December 12, 2016
3rd Sunday in Advent 2016
I have two working computers, one much older than this one I am using now and it is that old one the I am going to complain about. It is wearing out and I cannot afford to buy a new one just now. Plus, I have Microsoft Word 2013 on that computer which I use for all my writing. This computer does not have Microsoft Word, any version, and what little writing I do on this computer is done with Open Office. But the old computer has a broken CD drive, the keyboard skips and now I think the modem is shot. I cannot get a network connection on that computer. I may have to limit my use of that computer to just writing and use this one for everything else.
I carried the American Flag at church this morning in commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day. The shoes I wear for what is essentially my VFW uniform are just not a perfect fit but with my feet I don’t think I have had a perfect fit since before I was a teenager. I was glad to get them off after I got home. Then I got with friends and played a TTRPG, which normally would have been played yesterday but to accommodate one player was moved to today. We will be playing on Sunday for three or four months then back to Saturday. I am playing in three campaigns and three different game systems. Well, two are versions of the same system but those two are enough different to count as different systems.
Also at church today was a bake sale for refugees. I am broke so I wasn’t able to buy anything. Couldn’t buy coffee either. The coffee sold at church is Fair Trade coffee and I think it is superior to the coffee sold in stores. I have been drinking coffee since I was a little child. Come to think of it, I have been drinking beer for just about as long. Hard liquor is more recent and I don’t drink it as much. But for hard liquor I have only one drink – The Glen Levitt single malt Scotch. When I decided to change from Bourbon to Scotch I tried blended and did not like it. I tried single malt and liked Glen Levitt quite a lot. I have tried other single malts, notably Glen Fiddich, but always go back to Glen Levitt. When I do buy a bottle, I drink it over the course of a month. My nose does not work right and so I smell very few things and of those few, I do not like most. Glen Levitt I can smell and I like. I will set a glass next to my computer as I work and sip it for hours while enjoying the smell and taste.
The weather was nice today. Warm for winter but not too much. The night last night was chilly and tonight it is going to be chilly again. Chilly nights I can handle but real hard cold, forget it.