Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Those of us here who remember that date probably remember it because of the events at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles California. It was the night that Senator Robert F Kennedy was assassinated after claiming victory in the California Democrat Party Presidential Primary. It was the second major political assassination in 1968; Dr Martin Luther King was murdered in April. It was a bizarre year:the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam, LBJ withdrawing from the race for president 1968, King's assassination and the riots that followed, RFK's assassination, the riots at the Democrat National Convention in Chicago, the nearly annual urban riots in several cities across the country, the election of Richard Nixon because of the wildcard George Wallace, and the year ending on an up note with Apollo 8 circling the Moon.
I was in ninth and tenth grade that year. It was near the end of the school year in ninth grade and I broke all the school rules (I was in a Catholic High School) by walking around school all day with a transistor radio with the earphone stuck in my ear. Even Father Warner, the principal, asked me for news of the day.
I look back at that day as the one that turned me into a news junkie. After MLK, which got my attention, and RFK which held my attention, I started to follow the news and even at one point in my life considered a career in journalism.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Quote by Douglas Adams (author Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). My Photo from Arizona south of Phoenix.
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -- Douglas Adams
Sunday, June 03, 2012
He's apparently working out just fine several times every day with several different clients.
Actually, he's working out just fine for the both of us. For me, I can now lift my left arm vertically, almost straight up, to about 5 degrees from vertical, with little more than some discomfort. I still slightly wince. A couple of months ago, I couldn't even get to horizontal, about 15 degrees short and then it was painful. I still cannot reach behind me satisfactorily, My reach is still not 100%.
I am adding weight to my modified strength training ... no lifting over my head, no push ups or pull ups, only modified planks. I am using most of the machines and I am starting to add weights to challenge myself. 150 pound short armed row, 150 pound leg press. But those were just showing off.
AND She(WMBO) shocked me by lifting a cinder block with relative ease, so David's workouts are working for her too. In fact she picked it up with such confidence that she surprised even herself. And I am still being very careful about picking up such weights. And when I do, it doesn't take long for my shoulder to tire. She is doing even better than I am. I'm so happy for her.
The trainer is definitely working for both of us. And he is my sister-in-law's husband. And he is one year younger than me. So I could look like that someday.
And he is one year younger than me. So I could look like that someday.
Saturday, June 02, 2012
We got up early this morning after a late evening at Dr Dani's party. She(WMBO) was feeling not so good. I think she ate half the crab cake. And as it turns out Dr Dani and her step-daughter Hillary also felt punky. They both ate the crabcake.
Makes the grouchy old man look like the smart one.
After breakfast, we checked out of the hotel and we headed out to Tybee Island. Dani, David and Hillary were late leaving their house because ... well, they were sick.
Me? I felt great I took off down the beach at a run. I definitely got in six miles plus. Very nice. I don't usually run in front of a lot of people, non-runners, who are watching me. I was a little self conscious. What an odd feeling.
We headed back to the house to change for our flight home and after we went to a Pho restaurant for lunch ... love pho!
Here are my questions:
Why is there an ashtray in the airplane lavatory? What no lighter? I mean, you can't bring a lighter or matches onto the plane. So if they are going to provide the means to put out the smoke that is being sneaked in the lavatory, shouldn't they provide a means to light it, too?
When you rent a car, they give you two of those keyless remotes (no keys anymore). They are joined together with a not-easily cut wire, along with a key fob that admonishes that the "replacement cost of the remotes is $225 each." Which means if I lose one keyless remote, I lose them both, I am out $450, AND I am locked out of my rental car. Thank you ever so much. Why would they do that?
Saturday, June 02, 2012
My Daughter the doctor!
She has 24 more days before she heads to her practice in Corpus Christi. She is so excited. So ready to get going. She ends work in Savannah in June and doesn't start work in Corpus until August. That gives her a month to get settled in. Maybe she can find herself a music gig while she is there. Oh, she sings and plays so well, I have told her to keep her night job, in case this doctoring this doesn't work out. (It used to be good for a laugh. Now I just get a humor-your-father-in-his-dotage look.)
Dr Danielle Alicia Nohe Inman (Her initials are Dani, cool eh? And Dr Dani is her stage name)
Her Bachelors was in Biology? No
Some kind of science at least? No
No. We paid for a BA in Acting from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC or U Must Be Crazy!). In any gathering of Doctors, she is almost certainly the only actor in the group.
And she sure is a cutie, isn't she? That is what 37 (38 in August) can look like.
And of course she gets that from her parents, mostly her mother:
Lucky us, she has a conference in Baltimore next thursday so we get to see her again almost right away.
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