When I got this morning at 0500 the temp outside was 84 (F). That's warm. The forecast is for thunderstorms this afternoon. They're supposed to be cooling things off for the next week. People need to remember that these are the dog days of summer.
As for my Trek Cycling Challenge? I have 4.5 miles to go before I hit my hundred miles. That will happen this afternoon. What happens when I hit it? Well, I get this little badge for my Strava Account and a T-shirt. If I managed to get a total of 500 miles in before the end of July, I'm entered into a contest to win a Trek bike. I'm a Cannondale man, so that doesn't excite me too much.
The store is most likely not going to be busy today - the heat. Those who do show up will be there to buy portable A/C units. I don't understand their lack of fore planning. Every summer they show up, and then they white "that's all you have in stock?" We only get so many units. Corporate does not keep shipping them in on a weekly basis. When they're gone... you're shit out of luck. Plan ahead. Don't wait until we're in the middle of a heat wave to decided you want a little A/C comfort. People do the same thing with snow blowers and shovels and icemelt.
And, of course, now I'm going to need to change my body wash. Shit! For years I've used Nivea's Body Wash for men for my after workout shower. I like smelling fresh as a daisy, you know? Well evidently Nivea has decided that they don't do gay. What's is that their ad agency does... gay. In fact, one of the owners is... gay. So, the ad agency pulled an Nsync on them and sang "Bye, Bye, Bye." There's no way I can support a company that doesn't do gay... you know what I mean? So I'm in the market. I'd like to avoid products by Unilever is possible since they do a lot of animal testing. Suggestions are welcome.
Finally, I understand the Idiot Jerk in the White House is still verbally attacking Rep. Omar. What I find interesting is that he's not making headlines... at least not the way he had been after his rally in North Carolina. Fox News likes to smear around his shit, but most of the other media outlets seem to be playing it down. There blurbs and and articles about racism, no doubt because his decision to play the race card is directly related to the White Republican Party. However, there are no banner headlines and that must piss him off. His ego needs feeding. He does this by stoking anger and fear. It's time we started starving that sucker.