My Monday evening was certainly interesting.
I was eating dinner with relatives, and someone observed that it was windy out. This led me to comment that you could tell that it was windy if you saw tumbling tumbleweeds drifting by. The fifteen year old who heard the comments is certainly familiar with tumbleweeds, but does not understand the significance of the phrase "tumbling tumbleweeds." Long-time readers of this blog, of course, know that this is a reference to a Sons of the Pioneers song that has been covered by other people, such as Todd Baio.
A few hours later, I received some upsetting news. I will not be discussing this news publicly, other than to say that it involves another relative (one who was not present at the dinner), and that it's very sad.
After receiving this news, I found myself thinking about the tumbling tumbleweeds some more.
Since I had some credits on Amazon, I ended up buying an MP3 of the song. And, as is my custom, I began scrobbling it repeatedly. It appears that I bought a 1950s version of the song, but it's still a good version.
I haven't searched for "Old Man Atom" yet.
Acronym confusion could be bad, but name confusion can be much worse - I've previously talked about how an acronym can be confusing if two people interpret the acronym differently. But the same thing can happen with names. No...
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