Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Phaseolus Vulgaris.

Since retiring and celebrating (if that's the right word for it) my 80th birthday last August)  I have become an official "crotchity old man"....who doesn't suffer fools kindly...other than myself....and has no time whatsoever for opinions that differ from my own.

So don't give me any of that "logicical" or "educated consensus" ....clap trap. I know what I know!  Or as Popeye says, "I yam what I yam!"

I read where the first day of winter begins this year on December 21st  at exactly 5:44 am.


I'm not going to get up and celebrate it.....In fact, I'm going to ignore it!

If I've learned anything these many years I've been exchanging gasses with the Universe, it's this:

"OFFICIAL" is for losers.

As all us good Southerners know, Winter officially begins when the temperature first drops below freezing..and the wind begins to blow...... and that God given gene deep inside us awakes from sleeping off summer frolic and stuff....and begins to shout.........."PINTO BEANS!   PINTO BEANS!"

That's the beginning of winter.


(Phaseolus Vulgaris is the "Official name" for Pinto Beans. However, does not advise its readers to ever use that term at your local diner.)