Wednesday, 9 October 2013

08:29 – I turned on the heat this morning for the first time this season. It was 68F (20C) and falling in the house. Barbara likes it that cool, but at 68F I’m shivering. I set the thermostat to 70F, which is still too cool for me, but I can live with it. Barbara doesn’t mind, since she’s away at work all day while I’m working here.

I’m writing up lab sessions for the earth science kit and prototyping the kit itself.


9 thoughts on “Wednesday, 9 October 2013”

  1. You could put on a jacket or sloppy joe…

    (It’s 21C in the kitchen, no heating or cooling.)

  2. You could put on a jacket or sloppy joe…

    In the US, a sloppy joe is a mixture of ground beef, tomato sauce and spices served on a hamburger bun…

  3. In the US, a sloppy joe is a mixture of ground beef, tomato sauce and spices served on a hamburger bun…

    Don’t give Lady Gaga any bizarre ideas, like wearing meat.

  4. I hate heating the whole house when I’m the only one home (call me cheap). I keep a small electric heater under my desk.

    84F here yesterday and predicted 67F today. Still won’t need any heating. Swimming season is definitely over.

  5. Do they call them fleece jumpers in Australia so the Aussies can sneak up on the sheep better?

  6. “The Park Police”
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/park-police_762277.html

    “The Park Service, which is supposed to serve the public by administering parks, is now in the business of forcing parks they don’t administer to close. As Homer Simpson famously asked, did we lose a war?”

    They are here from the government to screw us. The NPS should not be partisan at all. Makes one wonder if the government can run anything like a national healthcare on a non partisan basis.

    I may be helping my son pay his college tuition bill in a couple of weeks. It is beginning to look like the VA will not be paying his GI Bill benefits this semester.

  7. Veterans and military in this regime are lower than whale shit; but illegal immigrants can mob it up on the Mall and then leave mountains of their garbage for the Park Service to clean up, assuming any of them are available to do that, and freed up from harassing regular citizens and 90-year-old veterans in wheelchairs. One more gigantic middle finger from these rat-bastard sons of bitches in our collective faces again.

    I was at our regional VA hospital yesterday for some tests and as usual was treated like a prince of the realm by those great people there. They mentioned the shutdown but said they’re open per usual for us. Also saw the range of vets, from ancients who served in The Good War, through Korea and on down to the current wars in the Sandbox and the Suck; young guys coming through with the familiar one-k-stare thing after multiple tours and sometimes missing arms or legs.

    The college tuition is another matter and I remember I and others got royally screwed over by the VA back in the fall of ’75 due to late and missing monthly payments. When we were forced to drop out and go to work the old biddies in the bursar’s office could be heard crabbing about how all the loser veterans keep dropping out. Took me fourteen years of on and off full-time and part-time course work to get my BA in English literature. So I can now be a 60-year-old unemployed RHEL sys/net/security admin. But getting calls now about possible RHEL gigs using Hadoop so here’s hoping; light a joss stick for me.

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