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A heat wave in central Pennsylvania

Greetings, readers. For the first time in a number of weeks, the mercury is going to push past 90 degrees farenheit, and the humidity is atrocious. I’m not really complaining, because I froze my tailbone off this past winter. The last few days were in the low 80s with low humidity. Almost springlike. Then someone decided to turn up a thermostat. They could have done it a little more gradually.

In the springtime we had a lot of rain. Recently, not so much. Perhaps a passing thunderstorm, only lasting 15 to 20 minutes. This is quite normal for central Pennsylvania for this time of year. Knock on wood, we usually don’t get tornados because this area is too mountainous. We do get the strong storms with flash flooding.

I’ve been keeping tabs on the weather in Maine recently. This last week was a washout for campers. I’ll be arriving at Bear Spring on the 8th of August. Hopefully all that rain does its thing and moves on. I’m hoping for sunny and warmer so I can go boating, fishing, and swimming. The beauty about camp, though, is if it rains or it is cool, you can read a good book or play a game of Yahtzee while sitting in front of the fireplace.

I can’t believe that camp time is almost upon me again. This year went by so quickly. I longed for summer and its wonderful warmth, and here summertime is 2/3┬ácomplete. Not too long after I get back from Maine, the Penn State fall semester will be beginning, as well as college football. That time of year always brings cooler temperatures and changing colors on the leaves of the trees. I hate to say it, but in about 9 weeks, we will definitely begin to see a change in the daytime high temperatures. Where did my summer go? ­čśŽ

On Friday, we’ll have another blog entry for you, on a yet unknown topic. Until then, have a great couple of days, take care, and happy reading.

Springtime is making me sleepy

Greetings, readers. This happens every year. It’s nothing to worry about. When the temperature starts rising and the trees start blooming I get very sleepy. The thing I like most about winter is that I get a cold slap in the face every time I walk out the door and it refreshes me. The first few days that the temperatures are in the 60s and 70s, I am dragging.

Thinking back on this, I can tell you that this phenomenon has happened to me as far back as I can remember. I absolutely prefer spring and summer, but it does take me a week or so to get used to it.

Just yesterday, I opened all three windows in the apartment wide for the first time, to let the stale air out and some good fresh air in. What I got was car exhaust and the wonderful aroma of the Indian restaurant nearby. By nighttime though it had cooled down enough that I wanted to close the windows.

I was very upset with myself yesterday, for I fell asleep and did not go to the Thursday church dinner. I’m going to have to wait another week to talk to Rose, the very nice young lady I met last week. I was disappointed in myself for not going, but I quickly realized that I must have needed the sleep. I napped from 4:00 right through 7:00. I wasn’t surprised, however, because during work hours yesterday I was extremely tired. I must not have slept well the night before.

Tomorrow is gaming day, if all goes well, and the weather should hold. No, we don’t game outside, but I hate walking to and from the bus in the rain (or any other elements). For this coming fall, I’ve been thinking of asking Darren to change our gaming day. I would like to watch the college football games live on TV, rather than try to hunt them down on YouTube. If Saturday afternoon is the only time for Darren, we might have to stick with it. There are still several months before that issue will arise. But readers, that is me. I am constantly thinking way in advance. One time my dad called me a worry wort, for as a child I would think of all the things that could go wrong in a given situation and bore my parents with them. Now I bore my friends – ha ha.

Until next Wednesday, enjoy your weekend, stay well, and happy reading.

I’ve been enjoying old school football games lately

Greetings, readers. I must say thank you so much to YouTube’s members. Over the past month I have been happily enjoying watching many college and NFL football games in their entirety and without commercials. The 1984 Orange Bowl comes to mind as one of my favorites, as well as many of the Oklahoma versus Texas Red River Shootout Games, played in Dallas in the Cotton Bowl. Every year, these two teams flip-flop being the home team, for this stadium is half-way between the university cities. People come from all over the country the state fair and this football game, which has been played for over a hundred years.

On the professional side, I’ve watched the Freezer Bowl, the San Diego Chargers versus the Cincinnati Bangles, in the early 80s. The temperature that day in Cincinnati was below zero and the wind chill made it feel far worse than that. Still the stadium was packed. Those were football fans.

I’ve also enjoyed a number of old Super Bowls. The one I watched most recently was the Minnesota Vikings versus the Miami Dolphins. A couple of these wonderful videos are played in stadiums that no longer exist. I think that is why I like them. I didn’t realize until recently just how old school I am. I love old cars, old shows, old everything. It’s funny; I like my technology, I think I would die without my PS3, but something keeps calling me back to those good old days.

Back in the 70s and early 80s, the North American Soccer League, or NASL, was rather popular. I found some games from that league and enjoyed them immensely. My dad taught me to love soccer, or football as it is called in the rest of the world.

Lastly, if you were a United States Football League fan, there are tons of games to choose from. Popular teams with the most videos are the two-time champions Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, the New Jersey Generals, and the Michigan Panthers. No, play was not as good as in the NFL, but I loved it. The league folded after only three seasons. There is talk of it making a comeback one day. It was supposed to begin two years ago; it keeps being delayed. I don’t see that as a good sign of organization. If any of my readers just happened to be associated with the new USFL, I have two words for you: Please don’t. It would probably fail faster than the first league did.

There are many other things on YouTube besides sports that I enjoy and I will fill you in on those in a future entry. Until Friday, take care, enjoy the warmer weather, and happy reading.