And, thankfully, this will be the last of the really HOT days this week.
Starting tomorrow, we get back to more moderate conditions...hallelujah!
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us partly sunny skies, a high of around 85 degrees and a lot less wind than we had yesterday. I suppose we can make it through that.
So, what say we get our refreshing drinks poured and parked close by, as we take a look at what else is going on in this crazy-ass world, hmm?
*** First out of the rabbit hole is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly. "
Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) who was a German scientist, satirist, and Anglophile. That's certainly a curious mix, isn't it? And here is his WIKI:
SHOULD have heard about, but unless we took up specified disciplines in the realm of science, we have not (until today...right here, right now).
For many, he is best remembered for his "scrapbooks" which were posthumously published.
Lichtenberg was the youngest of 17 children of pastor Johann Conrad Lichtenberg. Now THAT must have been a crowded household. Leave it to those preachers...lol.
Lichtenberg became a hunchback owing to a malformation of his spine. This left him unusually short, even by 18th-century standards. Over time, this malformation grew worse, ultimately affecting his breathing.
Without a normal body, I suppose it only natural to develop a better than normal mind,...which Georg did.
|Lichtenberg figure aka fractal|
That's some pretty "heavy" company.
((He was one of the first to introduce Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod to Germany by installing such devices to his house and garden sheds. He proposed the standardized paper size system used globally today (except in Canada and the US) defined by ISO 216, which has A4 as the most commonly used size.))
This WIKI is a good read, and you will find that this is someone worth your time to find out who he was and what influences he has had in science, ways of thinking, and yes, even satire.
*** Next up, time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MAY 18 -
---It's National Cheese Souffle Day
---it's National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
---It's National No Dirty Dishes Day
---It's National Visit Your Relatives Day
*** Next, it looks like our trash and recycling will be going up $2 a month. Here's the story:
LOWEST hike we've seen lately, and God knows we HAVE seen a lot of hikes all over the place, right? There is a new company from Texas who has won the bid to pick up our trash (isn't that a LONG drive to here?), so Republic (based in AZ, btw) will not be coming around next year (oh, well).
Now, I wonder how much our solid waste department will be ENFORCING such things like WHEN to put the bins OUT and WHERE to place them the rest of the week?
Be nice to see that being done, like we manage to do easily enough.
And, I certainly hope they are expedient in serving us...don't want my damn bin to stay out all day because of a missed pickup, or have damage to the bin due to carelessness by the trash-men.
*** Next up, and while we're on the subject of INCREASES, there's THIS:
Now, how about that...we got us a "coalition" (of politicians no less) who are going to protest a tax increase.
|State reps Chris Judy, Bob Morris and councilman Jason Arp|
Maybe this group will get some traction on this...we could use a break, because, as we ALL know (by now)...a tax, when created, NEVER seems to go away, or get repealed...does it?
*** Next, let's take a minute to drop by "Kitten Corner"...
|Tuckered out from unhanging the drapes|
Seems we had a yellow-jacket on the window sill there (that was promptly dispatched by me) and that had to have caught their attention.
|Chasing a laser is more fun.|
Got us some good "bug-hunters"...and neither of them has ever seen Starship Troopers...LOL!
*** Next up, time to view the next page of our "Tales of Midnight"...
|Just waiting for breakfast.|
I did notice he had an abrasion near where his ear meets his head. I think it might be when they scratch with their hind legs.
|Being homeless is hungry work.|
Other than that, he did okay in the heat, and had plenty of food and COOL water to drink all day.
*** Last back to the bird nest...I always get to thinking about a lot of the people I "feature" here with their quotes.
|A perfect example, right?|
I guess I always need to ask "Where are such people TODAY"?
|The magic today seems to be missing.|
Hell, many of us can barely get by following ONE vocation in life, let alone SEVERAL (or more).
|Perhaps such greatness begins here?|
We'd much more spend time "at play" to some degree. That was fine when we were children, but life dictates that we (sooner or later) grow the hell up and take responsibility for our lives.
Not even seeing as much of that as when I was a child, either.
I would really enjoy seeing more people made of the stuff of those who founded our nation...or people who pioneered aspects of our sciences...people who were not afraid to teach themselves when they outgrew whatever system had been in place.
I still believe that many of us have the potential to achieve more, but as usual, it must be by CHOICE.
Stay SAFE out there, America.