Author Archives: Franzman

here’s the latest as of 5/22

here’s the latest as of 5/22

FORBES: Are more stimulus checks coming after the $1,200 payments? Congress is currently considering additional stimulus checks. The House passed this bill that includes a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, but the Senate has to decide if it will agree to additional stimulus checks before anything can become law. Basically, the momentum is moving…Read more »

VAN HALEN: Not Done Yet, Says Sammy

VAN HALEN: Not Done Yet, Says Sammy

Although David Lee Roth has hinted that Van Halen is finished, Sammy Hagar doesn’t agree. He tells Rolling Stone, “Until Ed or Alex Van Halen die, they’re not finished…” And Sammy adds that he’s still keeping the door open to a reunion, even if it includes a split bill with Roth. “If Dave wants to…Read more »

in retrospect

in retrospect

I think “Whip It” is genius and their cover of “Satisfaction” by the Stones is way better than I ever realized. I’m talking about Devo. There’s one other song of theirs that I’m aware of, “Girl U Want” that I like. They were never my cup of tea when they were current but that little…Read more »

Finito!

Finito!

Well, not really. There is a fairly ornate edge to this piece that will take quite some time to sand carefully. I love natural wood but had no intention of stripping down this table but when my eye kept going to the imperfection on the top I decided to refinish just the top and then…Read more »

Binge Watch Option

Binge Watch Option

I just recently finished the 6 episode series WACO on Netflix. It’s based on two books, one of which is from a hostage negotiator (I assume the actual one from the stand-off) and the second author is a survivor of the stand off. It leads me to believe the series gives accounts of both sides…Read more »

Random Blog #645

Random Blog #645

I always liked this song in the early days of it’s release and on MTV but I recently realized I LOVE this song. Everything about it is unique to me. Check it out and make sure you sing the back up part, “Joooooooooohnneeee”.Read more »

First time going downstairs

First time going downstairs

I have been refinishing a table in my workshop to fill time during these crazy days and the first time downstairs yesterday initially made me think, “OMG what and or who did I dismember last night and why?”Read more »

something to look forward to

something to look forward to

FRIENDS reunion! We just don’t know when… Jennifer Aniston and the rest of her Friends costars are going All In. The stars have announced that they’ve joined the celebrity challenge with “The One Where You Meet the Entire Cast of Friends.” On Instagram, Jen explains, “We’re inviting you and five of YOUR friends to join…Read more »

Where Is the Virus Lurking?

Where Is the Virus Lurking?

The New York Times has straightened out sources of confusion: Should I change my clothes or shower after grocery shopping? No, particles in the air are unlikely to deposit on your clothes. But you should absolutely wash your hands. Could the virus be in my hair or beard? The string of events for that to…Read more »

Status of Stimulus Check

Status of Stimulus Check

Just go to www.IRS.gov and you’ll be able to see when you will receive your check. You have the option of downloading an app to your mobile device if you wish. Heads Up: You will need to provide the following info in order to track your check: – Social security number – Your filing status…Read more »