Wednesday August 16, 2023
Here comes another Hump Day Wednesday. Cooler today with a high of just 81.
I came down with a little something apparently during the Little Rock trip last weekend, so yesterday it turned out to be a good thing that my writing appointment had to be rescheduled as I spent the day just resting. And it’s paid off as I’m good to go again today.
In fact I felt well enough to go the ballpark last night and chill out watching our Triple A Brewers affiliated team the “Sounds” play a little baseball.
And what a gorgeous evening to watch baseball as the temps actually dropped into the 70’s last night. Perfect. And getting outdoors made me feel better as well so I’m grateful for that.
Here’s the next few shows on my calendar.
This weekend August 18 & 19 it’s the Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival.
Saturday August 26 I’m with “Hits & Grins” for the Terry and Wanda Seay House Concert in Franklin, TN.
Then September 9 I’m back in Ohio with Linda Davis and Lang Scott for an “Evening in the Round” show in Waynesville.
Amazon Pharmacy has announced it will release coupons that will automatically bring down the cost of insulin on more than a dozen insulin and diabetes care brands.
A doctor, Brett Osborne said yesterday that COVID is here to stay, but is not a major threat to most people.
A New York Daily news article here lists 20 habits that makeus age faster. Drinking from a straw, drinking anything other than water, junk food, not enough sleep and not letting go of grudges are all on the list.
YEP IT’S HOT
NASA confirmed yesterday that this past July was the hottest on record since 1880. Yikes.
Pretty funny hot weather joke here…a tad ribald…but funny.
Three men gathered together for a round of golf on the 4th of July. The men were surprised to be let out for the day and each wanted to know how the other got away from their wife.
The first man said: “I bought a dozen red roses for my wife, and she was so happy she let me go”.
The second man said: “I purchased a diamond ring for my wife, and she was so excited she let me go.”
The third man said: “I woke up this morning, rolled over, looked at my wife, and said to her, “Golf course or intercourse?” She said, “Wear sunscreen, it’s hot outside.”
TV TIDE IS TURNING
Broadcast and cable networks made up less than half of all TV use in July which is the first time linear TV viewing has fallen below 50% in Nielsen’s two-plus years of tracking viewing time by platform. Streaming is starting to take over. It Ain’t just ABC, NBC, and CBS no more.
MORE AI STUFF
Word is that AI can steal passwords with 95% accuracy just by listening to keystrokes. Wow. I just want to use AI to help me find my keys, reading glasses and cellphone.
Both Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme have rolled out pumpkin spice flavored drinks, coffee and more. Hard to get in the mood for Fall pumpkin stuff for me when it’s 100 degrees out. And if pumpkin is that popular, why don’t they make it available year round? Questions I have no answers for.
I don’t open a lot of tin cans. When I do, most now have a tab to pull back on eliminating the use of a can opener. I did not know one could open a tin can with just a spoon. So the next time I have to open a can I might try this little trick.
Doing some solo writing today on a song idea I’ve had laying on the desk for a bit. The great thing about writing solo as compared to co-writing is that my ideas are ALWAYS the best when I write with myself.
Have a great Wednesday.