Rough Afternoon

Song: N/A

Mood: 5

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Horde

Today started out reasonably well. I woke up a few times last night, worrying about things, but overall it wasn’t too bad of a sleep.

Breakfast was Raisin Bran and a couple of pieces of toast with peanut butter on them. I’m not a big fan of peanut butter but I’ve been known to eat it when I’m in a pinch.

My morning went well. I sent out my texts, slogged away on the treadmill again, and had a quick chat with my folks when they called. I sanded down and put a coat of paint on that hook thing that I made for J yesterday, then began thinking about my next 3D project. There are a lot of things on my list, and I think that as people realize what it can do, they’re starting to think of stuff that I can print up for them. I don’t mind that at all, as long as they realize it’s not going to get done in a day, and that they’re not going to get something that looks like fine porcelain and is stronger than steel. I’ve been really enjoying playing with the printer, though, and making things for people makes me happy.

I shaved and went for a shower before J got home to take me to my Dr W appointment. Dread and anxiety had been doing slow circles around my stomach all morning, and while I waited for J to get home, I could feel things ratcheting up. I played a lot of loud music on my phone to try and keep me from switching to one of my “flop sweat” songs, and I took two PRNs, then sat on the couch and attempted to do mindfulness and some grounding exercises to try and keep things from getting out of control.

J got home a little while later and then we had to do a final check of some paperwork she was bringing in for Dr W to look at, and then we were off to my appointment.

Today was my first appointment since Dr W moved hospitals just before Christmas. J had done a recce a few days ago so she was familiar with the area, but we got caught in slow traffic. I sat there with my eyes closed for most of the drive but I could feel the time flying by.

Eventually we arrived at the parking lot. J paid for parking and then we went to the building and… the doors were locked. We tried a couple more – all locked. I grabbed my phone, did a bit of searching, found the number for the hospital’s switchboard and asked them for help. They transferred me to the outpatient psych desk, at which point a message helpfully informed me that they had closed 15 minutes earlier.

By this point we were over ten minutes late for my appointment and I was starting to have trouble thinking clearly and planning next steps. We went inside another building to get warm (it’s quite cold out today) and figure out what we were going to do, and then found signs leading down into a tunnel system. We followed what we hoped were the right signs and walked for quite a while until we came to some signs and an elevator in what looks like a very worn-out section of the hospital. We took the elevator and emerged into an area that… well, it looked more like the warden’s desk at a dilapidated prison. The desks, walls, furniture… all looked very tired. The wall clock was eight minutes off from a large digital clock sitting on top of a mostly empty shelf of local mental health resource pamphlets. A large fish tank sat on a table, filled with fish I couldn’t identify for certain (perhaps some small tetras, definitely some sucker fish).

Fortunately, Dr W’s office was just around the corner so once we were there we were right there, and he could see us when we arrived. A minute or two later, he called me in and we talked. I wasn’t having a good time and I think he could see that. I told him about all of the time I’m spending thinking about that dirtbag I mentioned a little while ago, and he thinks my plan is a good one. He’s also happy that I’m keeping busy during the day and that I’m doing a slow shuffle on the treadmill.

Once we were done talking, J went in and talked with him about some paperwork relating to my situation. I don’t think she had any trouble – at least she didn’t say she had any, and after he’d finished talking with J, he asked me to come back in to ask me some more questions. Nothing out of the ordinary, just things about whether I hear things (yes), whether I’ve tried to hurt myself lately (no), how am I sleeping (anywhere from really crappy to not too horrible), and how many hours I spend on OCD actions during the day. That was a hard one because things can vary so widely from day to day. Some days I’m chasing ghosts all day, while others (like when J is home) are reasonably peaceful and I can get a lot of stuff done.

Then we were on our way home. As part of my homework from Dr C, I’m supposed to go somewhere with J once a week. I’d love to count my appointments, but apparently that’s not really what Dr C meant. So, despite feeling like crap, I asked J if we could stop at the dollar store on the way home so I could pick up some stuff. Blessedly, it was quiet and nearly empty. We got our stuff, paid, got the hell out of there, and back home. I wasn’t feeling well so I asked J if she needed anything and when she said no, I told her I was going downstairs to sit in the dark and just try to calm down a bit.

Because she’s the most amazing person in the world, J whipped up supper and brought it down so I didn’t even have to move. I really appreciated that. We watched some more The Good Place while we ate, then went back upstairs and did our own stuff for a while.

I still don’t feel well, and I kind of don’t want to go to bed because I’m worried I’m going to have nightmares again. I can’t stay up forever, though.

God, I hope this post makes sense… I’m typing with my eyes closed again.

Stay safe.

Got A Lot Done Today

Song: “Buttons and Bows” by Dinah Shore

Mood: 7

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Pack

I stayed up a little late last night working on the headband holder that J was asking about. At some point, I went over to the couch and sat down. I think I wanted to watch another episode of DS9, but instead I woke up suddenly at 3AM, seemingly drowning in my own drool. Unfortunately, my coughing woke J up (sorry about that…) and she came to see if I was okay. After a bit more coughing and clearing my throat, I brushed my teeth and staggered into bed.

After that, I didn’t sleep too badly. I woke up twice, worrying about the dishwasher feed hose and the battery tender for the truck.

My day was pretty busy. I spent about four hours figuring out how to do stuff in Fusion 360 and then fiddling around to design the hairband holder; once I was happy enough with it, I sent it to the printer. I showed J after it finished this evening and she seems to like it. I’m going to smooth it out a bit and give it a coat of paint before we mount it on the wall. I’m pretty pleased with how it worked out.

I sent off my texts today and had a couple of conversations. Some texts go over well, some not so much. The text I sent today had a video of a dog running into things because it was holding onto a box lid that blocked its view. Pretty amusing.

I put in a request to the radio station today and they played it, which is always a treat!

I’m still not a huge fan of Netflix, but I have to say that it is pretty convenient when you can watch stuff pretty much anywhere. I hopped on the treadmill today and shambled along while watching some DS9 on my tablet. I’m going to try to make that a habit.

After the treadmill, I thought I would pamper myself a bit so I filled up the tub, added a ton of epsom salts, got my earbuds and ear defenders set, and had a leisurely soak while I watched some more Netflix. I haven’t just sat in the tub and relaxed for… probably something like decades. Oh, and I apologize to any of you who know me and are currently sticking chopsticks up your nose to try and wreck the part of your brain that visualized me relaxing in the bathtub with ear defenders on.

I worked more on that document I’ve been putting together. I would really like to get it done and sent off this week. Hopefully I can do it.

J and I hung out this evening and had a really good talk. We talk a lot and, even though we’ve been married for over 17 years, we still have all kinds of things to talk about.

Hooooooo I am really tired and need to get to bed. I have a lot more that I want to talk about but I don’t think I can do it right now. Assuming I survive my Dr W appointment tomorrow (first one at the new hospital), I will text more tomorrow.

Stay safe.

Not Really In The Mood To Write Today

Song: N/A

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Lots

Some days I really don’t feel like writing an entry. I guess that it’s those days when it’s most important I jot down at least something. This probably isn’t going to be very long, but we’ll see.

I didn’t sleep too badly last night again. I woke up a few times worrying about the garage door and the water tank but otherwise it wasn’t as bad as it has been.

My mother-in-law stopped by this morning to pick some things up on her way out of town. It was good to see her (even if it was only for a minute or two) and I managed to sneak in a hug before she got back to her car and escaped.

The rest of my morning was pretty quiet. I sent out my round of texts and worked some more on that document I’m preparing. It is a lot more difficult to write out than I thought, and I’ve spent tens of minutes working on a single line.

There was a letter from my aunt in the mail today. I really enjoy getting her letters – there’s just something about a good, old fashioned paper letter in an envelope. I should probably send some of those out.

I made two more towels out of the material I got from J’s aunt today. I decided that the towels didn’t need to be exactly perfect (and I find that getting towel material straight is very difficult), so I eyeballed it. I learned two things from sewing today: one, eyeballing something like a cotton terry hand towel works more than well enough for my purposes. Two, doing towels like that without measuring every four inches is WAY faster. No more 75 minute towels, I hope!

I also spent a lot of time today designing a wall hook for J’s hairband collection. She’s got a ton of them of different sizes so my plan is to make two pieces of a coil that only go 85% of the way around (for hooks), then mount them to a central “pillar” that has a flat back to stick to the wall. My first coil attempt worked very well (particularly that I printed it with crazy fast settings). I want to make a couple of changes, but beyond that it’s just mirroring the part, making the central place where the hooks connect to, and testing it out! I know I’m saying it like it’s no big deal… chances are I’m going to be arguing with it for 17 hours.

I think that’s all the big stuff that happened today. Hopefully I feel like writing a little more tomorrow.

Stay safe.

Lots Of Thinking This Weekend

Song: “Washington Square” by The Village Stompers

Mood: 6.5

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Several

The last few days have been pretty decent, but I have to admit that I’m feeling bummed that the weekend is over.

FA came by on Friday for lunch and conversation and board games and playing with the printer. That was the plan anyway, but after we finished our delicious burritos, we got caught up in another really good conversation and talked for the next four hours. It was wonderful to catch up and FA has a seemingly endless supply of neat stories, interesting topics, and fascinating ideas and plans. I always enjoy hanging out with her and I hope she knows how much I appreciate her time and visits (and the frog tape measure is awesome, thanks!!!)! I hope we can get together again soon!

This past week actually went better than both J and I had expected. J had a ton of stuff going on at work including some important meetings with big clients and several of her overlords, but for some reason neither of us have been able to figure out, it all went quite well. It was nice being able to walk into the weekend, instead of slowly dragging ourselves across the ground toward it.

I have been working on making a medal with my nephew’s team logo on it, and after hours and hours and hours (actually, we’re probably getting close to a full 24 hour day’s worth of time) of fighting with JPEG compression artifacts, crazy high mesh counts, trying to get meshes and solids to play together, trying to do Boolean subtracts that never quite worked the way I’d planned, and software that either crapped out whenever I thought I was making progress (I’m looking at you, FreeCAD), or took so long that I would be dead and dust long before they finished (yeah you, MeshLab). I have 16GB of RAM in my laptop and it was SWAPPING today. Jeebus. BUT!! I somehow finally got it to work, using an assortment of, let’s see… eleven different pieces of software.

And… I didn’t take notes – I distinctly remember thinking to myself about nine hours in that I should be jotting things down, but the part of my brain that was puzzling over what I was working on just shooed me away with a wave without even turning his head away from his screen. So I kind of don’t know what I did. I can remember a few things that didn’t work at all (sorry, FreeCAD and MeshLab – I’m sure you’re perfectly great at your jobs. Let’s just say it’s me, not you) but beyond that I just remember looking at the medal when it finished printing and thinking “HOLY CRAP IT WORKED!”

So anyway, I send my sister the picture of the medal with the team logo embossed into it, and I get a text back saying that they got a great deal on trophies so they’re not going to want the medals, although my sister would really like my nephew to have one. So… all that work to figure out how to do what I did, and… that’s perfectly fine! I need to think hard once in a while. Kind of like giving my frontal lobe an Italian tuneup. I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when I figure something out. Plus, all of the stuff I print up or design and print for people comes with no requirements or catches. If I give you something and you like it, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s fine too – feel free to give it to someone else, give it back to me, or toss it out (if it’s PLA, it’ll compost in a couple of years).

I enjoy learning new things, and I also enjoy the process of creating new things. If others can get enjoyment out of it too, then that’s wonderful – I like the thought of making something that someone can use.

J’s mom is in town this weekend, so J went to see her on Saturday and was out for a while. Along with working on the medal, I also worked on the stuff I discussed with Dr C on Thursday. The good news is that I made a fair amount of progress, but the bad news is that it left me feeling angry and more than a little ill. I will work on it again some more tomorrow, maybe get it finished. The sooner, the better – I don’t want this stuff hanging over my head.

J and I have been watching a lot of The Good Place, and just finished the first season and started in on the second. Neither of us were expecting THAT. Oh, and the whole cast is good but Janet is the best character on that show. Speaking of Janet, if you’re ever curious what it’s like in the boundless void that she “lives” in, this video has got you covered:

Yep, that’s FIVE HOURS of Janet chilling in the void until someone needs her and she boops away. Check out the action at 1:15:00, and then the incredible followup at 4:19:15.

My mother-in-law is going to stop by tomorrow to pick some stuff up on her way home. It will be great to see her again and I hope she has a bit of time to come in for a bit and chat. We shall see.

Only one appointment this week, and it’s with Dr W at his new location. I think I’m going to ask if we can bump back to every three weeks or every month so we (and by “we”, I mean J) don’t have to fight through downtown traffic and construction as often. I’m not sure if that’s a really good idea, but Dr W has a good policy where if something comes up he’s fine with us calling and arranging another, sooner appointment.

I have several goals for things I want to do. I want to go to the local dollar store and pick up the cheapest paper towels I can find and some more glue sticks (I think they have the brand I’ve been using). J has agreed to take me. We’re not sure what day it’ll happen yet but I think anything other than Wednesday would be good, and preferably when the dollar store is quiet.

I also want to get the rest of that documentation together that I’m working on. I’m not sure yet but I may need to run it by someone before I submit it. I’m not sure who would be the best person for that. Just something else to figure out, I guess.

So that was Friday and my weekend. Like I said, not too bad.

Stay safe.

Working On A Plan

Song: “Snowbird” by Anne Murray

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Lots

This is going to be a very short post – I really need to get to bed.

Dad texted me today with some questions and thoughts and we ended up talking about particle-wave duality, classical vs quantum computing, lasers, quantum entanglement… it was quite the chat to have by text and I enjoyed it. Got me thinking a lot.

Had my Dr C appointment and spent almost the entire thing talking about the stuff that’s been butting me a lot this week. No 100% solution, but I’ve been giving it some thought and I think I know what I’m going to do. Just need to do a bit of research, some more thinking, and then talk with J or Dr C to make sure I’m not going overboard or anything like that.

Finished that Spirograph set for my nephews today! I was tweaking the settings between runs and some of the pieces look a little different but hey – I made it very clear that I’m still getting used to this and the parts may not look 100% but they’re sincere…

FA is coming over tomorrow! It will be wonderful to see her again! I’m not 100% sure what we have planned yet but I’m hoping to ask her some questions about 3D printing (she’s been doing it for a while now) and it would be great if we could get in some Carcassonne or something!

Stay safe.

Not One Of My Greatest Days

Song: N/A

Mood: 6 (barely)

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Horde

I’m feeling a little off today, like my brain is running at 120% capacity but I don’t know what it’s doing. I got some sleep last night, though, so I can’t complain about that.

I watched some more DS9, worked some more on the prints for my nephews, and worked on designing those medals I talked about yesterday. The good news is that it looks like the PLA I’m using will bridge small gaps pretty well so I should be able to print a medal whole, instead of having to glue two pieces together.

I chased a lot of ghosts today, too. A couple of them took me downstairs and I ended up sitting in front of the hot water tank, waiting and listening as it went through a cycle. In my defense, the tank is making a couple of weird noises now. I suspect it won’t be that long before we will need a new one.

J and I watched some more The Good Place this evening.

I have a Dr C appointment tomorrow. I need to talk to her about the amount of time I’ve been thinking about some stuff. Hopefully she has some suggestions.

Stay safe.

Watching Some DS9

Song: N/A

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Lots

I don’t think I slept very well last night. I don’t remember too much about the night other than worrying pretty badly about the garage door twice, but something must’ve happened because my brain wasn’t working well at all and all I wanted to do was close my eyes and drift off. So I did the drift-off-jump-awake thing for quite a while. There was a bit of wind outside too, so the ghosts were out in full force today, interrupting me quite a bit despite my music being cranked up. I may need to go the ear defender route again.

My folks called this morning to say hi and see how things were going. They are doing well and they were happy to hear that stuff around here is moving along, too. I appreciate and enjoy getting calls like that. It’s nice.

I printed the second batch of Spirograph pieces today and they turned out pretty well. One – possibly two more to go and it’ll be done!

I texted with my sister today and asked her if she thought it would be a good idea if I made some medals for my nephew’s hockey team end of season. I made it clear that I’m still learning a lot about how the printing works and I may not be able to make something that looks good enough to use. She thought it would be great so that’s another project I’ve added to my list, and I’m already puzzling out how to go about doing it. I know how I want it to work, I just need to figure that part out.

Spent too much time today dwelling on that awful person I know. It’s bugging me an awful lot, but I can’t seem to figure out anything I can do about it. Maybe Dr C will be able to help me with it.

I haven’t seen Deep Space Nine since I watched it after work days with colleagues back in… 2003? Anyway, it’s been a long time so I thought I would give it a try again. The effects sure don’t hold up but seeing the characters introduce themselves and go about their business almost makes me feel like I’m meeting old friends again. I look forward to watching some more and seeing how the characters develop.

I did some sewing today. Started in on the towel material that J’s aunt gave to me (thanks again!!!). It’s going alright so far, I think I will be able to get six or eight hand towels out of the one piece, and there’s still another piece waiting.

This evening, J and I watched some more The Good Place. I don’t think there’s been a bad episode yet!

Tomorrow I am going to do more sewing as well as working on that medal idea. Hopefully I’ll make some progress.

Hopefully the ghosts back off, too.

Stay safe.

One Of Those Days…

Song: “Little Arrows” by Leapy Lee

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Horde

We got a decent amount of snow last night. Oddly, I think I slept pretty well – I can only remember waking up three times to worry about things. This morning, though, I felt like I was 419 years old. Slow to move, slow to think, and astonishingly prone to bumping into things or dropping stuff.

Lots of people were out today shovelling or blowing out their driveways today, and for whatever reason, the sounds were really getting to me. Even the normal sounds inside the house, like the cereal settling in the box or the plastic bag rustling a bit were enough to give me a jolt. I don’t know why, but I just couldn’t turn it down today for some reason.

I also spent a lot of time thinking about that person I wrote about yesterday. I’m trying to not let it get to me but I really strongly feel like I should be doing something about him – I just don’t know what. When I talked to J about it, she had some good suggestions. She also mentioned that her dad is one of the adherents of the “universe takes care of things” attitude. I usually agree with that but I’ve seen this person (just to be clear, I’m talking about the dirtbag right now) weasel out of so many situations he caused over the years, and the thought of him getting away with some of the other stuff makes me… angry? I’m not sure if that’s the right word. I haven’t really been able to get angry for over three years now.

I should really stop thinking about this stuff. Maybe I will ask Dr C about it when I see her this week.

Between my clumsiness, the fact that I was jumping like a caffeinated rabbit at everything, and the stuff I was stewing over, I spent a lot of the day clenching my jaw, which led to a nasty headache in the afternoon. I used to have headaches every single day at work, and often on the weekends too. I don’t like taking tylenol if I can help it because some of the other stuff I’m taking is tough on the old liver, but after a particular point it doesn’t make sense to deal with it anymore, so I grab one or two to hopefully knock the headache back a bit.

J called while I was getting ready to head out and clear the driveway today. She was just calling from work to say hello and chat for a couple of minutes, which I enjoyed. It was very good to talk to her, and it had the advantage of giving me a reason to procrastinate going out to clear the driveway.

The snowblower started up great and ran like a champ today but I swear, some days it’s like it has a mind of its own and I have to fight with it just to keep it moving in a straight line. When I finished, I was sweaty and hot, so I put everything away and closed the garage door and leaned against the fence with my eyes closed, trying very hard to enjoy the fresh air for a couple of minutes before I went back inside. I still don’t like being out, particularly when I can’t see the front door, but I’m definitely getting more used to being outside in the driveway and stuff like that.

I moved the filament spool holder for the 3D printer today. Instead of being bolted to the control box, it’s now way off to the left. This looks a little more awkward but I think it will actually end up being easier on everything – now that there’s a little bit of slack in the system, the filament won’t jump off the spool when the extruder backs the filament up, and the angle of the filament off the spool won’t be as severe like it is now when the Z arm is either very low or very high. I have also moved the printer back toward the wall a little more and the controller closer to the printer so the cables will have more slack than they do now. Of course, I was having the same clumsy issues this afternoon, so something that should’ve taken, say, 15 minutes took close to an hour, had me broken out in a serious flop sweat, and I was running in circles, trying to figure out where the screws or drillbit or any number of other things had gone or why they wouldn’t fit.

All in all, a frustrating and kind of rough day. Things got so much better after J got home, but we didn’t get a chance to sit down and watch some TV like we usually do. I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but we’re currently on The Good Place, which has been pretty great so far. My favourite characters are definitely Janet and Michael. That sounds familiar… I think I did write about this before. Oh well.

Hopefully tomorrow will be an easier day with less noises, less anxiety, less brooding, less head aching, and more enjoyable productivity.

Stay safe.

It Feels Like Thursday

Song: N/A

Mood: 6.5

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Several

Friday and Saturday felt like Friday and Saturday, but today feels like Thursday and I have no idea why. We’re supposed to be getting a lot of snow tonight – some has fallen already but it should continue for a while. Looks like I’ll be running the snowblower again tomorrow, I’m glad J and I went to fill up the gas can last week!

I can’t believe it’s 2019. I haven’t written any dates wrong yet but I don’t think I’ll be out of the woods with that until, oh… March.

The weekend went reasonably well. I didn’t sleep too badly – no nightmares for a little while now, and I didn’t even wake up too many times last night.

My appointment on Friday with Dr C went better than I was expecting. It had been a while since my last appointment and I was worried that it was going to be even harder to go and pay attention but fortunately things were about the same as they were before the holidays. Oh, and I gave her the phrenology bust. I think she liked it but she may have just been professional about it. Either way, I told her that she was welcome to bin it or whatever she wanted to do with it – I enjoyed making it so whatever she wanted was fine. Oh, and here’s how it turned out:

Phrenology Bust

[1]

Unfortunately, my hands aren’t quite as steady as they used to be so some of the lines are a little more ragged than I had hoped but otherwise I’m pretty pleased with it.

Oh, and if you’re a particular age and from a particular region, you may remember the “Spirograph” toy from your childhood. We had one and my sister and I used it until we’d lost most of the parts. I found a 41-piece set to print on Thingiverse and started printing today. It’s going to take a couple of runs because I can’t fit all 41 pieces on at once but that’s okay. I was wondering if I should change filament spools before I started it but the printer has a filament-out sensor and (hopefully) wouldn’t just keep going, adding layers of hot air instead of plastic. Well, it finished before the filament ran out, but I don’t think I’m going to start any new projects with what’s left on the spool:

3D Printer Out Of FilamentI’ve really been enjoying making stuff and figuring out how to make stuff.

On a somewhat less fun note, I found out a little while ago that someone I know did some bad stuff a couple of years ago. The rumour is that he’s hiding somewhere (I have no idea where) and laying low. I have been thinking about this pretty constantly since the weekend, wondering if there’s something I can do or if I should just stay out of it. I know staying out of it is probably the smart choice, but one of the themes that keep coming up with me is that I want to be a good person. Good people do good things, right? And wouldn’t a good thing be to figure out where that dirtbag is and report him to the police? Maybe the police already know where he is, or are already looking for him. Maybe they’re not aware of what he did (it happened in another country). But maybe I should just try to rein this stuff in and stop thinking about it – I have neither the resources of Bruce Wayne nor the detective smarts of Batman, and there’s no guarantee that I wouldn’t end up getting myself into trouble. Actually, with my luck, that’s probably exactly what would happen. But this is bothering me.

Argh… now that I’ve written that down, I’m agonizing over whether to erase it or not. Ctrl-Z and Ctrl-Y are getting a bit of a workout.

Screw it, I’m leaving it. It’s what’s on my mind, and I write these to talk about what’s on my mind.

J made some truly remarkable steaks for supper this evening. She always makes great steak (she does it in a Dutch oven!) but tonight’s were fantastic. I kept wanting to close my eyes and just savour the textures and flavours. We had them with basmati rice which, at first glance may sound strange, but when the juice from the bottom of the Dutch oven was poured over it… if there had been enough, I would’ve happily eaten myself sick. Delicious.

So now we wait and see how much snow we end up actually getting. At least it’s not supposed to be too cold tomorrow.

Stay safe.

[1] Model downloaded from: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-dr-caldwell-american-marked-bust-69227

Videos That Make Me Smile, Part V

It’s been a little while since I posted some weird or cheesy videos that make me chuckle. I haven’t been browsing around as much so I haven’t just stumbled across as many but here are a few of the better ones. Enjoy!

Here are my other posts like this: PART I, PART II, PART III, and PART IV .

Clarke and Dawe – The Front Fell Off

The first time I saw this video, I didn’t realize it was two comedians doing a sketch. It’s so well done and utterly believable that this could be a real politician being interviewed by a real journalist. The “minimum crew” line gets me every time.

Sick Trombone Motorcycle Prank

Well, it’s really more a Sick Trombone Car (Or Maybe A Truck) Prank, but it’s still amusing. It sounds pretty good right at the beginning but loses a bit as the video goes on.

Goose and dog Beagle best friends

I like videos like this. I always wonder how these very different animals become actual buddies who hang out, instead of having the typical predator/prey or large/small or bossy/timid relationship.

Nerd Vandalism

It’s short, but the guy waving and saying, “Hi!” makes me chuckle every time.

Snickers Betty White Commercial (English Version)

The first time I saw this commercial, I laughed and laughed and laughed… I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. RIP Abe Vigoda – you were a class act.

Stay safe.