Soicial Media Bubble

I thought I heard on the BBC this morning about “Social Media Bubbles”. I couldn’t find it on the BBC website, but I did find this good article about the subject.LINK 

I notice some of my democrat friends have disappeared since the election, but plenty are still around, so I don’t think I have a social media bubble, but to quote a phrase I think I coined myself, “A closed mind thinks it’s open, and an open mind thinks it’s closed“. That means a person with a closed mind refuses to consider whether they are seeing both sides of a story. “Of course I’m open minded!”, while a truly open mind questions itself, “Can I really see what’s going on here?” And never truly believes they can empathize with the opposing view.

Yesterday was supposed to be cloudy and rainy, but it wasn’t. today is supposed to be cloudy and rainy but we’ll see. It is relatiively cold and windy though.

Have a good day!

Accomplishment Weekend

Friday  after work  I stopped by and picked up t he chest type freezer for the new closet. I un packaged it and  put it away before tthe Wife got home, I wanted it to be a surprise, but little bits of styrofoam on the floor gave it away.She looked in the closet and saw the freezer. She was pretty happy.

Saturday we went shopping for frozen foods for the freezer. And I also patched some cracks in the driveway.  I can’t remember what else we did that day.

Sunday morning I mowed the yard, and blew up the lawnmower. I hit a root and engine oil came flooding across the mower deck. Cracked engine block. Right before that, I hit a rock that sounded much worse, pretty sure that is what did the damage, the root just finished her off. In the afternoon, we took Sheba to the beach.

The weekend was still and sunny, this Monday morning it is windy and supposed to rain again.  I hope It rains decently, not just sporatic rain or drizzle that ruins ones beach lunch.

Iguess that’ll do it for today, Have a great week!!!

A Person Is Smart, People Are Stupid

All the crap on social media today is the equavalent of propoganda in the past. News agencies think they can print anything they want and say it is freedom of the press.

In one of the “Men In Black” movies, Agent K said “A person is smart, people are stupid”, and it is kind of true.

It has been my my opinion for a long time that people want to vote for who they will think will win, rather than thinking abut who they think will be the best for the job. That’s why it has been almost automatic that every recent US President has served 8 years instead of 4.

Also, it occurs to me, that many in the US have never voted for anyone who didn’t win. I think people are sore about this, a lot of people, and they’re all unified on social media.

I left the US almost 20 years ago and didn’t vote in the election, but in every presidential election I did vote in, I never voted FOR anyone, there was always this one SOB running who the voters had to make sure DIDN’T get elected. This election, it was Hillary Clinton.

I never considered myself a Democrat or Republican, but all the crap going on these days has really soured my view of Democrats.

Quit your whining and support your President, Americans!

Last Full Week In January?!!

January is almost gone already. I feel like I’m forgetting something, like my Moms birthday, but that’s February. 

Not much to post about today. The Wife and I went out to dinner last night at Macabuca. I’m tired of that place I think.

Sheba’s “hot spot” is looking much better, but as soon as we took the cone off last night, she started scratching again, so we put it back on. 

Since my bike crash, I haven’t been doing my morning walks/swims, but I’m almost ready to start again. Only thing still messed up is my big toe. My bike is being repaired, but parts take about three weeks to arrive. I am DONE crashing my scooter!

I guess that’s it for today, have a good one!

Cold and Clear Morning

Cold this morning with very clear skies.The weather has finally calmed down, for now. Yesterday big waves caused flooding in town. You could hear the sea from the house very loudly.

Sheba the dog is wearing a cone, she’s scratching a spot on her cheek until it was bloody. Poor girly girl, she’s miserable. Last night she went in her cage, (her private house really, a kennel with the door always open, her private sanctuary) and she couldn’t turn around to face the door and got stuck. I got up and got her turned around but she didn’t want to stay in there after getting stuck.

I made the coffee extra strong this morning. Not bad. I don’t understand how I make it so crappy and The Wife makes it so good.

The politc on Facebook are driving me crazy! So much hate.

Have a good day!

Noticing The Aging Process

Yesterday was a holiday in the Cayman Islands.  Heroes Day. So this Tuesday  morning is the first day of the work week.

Up until now, if you asked, I’d say that I feel the same as I did in high school. Yesterday, I  woke up thinking that I feel older. Also, suddenly, I notice I look older in the mirror. 
Write it Down, humans feel the same till they are 56, then they notice the aging process for the first time. 
Hanes a good day. And week.

Back On Twitter

I’m back on Twitter, i never really left, just haven’t opened the app in a year or so. @markd60.

Taking the scooter to the shop today after my crash. I have a kinda big scab on my upper lip, and still, A swollen ankle. No beach lunch, no transportation.

I’m very interested in MH370, the lost plane. I guess that it will fall out of the news into obscurity.

Have a great day!

The Plan

Todays plan was to ride my scooter to the repair shop, drop it off, and walk to work. But I don’t feel like doing that now. Maybe I’ll put it off for a day or  two. Maybe I should just put it behind me and git ‘er done too.

Last night I made steaks and potatos on the grill. Wife made asparagus inside. It was quite good, except the we were out of aluminium foil, so I cooked the potatoes without it, and the skins were a little dry  but not burnt.

After dinner, I researched why asparagus made your pee smell funny. Very interesting, you should look into it.

And that’s it! Have a great day!