Thunderous Thursday

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We have had much rain this week. It’s much-needed rain, of course, but like everything else in life it comes with a price. We have experienced much flash flooding (cannot stop thinking “flush fladding,” OCD is a bitch) although I don’t think anyone has died in Arizona as a result.

The faucet will be turned off soon and we are less than two weeks away from the end of Meteorological Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. I can’t wait for late September-October.


I heard thunder in my head when I woke up this morning at 3:30 AM. My body really doesn’t like going to the dentist.

As I was being prepped for yesterday’s wisdom teeth extraction, I went into full panic mode and left buckets of sweat in the dentist chair. The nitrous didn’t help that much; in fact, at one point I thought I was losing my mind. Yeah, I know; how could I tell?

After returning home–in the middle of a downpour–I wasn’t in too much pain, but this morning it felt as if I had been hit in the mouth with a baseball bat. I am still bleeding a little, but given I take aspirin and ibuprofen (almost never in the same day) on a regular basis, that’s not surprising.

More than 30 years after I started taking ibuprofen, I am still amazed at how well it works as an analgesic, which is certainly related to its anti-inflammatory properties. No, my kidneys are not failing (at least not yet) as my BUN and Creatinine levels are always normal and they’re checked at least twice a year. Enough with the medical talk…


Continuing the pictures of pre-war cars from Monterey:



The car in the top photo is a 1931 Cadillac V-16 and the bottom picture is a 1934 Packard Twelve Roadster. Most of you don’t read the comments, you should, but Mark and I had a little dialogue about pre-war cars. We are of a similar mind in that, basically, the only era of cars we don’t want to own are those from before the Great Depression.

Also, thanks to Dirty Dingus McGee for sharing his “newfound” interest in station wagons. I am truly interested in reading about cars in which you used to have no interest, but now you do, or vice versa.






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