Archive for November 30th, 2012

Rochester, NY – PM

Friday, November 30th, 2012
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View from the 18th floor. I actually got off my ass, left my apartment, went to the walkway that connects our two buildings, and snapped this shot.  There are people on my floor (behind me) who have this view but I’m very happy with my terrace. If you can’t be happy with what you have, at least be thankful you didn’t get what you deserve.

I Told You They Were All Lunatics

Friday, November 30th, 2012

At the height of the “Cold War” in the 1950’s, the U.S. military explored the idea of detonating an atomic bomb on the moon in an effort to intimidate Russia. Physicist Leonard Reiffel, who later became a deputy director of NASA, and even famed astronomer Carl Sagan were involved in top secret’ “Project A119.”

This was about the time in American history when the CIA was studying the effects of LSD on unsuspecting military personnel and was also trying to develop a “Mancherian Candidate” to assassinate foreign leaders.

Project A119 never got much further than the “Hey!-I’ve-Got-A-Great-Idea!” stage. It was questionable if we had a rocket powerful enough to carry the heavy payload. And if we even hit the moon, would anyone notice the microscopic, firefly-like light? Of course it would also be inconvenient if the rocket sputtered and wiped out Los Angeles and San Diego.

When it comes to nuclear pyrotechnics for visual aid purposes, it’s probably best just to leave them in the silos.

I Just Lost My Text Virginity!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

I texted someone! In all the years I’ve had a cell phone, I’ve never used the text feature.  Since I so rarely turn on the cell,  (I now have 1,260.60-minutes left) there’s never been a big need.  I’ve always been able to read the message and then just call the person back on the real phone.

But last night an old girlfriend left a message on my answer machine.  I haven’t seen her in 5 or 6-years so I was anxious to call this morning.  The message on her answer machine said “You can leave a message but the best way to reach me is to text.” And then a voice came on saying her “mailbox was full.” (I found that hilarious!)

So I was determined to learn how to text – and it wasn’t easy.  I still can’t understand why someone would text instead of call but at least I now know how to do it.

The only problem is I don’t have anyone else to text.


Friday, November 30th, 2012