Truman keeps an eye on the proceedings in the kitchen. There seems to be a feline-canine understanding that when he is in certain places, for example in front of the back door of the kitchen or on the bottom shelf of the end cabinet, he is not to be disturbed by the curious canines. If he moves from these locations, the chase is on.


It’s the kind of night I love. A gentle, warm wind. Temperatures well above 80°F. No moon. Lots of stars nearby, but lighting all around on the horizon.

I’m already looking forward to my next storm chasing week in 2023. Mother Nature never fails to impress me.

More Storms.

I canceled tonight’s flight due to weather moving in. Thunderstorms were not in the forecast, but as a pilot one quickly learns you fly the weather you have, not the weather on the forecast.

It would be easier to fly the weather on the forecast.

Thunderstorms continued well into the evening as the instructor and I went over some ground school lessons for my instrument rating. We’re getting close to the big day!

I hope to fly this weekend.


I don’t know this person. His slicked hair, mustache, and glasses caught my eye one night while I was watching a 1956 presentation on the wonders of Western Electric. He was the only one in the film with facial hair. Here he’s just a guy that’s working hard at one of Western Electric’s facilities. Yes, I find him attractive. Yes, my husband knows this.

It must have been hot in the facility because it appears he’s wearing a t-shirt while working. Many of the folks in the 1956 Western Electric film are dressed quite nice, especially when compared to 2022 standards, and this man is working in his t-shirt. He’s not the only one in his t-shirt, so perhaps it was part of a trend.

One of the takeaways from my upbringing was the importance of a good work ethic. At work today we had an all-hands call for our division. The presenter brought up an image of a bunch of animals drawn on top of each other; the first animal you saw indicated your personality. I saw a cat and that meant I was determined. I feel that’s accurate, I like getting things done and having a purpose. These traits are a strong contributor to my framework for a work ethic. I believe we should contribute more than we take from society. Working hard is important to me. I’ll have time to relax when I retire in a few years, and even though I probably won’t stop working completely.

I wonder about the backstory of the gentleman in the screenshot. Was he married? Did he have kids? Did he work for Western Electric his whole life?

It appears he had a very strong work ethic. I hope he was happy with what he achieved.

Stormy Weather.

We had dinner with Matt and Homer tonight. We went to a casual Mexican place right around the corner from Homer’s house. It was a beautiful night so we walked to the restaurant. We were just finishing up our dinner when a thunderstorm moved in. We talked as the thunder boomed and the rain came down. It was raining pretty hard for quite a while. Homer and I decided to walk back to his house in the rain so I could get the car and pick up Earl and Matt and get them home in a less wet manner.

We had a very nice time this evening. It’s always fun getting together with the two of them.


As a bit of a nostalgic kind of guy, I’m in the habit of watching “Password” from the 1960s while writing code for work. I love the manners and classy behavior of the celebrities and the guests on this show, and the simplicity of the game. It’d be later years when we’d have “alphabetics” and “Super Password” and the like. Here the players alternate through ten tries to guess the Password and the winner of the round goes to play the “Lightning Round”.

Betty White met husband Allen Ludden on this show, it’s fun to see Mrs. Ludden exude her “sparkling personality”, as it’s described during her introduction.


So we’ve been watching “Uncoupled”, starring Neil Patrick Harris, on Netflix. It’s an eight episode series and it was released a few months ago. We’re just catching up.

The reviews on IMDB are unnecessarily brutal.

Some compare it to “Sex And The City”. I’ve never seen “Sex And The City”, other than the spoof of it starring Bea Arthur and Charlotte Rae, so I can’t make a comparison. It takes place in New York, the main cast seems to be quite affluent and many of the gays remind me of the gays we encountered back when we lived in Chicago.

Is the show perfect? Not by a long shot, but it’s light and airy, and has a very casual feel to the cinematography that I really enjoy. We have two episodes left in our viewing adventure and I’m looking forward to them. It’s a fun little show!


Truman likes to go out on the roof over the garage in the evenings. I go out there to enjoy the wonderful desert air, and he takes a moment to enjoy the experience with me.

Friday Dance Party.

I still love both of these songs, and it doesn’t matter if it’s wrong or right.

Both songs were produced by the same person. From 1991, Corina “Temptation”. It went to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

And from 1991, Lisette Melendez and “Together Forever”. This was reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year.

So Small.

Youtube recommended this video to me. I don’t know why, but I can tell you that I could never live in a space this small. It’s not because I have a lot of stuff (though I do), it’s because I could never live in a space the size of a freight elevator. It’s way too close quarters for my liking.