Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Teh stupid

Yesterday I described the Snow Kids as gen-exers. Well, I'm sure you all saw the problem with that but were too kind to point out my error. They can't be gen-exers, they are far too young, being 21 (almost 22!) and 23 years old, respectively.

Gen-exers, according to the interwebz, are a generational cohort born between 1960 and 1984. That's the widest date spread I could find; the "experts" each have different date ranges of course, but they all seem to fall into that 24 year period.

One of the amusing things about my gaffe is that the older gen-exers are very nearly as old as I, and I are a baby-boomer (though just barely), a member of the most worthless generation of all time. Just repeating what the media says!

I proved fitness for inclusion in a worthless cohort by making a snap assumption -- that I must know what i'm talking about -- and then not checking the pesky facts. Pure baby-boomer knowitallism. To be gen-exers the kids would have to be between 36 and 60. Which they aren't. Not even their parents are that old!

So what are the Snow Kids then? Millennials? Not quite. Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were born between 1981 and 1996. The Snow Kids were born in 1997 and 1998.

They actually belong to Generation Z, in on the ground floor of a generational cohort beginning in 1997 and presumably ending any moment now, to be followed by a new generation possibly called Alpha. So yeah, Generation Zed.

Sorry. I'm old and I couldn't help myself. Although in my defense MIB is a 1997 film. So I'm not completely brane dead. That I'm aware of.


Rather an interesting day today, but interesting stuff not well suited to a blog. And probably not very interesting to to anyone other than myself anyway.

Rub-a-dub-dub, three hens in a tub. Because chickens.

The weather was much more clement today than yesterday. Mostly sunny but still pretty cool and with a pesky and frigid north wind. Pretty much like February is supposed to be around here.

The weather guessers propose that tomorrow will be a repeat (kinda) of today. Friday might be very nice, and Saturday as well. Then another weather front is expected to bring cold and snow on Sunday, which is always the way you want March to begin.

And now it's rapidly approaching past my bedtime, so I'll post this one on up and call it a day.

Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.


  1. My wife thinks I should start a blog, but I don't know what I would post about as I have neither dogs or chickens. Plus, mostly all I do in a day is read and visit other peoples' blogs.


    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

    1. A lot of people are interested in how other people do stuff and what they think about stuff. If you ever have the urge to share stuff about stuff, then you've got grist for the blogmill.

      I'd be interested in reading about some of the day-to-day stuff that exists in your neck of the woods. The strawberry crop for instance -- haven't had a strawberry to match the ones your and your missus gave us when we met up.

      Let me know if you start one, it would be fun to visit your place on the interwebz.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Paul!

    2. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. If I should do such a thing, yours will be at the top of my blog list. It's only fair as yours is my first ( and often last ) blog I visit each day. By the way, I just came up with the name of this hypothetical blog.

      Thank you,

  2. The strawberries are called ' Hood Strawberries '. My wife says that we will take a ride ( one weekend soon ) to the area where they are grown and perhaps I can develop a contact there to keep me up to date on the crop.


    P.S.: This comment contains a hint to the blog ( maybe ) name.

    1. Hmmm. This may turn into a fun adventure!

    2. Yes, but then the question becomes: fun adventure for whom?


    3. Always a valid question in the blogging world ;-)

  3. I have always found it odd, that President Obama, born 7 AUG 1961, was considered a Gen Xer, but I, born 21 AUG 1961, am considered a Boomer.

    1. That's because he's oppressed, and you are his oppressor!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Scott!