Thanks Greg!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022015
 

Terry has had the same pair of glasses for three years and it was time for a new pair, so we started the day yesterday with a trip to the WalMart Vision Center for her to get an eye exam and order a pair.

When we were done with that we went to her parents house to pick up some packages that had arrived in the last couple of days. We visited with them for a short while, then headed home, arriving a few minutes ahead of Greg and Jan.

Over the last two days Greg has spent hours moving this blog from its original location on Go Daddy to a new managed WordPress site, also on Go Daddy. Hopefully this will end the slow loading problems and outages we’ve been experiencing for a long time now.

I know enough about computers to go in and do basic things like checking e-mail, typing, laying out the Gypsy Journal, and publishing the blog, but that’s about it. When it gets into HTML code, moving massive amounts of data and such, it’s totally over my head. But for him, it’s a piece of cake. Thanks Greg!

Later we went to dinner at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, which is always fun. This is a really neat place. They have a massive Wurlitzer pipe organ that was built for the Denver Theatre and installed there in 1927. At show time, the organ rises from a pit in the floor and a top rated musician performs an amazing variety of songs, everything from Phantom of the Opera to Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer to the theme from the Pink Panther. And this isn’t your grandma’s church organ! Check out the specifications of this amazing machine. And to top it all off, the pizza is pretty good too!

Organ player small

Unfortunately, just about the time we were finishing our meal some clod trying to scoot behind our table managed to dump a tray full of glasses of ice water right on top of Jan. I say clod because, while accidents happen, the fool didn’t even apologize, he basically just wandered away while Jan was trying to overcome the shock of her sudden bath. About the time she went to the ladies restroom to try and dry off, he returned and started scooping the wet water and ice cubes off the table and onto Terry. And this wasn’t some careless kid, he was close to our age! If it would have been me that did it, I’d have been mortified. But I guess it was all in a day’s work for this fool. Jan took it all in stride and we had a chuckle or two about it once we were in their truck and headed home. Fortunately, she had an extra shirt in the truck to change into. She said at least it wasn’t something sticky like soda or stinky like beer. Greg just keep singing the lyrics to the old 1950s Bobby Darin song Splish Splash.

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Lynching, the second book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Big Lake Lyinching Audio cover

Thought For The Day – When killing them with kindness doesn’t work, I’ve heard that a baseball bat is quite effective.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  6 Responses to “Thanks Greg!”

  1. Wasn’t the Organ Pizza stop in Tucson years ago. ???? It is really a neat place to have a meal…For sure.

  2. I’d hate to think that the Clod’s mistake of spilling ice and water was an April Fools Joke! Like you guys I wouldn’t have been laughing.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  3. poor Jan, glad she had another shirt with her and he wasn’t just a clod but a very rude person not even saying sorry and whose momma would be ashamed of for lack of manners.

  4. I didn’t know Greg could sing!
    We hope the website move helps. We are having GoDaddy problems, too.

  5. Actually, Greg is an amazing singer, among his many talents.

  6. Nick, your blog is definitely loading quicker. Bob

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