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Tuesday, November 13, 2007



60 Years Old!

Well my PC has officially died. I was downloading the update for my FIREFOX browser and when it went to restart, the tower wouldn't "power up". I am going to have to take it somewhere and see if it is the power supply or what. There are a lot of pix and documents that I really don't want to lose. I'll be spending the rest of tonight searching for new pix for this blog. I had only uploaded through today's missive. The rest are still sitting on the inaccessible hard-drive. The last time I checked, I had nearly 10 gigs of images/videos/documents stored.

No rest for the wicked.

Couldn't find the disc, piss poor filing system on my part, to install the driver for my printer on the laptop but there was one on the net that only took 2 hours to download and install. And that is using a 54mbs highspeed (RoadRunner) connection.

I think I will also get a USB memory stick for storage. I could keep these so as not to use up the memory on the laptop and they would be universally transferable. Anyone else use them? Any recommendations or advice?


This happened about a month ago just outside a little town in the mountains of North Carolina, and while it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's real.

A guy was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a really dark night in the middle of a thunder storm. Time passed slowly and no cars went by. It
was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in front of his face.

Suddenly he saw a car moving slowly, approaching ghostlike in the rain. It slowly crept toward him and stopped. Wanting a ride really bad, the
guy jumped in the car and closed the door, only to realize that there was
nobody behind the wheel. The car slowly started moving and the guy was terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and running. The guy saw that the car was slowly approaching a sharp curve, still too scared to jump out, so he started to pray and begging for his life; he was
sure the ghost car would go off the road and into the marsh and he would surely drown, when , just before the curve, a hand appeared through the driver's window and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car safely
around the bend. Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear every time they reached a curve. Finally the guy, scared to near death, had all he could take and jumped out of the car and ran to town.

Wet and in shock, he went into a bar and, voice quavering, ordered two shots of whiskey, then told everybody about his supernatural experience. A
silence enveloped and everybody got goose bumps when they realized the guy
was telling the truth and was not just some drunk.

About half an hour later two guys walked into the bar and one says to the other:
"Look Bubba, there's that idiot who rode in our car when we were pushing it in the rain."

Tonight I'll be going to dinner with Judy and Richard. Probably OUTBACK Steak House. That is a relatively safe place for Judy to eat.

Everyone have a great day!

No work "talk story" tomorrow but I'll come up with something.




Haleakala Sunrise


"Let's all be careful out there!"