Saturday, August 29, 2009


When I started up my car to leave work this afternoon, its thermometer read 110 degrees.

Now normally that reading isn't accurate because the car has been sitting in the sun collecting heat, so a better reading is obtained once I start driving. That seemed to be the case today because after starting to move while heading towards the freeway, it came down to 108.

Since we have something else to do tomorrow morning, I shifted this week's regular Costco visit to tonight - we went to the Azusa location after dinner and let me tell you, it was smothering, stifling hot over there!

Costco in the evening is very different from Costco in the morning. The shelves have been ransacked and the high stacks of merchandise I am used to seeing right after the store opens were low stacks tonight. It looked like a tornado had gone through the salad greens that come in a plastic container - they were strewn all over the place. People are such slobs.

There are stacks of fresh, crusty and warm bread in the morning. In the evening hardly anything is left on the table and it sure isn't warm!

At least they had everything I was looking for but I'm sure I will feel better next week going back to the normal morning visit to Costco.

Moving on to another subject, I was browsing Amazon's site and noticed that this is the #1 bestselling book over there, even outselling Dan Brown's latest work of inaccuracy (click on image to enlarge):

That's #1 on the list?? Have we all gone crazy or what??? It must be the heat.


Anonymous said...

I left my parent's place yesterday about 4 P.M. as I had to feed their birds and cats. It was 86. That's just about the highest I've seen it there. I remember 85 many years ago. Must be global warming.

Anonymous said...

I know we are all crazy, some just more psychotic than others but the reason the manual is number one is its a requirement in many other fields.
The rules of APA Style, detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, offer sound guidance for writing with simplicity, power, and concision. APA Style has been adapted by many disciplines and is used by writers around the world. Its also good for beating students over the head with.

I read D. Brown's Digital Fortress and felt cheated. I bought the book because I read the first page in the bookstore and saw that the protagonist was a Japanese guy. I took it on a trip and found that by the end of the first page he was dead. I can sum up Brown's knowledge of digital in one word. MMMMPPPPPPFFFFF. He spent two pages on tracking an IP. BFD. BTW, I should go read my APA and use a proxy server.