Conversations With Myself

Today after I got home from work, I had some pork chops, ‘taters and rice. Then a big homemade buñuelo*.  Fast forward to nearly-bedtime and I’m hungry. The following amusing-to-me conversation came out of my mouth between the living room and the kitchen:

VFD: My stomach informs me that buñuelos are not enough for a whole supper.
VFD:  (goes into kitchen, sees pan from cooking supper)
VFD: Oh wait, I had supper already!
VFD: Awwwwww yeah, that means it’s time for DESSERT!

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*on a related note, the buñuelos took longer to make than usual. One of DW’s friends got a phone call telling her that the friend’s husband up and DIED while they were doing the prep work. So…yeah, the friend stopped making dessert treats and left.

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At Least the Nazis Had Respect for Motherhood…

Today I learned, the USA is worse than the National Socialist Party of Germany in the 1930s in one significant respect: we have lost the motivation as a nation to protect the babymakers. This is how you lose a society*.

The Wizards of Smart have decided that, in the name of Equality, women will be allowed into all combat roles in our military forces. This is bad enough. But in a couple of years when all the paperwork is done, the women of “fighting age”**will also be required to register for the draft. Because people demand equality. Specifically, there is a lawsuit now going forward to pursue the claim that a male-only draft is unconstitutional.

The feminists wanted equality. This is what equality looks like. Like it or not ladies, I don’t think you should be out there getting shot-at. And I’m still holding the door for you. And I know you like it, because you thank me and smile when I do it. Probably because I live in a civilized part of the world, not some whacko college campus where they’d berate me for it (and be berated in return) 😉

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*Not that our society seems to be on a self-sustaining track lately anyway, but…

*formerly known as “repopulate the country/childbearing age”

Really, Microsoft?

Microsoft made Windows, and it was good. Well, every other time they released a new version. The other half of the versions all sucked.

Windows 7 in particular is Good Enough. 8 failed hard. 8.1 failed hard. 9 would have been glorious. But they skipped 9, didn’t they. Straight to 10. And it is as bad as could be expected, from a privacy standpoint. It’s ugly, and still not as user-friendly as 7 was. People are avoiding it in droves. Microsoft has stated an intention to have it on a zillion or so computers pretty quickly, so the avoiding was a problem.

They decided to install Windows 10 for you. You’re welcome. Then people complained not a little, and Microsoft stopped changing your operating system without asking. Now they’re going to start it up again. You’re welcome.

2020: the year Microsoft stops supporting 7, may just finally be the year of Linux.