Look, it came down to this. I could have written a long-winded tome on any of the following:
- The irony of Tesla (the car company) being named after Nicola Tesla. Tesla cars run on DC but Tesla was a pioneer in AC. Why didn’t Musk call his brand Edison since he was so into dynamos (because he had a company that made them) and so DC?
- How Tesla’s marketing and party line may suggest they don’t want their buyers to operate their cars in autonomous-mode yet their wink-wink understanding is that their kind of customer is the exact kind of person who will take their hands of the steering wheel at the slightest invitation.
- How ridiculous the idea of a president being able to himself is. Nixon thought about it seriously back in 1974 and got the same answer Trump would get if he really pushed the idea. Some guilty folks act as if they’re innocent but this is a guy who acts guilty because he knows he is. Amazing.
But, who wants to read and write about that dreary stuff?
Let’s look at a lovely butterfly instead…
I saw this fellow in some nice light yesterday afternoon at the Butterflies & Brews fest at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. It was a very SoCal event and I’m glad we decided to brave the Friday rush-hour traffic to get out there.
I was lucky enough to meet Simon Brown, the head honcho at Claremont Craft Ales, and gave him an earful about excess hoppiness at the expense of overall balance & flavor that’s characteristic of IPAs from San Diego. Happily, he agreed and his Jacaranda Rye IPA was superb; love that copper color and richness that balances against the 80 IBU.
You can drop by their website here.
Anyway, it was worth the somewhat grueling battle on the 210 East heading out there.