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3 NIGHTS WITH ALMOST NO SLEEP

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Been having a lot of acid reflux the last while. It's been keeping me awake at night. I've tried to sleep in my chair but I just can't get to sleep if I'm not laying down. I'm quite exhausted right now from 3 days of not sleeping well. I rather hope tonight goes well or I might end up passing out trying to get things done tomorrow. Naps don't often work for me, but going to try hard to take a nap.
As well, I don't know if it's allergies or what, but it's slightly hard to breath right now. I've had a lot of that over the years as well. Some attributed to my heart condition and some to every thing green and leafy trying to kill me with it's pollen.

Weight Loss

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-7.1 lbs384.8 lbs (174.5 kg) -8.0 lbs this term -113.2 lbs all time 12 weeks up 2 weeks no change 17 weeks down 3 weeks I've lost 28.5 lbs total.

6 STORIES FROM MY YOUTH

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Met a man when I was like 12 or 13. My Dad knew him in Regina, and he moved there to work in a plant that was making farm implements. Before he came here, he was an engineer In a German tank factory in WWII.
When I was probably 10 years old, we went to Banff National Park and stayed in a cabin we rented. There was a vendor where you could buy pallets to feed the deer. We put them out in the box outside and the deer came to eat it. It was the first time I was ever that close to a wild animal that was not in a cage.
When I was 9, I fractured my spine and came close to being paralyzed by it, or so the doctor said. I spent months in a body cast after that. I was not allowed to do a lot of things for months more after the cast came off. I gained weight and never lost it again, even though I went back to my normal level of activity after.
When I was young, I cannot remember the age, but less than 12, we rode out bikes out of town and down a dirt road. We found a large muddy puddle and decided …

AVIRA ANDROID APP WON'T STAY AS PRO ACCOUNT AFTER I GAVE THEM MY MONEY

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Tired of Avira's App crapping out on me. I paid for the Pro license and it just will NOT stay pro. It at random drops my license and tells me I'm running the free one. I emailed them and they told me to uninstall and reinstall and sign in again. Well I'm not willing to do this every day of my life so NO.
I got it for the "web protection" and being I don't have that with the "free", it's pointless to have it on my phone now. I does not even tell me it's dropped the pro license yet again, it just does it quietly. So just no more of your crap. It's gone for good.
I think the worst of it is, it works fine for most people paying for it, but this is 2 phones it crapped out on. The tablet seems to freaking just work on it and I don't know why.

ROSEDALE CEMETERY MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA

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Weight Loss Update

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-6.1 lbs
391.9 lbs
This term -0.9 lbs
All time -106.1 lbs
12 Weeks up
2 Weeks no change
16 Weeks down

MOST OF MY LIFE I HAVE NOT SLEPT WELL

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Well I have had trouble sleeping since I was 10 years old. It's funny how many people tell me not to drink so much coffee and I'll sleep. I did not start drinking coffee until my late 20's and so I'm guessing that's not the issue LOL.
Some nights I lay there until I get frustrated then get up and take a blanket into the living room and sit in my recliner and listen to music with the headphones on until I'm relaxed enough to try and sleep again. It's about a 50% chance I'll sleep after that, but not always.
When I was a working man, this was a bit more of a problem. The ability to do your job well when you are in a place that needs you to work fast and with accuracy is inhibited when you have had 90 minutes sleep. Not to mention the ability to communicate well with others.
Speaking of communicating well, in my late 30's I started to get issues with the ability to recall words. I don't know if it stems from a life of not sleeping properly or just the…

SITTING IN CRESCENT PARK IN MOOSE JAW ON A SUNNY DAY

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Crescent Park is in the center of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It's directly east of the Spa. I like to go there often and just be in peaceful environment. There are a lot of people moving around in the park on an average afternoon, but it's not crowded to the point you will be near others. I like to just sit on a bench and watch the people go by, the squirrel play and the birds forage. I live about 1 block from the park and it's not a hard walk for me even though I'm disabled and walking a lot bothers my knees and back. I however don't go every day, because it has to be a good day to walk that much. I do enjoy wondering around in there a bit when I go. At night I don't think I would like to hang out there. There seems to be a lot of not so above board people milling around in there after around 10PM. I would enjoy to be there in the middle of the night, but just not that safe. Then again neither is sitting outside my building at that time of night. Too much drugs …

4 SNIPPETS OF MY DAY

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Clipped the hair off the other day. This is my lounging in bed for a while after doing some cleaning. I see things like this and I wonder what it is and why it's there. This is old hard rubber and some kind of fabric inside if. Not a clue what it used to be. Coffee is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I sip at it most of the day but tend to stop at around 3PM. My Mother used to drink 24 cups of coffee a day every day and never once had a problem sleeping. I can skip coffee for 3 days and still not sleep well. Music is another great pleasure in my life. I pay for YouTube music as my service and am glad I can. I tend to listen to around 30 hours of music a week. It's worth the $12 for it and YouTube Premium to me so I don't have any ads on the music or the videos I watch. I also kind of like a couple of the YouTube originals, but really not many of them.

2 TRIPS TO THE HOSPITAL

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June 29, 2020 - ER visit after severe back pain. Was given a prescription for 3 different meds for it. Could not afford the one that was not covered, so only ended up taking 2. First day the T3's helped but did not need them after that. The anti-inflammatory I kept taking for 4 more days. After that it was not that bad and I did not need the meds anymore.
July 7, 2020 Went in for a CT scan of the incisional hernia I have my my belly. It's rather tough for me to get off the bed of the scanner. My back is bad and my knees are not so good. So I need help and I always worry the tech will pull her back helping someone my size. Also kind of don't like the contrast dye they inject me with, the sensation of my man bits being that warm is not pleasant and it really does feel like I'm peeing myself LOL.

WHAT'S ON MY PHONE

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Backgrounds are all from Zedge App.

CRUISING THE STRIP PLAYLIST

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Highway to Hell • AC/DC Slow Ride • Foghat Carry on Wayward Son • Kansas Any Way You Want It • Journey Panama • Van Halen Crazy Train • Ozzy Osbourne Born To Be Wild • Steppenwolf Rock Of Ages • Def Leppard Tom Sawyer • Rush Rock And Roll All Nite • Kiss Thunderstruck • AC/DC Livin' on a Prayer • Bon Jovi Bohemian Rhapsody • Queen Purple Haze • Jimi Hendrix Low Rider • War Can't You Hear Me Knocking • The Rolling Stones Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap • AC/DC Magic Carpet Ride • Steppenwolf More Than a Feeling • Boston Sweet Emotion • Aerosmith You've Got Another Thing Coming • Judas Priest Whole Lotta Love • Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love • Led Zeppelin Cum on Feel the Noize • Quiet Riot Gimme Three Steps • Lynyrd Skynyrd No One Like You • Scorpions Dream On • Aerosmith Breaking the Law • Judas Priest Kashmir • Led Zeppelin Barracuda • Heart Brown Sugar • The Rolling Stones Renegade • Styx Bad To The Bone • George Thorogood & The Destroyers American Girl • Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Roadhouse Blues • …

ON THE WAY TO WORK PLAYLIST

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Hungry Like the Wolf • Duran Duran I Want to Know What Love Is • Foreigner Barracuda • Heart Time After Time • Cyndi Lauper Bohemian Rhapsody • Queen (Don't Fear) The Reaper • Blue Öyster Cult Don't Dream It's Over • Crowded House Africa • Toto Don't Stop Believin' • Journey What's Up? • 4 Non Blondes Carry on Wayward Son • Kansas Hold the Line • Toto Take On Me • A-ha Don't You (Forget About Me) • Simple Minds

THAT'S NOT AN IMPROVEMENT

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So improving things is forgetting my card information and address then? OK got it. It's like a coworker asking how to improve a presentation and you fucking delete every copy of it and say "I helped". Good work.

SAMSUNG CLOUD IS GOING AWAY AND ONEDRIVE IS NOT DOING IT FOR ME

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Well here we are with my Samsung phone and the "photo back up feature". They have gotten rid of Samsung cloud and now everything is going to OneDrive. After I clicked OK to the switch, it STOPPED working altogether. It asks me every time I generate an image or video if I want the folder it's in to be saved to the list for syncing. For one thing as soon as it asked me to switch, I gave it a list of folders and it forgot them I guess and keeps forgetting them every single minute or so. The other thing is, not one photo has ever ended up in the folders at any time. Hell I left it over night one time and nothing. So it's not doing it's job. To make it 1000X worse, the OneDrive camera roll is not disabled by my Samsung phone and it was working just fine with saving the photos. So now I have to manually save every last thing to the cloud myself or it is not saved at all. Good work Samsung.

FELL ON THE FLOOR

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Took a tumble the other day and it sucked. I'm disabled and it's extremely hard for me to get up off the floor. It's one reason it's so hard for me to clean the bathroom - I can't get down on the floor to scrub by hand without a lot of difficulty getting back up. So when my left knee went off and I hit the floor if was a task to get to my feet. Took me at least a full minute to get back on my feet. Took the photo after I got my bearings and when I was still in pain from the knee and hitting the floor. No bruises and no real damage, so it's all good in the end. Thus is the paroles of living along I guess. Would hate to have to call 911 to get back up or wait for someone to find me laying there.

A COUPLE OF INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS

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MY SEXY LEGS (ARTISTIC PHOTO MODIFICATION)

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Don't be ashamed of your body. You have the right to love the way you look and not one person can dictate to you what is beautiful. Date to express yourself as a person and dare to show yourself.

YOU PARK LIKE A JERK

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Note: Dude in the photo is not the driver. Photos taken in Moose Jaw, Sk, Canada (in the winter obviously).

10 MOVIES THAT INFLUENCED MY LIFE

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WEIGHT LOSS

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-15.3 lbs 398.0 lbs (180.5 kg) This term: +5.2 lbs From heaviest of 498 Lbs: -100.0 lbs

THINKING ABOUT ALL THEM YEARS OF TYPING

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Dude I used to know; his Mom was a secretary at a local business for 35 years. She typed 30 wpm only. I am kind of sure they did not replace her because she was there so long. I love that the guy I knew thought that was fast. Most places now will not look at you unless you can do 80 wpm. I am not the best in the world and average 95 wpm. I have to say, I think I can do a good 15 wpm with a pencil in my mouth. Modern day tests you will NOT pass unless you can hit 60 wpm BTW. Think about it. On a side note I do not type the way they teach it at all, I have just been doing it since the mid 1980's.
On a side note, I spell worth a darn. I need the spell checker to have people understand what I am saying. On the computer this is great, but on the phone not so great as it can change it to a word that makes no sense at all. You have not one clue how many times I look later and am “what the hell was that”? Being when I type in Chrome it works fine, just not in predictive test auto-correct t…