Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Batchen’ It

 

Until at/about 23 NOV, I’m a geographic bachelor. Friday afternoon, the Lovely and Talented Mrs. Mongo (a.k.a., Supernurse) and our eldest daughter (call sign: PROM QUEEN, who is in her final phase of nursing school) left to prep and then care for my beloved mother-in-law (may God hold her in His hand and Bless her black heart) for the next coupla weeks.

So, it’s just me and the dogs.

On the way home this afternoon, I stopped at Publix and stocked up. NY Strips, lamb chops, ribs, spicy chorizo, and the pre-prepped ground beef and pork meatloaf, wrapped in bacon, that’s in the oven as I type this. Oh, and I got eggs. I cleaned out the fridge. Gone is the tofu, the celery, the romaine. Made room for all the meat. Oh, and I got some Vidalia onions, because I love raw, chopped onions on top of red meat. An’ I got a little bit o’ red wine.

I’m a big fan of Tullamore Dew Irish Whisky, and I saw a craft jug with a finger hole in my local liquor store, so I’ll be picking that up tomorrow, for some … investigative analysis.

The Lovely and Talented Mrs. Mongo asked, “Are you going to miss us?”

Now, at 5, 10, 15, or maybe even 20 years of marriage, the answer would have been “parting is such sweet sorrow, I shall pine for you until your return to our abode.”

After an approximate (experiential) 137 years of marriage, my answer was, “No.”

It’ll be awesome. It’ll be a Meat Feast Manifesto. Oh, and tomorrow night is the all-you-can-eat buffet at my favorite Thai restaurant.

I signed up for an unprecedented (for me) three dates on Group Writing. ‘Cause, you know never got a DUI at midnight coming home from the Big Chill, or Snappers, or the OV? The guy who is at home, on his laptop, trying to write something worthy.

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There are 41 comments.

  1. Columbo Member

    Stay on the mission @bossmongo. That’s all.

    • #1
    • November 15, 2019, at 5:51 PM PST
    • 13 likes
  2. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo Post author

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Stay on the mission @bossmongo. That’s all.

    Absotively posolutely.

    • #2
    • November 15, 2019, at 5:57 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  3. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Anything you write is always worthy.

    Carry on.

    • #3
    • November 15, 2019, at 6:20 PM PST
    • 12 likes
  4. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo Post author

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Anything you write is always worthy.

    Carry on.

    Thank you, ma’am.

    • #4
    • November 15, 2019, at 6:27 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  5. PHCheese Member

    Don’t forget to change your underwear before she gets back and keep up with dishwashing.

    • #5
    • November 15, 2019, at 6:36 PM PST
    • 15 likes
  6. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo Post author

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    Don’t forget to change your underwear before she gets back and keep up with dishwashing.

    Uh, underwear. Right. Since I am by definition a commando…not an issue.

    • #6
    • November 15, 2019, at 6:40 PM PST
    • 15 likes
  7. Vance Richards Member

    Boss Mongo: It’ll be a Meat Feast Manifesto

    Lots of meat, a little whiskey, and an empty house. That would have sounded boring to a younger me, but now as an older married with children guy . . . You’re living the dream. Enjoy!

    • #7
    • November 15, 2019, at 6:59 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  8. Percival Thatcher

    Boss Mongo:

    So, it’s just me and the dogs.

    On the way home this afternoon, I stopped at Publix and stocked up. NY Strips, lamb chops, ribs, spicy chorizo, and the pre-prepped ground beef and pork meatloaf, wrapped in bacon …

    So the dogs are covered.

     

    • #8
    • November 15, 2019, at 7:25 PM PST
    • 15 likes
  9. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    Everyone I share your work with likes it, Boss. Looking forward to your work.

    • #9
    • November 15, 2019, at 8:04 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  10. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Let’s see what you and Tully got. 

    • #10
    • November 15, 2019, at 8:37 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  11. Eeyore Member

    Boss Mongo: …my beloved mother-in-law (may God hold her in His hand and Bless her black heart) .

    This would suggest that TLTMM doesn’t necessarily read all of your posts…

    • #11
    • November 15, 2019, at 9:10 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  12. Arahant Member

    Boss Mongo: After an approximate (experiential) 137 years of marriage, my answer was, “No.”

    What’s that line from “A Boy Named Sue?”

    Now you gonna die!

    • #12
    • November 15, 2019, at 11:10 PM PST
    • 9 likes
  13. KentForrester Coolidge

    Another commando on Ricochet here.

    • #13
    • November 15, 2019, at 11:19 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  14. Gary Robbins Reagan

    I can’t wait for the next episode!

    • #14
    • November 16, 2019, at 12:21 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  15. Stad Thatcher

    Boss Mongo: Until at/about 23 NOV, I’m a geographic bachelor.

    Many moons ago, my wife had to work on site in St. Petersburg, Florida for several months. When she told me, I went “Woohoo! Bachelor Father!”

    She shook her head and replied, “Mr. Mom.”

    • #15
    • November 16, 2019, at 6:24 AM PST
    • 10 likes
  16. drlorentz Member

    Boss Mongo: Gone is the tofu, the celery, the romaine.

    These are not food items. You were right to terminate them. As for ground meat, be wary. Rumor has it that some unsavory individuals are passing off some kind of soy-based abomination as beef.

    • #16
    • November 16, 2019, at 1:00 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  17. Doug Watt Member

    I’m ‘Batchen’ it this week-end. My wife and her sister’s are spending the week-end on the coast. Her youngest sister was an ICU nurse, and is now a professor teaching future nurses. Her son just graduated from Oregon State. My nephew has climbed just about every mountain in the Pacific Northwest. He is on an internship with the Oregon State Police. His goal is to be a game warden, which is a division of the OSP.

    I’m eating healthy tonight, that means pizza, a dish that contains all the major food groups. I’ll be watching the Duck’s game tonight against the University of Arizona-starting with Tequila appetizers. Living healthy baby.

    • #17
    • November 16, 2019, at 3:28 PM PST
    • 9 likes
  18. Hang On Member

    A Thai buffet? There isn’t one around here. Lots of good Thai places but no buffets. 

    I’m eating Mapo Tofu right now as I read this. Not because I don’t like to eat meat but because I like to eat tofu. Even my dog likes Mapo Tofu so you know it’s ok.

    So when’s the party?

     

    • #18
    • November 16, 2019, at 4:03 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  19. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Boss Mongo:

    So, it’s just me and the dogs.

    On the way home this afternoon, I stopped at Publix and stocked up. NY Strips, lamb chops, ribs, spicy chorizo, and the pre-prepped ground beef and pork meatloaf, wrapped in bacon, that’s in the oven as I type this. Oh, and I got eggs. I cleaned out the fridge. Gone is the tofu, the celery, the romaine. Made room for all the meat. Oh, and I got some Vidalia onions, because I love raw, chopped onions on top of red meat. An’ I got a little bit o’ red wine.

    Please tell me you didn’t forget dog food.

    • #19
    • November 16, 2019, at 4:10 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  20. Phil Turmel Coolidge

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    Boss Mongo:

    So, it’s just me and the dogs.

    On the way home this afternoon, I stopped at Publix and stocked up. NY Strips, lamb chops, ribs, spicy chorizo, and the pre-prepped ground beef and pork meatloaf, wrapped in bacon, that’s in the oven as I type this. Oh, and I got eggs. I cleaned out the fridge. Gone is the tofu, the celery, the romaine. Made room for all the meat. Oh, and I got some Vidalia onions, because I love raw, chopped onions on top of red meat. An’ I got a little bit o’ red wine.

    Please tell me you didn’t forget dog food.

    Almost everything in that list is better dog food than dog food.

    • #20
    • November 16, 2019, at 5:25 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  21. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo Post author

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    Please tell me you didn’t forget dog food.

    Actually, we got the “Farmer’s Dog” dog food, which I’m pretty sure is a Ricochet podcast sponsor, and both Princess Leia and Conrad literally inhale it. I mean, within 3.7 seconds the bowl is empty.

    • #21
    • November 16, 2019, at 5:43 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  22. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo Post author

    Batchen’ it SITREP, Day 1: Woke up about 0430. Stayed in bed, willing myself to sleep in, to no avail. Hauled my sorry self out of the rack about 0500. Worked out (nothing super cool, just push-ups, pull-ups, and flutter kicks), read a little bit. The dogs were going nuts (they’re up my toosh from the moment my feet hit the floor). Read for a little while; I’m not walking the dogs ’til the sun comes up.

    Walked the dogs.

    Did the dishes, then I packed my range bag, and headed up to the Homestead Training Center for a little trigger time. Then, dagnambit, I spent a ridiculous amount of time getting home. It’s Race weekend in Homestead. Apparently I got in early enough to avoid the traffic, but caught it in the shorts trying to get back.

    I didn’t go back up the road for my Thai buffet; no way I’m braving that traffic again.

    So, I got some mail I needed for tomorrow’s Group Writing, cooked up some lamb chops, an’ it was awesome. Now I’m about 15 mikes from hitting the rack.

    I’ll let ya’ll know what happens tomorrow, tomorrow.

    • #22
    • November 16, 2019, at 5:58 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  23. Judge Mental Member

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Batchen’ it SITREP, Day 1: Woke up about 0430. Stayed in bed, willing myself to sleep in, to no avail. Hauled my sorry self out of the rack about 0500. Worked out (nothing super cool, just push-ups, pull-ups, and flutter kicks), read a little bit. The dogs were going nuts (they’re up my toosh from the moment my feet hit the floor). Read for a little while; I’m not walking the dogs ’til the sun comes up.

    Walked the dogs.

    Did the dishes, then I packed my range bag, and headed up to the Homestead Training Center for a little trigger time. Then, dagnambit, I spent a ridiculous amount of time getting home. It’s Race weekend in Homestead. Apparently I got in early enough to avoid the traffic, but caught it in the shorts trying to get back.

    I didn’t go back up the road for my Thai buffet; no way I’m braving that traffic again.

    So, I got some mail I needed for tomorrow’s Group Writing, cooked up some lamb chops, an’ it was awesome. Now I’m about 15 mikes from hitting the rack.

    I’ll let ya’ll know what happens tomorrow, tomorrow.

    If you want to sleep later than 4:30, you don’t go to bed at 9pm. Go to bed at 4:30, and you’ll have no trouble at all sleeping until noon.

    • #23
    • November 16, 2019, at 6:23 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  24. OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. Member

    Boss Mongo: I’m a big fan of Tullamore Dew Irish Whisky

    Try Black Bush from Bushmills.

    • #24
    • November 16, 2019, at 8:05 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  25. Henry Castaigne Member

    Boss Mongo

    Until at/about 23 NOV, I’m a geographic bachelor. Friday afternoon, the Lovely and Talented Mrs. Mongo (a.k.a., Supernurse) and our eldest daughter (call sign: PROM QUEEN, who is in her final phase of nursing school) left to prep and then care for my beloved mother-in-law (may God hold her in His hand and Bless her black heart) for the next coupla weeks.

    Who has the black heart? Your eldest daughter or your mother-in-law.

    I’m incredibly interested for some reason. It’s like I’m an American chick who is obsessed about the Queen of Britain for no good reason. 

    • #25
    • November 16, 2019, at 9:54 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  26. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo Post author

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    Who has the black heart? Your eldest daughter or your mother-in-law.

    Henry, definitely the mother-in-law.

    Jury’s still out on eldest daughter…

    • #26
    • November 17, 2019, at 4:44 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  27. Arahant Member

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):
    Jury’s still out on eldest daughter…

    Will she take after Mom? Or Dad? 😜

    • #27
    • November 17, 2019, at 4:49 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  28. Stad Thatcher

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    I’m eating healthy tonight, that means pizza, a dish that contains all the major food groups. I’ll be watching the Duck’s game tonight against the University of Arizona-starting with Tequila appetizers. Living healthy baby.

    A toast to your nutritional good sense!

    • #28
    • November 17, 2019, at 5:44 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  29. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo Post author

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):
    Jury’s still out on eldest daughter…

    Will she take after Mom? Or Dad? 😜

    You have no idea how much I hope she takes after Mom.

    • #29
    • November 17, 2019, at 6:39 AM PST
    • 6 likes
  30. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo Post author

    Batchen’ it SITREP, Day 2: Woke up about 0530. Just lay there, thinking about the day. At/about 0600, Conrad, the happiest pit in the world, decided he was tired of me being happy. So he jumped up on the bad and started giving my face a tongue bath. Eww.

    I covered up and rolled away, so he started batting away at where he thought my head was. Dagnambit.

    So, I hauled my sorry self out of the rack. Ran through two sun salutations; by the time that was done, the sun was up, so I walked the dogs.

    Did kind of running pull-up push-up thing all day. Worked on my group writing, which turned out okay, mostly.

    Went to a friend’s house for dinner. Had some ridiculously excellent mojitos. Hitting the rack in about 15 mikes.

    • #30
    • November 17, 2019, at 7:13 PM PST
    • 9 likes