Friday, February 3, 2017

Coffers

Not coffee.  Coffers.  I visited the Jackson County, Missouri, tax assessment office this morning to get proof that I didn't owe them any property tax, so I could register my vehicle in Missouri now that I live here again, and I helped fill them up.  The coffers.  They found that I neglected to pay my property tax for the years 2001 and 2002. This was because I moved, and normally property tax is collected or verified when you register your car, which of course I did not do, because I registered it in Kansas. An oversight. My bad.

So, the tax was about $400, and the late fees and interest brought the total up to $1,800.

Your heard me.

Probably overflowing.  The coffers.

Yes, it took this to get me to do another blog post. But don't worry. I vowed to myself to refrain from doing Trump posts.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

1984

Hip young people at the Apple Store, along with a few tragically old people.
It's the new Apple Store. They moved from a smaller location two blocks away that had a much smaller front. This is on a corner, actually, so the glass wall is sort of wrap-around. It's always been a little weird, walking into one of these places, but now it's really weird. It feels so alien inside that I felt myself acting differently, trying to fit into a new protocol that is somehow imposed by the architecture. Is this what it feels like to by young, now?

I feel so out of place, I will not go back in there, even though I do get an interest in a new laptop once in awhile. However, now you can buy Apple stuff in lots of different places. And, truth be told, the geniuses at Apple really aren't smarter than the clerks at Best Buy. And, more truth, you or I could spend half an hour in front of Google and easily leave all of them in the dust if we wanted to. You can tell when you ask them a question about a product and they grab the box and start reading the back real fast.

Even more truth, do you even want a Mac anymore?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

WWWW16: What Was Wrong With '16

Remember Disco?  Remember how it was around for awhile and then the grown-ups thought it was cool and started doing it and then it died? Why CAN'T THAT HAPPEN TO TWEETING!!??

Astronomical "events" that are not really events, but just juxtapositions of some sort that happen regularly, but no so often that we remember it, like "super moons" and various alignments, are not really events. A comet crashing into a planet would be an event, but a full moon that happened to occur when the moon was at one of its closest cycles to Earth is really not. Also, the fact that something is not going to happen again for 87 years does not make it important. If you think about it, something that happens every two hours or once a day, or whatever, is actually much more important to us. Because, duh. Like, hey, the sun is going to come up tomorrow!! Yay! This is important.

You know how when you think you're a nice person but you're rude to clerks in stores actually makes you an asshole, even though you don't really think you are?  Stupid misleading headlines designed to get your attention and click on something are actually part of the story, so if they are lies, then the article is untrue, and the publication should issue a retraction and an apology.

CNN crawl still riddled with grammatical and spelling errors.

I will give 2016 credit, though, for some things. For example, I think people have finally quit worrying about how many spaces other people leave after periods.