Author’s Note: I wrote this in my notebook before I got back online.
I’m sure being lazy on this hot, sunny morning in Pittsburgh.
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The Old Soldier has assumed his favorite position: stretched out on his back on the sofa with two fat pillows under his weary head as he waits for his computer to finish downloading updates. My computer is slow at the best of times. So, when it downloads updates I just close whatever browser I’m using and let the computer do it’s thing.
Oh, sure, I know about defragging and all those other things you do to speed up your computer. But my computer is old, like its master. And until I buy a new computer or at least download a better browser (both cost money I do not have) I’ve got to stick with my old desktop.
(Maybe the desktop and I will go on the same day. I’ve been reading too much Edgar Allan Poe.)
It’s too hot to hike down to the campus of the University of Pittsburgh and then through Schenley Park. The last few times I did that I got light-headed even though I had my Pitt baseball cap on and a drinking bottle of frozen water with me.
I finally finished reading The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Poe a little while ago and I tried to start another story; but Poe’s exposition-drive prose wears me out.
So, until the sun starts to go down, maybe I’ll run across the street to the CVS and pick up a couple of bottles of Pepsi Wild Cherry and come back and see what’s on television.
I have a converter box.
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