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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Days 422 & 423 – (AD 1,585) – 24.0 + 23.7 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

There is beauty in the fallen orchid blossom. And, the new buds of birth catch the eye.



Today, I surpassed 34,000 miles by 16.4 miles. That is, I have pedaled 34,016.4 since I started my cardio routine, on my Schwinn Fitness cycles on December 2, 2012.


Yesterday morning I cycled my Schwinn 170 24.0 miles. Today I cycled another 23.7 miles. Totals are now 34,016.4 miles; 54,744.2 kilometers.


I am located at 88.17% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –

Okay, I’m a wee bit stymied. Tupperware will introduce in February 2019 a new line of food storage that can be programmed with Alexa and warn you when food is just about ready to expire.

From Circuit Breaker “This smart Tupperware connects to Alexa and warns you when food is about to go bad”, Thuy Ong, May 22, 2018.

“The Ovie Smarterware food storage system is designed to help you keep track of the food in your fridge so it doesn’t go to waste. The system contains several parts: a SmartTag that goes into an Ovie container, a clip for bags of food, or a universal connector for other forms of storage (like takeout boxes).”
Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

This supper was my first attempt at Lablabi. I took the recipe from the magazine Milk Street, Jan/Feb 2018 Issue and the article by J. M. Hirsch “Lablabi: The Best Soup in the World”.


I really liked it. And my early morning blood sugar dropped to 117 mg/dL.

Tonight, I am going to try Khao Tom - Thai Rice Soup.

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

Andy and I typically bind, French- or Double-Fold, our quilts. With the onset and construction of our Cranes Quilts we've started facing.


As I am the designer of our quilts and Andy is the technician, to me it certainly is Greek at times on how to finish our quilts.

Check out our initial notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

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

This is my 1,655th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 196,500 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 - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, May 21, 2018

Day 421 – (AD 1,583) – 23.2 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled my Schwinn 170 23.2 miles. Totals are now 33,968.7 miles; 54,667.4 kilometers.


I am located at 80.09% to my new destination and goal point on Mars. I have now completed 88.92% of my total goal of 38,201.6 miles.

Something new and different –


I’ve noticed that I do get a lot of junk and set-for-the-trash emails.

One thing I’ve noticed is that the spammers who set whatever algorithm in action are somewhat lazy. To date I have received spam emails addressed, that is, in the salutation of the email, to Jacqueline, to Jermey, to Jsmith58, and to Smith.

My name is Jim. Period. And my legal name is James. One would think that the spammers would get the name right.

But this is getting a wee bit frustrating, especially as I have no idea who Miss Jacqueline is.

And I need to bitch a wee bit. Yes, I know my Google subscription is free.

For years I have been using Google News. I liked the way that I could specify the topics that I could and would receive current and updated news. I also could block news pertaining to areas like “Entertainment” and “Sports”.

I think I have figured out how to add my saved searches. I’m still working on how to get rid of some superfluous topics.

Last night I watch the HBO movie and remake “Fahrenheit 451”. (It was a good movie.)


But I can see where the updated version of Ray Bradbury’s classic did consider “how”. “what”, and “where” people would and could receive their up-to-date news. The similarities to some current social media were somewhat disconcerting.


And then again, Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” has always been something to think about.

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

Supper last night was Chicken Thighs with Snap Pea and Mushrooms. I sort of stole bits and pieces from the linked recipe.


For dessert I created a Red Velvet Brownie Cake with White Chocolate Glaze.




I tried to adapt the recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cake. And using White Chocolate Chips I should have reduced the amount of Heavy Cream to somewhere between ½ and ¾ cup instead of the 1 cup as called for in the recipe. https://iambaker.net/chocolate-brownie-cake/

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

Cranes Quilts Update -

We’ve begun quilting the 1st of 6 Cranes Spectrum Quilts. This is also the 1st of 40, and we are starting with a simple design pattern. Who knows where this step will take us?


Check out our initial notes on our Cranes Project at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Check out our write-up at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

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

This is my 1,654th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 196,272 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 - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Days 419 & 420 – (AD 1,582) – 23.7 + 24.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 23.7 miles. Today I cycled another 24.0 miles. Totals are now 33,945.5 miles; 54,630.1 kilometers.


I am located at 76.16% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –

Stop ocean waters rising.


Number 45's brain (or lack thereof) has been at it again.

The question is, in his daily intake of "news" did he inadvertently misconstrue information regarding aliens and mix, heavens forbid, the said details between what is happening regarding the Columbian caravan at the Tijuana border and the possible outer space octopus panspermia theory?

I may be giving more credit where credit is not due.



I may just be an octopus who was born in Jamaica...

And from Popular Science, Sara Chodosh writes “Octopuses are not aliens, but boy are they a bunch of beautiful weirdos”, May 18, 2018.

“William Gilly, a biologist specializing in cephalopods at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, told Popular Science that “To be truthful, this paper seems to be so badly written and full of misleading statements that I cannot believe that it passed peer-review in any respectable journal.” He also asked whether this was perhaps the April Fool’s issue of the journal, as that would be the easiest explanation.”

But it does seem that the scripted author’s of the suggested paper may or may not have origins at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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

Supper last I tried Stir-Fried Noodles with Pork and Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli)  Very, very good...but I deleted the images.

Today I'm attempting to bake bread today in a different manner.

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

Cranes Quilts Update -

The 6 Red Crane tops are 92% complete. We're trying to decide on some construction elements of hanging a few of the first 6 quilts. Do we or do we not? Stay tuned.



Red Crane Quilts are being prepped for quilting.

We're thinking and designing the quilting pattern(s) for our Cranes Quilts.

Here's the challenge - We're hoping to have a completely, or almost uniquely different quilt-ing pattern for each individual Cranes Quilt.

This Project has Andy and me thinking of quilt construction in ways we've never tackled be-fore. It is proving very interesting and challenging.

Check out our initial notes on our Cranes Project at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

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

This is my 1,653rd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 196,252 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 - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Days 417 & 418 – (AD 1,580) – 23.6 + 23.5 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday I pedaled my Schwinn 170 23.6 miles. This morning I cycled 23.5 miles. My totals are now 33,897.8 miles; 54,553.3 kilometers.


I am located at 68.07% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –


This is my 1,652nd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 195,867 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 - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, May 14, 2018

Days 415 & 416 – (AD 1,578) – 47.5 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

On Saturday I cycled 23.5 miles. This morning, in the rain (outside), I pedaled my Schwinn 170 23.4 miles. My totals are now 33,850.7 miles; 54,477.5 kilometers.


I am located at 60.09% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –

One of our Pack is being tested at a local dog daycare.


Max seems to be a wee bit overwhelmed that there are more than just 3 others to contend with.

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





Supper last night - I cheated. I made an easy and quick Pho Ga - Chicken Pho.

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

Cranes Spectrum Red Set Update -

The 6th set is under construction. Three Crane sizes represented: 6", 5", and 4". The Red Batik fabrics currently exhibit a subtle difference of shading.


Next step will be our layout to the 6 individual quilt designs.

Here's hoping our Cranes Spectrum idea will work.

Check out our initial notes on our Cranes Project at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

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

I’m wondering about the primary reason folks use and test and Autosomal DNA testing process. Methinks that most people may only be concerned with the “ethnicity” portion of the test.

According to the results I have received, the results for Matches, there appears to be a greater percentage of people who do not provide any family tree in order to continue with the search for common ancestors.

The number of matches (I’ve rounded) via the Autosomal DNA tests that I have received are as follows:

Family Tree DNA – 5,100 matches

23andMe – 1,100

Ancestry – 22,000

My Heritage – 5,300, and

Living DNA – still waiting for the introduction of the matching capability.

I know, I know, some people are a wee bit leery of putting out as much of their family tree information on an online site, but the purpose of DNA matching is to match to a or some common ancestor. Genealogy is not only determining one’s ethnicity. It is primarily the effort of finding one’s ancestral roots.

This is my 1,651st post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 195,704 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 - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim