Saturday, April 6, 2019

A Few Saturday Mid-Afternoon Notes on My Current Springtime Blogging Difficulties

**Updated 7:58 p.m. April 6th, 2019: See bottom of entry.**

Kwanzan (or Kanzan) cherry tree blossoms in springtime.

I prefer the Kwanzan to the far-overhyped Yoshino blossoms here in D.C. Of note, the natural scenery pictures in this entry are topically-unrelated to the content and are intended to break up the text -- in a, hopefully, pleasing way.



I continue to have a really difficult time posting entries to this blog. I am SOOOO behind on stuff at work -- and upkeep of the blog itself contributes to this because so much time while at home gets spent on it, time that I could be writing all those work-related reports I need to complete.

Add in my after-work weeknight alternating gym / bar routine and all the sleeping I do, and, well, I simply run out of time.

And I still really want to post an entry about my San Francisco trip to include all the photos I took (admittedly, low-quality ones because of my cellphone camera). Trouble is, each time I try to post that entry, instead I get distracted by the never-ending Trump degenerate carnival side-show (which, of course, is precisely what Trump wants).

Anyway, right now, it's Saturday mid-afternoon, and I've decided that instead of going to the gym now, I think I'm just going to take the Metro somewhere (maybe to Friendship Heights) and get an early dinner. I'm unsure if I'll watch my usual Saturday night MeTV lineup.

For tomorrow, I'd like to get up early and head over to Georgetown before doing a planned Sunday evening dinner and TV-viewing at Fred & Doug's place with Aydin along.

We've been watching the entire 'Allo! 'Allo! series, but Netflix removed the entire thing about a week ago -- even scrubbed from YouTube.

I'm unsure why this is occurring, but I don't think it's due to the entire grotesque Brexit mess (the UK's version of Trump). Instead, I suspect it's because there is yet-another-streaming service competitor in an-ever-increasingly-complex array of such industry players that are creating the usual slide-into-rigged-farce that characterizes the American system.

I think Doug was able to get hold of a copy of the series. In addition, Aydin introduced us to another ongoing British dark period comedy series called Derry Girls.

OK, I'm going to sign off now. Please understand that my blogging schedule is going to be intermittent and uncertain this month of April -- especially as I want to finish as much as possible of my work tasks before my dad's visit the last week of the month when we are going up to New Jersey for a few days for what amounts to a nostalgia trip to Long Branch and Asbury Park.

And with that, I'm signing off for now. I will try to post another entry either tomorrow or late Monday.


UPDATED 7:58 p.m. April 6, 2019

OK, I ended up going to the gym and while I skipped the treadmill part, I got in a good weightlifting workout and a nice swim.

I'm home now watching the Wonder Woman episode "Amazon Hot Wax." Turns out that Linda Carter also has a great singing voice. The episode features a young Rick Springfield and that strange actor, "Judge" Reinhold.

OK, that's all for now. I'm going to get dinner now, maybe at Sette Osteria. I sort of feel like EYE-talian cuisine.

On an unrelated -- but still useful note -- here is an interesting piece on Trump's ongoing cognitive decline.

End of Update and of Entry.


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