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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

(9:23 AM EST)
(+20*F.....no wind chill)
(The Beat of Borodin)
  We are under another "Winter Weather Advisory"....same old/same old....for about 12 hours today another 4-6" of snow possible.....just light snow now....most will probably go south of us in an area known as "Tug Hill".....but the name is a tad deceptive....it's full name is "The Tug Hill Plateau" (LINK)......and it covers a large hunk of northern New York State......and they usually get 300" of snow +/- most years......I have a few friends living up there....although the start of the plateau is just south of us the elevation of Watertown is 466'.....the elevation of the Tug Hill plateau is just under 2000'.....and being just off the east end of Lake Ontario...the only one of the Great Lakes that never completely freezes over in winter it gets the worst of the lake effect snow......
  Looks like it's going to be another stay in the rooms day and I'll probably get out my board and surf the web......but starting Friday and the four days following it's forecasted  to be above +32*F....so there should be a day or two that the old MadTrollie can grab his cane and sling bag and get out and about......head cold is hangin' on but not bad at all.....

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

(9:26 PM Est)
(+6*F...no wind chill)
(Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Requiem")
  After the craziness and disruptions of this morning (see below).the day has mellowed out.....but I will admit that the combination of the "The Two Colds"......the cold temperature outside and the cold which inhabits my nose and throat......although the inside one is getting a lot better......have prevented me from my walks outside......I haven't been out for the last few days.....could have walked yesterday if I really needed something but I didn't want to take the chance of irritating the head cold as it was on the mend...
  According to the weatherman starting Friday the temperature is going to be.at least in the daylight hours mid 30sF and may even get into the lower 40sF......and by then should be feeling better....but the truth is I need to get out and will probably walk regardless....
  I think I mentioned this in a post a few days ago..(no I'm not going to look....it's not laziness...it's just pure cussedness).......here in the USA  we're 34 months from the next presidential elections...good grief the congressional midterms aren't even for another 10 months.......but there is already speculation as to whom might run against President Trump...I mean  cut me some slack the man hasn't even been in office a whole year yet.....still a few days short of that.....don't get me wrong I'm not taking sides one way or the other about him....but I do think that maybe he really hasn't been given a fair chance yet......If I was his advisor I'd tell to him cancel his Twitter account......the stuff he tweets doesn't help his image at all.....
(3:01 PM EST)
(+26*F....no wind chill..light snow)
(Beethoven's "Christ on the Mount of Olives)
  I got already to post, music on, weather tab open..as I looked down I saw the icon that meant I had a update pending................when  I had a machine running Microsoft..that fact in and of itself would have been enough to cause a panic attack.....sometimes the updates would take  6+ hours to download...but with Chrome OS....less than a minute..so I "X" everything and ran the update.....
  It's been an interesting day which actually started yesterday around 11:30 PM EST...I was just dozing off, when the bell on the microwave sounded....my first react was "what the.....?" so i snapped up to look.....and realized that my desktop had also awakened and was asking for my password..."another "what the ........?"....as I got out of bed noticed my alarm clock the time was blinking......ah.......power had been off.....
  So rolled out of bed before 8AM......did my morning run through e-mails....Facebook....and my dashboard to check stats...played a few solitaire games while waiting for the arrival of housekeeping for the scheduled Tuesday cleaning of my rooms....a little after 9AM.......cleaning done...went to do I little web surfing......oops......apparently the power outage had messed not only the wifi but the dish network for the old boob tube......yo gavalt.....that took about 5 hours to get rectified.....now all seems to be well.....
  I walked out of my rooms...after failing to get on the net.....ran into 2 employees of the hotel.one check her cell and got on.....walked back into my rooms and I could as well........that just merits "why me"

Monday, January 15, 2018

(5:56 PM EST)
(+20*F.....+8*F wind chill)
(Now Playing on YouTube "The Martian")
  The flick I'm watching off YouTube is from around 3 years ago......it's got to be a pirate copy which YouTube will eventually remove but it's there now......
  Cold is much better and the throat allows me to eat solid food without a problem......still a little sore but basically okay.....was going to get delivery but couldn't decide what i wanted to order..then remembered that I had a can of diced potatoes in the pantry, also on had some red onion, some nice pitted olives, and a bottle of Hellman's Mayo..made with olive oil.....and two grinders one w/ a pepper corn blend...and the other w/himalayan pink salt.......got it mixed and put in the the refrigerator for a couple of hours....I prefer my potato salad cold, and besides it tastes better if it sits for  a while
  So I had my potato salad and some juice while rewatching the "Hec Ramsey" pilot from 1972......I really loved that show but they only ever made 10 episodes.....but the female lead in the pilot was driving me nuts......I recognized the voice and the face but couldn't remember the name......so I eventually went to Google.....Sharron Acker....who was on TV a lot about that time......I rarely forget a voice or a face but names.....never been good with names... 

{10:07 AM UTC-5]
(+8*F......-6*F windchill)
( Best Of Haydn)
  From time to time I get a fair amount of foreign hits.......It is my sincere hope that they aren't reading me to learn proper English grammar....and if it's foreign hackers looking for the launch codes......all you might find here are the lunch codes...... in any case both groups are out of luck..
  I referred in a below to my typing skills or rather the lack there of.....In high school I was a Math/Science major....or pre-college...and typing was not part of the course of study.....you need to know that I started my Freshman year in Senior High in 1962...and I'm not sure anyone had even dreamed about desktops, tablets, laptops were known but they all purred, and hissed.........typing was taught but for secretarial studies....I ask about it a couple of times and was told that it wasn't "man's work"......just the way it was back then
  So get to college as a Theology/ Philosophy Major....one semester I had 15; 5-7 page papers to write which meant typed pages....yo gavalt.....I only knew 3 methods of typing:
1) The Columbus Method - Discovery and Land
2) The Biblical Method- Seek and Ye Shall Fined
3) The Chicken Method- Hunt and Peck
  Over time I got pretty good at 2 finger typing but was still slow, now the college I attend had the proper ratio of girls to guys.....4 of them for every 1 of us....and it was fairly easy to find one whose company you enjoyed and could type...in those days my ideas of friends with benefits was a nice young lady with superior typing skills........


Sunday, January 14, 2018

{11:19 PM EST}
(-9*F.....no indchill)
( just the click,chick,click of my fingers on the keyboard)
  I should have been tucked in my warm bed a couple of hours ago......but I have an addiction....cruising Youtube...and in my recommend sites tonight was the pilot for the old TV show "Hec Ramsey" with Richard Boone and Harry Morgan...just as an aside I will someday make a bad pun using "Hairy Morgan's mane" (oops I just did)....but watched the 1 hour and 34 minute pilot....plus add a site with some of the episodes to my subscription list....
  The head cold remains with me......actually was able to eat some solid food today and my appetite seems to be recovering, but my voice still sounds like a out of repair hoghorn.....still a tad of post nasal drip.....
  When I said fingers clicking keys..I meant 2 fingers clicking keys.....when I was in school boys were discouraged from learning typing.....boy they really didn't see computer keyboards coming did they
{9:06 PM EST)
(-3*F....no wind chill)
( reun of "Hec Ramsey")
  I was complaining below about the dearth of things to watch on the "boob Tube"......the NFL playoffs are not my cup of tea.....but while channel hopping a tad after 6PM....A bounce landed me on TMC and discovered when I check the schedules earlier I had missed "Flying Leathernecks"...fortunately I only missed the first few minutes.....
  One of my FaceBook friends has apparently got his full of FaceBook.....now I got to admit he did take a particular political point of view......and did catch a little flak....but his other posts were fun to read....I discovered very early that one who takes a particular....on politics or religion is going to catch some flak.....I decided to leave those issues here on my blog......oh and by the by.......no I didn't always agree with his point of view but FaceBook wasn't the place for a serious discussion.....
(9:14 AM EST)
(+7*F....-2*F wind chill)
(the movie "Gold")
  Still have my cold......last night I had something happened that I never had happened before I sneezed and that triggered a cough......well with my penchant for puns and playing with words I thought what can I call it......so I came up with the word "snough".....I was quite proud of myself....but was tired and decided to retire...but when i thought this AM about this posted I thought I should look the word up just so I was using a word that already had a meaning......and I was right....it means "a sneeze that becomes a cough".....that burst my bubble.......except I did come up with it independently......really...well it's my story and I'm sticking to it......
  Another boring day on the "boob tube"........playoff football....which I have no interest in...I may be forced to watch "GI Jane"........

Saturday, January 13, 2018

{8:58 PM EST)
(+3*F......-8*F...wind chill)
(Best of Wagher)
(Be advised the rant light is lite)
  1) potato chips...I do prefer ripple chips but if you want flavor then dig in to your pocket and buy a tub of dip.....flavored chips....I'd tell you what I really think but I try to avoid that kind of language
  2) people who post junk on social media without doing a little fact checking...if it agrees with their opinion then it must be right
  3) and they (the above) when you have the audacity to question the validity of the statement .....start calling you names
  4) and then the proverbial "Mother Nature"........2 days ago it was mid +50s*F......and now it's back into the deep freeze.....I'm getting to old and grumpy to tolerate this whimsey.......
(the rant light is off)

{3:11 PM EST}
(+14*F.....+2*F wind chill)
( "Hellfighters")
  I was so bored for a while that I was watching "Hard to Kill" on the boob tube......to underline the problem...I have a great disdain for Steven Seagal movies and if I was watching one that should give you a general idea of what else was on......
  I got online before the glut of "social media"....going on 22 years online and blogging on and off for going on 16 years........I do have a G+ account which I use sparingly.....and a Twitter account that I use even less......and quite frankly have been asking myself......why I even bother with FaceBook......yes I can connect with old friends......old classmates......and area friends....but most of the material on FaceBook to call it drivel is giving it to much credit......
(10:52 PM EST)
(+15*F.........+3*F wind chill)
(another YouTube mix)
  With the cold and post nasal drip.....sore throat.....laid down last night a little after 8PM and never rolled out for good until a little after 8AM this morning.....slept fitfully except for the last couple of hours.......combination of the head cold..and my typical night time runs to "The Little Boy's Room"........awoke this AM as stiff as a board, the fog was deep between my ears....but the head cold was much better.......I'm feeling a lot better now.......
  When I went to bed last night we were still getting some "winter mix"....and woke up this AM to about a foot of fresh snow...winds are still out of the north..so probably the worst of the snow is at an end, at least for the time being.....