Leviathan Falls Next Year

The last Expanse novel’s title & cover was released and the book’s release date kind of announced. It is sadly still a ways off. Right now they’re just saying will release 2021. Cool cover and call back to the first novel’s title. I’m guessing the Levithan in this case will be the Laconian Empire.

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What Really Frightens Me

I saw the cool animated gif of lightning showing through the clouds of Hurricane Laura in the Tweet below, visible from space via weather satellites.

That by the way is NOT what frightened me. No, that made me feel inspired by nature, its power and beauty, and how we can never entirely control it (nor should we).

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Language is a Virus: “Luck Out, Cash In” Conundrum

So I see this lottery touch screen kiosk thing in a store and its big blurb is: “Luck Out, Cash In”. Okay I know in United States & Canada colloquial speech, “Luck Out” means to be lucky. Heck, I’ve used it that way myself. But it has always annoyed me as it seems short for “out of luck” to me, which of course means UNlucky. Apparently I’m not the only one who feels that way, as the dictionary also gives the colloquial definition in England and Australia as exactly that — luck out there means to be unlucky.

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What would you do (or not do) for a penny?

What would you do for a penny? No I don’t mean what would you do if someone offered you a penny. I mean how far would you go to prove a point when you have been SHORTED a PENNY by a VERY large mega-corporation with 2.2 MILLION employees world-wide? Obviously it’s not so much about the fracking cent at this point, but when your payroll statement basically says…  $xxxx.x4 + $xxx.x3 = $xxxx.x6 … then there is something wrong. Last time I checked four plus three equals SEVEN, not six. Continue reading What would you do (or not do) for a penny?

Useful Google Assistant Silliness… “This is a Tractor.”

Have someone hide your phone (or just misplace it like I always do). Walk around the house and say this, loudly… “OK, Google… Make a bunch of noise so I can find you.”

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‘Coon Crossings & Counterfeit C-Notes

I guess this $100 bill needed washing so someone left it here?

Only a few hours into my day and its already a little bizarre. First driving to work early in the AM and had to stop to let a raccoon cross the road. So I’ve heard its bad if a black cat crosses the road in front of you, but what happens when a ‘coon does so? Apparently you soon stumble on a counterfeit $100 bill laying on a grocery shelf in the laundry soap aisle. 😜