Friday, January 6, 2012
By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel
Jan. 6, 2012 2:04 p.m.
Racine - Bus fares will increase and service will be cut Sunday for the Belle Urban System, the city announced.
Regular adult bus fare will rise from $1.50 to $2, accompanied by increases in fares for younger, older and disabled riders and in discounted pass rates. Also, evening service will be reduced and summer downtown trolley service will be eliminated.
Those changes were authorized by the city's 2012 budget, in response to cuts in state transit aid, the city Department of Public Works said.
I don't know if there are any bus riders out there but I thought I would post this, I found it in the JSOline, didn't see anything in the Journal Times about it.
Click here for JSOnline Article
1) So, how was your new year celebration?
2) If there is one city you would like to visit, what city would that be?
3) What was the last major project that has been done to your residence?
4) What is your main focus on a song that you are listening to? The lyrics or the instrumentation?
Enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Make your best guess and.... GO TO BED!
Answer revealed tomorrow.
Well, I'm back after an *unplanned* vacation. (Seriously, I can't believe that I made it 22 weeks without forgetting.) Let the games resume! Since we are all a year older, and some of you can't seem to make it to 8pm, I'm posting the game one hour earlier. Good night my dear ones... and sleep tight!
Totally outdated, simple, yet surprisingly effective and fairly reliable in its day. Also, made a satisfying "thunk" when inserted into the drive. Congratulations on another win, fungi! Stake your claim for your irregular prize... :)
Of course, you know that our gallant Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions this past Sunday. And Mr. Matt Flynn did some remarkable things while Mr. Aaron Rodgers rested on the sideline. Huzzah, huzzah, we are rich with talent. Our extraordinary Packers have won themselves a bye this weekend, so the game to watch is Saturday night’s match up between the Lions and the New Orleans Saints. The winner of that game will meet our green & gold on January 15 for the divisional title. I don’t care who wins, because the poor fellows will have to meet our monsters of the midway the following week. You call that winning?
I know this is the time of year when many people make predictions about the year to come, but I usually refrain from such things. Pay as you go, pay for what you want to know. In any case, I’m particularly glad that I’m not involved in any of that 2012 nonsense. I happen to know for a fact that the world does not come to an end this year. That’s next year. Tee-hee! Of course, I’m fooling. It’s the year after that. No, stop me. I can’t help myself.
I don’t dabble in mass predictions because humans really can’t handle the truth. We are better off not knowing the future of the universe. For those so gifted, however, we should also take advantage of our innate psychic abilities to help others on a personal and economic level. Thus I offer my services to the world. Discounts may apply and you know I will always help a fellow Irregular free of charge. Rates vary for others. Contact me for estimates: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact me within the next 30 minutes and I’ll throw in a free personal reading.
Thank you so much for reading my blog, dears. You have no idea how much I prize our friendship. I cherish every moment you spend here. Time makes our relationship better, like fine wine.
Dress for the weather my friends. There’s not too many slippery spots out there now, but when they appear, be careful. None of us wants to take a tumble. The hospital doesn’t always have spare parts for irregulars. Septilateral!
Monday, January 2, 2012
I have a friend who did that for years. He got a lot of complaints, so he just disabled his voicemail Now, you can call him, but you can't leave a message. Often, his ringer is off. When, or if, he answers or calls you back is up to him.
So, back to the original question: is it rude to take messages, but not listen to them before returning calls?
I don't mean to make a point here. I don't know if there even is etiquette anymore. I just want to know what Irregular minds think.
Got the picture?
Now, imagine that you're away for a few hours, leaving the dog alone at home with the video camera on. Here is what happened while you were away.
There is a bush outside my living room window that attracts hummingbirds when it blooms. Will have to try some more this spring when the blooms come.
What do you do in the winter? Besides working how do you keep busy? I myself like to keep busy on the internet. Everyone stay warm, Don't forget about your pets, keep them inside.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Just a few photos for you. First, from New Year's Eve, the glow of sunset, Venus near the horizon, the Moon and Jupiter (above and left of the Moon) taken with my fisheye lens.
Next a green flash from the setting Sun with the telescopes of Kitt Peak visible on the mountain just to the left.
A post Sunset shot of Kitt Peak.
Finally, Venus setting over saguaros near the bottom of the Catalina Highway.
Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.