I came here to post this morning, but so far, all I’ve done is watch yesterdays bowling robot video. I love it. I find it mesmerising
Slept good last night, except I woke up when the cat took a shortcut, running across me in the middle of the night. And there was lots of loud thunder.
Haven’t mentioned it yet, but I’m thinking about it a lot, 50 years ago Apollo 11 was on it’s way to the moon. I remember watching it on TV. I was 9. I remember being in my classroom (3rd grade) when Apollo 1 caught fire, killing the crew. I think I was watching TV and heard Apollo 13 say “Houston, we’ve had a problem” live.
Part of me wonders, “How could I have not known then, that I’d be writing this now?” Seems crazy, but it seems like back then I had very little to no concept of the future.
Cloudy today. But it should be a nice weekend. I think I might be getting a cold though, sore throat yesterday, stuffy nose today. Hope I don’t get sick.
Last night we went to a friends house and played Cards Against Humanity. I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe. That game gets better, the more you play it. We all (eight of us) had a really good time. I, for one, stayed up past my bedtime though, and I’m tired.
The wifes car broke down yesterday, so today, she’s driving my van, and I’m riding the scooter. It’s pouring rain right now, but I’m sure it’ll clear up…
It was a very busy/productive weekend. First, I mowed the yard which was a disaster, because the grass/weeds were a foot high. And the lawnmower is weak. The blade hits a piece of grass and it stops the blade. It wouldn’t start without pressing the fuel primer bulb, which you should only have to do the first time. Finally, for some reason, it struck me that I should check the oil. Not a drop in it, according to the dipstick. It ran much better after that.
Friday night, we went with some friends out to dinner, my birthday (Thursday) dinner. I had Beef Wellingon, which was very good.
Also yesterday, I finished my back porch plant stand.
It is very heavy duty. I had to re-do the base, because it was warped, making the whole thing wobbley I pretty much had to take the whole thing apart and start over.. But it came out nice.
Lastly, my wife and I removed these thousands of plants that carpeted the area around our driveway. Lenny the dawg kept laying in them, and apparently they’re poisonous and gave him a red rash on his soft white underbelly.
So it was a busy weekend, and productive. I hope I can be as productive this week at work.
Now, I’m drinking coffee, listenening to thunder, way down in town. I’m sure it’s going to be a nice day, but I’ll probably take the van and not the scooter
I turned 59 yesterday.. Next up is the dreaded 60. This morning I caught myself mentally running through a list of things I’ll be too old to do. As soon as I caught myself, I stopped myself.
It’s my personal rule to never tell myself I’m too old to do anything. If there’s anything I think I’m too old to do, I should do it immediately, because I’ll never be younger.
When I was a little kid I told myself I was too old to learn a musical instrument, because everybody my age had already been playing for years. I’d never catch up. I was afraid that by the time I got my training wheels off my bicycle, everyone else would have moved on to unicycles.
You’re never too old. Do it now!
Anyway, I’m wandering off topic, and it’s FRIDAY! Have a great weekend!
Today at work we have our “couple times a year” staff meeting. Makes for an easy half day. Sometimes there’s food, and sometimes it’s actually interesting!
The weather is unpredictable. The past few weeks, it’ll pour rain to flooding on one side of the island, not a drop on th other. Which side is anybodys guess.
I didn’t sleep well last night and I’m tired.
I’m building a plant stand for the back porch. It will be very heavy duty.
I was listening to the BBC this morning, there was somebody talking about a new kind of hallucination. It was a very poor interview, the interviewee sounded like he had never tried to explain it to anyone before. He was very hesitant and searching for words. Maybe he was trippin’!
Headed back to work today, It shouldn’t be too bad. I was only gone a week.
I have a question for you. What’s your policy on photos on your phone? I used to copy them all to an album on my drive, then delete them on the phone, keeping my memeoy clear, but I saw my wife whipping through old pics on her phone, accurately remembering the date and quickly finding the pic she had in mind. I thought to myself, “Why delete them? Just keep them on the phone even after copying them to the drive.”
I have over 1000 photos on my phone, and can’t find anything. I’m getting ready to delete the whole album. They’ve (almost) all been backed up… I’ll lose a few that I have in mind and can’t find, but life is tough.
So what do you do with the pics on your phone? That’s your question for this Monday.