April Pieces Of My Mind #2

Skirsjön
Lake Skirsjön, Ytterjärna parish, Södermanland, on the Sörmlandsleden hiking trail.
surfin
Everybody’s gone surfin’ / Surfin’ USA
  • Hollister means “hold lard” in Swedish.
  • The erratic narcissist in the White House now wants to move the date for a re-visit to the Moon (scientifically low-priority, nostalgic) back from an unrealistic 2028 to a completely fairy-tale 2024. Because he expects to be re-elected and 2024 would be his final year.
  • Sitting on the path next to the Södertälje highway bridge, on severely disturbed and rearranged ground, was a nice big sherd of 14th century Siegburg stoneware. Huh?
  • It’s “between 899 AND 924”, not TO. Remember, you don’t say “The pepper is between the salt TO the egg timer”.
  • WTF? Facebook suddenly decides to start throwing sponsored ads for rum and whiskey at me. Guys, I’m a life-long tee-totaller. Hello?
  • Jrette’s junior prom dress just arrived in the mail. It’s a lovely piece of couture and she will look gorgeous in it. But the make or model is called True Decadence. Umm, say what now?
  • Surely the Hebrides must be the gender-bendiest part of Scotland.
  • 1st butterfly of the year!

Author: Martin R

Dr. Martin Rundkvist is a Swedish archaeologist, journal editor, skeptic, atheist, lefty liberal, bookworm, boardgamer, geocacher and father of two.

One thought on “April Pieces Of My Mind #2”

  1. I hadn’t heard about the new proposed timetable for a manned flight mission, but as somebody who knows a bit about how NASA works: Yes, that timetable is unrealistic. It generally takes at least five years for an unmanned orbital mission to go from selection to launch, unless it’s what they call a CubeSat (10 cm on each side). And that’s without testing whatever life support systems would be needed.

    But par for the course from a man who is so vain he probably thinks this old Carly Simon song is about him.

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