Hitting the Median Wall

18 03 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

At the end of the month, I turn the age which I once read was the median age of an American, that being 38.  In reality, it’s currently 36.7, so I’m actually a bit over the hill on that bell curve.

It got me to thinking, as the miles accumulate on my odometer, I’m finding that the days I used to call “tomorrow” have now turned into “yesterday,” those things which I used to call “dreams” I now call “regrets.”





5000 Memory Lane

12 01 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Hotel Room

As I was surfing YouTube earlier this morning, I found this video on the suggested videos sidebar:

I don’t know what possessed Google’s algorithms to suggest this.  But as luck would have it, I once owned this machine.  (Google now has clairvoyance algorithms?)  I bought it, or rather, it was purchased for me, in August 1989, before I started the 7th grade.  And this thing got me through the rest of middle school, high school, the SAT/ACT, and the first year of college.  While I owned other calculators at the same time, some way more capable than this one, this was my go-to machine for all those years, and in some ways, it was my math teacher, too.  Eventually, I had to switch full time to one of my more powerful machines, simply because my math courses outclassed the fx-5000f.  And it just so happened that at that time, some of the rubber keys broke off, the mechanical contrast wheel got iffey, and the power switch got temperamental.

While my late fx-5000f has been in calculator heaven ever since the fall of 1996, I still have its manual.   Which was itself a pretty good math book.





Nothing Screams Junket

5 01 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Like I said in this space about a month ago, I won’t have to spend much time in Jefferson City during the legislative session either this year or next year, because of how much on lock down incoming Speaker John Diehl is going to have everything.

I will be there on Wednesday to witness the swearing in of the membership of 100% of the House and 50% of the Senate that won election back in November, and to watch the opening of the session.

But from there, my job has me going to some function for the rest of the week and the weekend in Sioux Falls and then Pierre, South Dakota.  South Dakota in January, should be lots of fun.





Islands

31 12 2014

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Last year at this time, I said that the year that just passed would be one island in my personal archipelago of last years that I wouldn’t ever visit.

The islands that I keep going back to are 1981, 1987, 1994 and 2004.  The year that is just about over has a chance of going in that group, but I get the feeling that the year about to come has a better chance of doing that.  That, however, is a judgment I’ll have to reserve for about one year from now.





Another Year Over

29 12 2014

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

WordPress just sent me my annual report.

The most viewed image that I uploaded some time in 2014 through the calendar year of 2014:

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My five biggest referrers:  True News USA, Nicholas Stix, Twitter, Occidental Dissent, Steve Sailer.  All but Twitter you can find on this medium’s right-hand sidebar.  Incidentally, I just added Gateway Pundit and Daily Kenn to the sidebar.

Not counting this post or any more I make today or the remaining two days of the year, I had 1,716 new posts, and I’m getting close to 15,000 overall.





2014: The Year St. Louis Lost Its Innocence

27 12 2014

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

For quite some time, your blogmeister and people that think like me across the country have been trying to figure out precisely where the spark will happen that will bring this whole house of cards tumbling down.  There are good cases to be made for Southern California, for Chicago, for New York.

Depending on what happens next year, maybe the right answer is going to turn out to be North St. Louis County.  That said, if you are not already familiar, I suggest you familiarize yourself with the geography of that area, because it’s going to come in handy in 2015.  Look for the next shoe to drop in either Kinloch, Jennings or Black Jack.

On the personal front, I wrote a year ago in this space that 2014 would be the year that would prove whether I really have a future in my new line of work.  During the year, I accomplished everything I needed to, but not everything I wanted to.  Still, it looks like at least professionally, my feet are on ground more solid than they have been in awhile.  Which means 2015 will be the year of a brand new car for yours truly.  Any suggestions?  I already know about the ’15 Chevy Impala.

My resolution for the new year is to huff and puff and work my tail off so that I’m more than just a dot on the Neo-Reactionary Map.  Make my enlightenment dark, please!





Four Oh Four

3 12 2014

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Got this e-mail from “Neal” yesterday.  Neal, I tried responding with the e-mail address you provided, but it bounced back at me.

So I’ll respond here.

You wrote:

Well put mofo. On a side note….when the f*** do you sleep. I have ALOT of catching up to do in regards to your topics and their…..depthiness?

I respond:

1. What did I put well? I know this “mofo” puts a lot of things well, but you are probably thinking of one thing in particular.

2. I sleep from about 11 to 6 on weekdays. If I don’t get my 7 hours flat, I’m either a bastard on wheels or completely useless the next day.

3. Blogging doesn’t take that much time for me. I think fast and I type fast.

4. “Depthiness.” I thought I had the trademark on using non-existent words.








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