In this weekend issue
Foot in mouth disease
Kidney stones and Hospitals
In case you missed it - Sunday at 10:30pm on PBS is a piece about Public Enemies and the state's new and now canceled 'film tax credit' and shows how idiotic the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
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We had homebrew club last night and I was talking to a friend that owns Cannery Wine and Spirits. She owns horses and was showing me a photo of a new one they had purchased. One thing led to another and the Midwest Horse Fair came up and I mentioned I was the judge for the photo contest. She perked up and asked how I got that gig and I said another friend of mine, Rhonda, was in charge of the fair and read my blog. WELL, it seems Kathy and Pat are good friends with Rhonda - too weird.
This horse stuff ties in with a foot in the mouth moment I had yesterday. My next door cube buddy at work is a Horse Whisperer of sorts and has a business Bodyworks for Horses and I mentioned the Columbus Sleigh Rally and she was interested. One thing leads to another and former Mayor Nancy O contacts me and says she hope's she meets Stefanie.
Well - Stefanie is very very German. Speaks with a very German accent and talks to friends in German which I think is very cool as I love that language and have never been around a German speaking person.
So as I'm typing to Nancy O "German" is on my mind and I say Stefanie is "very Germain but nice" . . . . . . . Of course that did not come out exactly as I had planned and I "LOL" it and brush it off as a typical Grinder language error. Then, I'm driving to Homebrew club and it hits me. Nancy O = Nancy Osterhaus!!!! Oh Man - Osterhaus all of a sudden sounds very German. I am so so screwed. I probably will not be allowed to go the the Sleigh Ride. Sorry sir - you have been banned from the II Bit Ranch.
Then with all this I have another friend on vacation in Maui and I get an email saying she is going to buy a horse and bring it back to Wisconsin (lucky horse, Maui to Wisconsin winter).
There is a whole lotta horse stuff going on.
Hey - I fixed my website for non-flash people but the only person that I KNOW does not have Flash still can not get it working. If you do NOT have Flash because you have a work computer or something can you go to Melotte Photo Imagery? You will be directed to a non-flash site. I would LOVE to know if it works - if not I might get my $45 back. E email me if it does or does not work. Grinder12000@yahoo.com (I'll take that address off after hte weekend).
Speaking of home brew - after the meeting we went next door to some bar I can not think of the name of but they have a great selection of craft beers. I forgot how much a GOOD craft beer costs in a bar. $4. OUCH!!! That means $24 for a 6 pack.
I hear the Madson Homebrew club is taking a road trip to The Kurth. I have The Story of the Kurth on this blog.
brrrrr cold today - I drove to work and it was 0F, which is -17C to all of you goofy metric/Celsius people around the world. I mean really - base 10? When will the world switch to the more convenient and easier base 12 system.
I remember when America tried to switch from miles to kilometers and you might as well had us switch from miles to light years (1 light year = 5,880,000,000,000 miles) as it was just to hard to figure out how to count to 10. Yards to meters? Forget that. Making everything divisible by 10 is just to weird. Make it 12 and it is so much easier so I'm thinking that Obama has to try to talk the rest of the world into converting to OUR way of measuring. WE CAN'T CHANGE - IT'S UP TO YOU.
Get rid of that whole liter thing and go with gallons. Dump meters and go with yards (36 inches in a yard). I mean really - how hard is it to count to 36.
Look at the map of the world. Obviously the US customary system (in black) is gaining hold around the world. This system was first used by the British Empire but it seems when America became independent the British decided to pimp America and changed EVERYTHING to their crazy base 10 metric system.
And what's up with the gray people, they don't even have ANY way of measuring so it should be easy to convert. It's all like - go to the big tall tree that looks like a lion and go right towards the mountain that looks like an eagle. Or in Saudi Arabia it's go 5 wells past the oil slick.
IT'S TIME TO TAKE BACK 12 as the unit of measurement. Lets start a campaign to get the world to dump the Metric system for something Americans can handle.
OH and look at the red. Canada and Australians, you think you're so cool switching in 1980.
Next thing you know you will be talking about putting round-a-bouts on our streets. Already Americas are complaining that it's WAY to complicated. DON'T EVEN THINK about talking us into the Diverging Diamond interchanges. We can't even handle round-a-bouts.
A diverging diamond would be like suicide for more motorists. Remember - we can't handle counting to 10!
A diverging diamond interchange is a form interchange in which the two directions of traffic on the non-freeway road cross to the opposite side on both sides of the bridge at the freeway. It is unusual in that it requires traffic on the freeway overpass to briefly drive on the opposite side of the road from what they are accustomed.
WHAT could possibly go wrong!!!
And lastly - a funny hospital story.
this comes up because a worker dude had a kidney stone.
When I was living with a dude friend I came home one night and he was realing on the floor in a fetal position in pain. Not really know what the cause was I immediately figure it was gas. What else could it be!!!
So for some reason I happened to have some activated charcoal pills (I'm not sure why I had them . . just go with it) so I thought they would be GREAT for gas. He took three but it did not help.
I was dating DJ at the time and called her and we took Chris to all the closed Urgent Care places we could find (three I think) and finally the hospital.
They admitted him and as he was bend over in pain with nurse hovering over him.
He vomited BLACK
The nurses saw this and started to back away waiting for his head to start spinning around or something. Once he regained his composer he explained the charcoal and all was good.
Have a great weekend