I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!

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on an avocado roll

my latest helping-my-sorry-old-ass-body kick that I’m on. loaded with lots of the good stuff. a quickie google search, and you’ll know what I’m talkin’ ’bout Willis!! today I made sammies on Italian rolls; leftover chicken, red onions, hothouse tomatoes, havarti … and my new superfood friend, the avocado. reheated rice and potatoes (more leftovers – waste not want not) served on the side and bob’s yerfuckin uncle. a coupla pics y’all. :mrgreen:

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we do our time like pennies in a jar, what are we saving for?

waiting for our ship to come but our ship’s not coming back

so give me something to believe
’cause I am living just to breathe
and I need something more
to keep on breathing for
so give me something to believe

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more chillin’ than grillin’

Warm days have been great, I ain’t complainin’. Just that during these days my motivation/excitement level to bbq is through the proverbial roof. But, by the time I get home after stopping and shopping for groceries, and then firing up the grill (doing some prep work while I wait) … day suddenly disappears into night. Temps drop quickly too – maybe just appears that way as I’m special occasion/celebrating drinking my frosty Creemore, lol. Here’s a few pics; two strip steaks (rubbed liberally with garlic salt, cracked black pepper, and my secret – Barberian’s Steak Seasoning), and four Mexican style sausages courtesy my local Fortinos … enjoy y’all!!

fire in the hole

grill marks looking good

the PERFECT char

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I thought we were fine guess you thought differently that day


it’s no big thing really I’m doing fine by myself

it’s just that sometimes I feel like I’ve died and gone to hell

I got too high now I’m falling too fast and I’m outta control

LOVE LOVE my Four Fucking Horsemen!! … gimme a HELL YEAH motherfuckers!!

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head and shoulders above the rest

… as if I wasn’t already, lol?! Saw this (Lowe’s Black Friday flyer) yesterday on RedFlagDeals which caught my eye; Werner 6 foot step ladder priced at $74.98 on sale for $24.98 … are you shittin’ me?!?! Now I know it ain’t their top of the line highest rated load capacity industrial usage models, you’re talking big bucks ($$$$) for those, but for my puttering around the house purposes, and the price ($50 off), who cares … it’ll suit me just fine spank you very much!! An early morning online check confirmed the sale price was already in their system (although it didn’t discount scan when I self serve check-out attempted – no matter; customer service to the rescue and all was rectified. Have y’all been reading lately how much I LOVE LOWE’S, lol?) so I didn’t even have to wait till Friday to get mine, ALWAYS one step ahead of y’all!! 😉

on the shelf ready to be snatched …

regular price …

ready to be taken home …

All in came to $28.23 with taxes – I know, eh?! Still scratching my head in good-deal-disbelief!!😯

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with a devil in my heart and a shotgun in my hand you’re gonna lose this man

I said you’re gonna lose this man

I count my friends on these four fingers
who could ask for more
I said who could ask for more

sometimes you gotta let your feelings show
sometimes you gotta let those cold wind blow
who’s gonna pay the piper for the song he sings
and who’s gonna take some pity
on my lonely tired wings

my tired wings
my tired wings
my tired wings

➡ today’s 4:20

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and I know the pieces fit ’cause I watched them fall away

the light that fueled our fire then has burned a hole between us so
we cannot see to reach an end crippling our communication

and I know the pieces fit ’cause I watched them tumble down
no fault none to blame it doesn’t mean I don’t desire
to point the finger blame the other watch the temple topple over
to bring the pieces back together rediscover communication

the poetry that comes from the squaring off between
and the circling is worth it
finding beauty in the dissonance

there was a time that the pieces fit but I watched them fall away
mildewed and smouldering strangled by our coveting
I’ve done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing
doomed to crumble unless we grow and strengthen our communication

I know the pieces fit I know the pieces fit I know the pieces fit and I know the pieces fit

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Beaujolais Nouveau

Today was the release date of these seasonal wines, ready-set-GO to be stocked on LCBO shelves for sale … well, were supposed to be, talking about the actual physically stocking part – LCBO employee dude was happier than a pig in shit (even commented how we were making his job/life easier) as we kept taking bottles directly out of the boxes from his cart. Every year it’s a mad rush, so get there early or prepare to drive from store to store getting what you want. I walked in with my cut out Toronto Star article (and a Tiffany K Post-it® with her wants for added accuracy – not to mention a way-too-early-in-the-a.m.-finger-wavingpay-explicit-attention-to-what-I’m-saying-so-as-to-not-fuck-it-up-session detailing said specific must-have purchases, doubly ensuring no errors from yours truly as well, lol) and immediately upon entering – mere minutes later, a couple of gents followed with their crib notes. Quick draw Dan had 3 bottles of the coveted Negrar Novello Del Veneto secured, but when I overheard one guy wanting/asking for a case of Negrar, snuck back and snagged my fourth bottle … this store’s allotment was only three cases, and after our troika was done picking, was left with a dozen bottles (after half an hour of the store opening … on the first day of the Beaujolais Nouveau release). And btw, that’s it folks – once when they’re gone, they’re GONE!! A few pics from the day …

Shelves starting to get stocked

My pile ‘o wine on a vacant shelf – minus the one, lol

And now four

Two bottles of Dubœuf Gamay Nouveau

Tollo Novello Rosso Terre Di Chieti and Catalans Primeur Syrah Merlot

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“all Daniels are bad” – Ana

… is what she said when she read my name off my AMEX as I was takin’ ‘vantage of their good customer loyalty program deal (told ya all I was gonna weasel my way in, lol) they were offering in conjunction with Lowe’s. She said it affectionately referring to her little rapscallion who shares my name, and her deep motherly love for him. And I AGREED with her … all of us ARE bad, lol. We continued talking – we both love the name Daniel … it truly is a beautiful name and one thing we both love is its uncommonness. Ana, thanks for that memorable little blip in my otherwise unforgettable day … something tells me your little Daniel is the man too, lol!! 😎

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… it’s been a long haul … Christ, I bought those two toilets LAST summer … I’ve been sitting on them ever since, lol!! Went through too many to count potential renovators – but I’ll point out/name a few that come to mind. Ben, Stephen, Tony – all three of these cocksuckers committed to do the work, then last minute bailed – completely motherfucking unprofessional btw. AND, I still stand by my “if I ever see his work van, I’m chucking a brick through the windshield” words outta my pissed off mouth at the time regarding one (ain’t saying) who I feel COMPLETELY screwed me, wasting a waiting for your lying ass to show up day. Then came along Oswald – asshole … same story. Next up: Miro – who finally picked up his phone and after our talk asked me to email him with all the pertinent info – I did minutes later. Never heard back from him as he promised … well, not till 3 weeks later with lame-ass excuses, but still he had the nerve to ask me if I still wanted him to do the job … yeah motherfucker, as if … go fuck yourself!! Which finally brings me to my man the Hawk … dude was upfront from the get-go, said it was a 2 week job and it was. Said he could only work 1 week straight (the next week he’d be absent to finish another job), but that he’d return the following week to complete it … and he did – exactly as he said.  Hawk-eye arrived promptly at 8 a.m. and stayed till 5 or 6 o’clock … a few days he even stayed much later, was only one day he left earlier (3 o’clock), and only because he did all he could do. Nine long-ass days later – now he’s gone, and now it’s done!! All’s well that ends well … right motherfuckers, lol?!?!

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night time bbq-ing

few words, few pics instead. up against it lately – don’t know which way is up, which way is down. time change didn’t help, warmer weather (recording breaking day today) did.

boneless skinless chicken thighs tossed on the hot grill

portabello caps tossed on too, and lotsa s&p

getting sauced – the chicken I mean, lol

more and more bbq sauce

almost done now folks

and don’t be fooled by my backyard patio light. this was night/dark y’all!!

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reno pic part deux

LOVE the border. Getting there folks, today was a good day, accomplished a lot … and tomorrow – we grout!! Btw, completely off topic; love that word used as a verb … sumthin’ to think ’bout wordsmiths?!?!