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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Back to Randomness

Things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser every day.  It's snowing more in Alabama than it is in Vancouver.  The Obama administration is sounding more like the W administration than they would probably care to admit.  All sorts of crazy things.  With that in mind, got some thoughts to get out of my head.  Please feel free to continue if you're curious.

OK.  You've been warned:
  • Well, happy to report that January thunder did in fact bring February snow to our neck of the woods.  Had about 3 inches of snow on Friday; a trace of snow Sunday night; then about an inch Monday evening.  Most snow folks around here can remember for at least 15 years.  You can insert your own global warming joke here;
  • Read an article where the current administration says people who criticize it are actually playing into the hands of Al Qaeda.  Hmmm.  Where have we heard that before?  Guess the more things change, the more they stay the same;
  • Robert Gibbs made fun of Sarah Palin writing notes on her hand the other day.  Now, not saying she doesn't deserve some ribbing for what she did.  But, would think that president's spokesman would be above that.  Surely they don't see her as a threat to their administration, do they?  Hope not.  Would think they'd be more worried about creating jobs, fighting terrorists, and multitude of other things than someone who has to write notes on their hand;
  • Very sad to see Captain Phil Harris died last week.  Fans of the show will remember he had a blood clot break loose from his lung two years ago.  He was lucky to have survived that.  Last reports were that he was recovering well from his stroke.  Then we get the news about his death.  Just shows how fragile life really is, and that we should be prepared to go at any time;
  • Have been amazed at not only my reaction but the reaction of the public at large to Capt Phil's passing on.  There's been a huge outpouring of support and a real sense of loss from fans of Deadliest Catch, which isn't a surprise.  What's amazing is how much we feel like we actually know Phil, Josh and Jake (and all the others) just from watching them an hour a week on a TV show.  Would venture to say we know a lot less about them than we actually know.  Tells me what a great job the producers of the show really do, and that they've made it more about the personalities than the fishing;
  • Supposedly there was $82.7 million legally bet on the Super Bowl this year, and Vegas cleared $6.86 million.  The article said both numbers were actually down this year cuz people didn't play the side bets such as who wins the toss, scores the first touchdown, etc., as much as in years past.  Side effects of the economy, I reckon.  Wonder if they will be asking for a stimulus package?; 
  • Completed my taxes a couple of weeks ago.  Have already received my federal refund.  All the state will tell me is they have approved my refund, they will send it to me as "funds will allow," and they appreciate my patience.  Wonder if I could get away with that with them?  Somehow doubt they would be as patient as they want me to be;
  • According to my useless trivia up top, male Indian elephants are not interested in the opposite sex until they are 21 years old.  Probably lots of human parents who wish their children were the same way.  You're reading the thoughts of one of 'em;
  • Speaking of things up top, the quote the other day was, "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it," credited to Sir Winston Churchill.  Shows what confidence he had as a leader.  Also a reminder that the victors are the ones who get to write history; 
  • Saw where Louis Gossett, Jr. has prostate cancer.  Not sure what stage it is in, but am lifting prayers up for him and his family.  Shows how important it is that men get checked for it.  Like many cancers, it can be beat if you catch it soon enough;
  • Wonder if Mardi Gras in New Orleans was a little wilder this year?  (Is that even possible?)  Imagine they're still riding the high of winning the Super Bowl so it probably was.
Well, that's all for now.  Hope you enjoyed it, or, at the very least, might have something different to think about now.

Y'all have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. great list of things going thru your head...and now some of them are going thru mine...thanks!! hehe have a great week-end