Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Perfect Sunday.......

Hi everybody...I hope you had a great week-end.
One of the perks of the car business, is occassionally scoring some freebies!
This Sunday, I was lucky enough to score 4 tickets to the 5oth Buick Open at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc Michigan. Grand Blanc is only 10 miles from my house, and I have been going to it for over 45 years.
My friend and mentor in car sales Pete Samaras, lives on the 16 fairway. We always park in his driveway for free!!!!
Supposedly the LOUDEST hole in pro golf is the 17th hole at Warwick. It is a par 3 and if any golfer gets a hole in one at that particular hole, they win a free Buick Lucerne. The crowd is very very rowdy there, but they DO shut up during the actual golf shot by the pro. Today we got there early, and was able to sit in the bleachers and see every golfer play.
Since Tiger Woods injured himself for the rest of the year, the course was not overly crowded. The temperature was about 70 degrees, and they were giving away free Buick Open golf balls!
So lets get this straight....
1..Free Tickets
2..Free Parking
3..Free Golf Balls..( hehehe 6 'sleeves'= 18 free golf balls)
4..No Work
5..No Yard Work
6..Country Club chicks EVERYWHERE with pretty pedicured feet!!!
God I love Michigan in the Summertime....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Friday Flash 55.......

"Good Grief"...Said the student teacher!
"These jumbo shrimp have freezer burn"!
'They are pretty ugly'..Replied the store owner
'They must have been packed upside down in no random order while they were half dead.
Please try these genuine imitation crab legs...Even odds I think you will find them somewhat addicting'!!!!
Hi everybody...If you or anyone you know has done a Friday Flash 55, please come tell the
G-Man. I will visit, read, enjoy, comment then BOOK!!
Have a great week-end...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

0% For 72 Month's Portrait.......

The G-Man is very tired today...I went in on my day off and ended up selling two Silverado's, two HHR'S, and an Impala!! We closed at 6, but I was there past 8, then I had to deliver some tables and chairs that I borrowed for the Open House...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Now please start thinking about Friday's Flash 55.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Retro Wednesday......

From 1968 to 1972, my college fraternity provided the ushers for one of the local concert venues. We got paid 8 dollars a head, and some shows needed up to 36 ushers. We also got to see the shows for free. I tore tickets at the door, and after every show I asked the theater mgr. if I could have the sign on the marquee. These were all hand painted.
I think I have about 10 left...Check out the ticket prices...hehehehehe
I took more pics, but G-Mail is experiencing technical difficulties...sorry.

Now...On With The Real World!

This sort of puts an end to this months excitement, turmoil, and preparation....
Now if he can only find a job!!
I would like to thank everyone that has visited and commented during my blabbing on and on about this event. Maybe I can go back to being Mr. Knowitall now..hehehehe

Monday, June 23, 2008

It's Finally Over.....

Hi everybody, I hope you all had a wonderful week-end!!
These last 3 days have been hectec to say the least, but we all survived!
I made it through the open house with-out having to rent one single thing.
The tent is my cousin Kelly's, the table and chairs were from my friends Pat and Sheila.
There were off and on well over a hundred people that showed up and ate, drank and partied a bit..
Scrolling down ...
The tent looks great eh?
My brother brought his smoker over, and cooked the best beef brisket that I've ever had!
The garage and buffet table..(notice my old concert posters?)
Assorted salads
Sloppy Joes
Smoked Brats and Grilled Dogs
People Mingling
Post Party in the garage trying to kill the keg...We finally succeeded about 11:30!
Gotta run...Thanks for stopping by...Galen

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Friday Flash 55........

Herve' Villechaize the "Fantasy Island" star, brought his life to an end by shooting himself in the stomach in 1993. He muffled the gun under two pillows so not to awaken his girlfriend. His diminutive size seemed to trouble and haunt him his whole disturbed life....
His last words before dying?..."De pain! De pain!!
If you or anyone you know has written a 55, please come tell the G-Man. I will visit, read, enjoy, comment, then BOOK!!!. Have a Great Weekend...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thursday Portrait......

Hi Everybody...Sunday is my son Reese's open house for his high school graduation!

The yard is starting to look real good...

Now we just have to start in on the old man...hehehe




(Don't forget to start thinking about your Friday Flash 55 kiddies)

Retro Wednesday.....

I bought this phone at Spencer Gifts about 20 years ago. I think I got it for 75% off at the time.
I've never taken it out of the box. I knew a chick that drove a Karmann Ghia......

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Day of the Week #2.......

Needless to say, I ain't got shit today. But some people doo doo (sorry).
In 1509 King Henry VIII, and we all know what a big fat slob he was, appoints a "Groom of the Stool", whose sole function was to clean the royal anus by hand. It becomes a highly respected and coveted position!!
In an attempt to make himself more attractive to his girlfriend Gala, Salvadore Dali shaved his armpits untill they bled and wore perfume made from fish glue and cow dung!!
Pills made from toxic metal antimony were highly esteemed in Medievil Times as bowel regulators. The pills irritated the intestinal tract, causing loose movements and would pass through the body unharmed. They would then be saved and handed down from father to son, and mother to daughter , as precious family heirlooms!!!
Moulay Ismael, the Sultan of Morocco, gave samples of his bowel movements to ladies of the court as a mark of special favor.
Buzz Aldrin was the first man to deficate on the moon!!
Children that lived on the prairie in the 19th Century, not only played with dried buffalo dung by tossing it around like Frisbee's, but it was used as a heat source for many many years because of it's abundance!
This one is the best...
In 1961, Piero Manzoni an Italian artiste in the art movement (movement hehe..) known as "Arte Povera", exibits a series of one ounce cans containing his own excrement titled "Artists Shit". In June 2002, the Tate Gallery in London announces that it has purchased a tin of Manzonies feces for about $38,000.
Boy oh Boy....What we learn on the internet eh?
Have a GREAT day, and eat lots of fiber... Peace..!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hi everybody, I hope Father's Day went well. Thank You if you sent me a greeting. This is what I got from my family. I've wanted one for a while. I haven't used charcoal lighter fluid in years, I usually use kindling wood scraps to start my charcoal burning. This is the slickest outfit going on, you fill the top part of this chimney thingy with your charcoal, it falls on a grate, then you wad up newspaper and stuff the bottom and set it on fire. The burning paper starts the charcoal, and then you dump it in your grill. No petroleum after-taste EVER!!!
$8.83 at Wall-Marks....Yeah-Baby!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Friday Flash 55....

"This is great", he thought to himself. For one solid week he has been staring at himself in the mirror. A steady motion of brush to paint to poplar plank was continual. "I'm keeping this one, I'll never sell it...It's me but no one will ever know". He mused with a shit eating grin.

If you or anyone you know has written a 55, please come tell the G-Man. I will visit, read, enjoy comment, then book!!!..Have a great week-end...

Thursday Portrait.....

Ahhhh...The sights and sounds of Bike Night at Scooters Bar and Grill.
I love somple bikes with no razzle dazzle, like in the first two picks..
The third bike is sort of a legend at Bike Night.
This guy is always all "skulled" out..
Skull helmet
Skull facemask
Skull belt
Skull boots
Plus you can see his cobbled up bike..With two gun cases!
And for my Thursday portrait...The Jack Daniels chick!
She was giving away free shots...I was drinkin em!!!
Now I hope everyone is thinking about their Friday 55....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Retro Wednesday.......

This is my microscope I got for Christmas of 1960.
It has a little mirror underneath the slide bracket and you reflct the light you need to see things.
The last time I actually used it is when the cat had fleas, and I wanted to see one close up..
Yikes!!!...Are those little bastards ever ugly!!!
The last pic is a vial of shrimp eggs. You used to be able to just add water, and they would hatch after a few days. I wonder if they would still hatch after 48 years?..hahahaha
Sorry about the picture quality...Low-Tech you know.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Meme Me Baby........

Hi everybody, today I feel like being discusting!!

I know I've been accused of that many times, so maybe I'll try and live up to my expectations!

And what better way to showcase this, than a discusting meme?

So grab some Pepto Bismol, and enjoy!!


1..Do you know what a 'Dutch-Oven' is? How about a 'Dirty Sanchez'?...A 'Teabag'?


2..If yes, have you ever administered any of the above mentioned to anyone?


3..Have you ever 'lit a fart'...or witnessed the event?


4..Do you walk your dog during the day.....without a baggie and scoop?


5..Have you ever puked in public?

(carnivals, concerts, ballgames, wedding receptions, frat parties, etc..)


To tell you the truth, I doubt very seriously if any of my readers could give a positive response to any of these, but you never know...Still waters run deep!!!


Monday, June 9, 2008

Sunday's Handywork.......

For the past 3 weeks, my wife and Reese, and myself, have been preparing my home for my son's graduation Open House on June 22nd. Yesterday Our good friend Lynn came over to help also. I took my truck and had 2 yards of red mulch loaded up..76 bucks for two whole yards!!
Much cheaper than 3 bags for 10 in front of the gas station eh?
Anyway, it was 90 yesterday, with a humidity of 98%. We had very bad weather after we got finished, with rain and wind gusts up to 70 mph..These pics were taken this morning, it held up pretty good don't you think? When you have this much mulch, you can layer it on quite thick!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Friday Flash 55.......

I used to feel sorry for Reese.
He had the misfortune of following in the foot-steps of his brainy sister Amanda.
But on the flip side, he is a gentle, caring, and polite young man.
Yesterday he met with his advisor for college next Fall..
His G.P.A. was 3.8 as a senior.
Congratulations Son!!!!!
BTW...The above pic shows his 'geeky smile'...hehehe
If you or anyone you know, has written a Friday Flash 55, come tell me..
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment, then BOOK!!!
Have a Great week-end...Peace...!!!

Thursday Portrait..........

Remember Sunday's Peony pic?
If not just scroll down a few pics..comming along fine eh?
And My guest portrait shot this week is....BEAVER!!!!
Sorry, stayed up late last night ...
Tune in tomorrow for my 55, and you'll know why...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Retro Wednesday.....

Hi everybody...I know I did a candy bar thing a while back. But while looking for something today, I came across my "Mallo-Cup" money that I used to save in the 60's. If you saved 500 points, they would send you 10 free candy bars. These cards are probably from about 1962!
While googling a Mallo-Cup pic, I read that they still have the "Mallo Money", but now they only send you a dollar for 500 points...What a Jip!!! is my Retro contribution for the week.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tuesday Movie Meme.....

We were all saddened by the news of the fire at Universal Studios..

I guess the set of "Back to the Future" was destroyed by flames..

But, on the bright side, it has also inspired me to do a MEME..!

A Movie Meme..!!

A 1 to 3 Movie Meme!!

I'm providing you with 5 questions. If you only have 1 answer..Amen!

But you may have more than one favorite, so you may give up to 3 answers for each question, if you choose to...Ready?



1..Who or what is your favorite movie monster?

2..When channel surfing, what movie('s) must you stop and finish watching, regardless of what scene you landed on?

3..What is your favorite 'Black and White' movie?

4..What is your favorite Comedy?

5..What is your favorite movie scene?



What is the STEAMIEST movie scene EVER.!!



C'Mon...answer at least ONE!!!


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Mindless Monday......

Remember that great Gershwin tune from Porgy and Bess..?

Well, that's me today...sorry!!

("I got plenty 0 nuttin, and nuttin's plenty for me")

Maybe by Tuesday I'll be more inspired...Peace!!

Sunday Update......

Whew...It's cloudy and 58 outside today on June 1st!!
...The Peonies are ready to EXPLODE!!!
I'm making Shrimp Scampi with Angel-Hair pasta for dinner!
On James Goodman's excellent review recommendation...
I'm reading "The Tomb", thanks to the charity of The Shoe Queen!
The Red Wings are 1 game away from yet another Stanley Cup...!
Those are our breaking stories...News at 11..!!!