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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-19 23:03
Subject: Breakdown
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I live in an area where groups of riders on motorcycles can drive wheelies down the freeway or stand on the gas tank while going very fast,and the cops can't do anything because of helmets and masks. Chasing them is way too dangerous.

And then police don't have time to arrest the little vandal and petty thieves...

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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-16 23:02
Subject: Maybe I'll think of something in the morning.
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Cuz right now, I got nuthin'.
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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-15 23:55
Subject: A sports post (wait, what?)
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As I mentioned way back here, I played racquetball a little bit. I guess I was in high school. I had access to the gym at the local Air Force Base because I was a dependent and my father was the gym manager at the time.

As I have probably mentioned MANY times before, my left leg doesn't bend. So, when playing racquetball, I had a disadvantage towards that side. So I liked playing people for the first or second time...because I could win. But eventually they'd get better at it and just win all the time. I'd quit asking them and they never asked me either after that.

What'd I learn from it?
1. If you're waiting for the other guy to hit the ball...don't look back towards him. Just keep your eye on the front wall.

2. A skill you MUST master quickly. You have to be able to hit the ball off the back wall hard enough to make it to the front wall. Because sometimes that's the only way.

Later on, when getting my leg looked at, the doctor told me racquetball was probably bad for that leg...so I quit. 
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That leg kept me from the trials, tribulations, and embarrassment of PE: that's right. I didn't have PE after fifth grade. Not in college either. No wonder I don't get enough exercise now.
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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-15 00:24
Subject: "Bones"
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Just watched the episode of Bones that was about the unidentified remains that turned out to be of a veteran that died in Washington D.C. on 9/11. The show promoted PTSD awareness as well.

It started with all the interns that are still alive all together in one room. Bones assigned them to identify as many of the unknown remains as possible. 

At one point, my favorite intern, the one that sounds like a hick, made some bigoted remark about religion to the intern that, I think, is Muslim. The Muslim schooled him about how the hijackers had hijacked his religion on that day as well. It was a VERY good speech.

The episode is "Patriot in Purgatory". Check it out. It was very good.
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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-13 22:30
Subject: On geeks and nerds
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So apparently being a geek or nerd has become so desirable that there may be "fake" nerds.

And there are people accusing other people of being fake nerds.

I find this ridiculous. But I've noticed that when there are more than four humans in one group, there's dissent. Human beings just can't get along.

In the geocaching community, there's a number of cachers that hate micros (caches the size of a film can). Those folks say that micros should be "banned". Because, you know, somehow just ignoring something is not good enough.

Why are people like this?

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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-13 00:06
Subject: Didn't make it.
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The clock just turned midnight. Technically, I didn't post anything on the twelfth.

But I'm posting this now, and I'll post something else in less than 24-hours and we'll just let this slide.

How the heck did Petraeus (sp?) think he'd get away with adultery? The idea that he must have thought that pretty much makes him unqualified for the job.

Or is it typical that people WANT that job so they can get away with stuff?

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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-11 23:27
Subject: Travel
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I want to travel.

I mean I want to get in a vehicle and travel for the rest of my life. Somehow have no fixed address. Live in hotels or motels most of the time. Eat at restaurants most of the time. See stuff. Historic places. National Parks. State Parks. Roadside attractions.

I have a house. But I don't enjoy having it. I have cats, which I do enjoy and they'd be a detriment to travel. I have parents which are elderly and need me nearby. I have a lot of stuff in said house, but I don't use most of it. 

It didn't used to be this way. I've said before that my midlife crisis manifested itself in geocaching--a sudden reversal in not wanting to go outdoors. Over the years, that's now moved to wanting everything to be different all the time. Now I'm happiest when I'm going somewhere I've never been.

*sigh*
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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-11 00:05
Subject: Genetically modified
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I guess I can see the concern over food that is genetically modified.

But I don't understand why people let food that is "bred" get by either.

For instance, the wheat we have now, with a big sheaf of grains s not how it used to be a couple thousand years ago. Many fewer grains per stalk. But humans bred and crossbred the wheat. And convinced it to grow in places where it never had grown naturally to get the wheat of today.

I have a gluten sensitivity gene on my mother's side. My wife has a celiac gene on her mother's side. Would either of those even be an issue if we ate the the wheat of millennia instead of the wheat of today?

And how unnatural are navel oranges or seedless watermelon?

And why does everyone think St. Augustine grass is so good? It's an abomination-a mule of the plant world. It can't produce viable seeds.

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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-09 23:45
Subject: Procrastination.
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I keep putting off these NaBloPoMo posts until the last second.

Right now it's because I can't think of anything to write about.

I'm glad that my last prednisone is tomorrow. One of the side effects is...bathroom related. Ready for that to be over with.
Taking the prednisone because of the elbow, just to remind you. And aside from my current problems, prednisone is bad stuff. Doctors typically prescribe it in a step-down manner. IOW, the first and second day you take three. Then for each of the next three days you take two tablets. Then for the next three days you take one. The reason it's done this way is because the stuff starts causing more problems than it fixes after that.

Medicine must be a great thing to practice. Often you can do something for your patient that helps noticeably and progressively. But other times you have to figure out what you can do that will help in the long run, and cause the least new problems in the short run. On top of that, there's no money in cures. So you have to wonder about the motivation of the drug companies. They just develop treatments and inoculations that wear off.

This wandered off into conspiracy theory. Whaddya expect? This is pretty much train of thought. Maybe I'll think of a subject before tomorrow's efforts.
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0ccam
Date: 2012-11-08 23:31
Subject: Pressured
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As I sit her doing something optional, I'm complaining about how busy I am. Lots of time getting to and from work. More than 8 hours AT work. Then housework, of which I don't do enough, and yardwork, of which I do practically none, and pet upkeep, which I have to do before I sleep. And laundry. And maintaining friendships. And trying to help out my parents. Try to squeeze in something fun occasionally. And, perhaps, sleep.

All the sleep I'm missing...I'm gonna pay for that later.

See you in the asylum!
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