Saturday, April 3, 2010

More 70's stuff...

Did you ever get a flight for $39.00 one way to Denver, Colorado from Albuquerque, New Mexico in the 70's? I did, a bunch of times. I can't even remember what I was going to Denver for....

The flight would last 49 minutes and as soon as the plane hit altitude, the drinks would be served, and man, I mean served in a hurry. Texas oilmen, business men and dweebs like me were ready for the flight. Going over the Sangre de Christo mountains and the tail end of the Rockies, there was plenty of turbulence. More than once we would hit a 'down-drop' and would fall like 8 feet. I would look at the guy next to me holding his cup, the drink was 4 inches above the brim of the cup and the ice cubes were 4 inches above the liquid drink. It was a game we played to see if you could catch the drink and the ice cubes. "Hell-fire honey, bring me and my partner another round," some fat cat would yell. Thank God for the now de-funked Texas International Airlines and the $39.00 'peanut' flights.

Friday, April 2, 2010

My mouth tastes like Ass(e)

And THIS is why!

The records stuck, the records stuck.....

Remember buying needles for record players. If you are under 40 years old, forget it, it didn't happen.
Albums were still big in the 70's but the cassette was gaining all the momentum, soon to be taken over by the CD's.

Albums were fun. You grabbed a 'stack' of your fav's and headed over to the party for a night of drinking and whatever and spinning good tunes. One person was put in charge of playing the albums, this meant that they would not scratch them and always put them back in the sleeve. And never use your album cover for a coaster. That was a 70's no-no.

And half the fun of albums were the covers themselves. Who didn't want to see hot chicks in sun dresses and striped bell-bottoms?

Gone, but not forgotten....

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I've run away from home....

I can't take it any more. I've up and left my wife and the State of Maryland. I called work today and told them to "shove it" and grabbed all my guns and I'm heading west. I spent the night at my friends nursery in Virginia and will move south to run through Texas for a short stay. Not sure if I'll be posting on Moonpie for awhile. F' it. I do know one thing, when I get to New Mexico, I'm getting two Blakes Lot-a-burgers with green chili. Goodbye Maryland, you humid, crazy friggin' state. You can keep your blue crabs and the Chesapeake Bay...I'm going home!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Mexico. On the first day of Spring it snowed. 10 days later the temps pushed 80 and we wore shorts. All the flowering trees are going batshit kicking out the blooms.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

This is only a test...

O.K., here's the deal. In the last 3 months we've had 6,000 visits to Moonpie and 24 of you have become followers, thank you. Question to all: If The Moonpie Chronicles were to become an application that you could download for free, would anyone out there put this app. on their phone? We are trying to experiment with more ways to make 'the pie' accessible to the 3G, smart phone world that we live in. Let us know. Rick and I have more plans for Moonpie and we are sticking the proverbial 'toe' in to check the water. Comment and let us know.

We now return you to your regular programming.

Jobs we have now...

I took this photo while doing my pre-construction meeting with Maryland National capital parks. The other two photos are from the web site.
We have a job at Montpelier Mansion doing work around the visitor center and workshop area.

This place makes a nice starter home with about twenty acres. The original place had 9,000 acres and about 9 houses.

Trucks we have.....

This truck has been parked here (at my garage in the back yard) for over 4 years. Janets son was working on this truck for a friend and was putting in a rear end. The job just never happened. I've asked for the title and we call it a day/ It's a kick-ass 1970-ish C-20 3/4 ton Chevy Scotsdale. Mike told me yesterday that he was moving the truck soon.

This is my truck. I love this truck and want to get an older truck just for bombing around on weekends.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Beer Cave Report..

The Moonpie Chronicles brings you a first in a series of reports on beer.
Coors has introduced, some time ago, I guess, the Blue Moon Grand Cru.

A bottle is around $10.00, depending on where you live. Nice color, nice head and a hint of lime. Not just any lime, mind you, but Kiefer lime, the 24 kick ass lime of all limes.
Vance: "not bad and has a lot of shit in it that tastes good."
Rick: "what Vance said, he ain't shittin' ya neither."
Moonpie rating- 5 stars.