Now these are Don's Cycles of Expressiveness:
I'll go days or even weeks at a time where I document the most mundane things for the world to see, and then I'll experience another period of days (none of weeks so far) where I don't feel like writing about anything. Haven't determined why these happen, or even tracked them to see if they happen with any regularity or predictability, but I started thinking about it a while ago when I noticed the only thing I'd written from Friday onward involved my subdomain geekitude, even though a bunch of other stuff happened.
Nothing this weekend struck me as remotely site-worthy as it happened.
Ah well. I hereby offer a new round of randomness, in no particular order.
- Porch lights accumulate a lot of dead insects in a couple years' time, and those insects shower out in a most hideous protein storm when you attempt to change the light bulb.
- My TiVo is once again displaying a fondness for Spanish-language programming. Early Friday, it grabbed 7 hours of Telemundo—looked like a few soap operas, a sports show, and a couple news programs, but since I don't speak Spanish beyond understanding a couple of very basic (and mostly crude) phrases, I was lost.
- The sense of immense scale Peter Jackson achieved in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is just amazing. The battle scenes at Minas Tirith, unreal. I don't remember being struck by the sweeping vistas as much in the first two movies.
- It takes a long time to do laundry when one stops between loads 2 and 3 (of 5 total) to make a several-hours stop at a nearby pub.
- I was pleased to get through last night's spectacular thunderstorm without cringing even once. Of course if I'd been outside and away from cover, I'd have been quivering like a fool.
My car endures the onslaught of a sudden late-summer downpourSpeaking of laundry, jeans don't dry so well outside in the pouring rain.
- Note to credit-card equipment makers: Standardize your debit-card machines. If the clerks don't even know where the damned Yes button is, how do you expect customers to know?
- Note to Smith's Marketplace (formerly Fred Meyer) at 500 East and 600 South: Renaming your store doesn't help a bit if you don't fix its problems. (Read: Fire the customer service folks, they're idiots.)
I think that's about it for now. I've been geeky with the site's layout as well, and I'm done for the time being.