Monday, January 9, 2017

329th post


"What do you call a person with long hair who is from Mississippi? A "Mississippi 

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 125,000,000 results (1.56 seconds) 

No results found for "What do you call a person with long hair who is from 

Mississippi? A "Mississippi hippie."


I have long brown hair. If Samson of the Bible could have long hair, I certainly 

can. It goes down about 2 inches past my shoulders. My long hair prevents me 

from hearing the things I don't want to hear and protects my head, ears, and 

neck from the weather. If I would let my hair down all the way around my head 

it would also protect my eyes, eyebrows, lips, mouth, chin, cheeks, turkey-like 

neck in the front, false teeth if my big mouth is open, etc. You see what I mean. 

The only thing I don't like about my hair is that it curls, but I ain't worrying about 


I guess I should be grateful that I have a head of hair at my age.

I never could grow my hair long except one time when I was helping Mother and

she pretended that she didn't know me in public so I finally got it cut.

When I was a kid, Father and Mother didn't like long hair on their offspring (except

for my sister, Nancy, of course. She was a girl) or anyone else for that matter.

That was the style then, short hair on boys and long hair on girls.

After I grew older and left my parents home hitching-hiking, I don't remember 

growing long hair, but I know I didn't have the money to get it cut. 

When I was drafted in Los Angeles you know what happened then, a buzz cut

at Fort Polk, Louisiana. And after separating from active duty, I joined the Army

Reserves meaning I still could not grow my hair long. 

In 1998, my heart stopped, I was revived and quit all my jobs because of the

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) that is associated with the heart stopping.

I couldn't drive but I took a Greyhound bus everywhere I wanted to go. I took the

bus often to Virginia to help Mother which still prevented me from growing 

long hair.

It wasn't until Mother's passing on the 1st day of Spring in 2015 that I had the 

opportunity to grow long hair. So if my hair has grown approximately 12 inches

since Mother's death, and I live long enough, my hair should be between my

nipples and my belly button by the first few months of 2019.

The best compliment I've received was when I was in Las Vegas. A man passing 

by me said "hippie." I think the better compliment would have been "old hippie,"

but you have to take what you get and be happy about it.

Will I then (2019) have hair long enough have a 1/2 of a Willy Nelson braid?

That depends on God, not me.


"Is the death of a country's leader only, a requirement for change, or must we 

waste thousands of lives in wars to make a change?
Forrest Caricofe

Google search:  About 36,300,000 results (1.23 seconds).

Note: I tried at least three times with this quote to get Google to tell me if this a 

match. No luck. I guess 3 strikes your out means just that?


*Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former Iranian President and an influential power 

broker to the country's supreme leader has died after a hospitalization for a 

heart condition. Will things change in Iran because of his death? Some people 

think so.

*Some sources now believe that Syrian dictator, Assad, is ready to negotiate 

with the Syrian rebels.

*The dictator of North Korea celebrated his 33rd birthday today. He ain't worth

even saying his name. How come that short and fat (around 300 pounds) &%$#@ 

has lived so long? Chinese web site users have called him Kim Fatty Fatty,

Kim Fatty III and Kim Abundant III. The brash little &%$#@ said he will launch

a nuclear missile anytime and anywhere he wants to.


"My definition of good health is being able to stand up to pee."
Forrest Caricofe

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No results found for "My definition of good health is being able to stand up to 



*I make sort of a lemonade to drink. I use a large V-8 vegetable, low sodium

empty bottle and cut up a lemon in small enough pieces to put in the top hole

and then add cold water. I drink at least 2 pots of coffee a day so I need to match

that with enough water.  Coffee dehydrates you and water hydrates you. That's 

the advice I'm hearing.

There is no toilet in the basement. I have 4 options when I need to pee. (1) Go to 

the top floor and pee. (2) Go to the middle floor and pee. (3) Go to the large sink

in the basement where I'm at and stand up on tippie toes and pee in the sink or

(4) Pee in the pee container I have in my room and then pour it in the sink. A

majority of the time I use option 4. 

For pooping, I always go to the top floor. I believe that after learning the 

explanation of Newton's Law of Gravity that the poop will move down faster as it 

descends thus preventing the toilet from clogging up.

I just thought you'd like to know.


"Do sports fans dress so outrageous thinking they will be seen on camera?"
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 16,900,000 results (1.60 seconds) 

No results found for "Do sports fans dress so outrageous thinking they will be 

seen on camera?"


*American professional football playoffs continued with 2 games yesterday.

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins 30-12 and the Green Bay 

Packers beat the New York Giants 38-13. So far, all 4 playoff games have had 

lop-sided scores and were not much fun to watch.

*The championship game for college football will be played tonight between 

Alabama and Clemson starting at 8:00 PM EDT just a little over 2 hours after 

I have posted this story of today.

Note: To you soccer fans. I did not grow up with the game of soccer and I have

a lot to learn. I'll try to do more typing of the game as soon as I learn some more

of the basics of the game. I apologize for now.


"Maintained older cars are just as good as new as long as you don't care what 

your neighbors think."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 19,000,000 results (1.81 seconds) 

No results found for "Maintained older cars are just as good as new as long as 

you don't care what your neighbors think."


*Because of Trump's continuing pressure on companies to remain or move back

to the U.S., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will invest $1 billion in making 3 new 

models in the U.S. and making a Ram pickup that's now made south of the border.

*Trump has had no success with BMW ( "Bayerische Motoren Werke AG" which 

translated into English is "Bavarian Motor Works" based in Munich, Bavaria in 

Germany).. They say they are committed to a plant in Mexico.

*The iphone is ten years old and has been Apple's most important product. It was 

introduced at time by the now late Steve Jobs.


"I sometimes believe that Hollywood directors, actresses, and actors are in 

La La Land."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 9,000,000 results (1.68 seconds) 

No results found for "I sometimes believe that Hollywood directors, actresses, 

and actors are in La La Land."


*Jimmy Fallon hosted last evenings Golden Globe awards, La La Land winning all

seven awards that it was nominated for including best film, musical or comedy.

Emma Stone won for best actress, Ryan Gosling for best actor and Damien 

Chazelle for directing.

*The Golden Globe's event gave Meryl Streep, the Cecil B. DeMille Award 

honoree, "who spoke at the Democratic National Convention," an opportunity

to defame Trump and saying that his mocking of a disabled reporter "stunned 


*Actor Alec Baldwin in an attempt to mock Donald Trump, wore a hat that he 

thought said "Make America Great Again" in Russian, but what it actually said 

was "Make America Groovy Again."

*Former Fox News host, Greta Van Susteren, says her new MSNBC show will be 

"fair and balanced."

Note: I placed the latter under ENTERTAINMENT because they have to be 

entertainers to keep their jobs. If it comes right down to it, I should place all

politicians in this category too.


*The FBI has released more of Hillary Clinton's emails.

*Trump blasted Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globe's award 

presentations in which she brought up Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter,

he saying that Streep was overrated as an actress. He also said she was a "Hillary

lover" and a "Hillary flunky." All of his communication, of course, was via Twitter.

*Tsai Ing-wen, president of Taiwan, met with some senior U.S. Republicans in 

Houston as part of her trip to Central America. This, of course, will further anger

mainland China who have always considered Taiwan to be a part of their country

and it did from the following:

*State run Chinese tabloid, Global Times, warned the President-elect if he 

dropped the one China policy, they would "take revenge." China had requested 

that President Tsai Ing-wen not be allowed to enter the United States.


"Some people just don't learn from previous mistakes."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 52,900,000 results (1.22 seconds) 

No results found for "Some people just don't learn from previous mistakes."


Weather for Smithville, Ohio

Today    PARTLY_CLOUDY                       29° 24°

Tue        SNOW_WITH_BRIEF_SLEET   40° 37°

Wed      RAIN                                                46° 45°

Thu       RAIN                                                56° 34°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather

It will be a little over an hour (6:21 AM 1/9/2017 EDT) before I go outside 

because that's the time the sun will show its face in the east. I hope. I can see

from above that the temperatures will be warming tomorrow and I'm thankful

for this respite from the cold weather. I believe that I'll have a Orleans sardine

sandwich for breakfast, no will power again to start on the 1 of 5 ways to the 

"Fountain of Youth," intermittent fasting.

When I made my 2nd pot of coffee I failed to place the container under the 

made coffee that was streaming down from the top. What a mess. But I just took

it in to the large sink in the basement where I sleep and cleaned it up real good.

Just went outside (7:58 AM 1/9/2017 EDT) to take the trash containers to the front

road for Waste Management to pick up. The temperature is 18°, the humidity 

is 68% and the wind blowing in from the south and slightly east at about 5 mph.

The sun has failed to appear in the east, but I'm sure I'll see it before the day

is done.

Well, to tell the truth, I only took 1 of 2 trash containers to the front. It's really 

cold with me wearing shorts. Looks like I'm a "dumb bunny" for the 3rd day in a

row. I'll warm up a bit and then go back outside to finish my job.

Went outside (8:19 AM 1/9/2017 EDT) to take the 2nd trash container to the front 

and still wearing shorts. I know, I know. I'm a "dumb bunny" twice today.

I brought the weather gauge back into house like I did yesterday and I'm getting

a reading of a 71° and a humidity reading of 44%. Now I'm going to take the 

weather gauge back outside to look at the outdoor readings later.

Just had a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich (9:42 AM 1/9/2017 EDT).

I might as well forget the diet I was planning to start.

I'm going to drive my son Ryan to stay with his uncle in Cleveland for awhile. 

Ryan enjoys the occasional visits, both he and his uncle go to play bingo several 

times a week.

I just got back (3:32 PM 1/9/2017 EDT) from taking Ryan to his uncle's house. 

While we were there, one of his uncle and Ryan's friend stopped by to say hello 

to me. He is a nice young man and I'm greatful that he took his time to stop.

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