Sun. Apr. 10, 2022 – day of rest. Trying to anyway…

By on April 10th, 2022 in open thread, personal

Another crisp and clear day, cool but warming through the day.   It was beautiful.  Hoping for more.

It was 66F when I went to bed, instead of the two previous nights when it was 46F.  Perhaps winter’s last hurrah, and now we’re moving safely into spring and then summer…

Did my errands.   Did not go to the BOL.  Didn’t get any calls from the new septic guy either.   I hope he went by the property.  I hope he can design a system that meets our goals.

Went by my storage unit twice.  Got one auctioneer to commit to taking another load on Tues.  Found a couple of real good resale items.   All in all a good day yesterday.


Today I’m sleeping in.   I’m wiped out and need to catch up.  Can’t face the new world order on a sleep deprived brain.

Can’t  really face anything well, with a sleep deprived brain.

So talk amongst yourselves, until I bestir myself.



(and stack something)

20 Comments and discussion on "Sun. Apr. 10, 2022 – day of rest. Trying to anyway…"

  1. Greg Norton says:

    Musk is claiming that he gets in his Tesla, sets the destination, and never touches the steering wheel over the next 100+ miles.

    Ford is claiming that they will have FSD in their F-150 for all the major interstates in the 2022 models.

    Maybe Musk sets the automation southbound on the future I-69 between Corpus Cristi and the exit to go to Port Isabel, driving to Boca Chica, but South/Central Texas is rapidly running out of 100 mile stretches of Interstate where that kind of congestion free travel is possible.

    Northbound has a Border Patrol checkpoint where interaction with the agents is required even if it is brief.

    Musk is going to let Ford go first in disappointing the faithful about the pricetag of their Jesus truck. Meanwhile in Del Valle on Thursday night … no door handles!

    (The Jesus truck shows up at the 44 minute mark)

  2. Lynn says:

    No rest for the weary today !  Gotta figure out the taxes and file an I’m gonna be late form.   I suspect that I will be adding a large check to it.  I have not filed the taxes for my big Sub S Corp yet.

    58 F in the west side of Fort Bend County while the ball o’ fusion is coming up in the east.

    Took the wife and daughter to Cheddars last night.  Got there right before the rush so we got the last booth.  The waiter got our order wrong twice but fixed it so I gave him a $15 tip on a $45 total.  I think he gave us a discount.   Finished off with a huge decadent  chocolate cake with ice cream.  We stayed there for two hours.

  3. Lynn says:

    Today is Palm Sunday when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and they threw palm fronds on the ground for him to walk on.  On Friday they scourged and crucified him.

  4. Nick Flandrey says:

    sunny and clear, only 76F at the moment.

    Sleep felt GOOD.


  5. drwilliams says:

    Russian soldiers that ransacked the Chernobyl nuclear site after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine took “souvenirs” with them from laboratories that were highly radioactive and deadly, Ukraine’s state nuclear company said Saturday. “These ‘heroes’ take the Darwin award from those doomed Russians who breathed in dust in the Red Forest,” Energoatom said in a statement on Telegram. In addition to looting computers and equipment, the Russian troops “unauthorizedly entered a repository of ionizing radiation sources” and “stole and damaged 133 sources with a total activity of about 7 million becquerels,” the nuclear company said, noting that “this is comparable to 700 kg of radioactive waste with the presence of beta and gamma radiation.” Citing the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, the company said it was believed the Russian soldiers took the “deadly” items “as souvenirs.” But if they were hoping to bring these souvenirs back home to impress their friends, they’re in for a surprise, as “carrying such a souvenir with you for two weeks will inevitably lead to radiation burns, radiation sickness and irreversible processes in the body,” according to Energoatom.

    Setting new records for stupid.

  6. Greg Norton says:

    Setting new records for stupid.

    I’m skeptical about that story. The average Russian soldier on the ground probably wouldn’t want to be anywhere close to that plant for longer than necessary.

    Daily Beast.

  7. Nick Flandrey says:

    Yeah, they’ve all presumably had CBRN training…

    And Chernobyl has been the nuclear boogyman since it happened.   Displacing 3 Mile Island in the public consciousness.


  8. SteveF says:

    Setting new records for stupid.

    You haven’t spent much time around people, have you?

  9. Nick Flandrey says:

    new records for stupid.   

    –  see also “florida man”   🙂


  10. drwilliams says:

    The stories of trenches being dug in the Red Forest were confirmed by satellite imagery.

    Putin the Butcher sent 18-yr-olds to liberate the grateful people of the Ukraine from their nazi oppressors. How much CBRN training do you think they had?

  11. Nick Flandrey says:

    To be frank I’m finding it very hard to work up any kind of strong emotion at all about anything that happens or purports to happen in Ukraine.

    It’s difficult or impossible to sort the truth from falsehood in the current media environment.   

    It’s war.   Not some half assed peace mission or what we did in Afganistan or iraq.  The russians and ukranians are not following 37 pages of restrictive Rules of Engagement.   That Putin isn’t using precision guided munitions to soften up  targets tells me he either doesn’t have any or it’s just not russian doctrine.

    We haven’t even begun to see real fighting, or real atrocities.   We are so used to a stand off policing style of war that we have forgotten what war looks like.

    I stand by my earlier assertions that this is about food for Russia.

    Shocking Estimates Show Ukraine’s Crop Harvest Could Be Halved 

    by Tyler Durden

    Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 – 07:45 AM

    Ukraine is one of the world’s top exporters of corn, sunflower oil, and wheat. Disruptions stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have stoked fears the war-torn country could experience a 50% decline in crop output this year, according to Bloomberg

    Forecast data from ag expert UkrAgroConsult show Ukraine’s corn output could be as low as 19 million tons, about half of last year’s 41 million tons. 

    It won’t stop until Russia controls the food as well as the means to get it.    It has an added benefit of making Russia’s existing food exports worth more, and punishing those Putin thinks should be punished, which is everyone that isn’t him.


  12. RickH says:

    Regarding the avian flu, and the need to destroy all those chickens….

    I was wondering if the chickens that got the avian flu were eating non-antibiotic grain?

  13. Greg Norton says:

    Regarding the avian flu, and the need to destroy all those chickens….

    I was wondering if the chickens that got the avian flu were eating non-antibiotic grain?

    The flu is a virus. Antibiotics won’t mean much.

    Factory farming chickens always involves antibiotics.

  14. RickH says:

    The flu is a virus. Antibiotics won’t mean much.

    Urk. That’s what I get for thinking I know what I am talking about. (Not an unusual occurrence, according to wife/kids.)

  15. Alan says:

    >> I stand by my earlier assertions that this is about food for Russia.

    Map of current Russian occupation

    Map of major Ukraine wheat production areas

    All similarities are merely coincidental…right?? Or does @nick make a good point? I vote with the latter.

  16. lynn says:

    “New UN IPCC report claims ‘Now or Never’ to flight climate – That’s an easy choice – NEVER! – More tipping points – Point-by-point rebuttal”

    UN Claim: “Humans have less than three years to halt the rise of planet-warming carbon emissions and less than a decade to slash them by nearly half, UN climate experts said. … It’s a last-gasp race to ensure the world has a “liveable future”.”

    UN Claim: “The IPCC made clear that individuals can also make a big difference…Cutting back on long-haul flights, switching to plant-based diets, climate-proofing buildings and other ways of cutting the consumption””

    These people have no credibility.

  17. Nick Flandrey says:

    Got a bunch of stuff done today.  Got kinda overcast and ended up with a misty drizzle but it looks like that stopped.

    Kids have been binge watching Gilmore Girls.   The show was witty, and very well written.


  18. Greg Norton says:

    Kids have been binge watching Gilmore Girls.   The show was witty, and very well written.

    For exterior locations, “Gilmore Girls” used the same section of the Warner backlot as “The Dukes of Hazzard”, just shot from different camera angles.

  19. lynn says:

    Kids have been binge watching Gilmore Girls.   The show was witty, and very well written.


    My daughter and wife love “Gilmore Girls” and have watched the series several times.

    I have been bingeing “Dead Like Me” all weekend.  Very dark comedy.  Too bad it only went two seasons.

  20. nick flandrey says:

    Dead Like Me, too bad the movie used different actors.   The chemistry just wasn’t there.


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