starting the day
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Post By TRX
Post By OldVet
Post By Harryball
April 11th, 2014 09:19 AM
starting the day
Getting dressed to go out for the day isn't easy for me. Arthritis makes getting my shoes on and tied a nontrivial task, and then I have to wrap my left leg in compression bandages to keep it from turning into a giant watermelon. It was crushed by a drunk driver years ago. Then I put the holster on the other ankle, pull on my pants, and finish getting dressed.
My wife goes to work before I do and I have the house to myself. So I queue up some music to help get me going. We have an old but serviceable stereo... three Carver cube amps, two Carver "monolith" main speakers (five feet tall), satellite speakers, subwoofer... well over a thousand watts RMS, not counting the subwoofer. Not in the least efficient - the living room lights flicker during loud passages - but clean, clean sound.
It was Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55" a few weeks ago, and U2's "New Year's Day" last week. This week it's Jackson Browne's "Lawyers In Love." Small objects walk off tables as the lights flicker.
"God sends His spaceships to America
They land at six o'clock and there we are
Eating from TV trays
tuned into Happy Days
Waiting for World War Three while Jesus slaves
to the mating calls of lawyers in love."
Hey, it doesn't have to make sense, it's only rock and roll...
The system clicks off after the track finishes, I pull my shirt over the shoulder rig, and shuffle out the door to go to work.
April 11th, 2014 10:22 AM
When things get to be a bit too much for me, it's a dose of bourbon and Inna Gadda Da Vida for me. Let's me escape for a few minutes (like 16 of them). When it's "not enough" time, I queue up Blurred Lines.
Yes, my musical tastes are a bit bizarre.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid...
"For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
April 11th, 2014 11:53 AM
I drink a 12 pack of corona, put in some pantera and go to sleep....
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means, that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you......
April 11th, 2014 11:59 AM
You mean you don't follow it up with Steppenwolf "Born to be Wild"?
Originally Posted by OldVet
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April 11th, 2014 12:10 PM
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” H.L. Mencken
"Vous ne les laisserez pas passer, mes camarades"
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April 11th, 2014 03:25 PM
I forgot what I do to get going.
I'm just a spoke in the wheel but not a big deal.
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Give me Liberty or give me BACON!!!
You know that look women give you when they want some sugar? Me neither