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

Friday, February 22, 2019

Days 13, 14, & 15 – (AD 1,772) – 75.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Tuesday morning I pedaled 25.3 miles my Schwinn 170. Wednesday I pedaled 25.0 miles. And this morning I cycled another 25.6 miles. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,564.7 miles; 62,063.9 kilometers.


I reached my destination at Echus Montes, a completed distance from the last point, of 960 miles. I am now continuing on to my new goal Lunae Planum, a distance of 460 miles. I am now located at 0.5% of my current destination point goal.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%
13-Feb-2019 25.0 1173 84.41%
14-Feb-2019 - - 84.41%
15-Feb-2019 25.1 1195 87.03%
16-Feb-2019 24.8 1152 89.61%
17-Feb-2019 - - 89.61%
18-Feb-2019 25.0 1174 92.22%
19-Feb-2019 25.3 1217 94.85%
20-Feb-2019 25.0 1172 97.46%
21-Feb-2019 - - 97.46%
22-Feb-2019 25.6 1254 0.50%

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at 0.5% of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

If we as legal and legitimate American taxpayers, subsidize the salaries of the current appointed and assumed staffing of the West Wing and the White House administration, should we not judge their performance based on the expectancies of their jobs and employment as they should benefit the needs of all American taxpayers?

And if all Americans are not receiving the benefits, as most West Wing and White House “employees” pledged to do so, and are currently not fulfilling their sworn obligations on behalf of all Americans, should they not be asked to resign and vacate their offices?



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

Fresh out of the oven - Sourdough Sesame Sesame Sesame Bread.


Did I mention that there is wonderful aroma of Sesame in the kitchen?

Tonight's fare on the menu at Interlake Drive - Big Freedia's 'Booty Poppin' Potatoes.

You'll have to tune in tomorrow to find out how this one stacks up.

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

Early yesterday morning, Andy and I broke down our Hope Project.

Thanks to Barbara and the Arts Committee at the UUC Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater for accepting and presenting our Hope Project.

This coming Monday, Andy and I will setting up an adapted collection of our Hope Project, to run through April 30, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Carrollwood, Tampa. Details to follow.

Also our "Two-Men" display of some of our quilts will be on display through the end of March at the Charles J. Fendig Library on Neptune Street in Tampa.


Follow and like our thoughts and notes at our FB Page Quilts SB.

#QuiltsSB #HopeProject #UnitarianUniversalistsofClearwater#CharlesJFendigLibrary #TwoMen

Our CYaY Update

We've decided to add another freehand element to our CYaY's quilting design.


And it definitely looks like we'll have to remember to do a "lint-away" rubdown when we have finally completed CYaY.


Feel free to ask any questions regarding our work and joint efforts. We'll always attempt to respond to all questions and comments, especially to you for joining us on our quilting journey.

Answer(s) - Andy and I decided, some time ago, that we would like and attempt to try as many as possible quilting techniques and combine them into our quilts and compositions.

#QuiltsSB #CYaY

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

This is my 1,784th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 218,535 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, February 18, 2019

Day 12 – (AD 1,769) – 25.0 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 25.0 miles my Schwinn 170. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,487.6 miles; 61,939.9 kilometers.


I am now located at 92.22% of my current destination point goal.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%
13-Feb-2019 25.0 1173 84.41%
14-Feb-2019 - - 84.41%
15-Feb-2019 25.1 1195 87.03%
16-Feb-2019 24.8 1152 89.61%
17-Feb-2019 - - 89.61%
18-Feb-2019 25.0 1174 92.22%

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at 92.22 % of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

45 - - 1 = 45 - - 1 ≇ 45


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

La cena de esta noche - Albóndigas con papas, y Repollo con leche. Almost literal translation from the cookbook - Meatballs with Potatoes and Golden Cabbage.


I adjusted the recipes Albóndigas con papas and Golden Cabbage from "Puerto Rico Cookery" by Carmen Aboy Valldejuli.  The links are a close representation of the recipe I used.

And fresh out of the oven - Sourdough Split Loaves. The aroma in my kitchen is next to divine.


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

Our Hope Project continues on display until February 20 at the UUC Octagon Art Center on Nursery Road in Clearwater. Call (727) 531-7704 to make sure the Center is open for visitors.


Andy and I will be dismantling our Hope Project on Thursday.

We will be setting up a reconfigured presentation of our Hope Project at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. This exhibit will be on display March 1 through April 30.

Our "Two-Men" Exhibit continues on display, during Library hours, until March 31 at the Charles J. Fendig Library on Neptune Street in Tampa. #Quilts #UUCOctagonArtsCenter #CarrollwoodCulturalCenter #CharlesJFendigLibrary

CYaY Update

The background to our new CYaY quilt has been completed.


Now we are working on the foreground design. Definitely something new and different to add to our Portfolio.

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

This is my 1,783rd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 218,190 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

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Day 11 – (AD 1,768) – 24.8 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 24.8 miles my Schwinn 170. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,462.6 miles; 61,899.7 kilometers.

I am now located at 89.61% of my current destination point goal.


You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%
13-Feb-2019 25.0 1173 84.41%
14-Feb-2019 - - -
15-Feb-2019 25.1 1195 87.03%
16-Feb-2019 24.8 1152 89.61%
17-Feb-2019 - - -

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at % of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

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

Friday night's Supper attempt is Moroccan Turmeric Seafood Soup.


Last night's Supper was Sazon Chicken with Black Beans and Cauliflower Kugel.


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

Our Hope Project continues on display until February 20 at the UUC Octagon Art Center on Nursery Road in Clearwater. Call (727) 531-7704 to make sure the Center is open for visitors.

Andy and I will be dismantling our Hope Project on Thursday.


We will be setting up a reconfigured presentation of our Hope Project at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. This exhibit will be on display March 1 through April 30.

Our "Two-Men" Exhibit continues on display, during Library hours, until March 31 at the Charles J. Fendig Library on Neptune Street in Tampa.

CYaY Update

The background to our new CYaY quilt has been completed.


Now we are working on the foreground design. Definitely something new and different to add to our Portfolio.

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

I am currently trying to decipher the written surnames of possible Conrad Brunhammer from registrations dated 1703, 1707, and 1736.  Here are 4 possible indications of the surname: 3 Marriage and 1 Baptism Registrations from Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg.


Certainly would appreciate another set of eyes. Are the surnames the same? Similar? Not all the same?

This is my 1,782nd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 217,974 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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Days 9 & 10 – (AD 1,767) – 25.0 + 25.1 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 25.1 miles my Schwinn 170. On Wednesday I pedaled 25.0 miles. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,437.8 miles; 61,859.8 kilometers.

I am now located at 84.41% of my current destination point goal.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%
13-Feb-2019 25.0 1173 84.41%
14-Feb-2019 - - -
15-Feb-2019 25.1 1195 87.03%

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at 84.41% of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

Does this mean that we as a people have stooped to a level that we allow a “false leader” debase the nature of what may be considered a critical phrase, as “national emergency” to the point that it is his idiosyncratic and egotistical definition which he is attempting to sway the tide of American know-how and authority?

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

Last night's Supper attempt is Roast Fish with Cannellini Beans and Green Olives, and Roasted Cauliflower.


And for dessert - Blueberry Glazed Yellow Cake.

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

Our Hope Project will be on display through February 27 at the UUC Octagon Arts Center on Nursery Road, Clearwater, Florida.


When you decided to attend, please give the Church office a call at (727) 531-7704 to make sure that the Octagon Arts Center will be open, and that the lights on the exhibit are tuned on.

Our "Two-Men" display will exhibit at the Charles J. Fendig Public Library at 3909 W. Neptune Street in Tampa. “Two-Men” will continue and be available for viewing during Library hours through the end of March.


CYaY Update

The background to our new CYaY quilt has been completed.


Now we are working on the foreground design. Definitely something new and different to add to our Portfolio.

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

My 4-times Great-Grandfather Philip Abrahams, was also Feivel Goldsticker, (Goldsticker being Hebrew for Embroiderer). His son, Victor Abraham, my 3-times Great-Grandfather was appointed Embroiderer to Queen Victoria.


I did these 2 pieces of needlepoint quite a number of years ago.



Andy's 2-times Great-Grandfather Jacob (aka Jacques) Brunhammer was a Textile Designer in Alsace, France. And Andy has a degree in Textile Engineering.

Looks like there may be something passed along by ways and means of familial connections.

Thanks Bernard.

This is my 1,781st post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 217,952 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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Days 7 & 8 – (AD 1,765) – 25.3 + 24.5 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday morning I pedaled 25.3 miles my Schwinn 170. This morning I pedaled another 24.5 miles. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,387.7 miles; 61,779.1 kilometers.

I am now located at 76.62% of my current destination point goal.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here's a hint. The first leg of my new journey and destination, when I make a landing, is a distance of 6,287 miles.

I am a wee bit delayed getting an image of my location on Mars as my desktop PC is in the shop, new Graphic Card and Operating system issues. Needed a new Motherboard.

Based on my calculations and if I continue my cycling 6 days a week at about 20 miles each day, I forecast that I will complete my 50,000 miles on about my 69th birthday on December 20, 2020. I began December 2, 2012.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at 81.81% of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

From Counter Punch, November 23, 2018, by Kevin McKinney, "Trump and His Loyalists are “Animal Farm’s” Pigs" -

"Trump is akin to Farm’s ruthless ruling pig, Napoleon, a Berkshire boar who, Orwell writes, has a knack for “getting his own way.”

Napoleon counted on his propagandist pig, Squealer, who “could turn black into white” to brainwash the farm animals with lies about their tyrannical leader’s supposed benevolence.

Even Clover the mare, who notices the changes the pigs sneakily make to Animalism’s Commandments, eventually is lulled into a sense of complacency, convincing herself that she must have “remembered it wrong.”

As the Farm animals work harder for less, the beloved, but dim-witted carthorse Boxer declares, “I will work harder” and routinely motivates himself by extolling the pigs’ most controlling lie of all: “Napoleon is always right.”e Orwell's Animal Farm - "Snowball and Napoleon discuss their different ideas about how to run the farm if a rebellion were to occur. After much speculation about a possible rebellion, an event occurs that actually inspires the rebellion. One night, Mr. Jones gets so drunk that he forgets to feed the animals. This incites the rebellion.""

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

Tonight's Supper attempt is Roast Fish with Cannellini Beans and Green Olives, and Roasted Cauliflower.

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

Our Hope Project will be on display through February 27 at the UUC Octagon Arts Center on Nursery Road, Clearwater, Florida.


When you decided to attend, please give the Church office a call at (727) 531-7704 to make sure that the Octagon Arts Center will be open, and that the lights on the exhibit are tuned on.

Our "Two-Men" display will exhibit at the Charles J. Fendig Public Library at 3909 W. Neptune Street in Tampa. “Two-Men” will continue and be available for viewing during Library hours through the end of March.

CYaY Update

The background to our new CYaY quilt has been completed.


Now we are working on the foreground design. Definitely something new and different to add to our Portfolio.

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

This is my 1,780th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 217,728 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