I filled up my car with gas today, the first time I've done that since April. So May 2020 stands as the first full month that I haven't filled a car with gasoline since .. well, since the last time I didn't have a car to drive, so, November 2006, must be. Certainly the first time my Scion tC's gone a whole calendar month without being refueled. (After I first moved out here, between our honeymoon and the slow pace of things in the summer, my car went over a month without being driven, but I did fill the tank in July and in August 2018 even if the car sat for maybe six weeks during that stretch.)
I kept on with my humor blog even as the last week happened. Here's what ran in it:
- More identity explorations as we move into the plague summer which was last week's big piece and mostly nonsense.
- A Weather-Related Message Intended to get Seven-Year-Old-Me Really Cross in a post that could have been a tweet.
- Statistics Saturday: Everything I can tell you about the element neodymium and by the way my dad said these Statistics Saturday posts always crack him up and I should make them into a book.
- 60s Popeye: Sure, I heard of a Sheepish Sheep-Herder as we finally get Poopdeck Pappy back on-screen.
- I went and Got Myself All Cross, Too in a follow-up that could also have been a tweet.
- What's Going On In Mark Trail? Does Mark Trail still look all weird? March – May 2020 as I recap plots.
- Thoughts as I get to thinking of an early June day.
- We'd like to know a little bit about you for our files in this week's big piece that's entirely nonsense.
Heap of degus sleeping on one another in the pet store, Preuss. This isn't important, it's just cute.
Anyway on to late September 2018, finally, and our traditional trip to a special little place ...
Kokomo's, from the visit we took near my birthday that year. As often happens it was a spectacularly clear afternoon. We didn't have that neat rainbow-in-front-of-a-cloud effect this time, though.
The Serpent roller coaster, the nearest roller coaster to our house and a nice ride.
During the miniature golf round we played, I of course got this ridiculous lie.
The big waterfall feature of one of the holes, and the setting sun seen behind that. I think I take this photograph every year.
One feature of Kokomos' golf course is that it's got a lot of relocated holes, or defunct tunnels. Here's one; this plateau used to have that hole, up top, which would lead to a tunnel sending the ball to this side level, off past the wood wall you can see off to the right. It's a weird course.
Photograph of that big waterfall, taken with the waterfall mode on my camera that I couldn't get to work when I was up north seeing real waterfalls.
So it turns out if you can set the camera down on a surface and let it rest for a good half-minute, you can get a really good waterfall picture.
Trivia: Rutgers University's sports schedules added wrestling in 1927, boxing and fencing in 1928, water polo in 1929, and soccer in 1930. Source: Rutgers: A Bicentennial History, Richard P McCormick.
Currently Reading: The Book of Dragons, E Nesbit.