I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Thursday, June 21, 2007

.......WEST, TEXAS NEWS UPDATE.......






Thought it was time to update you on the haps in West...First of all..there are 70 days till Westfest...labor day weekend..I think(if things work out) my nephew is going to rent a booth at the arts and crafts tent and I will sell his t-shirts..I will have more information on that as they are coming down to take me to a dinner and a movie...hot dang..How much you wanna bet we don't go to Doc's...heehee..


Ok...so this Saturday West is having a squeeze off...According players from across the state will be here for the West Accordion Club's annual "Squeeze off" from 10am to 5pm at the West Community Center which is right next to the Library and .04 of a mile from me..A jam session and open mike session is planned throughout the day with food and drinks available.A swap shop is also planned..John Sulak one of the organizer's says we had over 30 accordionist last year.They come from as far away as Houston, Dallas,Fort Worth,Austin and all over Central Texas...Hooboy...Be still my heart..Ok..so I'm not an accordionists lover but this is a town of Czech's...Polka rules here..After over 30 years I just realized that Westfest is not the official name for it...it's called Westfest Polka Festival...hmm...must have mentally blocked that out..I never came for the music..I came for tent one...tent two...the beer tents..which have evolved to 3 tents now..sigh*..I remember the good old days when I came to party..buy 20-30 pevo tickets..(beer tickets)and drink beer all day long, go home take a nap..come back and drink some more..or take a little snooze in the 'little blue jeep'..


eat sausage on a stick,corn dogs,Frito pies,etc.


My couch makes out into a queen size bed..anyone wanna come?..


West Kiwanis Club and Carter BloodCare have joined together to conduct a blood drive from 2-7pm today..Yeah, have to pass on that..having hepatitis keeps me from donating blood..


St. Mary's Vacation Bible School attracts an estimated 175 kids...It will be entitled Avalanche Ranch:A Wild Adventure Through God's Word ...they have pictures of God as a Buffalo with wings and a bull with wings..God is Strong, God is Tough...yeah buddy...


St. Joseph's in Elk, Texas is having their annual picnic...on the church grounds..will have BBQ, bingo,children's games,a country store,


raffle, wagon rides and because this is Texas..beer will be served along with cold drinks...Church and Beer...don't ya love it..?


We have 2 engagements..2 anniversaries..one for 2 years, one for 50...Aiden Perdichi and Julia Hykel both turned a year old..Raymond Nemecek is celebrating his 96th birthday..I see him all the time..still drives his truck and looks about 70..Four deaths and no births...


Henrietta and I were talking about how the population of the town hasn't changed in at least 10 years...For every baby born 4 die..when kids graduate from school...they leave town..we need an industry...bring some jobs in and keep them here..or at least some of them..


There is a new business in Elm Mott which is 9 miles from here..it's called Gonzos Pinatas and More..They make custom pinatas and have packages of a bounce house, pinatas, tables and chairs..vary from $95 to $160+ tax..wonder if they can make a Bush Pinata?.....hey..maybe I should start making Bush Pinatas and go into business for myself....nah..I'm to lazy..


Eleven West Lady Trojans were named to the All District 12-AAA softball teams..West Senior Jordan Vannata took home top honors as she was selected the district's most valuable player..hot dang..


Blue Bell Ice Cream is on sale at West Food Mart 2 for $8 and at Community Grocery 3 for $11..sigh*


If your interested in moving to West..you can buy a 4-5 br,3 bath or corner lot with lots of extras for $175,000 or how about a 3 bed,2 bath, appliances, ch/ac, electrical,plumbing and flooring all new for $75,000.The Village Bakery is still for sale..


When I first moved back here 14 years ago..you couldn't find a house to rent or one to buy..now every block has houses for sale and at least 5-10 rentals ....There is a housing area with nothing but brick homes..mostly all built since I moved back..so they are almost spanking new..one owner type of houses..huge lots..big yards...fancy smancy..really nice..at least 2-3 houses for sale on each block...make for great yard sales though..


That's the news from West...I may be out of pocket for the next day or so..Taking the computers to get the zombie erased..He's back..


fucker..Called the guy in Waco and said"Hi, I'm Jackie and I have a zombie..."..he said "Hi, I'm Wayne I have a witch doctor.."..so we will get along fine..think he charges $55 to rid me of it..but taking all 3 computers and see what kind of deal we can work out..to get the best one of the three...


I went back and got a few more albums..not going to buy all of them..the coves aren't in terrific shape..but I got..Jackson Browne Running on Empty,Bruce Springsteen, the Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle,Prime Prine, the Best of John Prine, and Scarecrow by John Cougar Mellencamp.Life is good in West, by Goddess, Texas....come on down...Y'hea?

19 comments:

Allan said...

Sure wish I could...*big hug*

jan said...

I can't believe the housing prices there. An empty lot here is about that price.

Junebugg said...

Sounds like you scored some good tunes! What are you doing to keep getting zombified? Do you attract the walking dead? Maybe we need to do a cleansing of your auora or something......

Nit Wit said...

An a one, an a two...
You ought to put the asshole into a pet cage and take it to spend all day at the squeeze off. That sounds dirty some how. I bet it would completely change the shitty attitude.
If you make Pinatas that look like The Gump and encourage people to whack them you might get a visit from his storm troopers claiming you are a terrorist.
We have the same problem here with houses. The market has been inflated and propped up and now you can't give the houses away. The prices down there seem high compared to here.
Your gonna kill those poor defenseless zombies. I would do one system at a time and stay connected.

the rube said...

have you exhausted all possibilities with the ice cream?

surely science can come up way around the ice cream situation.

yellowdog granny said...

Allan;being a non drinker like me..you would enjoy the music more than the partying..brave combo playing smoke on the water with accordions has to be heard at least once in your life time..
Jan;and there are a lot of them..and some of the older homes that can be fixed up are on huge lots..back then land was plentiful..so the homes were small and compact but had lots of land..and so many of the homes have what are now called mother-in-law houses at the end of the yard..but they were originally like 'help' apts..the maid/yard man etc.all lived on the property in a little house at the back so they could always be on hand..now they all live on the 'other side of town'...remember it's 1957 here.
junebugg: actually it's the same zombie..it hid in my address book..so will see if he cant take all 3 of the computers and make one good one out of the parts..have 4 hard drives...
nitwit:yeah, every time i hear them say squeeze off i giggle..like a 3rd grader..
I was really considering making some pinatas like bush, cheney,rumsfeld,rice,etc..even some of sen clinton,edwards,etc..wonder how long it would take for the secret service to kick in my metal door.
zombies will die!
the rube:they do make some non fat no sugar etc..ice cream..but i am afraid i wouldn't be able to just eat a small bowl...I have visions of me sitting naked in the bathtub with a bucket of ice cream and a soup ladle..covered with melted ice cream.

Normy said...

Wish I could go to that... the festival, not the bible school.

God as a bull? Isn't that sort of Hindu? LOL

kath said...

Hey jac
I will miss you when your computers are in hospital.
hope you end up with a great one in the end.
You tales of your your sweet angel have inspired me... I am thinking of adding to my pack... might get myself a new kitten... I am kind of envious of you having all that fun.

seriously..
look in when you get back, and if i have made the move a picture will be posted.....

meantime.. I see things are hopping in West, Have fun .. and watch out for all those squeezboxes. Since I come from the middle of polka country.... I know just how much ..
erm... fun right.. fun! they can be..
enjoy

hey... is your hand healed up ok?

Sling said...

I'mcurious about these zombies that seem to be a constant source of irritation for you.
I use "Antivir",and never have zombie problems.You can download the free,updatable version here,(personal edition classic) .. http://www.avira.com/en/download/index.html ..It's what I use.It will update daily,and has detected many virus attacks.
If you install it,be sure to remove any other virus blockers you may have installed.

yellowdog granny said...

normy:you'd be very welcome..and you would have a great time..really.
kath:couldn't take the computers ..had to use the back of the truck to haul them to waco and it started to rain..so will wait for a dry spell..which may be next june..and for everyone's yelling and screaming and telling me to get stitches and shots and go to the dr?...it healed just fine..although i did cut a nerve and have not much feeling in my pointer finger...(no not the middle one)

Nit Wit said...

I forgot to tell you I use AVG Antivirus and it works great. Just search it and download it. But you have to uninstal other virus stuff.
Youth is wasted on the young.

Palm Springs Savant said...

sounds like fun...oh and "sausage on a stick" hmmm interesting.

nice detail on this post. stop by and say hi sometime!
www.rickrockhill.blogspot.com

texlahoma said...

Maybe I could give blood then head to the beer tent. Two or three beers would probably last me all day and night!

yellowdog granny said...

nitwit:i have it too..but they wont (none will) detect a zombie once it is embedded in the computer..as the zombie is made to elude and shut down running when the anti-virus is looking for it..you have to erase it to get it out..
PSsavant;yah, I always liked walking up to the counter and saying'give me a sausage on a stick'..and then giggle.will come by..thanks for stopping in...
Tex:give blood stand around in the texas heat and drink a few beers..you wont make it to the polka mass..

Cyberoutlaw said...

Geez, I hate to tell you what $175,000 will get you here. Depending on the neighborhood, it's either a one bedroom coop apartment, or a studio, both located in a 100 year old renovated building with sheet rock walls and crackheads in the lobby.

kath said...

Come see my new addition.. I told her she has your new little one to thank for it....I forgot that kittensare so teeny

yellowdog granny said...

Cyber:you can still buy a updated 2 bed 1 bath with large yard with trees and a garage for under $75,000.1bed one bath starter homes are around $50,000..and we have lots of them..the owners get old..go into West Haven Retirement home the kids and grandkids have moved away..so when they die..they stay that way for a few years till one of the kids need money ..then they have a huge yard sale..(after they have picked the bones of the stuff)..and then sell the house..should have sold it 3-5 years ago..now they are just sitting there..If I had money I would buy them redo them..and rent/tosell for young couples to get them to stay here in west...oh well...
kath:congrats on your new edition..will come by and see him/her...bet it has some cutesy name like midas..or selena...haha

kath said...

YEP

cutesy it is ....AnnieRose....lol
She said to give her sympathies to
LA and to let him know that in our hearts he will always be Angel

hehehe

Cheesemeister said...

Maybe the witch doctor should adopt the zombie. It might be a beautiful arrangement.