S1 E150 — Two Tiers Shed for a Dying 4Runner Classic

Uh-oh, as I parked in front of our house and sat for a couple of moments while I wound up my ear buds and placed them into my clear plastic container and slipped my iPhone back into my pocket I looked up in time to notice steam rising at the back of my hood near my windshield and also drifting lazily at the front.  

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 150 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 10th day of January in winter of 2020.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: All of the feelings you’ll have today will pass.  What sticks around longer is the narrative woven around it all skip that if you can.” Sagittarius


Maybe my quick fix of dumping in a radiator sealer Tuesday from the AutoZone into my 4Runner didn’t take care of the problem.

I didn’t want to think about it.  

      • More and more I’m getting better at not wanting to think about stuff.  
      • Like how bad is my brother-in-law’s heart condition if he’s in the hospital? 
      • And, not wanting to believe what the implications will be if what is being said about Trump plays out and how many cult followers he actually has.

I choose to focus on how all of a sudden I’ve attracted 1001 followers to my digital magazines, so if you could somehow combine them with my LinkedIn network I’d be just under 200 shy of my 2000 target.

Wait, what’s that?  OMG.  

A roadrunner popped up on top of the corner block where our black wrought iron fence connects.  Emma the Baroness says our ceramic owl which once hung as a wind chime at all our previous places sits silently might be an erotic attraction to the roadrunner.   

Some of you already know chasing roadrunners by Jeep in dry beds across valleys of Fort San Houston in Texas was a fun sport compared what you were supposed to be doing in the Army.  Boy, they can turn on a dime.  Many a time we almost flipped the Jeep after hitting a bump in our attempted turn so as not to lose sight of him.

I like thinking about all of that stuff.  Not the stuff I should be thinking abut.

Just yesterday I’d wrote about the new look in Flipboard might work to my advantage in Patreon — if I could just figure out how:

Flipboard in Dark Mode showing 39,345 flips in 36 magazines with 994 Followers only reveals the top (most recently flipped) 30 personally curated and “Literally bottled and set adrift from KnowWhere Atoll. 

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What’s this? No Holiday Tau for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me? Should I take it as an omen?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Researcher’s Note:  Like last time, and the time before, today is still not my birthday, if it is yours you are way more entitled to benefit from this little bit of wisdom.  Help yourself, I did.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

“Presentation wins points! You make a package irresistible, that applies to how you show up in the world and all you put into it.  You’re thoughtful, you research; your timing is impeccable.“

You know, I just don’t like reaching into my pockets to find lint and a bunch of self-doubt.  How can you do that and feel fresh and relevant?

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: Trusting yourself usually comes easily, but pockets of self-doubt cause you to reassess.  It’s all part of the pleasure for those who choose to stay fresh and relevant.” Gemini

Say Howey, by event du jour are we talking radiator blowing up and causing major repair bills for my beloved 4Runner?  I’d rather not think about it, don’t ya know? Is the comfort zone the same as the AutoZone?

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:The event du jour comes with a side of nervous energy.  You’ll push through to find (and expand) the limits of your comfort zone.”  Cancer

I agree with your Holiday Tau guys.  I walk three miles a day at least three or four times a week and will do so for the benefits described, but what about the condition of my radiator that I choose not to think about.  

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: The quickest way to give yourself a boost is a walk in the open air.  Once endorphins are released, new problem-solving ideas flow.” Leo

Oh, okay.  Yeah, sure.  Whatever.

“2” Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:You don’t have to go out of your way to develop yourself.  Building character comes by rising to life’s challenges.” Virgo

Hi coach Kerr.  Is your TauBit of Wisdom about the stuff I don’t want to think about when I’m thinking about Trump’s cult followers?

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:In losing your fears and triggers, you receive life’s wide, beautiful range of options — available only to those liberated enough to notice them.” Libra

Thanks, Steve.  I’ll try to deploy your Holiday Tau when triggered by what Kerr warns against.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: All of the feelings you’ll have today will pass.  What sticks around longer is the narrative woven around it all skip that if you can.” Sagittarius

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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