All posts by James DeVol

Well….that was easy…

Well…as I said a little while ago, I had a nasty rattle coming from the exhaust that started yesterday and it was just so damn annoying…so, you know that I have to get at it when something is wrong with the car and even the rain wasn’t going to stop me…so, I just went out to take a look at it and the heat shield just fell off in my hand when I pulled on it…and when I started the car up to test it and see if the one on top of the pipe had to come off, too…it was quiet with no problem so that was probably one of the easiest fixes I’ve ever had on the car…and it will make my day to not have to think about it anymore…yay!

June 20th

Well…it appears to be a normal Thursday with doing the grocery run and then reading the paper before coming here…and now I have a new problem with the car…the leak appears to be fixed but I have a heat shield in the exhaust rattling that is annoying as hell…so, I’ll have to climb under the car today or tomorrow to see which one it is…it’s in the front of the car so I think it’s the one that is on the pipe just coming off the header…we’ll see…should be an easy fix or I’ll just remove it if there is clearance and it won’t start the car on fire…slept okay last night and feel so much better this morning than I did yesterday…and it looks like the bike ride will have to wait until later with the rain out there right now so I am going to revel in that and plan on only one ride today…I did get some cleaning done yesterday and I need to do the oven today since it is getting pretty dirty….and the rest of the kitchen needs work, too, so that will be on the agenda today….but first, I am going to have more coffee and read some news and ease into it….more later…

Did anyone tell trump that Hillary is not running?

Well…of course I didn’t listen to any of idiot boy’s Klan rally last night but I have read about it and the delusion runs strong in that one…I do have a question: Did anyone tell trump that Hillary isn’t running? For almost a third of the speech, trump just kept going on and on about Hillary, e-mails, and that the only people who committed any crimes were on the other side….and the crowd, who has about three brain cells between all of them, kept chanting “lock her up” as idiot boy led the cheer…and that makes me wonder if anyone told THEM that Hillary is not running. There was nothing new in this rant and that makes it even more clear that the moron in chief can’t learn anything new…if you looked at any speech he has given in the past two years, they are all exactly the same unless he is reading from the prompter….oh, and one little detail that kind of went under the radar made me laugh…they couldn’t get enough people from the Orlando area to come to his hate rally so they bused them in from all over Florida…and I’ll bet that they paid the ones that were standing in line to stand there and make it look like idiot boy is more popular than he is…after all, only 25% of the people polled in Orlando approve of trump…and every dem challenger is beating him in the latest Florida poll…and that’s too damn funny…impeach…

June 19th

Well…so much for the new schedule working…got up at 6 but just couldn’t get to the point where I wanted to do one of these…so, I got on the bike first and still don’t feel that hot…part of that may be that I didn’t have coffee yet so we’ll test that right now with the first cup…slept okay last night but getting on the bike was a chore…much more work than I like and it feels good to be back here on the couch…I did get out to get my hair cut and run some errands yesterday and I need to get out and run a couple more today…need to get out to DD to get some chicken for 99 cents a pound so I’ll have protein for the rest of the week…the marinade I made the other day came out really good so I am going to modify it a little to make some chicken tacos…just going to add some chili powder and maybe a little cayenne…need to make something new since I am getting bored with the normal stuff…not much to do today…I should clean but probably won’t…just have no motivation right now so we’ll see…more later…

Another one gone…

Well….I wonder if trump and his cronies should just install revolving doors for the heads of all of the cabinet positions in this administration…just today the acting Sec of Defense resigned after a few months on the job to “spend more time with his family”….not that he couldn’t pass the background checks….not that this is disqualifying by any means where trump is concerned….after all, everyone in his circle is ethically challenged and can’t get through the senate confirmation process…and I think this guy still has more that he is hiding that he wants to keep hidden so he just bailed instead of having that come out and losing any chance of that sweet, sweet lobbying money. Never in our history have so many “acting” people that can’t get confirmed been running this country…just the best people, believe me…impeach…okay, this one was short…so maybe I’ll do two tomorrow to make up for it…who knows?

June 18th

Well…trying out the new schedule this morning with getting this done before I get on the bike for the first ride and I’m not sure the brain is ready for this…I did sleep okay last night but up at 5:04 is not okay…I was able to lie back down for an hour or so but none of that was sleeping so that didn’t help much…but, I don’t feel too bad right now so I guess I can live with it…and, I’m not really too sore today even after two rides yesterday so maybe I’ve gotten over that hump and two a days are going to be the new normal….need to get on the bike by 7 or so today since I want to get my hair cut and run some errands this morning and I do want to see if the car is still leaking…it appears it isn’t but I think it needs a full heat cycle to see for sure…and I need to spray around here again today since I found another cricket in the kitchen so I must not have done a good job of it yesterday….not much to do today…after the hair cut and errands, I need to cook some chicken that I’ve had in a new marinade overnight…just got bored with baking it with a little seasonings on it and it would be nice if I can get some more flavor into it….more later….

Trump gets beaten by everything…

Well…I wonder when the new meltdown is going to come from the idiot trump when someone tells him that his interview with ABC yesterday came in last for the time period with only about 3 million viewers…getting beaten by re-runs of everything…I wonder if this means that people are finally figuring out it it worthless to watch him anymore? I haven’t seen the lie count for that interview but, when he opens his mouth, he lies so I’ll bet it is huge. One thing that I saw from excerpts that were on twitter (I would puke if I had to listen to trump…even for a few seconds) was that George S. was doing his best to cut through the constant lies and bullshit that trump always piles everywhere he goes but that’s hard to do since trump just doesn’t care that he can tell three lies in one sentence and has no conscience.  I think trump is getting more and more irrelevant every day…especially on the world stage where no one trusts anything he says anymore and are figuring out how to do without the US everywhere…that’s really making us great again isn’t it trumpsters? Impeach…

June 17th

Well…running pretty late today and I just can’t figure out this new schedule of getting out on the bike early….I’m not sure if I am lucid enough to do one of these as soon as I get up but I guess I’ll give it a try tomorrow…one thing I do know, the bike ride is not nearly as much fun without having coffee first…slept okay last night and got up just a little before 6 even with getting to bed late again last night but for some reason I felt flat on the bike…oh, okay, no coffee…almost forgot about that…not too sore today even after the bike…didn’t get a lot done yesterday with all of the sports on tv and not having any motivation so I think I’ll try to clean some today…I do need to put some poison down since I am damn tired of having crickets in here and that may help with the spiders, too….I did make a pizza yesterday and I think I finally have the recipe for those down…one thing I can’t understand is why frozen pizzas have so damn much salt in them…the crust recipe I use has only a teaspoon of salt in it and that makes a 16 inch crust….and my pizza tastes so much better than frozen…hmmm…more later…

You should be concerned…

Well…I know I’ve gone on and on about how ill suited for the job of president the idiot trump is….and the latest reporting in the NYT really emphasizes that all of us should be concerned that this moron has not been removed from office. Just yesterday, the NYT reported that the US intelligence agencies have stopped briefing trump on the most sensitive information that they develop, fearing that he will blurt it out to anyone he’s talking to…just like he did to the Russian ambassador that lead to the destruction of an intelligence network that was giving us information from Syria….and, on top of that, when they tried to brief him in the past, trump just doesn’t have the capacity to pay attention to get through a briefing and the briefers just can’t dumb the information down enough for him to understand it…and he continually dismisses whatever information that doesn’t jibe with what he already “knows”. Now, I know I call idiot boy a toddler a lot…but cripes, he IS just like a toddler…well, I probably shouldn’t insult toddlers like that…when my kids were toddlers they could understand a lot more than trump…impeach…

June 16th

Well…running a little late today with getting out on the bike around 6 and then reading the paper before coming here to do this…it was still a little dark when I got out and it was so damn windy that it was a little unpleasant…slept okay last night but was up around 5 and that is disappointing…it would be nice to get at least one night of 7 hours or so…and I even went to bed late last night…oh, well…it was an okay day yesterday but I didn’t get much done but cook and watch races and that looks like what today will be….going to make a pizza for lunch and I’m not sure if I’m going to go out on the bike again…could take a rest day of only 15 miles but I’ll think about that later…maybe it will rain? I do have to do some laundry today since I don’t have anything clean and need to do bedding and towels…so maybe I’ll just take it easy today…have been getting 30 miles a day in and don’t really need to do that every day…more later…