Chili....

.... I'm just back from a quick nip into town to visit the chiropractor..... and now that I've been popped, kneaded, and stretched back into place, I'm as good as new... well, perhaps not 'new', but as close to 'new' as they could pop me......

.... anyway, it is an absolutely beautiful day here..... not a cloud in the sky, and the sun is shining bright..... I've got a pot of chili simmering away on the stove, the dogwoods are covered in white blooms, the cats are watching the bird feeders with devilish intent, the goldfinches are dauntless, and about two hundred Crane flies are making whoopee on the front porch.....

.... baked potatoes with chili, cheese, and sour cream has been requested for tonight's meal..... and I predict that it should be quite tasty...

.... oh, and some old lady stopped me in the grocery store parking lot to say how beautiful she thought Sylvia was... I was slipping my two bags into the back seat when she pulled up beside me with her window rolled down...

"Beautiful car, sir."

"..... thank you, ma'am..... I certainly enjoy her.... "

"Well, she is gorgeous. You hardly ever see Audis around here. I'd almost forgotten how pretty they are to look at."

"...... it's a shame, really.... they really are great cars..... this is my third one, and I love it...."

"I've always wanted one," she said, peering from the square window of her Grand Marquis. "Perhaps I'll get an Audi when this boat wears out."

".... well, you could certainly do a lot worse than an Audi...... you'll enjoy it if you get one..."

"Oh, I know. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I love Audis. And the color of yours is just beautiful."

"..... yeah, the convertible top definitely gives it a different look than most of 'em.."

"Indeed. Have a nice day! Travel safe!"

... and with that, she was off.......

.... she seemed like a nice old lady...... I hope she gets herself an Audi....

... anyhoo, since the cats are both hard at it, I'll share a few shots of their highly-mobile prizes......

... from the front yard just five minutes ago, we have this guy....

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.... and from the back yard, we have this little fellow wondering why I haven't filled the feeder.....

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..... I think that they prefer the tiki bar style feeder more than the shiny one......

.... enjoy your day, rubberneckers.... I'm off to sit on the patio.....

by Eric on April 22, 2008 | Bullshit (8) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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Deer Slate White Gluy-

Audi is cool ride alright! But floor my $ give me a 1970 Mercurry Gland Mar-keys. Enough room in back seat for a small submarine and room for at least two SCUDS in the twunk!

Bullshitted by JihadGene on April 22, 2008 02:16 PM

... Excellent point.... However, you can zip away from the DMZ once the ROK Marines arrive at a MUCH faster speed if you're in the Audi....

Bullshitted by Eric on April 22, 2008 03:32 PM

Synchronicity! I cooked up a mess o' chili myself this evening, with a nice, southern corn bread for the side. Since Anna started her new job, I've really had to dust off the old recipes. The only things I can still make off the top of my head are the chili & cornbread, and la bella Pizza del Rubeoni. I guess a gal could do worse...

We're flying up to Scotland around the same time you guys are. Send us your itenerary! We'll empty Loch Lophraig ;-)

Bullshitted by Rube on April 22, 2008 04:56 PM

The elderly lady was a gol' digger in disguise. I ain't sayin' Ol' lady. Got my ass whipped last time I did that.

I've just got one question for you. If elderly gold diggers are attracted to audis, do they make a convertible pickup truck?

I ain't gettin' any younger here...

Bullshitted by RedNeck on April 22, 2008 08:26 PM

PS: Pretty burds you got there. Do they fly finch feeders down there in big "T"ennessee? Those birds do stunts to eat. Hang upside down, and come in quick. The yellow topped one in my back yard gets all kind of yellow finches. I'm lookin' to get a blue topped one this year. I like blue better. You put that real fine grained black seed in those feeders.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on April 22, 2008 08:31 PM

Gold finches are freaking cool! Last night whilst watching the distant storm...i kept hearing an odd chirp from the roosting birds in the bushes... finally i got a good fix on it...it was a parakeet...i thought i'd seen an odd color at the bar earlier in the day.

Bullshitted by Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper on April 22, 2008 10:46 PM

Last Saturday, we had several scissor-tails chirping at each other. We also saw a redheaded woodpecker - I love spring.

Bullshitted by Lou on April 23, 2008 08:26 AM

My mom loves visiting the chiropractor. They do some procedure there to her where they literally hang her up from a door. Mom told us about it one evening when we all went out to dinner.
"Oh my yes" she gushed in her semi-loud, half-deaf mom voice, "My little nurse says I am doing so well. I am the best hung person she's ever had!"
We got free dessert.

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on April 23, 2008 11:02 AM