July 21 – Boring but I have to get back at it. I think this is week 3 of my “I don’t work Fridays” program. At least for the summer. You would think that would give me lots of time for such things as posting, but looking at my recent record, such does not appear to be the case.
Since the last go around, there has been lots of activity, not the least of which was Jane’s birthday (July 8), Mom’s birthday (July 12), other birthday – July being a popular month, a weekend visit with two of the GKs to break in my spiffy new inflatable pool and water pistols, logging lots of klicks on the “Golden Jet”, forgetting to watch the final round of “The Open” which was apparently a good thing as I was cheering for “Lefty”. Cleaning the garage, cleaning (sort of) the workshop, and just general stuff that makes the time disappear.And, let’s not forget being dragged out as Mr fetch and Carry for the grocery and assorted purchase trips.
TV Shows – I also got into watching Major Crimes so I binge watched the first four seasons and the first five episodes of the current Season 5. Now I’m at a standstill on that as I literally can’t stand to do the one episode a week with commercials – commercial TV watching. Will have to find another show to binge on now to entertain myself.
Game of Thrones – really liked the last couple of episodes from Season 6. This sets up Season 7 which apparently is being pushed back until next July as filming has been delayed. Why? Because like the show where “Winter has come”, they are waiting for more “wintery” conditions to support production values for the new episodes. They have also apparently cut the season back from 10 to 7 episodes but maybe that simply means they will make the episodes longer for the same total running time. As the upcoming season is apparently the “penultimate” it is sad to see this show is going to be winding down. Does Jon come out on top? The Dragon Lady? I might just start rewatching the whole series from the beginning and see what nuances I can pick up that I missed on the first go around.
Pokémon GO – Please do GO – You must be nuts. The clowns in Toronto that filmed “the hunt” including a stroll on live TTC subway tracks just demonstrates how crazy people really are and how people get hooked into these “trendy” fad things. As if it wasn’t bad enough with the smartphone talkers and testers heads down roaming the sidewalks and GO stations seemingly oblivious to the real world around them, now you can add the Pokémon hunters to the mix.
Fair Warning – I am walking along my path. If you don’t watch where you are going, don’t expect me to do it for you. I will run you down or run you over and at 6’ 4” and considerable heft, I think you will lose.
Separately I am just waiting (unfortunately) for the first wrongful death liability cases to crop up – as they will. While it may simply be another case of Darwinism, I suspect most people won’t look at it that way.
Trump – well the GOP debacle continues as expected. Cruz in most eyes has committed political suicide. Donald and family / company are not the anointed elephant riders and it only remains to be seen how the Donkey brigade aligns their forces. With just over 3 months until a new leader of the free world is chosen, I think reality is starting to set in on the true essence of what the voters will have to choose from.
Three months of the ultimate “Reality TV Series”.
Don’t laugh all you laissez-faire Canucks – it will impact us too.