MMM 284: Buying the Farm (again)

I’m hoping that the next move is the last one.  It’s definitely enough land to live off of, even with the (essentially) worthless horses.  The question is how fast I can get to the point of food independence, should I have the wherewithal to do so.  Going to be a lot of work getting it into shape for that, so I have to hope my body won’t give out on me before the systems are built up, and that I can make steady progress toward it as the years pass.

America.

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Squished ball.

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Dem socks.

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Checking for a stain on her skirt?

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Wish I could see her face.

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Remember the world before selfies?  No one after us will.

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These are nice thighs.  Wrong shoes for weightlifting, though.

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Fake redhead.

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Fake… well, take a guess.

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Monday begins!

 

141 Comments

  1. Foist

  2. Wakey wakey

  3. Up all night writing two papers. Still not done. Gonna sleep for a couple of hours and then start again…

  4. fourth

  5. Have to go get the potatoes out of the garden so I can water the rest of it, and feed the horses and chickens while I’m at it.

  6. Why do we bother- our LPO scanner posted this last night:

    W. Genesee St. And S. Court St. A F sitting on this corner, with her head down. She has long red hair and a dark shirt. Caller states she is throwing things on the ground. She is possibly intoxicated. 2 other callers are concerned that she has overdosed cause of the way she us sitting and she won’t wake up. Then EMS ALPHA 771 was cancelled by police. No further updates. #LapeerCity
    *******
    Police showed up and gave her narcan and she came to:

    “And after that she pulled her pants down and mooned the police cussed at them and walked away cussing and complaining that she was napping.”

    Why do we bother? I have a friend who’s nephew over dosed, and I feel l bad for her loss, but some of these people are just … gah.

    They want to say it’s a sickness. But it’s NOT. It’s not like Cancer, because if you told someone actually dying of cancer that all they had to do was stop doing X, I’m pretty sure close to 99.9% of them would simply stop so they could live.

  7. I think I need to take at least one more day off of Zumba. I woke up with a really sore wrist last week – it’s pretty much gone, but not completely.

  8. Car in, agree. I understand heroin is tremendously addictive, and even that it may change your brain.
    But in this day and age, there is precious little excuse to NOT KNOW THESE FACTS before you ever stick that needle in.

    Rant off.

    Return to your duties, and diiiiismissed.

  9. I was going to tell her not to fap so much.

  10. sounds like you need more wrist exercises. I could suggest some for you, if you wish.

  11. Shakeweight?

  12. Skynet getting just a bit closer:

    Facebook Shuts Down AI System After Bots Create Language Humans Can’t Understand

    pretty soon they’ll start driving leon’s car

  13. Tech hype article for the IFLS! crowd. The primary criticism of neural nets and genetic algorithm is that no matter how good the answer is, the “reasoning” is opaque. That’s been a known issue since the 80’s.

  14. I for one, welcome our new overlords.

  15. Wow. Slow day.

    We should lease this blog out. Possibly for random friend farming or the occasional workout tip.

  16. Meetings. It’s part of being Agile.

  17. Raining like a mofo here. All night and it looks like all day. BOOOOOO.

  18. I want rain, send that stuff up here.

    Today’s menu: Red potato salad, chicken thighs, a slice of homemade cheesecake.

    Then I’m throwing away the rest of the cheesecake because it came out too sweet. Texture is perfect, though. Dang.

  19. Then I’m throwing away the rest of the cheesecake

    Sacre bleu!

  20. I’ve got some potato salad for supper too, yum.

  21. That rope climbing guy in the top photo did a piss poor job tucking.

  22. Nice Shapiro vid on TheDouche, Car in.

  23. I know, wasn’t it? I loved it.

  24. Link here, Carin?

  25. Thanks, Carin. Ben is a good spokesman for those issues. She was ill equipped with standard college lefty arguments. Weak sauce and silly.

  26. She was a cunt.

  27. Well, yes, that too, Hotspur.

  28. I remember when Ben Shapiro had his first columns out there. I really enjoyed his writing, and I laughed at his byline picture, because he was a little boy at the time.

    He has really become a remarkable young man.

  29. She wasn’t necessarily ill-equipped – that’s all they’ve got. And I didn’t think she was so much a cunt, as an idiot. I mean, she didn’t start screaming or calling him names, so as far as lefties go, she’s not that bad.

  30. You can’t really tell, though. She was in a room full of conservatives. Being behind enemy lines tends to bring out the manners. If the place was packed with fulminating lefties, who knows how it might have gone?

  31. She reminds me of some kids I knew in school recently. That weird makeup style, the earnest liberalism. They are really nice girls, but they have been socialized to accept lies and reject truth. It’s rather sad.

  32. There was that one guy who yelled out “they are all ok”. But yeah you could tell it was conservative, because the audience didn’t immediately start cheering out loud for him.

    He got his ass handed to him too. But he wouldn’t know, since he won’t be honest about it.

  33. Hotspur, I’m probably going to Newport soon. Did you do the whole mansion tour or just The Breakers? Just want to get some recommendations, if you recall what you and Hotwife particularly enjoyed there.

  34. We just did the Breakers, and walked up and down the edge of the coast – it’s a really picturesque walk.

    If you need a room, try the Jailhouse Inn. Really nice unique property, and very friendly owner.

    You’ll pass Mystic on the way. Worth a tour.

  35. Can we just refer to this as Newport News, now?

  36. https://is.gd/qjpHT7

    Thanks, HS! The coastal walk was definitely in the plan.

  37. Can’t watch any videos in firefox. Started yesterday. Quite annoying.

  38. It’s also fun hanging out down by the docks where the big boats are. Loads of restaurants and bars on the water.

  39. I want to get back to see Groton sometime. Maybe with a Navy guy that can get me better access.

  40. I couldn’t even get on base at Selfridge, back in the 90’s when I went to a basketball game at The Palace.

  41. Can we just refer to this as Newport News, now?

    Huh?
    You don’t know the city of Newport News in VA., do you?
    Not very much redeeming there…

  42. There’s a reason that the gangbangers, thugs and Michael Vick (BIRM) refer to it as “Bad News.”

  43. Just got a call from the Santa Barbara job. They want one more interview, where I give them a brief presentation of a data set.

  44. Don’t stand up, the joke will hit you on the forehead.

  45. Tell ’em you don’t have time for some lame-ass mutha fuckin interview, bitches.

  46. Got my first call from a recruiter for one of my top three hospitals.

    When I said ‘tomorrow is good’ for the interview, she chuckled.

    I’m so excited I could hurl. Downside: It’s a part time job, not the full time one I wanted.

  47. Get your foot in the door!

  48. I know! Now in the back of my head I’m kicking myself because I have so many resumes out in different places that I might like better, and I shouldn’t jump at the first thing across the transom.

    But…if I’m offered the job I’ll probably take it, just to be done with looking.

  49. Part time STD Clinic Nurse

  50. Mooch is gone!

  51. Hi Scaramucci, bye Scaramucci.

  52. That was quick.

  53. Even Drudge doesn’t have it yet

  54. Everytime I get a feeling that the white house is getting down to a healthy routine, a new upheaval happens. Wtf is going on here?

  55. He was only there to fire Reince.

  56. LOL What a clown show.

  57. OK, so I can watch embeds, but I can’t see anything on youtube. WTF

  58. Your cache is probably horked. Restart your browser.

  59. Does anyone know once and for all the best cinnamon?

  60. Heh, all the fancy hotels are in Lapeer. Everything else outside there is cheap.

  61. Actual cinnamon, instead of cassia.

  62. yes

  63. Which one? Saigon? Ceylon?

  64. My understanding is that cassia and ceylon (what people call ‘true’ cinnamon) are closely related plants. Slightly different flavor, but other than that no big difference in nutritional profile in normal quantities consumed etc.

    Ceylon is supposed to be less pungent.

    Sounds like a lot of snobbery to me, but I barely use the stuff anyway, so what do I know.

  65. What kind comes on Cinnabon rolls? That’s the kind you want. They are pretty good.

  66. Yeah, I don’t eat enough of it to kill my liver but I do love it!

  67. I haven’t had anything as awesome as a cinnamon roll in months and months.

    *sigh*

  68. Why work out, if you can’t have a cinnabon roll once in a while? Life is too short.

  69. We keep getting screwed. State hiring freeze sounds like it should save us some money.

    Nope.

    State workers w/ $60,000 salary can take home $250,000 w/ OT.

  70. I think those things are gross.

  71. I got my DNA analysis back.

    I’m 90% from Great Britain! 10% felt and other puppet materials.

  72. was the DNA from you, or just somebody random?

  73. I am a man. A manly man. But I am not manly enough to beat this:

    https://imgur.com/gallery/fMUzI

  74. MJ, may be it was not felt, just some belly lint that got mixed in with your sample.

  75. Haha, tushar, gotta love imgur comments:

    I know the feeling. Sometimes I hold my shit in to finish the movie

  76. We keep getting screwed. State hiring freeze sounds like it should save us some money.

    Nope.

    Concession deal means they give up a couple of grand for years 1 and 2, then get made whole plus a bonus and 3.5 raises every six months for years 3, 4 & 5.

    Hell of a concession there…..

    This state is fucking doomed.

  77. WTF, once the rich flee, are going to pay those salaries and pensions?

  78. WTF, once the rich flee, are going to pay those salaries and pensions?

    Welfare recipients, obviously….

  79. They want to say it’s a sickness. But it’s NOT. It’s not like Cancer, because if you told someone actually dying of cancer that all they had to do was stop doing X, I’m pretty sure close to 99.9% of them would simply stop so they could live.

    Oh, good. Guess I can stop going to all those meetings and sponsoring people and shit. Because that never would have occurred to me, to just stop.

    Yeah.

  80. Oops

    http://tinyurl.com/yacps893

  81. Addiction is chemical and physical. The brain starves for the chemicals it literally needs to function, and it drives behavior, sometimes in unpleasant ways.

    Put your fists together in front of you, heel of hand to heel of hand. The part of your brain that even has the capacity to resist addictive behavior is roughly the size of your thumbs. Everything else is rooting for the bad guy.

    If you’re the praying sort, interlace your fingers after that and pray for those who struggle.

  82. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it turned out some crooked cop or city employee was selling those guns right back to the people whose hands the buybacks are supposed to be keeping them out of. Chicago is a fun town, but it’s a cesspool.

  83. If you’re the praying sort, interlace your fingers after that and pray for those who struggle.

    Thank you. Sincerely.

  84. I’m talking about myself as much as anyone, Sean. You’ve inspired me to keep trying even when I’m really busy hating myself and ready to give up.

  85. I almost gave up on your mom.

  86. I’m just happy that God has seen fit to make me useful, leon. Just remember that without pain and struggle, we wouldn’t be able to grow.

    And keep at it, Hospurt. She may make a lot of snide remarks about how tiny your cock is, but she appreciates the effort.

  87. Oh, she definitely appreciates it.

  88. Hola Hostages. Looks like a tight month here. Praying things ease up a little…

  89. “WTF, once the rich flee, are going to pay those salaries and pensions?”

    If they tax the middle class into poverty it broadens their base,

  90. Evening Hostages.

  91. Hahahahahaaa, you filthy animals. You’re delightful.

    We really want to believe that everybody can control their behaviors, but it’s not true. Some people will always struggle, and some people are lost to us. I knew a family that had a problem with gambling. Nearly the whole family had it. It was absolutely a hereditary addiction. We are all born with different tendencies. And then you add upbringing…eh.

    I’m hoping that someone can figure this out someday. Find a better roadmap out of that mess.

  92. No, Laura, we’re still fucked. Some moreso than others.

  93. If we miserable humans could reliably correct and perfect ourselves, we wouldn’t have needed Christ.

    Sorry if any of y’all aren’t down with that way of putting it, but there it is.

  94. If we miserable humans could reliably correct and perfect ourselves, we wouldn’t have needed Christ.

    Ding ding ding

  95. I just realized I worked two back-to-back 51 hour weeks while squeezing in two 4-hour trips to Pferdscheisse Acres. No wonder I’m so wiped out. I don’t remember the last thing I did just for fun.

  96. Sorry if any of y’all aren’t down with that way of putting it, but there it is.

    I’M OUTRAGED

  97. I don’t remember the last thing I did just for fun.

    Posted pics of, questionable, women in small outfits?

  98. Eh, half obligation, mostly formulaic at this point.

  99. And I can’t really linger on the images for too long or I could get #triggered.

  100. *sad trombone*

  101. Is there a happy trombone?

    That would teach those fuckers.

  102. >>>
    I just realized I worked two back-to-back 51 hour weeks while squeezing in two 4-hour trips to Pferdscheisse Acres. No wonder I’m so wiped out. I don’t remember the last thing I did just for fun.<<<

    You just made hotspurs mom cry. Apologize.

  103. I’m not bitching or anything, just saying that it didn’t really feel “fun”.

  104. Now you’ve really upset Hotspurts mom…

  105. I think you have to go to trumpet or piccolo for a happy noise.

  106. POS PM back from vacation today, all happy and full of stories about having a wonderful time at his lake cabin with his friends and family…he’s lucky I didn’t Wayne Brady.

    https://is.gd/KVS3ue

  107. How’d your deployment go in his absence, Pupster?

  108. We got it out, now the Project Coordinators just need to execute. I found another one of his lazy fuck ups but it was too late to fix it, it’s going to shave the margin down on 4 of the 20 stores. No attention to detail. Other folks have eyeballs on it now so I don’t have to say anything, I just want him to do his job.

  109. Is there a happy trombone?
    =====

    “When the Saints go marching in”?

    You mom plays a happy trombone….

  110. Just had a customer who was a Samoan or Hawaiian or some kinda PI’er–hefty fella is what I’m getting at here–whose last name was “Tubig.”

    Heh.

  111. I should probably be cheering recent events.

    I probably got a raise today.

    More than half of my business comes from people that are leaving.

  112. Leon bait.

    http://tinyurl.com/ybpc8j4g

  113. You know that experience where you are half-awake and half-asleep, and so you can’t move and think that there’s some creature on top of you holding you down? Yeah, that happened to me last night. Not fun.

  114. That “creature” is Hotspur’s mom. Do you feel violated?

  115. No wonder my asshole hurts.

  116. I had those night terrors all the time as a kid, Alex. No idea why. Terrible sleep paralysis, most likely. Hallucinations were just the frosting on that cake.

    Unless of course the aliens really were coming to check on me.

  117. It could be the mushrooms.

  118. Oh, good. Guess I can stop going to all those meetings and sponsoring people and shit. Because that never would have occurred to me, to just stop.

    but you did. Stop. With help. And you did FANFUCKINGTASTIC. You realized that you were going to die if you kept up, so you got help and you stopped.

    Cancer people can’t just do that. They’re just fucked. People who don’t realize/care that they are completely responsible for what they’ve created, and expect society to keep bringing them back to life once they OD on heroin. They continue to ACTIVELY kill themselves … I just don’t have …

    I had a friend – very nice guy – died around 37-ish, right after he had a baby and found happiness. Esophageal cancer. Never smoked. drank. Nothing. If someone had said to him – just do X and you’ll see your baby grow up, he’d have done it. W/o a thought.

    But, tonight, I encouraged a friend who drinks waaay to much to please stop. He’s been sober a week. He said he’d like to see if he can just have one or two and stop. I told him that there’s a great chance he won’t be able to do that.

  119. Strange weather here in the PNW. We had the coolest wettest spring on record. Now, we are having a shot at the driest summer. We are 40+ days without measurable precipitation and are looking at rainfall in Sept? Things are dieing, including trees…

  120. What I want to know is…

    Are the locations in Sharknado accurately portrayed? I’m having trouble believing this isn’t just a studio.

  121. CoAlex,
    Just lurked the bottom of the ONT for the first time in ages – you’re wrong about the ages & single moms.
    Best four years of my life were with the kids of a single mom.

    (I was mid 40s, she was 34, kids were 3 & 7 at the starting point)

  122. I grew up with a single mother who dated and it was incredibly stressful for me. When I was younger I dated a few single moms, and there was always drama with the ex, the kids, etc. No.

  123. Scott, I hated mushrooms as a kid, even to the point of not eating pizza they’d been picked off of.

  124. C arin, I realize that what I said was unkind, and for that I apologize. But–and I realize how shitty this sounds–it’s something that’s incredibly difficult to understand if you haven’t been through it.

    I didn’t just stop. I’m still an alcoholic and I will be until the day I die. I have something inside of me that is waiting for me to stop doing the things that keep me on the right path. It waits for me to be selfish and self-seeking and dishonest and fearful, and it tells me I can let my guard down. It uses my intelligence against me. For years, I did things that I knew deep down were self-destructive and wrong, but I had to do them because I couldn’t feel normal–not even good or happy anymore, just normal, not sick–unless I did them. I lied, cheated, and stole from people I loved on a regular basis, and I felt like a piece of shit because there was nothing I could do about it.

    If you don’t want to think of this as a “disease” like cancer, maybe you could look at it like a mental illness. I think it certainly is that–an obsession beyond any mental control that compels the sufferer to do things that he knows will ultimately kill him and renders him powerless to stop. I think we can agree that you wouldn’t tell someone suffering from, say, schizophrenia, to stop having delusions, right?

    I hope your friend, if he’s drinking too much, is able to stop. If he’s anything like me, he won’t be able to on his own. I will be happy to help, should you want me to. Feel free to give him my phone number, if you think he might want to talk to someone.

  125. Sean, keep up the good fight and may you continue to have success. The wife has been an alcoholic for years and now has liver cirrhosis. Mental disease is the how I would describe it as well. AA, clinics, nothing has ever got her to stop. All I can do is slow her down. There is really no long term thinking involved. She talks about being driven to do it in an almost uncontrollable way. The current options for treatment for addiction are quite limited. It doesn’t run in my family at all, but is very prevalent in hers.

  126. Sorry to hear that your wife hasn’t had success with treatment for her alcoholism, Therm. I put my family through hell with the way I lived my life, and they felt powerless to stop me from killing myself. I’ll keep you and her in my prayers.

  127. They’ve let him lie for a very long time, ’til the rains from heaven did fall
    And little Sir John sprung up his derp and so amazed them all

  128. MORNING

  129. WHO POAT IS THIS!?

  130. I don’t think we disagree, and perhaps it’s just the term I dislike so much . “Disease”. It suggest that there is NOTHING they can do – which is what an disease is – one that is actually completely beyond your control.

    People want to tsk tsk addicts – by saying it’s a disease, and I think that dis-empowers folks from admitting that they *can be* in control. Maybe not on their own, but it’s actually through their own power that the sickness is entering their body. I’m not discounting how hard it is to stop – lord knows I was surrounded by alcoholics when I bartended. But you end up at the bar. You buy that first drink. There is a bit of a choice in the matter. I suppose the major difference (and my rant was mostly directed at drug addicts) is that alcoholics don’t see that they have a problem – denial and what not. Heroin addicts don’t have that excuse.

    Just about every day – unbelievably – someone ODs in Lapeer of Heroin. They get narcan, and start using pretty much right away again. Part of me wonders if the miracle drug is actually doing the opposite of what was intended. It’s become a huge safety net. Go ahead, do it. If something happens, they’ll save you. Enjoy your party.

  131. Sean, I’ll give him your number the next time I work with him. Last week he had some sort of major breakdown (crying at work afterward, etc) , and he’s been clean since then.

  132. WHO POST DIS?

  133. Wakey wakey.

    I am unaware who owns this poat.

  134. I’ll put up a new one that is less transgendered.

  135. Mj … be a dear [holds empty coffee cup in air]

  136. Time to go feed the horses and wash the potatoes.

  137. Put on some pants first!

  138. But… cargo shorts.

  139. cargo sharts

  140. Is MJ still struggling in the editor, trying to reach the buttons? I have a stupid one ready, but it can wait since he was here first.


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