Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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Something and Potatoes

Rockaway Ave

I think something at work is making me ill in some unidentified way. I felt sick most of the day, but I got somewhat better pretty quickly when I left in the evening. Could be sick building syndrome or perhaps it is the power of suggestion because some co-workers had the flu. (Yeah, I know. Not good to go to work while sick, but most of us do that because sick days come out of leave days.) Anyway, I hope I'll be in good condition for Sunday's event.

Anyway, this evening's geocache was ... and Potatoes at Fred Rella Memorial Fields in Airmont. This is a tricky one so I saved it for a good day. Well, it wasn't that good a day because of the overcast sky but I found the geocache anyway after looking around for anything that could be a geocache. And yes, although I can't reveal what it is, I can say that it is indeed crafty. One thing about this cache: The title "... and Potatoes" would suggest that it has something to do with "meat" because that's how you usually complete that phrase, but now that I've seen what it is, I don't understand the reference. Whatever. Finding it is the important part. :)

After that, I took a little walking tour of downtown Suffern to visit 3 benchmarks. LY0344 is on the doorstep of Chase Bank, which used to be Suffern National Bank, according to the recovery note circa 1933. LY0345 is at the doorstep of the Suffern municipal building, which used to be a high school in 1933. Also took a look at the nearby 9/11 memorial. (with a steel piece from the disaster site) And finally, LY0346 is by the pedestrian walkway, just past the Suffern train station platform.

I also worked on the puzzle in Trilateration Cache. There probably is software available to do this calculation, but I constructed the equations from first principles. Nice thing about this system of equations is the squared variable terms cancel out, leaving a pair of linear equations, which I then wrote a Perl script to solve by elimination. Might go for this cache tomorrow, now that I have the solution.





From fridayfiver:

1. What was on your mind yesterday?

Let's check Twitter...

"why do I still have a takeout menu from that Chinese restaurant in Exton, PA?"

"why do people delete their livejournals?"

"Why do fools fall in love?"

(Okay, I just threw that last one in to continue the "why do...?" theme. :) )

2. What is on your mind today?
That "and potatoes" thing.

3. Do you like bonfires?
Those usually come with camping and I don't like camping.

4. Do you believe in the paranormal?
No, I'm having trouble with just one normal, never mind pair of normal. :)

5. Can you swim?
Yes, if doing only the backstroke counts as swimming.

From fridayfiver:

1. What do you obsess about?
Uhh... you haven't been reading this journal much, have you? :)

2. What do you do for a living?
I'm a software engineer, supposedly.

3. Where do you call home?
Right here in NJ. I used to call the old country my home country, but I think enough years have passed that it doesn't make sense any more.

4. Have you lived up to your parents' expectations?
I think so, except for that part about grandchildren, where I continue to disappoint. :)

5. Are we more likely to find you in a coffee bar or a nightclub?
Neither. Well, okay, I've been to Starbucks once so that wins over nightclub.

From fridayfiver:

1. Do you gamble?
Only the occasional Mega Millions, but I don't buy those in NJ any more.

2. Have you ever rode a horse?
No, although I may have sat on one that was made of wood and went round and round.

3. Do you drink alcohol?
I think I've done that only 5 times in my life.

4. What is your favorite Mexican food?
Nachos with chicken. I like Qdoba's rendition the best. If only their service was better.

5. Friday fill-in:
On Saturday, I plan to ____.
Uhh... you haven't been reading this journal much, have you? :)


From thefridayfive:

1. Have you ever gone skinny-dipping?
No.

2. When you're home alone, do you strip down to get comfortable? Do you ever go out without underwear (bra and/or panties) because it's more comfortable?
1. Of course, but only when it is hot.
2. Umm, yeah, I always go out without bra and/or panties. :)

3. Have you ever/Do you use the bathroom with the door open? Are you comfortable using public facilities?
1. Yes, at home. No one else is there anyway.
2. Of course. What is there not to be comfortable about?

4. When getting intimate with your significant other, lights on or off?
Significant other? *looks around*

5. How comfortable are you with body exposure/nudity of others? Group shower rooms?, topless/nude beaches?, breastfeeding in public?
Whatever floats your boat.

From thefridayfive:

1. If you were a nocturnal animal, what nocturnal animal would you be?
Probably a bat because I'm getting to be as blind as one anyway.

2. Which is better: to obey the law to avoid punishment, to obey the law because the law makes sense, or to obey the law because everyone should?
To avoid punishment. If it made sense, you'd do it of your own volition anyway.

3. Who is your favorite all time movie villian?
Odd Job because of that hat-throwing thing.

4. Are any kind of ethics involved in wearing a hat?
If it is an enormous hat, take it off when you're at the movies unless you're sitting in the back row. Also, don't throw your steel-rimmed bowler hat around. :)

5. When is the best time for you to take a 20 minute nap? Why?
I don't usually take naps.

From manonica:

1. What is the most amount of cash that you've ever held in your hands at one time?
$8000, I think. However, I've had checks in larger amounts.

2. Have you ever accepted any bribe? What for?
No.

3. Have you ever offered any bribe? What for?
I suspect that a bribe was offered on my behalf by the driving school during the driving test back in the old country, but I cannot prove it. The old country was (and still is) corrupt at every level.

4. How rich do you wish to be in your lifetime?
Enough to not worry.

5. Who is the richest person you know personally? Do they deserve it?
I don't know. We don't go around comparing our net worths.
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