What's that, you say? Well, it's Post Olympics Withdrawal Syndrome, and I have been afflicted with it for the past couple of days now. You might have heard it referred to as Post Olympics Depression, or POD.
So, what am I doing about it? For one thing, I'm complaining about it in this post ... always somewhat cathartic. I'm playing some bridge. I got my teeth cleaned this morning. My neighbor came over to look at some of my dead branches, first mentioned here, and he advised me to wait until spring. (Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow type of thing?)
Maybe Gustav will take care of some of them, whadaya think? This one I don't think is going to miss us. It looks like he'll be entering the Gulf of Mexico plenty early enough to easily become a Category 3 (or more) hurricane before he hits landfall again. My personal prediction -- and I'm not a meteorologist -- is that he will strike the Texas coast (upper, not lower, as Dolly did), perhaps on Labor Day, as a major Category 4 hurricane.
Meanwhile, the sun is shining. I actually did quite a bit of yardwork the other evening, and then took a long hot bubble bath afterwards to try and ward off future aching muscles. It worked!
I'm going to have to go back to smashing calcium pills with a hammer for a few days, and getting my supplements that way! This Viactiv that I've been taking for the past month or two has almost sworn me off forever from chocolate!!
There is absolutely NOTHING on major network television but the Democratic National Convention! Ick and yuk!! If you're enthralled with politics and the Democrat's presumptive nominee, you are in 'seventh heaven' with this week's programming. If you're not, like me, you're carping loudly.
Don't get me wrong here. I don't intend to watch all the political 'crap' that will be going on next week, either! In fact, this coming November will probably not see me in a voting booth for the first time since -- I really don't remember the last time I did not vote!! I'm not bragging. Actually, this makes me kind of sad. I'm just so sick of all the empty promises, the lies, innuendoes, slurs, etc., etc., etc.
I must admit that I was impressed that Ted Kennedy was able to show up. Isn't it fascinating how he is almost deified, now that he is very ill? Not wanting to put that illness down (and certainly would not have 'wished it' on him, no matter how much I might have disliked the man), by any means, but does anyone remember what happened many years ago? How that one incident, still lingering in many people's minds, permanently derailed any thoughts he might have had -- and indeed, he had them! --about becoming President of the United States?
Personally, I have a great deal of regard for Joe Liebermann. I see him as a man of integrity and personal conviction. Now, if McCain were to choose him as his running mate, I might get interested. But he won't -- and even if he did, I don't think Mr. Liebermann would accept.
So, what will I be doing the rest of today, this week, and the next? Well, I'll be watching "Fantasy Island" (coming up shortly), for one thing. Tomorrow night, I'll be watching my favorite 'hunk' in "Smallville". I'll be listening to the Astros try and play some good baseball, maybe even winning a game or two. AND, I'll probably be writing and publishing some more posts.
Hope none of you is suffering from POWS or POD -- but if you are, DO take some positive steps to try and get yourselves out of it, OK?