My new prescription shoes make it so much easier to walk at the end of the workday. It used to be that I felt like being carried home in a bucket. One bus driver became disracted as I hobbled to the exit and took off. I landed in the aisle. The driver didn't even notice the commotion when other passengers gathered around to assist me. I should have reported him.
Well no worries now. I am not exactly bouncing but I can walk almost normally at the end of the day even after a hour sitting on the bus on the commute home.
I have a Sodastream water carbonating system. Of course I get the usual cola and non cola flavored syrups.
I am rather fond of the energy drink. I sip away at the one liter bottle all day at work.
One thing I found that you can enjoy without plunking down the money for the carbonating system itself is the grapefruit flavor. While the temps were in the 90s here I would pour a cap full of the sugar free version into the blender with ice and water. Instant pink grapefruit slushy. Great way to chill after being in the hot sun or having to endure a hot fourth floor apartment sans air conditioning.
With increasing frequency my eyes are not healthy enough for me to read. Fortunately I have had long experience with audiobooks. Until recently it was impossible for me to read in moving vehicles. I think that had a lot to do with my vision. When I blink my brain frequently does not stitch the two images together. Now the trade off is, when I can read I can do it in a moving vehicle. Wonderful.
So audio has been my form of book reading on commutes and while cycling for some time.
In Denver there are shelves and shelves of audiobooks in the main library. Lots of cassettes left and a universe full of CDs. Even the branch locations had 150 to 200 square feet of full audio shelves. Now I live in "progressive" Portland and the Multnomah County Main Library has one gondola dedicated to audio and the Sci-fi section... Don't blink or you'll miss it. It tales up about .5 to 1.5 linear feet on 5 shelves. It shares the shelves with Westerns and there is a gap between them.
and the Sci-fi is mixed in with Fantasy. I do understand that to a lot of book "experts" insist that riding around on unicorns and waving magic wants is EXACTLY the same as faring open space in a spaceship even if the physics are a logical extrapolation from current theory. I like both but I tend to draw a distinction between fae magic and space ships (which exist in the real world) and energy weapons (which also exist in the real world).* Ok, some of you will argue that Fae magic does too exist in the real world but It does not get on well with iron. There, another distinction :P
Oh, and if you like series books don't expect to find the first of the series. Go ahead. Search the catalog. See what I mean?
*I confess enjoying Warlock in spite of Himself, A delightful mix of cold iron Sci-fi and Fae magic in the same story.
Well, I am living on my own now. Thank goodness for my military service. The VA is getting me back on my feet.
I am in a Substance Abuse Treatment Program for my alcahol consumption. Its working better than I imagined! The new meds stop the craving. I only think about booze when its rubbed in my face. Like every block in Downtown. lol
Ok, its not that bad.
Central City Concern is bending over backwards to help me with my job hunt.
I should be self sufficient in no time!
My Primary Care provider told my case worker I can get on estrogen replacement as soon as I get my blood pressure under control. The lack of beer should be helping. Looking forward to that big time.
My case worker is pointing out social activities I should try. Since I left Portland in 1969 its a bit different than when I left (ya think!).
One cool constant. The Portland weather light is still there. I saw it between the buildings the other day. The light itself has been replaced but its still on top of its pole. I used to go to sleep in Linnton looking toward downtown and watching the usually blinking green light forcasting fair weather with precipitation. The color predicts teperature: red, green, white and blinking means precip.
Today was fantastic, if cool, Check out my latest photo on the Photo page.
June 2017 is my 60th birthday. Where did the time go?
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