Monday, May 20, 2019

And the American Idol Winner Is

We gots rain down here in SoCal...say what?...listen, it has been purnt near 3 months of like, ah, real weather...nothing like this for the duration of our time in San Diego...nuttin...every single year has been moderate, mostly sunny, for the most part, rain free, and simply mahveous...until now...is this the new pattern?...or an anomaly?...I know, calm down Horse...it's not terrible, but, just not the acclimated norm...

The 3 hour finale of American Idol was a beaut...really...many singers, like stars, did their thang, as well as the contestants...did duets wih the established dudes and gals...Carrie was there (no duet, tho)...she is fab...Adam Lambert, did a Queen...terrific...the best of the nite?...Katy Perry's duet with Jeremiah...how he didn't win the show, is beyond moi...easily the best sanger of the season...the bloody fan vote...oh yea, the bloke from the Bayou won...as he should have, in the pack of 3 left over...Laine...likable and marketable...we'll see...

He was leaking oil on the back 9, but Brooks Koepka hung on and won his 4th major...DJ closed in on him, to make him sweat a bit...$2 million bucks to win a golf T?...obviously, the sponsors have money to burn...somebody sure has lots of it...now, Brooks has some of it...

The mighty Padres lost another...in their downward spiral...I've often said, that is must be so different in the manager spot on the bench...as to whom he plays, bewilders moi...as in the past, some owners dictate who to play...I guess...but, we have some blokes that should be sitting...duh...in come the DBacks...can we see some lineup changing?...maybe some drops and adds from the minor league?...time for a shakeup...

One more chance...for PDX to get at least ONE win in the Warriors series...in the great PNW...this just could be the last game for the present coach...ah, time to adjust the system...isn't it odd, when the free agents talk about going elsewhere. they NEVER mention Portland as their possible destination...NEVER!...

I make him appear to be a folly...that's just not right...he makes HIMSELF a folly...Donny...in the beginning of his term, I thought that he couldn't do much, as the checks and balances of Congress...would limit his authority...the one thing that I feared...was that he would get us into a war...the bantering back and forth with Iran...posturing...makes me a bit uneasy...you, too?...ah, put him on the front line...

This is an adjust day for the PETERman Tour Bus...a continuance of prepping it....really, really, fun, kids...


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Site Building

Maybe I should say 'sight' building...not sure how many sets of spectacles I own, but I am always searching for the one that I see the clearest through...what do you use?...do you own but ONE pair?..why are glasses called 'pair?'...I digress...at your inclining age, wait, make that declining...ah, come on Horse, none of the negative...are you in bifocals?...er, maybe no-line bi's?...you may be one of the rich and famous who got the surgery to not need the glasses, Lasix...oh my, that is the drug for the race horses...I meant Lasik...but, there is a chance that you may still have them bloody readers...yes, kids, it's all about the eyes...hmmm, how many pairs of sunglasses you got?...

I started with 'site'...in reference to the Journey Deux of the PETERman Tour Bus...the eventual landing spot is in our original state of Orygun...have contacted our peops and they have us on their calendar...we just may have an extended stay there...thus, I did not map out the return trip...but I do see at least a 23 day jaunt...er, journey...sound like fun to you?...does do us...

One of the items that is on our question marks...is the dinner cooking...yea, sure, cans of chili and soups...mac and cheese boxes...you know, staples...so we have been studying and have found a cooking thang...that one uses on the benches...a 17" griddle...that stores up nicely...put in a bag and can be nestled into a spot in the Cosmo...today, we purchase said item....prepare, always prepare...

Thanks to Tom Terrific as he took me out to where he stores his Class B RV...showed me HIS ropes...and the site he has, is wonderful...we are officially, on the waiting list to put ours there, too...many thanks, TT...for the breakfast, too...

Utter nonsense...

For all of the hoopla about winning at home...the bludgeoned Blazers went softly in the nite...another loss...another big lead...another blow job...for some reason, Coach Stotts, went back to his center drop in the 3rd stanza...and let in the shooters of the Warriors...by the end of that quarter, Golden St was in the LEAD!...cruised to a W...some stellar play by Green and shooting by the Splash Bros...now?...up 3-0...saw some article that says that Dame has bruised ribs...there must be a reason for his less than sparkling play...

The mighty Padres...pooh...lack of hitting...poor pitching...alas, the outcome is another loss...that's 5 of the last 6...boo...finally, Lil Mgr Green replaced Wil 'no thrill' Myers in the game...man, he is hitting like .100 in the past 20 games...a big duh...want a dismal stat?...the Pads have struck out 53 times in the last 4 games...FIFTY THREE!...13+ a game...good gawd...

Brooks Koepka...up 7?...breezing to a one sided win at the PGA...have you ever heard of the bloke who is tied for 2nd at -5, Jazz Janewattanond...really, that is his name...go ahead, just try to pronounce that one...anyhoo...it's a Koepka walk in the park...

The tip...of what's to come?...a Repub calling for the impeachment of Trump...Congressman Justin Amash...out of Michigan...ah yea, Donny went to a Tweeting about him...defending himself...calls Amash a loser...amongst other things...yes, DJT, you are such a class act...

The Preakness...did not have the winner...really, did not have the time to study it....man, tho, the price tag of $942 for the exacta was quite nice...that with Rosario (my fav jock) bringing in a long shot for 2nd...$38 on the place tix...hind site...ha ha...er, sight...my heart just wasn't in it...

Is it just me, or is the impeachment word being used more and more, lately?...

Saturday, May 18, 2019

PETERman Tour Bus

Morning, kids...the sun is out...the weather is mild...must be a Saturday!...sure nuff...we are still in the 'over it mode' and keep thinking about the what ifs...but, that too, shall pass...moving on and I mean moving on...we have planned an extensive trip up north in Cosmo...

Which, BTW, has its problems...not too keen on just showing up to some camp sites, without a reservation....listen, we have NO time line...so we can take as long as we want...so, why hurry?...thus, I set up traveling times to be no longer than 5 or 6 hours...depending on traffic, of course...

I am leaning towards Good Sam and KOA's...just cuz they have the best ratings, usually...I prefer the full hookups...yea, near Glamping...well, it's my party...of course, staying in Santa Barbara, is a must...and...ran into a big problem right off the bat...NO VACANCIES...OK, then scheduled everything after Memorial Weekend...and BOOM, we are set...

Friends in Orygun, we are coming your way...our 2nd voyage in Cosmo, the PETERman tour bus...

Other...

The NBA...the Bucks are on a collusion course with the Warriors, unless something drastic changes in the semis...don't see anything that will...and there you go, Milwaukee and Golden St, for the crown....geez, maybe I am wrong...

Brooks Koepka...destroying the field at the PGA...ie, Tiger, who he played with the first 2 rounds...by 17 strokes...whupped him in Tiger's crowd...he hits the ball longer, straighter than Woods...and can putt...will he win?...yup...mark it down...right now...and Tiger?...missed the cut...looked like to moi, he was rusty...hasn't played since the Masters win...did see that J Spieth is back in the mix...hmmm...

The mighty Padres...lost game 2 versus the Bucs...timely hitting?...not...they have improved...but to the top level?...not yet...hey, they do miss their rookie SS badly...Tatis, Jr...and please, Lil Mgr Green, put Renfroe in the lineup and SIT Myers...wasted lineup space...

The Horse had his best round ever out at Singing Hills...man, the what if's, here too...had 3 very makable birdie putts on the last 3 holes...did not get them...yet, finished at my low score ever out there...78...I could have been somebody...still...

Speaking of old...I shaved my goatee off...cuz, I looked like all the other old dogs out there...the result?...I look like an old dog, with no facial hair...back it comes...

The US Govt says to be cautious in flying over the Persian Gulf...wait, why not?...Iran will shoot down passenger planes?...is that the hint?...are we at that point in our diplomacy?...nice, Donny...

A dilemma...what do we take and cook on our 2nd journey?...do we take a grill?...where do you store it?...we have the breakfast thing worked out...the dinner?...not so much...

Something that I keep seeing on social media...a Q...'Why do men rule on what a woman does to her own body?'...

The Preakness today...who you got?...Baffert's hoss?...I dunno, yet...will study the form and bet...

Hope YOUR day goes well...

Friday, May 17, 2019

Kaboom

Ah, sorry, kids...woke up late...have the early tee time...so, this is just an informative little ditty...the condo sale is KAPUT!...the last gasp extension did not work, and the deal is now officially DEAD!...we stay...we cancel all of the desert plans...for now...take the condo off the market...for 6 months to a year...whenever the uptick happens here in downtown...

There is a reason for everything, right?...this was not a good buyer...for a number of reasons...I knew it all along, but wishing and hoping is not the solution...

So the immediate plans for movement are done...and now we plan on a trip up north...Cosmo is willing and waiting...

Oh my, PDX should have won last eve...they did bring their center up...interesting, as the Warriors did not run that much high pick and rolls...still, it was there for the taking and NOPE...too bad...

The mighty Pads got game 1 versus the Bucs...

Gotta run...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Strategize

According to Jeff Probst, the host of Survivor...there is indeed a word, 'strategize'...I'll give you a moment to do so...well now, the finals for this season was last eve...taped it...and have not seen the results...shhhh, don't tell me...in the grand scheme of things, this is certainly just a side light, right?...

The return to conservatism, is in full swing...as the ban of abortions is on the rise in some states...here is the item of extreme interest, they are talking 'all abortions'...the rape, incest, and the unfortunate (bad word?) are included...removing all rights of the woman...what say you?...

In the on again, off again, on again, and off again....sale of our condo...we have a mixed bag of emotions...we rationalize staying, then, go thru with the anticipation of the new...well, you know what I mean...just hate being at the mercy of someone else...ah, see above...it truly feels like we will stay put for a year...when the market picks back up around here...we extended the 'final date' until 4 pm today...could say more, but will wait for the aftermath...

Bethpage Black is the site of the PGA Championship...long...very long...so the big bangers have to be favored...DJ, Koepka, and Rory?...Tiger?...I doubt it...hasn't played since the Masters, I believe...so he is a doubtful winner, in my book...and I have a book, right?...

I told you that the 2 game set in LaLa would be an indicator what level we are on...the mighty Padres lost both...and are still in the 'next best' mode...a week of home games are upon us...fingers crossed...

Do you expect any changes in the defensive scheme by PDX's HC Stotts?...he MUST...if not, they are done...and he should be shown the door...as the Blazers take on the Warriors today...

Zion, the presumed 1st pick of the NBA...which is owned by the Norleans Pelicans...might even return to Duke, instead of playing with that team...I doubt that, as he will sign for an enormous amount of cash...maybe demand a trade?...don't think he has an agent, yet...

The scarier wild animals that are all about...raccoons...have a newbie that is being seen...zombie raccoons...hey, they are scary as is...and appear to have no fear of mankind...these zombie ones, are sick with a viral disease...that make them...even scarier...

Tiger doubled the first and now has got one of those strokes back...guesses are that it will take a -6 to win the PGA...Koepka, playing with Woods, is at -2 already...

We are going to devote our time to Cosmo today...to get our minds off of the sale...or, non-sale, whatever...strategize our next move...going out to Camping World...and scour the store for needed items...

Their is yet another entry into the Demo 2020 Prez Race...NYC Mayor Deblasio...of course, the rather bulbous Trump Tweeted that he is 'a joke' and that he is considered the worst mayor ever....such a class act, your Donny....

I am living in your good times, right now...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DNC

Hey all...an early tee time, so this is one of them quickees....but, must do a commentary on the Blazer/Warrior game last eve...for you, who have followed me for like years...many years...this may seem a bit redundant...hearing the analysts say the same thing that I have, just makes me cringe a bit...

The Trailblazers have increased their talent load...the guard tandem are of the best in the league...the franchise has moved and shaken up their bigs, often...the team can score...in fact, the way to their wins, is to outscore others...BUT...the good teams out there, have outstanding shooters...lots of them...so, DEFENSIVELY, one needs to adjust the coaching technique...ah, when a player does not play, it is termed, DNP...

When a coach doesn't coach, it should be called DNC!...which is exactly what the PDX dude has done for his tenure at the helm of this squad...he REFUSES to hedge his big dudes on the shooters...regardless of whom he has for his defense coach, he must over-ride them...cuz, he has used the same system for his entire time in Portland...

Double teaming...help and recover...whatever you may refer to it...the common term in hoopland is 'hedging'...means the same...Portland drops their center to middle of the key, and leaves the guard defender out to dry, so to speak...on an island....in as much, as people think the likes of Dame and CJ are not good defenders...hey, MJ, would have taken a hit on this ploy....

So, here you have the best shooters in the league, the Splash Bros...teeing off...Curry and Thompson, shooting uncontested shots...the Blazers know it...Dame even talked about it in the post game interview...but, the coach, Terry Stotts, bristled...like he is going down with the ship...as to his theory of...well, lack of hedging...

I have spent time with the likes of Coaches Gahr and Cross, who agree with moi...at least show it at times...change up the D, so the shooters have to wonder what is there...as it is, there ain't nuttin....a practice shot...

If there isn't an adjustment in this scheme...this series will be over quickly...let's hope that he gets rid of the moniker DNC and COACHES!...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Always a Test

Life is always testing ya, right?...is there such a thing as a norm?...does everything have to be hard?...why not easy?...can't you just plug in and play the dang thing?...what battery type is needed?...where is the manual?...I can't see the small print...where are my reading glasses?...I just bought a 3 pack at Costco, and can't find any of them...did I pack my regular glasses?...can't find them, either...is the light on?...is that Chinese?...

OK, then, that probably triggered Donny in his frustration with them...he was trying to put a new case on his iPhone...he realized that it was made in China...the case he bought, was too....the language needed to help solve the dilemma was in Chinese...that's IT!...he will show them...tariff 'em to he__!...he'll get even with them...

I have NO IDEA the meaning of the FALSE POSITIVE TEST...but, that pretty much sums up the direction of the present inhabitant of the White House...

Just have to give a shout out to the Blazers...to go into Denver and get the game numero 7 is such a marvelous feat...sure, they have long odds against their next opponent, the Warriors...but, really, who doesn't?...I can just hear Portland, and really, the ENTIRE state of Orygun go jack _hit crazy over these next games...been purnt near twenty years since the last time they got to do this type of cheering...

In the east, that tear drop shot...at the buzzer by Kawhi (SDSU product)...was so sweet...that propelled all of Canada to the finals in that side of the bracket...against the Milwaukee Bucks...who has the best player in the game...The Greek Freak...should be a good series...the difference probably will be at guard...not a fan of the Raptors dude...these, kids, are good games...

The mighty Padres are in LaLa Land for a set...always a test...as to how this team matches up with the elite...SD has made a major leap, but to get to the next echelon, have to beat the Bums...anywhere...as I stated earlier, as in the PDX case...long odds, but there is a chance...fingers crossed...

These Trump tariffs...absolutely killing the farmers of the midwest...I hope somebody shows what he is doing to them...although, he will probably turn a deaf ear to it all...

This is a 3 cup of coffee morning...as...it looks like we are a MOVING!...the final stages are in place...contingencies are to be removed tomorrow...that is, if all goes as planned...as I used to say in the biz, 'cautiously optimistic'...

Something popped up, unexpectedly...a house in the area that we are looking...already finished...upgrades galore...all the amenities...pool( the largest in the hood), hot tub, fencing, complete with furniture (just like we are doing), and here's the kicker, a golf cart included...and...WE could move right it...

The Bachelorette...this season looks to be a winner...Hannah...she appears to be a great gal...I'm picking my words carefully, here...she sent a dude home in the opening night...cuz, the dude had a girl friend...hmmm, so you are telling moi, that all these 30 blokes have NO girl friends...they are ALL totally losers?...the dude, as he was pleading his case, said that she, too, was recently in love, herself...with the Bachelor Colton...so what gives?...good point, but, you are gone, dude...

Anyhoo...we are back to the planning calendar...so, now we do the adaptation to our life in the next month...or so...that is, if the plan goes forth Wednesday...ah, that's like tomorrow...gosh, there is a lot of anticipation and...nervous time...so, we wait on our agent to get the things (4 of them) fixed to finish up...do we do this, or do they?...I know we pay for it...more anxiety...

The bloody Futures...a slight UP today...really?...we'll see...hey, maybe the Horse did a dumb thing...haha, possible?...recall last week, I said that the FORD stock was way affordable (GE, too) and bought some of each....

Geez, I hope all of your things are going really well, today...

Maui

Maui
2018