It's Friday! Sadly, this is the last of my 5 day vacation. Tomorrow I go back to work for a full 8 hours. But then I'm off on Sunday, so things really aren't too bad. I did seriously consider taking a personal day tomorrow, however we do have an associate in my department who's developed the bad habit of calling off on Saturdays... or Sundays, which ever one he's scheduled to work.
Yesterday was somewhat busy. I drove down to York to see my friend Betsy. I gave her my old Galaxy S8 since all she has is a flip phone. She's a very liberal Democrat living in a very Red Zone. She told me she's still waiting for her first unemployment check, which surprised me. She explained that normally there isn't this long of a wait, but because so many millions signed up... the system bogged down.
And what about the Dow yesterday? Boy, that baby dropped, didn't it. I understand the Idiot Jerk was complaining with some consternation... that's probably not a strong enough word. More likely he was approaching his Boiling Lava stage.
And for those who say the RNC does not have a sense of humor... well, I beg to differ. Supposedly (?) moving their convention to Jacksonville did not permit them enough time to write a new party platform for the 2020 election. That's what they say, at least. What the hell does changing the location have to do with writing the party platform? So instead, they simply rolled over their platform from the 2016 election... which condemns the current president. In 2016 Obama was still president. Of course, now the Idiot Jerk is in the White House so he's the one they're condemning.
Oh, and if you plan to go to either one of his rallies, or the convention itself, prepare to sign a release. Yepper. You need to promise not to sue the GOP if, or when, you get Covid 19. This is really confusing since they say it's nothing more than a hoax.
And that little statement from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff Mark Milley? That was an unofficial note to the Idiot Jerk that when he loses the election in November, they will not be there to help keep him in power, though they might be there to help him move out of the White House.
And yesterday, when I got home from York, I took a ride from Milan to San Remo.
My route was only down the bottom section, next to the shoreline. 18.02 miles. It took me an hour and 2 minutes. I was only going to ride a portion, but when I realized I only had 4 miles to go I said "what the Hell, I might as well finish."