Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 9, 2022, or: My Sunday Night at the Movies…It Didn’t Go So Well

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, May 9, 2022. It is a hot, muggy spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82°F (28°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 5 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 63%,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 9, 2022, or: My Sunday Night at the Movies…It Didn’t Go So Well”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 7, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and So is the Rainy Season

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. It’s a warm but cloudy day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79°F (26) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 83% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 7, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and So is the Rainy Season”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 4, 2022, or: Storms, Books, and ‘Star Wars Day’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. It is a warm, humid day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79°F (26°C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 82% and the wind blowing from the east at 2 MPH (3 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 4, 2022, or: Storms, Books, and ‘Star Wars Day’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 1, 2022, or: At Least We Had a Bloomin’ Onion…..

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Sunday, May 1, 2022. It is a warm spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 88% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 1, 2022, or: At Least We Had a Bloomin’ Onion…..”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 20, 2022, or: I’m in a Miami State of Mind

Well, it’s Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – Hump Day, Midweek Madness, When-the-Heck-Does-the-Weekend-Start Day – here in my corner of Lithia, Florida. I have some relaxing classical music playing on Amazon Music – Essential Mozart: 32 of His Greatest Masterpieces – as I sit at my desk and gather my thoughts to write this – myContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 20, 2022, or: I’m in a Miami State of Mind”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 27, 2022, or: Ho-Hum, Just Another $@#%%! Day in Paradise

Last night I watched the first half-hour of Bryan Singer’s 2008 World War II thriller Valkyrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp, and Kenneth Branagh, Valkyrie is based on the true story of Lt. Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a disillusioned German army officer who becomes a key figure in the July 20,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 27, 2022, or: Ho-Hum, Just Another $@#%%! Day in Paradise”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, March 26, 2022. It’s a cool spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 39% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: Carefully Watched Packages and Jangled Nerves

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. It is a cool (but gradually warming) spring day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the east at 10 MPHContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: Carefully Watched Packages and Jangled Nerves”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, March 10, 2022, or: Updates on My ‘West Side Story’ 4K UHD Pre-Orders (and Other Matters)

This morning I received an email from Amazon telling me that my order of the 4K UHD Blu-ray set of West Side Story (2021) will ship soon – probably on Monday or Tuesday of next week – and should arrive by Thursday, March 17. So, at least with that order, I have some idea aboutContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, March 10, 2022, or: Updates on My ‘West Side Story’ 4K UHD Pre-Orders (and Other Matters)”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 7, 2022, or: Waking Up at 3 AM is Not My Cup of Tea (or Starbuck’s Coffee)

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is a hot, muggy, almost summer-like day here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, March 7, 2022. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (29˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 12 MPH (20 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 86˚F (30˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 7, 2022, or: Waking Up at 3 AM is Not My Cup of Tea (or Starbuck’s Coffee)”