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This is what happened after I entered an Internet chatroom.
PERSON THAT I'M COMMUNICATING WITH ON THE INTERNET: I was confused by Beyoncé's performance on the 2017 Grammy Awards. What's with all this Hindu religious images while we're at war in the Middle East?
ME WHILE I'M SURFING THE INTERNET: First, I missed almost two hours of the 2017 Grammy Awards because I was watching the Sandra Bullock film The Blindside on ABC. Second, keep in mind that Beyoncé is pregnant. You can only do so much with a singing pregnant lady on the 2017 Grammy Awards. Perhaps they could've waited, but pregnancy waits for nobody.
PERSON THAT I'M COMNUNICATING WITH ON THE INTERET: They could've gone with Christian images instead of Hindu images.
ME WHILE I'M SURFING THE INTERNET: Then you'll incite all the Bible Belters by suggesting that Beyoncé is the Virgin Mary. Better to keep in Hindu instead. Hinduism has no Virgin Mary. Hinduism has no Immaculate Conception.
PERSON THAT I'M COMUNICATING WITH ON THE INTERET: But we're at war in the Middle East.
ME WHILE I'M SURFING THE INTERNET: We're not at war against the entire Muslim and Hindu population. We're only at war against Terrorism. Then you'll incite Liberals by suggesting that you're in favor of Donald Trump's Muslim Ban.
PERSON THAT I'M COMMUNICATING WITH ON THE INTERNET: I guess you're right. There's not much you can do with a singing pregnant lady on the 2017 Grammy Awards. Hey, Lady Gaga's duet with Metallica was the coolest ever.
ME WHILE I'M SURFING THE INTERNET: I agree. Lady Gaga was wearing the coolest looking outfit ever. And she sounded great singing with Metallica.
PERSON THAT I'M COMMUNICATING WITH ON THE INTERNET: Don't feel so bad about missing most of the 2017 Grammy Awards. You can always watch all two hours and thirty minutes of it without commercials on www.youtube.com.
ME WHILE I'M SURFING THE INERNET: Yeah, that's kind of what I'm hoping for.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Miss You Nights by Marie Osmond
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It felt like Springtime today. Yeah, the day started out feeling like Winter and the day ended feeling like Winter. However, most of the day in between early morning and night felt just like Spring. I don't know if that means that the blizzard is over for those living in the East Coast of the United States. Or perhaps it means that I'm living in Columbus, Ohio where Winter tends to be light and minimal. I'm not complaining. It feels good not needing to wear a coat when venturing outside. With luck, there's going to be more days when I don't need a coat when venturing outside. It's a nice step in the right direction as the Gentle Reader and I patiently wait for the first official day of Spring.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Don't Save Me by HAIM
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Is it Friday already? What's today's date? It's the tenth of February. Yeah, it's still Winter. There's a blizzard out on the East Coast of the United States of America. It's just a light covering of snow that fell Wednesday evening and hasn't fallen since. I didn't need to shovel the driveway because the light covering of snow on the driveway melted away quickly and easily. I didn't need to shovel snow from the sidewalk because the snow on the sidewalk melted away quickly and easily. So I got to stay indoors and avoid the freezing cold a bit longer than anticipated. So I watch the evening news reports about the blizzard on the East Coast of the United States and I thank GOD that Columbus, Ohio was on the outer edges of it. Spring 2017 is coming, but Winter 2016 to 2017 had one last surprise in store for us all.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
My Heart Can't Tell You No by Sara Evans
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It snowed last night. I don't need to shovel the driveway, but I might need to shovel the sidewalk. Some cities such as New York City, New York was hit hard with a blizzard. Columbus, Ohio got light snow fall instead. Once again, mild Winters in Columbus, Ohio is the reason why. My Mom gave me a haircut. She has great barber skills as well as being a speech pathologist and a psychologist. I showered, got a shampoo and shaved. But I still have my mustache. I had a mustache (And sometimes even a beard) non-stop since 1989. I never aspired to shave the mustache off. I never saw the need to do so. Anyway, it's Thursday and it's starting to look like Winter outside once again.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Last Song by Jennifer Warren
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Zimbabwe was conquered almost nearly from the start. Mapungubwe Kingdom (Which started in the 9th Century and ended in the 14th Century) held control over the country between 1075 to 1220. Upon which, Zimbabwe itself became an empire between 1220 to 1450. But after seeking independence to becoming a kingdom in it's own right, the nation got conquered again and this time by the Kingdom of Mutapa (Which started in 1430 and ended in 1760) between 1450 to 1760. The Rozwi Empire kind of overlapped with the Kingdom of Mutapa in it's conquest of Zimbabwe between 1684–1834. Upon which Zimbabwe was independent, but not as a kingdom this time until the British South Africa Company conquered the nation for the purpose of operating mines. This time, not dominated by another African nation, but this time dominated by Caucasians from Europe. Zimbabwe was renamed Southern Rhodesia. From 1890 to 1923, there were five Administrators of Southern Rhodesia and all of them were Caucasians. A variation of Apartheid was the rule when Southern Rhodesia was almost on it's way to become a colony of England. The sun never setting on the British Empire came at the expense of Southern Rhodesia. And from 1923 until 1979 there were eight Prime Ministers of Southern Rhodesia and all of them were Caucasians and all of them originated from England.
Bishop Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa became the first African leader of Zimbabwe since 1890 of the renamed nation of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. However, the Pro-American and pro-capitalism nation of Zimbabwe Rhodesia only lasted seven months when England invaded the nation and it became a colony of England ruled by a variation of Apartheid once again. Caucasian and British born Lord Soames ruled the renamed nation of Southern Rhodesia as it's first and only Governor between December 11, 1979 to April 18, 1980. The all white government of Southern Rhodesia was overthrown by an America hating and capitalism hating regime of President Canaan Banana. Southern Rhodesia was renamed Zimbabwe. The government lead by President Canaan Banana only lasted seven years from April 18, 1980 to December 31, 1987. Robert Mugabe was Prime Minister under the regime of President Canaan Banana and Robert Mugabe eventually revolted against his boss. President Canaan Banana was overthrown, arrested for charges of sodomy and replaced by President Robert Mugabe from 1987 to current. President Robert Mugabe continues to rule Zimbabwe as an anti-American and Anti-Capitolism socialistic dictatorship to this exact moment of time.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative
Current Music:
Gunfight by D.A.R.K.
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Yup, it's still freezing outside. But it's closer to Springtime so the worst is almost over. Actually, the worst never happened since Winter in Columbus, Ohio is mild a large majority of the time. Tonight was the Superbowl and I missed it. I probably will catch Lady Gaga's halftime show on www.youtube.com. I'm not much of a fan of football to start with. I ended up watching America's Funniest Home Videos instead. Oh yeah, those trampoline accidents keep getting funnier each time you've seen them. Anyway, Sunday is nearly done. Monday is about to begin. So continues the first week of February in Columbus, Ohio.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
4ever by The Veronicas
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It's freezing cold outside. It feels as if it's colder at night than in the daytime. When I happen a river when it's cold outside, it's fun to stand there and look at it for a few minutes. Then it gets so freezing cold, that it becomes necessary to rush back inside. No such luck for doing so at night though. With night appearing to be colder in temperature than the daytime, it's often better to stay indoors as often as possible. You would figure that the freezing cold would bring an end to all sorts of mischief making, but no such luck if the evening news is any indication. And with the chaos of the evening news on television, it's reassuring to step outside to enjoy the great outdoors---Weather permitting. Sometimes you take what little you can get when it's freezing cold outside.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Youth by Foxes
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The Ohio Penitentiary aka the Ohio State Penitentiary was located in downtown Columbus, Ohio from 1834 to 1984. At the peak of it's popularity as the place to go to lock up a prison inmate next to the Downtown Columbus area in 1955, 5,235 of the coldest and roughest prison inmates lived there. General John H. Morgan, George "Bugs" Moran, O. Henry, Chester Himes, and Sam Sheppard (The inspiration for the television and film series the Fugitive) lived there. General John H. Morgan and six of his officers successfully escaped from the Ohio State Penitentiary and returned to Kentucky where former Confederate State of America politicians not yet arrested for Civil War era treason hid him from the police. That's the only prison escape that I know about. Now let's talk about fires that broke out at the facility. 322 Inmates died and 150 was Inmates injured when a fire broke out in the first version of the Ohio State Penitentiary on April 21, 1930. The cause of the fire was took place in the planned expansion to the first version of the Ohio State Penitentiary which nearly took the whole facility down. The expansion eventually was completed, with possible cost overruns and possible lawsuits about the death and injuries of Inmates due to the fire. However, the 1930's wasn't the straw the broke the camel's back. It was the 1980's rather than the 1930's that ended it forever. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention prison riots. There were two riots where the Prison Warden of the first version of the Ohio State Penitentiary lost control of the prison. October 31, 1952 was the date for the Halloween Riots which left one Inmate dead and four Inmates injured. A second prison riot in 1968 left five Inmates dead, five Inmates injured and seven Prison Guards injured. The Ohio State Penitentiary was closed down in 1984 and was an abandoned former prison ruins until the day it was torn down in 1998. A brand new supermax prison also named the Ohio State Penitentiary was opened in 1998 in Youngstown, Ohio. While the first Ohio State Penitentiary housed 5,235 inmates when it's at full capacity, the new Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown, Ohio only housed 502 inmates. Both versions had a death row, but the second version ended it's Death Row Inmate housing in 2012.
Meanwhile, at the same exact area where the first version of the Ohio State Penitentiary existed, ground breaking began for Nationwide Arena. Nationwide Arena, which is where the National Hockey League expansion team the Columbus Blue Jackets is now located, began on May 26, 1998 with construction ended on September 9, 2000. The Columbus Blue Jackets started playing hockey games at Nationwide Arena on October 7, 2000. 2013 to 2014 saw completion for the final stage of the Arena District in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. The same exact area where the first version of the Ohio State Penitentiary once existed is now the Arena District of Downtown Columbus. Anyway, the Columbus Blue Jackets qualified for Stanley Cup playoffs, but didn't win the championship. The 2016 to 2017 season for the Columbus Blue Jackets has them occupying second place for the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League which could give them a second chance to enter the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Gentle Reader and I will find out if such a thing is going to happen.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Either locked up forever or playing hockey. I can't decide which.
Current Music:
Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
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Well, it's February. This month is the second month of the year 2017. My birthday is fourteen days from now. I'll be turning 49 years old. The way I look at it, I'm getting younger (Though the white hairs that appears on my head here and there say otherwise). Though I have thought about hair dye, it's still too early in my life for such a thing. It will be fun to see what happens on February 2017. I can only predict happiness and optimism for the year 2017. I don't see anything bad happening for this month. And armed with such optimism, I go ahead with the day with a strong belief that I'm on the right track. Nothing can slow me down. Not for today at any rate.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Maid of Constant Sorrow by Judy Collins
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I'll be drinking coffee a few hours from now. It's perfectly alright for me to be confident about saying this. Oh yeah, it's a safe thing to say right now. I don't expect anything to disrupt such plans. Allow me to explain. It's evening right now, but it won't be evening forever. Morning is only a few hours away. I normally drink a steaming mug of coffee in the morning. As a result, I'll be drinking coffee a few hours from now. I'll be enjoying the rich taste and aroma of coffee a few hours from now. And when it comes time for me to brew a pot of coffee, it will be among the best sensations in the world. Ah yes, I enjoy a steaming mug of coffee in the morning.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative and calm
Current Music:
What I Am by Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians
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