Saturday, September 6, 2014
Saturday. I need to go to town.
I need a change. Got up this morning and the thunder was rolling. No rain yet, but it's almost one thirty in the afternoon, and it's dark outside. I think I will drive into town and have lunch at the restaurant I like. Then I'll go to Walmart, and pick up a few odds and ends. Not so much because I need them, but because I want to do something different.
I have been listening to the satellite radio this afternoon. Sirius XM is the result of the combination of the only two satellite radio companies in America. Whatever kind of music you like, they have it without advertisements. I like smooth jazz, music from the 1950's and 1960's by people like Frank Sinatra, and music from the 1930's and 1940's. Sirius XM has individual channels for all those.
They also have news and weather, but I don't listen to that very often.
You can run the radio on batteries or on ac power. Sirius XM costs about $16.00 a month, and the radios are very cheap. It's been a nice addition to my radio equipment, and I've been listening for years now.
I checked the movies showing in the general area, but there's nothing on I want to see. I like old movies from the 1940's and 1950's best. Sometimes I can watch them on Turner Movie Classics, but it doesn't look like there's anything on today that's interesting.
Has anyone else noted an increase in the anxiety level across the country? Last night I was listening to a news analysis program on short wave that I enjoy very much. The host announced that henceforth, he is not going to be discussing the news, and will concentrate on praying and preaching because all the news is so bad, and there's so much of it that's frightening, that he feels that's all he can do. I thought that was very strange, since this is a successful program with a large following. The programs where somebody gets on the air and screeches about religion are a dime a dozen on the shortwave. Just seems odd.
Then I notice too that the blogosphere is riven with a lot of friction right now. Some of that always happens but I don't remember it being this tempestuous since I bailed on blogging some years ago and quit for awhile. I think people are keyed up a lot more than normal, or at least, a good many are.
Oh, well. I can't do anything about that. In hard times you just stick to what you know, and stand by your friends.