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In The Land Of Bizarro


Yesterday, I had a particularly bad migraine. It was the kind that would alternately have me wired and unable to lay still, or I was nearly comatose and totally exhausted and in either state, my head felt like it was being crushed by an overweight garbage truck. To put it bluntly, it sucked.

However, during one of the restless spells, I went down to the garage and put the new black nickel turn signals on the Gentleman’s Express. When I bought them, I thought I was getting gloss black turn signals. I missed the word nickel in the description. After debating with myself for a few days, I decided they would look better than the chrome signals. I didn’t realize that it was going to be as involved as it was. I had to remove the seat, luggage rack and fuel tank, plus a couple of covers to get at the connector. I just moved slowly and somewhat methodically and I was successful. It took me well over an hour, but I got the job done and done right.

The jury is still out on whether I’ll keep the black nickel or replace them with gloss black painted signals, but I like them better than the stock chrome pieces.

Because of the migraine and all the sleep I got during the day, I was wide awake at 2:20 AM. The headache had eased considerably and I drank a bottle of water to cut my thirst. The rain had stopped and we now had some strong gusty winds. I was awake until 4:00 AM, then I went back to sleep. I had managed to get derailed from my original train of thought, however.

Now that it’s after 9:00 in the morning, I still feel like writing about bizarre things like why do tastes change? I was thinking about that quite a bit while I had the migraine. My mind goes off in some really, um, irregular directions when I get one.

It started when I tried to drink a cup of coffee and it tasted like crap. That’s a taste that comes and goes with me, but I mostly love coffee. When I was a kid, I hated the taste of coffee, but as I got older, I began to like it. For years, I would only drink it with cream and sugar. In my 20s, I was happy with Instant coffee, but then I went to Nairobi and fell in love with Kenya coffee. I flat loved Kenya coffee and that’s all I would buy if it was available. However, after my heart surgery, I lost my taste for coffee for a while. It came back, but it isn’t like it was. I still enjoy it, but not with the old intensity.

When I was little, I hated the taste of peas (canned). I don’t know exactly when or why, but then I no longer disliked them and for a while, I even loved them. That’s another taste that’s dimmed.

In the 70s, I didn’t like cheesecake at all. In the 80s, however, I flat loved it enough that I would buy a slice every night on my way to work (I was on the Graveyard Shift). Once again, I still like it, but only occasionally and not that intensely. There are many more examples. And then there are the items I used to love, but now dislike. Why don’t I like those BBQ chips (brand name withheld) that I used to love? How about those burgers (again, name withheld) that I once couldn’t get enough of, but now turn me right off?

Taste can be a funny thing. In 1983, I was eating a roast beef sandwich when a bee landed on it. When I took my next bite, it stung me on the tongue. I instantly lost my taste for roast beef for over a year. It didn’t matter that I knew it wasn’t the sandwich, my enjoyment was gone. I really disliked Roast Beef for a long time.

I suppose that if I was starving, my taste preferences would change drastically, but I hope I never find out.

I think I’ll have some oatmeal for breakfast. I haven’t burned out on that, yet. I probably will, though.
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My day is off to a good start!


Dear John Jackson,

Your Leatherman is in good hands! Our warranty experts have received your item(s) and are in the process of inspecting and repairing your Leatherman product(s).

To ensure it meets our factory standards, please allow 5-7 days for this process. Once we’re confident your tool(s) will perform, we’ll notify you and ship them back home.

Happy fixing!

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My Leatherman is being refurbed and I have a new belt pouch on the way to put it in. Now, all I need to do is get a new flip phone. That will be soon; my present phone is acting up.

Not only that, but the last half of the 10 day forecast is for high temps in the 70s.

Boy, is life getting Good or what!
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John, a belated thank you for your gracious hosting Brian and myself on our recent excursion to Cheviot. Good to see you again and even better to share some road time. Also thank you for the heads up on the “Skyline” chilli, a unique and satisfying meal. Will have to do it again now that the ice has been broken. Seems liked we caught almost every single stoplight getting back through Cincinnati and the experience continued out between Lebanon and Xenia. Made Brian’s just in time to take the lovely Laura out to dinner. The next day was a good run home for me, just over 500+ miles in three days helped with the “tramping need” that you speak of so eloquently. Big smile pulling into my drive but also more than a little sore. Very good for the first extended run of ,2021. Thank you my friend!
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Have you been to the Hamburger Wagon?
Might make a good lunch meetup spot.

12 E Central Ave - Market Square - Downtown Miamisburg Miamisburg, OH 45342

http://www.hamburgerwagon.com/

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That looks interesting; I'll have to check it out. Thanks
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