Maynard’s quick driving lessons
Repeat after me:
- Drive in the right lane, pass in the left lane.
- That stick protruding from the steering column makes noise when you move it for a reason. That noise does not mean the car is broken, it means you are intending to change lanes. Therefore, use it, don’t abuse it.
- Do not crawl past a driver when passing them. Put your foot down, pass, then go back to the right lane.
- High beams are not to be used for regular illumination of the road in front of you. If you tailgate me with your high beams on, I will get seriously pissed.
If you were wondering what instigated this post, I went back to Mesa for a weekend with the family, which entails driving for about 90 minutes along I-10 in Arizona, home of the worst drivers in the world.
A Thanksgiving Word Puzzle
What is the longest word in the English language? Free bookmark to the person who can figure it out before Saturday evening. Here is a hint: it is ingested in mass quantities this Thursday. answer posted in the comments.
The annual deep freeze is on
Nights are starting to dip into the low 30s in the Old Pueblo now. Normally, that would be just another excuse to drink coffee. This year, however, is a bit different. The garden is starting to freeze, which is bad. This morning I had to harvest lots of basil, oregano, and mint before it went bad, but I might have been too late with the basil. I also snagged one green bean about 5 inches long, and one radish about 3/4″ wide. We have a handful of bell peppers that I think should stay on a bit longer, plus some garlic that is doing well. That may stay in until next year.
The Best Films Ever
Most blogs have such a list, and since I can’t find most of my favorites on the lists of others, I’ll put them here. There is no particular order, since different types of film can rank at similar levels, but I’ll list them all the same.
Let’s remember, for a moment, the beer commercial where two guys are arguing over what sports to watch. “Golf!” “Football!” “Let’s watch both!” they exclaim, as they slam the beer against the TV and it magically changes the show.
Now let’s do that with movies.
He’s dead. Get over it.
John Kennedy is dead. He was not shot by a conspiracy of Castro, the Mob, the CIA, and the aliens from Mars. He was most likely, in my opinion, shot once by Oswald intentionally and once by a Secret Service agent, unintentionally.
… and decided it would look great on his desk. He paid $100 for it but was surprised when the proprietor insisted it was non-returnable. He said, “It’s been returned twice already, and I don’t want to see it again.”
Leaving the store, the man saw a couple of rats scurrying around the corner; several more were near his car. As he drove, rats appeared from the gutters and side streets until he was nearly overwhelmed. In panic, he threw the brass rat over a bridge railing into a river, and witnessed the army of live rats follow into the depths.
The man hurried back to the store, but the owner cut him short, saying, “Look, I told you there would be no returns.” The man quickly replied, “Oh no, that’s fine. I was just wondering if you had a brass lawyer.”
I can’t believe I missed this news
Not only was yesterday, November 19th, National Ammo Day and Larry King’s birthday, but it was also National Toilet Day.
Hey, don’t laugh. It affects you too.
Sen. Kennedy Says GOP Senator Blocks Plastic Gun Ban
To quote from the story:
Kennedy said no lawmaker should be allowed “to embarrass the entire Senate by blocking action” on the ban.
Secretary: Call for you senator, a Justice Priscilla Owen, regarding a Senate filibuster. Shall I take a message? Certainly sir. Sir? She says she has a website she wants you to visit.