June 16th, 2019


I did not go swimming today. I decided last night that unless I woke up with an overwhelming desire to hit the pool, I'd take today off. I really don't like waiting until 8 am to get into the pool. It makes for days that are just too short. Here I am now. I've had breakfast, I've had two cups of coffee, I'm all caught up on Twitter, Instagram and LiveJournal and it's not even 9 am yet. Had I gone swimming, I'd still be in the pool with all that yet to do.

It's ridiculous, of course. What do I need more time in the day for? Nothing I want to do today even has a deadline. Why can't I just stay up later?

And why do I all of a sudden demand to crochet everything. I've knitted since I was 6 years old and now I can't bring myself to knit anything. Two needles seems like an unnecessary burden compared to one, simple, crochet hook.

See how relevant my life has become? I crack myself up. Yesterday, I ran into an Amazon delivery guy down in the garage. He had propped open a security door. I told him - with a smile - that it was a good thing I caught him and not half the people in this building who would have torn him a new one. He said "an old couple told me on my first delivery here that I'd get locked in the garage on weekends". I replied "Well, first of all, never trust old people." And then I showed him how to get back out to his car - even better than the way he came in. He was really cute and nice about it.

I recently found a Reddit topic about and by Amazon Flex Drivers (the ones who deliver). It's really fascinating which shows you how invested I am in Amazon deliveries. Also the fact that I netted $35 last month in cash back from my Amazon purchases. They are so lucky to have me.

A local artist who's work I have loved, the other day, posted, on instagram, a not unflattering portrait of Trump that he had done. It carried the has tag. 'nonpolitical'. It bugged me a lot. For many reasons, not the least of which is a random painting of Trump posted on instagram is not nonpolitical. But, now, when I see his work, it represents something it never did before and not in a good way. Plus, I'm annoyed with me that I let something like that color my opinion of his work. I'd like to think I'm a little more open and broadminded than that. But, I guess not.

In other more ridiculous news, I think I have figured out a way to get both Google Assistant and Alexa in my car. I just got the last piece so I'm ready to test. And will today. But, just think of it... A Smart Car with maximum smart speakers for a person who drives fewer than 4,000 miles a year. A Year! (Bought new in 2011, currently has 30,100 miles on it.)

I have a couple of solid projects to do today but first I need to clean up the kitchen from breakfast. Baseball this afternoon.

emergency baseball game

There's a guy playing for the Mariners today who has spent the last 7 years playing minor league baseball. That's a lotta minor league years. Minor league ball is hard time for players. This kid has a younger brother who is a pitcher for the Phillies.

He found out yesterday that he was finally going to the major leagues. Today, in Oakland, CA he made the third out in the 1st inning (playing 1st base). The broadcaster just said that his parents and his grandparents and a sibling are in the audience having come in from Baton Rouge, LA. Imagine that scramble yesterday. So cool. What a fun Father's Day.

Turns out Alexa and Google do not work together in the car. Oh well.

I've been playing around with crochet rings. And today I made lemonade.

Here's the yarn I started with. It's called a cake.

Here are the rings I made with it. That yellow ball is all that was left over.


Then, today, I found a home for them!!


This is making me happy.


Zoey has a new spot and I haven't found it yet. That trickster.