Sunday, September 15, 2019


Well, howdy, y’all! (I had me another cold shower, as usual, this morning!) I hope that y’all are okay out there – plunking along in life, such as it is!

9/1/19, Sunday: It’s the official (for those who have sense enough to know) first day of autumn, but it’s still too (global warmingly) hot, dang hot! I need cooler weather! I need to hike! Well, I digress. That afternoon, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I got together, with three dear friends, for a great time as always! Oh, we ate at Chili’s. We got a table upon arrival. We were served our drinks, and, for those who ordered salads, we were served those. Then, after almost an hour of waiting on our main course orders, I informed the guy who had seated us that we had seen others arrive, be seated, and get their main course orders, before us. We were still waiting! Well, what do you know? In fast fashion, we had our food! The “server” (aka waitress) did NOT get a tip! Also, a manager had come by, apologized profusely, and offered free desserts (which we declined). I thought, “I’ve seen truly hungry people in India and Russia, to whom “hungry” people in this country cannot compare. This is nothing.” I said, with no acknowledgment of the apology, “We just want to eat.” Despite that bit of “fun,” we, as always, had great FUN together!

9/2/19, Monday, Labor Day: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I did NOT labor!

9/3/59 was Mom and Dad’s wedding day. That led to the birth of me, on 7/17/60.

9/4/1901 was Papaw Wood’s birthday. On 9/4/19, my youngest brother’s wife had outpatient surgery on her right foot, to repair damage. She now has metal in two toes. Outpatient surgery is better than my way-too-long hospitalization in 2016, with 25 pieces of metal in three joints, and better than our good friend’s 12/5/17 metal-stays-in-left-foot surgery and four-day hospitalization. Hey! We are making progress! Oh, her follow up appointment is 9/17/19. Dad was born 9/17/1927. Okay, Lord, we understand your sarcastic humor on this! Isn’t enough enough?

Also, on 9/4/19, our good friend’s aged mother broke her right arm. She’s doing well enough, in a nursing home, for now.

9/8/19, Sunday: I ain’t sayin’ nary a thang more about the “Evil Empire” beating my Steelers! My Steelers coffee cup, placed strategically in the living room, was not turned correctly. Their loss is MY FAULT! I’m sorry!

9/11/19, Wednesday work-a-day: is enough said?

The above photo was taken on 9/11/15 as a tribute. I found it on

On 9/11/19, at work, during our weekly, “parroting session,” time waste meeting that usually takes 10 or 15 minutes of agony only, my colleagues wanted to plan our way-too-far-off-to-care, annual Christmas eat-out shindig. Everyone wrote down a suggestion on paper. (Hence, the above photo was mine! Yes, I saved it!) I had the dubious honor of selecting. I had a one-in-eight chance to pick my own selection. I did so! Now, that was funny! Of course, I picked another paper, for another choice, to satisfy the women! By the way, the Christmas shindig is set for Friday, December 13th! Ok, so pick a Friday the 13th, in a week of Friday the 13th – 9/13/19! What could go wrong! Of course, I am not triskaidekaphobic!

9/13/19, Friday: the full moon occurred just after midnight, on 9/14/19. Whew! We had a break on that at least!

9/13/19 to 9/14/19: well, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman was paid on 9/13/19, for the first time, after her summer vacation from work-a-day, while “School’s Out for the Summer!” (Of course, I was paid that day also.) On 9/14/19, what do I find on the kitchen counter? I see her 7/31/19 Kohl’s card charge receipt, for her $100 and change clothing purchase! (She’d told me, in the summer, that she’d need to buy some clothes – to replace, as I suppose, the clothes that she’d bagged up to haul to a donate clothes location. I never did see a receipt, so I figured she didn’t buy clothes.) Also, on the kitchen counter, I found her 9/13/19 (same as her pay date) debit card payment receipt to Kohl’s, for the (see prior) charge – no late fee included! Once again, you tricked me, dear! Kohl’s card charge 7/31/19 paid by debit card 9/13/19! A man just doesn’t understand! That’s okay, dear. You shop vacuumed the basement solo this weekend. I’ll keep you!

9/14/19, Saturday, well, what do you know? Them thar Tennessee “Vowels” won a game finally! It must have been due to Friday the 13th followed by full moon on 9/14/19! Another bad team has another bad coach. That’s why I’m a GEORGIA BULLDOG fan now! Go ‘Dawgs!

9/15/19, today, Sunday: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman’s youngest sister and our niece, daughter of her next-to-eldest sister, borrowed my binoculars, to take on a Grand Canyon vacation that starts this coming Friday. Okay, ya’ll have fun with my binoculars! Do not lose them! I’ve had them for decades!

Now, I’ll make a brief comment on politics and the state of morality and idiocy in this country and in the world. Any questions? Ha! This country and the world continue to degenerate, to the eventual end. I’m ready to go Home. Are you?

Oh, by the way, who are the three “trustedinstaller.exe” guys that have been in locations in my “Windows” folder since 7/13/09 (one) and 11/20/10 (two)? Why do they install stuff? Why should I trust them?

Y’all keep turning right and going straight out there, ya hear?


Jimmy Couch an i am not a robot! said...

Now the Appalachian Irishman using them big words so I'll have to get out my dictionary. Pophic pobic well I'll have to scroll back an try to get that again. Hope all is well and cooler hiking will be here soon.

M. Fearghail said...

Now that's a fine post, even if I do say so myself! I'll defeat "Farcebook" one of these day, or die trying! Ha! Y'all have fun out there, ya hear?

M. Fearghail said...

Wow, Jimmy! You beat my comment by six minutes! I’m impressed, my friend!

In the noun form, new Latin, from Greek, treiskaideka is thirteen (from treis three + kai and + deka ten) + new Latin phobia (fear).