Monthly Archives: February 2022

One Good Smash Deserves Another

double smashIntrusive, violent, and hysterical– I can’t explain it.  There’s just something about smashing someone else’s instrument that is both jarring and funny.  I was watching this scene in Star Trek that was a call back to this scene in Animal House, and it cracked me up.  And as I was making this post it also reminded me of this scene in Freaks and Geeks.

Windy Dune Time

WDfrontandbackWhen I found out Swatch watches were still around, I thought to myself, “huh, that’s cool.”  They were a big deal in the 80′s.  When I saw the slot on the back to twist off and replace the battery– THAT got me excited!  Getting a new battery in a wristwatch has always felt like an insurmountable task– like building an old clipper ship inside a bottle.  One of the big reasons I stopped buying watches was because the batteries never lasted long enough, and replacing them was a pain.  That all changed when I saw the back of a Swatch watch last week. All you need is a flat head screwdriver and a light touch.  I ordered the Windy Dune model.  It is scheduled to arrive today!

Walkways And Passages

walkwayWhen I started working at KU Medical Center aka The University of Kansas Health System, I only knew one route from my truck to my desk.  They are at opposite ends of the campus.  Now I know a couple of alternatives that allow me to walk inside a heated passage like the one seen above.  This particular walkway connects the Lied building to the main hospital.  The pale green color makes me wonder if it’s one of the older ones, and I can almost hear Rod Serling say: “You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Twilight Zone!”