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Walk Like Uh Egyptian

Posted by pjsauter on January 31, 2011
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Crap, it’s cold out again. Like 1° at the moment, and it’s not supposed to get a whole helluva lot warmer today, either. That, and there’s more snow coming. Like, “double digits” coming tomorrow and especially Wednesday. Oh boy. Not that I’m one to complain, of course. Well, not so much about the snow. In fact, we might as well go ahead and set a record this year. No point in wasting the 115 inches we’ve had so far, and for a measly 85 more, we can hit the 200 mark for the first time ever. I’m not too crazy about the cold, though. You know how us old folks get. Everything seems to hurt when it gets below about 15° or so, and as I was out tidying up the driveway late yesterday afternoon, it was cold and windy. Sucks.

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Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on January 30, 2011
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You probably saw this the other day, but Tracy Morgan got himself into “hot water” after being goaded into saying that “Sarah Palin is good masturbation material.” Although I don’t share that opinion (hey, there’s a world wide web full of suitable inspiration for those purposes, and I think even a cursory Google search would provide you with hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of better material. Still, to each his or her own, and I don’t really understand why poor Tracy (who, I hate to break the news to the professionally offended out there, is a comedian) is in trouble for his remarks. Palin is lucky that anybody thinks of her in that, ‘cuz that’s pretty much all she has going for her. Plus, her candidacy – if she actually runs for anything again, which I found doubtful – and, hell, the whole teabagger “movement” is really just an exercise in autoeroticism anyway.

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Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on January 29, 2011
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Is there anything more annoying than people who put random quotes in their e-mails (typically as e-mail ‘sigs’) that they think are really fucking clever, and they imagine all their recipients will nod knowingly as they read them, blurting audibly, “that’s so true” – and we’re so impressed by your having included it at the end of your “LOL, this is really funny, make sure you have your sound turned on” e-mail that you forwarded to me and 200 of your closest friends without even bothering to put us in the BCC field)? Yes, of course there is. But I’ll bitch about ’em anyway.

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The Shuttle Did What, Now?

Posted by pjsauter on January 28, 2011
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It was 25 years ago today that the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up seventy-something seconds (if memory serves) after liftoff. This was one of those “you’ll always remember where you were” moments for those of us who were around at the time, and we were treated to the replay ad nauseam for weeks, so that even if you weren’t watching the launch live (launches having become rather passe at that point), you felt as if you had been.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on January 27, 2011
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So, like, it aint Friday, but it’s Thursday, which I suppose is the next best thing. Just got done spending some more money at Amazon, this time buying a new low flow shower head that was fairly cheap with a decent rating (1.5 GPM down from my current 2.5, and it promised better velocity, so we’ll see), and a couple of water saving lever thingies to attach to my bathroom faucets (that are low flow themselves). I’m on a mission to prevent water from going down the drain. When (if) warmer weather ever arrives, I plan on installing a graywater system so that my bathroom sinks, showers, and tubs (plus the laundry) will bypass the septic tank and drain into their own separate leach field. I thought about setting something up to reuse the water, but, as we don’t really live where there’s a lack of precipitation and I don’t water the lawn, it’s really not worth the expense of installing a tank and a pump and all that. We can get more than enough plant-watering water from the rain barrels. I’m also looking at buying a urinal. I figure I can mount it in the kitchen next to the frig, and kill two birds with one stone. Or at least on one trip.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on January 26, 2011
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No, I didn’t watch the SOTU address last night. No reason to, really, as I’ll be forced to endure endless recaps any time I get near the news. I gather it went “well,” which means it was filled with typically meaningless bullshit, and the only thing that has a prayer of actually happening is a “compromise” – and by that, I mean cuts to both social programs and taxes for rich people. Perhaps I missed it, but I didn’t catch anything about cutting the military or not engaging in war and “nation building” or whatever it is we’re up to these days.

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Toothsday

Posted by pjsauter on January 25, 2011
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Ah, remember the days when the SOTU address was exciting, and we’d all huddle around the chat room and talk about what an idiot Bush was? Now, I couldn’t even tell you what time it’s on, though I do know that all the straight Republican guys (both of them) are falling all over each other to get to sit next to our Kirsten Gillibrand in this new age of civility. I mean, she’s no Olympia Snowe, but at least she presumably doesn’t growl and drool like that Bachmann chick. Of course, if you’re into that sort of thing, Michele will be giving the teabagger response to the address (hopefully while wearing a spiked dog collar). As for me, I’ll just be putting out the garbage and then going to bed, I think.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on January 24, 2011
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As promised, it’s cold out this morning. Like, -11° and dropping. But, since our friends up in Saranac Lake are at -34°, I won’t complain. They are, of course, making a big deal of it on the news, and about how the poor children have to wait for the bus out in the cold. Oh boo frickin’ hoo. Are these kids, or a bunch of old f*cking ladies? I don’t remember them caring about us being cold when I was a kid. Hell, we had to walk to school, and if we didn’t all bring a pocket full of coal, we didn’t have heat. OK, I may not be remembering that coal thing exactly right. But I also don’t remember feeling – let alone caring about – the cold when I was a kid. They used to have to forcibly drag me back in the house, no matter what the weather. You can bet I feel it now, though. Not just cold, either. Shit hurts.

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Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on January 23, 2011
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Based on what happened to SU yesterday, it’s not looking good for the Jets in today’s AFC Championship game. It’s not unusual for the sports god to be in cahoots to make my weekend suck and send me back to work miserable and dejected (more so than a typical Monday). The East-West Shrine game was a bright spot (not that I could watch it, as we don’t get the NFL Network, and I was kinda busy anyway), as SU running back Delone Carter was named MVP. So, good for him.

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Final Countdown

Posted by pjsauter on January 22, 2011
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Well, shit. You go to bed one night with the world a certain way, and then you wake up the next morning (assuming you consider 3:45 AM the next morning, and not the same night), and everything’s changed. I have to admit, I haven’t actually been watching Olbermann these days, but it was always nice to know he was still out there, being a barnacle in the backside of wingnuts, Fux News, and, especially, Bill O’Reilly. Now, poof. All gone (or, as the NY Post puts it: “MSNBC pulls plug on gasbag Olbermann“). Replaced by Larry O’Donnell (a nice enough fella, but considered a “player” which to me means the sort of establishment Democrat – cough-O-cough, cough-bama – that got us shitty health care reform, shitty financial reform, shitty… well, just plain shitty shit). MSNBC, if you weren’t already dead to me, you’d be dead to me now. Now, let’s hope Keith gets an uncensored show on HBO.

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