welfare, God’s ache (or … what was that?)

What I heard:
“Welfare – God’s ache!”
What it actually was:
“Well, for God’s sake!”

Friend: “Do you like Korean rice?”
Me: “Sure, I like all Korean food.”
Friend: “Uh … eh?”
Me: “Huh?”
Friend: “I said, ‘Do you like curry and rice?'”
Me: “Hahaha!”

Guy at the parts shop: “Your signal light’s supposed to flash sixty-two hundred times a minute.”
Me: “You’re kidding!  6,200 times?  A minute?!”
Guy: “No no no, sixty to a hundred times.  Between sixty and…”
Me: “Ah, that makes sense.”

What I heard:
“The population of the city is eleven million.  It was four a million years ago.”
What was actually said:
“The population of the city is eleven million.  It was four million, years ago.”

What Mom thought I said: “The pie takes 32 to 34 minutes in the oven, or 45 minutes in the microwave.”
Mom: “I think the oven will be better.”
What I actually said: “The pie takes 32 to 34 minutes in the oven, or 4 to 5 minutes in the microwave.”

some work resumes, some doesn’t

My work on the teardrop trailer has resumed.  I’ve been working for a few weeks now, and it’s almost finished.  I have yet to finish the galley hatch; trim, refit, seal, & install hardware on the doors, and secure wiring under the chassis.  I’d like to sand everything again and apply a final coat of polyurethane to smooth the texture of the wood.  So that’s my goal in the next little while.

While working on that, I listen to news from NPR, CBC, and other places.  It is an astonishing situation.  I feel so very disturbed by this.  The George Floyd thing going down in the United States is horrific.  Now, in Canada, where RCMP is known for overstepping their boundaries put forth by our laws, they are in the headlines again for treating brutally a First Nations person (a chief, no less).  I have no doubt that police are overstepping their boundaries.  I have supported police services all my life – without them, mayhem would occur.  However, lately, mayhem is occurring because of them.  Police are there to serve and protect.  They are doing neither.

I still have not found work (as in, income).  There really isn’t anything going on in my field.  So, I keep working on my projects.

reprieve in the long hours

After finishing college and taking a couple stabs at finding my ‘ideal’ workplace, which took a year and a half, I think I found a place I belong, at least for now, at CE.  (Or, rather, T found it for me on Kijiji and emailed it to me.)  I’ve been working since late Nov. 2019, learning as I go.

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the slow blink

I have noticed this with almost all cats – certainly all my cats.

Why Cats Do the “Slow Blink” at Their Owners

I’ve used the slow blink thing as a way of communicating with them.  It seemed to show a message of trust, and, with strange cats, their tails usually stop twitching back and forth.  It’s nice to see this level of understanding with cats.  …  There are dog people, bird people, even reptile people – but I’ve always had cats – or, rather, they’ve always had me.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

By now, everyone on the planet knows about the spread of COVID-19 / Coronavirus.  Every news agency in the world is reporting on this daily, and daily it gets worse.  Our neighbour to the south, the USA, is said to be the worst of the industrialized nations.  Their testing was and is inadequate, which let it spread without much check.  Remember Ebola?  They weren’t prepared then, either.  Here to the north, we’ve closed our border with the US (the longest free border in the world), except for essential services, in hopes of stemming it.

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lost all right

Floyd is watching Jurassic World this evening – people and dinosaurs running around eating each other.  I was just remembering a show I apparently watched way back as a kid called Land of the Lost.  Talk about lost.  I must have lost my mind to have watched this.   Have a watch and see if you can get past the first 15 minutes.