July 31, 2007

My 2¢ on Vick.

If you try to look like a thug, and hang out with thugs, and act like a thug, don’t be so surprised when everyone assumes you’re a thug.

Vick’s defense: It was his friends and family, not him. So, worst case, he’s a criminal. Best case, he’s a moron.

I heard he’s asked for a jury trial. So apparently he’s going for the OJ defense. All he’s got to do is find two or three jurors who refuse to believe anything other than he’s a famous black man who’s being framed by “the man”.

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July 29, 2007

Funny Money

I got this silver-ish penny in the cash drawer yesterday... it's a 1923 Wheat penny. And it looks silver.

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I know it's not a solid silver penny. However, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what it's coated with. Could it be a silver electroplate? Or maybe a mercury coating?

It's not tarnished in the least bit, so I kinda doubt the silver-plate theory. Anyone know how long a mercury coating on a penny would last? And how dangerous it could be?

Whatever it is, I will say that it looks pretty cool.

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July 26, 2007

Red Lights. They’re not just a good idea, they’re the law.

Had another accident on our corner today. It’s actually been a while since we’ve had one. Not since they finally installed a turn-signal...

But anyways, it seems that the car heading south didn’t bother to stop for the red, and the car heading west couldn’t in time. After trying really hard to disprove the axiom that you can’t have two bodies occupy the same space at the same time, the Explorer (southbound) ended up on the sidewalk (almost took out the stop- light pole) and the mini-van (westbound) ended up in the middle of our parking lot, between the gas pump islands.

I didn’t see anything. I was inside the building at the time. But these things happen enough that we’ve all learned to react to the sound. A quick run outside to the two cars and we checked to see if anyone was hurt. Fortunately, everyone was wearing their seatbelts, but the airbags going off in the mini-van bruised up that driver pretty good. (And she may have had a slight concussion from the airbag. I went back to work as soon as the emergency vehicles got there, but I overheard her telling an EMT that her vision was a little blurry…)

Interesting fact: I got to make the first real call (not counting the couple to myself to see if it was working) on my brand-spankin’-new cell phone a call to 911.

All in all, it could have been worse. The woman and her son in the southbound car didn’t seem to be injured at all. And for all the damage to the mini-van, (Front smashed all the way to the windshield. All the radiator fluid, transmission fluid and oil in the engine on our driveway…) that driver seemed to escape with mostly just some bruises.

But back to the whole point. Keep both eyes on the road! All the time! Please.

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July 22, 2007

Lack of posting...

I'm sure all of you readers are wondering why I haven't been posting very often. (Well, by "all", I should say some. And probably more correctly, both. And instead of "are" say "aren't".) But I have a good explanation. It's for your own protection.


I could be cat-blogging.

I could be writing posts about how my cat, Oreo, likes to playfully (and annoyingly) attack the power cord of my computer whenever she sees it.

But I won't.

I could be telling all of you about the cute way her tail twitches right before she pounces on my mouse (Logitech-wireless). Or about how she likes to bat the battery around the covers of my bed while I'm trying to change it.

But I won't.

I could be posting about how she lovingly demands all of my attention by rubbing against my legs, or batting at my hands. Especially when I'm in the bathroom trying to shave.

But I won't.

I could be putting up cute cat-pictures. Like this one.

But I won't.

See. I was just protecting all of you.

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