Sunday, January 14, 2018

Warm Fire...

...on a cold morning...
Our January thaw seems to have come and gone, though next weekend it might make a welcome return...and thus we see in action my ongoing seasonal dilemma...there are few things I enjoy more than sitting by a warm fire on a cold winter's day...and there are few things I enjoy less than winter.

How can that be?  Cognitive dissonance I guess.  All I know is both realities are true...on the weekends I look forward to getting up early and relaxing in front of the fire on these cold winter mornings...but as soon as that's done, I'd like to be able to grab my hickories on the way out the door to walk 9 holes.  Can't do both, at least not on the same day.

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven..." (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

My meteorological mire notwithstanding, this was a decent week and weekend...worked our way through some roof leak issues in the guest room that accompanied our January thaw...looks like a homeowner's insurance claim is in our very near future but that's ok...it will jumpstart our guest room renovation, part of our phase 2 house project plan.

Sold a book on Amazon.  That's "a" book...not a bunch, not a passel, not a boat/truck load of books...a book...apparently some poor devil got flummoxed by my persuasive marketing expertise ("please buy this book...I'm almost out of cigars and rye whiskey...")

Received notification that my GE Slimline TV has been picked up by the "euroshipp" folks and will be arriving back here this week...

Watched a few movies in our newly arranged TV room including Hatari!, an African adventure flick with John Wayne as an entrepreneur who captures wild animals for zoos around the world...
This movie from 1962 is a lot of fun...shot on location in Africa, the wildlife scenes alone make it worth your time.

Ok, no Oscar performances here, but you do get the reliable John Wayne tough guy with a heart persona...Red Buttons provides comic relief, including a fascinating scene of him shooting a rocket carrying a huge net over a large acacia tree filled with hundreds of monkeys...
...and an international cast of actors and extras give it a truly exotic, authentic flair.

Plus you get to hear some Swahili phrases sprinkled throughout, one of the prettiest spoken languages in the world.  Really need to spend some time learning that language...

In the "cool midcentury modern stuff" department, found this mcm style TV on the retrorenovations website:
What's cool about this is it's actually a modern day, 32" flat screen TV mounted inside a custom case made to look like an old 1950's/60's TV.  A guy from Oregon builds these.
All it needs to complete the look is a set of old rabbit ears sitting on top and voila, modern TV with that mcm flair.

And...that's a wrap on this installment of The Atomic Monster Cafe blog...

later, mcm fans...


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