Posted By Kathleen David on October 17, 2013
The weather is cloudy but it doesn’t look like rain really. I won’t be surprised if it does rain for at least a little while today.
So the government is open until next year. Best of luck to all my friends who work for various government agencies both as employees and contractors. I hope those who were recalled early get paid for the time that they were working. It sucks that we have a whole bunch of people who had to use their leave to fill in their time card to keep money moving in their direction.
Figgy got into it with an outdoor cat. I had never heard such sounds from her. She wasn’t in defensive mode and she is fixed so she is not in heat. However that cat got her riled up. It is a black cat with a round white patch that is as big as a name tag. I think it has a home in the area because I have seen it (him is our guess) hanging around the house.
Kung Fu can be frustrating for me at time. I am not the most coordinated person on the planet. I am hopeless at first person shooters or video games that you have to time things out. Puppets is the only place I am coordinated because I just do. We were doing a stick exercise and I discovered that I can only do it if I am not thinking about it. That old Zen do without doing, think without thinking. Peter can get into the zone and pound it out. I am working to get to that point. It takes me forever to get a form down and make it look effortless but I am not giving up.
We had an influx of new folks at the gym. They redid the cardio machines and did a good job of telling people. So getting a machine is more of a challenge than it use to be. My gym time is my me time for the day. I turn off the phone and forget the clock for a while. It takes however long it takes for me to do my routine. It has been a little more difficult to do it in the order I like but I have figured out what I need to do.
The NFL is thinking about two games on Thursday. Not a good idea. Not too happy about one game on Thursday. They are trying to squeeze every dime they can out of their fan base. The number of players hurt increases with each game. Also with the new helmet rules in place, the knee injuries are on the rise.
The MLB playoffs are going on. I have no dog in the hunt. I think MLB wants a Dodgers vs. BoSox match since that is both coasts and teams that have followings outside their markets. Personally I think it is going to be Cardinals vs. the Red Sox although if it is Cardinals vs. Tigers, I won’t be unhappy. I honestly don’t know if we will be watching the series.
Caroline is quite proud of her credit at the end of Skylanders Swap Force. She said she can remember when the figures were just chips. She went up to Activision to play test another Skylander’s game (one of the app games) and she did such a good job, the Swap Force programmers asked if she could test some new levels that they created. She had a blast doing so. Mind you this was before Giants released.
She did well at NYCC. She sold a lot of drawings and had fun talking to people that she has known for most of her life. There are some people who buy a drawing from her every year.
Today is a restock the larder, visit the gym, and put away the stuff we pulled out for NYCC. Let’s see how far we get.
I am grateful for comfortable weather.