Sometimes It’s Sad To Realize Some Of My Favorite People In The World Are Just Characters On TV. Not Real At All.

Just not a lot going on through the weekend. Or even before the weekend.

Signed the papers for the reverse mortgage last week. Glad that’s out of the way. Now SWMBO has a place to live the rest of her life even after I kick the bucket. One less worry. Not going to get a check every month, but, the “line of credit” is nice. We’ll be able to get a lot done around here finally.

My hydroponic experiment is going well. Pretty soon I’ll be able to eat lettuce on my sammiches that I grew. The lettuce. Not the sandwiches. I didn’t grow the sandwiches. Nevermind. Bought some “bok choi(?)” seeds to try those next. Been using that with celery in recipes that call for celery and it’s been pretty good.

I love experimenting in the kitchen. And sometimes I even cook in there.

Date day last Friday we went to El Sombrero’s over in Port Orchard. Always one of our favorite restaurants. I, as usual, over-stuffed myself on bean dip (with salsa mixed in) and chips long before dinner arrived. So I, also as usual, got to bring about half the meal home with me.

Bought a couple of cans of Crisco and a couple of those terracotta garden pots on our Walmarche run to try those “emergency heating/candle” methods I’ve been watching on YouTube. Sure, the candle part works but you’d need 3-4 of them sitting in the same area to be able to see anything. I can’t seem to keep the wick long enough to produce a usable flame.

Turning terracotta garden pots over and positioning them over the open flames WILL get the things too hot to touch using just candles. Just not sure if they’d get hot enough to actually heat a room in our 12-ft ceilings house. Maybe 4-5 of them all at once. Saw another video tonight where they used a big steel pot and now I’m wondering how one of my iron skillets would do. Great! Something to try tomorrow!

Think I’m going to splurge for a good wok. One already seasoned. Wonder if any come with the cook attached? When the Turner Joy (DD-951) stopped anywhere on our WESTPAC, while the rest of the crew was looking for a McDonald’s, I was looking for the local eatery with the most people sitting in it. If they’d let me in (some places in Sasebo were non-white/Americans) I’d go in an order some thing that looked good. Most times I was not disappointed. Sometimes I got the screaming shits. But it was always interesting.

Where’d that come from?

Been a bit too busy to post over at Redneck Mormon. Been watching what’s going on but too busy with actual life to indulge in even the occasional snarky post. Well, I say snarky… I’ll get back to it one of these days. Probably. Not that my “boomer” beliefs will win anyone over. I may join in if the American truckers/public decide to take a play from the Canadians and have a “Truck The Mandates” event.

But, has anyone else noticed that the closer we get to mid-terms the more the Democrats are changing their stance on masks, etc? Sure, the science hasn’t changed but the definition of what is science sure has. But I’m sure way too many folks will fall for it. I won’t.

Oh, is that Olympics things still going?


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Not One Second. I Will Not Waste One Second On The Olympic Games This Go-Round. Fuck China. Fuck NBC. #LGBFJB

Transparent Aluminum anyone?: “Impossible” 2D material is light as plastic and stronger than steel (2 minute read)

Scientists from MIT have developed a scalable production method that allows polymers to form 2D sheets while keeping their strength intact. Using the method, the team developed a material called 2DPA-1. 2DPA-1 is an extremely thin and lightweight material with a yield strength twice that of steel. It can take six times more force than bulletproof glass and it is completely impermeable to gases and liquids. The material could be used as a protective coating for vehicles and electronic devices and even as construction material.

But, can you build Ships and Planes (fighters) out of it? And we thought plastics were indestructible before. They do need to figure out how to convert all the OLD plastic into NEW plastic in an easy, and economical, way. Wall-E world anyone?

Anyone else see anything wrong with this recent Fox News front page:
Dem finally ends school mask mandate as liberals are caught red-handed breaking their own rules


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