Today has been about as filled with ups and downs as I have had in a long time. It technically started at what most of you would call late last night, but I will officially go with it being today. I have near disasters followed by some very uplifting experiences. Given that I thought I would share some highlights of my Sunday with you all. I may use some of these to expand into a more full blog later this week, but not sure at this point if I will or not.
- University of Kentucky Hockey at midnight (or Mid-Knight as I am fond of stating it) was my first combined up and down. And yes, I said midnight. No, I don’t know the exact reason, but I have been attending games since at least 1990, maybe 1989 and they have always been at that time. Given the commercial aspect of the Lexington Ice Center it makes sense as to not cause an impact on other revenue. Anyway, had not made it to the last few games so it was a good thing. We are ranked #2 in our division/conference. As a team (sorry boys) the play was dull and at times sloppy compared to what I have seen most of the rest of the season. Thankfully, the did pull out a win at 10-7. For those old school folks that think hockey is all about the fights, there were even a couple of those last night.
- On the way home I talked to a friend on the phone for a bit at 2:30 in the morning. Has to be a good friend to put up with that. But I did not have my charger in the truck and of course the phone died in the middle of the conversation.
- Upon arrival home at least thirty minutes later, dogs settled, resumed and finished the conversation. It was delightful, albeit very late though. Got alarm set and went to sleep.
- Awoke at 7:15 and hit the floor almost running to go met another friend for Sunday morning hanging out, prior to maybe church and some lunch. Dogs were grumpy at being on a leash but I was in a hurry, besides Bitzer has that requirement for almost two more weeks. Opened the door to the truck and it did not work. How odd, door is locked. What about the other side? It is too. Crap, keys are in the ignition. Double crap, spare keys are in the storage drawer formerly known as an ashtray. Fifteen minutes of trying and a call and I decide it is not meant to be and go back to bed.
- Not before reading though that my truck has a noted problem of sometimes just locking the doors with no activation required. And all the time it has happened when Waylon, the other dog, was in the truck I had blamed it on him. Maybe it could be? Regardless, stupid moment occurred on my part ages before when I left the spare key in the truck. Had even noted several times before that I needed to take that into the house.
- Discovered happily, that a blog post of mine has gotten some big attention and I am not getting 300-400 hits to my blog daily instead of the usual around average of just under a hundred.
- Long morning nap later, I gave a bit of thought to the locked door situation. Called a friend to see if he might want to help, but he was having issues and maybe going to the ER/Clinic. Thought a minute more and had a good plan. I would not say so, I had not gotten the door unlocked in about five or maybe tops, ten minutes. Anyway, thankful my advanced technological usage of a “wedge” of a screw driver and long extension tool of a “coat hanger” worked out as planned (that kit commercial cost $159.99, I am running a special for $5.99 if anyone needs a set).
- Went to have some breakfast/lunch/supper at what had to be around 3:00pm now. It seemed good at the time but not really sitting well on my stomach and even now, nearly three hours later it is a bother. Ugh, the thought of it again.
- Thinking it over at lunch, realized I was not going to get NaNoWriMo accomplished for a 3rd year in a row. I think, while I can write to that level, I must have more time to account for other things. I wonder if there is room to start a NaNoWriYe – Write 50K in a year. I don’t have problem putting the words down, but I have to verify that what I am writing was historically accurate or at least plausible. And as I was listening sometime today to interview with Barbara Kingsolver, I realize few writers actually churn out books on a monthly time frame.
- Decided to walk around a bit as an assistance to settling my stomach. I chose the Good Will Store. Though in my usual categories I look, I found nothing of interest for me today, I did see a book that caught my interest. Also, they had several really nice pieces of furniture. Anyway, given the book was on $0.50, I decided to get it. And then I did something I rarely do, I looked some more. Normally I do not, as they have nominal organization on the books and that drives the inner self of me crazy trying to find something. Bad enough when there is so-called organization. Amazingly I left with the following, which I think is worth the effort spent looking and something I am going to have to pay more attention to in the future:
- Strunk and White’s Elements of style – if it will help me recall my one major downfall of then vs than I will find the value ten fold the fifty cents and beyond.
- A Greek/English bible – more of this later, but the novelty struck a chord in me
- And something like the The Rebel of His Day: Jesus – which is interesting, as that is much how I see not only his teachings then, but if people honestly took him at his word, how most would see him today as well. It is short I hope going to be a read worthwhile for its expensive price.
Now I am trying to enjoy some coffee and get this written. What of a million possible pictures should go with this? Found a good one – an alternative way to unlock a truck!