The rain has arrived, bringing with cooler weather. Of course the next rains that will arrive will be the forebear (I always thought that word was “forebearer”) for the freezing weather.

I spent some time working in WLF yesterday. My biggest chore was to,cut down part of a mulberry branch that shades one of my raised garden beds, as well as drops mulberries into it. No bueno. The branch was bigger than expected, so part of its extremities hit some of the plants, forcing me to harvest them. No biggie, the kale and pak choi were delicious in my soup. With the branch down I chainsawed it, as well as a lot of other long branches which were too thick to hack up manually.

Last night I stayed in, and watched the documentary “Fantastic Fungi”. It wasn’t as nerdy and informative as I hoped, delving a lot into the medicinal benefits of fungi.

Tonight I will was another documentary on Netflix, “Kiss the Ground”, in an effort to knock out some of the things in my queue before cancelling the service next week. Yes, I am sure there will be some amount of regret no longer being a Netflix subscriber, but I don’t watch enough of its content to warrant yet another price increase. When I cancel Spotify along with it I will be saving $25/month, an amount at which employed software developer Paulie would scoff, but now seems excessive.

Before the rain arrives for the ensuing twenty-four hours I am making a run to Walmart, yes Walmart, to buy some things that I can only purchase there and reap rebates, before the offer expires today. Yes, I procrastinated. I intend to risk putting some potatoes in soil today to ahead of the rain and freezing temperatures for fear that the will rot to the point of not growing if I don’t get the, in the ground. Poor timing on my behalf I suppose.

Hoe that you are staying high and dry, figuratively and literally of course.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 188.0 pounds (-4.0 from last week’s weigh-in); I assumed last week was a bit of an anomaly.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts.

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18 Responses to 2022-03-08

  1. Not the greatest of WallyWorld experiences
    – they didn’t stock three of items I wanted to buy
    – the first item in my cart didn’t scan, so I had to wait for an employee
    – my credit card, which has been problematic of late, was declined and they do not accept ApplePay (at least not that I could see). Fortunately my car was parked close by so I could run out and retrieve another credit card, otherwise they would have kept it all.

    • Bonnie says:

      Correct, they don’t accept Apple Pay. Likely because they have an app that you put your credit card in and they want you to pay with that, me thinks. I know you don’t like giving people your credit card, but I use their app (on the rare occasion I shop at Walmart) and I like that it automatically generates a digital receipt and also automatically credits your Ibotta purchases.

  2. Steve says:

    Wordle in 6 after having all but one letter in 4. And last night 16 word catastrophe (5 words with double letters or used twice) I might have sworn off that one.

    A fairly quiet day. Ollie has kennel cough. I thought for sure he had something in his throat, but Aunt Nicole says different. Hopefully everyone else is OK. The workday was calm until 3PM when I got called into a troubleshooting call for the facilities system trying to control the building functions and failing. That when into overtime.

    After 30 minutes on the trainer while it poured, we tried to start back on “Mrs Mazel”. I think we missed something, as she was about to go on a world tour and got left at the gate. Some of it’s funny and some is just painful to watch. I gave Debbie permission to watch the rest without me. We also started “Cuckoo”, which almost defies explanation, but we laughed.

    Traffic is building. Here by 7, but could have been ugly.


    • David says:

      Mrs. Maisel seems to have jumped the shark, unfortunately. I really liked that show. It just seems shrill and harsh from the couple episodes I watched in the new season.

      I am enduring Space Force on Netflix (Steve Carrell, John Malkovich). My son likes it but man is it some sweet relief when the credits finally roll. I’ve heard it gets better. That’s a pretty low bar at this stage.

      I’m not thrilled with the latest season of Ozark either. I am, however, over halfway through my third complete viewing of Breaking Bad. Maybe that’s why everything else I try to watch pales in comparison. I learned this time that the Beastie Boys had at least one instrumental. I never would have guessed. https://youtu.be/lrVnHjeQgiQ

      • Steve says:

        We tried Ozark, but never could get interested. And despite all the shows filmed in my “neighborhood”, we’ve never watch Walking Dead or Breaking Bad (wasn’t that also shot around these parts?)

        We’ve seen the ads for Space Force, so might give that a try.

        • David says:

          The first season of Walking Dead was shot ITP, but I lost interest after that. The other seasons might have been shot near your ‘hood. My house came within 1 second of being in a panning shot, but they cut it right before getting to me.

          Breaking Bad isn’t for everyone, but it’s some of the best TV ever in my view. Even better than the Sopranos, which set the standard.

      • Barb says:

        I finished Ozark, but it was never my favorite. I’d watch a few episodes, then go watch something else, then go back to it. A little too dark, and I’m ok with dark most of the time.

        We are going to wait until Mrs Maisel has the whole season dropped.

        Allan got the Hannibal DVD yesterday for his hard drive collection, and was shocked I had never seen Red Dragon. So, we watched it last night, next we will watch Silence of the Lambs (because its been forever since I saw that movie), then we will watch Hannibal. We were watching some Marvel movies, but decided to mix it up.

      • Bonnie says:

        Love Ozark but agree this season isn’t as good. I’ve only seen a couple of the most recent Mrs. Maisel’s and so far I’m okay with it. Breaking Bad is one of, if not my favorite, shows, but I’ve only seen it once. I seem to remember some slow times in that show as well. I’ve been somewhat interested in Space Force. We’ll see.

    • I’ve not yet started the lastest season of Mrs Maisel.

  3. Barb says:

    Survivor starts Wednesday – if you care………

  4. Barb says:

    I’m listening to a 70s station on my TV (Stingray music). Its cracking me up, so many songs I remember from when I was young. I think I like it better than the 80s station.

    • David says:

      70s music > 80s music for sure. I do like 80s/90s/00s music, but I’d be hard pressed to identify much 10s/20s music.

    • For an entire decade the 80s take it for me, the 70s had too much soft rock and disco. I love the first half of the 90s, and can take or leave most of the rest of music because it was dominated by genres that didn’t match my tastes.

    • Barb says:

      I think I like the cheesiness of the 70s tunes, and really, softer rock is better for me to listen to while I’m working.
      Kung Fu Fighting is on right now – I’m smiling, remembering the dancing at my wedding.

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