day it is. Not really, but when you have so much going on, you tend to lose track of time. Normally it’s pretty easy to navigate the week, but it was a busy weekend, so time got away from me. I had to delay pancake Sunday until today, which became pancake Wednesday. I know there’s a pancake Tuesday called Shrove Tuesday in the Christian calendar, but that’s in the days leading up to Easter. The internet tells me that the day originated in 1445 in the town of Olney in Buckinghamshire, England, where a woman was so busy making pancakes that she lost track of time. That’s interesting because I started out talking about just that. Fuck me. I feel like an afternoon nap now.
The Submarine Voyage at Disneyland. Not very deep.
I’ll tell you one thing about the submarine story, because that’s literally what the entire news cycle is about at the moment. Ain’t nobody banging on the hull of that thing and making noise. The hull is Carbon fiber. It’s not a good idea. To get a realistic assessment we only need to turn to that festering cesspool of stupidity, Reddit for some answers in the form of questions. Here’s a good one..“Is there a chance if the sub got caught in some debris, the “banging” sounds might be caused by the occupants throwing themselves against one of the sides to try and get the sub to shift so they can activate one of the manual resurfacing mechanisms? (presuming there’s a power or technology issue)“
Yeah…no, although someone has weighed in with, “Military submariners are apparently trained to “alert” by banging every 30 minutes (at half hour and on hour) during rescues. With the goal of being heard by search systems. Also it seems they have been heard by the buoys which would suggest they are somewhere on or near the surface which tbh gives quite a bit of hope if they’re able to triangulate location.”
I did not know that. I do know, however, that I can c/p my way through this journal today with this nonsense in this manner, without much effort on my part. I just had a glass of raw goat’s milk and some Boston Coffee cake. It was pretty good. I’m also going to post a picture of today’s pancake too. I might even make this a feature. It’s quite humid today, because it rained a lot last week. It makes you tired and sleepy. There’s also very little of a breeze blowing.
Today’s pancake. A little burnt at the edges, plus breakfast sausage!
I hope the people in the sub get rescued, but we’ll know for sure, this time tomorrow probably. My only submariner experience was at Disneyland in the 80’s aboard the “Submarine Voyage” ride. I can c/p everything about this too,
“It first opened on June 14, 1959, as one of the first rides to require an E ticket. It was part of a major expansion of Tomorrowland, which included the Matterhorn Bobsleds roller coaster, an expanded version of Autopia, the Disneyland Monorail, and the Motor Boat Cruise. The Submarine Voyage closed on September 8, 1998; at that time, it was reported that the attraction would reopen with a new theme by 2003, but that did not occur.” My recollection of it was that it was old, tired and pretty lame. The seaweed was plastic, and the fish were plastic too. There was a giant octopus at some point I think.
Hell, you can read all about it here I’m fatigued just thinking about it, and I need a rest now.