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Rickie Traeger: Happy Monday! Messing Around On The Website, Police Scanner…




Good morning everyone!

Hopefully everyone had a safe weekend.  Hate to be the bearer of the bad news though. It is now Monday, and the weather is about to get cold 🙁

You have permission to hate me for a few minutes, for bringing you that bad news, LOL.

So I am about to experiment a bit on here with the design and stuff on the website.  I normally live by the motto if it is not broken then don’t try to fix it.  And I should do that now, lol.  But I am in an experimenting mood, so I am going to play around a bit on here and change the layouts and stuff.  See what I like and don’t like.  I am going to do that after I write this up.  So let’s see how my Monday starts off, LOL.

If anyone has a desktop police scanner, they want to get rid of. Let me know. I am looking for a desktop scanner.  Prefer a model that is similar in size to a Pro-197 if possible.

Speaking of scanners.  I saw Walmart was selling the Whistler 1010 for only $20.   And people are trying to sell them online for $120….WTF
EBAY~ CLICK HERE

Walmart- CLICK HERE

I understand people wanting to make money, but WTF…

I am popping off here. Everyone stay safe and stay dry and I should add Happy Monday!

 








Rickie Traeger: Payday 2, Happy Weekend!




Good morning everyone! 

I was trying hard to make the Friday blog, but I barely missed it lol.

By the time I was able to sit down to write a quick blog, it had past midnight. Grrr, LOL.

So I will do a combination of a Friday and Saturday blog, LOL.

I have been doing some RS stuff behind the scenes. So I didn’t get a chance to blog.  And to be fair I can’t blame it all on that.  I bought Payday 2 Crimewave edition for only $3!   So, I been playing that awhile as well.  I used to play Payday back in the day.  So when I saw 2 and for only $3, heck yeah I am going to buy it 🙂   Speaking of, after I get done writing this, I am going to go play it some more, lol. Pretty good game with a lot of customization’s to it.  I should post a link of some youtube videos to this game.

I hope everyone will have a safe and good weekend.  I am going to pop off and play some video games.

I found this one on a brief search real quick.  I have not had the chance to watch it yet.

 








Rickie Traeger: Happy Thursday, My UFO THoughts




Happy Thursday!

So todays blog is going to be an opinion of mine based on what I have saw online in the last few hours.  As you know I am into the paranormal and UFO research topics.  I have an open mind and I am a firm believer there is a strong possibility of extraterrestrial life out in the vast universe.

So I am browsing the internet and come across this guy who runs a website. It is called http://www.etdatabase.com/  So feel free to go check it out to see what I am talking about here.  I was browsing the website and thought it was interesting.  BUT I came across stuff on there that is easily identifiable and they claim it is a UFO.

I do not like how people post stuff to get attention, when it is clearly not what they say it is. They may or may not have good intentions on posting such stuff. But in reality, all it is doing is hurting the credibility of the research overall on the topic. DO NOT post things that you know darn well is not a UFO, and say it is a UFO.

Now with that being said, I did come across some interesting stuff on that website. Yes, to each is his own on their thoughts and opinions.  Even though I can clearly see and identify the object in the content, maybe someone else can not, and maybe that is why they are calling it a UFO? Again, thre are some interesting things on the website. It be one of those sites to keep an eye on to see what is posted, but at the same time be very careful about the credibility.

I will say one thing though!   Years ago I saw one of the strangest things I have ever saw in my life.  I was in the passenger seat of the vehicle near Forest Hills and Riverside. I always looked up and watched the planes. I was watching this one aircraft fly overhead. There was only ONE cloud in the whole entire sky.  This plane flew into this small cloud, and disappeared.   It literally flew into this small cloud that was above the area where Sonic is now. And the plane never came out of this small cloud!  Was really strange and I will never forget that.

But what I am getting at, I was on this website and he mentions a similar incident! So to put a long story short, it is good to see other people experiencing similar stuff.  Weird weird world we live in

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Happy Hump Day, Chess, Etc…




Happy Hump Day!  

I missed the Curse of Oak Island tonight and Kings Of Pain.  I will have to try catching up on them later on today.   No spoil-ers please, LOL.

I am in the mood to play some chess.  I think after I finish this up, I am going to go play some chessmaster. I used to be very good at chess, but as I grew older and didn’t play as often I lost my skill, lol.  I like to play on hard levels, so I can try to up my game some, but I still get my butt kicked alot in it. Damn you AI, LOL.

I am sitting here and chilling to the band Ice Nine Kills.  Pretty good band. I like them a lot.  If you have not heard them, go on youtube and check them out. https://www.iceninekills.com/

While I am chilling to the music and typing this, I am also thinking how grateful and thankful I am to know some people. I know as we get older and we don’t see or talk much these days. I will be forever grateful and very thankful to know you.  Many great memories that I will cherish forever 🙂

I am letting my beard grow out. I shaved the goatee awhile back and figured I would let the beard all grow in evenly.  I don’t recall the last time I had a beard, lol.   Well it won’t be long now.  I am thinking about letting my hair grow out too. I have kept it short for a very long time.  So time to change it up some, lol

Time to pop off here and go shower and then play some chess.  Hope everyone has a safe and happy hump-day.

 








Rickie Traeger: Spot The Space Station, Space-X Launch, Etc…




 Happy Tuesday! Quick shout out to everyone. Hopefully you have a good day today!

I get to go work on the vehicle today.  I hate working on vehicles. So that is my plans for the day, to fix the vehicle. Wish me luck! LOL.

As you know I love looking up at the stars at night time whenever I get the chance.  Lately it has been cold or cloudy. So, I have not had the chance to do that recently. But I been trying to keep up with the astronomy and space news

Space-X is doing a launch tomm!  If I recall, around 11:50 am. Watch it on Nasa TV.

https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

While on the Nasa website, I found a really cool thing. It is called Spot The Station. They have the dates and times that you can spot the station. Below is for the Rockford area. If you are wondering about the degrees, hold out your arm and make a fist. Put your fist at the horizon. The top of your fist is approx. 10 degrees 🙂

From Spot The Station website

Tue Dec 3, 4:50 PM 4 min 16° 11° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Dec 3, 6:27 PM 1 min 17° 11° above NW 17° above NNW  
Wed Dec 4, 5:38 PM 3 min 19° 10° above NW 18° above NNE  
Thu Dec 5, 4:50 PM 4 min 17° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Thu Dec 5, 6:26 PM 2 min 24° 10° above NW 24° above NNW  
Fri Dec 6, 5:38 PM 3 min 29° 11° above NW 27° above NE  
Fri Dec 6, 7:14 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sat Dec 7, 4:50 PM 5 min 22° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sat Dec 7, 6:26 PM 2 min 43° 10° above WNW 43° above WNW  
Sun Dec 8, 5:37 PM 5 min 59° 10° above NW 25° above ESE  
Mon Dec 9, 4:49 PM 6 min 38° 10° above NW 12° above E  
Mon Dec 9, 6:28 PM 2 min 29° 24° above WSW 24° above SSW  
Tue Dec 10, 5:37 PM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Wed Dec 11, 4:49 PM 6 min 87° 10° above NW 12° above SE  
Wed Dec 11, 6:29 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW

 








Rickie Traeger: Cyber Monday, 2 Video Games, 108 Days Left….




Good morning everyone!  Hopefully everyone had a safe and wonderful weekend!

Today is “Cyber Monday” I bet there is no deals, just like on Black Friday…

I been watching the weather recently and I am probably going to jinx it for typing this but oh well, lol.   I am glad we did not hit by that winter storm.  It dropped a lot of snow in many places. I hope I didn’t jinx it and now we will get a storm soon, lol

So I am sitting here while I type this and thinking it is hard to believe that it is December now. That could go both ways, lol.  Sucks cuz it is now December. But cool that spring is just that much closer. 108 days away!  So that is 108 times you probably will hear me complain about how I hate winter, lol.

I was browsing online and saw they have 2 games I want. But I dont have the xbox, so  I wont be able to play em.  #1 State of Decay 2.  I am super happy they came out with a version 2 of that game. I loved the first one!   #2 Sea of Thieves.  It is a pirate game 🙂   But I am reading mixed reviews on it, so I dunno if I want to get it now or now, lol.

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Black Friday……… Bring Back Z-Nation! Project Blue Book :)




I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful weekend! 

So what was your thoughts on your Black Friday experience?

Mine:  Retailers should be ashamed of themselves!   I saw many places doing the following tactics. I been keeping my eyes on several items and planned on buying them for Black Friday.  So I know what the prices have been for some time now.

Well………  I waited until black Friday to get a “deal” on them.

The retailers RAISED THE PRICES UP A LOT on the items.

Then saying heres the Black Friday “deal”  and that “deal” was either AT or ABOVE the prices the items I have been watching, prices BEFORE Black Friday.

Example: Canon Powershot SX530  Normally goes for around $200-$230.  Walmart price before Black Friday was $245.   For Black Friday they said the retail price was $479, but the Black Friday “deal” was $250.  So much for that deal………  And a day after Black Friday it is $249.

But I saw this happening by several retailers on several items.  SMFH

I did see a few deals on some items, so to be fair I did see a few deals.  But it sure is nothing like it used to be awhile back ago.  When you really got the deals on alot of items, and you actually got a good deal on the items. Nothing like that these days.  When I worked in retail in the past, I learned some of their marketing tactics.  And one of them was to say you have a deal on this item. And make it appear there are several of them in stock. But they ONLY PUT 1 IN STOCK.  So they can draw you there to the store on that deal. And when you get there it has been since long gone because only 1 was in stock, and they can legally say they had that deal on the item, all while drawing you to their store.

I lost a lot of respect for retailers because of their marketing tactics. Reminds me alot like politicians. They lie to you, to get what benefits them…

Time to change themes here now, LOL.   I am super excited!  Project Blue Book is coming back on TV!  I am like really excited. I love that show.  Speaking of tv shows though, Walking Dead is now off until February. I kinda hate this mid season finale crap. But in another way, it kinda nice to draw the season out some through out the year.  I wish Z-Nation was back on tv!  I miss that show.  It did a lot of stuff walking dead wouldn’t of said or do. Bring back Z-Nation!

 








Rickie Traeger:




Happy Taco Tuesday! 

I had Taco Bell for dinner tonight. So Happy Taco Tuesday!

Weather has been pretty wet today. And supposed to be windy as heck tomm.

I am wanting to buy Adobe Lightroom, without the subscription. I want to do the one time fee.

Anyone know where I can but Lightroom for the one time fee, or an older version I can do that with?

Or a good alternative software that rivals Lightroom?  I had lightroom back in the day.

It is a badazz photography software. And I want to use it again.

I am going to pop off here. I wanted to shout out to everyone and say hi and wish everyone a safe and happy taco tuesday!

 








Rickie Traeger:




Happy Walking Dead Day! 

So, I am kinda torn on the mid season finale.   I was expecting some more out of it.

I am going to be simple and short on this blog, because I don’t want to spoil it too much for those who have not yet saw it.

But a simple google search or a trip to twitter, you will see what happened, lol.

So, they found the horde!  But, I am still left with questions…

Where did Alpha run off too? Did she purposely lead them there?  Was that horde there underground all along, or did they recently move them there? What is Darryl thinking about Carol?  What was Gabriel thinking? Don’t get me wrong, I like what he did. But they left it hanging as to why…   I can see Eugene and Rossita hooking up later on.  The man stealing the boat, can he be trusted?  Machione is heading off to a strange island with this man.  Does she really thing he is going to give him the weapons they want?

I mean as you can see there are a lot of questions that are left unanswered.

It ended with the group falling into a cave, and are trapped with the horde.  There was not a lot of action tonight. I was expecting a lot of fast paced action.

And not one thing on Neegan…

Alright, I prob spoiled it for many, lol.  I won’t say no more.

I was expecting a lot more this episode, and it feels like I fell down their cave with them, in disappointment. And that is saying a lot, considering I am a long term and loyal fan since day one.  I rarely ever say anything bad about the show, because I am biased because I love the show. But tonight’s show for being a mid season finale, left a lot of questions and feeling down in a cave.