December 14, 2016
commentary, Humor, News, Personal
blocked on Twitter, Devin Nunes, Jim Reeves, Twitter, visalia
My heart is all a-flutter! I just discovered that I’ve been banned from my Congressman’s Twitter feed! Apparently someone took notice to some of the comments I’ve made, and questions I’ve asked (but never had answered), and decided the most effective response was to block me from his Twitter.
Here’s my latest Tweet at Congressman Nunes:
I’m assuming this is what precipitated my banishment, but it could be that some other questions and comments I’ve made have left a… shall we say, poor impression?… on the Congressman. Or someone on his staff, more likely.
At any rate, I’m tickled.
September 30, 2016
commentary, geek, Personal, Pictures
jimmiejoe, NASA, space age, visalia
Curiosity takes a selfie. On Mars.
Today, we (deliberately) crash-landed a space probe on a comet. The Rosetta probe was “gently” crashed into the comet 67P, on which a specifically designed lander had soft-landed on November 12, 2014. I was watching ESA/NASA TV when the loss-of-signal event indicated the flight had ended with the probe impacting the surface of the comet.
I am one month older than the space age.
July 22, 2016
commentary, Gay, Personal, Pictures
aussie men, hunks, thunder down under, visalia
The Thunder From Down Under was in my home town last night, and I missed it.
I hope the ladies had a good time. I understand we had a small contingent of gay men there, too. Just to keep things balanced no doubt.
March 21, 2016
commentary, Gay, News
community center, Gay, LGBT, thesource, visalia
We’ve never had this before. It’s coming in May, and it promises to be a vital new addition to Visalia and Tulare/Kings Counties. Keep an eye out for this weekend’s Visalia Times Delta, and their coverage of something many of us thought would never happen here.
It is happening, it’s long overdue, and it’s going to be the source for a lot of change!
January 26, 2016
Jim Reeves, senior discount, senior moment, visalia
I was sitting in the barber shop a few minutes ago, and I noticed a sign on the wall. It has a listing of prices, including the “senior” rate. The price indicated was the same as the old “regular” price (at some point in the recent past prices went up a buck), but there was no indication as to what constituted “senior”. I found out that, at least to the 20-something kid cutting my hair, I qualified. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
This is the second time I’ve been given the “senior” discount without asking. Several years ago, a teenage girl at the theater gave me the lower price without my saying anything about it beforehand. I suppose I had better get used to such things.
I wonder if I should start practicing having ‘senior moments’? I can start by forgetting names, since I’m terrible at remembering them anyway, and always have been. That way I can write it off to a pre-existing condition. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
January 13, 2016
iPhone, Jim Reeves, kc6yru, Reeves, visalia
There’s something wrong with my iPhone. I try to take ‘selfies’, but this old man keeps showing up. I wonder if there’s an app for that? Or maybe I should call 9-1-1. Whatever the case, I think it’s just rude. Come to think of it, my bathroom mirror has the same problem. I wonder if it’s an iMirror?
December 27, 2015
commentary, Personal, Pictures
Oak, Tulare County, Valley Oak, visalia, Woodlake
South of Woodlake, California. Road 212, south of Avenue 328, looking southeast.