A friend and I drove to Wilson tonight to get a cheeseburger from Made From Scratch. Their homemade potato chips and curly fries…both made on site with real potatoes with the skins left on…are also worth the drive. When I see the cook in the kitchen shaping the thick burger and flopping it on the grill, I know I’m in for a treat. It’s also worth the drive for a piece of homemade pie. I forgot my camera, as usual, but they had just taken a half dozen or so pies out of the oven. They have a huge run on their pies so they are constantly baking them…all from scratch, of course. They have every kind imaginable and they are all fresh and delicious. Last night they had probably a dozen varieties to choose from and they are all very, very good.
My friend bought a “table” for Sarah Palin’s dinner and speech that is coming up in Salina, if Sarah shows. Once again, she offered me a ticket to join her, but I have not the slightest interest in going to hear Sarah. Like my friend “Margaret” says: Sarah’s problems come because every time you stick a microphone in front of her mouth a whole lot of stupid falls out. I’ve never heard her speak when that wasn’t the case. Margaret is very wise. She also said Palin “mixes religion and politics like I mix gin and tonic but then calls for less government involvement. Freedom from government is her battle cry until a vagina gets involved and then watch how much involvement she wants. Show me a woman who is making a private medical decision to end a pregnancy and I’ll show you a Palin screaming for more government involvement.”
There was a National Geographic program tonight about Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province Afghanistan. It’s an excellent program about our involvement there and the thousands of additional troops that are being filtered through that camp. Interestingly enough, I’d already seen most of the documentary in smaller segments that I’d Googled on YouTube. If you have a chance to see it, I think you’ll find it eye-opening.
I visited on Skype tonight with one of my new friends, Stanley, who is from California, but grew up in K.C. and had relatives in Salina. He’s a retired nuclear physicist and heavy into chemical makeups of foods and various dietary components. He is the one who recommended virgin coconut oil to me. I’m now using it exclusively. I’ve since learned there are several people around here who have been using it a year or more. Stanley is patient and explains things very well, which in my case, is a necessity. He recommended a book…The Diet Evolution by Dr. Steven Gundry, which I’ll find used on Amazon and wade through one of these days.
Except for a major pain in the ankle (which is why I’m up at this hour), I’m feeling better. Joint aches and pains have filtered away. Who knows what to credit for that, but I believe it must be either the coconut oil (Stanley thinks so) or Knox Nutra Joint stuff my friend in FL recommended. Neither can harm me, so I’m continuing with both and keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll soon be moving around without my joints creaking and hurting.
That reminds me that two separate friends from afar both recommended the same book to me: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. My thoughts ran there after talking about potatoes and another book.
I love Skype, btw. You might want to contact a friend and give it a try. I have had very successful video visits with friends in Halifax NS, England, Alaska, FL and CA, for openers. Some have not been very successful. I have a lot yet to learn about the program. It’s free.
It’s going to be cold and party cloudy today. I’ll get my mail later on, but other than that, Ringo and I will hang out at home where it’s warm. That may be all Ringo and I do for a few days except that I am going to Salina on Thursday to have lunch with my friends Shannon, Ivy and Shirley at the Coop. They apparently have very good veggie pizza and salads. I’d like to go to Art Rush that night, if possible. It’s always fun.
Tomorrow is Ground Hog Day. Celebrate!
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