Saturday, February 20, 2021

A Word About Curbs

A Word About CURBs

Okay, a rant about the rascals known as CURBs. 
CURBs are helpful because like the lines painted down the lanes on roadways, they keep us from drifting into other lanes or off the side of a road, a gentle bump and we are on our way again. CURBs guide rainwater to their respective destinations, and prevent cars from parking on lawns, just a few of their positive attributes. 

So if lines are painted down the middle of roads, sometimes even reflectors added every yard or so, why are concrete CURBs virtually hidden from view? 

I have seen some newer CURBs, almost always part of a median, that have reflectors permanently attached. Why are they there, it’s just a CURB, I’ll tell u why. 

CURBs are like pot-holes in reverse. 
Except CURBs are helpful but brash, reminders to stay in the correct lane or suffer the consequences of a new axle or two at worst, re-alignment at best, but always jarring never-the-less.  

When one is turning from the left lane onto the cross-street to the left of the driver, 
unless one looks to the left thoroughly, past oncoming traffic in the case of a green light, one might miss that the lane(s) they are turning onto are 2, 4, or 3 lanes wide, while also taking into account a possible median. 
Is that median grass or concrete? 
Is it grass with a concrete CURB? 

Is it a single-wide median or a double-wide median, I have even seen a grassy median that must have been over 20-feet wide, I almost turned right into it up onto that lovely grass thinking it was a proper car lane, surely there couldn’t be that much grass in the middle of a street, but there was. 

Did I mention there was oncoming traffic, and that I was wanting to get to my destination so I didn’t wait for the green arrow and took my chances with a regular green light, perfectly legal, 20-foot wide median or not, there was an impatient car behind me honking because I wasn’t turning into traffic fast enuf I guess, and that there were cars waiting, not in the lane I was looking to turn into, but the lanes that were waiting for their own green light so they could cross in front of us? 

So let’s see, it was 3-lanes of waiting cars to the left of me waiting for their own green light to go, a 20-ft wide grassy median with concrete CURB, another 3 empty lanes that I was trying to turn onto, 2 lanes of cars driving from the opposite direction, a honking car behind me, and a concrete CURB waiting for me. 
Oh, did I mention it was night-time? Yep, complete with over a dozen nice glaring headlights lighting up every possible reflection in existence. 
I made it from sheer patience with experience and experience with patience. 

Even during the day, turning from under a freeway onto a service-road, I barely missed a little tiny cement triangle of a CURB once..! What the heck? Totally unnecessary in my humble opinion. I guess it was there to guide drivers into the correct lane by banging on various tires. 

I know reflectors can be expensive, but when they paint the middle of roads, the sides of roads with those yellow or white stripes, can’t they spend even a splash of paint on every CURB in existence? 
I could tell u all sorts of stories about some of the crazy CURBs I have noticed, but u wouldn’t believe me! 
Invisible CURBs, the bane of my existence… 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Fun Facts About Peacocks

 I found what I suspected on the internet, and that is that peacocks are very much like chickens.

I would even venture to say that peahens, peachicks, and peaflocks are essentially big, beautiful chickens! 


  • Male peacocks produce infrasound with their tails, likely to communicate territorial boundaries with other males and charm the females. The sound is inaudible to humans
  • Peafowl fight snakes
  • There are three species—the green, Indian and Congo peafowl
  • A genetic mutation called leucism is responsible for all-white peacocks, but they are not albinos


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Some Random Peacocks


Okay, so I'm checking on my honor boxes, and had to take the long way around to a store because it was school crossings hour. 

Since I had to slow down, I chose to admire a lovely white peacock toy on the lawn, then he turned to look at me! 

I didn't have time to load up a video, and besides, once I really slowed down to a crawl, I began to notice peacocks all over the place, on the roof, in the trees, on the porch, can u find them? 

What a treat! Enjoy... 

A Beautiful Toy That Looked At Me! 

There were 2 of them!

Why Did The Peacock Cross The Road?

Can U See Him? 


This One u Can See!

Peacocks Enjoying the Trees and the Weather! 



Saturday, January 23, 2021

Some Chocolate Facts


The Pennsylvania native may be best known for starting The Hershey Chocolate Company in good old Hershey, PA, but he got his start in candy long before hooking up with chocolate. He founded his first company, The Lancaster Caramel Company, when he was 30 years old.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Over Not Over..?

 I don’t understand, even Californians are out and about, 

On the beaches (there, not here), 

and visiting businesses. Is Virus over or not over? 

The vaccines aren’t totally out yet, or because there’s no police to enforce things, I don’t know, 

I’d sure like to get my business back up and running tho. 

Stay safe and validate! 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Where did January come from anyway?

 January is named after the two-faced Roman god Janus. 

He was also the god of doors.  

January’s birthstone is the garnet. 

Its flower is the cottage pink Dianthus caryophyllus or galanthus. 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

2021-It's Gotta Be Better


I forgot to make a 2021 New Year's Resolution..! 

So I'll do that here; 

Uh, I already don't smoke, I don't really even care to lose weight, let's see, I know; 

1. Keep Gd in my heart and stay out of trouble! 

2. Stay Focused & Not Finished (saying from Chris Hogan) 

3. I resolve to increase my wages by providing quality service and positive attitude all year long. 

4. I resolve to not burn out. 

5. By this time next year, credit card bills will be cut in half. 

       Those are my 5 Reachable Goals for 2021 


Happy New Year 2021..!