Caught in the wild for the first time this morning: a Los Angeles Fire Department Advanced Provider Response Unit. Yes, it looks like a regular RA (rescue ambulance,) but there is more here than meets the eye.
“None of us is as smart as all of us.”
— Kenneth Blanchard
Dungeon ass, n., a condition caused by spending too long on an adventure involving dice, hit points, and orcs.
Some people just want to watch the world burn. Others make a really good living starting fires or pouring gasoline on them.
Don’t let them do your thinking for you.
Be the light.
For the record, I only ever attended UCLA as a summer program participant and an extension student. But my father and my son are both Bruins, so I claim association via legacy.
Whenever this cup lands on my desk with the cafe-du-jour, I open up YouTube on one of my screens and call up a live stream from somewhere in New York City.
I am one of those people who is happy to eschew forever any opportunity to live in NYC in favor of occasional visits. But while I have been to the Big Apple several times on business, I have never had an opportunity to visit for the pure purpose of visiting. I do feel like I am missing something.
So a trip is in the offing. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the City vicariously, allowing my brain to craft a Manhattan in my mind.
Big Alpha Toast
I see this as a grunge metal band made up of huge, hairy dudes dressed like they work in a diner, with white kitchen aprons, white hats, and t-shirts that say stuff like “No, I can’t cook that, but I can eat it.”
Given a choice between Uber and a bus, I’ll ride the bus.
Things I thought I would never see: UCLA Football in the top 10 nationwide. Somebody pinch me.