Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thursday, Thursday Ramblings
The battle with the plumbing is continuing. Dan (my landlord) will be camped here most of the day -- again. I hope it finally gets fixed. It's frustrating and horrendously inconvenient which means I'll get nothing done!!! Sigh. At least, I have an excuse -- for a change. (Eyes rolling)
Last night around 11 o'clock Michelle called and told me to close my doors and windows! It seems that a guy who was out taking a walk was held up at gunpoint by two armed pedestrians near us. Scary. Her brother Jeff was out on their porch with a taser -- I guess he was watching for them. I wouldn't mess with him. It's weird. I've always felt safe here but today I feel less so and hope this isn't the beginning of a trend. Word this morning is that the cops were patrolling all night. The guys on our beat right now are pretty good. I (almost) feel sorry for anyone who decides to hold me up. I rarely carry cash. Yeah, I'm a slave to my debit card.
I think that the earthquake in Virginia took us all off guard. We actually had a little one in my part of Ohio in 1997. It was disconcerting because we aren't famous for that. I suppose Virginians are equally perplexed.
I hope all y'all on the Eastern Seaboard are battening down the hatches for Irene the terrible and I hope she decides to take a turn and head out to sea.
Here are Matt Taibbi and Bill Maher laying out the truth about the Fed in a little over a minute:
And I think it's a great day for some old rock and roll and old rock and rollers! In this video, Chuck Berry is 81!!! Where did the decades go?