Mar 052015
  • I’m at home because of winter weather for the second Thursday in a row, though this one was less pleasant because the forecast was mostly for an ice storm. Snow doesn’t elevate the likelihood of a power outage much, if at all. Freezing rain does so significantly. Fortunately, it didn’t last as long as they thought it would, and the blackout threat has probably returned to normal or nearly so.
  • Aaron’s Scholar’s Bowl team took second in the county yesterday, and he was the team’s high scorer. Congratulations, man! I’m proud of you.
  • After we have our awards ceremony this weekend, Upward 2015 will be in the books. I always enjoy the program, but I absolutely loved my team this year. What a great bunch. Thanks for blessing me, guys. Hope I returned the favor.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will phase elephants out of its show by 2018. I’ll leave it at that in the interest of keeping Thursday miscellanea posts apolitical (and even though this strikes me as something that shouldn’t be political, it is). Watch for a dedicated post soon.
  • Exchanged email with Dad yesterday and he told me he’d just sold his 1990 Corvette ZR-1. With just over 2,000 miles on it, it was essentially new. It was neat that he had it, and I got to take it to 100 or so (at which speed it was still practically yawning), but it just wasn’t very good at demonstrating value. You couldn’t really drive it because it was an investment-grade car, but you really wouldn’t want to anyway. Corvette C4 ingress and egress is awkward, and the ride in a ZR-1 is brutal. So, gone. Last time he told me was thinking of selling it, it was to turn it into travel funds. Have fun!
  • Just a week and change to go until the Australian Grand Prix. Looking forward to the return of racing! At 1 in the morning, I believe we’ll DVR it and watch it after church.
  • Our next Alabamians Can Read broadcast is Sunday, March 15, on The Martian. You have plenty of time to join us for this one. It’s quite easy to read. Come be part of it!

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