Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon on Saturday, September 24, 2022, and even though it’s fall in the Tampa Bay area, you would not know it because of the summer-like heat. It’s not as hellishly hot as it was in August – the heat index is in the mid-90s rather than the low 100s (30s and 40s for those of you who use the Celsius scale) – but for someone with an aversion to high temperature and humidity, it’s not exactly “let’s go out for a walk” weather, even at this point in 2022.
Today’s post will, yet again, be short-and-sweet because:
- I have not done anything truly worthwhile recently – unless, of course, you include prowess at playing computer games such as Regiments as something “truly worthwhile,” that is
- Although I did not have another bout of insomnia, I did get leg cramps that woke me up in the predawn hours. Boy did that hurt! It took a while for my calf muscles – on both legs, mind – to relax and for the pain to subside; at one point I thought I would not be able to fall asleep. Thankfully I did go back to sleep and woke up shortly before 8 AM, but I am still a bit tired even after consuming three cups of coffee and a breadstick
- At one point this morning, I thought about writing a review of The Only Plane in the Sky, but I decided to hold off on that for a few days. I’ve already done two book reviews (The Third World War duology), and I don’t feel like devoting five or more hours to writing another one so soon. I think I’ll wait till next week before I tackle that oral history about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda
- The only thing I can think of that is worth mentioning is that there is a possibility that Hurricane Ian will affect the Tampa Bay area by this time next week. Right now, Ian is a tropical storm in the Caribbean Sea, but the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows a track that has Ian coming toward this part of Florida by 8 AM Thursday. Ugh. I did not need this new development in my life
I need to go take a shower and change into clean street clothes, so I will go ahead and close this post here. Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.