I like cars and I like Jerry Seinfeld and I like coffee (as long as it is from DD), so I love Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Thursday was the Season 5 finale, a 2-parter with Jimmy Fallon.
Ever since Season 2 the show has been sponsored by Acura. Season 2 & 3 featured really off beat commercials for the MDX. Season 4 & 5 have featured a rotation of two different spots for the TLX. One has a female buyer and the other has a male buyer talking and riding with the same fast talking salesman. For the longest time I could have sworn the male and female were the same person, they have a certain look, just dressed up as the opposite sex with an appropriate wig. But upon further study it turns out they are more than likely different people.
This was the last clue in tonight’s Double Jeopardy round:
“Written In My Own
Hearts Blood” is the
eighth book in author
Dina Gabaldon’s series
about English Army
Nurse Claire Randal.
The last time we walked up to see the lights in Our Fair City’s Hopeland Gardens was 5 years ago (we tried last year, but were shut out.) Tonight we made the walking trip over to see if they had added anything new and they hadn’t. We were slightly disappointed, but in talking about it on the walk back, we decided that it is better if they don’t keep piling more stuff in there otherwise it would get too gaudy.
The instructions for Drone #3 were not only in English that was correctly translated, but they included something that the ones for Drone #2 did not, instructions on how to properly change out damaged blades. Turns out there are two different kinds of blades and they sort of go in certain spots!
While poorly flying Drone #2 around I did have to change out a couple of damaged blades, but because the quadracopter continued to fly after each swap, I must have gotten lucky twice. Little did I know, that when it was doing the one sided hop, if I moved two blades around correctly, it would have flown. What I did do, was swap one blade out, which caused the drone to just lazily spin while still totally earthbound. This is the point where I was allowed to buy Drone #3.
By the time I read the instructions for the correct blade replacement procedure I didn’t have enough of the proper type propellers to get Drone #2 airworthy again. But I did have the 4 back-up blades from Drone #3. Yeah, Drone #2 flies again! But not well, it makes a loud ticking noise and drifts hard right. One set of the blades are hitting each other. I guess the slightly larger drone must use slightly longer props…maybe next time I order something from Amazon, I’ll tack on a few bucks for some new blades for the smaller Cheerson CX-10.
One of our state’s maximum security prisons is getting 2 new surveillance towers and some thermal imaging cameras installed to combat further airborne attempts at getting contraband to inmates. Apparently someone with as much talent as I have, tried to fly a drone in that was loaded with smokes (legal & not-so-legal) and some cellphones, but instead ended up in the bushes outside.
The other day when I broke my 2nd quadcopter in as many years after about a total of 2 hrs of “flying” both of them, I figured I would never get my Drone Driving License. I was moping around the house with a big ol’ sad face on when my wife took pity on me and said, “Oh, all right, go ahead and buy another one.” “But this is it,” she said, “three strikes and you’re out.”
I headed back to Amazon to go shopping. Last week when I bought a passel of K-Cups from them, they offered me a 30 free trial of Prime, I took them up on the offer. I was kind of surprised by this, because they did the same thing back in August when I bought the Kindle and I used it for 29 days then cancelled. I’ll do the same thing again, but first this will solve my having to wait a week or so for my next magnificent flying machine. All I needed to do is look for a little check mark under an item signifying that it was Prime Ready and two days later it would be here.
Started out looking to get another one identical to the recently my deceased drone, but couldn’t find it for the same low price and get it before Christmas too. Then I stumbled on a different model that already came with a built in propeller guard, something that should be very helpful with my spastic flying skills, for a little more than what the Cheerson CX-10’s were going for, the BangK CX-13.
The new one looks about the same size, i.e. real small, until you place them side by side. The CX-13 measures 1–7/16″ between motor shafts making the old broke CX-10 at only 1–1/4″, about 25% smaller. I’ve had it a couple days now, flown it quite a bit, crashed it quite a bit too, and I haven’t bent a single prop. Tomorrow I may venture outside where I have more room so I don’t have to panic and kill the throttle after drifting only a couple feet of course.
Started down, went up, went down, still down.
Miata Top Transitions since 10/24/08: 1440
Thanks to to several factors, beyond my control I got a shellacking this past weekend and was summarily bounced from the EZEFFL Playoffs. Oh, who am I kidding, very little of this is in my control, but a loss is still on me. I’m the owner of the team and the Monopoly Money stops here.
Here is the text of the email I sent out to the league owners today:
Well, that was fun.…
The defending champion (me) was severely trounced, eighty points trounced (thanks Peyton) as Team Gregory scored 132 points to my miniscule 52. It was a good thing he didn’t go up against the Argyle Pilgrims, because they scored a whopping 152. Too bad for the Pilgrims though, as they, by virtue of having the best record in the West, were on a Bye Week.
In the East it was a good thing their best record holder, SC Bone Crushers, were the Bye Week recipient, as they managed to amass a mere 59 points and would have lost to 4 of the 5 other teams in their division. In the actual game that counted, the slightly favored Ball Busters got busted by the Legion of Boom.
This is Division Championship Week, sponsored by Metamusil, to see who goes to the Lenio Bowl. Will the game between the diamond patterned religious freedom seekers and the Gregorys be a high scoring shootout as evidenced by their last week scores? In the other game, will it be Bones or Booms? Crushers or Legions?
Meanwhile the six teams in the Consolation Ladder will continue to duke it out for the Best of the Rest honors. And last weeks playoff losers “advance” to something called the Winner’s Consolation Ladder. (Huh? And what happens next week?)
I finally managed to cross paths with Susan Turner tonight, she seems to be doing as well as can be expected in her situation. When I explained what I had in the envelope I handed her, it brought her close to tears. We did a nice thing there. It was much appreciated.
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