trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Friday, July 21, 2006

Physically I am totally drained tonight, and am also mentally exhausted…have had a nasty 3 days at work…and no I won’t go into the details but I am wasted…raced home after work…took a quick shower and changed…as I thought there was a possibility to get some business done, but because of a mistake and an assumption that should not have been made by another…the bottom line was nodda…

Was too tired to cook, and not in the mood for fast food so went to the Apollo…the Apollo is not real a restaurant…but is rather a very high scale diner…and serves up with the traditional diner food, some very excellent Greek specialties…I walk in and the waitress tries to give me a menu…”don’t need it” quoth I…”a gyro platter and a large iced tea”…and although I’m still at low ebb physically…on every other level I’m fine…plus I ate maybe half of the large Greek salad that comes with the meal so lunch tomorrow is taken care of…

Must put in a few hours tomorrow at work, and a short appearance on Sunday…nuts…no rest for the weary…

Nite all

Thursday, July 20, 2006

(Warning: Tour de France comments to follow)

Overall Standings (GC) after stage 17 [all]
1. Oscar Pereiro Sio (Sp), Caisse d'Epargne-I.B.
2. Carlos Sastre (Sp), CSC, 0:12
3. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 0:30
4. Andréas Klöden (G), T-Mobile, 2:29
5. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 03:08
6. Denis Menchov (Rus), Rabobank, 04:14
7. Cyril Dessel (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 4:24
8. Christophe Moreau (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 05:45
9. Haimar Zubeldia (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 08:16

(Note: above quoted from velonews.com )

After yesterday’s disaster for Landis I though as did anyone who follows the Tour that his chances to win were gone. What an off the wall effort he produced today…simply unbelievable.

(/Tour comments)

Today turned into a wreck of a day…my 11:00 AM hand load never got to me until after 4 PM, and I left work at 6 PM…and very tired…blown out and have a heavy day tomorrow so…

Nite all

I have a fat cat on my lap that misinterprets my strokes on the keyboard that intersects with her head and body as petting…

As an aside I need a new keyboard…seems like my “p” key I have to pound hard or it doesn’t respond with the said letter…

It’s past mid-night…I have a heavy day both tomorrow…check that today and Friday and must put in a brief appearance at the plant both Saturday and Sunday…as we are on 24/7 this week…need my rest but I doubt sleep will come anytime soon tonight…am just too “wired” mentally…very hot and humid and as sometimes happens with me…have been in digestive distress the last 18 hours or so and have finally had some relief…probably a bit dehydrated…but have pushed fluids today and feel fine now…

I love my cats, but this time of year they tend to shed, and I fear that the problem with the “P” key on my keyboard might be that it is clogged with cat hair (hehe)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The way Project Runway worked out tonight really bothered me…the bottom two designs…two person teams…the last two with the you’re in, you’re out were a team leader (as it should be), and the non team leader who was given zero input in the design…what the h*ll was that about if not the team captain was a “wonder kid”…I hate it when the production staff saves an A-hat…the teammate was given no input at all…how the h*ll could they be on the block…

Not only didn’t I post last night for the first time in the how many years I’ve had a computer and been home I didn’t even turn it on…

(Warning: sports content to follow)

Simple truth be told I have expected Floyd Landis’ collapse in the Tour de France either today or tomorrow, except for Axel Mercx he has gotten no support from his team at all and what happened today was inevitable…

(/end sports content)

I have a very busy two days at work ahead of me and still need to find time to inventory with sis my dad’s safety deposit box…why oh why did he name me executor of his will…I argued with him on more then one occasion that I was the last one of his children that should take that roll, I am a free thinker, a number crunchier…and one who has no administrative skills at all…but I am the eldest son…dang…I think it was his finally got you…he was always a big tease…

I have had a very low 48 hours physically, the hot, humid, very poor air quality days have started to take their toll on me…but it’s cooled off some this evening and I’m feeling better…

Nite all…

Monday, July 17, 2006

The evening is winding down towards bedtime…a little bourbon on the rocks…a little Elgar “Enigma Variations”…I am nothing if I am not one who is strongly drawn to the music of the classical style…whether as a listener or as a performer…drilled into me at too young an age to resist…started taking classical piano at 6 or 7…and started singing church music…liturgical music at age 5…and played Horn in F in the school band at age 12…and had an uncle who was totally take by music of the classical style…big influence…

Speaking of the Elgar piece, the 9th variation, titled “Nimrod” is probably IMHO the most beautiful…haunting piece of classical music I have ever heard…(or I guess to be accurate, movement or section of a classical piece).

(Warning this installment of the old trollie’s blog is sports oriented)

The latest hype in motor sports in the US is the possible move from the IRL series to Nascar by Danica Patrick…isn’t going to happen…at least not this contract season…her top goal in her career is to win the Indy500…I realize that she is frustrated right now because her RL team is off the performance curve but her 4th place finish at Nashville tells me they are starting to get it right…. no way she jumps to Nascar now…but whether she stays with RL racing…50/50…I won’t be surprised if she jumps to another IRL team…

Did you catch the shot on ESPN with the crash Sunday in the Tour de France…3 guys involved…one broken clavicle, one broken leg…but the guy who did the 180* flip over the guardrail got back on the bike and finished the race…I know 2 things for sure about that level of bike rider…A) they are crazier then any other athlete on the face of the earth…B) they are the ultimate endurance athlete…

And as bad luck always comes in 3’s

Michele Wie…if you really want to take your place as the best female golfer of all time…prove it on the LPGA Tour…and then try to play with the boys…a few more missed cuts on the PGA Tour and you become a dirty joke in the locker rooms of all the golf clubs in America…

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I have had a very low physical day today…fortunately I had a very limited commit to church today…just had to teach an adult CE class…and that’s all I did…did not attend a “service” this AM…just wasn’t up to sitting the extra hour…have had a split kind of day today…physically very …well…”off”…mentally a very distracted day…just haven’t been able to keep focus on anything…but spiritually not a bad day at all…just a very…well weird day…