13: Blues and News
1. Why is it when someone says 'be careful' or 'drive safely' I feel like I'm doomed for disaster but if they say 'be well' or 'take care' I feel competent and blessed?
2. Strange trivia found scribbled in my notebook: How much does a body weigh after cremation? 7-8 pounds.
3. Are Ya Kiddin' Me? Weird Snow TOTALLY Fits Global Warming Pattern -- One word: moisture. A warmer atmosphere holds more water. Plus, warmer surface temperatures are triggering more evaporation of ocean water worldwide. That water goes up, up, up into that atmosphere. And what goes up must sooner or later come down. This is precisely what scientific studies are now documenting. Water vapor in the global atmosphere jumped by about 5 percent in the 20th century. Read more of this Baltimore Sun op-ed by a member of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network HERE.
4. This morning my stomach made the sound like a cell phone vibrating on a table.
5. The bad news is that I have the wintertime blues. The good news is that every time the snow gets depressingly dirty a new snowfall comes to cover it with white.
6. Did I really say that? Colleen complaining to Joe about our water pressure: "Can you change the filter? The bath water is taking too long to download."
7. Well put observation spoken by a historian on a PBS show about the early settlers of Appalachia: "The English came and built a church right away. The Germans built a barn and the Scotch Irish built a whiskey still.
8. Don't you think THIS Octomom needs to take some time off from taking caring of the kids and do something about her hair?
9. THIS record breaking tall snowwoman has truck tires for buttons, 16 skis for eyelashes and 30 foot trees for arms.
10. THESE laughing babies won American Funniest Video prize.
11. We came out of this week's Laughter Yoga class to see a smiling sliver of new moon in the sky (see photo above).
12. Look! ... A fingernail moon ... painted silver ... has landed upright ... in a wide-mouth bowl ... Clipped close from the darkness ... the moon is filed down ... to a delicate sliver ... of smiling light.
13. Best Blue soundtrack is HERE.
More TT's are HERE.