Those who say they love the change of the seasons are idiots – in my humble view
So let’s see, it has been a tumultuous two weeks, thus no recent posts. The middle of last week I went in for my first ever stress test, as I wanted to take advantage of my client’s fitness center for fifteen bucks a month. They wanted a “doctor’s referral” because I am a male over 45, and my doctor wanted me to take the stress test, as I never have. Well, fortunately, it was much ado about nothing. But it screwed up my schedule and as a result I had to work my first Saturday ever for years.
Well, no big deal as places like Egypt are in the process of tossing out their American sponsored dictator, and the ramifications may well be that such an event sets off an ousting of other dictators in the Mideast, and the price of gas will go to a gazillion dollars a gallon.
I can’t say I care. I am to a point where about all news is meaningless to my life, and best be just avoided.
However I did happen to watch the Discovery Channel’s “How Beer Saved the World” show tonight, and was quite impressed with its history. Basically its accidental discovery from barley collecting water in clay vessels some thousands of years ago brought on the agricultural age, built the pyramids, created math and writing, saved millions from bad water, made the church rich, prompted the American Revolution, ended child labor in the US, invented the first factory, developed refrigeration and a whole bunch of other earth-saving stuff. Watch the show, as I am sure it will be repeated. You will be impressed!
Meanwhile I am preparing for the third major winter storm here in Philly, which may come as more ice than snow. Each time I regret ever leaving California, but there’s little point in past regrets. I’ll tell you this, there is a world of difference between Piney Point and Philly in the winter. My real home was hit with some rain and about an inch of snow. Philly was buried with a foot of wet messy snow and they don’t have a clue as to how to clean it up.
Well so it is. I have a clean bill of health to hit the gym and that’s about all I can do until Spring. Ooh, but on 02.03.11 at 3:00 a.m. I will have the chance to log on to the Verizon Wireless web page and sign up for my iPhone. The odds of getting through are staggering. If I don’t, I’ll just wait for the iPhone 5.