Well, the veggies have been planted, all 5 plants. This year, the tomatoes are in the ground, not in pots, let's hope I get a better yield.
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I baked another loaf... white bread this time, however, I accidentally used the setting for a 1.5 pound loaf rather the the 2 pound loaf, and, of course, I had the ingredients for the larger loaf in the pan. Son of a bitch! The bread tastes great, however there was a large air bubble just inside the top crust, and when I say large I mean 2 inches high and 4 inches across. Oh, and perhaps the butter wasn't quite at room temperature... I'm calling it a very tasty learning experience.
A ride had been planned for yesterday and ended up being scrapped. There was too much other stuff needing my attention.
Some new plants were ordered for the aquarium, plants that don't take up too much space. Right now there are 2 Baby Tear plants that have grown way out of control. They take up well over a cubic foot of space, which is a lot. One of them is going to go, being replaced with more grass like plants.
Oh, and I get to go back to work today. My next day off is on Friday. After that I'll have a regulars, 5 day work week before I get another mid-week weekend.
Greece has begun opening up for tourists. Go Greece! I suspect that for some time to come, their future relies completely on their past. There's nothing wrong with that. Being the home of one of the greatest civilizations is nothing to sniff about.
For those who didn't see it, Xi gave a speech yesterday complaining about the world's hegemony. Basically, what he was doing was complaining about our democratic influence on other countries. China is, of course, not a democracy. Xi has managed to get himself installed as president for life. Basically, he's managed to get himself set up as an emperor. Unlike Putin, the faux emperor of Russia, he has yet to run into problems. They will come. People are people. They don't want a strong arm government telling them what to do for too very long. Life is not like in the olden days. Like his counterpart, Vlad the Dumb, he longs for a return to those grandiose times when nations bowed down to their leaders. This is what Loser #45 and the Republican party tried to do in this country, dress a dictatorship up in the costumery of democracy. There are too many variables for Xi to ever get his plan to endure for longer than a generation. Look at Vlad the Dumb, he has fires cropping up all over the place. People are people.