Last night they screened 2 new episodes of “Counting Cars”. I DVR’d them but I only caught a few minutes of one.
I’m going through an 8 week course of treatment for a systemic infection and yesterday was a doozy. I was out flat. I’m not sure who’s going to kick it first, the infection or me.
In last night’s season Premier of “Boardwalk Empire”, Nucky Thompson showed he has rotted through. Like the running board of an old Packard, he let everybody down. He went from the balance of good and bad that made him appealing to somebody’s idea of what a modern hoodlum would look like in spats.
The ”Blast Fest” from last season’s finale continued. Characters were felled right and left for plot development and stylistic effect. It was gross and overblown. Good writing, skillful dialog, and keen acting have given way to the gun happy blood splatter of a video game.
I was so inspired by the episode that I cancelled my subscription to HBO before I went to bed.
That is seventeen bucks a month saved.
Since HBO decided to have an almost 1 year hiatus on True Blood, I will take a hiatus from paying their high prices. I’ll pay them when they have something I want to watch.
In the meantime I have the scrumptious “Leverage” on TNT. There’s also the car chasing Count on History Channel. The odd couple from “Wheeler Dealers” is starting a new season on Velocity. BBC “Top Gear” may even start showing something besides reruns soon. There is plenty to watch on my “basic” cable without having to plunk down cash for crap.
This is where I should be putting in my two cents worth about last night’s “Counting Cars” episodes.
Except I missed them.
They are recorded safely on the DVR and awaiting my perusal. But I ain’t feelin’ too inclined.
Labor Day weekend started off with some WalMartian jetting out of the parking lot and straight into the side of my car. By the Grace of God, he caved in the back seat door and not the driver’s door. Of course the WalMartian was driving a jeep with a home made “brush bar” welded onto the bumper. So an iron rod with sharp ends tore down the side of my car and destroyed the door.
The driver didn’t report the accident to his insurance company and he isn’t the owner of the vehicle. Oh joy, joy, joy.
I’ve been to the body shop that I prefer and they gave me a written estimate the insurance company says they’ll honor…..if the insured will talk to them.
In case you’re wondering why I have a favorite body shop….that would be because they are the body shop that replaced my front bumper a few months ago when I got popped in a movie theater parking lot.
Physically, I’m sore, my back hurts, and my nerves go on high alert when I get in the car.
I’m still in the process of a 3 month treatment plan to get my body to absorb iron, magnesium, and other nutrients. It quit a while ago and my general practitioner didn’t know what else to do.
Like I said, I’m on my third specialist and this one seems to find something new awry with every test. But she thinks she’s found the cause for my going unconscious every once and a while.
I’m almost through medicine number one and I’ve started medicine number two in the combo. I’ve been warned that in about 4 days I may be sick as a sea serpent on a tilt a whirl. But the only way out is through.
Now I remember why I quit blogging. I spend all my time taking pills, potions, and blood tests! I’ve FedEx-ed bodily fluids to test labs all over the United States.
At my house, boxes of very unpsychedlic prescriptions and supplements arrive from compounding pharmacies with startling frequency.
If I was a car, I’d say I was in need of a rotisserie restoration. From the pills I’m taking and the test results the doctor is going over with me, I think I may be getting the human equivalent.
Maybe tonight I’ll get to spend some quality time with “The Count”. Between the 6 p.m., 8p.m., and 9p.m. potions.
Ok, above is the obligatory yummy picture of Johnny Depp by way of some eye candy.
Now, on to the apology in general. I forgot that Word-press doesn’t notify me when I need to approve comments. It also sends it’s messages to a “special” Word-press mail box. I haven’t been ignoring you, I didn’t know you were there.
Oh, and by the way, I found out I wasn’t putting images in the correct way for WordPress. Some older posts may be missing images. Apologies. That learning curve is a sharp one. Plenty of wrecks in that ditch.
Let’s see of “Count Cool Rider” and his muscle cars are enough to keep me on the web for a while.
At first glance, I’d be tempted to say, “NO!” This guy doesn’t look like somebody to buy a t-shirt from, let alone a car. But add a head scarf, some shades, a few tattoos, a wife beater, and twenty years you have one of TV’s newest car sensations, Danny “The Count” Koker. He just launched his own show, “Counting Cars”, on History Channel.
As much as History Channel’s “Top Gear America” makes me cringe, “Counting Cars” gives me that automotive tingle. In the 3 weeks “Counting Cars” has been on air I’ve been titillated with a blushing pink 59 Thunderbird with key lime and white interior, Fully Restored 1960′s Road Runner, Restored Bullitt GTO, a Manx Dune Buggy in “lime sparkle”, and Elvira’s Macabre Mobile.
This is the weeknight car crazy happiness I used to get from “Top Gear UK” This is the kind of wheeled wonder that used to get me meandering on the web and writing on the blog.
Maybe it’s just what I need to get me back online.
Looking at my ongoing hatred of having to program anything for my blog, it was February when I last posted anything. In the meantime I’ve been looking at hiring someone to set up a custom page for me back on blogger. I’ve also considered just living with this pre-fab template from Word-press. I’m still on the fence on both ideas.
Since February I’ve been going through the mill with my third specialist in 2 years. I’ve been under treatment for all sorts of things. If I was a car, I’d reccomend an “off frame” rennovation. But since that “ain’t” possible, I’m gonna keep hanging on and paying for the new parts of the installment plan.
It’s as good a theory as anything else, isn’t it?
I know that I’d like to smack the living breath out of the dorkasaurus that coded the “box wiggle” for WordPress. It’s like the damn website “moons” you if you get your password wrong.
There’s not much going on to post about. My health has taken a downturn and I’ve been in recovery mode for a few weeks.
I don’t even seem to be able to muster a “Top Gear” post. Even though I sat and watched copius amounts of Top Gear yesterday. I was working on tax returns and abevy of other administrivia.
To keep myself amused…..I’m going to include a pic of Mr. May and hope I can get back into the hang of web progs shortly.
Well it’s finally Friday. The last 2 weekends have been working weekends. We’ve done a lot of staying up all night to test disaster recovery at the “day job”. I’m going to run away and sleep where no telephone can disturb me.
I’m going to be stinky as well. The premium Delta faucet in the bathtub has broken yet again. The best you can get out of it is tepid water. No exactly conducive to sound sleep.
The repairman is coming on Monday morning to replace it with a Moen faucet. I’m hoping it will do the trick.
I’m still being thrown on the WordPress learning curve. They’ve thrown in a few software packages I haven’t used before.
Just wait until all these “computer genius” 7 year olds get to be 17. Nothing they learned as babies will work anymore. They will all be absolutely screaming bonkers.
More learning curve crash action!
I installed WordPress and it immediately told me that the verison that auto-installed was out of date. So I’ve just had to update a bucket of software I just installed.
Wouldn’t it be easier to just put the correct version in the auto-install?