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Stacis Playground
Posted:Aug 8, 2021 7:20 am
Last Updated:Jan 22, 2022 8:40 am
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Lets give this a whirl!
Am trying this at the suggestion of a few folks.
1. 95% of the pics that will be posted are moi! Yep, am doing this for my entertainment. So there will be the good, the bad and the ugly. (Lots of ugly). If others enjoy it, it will make me happy! But these are my pics, posted on MenNation.com, to be viewed by MenNation.com members. So please do not steal them and post some other place. If I wanted them posted someplace else, I would do it.
2. Any other pics that get posted will be given credit. I only post pics that are found free and available to download from the World Wide Web.
3. Comments are encouraged. Good, bad, indifferent. Go for it!

This will evolve with more info as needed or suggested.
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I’m mad today 😡
Posted:Jan 26, 2022 3:38 am
Last Updated:Jan 26, 2022 4:13 pm
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Good morning. I’m mad today. Oh, sorry to hear that Staci. Why are you mad? Well, since you asked, here goes.
I found a large oil stain on my driveway. WTF? Right under wifeys truck.
She had the oil changed a few weeks ago. And then she went on a trip. I had noticed a little spot or two. But while she was gone, I had parked there. I had blown it off as I figured that came from my old ranch rig. But it was not mine, it was hers. I was about to take the truck in and chew some ass. She said she would take care of it. I said ok. But really, I would do it, so I could chew some ass. She said no. You’re mad and it’s probably not a good idea. She will take care of it and call if she needs anything. Ok.
We have a place here that we’ve used for years. The family owned business was outstanding in the community. About 2 years ago, they sold out and retired. We figured we’d stay with the new guys. Immediately the prices doubled for oil changes and such. They lost a lot of business right off the bat. The old company would post notices about price changes and such and post why the changes were happening a few months before they took affect.
The new one did not. They finally came around and dropped prices back to what was average around town. Anyway…
Wifey went told them there was an issue. And tried to show them the pictures we had taken. Which were oil in the drive and oil leaking down around the filter. She said that all they would say was, just stay in the vehicle and we will check it out. She asked for a manager. They wouldn’t look at the pictures and just kept going about their business. Eventually one employee said it was a bad gasket as he handed her a bill for $54 for an oil change.
I said Don’t tell me you paid!! She said she did because she was so frustrated that she just wanted to leave and not ever go back. (Beating my head on the table) grrrrrr.
So I went yesterday. I took both bills and the pictures. I demanded to speak to a manager. I only got to speak with a supervisor. Who nodded and stared blankly at me while I expressed my concerns about the vehicle. The oil had just been changed. It was leaking. That was what needed to be addressed. NOT another oil change and air filter. Then I expressed my concerns about how my wife was treated. All I get is a blank stare. I explained that my business won’t amount to a drop in the bucket, but I will take it elsewhere. And I will express my concerns with anyone else who is about to have an oil change at this place. I got a partial refund. I settled, because at this point I was dealing with stupid and you can’t get far with stupid. I have since called the main office and sent an email. No response as of yet.
Unfortunately in todays kinder, all get along mindset- you can’t chew ass effectively. That’s a while post to come later.
People, stand your ground if something isn’t right. If your not sure, check with family or friends. Don’t be taken advantage of. And ladies, I especially say this to you. If they say don’t worry your pretty little head, you better grab their nuts and demand some freaking answers.
Sorry for rambling on and being a little out of sorts, but I’m still mad.

Anyway. Pics we took for a website called truthordare one night. It was fun.









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The weekend is here
Posted:Jan 22, 2022 4:40 am
Last Updated:Jan 25, 2022 2:44 am
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The pain was instant. The bleeding assured me of what just happened.
The question is why would a highly trained special forces sniper be after me? And how did he make the shot through the small bathroom window and with me behind a shower curtain?
“Why are you screaming?”
I’ve been shot! Get down! He may fire again!!
“What are you talking about?” (Pulling open shower curtain.)
Call 911!
“Would you stop yelling. What is….are you bleeding? Why are you bleeding?”
I feel faint. I think this is the end!
“Let me see. Did you nick your nipple shaving? Is that MY razor?!”
I’ll call 911
“DO NOT step out of the shower! You’re getting water on the floor. Where’s the bath mat?”
We don’t have one
“I just washed three of them. We DO have them! What are you doing?”
I need to apply pressure
“NOT with the guest towels or washcloths you dont! It’s just a little nick. Sheesh”
Take me to the ER!
“No. Now let me see”
Get a bag with some milk and another bag with a little ice. I’ll try to get dressed before I go unconscious.
“What are you talking about? Your flinging water everywhere. Stop!”
They can reattach it at the ER. We have to find it before it washes down the drain! Will you still love me if I only have one?
“It’s NOT cut off! It’s just a scratch! You are such a titty baby!”
You’re gonna have to cauterize it. It’s my only chance of survival.
“Cauterize? Really? You’ve lost your mind. Fine. I’ll c a u t e r i z e it.
Now quit running. You’re just running in circles in the shower. You’re going to slip and hit your head. Then we WILL have to amputate. Titty baby”
Ok. I’m ready. Make it quick.
“Ok. Here goes. I’m going to c a u t e r i z e your nipple.” (Evil grin)
Wait wait wait. I need something to bite down on.
“Omg! Fine. Soap or rubber duck?”
Rubber duck. I don’t care for the new soap. Can we go back to the old stuff?
“I had a coupon. If you want to do the shopping, then be my guest and buy whatever you want. Now bite down on the duck!”
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh!!!
“Would you stop screaming in my ear! I haven’t even touched you yet. Titty baby”
Sorry. Owww! That was sneaky! Are you going to call 911 now?
“No. I’m going to add hydrogen peroxide to the shopping list. We’re almost out. And new razors. And turn the shower off! You’re wasting water!”

I should be back in my feet in a few days. Each passing day is a struggle. I looked on the World Wide Web. I’m one of the few survivors of a nipple nick. Yay me.

Anyway, ever try on date night clothes before you get ready to go out on date night? Only to have one too many and then can’t actually go out on date night? Because now you’re tired, tipsy and realize you have ton of laundry to do? Yeah. That happens.






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What do I really need
Posted:Jan 16, 2022 5:38 am
Last Updated:Jan 19, 2022 3:14 am
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It has been a fun filled few days.
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Lasagna southern style
Posted:Jan 11, 2022 11:38 am
Last Updated:Jan 13, 2022 10:09 am
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Hey! It’s Tuesday. I know, the week is dragging already.
But it’s going ok at this point. Cross your fingers.
So, I am offering this recipe up after reading a post by smartasswoman.
Lasagna or casserole? I don’t know. That would be an enigma question. Ha!!
This is super simple!!
So we start our by sautéing some diced white onion and some minced garlic. The garlic can be fresh or some of that yummy stuff in a jar.
When you are satisfied with the sauté process, add hamburger meat.
1 lb covers enough to feed 4 plus have some leftover. (In case your curious)
Add in taco seasoning packet and enchilada sauce. Same as you would with spaghetti sauce.
Preheat oven to 350.
In a regular size casserole dish ladle a little of the meat. A nice thin layer is perfect.
Layer on some corn tortillas.
Layer on some freshly grated cheese. We used mild cheddar here. A Mexican blend is great.
Repeat this process a few more times. We did 2 layers of tortillas. But you can do 3 in this size dish.
Finally coat the last layer with meat and cheese.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
I put diced jalapeños and black olives on the side. People can top or not with these. Some like to Top. Am i right? Smartass? Hehe. it’s hard to make a Top joke.
How do you top a car? Tep on the brake tupid.
But you can add to the top layer when cooking if you want.
Cut into squares after it’s done baking. Maybe a little sour cream on the side too.
Add your favorite tortilla chips and salsa and get busy eatin! Right?

Ok. Maybe our last pics won’t ruin your appetite.
Have a great day!!







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Just sitting here and relaxing
Posted:Jan 9, 2022 5:59 am
Last Updated:Jan 10, 2022 2:52 am
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Good morning! How has your weekend been? Lazy? Yeah. Post holiday. Me too. I survived the week and that is all that matters. Had a fire Friday night. And we lounged in front of it after eating dinner. Hotdogs! Yep, thanks to enigmainitiative, it was great. Still don’t know if it is a sandwich or a stand alone dish. And yes, the were gone and I got lucky in front of the fire!!!!
70 on Saturday. Nice! I walked fuzzy. He enjoyed it. Walks are for him, so I just follow. Sometimes there is a lot of zigzagging. Sometimes it’s like mission to get to one spot and it’s just full speed ahead until he finds it. Dragging instead of zagging. Grilled steaks while everyone asked if I was making a sandwich. What have we started here?
Anyway, I got to wondering about some things.
When I was young, mom and grandmothers plated the food. You were called to the dinner table. A few things were passed around at the table, but not many.
We kinda do a buffet thing here. My parents do also now. I grill, toss it on the counter, Lay out the side dishes and everyone walks through prepping a plate, then goes to sit down.
Is this how y’all do it? Does anyone plate a meal anymore? Am sure some do.
Also, got to thinking back to when wifey and I were dating and new newlyweds. We don’t remember cooking in our apartment. We had weekend pizza night. Order in or go to a buffet and have pizza and beer. But we could not recall cooking more than one or two meals in those 3 or 4 years. Strange. I know we ate, right? We don’t recall going grocery shopping either until we had the oldest. Do you remember eating back in your wild and free days?
Had to go buy some firewood. The guy didn’t have much. I got a 1/2 cord of oak. I asked if he had been very busy. He said nope. Nice weather means nobody buys wood. So there’s no use having a bunch on hand if nobody is going to buy. ??? Struck me as odd. Especially since the days are about get colder. He sells hay and feed too. I started to ask if he didn’t stock hay in the spring because there was plenty of grazing for animals. I opted out of being a smart ass, because I didn’t want to finish loading would by myself.
Told you about replacing hand soap/soft soap with just dawn dish soap. Seems to be going well. Today I’m testing out using a wee bit of dawn on door hinges for squeaks. Saw it in an article. Hmm, gotta try that.
Anyway, will let you run and start your day. I’m going to finish my coffee and take a shower.

Just a day in the country for us.









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I’m back!!!!
Posted:Jan 6, 2022 7:33 am
Last Updated:Jan 8, 2022 5:59 am
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Whoa. So, this is a just a follow up and finale segment tied to my previous post. Yes! Posting twice today. The first post has gremlins and wouldn’t let me post pics. But it finally did. So, it’s edited and has more pics if ya wanna check back.
Anyway. It started at 20 degrees this morning. Brrrr. Yeah! That’s what I’m saying.
Our building stays fairly warm, but I tossed on pantyhose anyway. It’s a big building. Just a little barrier. The stupid thing was trying to decide black or nude. Wtf Staci, nobody can see through your jeans. Silly. My biggest complaint is that the damn things roll down from my tummy. I hate that. Feels like I have droopy drawers all day.
It will warm back up soon though.
Ok, will leave you alone now. Didn’t mean to take up too much time.
Have a great day!

Oh hey! A preview pic. Let me know if your interested.



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First week still going
Posted:Jan 6, 2022 3:15 am
Last Updated:Jan 6, 2022 10:29 am
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Good morning! 😃. How are you this morning? I know. 😕. I’m dragging butt too.
The things I dislike about holidays are the few days before and the few days after. The shit storm. Yep. There’s a small panic the week before. Everyone wanting to make sure things are done. Then the day or two before is dead quiet. I make sure we are at a good shopping pony between projects. I don’t want to have to come back and try to remember what I was doing. So a total fresh start. So usually just send my team home, leave them on the clock, and let them do what ever on those dead days. Nobody wants to be there anyway.
Oh! The return from a holiday! Especially when you’ve been kicking it someplace nice. 😜
With my previous company, I had 2 phones and email access at all times. I could t catch an break. Hated it. So, when I accepted this position, I made the decision to not do that. My time is my time. I will turn your little parking lot carnival into Cirque Du Soleil, but only between the hours of 8 and 5. 😃
Now my customers didn’t seem to understand, when I told them in December 1, that I would be shut down for a week. (Just like last year) During that week, my phone had several missed calls. I ignored them at the lake. (Everything’s an emergency with these guys. They don’t plan.)
But my inbox! Holy hell! There was A LOT! The first ones being a standard email. Then come the polite reminder emails. Then the emails with demands. Then the emails questioning if we should continue this relationship since there has been no response from me or my company. Wow. 😳
Remember those late night drunken phone calls from an ex? Yeah! That’s it exactly! 🤣
How do you even respond to that? DELETE! 🤣😂 oops. DELETE!! 🤪
It felt good. Freeing. Made a few calls, talked everybody off the ledge. Business as usual now.
I’m ready for Friday. I need a weekend to recuperate. 😜
Oh yeah, I started refilling my hand soap bottles around the house with dawn. It’s cost effective and you know you’re clean. Just a tip or hack for the new year.

Anyway, we are winding down the date night. She talked me into taking my bra off at the table. Must’ve looked like a monkey f^%king a football to the other patrons. 🤪 but I did it!
Then we toodled over to our Buddy Holly center. And then an impromptu stop at a local rail area. Low light conditions are hard to photograph. But it was fun!
Have a great day!!!









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Holy icicles
Posted:Jan 2, 2022 6:52 am
Last Updated:Jan 5, 2022 2:54 am
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Good morning! How are you? Got your coffee? Lil sumtin sumtin in it? Mine does. 😜
So 9 degrees right now. With some snow. Left the lake it was 45. OKC was 20. Texas state line was . With 30 mph wind straight from north. 🥶 That’s where the blowing snow and some ice started. This was also when I decided the pet had held his bladder long enough. minutes of wandering around until he found the perfect spot. Sheesh. The last 0 miles was 45 mph driving. 🤬 when your ass is already numb from the first 300 miles, this really wears you out. 😬. People would blow by and we would pass them in the bar ditch later. Was like a wrecking yard along the interstate for 0 miles. Then it got dark and the snow got heavier! That’s what I like. White out conditions for the last 30 miles. 😵‍💫.
So, my opinions on driving long trips along the interstate.
When semis start slowing down, you be better follow suit. They’ve logged a lot more miles than you and for the most part I respect their driving decisions in bad weather.
When passing a another vehicle, finish passing!! Don’t blow ass the road pass then suddenly slow down enough stay my left side for the next 5 miles. Especially with semi’s driving in 30 mph crosswind. When the trailer starts swing in the wind, you’re in the way!!!
Cruise control is your friend. Hello friend! Wanna drive? Sure! If you pass , then I pass you and you pass again…you know the game… Quit. You irritate me and several others the road.
If I signal my intention and begin pass another vehicle, at a speed that does not exceed the limit, and you are behind - don’t freaking decided this is the time you want pass and the vehicle that I am about pass! 🤬
In Texas, the sign says Left Lane for passing only. In Oklahoma the sign says Do Not Impede Left Lane. Seems like a no brainer . 🤯It is not a continuous driving lane. So, yes, you are the reason traffic is backed !
And dang sure don’t hog that lane on a downhill grade while semis are jockeying for position!
You two , with Florida plates, that passed doing 80+ (I was at 78 🙄) high plains wind, snow and ice are a little different than what you might be used . Same you California plate Nissan with no cruise control! 🤬. Yes, I saw you in the bar ditch. What’s that bumper gonna cost replace? Glad your ok though.
Would be curious hear from others, and especially truck drivers.
Sorry for the rant. It was a long trip. 😥
We are home and all is good. My coffee needs refreshed in more ways than one. 😜
Tiki bar is closed due weather. Sorry folks. 😞
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Happy New Year
Posted:Jan 1, 2022 5:27 am
Last Updated:Jan 3, 2022 10:31 am
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Well good morning! Did you party and stay up late last night? You did? How are you feeling this morning? Oh. Yeah. I went to bed early. Has been a while since I stayed up til midnight.
Didn’t seem as exciting this year. But I’m happy to be here this year!
One of my fav times of ringing in the year was finding a cable channel that had the “moon pie” drop. We surfed channels all night and watched various cities do their version of the ball drop. It was fun. The moon pie was the best. Partly because it was different. And I had just returned from Tennessee. Home of the moon pie (I think) but the celebration is in Mobile,AL.
Anyway, drowning myself in coffee this morning. Will be a long trip home. Raining hard. Yeah that makes for a nice drive for 7 or 8 hours. Especially when traveling with the family pet. Yeah, he doesn’t like to get wet. Won’t go out if there’s too much dew, much less a downpour. He can’t hold it forever. Much like me. 🤣. So I will down the coffee and he will have an opportunity every 75 miles or so. 😝
I hope everyone had a great time ringing in the new year. Whether you stayed up to witness or just woke up and “surprise!”
Oh, and guess what!!!! I found one! And finished the puzzle! YAy me!
Have a great day!! And a relaxing weekend. See ya soon!




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Lake time update
Posted:Dec 31, 2021 1:53 pm
Last Updated:Jan 2, 2022 7:20 am
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Hey there! What’s shakin?
I posted this on the new format today. It’s different. As you know, I do most all of this on my phone. Am curious to see the difference on a computer. But it seemed to work ok.

Still at the lake. Probably heading home tomorrow. Gives a day to rest and take care of general household stuff before going back to work Monday. 🤢
It’s been fun. Cannot complain about the weather at all! A few days of golf, some beach combing and yard games. I think some beer and eggnog were involved at some point. And the food. Yummy! 8 hour drive home tomorrow. Bleh. It’s worth every second!
I will try to take some more scenery pics today. But it’s just a lake, beach, and dead trees. 😜
But here are a few others. 😃
A few more at the boutique and then off to the restaurant.









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Puzzling
Posted:Dec 29, 2021 5:46 am
Last Updated:Jan 5, 2022 3:30 am
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Good morning!! Having coffee? I am. Am a little slow this morning. Yesterday started off kinda wet, but the the sun popped out and it was awesome. So, down to beach for a bit. The new family pet is loving it. No one around, so have been going off leash. Talk about a whole new world. Plays some yard games and grilled steaks again. So, there were a few beers consumed. And maybe some moonshine eggnog that pairs exceptionally well with red velvet cake. Yeah. Might’ve overindulged in my free time. Today is cooler. But will be nice. are heading home today. So things will be a little tense until we know they are home safe. One wants to go visit a romantic interest next weekend and one wants to be available for New Years parties I think. Wifey will be on edge most of the day. 8 hour drive. Yeah. Emotional and tense. Looks like a long day of working the puzzle.
Which got me to wondering. How do you puzzle?
The youngest is adamant that the whole border is complete prior to any other pieces being assembled. Myself and the oldest pick sections and assemble small sections and then place inside border. Wifey kinda zeros in on looking for specific pieces. So kinda one piece at a time. Dad is about the same. But while he’s looking for pieces, he will find pieces that might belong to a section that I’m building. So he looks for pieces for others basically. Mom does the cruise by, drops in a couple of pieces then cruises on. The pet just lays on the floor wondering why we are at the table and he’s not getting a treat.
Sun is almost up. Gonna take pet down for beach run and morning duties.
Here’s to great day!

Ok. Mixing it up a bit. This was $5 bucks well spent. Did this for wifey. Sent 1 pic a day, every day for a month. I think she liked it. 😃




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Piece of Resistance
Posted:Dec 28, 2021 8:00 am
Last Updated:Dec 29, 2021 9:13 am
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Pièce de résistance 😝
I liked the Lego movie. 😃
Good morning!!!! It’s a little rainy today. That’s ok. We brought a Route 66, 1000 piece puzzle just in case we had days like this. We do one every year. Sometimes 2!!
We finally got our center piece for the holiday!! Red Velvet Cake. Yes!!!
Some say originated in the Victorian era. Some say early 20th century.
Regardless something about the flour and use of cocoa made it velvety. Versus traditional cakes that were coarser and crumblier. And at some point, beet juice was used for the color.
When artificial coloring came out, this made it more accessible to your average joe. (No, I’m not going into the full history, nor am I a cake historian). Part of that was due to WW II food rationing. I do know I love it. And mom took over making it after her mom passed. I don’t recall a Christmas without it. Next year, I will try to make it. Wish me luck. It seems to be a fairly delicate process.
The icing is still made from scratch. The icing is the key. 😋 yummmy.
Whatever it’s history it’s a hit.

Hope everyone has a great day!!!

And obviously, I have time in my hands for now.
So, a segment of hit or miss.
Leopard romper
Pleated orange dress
Denim romper
Floral top
Denim skirt
Denim halter top
Ripped capris
Floral duster
Leopard top









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