It’s a good thing that I have given up on trying to physically impress women because this inflamed eyelid certainly doesn’t help with that; I am hoping that the irritation and inflammation subside soon because the mental irritation increases daily.

Today is the last day of September? Huh. I have completed exactly zero of the items on this month’s To Do list. Oops.

One task I did accomplish was the purchase of a new cycling helmet. After shutting down the home office faster than a droopy eyelid could, I drove Bonnie and myself to REI where I purchased a fancy new, bright green noggin protector. Hell, if I can’t see where I am riding I might as well improve my chances in a crash, right? Besides, my now-former helmet is probably nine years old and showing its age. I thought Bonnie would purchase the same helmet, but apparently she no longer wants to be twinsies with a man with a lazy eye… 🙄 Huh, none of the emoticons in iOS have one eyelid red and nearly shut? And I thought Apple was “inclusive”…

Since we had driven all the way to Clairmont and I-85, my plan was to eat out and drink a beer before heading home. However, COVID has sucked all of the fun out of restaurant eating for me, and since the weather was sketchy staying outdoors didn’t seem like fun either. Instead, Bonnie and I returned my house where we made an impromptu Instant Pot dinner and drank a couple of beers. I’d like to think Bonnie was just socially distancing, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she was just keeping distance from the hideous monster with the appalling eyelid.

Oh boy, as I type this I received notifications telling me that I have been paid, and that one of my credit cards has taken a third of that for its payment processing. Isn’t technology grand?

It’s probably a combination of poor sleep habits, my eyelid, later daybreak, and cooler temperatures, but I am finding it very difficult to get motivated to get out of bed currently.

Hope you are sleeping better than I am, and are remaining healthy.

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20 Responses to 2020-09-30

  1. Bonnie says:

    You know I will likely purchase a twinsies helmet, I just couldn’t pull the trigger that fast. 😁 And you aren’t *that* hideous from several feet away… 😉😘🤗

  2. Steve says:

    Clearly, you need to post a picture of this hideousness you have become so we can all enjoy it!

    Though the arm is still a bit sore, feeling much better today. A good nights’ sleep likely helped- plus it was so nice last night I actually spent some time in the hot tub! A first for the season.

    Watched a GoPro video as I rode yesterday of an amateur race in Iowa with 2 guys kibbitzing on how the guy could improve his tactics. Fairly lame, but good to ride to.

    Avoided the debate like the plague, except for reading the FB comments. Too funny.


  3. HamWithCam says:

    Good God almighty!

    What an utter sh*tshow. Utter sh*tshow.

    The debate certainly caused me to consider just how, in good conscience, I could vote for a buffoon like Trump.

    Biden held his own against an undisciplined arrogant schoolyard bully that brought no more of a coherent message than shouting nanny, nanny noo boo. Repeatedly.

    Biden: A-, B+
    Trump: C-/D+

    I find myself rationalizing virtually none of this will ultimately affect me personally, short or long term, no matter what happens in November.

    Think about it.

    I’m reminded of the parallels between all this and what (almost always) happens when a corporation has a regime change. The board has to make changes, brings in a new head guy, typically an outsider with a grat track record. Break the culture, “drain the swamp”, make XYZ Corp great again. Sound familiar?

    The board gives the new guy a mandate to “do whatever you have to do to turn it around”. But the old guard digs in, big changes do happen, but malicious compliance is the norm, and chaos ensues. Initial success becomes ultimate failure. Blame your people, blame your peers then ultimately…it’s time for the new beleaguered new guy to go.

    As a “highly paid management consultant”, I’ve seen this train wreck play out in Fortune 100 companies…..many times.

    Culture is hard to break and many times the very transplanted heart, placed in the patient’s body to save their life, is ultimately…rejected.

    None of this, none of it, is about values, principles, our daily lives, etc, etc. It’s all about power and $$. Both sides. Always has been and…always will be.

    I think it’s time to put the shoe on the other foot and see how the Dems like it. I’m tired of the last four years of all this. You want it? Well then take it and let’s see how much better you can do.

    Maybe it just time to cut our losses.

    BTW: I’m up to like pen number 7 or 8. Each one is a little bit better than the last. The learning curve for these very simple beginner pens is flattening out.



    • Bonnie says:

      I just couldn’t watch it. I couldn’t take something else to add to the depression of these current days…

    • There is nothing anyone could say in these debates that will sway my opinion, so I see no reason to raise my blood pressure any more than it has been raised over the past four years.

      • Bob says:

        I watched the debate just to see first hand how bad it could get, I was not disappointed. I will probably watch the VP debate too just to see what Kamala does to Pence.

    • Bob says:

      I’m going through your exact scenario at work right now Ham. All senior management has been flushed and replaced and now big changes are afoot. Crazy times at work.

      Now that debate? Holy shit was that crazy. Why is our only choice to run this country 2 old white guys? Speaking of flushing, just about all of government needs to be flushed and replaced and have term limits for their replacements. We are definitely in strange times……

  4. Well Hell’s Bells… I just popped in to see why there have been no comments this morning only to find out that I have not been getting emailed today when you comment. Dangen!

  5. Man the weather forecast for the next week looks amazing. I might have to find ways to sneak out of work to get a little exercise.

  6. Steve says:

    I’m off Friday and ready to roll.

    • Wish I could on Friday. I’ll be “out of office” all Friday morning running errands, and perhaps stopping at a walk-in clinic to have my eyelid assessed if it doesn’t get better by then.

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