Not the best holiday

Back to work today after 10 days off, 4 vacation days, 2 holiday days and 4 weekend days. These last few days have been pretty poor.

Flew my first two flights on a Boeing Max 8. Didn’t crash.

Went to my friends funeral Saturday.

I did, after the funeral, have a very nice lunch at a very nice hotel.

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Not the best of times for me, but you have a good week!

Stuck In Suez

As you probably already know, the Panamanian-flagged container vessel MV Ever Given is stuck in the Suez Canal, turned sideways in low visibility and high winds.

Some say weeks to free her, Egypt says they’ll have her out over the weekend. The news says this disruption in shipping will have a planetary effect.

We’ll all find out.

From what I’ve read the past few days, about 40 ships a day pass through the Suez Canal, at about $350,000 USD . The price is based on the cost of going around South Africa.

It will be interesting to watch this unfold.

Happy FRIDAY! We had tacos and I also had a big burger last night. I think we’re pretty much going to be regulars at the Westin Movie Night from now on.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Mixed Picture Post

Saturday Night Food Fest
George Town Waterfront 360
Sunset in George Town
A rooster who joined us for our Mexican lunch
The cat who lives inside the home center loves my wife and I.
I gave up cigars, and my cigar shop goes out of business.
Cayman Islands Coca Cola Collectors Can

It was a really nice weekend. Saturday we went to buy some flower pots and then out for lunch at a nice Mexican restaurant. In the late afternoon/evening, we went to a Food Fest featuring street food. It was good. I didn’t take enough pictures there though.

Sunday was a nice and quiet day. I loaded up and went to go diving, but the water was too rough and we didn’t go. It was borderline. So I spent the day at home, reading my most recent book, Ready Player Two, sequel to Ready Player One, which I enjoyed very much. Ready Player Two doesn’t have very good reviews, but so far, it seems pretty good to me. I just started it though.

And now it’s Monday again, too quickly. Have a good week!

Movie & Taco Night

Last night we went to movie night at the Westin. More importantly, they had tacos. Every Thursday, for the past little while, they’ve been showing an old movie on the beach. Last night was the first time the wife and I went. It was really nice and the tacos were really good. There were fish, shrimp, pumpkin and chicken. Chicken won in my book, but all were good.

The movie was one with Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz, My Best Friends Wedding. It was ok. I had never seen it before and we left a little before the end to get some frozen yogurt and make a quick stop at the grocery store. Next Thursday is Dirty Dancing, and if you know my wife, you know we won’t miss that one.

And now it’s FRIDAY!

♬ ♫ Yeay it’s Fri-hi-day! The weekend’s here! We’ll relax! (hallelujah, hallelujah!) And take off our slacks! (hallelujah, hallelujah!) And sit around the house in our rotten underwear!♫

Have a good weekend!

Back On A Diet

2017 to March 2021 weight graph from my My Fitness Pal app.

I went back on my diet Monday. No bread, no sugar. I guess it was 2016 or 17, I hit 199 pounds. I couldn’t let myself go to fatness of 200 pounds or more, so I gave up sugar and bread. I went down to around 170, less than in high school.

After that, I ended my dietary restrictions, but less sugar and bread than before. But, over the past year or so, the weekly weighings show an unpleasant trend.

Last Monday was 188 pounds, so it’s back to the diet.

Look at the chart below. How you doin?

I’d like to stay between 175 and 180.

My wife just gave me a cupcake to take to work.

Have a FANTASTIC Thursday!

Birthday Dinner

Had a nice birthday dinner for my wife with friends last night. We went to the Thai Orchid Restaurant. As usual, it was very good. It was also Kate’s birthday, the blonde in the top two pictures below.

We all stayed up too late last night and I, for one am dragging this morning. Tomorrow will be a long day as well, I’m going to Cayman Brac for work for the day. It will be a 14 hour day, minimum. Hope I can get some extra sleep tonight!

Have a great day!

Thursday

It’s Day before Friday. I’m feeling pretty relaxed this morning.

Yesterday evening I made stuffed peppers. They were pretty good, if I say so myself. The wife had an exercise class after work, so I made dinner. Very pretty presentation, Two red, two orange. I shoulda took a picture. And I opened a can of spinach.

Hopefully winter is over, weather has been good the past weeker two.

Have a good day!

Cereal, The Perfect Food

I love cereal, any time of day. My favorite is Fiber One Rasin Bran Clusters. With Very Vanilla soymilk

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Cereal and milk is the perfect food because  It tastes good, it’s good for you, it”s easy to prepare. no cooking, doesn’t get too many dishes dirty. And you don’t have to get anything to drink while you’re eating it, because of the milk. So it makes a very efficent meal. I’m sure there’s a lot more reasons why cereal is the perfect meal, can you think of any?

I think I’ll go get a bowl right now! I’ve talked myself into it!

Here  it is very cold and windy. By cold, I mean low 70’s. I took the car yesterday becaause of the cold and I’ll probably take it again today.

My Fitbit that I talked about yesterday seems to be a dud. The battery only lasts about 8 hours. I have to review their warranty options online today.

Monday Photo Post

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Ship going by

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Ship going by, no zoom

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Fat neck

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Not by me, but cool shot

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Family selfie

Twas an ok weekend. I left the house only to get breakfast fixins on Saturday morning. The Wife had to work Sunday. I took sun on the sun deck and watched every NFL team I hoped would win, lose. I abhor all the remainibg teams, except Carolina.

Have a great week!

Worst Tacos In The World

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I just wanted to say, I had the worst tacos I have ever had at Chili’s restaurant at Miami International Airport.

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Mine were on a plate like the above picture, but didn’t look like the picture. And were very bland.

This is my desperate, pathetic post for the day. It came from my “topic list”. If you love tacos, don’t get them from Chili’s!

Happy hump day!