Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tiger Woods

Congratulations to Tiger Woods. He won the FedExCup Championship last weekend. It was played in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Do you know Tiger Woods? He is a professional golfer. Five years ago his golfing career was almost over. He had terrible back pains and needed many surgeries to try to correct it (try to make it better.) He said that he could not walk. He is considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. He started his professional golfing career when he was 20 years old in 1996. He ended in 2014 when he was 38 years old. He made a comeback this year and finally won a major event. I watched the final two days on TV. That was Sunday morning and again Monday morning. Monday was a holiday so I was off. I stayed dry this weekend so I was up before dawn every day. I saw Tiger play from about the 10th hole on. (There are 18 holes in a golf round.) He was great. But, the other players were great, too! There were many good shots and great putts. There was also some drama with bad shots, too. I'm glad I watched it. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September Equinox

There are two equinoxes every year. One is in March and the other is in September. This is interesting: At the At the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. I like the September equinox better than the March equinox. Why? Because the days are getting shorter. On June 21st, at the summer solstice, the sun was rising before 4AM! And it was hot every day for about two months. I don't like that much heat very much. So now, the sun will be rising later and later. I look forward to seeing the sunrise at 6AM or so, this winter. I also look forward to sleeping in when it is cold outside. I am also happy because the weeds stop growing in the winter. That means that I don't have to pick weeds. I can look at the vacant lot next door and smile. Also, t is also almost time for the leaves to start changing colors. Actually we don't make any efforts to go an see the beautiful colored leaves here in Japan. Perhaps we will this year. How about you? Do you like the autumn?

Monday, September 24, 2018

Puzzler Answers

Another day off. And I'm as dry as a bone. it's almost time to drink. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

以下はスーパースクラブルパズルです。よく見ると、4つの空白のタイルが見つかります。 空白のタイルとは、何も書かれていないタイルのことです。それら空白のタイルは、ある単語の一部です。空白のタイルに、どの文字があてはまるかを考えてください。おわかりですか?答えは、ページを下にスクロールして下さい。GOOD LUCK

Below is a Super Scrabble Puzzle. If you search carefully you will find four blank tiles on it. BLANK means that nothing is written on it. But, they are part of the word. Try to determine what letter the BLANK tiles are. After you have your guess you can scroll down the page to find the answers. As always, GOOD LUCK.






































FASTER                    STEM                       COUNTY                  JOINT/JOIST

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Puzzler Hints

It's Sunday and we just might take a drive this lovely day. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

今月のHPは almost です。
Almost は、もう少しのところである状態に達していない、という否定的なニュアンスがあります。「ほとんど、もう少しで・・・することろ」という意味です。また、時間や期限を示す場合にもも使われます。
Ex 1. It is almost 10PM. (It is about 9:55) もう少しで10時です。(9時55分ごろです。) 
Ex 2. It is almost time for lunch. (It is NOT lunchtime, but very near.)
もうすぐランチの時間です。(まだランチタイムではありませんが、そろそろです。)
Ex 3. It is almost July (It is June 29th). もうすぐ7月です。(7月29日か30日です。)
Ex 4 I am almost 50 years old. (I am 48 or 49 years old.) 私は、もうすぐ50歳です。(私は48、9歳です。)
Almostは、しばしば never alwaysと一緒に使われます。
Ex 1. He almost never comes to see me. 彼は、ほとんど私と会わないです。
Ex 2. Our team almost always loses.私たちのチームは、たいていいつも負けます。
Ex 3. I almost never drink these days.私は、最近ほとんど飲まないです。
Ex 4. We almost never disagree私たちは、ほとんどもめることはないです。 


This ambulance was at the kindergarten for he CPR training last weekend.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Puzzler

The Answers to the September 2018 Special Puzzle: CLICK HERE.

I pulled almost all of the weeds next door last week so I don't have to touch them today. Hooray! Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

今月のHPは almost です。
Almost は、もう少しのところである状態に達していない、という否定的なニュアンスがあります。「ほとんど、もう少しで・・・することろ」という意味です。また、時間や期限を示す場合にもも使われます。
Ex 1. It is almost 10PM. (It is about 9:55) もう少しで10時です。(9時55分ごろです。) 
Ex 2. It is almost time for lunch. (It is NOT lunchtime, but very near.)
もうすぐランチの時間です。(まだランチタイムではありませんが、そろそろです。)
Ex 3. It is almost July (It is June 29th). もうすぐ7月です。(7月29日か30日です。)
Ex 4 I am almost 50 years old. (I am 48 or 49 years old.) 私は、もうすぐ50歳です。(私は48、9歳です。)
Almostは、しばしば never alwaysと一緒に使われます。
Ex 1. He almost never comes to see me. 彼は、ほとんど私と会わないです。
Ex 2. Our team almost always loses.私たちのチームは、たいていいつも負けます。
Ex 3. I almost never drink these days.私は、最近ほとんど飲まないです。
Ex 4. We almost never disagree私たちは、ほとんどもめることはないです。




 

Friday, September 21, 2018

yard work

I had a nice little vacation last weekend. I was off from Saturday at noon to Tuesday morning at 10:00. So, what did I do?  First and foremost (most importantly) I DID NOT DRINK! I almost always drink on the weekends. But, I am on the wagon for a month or so. I went to the gym twice. I attended a CPR for kids training session at the neighborhood kindergarten (story next week). I read a book. I went out to dinner with Miwako. I watched some movies on TV. And I picked weeds in the vacant lot next door as well as around our house. As a matter of fact, I picked almost all the weeds. I picked them twice. The first time was on Saturday from 4 PM to 5:30 PM. The mosquitoes finally arrived. Then from 6 AM to 8 AM Monday morning. However, I did not pick those right in front of our house though. I also didn't shave twice. It was a very relaxing time. And now there is another 3 day weekend starting tomorrow. I am sure that I will enjoy it because I do n8ot have to pick weeds! 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tennis Part 3 Serena Williams

This Part 3 BLOG is about Serena Williams. She is from my home state of Michigan. She was born in Saginaw. I have been there a couple of times. She is a great tennis player. Well, maybe she used to be a great tennis payer. She has 23 Grand Slam tournament victories. Margaret Court has 24 Grand Slam tournament victories. So, Serena was trying to win her 24th Grand Slam tournament. Then she would be tied for the most. And if possible, she could win one more and then she would have the most (Margaret Court no longer plays tennis). So, she really wanted to win. BUT, I think it is too late for her to win again. She is S-T-R-O-N-G! But she is 36 years old. I think that is old for tennis. Ms. Osaka is so much younger and quicker. She is also strong. So, Serena was losing the match and then she lost her cool (she got angry). Then she complained. Then she broke her racket. Then she called the umpire a thief. She was crying like a baby. Poor Serena. Good luck making commercials maybe.