You know you are getting old when …

Lightbulb
Was taking out the trash and noticed the light by the back door was burned out.
Headed back inside to get a new bulb.
Stopped in the kitchen to get a drink.
Got to the back of the house (where lightbulbs are) but could not for the life of me remember why I was there. I knew it was something important but was drawing a blank.
I figured if I went back out to the area I was in previously I would remember.
And sure enough when I got outside and noticed the light was (still) out – THAT was what I was doing.

Getting old sucks some days.

Thetta redlast

Img 3201Was reading a post from Dave Williams – a photographer that lives to travel, and travels to take photos.

When he was in Iceland he learned the term Thetta redlast. It means:

everything will turn out fine. Things happen, you have no control over them, and whatever is happening just know that it’ll all work out and everything will be alright.

Aka – don’t worry be happy.

Thetta redlast – a good life philosophy to have.

Pooch Pack – a dog suitcase

Muttmover light timbuk2 700x700Soon you too can get a Pooch Pouch – aka a dog suitcase.

And I don’t mean a suitcase your dog can use to carry his toys – I mean a suitcase to carry your dog in. In other words – a Dog Suitcase, not a Dog‘s Suitcase.

I am sorry – I can’t see any of my dogs tolerating being in a suitcase. The Labs were pretty big  and Stella is waaaaayyyyy to hyper.

I think we are doing graduation wrong in the US

Norway FlagNo to sex on roundabouts – that is a headline that will get your attention.

And it follows with this opening sentence

Norway’s high school graduates should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers “too much of a surprise”

It is in reference to the post-graduation period called “Russ” for Norway’s graduation Seniors – Which I have heard can get a little wild.

Santa Clara Police Blotter for April 12

If you are going to give a false name, probably should make sure it does not already have a warrant out on it.

Warrant Arrest – Misdemeanor

An officer conducted a vehicle enforcement stop in the area of El Camino Real and Kiely Blvd. He contacted the driver who provided him with a false name. The false name came back with a warrant hit. The driver was removed from the vehicle and arrested. When the driver realized her attempt to hide her true identity may land her in jail, she confessed and told the officer her real name. Unfortunately for the driver, she also had two outstanding warrants. She was arrested for the warrants and for providing false information to a police officer.

Time: 0730 
Case Number: 16-3470

Santa Clara Police Blotter for March 19

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – Weapons – Location: 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way 

Security at Levi’s Stadium contacted Public Safety Dispatchers after a male subject attempted to enter the facility with a three foot samurai sword and requested to speak with stadium management. The blade of the sword was sheathed and the subject did not make any threats. The subject refused to put the sword down. After a brief struggle, the subject was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.

Time: 1018 Case Number: 16-2582

Santa Clara Police Blotter for Apr 29

I get a weekly email of the police activity in Santa Clara.
Sometimes there are definite Darwin Award candidates

This week’s winner (my emphasis)

Warrant Arrest
Location: Monroe Street and Scott Boulevard
An officer entered into a consensual conversation with the male suspect outside the 7-11 store at Scott Boulevard and Monroe Street. While speaking to the suspect, he mentioned he had a warrant. A Records check confirmed a $7000 misdemeanor warrant. He was arrested and booked into County jail.
Time: 1630
Case Number: 14-004400

Other highlights from this week

Guess his arms were full
Burglary
Location: 2200 Block of Francis Avenue
Officers responded to the 2200 block of Francis Avenue on the report of a burglary. Sometime during the night, an unknown suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door and stole property from a closed in patio area of the residence. In addition to property being taken, the suspect also left some property that was believed to be from a neighboring home. Follow-up revealed that a neighboring home was also burglarized during the night (Case Number 14-004547). The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 0654
Case Number: 14-004546

A matter of perspective

I was talking to my sister-in-law this morning – my sister-in-law that lives in Norway – about the weather there. She “complained” that it was warming up – it was almost at 30 degrees fahrenheit.
I had to laugh – if it got to 30 here we would not be complaining about it being too warm 😉