Typing @ 300 Words Per Minute 😮

An interesting and fun video about stenography. Even if you’re not a “word person,” I think you’ll find it rather fascinating to learn how the transcribing of words has progressed from “Then” (ancient Greek) until “Now”.  (Case in point: courtroom stenographers.)

Disclaimer: There’s a promotion at the end of the video for Amazon’s “Audible”. 🙂

“What’s Your Pleasure?”

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Over at the Professor’s blog (The Professor’s Convatorium), there was a brief discussion in the comment section related to one’s preferred libation. Hmmm, I thought to myself … now that would be an interesting topic for a blog post. 😋

And VOILA!

It all started when the Professor mentioned that he favored Pinot Noir wine, along with Malbec (especially from Mendoza, Argentina). Another person said he preferred wine from Uruguay. Then someone else indicated that he got heartburn from wine, so he leaned towards bourbon. This prompted the Professor to add that he liked tequila & vodka, with the occasional bourbon drink. He also offered that on occasion he drank Mexican Ambers (Lagers) like Dos Equis Amber or Modelo Negra with Mexican foods.

So what’s your “poison”? When you belly-up to the bar, hang out with friends, or go out for a nice dinner (pre-COVID), what cocktail do you prefer?

Personally, my alcoholic drink of choice is wine. Red “blends” are my favorite, but you will rarely see me turn down a fruity white, a smooth Pinot Noir, or a nice red, such as Merlot or Dolcetto. (Contrary to many “red wine drinkers,” I’m not particularly partial to Cabernet Sauvignon.) A wine that you will NOT see me drink is a “sweet” wine such as a Riesling or a Muscat or White Zinfandel.

Occasionally, I will detour away from wine and have a Gold Marguerita (on the rocks, shaken, no salt), various vodka drinks (Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Lemon Drop, Cape Cod, etc.) and every so often, a nice whiskey (Crown Royale or Pendleton) on the rocks.

Even less frequently, I will drink a beer, but only Mexican beer (Corona or Tecate, preferred).

So what’s your favored inebriant? (BTW, don’t be ashamed to admit it if you’re a teetotaler — lots of people have no taste for booze.)

Oh! And should you want to share an alcoholic beverage “experience” (you know what I mean), feel free. drunk-man

(Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay)

A Good Thing

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There are so many “bad” things going on in the world today that I thought it might be fun –and uplifting– to share something GOOD that’s happened (or is happening) in your life.

So right now … this moment … stop and think about something positive that’s going on for you.

Did you recently get a good bill of health from your doctor? Did you get a raise or a job promotion? Did you get rid of a little “extra” weight? Or maybe you got a new __________ (fill in the blank) that you’ve been wanting for a long time.

It doesn’t have to be anything big and/or earth-shattering. All it has to be is something that gave you a lift and made you smile.

So right now … for the next few moments … try to remove all thoughts related to the virus … politics … bad weather … the fight you had with your spouse or kids … the dinner you burnt last night … that pain in your get-along … and focus on something POSITIVE.

As for me? As some of you know, in October I had a recurrence of the issue that put me into the hospital last June. But THIS time, because the hospital “admitted” me (albeit only briefly), Medicare paid my hospital bill in full! Whoopie!

Now it’s your turn. Share that GOOD THING in your life that made you SMILE! 😀

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New Year’s Eve

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No plans for New Year’s Eve? Staying at home because of the virus? No worries. Grab a glass of champagne and spend a little time at these websites … 🍾🥂🎉

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