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A Little of This and That

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Going out to church yesterday morning I slipped on the front steps and fell the whole way down.  It happened so fast I only know that I ended up in the snow and ice laying down by the car (that is the fastest I ever went down those stairs).   I decided that since I was already by the car that if I could get up I would still go to church – and I did.  There are several places on my body that ache and hurt if I touch them but overall I am still alive and kickin’ .  We’ll see how I feel when I try to get to my small group at church tonight.

I have thought quite a bit this past year that my wife and family really needs someone much stronger and better than me.   If they should find that someone I would bow out gracefully as I know that I am fortunate that they have put up with me all this time.

I started going through my old 45 records recently and they sure bring back some great memories.  Many of them have these covers on them with pictures of the artist,  you don’t get that with a cd or an mp3.    I have a ton of records that I’ve saved through all these years.  I have Bobby Vee, Elvis, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Dion and many many more.   I even have a couple records by “Jan and Arnie” which was Jan recording with a friend before Dean came in the picture and and and I have like a demo record by Walt the Stilt Chamberlain.  If I can find a cheap desk to put downstairs by the computer I am going (I hope) to get out an old turn table and play my records now and again.

I am really getting tired of television,  even the shows I watch have been losing their appeal to me.  Their are a few that I still look forward to watching but that list is dwindling down a lot lately.   Some of the shows I still watch regularly are “Scorpion, Big Bang Theory, NCIS (all of them), This Is Us,  Criminal Minds and a few BBC shows.   This week I recorded and watched what I consider the best Cop movie ever made “Bullit” with Steve McQueen and that car chase scene is simply classic.

On Valentines day this year we will have been married for 48 years.  It’s been a great ride for me but it seems that everyone could have done better than me;  I can’t give them the things they seem to want like in-ground pools and cruises and I am pretty boring at get togethers and parties.  But I am here until they get tired of me and move along (I would have thought it would have happened a long time ago).

OK enough whining so I guess I’ll go ahead and post this.

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TV Shows I Watch

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It seems logical to go through the week, soooooo.

Mondays lately I watch Scorpion and NCIS LA.    Even though I have always liked NCIS LA I am getting tired of it with the characters always bickering like a couple old ladies all the time.   As for scorpion I kind of like the quirky personalities they have given Happy and Toby.   Enough said.

Tuesdays I watch NCIS and NCIS New Orleans.   I am saddened at the departure of Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) – to me he was the show almost as much as Gibbs.  Tony can go from class clown to deadly serious in a heartbeat.    As far as New Orleans I think they are going so far into the character interaction thing and the ending scenes in the bar that it takes away from the actually crime aspect – I watch it but whether I continue to watch it is up in the air.

Wednesdays the only show I really look forward to is Criminal Minds.   It has stayed true to it’s purpose and although it has changed cast members a few times I still consider it my favorite show

On Thursday night I used to watch Elementary but they seem to have moved it to Sunday night which is a bad sign as I have noticed that shows they move to Sunday are soon cancelled.    I like this show a lot and the only drawback is that the main character sometimes talks to fast I have no idea what he is saying.

There are a couple cable shows I like a lot and try not to miss them.   The first one is The Artful Detective  or on another cable channel they call it Murdoch Mysteries.     Good old fashioned detective work and even though it is set in the 1890s it alludes to things happening in todays world. Excellent show. 

The next show is Death In Paradise.   Set on an island called San Marie.   Great blend of characters and I truly enjoy all of them.

Although there are a number of sitcoms I like and enjoy – I am not really concerned if I miss them.   The top ones that I find consistently funny are 1. Big Bang Theory, 2. Black (ish), 3. Fresh Off The Boat, 4. Last Man Standing, 5. The Middle.     We watch more of them but these are the top ones that I like.