Unpleasant Weather

The weather has been weird these last couple of days. The breeze has been like a bowling ball rolling around in the back of a pickup truck, various directions and speeds, and it feels like it bumps into you. And lots o things going “bump!” outside. It’s not cool or refreshing, it’s good for nothing wind. A sudden gust through the open window blows the sheets across the bed

The rain, when it rains, is like somebody on the roof with a garden hose. They sweep one sweep of water over you and that’ll be it. I guess we’re getting weird weather from Cristobal, but it’s petty far away.

On the plus side, it’s Friday, and the Sunday lockdown is over this weekend. We can go to the beach, irregardless of the first letter of our last names!

And

The BANANAS ARE GONE! Thank Gawd. I had four and the wife knocked off the rest. They were good, but too much darling.

Have a good weekend!

Last Day For Bananas

Yesterday I ate a half a dozen bananas, if I have half a dozen today, and he wife has just a couple, they’ll be gone. If we don’t, they’ll probably be overripe tomorrow.

All that’s left

My desire to eat bananas today is zero. Homegrown bananas are not a good source o food. There’s nothing for months then more than you can eat with danger of excessive waste. Eating bananas from a tree in your yard is something everyone should experience, as well as coconuts from a tree that you planted the seed for.

Last night, the wind blew our bedroom door closed. The only one not in the bedroom was Ashy Thee Cat. She was not happy about it. When I opened the bedroom door this morning, she had plenty to say, and I received quite the stern reprimand.

Yesterday, if you checked the Weatherbug link in my post, we had 70% chance of rain. It was sunny, except one passing shower, like one sweep of the garden hose. We’ll see what’s in store for today.

Havva Goodun!

Goliath

My wife and I have been watching a show called Goliath, about a lawyer in Los Angeles. Pretty much so far, one season is one of his cases. (Funny how TV lawyers only have one case at at time!) Season 1 was quite good, season 2 was kind of unpredictable and probably could have been better. Season 3, which we just started, seems to be plain ol’ weird, not necessarily in a bad way. Goliath is worth watching, I say. At least the first season or two.

Might rain today, according to Weatherbug, but it looks pretty nice right now. A little rain couldn’t hurt though.

Have a good day!

Too Many Bananas

We gave away at least half the bananas from our harvest. But now we have too many ripening. I’m eating a lot of bananas. They’re super good too, sweeter than grocery store bananas. I wish I could give you some.

Lately, I’ve been getting comments in my spam guard with only one word. For example, today I had a comment or appoval, “Kansas”. At first, I’d just delete them, but these last few days, I’ve been marking them as spam.

Today, I’m taking a thermos of coffee with me to work. Cafe Americano. I made a full pot of espresso and heated water and poured it in my thermos. It has to be better than the instant I’ve been choking down at work since this covid thing started. We’ll see how it goes.

Have a good day!

Don Quixote

I finished reading the book Orange Is The New Black, and now I’m reading Don Quixote. I found on the internet, that it is one of the most popular books ever written. It was originally published in 1605.

Had a little trouble with the title, at first I was pronouncing it “Don KwiX-otee“, but I discovered it’s properly pronounced “Don key Ho-tee“.

My wife was forced to read this book in high school, as were many I guess, but I had never heard of it before.

Let me tell you, it puts me right to sleep. It seems to me, that every sentence is at least half a page long, sometimes a whole page. Seriously, literally.

The book, and I’ve just started it, seems to be about a guy, probably hallucinating or schitzophrenic, who decides he wants to be a knight, gets his grandfathers old armor and an old nag of a horse and takes off. The first place he stops, an inn/bar which he seems to think is a castle. After conking a couple of mule keepers on the head, he gets knighted by the innkeeper and a couple of prostitutes, who he seems to think are a nobleman and damsels. I should point out that he can’t get his helmet off, and everyone is laughing at him behind his back.

So far it’s pretty terrible, and kinda funny. Like I said, it’s a forced high school reading, so I’ll probably choke it down and finish it, not like I did with Racing In The Rain, which I did not finish. Those poor kids, forced to read this book.

Yesterday, Sunday, hopefully, was our last lockdown day. Next Sunday, the beaches will be open for everyone, with no alphabetical last name restrictions. Restaurants and bars are opening outdoor seating only with group size and social distancing requirements. I’m ready to go order a meal, let me tell you.

Have a great week!

Uphill

Watched the SpaceX / NASA launch yesterday. It is good to see the USA back in the launch game.

One thing that I noticed, is that one guy, I don’t know if he was a scientist, a reporter or some other NASA or SpaceX employee kept referring to the trip to orbit as “going uphill”, and “uphill”. Nobody called it that in the Apollo or Space Shuttle missiions. It was kinda cool and kinda annoying. Maybe annoying because I wish I’d have thought of calling it that. And everyone involved looked so young!

Speaking of the space shuttle, here’s a comparison of the Space Shuttle control panel VS the SpaceX control panel.

SpaceX had three wide-screen touchpanel TVs compared to Space Shuttle and millions of knobs and dials. On one hand, it’s modern, and on the other, what if something happens to the touchscreens?

Hope the astronauts complete the mission and return home safely and on schedule.

It’s a Sunday here, we had a good soaking rain this morning. Have a great day!

The Weather

It’s Friday, my last name’s covid 19 restriction beach day. Work day. Last Friday of the month.

It’s one of those days, where I look at my weather app, and they give me no idea of what the weather is.

I’m trying to figure if I should drive or ride today. And I guess we’re entering the period of undeterminate weather. (Is it undeterminate or indeterminate? They mean about the same thing.)

I’m rambling.

The wife’s car needs a $2000 new computer.

I guess I’ll drive the van, that way I can stop and buy groceries of the way home if I need to.

Have a good weekend.

Yesterday’s Crab

Got my oil changed yesterday. I was kind of upset with the service. I asked for an oil change, about $40, they did a whole “service”, about $190. If they’d have asked, I’d have said yes, but they didn’t ask. I didn’t really get upset about it til I was already gone. When I didn’t have enough cash for my new Kindle and they didn’t take American Express. Then, on my way to the beach, I called my wife and asked her if she wanted lunch from Wendy’s, and she said yes, so I took it home and then it got cloudy and I stayed home, reading on my old old Kindle

I was just plain ‘ol crabby yesterday afternoon.

Covid Negative – Yesterday

Yesterday, I had the test, indeed it was a cotton swab stuck way up my nose to the point of discomfort. Got the results back last night in the email, negative. The way I see it is: big deal. Nothing changes. I still have to behave the same way I’ve been behaving since this all began. Hell, I mighta caught it there when I was getting tested.

Today I’m getting the oil changed in my van. I’m carrying my bicycle and dropping off the van before they open, and riding the rest of the way to work. Hope it’s done by the time I get off.

I picked a batch of bananas yesterday aternoon. I was sad to do it, the plant was straight and tall and strong. It is my best bunch of bananas ever. I hope they taste good!

Happy Humpday, Take care!

q-tip shoved way up my nose

Tuesday today, the 26th. May has gone by fast.

I’m getting the lenses on my glasses replaced again. They scratched up really bad again. When I try to clean them, the surface of the lens turns to milky cream that doesn’t come off. When it does finally come off, the lenses are scratched. Using the optometrist supplied cleaner spray and cloth. My mother-in-law said it was the anti reflective coating. The owner of the glasses company mentioned the anti reflective coating while I was there. I told them to leave it off these new lenses. I’ve never had worse glasses.

Not much to post about today. I started re-reading Orange Is the New Black, the book. During this covid thing, I broke out my old KIndle, and have been reading a lot. I was thinking about buying a new Kindle, as mind is a second generation. I haven’t smoked any cigars in over a onth, and a Kindle costs way less than I spent on cigars in a month. The only thing stopping me is that there’s nothing wrong with the old Kindle. And they’re marked up way high. Here on the island, they’re $189 CI, which is over $200 US. And they’re supposed to cost $129 US. I heard it said, “That’s What Money Is For”..

I slept good, woke up a little early, but I feel lacking in energy and enthusiasm today. I rekkon I’ll get a q-tip shoved way up my nose this morning at precisely 10:12 AM for my covid test. Mike told me that’s how they do it. I guess the throat version I saw on TV was fiction, are they? Think about it. On TV, they’re not gonna show somebody shoving a q-tip way up somebody else’s nose, are they? There’d be riots. Mayhem. Protests. Revolt. The throat version was fake news, I figure.

Have a good day!