(image from abc13.com, KTRK Houston, of Hurricane Laura... from definitely not right now!) According to the Doppler radar, the outer bands are not too far from me and playing with Beaumont right now. I'm probably a good 40ish miles westward from there, and the wind has been gradually picking up throughout the day. I've also … Continue reading Looks like Laura is getting ever closer…
I know Dump is the candidate. He's the incumbent; you just don't derail the train (even if some believe otherwise) while the party you support is already in office. It's also something that just doesn't happen: when you can get two terms, you don't just up and say nope. Well, wait--LBJ did. With all the … Continue reading Blitz Q #143: Who would Republicans put forward as their presidential candidate for 2020 if they could?
It hit me this morning after reading someone's blog post from yesterday about Dump, pissed off about his cancelled NJ trip. I mean, I can see Dump liking golf... he can walk around as slow as he wants and it's a very stereotypical "rich guy" thing to do. But it hit me--I think every president … Continue reading Absurd Q #140: Are people REQUIRED to play golf when they become president?
This was bugging me when I stumbled on a Ricky Gervais snippet during lunch. I love his attempts to figure out what's going on with the story (starts at 3:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfP8nQ6i5Bo And of course as he tries to figure it out, all the other questions that have come to me over the years have cropped … Continue reading Absurd Q#136: What the Hell was Humpty Dumpty supposed to be?
This popped into my head when a storm rolled in pretty hard and violently around 4:30 this morning. I laid there, thinking it was gonna be bad for a little bit, but got worse and worse. I'd just set out the last of my seeds and trays in the seed greenhouses last night before coming … Continue reading Q#131: How do you protect a food garden from a hurricane?
Every time I hit the quarter mark, I try to compile the lists in case you're wondering (like I often do) the weird places my noggin likes to take me. Also, considering this odd virus situation we're all dealing with in some way, maybe this'll be a silly little distraction. So, to make this easy, … Continue reading Questions I’ve had: the “mile & a quarter” — #101 – 125.
I've watched tons of true crime programs in the past few decades, and recently as I tried to clean (or get some rest while sick), I've had American Greed on. And when we get to the end of the episode, there are usually a bunch of charges, and one of the big ones always seems … Continue reading Blitz Q #122: What the heck is “wire fraud”?
My Copy: 9780470523018 (image from bn.com) Well, when you have to try and take care of yourself better, but don't want to rely on family scare tactics or a diagnosis that doesn't tell you much about what to expect or do, then this is a great book to use. It's pretty self-explanatory as far as … Continue reading Prediabetes for Dummies, by Alan L. Rubin, MD
At least, it sure seems that way in the media, but the more I read, the more it's about 50/50 in negative and positive coverage and reactions. This is something I can't understand, because you have to feed the baby when it's hungry, and breastfeeding is one way to do it. In the evolutionary sense, … Continue reading Q#120–Why are a lot of Americans squeamish about moms breast-feeding babies in public?
This one is bothering me for a lot of reasons. It makes me sad to think of the injuries and deaths occurring because of gun violence, naturally. More than that, it makes me very annoyed and afraid that this seems to pop up at least once a week on the local news. Just this morning … Continue reading Q#119– What is going through the mind of a person who is arguing with another in public, and then pulls out a gun?