Jumping Rope

Day before yesterday, in the afternoon, I made a jump rope. I read an article about how good it was for you and thought I’d give it a whirl.

Yesterday morning I did 12 jumps without tripping up. Today was  23. I try  to go about 5 minutes.

image

this is exactly what I look like, jumping rope.

I never jumped rope in my life till yesterday, but it got my heart pumping good.

Also yesterday, I stopped after work and swam. First time in a long time.

Try it! you’ll like it!

I could tell I was in a better mood last night and I slept relatively well.

Have a good day!

Experimenting With Weather Apps

I currently have three weather apps on my Nexus 7, 1Weather, Accuweather, and Intellicast. Weatherbug was in the running, but has been eliminated because the widget consistently quits working.

image

Intellicast

I like Intellicast quite a bit, but it wants to search for your location every time instead of just loading your default location. I’d like it if you could change the default view instead of it opening to the map every time. Difficult to navigate. But it is definitely the coolest weather app I’ve found.

1Weather boasts that they’re #1in the world, but I don’t know who says that, probably just 1Weather. Simple and plain (plain meaning ugly), easy to navigate. However right now it says sunny and it’s raining.

image

1Weather

Accuweather is ok, something bugs me about it that I can’t quite put my finger on. I’m going to say it’s probably the best overall, good display and good widget. But it’s not the one I like best.

image

Accuweather

I would love to be made aware of whichever weather app you use and your thoughts on it.

Work today, don’t wanna go. Have a good one!

Pearl the Chicken, Fare Thee Well!

I saw Pearl the chicken this weekend, first time in a long time. I took a handful of food for herĀ  and she took off like a bat out of hell.

image

I guess I got what I wanted, she re-integrated into the wild chickenĀ  world. But still I feel sad she doesn’t remember me. I still remember one day, when I came home from work, Hawk and Pearl were happy to see me and came running up. One landed on the cell phone case on my belt and the other landed on my briefcase.

I understand why bird people like birds.

Now we got the cats using the old chicken coop to take naps in.

Have a good life, Pearl!

Have a good week, Blogreaders!

Green Meanies

image

image

The other day, The Wife was at the store, called, and asked if we needed anything. “We need some Green Meanies” I said.

Astoundingly, she didn’t know what I meant.

I thought it was universal, everybody called the scrubbie things in the pictures above Green Meanies. (Not necessarily the brand pictured,  not necessarily green, but most are.)

Doesn’t everybody call them that?

What do you call them?

I know  I’m going to get a million comments, all  saying; “Of course they’re Green Meanies, everybody calls them that!”

Finally Friday

Glad it’s Friday, although sometimes I feel like I’m living in a little bubble of happiness in a world of shit.

Air Malaysia plane got shot down.

Palestinians shooting rockets into Israel.

Bad news this week. Things’ll probably get worse before they get better.

Have a good weekend anyway, can’t do much about all the people wrecking this world.

image

Topic Troubles

I feel much better than I did yesterday, thank you very much.

But I have no idea what I  can post about today.

image

Glad the week is almost over. I got a lot done yesterday at work.

The weather’s OK.

For my birthday, my Wife gave me a certificate for a flying lesson. I’ll probably do that not this weekend but next.

That’s about it for today. Havea goodun.

Very Disgruntled

image

Woke up this morning and realized I’ve been a fool my whole life. How did I get into this career? I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, (except for scuba) and I still don’t.

I work too hard, for too little money.

I should have never listened to my father, I should have followed my heart.

I’m not going to start typing about it here, because it’d never stop.

The problem here, is my perspective.

Banking: The Biggest Culprit Destroying The Planet

image

My Mom sent me a check for my birthday. I deposited it in my account. The bank now charges $10 to process an overseas check. I asked what if it was a $10 check? The teller said the bank won’t take checks for $10 or less anymore. I asked what if it was an $11 check? The teller asked if I wanted to talk to the manager. I said I wanted to see it in writing. She instantly produced the document.

I’m going to tell my Mom not to send any birthday checks anymore.

Sammy The Sperm Cell

image

…there was a sperm cell named Sammy. Sammy was a real fitness buff, always working out, running, swimming, wind sprints, calisthenics and generally spending all his time staying in shape.

Whenever any of his friends asked, Sammy always said “When the big day comes, I’m going to get there first, I want to be  the one to fertilize that egg.”

His friends laughed. “Sammy,” they said, “when the big day comes, there’s going to be hundreds of millions of racers. The odds of you being first are miniscule.”

One day, things started getting hot down there. Sammy got very excited. “This is it, I know this is it!”

All of a sudden, a loud voice boomed over the PA system:

GENTLEMEN!

ON YOUR MARKS!

Sammy was ecstatic, “I told you! I knew it! This is it! I’m going to be first! I’m gonna be the one to fertilize that egg!”

GET SET! Boomed the voice on the PA.

GO!!!

And in a flash, everybody was off, racing. Sammy pulled into the lead and away from the crowd. Pretty soon, Sammy was so far ahead, nobody could even see him anymore.

The other sperm cells started grumbling, “I guess all Sammy’s exercise and working out paid off, he’s definitely going to get there first, He’s probably going to be the one to fertilize that egg.”

All of a sudden, they see Sammy coming back, headed the other way. Soon they can hear him yelling: “GO BACK! TURN AROUND! GO BACK! IT’S A BLOW JOB!

image

Have a good week!

54 Again

image

Today is my birthday, 54. Funny thing, I thought I already was 54 and was turning 55. All year. Until a few weeks ago, when I thought about my B-Day and did the math. I’m glad to be 54 and not 55, but it’s sad I missed my 53rd year on this planet.

Have A Good Weekend!