Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 23, 2022, or: A Brief Update from the Subtropics

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Hi, there, Dear Reader. Today’s post is going to be another one of those short-and-sweet ones of little significance because I’m tired, moody, and uninspired.

I woke up today shortly after 8 in the morning; the Caregiver had already closed the room to the master bedroom, which doubles as her remote office for her job at the county courthouse, but my café con leche was still hot, so it was probably 8:05 AM or so when I shuffled into the kitchenette, bleary eyed and still wiping the last vestiges of sleep away with my hands. That’s all I had waiting for me at my place at the table – there wasn’t a plate with soda crackers or even toast; just one café con leche by its lonesome.

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I could have prepared a packet of Quaker Instant Oatmeal if I had wanted one, but I wasn’t in the mood for oatmeal, so I have only eaten a handful of Sun Chips multi-grain snacks to supplement my café con leche. I am considering making some oatmeal for lunch, which I’ll have as soon as I publish this on WordPress.

While I did not have another night plagued by insomnia, I still feel as though I have a “sleep deficit.” I went to bed only a bit later than usual – 11:30 PM rather than 11 PM – and fell asleep watching the 4K UHD Director’s Cut of 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. I don’t think I slept soundly; I remember being nearly awake at least three times between last night and this morning, and I did not wake up ready to take on the day.

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Other than that, I don’t have much to write about. This morning, my other blog ­ – A Certain Point of View – over on Blogger passed the 800,000 pageviews mark. When I first checked my Statistics page around 8:30 AM, the stats hovered slightly above the 798,000-pageviews mark. As I write this in the early afternoon of Friday, September 23, 2022, the pageview count is at 800,604. Since the stats are synched to start a new day at 7 PM Eastern, or midnight in London (or Greenwich Mean Time), I am sure that by the time I log off my computer, the figure will be higher than 800,604.

I need to have some lunch – a packet of Quaker oatmeal being my choice – and after that, I will take a shower and change out of my pajamas and into some clean street clothes. It’s hot again in the Tampa Bay area, though, and there is rain in the forecast, so my chances of going out even for a brief walk are slim to none.

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So, with that, Dear Reader, I will take my leave of you. Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.  

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

8 thoughts on “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 23, 2022, or: A Brief Update from the Subtropics

  1. Congratulations on the views on your other blog and I definitely understand that feeling of not sleeping soundly. I slept well last night but the night before that I felt like I didn’t really get any deep sleep.

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      1. I slept okay, except that way before sunrise I woke up with cramps in both legs. Thankfully they subsided, but I thought I would have another long and tiring day with a too-early start. I did go back to sleep, but I am still tired at nearly 4 PM my time.


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