BTW: the original of the Google Doodle is, as usual, interactive. One may choose a category of thing and a characteristic. The Venn diagram is then formed to show the intersection thing category ∩ characteristic.
P.S. have a quibble with the illustration oftransport ∩has wings. The Doodle shows only an airplane. Why not a rotor craft? Just because its wings rotate doesn't make them ineligible.
Stu (of Eunoia) has already seen this video; but, I'm posting it anyway.
The first riders went down Verruckt on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Video by John Sleezer.
The Mamba- Kansas City,Mo- Worlds of Fun
Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/09/3545722/first-riders-down-verruckt-wednesday.html#storylink=cpy
Last February 1, Stu included a comment in an email to me. He wrote, “BTW, a Kansas City amusement park now has the tallest water ride in the world! Looking forward to reading the ride-report by you and HH this summer :-)”
If you can get Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun to shut out the other visitors for a few hours, I’ll arrange to go try out the Mamba ride for you – assuming that’s the ride to which you refer. The first hill takes one 200 feet above ground – which shouldn’t be thrilling to a crop duster! [Note: Although I have hours of flying crop duster planes, Stu has many more hours actually dusting crops! CC]
When our daughters were young, I would take them on the “thrill” rides at the local (now closed) amusement park – to spare their acrophobic father. However, I let their grandparents (in Kansas City) take them to the more crowded venue. I took my nephew on rides at one of the smaller amusement parks in California; but, even when I lived in Florida or California, I did not visit the Disney venues. I’m not bothered by heights or gees, but I am very bothered by crowds. Hate ‘em!
As it worked out, it seems that Stu was not referring to the Mamba ride, (I had missed/ignored "water" in Stu's note - my mind does that sometimes) but to the Verruckt water slide that was scheduled to open in late May. (Opening was delayed for modifications to the slide when the first weighted raft to be sent down it went over the edge. In addition to modifying the slide trough design, a safety net was added that encloses the trough along its length.)
Well...my comments still stand. Either looks like it would be a lot of fun - if they would get the crowds to stay home so that I would have the whole place to myself.
One of the reasons that I use the activity center for swimming and working out is that, as was true today, I am sometimes the only person in the pool, the only person in the women's locker room, AND the only person in the weights room. How fabulous is that!?!
Hunky Husband was kind enough to send me the link to a blog, Stumptown Blogger, in which had been embedded the video below. The video is included in a posting titled WHAT A COOL VIDEO! I hope that you enjoy it.
I had to come back to post a video that Ronni posted yesterday. I'm not much on country-style music, I'm not much on "ain't", I'm not much on "ladies" (preferring "women"), and the women in the video are considerably younger than yours truly; but, I got a real kick out of the video. I hope that you do, too.
Much has been made of the death of Pete Seeger, and I don't wish to disparage his memory or any of the publicity attendant to his death; however, I was never a real Pete Seeger fan. That aside, several years ago, a FEMA employee with whom I've often worked (in my volunteer position), gave me a CD made by Pete's sister, Margaret "Peggy" Seeger. I can no longer find the CD; but I've found the song posted on YouTube - embedded, below.
Thanks to Stu of Eunoia for reminding me of the above song by sending me the link to a YouTube posting of Pete Seeger singing it (embedded, below). I like Peggy's version better; but I'm a sexist! *chuckling*
Today, Hunky Husband and I went up into northwestern Wichita to a dealer for Miele vacuum cleaners. (HH bought one of the models that was recommended by the manufacturers of the carpeting that we had installed a few weeks ago.) Afterward, we went to a nearby Nu-Way for a quick lunch (oh, yea, it was healthful eating - not!) As we were finishing, we could barely hear the music; but, it caught HH's attention. Neither of us could hear it well enough to pick out the words and neither of us could think what it was. Finally, this evening, HH came close enough to it that I was able to find it on YouTube.com.
Sideways Smiley Face died on March 14, 2010, surrounded by his loved ones. The cause of death was over-use. Born on a Computer Science on-line bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Face devoted his life to pointing out that the previous sentence was meant to be funny. He also gained worldwide recognition for his tireless efforts as a glib substitute for the words “I’m amused.” His other interests included frowning and winking. He is survived by his children, Sideways Surprised Face, Sideways Glasses Face, Sideways Abraham Lincoln Face, Sideways Santa Claus Face, Sideways Pope Face, and, of course, his beloved wife, XOXO. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Face’s family has requested that people use actual words to express their feelings.