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But I’ve now gratefully have over 400 followers and I love each of you for giving up your time to view my humble blog/website if you prefer. One thing that has always hankered me from day one since roughly the year 2000 when I built my first self-hosted website is that some of us for likely various reasons choose to not list the website to which their blog/website is attached to.

Why?

I get this. Anything you upload to the internet becomes public property, like it. love it or whatever else. Tough shit, chew harder. The internet can be a dangerous place to play which is why I am very much conscious about what I upload on this tiny and humble website. That said, if you create website/blog then why would you hide behind a username and not share anything about yourself? Your website?

Don’t Trash My Desert!

Yesterday I stopped at one of my favourite places to chill near Red Rock Canyon and was fiddling with a new CB radio I’d just purchased. Looking around the area, I spotted this plastic bottle and a coffee cup on the ground. This really irks me! Understand that I’m not a native Nevadan but have come to love this state with it’s incredible beauty. I love these mountains and wide open spaces.

It bothers me plenty to see garbage strewn about. Some folks have no respect for this desert! It’s enough that during our many Wind Storms as I and others call them, trash is swept up and blown everywhere. It can’t be helped but this bottle setting upright was certainly left there deliberately. OK, I’m henpecking but come on folks, be an adult and pack out your trash.

When it comes to water, I find it bothersome that occasionally I will see water running along the side of roads at the curb, for long distances. This is such a horrid waste of precious water here in the desert. It’s enough that these many golf courses and gardens both big and small guzzle water with an unquenchable thirst. To see water being frittered away is upsetting. Always use DesertScape instead of grass at your own personal residence.

Have you ever visited our beautiful Hoover Dam? I’ve been there many times because it’s always an exciting thing to see this massive structure in person. No photo or video can properly represent the scale of this dam. The last time Lake Mead was full was during the 1980’s. That’s a few years back. Note the ‘bathtub ring’ directly near the dam. The water level is at least eighty foot below what it should be. Don’t trash my desert. Use the water resources respectfully. Steps down from soap box…

Google’s Got Your Number

I received the following text from my friend Dave back home in Michigan this afternoon. I think this is some seriously scary shit, there’s a lot of truth in this little joke, if you can consider it a joke!

“Hello! Gordon’s Pizza?”

“No sir, it’s Google’s Pizza”

“Sorry, I must have a wrong number”

“No sir, Google bought the pizza shop”

“OK. Here’s my order…”

“No problem sir, you want the usual?”

“The usual? How would you know? ..you’re under new management..”

“According to our caller ID, on the last 12 occasions you ordered pizza with cheese, sausage, thick crust..”

“Right…”

“…May I suggest this time you have ricotta, arugula and dried tomato?”

“No, I hate vegetables”

“But what about your high cholesterol?”

“My high cholesterol? How would you know?”

“Through the Subscribers Guide, we have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years”

“I don’t care, I already take medicine. Give me my usual”

“But you haven’t been taking your medicine. You last purchased a box of 30 and that was 4 months ago at Drugsale Network”

“I bought more from another drugstore”

“It’s not showing on your credit card..”

“I paid in cash”

“But you didn’t withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement”

“I have another source of cash”

“It’s not showing on your last Tax Return, unless you got it from an undeclared income source…”

“OKAY! No more Google, Facebook, twitter, WhatsApp or bloody pizza! I’m going to a deserted island with no Internet, no cell phones and no one to spy on me!”

“I understand sir, but you will need to renew your passport, your old one expired 5 weeks ago..”

Why I’ll Quit Twitter Today

Earth shaking news, right! Gotta chuckle at this but seriously, I’ve had enough of the politics on Twitter. Admittedly, I do follow a few political accounts but that aside, it’s just so mean spirited. So many trolls spewing vitriol nonsense. Several years ago, I stopped listening to the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity I still admire what these men and others like them are doing which is exposing the looney left and all the skullduggery that goes with the liberal left lunacy. But I have no opinion!

Yeah, I don’t need to be riled up, life in general keeps me riled up enough hence I have taken a happy pill once per day for many many years now. Sometimes I write the most ridiculous shit and it ends up getting posted in this very public space. Then it is taken down. For this I ask you my valued readers your forgiveness! So, so long Twitter, it’s been nice but not real nice…

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Legal Pot In Nevada

June first saw the legalisation of recreational marijuana in Nevada. I did some quick research on this tonight after snagging the image below from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s Twitter account. I agree, don’t drive buzzed! Buzzed driving is drunk driving which applies to both weed and alcohol. I like a bit of brew here and there but the only place on planet Earth that I’ll drink is in my apartment. That’s my rule, my law.

The same would apply should I return to smoking the funny weed. Not very likely but my same rule and law would apply. For decades I’ve been bothered by the hypocrisy of alcohol being legal, when pot is in my view, less dangerous and long term, less damaging to one’s health although it’s not without it’s own set of derogatory health issues.

Besides this, have you ever seen people smoking who went into a ‘drunken’ rage? Certainly, pot has a different effect on each individual to some degree but as a person who used to smoke loads of pot many years ago, I’ve never once seen any of my old friends go on a wild rampage. Rather we just get mellow. And hungry. We will see how this rolls out in due time…

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