Monday Monologue #228

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The game yesterday was “interesting”. It was a great comeback and an even bigger choke. This has been the year of teams blowing huge leads in the championship game/series of American professional sports.
  • It was 60-degrees this afternoon. It’s supposed to be warm tomorrow and then possibly snow on Wednesday. Wacky weather seems to be normal this year.
  • The Wife and I will probably be watching a lot more videos now that football is over and we’re into the doldrums of winter. The regular season just isn’t as interesting; especially for sports that play a lot of games. Hard for a single game to be “big” when there are still so many left to play.
  • It’s still months away; but we hope to have our pool opening date scheduled soon. Having a specific date makes the winter seem a bit shorter.

Monday Monologue #226

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We got out and ran in the park on Saturday in shorts and spring-weight shirts. We don’t often have the opportunity to do that in January. Usually we’re stuck working out inside.
  • Since the NFL games weren’t very entertaining on Sunday, we watched some Blu-Rays instead. It’s always having a few movies in our library that we haven’t watched.
  • Since I started buying musing from Amazon, iTunes updates are starting to be really annoying. Especially since they require a reboot to install features and functions that we never use.
  • I am tired of all the rain that we’ve been having. It’s much better than snow. But I would really like to see the sun.

Monday Monologue #223

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Happy New Year! We hope that 2017 is the best ever for everyone.
  • I’m still sick with whatever I got on Friday. In the good news/bad news category I’m going back to work tomorrow so being sick won’t spoil my vacation.
  • I was kinda droopy today (since I’m sick); but still went to the park and ran with The Wife since it was 50-degrees outside which is very rare for January. Of course, it’s supposed to be single digits again before the end of the week. And snow is on the way.
  • Since I hand write few things these days, I wasn’t conditioned to always date things 2016 and didn’t accidentally write the wrong date on anything today.

Monday Monologue #222

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Merry Christmas! We know it’s a day late; but, since we’re having our Christmas celebration today, it seems fitting to wish everyone merry Christmas.
  • For us, it wasn’t a problem; but the datacenter our server is in was offline due to network issues (again) over the weekend. This blog is just a fun hobby for us. So, the lost uptime isn’t catastrophic.
  • It was almost 70-degrees today. I’m sure that winter will return shortly; but it was nice to run outside in shorts and a lightweight shirt.
  • The Wife and I went out for dinner on Christmas since it was just us. Not something that we would want to do every year; but it was still a good evening. It was definitely more crowded that we expected.

Wednesday Weirdness #221

After all the near-zero temperatures last week, it was 40-degrees today! The weather around here is certainly very changeable. It was still dark and dreary; but nonetheless a better way to start the winter than dark, dreary and bitter cold. Especially since we’re on vacation and didn’t have to go anywhere.

Monday Monologue #221

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I’ve done a lot of Christmas shopping without leaving home. There are always a few things which I purchase a local store; but I’m buying more and more online. The retail shopping experience has really changed in the age of the internet.
  • It was nice not having to go to work today. Instead of a typical hectic Monday, I enjoyed a day without much to do. Work is becoming in a distant memory.
  • I went to Sears exchanged the socket that I broke last week when I was working on one of our cars. The store wasn’t very crowded which was good for me; but it’s probably not a good sign for them. Especially considering how crowded the mall parking lot was.
  • It’s cold outside! If this is what December is like, I don’t even want to think about January and February. It was finally warm enough to go to the car wash which is good since my car was covered with road salt. The water that didn’t get dried off still froze on the way home; but, at least the car wash was open.

Wednesday Weirdness #220

It was 3-degrees when I woke up this morning which made me “glad” that I’ve partly given up on the unheated gym that I’m a long-time customer at, and made alternate arrangements for my workouts. I’ll likely go back when the weather is consistently warmer; but, I just haven’t been getting as good wintertime workouts as I would like. I have sympathy for the owner since the lack of heat is beyond his control. But, not that much.

Monday Monologue #217

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I was on the phone with customer (no) service for almost an hour on Friday. Of course, over half that time was spent waiting on hold. What company that sells things thinks a 35-minute wait time is remotely acceptable.
  • It was kinda weird not going outside all weekend long. I can’t remember the last time I was inside on both Saturday or Sunday.
  • I still really like our “new” computer even though it’s almost a year old. Things that used to take a forever are finished in minutes.
  • Really, really glad for the short week. Hopefully I won’t get stuck at work on Wednesday afternoon like I did last Friday.

Monday Monologue #178

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Today was a glorious day especially for February. In fact, the air conditioner ran briefly in the morning until we turned it off and opened some windows. And, our run I the park was great. Bright sunshine to go along with the warm weather. Definitely a day to remember.
  • The cable company sent us some new adapters AKA boxes for our televisions which were previously connected directly to cable. What a nuisance. First they scanned for channels. Then they updated their firmware. Then they scanned for channels again. Then I had to call for “activation” which didn’t work. So then I had to call again, wait for a live person, have them activated once more and wait one more time for them to scan for channels. What a gigantic nuisance.
  • I finally declared victory regarding the issue we’ve been having with our computer. It’s been over a week since it last happened so I think the problem is resolved. And, if it isn’t, it will be almost impossible to track down since it can now go weeks without happening.
  • We got some new running shoes today in the mail today. As always, we didn’t quite realize how worn out our old ones were until we saw them side by side with the new ones. They really weren’t even in good enough shape to save for yard work so we just threw them away.

Monday Monologue #176

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The “temporary” dog was back to visit for the weekend; but that was a good thing since her owner was home too. It was a good family weekend.
  • I upgraded to the latest version of Office. It wasn’t a big change which was expected. And the install was much quicker with a faster CPU. Unfortunately, it didn’t fix the issue we’ve been having with our computer. I’ve got several more upgrades to do when I have time.
  • I didn’t realize it at the time but the upgrade to WordPress v4.4 in conjunction with a buggy plugin broke comments. They weren’t broken for admin users so I didn’t detect and correct the issue right away. I’ve disabled the bad plugin just in case even though there’s an update which theoretically fixes the problem. I need to be more vigilant in the future.
  • It’s supposed to snow tonight. Amazingly, it will only be the third time all winter. It’s been cold and soggy; but I haven’t needed to shovel a lot of snow. It seldom snows only few times in a “typical” winter; but I’m not complaining.