Old Doc King KF7LTT - Old Guy

Beginning of the End, Deadly Mantis, Giant Gila Monster, Tarantula, Rodan, When Worlds Collide. The King Evening Is Planned.

“When Worlds Collide” is still one of my favorite movies. Today, though, as an adult, it doesn’t make much sense for the “scientists” to expend much effort on supplying some folks with (food? medicine?) after the damage caused by the passing of Zira. AND, instead of rescuing one “child,” the whole compliment of passengers should have been kids; with maybe two “young adults” to keep an eye on them on the new world. They could have stuffed 80-100 kids in the same area they had only 40 adults in; and a much better chance of actually saving some humans from extinction.

But, that’s just my “adult” kicking in. I wouldn’t have gone anyway. Aside from being too old (now) I didn’t see any mention of them taking along shrimps. And there is no reason to survive on a world without shrimps. Change my mind.

SWMBO’s cat likes to get up on the counter in my bathroom and steal my teethbrush. I quite often find it in the living room. Not even going to ask what that stupid cat does with it but I do rinse it off very well before using it again. (Good thing I don’t have to actually stick it in my mouth to brush my teeth!) I’ve started hiding my teethbrush. From a Cat. This, is what I’ve worked my entire life to achieve.

I’d have to agree with this: Feeling Depressed? Scientists Have Found That Performing Acts of Kindness May Help As a diagnosed depressive compulsive disorder person I know I can over come bouts of depression by positive “self-talk” and doing something nice for someone. (Usually SWMBO cause she knows what’s going on.) It gets me more involved in what I’m doing than the way I’m feeling. As a side note: if “they” had asked me at the beginning of their study I could have (probably) saved the tax payers of this Nation a bunch of bucks. Just saying. Y’all need to check with me before starting these expensive studies.

Balmy 28 degrees on our walk this morning. I hate being cold. I am SO ready for summer. All 3-5 weeks of it around here. Today it’s just cold. Starting tomorrow it’ll be cold and WET for a few days. Supposed to get windy too. Time to check my antennas.

Looks like I’m gonna die: Deadly Consequences: New Research Reveals Dangers of Drinking Too Much Coffee With Severe High Blood Pressure. Although I don’t quite have hyper hypertension. Plus I only (usually) have 2 cups a day. Usually. Heard it’s good for the prostrate. At 70 I have a lot of folks interested in my prostrate. Anyone else notice that the older your Doctor gets, the bonier his finger gets? Like passing a series of marbles during “that” exam. Not that I’ve ever passed a series of marbles; but that’s what I imagine if feels like. Not that I sit around imagining what passing marbles feels like. How’d I get here? Nevermind. Forget I said that.

I didn’t know coffee could get high blood pressure.

From Fox News on Liberal attempts to ban gas stoves: “… move forward with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to ban gas stoves.” BECAUSE, when you can’t pass a stupid LAW you pass a stupid RULE or REGULATION. I usually do not agree with Federal rules/regulations, especially those made by the un-elected that think they know what’s best for the rest of us. If it’s that important, put it up for a vote then pass a law. Rules and regs are too easily changed; for the worse usually.

Damn. It’s Thursday. Better make that dump run or I’ll be doing it on Saturday in the rain.

We’ve been paying Centurylink for 3mbps DSL internet for years. Lately our speeds have sucked. Big time. Just checked and we’re getting 0.4 mbps download and 0.3 mbps upload. But, their own tests says something different:

So, gonna sign up for Starlink tonight.

Hope that works out.

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Date Day Went Kinda Quick Today …

Late breakfast at FPH, a stop by the Chef’s Store for a shit-load of sliced mushrooms and some other stuff, then home. Other than some shrooms for SWMBO to make her famous mushroom soup the rest are already in the freeze dryer.

Didn’t sleep worth beans last night so I’m feeling pretty tired. Had a dream about my Ex- (whom I haven’t seen nor heard from in many many years). Woke up at 0200 thinking she was about to call for some reason and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I got up and did some digging around on the Internet and found her and her new husband and the “turn off the paved road” place they’re living in Arkansas. She didn’t call so I went back to bed about 0300 and didn’t get up until 0600. Now I wonder what happened to the guy (Mike) she married after me. They were married over 20 years. Did she just take off on him a second time, or , did he just give up and die from putting up with her crap? Inquiring minds don’t really give a shit.

A dispatch of the EMS to a location here in Belfair for “Complaint of feeling funny after trying marijuana for the first time.”

Take cookies with you, guys.

Solar finally got enough sunlight today to charge the batteries that run my radios. Now, looking at the 7 day forecast, I see rain and possible rain/snow for the next 3 days. Think I’ll keep the power supply on the counter for another few days.

So, Saturday now. looked out the window at 1100 and it’s snowing. Almost 1200 now and it’s still coming down. Cool. Sorta. It ain’t rain!

Building the new NAS and wondering: Why? Other than practicing, that is. Pretty sure when the new drives get here and I install them it’s going to tell me to redo the RAID and reformat anyway. So anything I do now is only practice. But kinda fun. Started delving into the Kubernetics stuff this morning …

But, how does this help me right now? Gravity batteries in abandoned mines could power the whole planet (2 minute read)  Actually, been thinking of experimenting with this in my back yard but can’t figure a way to make it actually useful. Tank of water on top of the 9 ft concrete wall out back with measured release to drive a hydroelectric unit that uses solar power to re-fill the tank every day. How can I make that useful around the house? Otherwise it’d just be a pretty toy. There are video’s on YouTube …

Thank God we didn’t have YouTube when I was a kid. I’d have been in way more trouble than I already managed to stay in. I blew more fuses (and started a couple of fires) by taking things apart and wiring different things together then plugging it in to “see what would happen.” Took a few pretty good shocks over the years too; which may explain a few things.

But, if you want to experiment with something, there’s a video (or 1000) on YouTube about it.

So, heard someone describe that 72 year old Asian guy that shot all those folks down in California as “an almost white guy that killed everyone.” Most of my generation did everything within our powers to wipe out Color differences only to have being “almost white” used against someone.

Wish I could buy an island somewhere isolated and warm. With Internet. And Dr Pepper.

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