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Journal 04-08-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Wednesday April 8, 2015. The temperature is 50.4°F and the humidity is 94% at 5:18 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 0.7 mph. The sky is partly clear. I saw the waning gibbous moon and the Big Dipper when I stuck my head out this morning. The ground was wet and everything seemed to be dripping. According to Weather Underground, we got a total of .2 inches. That’s not enough to end the drought, of course, but for a while last night, there was standing water on the patio in the backyard. Times like this I especially wish Gremlin was inside. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 71 today. Glad I had my windows rolled up last night.

Gremlin gets subject to a further indignity when we go to Joshua Tree by being boarded and getting his yearly physical exam. There’s just no justice being a furball, you know? They’re going to want to sell me on bathing him as well, but I think there’s only so much indignity one cat should have to endure. One time when I went to pick him up, one of the techs made the comment that he’d be glad to go home. I asked why she said that and her reply was that he’d be “vocal.” That is, he’d been meowing his little head off probably since we’d dropped him off.

When we went out to dinner last night, I drove and Mr. Siduri read to me from The Ancient Mesopotamian City. In the first place, I was a little surprised that he would do it at all because he’s usually pretty bored by that sort of stuff. In the second, I was surprised by how well he did. He stumbled over a few unfamiliar words, but that’s only to be expected. After we got back home, he remarked, “That’s kinda interesting.” So he wasn’t bored to tears. Just the same, I don’t think he’ll be in a hurry to do it real soon again. He recounted a time when a bunch of his friends went camping. It was raining, so they couldn’t go anywhere. They stayed inside the tent and took turns reading short stories. One on them, a teacher’s son, could barely read aloud. He has an odd diction, repetitious diction anyway. This person isn’t stupid, of course, and is quite capable when it comes to networking and IT. He just doesn’t read for pleasure.

With regard to walking, I did .8 miles yesterday, bringing my total to 9.81 miles, which leaves me with a mere 90.19 miles to go in the Challenge, with idea of walking .

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy.

So. Writing schedule. Do all the stuff I’ve been wanting to do for a couple of days now, particularly the Examiner review:

1. Review The Ancient Mesopotamian City by Marc Van De Mieroop for Examiner

2. Continue Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil .

3. Spend an hour with Siegfried.

4. Review “The Edge of the Shadow”

5. Read and review “Imagining the Post-Antibiotic Future.”



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scheng1 wrote on April 8, 2015, 9:00 AM

I cannot imagine trying to focus on driving, and still paying attention to The Ancient Mesopotamian City

msiduri wrote on April 8, 2015, 9:08 AM

It was quite easy. It required a little more attention than your average audio book, but I've read this book before, just not for quite a while.

crowntower wrote on April 8, 2015, 12:47 PM

I hope I have that passion and broader knowledge in IT and other types of wisdom regarding Information technology, my IQ always got failed when I am taking the exam that is why I can't get a job in the IT world... hehehehe I'll be taking another one next week. God bless.

msiduri wrote on April 8, 2015, 1:27 PM

Good luck on the next exam! Hope you find your dream job.