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Why I'll never get around to writing a novel... [Sep. 29th, 2008|01:36 pm]
Running errands during lunch today and on the way out, I noticed a truck that was labeled "Molten Sulfur" and I thought wow, I'm 45 years old and I've never seen a truck of molten sulfur driving around. What do you do with molten sulfur? Wouldn't it be easier to transport unmolted?

(I know the right word, fyi, but as a chicken person, unmolted is FUNNY.) Almost as funny as poult. Which shares a lot of letter with molten sulfur.

But I couldn't wait to get back to the internet and find out the answers to those questions. Which I did. But I also found out that sulfur IS brimstone and am ashamed/amazed that I never actually knew that. And that molten sulfur is blood red. I knew it was yellow when inert and blue when burned...but red in between...that's cool.

And then suddenly, my lunch was over and I realized that while I was out I forgot to deposit the checks I specifically went out there to deposit....sigh.

Big brains are over-rated...

From: kudrasslipper
2008-09-29 06:27 pm (UTC)
big ta-tas, however, are not. :-)
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-09-29 07:26 pm (UTC)
And now it's my turn to thank you both for inspiration...
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-09-29 10:36 pm (UTC)
How is it possible that you grew up right next to "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" country and you didn't know what fire and brimstone smelled like?

And what *is* it with the molten sulfur trucks around here, anyway? Is there some local industry that requires vast inputs of the Stuff of Hell? (I'll bet thatliardiego has a Hill joke to suggest here.) Anne and I were stuck behind one at the railroad tracks Friday afternoon speculating on that very question.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-10-01 12:07 pm (UTC)
I DID know what fire and brimstone smelled like...I just thought brimstone and sulfur were two different things...both smelling like...you, know...donkey..

Wow, took me a while to remember SHAG...grew up in the stern, but kindlier arms of Lutheran/Congregationalist/Episcopalian/Methodist...
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-10-01 12:56 pm (UTC)
I saw another one yesterday! Is molten sulfur harvested from geologic deep earth vents that lead from the mouths of Hell to PG Co? -- I'm thinking Seat Pleasant would be a natural location. Anyway, I got a big kick out of the sign on the side of the tank. Right next to "Molten Sulfur" it reads: HOT. No shit. Also on the back it proclaims: BEST QUALITY. I don't know if that's best quality molten sulfur, best quality trucking company, or best quality transporter of molten sulfur. Any one of the three fills me with confidence in the robustness of our local molten sulfur on wheels economy.
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[User Picture]From: giantsloth
2008-09-30 01:27 am (UTC)
I like big brains and I cannot lie....
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