- Day one of Lenten vegetarianism went swimmingly. I have more options at Anaheim Chili than I realized. This is a good thing. I think I’ll have to stay out of Vietnamese and Thai places for the most part, though. They tend to head for the tofu on vegetarian dishes, and I don’t like tofu. Anyone have any other recommendations for great, vegetarian, tofu-less restaurant offerings in town?
- Speaking of Anaheim Chili, I’ve occasionally considered parking at Jones Farm Park and walking to the restaurant. I tried that yesterday. It’s about 1.8 miles round-trip, which is well over a third of what I need in a day. (Adds about 30 minutes to my lunchtime, however.)
- Looking forward to seeing some friends, maybe making some new ones, and learning a lot at Strategy 2014 next week.
- Did you know there is a high-security Scientology compound right outside San Jacinto, CA? I knew I had read/heard some things about Scientology that sounded squirrelly to me, but if I ever knew about Gold Base, I forgot about it. Wow, are there ever some creepy stories about it. Go spend some time at that linked article and follow a few of the jump-offs when you have a little while. Some of what you’ll read sounds like North Korea.
- As I type, the National Corvette Museum has pulled four of the eight affected Corvettes from the sinkhole. They even started the Blue Devil and drove it to the exit! The museum plans to exhibit the cars as is beginning in late April, and running through August 3. I believe we’ll need to go see them.
- I had really high hopes for the rest of the Ring of Fire line after enjoying their XX-Hot Habanero sauce so much. Nothing I’ve had is bad, but neither is anything I’ve had particularly noteworthy. I like garlic very much, but the Chipotle & Roasted Garlic sauce quickly overwhelms any other flavor in your food with it. The Red Pepper & Garlic is tasty and sweet, but not at all hot. I still have the Garden Fresh to try when I have the fridge space.
- Remix Education did a great job with our Upward awards ceremony on Monday night. Recommended.
- When the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis fell in the Mississippi River in 2007, it took 13.5 months to replace it. That’s eight lanes of interstate, and it’s more than a third of a mile long. So why does Madison Pike have to be closed for 15 months?
- “No, we’re not homosexual, but we are willing to learn.” Thanks for the substantial laughs and all you did to shape my beloved 1980s, Harold Ramis. RIP.
- You know those crazy things you read sometimes about life expectancy in the Middle Ages, like it was 36 or something? That doesn’t mean a lot of people dropped dead in their mid- to late 30s. That’s much higher infant mortality skewing that number, more than anything else. Even the most conservative calculations agree that it was reasonable and expected for people to live into their 40s and 50s.
- I’m thinking about writing blog posts about some things that are happening right now that I wouldn’t be able to publish for a long time—maybe several years. I’ve had stuff happen that I’d say “ooh, don’t blog about that,” but for which I never really had the drive to anyway. This time I think it’s good stuff. I’d just have to sit on it until maybe 2018 or so. It’s an odd place to be.
- Jake E. Lee is back! Red Dragon Cartel came out last month. Looking for some new stuff to listen to, I bought it earlier this week. I’ve only just skimmed it so far, but I’m liking what I’m hearing.
- I have decided. (I’m gonna live like a believer, turn my back on the deceiver…) Heh! I have decided for sure that for Lent, I shall be a lacto-ovo vegetarian.
- I remember thinking it was the greatest thing in the world for our family to pile into the MG and go to Baskin-Robbins in north central Anniston. It hasn’t been a Baskin-Robbins in quite some time. I look every time I drive through.
- Saintseester and I have been jamming a bit and have decided we’re getting (most of) the band back together. Stay tuned.
Monday, January 23, 2017, 8:04 am First Cabinet meeting of President Bo Williams White House gymnasium Thank you for being here with me today. Yes, the gymnasium is a bit of an odd location. I wanted to have this initial meeting on blankets on the White House lawn, but the weather has precluded that plan. [...]
I’m trying to have as much hair as possible to work with on Crazy Hair Day for the last Upward game. As I type it’s a good week or ten days past when I would have buzzed it, and it’s driving me nuts. I’m having to comb it. That’s how I know it’s too long. [...]
As much winter storm drama and upheaval as we’ve had, there haven’t been many opportunities to play in the snow. The boys got some time in this morning. I’m particularly happy for Aaron, who was kept inside with an ear infection for Tuesday’s snow with a promise he could play in yesterday’s (which never came [...]