Monthly Archives: April 2011

Canadian Zenn Kehr

And as Jeremy Clarkson would say, “Nought to 60 in 5.7 billion years!”

Electric cars (or “kehrs,” if you’re Canadian) are great… if you never go 20 miles from home, never use the highway, never need to carry anything heavy, and don’t mind buying new batteries every few years.



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Woke up this morning to a lovely view of this:

What the heck!  Did it follow me home from Wyoming?  IT’S NEARLY MAY!  OUR TOMATOES HAVE BLOSSOMS ON THEM!

I don’t know where the Algor went, but I wish he would give me his global warming. I’d better drive another 100 miles in my truck, we obviously need some more CO2 around here.

Oh yeah, and now, at 11:00 am, it’s 45 degrees, sunny, and snowing again.

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I’m home

And continuing the theme of the past few days

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Going downhill

Great. They lost my airplane. It’s not here, at least, and it should be by now.

Delays, delays, delays…

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In Denver now, finally got out of the snow. Missed the connecting fight, though, so now I’m Delayed In Airport.

Good times…

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Good golly

This little airport has more TSA agents than passengers…


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Drove out to the mine for the interview and tour in a snowstorm, then dove back to town in a snowstorm. Now I’m waiting in the airport in a snowstorm. Hopefully we’ll have an opening and I’ll get to Denver today; I’d hate to have to rent another car just so I can drive to a hotel and back.

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Since I’m here

And since I did John Denver yesterday, might as well

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Sitting around

Got to WY on the smallest, bumpiest little plane I’ve ever been on, drive around town for a few hours, went to dinner with a couple of the guys in the maintenance engineering department at [very large coal mine], had steak, and now I’m blogging on my phone, reading about all those east coast bloggers meeting up and having fun, and watching our one and only lovely communist senator blab about health care or something on the tv.

Forgive me now if I say, “Shut up, Bernie.”

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Terminal Terminal

Man, the flight out of Denver to Gillette is at the terminal about as far away from “go” as is physically possible.

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It’s not as bad as all that

But still, I’m

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Wyoming Tomorrow

Going to fly up to interview with [very large coal mine] in Wyoming tomorrow. Be back Friday afternoon.

Still not convinced this is the job for me (though I suppose the interview and tour will help with that), and recent events with the neighbors have made me even more doubtful in the wisdom of leaving my mother home alone.

But sometimes you just have to buck up and live life. We’ll see what happens.


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Tell Algor that I found his Global Warming

It snowed yesterday.

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Books of 2011: Tolkien

Haven’t done one of these for a while, but I assure you that I have been reading.  I actually finished these books a couple months ago, but I guess I was lazy and didn’t feel like writing about them.  Actually, I still feel a little lazy, so don’t expect too much.

The Lord of the Rings. We watched the movies, so I had to re-read the books.  Had to.  Started with “The Hobbit,” then progressed through “The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Two Towers,” and “The Return of the King.”  What can I say about this granddaddy (or at least granduncle) of modern fantasy epics?  If you haven’t read it, you probably aren’t on the internet to read my blog.

Though maybe a bit slow to modern tastes, it’s good, it’s engrossing, it has amazing world building, and I still can’t get over how they left out the ending in the movies.

I give the four books a collective 9.5/10


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