Thursday, January 17, 2019
How many sauce packets are clogging our landfills? I refer to those little foil packs that they give you at fast food establishments. I got some burritos yesterday and they gave me ten packets of hot sauce. I only bought two burritos. I only used two packets. Why do they give you so many?
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Yesterday, my car was making a sort of thunking sound. I couldn't figure out what it was, but the check engine light was on. I took it to the place I usually get my car worked on. Naturally, the check engine light had gone out. And the mechanic could not find anything wrong and certainly no thunking sound. Maybe it's evil spirits.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
You just don't see a lot of people wandering around in capes. So why do super heroes wear them? It does not seem to help Superman control his flying. Batman doesn't even fly. I should get a cape and place a big orange "D" on it and wander around. But people would laugh at me. That's why I always liked the Green Hornet. He wore a nice suit. I always wanted to write a story: The Green Hornet versus the Frito Bandito. I never did--probably because I don't have the rights to either character. The Frito Bandito, he didn't wear a cape either. I wish Fritos would bring him back.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Two nights ago we had a power failure. It lasted nearly three hours. There's just not much you can do, sitting in the dark. TV, Internet all require power. My battery operated radio didn't work--it's been years since I used it. So, I sat in the dark, save for a small emergency lamp, and finally drifted off to sleep.
The funny part was when the power went out. I was watching this movie. The goons from the government were after these people They'd heard noises outside the house, then my power went out. For a brief moment I thought the bad guys were outside and they'd cut my power. Now, that is good storytelling.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
They say crabgrass rule the world. I don't know who "they" are, but "they" are right. You don't see crabgrass on postcards from Tucson--you see cactus. This winter, it's not cactus trying to take over my yard--it's crabgrass. There stuff thrives on our mild winters. I've tried chemicals to minimal effect. I spent yesterday out in the yard burning them with propane, which works better than pulling them up and is easier on the backbone. I wish the people who build robots would come out with one that pulls crabgrass. I'd buy one. They've got robots for other stuff like moping floors. Or a drone that zaps crabgrass with a laser--that would be something. Damn horrible plants.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Took the crazy old man to the doctor yesterday. Whilst I was sitting in the waiting room I noticed everyone but me was reading a book. And these were not ebooks--they were all print books. Maybe there is some faint glimmer of hope for the world after all. [probably not].