Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Stranger Things Renewed

You knew it was going to happen.  Well, if you follow certain movie sites or have talked to people that love the show.  I have talked about it.  I was hounded by co-workers until I watched it.  It was an amazing show.  I look forward to the next season.  They should bring in an actor like Michael Ironside.  He was a staple of eighties movies and TV.  He would make a great boss to Dr. Brenner (Mathew Modine).

Into the Storm

The storm is brewing off the Florida coast.  We are seeing rain bands.  It will be this way for the next day or so.  We had one passing storm and now it is just overcast.  So much for all the rain.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Calm Before. . .

I came in and there was little activity in the sky.  We have a storm heading our way.  Last night, it was drawing in bands from the east coast.  We would get rain showers.  They expect it to build up in the Gulf.  They are saying it will hit in the panhandle.  It will be big enough that we will feel some of it.

Trump Towers

I was wondering.  If Trump becomes president, do you think he will rebuild all public housing?  That way, he could build them with Vegas "elegance" and call them Trump Towers.  Then, he will have buildings named after him in every state.  Of course, HUD will probably have to pay him a royalty for using his name and image.  I'm sure everyone will benefit from it.  People living in public housing will no longer see it as a bad thing.  They will proudly stand up and declare that they live in a Trump community.  That will encourage all to go out and work to stay in such luxurious conditions.

Monday, August 29, 2016


It's the time of year that Floridians dread.  Hurricane season may start earlier in the summer, but it really heats up in August and September.  Now, there are three storms out there.  Two of which will not hit us.  One that could strengthen when it gets into the Gulf.  The waters are warm and there is nothing to shear it apart.  It looks like we will get rain.  We will probably see some wind.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Pulling Weeds

I woke early to beat the heat.  I don't think I did that.  I was sweating like crazy.  I had a stack of weeds that was up to my waste.  The mosquitoes were biting.  I could only last about an hour or so.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sun and Rain

In Florida, you can have sun and rain at the same time.  It's one of those hot August days. The girls are at the pool.  I noticed that there is sun, but it was wet.  Sure enough, it is raining.  I took a picture of it.  If you enlarge it, you can see the rain.

First Oil Change

I am sitting at the dealership waiting on my car.  I like the set up.  I drove my car into the service area and they greeted me.  Now I am sitting in a theater they show movies in.  They are showing The Intern.  Beats watching a boring show on a TV.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Rewarding Bad Behavior

I guess Trump is right.  If you make the news, good or bad, it will pay off.  Just ask Ryan Lochte.  He cries wolf and is being rewarded by going on Dancing with the Stars.  Aren't there Olympians who are more deserving, that have not committed a crime?  Maybe, Trump should hire him to model his clothes, not made in America.

Teflon Don

In the past, a mafia don was named the Teflon Don.  Why?  Because they could not get charges to stick to him.  Now, we have Donald Trump.  He says things that have killed chances for other politicians.  Not Trump.  I don't think he could say or do anything that would stop certain Republicans for voting for him.

Sleeping on the Mia-ton

I was giving Mia a hard time.  I was saying I was going to sleep with her.  She laughs and says no.  She will either say I am sleeping on the bunk bed or the futon.  Last night, I said I was going to sleep on the Mia-ton.  She laughed and said "I'm keeping the bed.  You can sleep on the futon."

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


I was giving Mia a hard time about sleeping.  She always says that I can't sleep with her.  She says I can sleep in the bunk bed.  She won't let me use her Emoji pillows.  When she does this, there is always an echo from another room.  Elana is in the background repeating Mia's comments.  They even ended their night by spinning again.

The Big Short

I thought this was done.  My daughter was wearing the shorts and all was well in the world.  I asked her about them last night.  She is not wearing them.  She says they are see through.  I guess this ends the saga of the shorts. Buying clothes for teenage girls is extremely hard to do.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Short Sighted

It looks like my daughter will continue to use the shorts.  She used them yesterday.  She also found out that others wore leggings.  Only time will tell if she decides to keep wearing the shorts.

The Orange That Got Away

I was loading up my things to go to work.  I had a small orange with me.  Just as I was putting the stuff in the car, the orange disappeared.  I looked under the cars twice.  I dug around in the car.  No orange.  When I got to work, I looked under the seat.  No orange.  Angie wrote me.  She found it in the grass near her van.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Olympics

I watched some of it.  I'm not a fan of NBC's coverage.  If I do watch, I prefer to do it with the sound off.  It looks like it went off without a hitch.  Maybe a hiccup or two.  It was good to see countries that have never won a medal win.  I really wish they would fix some of their rules.  Especially, when the let a relay team run without any other team present to qualify.  They should have to face the team the last qualifies.  If they are going to get bumped, at least they will have a fighting chance.  They really should do something about the frat boy mentality of some of the athletes.  We don't want another false crime getting reported.

I-4 Orlando's Nightmare

We were driving on I-4 this weekend.  There was a major crash.  It have 4 vehicles in the construction zone.  Two people critically injured.  They even flew in a helicopter.  By the time we got near it, all that was gone.  They did close about a mile or two of the highway for around 4-5 hours.  People had to get off and find a different way around it.  That caused traffic for us.

This morning, I was going to work.  The traffic was bumper to bumper.  I was thinking there was another accident.  No.  There was nothing.  At a certain point, the traffic just started moving.  I hate days like that on 4.

As Is

My daughter is going to wear the shorts.  I told her if they do not work out, I will take her to look for some different shorts.  She will have to come and pick them out.  I can't read her mind.  I don't want to keep wasting money on things she won't wear.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Short Fail

I found some shorts.  My daughter is of an age where nothing I pick out is good.  All.I shot for was black shorts for gym.  I really wish all schools would just go to a plane uniform.

In Search of Shorts

We have been looking for gym shorts.  One store was ridiculous.  The girls shorts stopped at the crotch.  Men's stopped at the knees.  Who designs women's shorts, porn studios?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Working on Saturday

Not my regular job.  I got to do a shop.  I had to inquire about something and report on the service.  It was fun.  Hopefully, I pulled it off.

Relay Gold

So I see our women won gold.  My problem with that is after they did not qualify due to a bump, they gave them a chance to re run it by themselves to see if they could qualify.  Then they punished China.  They did not give them the chance to defend their qualifying.  I think if they are going to do that, they should have to run against the people who may be displaced.  It was not their fault the bump happened.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Make America Great

I sat through a Trump speech last night.  I had nothing better to do.  I was wondering if he would say something outrageous.  It did not happen.  I don't see why people think he would be a great president.  He promises that he will do everything.  He lacks the details that will make it happen.  If he majorly cuts taxes for the rich and increases everything to "help" people, where is the money going to come from.  He's talking about ridding the world of ISIS.  Sounds like he wants to send our troops into another war.  For African Americans, he talked about the Democrats taking their vote for granite.  He says he will do something for them.  What?  Maybe he could build Trump Towers in every state to house the unfortunate.  Why wait until he is president?  He could be doing these great charity things now.  Schooling?  He thinks charters are the way to go.  Basically, for profit education, like Trump University.  Finally, I kept wondering when he was going to announce the annual Purge, to Make America Great.  Maybe, he is waiting until he is elected.  

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Stop Right Now!

Elana was sitting on my lap last night.  I was shaking my leg.  I heard her say stop.  She says a lot of things.  Her latest is that she ask if she can eat things, like a car, car seat, a bed, etc.   I started doing it again.  She says "Stop right now!"  She probably was told that by mom.  She used it in the right context.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time Slows Down

Today is the first day I was able to leave at my normal time.  We will be in cleanup mode.  I'm meeting Angie and the girls at a restaurant.

Life in the 80's

I watched some more of Stranger Things.  It is like a flashback to the way things used to be.  At one point, the sheriff is looking for information on a facility.  Today, we'd pull out our phone and look it up.  He had to go to a library.  The librarian brought him to the cards by Dewey decimal to search for what he wanted.  Also, he had to look at microfiche for old news articles.  I remember using them once or twice.  The clothes are another thing.  If you have not watched it, check it out.

Stressing the Day Away

The last two days have been so stressful.  I have been going through the things I have been working on for the past couple of months.  This was my first renewal.  Errors are a part of it.  I've learned things for next year.  I also plan to try and up grade some worksheets that will hopefully cut out the errors.  I have worked really hard this renewal.  I look forward to acing the next one.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Brownshirts

It looks like Trump is recruiting his followers to stake out polling sites, "to look for cheaters".  My problem with that is will they also try to intimidate voters as well?  He is also lashing out at the media for reporting all the great things he says.  He tells his followers that it's all lies.  I wonder if he will tell them the sky is black?  Hope he doesn't offer Kool Aid at the end.

First Day Back

I got home to see how the girls survived their day.  I guess it wore them out.  Michelle and Kiersten were both asleep.  I had a hard time getting them up for dinner.  The only one it did not seem to affect was Mia.  She still had as much energy as she always does.  When the did wake, I found that they enjoyed their first day.  Hopefully, that will last through year.