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Merry messed up Christmas

We will be going to visit our daughter and Grand kids for the holiday

They are about 3 hours north of where we are in Florida and we keep our camper parked up there for visitation purposes

We have all agreed that we are going try and pretend as if everything is normal and have a Merry Christmas

Even though we have fallen on tragedy and unbelievable misfortune, I would still like to sincerely wish all of you the best for the holidays

Remember what is important and give those you love all that you can while you are able

Merry Christmas and may you and all you love be safe and happy

Oh yeah, and drunk if you are of age

Lift one for me

I need it

 

 

Christmas cards for burned little girl who survived arson attack

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“This year, as we proudly hang our seasonal greeting cards, displaying the smiling faces of our loved ones (and yes, sometimes their dogs), it’s easy to forget that for many people, the holidays aren’t all candy canes and carols.

For five-year-old Safyre, the sole survivor of an arson attack that killed her family, and left her homeless, Christmas can be a painful reminder of what she’s lost. “

In 2013, her father, younger sister, and brothers, were murdered in a senseless act. When firefighters found Safyre in what was left of her New York home, she was clutching her father’s chest, who saved her life, but couldn’t protect her from all of the flames.

Although the majority of her body is covered in burns, and she’s had both her right hand and left foot amputated, Safyre, who is being raised by her dad’s sister, is still a joyful child, who has remained strong through the devastation.

Now her community is rallying around the brave little girl to ask for folks across the world to send her Christmas cards to ensure that this year gets a little bit cheerier for Safyre who has already been through so much.

If you’ve got a stamp to spare, and feel like spreading a little joy, you can mail the cards to:

Safyre
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306
USA

 

In addition here is the fund raising page:https://www.youcaring.com/mike-and-liz-dolder-and-family-425939#.VenWRufXalJ.facebook

The original article came from redbook here: http://www.redbookmag.com/life/news/a41299/orphan-burn-victim-christmas-cards-safyre/

JEB proves that he is a full on retard

“Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants the United States to declare war on ISIS.

Speaking on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Bush addressed the recent attacks in Paris and said that he believes America has a responsibility to lead in the fight against what he called “this radical Islamist threat.”

“This is viewed as a law enforcement exercise by the Obama administration. We should declare war,” Bush said. “We have the capabilities to do this. We just have to show the will.”

His desire to call for war could provoke comparisons to his brother, President George W. Bush, who sent troops to Iraq in what became a widely unpopular war against terrorism after the September 11 attacks on the U.S.”

“The former Florida governor listed a number of actions he thinks President Barack Obama should take, including declaring a no-fly zone over Syria and directly arming the Peshmerga forces in Iraq. Bush also declared that he wants to American boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS.”

A no fly zone over Syria

What a genius

Russia is flying hundreds of sorties a week and bombing the hell out of the people that are supposedly our allies

And JEB proposes that we make a no fly zone

In fact he believes that it is the most important thing that we can do to defeat ISIS

That and boots on the ground

So let us do an Iraq replay but this time with Russia adding extra flavor

No thanks Mr. Bush

Between your brother and your father

We have already been fucked to high heaven and back

Don’t run JEB, just walk

America has had enough of Bushes with bad ideas

Oh, we could only hope…White House, State Department Lose Power Due To Major Outages

“WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The White House and State Department lost power Tuesday afternoon due to a major power outage across the nation’s capital and parts of Maryland.

The power went out at the White House for nearly 10 seconds while the State Department conducted its press briefing in the dark. The Justice Department’s power also went down.

The power outage stretched to the University of Maryland’s campus in College Park.”

“Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis reports that Homeland Security officials believe an explosion at a SMECO power facility in southern Maryland causes the outages. A SMECO spokesperson could not confirm nor deny the report to WNEW.”

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/04/07/white-house-state-department-lose-power-due-to-scattered-outages/

Please let a bear break into my cabin….Please..

Amd 65

Yeah, it was like that. I would have pretended it was some Commie……

Going dark

I will be going dark as of this afternoon until after Christmas. The cabin we rented in the N.C. mountains does not have wi-fi. What a  shame. I must spend all of my time in front of the fireplace reading and drinking Scotch and soaking in the hot tub.

I won’t know until I return if the world has blown up or not. I was actually thinking of not returning at all. I considered bringing every weapon I own with me and see if they could muster enough firepower to evict me. For some reason the wife wouldn’t go for that one, so I will be back online shortly after the holiday.

I sincerely wish all of you a Merry Christmas and the best for you and all whom you love. Stay safe.

Merry Christmas, you Grinch

Yesterday, I stopped at a dollar store after work to get a pack of smokes. When I went up to the counter there was an elderly couple standing in line already. The cashier was ringing them up and putting their goods into a bucket that they had just purchased. They had a bottle of dandruff shampoo, a pack of cheap razors and some soap.

When the cashier finished ringing it all up the total was $10.52. The gentleman expressed surprise that it came up to that much and stated that he didn’t think he had that much on him. He pulled out his wallet and started counting singles out. When it as all said and done, between he and his wife , they managed to come up with $9.00, a buck 52 short.

So, the old guy starts looking around for something to deep six from the purchase so he can afford it. I am looking at the cashier, a young girl about 19 and I can tell that it is killing her.  I didn’t have any cash on me at the time or I would have just ponied the $1.52 up.

Instead I looked at the cashier and told her to grab me my pack of smokes, ring their stuff up with mine and I would take the cash that was short. She caught on right away and started the transaction while the old folks were still searching their pockets for more change.

She kept telling them not to worry about it, but they were both stone deaf and kept asking her the various prices so they could pull something out. Regardless, she finishes the transaction, ringing my smokes up with it. At that point I walk around the couple and up to the keypad to swipe my bank card. When I move into position, the lady looks over at me says something.

The reason I say “Says something” is because I have a perforated eardrum in my left ear. It doesn’t always pick up sound right and I often have to translate what was said if some speaks to my left. There will be times when my wife says “Can you get a log out?” and I have to sit there for a minute until it makes sense….Yes! I can let the dog out!

So, what she said to me was “You know,  nah nah nah to be spected”. I sat there with it churning around in my brain while I swiped my card. The cashier quickly took the bucket, stuffed the goods back in and pushed it at them to take. She then handed me the smokes and cash and said thank you.

At that point I turned around and walked out of the store and got into my truck. As I was backing out of the parking space, the old couple hobbled out arm in arm. I noticed that the woman would not make eye contact with me as I started to pull out. At first I thought it was a little odd and then suddenly I finished translating what she said.

What she said was “You know, he needs to be respected”. Deaf as a rock, she had no idea what was going on. She thought that I was cutting in line in front of her husband because I was in a hurry to get a pack of smokes.

Merry Christmas, you Grinch

Creepy, weird and cool

I have been watching the rather fascinating rebuilding of my finger tip closely. I am a science geek, albeit a dangerous one, and am equipped with the required science geek tools, like my pocket microscope. I watched as new cells were formed up and a matrix spread across the wound. There is one spot though right behind the nail that has been building tissue, but not yet skin.
The doctor told me to let it dry out and it had become all crusty with little red crystals forming through out it. It was obviously healing as I could see it getting smaller and new tissue was appearing daily. Last night I looked at it and thought, “You know, that would probably go faster in a moist environment”. So I took some 3 in one antibiotic compound and put a big blob on the end of my fingertip to see what would happen.
This morning I went out to my garage bathroom and while I was there, I looked at the fingertip in my giant magnifier light. (Yes, there is one of big magnifiers on an arm in my dude bathroom. The lighting is great, what can I say?)
Moments later I was in the bedroom waking my wife up. “Hey, hey, check this out, there are veins growing on the back of my fingernail”
She was not impressed as I was.
“Gross, get that disgusting freak show finger away from my face”
Oh well, I thought it was cool.
When I had applied the antibiotic gel I had gotten some on the back of my nail.The new tiny matrix of veins that appeared overnight in the wound had crawled right around and onto the back of my nail. It was like microscopic red webbing spread out across my nail.
Creepy, weird and cool. I had to nip it in the bud though so I don’t grow a Gollum finger.

Now I’m worried

What me worry?

All of a sudden, things have changed. My once forsaken and hideous finger has decided to do miracles. It has re-grown a tip, producing skin and tissue at an incredible rate. What on Thursday was a nasty zombie finger has become by Monday, pink and healthy.

One small section still needs to cover over, less than a pencil eraser, but I can tell that it is done. Finger drama gone and finished. I have a cabin booked for the week of Christmas in the N.C mountains and it would seem that I will not be spending my time eating pain pills with a newly amputated finger. Instead it will be fireplace and hot tub and time to catch up on reading.

Oh,yes and a bottle of 18 Yr. Scotch.

And then there is the Christmas tree in my house; It’s hideous. Really.

My wife is known for the elegant statement that she makes yearly with her beautiful creations. But not this year. The tree looks like it is in bondage and being punished for its misdeeds. There is so much garland wrapped on it that you can’t see the lights underneath. It is actually more of a garland stand than a Christmas tree.

But it was done by my grand daughters with smiles and laughs and delicate fluttering fingers. One I have never met, the other, the little love of my life, I haven’t seen in 8 Yrs.

Yeah, 8 Yrs.

We are doing the house all up for them so they can have a Christmas while we are gone. Real Christmas’s have been far and few between for these two.

I know that I need say no more on that subject.

But why worry? Why now? When everything is going so good?

Well, that’s the point. Everything is just going too damn good.

And that makes me worry.