In Junior High and High School I had trouble remembering dates and names, but usually got the overall story right. That hasnâ€™t changed. Mostly I liked hearing about how they did things in the past; normal everyday living type stuff. Even now, when I look at really old photographs, after seeing what the main subject is, I like to look around the background. See that guy sitting in that old car? What was he out doing? Was that lady â€œdressed up,â€ or was she dressed for everyday living? Look at that â€œBread .03 Centsâ€ sign. Cool!
But, Iâ€™m at that age now where â€œHistoryâ€ to me means: What the Hell Did I have for dinner last night? Still, I like watching the Ken Burns Documentaries and things like that. Seems in my old age Iâ€™ve (finally) developed a passion for learning. Iâ€™ve already bought several courses from â€œThe Great Coursesâ€ and plan to order more. Soon as I figure out what I want to study next.
Not much going on today. About to get off my fat, old, ass and start working on my room again. Think Iâ€™ll finish it off, before finishing the kitchen, so I can get my stuff moved back into it. Need to go buy some plastic to protect the floor when I paint. And my counter-tops. And figure out how Iâ€™m going to support the counter-tops. Thinking of free-floating them so I can move how I need to under them. Weâ€™ll see.
Made myself a pseudo-BBQ Pork Chop, Scalloped Potatoâ€™s, and corn/peas mix for dinner. Was so good Iâ€™m thinking of eating SWMBOâ€™s shareâ€¦ (Which she might not eat anyway since she doesnâ€™t like cold/rewarmed meat. But weâ€™ll see.)
MCARC 10-meter Chat Net @ 1930 tonight. Other than that itâ€™s pretty much SSDD around here. The â€œNewsâ€ is only slightly interesting. Too many people claiming to â€œdeserveâ€ something.