I have been a bit slow with the blog in the last few days, mainly I suppose because the weather has kept me inside doing all the stuff I had planned for the next patch of crummy weather. Well, we got it, if you like it warm and sunny, we can’t help you. It is 51, just like last night and most of yesterday. It is raining pretty hard, just like yesterday and last night. My rain gauge is showing over 2 inches of rain, and most of that came yesterday and last night.
Among the sayings I enjoy is the one that suggests, “Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it!”. Well, we needed rain to get the parks, golf courses, our lawns and gardens all nice an green. I had hoped it would finally rain after days when it would cloud up with promise and deliver nothing, just like a federal politician.
It seems to me again that we are faced with a distribution problem; it seldom rains but it pours. We did come off lucky I suppose in that the areas south of us got a LOT of rain, and that again caused flooding, not as bad as last year on this date, but flooding nonetheless. I do suspect that Mother Nature probably knows what is best for us in the long haul, but I do have to question her generosity at times.
WEB SITE OF THE DAY:
Today I have a couple of these to offer for your viewing, mainly because I have a bunch of them suddenly, and I need to clear them out. The first one is about putting a weather app kind of thing on your computer desktop. I have looked and tried any number of these sites, and have found them wanting. This one is nice, easy to use, does metric or English, has weather warnings that tell you when severe weather is coming, and can show the weather to you in more than one area. To download and use the site, click the link, and then go t o the bottom of the page and all the download options are right there. You need to choose if you are using a Mac or a PC. Follow the prompts and it will show up at the lower right of you desktop, and an icon will present itself on your task bar. Pretty cool weather program. Weather Network
Dole Bananas. When I was a kid in Bermuda, we had bananas that grew in our front yard, just like a lot of our neighbours. We didn’t have to ship them of course, just bring in the bunch and eat them. Making a business of bananas is a whole other story, and in this case it is the Dole Plantation that is processing and shipping bananas to your store. Here is how they get there. Interesting video. Dole Harvest
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
You need to have rain if you want to see rainbows.
Hawaiian saying, “Quote”.
THE FIRST JEWISH PRESIDENT (thanks William)
The year is 2020 and the United States has elected the first woman as well as the first Jewish president, Susan Goldfarb.
She calls up her mother a few weeks after election-day and says, ‘So, Mom, I assume you will be coming to my inauguration?’
‘I don’t think so. It’s a ten hour drive, your father isn’t as young as he used to be, and my arthritis is acting up again.’
‘Don’t worry about it Mom, I’ll send Air Force One to pick you up and take you home. And a limousine will pick you up at your door.
‘ ‘I don’t know. Everybody will be so fancy-schmantzy – what on earth would I wear?’
‘Oh Mom,’ replies Susan. ‘I’ll make sure you have a wonderful gown, custom-made, by one of the best designers in New York .’
‘Honey,’ Mom complains, ‘you know I can’t eat those rich foods you and your friends like to eat.’
The President-to-be responds, ‘Don’t worry Mom. The entire affair is going to be handled by the finest caterers available – kosher all the way. Mom, I really want you to come.’
So Mom reluctantly agrees and on January 20, 2017, Susan Goldfarb is being sworn in as President of the United States.
In the front row sits the new President’s mother, who leans over to a senator sitting next to her. ‘You see that woman over there, with her hand on the Torah, becoming President of the United States?’
The Senator whispers back, ‘Yes I do.’
Mom says proudly, ‘Her brother is a doctor.’