Boy Wonder made it back from LA before the weather turned nasty. After a cursory amount of time with his parental units....(most time being spent at Peabody's seeing who else made it home) he packed up his snow shoes and heading to the Lower Eastern part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.....which is only slightly less boring than the Upper Western Part of the Upper Peninsula only causee it takes less time to get there, see.
So I guess I have it correct...Max, Mark, Chris, Matt, Jess,Jim and a half barrel of beer, snowshoes, lentil soup, chili, beer cheese soup. Ah, the young and there liquids! I am sure Jim remembered the tequila as he is always been very concerned with having a balanced diet. Maybe thirty years back I ould have been interested in that kind of trip....in fact I guess I did do a couple of trips like that, but now....if I can't use my bicycle...forget about it.
The Princess screwed up her car. The transmission. Could be a gonna. The only saving grace is that it is a vintage Volvo...we got almost five years out of it with the two kids and the parts dealer will give almost as much as we have paid in repairs over the ownership....so it's not so bad. She is acting like there is no other car in the World, though, and has not been happy. I am less than happy....I will be crawling up under that sucker in a few days and seeing if it is just the linkage. Lucky me. But I am blessed in having a daughter that thinks a good time does not entail a trip to the UP to get drunk with her friends. They plan on doing that in the comfort of her apartment for a New Years celebration.
Ah, yes, New Years. Whoopee. I like to clebrate in a sensible way. Gonna met Baseball Ed for a couple of beers. Found him some old Detective Magazines from the 1960's. Didn't pay much and it will keep him out of trouble for hours. Billa Lang may stop by. He spent four days with his girlfriend up in the UP skiing(ya, like what's up with theat UP shit anyways....and frankly. a man his age should take up something more sensible, like knitting or crochet, or Dominoes. Billa suffers from arrested develpment...but he can never remember what age he was arrested at, though I think it was once in '74 and maybe another time......who knows. I cannot make that shit up, really. I am not sure who else will show up on New Years early afternoon....Joe Cool has to work, Nick was there for the Packer game yesterday and probably will not show. Maybe some other folks....but me...There is a pork roast in the crock post, some aged Brick Cheese....and I have some DVD's to watch...gonna do a Jack Benny Retrospective. I always liked Jack. A man that stops aging at 39 is a smart man.
oh well.....hope everyone had a good Christmas......and to all A Bloggy New Year.