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Journal 07-12-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Sunday, July 12, 2015. The temperature is 62.3°F and the humidity is 88% at 4:53 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 0 mph. It was clear when I stuck my head out. It’s just beginning to dawn, but a few stars twinkled back as me. Thought I made out part of the Big Dipper. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 84° (“nearly the same as yesterday”) today.

I have been threatening to do it. The pic is my pile of books in the living room. These are not all of them. There are more in the bedroom and still more upstairs on three shelves on the wall that are not coming down. There some odds and ends here—photo albums and notebooks and such—but these are pretty much my pile of books after I made another trip to the library to donate a stack yesterday.

Got my review posted at Examiner the day before yesterday. Again, it hasn’t exactly burned down the house with page views. I have it on Twitter and Facebook. It’s gotten a couple of polite peeks at Facebook.

Rather saddened. A net buddy of mine from the late lamented Epinions passed away Friday. It wasn’t a surprise as he’d been having severe health problems for quite a long time. Just a couple of days before he died, he posted a picture of himself in an oxygen mask on Facebook and said, “This is what 43 years of smoking will get you.” He also posted an impassioned plea against smoking. I wish my 23-year-old nieces could/would read it. I was surprised when I went to his page to learn that he was only about four years older than I am. He looked a lot older. At any rate, his struggle is over. Rest in peace.

I plan to go to the gym today when Mr. Siduri wakes up and I can get my gym clothes without waking him up. It’s been a long time since I’ve been there. But I need to get more active again. Even if I start out by spending ten minutes on the treadmill. And I’ll go back tomorrow. Then what I figure I’ll do is go someplace where I can write undisturbed for an hour like a bagel shop. I’ll spend my hour w/Siegfried there. Might be tacky to bring my alarm clock. Maybe there’s an app for that.

I tell the story about when I was writing the scene where Siegfried kills the dragon—a rather important scene—and Mr. Siduri walked into the room with his phone: “Now there’s something you don’t see every day. An app for Morse code.” It blew my concentration to smithereens, but what could I do? He didn’t know Siegfried was in mortal combat with a dragon. I wasn’t going to jump up and scream at him. But I still had the problem of finishing writing the passage.

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things. Off to write another day—

Writing schedule (again):

1. Spend an hour with Siegfried.

2. Review a section of poetry from World Poetry .

3. Finish reading Being Young and review either today or tomorrow



©2015 Denise Longrie

Image Credit » image is my own

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lexiconlover wrote on July 12, 2015, 9:10 AM

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. I honestly think Ive come across him somewhere on the web.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on July 12, 2015, 10:12 AM

Sorry about your friend. That is a lot of books. I showed this to hubby to prove I am not that bad lol

msiduri wrote on July 12, 2015, 10:14 AM

Thanks for the note. He will be missed. It's one of the things that happens when one is no longer 25. It's no less sad for that.

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msiduri wrote on July 12, 2015, 10:16 AM

LOL! I suspect you will not be the only one doing that.

And yes, my net buddy is missed. Gone before his time. His family is keeping his Facebook page open, at least for the moment.

msiduri wrote on July 12, 2015, 11:00 AM

It's only temporary until we have the upstairs cleaned, the electrical fixed and carpet laid. This isn't set for demonstration purposes. Then the books go back in the bookcases.

msiduri wrote on July 12, 2015, 4:09 PM

Sounds like my kinda guy. True story. The friend who introduced me to Mr. Siduri dated him a few times but decided she was more interested in somebody else. She saw his bookshelf and told him, "You should meet my friend msiduri. I bet she has some of the same books you do."

cheri wrote on July 12, 2015, 10:17 PM

Too many books you have there. Did you read all of them? I am missing my library. I had given a lot of books already

msiduri wrote on July 12, 2015, 11:04 PM

Most of them. And yes, it's too many books. This is after I've given a lot away.

Paulie wrote on July 13, 2015, 3:02 AM

I smoked for 28 years before I finally quit. It's bad habit to pick up and very hard to stop. I would love to get back on the treadmill, but will have to wait a few more months following my kidney operation.

luisga814 wrote on July 13, 2015, 6:33 AM

By the way, how can you convert of fahrenheit into celcius? I have no idea about it.

msiduri wrote on July 13, 2015, 11:31 AM

Congratulations on quitting. I know how hard that is. I wish you all the best with your recovery.

msiduri wrote on July 13, 2015, 11:41 AM

The quick and dirty way is F = (C x 1.8) + 32 or, the way they taught us in school is F = (C x 9 / 5 ) + 32. Some quick landmarks (as I understand them) normal body temperature in C is 37, in F is 98.3. A nice day in C is 20, in F is 70. There. You have tapped the reservoir of my vast knowledge of Celsius v. Fahrenheit. emoticon :smile: