Wherein our hero almost accidentally gets a shack by mistake.
I was commenting over at The Chant earlier today. Using my phone because I was stuck in a waiting room whilst new tyres were being affixed to the Mighty Ranger.
Which I believe I mentioned in my comment(s). Spelling and all. Something in the post had pointed me down the Queen's English Spelling path. Sarge was describing the Squid antisubmarine mortar system, dreamed up by the
So of course I threw Royal Navy sailors and humour into the mix, along with at least one tyre.
Then I wondered if I was spelling all Brit-like due to it being "Battle of Nawlins Day" or something. And that was on my mind onacounta the ASCROC and Johnny Horton's rendition of "The Battle of New Orleans," two things which also sprang from out of nowhere over at The Chant recently.
I just pulled "Battle of Nawlins Day" out of my ass. I had no idea what the date of the battle might be, though I was reasonably certain it was during the War of 1812 ("In 1814 we took a little trip, along with Colonel Jackson down the Mighty Mississip...).
So just 'magine my surprise to find, when I looked it up on the whackomaedia and found that the battle took place on January 8, 1815. I was one day off (according to the interwebz). Completely by accident!
If all that there nonsense ain't stupidipity I'm sure I don't know what is.
Very nice out today. Breezy at first but that settled down by lunchtime. Air temps warmed up smartly -- 45 by 10 a.m. and a high of 53. Lots of ice melted and snow drifts continued to slump.
I tried a couple of video experiments. I left my phone camera running whilst visiting the dollar store and the auto shop. It worked okay but since my phone was on a lanyard around my neck it was swinging back and forth the whole time. So pretty much a failed experiment. But now I know. Don't feel like you have to watch. I severely chopped the second one. Should have chopped the first one too. Oh well.
The rest of the day was taken up with fence work, getting tyres mounted, and a little bit of writing. I added almost a whole sentence to a blog post I've been working on. More importantly, I cut a lot of garbage bee-ess out. For readability and all like that.
The tires (I know) are awesome. Very good all terrain with kevlar, brand name, $300 a pop installed.
Tomorrow it's supposed to be even nicer than today was. I'll do a little bit of light hill crawling to see how the tires behave. I almost can't wait for more snow and ice to give them a good workout. Almost.
Be well and enjoy the blessings of liberty.