I have tinnitus. This is not news to me, because I live with it every day. But I went to a free screening for auditory problems and oral/throat problems on Saturday, and the audiologist determined that I couldn't hear higher pitched sounds in a specific range. I said that those sounds were the ones at the same pitch as the ringing in my ears.
Well, I hesitated when I shelled out $20+ dollars for a hard shell case for my smartphone. It's a Zagg case that protects both the front and the back, and doesn't cause 'bubbling' of the protective screen film. I was riding my bicycle tonight, and hit a bumpy stretch of pavement, knocking my phone out of the holder on the handlebars...
In the past I've posted numerous items about my tendency to 'misplace' things. They usually turn up within a few hours, days, or months. However, I think I set some sort of new record this week. I bought a pair of summer-suitable casual-but-nice shoes earlier this week. Haven't worn them yet. Can't find them. Anywhere.
Two things I've found with Android on a tablet: 1) You can't change the cursor color (so far as I can tell) so when the background is dark, the default dark cursor disappears unless you slide it over some lighter icon or some such. And since you don't know where the cursor is, you don't know which way to go to get it over that lighter area... and
Today has turned into a big big day. An exhausting day. An expensive day. An exciting day. I am no longer dependent upon an undependable car. I also will have no reserve credit to speak of for the foreseeable future. I might be slightly insane. Details to follow.
Friends, I think it's time we talked about a subject that we've avoided for too too long... unpleasant? Yes. Disgusting, even. But we can avoid it no longer. Yes, I'm referring to deer poop. And not just "here or there." We're talking yards FULL of it. EVERYWHERE! They've been discreetly crapping in my yard ALL WINTER!
This past Thursday was the first day in the 50's since late last October. It was mid-40's yesterday, and we broke into the 70's today! 70's expected to continue through Sunday and then we might hit THE 80's! It's amazing what happens when you can finally get rid (of most) of the snow cover.
Going off FF to read my owner's manual! Yes, buyer's remorse if fully engaged. (There is a state-mandated 3 day period where I can return it and get all money/fees back, but I don't think it's going to get that bad.) It's just something I go through and have to accept as part of the process.
Thought I had the car ignition key thing resolved by getting a new key made. The new key turns in the lock cylinder just fine. Not the slightest hint of snagging, but today I got stranded again. This time the key turned just fine, but the switch won't trigger the starter. Boo.
I'm not the beer drinker I once was, and even then I couldn't manage half of what most of my peers did back in the day. But I feel compelled to say the the apparent fascination that brewers currently seem to have with "shandy" style beers seems misguided. Of my acquaintances, few women and even fewer guys favor fruity beer. So there, I said it.
I think we've discovered the source of my too-frequently-recurring stomach woes. The temp control in my fridge somehow bumped to the 'warmer' side of the spectrum. First clue (aside from my gastric distress for the past several days) was that milk I bought less than a week ago was curdled. And then there was the 'yogurt incident' yesterday.
It's sunny, outside temps above freezing, and for the first time since the start of winter the ambient temp in my dining room (where my notebook computer is presently situated) is above 70°. Life is good!
As a father, it's encouraging to see that my sons are much more socially engaged than I was at their age. But I do wish that nearly everyone of the pictures of one (or both) of them posted on Facebook was of something other than avidly consuming adult beverages.
Alright all of you avid tea drinkers. I went to the local purveyor of loose leaf teas, and got a blend that it supposed to soothe a distressed tummy. Directions: Steep in 212°F water for 20 minutes. Question: If the water is cool after 20 minutes of steeping, can I just nuke it to get it back up to warm temp? Without the tea bag, I assume?
So the Koch brothers want to buy the 8 newspaper operations owned and managed by the Tribune Company. That includes the Chicago Tribune and the L.A. Times. If that doesn't drive a wedge through the heart of objective print journalism in this country, I don't know what will.
We got snow overnight. There's about an inch on the deck railing, which isn't as bad as they predicted. Plus, the weatherman was off-target as far as when the snow would switch to rain. Instead of cloudy and rainy all day, we've got sunshine! And it's melting the snow! Winter might have to loosen its grip after all!