"I live the life I love, and I love the life I live!" --Royal Crown Revue.

Good morning, folks! LPR here, and I'm glad to be back from my time away. No, I wasn't in the Crossbars Hotel, mind. Between getting the "Vista Blues" manuscript ready for publication, dealing with a persistant bacteria on my skin, and just not wanting to haul my carcass out of bed sometimes, getting time to blog isn't easy.

The manuscript is almost ready, just have to put in a closing remarks section (including updates), proof-read it one more time, transcribe the document to Word 2003...then get the cover/inquiry letters ready and start praying for success!

Having said that, today starts the NEW version of "Vista Blues." New subjects, new opinions...and hopefully new comments. All previous entries are still available for viewing...just that I'm adding new stuff for your enjoyment.

Just a few quick thoughts before I sign-off for this session:

1). The Chargers loss to the Jets is a heavy-duty example of hubris breeding nemesis. All the hype didn't amount to tripe...the game is still played on the field, and we took one in the gleuts. Now with LT shoving ioff (along with Cromartie, Merriman, Gates, and Kaeding possibly joining him), maybe the Chargers will grow up a bit (starting with AJ Smith) and realize what they have left.

2) It never ceases to amaze me how folks can be led down one path, while thinking they are going down another. Case in point, the touristas that come here for "sun and fun"--yet end up pitching a beef about the clouds in our skies this time of year. It never fails to come true. Without rain and clouds, these nimnuls might not have a place to come to in the first place. And with a heavy-duty El Nino already unleashing the wet stuff, I can say that I'd rather have extra water in my reseviors than extra ungrateful tourista dollars in the county bank accounts!

3) Tiger Woods--turns out to be human after all. Turns out that he's addicted to anything in a skirt...except his wife! He is now "taking a break" from golf to get his act together, or so he says. Perhaps Tiger's "Road To Wellville" might include a stop at Calvary Ranch, the Betty Ford Clinic, or some other place where he can confront his bete noir without distractions. That is, if he wants his family, career, and self-image back, of course.

God, it's good to be back! LPR


SDaniels Feb. 5, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m.

My favorite quote from Eraserhead: "they're new!"

Glad to see the NEW VISTA BLUES, LPR!


SDaniels Feb. 5, 2010 @ 2:16 p.m.

Ok, LPR, let's start off with that NEW topic of Tiger:

"Perhaps Tiger's "Road To Wellville" might include a stop at Calvary Ranch, the Betty Ford Clinic, or some other place where he can confront his bete noir without distractions."

Now: Questions arise, sir. Reference you the film, 'Road to Wellville,' or reference you the book upon which it is based?

Fun, fun, TC Boyle-style: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Wellville

Who'd have thunk the history of breakfast cereal could be so fascinating?


CuddleFish Feb. 5, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m.

Hello RobbieBear!!! xxx

Good to see the blog back online!!

Gawd, yesterday I read that the mistress count is 18.


SDaniels Feb. 6, 2010 @ 5:12 p.m.

Uh, so where are ya, LPR? Can't come in with this whole 'hey, welcome welcome, everyone--nad it's gonna be great--'cause it's new!!' then leave us standing in the foyer with our coats still on ;)


nan shartel Feb. 7, 2010 @ 11:07 a.m.

SDaniels...u flat F'n crack me up...hahahahahaha


Robert Johnston Feb. 12, 2010 @ 11:26 a.m.

Okaaay... Just got set up here at the Vista Public Library, since I am having my apartment gassed for German Brown Cockroaches this morning. Flipped on my magic machine here, activated Netgear (VPL has free broadband service)...and here I am.

Now, let's take a look here...

1) Glad to see that a lot of you are happy I have returned to my blog. Me, too...better than sitiing on my backside feeling sorry for myself.

2) Tiger and "The Road To Wellville.": I have seen the movie, but I find the real story about the Battle Creek Sanitarium (on which "Road To Wellville" was based) much more enjoyable. In fact, this topic will be the basis for my next blog entry. I used the term "Road To Wellville" in a bit of a sarcastic sense.

3) Got very little sleep last night, paying for it now.



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