Mr. Smiff is home for a few days after a grueling few weeks of traveling, recording, Fan Fairing, mixing. The last month, we’ve seen him swoop in and out…hi and bye kinda thing. This means the tv is back on the NBA playoffs and yesterday the 3,458th viewing of “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” on the teevee.

I guess for the menfolk, TGTBATU holds the same love and attraction as “Steel Magnolias” and “Sleepless in Seattle” does for the wimmin. (I HATE The Notebook, just for the record). The guys love this movie. This one and The Dirty Dozen they could watch over and over and never tire of it, just as a lot of us women never get tired of watching Shelby die and seeing Tom and Meg hook up on the top of the Empire State Building.

The Good, Bad, etc. makes me thirsty to watch it. I always want to give Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach a drink of water. They’re so bloody and their mouths are covered in dirt.

Speaking of Mr. Smiff, he has a birthday this week. I never know what to get him. You ask him and he will not say “I want this ” or “I want that.” In 17 years of birthdays, he has never once asked for any specific thing. It’s kinda frustrating. He’ll be 46 so give me idears.