Ivan without the “V”

Hurricane Ivan was really hard on the Cayman Islands, Hurricane Ian was extremely hard on Florida. Tropical Depression 9 was supposed to be named Hermione, but a storm formed suddenly off of Africa that stole that name. So we got Ian. Almost Ivan, but without the V.

i feel for you, Florida People. Take action, don’t wait for the government. A hurricane never really ends, the effects just fade and fade and fade. There is no “it’s over” line. Do the best you can with what you have.

I wish you well.

i have jury duty today, and I’m already on a jury. My service ends Oct 4th. Hope the case is over by then.

Happy Friday! Have a good weekend!

Eight Billion

population depiction

Before the end of this year, the 8 billionth person will be born. 8 billion people alive on this earth.

i remember in grade school, one day the teacher told us the world hit 3 billion. The article where I got the image above mentions 4 billion.

I’ve heard opinions that the world is at its maximum population right now. Could be. Seems like things are getting bad quicker and quicker.

Anyway, i saw the picture above, thought it was cool and decided to post about it. I didn’t mean to turn it into a doom and gloom post.

Hurricane Ian tore thru Florida yesterday and last night, we’ll be hearing about that today. Tomorrow I report to be on an actual jury. After that, my jury duty should be over.

Have a good day!

A New Team, Stay, Or None

I was born in Washington DC. I’ve been a Redskins fan through everything, winning, losing, good times and bad. I even liked the in-your-face name WFT. But I can’t handle the name, Commanders.

Several years ago, the NFL and the Game Pass app screwed me over. I paid and couldn’t get the games. Zero service from the NFL, zero response to get it working.Thank gawd for American Express. I would have never gotten my money back if it weren’t for them.

I haven’t been watching games for several years now, just checking the score of my team. But, I just can’t stand to look and see that C word.

My choices are to get a new team, or quit caring about the whole thing.

Is the franchise ruined? What do you think?

happy day to you

Payday Thursday

Today is payday. Today is Thursday. Today is payday Thursday. I need to go shopping, mostly for dog food and cat food. Coincidentally my two dogs and my five cats both consume one bag of dog food every 10 days. Therefore, on paydays, I usually buy three bags of dog food and three bags of cat food. Today however because of the weather there are many panic buyers in the stores and it is very crowded. So I’m dreading stopping by the store on the way home from work today.

We’re probably going to get some weather at the beginning of next week.

in other news, yesterday I was selected for a jury. My case starts Monday. I’ve been picked each and every time. Even though I was able to get out of it a couple of times.

Have a great day!

Klara And The Sun

SPOILER ALERT! Reading further might reduce the pleasure gained, if you plan on reading this book.

I’m reading a book called Klara And The Sun. I like it quite a lot. It’s about an AF, artificial friend, a robot, who gets energy from the sun.

i find it very enjoyable. Klara is purchased for a young girl who has some kind of sickness. I am about 60% through the book.

At the beginning of the book, Klara was in the store, and I didn’t know what she was, what AF stood for or anything. It has been a pleasant read from the beginning, figuring out what is going on has been, for me, one of the main pleasures. Hence the spoiler alert. Worth a read.

You know I take yoga, right? I realized I feel shame about yoga. I was avoiding saying I was went. To me, it’s not viewed as a very tough, manly thing to do. It was recommended that I take yoga by my counselor as strongly as a counselor can recommend, which really isn’t very forceful, but I was willing to do anything to feel better and I have to admit yoga makes me feel better and is excellent excellent exercise. (Depending on the class).

So there ya have it. Have a good day.