Friday, July 30, 2010

Know it all

"Those of you who think you know it all are particularly annoying to those of us who do"
- sign on the wall

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Striped Prairie Dog?

When I was at Des Moines, IA lastweek, I saw a strange creature by the FlyingJ turned to Love's fuel pump. it's a small prairie dog, shape and all. However, the back has this pattern.

There are some lines or stripes from head to tail, 5 to 7 of them, I couldn't count precisely. The stripes looks something a skunk have, except that it's black on tan, and they cover the whole back. Furthermore, there are blank dots on the stripes, all along the stripe, neatly arranged.

When the creature finally went back, I saw another one standing by a post. What a peculiar creature!

I've never seen such a creature before. How did that come into being? All others I've seen have plain backs.

Visions of newly found species jumped into my head.

Travel Trouble in Quincy, IL


My truck has developed odd vibration I can feel through the clutch, so I took it to the shop. "So, will it be about 2-3 hours?" I asked. "2-3 hours?", they said, "It's going to take all day!" Oops. I guess I'm going to be stuck here for a while. They're being nice about it as it usually a 2 day job.

I set out to get something to eat, but I was early. The hard working McDonald gets my money, not because they're delicious, but because they're available. I'll get something nice later in the afternoon.

The car died, BTW. It was an old Mercury car, painted dark red. No indicator on the transmission stalk. The driver side does not open. The button for headlights is nowhere to be found. And the car died on me next to McD.

As I was pushing the car off the road, a young sprighty lady ran over and helped me pushed. This was embarassing enough, but then came an OLD lady and helped us push. Okay, note to self: Never buy a car that you cannot push by yourself!

I was planning to go somewhere else, but decided to just go back immediately. I gunned the engine all the way back.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Star Wars Collection


Somebody has got the right priorities!