June 6 2009
On this day, I learned that some people are really offended that Google would dare honor Tetris instead of military vets. The comparison is just. . . I don’t guess I see how they relate at all. If everyone dropped what they were doing on every single holiday, we’d never get anywhere, and not to mention, we’d run out of days really fast. Can’t have Channukah on the same day as Pearl Harbor Day! And watch out if Easter happens to be on St. Patrick’s Day! Sheesh.
I learned that if you’re really good at what you do, you can repossess jets for a living.
I learned that if you want to drill a hole through a relatively small, fine, seashell, you can take a small nail (I used a panelling nail) and a pin, make an indentation in a strong spot on the shell with the nail, then bear down hard on that dent with the pin to poke a hole out. This makes holes about 1/30″ in diameter. Larger seashells don’t work with this method, and you will still have to spend a lot of time sharpening your nail and pin over and over and over.
I also learned that the city ballpark is largely the same as I remember it, which is good because it’s not been that long, but they’ve remodelled most of the dugouts and built a huge castle of bathrooms in the middle of the complex, which is also good because the old bathrooms they had in the concession stand were pretty skanky.