Waiting Impatiently

I applied for admission into the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus. That was over a month ago. Since then? Yeah, nothing. No word on the status of my application. I was supposed to find out on July 20th. Here it is the 28th and it doesn’t even show if my high school transcripts my sister mailed on the 14th arrived. This is very frustrating.

Cooling Down

It’s not as hot as the other mornings, but the humidity is still high, requiring me to cool down after my shower and before getting dressed or the sweat stains my shirt. Anyway, I’m running late for work, so this is all.

More Sadness

Once again waking up to news that is becoming too much the norm:

(CNNTwo people are dead and at least 14 others injured after a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to Capt. Jim Mulligan of the Fort Myers police.

The shooting took place in the parking lot of Club Blu Bar and Grill, according to CNN affiliate WINK-TV. The call alerting police to the shooting was received at 12.30 a.m. Monday.

Police didn’t say how many shots were fired, but at least 36 yellow evidence markers were placed around the front of the establishment.

I’m not going to make any claims about the shooter’s religion, political, or ideological orientation. Too many do so simply for the furtherance of their own agendas. I simply want the hate and killings to stop. I don’t want to assign blame or reason. I just want it to stop.

Sunday Morning Routine


Coffee and laundry.


Coffee, chocolate iced (with sprinkles) custard-filled Bismarck.


Coffee and laundry.

Huh. Sensing a theme here.

Leaving The House

I think I’m going to go for a ride. I’ve been cooped up in the house since Wednesday – other than for a brief run to pick up supper last night – and I’m starting to feel a bit caged. While I’m gone I’d hope you all be on your best behavior.

Yeah, I know, that’s not really asking much if your best behavior is still bad………..

Happy Saturday Morning!

It’s great to actually be able to sit comfortably without my back going into spasms. Plus, I can get up out of it and not feel as if a stake is being thrust into my left lower back. So, that’s good. Also, I feel rested. Something that has been missing for the last 48 hours or so.

Now, as for today? Well, there’s laundry to get clean, a house to finish cleaning, and maybe a movie for later this afternoon.  Star Trek Beyond maybe?

Here’s The Thing

I stayed home two day from work because of feeling like shit. I ached all over. Hell, I couldn’t even stand up straight on Thursday, the pain in the left side of my lower back was so extreme. And it only got worse when I went to bed. By then it was starting to work its way down the outside of my left leg. Not what I wanted to be happening.

Thankfully the pain wasn’t extreme enough to keep me awake. I put myself to bed around 7:30 or so. I fell asleep easily enough. And I woke up when my alarm went off at 4:30 AM. However, I was still feeling crappy. Exhausted. I finally managed to get myself up out of bed around 6:00 AM or so and hobbled my way downstairs to e-mail work I wasn’t making it again. I then went right back upstairs and fell back asleep, not waking up until Tina asked me how long I was going to stay in bed. That was around 12:00 PM.

That’s right. I slept for over 12 hours. And the kicker? At around 7:30 this evening I once again felt tired. But I didn’t want to find myself waking up at 3:00 in the morning so I forced myself to stay up. However, I’ve hit my limit. It’s time for me to sleep. Hopefully I’ll have no trouble falling asleep – hell I just yawned while typing that.

You all have a great Friday night. Me? I’m going to totally sleep with my bed.


Seems I cannot get my blog to load. It gives me an error message. That ain’t right.

Update: After much chatting and clearing of History and Catches of my browsers I am next contemplating rebooting my routers. Not something I’m really wanting to do as it interferes with Tina’s surfing. Oh well…………

Update II: And now it’s back. Cool. I really hate rebooting the routers.

I Had No Idea!

What a disaster. The storm that blew through last night and woke me up at 3:00 AM sure tore up Duluth and Hermantown. Tina and I lucked out in getting the place we have – it’s protected by the bluff behind, as well as an arm of the bluff that extends out to the north of us.

(duluthnewstribune.com) Severe thunderstorms roared through parts of the Northland like a hurricane early Thursday, with winds estimated as high as 90 mph downing trees onto powerlines, blocking roads and damaging many homes.

As of 1 p.m., about 75,000 customers were without power across the region. Minnesota Power estimated that a third of the city’s 65,000 customers were without power Thursday morning.

Minnesota Power was using helicopters in addition to ground crews to assess the damage.

The Duluth Fire Department advised no travel in the city of Duluth until later in the day because of downed trees and power lines and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office suggested the same in rural areas near Duluth and in the Ely area.

Like I said, I had no idea.

The outages were affecting the Duluth antenna farm, knocking most Duluth TV and radio stations off the air for a time.

Power also is out at the city’s main Lakewood water pumping station, which means no new water is being pumped into the city’s massive reservoir and water tower system.

Booman Tribune Is Making Sense

(Booman Tribune) I think Chris Cillizza is guilty of being both too cynical and not cynical enough. Of course, this is forgivable, since watching Ted Cruz and Donald Trump can be a dizzying experience. As I explained last night (and I am much more confident in my assessment this morning), I believe that Donald Trump knew exactly…

It a bit of a read, but it really does make sense. Trump’s ego required that Ted Cruz be humiliated over the lack of an endorsement. It really isn’t that hard to see.