Sunday, July 17, 2011

Google+ Phone App, Harry Potter, & Crazy Hot Weather

I would consider myself a forgiving person...I thought that the Google+ phone app killed my battery(double the normal size battery) so I deleted it. I even shut off all the automatic updates, notifications, and uploads, but finally deleted it. My battery worked great again. Well after a day or so I started missing the app because it is really well designed apart from the battery issue. I even discussed this issue with my friend who is running an EVO with Sprint and his phone saw no change. I decided to try it again. Sure enough after utilitarianizing the program and finally killing the app in the running services it still managed to drain my battery in record fashion. So I deleted it again...I am sure our love hate relationship will continue for the unforeseeable future.

After all the hype with the final Harry Potter movie release I have really been wanting to be taken away to Hogwarts again. I had to run to Meijer at midnight last night after work to get more food for Buckeye and I even stopped and thought about picking up the first movie in Blu-ray, but I really dislike the movies in comparison to the books. As a matter of fact I have the complete set in hardback and most of the books in paperback too. I like to keep my hardback books at home and when I travel I prefer paperback...weird, I know. I actually bought the first five in a set, then someone took Year 2 and then I just switched over to hardback for all of them. Anyway I started reading them again and it is just as good as the first time, second time, and third time. I just love the writing style and how I feel like I am actually walking down Diagon Alley and can hear all the sounds of the people picking out wands or getting sized for new robes. Great books, no doubt.

Well today we got up to 93 and it was only a TASTE of what is to come. Today our dew points were only in the mid 60's, so not super humid. Well, later this week they will be in the mid and upper 70's with temps into the mid 90's. While many people along the coast or the south may deal with this extreme heat on a more common occurrence, many in the Miami Valley are used to cold winters and often try to brave the heat with no air conditioning in their homes. This is the week you need to check on your neighbors and elderly who may not have air conditioning because a box fan will do nothing more than help bake you. The heat index, what it will feel like, will be between 100-110 for the afternoons this week. Stay cool and have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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