Monday 26

Apr. 27th, 2010 12:35 am
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Monday 26- I did my stretches, ran two miles, and lifted weights.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 56 and 86 degrees, light breeze, humidity around 16 percent, clear skies. It was a very nice day outside!
According to the National Weather Service: “Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a calm wind becoming southwest between 26 and 29 mph. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 25 to 28 mph decreasing to between 10 and 13 mph. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.”
Another lazy day for me, I just didn’t feel like doing much of anything so I just spent the time messing with my old TRS Model 100. The M100 is one of the first laptops made way back in 1983. I downloaded some user manuals for it that I found online and spent much time going over those and getting reacquainted with the M100. Back in the day I used to program it in Basic and store them on cassette tape; it’s a very old machine!
I went for my evening walk and listened to Astro 10: General Astronomy: In the Belly of the Beast.
I read aloud from the textbooks: “Astronomy Today" Saturn’s interior and magnetosphere; “The Cell: a Molecular Approach” review of chapter 5.
I’ve been watching this dove egg that’s been abandoned in a nest just outside my door since yesterday seeing if the mother dove would come back. She hasn’t, so I brought the egg inside tonight and put it under an electric blanket. We’ll have to see if it survives and hatches; I don’t know what I’ll do if it does. Maybe something on dove parenting could be found online.
I read a few chapters of “Knight of the Word”. Nest is being chased by this demon that works at the women’s shelter where Ross works. An investigative reported has been given anomalous letters of swindling going on at the shelter that implicates Ross (but we know he is being framed). And as I put the book down before writing this and getting ready to call it a night, the women’s shelter has burnt down to the ground.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.
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Wednesday 31- I did my stretches and ran two miles.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 41 and 61 degrees, west winds 12 to 34 MPH, humidity around 33 percent, cumulonimbus clouds here and there but no rain for us.
According to the National Weather Service: “Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Northwest wind between 6 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West northwest wind between 8 and 11 mph.”
As soon as I was done with my run the wind started to blow really hard and the temperature dropped ten degrees or so. I decided that I’ll just stay inside, kick back, and mess around online surfing the web.
I came across some articles on old computer that caught my interest. A few of them I had or still have. I like old computers. I have a Radio Shack TRS Model 100-one of the first laptops. This is my third one that I bought five years ago. The first one I sold, and the second one I bought in the late 80s is still around and running but has a broken keyboard. Over at Club 100 they have a new device that plugs into the TRS 100 that accepts SD cards! That way you can put all your programs and files on it and transfer files to other computers. Pretty cool, but its $195, yikes! I don’t think I’ll be getting one of those soon. There is a chip I might get that is called the Ultimate ROM II that has a word processor and other productivity software I might get for $35.
I read and finished “Chasing the Dime” by Michael Connelly. Somehow our hero gets out of his predicament: murder, burglary, obstruction of justice, and an assortment of other crimes. It seems like the big pharmaceuticals had set him up so they could steal his formula that could change the way drugs are made by using molecular biology. It was well worth the read!
Ginger dropped me off a new book to read by Clive Cussler called “Skeleton Coast” and I read a few chapters of that. Cussler is one of my favorite authors.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night. Goodbye to March!

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