“Don’t Trust Blindly If in shark infested waters, don’t assume the fin coming toward you is a dolphin.”

I apologize for the lateness of the hour, but my computer is acting up, and it wouldn’t load. I am using my iPad in the interim.

The day is a pretty one with sunshine, blue skies and only a little humidity. My windows are open. It is getting hotter so I’m thinking the air will be back on shortly. Gracie is panting, a sure sign of heat.

I actually have an entry in my date book. Tonight I’m going to my friends’ house for burgers. I figure it will also be a game night.

I’m back on my computer. It finally loaded.

It has been a while since I’ve been to the movies. I watch TV or Netflix or Infinity, but the new Star Trek movie is tempting me to the theater. I’ll have to pick a beach day so there will be very few people willing to give up the sun for a dark theater and expensive popcorn.  I sneak in my own candy. I’m a Thin Mints fan and sometimes Good and Plenty. The last time I went to the theater I also sneaked in cheddar popcorn. I did buy a drink.

I’ve been watching the shark movies on Syfy. I’ve also kept track of the sightings of the Great Whites off Chatham. The pictures of the real sharks from aerial cameras are the scariest of all. The sharks look huge. If they were the stars of a science fiction movie, they’d have leapt up and eaten the plane. Today I got to watch The Three Headed Shark. It needed a huge suspension of disbelief.

Staying inside in the air conditioning leaves me with no adventures to enthrall my readers. Will I or will I not take a nap is the big dilemma. I’m leaning toward taking one.











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12 Comments on ““Don’t Trust Blindly If in shark infested waters, don’t assume the fin coming toward you is a dolphin.””

  1. Bob Says:

    The new Star Trek movie is one I’m anxious to also to see. I think that the popcorn is the highest profit item in a movie theater. We also smuggle our own treats into the theater. Here we have a theater that charges a dollar and a half to see films after they have left the first run movie theaters.

    My dad had a friend that made millions in the popcorn business. He started by buying a popcorn store down the street from a movie theatre and sold specially popcorn. He later opened popcorn stands in the first discount stores along with snack bars. He once told me that a 500 lb. bag of unpopped popcorn cost him about five bucks. Imagine how many bags of popped popcorn that made at even twenty five cents a bag in those days. A huge profit margin!

    Unfortunately, our condo air conditioning system is not working properly and can’t be fixed until Monday. The AC is a cold water system that circulates to every apartment from a central cooling tower. It’s about 85 degrees in the condo which is just cool. Maybe it’s a good afternoon to head to the pool.

    • Bob,
      The movie has gotten good reviews which makes me even more anxious to see it. My sister also has an after first run theater. I wish we did.

      The popcorn is sometimes stale, especially at a matinee. It is much cheaper to go in the afternoon so that’s when I go. I like that: smuggle in food.

      I have a popcorn maker so I get to pop my own. I have a counter size and a larger one that is a small version of a movie popcorn machine. I like to make different flavors.

      Wow, I just turned on the air and the house is only 76˚, but it started to feel too warm. I have a window AC in my bedroom. I’d head up there if my central AC died.

      I have a hand fan which I used on my trips to Ghana. As long as my face is cool I can sleep.

  2. Morpfy Says:

    To have “vision”, and I don’t mean the kind that lets you read books or watch TV, is to be able to see into the future, predict the next big thing or calculate the best way to act, prepare, or plan for the future. But more often I think we forget to have that vision to look back at our lives, our experiences, and see what it has taught us. Hindsight is not 20/20 but it can be if you time the time to look at it with clear vision and understand its lessons. Too often we have our eyes on the prize at the end of the race and when we come up short, maybe it is because we didn’t bother to look behind ourselves and see where our path went astray.

    • Mortify,
      Welcome back!!

      I find myself looking back more often than I did. I value my experiences. They have made me into the person I am. For that I will always be grateful.

  3. Birgit Says:

    I’m glad your computer works again.
    Last week my computer didn’t start and I finally had to replace the battery, a cheap 1€ DIY repair. I knew the battery was weak for about a year but it was one of those do-it-another-day things. Lesson learned. Well, I can’t complain, 8.5 years isn’t bad for a quite cheap computer. No serious hardware problems so far, I just added a second harddrive and doubled the RAM some time ago. I guess I’ll have to pat my computer from time to time.

    Survive the sharks and have fun tonight!

    • Birgit,
      Mine is a Mac, and I think it is having age issues as it is rather old. When my PC died, the Mac laptop became my computer. It has started with a black screen, stalled on the apple and a few other problems. I just googled the problems on my iPad, and I found how to correct them, but they are getting more frequent. I won’t think of another one until after I go to Ghana.

      Now I’m watching Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda. It is just awful!

      • flyboybob Says:

        If your Mac is a laptop and older, it may have an easily replaceable HD. The newer Macs it’s not very easy to replace anything including the battery. Apple figures that when most owner’s HD dies or the battery won’t hold a charge, it’s time to buy a new computer. I have to remember that the only thing that’s forever is AIDS. 🙂

      • Bob,
        It is an older laptop though I can’t remember exactly when I bought it. My battery holds a charge, but I seldom use battery power except once in a while on the deck.

        I will look into replacing the HD.

      • Birgit Says:

        Kat, different battery. A cell battery on the mainboard which keeps the internal clock running and is necessary to keep the BIOS settings when the computer is without power. I lost my settings because I waited too long, fortunately default settings work but I have to adjust them occasionally. This battery usually works up to 10 years, just be alert when your computer clock time is wrong when you start your computer offline.

      • Thanks, Birgit, as I have no idea of the inner workings of my machine. I turn it on and it best go on.

  4. Long time since I was at the cinema too and it’s because they are so far away. So normally I just wait for the dvd since I don’t have netflix or anything similar. I have lots of dvd’s waiting but the weather has been unusually good so I haven’t been indoors that much and I didn’t have the energy to do anything when the cold was as worst 🙂

    I don’t know how it is now days but when I grew up we always could bring our own candy to the cinema. That might have changed now days since they have so much more to chose from. Then again it has become so nasty expensive to go to the cinema that being forced buying their extra expesive candy most likely would stop people gong there at all.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      The theater is close to where I live, but I don’t seem to get there much. I am determined to go this week to see Star Trek.

      Here you are supposed to buy your candy at the snacks counter. The candy is quite expensive there so I buy some ahead of time and put it in my backpack. The afternoon movies are less expensive though still cost a lot. When school is in session, there are only a few people in each theater.

      Have a wonderful Sunday!

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