Friday, March 30, 2012

Problems with Blogger, Boy Scouts and Boxer's B-Day

I tried to comment on Moi's and Boxer's blogs with no joy.  Fortunately, I copied my comments before I lost them:

@ Boxer - The chandelier does need something, I just don't know what. Puppy dogs and boys are the same - they grow faster than their brains for sure. I don't think I'll be in the smackdown this weekend (in fact- I'm positive). Have a good weekend.

@ Moi -  These songs always remind me of summer: Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran, Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters, 409 by the Beach Boys, Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft and Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf.

No summertime for me this weekend. I'm going camping with the boys in the rain and 40 degree weather. But I hope to have some of these songs rattling around in my head.

Last weekend, the boys and I went all nuclear.  We visited the local nuclear plant (yeah, just like Homer - I get it) and earned the Nuclear Engineering Merit Badge.  The fact that it didn't make national headlines - is a good thing.  They got to go in to an exact replica of a control room (think the movie China Syndrome), messed with Geiger counters and radiation suits, and got to stand next to this:

This thing is over 500 feet tall and evaporates 13,000 gallons of water per minute. 

Happy Birthday Boxer!!!  I would get you this because it's just as stupid as the real thing - but a whole lot less work.


Heff said...

I always wanted to take up knitting....

chickory said...

The nuke photo is excellent!!!!

I forgot that song "summer breeze" but i can guarantee ya i will be remembering it all day long now. grehrhahaha

have fun in the rain this weekend Buzz!!

grherehaha nice knitted dog - a very thoughtful gift

troll said...

Nukes rule!

moi said...

Nuke it 'til ya puke it, I always say.

Summer Breeze is an excellent song and also my most likely contender for Ear Worm of the Day.

I have no idea why Blogger is being such a bitch today. One can't even report a problem to Google, the whole How Can We Help section over there is such a labyrinth of confusion, it's migraine-inducing. One could almost believe Google is run by the gooberment.

Buzz Kill said...

Knit one, purl two, pass...

...makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my miiiiinnnnd... There you go.

Interesting facts - 50% of NJ's electricity is generated by nukes. This facility actually has 3 reactors with the application process started for a 4th. On average, it takes 13 years to build a plant. I can do this all day.

None of the boys puked, but I'm not sure they'll be able to have kids. Not that that's a bad thing...

I was getting really weird error messages on blogger comments and I don't care enough to research it. It was easier to put up a new post.

Jenny said...

Hey! I'm sorry you're having problems. I'll check to make sure I haven't done something. And thanks for the birthday shout out and great woolie dog photo. :-)

That nuke picture is pretty cool and "they" say it's only steam coming outta that thing, right?

(we have one near the WA/Oregon border that is visible from the highway and that steam cloud always freaks me out.)

Have a great weekend.

sparringK9 said...

*fingers in ears* lalalalalalalalalala

Buzz Kill said...

Birthday Girl
I kind of think the problems are on my side. I don't really care.

Well, it's steam and whatever gets sucked out of the river; cars, barrels, bodies - it is Jersey after all.


...Well-a well-a well-a huh
Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more
Did she put a fight?
Summer sun, something's begun
But, oh, oh, the summer nights...

Keep encouraging me.

Buzz Kill said...

I'm in side your head now. Bwahahahaha

Karl said...

Good evening Buzz Kill,

Nuclear engineering merit badge that's pretty neat. Good to see that they're going for it and not scared of it.

Nuclear power is the way to go. Even Chernobyl polluted less than existing coal fired power plants. The releases from Fukushima will ultimately be proven to be less than the long-term releases from most conventional power plants.

These folks who want electric cars need to embrace the power source or forget it. Wind and solar can't keep up and coal is a bigger polluter.

Enjoy your weekend travels.

Pam said...

Glad to know that I wasn't the only one not able to comment today! Tried a couple of times on both those same blogs with no result. But I was NOT smart enough to copy before being sent into nevernever land. I love the photo. With the boy scouts! That is fabulous.

Buzz Kill said...

You'll get no argument from me on nuke power. Their big problem right now is spent fuel storage. The proposed repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada has been tied up in law suits for years. So the plants themselves store the spent fuel in above-ground casks (180 tons each). The facility we visited had about 20 casks (each are 17 feet tall and 10 feet in diameter). They only have so much room.

I had no problem commenting on Kym's blog the other day. I don't know what it is. The scout field trip was very cool. Something I always wanted to do but never had the opportunity until now.

LaDivaCucina said...

What's important here is how you pronounce it: New Kleer or New Ku Ler?

I love the knit doggy, the only kind I can own...for many reasons! I can just imagine you researching that at work....!!!!