Watertown, NY, USA . "Public Square" (vintage, date unknown) but the monument is honoring veterans of the American Civil War so the date of the image is late 1800s

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

[20:19 UTC-4]
[+61*F....clear....winds: east@4 mph....humidity: 63%....barometer: 30.19 /\ ]
[nice weather through Sunday....daytime temperatures in the 70's*F through Saturday....and lower 80's*F rot Sunday]
[Now Playing: Romantic Classic: music of Mikhail Glinka [link]]
   Another very pleasant late Summer/early Autumn day....I'm normally up by just after 05:00....to many days in the past of having to be to work by 07:30 or even earlier....and online and already playing poker online [free site....only faux game money ever changes hands] by 05:30....never rolled out of bed until just before 06:00 so the timing of today is a little out of sync....
   I had determined yesterday not to go on my usual walk to Big Lots today....really didn't need anything....generally just as we said by in the day "window shop"....but somethings always manage to find there way into my sling bag....but while checking my pantry and frig this morning....decided that I probably should walk to Aldi on Wednesday....then the light bulb lite and if I was going to Aldi....I was 3/4 of the way to Big Lots....so right after 09:00 headed to Big Lots....did find a couple of things I didn't know I needed before I saw them there....then back to the rooms by way of Aldi....and picked up the few things I needed there.....
   Been a busy day on the group I'm a moderator for...."The Farthest Side"....no explanation but we are getting 2 to 3 times the number of new member requests....and each one has to be vetted....and that is one of the main jobs that a mod has to attend to.....need to check back in there and because of my late start this morning it will  be an hour or so before I can put "Trollie's Game Room" to "bed" still waiting for the last drop of the day....
   Did take a early evening walk on my usual loop...got to the turning point....right across from the plaza....where Price Chopper is....decided to get some fruit and check if they had gotten anymore Japanese eggplant....they hadn't....got the fruit and a couple of "baby" purple eggplant....and stopped in the lobby for my nightly toffee coffee....night all....

Monday, September 16, 2019

[19:08 UTC-4]
[+64*F....fair....winds: n/n/e@4....humidity: 53%....barometer: 30.07" \/ ]
[weather forecast to be dry through Saturday....with daytime highs in the mid to up 70's F]
[Now Playing: "Lt Ellis of SHADO" [link]]
    Was quite a pleasant day today....got my usual early start....played some Poker [free site]....had a good session....and the usual play of online Spades, Bridge and assorted Solitaire games....decent day there as well
   Included in my first meal every morning are either a fruit/grain bar or a granola bar....I alternate one or the other everyday....Lately I've been getting them either at Aldi or Ollie's....but I've found a "trail mix bar"....that I really like and needed more....and Ollie's has them....well at least for awhile anyways....if they have it now there's no guarantee they'll have them tomorrow or every again....but there are a couple at Aldi I like as well....but they did have them today so I got them....and a box of fruit/grain bars as well....would have needed them by weekend....got a bag of chips and of course the small cup of ice cream....but that will end once  the weather turns cold....just don't have the taste for ice cream when it's cold weather....
   And the change of seasons is fast approaching....there's a big Oak tree next to the path on one of my "shortcuts" not passable in winter....but every two years the ground underneath it and the surrounding area is littered with acorns....which can make walking through them slippery....besides them stepping on them can make your feet uncomfortable....
   I'm on a messenger board on FB for admins & mods....and I hate the little popup screen....so I've changes my bookmark for FB from my Timeline to the messenger group....I get a full size screen and can access everything I need on FB from there....been a very busy day on the group....a higher than usual number of member requests....so spent more that the usual amount time vetting requests....
   Off to put my other blogs to bed....night to one and all.... 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

[19:03 UTC-4]
[+59*F....cloudy....winds: west@3 mph....humidity: 86%....barometer: 30.09" \/ ]
[it didn't rain near as much as predicted....clear through Friday....daytime highs in the mid-70's F ]
[Now Playing: Hornblower episode "The Frogs and the Lobsters" [link]]
   The rains predicted were much short and lighter than forecast....and was quite windy but decided mid-morning that a walk was required....decided to take a walk up to Dollar Tree and T J Maxx....not looking for anything in particular....but rather as direction in which to walk....didn't find anything at Dollar Tree....but there were one or rather two items at T J Maxx that found there way into my cart and then my sling bag....another bottle of a spice I did't have....and a bottle of capers which I had used the last of the other day....
   Have spent more time than /usual on "The Farthest Side" today....we have had more perspective member requests than normal....even for a weekend....total membership hit the 32K mark late last week....and because of are no-politics policy we tend to "vet" new member requests very closely....
   Besides that just spent a very quiet day....over the last few days have noticed a significant spike in the number of spam emails in my primary account....and I'm wondering who sold my email address this time....have only started to use one new game site just recently....but really have no real guess what the source is....
   Time is fast approaching to put my blogs to bed....and do so for myself....nite all....

Saturday, September 14, 2019

[21:04 UTC-4]
[+63*F....cloudy....winds: southwest@8 mph....humidity: 79*F....barometer: 30.11" /\ ]
[Rain forecast to begin earl afternoon Sunday and continue through 02:00 Monday]
[Now Playing: "Hec Ramsey" pilot [link]]
   Walked early to Aldi today....rain didn't last as long as predicted....just picked up a few things....and yes I got bananas....also basically walk late afternoon....just to walk but did make stops at the convenience store, Ollie's and Dollar General....basically just what back in the day we called "window shopping"....but did end up with a Snicker's ice cream bar....
   Besides that just a quiet day online line....basically nothing on TV and nothing on yesterday except for a 4 games of American Football....not a really fan but I may catch some of the Buffalo Bills game....grew up about 20 miles east of Buffalo in a rural dairy farming area....
   I'm running up on the time that I would have to re-enter my WiFi password....and since I'm off to bed soon....can't see the point....would rather be able to do it tomorrow morning then bother with it tonight....so I'll cut this short....night all....

Friday, September 13, 2019

[19:48 UTC-4]
[+67*F....cloudy....winds: s/s/e@13 mph....humidity: 54%....barometer: 30.21" /\ ]
[rain forecast to begin around 02:00 and continuing through earl afternoon tomorrow]
[Now Playing: Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" [link]]
   Decided to walk early afternoon to Price Chopper...I needed some poblano peppers....and wanted some Japanese egg plant....which their were out of....ended up with a baby eggplant....common purple variety....which I've had before and a graffiti eggplant....which I've never tried but have always wanted to....also a couple of mini baguettes....I had one a few days ago and made a sandwich out of it....which i enjoyed greatly....I was going to wait until tomorrow  but with the bad weather predicted decided to do it today....although if the weather clears as forecast I may take a quick trip to Aldi tomorrow....
   Just another short walk just before sitting down to write this post....watch the first part of "Mad Max" this morning....have seen it many times....decided about half way through that I would rather take the aforementioned walk than watch the rest of the flick....
   Have spent the rest of the day....as I usually do....online....Poker, Bridge, Spades, and 11 different solitaire games....and spending time on "The Farthest Side" an FB group that features the Larson cartoons....most of the time vetting new member requests....and checking posts/comments which we take very seriously.....we enforce a "no political posts or comments policy"....too many sites have been ruined by them....the sole purpose of the site is to enjoy the cartoons.....and have fun....besides there are numerous groups where you can vent your political opinions....you  do it on "The Farthest Side" even once and you get booted....
   time to button up my blogs for the night....and then put myself to bed....night all....

Thursday, September 12, 2019

[20:18 UTC-4]
[+59*F....clear....winds:  northeast@7 mph....humidity: 65%....barometer: 30.29" /\]
[a nice early Autumn day tomorrow....but rain beginning over night tomorrow through late afternoon Saturday....
[Now Playing: Brahms "A German Requiem" [link]]
   Yes I realize that technically Autumn doesn't start this year until September 23....but living in the Northcountry of New York State....it generally makes presence felt quite quickly after Labor Day....and sometimes we have Autumn type weather in the later part of August
   When making my second meal where the last red onion was required....went to the pantry and discovered that the last onion....was well....well past it's use-by-date....so to the frig and discovered that there were but 3 green onions left....which I used....besides went looking for salami last night and found none in the frig.....so the walk previously planned for tomorrow was executed this early afternoon....and just another late walk....just to walk....
   When I was setting up my notebooks for tomorrows online gaming....I knew it would be the 13th day of September....but really hadn't thought about the fact that it would be Friday the 13....now I'm do not suffer from triskaidekaphobia....but I have in the past had friends who did.....
   I'm off to take a last chip drop of the day on Poker and put "Trollie's Game Room" to "bed" for the night....followed shortly there after by me putting myself to bed as well....night all....

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

[19:41 UTC-4]
[+74*F....partly cloudy....winds: w/s/w@7 mph....humidity: 81%....barometer: 30.04 /\ ]
[rain forecast overnight through early afternoon]
[Now Playing: a Hornblower episode "Duty" [link]]
   Well I guess I know now were I "fit in" in YouTube's perspective....a YouTube survey...."What year did you graduate from high school.....the earliest group was 1988-1980.....and then a box to check "other"......a person who graduated in 1980....would be 59 years old this year....oy vey....Alden Central Bulldog....1966....
   While checking my stats today both here and my other two blogs I saw a spike in the number of hits on all three blogs all from one country....Sweden....285 hits here....21 on "Troll's Poetry Corner"....& 97 on "Trollie's Game Room".....I do hope they aren't using my sites to learn proper English or even worse proper English grammar....[hehe].....my style is I fear rather unique and has been influenced a bit too much I fear by my studies in Latin, Koine Greek, & Biblical Hebrew....but for whatever reason they visited I say Welcome.....
   Walked early morning to Ollie's and Dollar General....and I had intended to go tomorrow morning to Aldi....but that was before I checked the forecast for tomorrow....ergo....extended my walk to swing by Aldi and pickup what I needed....
   Have spent as is my preferred style, the rest of the day online....tending to my duties on the FB group "The Farthest Side"....Larson Cartoons and others in the same style....tending to my blogs....a little YouTube....okay maybe a tad more than a little....in my defense there zilch on the old boob tube as/usual....I prefer to live a simple quiet life....with as little stress as possible....