RP's Theatre of the (Almost) Absurd

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

When the Phone Rings...

"Who's Earl Mann?" At work, before my place of employment utilized the voice mail for answering phone calls, people would answer someone's phone as a courtesy, and if one was in the mood, if it rang while a person was away from their office. And so it was the day I picked up Stephanie's private... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Call of the Wild, Part II

Who Was Dinner? All was quiet here on the western front this morning, at least in the bird sounds department. Morning came and went, a warm and cloudy, humid morning with no birds of any sort to be heard. By late afternoon, it became clear that Towhee wasn't going to be chirping in our yard, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Call of the Wild

"Who Was Dinner?" A little guy like this, a Spotted Towhee, has been calling our yard home for a couple of months. There appears to be a pair of them, and both are pretty friendly. Tonight we saw Ladyhawk, our resident bird of prey, after doing a bit of shopping, bring her dinner to the big tree... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

They Grow on Trees, Don't They

This Really Happened... An acquaintance at work had just returned from a vacation to his motherland of Mexico. Being polite, I asked him, " How was your vacation?" He told me it was really nice. Adding, "...and the peaches, the peaches are just so wonderful there." Surprised, a map of the state of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 6, 2018

In the Kitchen with RP

The Chicken Wars and Potato Salad Today is, or was, National Fried Chicken Day in the US. These days not a lot of us are lining up for our share of a big, fat vat of golden, crispy-coated, fried chicken, but there was a time... It may be sacrilege, but I'm not overly fond of the dish. Never was.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Boring Truth

Elon Musk's Fast-Track Idea As we speak, or read, as the case may be, there is a huge boring machine gnawing its way through the deep, dark pitholes of the greater Los Angels area. The idea is to build a tunnel, or network of tunnels, underground that will house high-speed transportation to relieve... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It's Only a Sparkler...

But boy, did it burn... When I was barely three years old we lived in an urban area that permitted fireworks for the Fourth. Heck, back then everywhere permitted fireworks on the Fourth of July, didn't they? The people next door had a boy who was about my age, and they allowed him to have sparklers... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 2, 2018

What Do You Do With a 14 Year-Old Kid?

In This Case... We had a delightful time with Grandson #1. He's the one you may recall, who sustained the multiple skull fractures last September. Miraculously, there is barely a scar, though he has two titanium plates in his head. After having been in Mexico last week he was in the mood for a good... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

No Blog Right Now

One of the grandsons (literally #1, as opposed to #1A, since they are twins) is spending the night tonight, so I'm going to pass on blabbing on my blog - at least blabbing on and on. Everyone had a wonderful time in Mexico and returned refreshed and relaxed. I'm relieved. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Unmentionables: Girdles and Pantyhose

They Wore What? Over in RP's Quick Pix, there is a reference to these things (a lingerie garment) that women used to wear called girdles. I'd forgotten all about such items of clothing ever existing. My mom, who was thin then, though that made no difference - it was a required and essential part of... Sign in to see full entry.

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