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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Road Apples, #70

Typos...Some/many/most of my psots are filed with tpyos. Okay, all joking aside, the typing mistakes are driving me nuts. In my defense I can offer the following:

1) Slowly declining eyesight.
2) My incredibly small netbook screen.
3) My general lack of time to blog & edit (some pro bloggers refer to this as "blogging energy units" I think).

As for remedies I can offer the following:

1) Not much. My eyesight, like my hearing, is just going to get worse. Glasses don't help much.
2) I am going to get a full sized flat screen monitor to hook up to this thing one of these days.
3) I have to be more conscientious.

Maybe no one but me cares about this, but in all honesty I don't care if others don't care. I will try and do better.

Lame Duck Posts...I typically write more than I post, and at the moment I've got two rather lengthy postings that I either need to post or delete. Not sure which I am going to do yet. One is pretty superficial in nature, the other one (as currently constructed) might get me trouble. Come to think of it maybe neither will see the light of day.

Sad Anniversaries...Tomorrow marks the 5th anniversary of the death of Bob Kirchner. Bob was more than just an in-law to me...he was more like a true father in every sense of the word, and I think of him often. There was something I wrote back when he passed away that I'm going to re-post tomorrow in his honor.

Travel Day...I was in Hartford today to add a coda of sorts to a project I've been working on for a long while. Without getting into painful or hairy details, things went really, really well. It's nice when you have a day like that every once in a while.

Imbecile Department...I am normally pretty tough on Sarah "I can see Russia" Palin, but I do feel sorry for her (I really do) when it comes to her daughter and soon to be son-in-law Levi Johnston. Why welcome this punk into her family? He trashed her and her family profusely to every media outlet that would listen. The guy is a fish, a walking Jerry Springer guest, a poster child for the evils of pot smoking. He has "Johnston" tattooed on his own arm. Screw him and the trailer he crawled out from underneath.

2011 Kia Sorento...I had the opportunity to drive one of these over the past two days. Great vehicle. Very comfortable, good acceleration, very good handling and it make the Scranton-Hartford round-trip on a single tank of gas. My only complaint? The Sirius subscription ran out so I needed to hook my unit up. Three hours each way is a bit much without satellite radio.

Roman Polanski...I neglected to note my sheer, utter disgust that this convicted rapist will not spend the rest of his (hopefully short) life rotting in jail. I don't care if the victim forgives him and I don't care if a judge screwed something up years ago, because neither of those points matter when the basic facts of the case have been universally accepted. Plying a teenager with drugs and then raping her is simply evil.

What I'm Currently Reading..."When Things Fall Apart" by Pema Chodron.

Mel Gibson Insights...What I've learned about Mad Max from listening to some of the audio tapes:

a) African-Americans rate about as highly as the Jews do in his book.
b) He believes that African-Americans travel in "packs".
c) Some sexual acts are apparently considered obligatory in his mind.
d) He has some anger-management issues.
e) When he says "wet back" he is not referring to what happens when you get caught outside in the rain.
f) His confessions at church must be mighty interesting.

1 comment:

J Curtis said...

My general lack of time to blog

Mule Fritters. You update yours about as much as I do.