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Sunday, October 15, 2017

#424: Butterlies that won't just chill

Often in my backyard, a nice butterfly will flutter around spasmatically and I'd like to check it out a bit but always jams away.  Plenty of good spots ton land so don't know why they're always in such a rush.  Severity: 1

#423: No dialog punctuation

In many books lately I'm noticing a trend for authors not putting normal quotes around dialog and just mixing it in with narration.  This is some stream of conscious or arty thing but I find it confusing as a reader and dislike.  Severity: 2

Thursday, October 12, 2017

#422: Unnecessary usage of surgical masks

With the current fires raging in the Sonoma and Napa, there is definitely some smoke in the air around SF and Oakland.  But nowhere near the amount that requires people wearing masks.  I've been in bowling alley that had way worse air and live to tell the tale.  And then later in the day, I barely can smell smoke and yet these people are walking around like it's Doomsday.  Grow a pair.  Severity: 3


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#421:Urban Deforestation

For a variety of reasons, vegetation is being cut down in and around cities.  Whether due to people being overly scared about fire, homeowners being overly concerned about conserving water or too lazy to rake leaves, or just a general aesthetic to want nature to be "tamed", a lot of the nice greenery that I enjoyed around my house in Oakland is being thinned out and I find it sad.  It takes away from privacy and make it less peaceful.  Especially along Highway 13, the removal is dramatic, causing noise pollution in the surround hiking trails and for the unfortunate people living near the freeway that used to have a natural sound barrier.  I think it's some economic reason too that the tree cutting companies have incentive to keep working so recommend more than necessary and Caltrans has a budget they have to spend or lose it.  Severity: 5

Friday, November 06, 2015

#420: Drivers moving over for motorcycle slot riders

I actually am in favor of the CA law allowing lane-splitting so motorcycles can benefit in slow traffic.  I do think that there should be a speed restriction to around 40 MPH or so for the traffic to be at for them to do it.  But in any regard, my annoyance is at the drivers who, when they see a motorcycle coming up behind them splitting the lane and they are in the far left lane, move WAY over to the left to give them more room.  Don't coddle these guys.  They are big boys and know you should be going out of your way to make it easier for them.  I'm not going to purposely block them, but I will not cater to their whims, especially given they do it often when traffic is already moving a nice pace.  Severity: 5

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#419: Bubble Tea

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

#418: Sign Language "Interpreters" for National Anthem

I'm all for being inclusive, but I see no point in having someone sign the national anthem when it's the same song every time.  If you are deaf, you know what the person is saying, so what purposes does the signer have unless they are able to accurately convey the screech of Rosanne Barr's version but I think her crotch-grab got the picture across on that rendition.  Severity: 2