Penultimate Musings

I don’t have too much to offer today. I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that we are mere hours from 2019.

A person that knows they are being observed usually changes his/her behavior. If I weren’t on a nearly 50-day “streak” of posting I almost certainly would not be posting today, but I want to keep the “streak” alive. People who think “reality TV” is truth should remember this.


Congratulations to the football teams of Alabama and Clemson for earning the right to play in the national championship game. I thought Clemson would win it all before the “playoffs” started and I still think they will.

I, like most college football fans, think the playoff system was long overdue. I also think the field should be eight teams; the winners of the Power 5 conferences and three at-large teams should play for the national title. One day, that will probably be the format, but the NCAA is incredibly resistant to change even when it seems “obvious.” Some cynics say that NCAA stands for Never Concede Authority Anytime.


Photo from this Bring a Trailer listing:

2004 Jaguar XKR

This is a 2004 Jaguar XKR; about 10,000 of these coupes were produced between 1997 and 2005. Supposedly the car only has 43,000 miles. Remember that XKR means this car has the supercharged engine rated at 390 HP/399 LB-FT of torque. My wonderful wife prefers the convertible—she had an XK8 convertible until we grew tired of the excessive repair issues and costs—but I like the coupe and convertible equally.

As I write this with one day remaining in the auction the high bid is $13,000, which would be $13,650 all in under the Bring a Trailer fee schedule. Anyone interested?





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4 thoughts on “Penultimate Musings

  1. Thanks for your musings! I really enjoy reading your posts. It’s OK to miss a day so that you don’t start to think of it as a chore. A Happy New Year to you and yours.


    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. Happy New Year! Hey, please tell your friends about this blog. Thanks.


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