Just so everyone who had been finding me there knows, I dropped my Twitter account yesterday. I was at the point where every time I went out there I’d ask myself "Why did I come out here?" As I explained on Monday, it’s not a political move: it’s more of a "mental health" move, something I’ve considered for a while. I feel less burdened already. Reddit and Pinterest are next…
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Now here’s a word about Marlboro cigarettes. Settle back with a Marlboro!
I go through periods where I love to sing, and periods where I hate to sing. When I was in grammar school, I was the only boy in the Glee Club. I enjoyed singing with them, but took a lot of shit from the other guys for it. So then I hated it. Then I sang with the Men’s Choir at church when I was in fifth grade, but my voice changed, and that ended that. It’s been back and forth ever since. Now I don’t mind it at church, but I’m not comfortable doing it elsewhere.
When I was in high school, there was a serious need for singers and bass players. Everyone who started a band needed a singer and a bass player, and there were really few. Thinking about it now, if I had gotten my hands on a bass and an amp and practiced singing enough, I could have done it. I’m just learning this, 50 years too late.
Most of you are looking at "letter" as a form of correspondence. I, on the other hand, am looking at it as one of the 26 letters of the alphabet, our plaything during the month of April, when the A to Z Challenge takes place.
I hope a lot of you are thinking about the Challenge and considering joining the rest of us abecedarians this April, as the prompt for each day is the "Letter of the Day." We start on Thursday, April 1 with a word that starts with A and end on Friday, April 30 with a word that starts with Z. In between, on days that aren’t Sunday, we’ll take on the rest of the alphabet, in alphabetical order.
The only thing I can think of, at this late hour, for which the word "twisted" comes to mind, is twisted-pair cable. I took a class on the UNIX operating system a long time ago, and the instructor had a whole week to teach us everything he knew, and he used every minute of that time. He’d talk (and talk, and talk, and talk…) for eight hours, then we’d spend four hours doing these difficult exercises that had absolutely no practical application in what we would actually be doing. The guy was a nice guy, just a little too much into UNIX hardware and software, not to mention the Internet, which at that point was relatively new (I had gotten an America Online account not long before). He got into a very long discussion of the different types of cabling that were used to build networks, and one type was twisted-pair, where the wires within a cable were twisted in pairs to reduce the amount of electromagnetic interference. That was all he needed to say about it, understand…
And that’s all I’m going to say about it. You want to know more, check the Wikipedia article.
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