Ron Guest

Today I’m thankful for anesthesia.

I am on a liquid-only diet today due to a medical test tomorrow. The first half of the day I’m allowed to include bullion (so salty!) and soda pop (so sweet!). I’ll be glad when tomorrow comes. 🤐

Well @macgenie, how about a hot dog?

The mail today provided some good news (vs the occasional bills). First, our insurance company sent a check saying we had been overcharged from some prescriptions last year. Second we got a substantial gift card to Target as a result of trading in expiring airline miles. 💵 👍🏼

Depending on how you look at it, I’m either starting the day off right, or completely wrong. ☕️ 🍩

I try to be conscious of what I do and buy in order to aid reducing climate change. But here in the US we need to work to elect more officials who will act.

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency - BBC News

“We escaped by managing our emotions”

Our 10 year old’s camp this week is Escape Room challenges. When I picked him up yesterday his team’s photo was taped to the door frame. Turns out they were the first place team. Monday’s rooms included a Fixed Mind vs Growth Mind theme.

At lunch today, my wife and I made our periodic 1 hour run to our favorite BBQ place in the countryside. We love their ribs and the homemade taste and style of the sides. The drive in the quiet of the countryside is a definite bonus. 📷 🚙

For the first time ever I bought something on Amazon Prime Day. I needed a new electric toothbrush and was about to order one two days ago when I realized Prime Day was coming so I wanted. And actually saved some money. Couldn’t find anything else though. 💵

I wonder if Vettel’s time with Ferrari is over after this season. His frequent poor decisions not only cost his team but he is costing other drivers opportunities. And he never seems to think it is his fault. #F1 🚗

The Discover section is alive with great posts this morning.

Here are a couple of photos from the back of the STEAM center. There is a large pond with a pavilion set up for teaching. The classrooms on the back side overlook the pond, trees and pavilion. We counted 4 classrooms dedicated to Aquatic Science! 2/2

Even though it was a bit hot, we decided to stop at the new high school STEAM center after eating Mexican food and walk around it. Love the entrance design. 📷 ½

I tried out Mastodon but I could never achieve a reasonable signal-to-noise ratio. It also seemed quite complicated. I love that makes it easy to avoid really bad content. How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem - The Verge

In today’s good news, I don’t need a root canal 🦷 📷 Hooray!

Saw this unusually clear demarcation of the cloud line this morning while exercising. I usually associate this sight with a front moving through but there’s nothing going on and surface winds are dead calm. This line was stationery during my whole workout. 📷 ⛅️

The USWNT has been making a statement both on the field and off. They’re true role models.🇺🇸⚽️

Apple curated a Chill Mix for me this week that has been awesome for background listening. 🎶 🎵

Chill Mix

The vanguard of our neighborhood July 4th parade rounding the corner by our house. It’s a couple blocks long in total. 📷 🇺🇸🧨

Today’s match between the USWNT and England’s was a thriller. Not going to say more in case you plan on watching it later but if you like sports check it out. ⚽️

Flag lined boulevard outside our hotel window today. 🇺🇸 💥

Utopian Experiments in Southern Iowa 📷 ✍️

Not in Chicago or even in Illinois but they’re big Cubs fans here.

Wait, so Popeye was ahead of his time?!?

Is Spinach Basically a Steroid? New Research Suggests It Might Be

A small bar in small town Merica. Which happened to have a great range of food and great service. 🇺🇸 🍻

An IndieWeb Webring 🕸💍