Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Road Trip Time!

It's not only Road Trip Time today but Road Trip Time forever as we have created yet another new blog with that title.  As you know, we list "blogging" as one of our primary hobbies.  Some would say it is a "primate hobby," but we won't go there.

Here is the Road Trip Time blog:

We've set a bucket list goal for ourselves of 500 blog posts in Year 2012 with a base of 300 here on Live Simple.  We're doing well  here since we have 18 posts already in January and are certain to exceed to the 25 post-per-month average necessary to reach 300 by year's end.

Meanwhile, we've put up two posts on The Salmon Thang; six posts on the new Road Trip Time; four on the blog for Dad's book and four more on our Montezuma Marksmen blog.  That's a total of 16 blog posts, just one shy of a pace to log 200 per year on blogs besides this one.  Oddly, the geekweather blog has not received a new post since December 1, 2012. Perhaps we tired of saying the same old thing--"It's COLD!"

Speaking of cold, this morning's low is a wonderful 13 degrees.  Morning temps in the teens here bode well for the day ahead. Today's high is going to be in the mid to upper 50's here and it will just get warmer every day.  Let's hope the pits of winter are past.

If you read or listen to the news, you know the flu is making its annual rounds.  This season's flu is taking on various personalities, from typical symptoms to a mish-mash of other behaviors.  We're pretty sure we actually have the flu right now.  It came on in a rather stealthy manner, simply making us bone-tired enough to sleep 10-12 hours non-stop.  By and by, we started to lose our voice and that's where we at right now.
Can't hear.  Can't talk.  Great combination, eh?  We don't seem to have any other least yet.  We might have a low grade fever but we don't have a thermometer around to check and what good would it do anyway?   We're going ahead with our Road Trip over the next couple of days and hope for the best.  It will be interesting to see what affect (if any) the process of the trip has on our well being.

We've received quite a few RSVPs to Susun's birthday-Ground Hog Day-Candlemas-Anti Stupor Bowl party invitation.  Unfortunately, one invitee was deeply offended  and actually insulted by us calling the Stupor Bowl for what it is.  The couple will not attend the party and demanded an apology.  Hey, we've nothing against football--we've been football fans since we were old enough to know what a football was.

We will continue to call the Stupor Bowl for what it is in America--a giant food-based party where football is secondary to consuming vast excesses of junk food and adult beverages while actually looking at TV ads on purpose and pretending to watch a typically mismatched pair of teams run back and forth.  The junk food industry simply wouldn't know what to do with the Stupor Bowl.  How in the heck would they be able to sell as much of their stuff in the middle of winter otherwise?  Once the junk food industry realized the intrinsic value of the Stupor Bowl, the rest was history.  Only Thanksgiving and July 4th can give the Stupor Bowl a run for its money in terms of the sheer amount of food and beverages consumed on a single day.  If we had to bet, we'd bet that America consumes more "Little Smokies" on Stupor Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year. Somehow, our intuition tells us a certain company probably sells more Laz-Y-Boy recliners leading up to the Stupor Bowl than any other time of year, too, but that's purely conjectural.  Anyway, if a spade is a spade, Stupor is as Stupor does.

Ace Reporter Steve Ayers is leaving his journalism career behind to become the Economic Development Director for The Town of Camp Verde.  We're sorry to see Steve's fine writing drop off the radar but we're also excited to wonder what rabbits he will pull out of the Camp Verde cowboy hat.  Steve's capable of counting real coup and there's no doubt in our minds that he's going to shine in his new position.

Well, we will be out on the highway soon this morning and don't know if we will be able to get online in our littl' ol' motel in Williams tonight.  We'll try, but ya never know.  Have a great day and Many Cheers!  jp

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