Would you believe…..America in the midst of a sex recession?
It is. Responsibility falls upon teenagers and young adults. Less sex apparently better.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Survey covering 1991-2017 startling. High school students having sex has dropped from 54 percent to 40 percent.
In other words in the space of a generation, sex has gone from something most high school students experienced to something most haven’t.
Oral sex has not been substituted. The rate for oral sex has remained steady.
Teen pregnancies down dramatically, also. Dropped to a third of its modern high.
Two reasons why sex frequency if falling. One, the internet. Porn is being substituted by both sexes for sex with a partner. The other, young people are partnering less.
The pendulum has swung. The modern libido is down.
I am not a happy camper this morning. Two reasons. Syracuse lost and I did not sleep all night. The two unrelated.
Syracuse went down to Connecticut 83-76. It was Connecticut’s game all the way.
I don’t understand. Syracuse’s starting 5 has returned. New recruits terrific. The bench deep for the first time in years. Four players supposedly excellent 3 point shooters. Syracuse’s defense supposedly great.
Nothing helped last night.
Syracuse attempted few 3 pointers. Second game a row. When the team did, the ball rarely went in. Connecticut could hardly miss a 3 pointer. If my recollection is correct, they made 12.
I fell asleep around 10. Woke just after midnight. No television. Comcast was down all the way. No internet e-mail, television or land line. The internet came back on at 6 this morning. TV at 8:30.
I need TV to sleep. I substituted it for book reading at bed time years ago. I leave the TV on all night. Sleep poorly. When I wake, I watch whatever is on for a while and fall back to sleep.
My crutch, the TV set, was not there.
In recent months, Comcast’s service has been sporadic. Pisses me off. We depend on its services. It should be reliable.
Comcast owns NBC. I do not see NBC suffering from glitches. Only we poor peasants who depend on Comcast for internet e-mail, TV and land lines.
I have vented!
My yesterday simple. Haircut with Lori and lunch at Sandy’s Cafe. Spent the afternoon home researching. My excitement level rising as the day reached 7 in the evening when the Syracuse/Connecticut game would begin.
Those of you who live up north laugh not. A cold spell is upon us today. The high will only be 75. That’s cold in Key West. Tonight, the temperature is expected to drop to 71. Really cold! Quilt time.
Key West has many pleasant experiences. One, its sunsets. Always a canvas. Different strokes each evening.
Water surrounds the Keys. Those living here develop a love and respect for those who live in the ocean.
Twin one year old manatees were in trouble. Their mother accidentally killed by a boat strike. Manatee calves stay with their mothers one to two years. The twins were not yet able to do well on their own.
They were found stressed out more than a year ago in waters off Key Largo. Weighed about 100 pounds each. Rescued by the Dolphin Research Center. Named Millennium and Falcon.
Transferred to the Miami Sea Aquarium. Subsequently sent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio for rehabilitation.
All better, they were recently released back into the waters off Key Largo.
The musical Sound of Music opened this day in 1959 on Broadway. An instantaneous hit!
I saw the show the following July. Actually, July 4. My first musical.
I was in New York studying for the bar exam. Six weeks. I already had put 4 in. Seven hours a day of lecture, the rest of the time studying. Seven days a week.
We had 2 days off . The 4th and one day adjoining it.
My wife and I had not seen each other in 4 weeks. She came down for the 2 days. Our blood was boiling. Except for seeing Sound of Music, we basically stayed in bed.
Our daughter Beth was conceived over those 2 days.
Florida is one screwed up State when it comes to ballot counting. This year no different. Broward County handed in its recount numbers 2 minutes late. Election officials refused to accept them. Thousands of votes will not count if a court does not reverse the decision.
Recall 2000. Bush/Gore. It all came down to a recount in Florida. Chads!
Not the first time Florida was in such a position. The 1876 Rutherford Hayes and Samuel Tilden Presidential election ended in a mess. Tilden won the popular vote. Four States had election day problems. Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Oregon.
Hayes Republican, Tilden Democrat.
Tilden was short one electoral vote.
The war was on!
Several months of bitter partisan wrangling. Finally, a special electoral commission was appointed to resolve the issue. Partisan politics here, also. Republicans picked the members. The commission ended up with one more Republican member than the Democrats.
Florida’s contested votes, together with those of the other three States, were awarded to Hayes.
The Democrats lost the first time. They lost again in the Bush/Gore dispute. It appears they will lose this time in the Governor and Senate races which are in dispute.
Trump an unhappy camper also today. The media tells us he has been so for several days. Deep anxiety has set in. The Democratic blue wave disheartens him. The Mueller investigation appears to be winding down. He has concern for not only himself, but also his family and friends.
He returned to tweeting about Mueller and his investigation yesterday. Trump says the Mueller investigation is a mess, there is no collusion, absolutely no collusion, Mueller and his people are shouting at each other. All a disgrace to the Nation.
Who truly is the disgrace?
Enjoy your day! Dress warm!