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Rated: 18+ · Book · Opinion · #1916946
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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November 8, 2021 at 1:35pm
November 8, 2021 at 1:35pm
#1021170
Someone needs to tell the Cracker Jack people to stop using driver licenses as prizes. I was 2nd in line waiting for a left-turn arrow to go green when a city bus crossed the intersection in front of us and made a stop. Two following cars pulled in behind it, but were eventually able to pass it on the left while it sat at the bus stop. The turn signal changed and the knucklehead in front of me turned into the left-most turn lane, instead of staying in the one he'd started in. He proceeded to pass the bus and began to make an immediate right turn into the McDonald's & Walgreens parking lot. Naturally, the bus chose that exact moment to complete the passenger pick-up / drop-off process. I'm sure the sight of the bus's grille filling his passenger-side window elevated his heart rate quite nicely. Hopefully, everyone on the bus was safely seated.


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October 14, 2021 at 2:46pm
October 14, 2021 at 2:46pm
#1019336
My youngest grandson was captivated this morning by the sight of the small excavator digging up my front yard as they prepare to replace the sewer line. His little face was right up against the window, and he was having a great time. I had to take my wallet out of my back pocket, though. It twitched every time that bucket took another bite of yard. It was getting irritating. *Shock*


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October 2, 2021 at 11:40pm
October 2, 2021 at 11:40pm
#1018574
This entry comes to you from Buffalo, Wyoming. Located south of Sheridan in Johnson County, Buffalo is the inspiration for the town of Durant in the "Longmire" TV series. *Shock2* I didn't know this, when I decided to spend the night here. I just knew this was the general area for the fictional Absaroka County.

This area is also the home of that famous Wyoming Game & Fish Warden Joe Pickett and his family, whose exploits are imagined and chronicled by C.J. Box. I hope to see the early morning sun shining against the eastern slopes of the Bighorn Mountains, one of Joe's favorite views.
July 2, 2021 at 1:12am
July 2, 2021 at 1:12am
#1012887
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.

 
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July 1, 2021 at 9:02pm
July 1, 2021 at 9:02pm
#1012877
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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gqYbZv5vDg
June 30, 2021 at 1:15pm
June 30, 2021 at 1:15pm
#1012790
The aforementioned calendar cube:


 
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June 30, 2021 at 11:09am
June 30, 2021 at 11:09am
#1012779
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
#1000702
Listening to "Amy Grant: A Christmas Album" on YouTube. 'Heirlooms' gets me every time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiHPS8MzmXQ&list=OLAK5uy_mbaYI-VhZbqZ4JYfe4fKvcZ...
October 9, 2020 at 9:40pm
October 9, 2020 at 9:40pm
#995501
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
#983331
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