Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tractor Yup #pezoutlaw #hollywood

Tractor Yup

Yesterday I cleaned out n repaired the gutters.
A job that woulda cost me over $200.00 had I paid to have it done.
But you see that's not how it works for mosta us.

Day before that we had to fight a major wasp/yellow jacket infestation south side of the house.
Block point of entry spray n hand kill with fly swatter.
That's how it really goes for most of us, again a job that woulda cost $250 plus.

Funny thing bout wasps n yellow jackets, I really don't get stung much.
Maybe once a month I get stung n I interact with wasps daily.
While we're on it I don't get bit by mosquito's as much as other people either.

It's like I told Susan before I got rid of some wasps on the trailer she wanted to use.
Forgive my language but I curse when approaching Wasps n Yellow Jackets.
Then turned n said "OK you little bastards Time To Die".

Out on the porch I musta hand killed at least 50 yellow jackets.
To the point that I sensed they were beginning to fear me.
It to me is all about attitude.

I've stood while being attacked Kama Kazi style by Wasps.
Reached up n grabbed nests with yellow jackets all over my hand.
I get stung when I'm not paying attention, not when I approach with purpose.

Kathy sucks up yellow jackets with the vacuum cleaner, works great. 
Today she saw a yellow jacket carrying off it's dead.
The wasp yellow jacket infestation was 3 to 500, now a fraction of that.


On a similar note.

I noticed yesterday why I get stressed talkin to folks other than Kathy.
I talk with Kathy a natural way that's comfortable.
If I slip n do it with others, they get confused n I always have to explain.

That makes conversation with other folks Work.
I have to be careful n if I slip off the road, a mad effort to get back on it.
It honestly makes my stomach hurt.

The natural flow of my brain confuses everybody except Kathy.
Only a few of my post are as freeform as my brain would have it.
I think those posts are my best.

My Pez years were different.
The progression into my Pez years was about a decade, so my stump speech had time to perfect itself.
In a lot of ways like how I've had over a decade to prepare if they make the Pez Outlaw Movie, my thoughts have had time to percolate.

Wasps, Gutters, Poo Removal, Poo Landscaping, Creative Building, Squash, Pumpkins, Raspberries n moving dirt with the tractor.
These are a few of my daily projects etc, that pacify the tedium of the wait.
The other is that of an observer in politics.

Right, Left, Conservative, Progressive, Independent, Libertarian, Socialist n now it seems Alt-Right.
Who knew, so many to choose from.
I've had my heart broken twice in Politics, McGovern n Romney.

In a lot of ways I just no longer care.
I have a candidate I will vote for but I am completely comfortable accepting the will of the voters come election day.
I will not give my heart to a Presidential candidate ever again.

A recent comment that made me smile.
You dug that hole with your tractor?
Yup.

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I gotta tell ya bout somthin I'm noticing.
I'm gettin real lazy bout finnishing words.
Kathy say's it's speaking in shorthand?

I'm also noticing that my verbal inflection points are gettin kinda odd.
I just write if off to age n not giving a shit anymore.
Not trying so hard to sound good to folks anymore.

Trophy Husband

Yes I'm a trophy husband, a kept man.
Take a look at my blog image.
Can you blame Kathy?
I'm Kinda HOT! 

Here at the Asylum, I'm considered a 10.

Spy Kid

One of my granddaughters is now a Spy.
You ever notice how you can't find that Spy Camera when you need it.



Deviations 

2 Tylenol Please
Wanna hear something interesting?
Twice as many, 2x Slovakian's view Notes From The Asylum as Americans.
twitter impressions/view for last 28 days exceeds 100,000 

For The Record

It is not "If it leads, it bleeds".
It's "If it bleeds, it leads".


El Diablo update

My Cub Cadet/El Diablo lawn tractor is starting to wear out after 5 1/2yrs.
It's predicessor a Scott lasted twice as long.
The Scott never saw indoors n looked like shit, but continued to mow. 
El Diablo has never seen a night outside yet is starting to look as bad as the Scott at twice it's age.
I mow 4hrs per week.


Wurlitzer Vacuum Cleaner

Yeah, Yeah, there wasn't one.
In my mind though there was.

Peabody n Sherman Movie

Yup, I watched it.
Proves that I'll watch anything about time-travel.

Try, Try Again

They say in politics, if you change campaign managers 3 times your doomed.
Does that count for blog titles also?
If so this blog post is toast.

I can't find a good title for this one to save my soul.
Usually the title comes first n the post flows from it.
this one, Wah Wah. 



original Content

Do not give death one second of life.   
Death will take it's own.

Tell people what I know to be true? 
Maybe if I look busy I can get out of it.


Time is going by at an alarming pace n time is running out.
I avoid at all cost thinking about Bills n Hollywood Pez Outlaw.


Can willpower make Pez Outlaw what I want him to be?
The absurdity of the question tickles me. 

Why Pez Outlaw, What led to him?
Pez Outlaw was the light that showed me the way out of the darkness.

The only limits are the limits of imagination.
Pez Outlaw could be bigger than my years in Pez.    

The jury is still out.
So why do I keep going?

Like a Drive Time DJ, pushing the boundaries.
Angry White Males is the latest label for the frustration.

Everybody gets a trophy.
I'm a very reluctant Charlie Brown once again.


How lucky am I to just be considered?
Do I get a happy ending?

13.5 rules, 51% sane. 
The Asylum has been a blessing.

You must speak up to be heard.  
Life washes over silence.

Crazy is an abstract art form.  
Cross the line n you're there forever.

If it hadn't been for?
Maybe Today, some good news.

I get wore out from all the secrecy. 
Truth, HELL, I don't even know what that is. 
 


On behalf of the staff n management of Notes From The Asylum. 
Thank you. 

Well anyway, That's Today.

side note.
Kathy just canceled my cell phone.
She said she was paying $30.00 a month for a phone that I never turned on or carried.
I told her she shouldna told me n waited to see how long before I even noticed.
Betcha it woulda be over a year.

After Pez Outlaw, I intend to retire.






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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

the title comes first #pezoutlaw #hollywood

reflection of the journey
no end game
a self reflective exercise

create from nothing
fluff the pillows
discard what distracts    

unfulfilled aspiration
betrayed by reality
the reaper approaches


rarely certain
nothing is what it appears
agendas under agendas

no idea what's going on
I know less every day
no longer in the loop

clear the racks, load the bin
no emotion, no investment
my faith is low

doors close and windows open
aspects remain facts
writes better than it plays

impatiently optimist  
got your crayons out 
now I'm depressed

I walk between two worlds
not sure I care anymore
18 years

everything you ever wanted
slowly the dominoes fall
any day, any day

take on the rich n powerful
that would be rough
irony washed over me

put it all out there
I hope people like me
write without fear

life is a roller coaster
fabricate a reality
my world dissolves  

I have big dreams
shape the perception 
we're in the Asylum   

sign here we got it
your dreams will come true
then silence 

the title always comes first
do as you will 
#pezoutlaw 

is it time to put on the garbage bags
I woulda survived that iceberg
only 2 people know 

Raining really hard right now, so I've got 3.5 dogs all hovering under my feet. 
Po's in the living room, she could give a shit.
 
After Pez Outlaw, I intend to retire.






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Thursday, August 4, 2016

OH, Hell No! #pezoutlaw #hollywood @pezoutlaw

The year of my birth was 1951 in Michigan, Pez Outlaw was born in Canada in 1992.
Let's take the Way-Back Machine to about 1992.
Truthfully that's about when my pez journey began and the year Pez Outlaw was born.
Pez Outlaw was born out of the same Bootlegging tradition of importing product from Canada that was a, no no? 
If it was good enough for old Joe Kennedy, it's good enough for Pez Outlaw.

I was still working in the shop n we were still living in the old house.
My trips to Canada buying Pez had just begun.

This story is mostly about the old house we used to live in for 20 years up by the road.
The old house was the most God awful wreck of a nightmare you ever would wish on someone.
We'll just leave it at that.

After 1992 the Pez money started rolling in, so we bought us a brand new house that rolled up on wheels.
Once the new house got here, we took the wheels off n put her on the brand new basement.
Which gave us the new problem of how to get rid of the old house.

The Fire Department offered to burn her down n use it for training.
Done, Have fun guys.
Kathy n I took off, hitting the road no doubt to sell pez.

Everybody seemed quite puzzle that Kathy n I did not care to be here to say goodbye to the old house.
A big ole, Hell No! 
We told them, that old house was a nightmare, good riddens.

When we got home a few days later, the old house was gone.
I heard it was a really cool fire, they started it n put it out may times before they ended it.
A good time was had by all.
We called Miller n in a half a day, he had her buried.

That was about 25 years ago.
The new problem is our house that came on wheels.
I'm hoping to do something on that with the Movie n Book money.

This post was an attempt at pointing out a transition point in Kathy n my life. 
I think we got one more in us, hopefully.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Catfishing #pezoutlaw #hollywood @pezoutlaw

I threw the big battery away but saved the broken plane as a Catfishing reminder.


MMMM, CATFISH, YUMMY. Not that kind of Catfish, idjet.

This morning I was contacted by someone looking at a big collection of collectibles, but the owner was vague on what they wanted.
No doubt this seller is on the up n up but the number of time I have run across this with Pez n Cereal Boxes where they weren't changed the way I do business.

In the beginning I would just send money to people n trusted pretty much everybody.
Now, anybody that I do not know of or that I did not source must send the product, then I send a check.

Josh, Steph n my turning point was a Pez deal.
Someone contacted me with some really cool stuff at a fair price.
I sent the check. A day or 2 later a box arrived containing a very big battery and a broke metal plane.
Thank God we were able to contact the bank n claw the money back. If I remember it was about $1,200.00.
This type of thing happened n does more than you would think.

Now when contacted about Cereal Boxes these days, I tell them.
Send the boxes n once they arrive I will send the check.
I always explain. You know who I am or you would not have contacted me.
I have no idea who you are.

I also have a hard n fast rule. 
If the seller indicates I'm bidding against someone for the items, I walk away.
Do not contact me about an item if you already have an interested buyer, because I will just say thank you for thinking of me n congratulate the other party on there win.

Never be pushed into a purchase.
If any kind of a hurry up or you will lose it strategy is employed by a seller.
Politely thank the for thinking of you, then run as fast as you can, holding tightly onto your wallet as you run.

One last thing.
When I'm thinking about buying something, I do not try to go cheap n hope I get it.
I offer what I'm willing to pay.
I know what something is worth to me for various reasons n factors, that's what I offer.
Decline that offer n what you have stays yours or somebody elses.

If I lose something after I offer what it's worth to me, I have no remorse.
Obviously that item is of no use to me at the higher price.

Believe it or not, each of these rules came into being after one scam or another.
I've even had people bitch me out after I refuse to send money up front to someone I've never heard of.
On the other hand, I had a guy who claimed to have worked at the printers for Ralston contact me with a pretty large amount of unused flats.
If ever there was a scam in the making that one bore all the earmarks.
Really cool stuff n lots of it.
We settled on $2.00 per box x 1,000+ boxes.
Reluctantly he said he'd ship.
To my amazement, it was real. I next day expressed his cashiers check.

The moral is sometimes fairytales do come true, but you must follow good business practices with strangers to be safe.
If you lose the buy, you have lost nothing because you can not lose what was never yours to begin with. 

There are a lot of people in the world today that think you are stupid, Don't prove them right.

Pez Outlaw Diary

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Daily Straitjacket #pezoutlaw #hollywood @pezoutlaw

It's all a game of tag you're it.

Yesterday, my brain was not having a good day.
A feeling of impending doom was on me for most of the day.
Have I been conditioned over the last 2 decades to think that if anything good happens for me that something bad is coming?

I watch rich successful people n wonder.
They seem comfortable with there success for the most part, almost like it's there right.
Me. 1994 to 1998 I might have been able to believe n live like that. 
Then Pez Corporation pulled the rug out from under me. see Pez Outlaw Diary .
Now, any time life starts feeling good I immediately start worrying that something horrible is about to happen.

My hope is that because I've spent 15 years working on and planning this project, that thing will be different this time.
I have defined goals and expectations. 
Though at times I can't shake the fear that if I succeed a dark hand of impending doom waits.

Here's a big part of the plan.
I have no intention of saving anything from whatever revenue streams come from the Pez Outlaw project.
I fully intend to spend it all immediately.
Pay Bills, improve equipment n facilities.
Basically get on a better footing so our required monetary outlay each month is reduced and hopefully our revenue intake increases modestly. 

I desire a life where ends meet, not excess.
Beyond that I'll give any overflow to the kids.
I want to be worth more alive than dead.

If I can remove the oppression of Bills and secure what we have, that's enough.
Proby dog says. Just live each day in front of you, that's it nothing more nothing less.
Oh yeah n buy 5 Big Red Dogs n name them all Rudy.
 
Yesterdays Farrier Competition Update.
Smoke n Johnny (horses) got home after dark.
Henry n the other farriers had a good time.
Smokey stood for 4 hours, shoes on, shoes off, shoes on, shoes off.
Who's a good boy.

My brain is a little tricky today, so we're not gonna go in there.
Some days it's best not to share.

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flu shot
After what I've gone through since Christmas, I will be getting a flu shot next fall.
25 years ago I used to have trouble understanding what other guys my age were whining about.
Took me a couple more decades but now I get it.

Farrier comp
Kathy loaded up horses to take to MSU for the Farrier Competition.
For an Amish guy, old Henry sure does get around.
I go less places than he does. Then again, I go less places than a guy at Jackson State Penitentiary.

600 lotto
The Big Lotto is at 600 Million I hear.
People are all a Buzz about Power Ball.
The Horse Chiropractor who never plays, says she might take a $10 Lotto flyer. 
Got an opinion on that.
Sure, a few bucks on the Lotto, why not. That's just fun money, any more is poor judgement.
But even though I won't be buying any lottery tickets, I will play the what if game.
If I won 600 million, I'd buy 5 Big Red Dogs n name every one of them Rudy.

This Post was written under duress. 
So don't believe a word of it. 

Just saw 6 or 8 deer in the backyard. 
Our Horse trails seem to serve as a No Hunting Deer Sanctuary in winter.
The young deer seem to be regrouping after hunting season. 
I don't allow hunting out back, not because I'm necessarily against hunting, I just don't like outsiders traipsing around on my land. 
In short, I don't dislike hunters, I dislike people.

JOKING?????? 

Truth is, The Dogs said "NO Hunters". 
They were adamant on the subject.  They have there reasons.

My new journey begins today.


by the way, this image would also or possibly be the 1st T-shirt




 

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Paradox #pezoutlaw #hollywood

Paradox. When your dreams occupy the same space as your reality.
The problem comes when reality becomes stronger than fantasy.
Fantasy must always maintain dominance, otherwise paradox.

What happens?

The facts are the same today as yesterday.
The only difference is I'm viewing them different today.
The new plan is, throw everything up against the wall n see if anything sticks.

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Redneckology, The Barrel Book #horse Book publishing rights 4sale by owner 10k
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In October it will be Jeff Maysh n my 2 year anniversary, of his first contact about the Pez Outlaw story.
His arrival at my home for what would become the April Playboy story about Pez Outlaw was the Halloween weekend. It's been an odd week for me.

Truth is one year previous interest of the same nature had been share with me by a party out west.
I behaved like an ass to this person 3 years ago which was pointed out to me on facebook.
Meaning this whole process could have been farther along by one year.

That said I believe in timing.
Funny thing is I'm working with that person from 3 years ago now. 
As you who remember might guess though, I have not had direct contact with that person since the episode of 3 years ago. No Jeff gets to be the go between now.

First I waited almost a month for Jeff to come for the interview.
Then I waited 6 months for the story to come out in print.
3 more months for contracts.
Now almost 2 years later I'm still waiting for word of the announcement.

I know that the day will come when I go from waiting to "What just happened".
I most likely at that point will wish maybe I was still waiting.
My hope and fear is that it will be a very, very big thing when it happens.

You work 18 years for something, then it happens.
I guess, careful what you wish for.

I write these things now, because when I'm in the middle of what will become the Pez Outlaw Hurricane I'm not sure how sane I will be.
I hope that I will handle everything the way I've been talking about, but is that enough.

Time will tell.

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