Seriously WordPress? This is the second time I’ve used the title “85”?
Oh well, I know that this is the first time I’ve used “85” in this context — I scored an 85 on my German A2 Exam. In order to pass I had to score better than 60, which if my math is correct means that I have passed! I believe that this means that I can be hired to work in Germany, not that I’m trying to do so at my advanced age. But, if the Atlanta offices of Porsche or Mercedes Benz ever need software developers it will be a nice thing to add to my resume.
I did manage to lose the beer bet that I had with two of my classmates. The only four people to take the German A2 exam this time around were me and three classmates. Thankfully all four of us passed. I scored second-highest of the four of us, and in doing so owe the lowest scorer a beer. I’m okay with this outcome.
I’ve Given In To Google/YouTube
For the longest time I’ve been watching YouTube videos without signing into a Gmail account. I suppose that I’ve always had issues with Google knowing how many cat videos I’ve been watching… And it’s not like I’ve been watching YouTube to a great extent, thanks mostly due to the constant buffering I see when connecting to Google properties (thanks AT&T U-Verse?).
This morning I became a YouTube subscriber for “GardenFork”, “The Art of Photography”, “Bobke TV”, and “Global Cycling Network”, the first two of which I’ve been a podcast subscriber as well.
I Hope To Ride Again Tonight
According to all forecasts I’ve seen the weather won’t be an issue tonight. I’ve also ensured that I’ve packed all requisite clothing, helmet, shoes, and water bottles. Now all I need to do is work up the gumption and hope that my nether-regions are cooperative.
Less A/C, More Air
With the A/C functioning as well as it can I have been leaning on it to cool the house down (to my satisfactory temperature) more often. This morning when I went outside to put the bike onto the M6 I was shocked how pleasant (read “much cooler”) it was outside in comparison to the house. When I wasn’t using the air I always consulted the weather forecasts and tried to suck in the cooler night air using box fans. I should have done this last night, and will try to remind myself to return to checking the weather forecast before blindly pushing the A/C down a few degrees.
Hope you all have a great day.