Neogy Titwhistle

"I could perhaps like others have astonished you with strange improbable tales; but I rather chose to relate plain matter of fact in the simplest manner and style; because my principle design was to inform you, and not to amuse you."

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

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I’ve always known that I wasn’t the smartest person in the world, but at the same time I was certain that I possessed a little common sense. The day before yesterday proved me wrong. It all start...


I finished reading “A Renegade History of the United States” by Thaddeus Russell. That makes nine books read so far this year. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in US history. It e...


I finished reading “Devoted” by Dean Koontz. I’ve found about four inches of rain in my rain gauge in the month of July. That was more rain than the whole last two years or more. The grocery bi...


I found a pressure washer for $80. I got half the trailer washed before it got too hot outside to do any more. I finished reading “The Machiavellians” by James Burnham and “The Righteous Mind” by...


May expenses: Food $111.25, transportation $0. Accumulated miles on the scooter to date: 102. I couldn’t be happier with it. I’ve had to charge it twice since the initial charge. And there is 53...


At least those of us not ignorant and are now fully vaxxed. No more masks! CDC just announced the news. One week after my fourteen day waiting spell. It couldn’t have been timed better. Be well ...


Today was our first 100 degree day of the year. Exactly 100 degrees. Last year it happened in April. And that was the first of 145 days over 100 degrees last year. I did an Instacart order yeste...


I finished reading “Permutation City” by Greg Egan. I returned it to the library today and found the new Stephen King on the shelf. I have another book in the pipeline but it was a purchase reque...


Well, it seems as if the pandemic has thrown a real monkey wrench into the whole mail order bride business. Is it still called mail order when no mail is used any longer? Anyway, the bureaucracy ...


It is over. Summer arrived April 1st with our first ninety degree day of the year, coming in at ninety-four. Today will be our third 90+ day of the year. And a few more days to go, maybe. I just ...


I got up a little earlier than usual. I drank one cup of coffee and then rode the scooter to the grocery store pharmacy and got my first dose of Moderna. Easy peasy. Next dose, April 22nd. I kept...


Today is the first day of Spring. I’ve heard there is weather in other parts of the country. Not here. It was 84 degrees yesterday and may do it again today. And then a week of seventy somethings...


I studied the wiring schematic for the scooter. I realized there was no switch on the schematic. The switch is located below the USB port inside the little cubby they call the phone holder. I tur...


Today should be the last day of cooler temps until it returns to normal. For the last three days it has tried to rain. Two mornings in a row there were a few drops in the rain gauge. And even aft...


Two weeks and one day after I ordered the scooter it arrived. I uncrated it, assembled it, got rid of the crate and then found a problem. The running lights and turn signals don’t work. Everythin...


February 26, 2021

One book? in A small but passable life.

I finished reading “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson. That’s one book read for the year so far. We had our second eighty degree day of the year a couple of days ago. The weat...


Sunday I Ubered (Uberd?) to the pot shop that is only 3.3 miles away. I found and purchased a 1/4oz of Lava Cake POP for $50. And it has taken so long for pot to be legalized that now I get a sen...


I knew it would come, just not when. I just put a deposit down on my Starlink! Supposed to start shipping to my area sometime mid to late summer 2021. I can’t wait to cancel my current almost no...


Daughter called this morning. She said it is cold back there in the Ozark’s. Right now at 4pm it is 18 degrees there and 72 degrees here. My afternoon napping while NPR drones on has been interr...


That’s a zero waste fail. I broke down all the boxes from amazon and the other shops I’ve ordered from over the last few months and slid them into one of the big boxes. The other big box I slid t...


My Sweetwater order arrived this afternoon. The FedEx driver looked like he wasn’t old enough to drive. Seriously. Two huge boxes. First one had the hard-case for the guitar. I don’t remember wha...


Well, at least for now. My last order arrived today. The Mueller stainless steel double-walled French press and the Bretani manual coffee grinder. They are both quality made, like works of art. T...


February 03, 2021

Winter? in A small but passable life.

I’ve heard there is winter somewhere. Here? Nope. Yesterday was our first 80 degree day of the year, coming in at 82. Today it was 81 degrees. Forecast to be cooler tomorrow at 71 degrees. I’ve ...


The other part of my amazon order arrived yesterday. Days earlier than stated. Again. I ordered two more items. They are supposed to be delivered on Friday, the same day as my Sweetwater order. ...


My Amazon order was split up again and the watch arrived yesterday, two days after I ordered it. That’s why I don’t pay for prime. I believe there is a fulfillment center about ten miles west of ...


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