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SHERLOCK

John: Fantastic!

Sherlock: Meretricious.

Lestrade: And a happy new year…!


Rewatching Sherlock on Netflix and catching little stuff I hadn’t before.

A great show and a good time.

Here’s to the fourth rewatch.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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August 1, 2019

8/1 is our wedding anniversary. For the last couple of years we’ve taken off by ourselves (read grandparents gotta grandparent) to the mountains of NC and TN.

And that didn’t happen this year.

It makes her happy, that weekend.

I went to go back. Maybe we will this year.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Tell Me Something Great About Your Day

A friend got some great news today in a couple of things and I cannot be happier for her. Truly.

Sometimes you humble people without knowing you have.

A snippet of the conversation. I hope she doesn’t mind.

Typical β€œblah work blah I have it so bad” response. But she made me think immediately. My daily life is usually where I get stuff for this blog from so (deep breath)…

I’m alive. I’m breathing.

I’m working and providing for my family.

I have a great, loving wife who I could not do what I do without. Someone I cannot do without.

I’ve got two great kids. They make great grades. They’re decent, compassionate people. They got all of their mothers good qualities and the few good qualities I have to give.

I live free in a great country and I can appreciate this because I’ve lived for short times in countries that aren’t free and not that great.

I have friends that I can call on who will actually come to help.

I have some friends that will actually come and stand back to back with me and physically fight any who come against me.

I am blessed beyond measure.

And I don’t appreciate that enough.

The few small troubles I do have are nothing compared to the life I have.

And that’s what’s great about my day.

All day. Every day.

Thanks, C. I need to be reminded sometimes.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Two Things

One:

The sun came back today, literally. It has done nothing but rain for the last few days. I’m no sun worshiper by any stretch of the imagination, but today I enjoyed the feel of it on my skin.

Two:

The sun came back today, figuratively.

I work several stores for my company and at one is an elderly lady, I’ll call her Ms. B.

She is 87 years old, I believe, and shows up every single day. She ain’t fast but she’s steady. I’d see her and say hey and she’d inform me that, β€œYes. I’m still alive.” And then just laugh.

Five months ago she broke her hip and I missed my little friend. I figured she’d never come back. But all my best wishes were with her.

I hadn’t been to the store this week and I was walking by the break room when I saw someone with their head down in a chair. I slid up beside Ms. B and put my arm around her and without opening her eyes she said, β€œYes. I’m still alive!” And gave me the biggest hug.

She won’t stop. I love people with that old school drive.

That’s how I want to end up.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Things In The Dark

There are things out there in the dark that most of us ignore.

It doesn’t have to be completely dark. It could be out there in the woods, the shadows between the trees.


SeegarsInSC Podcast: Things In The Dark

I’m not big on Bigfoot, although I don’t dismiss that there’s something to all the stories.

You’ve seen a gorilla. I’ve seen a gorilla. But until recent history they were no more than a myth. Explorers would come back with stories from African jungles about ill-tempered hairy, giant beasts with incredible strength and they were dismissed by scientists as nonsense.

Legend has it that the first report of gorillas come from the Greek explorer Hanno in the fifth century.

Hanno traveled to the western coasts of Africa, Sierra Leone and the Gulf of Guinea, and reported an island filled with savage people covered in hair.

Andrew Batell, a British explorer, told tales of seeing β€œmonsters covered with hair except for their face and hands that slept in trees and fed on fruit. According to him, they looked like giant hair covered men.

In 1847 Dr. Thomas Savage (Doc Savage?!) managed to obtain several gorilla bones including a skull in Liberia, and published the very first formal description of the great ape.

Paul du Chaillu became the first modern European to see a live gorilla during his expeditions to equatorial Africa.

And mountain gorillas were believed a myth until 1902.

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From Weird Carolinas:

Woollyboogers, Boojums, or Skunk Apes have been seen by scores of Carolinians. Including law enforcement officers, librarians, schoolteachers, and members of the clergy-by people, in other words, who usually tell the truth.

A guy from Mechanicsville, SC, named Cal is among the many people who have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of them in the Carolina swamps, back in the mid-1980s. As he told us, β€œMe, my cousin, and my father were idling up the Great Pee Dee River in a small boat. I was shooting a .22 pistol at some things and while I was looking toward the left bank I saw something that did not look right, but could not tell what it was. Then all in a split second it stood up and dove into the river with his arms stretched out, just like a man would dive, and it never was seen again. We went over and looked for track on the hard muddy surface…when I first saw it, it was on its feet with its knees bent, kneeling down like it was doing something between his legs. As I said, β€˜Look!’ It was already going into the water. My father saw it as it was going in, but it all happened in about two seconds. I don’t β€˜think’ I saw a Skunk Ape, I know I saw one.”

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Now, here’s the thing, I know Cal. I have spent time around him. I know him to be a good man and a good father. I know him to be very straight forward. I haven’t seen him in years, we used to run in the same circles of geocachers. But that’s one account I cannot dismiss. And with that, I can’t dismiss all the rest.

Yes, there are things out there in the dark. Things you may not want to see.

But they’re still there. And they see you.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars.

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