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Friday, August 19, 2011

It’s time to regroup


Since we've decided not to take a vacation this year, I think we will just take a trip to Sugar Land tomorrow and see if we can take some pictures of the prison before they it tear down. The Sugar Land sugar factory and the prison were the landmarks we recognized as kids, on our way to Houston.... Today, my wife and I like to call the trip from Victoria to Houston, our discussion drive. It's a straight hundred plus mile trip where we can discuss impending problems or just chew the fat. I think the first topic will be about telling my family physician to start keeping better records because Medicare does not pay for duplicate blood tests. It's a good thing that the CPL employee informed me of that this morning or I would have ended up paying for it.

We can't take a long vacation this year because my grandson is entering his senior year at St.Joseph high school. He plays football and I'm going to cam cord all his games. I'm going to have to play the videos, so I can remember what he looks like. My grandson will be pretty busy between his job, football, and senior league activities, so we won't see much of him until graduation. Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday we were watching him play little league baseball.

It's time to take a break from all the politics (I know, I'm a big part of the problem) because it's addictive. Beakus was right, about 20 consecutive political blogs is probably too much because I don't want to be known as a one -trick- pony. Right now, I feel like I have to defend my side, but there will be plenty of time for that in the next 15 months. Beakus has to decide what he wants. About a month ago, he was complaining because I didn't respond to Alton's blog. He said “where all the liberals are like Mike, Kyle, and waywardwind and why aren’t they chiming in on this intelligent blog." The man has control issues but I'll cut down from two blogs a week to one so I won't over saturate the forum....:-) He's calling waywardwind a liberal because of a stance on gay- marriage. It's that "either you are with me or you are against me mentality." The majority of Alton's blogs are political but that's OK if he's playing your type of music.

I'm late coming to the table but local politics is beginning to stir my interest. I'm wondering if the 11% increase inflamed the “no tax" crowd, the people who do not trust the current regime or is it just complete frustration with everything in general? I'm not impressed with the projections; all I want to know is the dollar amount.

This morning I heard Apple was working on iPad III, but the only improvements for a 9 inch screen and more resolution. I'm not going to partake in all the upgrading not even when it comes to my Blackberry. Blackberry didn’t have a choice but to upgrade but they will still be behind other smart phones. My Blackberry Torch was not included in the OS upgrade...:-(

I'm taking a little break until Monday morning ,so I can decide whether to get back on the political horse or join the regular folks for  a little while. I do know other, really.


Kyle said...

Beakus is blinkered on so many different levels...

As for iPad 3 - damn you Apple- I just got an iPad 2!

Edith Ann said...

My d-i-l, in Apple sales, says not to worry Kyle. Nothing new soon.

Mike, it will probably make you more efficient.

Mike said...


I'm not efficient?...:-)

Edith Ann said...

I was holding the baby and typing with one finger. I should know better! Maybe I should have used the word focused, and that is still probably a poor choice.

You are effficient, but when you have more of a schedule, you just are more focused because you have to be--you're following a schedule.

Never mind. I should quit while I am behind!