Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday random thoughts

• Bet the bean festival was great...: But I missed it. I was busy digging a hole and pouring concrete to fix a busted irrigation vent out at a local ranch. Talk about fun.

• Just for the heck of it: I think any politician who has never done manual labor needs to, even if it's weekend warrior style. It gives you an appreciation for the folks who do that every day for minimum wage.

• Who would have thought Suzanne Tucker was running for vice president? Gov. Sarah Palin has evidently conducted official state business from a private e-mail account.


• If you're reading this, the world didn't end Wednesday: That's when the Large Hardon Collider, a supermassive particle accelerator in Europe, was first fired up. Scientists beforehand conceded that there was a very remote possibility that the contraption could have ripped open a tiny black hole.


• Ag still king in San Joaquin: The new agricultural center near the Stockton Metropolitan Airport is a great addition, both for its symbolism and its function.

• Hey, maybe there's a reason for that: Developer Les Serpa called his proposed Ellis project the "most reviewed, most expensive and most scrutinized subdivision in the history of Tracy."

1 comment:

Mike McLellan, D. Min. said...

Jon:
Let's see, pouring concrete, is that in your contract? You did not miss much missing the bean festival, but the world did end last week. You need to get out more.