I really don’t use the word “nonetheless” in verbal communication.
I always thought those paintings of presidents of the same political party playing poker were hokey, but they have been updated with both Obama and Trump. Each, though, has a distinctive woman in the background. Per the artist (an independent-minded Midwesterner who’s a fan of both Reagan and Bill Clinton):
“That will be the first Republican female president and the first Democratic female president,” he explained. “As I was doing the painting, I was thinking that these guys are kind of intimidating in a way. That’s the kind of woman that will be our first woman president; she’ll walk right up to that table.”
College kids can’t stand U2. U2 is played a lot going from and to commercial breaks during coverage of the NCAA men’s tournament. I love it that this annoys the college-aged crowd.
I got lured into the Stephen F. Austin and Texas Tech game, it was dang good. Tech is a fun team to watch.
I’ve had a bum knee for the last five years or so and have simply tolerated it. You can hear a grinding sound as it bends and there’s an especially sharp pain when I walk down stairs. Sometimes it will simply buckle, but not all that often. Since I’m over my deductible, I decided to get it checked out and see a knee doctor. The x-rays show my bones are good, but I might have a torn ligament and will have an MRI tomorrow. But before the MRI, I’m going to have a sonogram of my kidneys performed. I’m not trying to sound whiney or seek any sympathy because I don’t feel down about any of this. If anything, I’m glad I’m getting things addressed, a lot of which I’ve simply put off.
An hour before my kidney sonogram, I have to drink 32 ounces of water.