A Whole Nother Thing

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*A WHOLE NOTHER THING:
A selection of words from my vast vocabulary, including the ubiquitous "the," the always versatile "and," and the more obscure "incontrovertible," arranged in frequently meaningful, sometimes profound, yet often pedestrian sentences and statements, designed with one goal in mind-- that being, to communicate; keeping in mind the oft-used bromide, "Never use two words when one will do the same job as two or more words would have done, unless you just want to take up space and sound important," which is, I must concede, too often a secret objective of mine indeed. And yet, now, the secret is out.




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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Abolish Trimet

I know this is not PC, but I don't necessarily run with that crowd
anyway.

I think we should abolish TriMet. Mass transit is really blown out of
proportion. The only time I have an interaction with the bus system is
when I'm behind one of those hogs on the road. All they cause is
traffic delays while they stop to pick up or drop off passengers. How
does that benefit anyone?

When is the last time you actually got somewhere FASTER because of a
bus? They're dangerous for traffic, too. Having to change lanes while
trying to move around one of those behemoths is tricky business.

Sure, subway systems and even bus lines are convenient when I'm
visiting another city. But let those local people pay for those
things. TriMet only taxes my wallet and my patience.

And don't get me started on MAX. It would have been a trillion times
cheaper if they simply would have paved a two-lane bus road where they
laid down the rail lines and then bought a few more busses and ran them
on the MAX right-of-way. A TRILLION times cheaper. But then we
wouldn't have such a beautiful mass transit icon to showcase to other
cities.

I could go on and on about the pollution that busses cause, too. But
that's A Whole Nother Thing.


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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Better, thanks

Spent most of the day resting in bed, if not actually sleeping. I haven't had a sinus infection in I don't know how long, but this one is definitely "here." Feel better right now.

Did some household cleaning up. That also makes me feel better.

This Saturday I'm going to audition to sing the National Anthem with the Blazers and Winterhawks. Wish me success. Stay tuned and I'll write all 'bout it.

Been researching air fares for Brant to take his trip to Australia next Feburary. He'll be gone 'til June. How did we ever live without the Internet? It's so nice to be able to search for the fares, etc. However, there's still something to be said about talking to an actual breathing person. Tami called a few travel agencies and talked with two people who had actually been Down Under, and they recommended against a train ride across the continent (or is it really an island?). A lot of Outback desert, but not much to see, unless you're in to crocks and snakes. They suggested he go north and see the Great Barrier Reef. We couldn't have gotten that kind of savvy advice off the Internet.

There sure are a lot of ways to get to Australia from here. Most airlines have you go through either LAX or SFO, but some go through Tokyo, or Honolulu, or Singapore. I even found one itinerary that had you go through New York, and then Saudi Arabia, or some such place, and then on to Singapore and then Perth (Brant will be staying not far from there). I guess you can go around the world any which way you choose.

Tami & I were considering travelling to see Brant next spring, but the cost is just prohibitive. Also, you'd need to take a good three weeks to do it right. It takes like 36 hours just to get there (with plane transfers, and all). And here's a little trivia question for ya: Did you know that Australia is bigger than the lower 48 U.S. states? It's farther from Sydney to Perth than it is from NY to LA. I didn't realize that either. So, you really do need a lot of time there. Can you imagine trying to see all of the hot spots in the U.S. in a week? I didn't think so either.

Please come back often and read my blog. And I NEED to know if you've read this. Please post a message or e-mail me. Well, must scoot. I'd love to talk to you about Gordy and his antics, but that's A Whole Nother Thing.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

D928b

Back from the doctor's. He gave me an Rx for an antibiotic. Good Doc. Thanks. Went to the market to get it filled; browsed the Trib while sipping a Light Frap bought at the in-store Starbucks while I awaited the fulfillment of my drug needs.

With Rx in hand, I swiftly speed-dialed the local Purveyor of Fine Asian Cuisine from my ultra-stylish cell phone and ordered up some Orange Chicken and Teriaki (sp- and I'm not going to look it up) Chicken along with some whole-grain rice. Consumed it at home in front of the computer, perusing other's blogs. Now, while it's digesting, I am bringing YOU up-to-date on everything.

Well, I'd love to chat more about tomorrow's prospects, but that's A Whole Nother Thing.

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D928

So much to blog about, so little brains to do it with. Went back to bed this morning after having something to eat. Sinus infection has invaded my head, leaving little room for those little gray cells to operate. Pain and slight dizziness is prohibitive for occupational functionality today. Will attempt a healthy day tomorrow. Might go to the ready care in a few minutes; but only if I can stop by Starbucks on the way home.

Will be trying out to sing the National Anthem @ the local NBA team this Saturday. Say a prayer for me. I've already sung numerous times at the local AAA baseball team. It was cool. Had 'em standing on their feet. Hope Sat. goes well 4me.


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