With all the school shootings in the last few years and with all the young people demanding change and sometimes getting it, I wanted to do something. I’m against guns and want stricter gun legislation. I actually want to ban all assault weapons as well. I joined a group on Facebook who protest at the NRA the 14th of each month. They protest on the 14th because of Sandy Hook. That school shooting took place on December 14, 2012. They stand outside the NRA headquarters and hold up signs showing the NRA they aren’t afraid and want changes. I joined them today to protest against the NRA. It was very cold but sunny. We protested for an hour and was very proud of myself for doing something and joining in.
With the protesting and other walking, I walked 3.07 miles today.
On Monday the market dropped 1175 points. On Wednesday it was back up about 500 points. Today it dropped again. It went down 1032 points. I think we can safely say we are in a market correction. Of course Trump won’t say anything about the market going down and won’t tie it to his horrible economic decisions. Congress is battling out a new spending plan. Sounds like they have one almost set…it will only last two years. It continues to be a Trump mess in the United States. We will continue to slide into a recession I’m sure.
In other news, Mardi Gras is next week. We are having a party on Saturday night. It should be fun!
1.55 miles today.
Today I decided to take a walk on the trail and look for birds. I didn’t find any new birds but I did see some icy creeks. I thought it was beautiful.
In other news our horrible president said this about immigration: “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” Can you believe this is the leader of the free world? What a shithole racist he is. I don’t know how much more of this man I can take. Our country is so embarrassed by his words. It’s so sad. He really needs to be removed from office.
Total of 3.65 miles today.
Last night I watched the Golden Globes. I had not seen any of the movies that won awards and many of the TV shows were new to me as well. I guess I need to catch up on TV and movies. The show itself was really good. Everyone dressed in black to show support for women who have been sexually harassed or abused by men in Hollywood. The #timesup hashtag was huge.
But the big deal from the show was Oprah. She won the Cecil B. DeMille Award. But her speech was simply amazing. She was very presidential. Everyone started tweeting Oprah2020. I did the same. I would love it if she ran for President. But I know she wouldn’t win. Our country is still too backwards to have a black female president. I still think she’s great.
I walked 1.45 miles today inside.
It was raining today so I had to walk inside. I was just not feeling it. I only walked 1.23 miles. And I was tired of taking pictures of the hallway so I decided to take a selfie today. And it has a filter on it to make me look better!
In other news, the results from today’s election were amazing! The democrats really came back strong! Virginia took all three top seats and flipped many seats in the house of delegates. When all the votes are counted, we might even have a majority! There are a few races still to settle. Other places in the country went to the democrats too! And in Prince William County, Danica Roem (first transgender candidate) won against bathroom Bob Marshall. He has historically been against any issues for LGBTs. So it was wonderfully ironic that he was defeated by the first transgender person. A truly great day for the democrats and a bad day for Trump. Lets hope he got the message.
It was raining today so I walked indoors after dinner. I walked 2.05 miles. It was sad because of yet another mass shooting. This time in Texas at a church. 26 people killed. All the politicians call for thoughts and prayers but that does nothing. We need gun control now. How many shootings will it take for the republicans to take action and fight against the NRA and change the gun laws?
Today I walked 2.77 miles on the trail. The fall leaves were beautiful! The weather was just about perfect.
In other news, yesterday the indictments came down for Manafort and Gates and George Papadopoulos plead guilty. I predict Trump will be going down in the near future. Let’s hope!
I got back to walking early in the morning today. I walked 3.16 miles on the track at AU. It was 48 degrees! I love the cold but it was a bit cold to be outside that long without something on my legs. I knew it would be getting cold so I got some of those runner pants to wear on these cold mornings. They worked! I wasn’t cold at all. I need to get some runner gloves next. My hands were cold.
On another note, I am just so sick of our president. When he called the woman whose husband died last week in Niger he told her he knew what he signed up for. What an asshole. He is incapable of feeling sympathy for anyone. He is absolutely a horrible person. He’s got to go!
It was cold again this morning but I wore the sweatshirt again and was able to get 3.14 miles on the track. On the way to the track I passed the power plant for the university. There was a pipe putting out all this steam. From the other side of the track it made for a cool photo. Do you agree?
On another note, I’m just sick with the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas last night. It’s the largest mass shooting in modern American history. Of course Trump is a horrible president and never says what needs to be said to heal the country.
This is our president. Such a disgrace to our country.
This morning I walked 3.09 miles at the AU track. On the way home from my walk I noticed the writing in the picture below. I had to get a shot of it on my iPhone 8 Plus.
Today was my first walk with only my new Apple Watch with Cellular. Because of that I didn’t get a picture anything along the walk. I walked 3.14 miles this morning. Here’s a picture when I got home using my new iPhone 8 Plus.
In other news, I am absolutely disgusted with our President for calling the NFL players SOBs for kneeling down during the national anthem. What Trump doesn’t understand is they have the constitutional right to not stand during the national anthem. Trump just shows his stupidity when he says things like this. But the bigger picture is he’s trying to distract us from the horrible health care bill going through congress right now. And from Russia! I won’t get distracted.
Because of an early morning doctor’s appointment I had to do my walking in the middle of the day. It was warmer but I was able to get back to the trail. I don’t like to walk on the trail during the day because there are too many students and other people on the track. So I walked 2.90 miles on the trail today. It was sunny and bright.
Today I walked 2.21 miles at the track at American University. It was foggy out this morning and very humid. It’s gonna be hot today. Here are a few shots to show the fog.
Trump went off the rails again yesterday. He defended the white supremacists, the KKK and Nazis…you know, his base. He is absolutely the worst President we’ve ever had. He’s a disgrace. I’m saddened by his words. He’s an idiot.
I just can’t even begin to describe how I feel today. When the President of the United States comes out defending white supremacists, the KKK and Nazis, there isn’t much else you can say. He clearly is trying to play to his base. I say keep talking Mr. President. You will talk your way out of a second term (crossing fingers) and possibly out of the White House during your first term. In case you are reading this at a later date, look up the news for his date and you will see what I’m talking about. The man is a true idiot. He is not my President.
On a different note, I did walk today. I had to walk indoors because of the rain we had today. I walked 2.25 miles down the halls and up and down the stairs at my building. On the third floor I saw this and thought it was good in case Trump gets crazier than he is already.
I skipped walking on Saturday to take a day off but I was back at it again this morning. I walked 2.17 miles at the track at American University. It rained a lot yesterday so the track was wet but the weather was beautiful. Here’s a shot from the campus.
On another note, I was sickened yesterday by the death and violence in Charlottesville. We have visited the town many times and my father lives there now. Trump did not denounce the violence by the white supremacists. Instead blamed “many sides” for the violence. These people are a dying breed and Trump should have called them out for what they are, terrorists. This is not the America it should be in 2017. We already fought a war against the Nazis. We shouldn’t be doing it again and not on American soil. I’m disgusted with Trump and his ilk. I stand with #charlottesville
Today Apple discontinued the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle. Sales have been down for years and they probably want more people to subscribe to their music service instead of buying music. I have tons of music that I have downloaded from iTunes for years. I simply make play lists and play them on my iPhone. I don’t want to subscribe to Apple Music because I don’t like streaming music where you have to use your data on your phone plan as well as pay the monthly fee. I just don’t get it. Maybe I’m old. Either way, I’m sticking with the music I’ve downloaded over the years. Also, I haven’t used an iPod in years either. I use my iPhone.
We have finally decided to get married. On Friday evening I asked my partner if he would marry me and he said yes. We have decided on a February wedding since that will be our 10th anniversary.
Today we joined some good friends of ours at a winery to enjoy wine tasting, lunch, and to celebrate our engagement. They brought a cake to help celebrate. Here’s a picture of us holding the cake of course. It was delicious!
Unfortunately the Supreme Court has stepped in and halted the beginning of marriage equality in Virginia. We’ll have to wait now until they rule for the whole country. Sad but we’ve waited this long, we can wait a bit longer.