Tuesday, 11 September 2012
If you have and you want to fore go my crazy thoughts, just slide down to the bottom of the blog and enjoy. I won't be a bit insulted...
Lack of sleep is driving me crazy and I'm pretty sure Amazon is going to put a lock on my access to their 'free books' pretty darned soon because I'm accessing them so much. Very early Saturday morning (around 3AM) I loaded 11 new books onto my Kindle and have read 6 of them thus far.
As of today, I have a total of 160 books, some Jigsaw word games and a magazine or two downloaded and am thinking I may need to archive some of them if this keeps up. Actually, I think the Kindle has room for zillions of options so I probably have very little to worry about.
Last night I even took the time to research some of the other options for this lovely retirement gift from my office and found there is much much more to it than meets the eye.
Insomnia may be a royal pain in the butt, but it most certainly is teaching me to be creative with all that extra time.
Now, if I can just keep from turning into the wicked witch of SoCal, due to sleep deprivation, all will be well.
Weather has been quite interesting of late. Living in the desert has proven to be quite a challenge temperature wise. I've lived close to the beach for pretty near 30 years, so the move to Fresno (what was I thinking) and then here () was probably not the wisest things I ever did. We are still in the middle of summer even with it being almost mid-Sept. Top it off with higher than normal temps and you have part of the picture.
Last night I turned the lights off in the apartment and watched the lightning and listened to the thunder as the Gods enjoyed their bowling night. It rained briskly, the trees danced vigorously as the wind blew through them and I marveled at the wonders of Mother Nature while I enjoyed the show.
This morning I've sat at my computer and watched the skies change by the minute. I watched the sun come up, enjoyed a mix of colors as my little community came alive. There were hues of pink, gold, bronze and silver behind the gorgeous puffy HUGE clouds that were building. I could hear the birds chirping through the open window.
Then, as the hours began to fly by, the clouds became darker, heavier, the sun disappeared and I knew a storm or two was headed this way. Temps were in the 80's, humidity in the 70's and then those clouds cut loose and the next thing I knew there was a river running down the parking lot!
Still... it has been a lovely day filled with smooth jazz, yet another novel, a delightful talk with a long distance girl friend which brought a smile & much laughter (Thank you for your concern. I do hope to visit one of these days!), a short walk in the complex after it had cooled down for the evening, and a light dinner. I'm still not at 100%, but know I can't lay around and do nothing or I will get stiff and unable to move. No way is that going to happen!
It's been rainy off and on, yet I can't complain since temps have cooled off nicely allowing the apartment to be completely open so a natural breeze can blow through. I can still smell rain in the air & it is completely overcast but it is a gorgeous evening.
As I finish up this blog, it is currently 71 degrees, humidity is at 73% and according to the weather guessers, we are expecting heavy showers at any time. Hopefully it will make for a more comfortable sleeping environment should sleep happen to magically materialize in my future. *soft laugh...
Life is GOOD!! Give me 5 my furry friend...
Things that make you go 'hmmm'...
Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 a piece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards.
Ever wonder why the keys are arranged the way they are on a QWERTY keyboard? (http://www.howstuffworks.com/question458.htm)
In 1874 Remington & Sons manufactured the first commercial typewriter, called the Remington Number 1. This typewriter was designed by Christopher Sholes and used the "QWERTY" keyboard we are all familiar with.
This early typewriter used a mechanism with characters on the end of a bar. When a key was struck, a linkage would swing the bar into a tape coated with ink. When the character struck the tape, the impression of the character was transferred onto the paper, which was positioned behind the tape.
Sholes' original prototypes had a problem with the bars colliding with each other and jamming. So the story goes that he arranged the keys with the most common letters in hard to reach spots, to slow typists down and try to avoid this problem.
Why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes?
When a dog food is new and improved tasting... who tests it?
Why is it that what doctors do is called 'practice?'
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?
What did cured ham actually have?
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
Thought for the day
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." ~~Abraham Lincoln
Let's hear it for feisty Redheads...
Have a tantilizing Tuesday, Xanga.