Monday, June 28, 2010

Yesterday and it appears today were oppressively hot and humid. This is my least favorite weather. It almost makes me long for the scene to the left. Almost. I have to say as I have become older (Hey when did that happen?) I have become more tolerant of this type of weather. I still don't like it though. In the winter you can always put another layer on. In the summer you can only take so much off both realistically and legally.

Oh yes there are spies among us. Yesterday, Monday, a couple living in Cambridge, the very city of my employment, a couple, claiming to be of Canadian origin were arrested by the F.B.I. for spying for Russia. There were 8 or 9 other people in 3 other states arrested as part of 9 year investigation. According to what I heard on the news they, the spies, were trying or did penetrate the inner circles of U.S. policy making. They lived about a mile from my store. I wonder if they ever came to my counter? It's like suddenly we were transported back in time to the 50's and 60's when Russia, The Soviet Union, was the big enemy of the U.S. We were all worried about having the big one dropped on us. Some people actually built bomb shelters under their homes. My friend's fathers had one. My friend took me down there one day when his parents were out. Basically it was a fairly small concrete room with an old wooden chair and some kind of rusted pump. It made me wonder if a nuclear bomb were dropped and you survived in the shelter. When do you come out? And what surprised me the most was there was no toilet! Need I say more?

There's not much else going on around here except today is supposed to be just about like yesterday except it won't be quite so hot. Upper 80's instead of mid 90's though it will still be humid before we get a break later today or tomorrow. All looks quite good for the 4th of July festivities at the Esplanade with the Boston Pops. I went once back in the 70's. That was enough for me. I'm not big on crowds though I could park in the lot where I work and walk down to the Charles River and check out the fireworks. Nah. I'll watch on television. Of course I could be working at the time and see nothing.

Ok it's time to check out what's going on in the cyber world including Spaces. Wish me luck!
And to resurrect on old sign off...
I'm outta here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What am I doing here?

I suppose you could read that title two ways. WHAT am I doing here or what am I doing HERE? The emphasis in both sentences are valid. I don't know if I can maintain two blogs but I'll give it a shot. The main reason I'm here is the same reason that several of my friends from Windows Live Spaces have come over here. Spaces is becoming a confusing, complicated, convoluted mess. They are trying really hard to take the fun out of blogging. At least for me and others. This blog is a work in progress. I may change the design. I still don't understand all of the settings. This will come in time, I hope. There are or were people here who were refugee's from Spaces when they "improved" things back in Dec. 2008. It's worse now. I would have a hard time closing my Space over there on Spaces because of all the people who I really like and all that I have written over the last two and a half years. No my writing won't win a Pulitzer Prize but it's the only writing I have ever done. I also have a ton of photo's posted over there.I am here testing the waters. So I'm here Lisa, Ann, Toodie, Beth and Carole. Hope I didn't forget anybody. I am a virgin around here so please be gentle.