Thursday, September 26, 2013
From Kiev my next destination was Berlin, a long way, and I could only get there quickly was by train to Warsaw and then buy a ticket for B. Kiev made me buy a sleeper ticket when I preferred to sit and there might be 3 others in there, this was an exorbitant $120 (travel in the East isn't like the West). I was in with a young couple he was pretty good she wasn't they got off an hour before Warsaw. After they left I pushed up the Upper Berth he was on so I could have more room to sit on my Lower Berth, thinking I had secured the very heavy U.B. against the wall I sat and all at once I was on my knees on the floor with blood pouring down my poor face (now you're crying) for I hadn't done such a good job of securing the U.B. (hey, not used to it). After a while I was able to stop the bleeding and cleaned up but as I was getting off in Warsaw it started again a young guy ran up to me....You have a cut on your forehead.....What do you think I am a fool I know I have a cut on my forehead....You have to go to the hospital....I told him that it would abate and be all right, he was a kind person (maybe I should have gotten it stitched once home I was showing off my scar but am tired of it). I cleaned up in the Terminal where the Poles sold me a seat in 2nd Class for the short ride to Berlin for an extortionate $90 despite seeming eager to see me get out of town. Didn't a similar thing happen to me when I was in Cuba 3 years ago?
My car's rear window was broken out by some Black Kids throwing rocks, also that of the Classic Cadillac next to it and it'll cost the guy 2 thou to replace it. Previously I had thought the place I live at to be pretty good that is "Siegel Suites Cambridge" at 3825 Cambridge, Las Vegas 89119, tel. ph. 702-792-9191. In the Las Vegas paper it's suggested regarding Lamar Odom's rant that maybe Twitter is the chicken soup for the tortured soul, Twitter is far too crude for me. In football-rich greater San Diego Dillon Baxter is regarded as the best player coming out in the Internet Era rated higher than Reggie Bush. I saw Dillon play as a freshman and as a senior at Mission Bay High, on a long touchdown run I saw him run up to 6 different guys make a slight feint and proceed further down the field. He went to USC where they were awed by his talent but dismissed from the team for not going to class, the same thing happened at San Diego State and then at little Baker U. in Kansas. Not "22" until next mo. will some lenient Football God give this Misguided Soul a break, I hope so....Sometimes things get complicated.....
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
On this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 I will have outlived both my parents (see my Blog for Jan. 26, 2012) a very good accomplishment, living to be 66 years, 3 mos. and 3 days will be much harder to do in 20 years probably in 10. The Marine Security at the Navy Yard had no ammo in their weapons this Country gets nuttier by the day. 12 people get whacked and the TV Media starts jumping up and down, so what 340 million didn't. There's supposed to be Americans amongst the terrorists in Kenya, many of those I see walking about I don't regard as my fellow Americans. My Blog is read widely in Russia, Vlad knows who I am so hire me, they're so cheap. At the Nevada State Prison in Desert Springs they've had a Car Restoration Facility for decades in which they restore Classic Cars to their former state, there's not much they can't do, one they have now is a 1947 Rolls Royce. Some of the guys are murderers but their Good Conduct has earned them the privilege of doing this, they receive 75% of Minimum Wage which can be spent say at the KFC Franchise at the Prison. When I was on a Greyhound Trip I was waiting for a bus in Madison, Wisconsin and a Black Guy said that he had just gotten out of Prison that day after 7 years and was heading to his native Chicago where he would start a job that he had been trained for as a welder earning 50 thou a year, a young White Guy hearing this....You can get a better job getting out of Prison than you can getting out of the Army.....
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I took the bus from Chisinau to Kiev, Ukraine the road was terrible and the ride very bumpy but I slept well, I like any kind of transpo to go anywhere any way is wonderful. Ukraine has the largest area of any European country and a popul. of 45 mil, it declared Independence in 1991. Kiev founded in the 9th cent. A.D. is the Capitol and largest city with 2.8 mil. I went to the fabulous Kyevo-Pecherska Lavra founded in 1051 A.D. I was there 7 hours and rightly so. There's the Cathedral of the Dormition, the Great Lavra Belltower, several Churches several museums. I went into the Caverns where they have 100 dead saints laying there in their caskets, I bought a long candle, lit it and followed everybody else inside where you proceed single file (the Orthodox Priests are real good I'm sure but in their robes, long hair and beard they have a wild appearance like Rasputin, one cautioned me that my candle was too close to the shirt of the guy in front of me, this fellow probably wouldn't like me burning his shirt). The Scythian Goldwork from 6th cent. B.C. is so intricate and exquisite that this extensive collection was one of the best things I saw on my trip. I went to St. Sophia's Cathedral-Museum Complex which was very good, modelled on the Hagia Sofia in Constantinople which was the largest building in the world St. Sophia's was completed in 11th cent. A.D. I went to the newly reconstructed St. Michael's Cathedral torn down by the Communists the rebuilding was finished in 2000.
Charles Bukowski in his first published work the acclaimed autobiographical "Post Office" (he had worked for the Post Office in L.A. for 15 years) goes to see his former common-law wife in L.A. County Hospital as she is dying from alcoholism, her only visitor....I knew it would be you...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Floyd says that he'll box for 2 more years that is retire at "38." The Mexican boxer Ricardo Lopez had a record of 51-0-1 making 25 successive title defenses at 105 and 108 lbs. Tall for that weight Ricardo was 5'6" with unusually heavy hands for a little guy knocking out three-quarters of his opponents and is one of only 9 boxers to retire undefeated. Seeing his reflexes slowing Ricardo retired at "36" with his fortune and wits....I don't want to be the former great champion in a psychiatric hospital.....Floyd is wisely following in this vein. Luck to Oscar de la Hoya. When Oscar returned from the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 with his Gold Medal in Boxing he was walking around in East L.A. when 3 Cholos pulled up in a car and robbed him of his wallet at gunpoint. Later that day Oscar returned to his home to find his wallet (he always carried a Food Stamp in it to remind him whence he had come) on his porch with his $200 intact.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The gym I go to is the "24-Hour Fitness" at Sahara and Eastern. A couple days ago I saw a young Trainer there, Jordan, set up 2 stools one on top of the other then measuring the total at 48 inches (4 feet). I thought, he's not going to try to jump up on that, then I saw Jordan warming-up off to the side (he can sky). Then Jordan stood in front of the stools and leapt on top of the upper one that is he from a standstill he jumped on top of a structure 4 ft. off the ground. Jordan is a White Guy, 6'2," who has good, lean muscles, these Bulky Muscles are way over-rated. The Trainers at the Health Clubs that the TV Media go to eat cake, cookies, they carry-on.
Boxing is considered to be a "niche sport" for the past 2 years Floyd Mayweather has been the highest paid athlete in the World, that's not a niche-sport. Nobody in MMA, UFC has been in the top 100, Boxing is much more deadly, in the former you can become the best in your division after 2 years, all that wild thrashing-about is far too crude for me to watch, no, no, never. Floyd, who I like, fights Saul "Canelo" (Cinnamon) Alvarez this Sat. Nite in a Superfight. Canelo is a pasty redhead who is partially descended from the Irish who fought with the Mexicans in their War with the U.S. The Irish fought fanatically as they were deserters from the American Army and expected a harsh fate if they were captured. Indeed, many were hung I guess Canelo is descended from those who somehow escaped the Americans' wrath. Zab Judah who has fought the best for the past 15 years (I saw him fight DeMarcus Corley) said of Floyd "....I'd go to hit him and he wouldn't be there...he was like a genie..." Floyd's rolling-shoulder defense has been around for the past hundred years, he's the only one who can do it. I recently gave blood yet again this was my 34th time in Las Vegas, I've given 5 times in San Diego. They consider me to have Rare Blood, they cut my pint 6-ways and give it to Preemies, for sure the Preemies have never done anything for me and they never will, if you can do something for somebody you should just pitch in and do it. You might not know what I'm talking about.
Congrats to Jerry Tarkanian who was just inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. My father, Bob Preusse, was on the Goodyear Wingfoots who are prominently featured in the Hall, as late as 1964 four Wingfoots were on the Gold-Medal Winning U.S. Olympic Basketball team, Larry Brown. All-Time Brazilian Great, Oscar Schmidt, was also inducted, a 5-Time Olympian Oscar is considered one of the best Amateurs ever. Oscar said that when he practiced his shooting he always had his wife rebound for him....That's why I married her..... This past Saturday Night I saw UNLV play the U. of Arizona in football, expected to make a game of it the Rebels lost at home 58-13. Devante Davis of UNLV a big wide-receiver caught a 10 yard pass in traffic and outran everybody for a 69-yard touchdown to make it 17-6, Devante played real well. They flubbed the extra point. I enjoyed the evening going-out and watching all the people and all the football but from the 2nd Half on I saw a steady stream of angry-looking Men walking out, I wouldn't want to get in their way for the rest of the night.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I smoked for 16 years when I started it was pretty popular when I quit not so much, I'd be sitting at the bar and some guy would say you're blowing smoke in my face you fag. That's a rough habit and I even smoked 2 packs of Camel Nonfilters a day for 3 years, back in Ohio they're called Coffin-nails I also smoked Bull Durham which was harsher yet. I quit Sept. 5, 1983 which was Labor Day, why then, I had 2 cigarettes left and I thought after I smoke these I'm not buying any more so it was and is. You feel like you've had a weight removed, for a year you have a lot of congestion as your lungs are healing. This is my 30th Anniversary! Some of Miley's former employers at "Disney" had unkind words for her concerning her MTV Performance. "Hannah Montana" was the biggest thing I've ever seen and "Disney" made 5 Tons of Money off Miley's Back. Now that's gratitude. That's the way most of you people are these days, if one of you touched me I'd feel nauseous. On the radio just now I heard Sheryl Crow's "My Favorite Mistake" which I also heard in a shoppe in Hobart, Tasmania, a mellow tune.....When you go all I know is you're my favorite mistake.....
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I took the overnight train from Bucharest to Chisinau the capitol of Moldova, had my own sleeper compartment. Moldova is 3 and a half mil and the poorest in Europe. When my Grandmother immigrated to the U.S. by herself at "14" (must have been terrified) after her parents died in an epidemic there were a lot of Moldovan Jews on the boat fleeing the Pograms, she always liked Jews. I stayed at the Hotel Cosmos my favorite flop on this trip, kind of worn it was real big with a friendly Staff and I had a nice big room for only 25 Euros, there was a big supermarket across the street. There was a European Bodybuilder Championship in Chisinau and a lot stayed there, ha, ha. There was a big parade and celebration for May 9 their Victory Day (over the Nazis), their Central Market is big and fun, their Natural History and Archeology Museum has a mass of coins from the Golden Horde, I enjoyed their History Museum. Bucharest has a replica of the Arc de Triomphe which is two-thirds of the actual Chisinau's is teeny. A fun relaxed atmosphere lots of good-looking girls (I know what you fellows like). I went to the Pushkin Museum where Alexander Pushkin spent 3 years in a cottage kept the same way as 1820-1823 when he lived there and composed the classic poems the "Captive of the Caucasus" and "The Fountain of Bakhchisaray" amongst other literary works. Always considered among the greatest in Russian Literature Pushkin was one-eighth Negro, known to be very high strung he'd fight at the drop of a hat and was killed in a duel (1799-1837) at "37." Always mourned by Russians for his untimely death. To be at his former abode was very exciting. I took a day-trip of several hours to the breakaway Republic of Transniestr their capitol of Tiraspol was 45 minutes away by buy. Declaring Independence in 1990 backed by the Russians they won Independence from Moldova in a bloody uprising in 1992. I count it as my 113th country, a half mil population it's a Communist enclave with a very tall statue of Lenin prominent, I went to their War Memorial and their History Museum. I had never heard of it until I read the Great Book, T has their own Army, National Anthem and everything else, their national Distillery is pictured on the back of their 5-Ruble Bill (since 1897) it exports to 19 countries and I bought a bottle 80% the size of a pint for 2 U.S. and drank it that night while watching TV and philosophizing to myself it was mighty good.
I saw Tommy Morrison fight he had quite a record, Boxing is a Melodrama. You'll be glad to learn that I had all that caked-on congealed Guck scraped off my teeth, a Scrapejob, and my teeth feel a lot better. I have this done every 6 months and it's been 17 years since my last cavity, it hasn't always been this way. Should the U.S. be constantly at war every day of every year? This "Wounded Warrior" thing is made out to be wonderful and great. When I was in San Diego in July I was in a drugstore and saw a young guy with a prosthetic for a leg, when I saw the Padres play the Giants they introduced a decorated Captain and he was like that. How can some young guy having a stick for a leg be noble and fine which is the way it's made out to be. This Nation is bloodthirsty it has a warped outlook on Life, I could see a hundred of you chasing some guy down the street screaming Kill Him, Kill Him.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Elizabeth Warren convincing Harvard that she was an Indian, she was listed as a "Minority Hire" (belly full want woman). Those Ethiopians conning the Israelis into believing they were Jews and taking them in (eh, I'm a Jew take me in). I've known Miley for a long time she's a real fine girl a Vsince "12" MTV that's show biz (she has a long tongue). Johnny Manziel is a really great young man he has an excess of nervous energy which sometimes get him into difficulties, last summer the police were called to a disturbance outside a bar around Texas A&M and when they arrived Johnny was outside trading punches with some guy "46." My ancestors go back to the mid-1600's in America and my own country isn't interested in my Abilities, my Blog is read widely in Russia mindful of the laws of the United States I'll work for anybody who'll pay me a lot of money (it's the American Way). Since Vlad's first Presidency Russia has grown much more prosperous the sign of a good President are the benefits derived by his country. The last time I was in Israel 5 years ago unlike previous visits the place was full of Russians indicative of a flourishing Middle Class. Enjoying making his rival look foolish has found Vlad put in it to Barry quite often.