Posted November 11, 2010
A yellow jacket got into the Jolly Swag today. I killed him. Not for what he did but for what he might to. I don’t feel too good about that.
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At an I-5 rest stop north of Seattle, I met some guys driving a car with Utah tags. They asked to borrow a wire coat hanger. It seems their dog, when left in the car, in its bounce-around excitement had stepped on the electric door lock and locked them out.
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I miss my bicycle. So far I have been driving, visiting with people, and staying in the Jolly Swag doing chores, tapping away on the laptop’s keyboard, and giving in to one of my worst addictions—snacking. I don’t think any of that will change but the bike would allow me to fight off Imminent Flab and distract me from nibbling. I left the bike in the Bay Area because I had not acquired the proper bike carrier (anyone have a bike carrier for 2/3 bikes designed to be mounted to a hitch with a 2” receiver? I am also in the market for a cheap mountain bike for myself.
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I understand the Barnes and Noble Nook and now the Amazon Kindle has a feature by which you can loan your eBooks. A great step forward in making them friendly to this user.
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Freedom is no clocks to reset.
There was a time when I had to deal with nine clocks every time daylight saving came and went.
How many clocks did you have to reset last week?
Earlier this year I had it down to five. In the bedroom there was a clock-radio, the kitchen sported clocks on the microwave and the stove, my fax and my car had their timepieces.
I did not realize how prophetic it was that I gave up wearing a wristwatch and owning a VCR.
Last week daylight saving time dumped me like a bored lover. I did not know she was gone and don’t miss her. My cell phone and my laptop simply adjusted completely outside my awareness.
As Janis Joplin said: “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.