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

Friday, March 25, 2016

i kind of lost interest in posting to my blogs over the last week or so....i was kicking around face book [ only had an account for maybe 2 months]...found a profile of a friend i had in high school....no contact in a little less then 50 years.... and that exploded in to 15+ kids i went to high school with....kids in this case is a relative term.....we are all either 68 or 67.....i still haven't decided whether to shut the blogs down....or what

Friday, March 18, 2016

i'm a little retrospective tonight...a friend of about 40 years....past a couple of days ago......we had lost touch but i still regret his passing......he had fought off brain cancer for over 20 years.....inoperable...we worked together for a while.....played softball against each other.....played as partners one year in a golf league....i think he was 56......Matt i will miss you....

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

i was wandering around face book yesterday, and found a profile of a friend i haven't see, or had any contact with for almost 50 years.....graduation from High School which will be 50 years this June......and based on that have found or rather have been found by 3 more......it's been a little weird....

Monday, March 14, 2016

i'm finally feeling better...the cold and it's after effects are all but gone.....took a short walk this evening..took advantage of the extended daylight because of the fact the daylight saving time went into effect over the weekend.....was running low on my fav snack, smoked almonds.....i rarely eat more then a 1/2 doz. a day.....so i can lasts me several weeks....but i hate to run out.......

Thursday, March 10, 2016

I've had a bad cold the last four days...although it's not completely gone...but I'm feeling much better....really wanted to walk today but is raining to there goes that idea.....
awhile back i decided to at long last open a face book page......although i enjoy to of the solitaire games i can access from there...for the most part.....it's not for me......but will keep it just for the games....

Monday, March 7, 2016

i was feeling out of sorts Saturday, but felt better yesterday, had a nice lunch with my brother and his wife...took a late walk...felt fine....but woke up this morning with a cold....and have been out of sorts all day.....
i guess I've blogged too long....although I've always used the option of reviewing comments before allowing them to show on my blog...but didn't do that on my face book page until yesterday....now i've only been on face book for maybe a month....but yesterday....
I've been following this "friend" and this wasn't posted to my timeline, but appeared on my home page...but someone posted a meme that appeared on my home page...
it was not obscene, but in extremely bad taste.....[and no I'm not going to mention exactly what it was] but....with talking face to face with friends i learned i could not follow without defriending...and have set my timeline so i can review both posts and comments before they appear....

Thursday, March 3, 2016

i walked today....temperature in the mid teens.....but really needed some things....but starting to warm up....beginning tomorrow and by middle of next week the forecast is for temperatures in the high 40's and low 50's.....but to conclude that winter is over would be a mistake....I've lived in the north country for far too long to make that assumption...it would be reckless....but as an old friend was fond of saying:
" the weather forecasters are the only people who get paid for being right only 25% of the time"
l remember we got about 15" of snow one year on Mother's Day.....also driving to the golf club i was a member at the last Sunday in April for the opening party...thru 12" of wet snow.....up here we have 3 seasons....winter...just was winter....and soon will be winter....


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

took a short walk this AM...needed a few things from the plaza, and with the rain we've had i could take the short cut, but just a dusting of fresh snow, a little slippery in spots but not bad about 15*F, but 20 mph winds, so the windchill was in single digits...bundled up and was fine.....
Blogshares is down, so have watched a little tube, and played some games on face book.....
DANG!!!!!
my Internet vendor has a nasty habit of going off line, briefly, but that's not the point....this time i had enough saved that i could retrieve it, when i  could get back on....
[expletives delete]
went to publish and lost my blasted connection...again
let's hope it publishes this time or i may not delete the expletives....

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

it's been a nice quiet day...every Tuesday is when my rooms are cleaned....not by me....part of the services i pay for.....we are under a winter advisory....again.... but we are so use to it that, that it hardly even causes a second thought....I've read the alerts, and saw the radars and it will most probably go below us....again...we probably will catch a bit...but nothing that we can't handle....could have walked today but really have what i need until Thursday....so why walk.....
have played a bunch of Blogshares today...not about gaining spots but preparing to gain spots...sometimes in games or life preparing for transitions .....are the key to advancement ....