I Forgot Tom

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 222021

In yesterday’s blog, titled Boob Tubers, I mentioned watching Yellowstone and the premiere of 1883, but I failed to mention another TV show we have been enjoying. 911 Crisis Center focuses on the emergency dispatchers at the Chagrin Valley 911 Dispatch Center in Walton Hills, Ohio, near Cleveland.

It’s an interesting look at what happens when you pick up the phone to report an emergency and the people waiting on the other end of the line to help you. Not only do you see the dispatchers taking the calls, but you listen with them as police and emergency personnel respond, and sometimes it’s enough to really get your heart beating fast. We like the fact that it also gives a glimpse into the personal lives of the dispatchers, both on and off duty.

I also forgot about a good movie my daughter Tiffany told us about that we watched on Amazon Prime the other night, The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It’s the story of an Eastern European visitor to the United States who can’t speak English and gets stuck at Kennedy Airport when war is declared at home, and his passport and visa are suddenly declared void. He can’t leave the airport, he can’t fly home, and he has to learn to survive in a world he doesn’t understand. And he does a pretty darned good job of it! The movie has comedy, romance, and some sad moments, too. I don’t think Tom Hanks has ever made a bad movie, and this one is definitely good.

The rain I told you about in yesterday’s blog continued all day, and when we left about 3:30 in the afternoon to drive to Daytona Beach to drop off the Laramie at Line-X to have it undercoated and a trifold tonneau cover installed, it was still coming down. I drove the pickup, and Terry was in the Pacifica to bring me back home. We both decided very quickly that we like the Laramie a lot better than we do the minivan. Even though the Pacifica is the top of the line model for the 2017 year, there’s just no comparison in ride quality or passenger comfort. Of course, the Pacifica’s V-6 engine gets a lot better mileage than the V-8 Hemi in the truck, but I guess everything is a tradeoff.

The rain is gone for now, and it’s definitely cooling down a lot. The high today is only going to be in the mid-60s. That’s fine with me, we don’t have to go anywhere, and Terry is giving my new Big Lake book a final read-through before I get it ready to upload to Amazon.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. Do you remember that free haunted trunk in yesterday’s blog? I think I know where it came from.

Thought For The Day – Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “I Forgot Tom”

  1. Being a new V8 Hemi owner, the dealer may not have mentioned this. I own a 2019 Ram with the Hemi. When you don’t push it, it drops down to 4 cylinders. On the dash, on the left side, small green letters, ECO, appear when it is in 4 cylinder mode. I’ll bet yours does the same.

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