MIAMI, FLORIDA!! My home, as least for now, as seen from American Airlines Flight 3617, 4:32 p.m., August 24, 2022
Well, it ain't Bismarck, North Dakota ...
I was on American Airlines flight 3617 from JAX to MIA, and the jet was was starting a broad arc about 20 miles to the west for an east-bound approach into MIA.
AA3617 crossing shortly after takeoff from JAX crossing the Florida Atlantic coastline just north of Daytona Beach, Fla.,
3:55 p.m. August 24, 2022
I had hoped to get a view of Flagler Beach, but we came in just south of it, and I was seated on the left side of the southbound flight.
Sunday afternoon. The final one this August.
Apologies for such a lengthy gap in entries.
I'm back home in Miami Beach, having arrived ontime on Wednesday early evening. I flew back to Miami (MIA) from Jacksonville (JAX) last Wednesday -- the images in this entry are from that American Airlines flight -- but I've been very busy with a variety of matters that have left no time for writing entries.
AA3617 passing over Daytona Beach, Fla., 3:56 p.m., Aug 24, 2022
For starters, I'm trying to finish the last of the two big, boring, tedious, nobody reads reports in this round of reviews. I write these 50+ page reports with 40 to 50 to (in one case) 72 attachments as a "supplemental desktop review" of a large grant series that goes out to the States and Territories handed out by the agency to which I am a contractor.
I also had to go to the dentist twice on two consecutive days -- one planned and another unplanned because the last of my three permanent crowns managed to come out (it wasn't put in properly because of uncomfortable logistical difficulties). I'm back to a temporary crown for that one.
After my Saturday (yesterday's) visit down in the South Pointe area, my dad ended up morphing into a bar (Santorini) / beach (going in the surf down by the breakwater) / bar (outdoor Smith & Wollensky bar and South Pointe Tavern) afternoon / evening / night. I walked home and collapsed asleep by 9:30 p.m.
Have I mentioned how fat I am?
Also, I still want to move away from Miami Beach -- probably in 2023 or, at the latest, early 2024. I just don't belong here. I'll move up to Deerfield Beach or near West Palm Beach (not near Rt 1 or I-95).
Zoomed-in view of the Daytona Beach shoreline including the pier as seen from AA3617 passing over Daytona Beach, Fla., 3:56 p.m., Aug 24, 2022
There are many things I would like to write about including political matters.
The Illiberal Left / Deep State's Regime is in full tilt-a-whirl frenzy to "get" Donald Trump and launch a mass society-wide terror campaign against Trump supporters and garden variety Republicans -- even as the Midterms relentlessly approach. (How well the Repubs do is still up for debate.)
Cape Canaveral, Florida, 4:02 p.m., August 24, 2022.
Cape Canaveral, Florida. Location of the legendary Kennedy Space Station, where humanity made one its two first and sustained visits beyond Planet Earth (the other, of being, being the Baikonur Cosmodrome in present-day Kazakhstan.
It is noteworthy that on day, August 28, 2022, the Ministry of Truth's Politburo in the form of the genocidal New York "Gas All Trump Supporters" Times "officially" called for former (and future?) President Trump to be indicted on all the sundry garbage, bullshit, horseshit, maggot-filled rotted meat that has been the Left's Modus Operandi of the past six years.
One bit of good news: A federal judge looks like she's going to allow the appointment of a "Special Master" to reivew the documents and sundry novelties and notions the FBI stole in its criminal-gangster raid on the Mar-a-Lago compound earlier this month.
Above: The very elbow of Cape Canaveral as seen from about 35,000 feet above. I've always wanted to go there, but it's all restricted, of course, as part of the NASA Kennedy Space Center.
The more time that passes, the more absurd and obscene the FBI raid itself looks on an ever-shifting set of reasons given in carefully orchestrated DOJ/FBI leaks.
The leaks flow, of course, to the New York "Gas All Trump Supporters" Times and the Washington "WOKE UP THE ASS-erior" Post. Between the two, I don't know which one is worse -- Izvestia or Pravada. Pravda (The Post), I guess, if only for its insular D.C. Beltway Circle Jerkery.
I think former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is spot on correct in his assessment on the intention of the DOJ to prosecute Trump and get a conviction from an teal-haired / genderqueer / all-Communist Logan Circle and elderly black lady D.C. jury pool (remember to double click on the URL to get around the "Access Denied" page).
(Why the hell did Gingrich ever resign for such a flimsy reason back then??).
Above: Michael Voris's August 19, 2022, commentary "The Regime" from his series "The Vortex." The text of it is available here. An author, speaker, and proud Catholic Church apologist, Voris is hard core, that's for sure.
Meanwhile, the American Academy of Pediatrics has morphed into a Mengelian monstrosity in its "legitimizing" and actively encouraging "gender affirming care," which is to say, mass sexual mutilation of minors as part of the Great Reset crowd's fixation on eradication of the male of the human species.
In one sense, AAP is simply another node in the Vertically Integrated Messaging Apparatus of the top-down Maoist Cultural Revolution that has swept the United States and Western world and rendered everything anti-human life dogshit. In another sense, given its ostensible role as the professional society of pediatricians, it is truly a Mengelian monstrosity. Well, it's in God's Hands, not mine.
Above: A hilarious Tucker Carlson commentary on August 22, 2022, on Megalomaniacal Lord Father Fauci's Announcement of his retirement in December (conveniently timed to avoid a possible Republican-led House of Representatives and, less likely, a Republican-led Senate).
Speaking of (as Wes Yang calls it) Successor Ideology capture, Scientific American itself is now a Bizarro-World demonic rag with articles about "the racism underlying the concept of a binary mammalian genetic sexuality" or whatever moral and ethical filth its WOKE-Zombie Bubble Children are peddling.
But the real destruction, as ever, is being imposed on the ultra-violet Blue Cities and States that can't stop voting for this eco/race-and-identity-based facism.
It's truly heart-breaking how many American cities are now lost, having been rendered dystopian Democrat-Communist literal shitholes with human feces (the Left has a scatological obsession), used needles, schizophrenically insane homeless addicts, run-amok gangs in endless mass smash-and-grab lootings, Soros DA-designed random and violent crime intended to terrorize and sap the will to live, and Antifa vermin that are the street-level shocktroops of the Gates/Bezo/WEF Great Reset Crowd.
We won't even talk about the collapsing birth rate -- that is going to become, I believe, the dominate story in about 10 years or so when the reality is unavoidable.
Above: Tucker Carlson's Aug 25th commentary on how Democrats are now, predictably, trying to shift blame about the "rushed" Covid-19 vaccine to Trump.
Because of the ever-growing, ever-more-undeniable evidence that these two mRNA vaccines -- really, glorified therapeutics -- not only don't work (or rather, initially work for about four months and then have an ever shorter window of efficacy with endless and useless boosters), but also have a nasty side effect profile for lots of people.
OK, back to a personal update ... Looking ahead, I will try to post at least one entry during the work week.
September is almost here. My trip to San Diego with Gary (who is flying there from DCA) happens the third week of the month. That is the next in a set of four jet travels through December.
Because I've been flying American Airlines so much and because my unexpected First Class flight to and from JAX was so nice, I've joined the AAdvantage program and also got an Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard.
Phew -- that's a mouthful. I didn't have any trouble getting it with a $13,700 limit.
About my credit situation, my score -- as I expected -- plummeted after incurring $3,000 in extra debt for that disastrous visit in June of my mom here to Miami Beach. I've dramatically cut back usage on both my cards (well, now I have three). My credit score plunged 50 points to 722 but rose 15 in the most recent update (at least according to my BoA FICO score). At one point, I had a credit score of 790.
Between the free checked bags, quick boarding, significantly reduced likelihood of shrieking / squalling babies (something that is extremely painful due to my misophonia, but you sure as hell can't get mad while you're on a jet), and free drinks, First Class flying is -- assuming it doesn't cost, like, $1,000 more -- really the way to go.
Speaking of squalling babies, there was one on the JAX-MIA flight, the pictures from which are featured in this entry. I'm not sure how I would have handled that unbelievable sound. Fortunately, I was far enough up front that it wasn't a problem -- except insofar as I was thinking how it would have been a problem if I had been back in steerage near it.
There was this couple -- a very pretty olive-complexioned, maybe Middle Eastern, lady and her weirdly oversized husband. I saw them at the JAX terminal. She had an infant with her in a stroller while he was walking with this young child no more than two, and about 18 inches tall. It was wearing this bright yellow cloth that looked like a onesie. That was the sound machine.
It shrieked in monstrous infinity while we were on the tarmac but, oddly enough, got quiet during the ascent -- which is when I thought it would really have been upset because of the air pressure change. Maybe it just burned itself out.
View to the north/northeast from AA3716 on MIA final approach, 4:36 p.m., August 24, 2022
This view included both Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach (about 50 miles to the NNE from this perspective.
Speaking of onesies, Big Y'Eyemah wears them, but it's more of a shower curtain kind of thing.
Oh, yes, I'm guessing my credit score will again fall since Citi checked my credit in the near-instantaneous application process.
Before I sign off, I would like to mention that I have a potential job opportunity involving the same agency I support, but in a very different role and with a former employer.
I won't / can't go into any more detail than that since it's all just a maybe, but it is a nice opportunity -- and pays more while still allowing me to be entirely remote down here in South Florida.
Of note, the call came in from the HR person to set up a Zoom call right when I was at High Tides At Snack Jack with my dad on the one time in the 8 days when we actually went to a restaurant.
Wheels down and about to land -- on final approach to one of the smaller cross runaways at MIA, 4:40 p.m., August 24, 2022
I still have another batch of Flagler Beach pics to post from my trip to see my dad. I also need to relate an unpleasant situation that happened when I was literally in the ocean by the Flagler Beach pier last Sunday. But that's for another entry.
Above: Taxi cab view heading from MIA back to Miami Beach. The interesting looking building with the curvy-elongated "X" designs is the very high-end, high-rise condo known was One Thousand Museum Miami. It's my favorite Miami skyscraper.
About my airport-to-Miami Beach return, it was incredibly quick. From the time the jet's wheels touched the runway to the time I was in my apartment was literally 60 minutes to include walking through the massive MIA "D" terminal, retrieving my bag, getting a taxi, riding in the taxi, and arriving home.
OK, I'm signing off for now. My next planned entry will be Wednesday or Thursday.