Well, I had been thinking about that “rain on summer sidewalk” smell and now I’ve got it.
The peaches, nectarines and apricots are getting blasted. I don’t know if it’s going to hurt them or not. I hope not, otherwise I have to come home tonight and process fruit. Can’t bear to let it ALL go to waste.
Yay! The attornies finished up their jury selection late this afternoon I was not selected. It would have been a very difficult trial for me, anyway. The defendent, a young man of the same age and with the same build, coloring, height and general facial features as my son’s was on trial for murder. He was pleading self defense against a gang banger. The dead gang bangers friends and family were all out in the hall giving us the evil eye everytime we went in and out of the courtroom. Nice. All I can say is, “Whew, dodged another bullet.”
It was 81 degrees here today on March 17. Hot.
This is some heady stuff. I took the linked pictures hoping the gigantic bumblebees would show up but I can’t see them anywhere.
I’m embarking upon the cruise, will likely not be posting for 12 or so days – But I won’t forget you, faithful reader. 🙂
Urban Word of the Day
January 10, 2007: marble ceiling
Discriminatory barrier keeping a certain class of people out of an upper echelon of American government. Distinguished from a glass ceiling because not only is this class prevented from rising to the next level, they cannot even see what is going on up there.
Coined by incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
“When my colleagues elect me as speaker on January 4, we will not just break through a glass ceiling, we will break through a marble ceiling.” – Nancy Pelosi, Jan. 3, 2007.
… and I still have a few things left to wrap. Christmas is so low key this year that it’s almost below the radar. Odd.
Here’s the KOL Christmas present:
You punch out a section of the Spooky Advent calendar. A Spooky Adventer is you!
You acquire an item: ancient unspeakable fruitcake*
Huh. Apparently, this section has two things in it. Curious…
You acquire an item: chocolate lump
* ancient unspeakable fruitcake
This is like a regular fruitcake, only really old, really dry, and consisting of eerily unidentifiable ingredients.
Actually, y’know, this is exactly like a regular fruitcake. My bad.
This is a weird, irregularly-shaped lump of chocolate. It’s definitely a chocolate-covered something, but there’s really no telling what that something is.
Cannot be traded
Cannot be discarded
From Top Five today
“I looked, and beheld a pale horse: and his name that sat on him
was Beth, and Hal followed with him.”
(Lori Petterson, Fairfax, VA)
“Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have
Sir George Savile
Here I am, smack in the middle of my three day fun-for-all.
It’s noon, I’m still in my jammies, and I’m on cup #2 of my triple espresso. That should kick my ass right into the shower, don’t you think? Mmmm, good cracker. I drink it Egyptian style, strong and thick with that nasty sweetened condensed milk in it. Heaven on a stick. Actually, I’ve just noticed my hair is beginning to stand on end.
I’ve been off reading other peoples blogs and browsing through a little porn, just to see if it looks the same. Yup, it does.