Thursday, April 21, 2016
Old and Random
Does anyone besides me remember typing correspondence on a typewriter? Remember when fax machines first became available, and they seemed like a flippin' MIRACLE? "Waaaaait a minute, you mean I just feed the document in here, dial a number, and it SHOWS UP SOMEPLACE ELSE?!" Remember when printers used tractor feed paper? Yes, I am old.
There's an old City DPW garage around the corner from where I work which is about to be demolished. I wanted to get a picture of the Sign Shop door before it's gone, because it makes me smile:
Two reality TV shows I can highly recommend: "Alone" just started its second season, Thursdays on the History channel. This show takes a bunch of outdoorsy people and drops them, one by one, into remote Alaska locations where they have to survive on their own. They are equipped with video cameras and have to transmit videos every day to the people running the show. Some of the people crack and give up right away, some last for a few weeks, and last season's winner lasted for something like sixty-three days before he was the last one standing. Watching the people start their downhill slides is absolutely fascinating; I probably shouldn't like this show as much as I do, but man, it's some pretty compelling watching.
On that same track, "The Last Alaskans" has started a new season, Tuesdays on the Discovery channel. I've written about this show before; it chronicles the last people allowed to homestead on a remote Alaskan wildlife refuge. Very, very good.
Riverdance is apparently coming to this area, because ads for it have been all over local media. Riverdance is one of those events that I can say with confidence I would not attend even if it were free. See also: Any type of Renaissance Festival. *shudder*
I've had a sore thumb joint for a few days, and I couldn't figure out what I'd done to it, until I went to take my Celexa this morning. The package the pills come in is this funky thing where you have to press down on one end and then pull the pill card out from the other end, except I always get it wrong and have to wrestle with it (relaxing! not at all stressful!), and this morning I realized that the reason my thumb was sore was from struggling with pulling the pills out of the package. I have a brand-new medical condition, heretofore unknown to science! "Celexa Thumb". Ha.
There was a panhandler in front of the Dollar Store where I went on my lunch break this morning, and I always tell those dudes "nope, sorry", and then I feel bad about it. I mean, I KNOW they're just going to use the money for drugs and/or alcohol, so I don't know WHY exactly I feel bad, just that I don't feel bad enough to give them any drug money.
I dropped a makeup pencil down the bathroom sink this morning. I guess I'm going to learn how to take a sink trap apart tonight. *sigh*
And finally, a ticklish kitten:
What's old and/or random with you?