Daughter, TJ, and husband stopped by and brought this little unit with them. He was found in the drainpipe outside her office, wet, hungry and frightened. She picked him up and took him to the vet for a checkup (everything is OK), and now it looks as though they will become cat peeps. He’s very tiny (as you can see in the photo). The vet estimated his age to be three to four weeks.
As of this moment, a name has not been chosen but. as I understand it, currently under consideration are: Howard, Dexter, Perry (a play on “Purry”), Buscemi, Rex, Darwin (survival of the fittest).
It’s impossible not to become instantly attached to the little guy.
Remember the Stimulus Bill passed in 2009? Sure you do. Its purpose was to stimulate the economy and put Americans back to work. We now know that much of the money went to fund local pork projects, which served to give politicians something to brag about to their constituents, but did nothing to stimulate the economy. If that doesnâ€™t make you angry enough, it turns out that $823,000 of your money is being used to teach African men how to wash their naughty bits.
As was the case last year, I served today as a judge in the annual truck rodeo. It is not a speed event, but rather one that stresses safety and precision.
The portion of the course I judged consisted of five small (approximately 10 inches) cones, each next to a scoring pad affixed to the ground.
Hereâ€™s how it looked.
Here is a close-up of an individual cone and scoring pad.
The driver has to roll the over the scoring pads with the tread** (as opposed to the bulge) of the right rearmost tire on the trailer (or straight truck, as the case may be) without touching the cones. As you can see, there are five scoring pads and, as such, five scoring opportunities (five or ten points per cone). Several drivers scored the max, which was 50 points. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. I donâ€™t think I could do that driving my car.
**Yo Jimbo, whatâ€™s the difference between the tread and the bulge? As it was explained to me, â€œIf I roll over your foot with the bulge you wonâ€™t feel it, which is not the case if I roll over your foot with the tread.â€
Speaking of never having eaten a sâ€™more, I am reminded that I personally know two people who have never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. One of these people identified two more persons who have never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. None of these people come from countries where peanut butter doesnâ€™t exist (I would never live in such a place). They are all Americans and somehow grew up without ever having eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.