Things that run through my head when at work before dawn:
Sometimes I think back to 2009 when Obama got 'naugerated and GWB got into the helicopter and was flown away.
I kept thinking, "Really, he just gets to leave like that? No arrest, nothing?"
I felt like that helicopter should have been grounded as if it were a jet carrying Evo Morales, though Morales should not have been grounded.
humor. Self ridicule
I finally have a My Sheetz Card. It's long overdue recognition of my lifetime of achievement and high morality. 🎓
For my work trips, if I'm passing through north Charlotte at the right time of the day, I stop at Ikea for lunch.
With lunch, I always have the dingleberry fountain soda. Actually ligonberry, lol.
Then I go fawn over a few items in the showroom, then continue my driving.
My vanishing, then reappearing, Starbucks mug. We're dusting it for prints right now. 😆
weather app screenshot. Hot out
Dayyum. Feels like 125 F (51.7 C)
Stay indoors. Lay on the floor.
Sasha using her EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) sleep method. It keeps her "check engine" light from coming on. 💡
I should get a shirt:
"gringo fragility" or "fragile gringo".
Gringo fragility has a very close relative that we all know and love.
Ah ha! It just hit me. This must be the pic that made some lightweight mad who then called in the Facebook censorship system. Do it again. I don't GAF, lol. Thanks Gringo. I now know that this pic is extra special.
"Relax Gringo. I'm legal".
"Gringo" is not always derogatory. I have been affectionately called gringo before. 💋
Here is a screenshot of the post that remains in violation of FB's community standards. Even though I can access my account now, I'm still in secret restricted mode with a page of an org that I manage.
If posting this screenshot gets me banned, I'll be relieved and be thankful it happened. I have other places to have fun that aren't so vulnerable.
On other networks, some will have at me with "leave Facebook" and the like. While I would like to, and might still, FB has a monopoly on local activity. Most local orgs are dependent on it for quick response, etc. I'd love if all were on a privacy oriented system, but it isn't going to happen easily when you need visibility and hundreds of local people to be on board. I'd love the enhanced privacy of a Telegram group or MeWe, but it isn't going to happen. Most orgs and people aren't up to the additional software install and use.
I heard an Islamic call to prayer (Adhan?) yesterday in Greensboro as part of the interfaith prayers before the Unity Walk.
I used to hear these as a young guy over my shortwave radio decades ago. I found them amazing traveling over the oceans to my radio receiver. The atmospheric skip added extra ripple to the already warbling sound. Melismatic. I just looked that up.
In 1986, I was wandering around southern Spain. There are many mosques and minarets there, and at the right times of the day, the sound came from everywhere. I'd sometimes sit down, light a smoke, and drink it all in.
A working-in-a-restaurant memory from long ago.
There was an evil woman and her rather nice scared waifish husband who were regulars. She was a howling mess of the "everything is wrong, and all of y'all are stupid" type.
Her husband choked on his food. Our bartender ran out and gave him the Heimlich, which most likely saved his life. For once, she was nice and thankful.
They came back the next week, and she was back in evil mode. We all joked to ourselves and the bartender, if he chokes again, just let him go.
The husband was a nice guy, though.
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