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Today is Friday the 13th.  Big deal.  I often wonder why people get caught up in superstitions.    Today is no different than any other day when it comes to luck.

Elizabethe and I went and saw Passengers.  What a great movie.  The premise is a space ship loaded with 5,000 passengers and 258 crew members, all in suspended animation, is destined to a new world.  When they arrive they will be woken and they will colonize the new world.  However, something goes wrong when a passenger awakes about 80 years early.  (Hmm…. I wonder if he woke on Friday the 13th???)

It has some great twist and turns.  You’ll also laugh a lot.  There is some funny stuff in the movie.

Gift Certificate

We had a gift certificate for concessions at the movie theatre that expires next week.  It’s pretty crazy how much they charge for  popcorn and a soda.  When you pay $9 a ticket to see a movie, you’d think a soda wouldn’t cost $7, but it does.  It is absolutely crazy.  Thus, our $15 gift certificate didn’t go very far.

Warm to Cold

Yesterday it was warm for January.  It reached the high 50s.  (When I checked it was 58F.)  Today, it is down to 34F currently.  The temperatures are supposed to drop the next couple of days, and then rise again.

No More Dish

We canceled Dish Network.  Like many such services, their rates kept going up.  Instead, we’re giving Hulu a test drive.  The big thing I don’t like about Hulu is you can’t see the episode numbers on TV series, and they are in reverse order (newest first).  While that makes sense in some cases, it is a pain in other cases.  But, we’ll see if it is a viable replacement for Dish Network.


Stupid is as Stupid Says

The media hates us, or they must think the public is stupid.  MSN reports, “The fizziness in carbonated drinks often comes from phosphoric acid.”

Here’s the deal… carbonated drinks get their fizziness from CARBONATION.  (Also known as carbonic acid – the mixture of CO2 and H2O.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonic_acid)   Also, not all soft drinks contain phosphoric acid. (There is nothing fizzy about phosphoric acid.  Carbonic acid gets its fizziness by releasing the CO2 bubbles when it hits the warmth of your mouth.)  Back in the day, when soda fountains were popular, a bottle of phosphoric acid was kept at the counter.  When someone ordered a soda pop, they could ask to have it turn it in to a “phosphate”.  A phosphate was a soda pop with a shot of phosphoric acid for some extra tartness.  My favorite was a cherry phosphate.

But then, the person who wrote the MSN report was probably born in the 80s and gets their information from Facebook postings.

Okay… got that out of the way.  Feels good to call MSN stupid.

To celebrate 56 years of life, Elizabethe and I went and saw Skyfall.  Like any Bond movie, it was great.

Now it’s time for a nice rib eye steak, baked potato, and a salad.

Blew the Door Right Open

I have a small fridge in the basement that we only keep sodas in it.  I went down today to grab a “cold one” (soda, that is) and found the door open.

Muttering under my breath, I thought someone had left it open or that something was blocking the door.  On the floor sat a rootbeer can. 

I picked up the can and examined it.  The entire top was missing, and about 1/4 of rootbeer was in the bottom.  I then examined the bottom and noticed it was bulging outward.

Using my C.S.I. skills (LOL) I looked in the fridge and noticed the case of rootbeer had a hole in it.  The hole looked as though a speeding can of rootbeer shot through it. 

I concluded that the fridge, with the change in temperatures outside, got cold enough to freeze the can.  The can, surrounded by other cans, with no place to expand, blew its top forcing the door open.  The open door then caused the freezer to ice over which kept the door from shutting.

The door is now open, freezer off, and waiting for the ice to thaw. 

I sure wish I could have it on video.

Now, the unanswered question is, where is the top of the can.  So far, my search has not turned up the missing top.

So, was this a suicide can?  Or, was it murdered?

Top of Can

Top of Can

Bottom of Can

Bottom of Can

Aside from that, we’ve had some great colors in the yard.  Here’s a taste…

Flaming Leaf

Flaming Leaf

Maple Tree

Maple Tree