Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wondering if I am Daffy.

Some people think I am a little daffy.  Well, that may be but it is because they don't understand my sense of humor.  Then, not too many people do.  I do try to see the humor in everything, and I suppose, I am a little daffy at times.

Now, this reminds me of Daffy Duck.  Daffy Duck was created on this date back 1937 at Warner Brothers (to compete with Disney) and has been entertaining us ever since, sometimes by using a big wooden mallet on poor ole Porky Pig.  At other times ole Daffy seemed quite confused:


 At other times he was quite confident and in control:
 Daffy was brought to you by Looney Tunes, A Warner Bros. Cartoon:

That's all folks.  Now, you all look for the humor in things and along with me, wish Daffy a Happy Birthday and have yourselves a great day, you hear?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wondering About a Trip to Mars.

They say that the person has already been born who will walk on Mars.  But what I wonder is why we just don't go there now with a manned mission.  We have the technology, and I am not talking about the old, slow chemical propelled rockets.  With today's technology, a trip to Mars would probably be death sentence.  First off, it would take at least six to nine months to get there and during that trip you would get dosed with the radiation equivalent to a whole body CT scan every five to six days.  Now that would sure increase your chances of cancer, wouldn't it?  Once you get there, you would have to then wait up to two years for Earth and Mars to be close enough for your return trip. 

A fellow named Franklin Diaz has come up with a better propulsion system.  He has built plasma rocket engines and these, he believes, will shorten the trip to the red planet to less than six weeks.  Now we are talking!!  That is a lot better than six to nine months that it would now take.

Once we get there, we will find that it isn't a very habitable or friendly place to be.  There is an extremely thin atmosphere and lots of red dust.  It looks like a red desert:
I think if I were to take such a long trip, I would prefer to go somewhere where there is trees, and grass, and flowers, and wildlife, and blue skies.  Of course, if I had a chance to go to Mars, or the Moon, or just up in an orbit around Earth, I would jump at the chance.  But at my age, I could never endure the rigorous training that astronauts go through.  So, if any of you get to go, please send me a post card, you hear?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wondering About Apollo 13.

On this day back in 1970, these famous words were spoken by the Apollo 13 crew, "Houton,we have a problem".  This mission to the moon was launched on April eleventh and was on its way there on seventeenth when an oxygen tank blew up and severely damaged the craft.  There was no alternative but to continue to the moon, go around it, and try to return to earth.  This was a very serious event and it sent mission control into a frenzy, but they finally worked out a way to bring the crippled craft safely back home.  It was not easy, but they managed to pull it off.  I would say that mission control were the real heroes in this emergency.  But the capsule's occupants, Lovel, Swigert, and Haise played a sugnificant part and also were heroes.

I sure remember that event and I wonder how many of you who were old enough to also remember it?  Let me know.  Now, I hope you all have a great day here on Earth, you hear?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Computer in the Shop

My lap-top is in the shop suffering from a broken hinge that connects the 'puter to the screen in the lid.  So I am using my tablet to post until the lap-top is fixed.  It takes awhile to pick each letter with one finger, so will keep this short.  I sure do miss it but the weather is great and I am going to have a great day and want you to have a great day, too, you hear?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wondering About Tax Day.

Today is TAX DAY!!!  I usually have my taxes done and sent in long before the due date, but not this year.  I guess I will be making a trip to the post office today.  Do you know before 1913 there was no income tax?  The government got its money mainly through excise taxes.  But thanks to Abraham Lincoln, not now!!  Well, I figure the best way to get through this day is to see the humor in it.  OK, you don't see any humor in it?  You have to look real, real, real hard.  Now, do you see the humor. . . NO?  OK, I guess you need some cartoons to help.

 Does the above picture look like you today?

Take a look at the following form and let us know which Filing Status you checked on your return:
 The lesser of two evils?

OK, hope this made your tax day go a little better by putting a grin on your face.  It worked for me.  Now, got to run to the post office and I hope you all survive tax day in good shape, you hear?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wondering Why I Didn't Answer and Other Things?

The first thing on the agenda today is to apologize for not answering your comments back on my blog posted on April 8th of this year.  Forgive me for that and all of you who did comment, you can now go back and see my replies to your comments, which I just posted.  For quick reference, here is a link to that post:

I got wondering this morning, if I asked you what the difference is between EMF (electromotive force) and voltage, what would your answers be?

  Then I wondered what I would say the difference would be.  I guess I would say that EMF would be the highest figure because it represents the highest amount of potential that could possibly exist in a circuit and a voltage would be the reading of the actual potential between any two points in a circuit.  But what caused this potential?  More electrons in one part of a circuit than in another.  Mother Nature loves a balance in everything and is always trying to correct things to get to that balance.  That is why we get a current flow from high potential to low, she is trying to even things up.

Well now, I hope my blog posting this morning was not too shocking.  Just don't touch bare wires. . . and have a great day, you hear?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wondering about a Great Dinner.

My wife made a great dinner last night and I sure did enjoy myself eating it.  In fact, it was so tasty that I had two huge, piled high, plates of it.  Before dinner, my poor plate looked like this:
My plate was as empty as my stomach.  Believe me, after smelling that big turkey breast baking in the oven, my stomach was calling out to be fed.  "Feed me!!  Feed me!!"  Yep, it yelled so loud it scared the dogs. . . (grin).  But let me tell you, it was sure worth waiting for.  I piled my first plate nice and full as I did for my second:

Now tell me, wouldn't you love to dive into that plate of food?  I sure did and went back for another plate full just as full as the first.  Dang, I wanted a third but my stomach was just too dang full.  So, for lunch today I had turkey breast sandwiches.  Now I can't wait until supper, but she will probably have something different.  BTW, I am sure you know by now that I love to eat!!  I hope you all have plenty of good food to eat today which goes a long way for having a great day, you hear?