Photos: Power outage caused upset at Phillips 66 refinery in Sweeny - The photos below were sent by a reader. There was a power outage on May 11. ConocoPhillips refinery and chemical plant, Sweeney, Texas. Did not make local ...
Saturday, September 3, 2011
However, Tropical Storm Lee has caused a revision of the scheduled temperature level in the coming days. As in, currently Monday is scheduled to be heated to an almost chilly 83.
83 is almost as chilly as this Saturday morning's current temperature of 81.8. I don't know if the swimming pool will be very swimmable at these cold temperatures.
Speaking of a nerdy fixation on a singular subject. Like the temperature.
Yesterday someone curious asked me what qualified Gar the former Texan to be re-monikered as Gar the Nerd.
Let us look at the Wikipedia definition of Nerd....
Nerd is a term that refers to an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit. Nerds are generally considered to be awkward, shy and/or unattractive by most. Thus, a nerd is often excluded from physical activity and considered a loner by others, or will tend to associate with a small group of like-minded people.
They typically appear either to lack confidence or to be indifferent or oblivious to the negative perceptions held of them by others, with the result that they become frequent objects of scorn, ridicule, bullying, and social isolation. Some nerds show a pronounced interest in subjects which others tend to find dull or boring, or just simply too complex and difficult to comprehend, or overly mature for their age, especially topics related to science, mathematics and technology. On the opposite end of the spectrum, nerds may show an interest in activities that are viewed by their peers as stupid and immature for their age, such as trading cards, comic books, television programs, films, role-playing games, video games and other things relating to fantasy and science fiction. Nerds are often portrayed as physically unfit and either obese or very thin.
It is almost as if Wikipedia interviewed Gar the Nerd for their definition of Nerd. The only thing missing was a picture of the boy at the height of his mullet glory days.
It is now that time of the morning when I get cold in water. Talk to you later.