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Monday, July 27, 2015

Tennis is Back in Washington...

The Washington Citi Open Tennis Tournament will start Monday, August 3rd, 2015. I have attended and thoroughly enjoyed this tournament in the past, and wish I could be there [in person]- this year.

That said, The TennisChannel is covering a lot of the action, so I will catch many of the matches on live television.

Both, Men [ATP] and Women [WTP] will be in action, starting Monday. It should be interesting. Shown, Prize Money highlight.


Other things I have been up too?
  • Keeping up with STARZ's Power and HBO's True Detective.
  • Online shopping [I will show you later].
  • Updating my Amazon Stores.

This morning, I made the Fruit Tart shown.



Last week I could not decide if I wanted cupcakes or a fruit tart for my birthday. I had cupcakes. This week, I will have the tart. I have made this [tart] before and shown the results. This year I did not allow the blueberry sauce to thicken as much, nevertheless it was pretty good. See video from Great Chefs- Fruit Tarte.

News from Washington? Always, just nothing I wish to report.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I'm in the clear, now...

For over a year, I have been using a commercial grade font that I really like. I failed to read the license properly and thought I could use the "personal use" version anywhere I wanted as long as the work in question, belonged to me or was for my personal use, i.e., I was not selling the work. This was a silly error on my part-- in that I often use the font in images I use on this blog, and this site is considered commercial in nature. [wish I had read the license].

There were two reasons I began researching purchase options for the font:

  • Recently, I modified the QiSoftware Remix Blog Template and incorporated the font in some of the new images. Before then, I had not used the font on that blog. Really silly part [my assumption]-- "It's Personal" is not a part of my commercial site. I also used the font on my Tumblr Blog, however my read of the license, indicated that was okay.
  • The free "personal use" version that I obtained awhile back, did not have the full character set.

The other day, I searched Amazon but could not find what I wanted. So today, I searched other offerings and that is when I checked the license for the version I have and found my error.


Happy to report, today I did obtain a fully licensed version of the entire character set for the font.

News? Always. Even some related to the acquisition I describe in this entry. One of my big complaints over the years-- others have broken laws that have hurt me and my ability to conduct business. Me, today I found out someone could have sued me for copyright infringement [because I failed to read the license for the "personal use" version of the font]. Needless to say, I am reading everything from now on. The rest of the news? Nothing I am going to report.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

the day after...

Yesterday was my Birthday and I spent a mostly quiet day watching tennis and a movie, The Equalizer. Late in the afternoon, my sister dropped by with her gift.

Here are scenes from my day [yesterday].

Recently...

  • Movie: John Wick
  • Movie: The Equalizer
  • Went outside to take photos-- [noted to show done yesterday].
  • Updated Amazon Stores, specifically; "Let Me Know", "Computers & Electronics", and of course the new addition to "Items I Have".

Earlier today, I went to the bank to deposit my Birthday Gifts.

Many are interested in how my hair has grown out. Here are photos taken; Friday and Sunday nights just before I began my evening set processes. Most of the curl has come out, the reason you maybe able to see the length a little better. Someone suggested, it is too long...

I need to have it shaped, however it is getting longer. To keep it manageable and ready to go [if I need to go out], I set it at night with my Conair 1" curling iron and pink sponge rollers [16 large]. This takes just under 30 minutes every night-- but well worth the time-- based on what I would have to do the next morning to achieve the same lasting results.

I also have to keep the moisture in my hair. Have you tried this? I use something different but I am thinking of trying this product. I have porous, rather thin hair [believe it or not], so a liquid moisturizer works for me.


Friday, July 17, 2015

heading into the weekend...

After the last two weeks of almost non-stop Wimbledon Tennis, I thought I would be bored starting the new week. I wasn't. I found a number of things to catch my attention and happy the weekend is almost here.

Scenes around here...

Things I have been doing:

  • Minor updates to the Remix Business Blog template and the associated Amazon Store.
  • As noted in the latest entry to the Business Blog- looking into some code issues as related to an API.
  • Updated the template on my WordPress hosted blog.
  • Watching the Tennis Channel.
  • Got a refund on an item I ordered because a different item was sent. The item sent will work out-- so I am pleased.
  • Minor updates to my Amazon Stores. Added my new case [discussed here] to the "Items I Have" store.

Things I will be doing over the weekend:

  • Making almond buttercream cupcakes.
  • Watching Davis Cup and other Tennis Tournament Finals
  • Watching latest Power episode on STARZ Saturday evening.
  • Watching latest True Detective episode on HBO Sunday evening.

Hope you have a nice weekend..


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Upcoming birthday, tennis, etc.

The Wimbledon Ladies Singles Final will start in 15 minutes, so I will be quick.

Earlier in the week, I found a case I wanted for my Birthday [July 20th], and my Mother agreed to give it to me. It arrived yesterday.

I am so pleased that most of my notebook computers, drives and discs fit. It's big, however I needed the space.

Other things:

  • Movie: The Manchurian Candidate w/Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep
  • Movie: Miami Vice w/Colin Farrell, Jamie Fox
  • Trimming the bushes.

Always more news. Nothing I am going to report.


Tuesday, July 07, 2015

tennis, lunch, diet issues...

Wimbledon has been on since the week before last Monday [yesterday], and I have done little else. Local family members made the annual trek to Wilmington, NC for the 4th of July and I stayed home.

The Women's Quarterfinals are on today-- so most of my morning/early afternoon has been/will be spent watching those matches.

That said, today I did take time to have a great lunch-- shown in one of the photos below. Also shown, I have taken time out for many great meals.

Other things I have been up to:

My Conair Curling Iron [page 2- lower left], stopped working [had it for over 10 years, and now used daily since Feb. 2015]- so I ordered 2 more, along with a new watch. Next, I am going to get an assortment of watch batteries and a device to remove watch cases so I can put in new batteries. I used to have the watch repair shop in the Crystal City Underground do all of this. Now I just buy new watches.

Another of my great lunches...


All sorts of news, though nothing to report here..




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