Random Observations

How one thing leads to another … Our Bishop is going to do a presentation on the Nephilim in Bible study. I have a pretty good grasp of that topic but decided to do some research so I could ask salient questions. Once I got those questions squared away, I thought there’s always more information if you use other keywords in a search so I used ‘giants’. Which brought me to this fascinating video (A Race of Giants – YouTube) that (possibly) ties giants, American Indians, bigfoot, and religion. How’s that for a day’s research? Oh. That religion part? No, not Genesis 6; the video mentions St. Christopher (who used to be considered the Patron Saint of travelers). I thought to myself, “What???” Evidently, St. Christopher was a giant. He is credited with being seven and a half feet tall (Saint Christopher – Wikipedia). In my heyday, I was 5’11”, which is considered tall for a woman; the tallest person I have ever met was a boy my daughter dated who was 6’9″ tall. It is so remarkable to come into contact with a really tall person, you don’t forget it so it’s easy for me to say, well, there’s a basketball player who is seven feet tall so a half foot taller than that must surely be possible. The first video references human remains anywhere from 8 foot-12 foot tall – which, I suspect, would be frightening. I forgot the other thing the first video mentions: elongated skulls on some skeletons. I know my Indiana Jones – crystal skulls immediately comes to mind; but so does Egyptians and aliens with elongated skulls. Now … is any of this real? True? Your guess is as good as mine but it’s something to think about in front of a warm fire on a cold night.

Pop the popcorn, grab your beverage of choice, and check out Pick of the Litter on Netflix. A family of five puppies is trained to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s an outstanding program. I’m not going to tell you any more about it because I’d much rather you watch it. Enjoy!

The Paper Roll Conspiracy. There are forces at play here that are very well hidden – very difficult to pinpoint. But I am in its cross-hairs and it’s becoming a real problem. In case you’re not familiar with the Paper Roll Conspiracy, it’s insidious, annoying. It takes something so simple, so humdrum, so knee-jerk reflex, a thing you do without thinking, and makes it a war. It started a few months back when I pulled a sheet of paper towel from the roll. Instead of getting a sheet, I got a ripped off corner. When I attempted to get the remainder of the sheet, three feet of paper towels came spinning off the roll. Variations on this theme happen every time I need a blasted paper towel. But then – this just drives me wild with rage – then the conspirators invaded the bathroom! I give THAT paper the merest little tug and fourteen feet of paper comes flying off the roll! Now, you might think this is something I’m imagining but my husband has noticed it, too! It never happens to him. It only happens to me. He will be standing next to me sometimes when I pull a paper towel and it rips across the towel instead of the towel coming off. He looks at me with this blank look on his face. He reaches over and pulls a perfect sheet of paper towel off the roll. And looks at me again. I don’t know what happens with the other roll – to be there at that time and under that circumstance would be instant death. Ahem. I think we, those of us who have noticed the paper roll conspiracy and are wise enough to recognize if for what it is, I think we need to do some serious investigation into this. I want answers! And I want them NOW!

38 Responses to Random Observations

  1. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    You are bang on form today, Audre. Hilarious stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll be honest, I’ve never pulled on a bog roll and watched it roll into the ether so this is the first I’ve heard of the paper roll conspiracy. It really is just you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the cat gif you have above. I don’t think cats realise that whatever they do is cute. Whether it’s yawning, scratching, hunting or doing the silly things in the above gif, we humans find anything they do adorable.

    As for tall, you’re the same height as Tina. Yes, tall for a woman but Tina likes being the short one in the relationship – I’m 6 foot 2.

    Keep on with the tales this year. Your Random Observations is the best Saturday read and I will continue to bring more people here for it.

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    • audremyers says:

      There are two meanings to ‘kissing up’; one is being nice to someone to garner an advantage, the other is what tall women like best – kissing a man taller than them, lol! Of course … as time goes on, the number of interested candidates has diminished.

      I cannot, alas, take credit for the opening graphics. That’s Neo and he’s got an incredible talent for just the right one for each article he publishes.

      You have been exceedingly kind in mentioning Nebraska Energy Observer on our other favorite site – The Conservative Woman UK – and I sincerely thank you for that. Are you a regular contributing writer for Going Postal? I would like to point people to that site to read your writings. And just a remind to you and everyone else, the fiction page is still open to all who want to share their creativity here on NEO.

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      • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

        Tina does like kissing up, as you put it. She was happily nodding as I read your comment to her. She occasionally puts one foot in the air, as you see women in old movies do, which is a nice compliment.

        As for the fiction pages, I wrote recently that I was going to delve further into a book of short stories I started a while ago named In Love. The poem which has that title will no doubt wing its way onto the fiction page. I have a lot of ideas but I have to be in the right mood to write and much of what I do write will find its way onto my own pages; if I don’t get one of my novels written and published this year, I’ll be disappointed. 2021 needs to be the year I kick off.

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        • audremyers says:

          In America, the phrase “kick off” means to die so please don’t do that, lol!!! Do it, 39! Get the book published. And don’t forget that you can self publish on Amazon.

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  2. Scoop says:

    I would guess that the paper roll people are simply doing what the lighting people started doing in the late 70’s. I visited a Westinghouse light bulb manufacturer as a salesman at the time and they were working on developing a bulb that would just barely exceed the lifetime expectancy printed on the box. It didn’t make much of an impression at the time until years later I noticed that light bulbs that used to last years without replacement were now lasting about a month or two before they burned out. Nice way to make a living: making things fail quicker so we can all buy more. Note that the first Edison electric bulb is still burning without a problem. I guess we call this progress.

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    • audremyers says:

      You’re spot on, Scoop; LED lighting lasts forever but your average light bulb is shot after a month. Built in failure is a sure fire way to ensure that your product gets bought on a regular basis. Which is, I guess, a good thing for the workers at light bulb manufacturing plants. It’s an ill wind, they say …

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      • Neo says:

        Except there are no longer any incandescent bulbs made in the US. Obama banned them and although the ban has been revoked it doesn’t make sense to rebuild them. They’re all Chinese crap now. Most LEDs are too, of course, but at least they last for a while.

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        • Scoop says:

          It won’t make sense until China refuses to sell them to us along with our drugs and all the components derived from our technology (including all supply chain products) and a serious lack of our ability to quickly shift production back where it belongs. I also, note, sadly, that LED’s such as those under-counter lighting systems are beginning to fail at a faster rate than once did. You simply bear with it until the lighting becomes such that it no longer is sufficient. And then you have to buy the drivers which are also designed to fail in a few years and they can get expensive if you deal with a a lighting store. I can get them cheaper from wholesalers that deal in import/export products and then hire an electrician to crawl around under my house to find them and replace them.

          Our Maverick missiles used a cheap solenoid that was manufactured in Japan (now China) which operated the trigger mechanism. Couldn’t even get them through customs (as uneducated idiots read the word “lead” as the toxic metal instead of the electric wires that came protruded from the item) during our first desert storm war and we were running out of them on the battle field. Generals were irate but the bureaucrats in Washington couldn’t take time out from their coffee breaks to get the items released . . . it took weeks before this was resolved.

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        • Neo says:

          Yep. Happens too often just that way.

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  3. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    I’m not planning to, Audre. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I forgot to answer your question. No, I’m not a contributing writer for GP. I do write the occasional article for them but am not listed, probably because I don’t regularly donate. I have donated but the writers on their list probably do it more often, possibly monthly. I’m highlighted on TCW’s list of writers maybe because I donate more regularly but I prefer writing for GP because I can write anything I like and as for the film reviews, well, I used to be more conservative but now, I can be as outlandish as I like and I love it! It’s a good place to read, write and comment but I wouldn’t advise you or anyone else to use it a lot – the language on there can be, ahem, pretty colourful! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • audremyers says:

      Like everyone else, I’m so tired of politics that when my TCW comes to my inbox, rather than read the titles, I note the authors, lol, and decide that way which article I’ll read. I watch for your name every day. You’re an excellent writer; you bring a lot of energy to your words.

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      • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

        Thanks, Audre. That compliment is deservedly reciprocated – whether you’re writing on religion or random events, you bring a wealth of intelligence and humour to the fore and readers will always flock to that. ๐Ÿ™‚

        The last couple of years have been great in many ways. Thanks to TCW and Neo, I’ve met (though not in person – one day…) similar minded people that I have gone on to speak to via email too. It’ll be a great day when we can all get together over a pint, some good food and chew the fat, as it were. I think Bruce will be the first of our visits, since he resides in the same county as my mother who, we’re hoping, we might get up to see this year. Strangely, many of TCW readers are in our own county and though we’d be up for similar with them, I think they’re quite happy with only communicating via the site. A shame really because lms2, the Colonel, Charles Dawne and Paul Parmenter would be good fun at the pub!

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        • audremyers says:

          Thank you, 39.

          My gosh! What hoot that would be! Getting together with those folks on TCW – the good ones, the funny ones – I would demand pictures, lol!!! It would be awesome if you could pull that off!

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        • Neo says:

          You know Pontiac, I’ve noticed how many are from Norfolk as well, and it doesn’t surprise me at all. For all that we speak of America as part of a Tudor Enterprise, our roots are deep in the Eastern Association, and in good measure that means Norfolk. The very home of Liberty.

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  4. Nicholas says:

    Michael Heiser is a good scholar to read on the Nephilim, but I advise you to steer clear of the conspiracy theories connected with them, which he is also good at debunking. As for paper roll, Pontiac and I can carp about EU regs concerning ply.

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    • audremyers says:

      Gosh, Nicholas! Do I even want to know about EU regulations on ply? The very idea makes me shudder! Please don’t tell me one ply …

      I will check out Michael Heiser. It sounds very interesting. Thanks for the head’s up.

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    • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

      Well, we’re supposed to be out now, if you believe the hype (which I don’t).

      That’ll be an old conversation for a new day – I’m fully expecting our useless leaders to drag us back in at some point. Like Audre says, though, it’s nice to stray away from politics and what better place to do it than here on a Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Nicholas says:

        I also have concerns, but we may have bigger fish to fry.

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      • Neo says:

        I haven’t followed closely lately but I think where you are is close to where we were in 1783. You’re a nation again, but not completely. Just as we were recognized then but it took till 1815 to get all the Lobsterbacks out of the Northwest territory.

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  5. Alys Williams says:

    Paper towels: I have the same problem Audre, I reach for the roll and try to tear off a sheet and end up with shreds. I think it may be to do with the quality of the towel. If Lon tears his off without a problem my guess is that he has one hand on the actual roll and tears with the other hand. Or… he is in less of a hurry and takes more time to slecet the area near the perforations. Only my theory though. Probably completely wrong. Same thing with the loo roll.

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    • audremyers says:

      Thank you for proving 39 Pontiac Dream wrong – I’m NOT the only one!

      Evidently, as I have now scrutinized the process, the ‘trick’ is the action of the wrist of the person removing a paper towel from the roll. I am now doing paper roll exercises.

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    • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

      Erm, why would you tear it off one handed? It’s no wonder you and Audre have trouble removing it in one piece if you’re trying this new fangled way of tearing off paper with one hand. Steady it with one paw, tear off with the other.

      What are you like?! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • audremyers says:

        (toe tapping with impatience) Our paper towel roll is mounted on the side of a cabinet, next to the sink. Until just recently, it only takes one hand to remove a sheet. It’s been where it is for over twenty years and UP UNTIL RECENTLY, it never required two hands to remove a sheet!!!! It’s the PAPER ROLL CONSPIRACY, I’m telling you! And now – AND NOW – I have verification that others are having the same problem so it CAN’T AND ISN’T JUST ME!!!

        (laughing hysterically)

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        • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

          You know that I’m sitting here rolling my eyes in much the same way you’ll have seen from Lon and probably Alice has seen with her other half. Us blokes tend to see a lot of craziness from our respective other halves and we get used to it over the years but it still makes us laugh! ๐Ÿ™‚

          Of course, I can say that because Tina isn’t yet posting here but I guarantee that when she does – and she says it’ll be soon – you’ll probably find out a host of stupid things I do and then you can pay me back! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Alys Williams says:

    Nephalim: whatever they are the word alone is a wonderful addition to one’s vocabulary and the subject a fascinating discussion for Bible study. . My son is six foot seven and towers over me at five nine. The tallest person I have met and stood next to was six ten. It hurt my neck looking up at him. Great piece cariad, informative and entertaining.

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  7. audremyers says:

    39 Pontiac Dream – you tell that good sainted lady she will be welcomed with open arms.

    Self-awareness is a wonderful thing. LOL!

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  8. audremyers says:

    Scoop – Wow; I didn’t know about the ‘lead’ electrical wires.

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  9. the unit says:

    Saturday ‘Random Observations’ is a favorite. Always something new to consider.
    I remember David slew the giant, Goliath, the name Nephilim, him being one, I’d missed through the ages.
    Of course I’ve missed a lot, like i.e. “Sodom and Gomorrah were lovers.” ๐Ÿ™‚
    More here.
    https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional/individual/the-giant-that-slew-david

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  10. audremyers says:

    Scoop – I guess it has always been so, which is really depressing if you think about it too long.

    Like

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