Random Stuff On My Mind — June 2020
If you are looking for a trip report or review or seeking advice on collecting frequent travel loyalty program miles and points, this is the wrong article to read, as I am simply imparting some stuff — read random thoughts — on my mind.
If you do read this article, it is at your own risk. You have been warned.
Random Stuff On My Mind — June 2020
…so does this mean that disorganized sports are allowed?
If so, would that not be more dangerous?
I really do not care whether a tropical storm crosses from the Pacific region to the Atlantic basin — I believe that it should keep the same name throughout its life.
Flooding from former Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Amanda and its remnants caused damage and killed several people in El Salvador the weekend of May 30-31.
Amanda’s leftover energy and spin played a role in triggering the development of Tropical Depression Three in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Monday afternoon, June 1, which then strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristobal on Tuesday, June 2.
Cristobal became the earliest-in-season third named Atlantic storm – previously held by Tropical Storm Colin on June 5, 2016 – June 2 in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Last year, the “C” storm, Chantal, didn’t develop until Aug. 20.
Tropical Storm Cristobal should have kept its original name as Tropical Storm Amanda — even if it temporarily lost its tropical storm characteristics; and even if it does cause some havoc in the alphabetical chronology of hurricane season.
Speaking of tropical weather systems, the reason why I have not yet reported on them during the 2020 hurricane season is because airlines have not issued travel waivers for them — primarily because liberal cancellation and change policies are already in place due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Should I continue reporting with articles on travel alerts for major weather events anyway? Would you find that useful?
All right — so this particular blurb did have something to do with travel…
I paid $1.07 per gallon of gasoline several weeks ago, thanks to the reduced demand as a result of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic. I sure miss that; and I do not know when I will see that again — if ever during my lifetime.
The funny part is that the $1.69 per gallon of gasoline that I now believe seems expensive would have been an obvious bargain only a mere year ago…
Despite Hertz Global Holdings having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and facing an uncertain future, the stock price of the rental car company has increased by as much as 112.69 percent just within the past 24 hours; and increased from its low of 56 cents per share on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to $5.53 per share on Monday, June 8, 2020 — which represents a gain of almost 888 percent.
What has caused its stock price to rise like that?
All right — so this particular blurb also has something to do with travel…
I keep seeing signs all over the place which strongly recommend that we practice “social distancing.”
How much longer do we need to practice “social distancing” until we become experts at it?
That is nice that you fix phones while I shop; but why do I need to know that? There are plenty of people who work while I shop…
…and what if I am not shopping? Does that mean you do not fix phones?
I do not like the new license plate for New York. Not the typefaces. Not the colors. Not the images.
I liked that the last iteration — which is known as the 2010 base series license plate — was dark blue letters and numbers on a gold background, which have historically for decades generally been the official colors for license plates for New York.
At least the colors are not puke yellow on Pepto Bismol blue, like the license plate from the 1979 base series of New Jersey…
“Where are yo-o-o-o-o-o-ou, Box?”
“Come here, Box!”
The lost articles of The Gate between Wednesday, May 4, 2011 and Friday, August 1, 2014 will be reunited here soon, as the current site for those articles has displayed the following message for several months now…
…with no sign of it being fixed in the near future — if ever…
I am not sure what this means…
This article is the third of a loose series of articles where I speak my mind — no matter how strange and inane are my thoughts — and from here on in, I intend to limit each article to a maximum of ten thoughts…
…you know — for your own protection.
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