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10 April 2021

 Song mood: Electric Blue by Icehouse.  A song I heard today on the radio.

Spent the day hanging out with my mum and sister.  My sister wanted to visit an uncle who lives in a Veteran's home, but found out that we would need to contact his case worker in order to set up an appointment to visit him.  So we went to see the world's largest Pelican instead; and then went a Viking museum.  The replica of the Norse church is probably the coolest part of the museum.  Sure the replica Viking ship that actually was used to make a trip to Norway was cool.  But the church tour has a historian talking about the architecture of the church.

This morning, my shoulders hurt bad as I went for my walk and felt better after a couple of miles.  It was rough sleeping last night.  I couldn't stop thinking.  Which is I need to work on meditation, so I can learn to shut off my mind.


Tonight I watched one my favorite movies of all time: North by Northwest.  With the beautiful Eva Saint Marie as Eve Kendall and Cary Grant as Roger Thornhill.  It is an espionage thriller brought on by a case of mistaken identity.  It's like a spoof on spy thrillers.  Like Thornhill's assassins try to kill him by pouring a bottle of bourbon down his mouth and then getting him in a car so that he would drive off a cliff.  They also speak as if they are in a Shakespeare play.  Who does that?  Anyway it is a fun movie to watch.


I'm not looking forward to driving home tomorrow.  Monday will be a whole new week.  I will work on producing more words.  Reading more books and exercising more.  It will be a whole new week of self improvement.


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