Monday, May 23, 2011

First Monday

I have the day off for the first Monday of the world that didn't end. Actually Armageddon did begin last Saturday but no one noticed since it wasn't any different from any other day. Jesus looked around at all the self proclaimed born again Christians but couldn't find anyone that met the criteria for rapture. He decided to go to drinking instead and wound up the day with a major buzz and a hooker with a "heart o' gold" in a nice little dive in Porto Vallarta. Reports are, that said hooker has had a radiant smile ever since so maybe at least one person got "raptured" Saturday. 

Anyhow, I got up and got dressed thinking I had to spend the morning getting my starboard hearing aid repaired as it seemed to have stopped working yesterday afternoon. To my surprise it was working fine this morning. It might have just needed a rest. So I have the rest of the day to whatever, I'll probably wind up in the garden but it is nice to be a bit at loose ends after the weeks and weeks of "no time,no time".

Not good news on the weather front. Joplin got whacked hard last evening by a tornado and they expect to find more bodies. Already they are counting 89 dead. We have good friends that live just South of there in Bella Vista, AR. but it looks like they were spared any damage. Seems like the tornadoes are just a bit fiercer these days but I am sure it has nothing to do with Global Climate Weirdness.

The good news is that flooding in the Atchafalaya River Basin is not going to be as bad as feared. The ground is evidently a lot drier than the last time the gates of the Morganza were opened and the gates are being opened gradually enough that the river basin is managing. Here is hoping for the best. Regardless, it is only a matter of time before the Big Muddy makes the Atchafalaya River Basin its permanent home as that it where it wants to be. The Moganza spillway is attempt by the Corps of Engineers to keep Baton Rouge and New Orleans on the Mississippi in spite of the river's wishes....good luck with that.

Off to do something with my day off. Oh! and don't look at the financial markets this morning. Both Greece and Italy's credit ratings took a hit late last week and it isn't pretty and not even discuss the GOP's intent to bring our economy to its knees by holding the debt ceiling hostage. It's going to be ugly.

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