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Voice Post [Aug. 23rd, 2014|01:44 pm]
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Voice Post [Aug. 22nd, 2014|07:59 pm]
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On the Road Again [Aug. 20th, 2014|09:48 pm]
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I'll be heading out at O Dark 30 tomorrow morning. This year's trip is a little different, in that I'm gonna try to get me to the playa as soon as possible so that I can relax and see stuff on the way back. That's the plan, anyway. I will be posting pictures on Facebook as I go, along with Tweets and voice posts here. Again, that's "the plan." This is a trip I've needed for a long time, and I'm chomping at the bit to hit the road.
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Yet Another Shooting [Aug. 19th, 2014|08:01 pm]
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Another "responsible gun owner" in Georgia shoots himself in the hand and kills an innocent woman across the street. *LINK*
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Hey [Aug. 18th, 2014|10:09 pm]
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I didn't do any packing today!

Well, not much...
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There Go My Lottery Winnings [Aug. 17th, 2014|10:51 am]
A rare copy of Action Comics #1 from 1938 is up for sale on Ebay. It's in fine condition, and the current price is $1.7 million. *LINK*
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Donating [Aug. 16th, 2014|08:47 pm]
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Both me and the Missus went to the Red Cross today to donate blood. For her, it's no big deal, but I still get... anxious. My blood pressure was 106 over 66, which is pretty good, but when the nurse saw my expression as the needle was about to go in, she laughed, "I wish I could take your blood pressure now!"

Hey, I'm better than I used to be. Today was my 101st donation.
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Tasting Day [Aug. 16th, 2014|08:06 pm]
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I opened up the red Irish ale this evening. It came out a ruddy red color, with a clean aroma. Taste was very smooth, leaving kind of a caramel aftertaste. No head to speak of. Still, very nice.

I also bottled the pineapple hobo wine. With a deficit of wine bottles, I racked it into a second 1-gallon bottle. It was amazing to see just how much the pineapple juice clarified into a hazy gold color. The aroma was very strong. The taste was definitely pineapple, slightly sour, and boy, does it have a kick to it. (One shot glass left a buzz after 5 minutes.) The experiment was a success. My conclusion: you can make wine out of pretty much any fruit juice.
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Playa Update [Aug. 13th, 2014|04:36 pm]
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Preparations for Burning Man are in full swing at my house. After you've been to the desert a few years, you learn to prepare for the heat... but the Black Rock Desert can be unpredictable.

Yesterday, there was rain on the playa, followed by ping pong ball-sized hail. Non-pavement roads were closed for hours. Last night it got down to 48 degrees. I was wondering if I should bother bringing my bicycle; it would be useless on a muddy plain. I was also thinking twice about taking the tent-- like I should just plan on sleeping in the van all week.

However, the National Weather Service says the clouds have moved on. There's no more rain expected this week or all of next week, with temperatures expected in the 80s and 90s. So, maybe the playa will dry out by the time I get there. The good news is that rain settles the surface of the playa, so it shouldn't be as dusty. It's too soon to predict what the weather will be like the week of the festival, but I'm planning for all contingencies.
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