August 27th, 2007

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Motorcycle batteries are a new experience...

I've had to refill old batteries low on water, but when ever I've bought a battery it's been the maintence free variety.

But the scooter battery was on it's last legs, so I went to Schucks, then Napa, and then finally Sears has the battery I needed in the right size (YB9-B). A small 12v/9AH battery. You can imaging my total shock to see in this day and age that the not only are all batteries of this size not maintence free, but that when you get the battery, you get a seperate plastic bladder bull of sulphuric acid that you have to put in the battery yourself.

Anyway, I got the battery filled, let it sit for an hour, and then charged it.

I thien went to swap out the batteries and found the old one had overflowed, but the overflow tube had come off, so the battery compatment was full of acid, so I got all that hosed out, got the new battery in, the over flow hose put back on, and it works great.

Now to safely dispose of the old battery and life will be good.

In other scooter news, I must admit, I am now seeing some logic to the Quadrophenia style mass of mirrors on scooters. In this case, I want two mirrors, one on each side, leading in front of the scooter a foot or two, as when I hunker down to become more aerodynamic, so I can reach 70mph, my head is so far forward that the side mirrors are useless. So I can either sit up a little and look over my shoulder and hathe speed rapidly drop to about 60-65, or sit up all the way to use the mirrors and have the speed drop to 60-55. When on the freeway, I need every mph I can squeeze out of it.
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Okay, so Gonzalez is jumping off The Good Ship Bushy-Pop. Predictions on how Bush will replace the Attorney General?

My thoughts...

Given that Bush needs congresses approval for who ever he picks, he might side step the whole issue. He throws up nomonies he would like to have in place, but knows likely will not be approved. That is the smoke screen. the real trick is for Gonzalez to promote someone Bush likes to second in charge, then when Gonzalez steps down Bush keeps congress busy with bogus nominations and gets what he wants from his inside man now the acting head of the Attorney Generals Office.

Congress won't like what the temporary head does, but if they complain, Bush will tell them that this wouldn't be an issue if they would just approve one of his nominations, pushing the blame onto Democrats in congress and making himself possibly looks good.

That's my guess as to how this will play out.
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As I watch the building being built outside my office window, I love watching the welders. When sparks fly off and fall 10 stories before hitting the ground and splashing like luminescent water, and then fading, till the next drops fall, creating bright yellow ripples across my imagination.
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What is this character? If you cut amd paste it into a text box, anything you type in after it will go in backwards.

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Two things...

  1. George Bush's motorcade just drove by. You have no idea how much effort it took to not moon him.
  2. It's a full lunar eclipse tonihgt, a little after midnight. Anyone want to stay up with me and watch the eclipse?