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02 May 2016 @ 10:26 pm
Follow ups...  
... for various things over the past few weeks.

  • The Hat: No one has admitted to knowing anything about the bird's nest in my gardening hat. It seems like something our son might do, but he says not. HOW could that have gotten in there? There is still nest debris on the garage workbench that I need to clean up.

  • The Cherry Tree: Man oh man, still removing snails from that thing. The rate has slowed down, but it's still 1-7 snails every time I check. Why aren't they eating the bait around the base of the tree? I'm hoping the warmer weather will slow them down: Eh. I don't have the slime in me for a journey that far today.

  • N00bness: Yesterday was windy, and the bike ride was tough—I had to start warming down a mile early. But this morning, I pumped up the tires in preparation for taking the bike to work. They were at around 40 PSI! They should be closer to 115 PSI. No wonder the back tire felt so squirrelly yesterday. What was I thinking, trusting the bike shop to fully (or even mostly) inflate the tires?

  • Today's bike ride was slightly better. Still windy. The Tour de Roadkill included a blue jay (*sad face*) and a dismembered remnant of an artificial Christmas tree. With lights. \o?

    This evening, we watched an episode of The Daily Show. If you saw the bizarre spectacle of Carly Fiorina singing to Ted Cruz's children during a political rally, then you'll understand why this horror-film-style 'trailer' of Cruz's campaign is perfect. That was followed by Black Trump Rap, a rap song assembled from actual Trump quotes and his overall media image. First episode of the new TDS that has reduced me to helpless laughter. I hope there will be more. :D

    And now... time to throw writing ideas around for prompts and see if anything clicks.

    Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on May 3rd, 2016 06:08 am (UTC)
    you remind me... I need to start getting some cycling in.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2016 06:11 am (UTC)
    Yes! I know you had a bike in Japan, but I'm assuming you had to leave it. Do you have one now, something "seaworthy" to try out?
    Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on May 3rd, 2016 09:00 am (UTC)
    yeah - I was commuting when I was in town, but I've been home 3 months and have done no cycling, and have a huuuuuuuge (but easy) cycle planned in Japan. I like my aus bike, but it is really heavy. but it got me from a-z for a year, so that is good!

    leave early and jump on a ferry if worst comes to worst :) that is my plan!
    Direst Ryl: Wind Ritualryl on May 3rd, 2016 10:35 pm (UTC)
    That trailer perfectly captured the creepiness of Fiorina's dare-I-call-it "singing." And the Trump rap had me on the floor laughing. The best part was when Roy Wood said that all the quotes needed was a dope beat and they cut to the song. As the music started, the closed captioning said [DOPE BEAT].
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2016 11:05 pm (UTC)
    The woman herself is creepy. She looks like a malevolent crow, and I think that pretty much describes her personality, too. That was the perfect thing to create from that singing and John Boehner's anti-Cruz hyperbole. I mean, I hate Cruz, but jeez.

    Wasn't that rap thing hysterical? We showed both of those to our son, and he wanted to know how many of the "lyrics" were quotes. All of them! That was kind of the point!