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Damn it's Cold

I am not usually one to complain about the cold. My favorite season is the fall and if I bitch about a season it's usually summer. The humidity here is terrible, I sweat like crazy and get swarmed by mosquitoes.

But this is ridiculous. I have my heat on 70, a flannel tunic over a mock turtleneck, LLBean flannel slipper boots, Alpaca socks, and heavy weight jeans and I am still freezing and the worst of the cold is yet to come. It's going to be below 0 without the wind chill.

For the first time I stood outside yesterday with the shovel in my hands and thought I don't know how much more I can take this, maybe I should just ask my sister if we should consider moving to a warmer climate, and I loathe hot weather.

I do have Raynauds syndrome in my finger and toes, and my shoulders are always cold but then again maybe it's because I am 53 and just can't handle the cold like I used too.

Kindle Fire HDX Question

Okay I have never used Go To Meeting before but I am going to try using it to attend an online seminar tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST. I downloaded the Go to Meeting App.

The email from lady giving seminar said to use the device's speaker and microphone. Now I know the Kindle Fire it has the microphone symbol on the keyboard so I am taking it, it has one. I have never used it. But will the keyboard just come up when I enter meeting or do I have to access microphone another way?

Any tips will be useful. I'm nervous about this and may just end up using the phone option but I'd like to use the Kindle if I can figure out hope too.

Saturday Morning Ponderings- The issuse is a person's looks

Question: Do you think it is unfair that people dismiss an actor, actress, singer's talent, or whatever else they bring to the stage or screen just because they also happen to be good looking?

How is that any different than dismissing someone's talents and abilities just because they don't fit the majority of people's ideal image of classically handsome?

I bring this up because I have just gotten into watching Once Upon A Time, I know I am a little late to the party, and I have been reading bulletin boards and television "news" sites to catch up and learn about the show, the performers, the writers etc.
My favorite character is Captain Hook as portrayed by Colin O'Donaghue. While there is a lot positive posted about the character and the actor, and some valid criticism's too, there seems to be some people who dismiss him simply because he was genetically gifted with what most would probably consider "handsome movie star looks."

Now I am not denying he's easy on my eyes and that isn't part of what draws me to the character, I'd be lying. I also, however, like that the character is on a path of redemption because he realizes that hurting others as he has done in the past was wrong, and he wants to become a better man both for his own conscience and to be the type of man the woman he loves deserves. It's also the wit and the humor, the soft spoken way the actor has of delivering a line but still giving it impact.

It's the beautiful love story being developed by the writer's about two people who aren't saints, who've done wrong, have been wronged, etc finding something right with each other.

I also don't always find myself automatically choosing a favorite characters just because there are good looking people playing them.

Now I also watch Chicago Fire, and find Severide to be extremely blessed genetically but Herman is my favorite character there because he's the heart of that fictional fire station. Jack McCoy was my favorite on Law and Order tied with Lenny on Law and Order, even though in my opinion Logam and Ray(sorry I am having a senior moment on Benjamin Bratt's character's last name) fit my definition of classic good looks personally. And I have always loved Wlliam Daniels characters and think he is a tremendous actor even though I personally don't find him to be all that good looking.

I know things like this are subjective and not a major point in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes these are the things I ponder about in my attempts to better understand human nature.

Finish this sentence: You know you're in a bad mood when..

This is mine: You know you're in a bad mood when you hear the song "the sun will come out tomorrow" on t.v. and you yell back at it, "no it won't now shut the hell up."

Western NY weather and the New Republican led Congress getting to me already I suppose.
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