Thursday, July 5, 2007

How Was Your Fourth Of July?

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July. I chilled at the house and watched torrents of rain come down so quickly that I started gathering animals, two by two. I'm happy that I didn't have any plans. The anticipated fireworks shows were rained out in many areas and in my neighborhood, it kept the rugrats from detonating their usual 20 tons of TNT. Sometimes, rain is good !

There was a lot of injuries due to the mishandling of fireworks yesterday, most due to ignorance of how to handle same. A young lady was killed because she decided to look into a mortar set-up (used to launch the fireworks into the air) that seemed to have fizzled. When she looked into the sleeves that hold the fireworks, it detonated. This is tantamount to looking into a mortar launcher used in warfare. Large fireworks are usually handled by professionals, and ignorance of this fact causes death.

My newest pet peeve is how the media covered the hot dog eating contest, ad nauseum. It wasn't even interesting the first time. 

AREA 51 Report: The natives are getting restless and I've been receiving emails and phone calls as to a temporary locale for Friday. Nothing is for sure, but I'm trying to get a group together at Lake's Cafe for happy hour. With the July Fourth parties yesterday, I'm unsure if the idea will fly for this week, but I'm inventive.

The Pictures: I got a little carried away today, every picture has it's merits and I hope you enjoy them.

I got a kick out of the 5:00 news when the reporter said, "Watch out for flash floods". Here's a flash, we live in Miami. Unless you're standing at the bottom of an expressway off ramp, there'll be no flash floods.  

This Date In History: 1811; Venezuela declares it's independence from Spain. 1954; Nineteen year old Elvis Presley has his first recording session at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. The session produces Presley's rendition of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "That's All Right".

Birthdays: P.T. Barnum, Circus promoter and showman (1810), Georges Pompidou, French president (1911).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:  Thanks to my pal, Beverly

A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was placed into a jar of alcohol. The second worm was placed into a jar containing a lit, smoky cigarette. The third worm was placed into a jar of chocolate syrup. The fourth worm was placed into a jar of good clean soil.

After the sermon, the minister reported the following results. The worm in the first jar; dead. The worm in the second jar; dead. The worm in the third jar; dead. the worm in the fourth jar; Alive !

The minister asked the congregation, "What can we learn from this demonstration?" Maxine, who was sitting in the back, raised her hand, stood up and said, "As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolates, you won't have worms!" 

                                            

That's it for today, my little muses. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

2 comments:

bamawmn46 said...

I have to agree with you on the fireworks situation. I heard about the woman who died... how sad is that? And her mom was saying (on CNN), 'They won't let me look at my baby!'... And I was thinking, 'Honey, you probably don't want to!' (I know, that's mean, but true... c'mon, you were thinking it!!)  BTW, I am #13.
Jackie

rdautumnsage said...

Lol, Jackie loves the Henri Peters artwork. It rained buckets here too. I actually enjoyed the rain and the peaceful quiet that came with it. Unfortunate what happened to that poor woman. Loved the photos this week, you had some pretty awesome nature shots in there. I saw pictures of the hot dog eating contest afterwards. The guy that won looked rather green. Loved the Maxine answer to the sermon. (Hugs) Indigo