The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Not Sure How to Describe

 

My apologies for being away.  I just had extremely low energy and a strong aversion to being on the computer more than I have been preparing for classes. 

Nothing shocking or new to report from here, so I guess a small list of thoughts will have to suffice:

1.  My MOUSE hand is awfully damn tired and a bit stiff.  Most of the extra computer time I have had to devote to PREPARING to teach has been in thousands of nit-picky mouse clicks.  Not so much any real typing.  Not so much any real CONTENT development.... just click, click, click, click etc.... to move and shift and push files every which way in the electronic learning environment.  I still have to develop content pieces, but I need the damn framework first.... so it is click, click, click, click.....

 2.  A new HEAT WAVE has come back to my region, so yesterday, today, and probably most of the days this week, I am doing the "Sasquatch" routine again in running..... running only with shorts, shoes and hat.... no shirt.  And, I still try to get out as early as possible to keep it a bit cooler and to not frighten folks into thinking there is a yeti or a bear or some other wild creature running amuck.  

3.  I have been focusing on Mass themed music in my playing and practice lately.  

4.  I am in another new cycle where I feel a lot of strong desire to smoke my pipes again.  The up and down to my desires is still SO surprising to me.  When I woke up this morning, I swear that I could taste the lingering flavors of one of my favorite pipe tobaccos on my tongue.  That recollection has had me yearning for that blend all day long.  

5.  I do not know if I mentioned this television program before, but my wife and I stumbled upon a show (I think it is on the History Channel) called "Alone".  We BOTH find it utterly fascinating.  It is a competitive reality show about 10 outdoor adventurists who are attempting to survive in the Arctic for 100 days.... and they are responsible for making their own shelters, and obtaining food however they can.  It is fascinating to watch.

 PipeTobacco

8 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Fight the good fight when it comes to resisting urges to smoke the pipe again. I'm sure you quit for a reason, right? I'm sure it's nothing that going for a jog won't fix. I swear running and yoga cure everything. That new show sounds like the show "Naked and Afraid." The best one of those I saw is where the dude took a poop like 5 steps from their shelter and the woman stepped in it.

Tuesday, 25 August, 2020  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Oddly enough I see no heatwave in our 14 day forecast. I am thankful for that.

Wednesday, 26 August, 2020  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

But would you want to try and survive in the Arctic? Not me. I like my comfort and heat.

I think summer has abandoned us here. Sometimes we get an 'Indian summer' in September so we can but hope and envy you your heat.

Wednesday, 26 August, 2020  
Blogger Tom Cochrun said...

Thanks for the tip on Alone.

Thursday, 27 August, 2020  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

it was 105 today..next week we're going to have a cold front moving in..will be in mid 90's..

Sunday, 30 August, 2020  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Seven days. Are you alright?

Wednesday, 02 September, 2020  
Blogger GaP said...

Hope you're okay, Professor....

Monday, 07 September, 2020  
Blogger BBC said...

Carry on....

Tuesday, 08 September, 2020  

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