to stationary bikes. That also helped, but limited my exercise to the gym.

A couple of weeks ago all my ankle socks were in the laundry room so I put on the calf high and went walking.

I could tell a significant change in the way my ankles felt. Been wearing the higher socks and I can now get out of bed without having to stretch my tendons first.


I’m going to buy a bunch of $2.00 calf- high socks at Walmart and sell them on EBay as $75.00 as “Relief from Plantar Fasciitis foot wear”.

My next blog will be from the Bahamas Figure with all the money in going make, might as well work from the beach.


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