Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday This n That

I heard yesterday that the local fugitive, let's call him Mr. Stabber, has this neat trick where he lays in the road to get people to stop so he can... I don't know, rob them, steal their cars, hurt them?  Anyway, I'm letting the world know right now that henceforth I will be running over anyone laying in the road in front of my car.  I am not interested in stopping and potentially getting myself harmed or killed, tyvm.  I will try to not roll over anything crucial to his life - you know, avoid the head and the chest areas - but I can't make any promises.  I'll also try to slow down enough so the impact is lessened, but not slow enough he can chase me on foot if I manage to miss him entirely.  Afterwards, I will stop at a safe distance and call 911 from my cell phone.  If he gets up and tries to come at me, I will run him over again. 

I'll still swerve for turtles, though.  If it's safe.  I feel bad for turtles, but I'm not willing to risk my life for them.

This is really a strange world we live in, ain't it?  Where men going about lying in roads for nefarious purposes.  Actually, in a related note, two people in the area have been killed recently because they were either lying in the road or sitting in the road late at night.  I assume drunk or stoned.  Possibly suicide by motor vehicle.  Stupid either way.  I feel really bad for their families and for the poor people who hit them.  They didn't ask to be the instrument of those morons' deaths.

I think anyone who wants to tear down a public statue is welcome to do so, provided they pay for the statue in advance and clean up after themselves when they're through.  And that the money they pay goes back to the people who paid for the statue to begin with - i.e. the taxpayers in most instances.  If it's on private property, tough luck.  Perhaps the owner would be willing to sell it.  As always, if it doesn't belong to you, though, don't touch it.  Whether you like it or not, whether it offends you, whether it hurts your sensibilities or your feelings or melts your special snowflake. 

Earlier this week, I was shaking rugs and one of them snapped back and hit me in the back of the hand.  Hurts like the dickens and now I have a bruise there.  Oh, the weird ways I injure myself.  LOL

Last night, we had a fourth fawn in the yard.  It was quite exciting as we thought we only had three fawns this year.  But the light doe, the one who was still pregnant when all the other gals had birthed, brought her little bitty baby to see us.  Yay!

What's on your this n that today?


  1. The burns...

    LG cracked me up yesterday. The incident is on FB.

    I swerve for turtles, squirrels, and other nefarious critters crossing the road.

    My right ear is STILL screwed up from the con crud. It's like it won't pop when the pressure changes in an airplane. Blerg.

    I'm tired of insomnia.

    I have no clue what to fix for dinner tonight. Also, I did not win the lottery last night. If I won the lottery, I would offer to buy all those statues and move them to a protected area and hoard them Don't get me started on the history.

    I need more coffee, but everyone knows this.

    I've had a hummingbird more frequently at the feeder. Also, rain.

    And procrastination is over. Time for the next cup and new words.

    1. Yes, yes, it does. LG cracks me up. Ack about your ear and insomnia. I picked up hamburgers for lunch and since I bought too many, we're having burgers for dinner, too. I didn't win the lottery either. I wish we had so we could hoard the statues. And yes, they're art and history, but haven't you heard? Those things are passe. At least that's what the culture thinks. Dumb SOBs. Don't get me started.

      Yes. Not enough coffee for me today either, but it's past my coffee time.

      Yay for the hummers. We got more rain, too. 1.5 inches yesterday. Not as quick as your 2", though.

      I hope you got past the procrastination and got both more coffee and more words. :hugs:

  2. Why after all these decades are people now offended by Confederate statues?

    When I saw that video of those people tearing down a statue it reminded me of those ISIL nut cases tearing down ancient Buddhas.

    It was no different.

    re: deer
    We saw several fawns by us. I'm pretty sure the mama deer were telling them, now see here, these people have good eats. Pay no attention to the old lady shaking a fist at you. :)

    1. They aren't actually offended, Maria. They were told by someone to be offended and so they are. Now.

      LOL, I'd probably be shaking my fist, too, if I had a garden with food in it. Here all I have are flowering plants and I try to not let it get to me when the critters eat the flowers.