And, I know I quite enjoyed all the rain we had over the weekend, simply because it keep the loudasses "at bay" for the most part. Nice to have some relative quiet here for a change, not have the television "competing" with those loud idiots OUTSIDE.
The rain is not yet ready to go away for a good part of today though, but rest assured that things will return to what passes for normal down here by tomorrow (which is far removed from what you folks enjoy, trust me).
Oh, and do bring the umbrella...you will need it.
In the meantime, let's kick off May with a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, as we see what else is going one elsewhere...
*** First out of the bird feeder is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
And since we begin a brand new month, let's start with all the MONTHLY observances:
Date Your Mate Month
Foster Care Month
National Barbecue Month
National Bike Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Chamber Music Month
National Egg Month
National Get Caught Reading Month
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month
National Motorcycle Awareness Month
National Moving Month
National Recommitment Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Water Safety Month
Choose Privacy Week: First Full Week of May
Nurse's Week - first week of month
National Bike Week - third week
Public Works Week: Week of May 15th
And finally, the DAILY deal.
MAY 1 -
---It's Law Day
---It's National Loyalty Day
---It's National Chocolate Parfait Day
ALWAYS have me at "chocolate")
---It's National Mother Goose Day
---It's Silver Star Service Banner Day
---It's National Melanoma Monday
---It's School Principals' Day
*** Next up, thankfully, there were no MAJOR crimes around the city (at least none reported by the media), but that doesn't mean crime took the (wet) weekend off...you can bet on that.
|Our FIRST stash of plants|
We've got the columbines starting to bloom, and that's always fun to see what colors we'll get this year. It's always different thanks to re-seeding and cross pollination.
The resurrection lilies are getting close to sending up the shoots that will bloom also, and the clematis have buds on them.
(at least it's not a bonsai...lol)
*** Next up, another one of the (too many) government-sponsored "neighbors" has provided something new in the alley behind us...
|Just typical SE dumbassery.|
Some days, you just wonder WTH are these people thinking...and then you comes to you...THEY NEVER THINK...that's their problem...LOL.
God forbid if they TRY to attempt that. They might have a seizure.
*** Next, let's see "What on God's green earth has Bob bought on eBay this time"?
Doctor Who in particular might come to enjoy.
It's the 11th Doctor 5.5 inch figure with electronic sonic screwdriver set.
TARDIS box, and when you open the "doors", there you have it...figure and sonic.The sonic makes sounds and lights up, but doesn't flick open. S'ok.
Oh, and the figure comes with it's OWN sonic accessory. It's a good rendering of Matt Smith, and well articulated.
And the best part...got it for UNDER $10 (free shipping). Can't find it anywhere for less. Many places have it as high as $44!
(now that's outright robbery, imho).
It's a nice addition to the old collection.
*** Next up, I think it's time we strolled over to see what's going on at "Kitten Corner"...
|Asleep in my lap.|
|Not our new draft-stopper.|
Aside from that (and the racing about the house)...all is still well.
|"Hey, wha-cha lookin' at?"|
And, if you were wondering about that white cat I call SNOWBALL...I saw it the other day across the street heading west, so it's still around.
That black cat (who I now call MIDNIGHT) comes by to eat the cat food I put out.
As an added bonus, early on Friday morning, I got a picture of a mama-possum near the front steps. She has a a baby on her back,
*** Last back to the patio light...I often wonder if mankind can get out of it's own way long enough to settle it's many petty differences.
|We have become our own reality show.|
It seems the harder we attempt to be truly cooperative, the more we become divisive. And the only real unity becomes disunity. We can't seem to put aside those (nasty) things that have been around since the model came out.
Also, there are those in power who love to preach one thing...and do another (usually some polar opposite), and these are the people we rely upon to know the score, and have entrusted to them our cities, towns, states and country to be managed a lot better than we have been. The realm of politics can be a good ally, but just as easily can be a fearsome foe. And, it doesn't stop there.
The mindsets we have allowed to be set in place are causing most of the problems we have today.
Where once we were doing fine with a better sense of ethics, morality, and civil behavior, we now seem content to act to the contrary, and where is THAT getting us?
And, if we don't decide to retain or reclaim our humanity, we will indeed lose it, one way or another.
Such change took a while to manifest itself, and will take as long to revert back to a better society.
The hardest part to making it happen is being able to convince people to change the path they're on...no easy task.
It is weird what you think about, but it's better to ponder them than to ignore them, isn't it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.