2019 Fall November 7 Thursday
39 degrees this morning, 95% humidity 17 mph wind, “feels like” 30 degrees intermittent rain
Yesterday was cloudy all day with threats of rain. The heaviest rain was around 6 p.m. last night. Temperature was actually a high or around 70 degrees.
Exercise yesterday: (Another “double’)
-Walk: 28:27 minutes, pace was 28 seconds slower than goal
-Swim: 21:25 seconds
A little slower on the walk today, a little what I expected yesterday.
So far, some coughing, but not excessive. Don’t know if it is exercise, the humidity or something I ate, or something in the air!
After a few hiccups, got the MacBook Air connected to the old one and everything gas finished “migrating” to the new machine. I assume after that I will erase the data on the old machine before I send it in as a trade in.
The “migration” took about 2 1/2 hours.
I really thought the set up of the MacBook Air would be as simple as the iPhone. It isn’t, but after I talked with Apple, it was relatively simple. Still not as easy as the iPhone.
I got a box for the MacBook Air trade-in, but didn’t get anything for my iPhone trade-in. I can always repurpose the iPhone for a number of reasons, I just thought I’d trade in the oldest.
I am thinking of listening to some Spanish Language tapes so I can get my Spanish refreshed before our Winter vacation. I had a year of Spanish in high school and two full years (4 semesters) in college (at 7:30 a.m. 5 days a week)! Plus some time in Spain, so I should be able to pickup on Spanish. I can understand a little (just if it is slow)! but speaking is a problem.
I thought if I just listened to Spanish language stories I could start picking up on listening to it and I could get some basic speaking language so at least I can communicate some. It would also help a lot in my job communicating to persons whose primary language is Spanish.
I tried to learn some basic Chinese before going to China, but it really didn’t work all that good, except that I could pick up word here and there and I can (or could) recognize Chinese as opposed to other languages.
Listened to Christmas music all day, I thought I may as well immerse myself in it, so December 26, I’m not complaining I didn’t get to hear enough “Christmas” music this year! Actually rather enjoyable, at least for day 1.
I did hear FIVE versions of “Santa Baby” (by 5 different singers, and I know at least 4 more who sing it). I enjoyed every moment of listening to the different singers.
Basically the words are the same, except that at least one version changed the version by Eartha Kitt that refers to a “1954 baby blue convertible”. I was surprised to learn she recorded it in 1953. I know a lot of the singers who sing it (such as Taylor Swift) have no idea of what a 54 convertible is, but her lyrics still have the 54 convertible.
Apparently the song was written for Eartha Kitt to perform. I don’t know how many versions there are, but it is a lot.
Anyway, I am glad Christmas music is here again and I learned something new today. As far as discussing whose version is best, all I heard were excellent, but Eartha Kitt’s is still the best!
So glad it is Thursday. While it hasn’t been a bad week, it has been a slow week.
That’s it for now, Thursday, November 7, 2019