Tulsa time capsule Plymouth What

Tulsa time capsule Plymouth

What dawned on me today was how contemporary I am with this car, a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere. In 1959, I was born into a family with a 1958 Chrysler Royale–which we had until 1970. In fact, it was the “good car” until 1969. The magnetic, plastic Jesus statue on the dashboard, because the dash was metal. The pushbutton shifter.

1957 Plymouth Belvedere

Sort of death in reverse. The car is a rusty, muddy, mess. But we’re looking it up on YouTube and blogging it. Chrysler was bought by the Germans, for chrissake, and they want to give it back.

Also, leads to the Stephen King movie Christine. I probably thought that movie wasn’t worth thinking about at the time. Other movies that show-off late 50s Chryslers are North By Northwest and It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Also, The East German car the Trabant is 50. They’re not rusted, because they’re made of plastic.

Kopplin’s Coffeeshop I am

Kopplin’s Coffeeshop

I am right now at Kopplin’s Coffeeshop. I did not ride my bicycle to work. I did go to the YWCA, and showered there for the first time in long while. Always an intriguing experience, showering at the Y.

While I was driving here along Summit Avenue, I was puzzled by all the little U.S. flags on the boulevard. Too late for Memorial Day, a bit early for July 4? Ah, happy birthday, Jim! (A former co-worker whose birthday is on June 14.)

Yesterday, after biking home from work, I’d had it. My bike is a mess and needs a tune up. So I looked up the Express Bike Shop (on the web, of course–Dorothea commented that she’d have used the phonebook) and the guy on the other end of the line said they’d have my bike for a week to tune it up. Yikes. I called around, and a week seemed to be the norm. So I rode over there. Pizza Luce now across the street. Walked back.

Being bikeless is why I am here now. I think about stopping when biking by, but then I am all sweaty, and I am focused on getting to work.

This is so French. For here. The impossibly little handle on the cup.

Air conditioning and global warming

Blogging. Air conditioning. Global warming. Action, action, action. Today is Procurement Wednesday. Yesterday was Risk Tuesday, and Monday was Communication Day.
I am here in the blog to add Robert’s blog, Minnesota Theater, as a link in my blogroll.
I dropped my bike off at the Express Bike Shop and walked back. Madeline went for an overnight. Dorothea is at Liam’s soccer game. Yuna is partying one last time with the other interns, then off to New Orleans.
I am off to study Procurement for the PMP exam.
Well, what the heck–while I am at it, here’s a pass-on of bumpersticker says a la an email from Jeff (oh, glorious copy/paste:

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Liam scores At his soccer

Liam scores

At his soccer game, Liam scored a goal. He looked surprised. At his baseball game last night, he was third base, and got the last out.

Madeline just got the infamous short haircut that makes her look much older. This in preparation for high school, I am sure.

There were storms in the air, and I asked Dorothea to come with me to pick up Liam from his game. This was a conflict. I apparently pointed my finger at her, a no-no.

The storms never fully materialized over our location. But there was a very strong rainbow at the end of the baseball game.