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Good Times, Bad Times

The good: There is not a deductible for vandalism on my policy, so the repairs will be covered 100%. On the other hand, being the self-conscious person I am, I have been driving around in my old truck because she doesn't have a word painted on her hood. (Although her gas mileage is much worse.)

More good: 41,395 words.

Am I a horrible, horrible person for being so morbidly curious about this I went to Google Maps and looked at it (and yes, it's still there, they haven't been able to fix it yet)? (To sum up: A kid was murdered and his body left by the railroad tracks in Richmond, California -- it happened to be on the day that the Google Maps satellite snapped their picture, so the dead body is there in the closeup satellite imagery. Not even the family knew this picture was there until someone found it and brought it to their attention, and Google is being classy and is going to take it down, but... it takes time to fix the actual images.) But... I had to look. (Is very bad person.)

Back to a good thing, "adopt" a mustang!

The bad: I have a cavity. And now that the dentist has pointed it out and I made an appointment for January (because I won't be home and with money until after the holidays), it hurts. (Figures)

Today was our Thanksgiving 'do at work. Fried chicken instead of turkey, but all the sides you could possibly name, and more pie than even our crew of 75+ could eat. I made mashed potatoes, and mashed in a carrot on a whim -- gave it a nice taste and a lovely color, which surprised people but everyone who had some seemed to like it. Because there WAS so much food, there are leftovers.

I'm sitting here now rather full but craving SOMETHING, but my fast day has started and I can't eat anything more until tomorrow. I'll make it.

Back to work.


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Nov. 21st, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
I'm glad your car will be taken care of. Sorry about the cavity, though. And you're not a bad person. I followed the link, too, but the video didn't show anything, so I got lazy and never looked any further.
Nov. 21st, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
The video showed me enough so that I could find it on the map (and it was staggeringly easy to do so from that video, despite them blurring it for the news broadcast).

But then, for some reason I like that kind of thing. Today we got a claim in where someone was killed in a car fire -- the attorney sent REALLY gruesome photos from the accident scene. I had to look at 'em (and that's not the first time).

Morbid curiosity!
Nov. 21st, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Ouch to the cavity but yay for the car and the word count.

Okay even with you telling me what it was I STILL looked at that link
Nov. 21st, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
...like that surprises anyone.
Nov. 21st, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
hush you
Nov. 21st, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
Nov. 21st, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
The worst thing about my word count is I'm reaching the end of the story, and I still have to write at least 7,000 words. I'll have to stretch it out.

Yeah, I watched the video and then found it on the map, in something like two seconds once I'd seen the area they blurred for the newscast.
Nov. 22nd, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Time to crank up the bullshit I guess. I'm pretty good at that one. Good luck

right, yeah I was expecting to see a body the way they were talking.
Nov. 22nd, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
Ah, but you CAN see the body. It's still there this morning: https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=richmond+ca&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x808565e0f15c8c29:0xb3101633da15bff4,Richmond,+CA&gl=us&ei=61SPUvbLMoHgoASLy4HICw&ved=0CJ8BELYD

Just zoom in to the closeup shot -- you can see the police car, the police, and the uncovered body sprawled by the tracks.

It's actually the first time I've noticed people on a Google maps shot.
Nov. 22nd, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
hmmm this took me to a link in the middle of a street
Nov. 23rd, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
Strange, when I click it, I can see the city of Redmond. Zoom in twice, until there's some detail, go east and north a little, until you see the railroad tracks (just like in the video), where there's a railway station (a lot of trains parked) and the place called "Triangle Court." Triangle Court is, oddly enough, pointing directly at where the body is... oops, no, WAS. They have fixed it, there's a white cross now where it was. (But I saved a snapshot because I'm just that way...)
Nov. 23rd, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
ah yeah that would be why. I wasn't fast enough. Morbid enough, yes
Nov. 21st, 2013 10:48 am (UTC)
Cheers for the many good things in your day!
Nov. 21st, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
Congrats on your mashed potato dish! We had our Thanksgiving potluck at work too yesterday.
Nov. 21st, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
I was pleased with it!

I guess offices have to do it the week before, since so many people leave for vacation the week of!
Nov. 21st, 2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
Ooo, that sounds like an interesting thing for the mashed potatoes. I keep threatening to roast cauliflower and add it to ours, but Mom keeps telling me 'no'.

Ouch to the cavity.

I saw the adopt a mustang thing, too.
Nov. 21st, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
It really came out tasty. I like it. I may do it the next time (I heard a recipe for just mashed carrots on the radio, and thought, why not?).

You probably do Freekibble, too. :)
Nov. 21st, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Well, I've seen mashed sweet potatoes; mashed carrots would probably be similar.

I do! I have for a very long time.
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