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Trivial pursuits
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      3 comments

Started playing trivia again, on line. I did that early in the pandemic, but when the weather improved, I was most likely out in the sun playing pickleball, and summer sun being what it is, out there up to and often beyond the 7 PM time the triv... Read more
This is the end...
Monday, November 30, 2020      3 comments

...of the month of November, which was the rotten cherry on a putrid year so far. From a torn groin in January to a girlfriend dying in September to contracting the virus that made such a wreckage of this year worldwide in November, it's been a ... Read more
Project 60K
Sunday, November 29, 2020      7 comments

Start to 2019, I initiated Project 50K, an effort to get to 50000 spark points, because I'd been languishing in the 40-something range for ages, and figured I ought to give myself a little kick in the pants to get to that next round number. Look... Read more
The one where I try to kill off my parents
Monday, November 23, 2020      3 comments

Forgive me for going with the overwrought, and yes, eye-catching blog title. This is a far less spicy story than the headline might suggest, but it does have to do with the topic of the day, or, shall I say, the topic of the year, namely Co... Read more
Funny way of looking at things
Friday, November 13, 2020      4 comments

We all have our own wavelengths, some of them coinciding with the folks around us, some coming straight out of left field, even as I wonder why LEFT FIELD in particular was chosen as the place where oddball ideas originate. Political bias in com... Read more
November's Doom
Sunday, November 01, 2020      3 comments

Nothing bad happened today, that's just a name of a band I like and a reference to this being the first day of the penultimate month of the year. "Rain" by November's Doom; https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=TxOLSWJLeyo ... Read more
Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 31, 2020      2 comments

Tail end of All Hallows Eve, and I thought I had something to say. Unfortunately, whatever that thought was has leaked out out my brain. So, uh, I'll flounder around for a minute to see if I can recapture it. And in the meantime, spew out a coup... Read more
You ever been the last person to see someone before they died?
Tuesday, October 06, 2020      9 comments

And not in a hospital or hospice situation, where you know it's coming, just out in the world before someone unexpectedly passes away? That happened to me last month, on September 11, of all days. What's worse, it was someone I was dating for ab... Read more
Tuesday, August 18, 2020      4 comments

Mind you, this weight is taken after having eaten breakfast and lunch, but also after a couple hours of playing pickleball, so the reality might...well, I guess I can find out tomorrow, or next week or whenever. Either way, about two and a half ... Read more
Double breaker
Sunday, August 09, 2020      8 comments

Had an interesting weekend, pickleball wise. Last year, I bought a new paddle to replace the purple one I'd been using for about a year and a half, which was starting to develop dead spots. That gray paddle lasted about 4 months of solid use, be... Read more
Nature kick
Wednesday, August 05, 2020      7 comments

When I started taking the occasional walk back in May, I was mostly just starting at home, walking out to the road, and then turning left or right a... Read more
Friday, July 31, 2020      2 comments

June 10th weigh in was 219.6 pounds. July 31 is 211.6. July 31 is better. This has, essentially, been my lower bound for a while. There was a spell in July 2019 where I was a tad lower, down to 210 (1 year ago I was at 211 even), but other ... Read more
I know it, but, hard to prove when....
Saturday, July 18, 2020      3 comments

See, I know I plateaued for a while in the 210-212 range, including right up before the stay at home orders went into effect in March, and I went nearly 3 months without significant exercise. But you wouldn't know it looking at the spark weight ... Read more
Should have said 6 PM
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      3 comments

Someone suggested playing pickleball at 4 PM. There was a 20% chance of isolated thunderstorms through the afternoon. What time do you think a brief but intense thunderstorm hit the area where we play pickleball? Yep, dead set around 4 PM. When ... Read more
Hung out with friends!
Monday, June 29, 2020      2 comments

Granted, I've been playing pickleball for a little while now, and those people are friends, but yesterday, I had lunch with friends, for the first time since the world went sideways. We grabbed take out from a campus institution at the Universit... Read more

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