Hard landing

Here’s an old airplane that had a hard landing up in Alaska somewhere. If memory serves, nobody was hurt, but that was its last flight. In fact, I believe this is the highest this plane has gotten since. Photo taken at the Hiller Aviation Museum and part of my famous Machinery series.

Happy New Year! Quiet day around here. I finished my Bernard Goldberg book and started one called Using Your Digital Camera, by George Schaub. I had low expectations, but it’s actually been kind of interesting and even useful. Pretty much everything I’ve read in that genre previously was either way too elementary (“when you push the shutter button, a picture is taken”), marginally useful for only one brand of camera, hopefully out of date, or otherwise useless. Fortunately, hope springs eternal, so I tried this one. Moderately recommended.

We spent the evening playing Rage. We have some old Rage cards, but they were getting pretty raggedy. Loyal Readers Numbers Five, Six, and Twelve gave us a new deck for Christmas. The rules are slightly different from what we’re used to, which added a slightly new twist. Loyal Readers Numbers Four and One won the first and second games, respectively. After which we retired.

Watched a little bit of a football game this afternoon. Michigan State got creamed by Georgia or somebody. Fortunately, I didn’t really care much. Also watched a few Monks, all of which I had seen before, but all of which I enjoyed. Mostly. The 2008 Christmas show was weak, but I generally even enjoy their weak shows. I’ll be sad when that show jumps the shark.

Extreme Short Shrift tonight. It’s a little after 10:00, and I need to start getting up in the morning in preparation for Back To Work Day. So I’m quitting. See you tomorrow.

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