Insane Weather That Wasn’t, Dressing Up, Nerdman’s Pride and More!

A crew uses a giant tube crane to deliver concrete to the piers on which our new cell tower, Nerdman's Pride, will roost.
A crew uses a giant tube crane to deliver concrete to the piers on which our new cell tower, Nerdman’s Pride, will roost.

This week has been loaded like a fast food baked potato…

  • The Weather: This week the National Weather Service issued their highest level of severe thunderstorm caution. We all expected to be under the rage of tornadoes all day, but it didn’t rain at all until the next morning, and none of that was severe. I know they have to follow the data, but it seems like a wolf cry.
We were not just in the hot zone, we were in the pink zone!
We were not just in the hot zone, we were in the pink zone!
  • I dressed up four times this month. It was fun, and I felt like I looked good.
    I dressed up four times this month. It was fun, and I felt like I looked good.

    The Cell Tower: after I posted a survey for a while at the top of this blog (which is now gone), the official nickname of the cell tower being built next door will be Nerdman’s Pride. The first crew from R&S Tower finished their work, installing the road, the gas and electricity, the foundation, and the pillars. They left yesterday, saying the next crew would “stack,” or build the actual tower part of the tower.

  • Dressing Up: I’ve very much enjoyed dressing up for covering area graduations the past couple of weeks. I am really thin now, and feel like I look really good in a dress shirt and tie. Most of the attendees are dressed very casually, but it still feels good to clean up.
  • Coming Out the Closet: The big clean-out continues for both my wife and me, as we are both a great weight now, and we have lot of clothing that no longer fits.
Who needs pants?!?
Who needs pants?!?
  • New Rides: I got new tires for my Nissan Juke. I always feel like my car is two inches taller when I drive on new tires.
Not only are these new tires super grippy, they shed water like Fonzie's hair.
Not only are these new tires super grippy, they shed water like Fonzie’s hair.
  • The Carol Burnett Show: With the recent death of Tim Conway, YouTube has been suggesting more videos of him, particularly his appearances on The Carol Burnett Show. In addition to being surprisingly low-budget in appearance (the staging looks like it could have been done at a high school), it amazes and annoys me that we were so tolerant of truly offensive humor, skits and bits no one could do today because they are so politically incorrect. Some of them are also not funny on their faces; the joke is over in about 45 seconds, but the skit lasts 13 minutes. Watch this hilarity about Nazis torturing a prisoner of war…

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