Whoops, I just slipped off the track? Magical Mitten? Does not compute ... reboot ... crash ... restore ... crash! I gives up, what is Magical Mitten? If the question is do I travel to Michigan often, then I have to confess that my answer is no. In fact, I don't believe that I've been back to Ann Arbor since 1989 or so. But, as I is now retired ... I love traveling! So, you never know. I think I'll plan a trip when YCB has a concert. I'll be certain to hold up a large sign saying GO HMPH!!!!!!!!
I believe you are exactly right about that, also! :-) "The end of a very long programming session" = "off world" or "living on AST" (Alien Standard Time, planetary rotations of 40 hours, or greater) ;-) . I wonder how he can tolerate someone who falls asleep almost the second the sun light fades??? I almost fell over, only trying to stay up to New Year's Day! Remember. I am so badly Earthbound! LOL!
Thanx, :-) I liked your explanation better than his. As he tells it, he is a programmer + "something?" + "something?" + "some other thing?"... because he, "grew up with the stupid things!" ... And so, this is why he needs to let his hair go over his eyes, and wear rotten shoes, or "the stupid things, and their stupid people", will "put Borg implants" in his brain, and "delete" him. That last part, I do well understand. :-)
" ... a wonderful distraction from the 'usual'. ", just what ever "usual" is, in this crazy place? Heheheee! But it has, of late, given me pause, as to why S'Shon can get off from work at so many odd hours? (I guess, if I had stayed in school, as yes, I should have, I would also have similar privileges - but then, I do not do so badly ;-) ) Jan is teasing him that it was all a "scheme" from the beginning, to get his truck stuck (as if she would have not been meddling also. - This is her specialty. ;-) And "her" Jeep is why the road is so chewed up. ) This would all make a very good TV comedy, I think! LOL!!!
Okay. :-D Thank you for the suggestion, I will inquire. I know at least one. But I do not think that even an engineer could get it out now, as things have become. Even if we brought in a crane, there would be no safe route to get there, or safe spot for it to stand. Everything that was once a solid road is now disturbed, and the consistency of Jello Pudding. The old fashioned way should work, though. Before there were roads in this land, the early Spanish would use dry washes as roads for wheeled vehicles. Even when they are wet, they are composed of sand and rocks, not gooey adobe clay as the road was. Most of the dry washes around here, are still used as ranch roads to this day, except during the height of Monsoon.
Yes, I remember many of these theories. :-) But my favorite one, so far, is S'Shon's; that is, using the almost free, readily available forces of nature: wind, and the reduced frictional properties of uniformly sized sand particles. Or, (my addition, to his favorite theory) it is the nature of arid environments to lose heat at night, so could there have been ice on the mud flats of ancient Egypt in those times? Could that, plus well timed winds, and help from a sail have been used? Here is a Youtube on the sailing rocks of Race Track Playa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHJKKdEo8TQ Some of these rocks weigh almost 200 pounds! ___ You see, this is what he awakens me to tell me about in the middle of the night! LOL! "a mechanical engineering geek?!"??? - An all purpose, very sweet, but sometimes slightly annoying one, I think! ;-) But then, from the beginning, I already knew this. ;-D