Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Bunch Of Stuff

I woke up this morning at around 3 a.m. sick as a dog.  My apologies to all of the dogs out there, since I don't know where that saying comes from, but I was sick even if Faithful Pup Scout, the family dog, was not.  As a result, I ended up staying home from work. I didn't get out of bed until almost noon.  I was pretty miserable up until then.  I really don't know what caused it, except that our meal out at Houlihan's may have been a little too rich for my apparently delicate constitution.  Being a diabetic has its downside.

Once I was up and around, I watched TV.  I hated wasting the day away, but that's essentially what I did.


Our air conditioning is not working.  With a string of 90 degree days hitting us this week, this is a major problem.  We have plenty of fans, and they do make a difference, but it is hardly comfortable.  The repair company who I have an extended warranty with will be here sometime on Friday, which is anytime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  It's good they can narrow it down a little.  I have a great father, though, who is willing to come over on Friday, suffer through the heat, and wait around until they show up so I don't have to miss another day of work this week.  It's going to be a rough couple of nights, though.


The NHL Stanley Cup playoffs finally move to the next round with my Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the Boston Bruins beginning Saturday night at 8, followed by games next Monday, 6/3, then 6/5, 6/7, 6/9, 6/11, and 6/12.  It has been a long time since the Pens last played, and I have to laugh at the schedulers for stretching the break between rounds, then rushing through the last two scheduled games on back-to-back days.

One thing about the Pens that I can't figure out is why they changed their color scheme a few years back.  They had matching colors with the Steelers and Pirates, with black and gold (more of a yellow) primary colors.  The Pens had those colors, too, but then changed to a bronze gold, more like the New Orleans Saints.  I only bring it up since the Bruins have the same black and yellow colors.

Anyway, the Pens should be well-rested for the series verses the Bruins, so I'm hopeful they'll be able to quickly get take the series and move to the finals.


If the weather stays tolerable, we may make our first trip to a roller coaster park of the season!  I haven't been to Kings Dominion in over a decade, and this would be Melody's first.  They have about a dozen coasters, several of them being wooden roller coasters, so, should the weather cooperate, we'll head down to Virginia in the next week.


For anyone wondering, the Grace Adventures Day Camp Flapjack Fundraiser pulled in almost $1500 for their scholarship program, so it was a huge success.  Many thanks to those that attended, and particularly to those campers and counselors who pulled it off.  Personally, I enjoyed the pancakes and sausage, and I even completely forgot to ask for sugar-free syrup, so despite a blood-sugar level far higher than what should be normal, I never once fell into a diabetic coma.  And my wonderful daughter has now decided her career track will included being a waitress.  So there's that.

Have a great night, everyone!

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