As most of you know I live in the high degree temperature area of Arizona: 110* – 115* every day since the end of June. It’s hot! Because of these high temperatures, I tend to stay inside. We don’t have a pool, and from what I’ve heard from those who do, the water is too warm to be enjoyable. So in addition to working on the computer, playing Lumosity games, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, going to the gym and walking at the local mall, I’ve been entertained by something new to me – the Tour de France.
We tape it since it starts much earlier than we get up. We watch it in the afternoon when our activities slow down. I’ve learned a lot. I now know what comprises a peloton breakaway groups, the chase group, leaders, staging, king of the mountain, yellow, green, and all other colors of jerseys. I’ve seen the cooperation of team members. I never was a fan of Lance Armstrong and his wristbands, but have come to cheer him on and admire his determination to compete and possibly place in this 2009 race.
So, aside from all the bickering among the Democrats over healthcare, the birthers, the police situation in Cambridge, the repugs who have now decided it’s better to do nothing than try and do something, I have seen something new that isn’t covered by the MSM, thanks to the Versus network.
Not only is it a chance to see well-trained athletes compete on bicycles, it also gives me a chance to see the beautiful scenery of France and parts of Spain, Switzerland, and Italy. This is especially enjoyable since I’ve never been to Europe.
By now the Tour de France is over and the winners have been named. Thanks for giving me enjoyment and educating me at the same time.
Since the Diamondbacks suck, I’m looking forward to the beginning of football It’s pretty on a big screen TV. . I’m not a big fan, and I don’t understand all the rules. I pick my favorite teams based on how cute the quarterback is. Currently, the Manning brothers are my favorites. Also, when football begins, the temps may drop to 100* around here and I’ll go outside again! Maybe I’ll even go for a bike ride!!!