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Month: June 2018

TWTW June 18th through the 24th: Summer Comes In Like A Lamb

The first day of Summer, the longest day of the year, was cold and rainy.

The first weekend of Summer was very pleasant, nice and in the upper 70s.

Music Mondays: Handsome Boy Modeling School ft Cat Power – I’ve Been Thinking

TWTW June 11th through the 17th: I Almost Die Replacing Windshield Wipers

It got hot, really hot. I’ve been driving a new (to me) car for a couple of months. I haven’t gotten around to telling that story but I will at some point, maybe. I noticed that most of the wipers weren’t doing too well.  The main driver side one had a big piece hanging off. So I went to Walmart and bought replacements. I parked in a nice sunny spot and proceeded to change the wiper blades. I believe the official temperature was 1232098509143859048 degrees. Within minutes I was covered in sweat. I began to get confused and disorientated trying to get the old wipers off the hook thingies. I exaggerate. It’s just really hard to get the blades off those little hook things. Once I had finished I did go inside, take a shower, and lay down in front of a fan for a bit. By a bit, I mean a 2-hour nap. It was Sunday.

Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen – Something in the night

Another one from the Boss’ best album.

TWTW June 4th through the 10th: I Yell FUDGE Into The Night And A Dog Gets Huffy

Some night I woke up and I lay there in the dark thinking about things when I realized that I was only 5 years away from being 50 years old. I looked up at the ceiling and yelled out FUDGE.  Only I didn’t say “Fudge.” I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the “F-dash-dash-dash” word! How did this happen? How did I get this old?  Then I rolled back over and fell asleep.

Over the weekend I went and made dogs happy again. My Mom’s dog, pictured above in all his glory, likes to sleep in the bed with me when I am home. Late Saturday night I was sitting on the couch and Bud decided he was ready for bed. I flopped down beside me and gave a big sigh. He then dropped to the floor and thumped to the ground with an annoyed look on his face. When I finally told him let’s go to bed. He got all waggy and bounced into the bedroom.

Music Monday: Suede – The Invisibles

TWTW May 28th through June 3rd: I Do Laundry In Illinois And Get A Summer Cold

I do laundry in Illinois

In the ancient past, I got a washer and dryer. The washer broke shortly after I got it. The dryer still works but it makes a lot of noise. So for the last several years, I have been using the laundromat to clean my clothes. I always hold off as long as possible in between trips since it’s such an ordeal. I gotta sort everything, load it into a car, and then be at the laundromat for over an hour. I like to try and go during weekdays since there are way fewer people. I had done my laundry about 6 weeks earlier in early April. In Illinois weather that is an eternity. The day I was doing my laundry it was 90 degrees F out. I had been in shorts for weeks. Like an archaeologist as I got near the bottom of the pile, I started to unearth ancient artifacts. There were a bunch of sweaters and long sleeve shirts at the bottom. 

I get a summer cold

I woke up Monday with a sore throat. It lingered for several days and was joined by a snotty nose. It eventually got better but it’s an odd feeling having a cold while it’s really hot and sunny out.

Music Monday: Chicane – Running To The Sea

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