Monday, July 23, 2007

More Random Thoughts

My 45th high school reunion was worth the trip. Perhaps the best part was seeing Mt. Lebanon, PA, my home town, again. It has revitalized itself and is thriving - even the home I grew up in looks better than it did then. Something in Pennsylvania government is working, it appears.

My golf game is going great, with my handicap coming down nicely (15 and falling). It's nice to know that at 63, I can play a game with 30-somethings and be competitive. I'll let you know when I get to 10.

I need diversions, since Bush is not going away just yet. I don't like him, I don't trust him, I don't like his isolation from the real world, and I worry about the additional mischief he might make before he leaves office. Events of the past six years have shown just how inept both our president and our congress can be. The U.S. government is definitely not working, and maybe ThomasLB's call for a revolution is not so far-fetched. But let's wait for one more election to see how it goes.

My wife drives a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus with 61,700 miles on it, and it's in great shape. My 2004 Chrysler Town & Country van has 40,000 or so miles. I bought Chrysler products partly to support American industry, but I'm really disappointed in all the American automakers now. Their R&D has stunk compared to the foreign makers, especially Toyota, and their glamorizing of big, heavy vehicles with large motors has been unconscionable. I won't replace either of my cars until the next generation of fuel-efficient cars is introduced - something equivalent to my cars but getting 40 mpg. Maybe the American makers will provide these vehicles, but I have my doubts.

I just picked up my desktop computer from "The Computer Doctor", who removed viruses and worms that somehow got through my security software. The machine had slowed to a crawl, but now it speeds along. As much as I value "free speech", I would love to see the spammers and the cyber-tricksters put away for a long while. My spam is so bad that I think it's time to change my email address.

Tonight I medic on the ambulance from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. I haven't had a "bad call" for quite a while, and I hope tonight is not the night.


Dave said...

Drinks are on me when you get to ten.

Spam: I have always had little. Since I went to my own domain: zero. Try it you like it.

ThomasLB said...

I have a free gmail account I use publicly, and I keep my ISP email strictly for friends and family. That's worked pretty well for me.

Woozie said...

Everyone else gets one of the Nigerian scam emails, but I never do. I want one!