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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Life in the Swamp

Since Wednesday, we went from living in the Shire to living in the Swamp. This is just disgusting. It's been over 90 for the last 2 days and 75% humidity. The walls are sweating. The Beest has done nothing but sleep and eat and I've done little more. I have got to get the fans out; there just wasn't Gal Friday time this week. Perhaps this will break with thunderstorms promised tomorrow. But I've heard that too many times to believe it. Bratt is a wet gully along the Connnecticut. What makes it somewhat sheltered and so green is what makes it a still steamtable room in Summer. The best I can say is that the wet has cut down on the allergies. I only sneezed a couple times today and the Beest hasn't sneezed at all.

Still, this is doodly compared to what the weather's doing out west.

Well, I hope it's comfortable where you are. Settle in and surf.

Maybe it's the wind?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/31/ikaria-greece-longevity-secrets-age

Goodnight, Edith
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/jean-stapleton-tvs-beloved-edith-bunker-from-all-in-the-family-dies-at-90-in-nyc/2013/06/01/

If only we had a news program like this in the States
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oKxCDYgZIw

I agree with Bill Hicks, again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZqYV9KKOZQ

Meanwhile you're running out of places to smoke, even outdoors
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/starbucks-bans-smoking-june-1_n_3365544.html

"You would think the experience of seing your own penis on a movie screen might render you impervious to anything life might throw at you. But apparently not."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/may/31/robert-webb-after-peep-show

Adrian Paul (The Highlander!) is asking everyone to chip in one dollar to the Peace Fund.
http://www.thepeacefund.org/donations.html

Stay safe, Amanda..
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130601/US--Western.Wildfires/

A serious bit about Monsanto and your garden
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/the-four-steps-required-to-keep-monsanto-out-of-your-garden/

I never saw this Beatles video before
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfQbDFMO9aA

Exponential Expansion and the Big Bang
http://bigthink.com/in-their-own-words/what-the-big-bang-can-teach-us-about-human-exponential-expansion

8 comments:

Geo. said...

Loved the Beatles clip. A most practiced group, nearly a single voice. And the Big Bang connection to humanity, to all life forms --we should never stop being astonished at what we are. Hope you get a weather break soon. It was 102 on the pumphouse door today!

Elephant's Child said...

Mega thanks for introducing me to Bill Hicks and Robert Webb.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

We are going to have to develop a whole new kind of human being if we expect this species to think long term and beyond themselves. Such a selfish critter humans are.
Loved the Beetles clip. They look so young and fresh. Thanks to stills and videos we can stay young forever.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I, also, am hoping that the weather people are right and cool, and more pleasant weather will return. Today is supposed to be better and I hope that is also the same where you are. If it isn't, call the Agency on Aging and see if they can help you out with fans.

Austan said...

Geo.- my friend Paul gave me Shout!, a really good Beatles bio, and I'm always fascinated at how they became Them and changed things. It's been much cooler since the huge storm we had, hallelujah. Hope it's better by you and the fires are nowhere nearby.

Austan said...

EC- Bill Hicks is a hero of mine. I discovered Robert Webb because of David Mitchell, his comedy partner, who's one of the QI regulars. Peep Show is all on Youtube, and very funny.

Austan said...

Arleen- It's much cooler right now, thanks. I hope that building collapse didn't involve anyone you care about. Man! There's too much tragedy in the world.

Austan said...

Lawless! OMG somehow your comment slipped between! Yeah, humans need to do a consciousness evolution pretty damn skippity.
I'll always love The Beatles, and they will stay forever young. As will we.