Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Heck, I'm no rocket scientist...

A few oddities from the crevices of my mind and the bathroom countertop:
  • People who make aerosol/pump spray fragrance buttons should use contrasting polymers for the button and for the nozzle.  It would make it much easier for those of us over 40 (ahem!) to see which direction the darn thing is aimed.
  • Does anyone know why shaving cream is super fluffy at the beginning of a can, and very watery near the end?
  • I am almost certain that no person on earth gets their money's worth from a tube of toothpaste more than I do. No, I don't slice the tube open when it's done, but I'm pretty confident that a steamroller (gratuitous JT reference) could not dislodge another 1/8 cm³ from it.
  • A couple of weekends back, I took the train to the city where the East peters out, to see some fun stuff at their convention center. Despite much consternation from the nattering nabob nitwit brigades, I did not encounter any untoward sentiment personally, and was able to enjoy a fine time both days that I attended. Of course, it should go without saying, I was smart enough to not go on the day that multiple politicos were there for photo ops.
  • While I was there, I saw or met noted writers, Col. Craig Boddington and Phil Spangenberger.
  • While it can be argued that MSRs - and accessorizing accoutrements - were more than adequately represented at the event, there was still quite a lot for traditionalists such as myself to enjoy.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

I beg your pardon

...you never promised me a rose garden.