Indian Castle, NY– I’m along the New York State Thruway, headed home for the weekend, by way of a short stop at Geneva, NY.
We had some ice and snow  around here last night, which slowed my progress something terrible, so I didn’t make it home as planned. But, since I wasn’t scheduled for anything after this anyway, I wasn’t too worried. I’ll get to Geneva around 630pm, and from there to the yard, and the arms of my loving wife, who will be waiting for me. We’re supposed to get more snow , too. Nature seems to agree, we’ve got a big one coming. I’m noticing bigger seagulls than usual… the big lake birds, not the usual winged rats you see hanging around shopping malls and such… never a good sign, in terms of oncoming weather. Oh, well, at least I’ll be home.
The truck is running well, with the exception of a broken belt in my right steer tire. Anything over 50mph and this poor truck becomes a rather large paint shaker. I’m told I’ll be getting new tires.
I’m also told that I’ll be getting a Bully Dog Power-adder  as an experiment. With fuel prices as they are (Thank you, hope and change) you can imagine that we’re doing what we can to hold the line on those costs. The Bully dog will add perhaps 500ftlbs of torque and around 75hp , while getting 20% better MPG. Yes, it sounds too good to be true, but I’ve seen these things work on smaller trucks and been very impressed.. Personally, I can’t wait to try it. And yes, they’re expensive… around $2800. Then again, with a tank of fuel costing around $1200, it doesn’t take long to see such investments paying off.
Let’s have a look around, hmm?
- The Debates: I’ve said for a long while, now, that the debates we see are little more than scripted sessions. I’ve also admitted Romney can follow a script better than most. But I’m afraid that’s no measure of a president. It’s thereby I suggest we take the results of the debates with some salt. Let’s remember, gang, that the results are filtered through the eyes of the punditry, who will tend to downplay any candidate  who is not a Democrat or a member of the GOP Castratti. Such are all about Pushing Romney. Until he gets nominated, of course. What we have with Romney is McCain v2.0, but they’ll never say that. Yet. But now, Herman Cain is within striking distance, and the trends are good for him.  That said, 9-9-9 isn’t going over so large as Perry’s Flat Tax. I like the idea of 9-9-9, but only if the 14th amendment is repealed.
- Droid: Samsung has overtaken the I-Phone  as the phone of choice, as measured by sales. I”m moving to a droid myself, soon, instead of the Apple product. Why? Simple; I’m not happy about having to go through I-tunes for everything. The droid to my way of thinking is by far more powerful, flexible and cheaper. Why should I care about anything other than that?
- Snark of the week: From Dennis Miller:
Chaz Bono is already bitching about being voted off “Dancing with the Stars.” Hey, Chaz — man up.
LOL! Of course, look, the whole cast reminds one of the denizens of the Island of Misfit toys, anyway. Sheesh. What people will watch…
I’m off till Sunday night. My usual carlisle, PA run then who knows?