Thursday, August 31, 2017
Seal of Disapproval
12:35 pm edt
We have gone another
summer without a shark attack on Cape Cod. With all of the seals basking on the beach, it seems inevitable that one will attack
someone in the water. We have seen a few close calls.
One elected official called for the shooting of them before they hurt someone. I think this is rather drastic
and difficult to carry out. How many sharks are we talking about? A what point do we declare victory?
Nobody wants to do anything until there is a tragedy. It could happen this year or ten years from
now. The seal population is the main problem.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
11:43 pm edt
Charities are relentless
when it comes to solicitation for money. They devote so much effort to it.
Over the years, they have sent me many types of greeting cards with envelopes. I never kept the cards, but
always tossed the envelopes in a draw.
finally went through them today and did a sort by size. I will never live long enough to use some of them.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
11:33 pm edt
People who drive a convertible are really trying to make
a statement. Some of them drive very expensive cars. They are able to flaunt their wealth to everyone around them.
I get a kick out of people who just park their convertible and expect nobody to steal or vandalize
Monday, August 28, 2017
No Time For Goats
6:18 pm edt
I have never done a yoga class.
I think it would be beneficial if I could find the right level. Every class I've watched at my gym is way over my head in
terms of flexibility.
recently saw a video of a goat yoga class. It looks rather foolish to me. Having goats on top of me doesn't sound like fun.
It looks like another fad that will pass.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Random Acts of Disaster
8:12 pm edt
Random things happen in life.
It can be a total disaster at times. We are seeing that in the Houston, Texas area where rain storms from Hurricane Harvey
have created total chaos.
has been at historic levels with 20-25 inches and another 20 expected.
People are being rescued from the roofs of their homes. It will only continue to get worse.
Hurricane Harvey came out of nowhere
last week. It literally wasn't even on the radar of anyone.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:44 pm edt
A few weeks ago, I trimmed
some of the hair on my arms and legs in order to make it easier to use sun screen.
Not only has the hair grown back, it's longer than ever in some instances. How did this happen?
It seems if you trim the hair on your
body, it comes back much quicker.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Can't Make Them Leave
2:45 pm edt
It sounds like the Texas Gulf
Coast is going to be hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. It's a Category 3 storm with very high wind speeds. They expect up to three
feet of rain.
Residents have been forced to evacuate. In some instances,
it has been mandatory.
local officials are questioning whether the government can force people to leave their homes. This has always been a contentious
issue in times of natural disasters.
If people want to stay, they should be allowed to. They
need to know that they are on their own and do so at their own peril. No help will come for them.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Eat Your Veggies Rover
4:35 pm edt
When I was a kid, dogs ate food from cans or dry stuff.
It has all changed now. Owners buy deli meat and a host of other items for their pets.
I always laugh when I see pictures of vegetables for dogs. I saw one today for carrots.
Growing up, I never saw a dog eating their veggies. It's a different world now for
people and dogs.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Losing Bet Tonight
8:23 pm edt
I just can't get caught
up with all of the hype about tonight's Powerball drawing. There is a $700 million jackpot, but I didn't buy a ticket.
The local paper published a story of some people who drove almost six hours to a store that has been
featured on reality television. They have sold a number of jackpot tickets, but also have a huge volume in sales.
I don't think there is an strategy to picking numbers. One "expert" said that you should
never get a "quick pick". That statement doesn't make any sense. It's a random drawing.
I get a kick out the people who already know what they plan to do with the money.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
11:35 pm edt
Raising chickens in your back yard is becoming more popular
because people want fresh eggs and healthier meat.
It sounds like a great idea, but there has been a big increase in salmonella cases directly related to the
care of the chickens. People are doing so many things wrong according to a news story tonight.
The benefits of fresh chicken and eggs is being outweighed by the salmonella threat.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Sun of Hype
9:43 pm edt
I must be one of the few people who wasn't excited about
today's solar eclipse. It's amazing to see the reaction from around the country.
I remember that last time we had one in 1962. There was a huge concern about possible vision damage from viewing
it without the proper eye protection. We heard the same again this year.
It didn't excite me to be out there. I ended up staying indoors for over two hours.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Was The Dog Real?
7:08 pm edt
High school yearbook photos have changed so much over the
years. Everyone had the same pose back in my day. Guys wore a coat and tie, while girls were dressed up in their finest.
It's so different now. Everyone does their own thing. Some kids use props which can be controversial.
I saw a picture on Facebook of someone's kid who was holding a dog. I was wondering
if it was real. You never know these days.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Life of the Battery
11:36 pm edt
The battery for my living
room wall clock finally died, I recently changed the ones in my smoke detector. Since I never tossed them out, I'll try using
one for my clock.
the clock is off by one minute tomorrow, I'll throw the battery away and buy new ones.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Stupid Drone Tricks
6:15 pm edt
Some people who fly drones are very irresponsible with their
operation. There is always a story on the news about a near collision between a drone and some type of aircraft.
It happened today between a State Police helicopter and a drone. It got too close to the aircraft
and almost caused a collision.
What is wrong with these people? Are they trying to cause
a problem? This whole drone process needs better regulations before there are fatalities.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
11:29 pm edt
Speed limits are set for public
safety. Nobody wants to get a ticket for driving too fast. Some roads seem to be built for speed.
One road in a nearby community has a speed of 30. Drivers
routinely do 50. The police run radar periodically.
I went through it today. I was doing the limit. This is such a strange road to drive on.
Monday, August 14, 2017
5:43 pm edt
Lobster rolls are very tasty, but always too small and expensive.
I had a small one the other night that cost $17. They had a nerve charging that much for something so small.
I was at another place today where their roll was $21 and the same size. Their "big" roll
was way too expensive at $37.
It's easy to see why I only eat one of these annually. I'll
try again next year.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
11:43 pm edt
I finally started to run out of quarters to do my laundry.
It took a long time, but I was done to my last few.
When I washed my car today, I got $10 worth of quarters. I spent half of them on a vacuum and wash.
My quarter supply is much better, although I really need to build it up.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
No Fish Chowder
11:50 pm edt
Fish chowder can be a big fraud at times. I proved that
tonight at a seafood restaurant with their overpriced and no fish chowder.
You can really ruin a chowder by cutting back on the fish and loading up on potatoes.
At $4.75, I was getting ripped off.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Big Lottery Prize
11:08 pm edt
I don't get excited about lottery jackpots. It's great to
see people buying tickets in all the states who participate. They pay a voluntary tax to play much like we have with alcohol
Mega Millions has a $393 million prize tonight while
Powerball wants to give away $356 million on Saturday night.
People talk about what they would do with the money. They bore me so much. They talk like they have the winning ticket, but are so delusional.
Keep buying tickets and give your money
to the state.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
They Lose Their Phone
11:13 pm edt
People lose their cell phones all the time and end up sending a message about losing all contacts,
email addresses and phone numbers.
had to lose everything on my phone for a one year period before I ever backed it up to the cloud. Now, my storage space is
need to delete many duplicate pictures. They take up so much storage space.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Must Be 21 To See Joe Camel
11:09 pm edt
Maine became the fourth state to raise the legal age of
cigarette purchase to 21. I don't agree with it.
Their controversial Governor made a great point when he said if you can't buy cigarettes at 18, then
you shouldn't be able to vote or serve in the military.
I agree with him 100%. The same goes for the legal drinking age.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
11:47 pm edt
It doesn't surprise me to hear that only 4% of the cars
today come with a standard transmission. Some models don't even offer the option.
I enjoyed driving a standard when I had one. You feel more involved as a driver. I
only stopped because the use of the clutch was bothering my left knee.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Ice Giving Them Up
2:58 pm edt
There is no doubt that glaciers are shrinking. The evidence
is being seen around the world.
showed up in Switzerland where the bodies of long lost hikers were revealed.
The first was a married couple who went missing in 1942.
Almost 75 years later, their remains were finally seen in melted ice. One of their children was still alive to finally hear
the news of her parents.
The other day, another hiker was found
after almost 30 years. Officials said they expect to see more bodies surface in the future as ice continues to melt.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Too Much Info On Receipt
10:48 pm edt
I was going through some old ATM records today. Back in
the early 1990's the banks were still showing the account and routing number on the receipt.
Many customers throw them in the trash. Thankfully, the banks no longer include that information
on the receipt.
It seems like privacy laws are always
Saturday, August 5, 2017
No Belt For Them
7:10 pm edt
I don't think we will ever resolve the issue of wearing
a seat-belt while in a car. Some people will never wear one because they don't want the government telling them what to do.
The network news had a story the other night featuring a crash test and showing how
passengers in the back seat can get hurt by not wearing a belt. The video was very convincing, but some people will never
wear them no matter what.
Friday, August 4, 2017
The High Fire
7:19 pm edt
High-rise residential towers
seem to be the new thing in New York City. I wonder if there is a greater risk of fire in one of these compared to a tower
used for office space.
latest fire at the Torch Tower in Dubai shows the potential danger of these places. It had another bad fire two years ago.
Both fires were raging before being brought under control.
We also saw the devastating fire in London last month.
How safe are these high-rises? How did the fire start? Hopefully,it wasn't from a person
being careless. Most fires start that way.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Selfish Yacht Owners
9:50 am edt
People who own yachts
are so full of themselves. They love to pull up to public docks and have everyone admire their wealth. They try to outdo other
owners over who has a bigger and more expensive boat.
The ultimate example of selfishness by these owners is happening in New York harbor near the Statue of Liberty.
Owners of these behemoths have been parking them legally
in front of the statue and blocking the views of tourists.
For some visitors, it's a once in a lifetime chance to take a picture of the statue. Instead, they
are forced to have their view ruined by these selfish individuals.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Trim The Ivy
3:26 pm edt
I think ivy can look good on brick buildings if it's trimmed
and taken care of.
A big old Victorian brownstone in my neighborhood has one
side covered with it. At first, it was looking good, but now covers two of the windows.
I assume the owners like it, but why would you cover up your windows? They can't open
them now without bugs entering. It really needs to be cut back.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Worst News
1:53 pm edt
Boston local evening news
broadcasts are painful to watch. They do a horrible job delivering stories.
Every station pairs young and good looking anchors who alternate reading a sentence in the
story. They always have a male and female.
It's obvious that proofreading is a thing of the past or maybe the anchors are clueless.
Yesterday, President Trump presented the Medal of Honor
to a former Army medic for his heroism back in 1969 while in Viet Nam.
It was a very compelling story, but the male anchor referred to is as the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
That is so typical of what is said on every station. They
get it wrong too often.