So far this summer, it has been fairly nice here in Ventura. Not too hot, compared to let’s say Los Angeles, or Las Vegas, Nevada, where it is always hot. As I write this, it is about 65 degrees outside with a nice, cool, breeze. It is 10:30pm. If you happen to be reading this, I would appreciate a comment from you about where you live in the world, and what the weather is like. I’m just curious. I realize that summer is not done yet, and we are entering August, but I hope that the weather stays nice. Saw an interesting post tonight that NASA has some sort of vehicle that is supposed to land on the surface of Mars on Aug 5th. It will be touching down at 10:30p.m., my time, so I plan to watch it on the NASA website. Not sure if any of the television channels will be covering it. My cable company charges extra for that channel. So, thanks to the internet, I should be able to watch it. How is your country doing in the Olympics? Have they won any medals? Of course, I’m rooting for the United States. But, I wish all the competitors good luck!
Well, all this time and I didn’t even realize that I am the wrong time setting on my blog. Thanks Liew for the information.
Let me explain about the title. If you are a good friend of mine, you already know that in Nov 2009, I had gastric bypass surgery because of several life threatening health problems. I’m happy to say that the problems are all gone like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Anyway, My mail carrier gets here to my apartment complex everyday at noon. If I miss him, then I have a second source to mail my letters and bills-yes; folks! I still mail my bills and use postage, I’m old-fashioned! There is a copy center on the corner of the nearby shopping center, and she takes the mail to the post office at 4:30p.m. Well, it was 4:25p.m., and wouldn’t you know it, my maintenance man showed up unannounced about the leaky faucet I told him about 2 weeks ago! So, I’m trying to get him to hurry, and he was able to fix the problem in under a minute. So, I said goodbye, and I literally ran down to the corner. Here’s the thing. I thought since I had lost 168 pounds, that I would be able to run there with no problem. WRONG! I was winded and tired in about a minute. The best that I can figure out is that I’m not in shape to run, and have to do some training to do so. So, my hat is off to you runners out there that I see running around the city and my neighborhood. I can only imagine what kind of training you must do to become adequate at running!
Well, it’s Tuesday. We haven’t reached the mid-point of our week yet. But, it’s beautiful outside. This summer weather has been good, not too hot. I don’t like hot weather. You have to do everything you can just to cool off. That is unless you are fortunate enough to have air conditioning, or a pool outside! For the rest of us who don’t, we have to find a friend with a pool, or go to the supermarket, or the mall. I mean, just somewhere to cool off! Here is a picture courtesy of my friend Liew Chi Khong. If this doesn’t make you thirsty, I don’t know what will.
Hi all. If you like spooky stories, then you must read my friend Brian James Freeman’s book, “The Painted Darkness.” It is an awesome book and I really enjoyed reading it. You can get it right now at Amazon.com, or from www.cemeterydance.com. Also, check out Brian’s cool site at www.brianjamesfreeman.wordpress.com. He always has some great photos and something interesting to read there. One of my favorites!