Somebody done stuck a firecracker up the Cubs' butt. Ahhhhh. Rizzo.
With the weather as it is (pop up thundershowers and all), riding the Coot Scoot isn't an option. Funny thing, though. Holiday coming, right? I wonder how come one gas station went UP 30 cents a gallon and the other one, across the street (who usually matches up in price) stayed at the same lower price it was yesterday. Heh.
I notice that the backlash from the SCOTUS decision which halted the court's runaway slide to the Right (thank you, Justice Roberts) seems to be quietly fading away. It's like the Right has ADD or something and they're searching around for something else "shiny".
I know that the "young" seem to enjoy staying up all night and texting/chatting/etc. on their various forms of technology, but #3 son has been home from college about a month, now, and I think I've seen him come out of his room three times. Of course, I'm not home during the day, but when I DO come home, Grannie asks me where he is because she hasn't seen him - and of course, he's in his room.
Personally, I think one of the best applications of Thought to Need was the invention of the Keurig and similar systems. Personal one cup coffee systems are revolutionizing coffee consumption for those of us at home, and those of us at the office who want choices beyond the horrible stuff in the vending machine. Give me my Keurig Caribou cups anyday.
So far as I know, those whom I have come to know, who live in The West, are safe and sound. They live in an area of the world which has been going through the process of desertification for millions of years. As the Pacific Plate slides under the North American Plate, it's causing an uplift to the Western edge of the North American Continent, giving rise to the Rocky Mountains, which have cut off the Western Plains from the moist winds that once greened the whole continent. Thus, where once there were lush forests and large animals like mammoths and camels and horses, there is now Death Valley, and petrified forests. And wildfires.
Be safe, y'all.