Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Walking and 7-Eleven suck

Just to let you know how hard this challenge (yesterdays post) is going to be for me, I was going to go walking today after work, you know, kind of a warm up before the challenge starts tomorrow. About 2 o'clock, at work, I got stuck outside in the pouring rain as a sudden storm hit and I was on my forklift trying to get some things inside. I was drenched. I wasn't all that concerned with being wet since I was getting off in half an hour anyways but when I got home, I helped the wife put the ice maker back together (she was trying to figure out why it stopped working) and I still planned on going but do you know what ultimately prevented me from going? My socks were wet. Yup, there you have it.

My thought process was at first, I'll just go for a walk in my work boots (they look like tennis shoes/sneakers) so I don't have to change my socks. Then my though process was, it probably won't be good to walk in wet socks, I'll probably end up with blisters or something. Then I was thinking, but I don't want to change socks just to go walking and then take them off to shower. So I just didn't go.

Do you see how easy it is to talk myself out of going? Do you see how hard it is going to be to do this challenge?

I'm going to give it a go though, we'll see how well I do.

If you follow me on Twitter, or should I say, if you actually read what I tweet because I'm sure the majority, if not all, of my followers don't even know I exist, then you saw this tweet earlier, and I shall explain here.

On my way home, I took an alternate route than I normally take. Because we got blasted with rain, the road I work on floods and I mean floods. I have seen cars get stalled trying to drive though it. So I took the back route out to avoid that and I needed gas, so I hit the 7-Eleven that I pass by. Normally I hit, what we call, the Smith's Food Mart which is on my usual route. It's been there for years and I tend to me loyal to places that never give me any problems. Plus they have greasy gas station food that I love (Pizza Puffs). Yummy! I'm hungry now.

Anyways, I went to 7-Eleven and inserted my card, put in my pin number and it said cancelled by cashier. In other words, they run a certain amount on my card at the start to make sure you can afford gas and I didn't have enough in it. Now, I was only going to put $10 in, for one, I get paid Friday. Two, $10 will last me a week because for the most part, I drive back and forth to work and that's pretty much it. I only work 4 miles from work, 8 miles round trip so I don't use much gas. Since mid-February, I have only gone 2625.7 miles.

I absolutely hate the fact that these places do this. I understand they are protecting themselves from thieves but you know what, don't punish me for the criminals out there. I understand, but it doesn't make me happy. So I got in my car and drove off. I do pay at the pump because I don't want to go inside and pay. I don't want to roll my windows up, take the keys out and lock the car when I should be able to scan my card and never leave the area around my car. Not to mention, people suck so if I can avoid a few, I'm out. I drove off and went to Smith's, which is a Phillips 66 station. Put my card in, put $10 in and left.

For the record, do you know how much I had in my account when 7-11 denied my card? $65 was my balance. My car won't even hold $65 of gas at the current cost. They must be running it for $100 to see if you deem worthy for their gas.

I will be avoiding 7-Elevens from now on.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Walking again?

I've decided that I may decide that I might start walking again. Sounds optimistic doesn't it. I need to start walking again, I feel better when I do and most of all, it would cut into my nap time which I need because I don't sleep as much at night when I'm napping in the afternoon.

I've also decided that I am going to set a goal for the month of September. That goal is 10,000 steps a day. Well technically, an average of 10,000 steps because we all know how much I like my lazy weekends. So I figure if I want a lazy Sunday, then I have to step it up during the week to get the count up to make up for the lazy Sunday. I say Sunday because I normally, weather pending, mow the lawn on Saturday morning and that's usually good for around 10,000 steps alone.

I told my wife the goal, and now I'm telling you. I'm hoping if I tell enough people that I will actually do it.

I did enjoy walking when I did it before but as soon as I took a few days off, I got out of the habit and then could never get going again. My mom won't be happy with this since we compete for steps. I may actually be able to take the weekends that she usually beats me on. I get the weekdays because of work and she gets weekends because I'm lazy.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Weekend

I did a few things this weekend but nothing really exciting. Friday, I worked, came home and took Sam to an appointment. Saturday, Sam and I went to see Suicide Squad and Sunday, Sam and I went shooting.

Friday was hot as hell, with humidty, it was in the mid 90's. I can handle the heat ok, but it is so draining, your body just feels exhausted. My old job was a lot hotter and more humidity and I worked there for 14 years so I can definitely handle it. I filled up my water bottle multiple times on Friday and I rarely empty it once in a day. After work, I came home and showered and ran Sam to her appointment. We got there at 10 till 4 thinking it was at 4, apparently it was at 3:30, oops.

Saturday, Samantha and I got up and went to the early showing of Suicide Squad. I asked Trevor but he decided he wasn't interested in going. I do love purchasing my tickets on my app, plus I get coupons in my email so I like that the whole place is digital now. I don't have print out the coupon, I can just hand them my phone and they scan it right off the screen. Same with the tickets, I load it up on the app, show it to the ticket taker and he prints out my tickets and we go sit down. You gotta love the digital age.

Samantha and I both liked the movie. I didn't really have any complaints about it. I don't know the Suicide Squad origins, other than what I've read recently so I didn't hold it up to a standard, which is a problem a lot of the fans have. That's why it hasn't rated very well. I can go into a movie as it is a stand alone instead of trying to make it out what else it was supposed to be. It also ranks lower on certain websites because Marvel fans who hate DC go on those sight and give it bad ratings just because they have nothing better to do. So reviews and such don't mean much to me, if I think it looks good, I go see it. We both thought it was pretty good and we'll both probably watch it again when it comes to DVD.

Afterwards, we ran by Martin's and picked up some Ice Cream and chocolate since it was Trevor's birthday. He had a friend over most of the day and he stayed overnight. so we had his favorite supper (spaghetti) and then Brownie's with Ice Cream on it for dessert.

Sunday, Samantha and I headed out over to Walmart to pick up some stuff for the range. Targets, ear plugs and ammo for the most part. It was the first time I wore my gun in public since getting my conceal/carry permit. It was a little weird because you feel like everyone is looking at you but I'm guessing for the most part, it was in my head. I just have to get used to it.

Afterwards, we headed to the range we shoot at. Most of the people didn't show up today so for the most part it was us 2, and my brother and his son. Someone dropped off a bunch of old bowling pins so we had fun setting those up and shooting them down. It was a good time and since there weren't a lot of people there, we were only out there for a little over an hour and still shot out quite a bit.

Trevor doesn't like to go shooting with us, I have a feeling he is afraid of guns, which is fine, it's certainly a healthy fear. He didn't even want to touch the gun when I brought it home and I hadn't even bought any ammo yet so it was empty. I need to find something that he and I can do together but we just don't have much in common.

Don't have to many plans this week other than working. I think one day this week I have to stay over and cover 2nd shift but I don't remember which day. I need to get over and donate blood as well this week, I had planned on doing that Saturday after our movie and I spaced it and forgot. I hate going right after work because it's so hot and I'm sweaty but I guess I'll have to suck it up and go anyways.

I've been putting a bunch of work this weekend on my PC blogs as well, making some headway and slowly getting caught up. Cleaned up all my incoming cards as well so I've been productive this weekend, even if I'm still sitting on my ass for most of it.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Last game of the season

I'm going to attempt to blog a little more consistently. I figured if I can take the time to post on my Last Song of the Day blog every day, that I could throw a few words up here.

We had our last softball game tonight, it was a make up game that they decided to do on the hottest day of the year. We ended up winning in the bottom of the 6th on a walk off, I was on base but the runner in front of me was the winning run. It's a co-ed team and you have to go guy/girl in the line-up, you can also replace a girl with a kid under 15 years old. We ended up 1 short on the girl/kid so if that happens and you have 2 guys next to each other in the line up, the 2nd guy has to bat either with a tee ball bat or bat with your non dominant side. We ended up with 1 short so I had to bat left handed. First at bat, I would have grounded out but the first basemen dropped it, I'd like to say it was my blazing speed that threw him off, but that would be a lie. Second at bat, I walked which is just fine with me since I was batting left handed. Third at bat was in the bottom of the 6th, last inning, and I hit a lined single to center field. The next batter hit it to left field but it was dropped and the girl in front on me scored. I could have scored as well but I stopped since it was over. It was an exciting finish to the game. We won it 17-16.

I did all right in the field, I pitched a few strikeouts, no walks and I made 3 or 4 plays hit back at me. It's slow pitch, the strikeouts don't mean anything I generally did but I take pride in the no walks and fielding my position well.

Samantha had a really great hit up the middle and she seemed happy tonight, was pretty talkative to everyone which is always great to see. I do love playing with her on the field. A little father/daughter time.

Afterwards, they said they need a few extra players for a tournament on the 20th to make another team since our team didn't have enough to compete so Samantha and I volunteered for that. So I guess technically, it wasn't my last game. Although the first game is at 8 am on a Saturday so I'm not looking forward to that first one.

I'm going to bed now, stupid 7:30 games, I don't get home until after 9 but I'm beat, so I'm out. I got something up here and I'll try to blog more often.