The Rotten Beef Blog

Rotten Beef….What's Eating You?

  • May 4

    The weather is starting to warm up throughout most of the country. With that comes Summer time fun. Time to be outdoors and maybe splash in the pool or take walks in the cooler parts of the day or night. Speaking of which, something I could never figure out (especially in the warmer regions of the country) is how people can sit in their garage with family or friends and actually enjoy it.

    I’ve noticed this before and it struck me as kind of odd, but I seem to be seeing it more and more. People sitting in their garages. Inviting over the neighbors. Smoking some cigarettes, drinking some beer and sharing some jokes. I have no problem with this and I think everyone has a right to relax in the manner of which they choose. But this isn’t just stepping out to smoke a quick cigarette. They have progressed from having lawn furniture in the garage to bringing in (or out) full length sofas, love seats, recliners, television sets, even going so far as to maybe carpet or linoleum tile the floor of the garage.

    Hey I’m all for keeping a smoke-free home, I’m just not a hot weather fan. Which by the way, I have seen some fans in these garages too, but they were just the little 12″ oscillating kind.

    Is this a family tradition? Is it some part of a specific culture or regional upbringing? I am not sure. But if these people enjoy it, that’s fine by me.

    I say, Bring on the A/C!!

  • Jul 26

    Aviation Week & Space Technology reported on its Web site that a special panel studying astronaut health found that on two occasions, astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so drunk they posed a safety risk.

    I’m not condoning their actions BUT, Holy cow! They’re blasting off in a rocket ship to outer space not knowing if they will make it safely or not!

    Cut them a little slack. How about a compromise? Maybe just a mini bar on board?

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