Tuesday, December 31, 2013

PSA Tuesday.....

Hi Everybody, G-Man here......
I wish to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for the fantastic support and
encouragement given to me and the contributors of my little weekly writing prompt
Friday Flash 55. It has always been my purpose to give seasoned and novice writers
a forum to showcase their talents, AND to learn how to be succinct and less wordy.
It's both fun and inspirational, and I really look foreward to doing it each week.
Now the PSA...
Celebrate in your own way, the joy of surviving another year in a very volatile world.
If that celebration includes Booze, drink responsibly.
If you know that you are going to drink a 'Few', have a designated driver.
If you know that you are going to drink 'More' than a few, don't drink till you puke.
If you drink till you puke, you are an 'Ass-Hole' and you deserve to have a burning
nose and smell like Rocquefort!!
Happy New Year Everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Friday Flash 55.....

Elmore Leonard, Mr. Tom Clancy.
Bonnie Franklin, tickled our fancy.
Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela,
James Gandolfini was a 'GoodFella'.
Edith Bunker, Joan Fontaine, Patty Page, Conrad Bain.
Esther Williams swam like a fish,
Annette Funicello was every boy's wish.
Van Cliburn, Peter O'Toole,
Jonathon Winters was a brilliant fool.
Scott Carpenter, Dr. Joyce Brothers,
Dave King, and too many others.....
I couldn't list them all in 55 words, just be glad you're NOT on the list!
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment....Then BOOK!
So from the most gracious host from coast to coast
Have a Kick Ass New Year!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thursday Portrait.....

See those three old guys sitting together? This was our 40th year as season ticket holders!
Our first year together was 1973, we were Seniors and we have had 6 tickets together
ever since. To the left is My friend Dave, he is retired from GM as a Pipefitter. The white
haired gentleman is Phil, he is an Attorney in Lansing of all places. And the fellow to
the right, well he is still schlepping Chevy's in Fenton Michigan.
I always wondered if I would go to games till I died in my seat, or what would precipitate
me giving up my seat. Well, between the escalating cost of the tickets, our advancing age,
the increasing amount of games starting at 3:30 because of TV. This was our last game as
season ticket owners. After 40 years and roughly 255 games together, we are passing
the torch to those that have been on a waiting list for years. As an Alumni, I can usually
get a ticket to any game I want anyway, so that's the plan. It was very bittersweet to sit and
watch this game knowing that after FOUR Decades we would bring this fantastic party to
an end as a group. I really don't expect any of you to understand how this tears out my old
heart by even writing this post. It was such a part of all of our lives for years, but all good
things must come to an end, and I'll now have the enjoyment of watching Michigan play
from my easy chair. Enough of my maudlin, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!!
Hope to see you Thursday Night 8:00 PM EST....

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays.....

Hi Everybody.....
Here is hoping that you have power. 2/3rds of our whole county is without!!
This is my Weeping Willow.
Fortunately there were no power lines to snap. We have power...Merry Christmas!
See everyone in a couple of days...Galen

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Friday Flash 55.....

Sitting alone with the Christmas Tree never fails to bring about the onset of Melancholia.
A 75 year old hand me down ornament that was my Grandma's. A Santa Stocking with
an angora beard that my Mom knitted. Memories of loved ones no longer here....
But, they are good memories. And in the end, what more could you ask for?

Yeah, once again it's just me and Reese home alone for Christmas. Maybe some day
there will be the laughter and chatter of happy children opening presents, but until that
day comes, I guess we'll just have a little Christmas Cheer, and be glad we have two
days off mid-week.
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment.....Then BOOK!
So from the most melancholy host from coast to coast
Have a Kick Ass Week-End and Christmas.
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thursday Portrait.....

Bonjour Mes Amis....
As I said on Monday, I have a 'Theme' going on all this week, and now is the time to reveal.
Flint might be the NUMBER ONE city in America for murder and violent crime...YAY!!!!!!
BUT....We still have a bit of culture floating around these parts. Until December 30, The Flint
Institute of Arts has a Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit going on, and I had to go visit last Saturday.
It was wonderful, informative, and very colorful!! As I've alluded to with the previous posts,
the drink of choice with many of the late 19th and early 20th century 'Impressionist' artists was
Absinthe, or as it was known as "The Green Fairy". I'll get into the history of Absinthe at a
different time, but the exhibit did bring back some fond memories of my meeting the Grandson
of Toulouse-Lautrec a few years back. Unfortunately he was also smitten by The Green Fairy, only
he was so far gone that he didn't bother with the slotted spoon/sugar cube ritual, he slugged down
the shit right out of the bottle!! He periodically emerges from rehab long enough to show up at
some of these exhibits around the world, his name is...Footloose-Lautrec.
See you all Thursday Evening 8:00 PM EST.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

La Fee Verte Aussi.....

Incased in the green mist, she could still taste the anise on her lips. But she was too
paralyzed to hear, speak, or feel anything. Henri ( the little one ), sent her over another
round so he could finish his portrait of her....

Monday, December 16, 2013

La Fee Verte.....

Incased in the green mist, he could still taste the anise on her lips.
And hear her whisper....'Encore'
(Even with only one ear)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Friday Flash 55.....

There are two entrances to the Drive-Thru at Tim Horton's. If someone lets me in, I pay
for their order then drive off. This morning I was impatient and late. When I FINALLY
got to the window, the clerk handed me my coffee and said..."The Lady ahead said
Thanks, and is returning the favor....

Ha!!! Some one turned the tables on ME!! And I'll say this, it changed my attitude for the
whole day. It's called a ...Random Act of Kindness. Try it, it feels good.
If you or anyone you know is randomly kind or has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment......Then BOOK!!
So from the most repentant host from coast to coast....
Have a Kick Ass Week-End.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thursday Portrait

I've been thinkin about changing careers, tell G-Diddy what you think?
See ya Thursday 8:00 PM EST, but for now, click on the link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cclA1IHmjTo


Thanks to all for the Birthday wishes. Crack a Holiday Smile for The G-Man...:-)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Still Here.......

I've been waiting for this day ever since I first heard this song, click on the link..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDt26gJYVB4

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Friday Flash 55.....

Flint Junior College...1968
Mr. Drew was no-nonsense instructor, and he hated slackers.
The verdict was still out about me, until one day he woke me out of
a nap in Western Civilization 101.
"Mr. Haynes, what year did Garibaldi unify The Papal States?"
(No Clue)
"Ha!!! Out of the mouths of babes...."

A true story, and the answer was pulled right out of my ass! He never asked me anything again.
If you or anyone you know is a lucky guesser or has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment.....Then BOOK!
So from the most slacking host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!

( I got a C+ in the class...hehehehehe)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thursday Portrait.....

Never let it be said that there aren't BIG BUCKS to be made from the Michigan
Lottery!!! I'd love to say that I just won $55.00.....But alas, just a Dolla, No Holla!
But then again, I'M the winner every Kick Ass Week-End because of the wonderfully
talented people that contribute to the Friday Fun. See you Thursday Night 8:00 PM EST

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Musings.....

Two things....Convicted Murderess Jodi Arias is now selling
signed prints of her original art on-line through her blog for $39.95.
So...You can murder someone in a very messy horrific manner,
spend all day blogging in a paid for room with a toilet, make money
from deranged sicko's who are attracted to the sordid underbelly
of society, and have lesbian sex anytime you want?
Plus they feed you three times a day?
What a Country!!!!!!!!!
Here's some good news...
It seems that Michael Douglass completely fabricated the lie
about oral sex being the cause of his throat cancer. It pissed his wife
off so much from the embarrassment that she left him. Although I just
read some Yahoo Headlines that said..."Michael Douglas Trying To Woo
Wife Back By Making Her Pancakes"! Jeez Mike, it seems that after spreading
lies about the cleanliness of her cooter, you could AT LEAST feed
her Eggs Benedict!!!
That's all I have to say.
Any other post Thanksgiving thoughts that you'd like to share?