Went to the Twin Cities to Spend Easter with my kids, and their mother. The weather was wonderful and we had a nice brunch at a restaurant along the river in Stillwater. Later #2 son and I planned to go for a bike ride. Erstwhile spouse saw my newly traded-for bike and started questioning the purchase. Separated 8 years ago, divorced 2, yet I'm...
Couldn't figure out why the new password I had just enabled was being denied when I tried to login. Turns out that the predictive autocorrect settings become radically more aggressive when I switch from the docking keyboard to the touchscreen keyboard on my tablet. Looks fine, then hit enter and BOOM! NEW PASSWORD ENTRY!
I finally watched Cloud Atlas on DVD the other night with daughter. We both had an inkling of what the upshot was going to be, but got so caught up in trying to recognize which recurring main character was in which elaborate makeup in each scene. I'm not sure we caught all of them, but Hugo Weaving as the nurse was our clear favorite.
I just penned a lengthy #SaturdayFF in which I relate a quasi-romantic relationship during my college years, and the stupendously obtuse manner in which I mucked up everything. Just as I was about to cut & paste it into FF, sanity regained control of my brain. You have been spared this recount. You're welcome.
Forecast is for temps in the upper 60's today, with a fair prospect of some sunshine until later in the day. Naturally, the winds will be so strong as to make a bicycle ride nearly un-doable. #GonnaTryAnyway
After having it off all winter, I turned on the timer that controls the low voltage landscape lighting in my yard. It's really important to distinguish the "switch it on" pins from the "switch it off" pin. Woke up at 4 a.m. to see them blazing away, 5 hours after shut-off time. Even old technology bites me in the keister when it gets the chance.
I'm feeling as if last night I somehow sleepwalked to Sam 'n Ella's Diner and ate a big bowl of their "Chili Surprise." (As in the dish that seems familiar, but only because the meat was seen at various times earlier in the week.)
Ach! Somebody tell Colleen (Warmaiden) that I accidentally touched "unsubscribe" on her FF name while trying to access a certain related group. She has a private feed so I can't just resubscribe. Dang tablet touchscreens anyhow!
Y'know those cars with the "blacked out" motif that seem to be growing in popularity? They look exactly like the cars purchased in the 70's, 80's and 90's by people who couldn't afford even the most basic options. Plain black steel wheels. Plain black bumpers (usually made of steel back then)... which is why I will never think them "cool." Just me?
Sorry people, I'm trying to change my profile pic back to something less intense, but FriendFeed is denying me access! I can view my entire profile, but FF asks me to login under a DIFFERENT account to make the change. Not sure how that is going to work out! Oh well... I tried.
To assist my fellow FFers, those who are intensely interested in the recent historical weather patterns anyway (winter 2013-2014) I have tagged each appropriate post with the hashtag #ObligatoryWeatherPost and further denoted those that are (partial), (incidental) or (sorta) weather related. You're welcome.
We're now on the 52nd day of the winter that has had temperatures below zero (F)... and it appears we'll be getting more of the same through this coming weekend. Beyond that, who knows? (But I'm betting there'll be more.) Even people who love the snow are getting tired of this. I reached that point about two months ago.
Woke up at 5:30 a.m. and it's already 20 (F) degrees outside. My house is ~60 (F) degrees and it feels comfortable to me. This is what an ungodly long, cold winter does to a person. And now that I'm fully acclimated to the cold, I have no doubt that we'll see temps in the 80's in less than a month. Adapt or die, people. That's life!
Just went for an hour long walk with daughter to capitalize on the short-lived nice weather we're having today, which will be obliterated when the winter storm blows in tonight and tomorrow. Fresh air, sunshine and good conversation. Awesome! Also, I walked the entire time without any shortness of breath! Yay for hemoglobin!
During my visit to my parent's house last night, conversation worked its way to old stories about when we kids were little. (This always happens.) Two stories about me ALWAYS come up. I've heard each hundreds of times. They always involve me wandering off when I'm only two or three years old, and a frantic search ensues...
Dodged a bullet on the big storm that was supposed to hit us... so far. We're getting some light rain but only a drizzle. Most of the day it was dry, windy and cold. Tonight the backside of the storm (the butt of the storm?) might bring some snow or more rain, but the worst has passed. Up nort' dey ain't so lucky, don'cha know.
Temps are in the low low 30's F, the forecast calls for snow and then rain, the winds are ENE at ~20 mph. I'm going to go on a bike ride with my new bike. I might be crazy, but I'm really anxious to try it out with my mostly-pain-free hip. Report to follow (if I survive.) #ObligatoryWeatherPost (partially, anyhow)
This afternoon I drove to my hometown (about an hour) to see my parents. On the way back, driving into the setting sun on a winding 2 lane highway, I came upon a total of 8 Amish horse-drawn carriages...
I had a contractor friend give me a rough estimate of what it would cost today to take care of ALL of the major projects/renovations/replacements that I have on my list. I knew it would be totally unrealistic for my budget right now, but it was actually less than I expected. So i guess this is good news?
Istayed up until 2:45 a.m. I had tracked down my camera tripod (mini-version) and thought I was all set. When the eclipse finally happened, I turned on my camera and the battery was dead. Doh! Ergo, these pics are taken with my low light limited, tripod non-compatible smartphone camera.
Say hello to my leetl' frien'! My leetl' squirrely frien', that is. Pics are taken through my bay window, so the glass is a factor. Still he was pretty cooperative, holding poses to allow several shots, except when that dreary gray squirrel came and ruined the moment. Then he (she?) went to a higher branch, and we continued.
Dang! I was just going to DM a longstanding FFer to thank them for some quality features they've made available as enhancements to FF. I believe we've been connected almost since I first came here regularly almost 6 years ago. (Can it be that long?) Anyway, he's apparently blocked me. Why does errbody hate me all of a sudden!?!
After staying up way too late to take pics of the lunar eclipse, I had to get up just a couple hours later to take daughter to her 7 a.m. shift at the UW library, and to drop off her artwork at the Fine Arts building on the way. I greeted her at the door with a vanilla latte when I arrived to pick her up. She's gonna miss her ol' pappy...
I stayed up until 2:45 a.m. I had tracked down my camera tripod (mini-version) and thought I was all set. When the eclipse finally happened, I turned on my camera and the battery was dead. Doh! Ergo, these pics are taken with my low light limited, tripod non-compatible smartphone camera.
I terminated my Yahoo account last night. I use it so infrequently that I can never remember the password, so I end up resetting it and then not using it for another year. That includes the email account. Feels like tying up a dangling loose end. Should of done it long ago. Guess that means my Flickr account is done as well. (Have to confirm that.)
While I can't say that I enjoyed the needle going all the way into the hip joint (even with local anesthetic) I'm really liking the result of the injection. Walking pain free and I can even lift my right leg into and out of the driver's area of the car without wincing. Better living through chemistry.