austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Doctor gave me these

Happy news! I got my pfirst Pfizer shot today. Full story to follow.


It was another week of building my humor blog around other people's stuff. Here's the recent offerings:

Now let me wrap up the Halloween 2020 walk around town.

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A particularly fearsome Pac-Man-y spooky standee.


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Couple of pumpkins on the upper porch of one of Lansing's fine brick houses. Not sure what the white tubes that look like non-functional gutters do for the house.


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That well-decorated house in the full daylight.


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A nice pumpkin-decorated porch.


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And here's our own house, with the gravestones set out for the first time in years, and the autumn flag set up.


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And our pumpkins, ready for the evening.


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bunny_hugger carved a couple plastic pumpkins to give us reusable jack-o-lanterns. These are set with electric candles on timers so they light and turn off for the evening without our having to go up to the attic.


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Our place by night. We set out an honor bin for candy in case trick-or-treaters came by, but they didn't.


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And here's the house by night. There's no jack-o-lantern in the second upstairs window because there's no place to put a jack-o-lantern in that window.


Trivia: An article in the February 1895 Electrical Engineer announced the forming of the Nikola Tesla Company, with a capitalization of US$5,000. The sum seems absurdly low; Tesla later said that Edward Dean Adams, on the board of directors, alone invested $100,000. Source: Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World, Jill Jonnes.

Currently Reading: Thurber: A Biography, Burton Bernstein.

Tags: covid-19, health, holidays, humor, lansing
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