Sunday, August 7, 2016
ON THIS NIGHT OF THUNDER
Do I regret writing my previous post?
Do I feel the need to apologize to those people who might have been irked?
As I stated in my previous post - this is the New Version of Jon. Welcome to my territory. I say exactly what's on my mind. My apology days are officially over.
I spent the better part of my life discounting my own opinions and apologizing to everyone in order to appease them. This was a pathetic habit I acquired from continuously apologizing to my father for being alive.
Ironically, I can't recall one person who ever apologized to me. It's a one-sided affliction.
As for the subject of politics, you might not believe it but I am neither Republican nor Democrat. Never voted in my entire life and never will. Politicians don't inspire me. I merely call the shots as I see them.
Jon, you don't have a TV. How did you watch the Democratic Convention?
Live Stream. On the computer.
It sounds like water sports...or golden showers...but we won't go there.
Blogging (writing) is the only emotional outlet I have left. I blog simply to convince myself I'm still alive. I've been severely depressed for a long time - because of more things than I'd ever reveal here. Writing keeps me above the surface - - saves me from drowning.
I'm working on a novel and my memoir. Both are raw and brutally honest.
Night of thunder?
An excruciatingly humid day. In early evening I sat outside in a rusty lawn chair, trying desperately to get a breath of air. At the edge of the forest, under thickening layers of darkly drifting clouds. Thunder rumbled with an angry threat of rain, but it didn't rain. Just thunder, ensuing darkness, and flashes of lightning. I watched the dramatic sky, mesmerized.
When I finally went back inside, I had some watermelon.
I'm not nearly as enthusiastic about the Olympics as I used to be, but I wanted to watch the Opening Ceremonies last night.
An international television broadcast shouldn't be difficult to find somewhere online, should it?
I tried without success for over an hour.
NBC will let you watch online streaming if you open an account - - and to qualify, they want the account number for your television service provider. Not Internet provider, only TV.
Hey, if I had a TV I wouldn't be wanting to watch the damn thing online.
I tried half a dozen places on YouTube and they were all scams. Watch the Opening Ceremonies Live - - "if you subscribe to my channel".
Bullshit. I subscribed to five channels and got nowhere.
I then quickly unsubscribed.
I tried independent websites. Live Streaming of the Opening Ceremonies.
They want your credit card number, along with a pint of blood and a sperm sample.
Finally, I found a place online where you can watch TV for free. They provide an impressive number of free channels, along with some HD channels that require a fee. Who needs them?
If you want to watch free TV online go to www.streamlive.to
If you want to see the Olympics simply watch the NBC channel (this is for the U.S.A).
but beware of the usual annoying popups, unwanted ads, etc.
I'll be spending part of this night ripping up the carpet in one of my bathrooms (I have two), due to a sudden and unexpected plumbing "problem". I've always hated bathroom carpeting and plan to install tile - so this is actually a positive fluke of fate.
Now - if only I can find the source of the leak......
As of Sunday evening, Streamlive.to has REMOVED their free NBC channel. They now only have the premium PAY NBC channel available.
Obviously they don't want anyone watching the Olympics for free.