Let me give ya'll a bit of update on my last post since that seems easier than replying to the questions I've received via the comments and emails.
No, I didn't write the lyrics with any particular song in mind and I certainly couldn't write any music for it. I can barley play the radio much less an instrument. As far as singers I'd have to say it might fit Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, or on of those other Nashvillers than are prone to sing those kitschy cornball songs that mainstream radio seems to love.
Yes, it really was 106 here on Monday and actually the thermometer at my house said 109, but while the AC was out it was a mere 97 inside according to my digital thermostat. It cooled off yesterday and the mercury topped pout at a mere 102 but my AC kept the house nice and cool. I got off for only two hundred bucks because myself and a friend did the labor. That price was for parts alone.
And yes, The gas story is true. My neighbor across the road actually caught the guy in the act I guess after he hit my house. My neighbor actually raised a gun and was meaning to shoot at the guy until he caught sight of my house beyond the thief. But he did yell and tell the guy he was about to shoot.
The man fled on foot so he can't live far. There is a cluster of about 15 homes in my immediate area and he has to live in one of them. The police came and wrote a report and confiscated the gas can the guy dropped so maybe he got scared straight. If not, he will get shot eventually.
Here in Texas, most of us who live in the country do own guns. We also know how to use them. Now I am not going to start taking potshots at people for sucking the thirty bucks of gas out of my tank but I would if I though my family was in danger. However there are many who need much less to provoke them into squeezing the trigger. And yes my nearest neighbor is one of them.
I mentioned a while back that I ws going to reorganize my blogroll. Well, I started today. I deleted everything but the links to agents and editors and started a new category called, THE BLOGS I READ. Yeah, I know that title isn't very imaginative but it's what I'm going with for now. Instead of simply sticking a bunch of links up at once I'm going to introduce them one by one and mention why I like that particular blog and link to one or two of my favorite posts. The order will be random and in now way does it reflect my level of admiration for that particular blog. Actually I'm lazy and whoever posted recent enough to show up on my google reader list will be next. All of these are blogs i subscribe to. And they will be listed in reverse alphabetical order just because I do lots of things ass-backward. Today I'm going to post three just to get things started, but most of the time I'll do these one at a time.
Today's first addition is, ATTACK OF THE REDNECK MOMMY. Redneck Mommy is hilarious, she has a sweet looking blog and you never know what she might say. Nothing is sacred or taboo in her view. Today's post is pretty indicative of her style so check it out here.
Numero two for today, FRAZZLED BUT LOVING IT. Monnik is a blogger that I can relate to on many levels. We are the same age, We're both parents and we both seem to have a million irons in the fire at all times. But she is slightly crazy because she likes to run even if nothing is chasing her. Her blog is about her life and like my lyrics yesterday there are ups and downs and she tells them all in an enjoyable style. Here is a happy one for you to check out.
And rounding out today's trio is WATCH YOUR STEPH. She's a fishing loving writer who also is an editor for the ODDVILLE PRESS. I've only recently discovered her blog, but I've enjoyed what I've read thus far. Here is a sample of a recent post from her.
I'm sure many of you already read these bloggers but if not, give them a read and tell them I sent you.