Monday, September 19, 2016

An interesting but unimportant discovery

I have an eclectic taste in music.  I like a little bit of most genre's with the exception of rap.  Unfortunately my musical ability is pretty much non-existent.  Keeping a tempo for me rivals that of Steve Martin in "The Jerk" and about the only way I can carry a tune is if it's coming out of a radio on my shoulder.
While visiting with some friends over the weekend, they shared a music video they randomly  came across on the tube of you.  It is a band called "Steam Powered Giraffe".
According to the wikipedia page, they were formed in 2008 and is popular in the steampunk subculture.  They are also trained as mimes, which is evident in their antics as steam powered robots.  They have also created a backstory for the band, which I also find interesting.
Their harmonizing is quite amazing as well as the voice range of the guitar player.
I can't say that I would want to listen to them all the time, but they are a nice change of pace.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

They didn't listen to Colonel Cooper

But of course, that would imply they even knew who Colonel Cooper was...
With the latest craze of gaming distracting this country's younger generation(s) from matters of pertinence, Pokemon Go is making the complete lack of situational awareness very evident.  There are numerous reported robberies and muggings across the landscape of seekers of the Pokemon.

I first head of this new game a couple of weeks ago when we stayed with one of my nieces and her husband, both in their mid-20's.  He was excited about the game and had just downloaded it to his phone.  As he was explaining how it worked by using your camera, I immediately cringed at the thought of the potential and probability of the security breach.  It's also now becoming more widely reported that this game gives the Google-ites pretty much complete access to everything on your phone.  Talk about a data-rich harvest!

Each to their own, I guess.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Crickets chirping.  That's about all that's going on here.
The minutia of life as it fleetingly passes by.  The wonderment of our daily activities that we get accustomed to and not find noteworthy, forgetting that every day is a gift.

I wasn't able to go to the NRA convention this year.  Perhaps one of these years...  Meanwhile, I'll have to appreciate it vicariously through my blog followings.  Although the numerous comments about the traffic snarls kind of makes me glad I didn't go.  I hate being stuck in crowds.

The other day while I was at my firehouse, the Chief stopped in with the toddler  whom he and his wife recently took guardianship.  Cute little guy.  Probably around 2 y/o, give or take.  He came right up to me, even though he doesn't know me.  After playing with him a little, I walked him behind the Chief, who was wearing basketball shorts and proceeded to go thru the motions with the little guy on the art/ act of de-pantsing.  Everyone got a yuk-yuk out of it.  About a half hour after the Chief went home, I got a text from him.  He was at the sink when the little guy came up behind him and attempted to de-pants him.  He was cussing me.  Awesome.   Murphy, you would be proud.