Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day 360 – (AD 1,522) – 22.5 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 22.5 miles. Totals are now standing at 32,523.3 miles; 52,341.3 kilometers.


And I have completed 38.48% of the 850-mile leg on the surface of the Red Planet.

Soapbox –

As a continuation of my discussion yesterday concerning what is posted on Social Media, it appears that several persons, who either lack the grey-matter between their two ears, or a just dense and stupid. They have been posting that a couple of the students from Parkland, who are speaking out, are actors.

They have gone to the extreme of using not credible information of cut-and-paste photos of the students or doppelgangers to pages of yearbooks.

This is what I was stating yesterday. It is incredible. Let alone, there are those persons who are continuing to link the “false” information to their Social Media postings.

Don’t these persons consider the ability to check for correct sources and details.

The NY Daily News for one published the article “Conspiracy that Florida shooting survivors are ‘actors’ easily debunked”, Christopher Brennan, February 21, 2018.

“One of those voting against it was the Tampa area’s Rep. Shawn Harrison, whose aide Benjamin Kelly told the Tampa Bay Times that Hogg and Gonzalez were actors.

Kelly was later fired, and Harrison said he was “appalled” by the comments.”

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/


7 years ago, this was one of Andy’s and my first step into quilting. It was 1 of the 2 quilt kits that we ever attempted. We called it “CQ”, (CQ Country Quilt). Our quilting was non-existent, or should I say sad. CQ has stayed in the cupboard for years.

While waiting for some new Crane fabric, we’ve taken the old CQ apart and decided to re-design and create our own quilting design. Already working on pinning the quilt sandwich.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Tracking my foods:

Northern Italian – Chicken and Peas Sauce on Bucatini – 135 mg/dL

Thai – Chicken Curried Noodle Soup – 121 mg/dL

Asian - Shrimp, Beans, and Chrysanthemum Greens on Jasmine Rice – 153 mg/dL

Mexican – Chicken Fajitas with Rice and Beans – 100 mg/dL

Please note that I am assuming an ethnicity and regional derivative based on the recipes that I may use and/or construct.

Today I’m going to make Harlequin Chicken. Not the type that Louis XV preferred, but something a little less artistic. The source of my recipe is from the United Kingdom.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

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I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Day 359 – (AD 1,521) – 25.9 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I cycled on my Schwinn 170 25.9 miles. Totals now stand at 32,500.8 miles; 52,305.1 kilometers.


My locations is now at 35.84% of the distance to my next goal point.

Soapbox –

There is, of late, news on all sorts of media regarding the Russian cyber-hacking of the US elections. I listened to an NPR interview regarding the elements of cyber-security relating to voting and ballot control.

Currently, that of the telecommunications revolution, it is prudent of organizations, political, government, corporate, and, private to ensure that their systems security is “well-guarded” as is possible. All the latest and greatest security features should be in place.

But one thing that I believe that was not addressed in the talk and interviews as the host and participants were presenting, was the issue(s) of social media and psychological, albeit, warfare.

Could it be a consideration that the cyber-hacking and psychological combat may have been based on hackers using and flooding social media with “fear-tactics” and “lies” regarding the election and the candidates.

Newsweek in their article by Nina Burleigh, January 8, 2018 “Trump Speaks At Fourth-Grade Level, Lowest of Last 15 U.S. Presidents, New Analysis Finds


Would it not be of a logical possibility that when one speaks at such a low level of vocabulary use and comprehension, s/he would more than likely “speak”, at a base level, that would appeal to a lesser educated following and/or “electoral populace”? Or putting it another way, could the telecommunications revolution have allowed for a “slick” and “devious” psychological bullying and fear-mongering?

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

We’ve decided to redo one of the first quilts that we had done. We’re simply astounded at how far we have come since that time. The top is fine but the quilting design we be doing a completely new redo.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Well last night’s supper Thai Chicken Curried Noodle Soup allowed my early morning blood sugar to drop 32 points to 121 mg/dL.

Tracking my foods:

Thai – Chicken Curried Noodle Soup – 121 mg/dL

Asian - Shrimp, Beans, and Chrysanthemum Greens on Jasmine Rice – 153 mg/dL

Mexican – Chicken Fajitas with Rice and Beans – 100 mg/dL

Please note that I am assuming an ethnicity and regional derivative based on the recipes that I may use and/or construct.

Tonight’s supper on tap will be an attempt at a Northern Italian Pasta dish with a Chicken and Peas Sauce.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,607th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 189,652 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, February 19, 2018

Day 358 – (AD 1,520) – 25.1 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

We’re on the cusp of Spring and summer here in Tampa. And of course, the orchids a continuing to bloom.


This morning I cycled my Schwinn 170 25.1 miles.  And I felt fine. I figured out what I had done, excluding my Biorhythm Physical Cycle, to feel like I was in a daze, or something to that extent after I had pedaled for my set 1 hour.

It appears that earlier this week, when I was disturbing my weekly stash of meds, I had inadvertently placed one of my nighttime tabs incorrectly in with my morning meds. Makes on hell of a lot of sense, and why I was feeling “like out of it”. All fixed.

My totals now are 32,474.9 miles; 52,263.4 kilometers.


And I have completed 32.79% of the distance to my next goal point and destination.

Quiltinghttps://quiltsb.blogspot.com/



Our latest Cranes Quilt has been bound and blocked. Next to be done, the sleeve and the label. I will also have to photograph it.

I haven’t been updating our site Quilts SB as I am waiting and working on our Cranes Quilts Project. I do have to go through and see what other recently finished quilts I need to update.

Jim’s Gotta Eat https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Well in trying different foods, which I prepared, of different ethnic backgrounds, I am beginning to see some sort of possible link to which types of foods may affect my blood sugar counts.

Two nights ago, I made a dish of Shrimp, Beans, and Chrysanthemum Greens on Jasmine Rice. (Ethnicity – Asian.) My next day fasting blood sugar count was 100 mg/dL.

Last night I made a dish of Chicken Fajitas with Rice and Beans. (Ethnicity – Mexican.) This morning’s fasting blood sugar count spiked up to 153 mg/dL.

Both nights, for dessert, I had a bowl of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and 3 Girl Scout cookies. The night before I had a snack of Roasted Almonds versus last night I did not snack.

I going to prepare and try some more supper meals with various cultural influences. I’m curious as to what and where my blood glucose will hit the early morning scale.

Tonight the recipe is for Thai Chicken Noodle Soup.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,606th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 189,616 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Days 356 & 357 – (AD 1,519) – 49.2 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday I pedaled 24.1 miles on my Schwinn 170.  And today I cycled another, even though I did not want to, 25.1 miles. Totals now 32,449.8 miles; 51,223.0 kilometers.


And I have completed 29.84% of the distance to my next goal and destination.

Yesterday and this morning, even after pedaling I’m moving somewhat slow, sort of like in a haze.

Once I look at my biorhythm for my Physical cycle, I can now answer why.


My cycle hasn’t even reached the lowest it can go.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Cranes Quilt update - The quilting of the background is just about done. The effect is amazing.



Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

And this morning I made and baked a plain Sourdough Olive Oil Loaf.


Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,605th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 189,550 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Day 355 – (AD 1,517) – 24.9 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 and added another 24.9 miles. Totals are now at 32,400.6 miles; 52,143.8 kilometers.


I am now located at 24.05% in red dust on my way to my next destination.

Reading –

How to Stay Positive (When the Art World Gets You Down)” from Artwork Archive

“You have to let past failures go. Everyone who’s ever lived has experienced failure, especially the greats. Your work is just your work, it’s not all that you are—it does not encompass all that makes you an incredible and dynamic human being.”

And from The Conversation, Thusha Rajendran’s article, dated 14 February, 2018, titled "Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines".

“Young people are still being taught how to become exam-passing machines, rather than develop their ingenuity. They specialise early and see art and science as binary educational and career choices. They see educational success as a consumer might view a must-have new product on the market. They appreciate the cost of something, but not necessarily its value. It’s not their fault, it’s ours, the generations that have come before them.”

The current Administration, nationally, as well as Ms. DeVos, should take note. Period.

Quilting –

Cranes Quilt update - The quilting is beginning to create our composition.



Just wondering.

How many persons, albeit quilters, have already begun designing a pseudo-similar quilt to Michelle Smith’s rendition of her dress on her Michelle Obama official portrait?

I do like the essence that the dress does appear, in my opinion, to join together and communicate the present with the past in the world of quilting.

Jim’s Gotta Eat –

I tried a twist on a recipe I found. Honey Oats Grits Bread.


Just out of the oven. 3rd loaf gone!

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

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I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim