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My Dancecard is Full - Thanks for Asking

12 weeks we have been sitting here.  12 weeks just west of Gainesville, TX doing the oil field gate guard thing. 12 weeks of me and Tuco the Dog trying to find enough things to do in order to fill interminable hours of do-nothing.  Now, suddenly, there do not seem to be enough hours in the day.

We have asked for 10 days off starting next week.  Our replacements will be here late on Sunday the 15th and after a few hours of tutelage, we are going to try and get out of here AM on the 16th.  I talked to

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The Fraternity of the V8

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” — Hemingway

Today they run the 2010 Daytona 500. I have a mere passing interest in most sports –except for anything to do with automobiles. The Daytona 500 is my pinnacle of sports for the year.

Back in the day, I enjoyed buying older cars and fixing them up for re-sale. Both kids were around at that time and they participated in this family endeavor. The cars had two things in common. They were always American made V8 engines and

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