every time i see this sign in the winona, minnesota hockey arena my brain changes the last word to a word that’s not so nice that rhymes with puck.
a great game was played though i think a few words that sound like puck were muttered by parents flabbergasted by the officiating, rough play and poor sportsmanship on display by the opposing team. in the end, viroqua lost 4-3.
odin’s choice of words on the message on his bedroom door is interesting and insightful. it’s a natural tween declaration of a need for independent space, but not a strict command to not enter. just a reminder that it’s his space and not ours.
taking a picture of the front of the building because it’s one of my favorites and i feel like the sign in particular isn’t going to last much longer. i especially like the iconography and description of products and services rendered.
inside tollefson repair you will find a cast of Genuine Local Characters who will happily custom fabricate more supportive treehouse supports and homemade smoke bomb holders ( how did i never write a post about that?! ).
at first, they came off as a little standoffish but i think they’re amused to see me now since i come to them with more interesting projects than their usual day-to-day fare.
feeling like a stranger in a strange land wandering the fremont street experience in old las vegas. i don’t gamble and i don’t patronize strip clubs so it’s a bit, er, strange.
that said, i could spend years taking pictures in vegas.
out for a morning run in vegas and, oh hey, it’s the fabulous las vegas sign i think is required to be in any vegas movie even though, like most of the strip, the sign is not actually in vegas.
apropos of nothing, right before i stumbled upon the sign, i literally stumbled after hitting a funny patch of sidewalk. pretty good stop, drop and roll. nice technique but i’m sure i’ll feel it in the morning.
i’ve been happily driving jetta diesels for 15 years. i have a lot of words i could say after dieselgate but maybe the most pertinent are “never buying another volkswagen” ( insert epic rant here that i don’t have time to write ).
perhaps the only solace i can personally take is that we’ve only been driving a polluter for about a year and the diesels we drove previously appears to have not skirted the emissions laws.
i hope the EPA fines them the reported maximum, $18 billion and we use the money to invest in pedestrian infrastructure ( probably not going to happen, but hey we can dream a little dream, right? ).
i was leaving work and found this tucked under the windshield. i’m pretty sure it was meant as a lighthearted joke but the reality of the environmental impact of dieselgate is no laughing matter.
as i hopped into the car, i got a text message from a friend in michigan. sigh. i had conversations with several current owners of TDIs that aren’t buying another one no matter what the company does and several people who didn’t own one but were considering buying and are now not going to. i think the long term implications for diesels in the US in general and vw in particular will be devastating. apple couldn’t have asked for better timing of a scandal as they accelerate their efforts to build an electric car as current TDI owners like myself, er, ride out their payment plans.
something that hasn’t happened in 13 years. any guesses as to what it is?
here’s the answer if you can’t figure it out
i expect it’ll go back to the way it was soon.