8, 2016. In keeping with my tradition of putting a picture of
the national debt up again every time it crosses another
trillion dollars, here's proof that it's happened again. This
time I went through the change in my pocket to see what the
farthest apart Presidents I could find there were,
chronologically speaking. The oldest was easy, George
Washington, the first. They had high expectations for the
Presidential dollar coins back then, so they made a lot of them.
It's still the most common one of the series. He retired from
the job in 1797. The newest turned out to be James Garfield, who
held the job for a while in 1881. He was one of the ones that
didn't complete even one term.
Jan. 2nd, 2016:
That stack of cell phones represents a promise among the owners
to be present at the table until our shared experience is behind
us. Then they go back to being pocket connectivity in many ways.
I like the concept, but not enough that I'm going to go out and
get a cell phone just to put in that kind of stack.
October 15th, 2015: The snap on my most comfortable helmet broke
during EBBP last Friday. Turns out that the helmet I keep around
as sticker decorated shelf art still had a good snap. I cut that
off and figured out that threading it onto the newer helmet's
strap wasn't that hard. So now the gray and white helmet is
fixed. Yay! Maybe the snap has a snappier sound, but I'm not
sure about that.
All the time my old helmet spent decorating my bookshelf turned
out to be valuable yet again. It just saved me the hassle of
getting a new helmet now. Usually I keep it around because I
love looking at the stickers from time to time. Now it kind of
has a giving tree quality, in that it's lost its snap on this
page. Before it was just squished and scrapped from that time
the railroad tracks on Market Street ate my front wheel during a
critical mass ride. It was the helmet I took to burning man
before that. The year I ran for office I wore it every time I
went out campaigning by bike. The net impact is that now my
helmet has playa dust in the snap indentations, even though most
of it hasn't been within a hundred miles of Nevada.
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