Life in The Desert

Jun. 25th, 2017 04:47 am
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~It's down to 73° now and the air coming out of the swamp cooler is cold, but I'm letting it run, making the house cold. We have one more day of this heat wave [103° today, down from a 106° prediction] and then we're done. High 90's for the rest of the week, which is the usual around here and we can handle that easy.

Been sleeping through most of it. Just as well as we're broke as fuck once again at the end of the month. /sigh

I should be writing. Well, writing more. I have been scribbling a lil bit on the Liber and a few short stories. I never really stop writing, even if it's just trolling assholes on the Internet. LOL

Not much else to talk about. Just getting by and watching The Donald wreck the GOP and the Dem Civil War heat up. Life in The Desert.

...and there ya have it.


Jun. 19th, 2017 11:35 am
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I have been emailed a few times in the past week or so by Ms Stephanie Scott, Admissions & Account Assistant, Los Angeles Film School. LAFS was a pretty cool place when I checked out, that was long ago. But I'm a gentleman and also a Hollywood Rule is "be nice to those you meet on the way'll meet them again on the way down".

Dear Ms Scott,

I'm a fat old man on Disability who's last contact with your institution was nearly twenty years ago, so I'm assuming y'all are having 'enrollment issues'. That's a shame. I liked the feel of the place, I just didn't have the bread to enroll.

Presently I am living in a double-wide in a mobile home park up in the High Desert. The film industry is a distant and sad memory, so while I appreciate your offer, I'll have to pass.

I do however wish you the best of luck, my dear.

M. Daly

Life in The Desert

Jun. 17th, 2017 03:35 pm
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~It is presently 103° and 11% humidity. 107° predicted for tomorrow and 109° for Mon, Tues and Wed.

Summer 17: Travelling Hall of Fame

Jun. 15th, 2017 07:37 pm
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I am a baseball guy so I couldn't resist the traveling exhibit that was in town for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I am a sucker for baseball. Tickets were $20, but like so many events, there was a Groupon available. So essentially we all went for a total of $16 (Kids under five were free).

I do have to admit it was cool. There were probably 15-20 "artifacts" and they were worth it- Babe Ruth's bat, Hank Aaron's 714 home run ball, Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente hats and jerseys, a lunchbox from one of the players on the team that inspired "A League of their own", a Honus Wagner baseball card (worth roughly $3 million).

They tried to supplement with a lot of extras. There was a virtual reality viewer that took you to the World Series and in the sports bars that were watching the World Series. I have to admit that's cool.

There was an IMAX movie. It was fine and was certainly a feelgood plea for baseball. I really liked that they showed the difference between a 92mph and a 100mph fastball (the 92mph is four feet from the plate when the 100 one is in the catchers glove). Although I appreciate feel good fluff, it was largely fluff for its 12 minute running time.

So overall, I was kind of a disappointed from a $20 a ticket view. For the kids (mainly) there were some cool greenscreen things that I will have to eventually share here.

I will give them points for trying. There was an interactive Hall of fame exhibit which featured Pedro Martinez and Brooks Robinson, which I suspect would be nirvana for 12 year olds. Certainly, I would have loved it. I thought it was cool, though the internet surely has made it harder to impress.

I also think they could have done a better job curating. Diehard fans will love it, but if the goal is to attract new fans, it would have been nice to have that backstory for the objects. I am happy I went. Though certainly much more at $16 for the fmaily and not $40. Also was much better on a weekday, I am sure.

The artifacts were pretty cool. Especially a turn of the century bat and Christy Matthewson's jersey. The place could have done with some curating. I know who Stan Musial is


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