Posted by pjsauter on March 31, 2013
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To those of you who celebrate it (either by going to church, wearing stupid hats, or eviscerating chocolate bunny rabbits), Happy Easter. The day doesn’t mean a whole to me, other than I have just realized that I miscalculated, and the place I normally go to for my weekly provisions (and gas) is closed today. Bummer. That means I either have to venture to an alternate location or try and stick it out this week living off my stockpile of quinoa. Otherwise, I guess I’ll just hang out. In an act of bravery, I took the plow off my tractor yesterday so we’d better not get too much snow from here on out. I still have the chains on, but they may need to come off too. The ground is still fairly hard (not hard enough to keep the dogs from digging up the leech field, unfortunately) so I don’t think I’ll start my fencing project this week (plus there’s still some snow on the ground in places where the sun has yet to get high enough to melt).
Posted by pjsauter on March 29, 2013
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I’m a little tuckered out this morning, but it’s definitely shaping up to be a good Friday, indeed.
So, after we flew a couple of B-2 bombers over South Korea, North Korea decided to point their rockets at us (or at least our bases in Hawaii, Guam, South Korea and Japan). That doesn’t seem very friendly.
Posted by pjsauter on March 28, 2013
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A Michelle Shocked song just came up on the old mp3 player, and I’m sitting here feeling guilty about enjoying listening to it. It’s a shame when people go insane. Speaking of insane, William Donohue (president of the Catholic League) has written to HBO’s parent company Time Warner saying that Bill Maher has just gone too goshdarn far being mean to the pope and that “[t]he time has come for someone in a position of responsibility to sit down and have a serious talk with this man.” Read more
Posted by pjsauter on March 26, 2013
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OK, it’s actually Prop 8 day, but that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well. Anyhow, with DOMA and Prop 8 being very much in the news lately, I’ve heard a lot about the “LGBT” Community. But then I heard somebody refer to “LGBTQ” and I thought, “what the hell is the Q for. Quadrasexual? Turns out, the Q is for Queer. Really? Isn’t that a bit redundant? Are there Qs that aren’t covered by the LG (and possibly B) part? I mean, I have to admit, I always thought the L was kind of redundant, too. I thought that Ls were a subset of Gs (kind of how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are square). But I could be wrong, since I don’t really pay all that much attention.
Posted by pjsauter on March 25, 2013
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I rolled over and looked at the clock at about 2:30 this morning, and when, after a minute or two, I realized it wasn’t Sunday, I literally felt sick to my stomach. That’s pretty bad. And if Paul Ryan has his way, I’ll have to keep doing this until I drop dead (or, worse, wind up rotting in some nursing home). Yes, these are the thoughts that fill my head on Mondays. Actually, it usually starts at about 3:00 on Sunday afternoon.
Posted by pjsauter on March 24, 2013
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Yesterday was a day of frustration. First, after having dumped the ashes from my ash vac outside, I got locked outside after the sliding door latch managed to hook itself. The latch mechanism has been a pain in the ass for quite a while now (not wanting to lock when you want it to, and locking itself when you don’t). Fortunately, the wife was home or I’d have been out in the cold for who knows how long. So I pulled the latch out and looked at the Home Depot website, and they claimed to have latch mechanisms in stock that seemed to be pretty close to what I needed. Since I also needed some tubes for my shop lights (it’s getting a little dark down there) and a reducing bushing to get my spare sump pump ready to roll, I headed over there. Alas, the website lied and I was forced to order the part (and the guy says it’s gonna take two friggin’ weeks to get it). Plus, they didn’t have the bushing I needed. So I bought $40 worth of fluorescent light bulbs instead.
Posted by pjsauter on March 22, 2013
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I was watching a basketball game last night that was being played in San JosÃ©. As they were showing a shot of the exterior of the arena, the announcer exclaimed, “we’re in the heart of Silicone Valley!” I thought that was pretty funny (though I think Silicone Valley is more like LA). Almost as funny as the local NPR guy, who for three mornings in a row has been touting an upcoming performance of the opera “Pagglyahchie.” Ha! What a clown. I keep thinking somebody will call in and tell him. Not so far.
Posted by pjsauter on March 21, 2013
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Happy spring, everybody. OK, I know that was yesterday, and I’d intended to say something them, but I got kinda distracted by work and shit. Here, we celebrated the vernal equinox with a cold and windy day. And it’s pretty damn cold today, too. Yesterday was also the start of spring football practice, which is when we allow ourselves to be hopeful about the upcoming season. This year with an all-new (for the most part) coaching staff and lots of questions to answer regarding whose gonna fill our many empty spots (especially at QB, WR, and OL).
Posted by pjsauter on March 18, 2013
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I hope everybody survived the weekend and St. Patrick’s Day unscathed. No corned beef and cabbage for me (which isn’t actually Irish food anyway). I had leftover Brussels sprouts with hot sauce. Other than that, is was a pretty wasted day. All I did was read (I finished one book, read another, and started a third. That’s what happens when you get up at 4:00, I guess). I didn’t even do my weekly grocery shopping, though I did some laundry so it wasn’t a total waste, I guess.
Posted by pjsauter on March 15, 2013
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After listening for the entire morning about CPAC, I have one question: can we go back to hearing about the Pope? Seriously, these people make me want to puke. Especially the “young conservatives,” who seem to think that us old “wealthy” folks are stealing their money in taxes. Well boo-fucking-hoo you miserable greedy little bastards.