This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there
(at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
What’s Going On?
I’m in Orlando. The Florida Friend is progressing nicely (up and walking around, eating real meals at home) and has a very good prognosis. I’m still on Butler & Chef duty and thinking of posting some “Simple 1 minute to make meals” recipes. Any interest?
Per Teslas: In the time I’ve been driving to and from the hospital and around Orlando, I’ve seen one Tesla on the freeway. Far less than Silicon Valley, but more than I saw anywhere in the Midwest.
in The News:
Looks like a Cat One Hurricane to visit New Orleans. Expect the usual bleating about how extreme it is, despite September being peak hurricane season and this being a Cat 1 for all of a few hours.
Swapping between Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, and MSNBC it is just 2 entirely different worlds. The Left is 100% self absorbed. So much so they haven’t even noticed that Fox is making fun of their identical talking points. Played a series of clips of a half dozen or so news anchors all saying the identical phrase “the walls are closing in on Trump” (IIRC). When folks are broadcasting your stupid and laughing at you, and you don’t notice, well… Let’s just say they are the person with the 3 feet of Toilet Paper stuck to their shoe walking into a formal dining room….
Then, were you to believe the Yellow Stream Media (YSM), Trump is a war criminal who BBQs babies on the lawn of the Rose Garden and cavorts with Axe Murderers between orgies in the Lincoln Bedroom. Just so far around the bend they can’t see daylight from there. Then some of their bigger “whoppers” show up on Fox with what actually happened beside it. One I saw was some talking head on CNN or MSNBC saying “That last Tweet is an impeachable offense”… apparently because Trump (the Boss) said to Sessions (HIS Employee) to do a better job of on some point. Yeah, right, that’s “High Crimes” all right… /sarc;
Looking at the EU, it continues to crack and crumble. Schengen is becoming a joke with border closure du jour as the imported alien mobs move over one country. Slowly the Nationalist Right Wing (even though that’s a half broken term) is being regenerated in mass by the utter stupidity of a Million Illegal Immigrants Too Far. This will not end well for Europe. Oh Well.
The Spouse had always wanted me to take her to see places she’s seen in old movies, like Paris and Rome and Sweden. Now we’re wondering if it is even safe to visit urban centers as a tourist. Clearly London has had issues. Sweden having recent riots and car burnings, trying to catch up with Paris. Norway wondering when their Swedish cousins lost it.
And Here And Now:
Some times it’s a pleasure to just be focused on how to steam a salmon steak and vegetables over brown rice… and how to teach that to someone who doesn’t really have any interest in cooking (but must learn to eat that way or else…) Tonight was Turkey Thighs and acorn squash roasted. Plop on cookie sheet, 350F for 45 minutes in their convection oven, usually more like an hour and a bit. Simple “dump on a pan or in the device and turn it on” meals. Things with a 1 minute prep time and zero skill required; yet taste good and are good for you.