January 16, 2015

stuffWell another year has passed in the life of Jeff. I guess you can call that stuff. Jeff wanted to clear up something from the last post. He wanted to be sure people understood it was organized religion he disliked and not God. Ok that being said how much new stuff did you get this Christmas and what have you done with the old stuff? We got a new coffee machine recycled the old one. Jeff got new underwear, about time, threw out the old. I got a new litter box passed the other one on to a new cat person. The world got a little shittier and there’s not much I can do about that. Ruby got a new blender and she’s running around make fruit drinks for everyone. Have you noticed the amount of stuff that’s up in space? They’re going to have to do something soon or they won’t be able to more stuff up there. Well I have to go and get ready to help fats celebrate so I’ll say this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


November 5, 2014

politics-word-cloudWell I’m sure a lot of people expect me to complain about the elections and maybe I am those who really know mw and Jeff Know. Jeff was a member of the Democratic Party back when he was in his twenties. He had been elected to the Democratic county committee in East Orange which meant he went to meetings and political rallies. He did this for his mother who needed him to do this so she would keep her job. Now the one thing he learned from this experience was that a politician would stab his own mother in the back to get elected and keep his position. He watched as best friends in the same party turned on each other so they could get a better position. This 6 year experience stopped him from voting for the next twenty years. When he returned to voting he was considered independent. He wasn’t interested in the corruption of politicians when he voted if he voted for a person he tried to pick the most honest one without worrying about whether they agreed on everything or not, mostly he voted on referendums. You know those little things that are listed separately on the ballot like open spaces, water protection Etc. looking at the results of yesterdays elections he saw no winner’s only losers. It makes no difference to him who is reelected if there’s not going o be some sort of reform that makes these idiots more accountable to the people that elected them. In other words when the minority or the majority seek to make changes it should be done with the best interest of the people, not special interest groups. I can see some extremists wanting to repeal Obama care and I don’t have a problem with that if they’re going to replace it with something better. But so far I haven’t seen anything that would suggest that. I wonder if the new member s of Congress will be smart enough to do something positive about the Climate before it’s too late. There are a lot of issues on the table that haven’t been addressed because either the Democrats or the Republicans seem too interested in making change. They’re more concerned about who’s in charge then actually accomplishing some good. It our opinion that all politicians lie and have stopped caring about the little guy. This is Flounder and Jeff saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


October 1, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell today’s all about me; as you know I help Jeff write this blog, sometimes doing it all by myself like today. The reason I don’t want Jeff help today is because this is about me, and I don’t want him putting his two since in and screwing this post up. Most of you know if you’ve followed this blog that I’m a cat. What is referred to as a tuxedo cat because my coat looks like you got it a tuxedo. Originally this was going to be a blog all about me but I really don’t do too much exciting and I’d rather sleep and let fats do his thing. Today I thought I’d let you in on a secret Jeff is thinking about writing a book all about me. I told him I didn’t think I had enough interesting adventures to write about. I further said I would be more inclined if he wrote maybe a kids book where I could be a detective or maybe a private eye and could have a beautiful chic as a partner. Well he said the whole idea was just in the early stages he has to finish the re write of his last book Death Comes Home and then finish A child Gone Missing which has been on hold for awhile. Then of course he’s going to America for a couple of weeks, leaving me here by the way. So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what he comes up with. Remember when I said I prefer to sleep well I’m headed to the closet for a nap. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


May 20, 2014

5Jeff is moving along with his new book over 24000 words so far one of his online writing buddies Joseph Lewis wants to race him but Jeff just wants to write one as good as his author friends. This one he’s taking his time trying to decide does his villain die in this story or go on to become a recurring character in Jeff’s books. Jeff’s main character Samuel S. Sampson is a veteran of Afghanistan a Army ranger used as a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol. He also did some dirty work for intelligence agencies. He made a mistake and was asked to leave the military he came back tried law enforcement but they didn’t like his view on criminals (Kill Them All) he had a problem you see he was a serial killer but one with a conscience. Now he’s trying to rescue kidnapped children and find out who’s behind it which brings us to the villain. Should the villain be a super rich crazy person with a huge ego that does this simply because he can or should he be the classic evil genius who wants to show he’s smarter than Sam and the rest of Sam’s Cyber Security Company? The latter of course means he will continue to allude Sam at least for the next book or too. Well let’s let fats get back to it this is Flounder saying CIAO, and hoping Joe Beats Jeff, from Medellin Colombia.


May 14, 2014

MagicJackHere’s more technological stuff Jeff bought a device called magic jack he had it registered in Colombia. This device plugs into your computer and allows you to make free phone calls back to the US or Canada or vice versa to Colombia. Well the free six months ran out and he needed to pay 29.95 to renew it. So he goes on line does the credit card thing and magic jack says no good. He gets a customer service rep online and tells her what’s going on. She writes back are you sure you did it right and he says yes then she says do it again while I’m online with you. Well Jeff did it still not working she says it his bank he says well he’s used it online to pay bills down here and buy stuff and have it shipped from Amazon. She suggests another credit card which Jeff does still the same. She says it his bank. Well now we have a very pissed off Jeff that ends the conversation politely but you really didn’t want to talk to him right then. So he figures he’ll figure out what’s wrong in the morning when he’s not so pissed. He goes online to his master card account and sees three charges for a dollar each form magic jack that have been approved he also sees one on his checking account card also approved. So he says OK I guess I have to have someone in the US renew the magic jack. In the mean time his wife tries to pay the cable bill online and they find out all there card are blocked which means they have no access to their money which is in the bank in the US. At this point I decided to hide since smoke was rising from Jeff’s head. The reason was now, unless he wanted to pay a huge phone bill, he had no way of calling the bank and straightening out the problem with the bank. Now he has to try and contact someone in the US by email to see if they can renew the magic jack for him so he can call the bank and get this all settled. This is Flounder, and if you don’t hear from me tomorrow it will be because I’m still hiding, saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

escapism-lJeff has been looking on Facebook and sees friends and relatives discussing the Oscars and how moving or whatever this picture or that picture has been. Jeff doesn’t understand that he feels he lives life he doesn’t want to pay money to see life; he wants to escape it for an hour or two. He likes to watch Sci-Fi movies and then discuss the possibility of what he watched happening in the near future. He loves action picture where the bad guy gets his and the good guy is a hero. He really loves it when the “good guy” gets to torture and kill the bad guy. He loves movies and books where he can’t predict the end after a few minutes or pages. But it would seem he is in the minority people want to know the end before the beginning they love stories that reflect real life. I guess that’s why Jeff still reads comic books and what people used to call “Dime Store Novels”. Today’s movies are all the effects and the cinema photography there are few great actors and even fewer movies for them to act in. Jeff doesn’t understand why someone would fork out twenty dollars to go to the movies watch bad acting and come out and say Oh that was so moving it was like were really there. News Flash: most of you were wouldn’t you rather see a movie or read a book that stimulated your imagination rather then you memory. Well we’re out of here this is Flounder saying CIAO from Colombia.


February 4, 2014

NextWell the Super Bowl is gone and Jeff is sitting here listening to Aerosmith’s Honkin on BoBo so it doesn’t look like he has a topic in mind for today. We could talk about soccer the Championship league resumes the end of the month but I don’t feel like it yet we could do CATS RULE but that sound a little too self serving. Politics is a good way to piss people off that and religion, but I’ve pretty much pissed everybody I know this week already on Facebook and Twitter. We could talk about Jeff’s new book, which will be old, by the time he finishes it. How about world peace, too much of a fantasy story huh? We could talk about the Album Jeff is listening to but that would get him started on one of his rants and I want to take a nap soon. I guess we’re just going to have to leave it like this until tomorrow this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin.