Friday, March 31, 2017

I finally found a game to play on my semi-intelligent phone.

I actually made it to Friday, March 31, 2017. I will be going to visit my mom tomorrow. Dad too. Also, my sister JoAnn. And, one of the main attractions, my bride of nearly 53 years. She has decided to extend for another few days to help with some doctor related visits coming up next week. A couple of months ago I set aside my flip phone because she passed down to me her old smartphone, an Apple 4. I use it to text her, forth and back. I can also check Facebook with it. I have never played a game on it, except for one. That's the one where I can immediately block a scam call of any kind. I think I've blocked more than a dozen so far and I actually love to get those calls so I can hang them up and block that number. I know. They can use a different number to call on another day. Good for them! Because I am waiting and watching. When they do, it's slam bing bam, and they are B-L-O-C-K-E-D. I've already noticed a significant decrease in scam call activity. That means I am winning the game. There's some dude who used to have the number I have today. Many folks have been trying to reach him for a long time. They call me often. After telling them I am not now Mr. Hines, I have not been him in the past, and I do not intend to be him in the future, I say so long and goodbye because I engage the blocker function immediately. Sometimes I get a little giddy knowing they will no longer show up on my tiny little screen. When they get the message I'm not the party to whom they are speaking they can be very persistent. "Do you know how we can reach Mr. Hines?" No clue. "That's okay, while I have you on the line maybe I could interest you in our service." I don't know what sound is made when they are blocked but it must be a lovely tune.

I am well aware that my gaming experience is not equal to something like those who are committed to 2016's most popular game, Pokémon GO. At least I assume that to be the case since I have no personal experience to compare to. I know the wife plays several different games. One is a puzzle piece game. I'm not sure about the others but I do know they require her undivided attention when she is playing them. I did make it home from Wednesday Bible study in time to watch the final episode of Duck Dynasty. It was a fitting farewell to their more than 130 plus episodes since coming on the scene in 2005. I will watch the reruns. I mean I already am watching the reruns on one of the outdoor channels, four of them back to back to back to back on Monday evenings. I read one of the most hate filled, scathing, good riddance assessments of their series in the online version of Rolling Stone Magazine. Their critic's take is the worst television program in history with the worst people, the worst family, and the worst stories has finally come to an end. I wonder why someone writing for that particular magazine would hate everything about the Robertson Clan? If you can't figure that one out, send me a private message and I will do my best to explain it to you. That angry writer was way overheated, maybe like Si would say, "A redneck walkin' into Bass Pro Shops gets more excited than a 12-year-old girl going to a Justin Beaver concert."

It takes me a little bit of getting ready to get ready for that nearly 400 mile round trip on Saturday, but, I am anxious to see them all. I do hope the lady who is still needing training wheels on her passing approach will stay home tomorrow. I also hope the big box store will schedule their product delivery during the week when I am not on their highway. Those two requests will help. Some. What's that? Maybe I could get a police escort? I realize that's being facetious, but to tell the truth, I'm not sure they would drive fast enough to suit me. I have no idea why I said that. I had to have been kidding on that one. Some. A little. Just a wee bit. I can tell I ran out of something to write about some time ago but I kept at it anyway. I do hope that you will have a great Saturday and Lord's Day Sunday. Si Robertson not only makes jokes but he also gives some sound life advice, like this one, "In the winter, things are dead and dull, but then there is an explosion of life. That's what He promises people who believe in His Son. That's what all the Robertsons are banking on." ~  Me too! See you next time. Lord willing. Amen. ....More later.

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