Monday Musings

Posted: January 25, 2015 in Midlife Crisis in Maryhole

So the countdown is on. Barring unforseen circumstances, like Newman selling Brisbane Airport, this time in 4 weeks should be chilling out in NYC unless my usual luck with weather keeps up. Expected temps for that time of year are around 2-10 degrees max. If I still had testicles they could be in danger of finally dropping. With me there though , it could run to 20 of course and Maryhole will experience a freakish cool February with daily maxes < 35 degrees! Seriously if you want it to rain here just send me away – ergo yesterdays downpour. Now, being the little anal retentive I am when I go south to Flashman Inc HQ SC I power down most things like computer and pull out aerial etc , especially this time of year. I did not pull TV plug out of wall but certainly turned it off. Drove car in garage this morning bright and early only to hear noise from upstairs. Had Ms Maddern dropped in to personally apologize and just hung around all weekend sorting my sock drawer ? No, the TV was on and some soccer match was in full swing. Spooky shit. No one had slept in my bed or eaten my porridge so assume it was that rainy thing yesterday that did something. In future power will go off at wall as well

Speaking of odd things what is with all the hysteria about American Sniper? Couple of issues I spose. First up , why be surprised at Box Office numbers? The world is largely full of morons who feel much safer when someone like Crazy Chris is out there killing the “savages”. Or Liam Neeson! Now u can argue about the quality of AS all u like but there can be no doubt about Taken 3 – it is pure nonsense but because “not based on a true story” is only escapist fare so its fine to line up around the block to see it I guess. The main gripe with AS though, which in part divides along political sway at least in the US, is the glorification of him as a hero. No doubt he was not the full block of chocolate even before he did 4 tours – he would have lost more fruit than nut after that though. I know I am in minority here but I can simply watch the movie as an action piece (a very good one to boot) without getting caught up in what it says about the war in Iraq or the man himself. I mean I grew up on John Wayne movies after all! The guy no doubt did some bad things but also good things as well after his return – which ultimately led to his death. In this day and age you cant refer to other humans as he did and that is a true and correct view in the multicultural society we live in but you should not let a few misplaced statements like that forever colour your view on a matter. Or you can, its your call. It doesnt help that everyone knows Clunk’s political views of course.

Most of week now is filled with either working on golf course or playing golf. Last Wednesday clearly demonstrated these two should not intersect. Once you get involved in projects then your interest raises and hard to switch off so wandered out early last Wednesday to just tinker around with a few things when the opportunity to fix the bunker on 9 came up so 3 hrs later it was done and I couldnt walk. Two hours after that I teed off in usual Wednesday group. You know how most pros would be pretty happy returning a -12 score? Apparently there is one event that does not apply – Standard Scratch! Ok, so no more work on mornings of golf. Of course after rain of last few days the good work has in part been undone. But this is what it looked like after Wednesday and before Noah started hammering away on Friday 😦

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