As those of you who followed Just DFACs, Ma’am, know, I got started in blogging as a food critic and eventually morphed into a regular grumpy-ass critic. Well, I’ll be getting back to my roots with this post and, I hope, many more restaurant reviews as I document Stuff I Ate.
Since I began my hobolife about 6 weeks ago, Joan and I have made several trips to The City for doctor appointments, visiting our eldest, shopping and the like. And, yeah, with only one city in the province (shut up Sydney, ya are not), we yokels refer to Halifax simply as “The City” as in “I ain’t bin to The City since they built the New Bridge”. Oh, I guess I should mention that the “New Bridge” is the Mackay that was built in 1970…not to be confused with the “Old Bridge”, the MacDonald, which opened in 1955. Anyway, we dined out quite a bit while in The City and I’ve got some shit to say about that. Continue reading →
People are weird about death. For a long time I’ve been perplexed by the actions and ideas of most people around it. Having chosen to euthanize both of our old dogs in the last three weeks, the latest one yesterday, it seems like a good time to write down some of my disparate thoughts on the subject. Continue reading →
Nine days into a period of unemployment which I intend to make last somewhere between 6 months and 30 years, I’m finding the adjustment to a less stressful lifestyle quite delicious. My stock answer for the inevitable question of “What are you going to do now?” is “I’m gonna be a hobo.” Continue reading →
Well, I’d downloaded software to record my Skype calls and tried to give Sweet Mr. Simoes a call expecting to get up to all kinds of hijinks on the phone. Alas, Skype wouldn’t let me call his first number, probably because it’s on a known scammer list, and the second one had no answer. Dang.
So, I had to settle for answering his email. The guy wants $670 USD to open an account! Of course, a poor mithril miner like Al can’t afford that kind of coin. I hope he accepts my generous barter offering…. Continue reading →
As I write this, my inaugural post on Self Righteous Indignation, I’m still at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan with only 6 more days til I’m an unemployed hobo. If you’re thinking “What the fuck is he talking about?”, take a look at the About page or, better yet, become familiar with my earlier work at Just DFACs Ma’am.
I wasn’t planning on starting this blog until I got home for good but, in an effort to while away some time in this boring shithole, I entered into a conversation with a very nice man who emailed me with an offer of $2,000,000. I started posting my email conversations with this guy on my Facebook page and it seemed to amuse a fair number of folks. Well, what better way to start a blog that is intended to be at least kinda funny than to make fun of some incompetent, third-world grifter? He had contacted me on personal email account but I responded from my clever alias account. Then the fun began.
So, here’s the first installment in my category of Fun with Email. I’ll post updates of my correspondence as they occur. Enjoy. Continue reading →