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

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Days 438, 439 and 440 – (AD 1,599) – 72.2 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

On Wednesday past I pedaled 23.9 miles. Yesterday I cycled 24.0 and this morning I cycled another 24.3 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now 34,419.7 miles; 55,393.2 kilometers.


I am now located at 43.88% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –

I am not one of “…my people…

Do I believe in the reincarnation of Aimee Semple McPherson?



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

I've begun a new journey in my cooking - Indonesian recipes.


My first attempt Cap Cai/Cay.


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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

Damn, there's a hole in the middle of our Cranes Quilt.



There are three. Andy and I are continuing to experiment and push ourselves with the design and construction of each of our Cranes Quilts.

This is Cranes Quilt 05.40. It belongs to the 1st of 6 sets in the Cranes Spectrum.

Our Vivaldi's Cranes has been completed. It will be joining and included in our Cranes Quilt Project.

Vivaldi's Cranes
2018
Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer

Vivaldi's Cranes will be on show January 2019 in Clearwater. Details to follow.

And if you haven't, check out our initial reasons for taking steps on our Cranes Quilts Project. (Thanks to MF.)

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

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

This is my 1,664th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 198,180 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, June 12, 2018

Day 437 – (AD 1,596) – 24.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 24.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now 34,347.5 miles; 55,277.0 kilometers.


I am now located at 34.38% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –

Apropos…

Dear Madam, did you never gaze,
Thro' Optic-glass, on rotten Cheese?
There, Madam, did you ne'er perceive
A Crowd of dwarfish Creatures live?
The little Things, elate with Pride,
Strut to and from, from Side to Side:
In tiny Pomp, and pertly vain,
Lords of their pleasing Orb, they reign;
And, fill'd with harden'd Curds and Cream,
Think the whole Dairy made for them.

So Men, conceited Lords of all,
Walk proudly o'er this pendent Ball,
Fond of their little Spot below,
Nor greater Beings care to know;
But think, those Worlds, which deck the Skies,
Were only form'd to please their Eyes.

Stephen Duck, On Mites


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


Check out this combination. Fresh from the oven Sourdough Dark Rye Coconut Bread.

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

OPOY
Andy Brunhammer and Jim Smith
June 2017
OPOY is our memory quilt of the atrocity of the Pulse massacre that occurred 2 years ago.

The titanium grey strips represent all those persons who tragically lost their lives. The colored strips represent the survivors.

Our intent is to compact the strips to, hopefully, portray, how the individuals may have felt as they were confined within their hour(s) of need and desperation.

The terror and loss of life is also our intent to express that we as a human can also celebrate the freedom of our individuality and our aspirations to reaching an equality of humanity.

Visit our site Quilts SB at https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2017/09/q155-opoy-new-quilt.html to see and read about our composition and the design of OPOY Andy and I presented on the 1st anniversary of the tragedy.

Cranes Quilt Update -


Cranes Quilts 04.40 is taking well to our quilting design.

Working on the quilting designs for Cranes Quilts 05.40 and 06.40.

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

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

This is my 1,663rd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 197,817 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, June 11, 2018

Day 436 – (AD 1,595) – 24.2 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 24.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now 34,323.5 miles; 55,238.4 kilometers.


I am now located at 31.22% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –

Exasperation!

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


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

Cranes Spectrum Quilts Update -



Cranes Quilt 03.40 now 98% completed including the inverted 90-degree corners. All quilting done. Cranes Quilt 04.40 sandwich is put together. We're outline quilting all Cranes, and we're trying something a wee bit different in our quilting design.

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

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

This is my 1,662nd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 197,771 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, June 9, 2018

Days 434 & 435 – (AD 1,594) – 48.2 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday I pedaled 24.3 miles on my Schwinn 170. This morning I cycled another 23.9 miles. Totals are now 34,299.3 miles; 55,199.5 kilometers.


I am now located at 28.04% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –

From Entrepreneur “11 Proven Habits of Highly Innovative People”, Deep Patel, June 6, 2018.

“Innovative people disrupt whole industries with their ideas. Their brainchildren take on lives of their own and may impact generations to come. So what gives these super-creative people their edge? How do they tap into that talent? For one, they’ve learned to cultivate certain habits that support and heighten their creativity.”

Canadian Bacon.

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


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

Cranes Spectrum Quilts Update -

Cranes Quilt 03.40 is almost completed. We hope to push some boundaries by making the quilting of each of the 40 Quilts in our Cranes Spectrum unique and different.  Number Cranes Quilt 03.40 is an example of a reverse 90-degree angle.

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

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


I finally found Great-Grandmother Annie (nee Walsh) Brunhammer's Obituary Notice dated July 16, 1922. Great-Grandmother Annie was married to Great-Grandfather Eugene Albert Brunhammer. Note that Great-Grandmother Annie was born in Bradford, England and immigrated to the United States when she was 14 years old. The approximate year would have been 1884. She would have been born circa 1870.

This is my 1,661st post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 197,629 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, June 6, 2018

Day 433 – (AD 1,592) – 23.2 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now 34,251.1 miles; 55,121.9 kilometers.


I am now located at 21.70% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –



Today, we’re having a new air-conditioning unit. Yep, the previous one lasted 17 years.

And then to top it all had to make a call to our electrician.

The question is – Would I prefer a brand new home?

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

Last night’s supper was Strip Steak Bulgogi. Definitely a redo.


And fresh out of the oven - Sourdough Bread.



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

Cranes Spectrum Quilts Update -


Cranes Quilt 03.40 is currently under the needle. The sandwich has been completed and the quilting design has been plotted and settled. 01.40 and 02.40 Quilts of our Cranes Spectrum have been completed. We hope to push some boundaries by making the quilting of each of the 40 Quilts in our Cranes Spectrum unique and different.

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

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

Something to consider This is my 1,660th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 197,520 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, June 5, 2018

Days 431 & 432 – (AD 1,591) – 46.4 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

There is a choral competition about to bloom between my orchids.


This morning I pedaled 22.0 miles. Yesterday I pedaled 24.4 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now 34,205.9 miles; 55,049.2 kilometers.


I am now located at 18.65% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

And today I finally broke the 4,000-mile left mark. I now have 3,973.7 miles left to complete my total goal of 38,201.6 miles.

Something new and different –

Question –

Is it #45’s contrived intention to keep everyone confused?

According to FiveThirtyEight his consolidated approval rating is moving in a negative direction once again.


From InQuisitr, dated June 3, 2018, “Scientists Discover A Second Brain In Human Body, And It’s Located In The Butt”, Rachel Dillin

"According to a CBS Los Angeles report, scientists from Australia discovered that human beings have a second brain and it is located in the butt. The gastrointestinal tract houses millions of neurons. Called the enteric nervous system (ENS), it controls the muscle movement in the colon independently of the central nervous system, according to a Uproxx report." 

Question –

Does that mean the bigger the butt the greater the size of brain #2?


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

Here's a new one, very simple and quick to make - Spinach Gnocchi with a Butter and Olive Oil Garlic and Red Pepper Sauce, sprinkled with grated Cheese.


Early morning blood sugar dropped to 109 mg/dL.

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

Cranes Spectrum Quilts Update -


Small borders have been added to 3 of 4 Cranes Quilts, of the Red grouping of the Cranes Spectrum. The Cranes now look like they are flying and dancing.

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

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

Something to consider This is my 1,659th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 197,481 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, June 3, 2018

Day 430 – (AD 1,590) – 23.4 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Exhausted. Began the spring/summer yard clean up. I didn't realize the amount of energy one expends trimming 30-foot bamboo stalks. And then it was the summer plunge into the pool for The Pack.

Yesterday, I pedaled 23.4 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now 34,181.5 miles; 55,009.9 kilometers.


I am now located at 12.54% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different –


iPhone rings.

1(904) 655-3264 – Jacksonville, Florida

I answer my phone: “Hello”.

Female voice, with high pitched accent: “Hello. Hey”

Me: “Who are you calling?”

Female voice: “Hello. I am calling about your Windows on your computer.”

Me: “Which one?”

Female voice: “The one with the Windows.”

Me: “Which one?”

Female voice: “The one with the Windows software?”

Me: “Which one?”

Female voice: “Your computer with the Windows software.”

Me: “I do not have a computer.”

Pause. Pause. Pause.

Click.

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

Tried something completely different for supper night before last, Ochazuke.


And last night for supper, Instant Pot Chicken Biryani


And yes, I adapted it somewhat.

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


From Forbes –



Cranes Spectrum Quilts Update -

Let the bells ring out. Cranes Quilts Red #1 has been fixed. We've added an additional 1-inch border to give the wing-tips breathing room. Cranes Quilt Red #1 has been quilted and faced/bound.

Cranes Quilt Red #2 has also been completed.

Cranes Quilt Red #3 created another new experience for us. The quilt top has a couple of inside 90-degree corners. We think we've got it.

Our Quilts Project is proving to be an amazing learning experience.

If you get a chance, check out our reasons for our Cranes Obsession at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/.

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

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

Something to consider This is my 1,658th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 197,368 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, June 1, 2018

Days 427, 428 & 429 – (AD 1,589) – 70.9 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

On Tuesday I pedaled 23.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. On Wednesday another 23.8 miles. This morning, I cycled 23.3 miles. My totals are now 34,158.1 miles; 54,972.2 kilometers.

I am now located at 9.46% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.


Something new and different –

On Wednesday I spent all day at the Vet. The Pack’s annual. Yes, that’s right, all four. All is well, but I certainly cringed when I got the bill.

Something to think about -

From Times Square Chronicle “Art Therapy… when words are not enough”, dated June 1, 2018.

“The different types of expressive therapy can have significant effects on the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of the patient. Most clients will prefer a specific type of art therapy because of prior exposure or experience. Furthermore, some may avoid some types of creative therapy techniques that they have never been exposed to. A good therapist will help the patient to pick a therapy technique that focuses on the well-being of the client and the foreseen outcome.”
Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

From Food & Wine - "Making No-Knead Bread Is So Much Easier Than You Think - and You'll Use It in Meals All Week Long", Alex Van Buren, May 24, 2018.

"The most crucial positive about having homemade bread—which you want to store cut-side down on a cutting board or in a Dutch oven, covered—is that when you have it, as long as your cupboard is smartly stocked, you have supper. Think: tuna; grilled cheese; turkey sandwich; toast and soup."

I made 1 gallon of fermented Dill Pepper Garlic and Garlic Green Beans.



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

Our Cranes Quilts Update -



6 Red Cranes Quilts of 40 tops are now 99.9% completed. Andy and I have decided to add some borders, especially where wingtips are too close to edges.

Red Cranes Quilt #2 has been completed and quilted; faced/bound. We’re both amazed. Only 39 more to go.

Check out our Quilts SB and our postings regarding our Cranes Quilts Project. Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/ (http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/)

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

Something to consider This is my 1,657th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 197,144 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 28, 2018

Day 426 – (AD 1,586) –23.9 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 23.9 miles. My totals are now 34,087.2 miles; 54,858.1 kilometers.

I now have 4,114.4 miles remaining to cycle to complete my overall goal of 38,201.6 miles.

I reached my goal point and set destination of Cerberus Tholi.


This is a small volcano superimposed on the flanks of a larger one of the Cerberus Tholi, NASA Science, Mars Exploration Program, April 1, 2012.

My new goal point on Mars is now in a south-easterly direction. It is Lucus Planum. The distance between these 2 points, according to WolframAlpha , is 760 miles.


After reaching my goal point I continued for another 1.003 miles. I am now located at 0.13% to my new destination and goal point on Mars.

Something new and different – Or is it?



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

Completed and baked two new loaves of Egg-Yolk Sourdough Bread and two loaves of Strawberry-Almond Quick Bread.


As a dessert, with fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream.


I'm sold!

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

We've completed a new quilt. Details to follow later.


All piecing, quilting and binding is done.

Back to our Cranes

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

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

Something to consider –

Maybe DNA Can’t Answer All Our Questions About Heredity”, Wired, Megan Molteni, May 28, 2018

“Because, we have to remember that for centuries heredity has been used as a weapon to dehumanize and erase some groups of people. For those people genetic testing can be one the most profound experience of their lives. But consumer genetics can only give you really rough estimates right now. It’s going to get a lot more powerful very quickly, it’s just not there yet.”

This is my 1,656th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 196,826 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