Flying

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For my birthday, my Wife gave me a flying lesson. I went Saturday. It was GREAT!!! Above are photos.

Hava Goodweek!

New Casio G-Shock Watch

I got a new watch, a Casio G-Shock. My old watch, which I got in 1982 (for $40, which was outrageously expensive to me) is not a G-Shock, but I’m sure I recall the first G-Shocks were identical to my watch

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My 1982 watch

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My new watch

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The Box, since 1983

My Casio has been a very good watch. I’ve been through several high end, dive watch/computers that have all failed, and the Casio has always been there, my faithful backup.

Now, even with a new battery, sometimes the display goes blank and I push a button and it comes back to life, but needs to be reset. So I got a new one.

Lets see, 1982 to 2014, that’s 32 years. So if I get the same performance with this one, I should be good, watchwise, till the year 2046!

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!!!

Thursday Thoughts

Today the best I could get was 14 jumps.
The dogs are out in the yard and I am posting before my shower.
I have nothing in mind to post about so I’m just rambling
After I posted day-before-yesterday, I downloaded Wunderground. It seems by far the best weather app.
Glad it’s almost the weekend
That is all for today.
Over and out!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.