Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Daily Adjustments

My new Fiat 500 has a driver's seat which in addition to having the standard forward-backward, and seat-back-recline adjustments also comes with a height adjustment.  All these are mechanical, it's not an electric seat.  The height adjustment works by repeated pumping it, either up or down, each pump doing somewhere between 1/8 to 1/4 inch of height adjustment.

Every morning on my way to work I give it two pumps down.  Every evening before driving home I give it two pumps up.

Why??  you may ask...

Because it's quicker than adjusting both the rear-view mirror and side mirrors.

I'll let you figure out the rest.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NFL member confused

The guy on the right... is he kneeling in protest, or pledging with his hand over his heart?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sisters and their Cats are safe.

Eagle Creek Fire Update:
"We’re happy to report on another positive outcome after the fire. The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, who maintain a convent in the hills outside of Corbett, were evacuated during the fire. The fire came within 50 feet of their home, but thanks to the efforts of firefighters who implemented structural protection measures around the convent, and the efforts of their arborist to Firewise their property, the convent escaped without any damage. The sisters, along with their cats and goats, have been able to happily return to their convent and their mission."

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saw a Goat the other day.

Nice, but my new Fiat 500 probably gets 3 to 4 times the gas mileage.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wildfire Perspective

The Eagle Creek wildfire.  17 days old, currently over 48,000 acres.  Started by a brainless teenager lighting fireworks.  Smokey the Bear needs to come out of retirement and slap that dumb-ass kid across the head (open claw would be preferred).

Yet this is only one Oregon wildfire.  The Chetco Bar fire has been burning for 68 days and is over 190,000 acres.

Oregon Fires

Chetco Bar
Crab Creek
Diamond Creek
Eagle Creek
East Crater
High Cascades Complex
Horse Creek Complex
Horse Prairie
Jolly Mountain
Kelsey Creek
Miller Complex
Norse Peak
Potato Hill
Sawmill Creek
Spruce Lake
Umpqua North Complex
Uno Peak

Death Star found orbiting Saturn !

Click to see the video!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Much needed Rain

We've sure needed some rain in Oregon what with all the forest fires.

Today we got a good system coming through.  It's been raining most of the day, but we just got a great downpour complete with lighting and thunder passing through Tualatin, Oregon, where I work.  Filled the parking lot out back, which does happen often.  Included some hail, about 1/4" size.


The Crib...

Probably a gift from an unmarried Uncle. . . .

Sunday, September 17, 2017


These handicapped New Yorkers
are behind hundreds of lawsuits
New York Post, by Melkorka Licea    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2017 5:26:47 AM     Post Reply
Five New Yorkers in wheelchairs are behind nearly 400 lawsuits brought against small businesses for lacking handicap access. Such legal claims have been criticized as part of a “cottage industry” of “serial plaintiffs” who target mom-and-pop establishments for quick cash settlements. But others see the suits as helping enforce the American with Disabilities Act. Wheelchair ramps and bathroom doors are not the only battleground. Two blind New Yorkers have taken the fight online, filing a combined 23 suits against business Web sites that didn’t have screen-reading software for the visually impaired. And a woman cited seven businesses for not allowing

Wait a minute... Businesses must now make their websites 'handicapped' accessible to blind people????? 

Monday, September 11, 2017


In some random web surfing I came across this.

It's almost exactly how I feel.  Read it if you have a chance.