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Sunday, January 1, 2017

321st post

QUOTE (S) FOR THIS POST

"Some people wish bad luck upon others for revenge and/or to make them feel

better about themselves."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 117,000,000 results (1.21 seconds) 

No results found for "Some people wish bad luck upon others for revenge 

and/or to make them feel better about themselves."


MY STAY AT THE SENTARA ROCKINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY....

I proceeded through the emergency room exit doors, saying thanks to those 

who worked there along the way. I did not know whether to turn left or right

for the closes distance to Mother's Honda, so I just turned left. I then saw a 

young man who must have been coming to work and I ask him for the shortest 

distance to the front entrance to the hospital. He pointed to the way I was going,

but just then he received a phone call on his cellular and then told me to go the

opposite direction. The asphalt of the streets and parking lot were still covered

in spots with ice and snow from the day before and I had to be careful not to

fall. I was almost dancing the dance of a ballerina, dancing from one dry spot to

the next and at the same wondering if the head of security was watching, hoping

that I might fall....

TO BE CONTINUED....


QUOTE (S) FOR THIS POST

"Can not we have one day go by without violence in the world?"
  
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 76,500,000 results (1.01 seconds) 

No results found for "Can not we have one day go by without violence in the 

world?"


WORLD

*On the TV news last night it showed New Years celebrations from around the

world. I was hoping that there would be no terrorist attacks, but I saw on the 

online news this morning that a gunman shot and killed 35 people in an Istanbul, 

Turkey nightclub with many more wounded. As of this time 

(5:31 AM 1/1/2017 EDT) no one has claimed responsibility for this attack.

Update: (9:36 AM 1/1/2017 EDT). Four of the injured have died. Thirty-nine 

people have now died with 69 wounded by a lone gunman who is still on the 

loose.


*I've received a beautiful postcard from someone in China and received this

email from postcrossing.com:

Hello Forrest!

This is a copy of the message you wrote when you registered 

postcard CN-2084581 from __________ , in China. Use it for archiving/tracking 

purposes.

You wrote:

“Hi,__________

Thank you for the postcard of beautiful flowers. 

And I thank you so much for the wonderful comments about the stories I tell. 

I will mention you (not your name) and your country in my story of today 

(January 1, 2017 EDT Atlantic Coast} on my 

website: iliveinmycarandeatverywell.com..It will be posted just before 6:00 PM. 

Thanks again, 

Forrest”


China

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses 

grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of 

coastline. Capital Beijing mixes modern architecture with historic sites such 

as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square. Shanghai is a 

skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China 

runs east-west across the country's north.

Capital: Beijing

Population: 1.357 billion (2013) World Bank

President: Xi Jinping

GDP per capita: 6,807.43 USD (2013) World Bank

Currency: Renminbi

Gross domestic product: 9.24 trillion USD (2013) World Bank."


*China has the world's largest population, but India is estimated to be #1 in

population by the year 2050. Like us old folks are going to live that long. Let's

see, I'd be about 108 and with that "Miracle Pill of the Century", turmeric 

curcumin, I told you about there's still no way in h%$# I'm going to live that long.

China has the 4th largest land mass behind Russia, Canada and the United States.


*My niece, Holly who I've talked a lot about (she's not my favorite niece, but just 

one of my favorites and she spends most of her time on Facebook) spent several 

years in China teaching English to Chinese students and still retains much of the 

language of the Chinese people.


QUOTE (S) FOR THIS POST

"Exercise, sleep and drinking enough water are more important than taking

your prescription medications."
  
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 3,400,000 results (1.00 seconds) 

No results found for "Exercise, sleep and drinking enough water are more 

important than taking your prescription medications."


HEALTH

*"Yesterday I typed that the Farmer's Almanac has a section stating "5 easy ways 

to turn on your Fountain of Youth." So far I've covered the importance of drinking 

enough water (1) and getting enough exercise (2).

Number 3 concerns getting enough sleep.

The article suggests getting about 8 hours sleep and getting enough sleep boosts

your brain and immune system. It also prevents premature aging, "rejuvenates

energy and vitality, promotes natural hormone replenishing and function (which

slows down aging) and helps prevent unwanted weight gain."

I did not get enough sleep after my heart stopped in 1998. I was only getting 

about 5 hours of sleep more or less and that lasted for about 16 years. In 2015,

I was placed on the 5th floor of the Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital

where I received two new prescription medications called Depakote and 

Quetiapine. I don't know what the Depakote does for me, but I know that the 

Quetiapine helps me sleep. Actually if I'm still awake a while after taking this 

drug I become "drunker than a monkey." 

And I told you all this before, I was placed on that 5th floor because I'm over-

friendly and not what everyone thinks: "crazy as hell." They usually keep 

people on the 5th floor for 2 or 3 days, but they kept me for two weeks and I

heard later on that they wanted to keep me longer. They just could not figure

out that I'm over friendly and not manic and/or bipolar.


QUOTE (S) FOR THIS POST

"Some people worship sports figures and celebrities instead of God in Heaven."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 15,700,000 results (0.93 seconds) 

No results found for "Some people worship sports figures and celebrities instead 

of God in Heaven."


SPORTS

*There are a a lot sad college football fans in this state (Ohio) today. Their favorite

team, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost to the Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl, 31-0.

"The Alabama Crimson Tide played the Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl and 

won 24-7.  

In both games, 31 points were scored and if you took the 7 points that Washington 

scored and gave it to Alabama, the scores would have been identical. Why did I 

even say this? Beats me. Probably just the thoughts of a wandering mind.

The championship game will pit Alabama against Clemson (on January 9). The 

game will be a rematch of the 2016 College Football Playoff National 

Championship which saw Alabama defeat Clemson 45-40."

Both games yesterday were certainly boring because of the lop-sided scores.

If last years game between the same teams (the score was 45-40) is any 

indication of excitement, I will surely enjoy this championship game.


POLITICS

*President-elect Donald Trump says to deliver important documents by courier to 

avoid cyber attacks.

*Trump is considering his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway's husband, George

Conway, to be his U. S. solicitor general.

I do not remember a wife/husband team in high levels of government during my

life time and a search on the internet did nothing to disprove what I just said.

*The President-elect is celebrating New Years at his resort, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm

Beach, Florida. He was asked what his New Years resolution was, he said 'Make

America great again." Hundreds of guests have been invited including Hollywood

actor Sylvester Stallone accompanied by his wife, Jennifer Flavin.

*Trump said that "no computer is safe" when dealing with classified and/or 

important documents.


MY OPINION

Russia has become the superpower of the world in the last ten years. But I believe

Russia's claim to this will start to end when President-elect Donald Trump takes

office on January 20, 2017.


WEATHER

Weather for Smithville, Ohio

Today        SUNNY        40° 28°

Mon           CLOUDY    45° 42°

Tue             RAIN           49° 26°

Wed           CLOUDY     26° 13°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather

I'm still wearing shorts when I go outdoors, but I don't go barefooted. I have to

dress very warmly from belly-button up but not down and I don't know the reason

for that? Maybe it's because I've stood up almost all my life like standing at this

computer on top of my dresser and typing this story of today. I get a lot of leg 

exercise by doing this.

Went outside (8:25 AM 1/1/2017 EDT) to check on the weather. The temperature

is 26°, the humidity is 78%, the wind is silent, the sun is shinning brightly and 

there's a frost on the ground that came during the night.

Talking about sunshine, there's only 66 days of sunshine in Cleveland, Ohio

which is just north of here and the city I spent 1/2 the winter in, Las Vegas, 

Nevada, it shines 210 days a year. Don't seem quite fair to me.

My sandwich of this morning (9:08 AM 1/1/2017 EDT) is not my usual and not 

the best my health. We had leftovers from a night ago which was scrambled

eggs and Turkey Spam. I know the eggs are healthy, but I don't what part of 

the turkey the spam came from?

I'm making (10:57 AM 1/1/2017 EDT) my 2nd sandwich but 1st fish sandwich of 

the day. King Oscar wild caught double-layer and packed in Poland.

I went to Walmart yesterday thinking I would buy some mussels smoked in oil

that I like so well, but they were sold out, so I bought all they had of the King 

Oscar and now they're sold out of that. I figured I'm going to have to go to a 

different Walmart (Wadsworth or Massillon, Ohio being the closest) to get the 

two I just mentioned because I thinking that I'm the one responsible for those 

being sold out.


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