Saturday, June 27, 2015

JK Rowling movie

My eyes were filled with tears of happiness as I watched the movie,
"Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story".

I do not know for sure why watching this movie caused me to react in this emotional manner. But maybe it is because through Rowling's struggle from poverty to success, she never quit.

Thursday, June 18, 2015


I believe that I mentioned to you that I am walking daily. This walking is for my health. My goal is at least 6,500 steps a day. My iPhone keeps track of how far I walk. Right now it is just a bit before 10pm. So far today I have walked 6,583 steps which is about 2.4 miles.

I could walk on the treadmills at the YMCA. But the hallways of my apartment are much more convenient. A lot easier too. For me, treadmills are a drag. Somehow a lap in the hallways is easy to do. Time does not even occur to me when I am walking the hallways as it definitely does on the treadmill.

The apartment people who also use the hallways for exercise, call a complete hallway circuit a "lap". A lap begins on the 3rd floor outside my apartment door. Then down the hallway to the stairs to the 2nd floor, walking the distance of each floor. Then the entire 1st floor and then all the way up ending at my apartment. A complete lap is about 1,300 steps.

I walk pretty fast in the hallways. I am breathing pretty hard. This is real exercise. Three floors. Four flights of stairs per lap.

Since I am goal oriented, the daily bar chart App in my iPhone drives me to achieve. It's a tough task master!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Beach Boys movie

The movie about Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys opened in a few theaters near my home. This morning I went to see it. Wow! This is a wonderful movie! Excellent writing, directing and acting.

It must be very difficult to portray a person like Brian Wilson, who endured large mental challenges. Paul Dano plays a young Brian Wilson and John Cusack plays the part of Wilson when he is older.

For me, this movie was a bit hard to watch. It is not comfortable to view John Cusack and Paul Dano playing Wilson because their acting is so top notch. But fortunately, this story turns out good for Brian Wilson. Movie goers get to see the real person singing and talking at the end of the movie.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Lunch treat

After I treated my apartment friends, Dora and Rosalie, out for lunch, they wanted to treat me to the nearby, China Super Buffet. This restaurant serves a fabulous buffet which is kept fresh by the large clientele.

Dora and Rosalie

Active living
I am continuing to be pretty active every day. However, I've got to push myself with my physical exercise routine. Walking is really important for me. If I don't walk a lot every day, I back slide.

My friends all tell me that my walking is better since I began my daily walks. Would  believe that I am walking about 3 miles each day!

I'm golfing about twice a week too.

iPhone App
I use an App on my iPhone that really encourages me to accomplish my daily walking goal of 6,500 steps per day. I believe that I would not be meeting my daily walking goal if I were not using this App which is called, "Pedometer++".