Siftings

Shuffle, Shuffle
Nov
12
Shuffle, Shuffle
I’m a dork.  And pretty slow on the uptake, too.    Regarding the former, the physical therapy grinds on.  Eighty percent of the left foot toes are doing fine, but the big one just won’t bend and I’m pretty sure it’s a skeletal thing that’s gonna require more surgery.  Be that as it may, the...
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Bleeding Out
Nov
09
Bleeding Out
Just the song in my heart.  That’s a strange thing to say at a moment like this.  Look down.  That’s an impressive pool of blood.  Lake Craig is creeping out into the whatever you call the area beyond the emergency room curtain.  Informed of the SUV making my weekend more kinetic, Lesley texts from...
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Countdown - Tiebreakers
Oct
27
Countdown - Tiebreakers
Longest WS game ever has the genius switch in the upright and locked position.   10. Start the 10th inning with bench coach on first.   9.  Start the 11th inning with beer vendor (incuding beer cooler) on second.   8.  Start the 12th inning with Commissioner on third.   7.  Start the 13th...
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Sunset
Oct
26
Sunset
The sun is setting.  The gators are restless.  Gators with a capital “G”.  A dozen nine year-olds have stopped practice to be part of the show.  There’s an unveiling to pull off and the Seaside Pony League Gators are here so let’s have them pull the tarp off the sign. The top-secret sign has been...
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Countdown - Honor Among Thieves
Apr
13
Countdown - Honor Among Thieves
Watching the Spartans whup on the boys from Watsonville, the question arises; at what point do you stop stealing bases against an opponent?  To settle this deep, philosophical question, which has daunted mankind since we crawled out of the primordial ooze (i.e. pre-baseball), here is the definitive...
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Does This Sort Of Thing ...
Apr
06
Does This Sort Of Thing ...
...happen to you?   You wake up in the middle of the night, and remember the Alfa Romeo Montreal's production run ran until 1977, and thus your parenthetical comment on #4 of your most recent Countdown should include that car?   See above (and / or Atomic Blonde)
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Friday Countdown - Jeep State
Apr
06
Friday Countdown - Jeep State
While the alt-right wingnuts fret about the “Deep State”, I worry more about who votes.  Thus, what follows is a first draft of a constitutional amendment to assign variable voting power to individuals, based on the vehicles they drive.  This is a draft.  You can have your own draft, on your own...
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Racing
Apr
01
Racing
I gotta lose some weight.  A hundred and fifty pounds, or thereabouts.  It’s the only way I have any hope of regaining the crown of fastest go-karter in the Malin household.    A week with Colin on Spring Break in Seattle has come and gone, too quickly.  I lost at everything.  Karting.  Rally...
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Friday Countdown - Current Rear Quarterpanels
Mar
30
Friday Countdown - Current Rear Quarterpanels
900 miles in a day at the wheel affords time to calibrate the top ten list of rear quarter panels currently available in showrooms.  Your opinion might vary but … trust me, 900 miles in a Jeep is the base level commitment of time and punishment necessary to have a credible alternative...
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Friday Countdown - VHTV
Mar
23
Friday Countdown - VHTV
Random sampling of Village of Vernon Hills YouTube channel offerings, by views as of today.  It appears curiosity about the legal budget by the ever-inimitable Mayor Byrne is ratings gold.     10.  Extended Overnight Parking Permit - 6 views 9.  9/7/17 Board Meeting – 44 views 8.  3/21/18 Board...
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