When I got to his place, he just about had the bad differential out; and once it was, he changed clothes and I took him to the boneyard in the Jeep so he could pick up the new pumpkin. It's a yard where they pull the parts, so it cost more, but it saved him having to pull it himself on a winter's day, however mild, and it saved him some time in the bargain.
When I left, Og had the pumpkin in and had buttoned up the driver's side, and was starting on the passenger side.
He called me about noon. I hadn't slept but an hour or so after my last post here--the damn phone rang off the hook all morning!--and ...
[...and I remembered just in the nick of time that choir practice was on Wednesdsay this week, so this interjection represents a 1.5 hour break in writing...]
... I just got out of bed, put on pants, and went over to Og's place. I stopped at Wendy's for some food cartridges. Double stacks now cost more for some stupid reason, so three of them cost me $5. WTF.
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Anyway, let's get on with the links. I was almost falling asleep in choir practice and I want to go to bed.
Have you seen the price of Twinkies? How the hell can they be going bankrupt only two years after they went bankrupt? "...debt, high labor expenses and rising ingredient costs." Because Twinkies are apparently made with union labor, I guess.
Greek bank runs but in slow motion.
Greece has an aspirin shortage. Price controls have done what they always do: limit supply. Meanwhile there's plenty of money in Greece for its military. Yeah, Greece is done. Expect major problems soon.
Oil companies pay penalties for not using cellulosic ethanol in their fuels. Problem: there's no economical way to manufacture large quantities of cellulosic ethanol. The EPA believes that there is, but there isn't, and so we all pay more for fuel. Why the hell don't they just specify unicorn flatus and get it over with?
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After reviewing the tabs I had open, I closed all of them except for t3h DOOM! because they weren't that interesting.
Or maybe I'm just falling-on-my-face tired. I don't know.
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While I was at Og's I espied a couple of motorcycle parts which he had said he was going to unload on me, so I grabbed them. I now have the front and rear wheel assemblies for another year of the same motorcycle, which ought to get me...something. Maybe I can sell 'em on ebay or something. These are 19" wheels, which my particular year of bike doesn't use. But the brake parts are interchangeable, anyway.
That stuff is still in the Jeep, and can stay there for a day or two. Nobody cares.
I'm going to bed now.