Thursday, April 30, 2009


I was going to do this post on a show we like called Breaking Bad. This is a shot of the main characters. Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston (Hal from Malcolm in the Middle)is a high school chemistry teacher who finds out he has terminal lung cancer. He is concerned for his pregnant wife and teen aged son who has cerebral palsy. Having been a teacher all his life, he has little in savings and worries about the medical bills and what they will do to his family after he has passed on.

Enter Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, an ex-student of Walter's who is sneaking away from a drug bust when observed by Walter. A plan begins to take shape in Walter's head. He goes to Jesse and tells him that he will not turn him in if Jesse will become his partner in meth manufacturing. Since Jesse's meth cook and partner is now residing in jail, he agrees to take Walter into his business.

You like Walter. His battle with medical costs, his love for his family and his desire to see that they have no worries after he's gone confuse the line between good and bad. As you get to know Jesse, you can see how he has gotten messed up and into his line of business. It's a fascinating look at how life can take a severe right angle and end up in a dangerous adventure. It was created and produced by Vince Gilligan, who you may recall from X-files, The Lone Gun-men and Hancock.

I'd love to give you a link, but for some reason Oodles of Funch is unwilling to cooperate with me on this desire today. You'll have to wiki it and ride the links from there. Breaking Bad is on AMC. A link through wiki will get you to scheduling. We don't have AMC or Showtime, but learned that they have shows we like, such as Dexter(Showtime). A friend burns the episodes and passes them on to us. My household has become addicted to it. Does anyone else watch it?

Well, it's early in the morning. Time to get off of this computer and get out and walk. I'm pretty sore after visiting the physical therapist, but armed with my stretches and strengthening exercises I'm up to the challenge... or a glutton for punishment, I'm not sure which. Hope you have a productive day. Keep pushing.

Update: Walk was great... I found a dollar on the ground! That's a nice omen for the day. Then I saw the news... six reports of swine flu in Washington, which is directly across my river, though the cases are higher in the state. They have closed a school. Gee and I thought I was so safe up here basically two states away from Mexico. Wrong. Guess I'll go wash my hands.

It's such a beautiful day and I'm so up attitude wise, that this will explain how I feel.


  1. I'm glad someone is having a good day. My day hasn't been, but I don't want to dwell on it. I suspect tomorrow will be better... either that, or it will be worse. Time will tell ;-)

  2. I say buy a lottery ticket with that dollar. Who knows what better luck awaits you? Or, if you're of a more spiritual nature today, give it away to the first person you see who looks as though they might desperately need cheering up!

    If you win the lottery, I think 10%, for my financial advice, would be merited :-)

  3. Cube-- I wish you were having a better day. I'll send good thoughts for it's improvement.

  4. Suldog-- I will do that sir... invest in the lottery and if I win, then you get your finders fee! Glad you thought of it.

  5. We have two cases reported in Iowa, but the people are both fine and neither of them have to even be hospitalized.

  6. Churlita-- I think that's the way these cases are too. They have been confirmed as true swine flu, but no hospitalizations yet.

    I just got a list of things to do to avoid it.
    Commom sense:

    1. wash hands... duh.
    2. cover coughs and sneezes...duh.
    3. if sick, stay home...duh.
    4. (This one cracks me up!) Do not handle pigs
    and birds if you are ill or if the pigs and
    birds are ill. lol! Stop touching that

  7. 4.5 "The same goes for winged pigs"

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  9. we've got 6 reported cases at the moment.

    i'm gonna shoot the first goddamned pig that sets foot in my yard.

  10. billy-- Damn straight! Damned puerco! Those cerdo are toast if they put one piggy hoof in my yard too. Take care... beware!

  11. All-- My boys have just informed me after that last post, in "very poor taste" that I have crossed the line into total dork! Apologies. No offense meant. Oh, feck it... I don't care. It's my blog and I'll say what I want to. Big smile.

  12. Suldog-- I did buy those lottery tickets... two, because I cannot just play Mega Bucks and not Powerball, so $1.oo on each one. Then I got to thinking about giving to charity and decided that I needed to match the lottery funds... so $2.00 went to starving people in Uganda. The high school kids are into that charity. So I hope I have all bases covered now. And you still get your financial fee if I win. A promise is a promise and I would not have thought of it by myself. ;-) If I don't win, hopefully I have made some Brownie points with Himself!