Beginning September Quotes

LV Strip from Inside the Car

Took a stroll down LV strip last night and things are building up in the ever changing world. Certain restaurants I went to are completely shut down due to COVID. It make me sad because these restaurants were not chain restaurants and there is no where else to find them. I try to keep beating to my own drum as much as possible. I can’t wait for next weekend as it will be September and I will have the full weekend to hopefully focus on my writing. Before anyone knows it, it will be 2021 and I can’t wait (to a point because I have some things I want/need to finish before that time).

More You Know: Classification of Bad Things


Here are the categories of drought. 

  1. Meteorological is when dry weather and other conditions like dry winds and high temperatures cause drought.
  2. Agricultural is when there is a reduction of soil moisture that affects animals and crops.
  3. Hydrological is when the water supply is low due to overuse of water sources.
  4. Socioeconomic is when demand exceeds the supply.


Here are the categories of flooding.

  1. Category 1 where sanitation issues arise from toilets, faucets, and anything that dispenses water.
  2. Category 2 where contamination issues arise from dishwater and washing machine run off as well as from sink drains.
  3. Category 3 where severe sanitation issues happen and may cause death due to sewer back up, overflowing rivers, stagnant water with bacteria, and overflowing toilets. 


Here are the magnitudes of earthquakes.

  1. 2.5 or less are usually not felt
  2. 2.5 to 5.4 are minor and light earthquakes often felt with small damage
  3. 5.5 to 6.0 are moderate earthquakes with slight damage
  4. 6.1 to 6.9 are strong earthquakes felt with damage in heavily populated cities
  5. 7.0 to 7.9 are major earthquakes with serious damage
  6. 8.0 or higher are great earthquakes with destruction near epicenter


Here are the categories of tornadoes on the Fujita scale.

  1. F0 is 40 to 72 mph/64 to 116 km/h wind with light damage
  2. F1 is 73 to 112 mph/117 to 180 km/h wind with moderate damage
  3. F2 is 113 to 157 mph/181 to 253 km/h wind with significant damage
  4. F3 is 156 to 205 mph/254 to 332 km/h wind with severe damage
  5. F4 is 207 to 260 mph/333 to 418 km/h wind with devastating damage
  6. F5 is 261 to 318 mph/419 to 512 km/h wind with devastating damage

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Here are the categories on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

  1. One is 74 to 95 mph/119 to 153 km/h wind speed
  2. Two is 96 to 110 mph/154 to 177 km/h wind speed
  3. Three is 111 to 129 mph/178 to 208 km/h wind speed
  4. Four is 130 to 205 mph/209 to 251 km/h wind speed
  5. Five is 157 or higher mph/252 or higher km/h wind speed
  6. Tropical storms is 39 to 73 mph/63 to 118 km/h wind speed


Here are the classes of fire.

  1. A is for solids like wood, paper, plastic, and trash
  2. B is for liquids like paint and petrol
  3. C is gases like butane and methane
  4. D is metals like magnesium, potassium, lithium, and zirconium
  5. E is electrical like anything any appliance with a cord
  6. F is cooking oils and fat should speak for itself

Here are the classes of fires extinguishers.

  1. A is for solids and ordinary combustibles
  2. B is for liquids and oil/oil-based paints
  3. C is for electrical eqiupment
  4. D is for flammable metals
  5. K is for cooking oils and fats

Her are the major different types of extinguishers

  1. Water
  2. Foam
  3. Dry powder
  4. Carbon dioxide
  5. Wet chemical

What extinguisher should you use for any type of fire?

  1. Use any extinguisher EXCEPT CARBON DIOXIDE for solid materials.
  2. Use any extinguisher EXCEPT WATER AND WET CHEMICAL on liquids.
  3. Use ONLY DRY POWDER on gases. 
  4. Use ONLY DRY POWDER on metal.
  5. Use ONLY DRY POWDER AND CARBON DIOXIDE on electrical appliances.
  6. Use ONLY WET CHEMICAL or FIRE BLANKET on cooking oils and fats.

Sand as a Rainbow

Poem: In the Middle of the Book

It takes to your thumb like a fish in water.

Do it a few times and listen to the sounds of the pages.

Go to any random number and read a few sentences.

Get it out of your system as you know you’re not interested in what it says.

Okay, maybe a little bit.

Turn your back to strangers around you and bring it to your nose.

Stick it right in, like a dog sniffing the yellow and green grasses.

Inhale the remnants of the ink and pulp.

This is how you know you’re a lover of books.

Poem: Apple Cart

I am not the master of my space.

I do not want to deal with this place.

I have upset the apple cart many times.

I hate the imperfect limes.

I fall onto my knees.

I brush away ugly fleas.

I know the sound of rolling apples.

I am awake to the ringing of bells in the chapels.

I am dead to one voice.

I hear only one choice.

I am not the master in this place.

I do not want to deal with this disgrace.

Poem: Pants Come Last

Get up in the morning.

Put on some underwear.

Already have a shirt on.

No need to brush your hair.

You don’t have any.

Itch your arms a few times.

The scratches before are still there.

Only need some pants.

It starts the day on a positive note.

Anything Can Hold Sand

Trifecta #42

Documentary Recommendation: The Gits (2005)

Lyrics from by Mia Zapata

“You apologize and I accept it all on faith but still you do not try to push away your old mistakes.”

Producers: Ronnie Pontiac, Jessy Bender, Danny Goldberg, and Tamra Spivey

Director: Kerri O’Kane

Rating: TV-14

Running Time: one hour and 22 minutes

When Mia Zapata was murdered in 1993, it sent shockwaves in Seattle. It would take police detectives ten years later to find the killer. Zapata was part of the band called The Gits, composed of herself as the singer, Joe Spleen as guitarist, Andy Kessler as bassist, and Steve Moriarty as drummer. This documentary includes the band’s upbringing, their short music career, Zapata’s murder, and the aftermath of it.  They were part of the punk rock scene, had jam sessions in an abandoned house, were signed to a record label, and then it all came crashing down. When Zapata walked back to her apartment one night, it was a case of wrong time, wrong place and she was gone.  Money was raised to pay for a private investigator after her death, but it led nowhere.  Fast forward to 2003 when Jesus Mezquia was found guilty of murdering her based on DNA evidence. He was sentenced to 36 years after his appeal.  Along with her voice/music, the only positive result that came out of was Home Alive, a self-defense group.  Yes, her life was cut severely short of what it could’ve been.  No, she probably shouldn’t have been walking home with headphones. Some crimes are purely random as in this one.  It often makes it more tragic and how in an instant a community is changed forever.

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