Archive for May, 2011

Songda and the Seivert

Posted on Sunday, May 29th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Typhoon Songda swept by the Fukushima Daiichi plant today, fitting for the Memorial Day weekend, I guess. It moved north along the coast, first battering the site with heavy rains from offshore, then battering it from onshore with more soaking rains, washing any loose radionuclides into the Pacific. I can only wonder what is loose. The only saving grace (I guess) is that it passed through Tokyo first, weakening it a bit.
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Sigh!
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From the TEPCO website, 1 hour after Songda’s most intense encounter.
(Previous hourly image from the peak encounter was pure blur.)
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No dads this year

Posted on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Okay, dads is crawfish (Cambaridae, mud bugs, ecrevisse, cajun lobsters….) I usually attend the annual crawfish festival as a cook (400 pounds is typical). But this year, I’m still recovering from the 11+ week ordeal that my body has been handing me. I just wasn’t up for it, even though I am feeling pretty good now, at least comparatively. I’m just a little too weak from having my body steadily fighting off infections for months, and I don’t want to risk coming down with something new from being in a crowd.
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So once again, no partying for me this spring. Meh….
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I was reading news (actually, the lack thereof) about Fukushima Daiichi to fill the dead space (siesta) of the afternoon to avoid thinking about eating dads, and ran across a visitor discussion in the sidebar. It asked why people think that famous men would risk their position in the public eye for a little on the side. There were the usual: 1) because they can, 2) men are animals, 3) women who seek out power don’t care if he’s married or not, 4) not all men are like that, 5) women are just as bad, 6) men are still animals….
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I didn’t want to register at this site, for obvious reasons, but I wanted to fill the void with these two facts.
1) On the average day, the human race is responsible for 120 million acts of attempted mutual sexual gratification.
2) If mating was a rational process, the Earth would not be so terribly overpopulated with people.
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As to why, probably because they were feeling a strong need to fill something fundamentally perceived as missing from their lives. That is the usual reason for cheating.

After the show

Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Well, the show was delightful, and the barn drew rave responses from those who attended. It was quite satisfying to see everyone having such a good time. It was indeed a bright spot for this spring.
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Still dealing with the fever, even though there are no other symptoms besides being unstuck temperature-wise and the spells of fever related lethargy. Grrr, ready for it to just go away.
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Best quote I’ve seen in regard to the nuclear plant mess in Japan (relating to the US as well)…. “If an industry that has benefited from massive government research and development and other subsidies for more than five decades, and which creates staggering unresolved waste disposal problems, raises proliferation issues, and poses serious risks to human health, cannot survive without government support then, perhaps, it ought not to survive.”

Tweedle Dee

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 5:45 am

Still dealing with a fever. Nine weeks and counting. Bleech! Low grade, but still, it’s not paying the bills.
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The Nani Wahines and Sister Jane will be the acts this Saturday at the house concert (well, barn concert). Rick and Josalyn will fill the intermission slot. Glad that I don’t have to perform.