Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Mind Like A Computer

In the mailbox today was an envelope from the DMV, with an invitation to obtain a replacement for my soon to expire driver's license. It was mailed the same day I renewed my license online.

Started the day at the doctor's. She says I have tennis elbow from repetitive mousing, which makes sense because the last couple of weeks there has been a ton of drag & drop work at the salt mines. She also started me on a new (to me) blood pressure med. And I got a flu shot. And a repeat appointment for next week to check my BP again.

Next stop, CVS for a tennis elbow strap and a cold compress with a velcro strap to keep it on my elbow. I also wanted to get some mixed nuts, but CVS has discontinued the family size no-peanuts mixed ones. 

Work, uploaded the picnic photos from a USB drive & put them on network storage, with a note to the boss and Automation guy on where to find them.
Lunch at Togo's where the best eye candy ever sat with her female work buddy at a table in my line of sight. Very pretty petite redhead.

1-on-1 with the boss. Apparently supportwoman had not told him (or documented) that she had reproduced the customer's symptoms on my machines the other day.

Home, watched some of the Jets/Patriots game and set it to record. Added an hour to Tivo's default 3 - always needed for football.

Ye Olde Towne Band rehearsal was sparsely attended. We played through an arrangement of tunes from Showboat by out in-band arranger, but it was difficult to play and missed some of my favorite tunes. I am Meh about it. Our last piece was El Caballero. Up till then my lip was fine (using a much smaller mouthpiece with the new old battered horn) but that really did me in.

Maestro John said one of our fans had put together a sample video from our June concert an it was on YouTube. Here it is. My butt is featured at the end of the video portion.

I had forgotten to glue in my dentures, but it didn't make any difference, they hod real well. Two more rehearsals, then our concert and out band potluck. And that's it till next April/May.

I had ordered earbuds for the Nexus on Amazon Prime's 2-day locker shipment. They were way late shipping, and by the time they got to the locker I had discovered my Bose ones work just fine, only had to push them in more forcefully. So those will stay in the locker and get returned and refunded.

Sad news, Ray Dolby died.

Good news, my Congresscritter's canned response to the Syria song & dance show is:

The use of chemical weapons by President Assad against his own people is a heinous act and an intolerable violation of the Geneva Protocol, but it is only the latest chapter in a long-running civil war that has no simple resolution.

There are many problems that could be exacerbated by U.S. intervention, including the al Qaeda presence in Syria, the spread of violence to neighboring states, and the overwhelming impact that refugees are having on other neighbors.

I do not believe this crisis can be resolved by a limited military engagement; it will require a long term diplomatic commitment and broad international support. I was pleased that President Obama heeded the requests made by many, including my friend Rep. Barbara Lee and I in a letter sent with a number of our colleagues, to give Congress the opportunity to fully debate any involvement in Syria and seek authorization for any military action.

It is encouraging that President Obama is considering additional diplomacy before putting the question of military action in Syria before Congress. I have been working with my friend Barbara Lee to develop a Forceful Diplomacy resolution that would focus U.S. policy on working with the United Nations and the international community on an enhanced diplomatic strategy to facilitate a negotiated political settlement and hold the Assed regime, and all responsible parties, accountable for human rights violations. I am hopeful that talks with Syria and Russia can eliminate the threat of chemical weapons and move the situation in Syria closer to the diplomatic resolution that we all seek.

Plans for tomorrow:

  • Very fishy day

    After breakfast and a phone call to a recruiter who had a remote job I might be able to do, I did some more research and decided angelfish would be a…

  • Registered and manicured

    Woke up at 6 as planned, listened to the fire department scanner for half an hour, they were very busy for a Monday morning. Up & dressed, took…

  • Sunday caching up

    Was up at 5, abandoned by the circadian rhythm band. Despite a lie-down in the afternoon, I was very tired by 10 pm, and hit the sack. Got up at 5…

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