77 degrees this morning. walk 34:45 minutes
Air seemed heavy this morning, perhaps because there is no breeze, or there is a slight chance of rain.
Didn’t see the moon tonight. The stars were visible, so I’m not sure why I couldn’t see the moon. I’m going to have to study the phases of the moon and when the moon is visible and in what form.
I had hoped to see the “man in the moon” I saw yesterday. As I have mentioned previously, astronomy was always interesting, but not a strong point with me as far as understanding it.
I have found I learn when I have to learn something to do something I want to do (if that makes any sense) and I have probably never had no use for astronomy even if I am interested in it.
Best example is I never learned Excel until I needed to do a spread sheet etc. Then I learned it fast. I also learned “Keynote” (Apple version of Powerpoint) but then realized I didn’t really need it. I made a few shows to learn it (they are still on You Tube, I check occasionally), but I haven’t really had any use for it. Same with Garage Band, although I hope to get back into that.
As I have bemoaned several times, I want to learn “Evernote” more, but I think I haven’t learned it extensively because I learned the parts I needed to, but I hate to waste time learning something I won’t use.
Ditto with any computer program, I realize I only use a small percentage of the potential of a computer program, but maybe that is all I need.
For about the past month I have noticed a wide usage of the term “Back in the Day”. I first noticed it in the Bosh series, but have also noticed it used by news casters, canal conversation etc.
It is one of those terms that suddenly pop up for a while, like “thrown under the bus”, “drink the kool aid”, “you know what I mean”. etc.
I could probably think of a bunch of them if I concentrated on it, and I will try to write down such sayings when I think of them.
They usually stick around for awhile (I never am really sure, but they seem to quietly disappear eventually).
What I was wondering was, “how to they start”? I’m not talking about commercial slogans such as “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” etc. but those cultural sayings that suddenly pop up.
I searched for “back in the day” and of course found out it has been in fairly common use since the 1980’s or before, but with a wide variety of guesses as to it’s origins.
Of course I know the origins of “drink the kool aid”, which is very descriptive.
I have gradually introduced some meat into my diet (I had some meat loaf last night and have no reactions to it). However, I expect I will never eat meat like I used to do.
I am learning “moderation in all things” is an excellent practice!
That’s it for now, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.