Monday Monologue #376

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

  • Today was one of those multiple cups of caffeinated coffee days. Enough said.
  • Amazingly, I found the paper manual to the charging station that I was looking for last week.
  • It was relatively warm this weekend. Unfortunately, it was still windy. So, I was able to get outside; but not The Wife. But it does have us thinking that spring is right around the corner.
  • Its three weeks away; but I’m already thinking about for March Madanes

Wednesday Weirdness #373

Recently, since we have exercise equipment at home, I have been working out before work in the morning which is something that I have rarely done. Amazingly, my works have been good. Unlike the times when I’ve gone to the gym. Usually, I’m surprised at what others are doing. Today, it’s what I’m doing myself.

Monday Monologue #373

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

  • Glad that the game yesterday was exciting. The party we go to is a lot more interesting if the game is competitive. And it didn’t end too late so we did not need extra coffee today.
  • Now that we have the equipment we wanted; we are enjoying working out in our basement much more than we though we would. It’s not as good as being outside; but it’s a lot better than going to the gym.
  • I don’t carry usually coins. But I’m starting to wish I did. The prices of most of lunch menu items at the places I go to result in me receiving lots of change.
  • Still waiting for the new microwave oven we ordered to arrive. Its overdue. But it’s not so late that there is anything to do except wait.

Monday Monologue #368

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • For the first time in many, many years, I am working this week and not vacation. It’s was weird getting up this morning; especially since The Wife is on vacation.
  • We have our tickets to see the new Star Wars movie later his week. Hopefully we won’t see or hear any spoilers before we get to watch it.
  • Now that we have our own fitness equipment in the basement, The Wife and I are doing most of our workouts at home. It’s nice to be able to set our own schedule, particularly on Sundays when our gyms have limited hours.
  • I seem to be catching a cold. I’m just hoping it’s not the flu. Obviously, I don’t really have a choice; but I hate being sick.

Monday Monologue #366

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

  • Now that we have had a chance to use it for a while, we are really enjoying the exercise equipment we got on Black Friday. Much better than going out ion cold, dreary winter days.
  • The exercise equipment was expensive so we won’t be doing an elaborate Christmas gift-giving wise this year since its already our big gift to ourselves.
  • The only downside to our new workout room is that it gets hot even with the register closed. I didn’t think just two people would create so much heat and humidity. But it is nice to get dressed in lightweight workout clothes and not need a second layer for the walk to and from the car.
  • It’s only early December and it already seems like winter has been going on forever with only an occasional sunny day. That’s normal for around here; but the unending dark, wet days are mildly depressing.

Monday Monologue #363

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

  • We’ve stared back going to the gym on weekends. The workouts are fine and keep us in shape. But It’s not nearly as much fun as being outside.
  • Sunday was sunny and “warm” for around here especially for November. It was good to be able to get outdoors for a couple of hours in the early afternoon and enjoy the day before it got cloudy and colder.
  • The snow mostly melted so my next-door neighbor cut his grass. I didn’t even contemplate cutting mine since more of my grass was covered with snow as my yard is larger and somewhat more shaded by my house. I don’t ever cut grass in the snow.
  • Its time to stock up on Blu-Rays so we’ve got something to watch on TV this winter. Our favorite NFL team is definitely unwatchable. I don’t even bother recording the games anymore.

Monday Monologue #361

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

  • We had a great weekend on the road. The only bad part was returning to the cold and dark on Sunday.
  • I know I say this every year; but I hate the time change.
  • It’s also annoying to set our old-style analog watches with second hands since it can only be done accurately when the second hand is on the hour.
  • It’s almost time to winterize our boats. A sad but necessary step that marks the absolute end of rowing season.

Monday Monologue #360

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

  • I wore multiple rain coats; but still got wet on Saturday when it was either raining or raining hard. Not the best day to be outside; but I survived. Unfortunately, I lost my gloves. Though I wish it wasn’t glove weather in October.
  • I ordered some new gloves online that are one size smaller than what I usually wear. Hopefully they will do a better job of keeping my hands warm. They are exactly the same kind as the ones I lost so I should be able to tell if sizing down makes a difference.
  • We’re busy later in the week so we did our final weekday row today. We will be done rowing on weekdays after the time change next week. It was a good day to be outside (until the sun went down and it got chilly).
  • I finally filed a bug report with the company that makes some software I used since no one else did. In order to report a bug, you have to sign up for an account which requires providing a lot of personal information. That shouldn’t be required. I think that data would be mostly useless for marketing purposes. I just made stuff up for most of the required fiends so I could submit the form.

Monday Monologue #355

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

  • Today is the first day of fall and there was a bit of a chill in the air after the sun went down which was mildly depressing since we like to do so many things outside.
  • We visited the temporary dog and her owner this weekend. The two of us being house guests (rather than the other way around) still seems slightly weird.
  • I skipped cutting the grass for yet another weekend. I can finally see a difference between mine and my next-door neighbor who cuts his all the time. So, I’ll probably need to mow soon.
  • The water level in the river is as low as I’ve ever seen it. We can’t row when the water gets too shallow so the laps we row get shorter and shorter.

Monday Monologue #351

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

  • It was interesting to watch some of the rowing championships on TV. Everyone has decent technique. But like most competitors at the international level, they are mostly freakishly good athletes.
  • We finally have had some rain. I didn’t cut the grass this past weekend (again). But, hopefully, it will recover quickly and I’ll need to mow next weekend.
  • The Wife and I ran today since it was rainy. We haven’t run a lot recently since almost every day that was good to be outside was a good day for rowing.
  • The weather this week is forecast to be much cooler. We are looking forward to a three-day weekend next weekend. But, with Labor Day being the symbolic end of summer coupled with the change in the weather, it’s seems like the warm, sunny days we love are over until next year.