Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Catching up - Friday

Getting stronger little by little. My left leg is still weaker than my right, but did not need the cane at all, just had to remember "posture!" and the occasional Tylenol.

Skipped the morning shower because Thursday night required one. TMI excluded.

To work early because on the road earlier. And remembered to stay in the commuter lane until after the cluster fork in the road.

Expected call from wellness coach was 10 minutes late and kept disconnecting because she was on a crap connection up in Vallejo. I refrained from mentioning her book, because the rules she laid out for Kaiser wellness coaching only allowed her to counsel me on losing weight, stopping smoking, stress reduction and increase activity. My weight loss is on track, I never smoked, I'm not stressed and the pacemaker severely restricts my activity level. She offered Meetup as a way to maybe find people to hang with, which was the only good idea which came out of the session. And that was beyond her charter. So no more of these coaching sessions.

Nothing to do all day, so I updated a device and it bricked. :-(

Watched some I Can See Your Voice/Thailand which mostly had horrible singers, but for a change the woman in the most ornate costume, whom they saved for last, knocked it out of the park. Turns out she is a professional Thai classical dancer/singer. Pretty blue eyes, very tall, probably has American or European ancestry.


The first singer is the guest star judge, he sings two verses then the contestant takes it. The people on the left are the regular judges and the guys on the right are members of the singer's band. The pause just before she sings show whether the judges think she will sing poorly (piang) or beautifully (praw). They show the start of her singing twice so you can see the judges' reactions. The confetti should be self-explanatory.

Home at 5:30, traffic was okay, took 101 at Ellis to the IFH.

Plugged in the car, intending to make grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner, but found I didn't have the right cheese or bread, so I unplugged the car and bought some at Grocery Outlet.

Made two sandwiches, one on sourdough one on rye. Sharp cheddar and Swiss and lots of melted butter. They came out delicious. Mochi for dessert.

Watched PTI and the 6 o'clock news, which was interrupted by Trump's Syria bombing speech. I was impressed. First, that he got both Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron to sign on, without leaking it ahead of time. IMHO this is the kind of response which was needed, especially so close to Yom Hashoah. I don't think the war powers act requires pre-approval by Congress for something this timely.

"The War Powers Resolution requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days"

Watched PTI as well, went to bed at 10:30, not feeling awake enough to make a journal entry. Set the alarm for 7 since the appraiser was due at 8, and I wanted to at least swiffer the kitchen floor and make the bed.

Plans for Saturday:
Up & shower early
Appraiser 8-9
Finally remove the RAID array and replace it with the single 8TB drive
Janice @ 5
BB&B soda stream exchange & some other items

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