A light, airy, effervescent, blog of grave consequence. (NOT!) Dedicated to those of us who must respond to negative stimuli by Chernobyling (entombing in concrete) our innermost thoughts.

Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Monday, February 27, 2006


Found a neat little appliance parts shop in Baton Rouge today. The place is old-school. Racks and racks of bins full of every doo-dad ever installed on any appliance. One guy running the place with about 500 manuals and a microfiche reader. I needed a new motor and capacitor for the fan in my HVAC system. Action Appliance Parts, on North Foster Drive had the pieces I needed and for only $112.77.

So now I can eliminate the hideous howling when the fan for the heat and A/C starts up in the house. Plus, since I've taken the fan completely out of the heat exchanger up stairs, I'm going to brush out and vacuum the unit because it looks like it hasn't been touched in about 10 years.

Hopefully, that will fix it.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

A couple quickies...

First, 26.9" of snow in Central Park today. That's some global warming trend.

Second, It looks like the Vice President is taking a proactive approach to saving Social Security. Can I get a permit?

Friday, February 03, 2006

Muslim nutbags and cartoons

Sheesh. The left's favorite 'freedom fighters' are rioting, taking hostages, and threatening to blow up (yeah, original aren't they) embassies because some newspapers printed CARTOONS.

These are definitely people you want to try to reason with.

Of course, if the liberal governments of those countries cave to the unrest, maybe we oughta try it here? You know, everytime some idiot cartoonist portrays W as a chimp, or hand puppet, the republicans in congress form a ululating mob and burn down the headquarters of the paper that published it.
Maybe that would cause the democrats to get serious.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Groundhog day

So it seems as is that overgrown Pennsvania rodent has seen his shadow this morning. Six more weeks of winter that portends.

Hmmmmm. I'm not sure I can take six more weeks of 70's with a little rain.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Another quick NASCAR thought.

Michael Waltrip will be in a Dodge this year. Sponsered by NAPA and driving for Bill Davis Racing.

Next year, however, Waltrip has formed a team that will be one of the first to pilot a TOYOTA Camry in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

I'm not sure how I feel about this, BUT, at least the TOYOTA comes in a 2-door model with a manual transmission from the factory.