Rant n' Rave – Piss n' Moan – rambles and rants of an old man…

June 11, 2009


Filed under: — Tags: — Bob @ 9:51 am
I have come to realize that I am probably a repressed writer of some sort.  Mostly, I guess, I have stuff to say, and don’t much care who reads it.  That’s why I am gonna post it here.
Here are some of the topics I have been working on.
They are listed in the right-side column under, Select Category” =======>

(Recent Note – 01/07/2022: I can’t seem to get that ‘Select Category’ window to do what I want, so you can just scroll down to the list of stories I’ve written, further down the page!  (*sorry ’bout that!*)

Please keep in mind that when I began this blog, the ‘FLASH’ utility to run music and videos was available. It has been deemed too ‘dangerous’ to use anymore, but I haven’t taken the time (YET!) to replace those with something that works. (again, sorry ’bout that!)

Comments are always welcome and will be reviewed for trash, and displayed or deleted as I see fit. (…it’s MY blog!)
Cussing is okay, but ‘flaming’ will be dealt with harshly. (Fuckin-A!)
I apologize in advance for typo’s and other errors.  None are meant to offend unless otherwise so stated.
Before going on too much more, I want to define the name of this blog (researched at http://en.wikipedia.org): 
  • Rant: A rant is a speech or text that does not present a well-researched and calm argument; rather, it is typically an attack on an idea, a person or an institution, and very often lacks proven claims.  Such attacks are usually personal attacks.
  • Rave: In late 1950’s London, the term “rave” was used to describe the “wild bohemian parties” of the Soho beatnik underground.  The word was later used in the burgeoning mod youth culture of the early 1960’s as the way to describe any wild party in general.
  • Piss: If you need a definition of this word, please click the following link, but please flush before you go:     …GOODBYE! *waving*
  • Moan: Lamentation, complaint; a low prolonged sound of pain or of grief.
  • Ramble: To move aimlessly from place to place; to explore idly; to talk or write in a desultory or long-winded wandering fashion.  <===that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
  • ‘n’: Contraction for the word “and”.  It isn’t contracted all that often, but occasionally you see ‘n’ as in Fish ‘n Chips, or Snakes n’ Ladders.  There seems to be no rule for the placement of one or both apostrophes.
  • …and finally, the Ellipsis – … *dot-dot-dot*: Ellipsis is a term in printing and writing that refers to a mark or series of marks that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word or a phrase from the original text.  An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence.  I know I use them WAAAAY too much and sometimes in the wrong spot, but… !

What prompted me to attempt this undertaking  (a word not lightly used by someone my age)  is a recent friendship on Facebook to a terrific guy named Michael Davis and his blog called: “ Something Down The Drain?“, which has apparently been taken off the Web.  So here is a link to his video about this drain problem, also titled “Something Down The Drain?”  (opens a new window – as will all my links, so you won’t have to see this statement again.) 

Now, for the past couple of days, I have been burning up his bandwidth on his blog, on his Facebook page, and less-publicly via email.  I actually may have scared him a bit!  Other posts on his sites are maybe 2 or 3 lines at most, praising or commenting on his helpful hints articles and videos.
His most popular bon mot is a terrific video about how to recover stuff dropped down the drain by accident or curious kids.  This was my introduction to Michael and his family.

…more added as I think of them..

And finally, I will occasionally post a picture of my Grandsons.  It probably won’t have anything to do with my ramblings, but again, it’s MY blog! 😉

Such as my personal, all-time favorite:



…and then, 7 years later…

Da Boyz-02



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  1. Friday, May 6, 2011:

    Okay… (*muffled growl*)

    I have been TRYING to update this page, and the software INSISTS on rearranging the text and changing the font. I DID do some ‘fixes’ in my stories, such as typos, spacing, etc. today, as this is the first time in over a year that the software would LET me do it!

    Yes, it is updated software!

    I am learning (slowly) to HATE WordPress!

    I give up for today, and might try again tomorrow! But for now, ‘GOODBYE’!

    Comment by Bob — May 6, 2011 @ 11:12 am

  2. Well, it’s November 30, 2014. I really HAVE been on here numerous times since that last comment, but haven’t really done anything new until today.
    I’m trying to get my newest story title, ‘Yeah! He’s The Lone Ranger!!’ into the ‘Categories’ pull-down, with no success so far.
    …another day, maybe.
    If you come across the new story, I hope you enjoy this latest entry.

    Comment by Bob — November 30, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

  3. Hi, I discovered your blog today (day off from work and too cold and snowy to venture outside. Miss it? Ha! I doubt it!) by merely going down the Google search rabbit hole. You and the family had great adventures in Cali! I remember Aunt Ida’s color TV. IT was a BIG DEAL!

    Comment by Betsy — February 3, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

  4. Hiya Cuzzin Betz! Yeah, what to do on a cold, snowy day, huh? Well, I had my occupational therapy mid-morning, and then just after noontime, the roofer showed up to repair the leak over the kitchen, and just now left. SO MUCH FUN!! Now I have to call to have the roof pressure washed. Ahhhhh, the Winter chores here in FL, dealing with the chilly 75° weather! *brrrrrr*
    Thanks for the nice comments on my stories. I have several more to tell, but right now typing is still a chore with the left over nerve damage in the right hand, which my acupuncturist is helping with. *oy-vey* (whatever that means)
    Hope you and Cuzzin Amy and Aint ‘B’ are all warm and well up there in the frozen North.
    See ya on the Web! *waving*

    Comment by Bob — February 3, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

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