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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

On the Road Again...

I will be out of the office for the next few days. This is not a license to play, I want to find there has been some serious reading of the blogs while I am gone. We must keep our productivity up.

Yes, it is time once again to take a little mini-vacation. From what, I am not sure. After all, being retired means I have no workplace to go to, no scheduled demands upon my time, no deadlines to meet, no boss (except Faye, of course), and no paycheck.

I will be doing much the same as I do at home. Play a little golf, lay around, sleep, eat and drink. Except I will be doing this in Biloxi, MS instead of Sebring, FL. I will also add in some gambling. At home, my gambling is confined to the stock market (and quite limited... I am no "day trader") but Biloxi offers some good old fashioned gambling; blackjack, poker, craps (the only game I think is suitably named), and slot machines.

Have you noticed that slot machines have no coin slots anymore? Now, you put paper money or tickets into those bill readers. They also have no handles to pull. Our grandchildren will wonder why they are called "on armed bandits" by their elders. Now, all you have to do is push a button (or touch a spot on the screen). The noise is all phony, emulating the old mechanical sounds the that used to emanate from the machines as the wheels spun and the lemons popped up. There is even an emulated sound of coins falling into the tray (which is nowhere to be found on the newest machines) when you win.

It is kind of sad.

To get to Biloxi, we merely head north until we hit the major east-west interstate and head west. It is extremely difficult to get lost. Along the way, we will be passing that battleship again, the USS Alabama, and I may convince Faye to explore with me this time. She might find it interesting since her father served on one and was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Or not... it does involve a lot of climbing up and down.

The weather appears to be good, according to the forecasts, so the trip should be smooth. Not counting the bad drivers. Or the pesky police.

I will try to post about our adventures. If we actually have any. And about any interesting things we run across on our trip.

1 comment:

Inspector Clouseau said...

"Serious reading of blogs," eh? Enjoy the trip. Any trip is an adventure and an opportunity to learn something new.