Sidebar to start the day, when did Top Gun become such a crappy movie? Savaged by a wicked cold recently, I took a giant shot of some nasty tasting cherry NyQuil and I flipped on my TV at exactly the time the movie was starting. Back when I first saw the movie 27 years ago (wow, 27 years) I could not understand why it did not take home an Oscar.
Was it just the NyQuil that made the movie cornie, hokey, clichéd, and poorly acted? And Kenny Loggins? Really? You had macho metal bands galore in the 1980s with guitarists that could shred and in a movie with macho jet pilots . . . Kenny Loggins? Note to readers, if you ever want to remember a movie fondly, don't watch it after drinking cherry NyQuil. Now on to business . . .
Reader Michael, of pencil sharpener fame, sent along a simple hack for keeping your pants dry during a rain storm.
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When riding in the rain I often found it difficult to prevent my pants from getting wet. To solve this problem I used two pieces of garbage bag cut to suitable size, then glued them with velcro. It becomes a convenient pants cover for wearing during a raining day. Use a clothespin to fix the pants cover to the pocket of the pants. When used with rain boot it protects my pants from getting wet fairly well even in heavy rain.