The weather. I just watched the weather segment on the late night news. I knew what it was goin' to be before it started. I had a sense of wasted time when it was over. Let me save y'all some time. If you live in North, Central, West, Far West or Northwest [as in Panhandle] Texas it's gonna be beastly hot and dry as a bone until at least mid-September, but more likely mid to late October. EXCEPT, if a monster hurricane hit the Gulf coast in the vicinity of Galveston Island, then we'll get rain in Central and North Texas for a day or so, the following days will be extra humid and hot, then it's back to HOT and no precip.
Knee-jerk defense of corrupt politicians because they "did good" in the past. First Al Lipscomb, now the long-time racist agitator John Wiley Price. It took the FBfriggin'I 9 that's N-I-N-E hours to remove boxes of evidence from his office. Don't know how long they spent at his house, the office and house of his chief aide and those of his top political aide. No he hasn't been indicted, yet, much less convicted. I just don't like him. Haven't liked him since 1985. He supported ACORN for criminey's sake!
STUFF I LIKE -
Kroger has done away with their across the board 10 cents/gallon discount on gasoline for Kroger PLUS customers. Their rewards system in now based on how much you spend in a month. You can now earn up to $1/gallon discount. Personally, I got 60cents/gallon off last week. Yeah, I'm likin' me some Kroger gas discounts.
When I quit smokin' [hold your applause, please] on the 11th I was usin' a No.7 brand E-cigarette. Saturday, an Eastern Star Sister told me about Vaporescence. It's a shop here and they have a location in Richardson, too. Their eGo-T blows no.7 completely out of the water. If you're a smoker or former smoker, this will make sense; for the rest of you, just skip through this part. The vaper is easier to inhale, no heavy drawing; it can be customized with a flavor like your tobacco cigarette at first, and later with a myriad of creative and tasty soundin' flavors.
If you're tryin' to quit or know someone who's tryin' to quit, tell them about this. I smoked for 40 years. I tried every, and I mean EVERY cessation product ever made. This makes it so dahm easy!
Stuff I like and ambivalently don't like, too
I'm finally scheduled for that surgery on my Achilles tendon later this week. I am likin' it because I am hopin' it will resolve the pain I've had for a year, now. I don't like it because I know, from the location of the repairs, it's gonna be a bear to heal. He's talkin' in terms of a splint while the incision heals [HOPEFULLY] during the first month. Then a month in a cast, yeah, been there, done that in March. THEN, at least a month in walkin' boot with a heel lift. While the Doc didn't mention PT, I'm thinkin' there's some MORE of that in my future, too. I shouldn't complain, it's what I've wanted, but y'all know me...I'm one of those folks who'd complain if they were hung with a new rope.