After A Rainy Weekend….

Comes a sunny Monday

Not complaining, glad to have the sun back.

I don’t have much to say this morning.

Last weekend was the end of NFL preseason. Week 1 is this weekend!

We had some friends over for a hamburger cookout Saturday. We moved inside when it started raining and outside when it quit.

Have a good week!

What Are Clouds?

I was sitting here, trying to predict the weather to decide “Scooter or car?”. A thought occurred to me. What exactly are clouds? They’re definitely not liquid or solid. They’re not gas, like I consider smoke a closest to a gas. Wind blows smoke away, but wind blows right through clouds. Unless it’s very very calm up there where the clouds are. Is it?

What else can be classified in the same category as clouds?


IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not Very Good Reasons To Be Irritated

I’m irritated because it’s cloudy
I’m irritated because I can’t find two pairs of pants that have gone missing

Those aren’t very good reasons.

It was soo hard to wake up this morning. Last night we had a super windstorm. It was nice and cool and breezy. I was sleeping good when the alarm went off. 

Let’s get all this weather out of here because the weekend’s coming!

Hospital Yesterday, and a Sports Rant

It went well at the hospital, the doctor said I had a very boring colon. I think that’s what he said, as I was stoned out of my mind at the time. Boring is good I think. I have a meeting with him in a week or so.

I’m still exercising in the mornings, including jumping rope. It is frustrating because I don’t seem to improve. My record is 32, I think. Usually I trip it up on 1, 2, or 3. Most days my best is 7 or 10. Anything over 15 is cause for celebration. Still, it’s funner than jumping jacks. (The word “funner” means “more fun”. Just FYI.)

Sports have always been like that for me.  I reach a point and don’t improve beyond that point. I used to play golf and sucked, terrible slice. I’d take a lesson and hit the ball straight and far every time. The golf pro would say, “What’s wrong wit that?” Then after the lesson, when I’m playing again, the slice would come back.

Swimming. I have one speed. Whether I train or not, 25 minutes for the half mile. I know I can swim better than most of the people who beat me.

Pool. When I was 7, my Uncle sawed off a pool cue for me. I suck at pool. I can teach you how to play though, I know all the theories and tricks. I can have you beating me in no time, and make you a damn good  pool player, but I can’t apply the knowledge to myself. I hate playing pool.

Anyway, that’s about it for today. Still can’t upload images. I guess it’s some problem on my end and not some mysterious internet problem that will go away by itself.  I’ll have to work on it….

Have a happy hump day!

Hospital Tomorrow

Tomorrow I’m spending the day at the hospital for a colonoscopy. Not looking forward to it. Tonight I have to take the medicine, which involves drinking a liter of liquid x lax every 15 minutes for four hours, something like that, I have to read the brochure.

All my weather apps say no rain today, but it’s pretty cloudy and was sprinkling a little while ago. There also was lightning. I’ll probably take the car today.

My attitude is poor today.

Still can’t upload images…

Here We Are On A FRIDAY!

Glad it’s Friday. Although the week seemed to drag on forever, in hindsight, it went by pretty fast.

Yesterday I couldn’t upload photos. Wondering if I can today.


Have a good weekend!

Good Bye Skype, This Time Forever.

I’ve been a Skype user since almost the beginning of Skype’s existence. I don’t remember who told me about Skype, but I introduced it to a lot of my friends who are on Skype today.

I remember in the beginning, after almost every call, you’d get a popup: “How was that call? What can we do to improve?” Annoying, almost to the point of harassment. But after a couple years, I’d get a clear phone call even on the crappiest, slowest, internet connection. Skype was the best.

Then they sold to Microsoft.

A long time ago, more than a year, Skype came out with an “update” that eliminated the ability to shut down the program. Well, first they made it difficult to find the shutdown button, then they took it away entirely.

I kept an old version of Skype, that had the “off” button.

Last week, for a few days, I tried to call my Mom, but Skype wouldn’t log in. This wasn’t unusual, as quality had been deteriorating since Microsoft bought it.

Then yesterday I got an email, saying old versions of Skype wouldn’t work anymore, and everybody must upgrade. I upgraded, and then Skype would run in the background all the time. One of my two app killers wouldn’t shut down Skype, and I deleted that app killer. The other would, so I had found a workaround, but after stewing about it for a while, I deleted Skype, this time forever.

If I am not connected to WiFi, and turn on my data plan, and get a call  on Skype, that would really crank up the megabytes.  I’ve heard stories about people who get phone bills for thousands of dollars because of excessive data usage. If I can’t control apps that may cost me money, I don’t want them, and won’t have them.

And as far as Microsoft’s motivation for not wanting me to be able  to shut off their program, I can’t think of any reasons, except diabolical ones.

Therefore it’s Good bye Skype! Forever.

So what phone  app are we going to use now?

Green Meanies



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.