Hidden under all the shitty news this week was a giant crack in the TV game as we know it.
First, HBO announced that they will offer stand alone programming next year to anyone who wants it. You can soon drop cable or Direct TV and stream HBO.
Second, CBS did the same.
Third, Apple introduced new video technology that blows away high definition, and buries the already invented next generation 4 K. Apple has managed to cram an astounding number of pixels in a flat panel that renders video with incredible clarity. They are releasing this technology today on their new monitor.
The TV world will never be the same. Connect the dots.
A local NASCAR reference meaning boys will be boys, but that has nothing to do with me.
In the normal world, a human heart should have a textbook rate of 70 beats per minute. Mine has always run a bit rich at 80 beats per minute.
Likewise, a text book blood pressure is 120/80.
For years I, like my soon to be 90 year old independent living mother, have had hypertension issues that require drugs to control blood pressure to a near normal level.
About every 4 ½ years, the body decides to upset the apple cart and my blood pressure goes on the rise until a new cocktail of drugs is found. I mean I've been rocking 180/110 for quite a few weeks now.
Thursday, well Thursday my heart rate decided to join in and I was banging out a constant beat of 118 per minute.
It was all quite disturbing. I was at my desk and I felt like an out of control motor with a stuck accelerator. I hooked up a bp heart rate monitor from my desk and even I was shocked.
I called the doctor, got worked in within the hour, and was put on some well needed beta blockers. Within hours I had readings in normal range.
Readings continue to be normal, and no side effects of sluggishness like in the past. I guess my body was finally ready for this class of drug.
I now take beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and diuretics for blood pressure.
While I read later that my episode was not really dangerous, and not really indicative of any disease beyond hypertension, it was a startling admission that this 58 year old is getting older.
I guess I'll quit bitching about $2000 a month plus health care insurance costs.
That’s wReggie with a silent “W” like Wrangler, wrench, write and wrong, and now new and improved with a lower case “w” with all the cutting edge sophistication of eBay or iPhone. Some words need a "W" like "one". What's that about?
I love to travel and observe the world. I married my teenage sweetheart who is still my first wife. I guess you can call me an animal lover too with 4 border collies, 3 horses, two cats, 21 chickens and one Brine Shrimp. I have a deep love and respect for bacon and club sandwiches and take convenience of gravity for granted.
Finally, I love to laugh.