Saturday, April 19, 2014

Good Move(s)

The move to Smyrna saved me over 20% on my insurance.

I picked up some odds-n-ends for Wanda at the dealership where she was uncrated, today. Had to order them, last weekend. I asked the service guys how much it would cost to have both tires changed. $175. That's with me supplying the tires.

Stopped at a place right on the Smyrna/Murfreesboro county muni line on my way back. They'll do it for $80, same day.

Did I mention my six-mile commute?

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Things You See

... that cannot be translated with a smartphone.

This is the moon, behind a barn and silo in Readyville, TN, the night after the lunar eclipse. In person, it looked like something out of a movie.

The HTC didn't even come close. I would have needed a tripod, small aperture and a 20 second exposure, minimum.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Long Time

Yes -- I live in the sticks, right now.

Tuesday, I'm moving into Smyrna. NissanTown.

Y'all gotta come have a beer.

Monday, March 10, 2014

No One Cared About The Bling Bear

... and winter has not been kind to it. I will now share its location with you, so that you may pay homage, show your friends and/or dress it up with additional decorations of your own devising.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

When Animals Attack!

Yes, I was very nearly mauled by a rabid, wild turkey. A tom. As I was riding home, tonight.

He was on the sidewalk on Harding Place, in front of Frugal McDoogal's (dunno why -- this is a mile from the airport). He saw me moving slowly in heavy traffic on the scoot, and just copped a major attitude. Damn, I wish someone would have videoed it. He stepped right off the sidewalk and made a beeline for me. Traffic moved just fast enough to keep me out of weapons range, but I started to worry that I might slam into the back of that white Dodge Caliber in front of me while watching this fowl beast running after me, right up the middle of the right, westbound lane of Harding Place @ I-24. Again, LMFAO, all the while.

No, silly -- I know birds can't carry rabies... do you think I'm a total dumbass? Still, this shit happened, and I LMFAO. One for the books, I tell ya.

UPDATE: Believe it.

Which leads me to want to play a joke on my scootnashville pals, just to see which of them reads this here blog. Next time you greet me, you better say, "gobble, gobble!"

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Catching Up

Ramps to the moon: the intersection at Briley & Robertson, looking west at dusk, 2/20/2014.
February, 2014 was a freezing, foggy, freezing-fog-fuck of a month for me -- let no one understate that to you. I for one am glad to see it go... and I hope it ends up far up the ass of a groundhog, not even sanded, sideways. Any groundhog will do.

My electric bill was $202, the highest yet. To heat under 1000 square feet, people.

Getting to work many days was a test of endurance. The work was often taxing for the old man.

Some days were better than others. We had one day that was fully 75°F!

... but the reality was COLD, bitter fucking cold. Almost the entire month.

Consolation prize: I bought a refurb Dell Optiplex 755 to toss with my assorted peripherals to make up my first multi-core 3.0GHz CPU machine with 4GB of RAM. I'm living it up, 2007 style.


Directly overhead as I left the plant at the end of my day, today. No processing.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Gas Is Rising

... and Gus Fring is excited by that, for some reason.

Actually, he's a very nice young man named Yosef, who works at this location. He was riding up on his bicycle, and I didn't even see him when I snapped the photo.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


With today reaching 61°F, I decided to shave off the scruff for the first time in years. I also used the AF-655 to ride, tonight, a welcome change from the AF-M1.

Sunset over the Cumberland River, from Cleese's Ferry. I wanted to get the crescent moon in there.

Except for the black mirrors, this looks just like my last car, a 1994 Ford Mustang convertible.