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A collection of thoughts and comments on various topics.
This is a place for me to capture thoughts, ideas, snippets of this and bits of that, that don't seem to lend themselves to one of the more traditional item types.
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July 2, 2021 at 1:12am
July 2, 2021 at 1:12am
I sometimes get a kick out of paging through those "Best...", "Worst...", "Scariest...", etc. slideshows that pop up on Yahoo! from time to time. Today's was "Most Dangerous Airports Around the World", and the first one "shown" was Telluride Regional Airport right here in Colorado. The accompanying text describes the location pretty well: "The highest-elevation commercial airport in the U.S. sits on a sharp plateau and is surrounded by 1,000-foot cliffs amid the San Juan mountains. It can be difficult to appreciate the lovely views when planes make the terrifying takeoff over the cliff edge." Personally, though, I would have said "...9,070 feet above sea level..." vs. "...9,070 feet off the ground...".

The most interesting part of the Telluride slide, though, was the accompanying photo. The terrain around the airport does not include a lake, and I'm pretty doggone certain British Airways doesn't fly into Telluride.

July 1, 2021 at 9:02pm
July 1, 2021 at 9:02pm
Remember that scene in Volcano where the lava is racing through the sewer tunnels and you're thinking to yourself: "No way! That's all CGI." I'll go along with you on the 'presence' of lava in LA's sewers, but I've gotta give 'em props for showing how fast it can move. Don't think so? Check this out from that active volcano in Iceland:
June 30, 2021 at 1:15pm
June 30, 2021 at 1:15pm
The aforementioned calendar cube:

June 30, 2021 at 11:09am
June 30, 2021 at 11:09am
So, here we are at the end of June and I'm looking at my Rubik's Cube-style calendar, not exactly looking forward to rotating around the faces again. Then, it hits me: JUn is followed by JUly. That's 2 faces I don't have to change - yay! Then it really hits me: JUn, JUly...AUgust. The center cube is U all summer! As it happens, these three months represent the only time the center cube doesn't change. It flips between E and A a bunch--DEcember, JAnuary, FEbruary, MArch--but that's it.
December 23, 2020 at 12:43am
December 23, 2020 at 12:43am
Listening to "Amy Grant: A Christmas Album" on YouTube. 'Heirlooms' gets me every time.
October 9, 2020 at 9:40pm
October 9, 2020 at 9:40pm
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic--the medical one in Rochester, Minnesota, not the one responsible for creating different types of white condiment--recently announced preliminary findings regarding their investigation into modes of stress relief and relaxation, particularly as differentiated between men and women. While women tend to sit and chat with each other, either in person or on the phone, men seem more inclined to adopt a couch-borne position. Although a specific gender-related genetic marker has yet to be reliably identified, insiders have been heard to refer to it as Recumbent DNA.
May 11, 2020 at 6:11pm
May 11, 2020 at 6:11pm
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Now deaf, he sold his records.

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March 25, 2020 at 12:02pm
March 25, 2020 at 12:02pm
One of my daughter's friends posted on Facebook: "Bought a box of TP today. Felt like I won the lotto!" *Laugh*
March 22, 2020 at 9:40pm
March 22, 2020 at 9:40pm
I don't know what sparked the desire to track this down, but it was one of my favorite MasterCard commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MONUmBB6PsM
March 14, 2020 at 11:33pm
March 14, 2020 at 11:33pm
43 years ago today, I asked Him if I could be His child. I would love to say that, since then, I've always behaved in a manner sure to please Him. However, that would be one of the bigger fibs you've ever come across. My failures notwithstanding, I've never doubted my relationship with Him. Thank you, Father. *Cross1*

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