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!

9/1/2019, Sunday: it’s the official (for those who have sense enough to know) first day of autumn, but it’s still too (globally warm) 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! We ate at Chili’s. We got a table upon arrival. We were served our drinks and salads, for those who had ordered salads.

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! What do you know? In quick fashion, we had our food! The “server” (aka waitress) did NOT get a tip! Also, a manager came 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 a great time together!

9/2/2019, Monday, Labor Day: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I did NOT labor!

9/3/2019 note: Mom and Dad’s wedding was on 9/3/1959. I was born, ten months later, on 7/17/1960.

9/4/2019 note: Papaw Wood’s birthday was on 9/4/1901. On that day, my youngest brother’s wife had outpatient surgery on her right foot, to repair damage. She now has metal in two toes.

Her outpatient surgery was better than my 36-day hospitalization in 2016 (with 25 pieces of metal in three joints) and better than our good friend’s 12/5/2017 left foot surgery (metal stays in), with four-day hospitalization. We are making progress!

My youngest brother's wife has a follow up appointment is 9/17/2019. Dad was born 9/17/1927. Okay, Lord, we understand your sarcastic humor on this! Isn’t this enough?

Also, on 9/4/2019, our good friend’s aged mother broke her right arm. She’s doing well enough, in a nursing home, for now.

9/8/2019, 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!

9/11/2019, Wednesday, workday: is the date, 9/11, enough to write?

The above photograph was taken on 9/11/2015, as a tribute. I found it on Successful Culture – A 911 Tribute. Apparently, no colleague remembered. I did.

On that day, at the office -- during our weekly, “parroting session,” waste of time meeting that requires 10 or 15 minutes of agony -- my colleagues' priority was to plan our too far off to care, annual Christmas eat out shindig.

Everyone wrote down a dining suggestion on paper. (The above image was mine. Yes, I took the photograph.) I had the dubious honor of selecting the dining location. I had a one-in-eight chance to pick my selection. I did so -- McDonald's! 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! This week has a Friday the 13th – in two more days, on 9/13/2019! What could go wrong? I am not triskaidekaphobic.

9/13/2019, Friday: the full moon occurred just after midnight, on 9/14/2019. Whew! We had a break on that at least. I am not triskaidekaphobic.

9/13 - 9/14/2019: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman was paid on 9/13/2019, for the first time, after her summer vacation, when "School’s Out for the Summer" (YouTube)! I was paid that day also.

On 9/14/2019, what do I find on the kitchen counter? I see her 7/31/2019 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 donation location. I never did see a receipt, so I'd figured that she hadn't bought clothes.

Also, on the kitchen counter, I found her 9/13/2019 debit card payment receipt to Kohl’s, for her 7/31/2019 charge – with no late fee included! Once again, you tricked me, dear! Kohl’s card charge of 7/31/2019 is paid by debit card on 9/13/2019! A man just doesn’t understand! That’s okay, dear. You shop vacuumed the basement alone this weekend. I’ll keep you!

9/14/2019, Saturday: 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 the next night! Another bad “Vowels” team has another bad coach. That’s why I’m a GEORGIA BULLDOG fan! Go Dawgs!

9/15/2019, today, Sunday: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman’s youngest sister and our niece (daughter of my wife's middle sister) borrowed my binoculars, to take on a Grand Canyon vacation that starts this coming Friday. Okay, y'all 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. This country and the world continue to degenerate, to the eventual end. Any questions? 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 7/13/2009 and 11/20/2010? 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).