It's pouring down rain here. I threw open the windows before I went to bed last night so I could hear and smell the rain I knew was coming. To me, rain is like a lullabye. I slept wonderfully. In fact, I didn't get up 'til after 9:00 this morning, which is not like me at all. Apparently, the dog had gotten up much earlier and wasn't at all pleased with my slatternly behavior. She left me a little present.
Some Important Things You Need To Know
* If you're going to have a hot flash, try to do it standing in front of an open freezer where there's a tub of ice cream. And a spoon.
* If you have a hot flash in the car, resist the temptation to let the dog drive while you hang your head out the window and let the wind blow your ears. Cops don't like that.
* Never skinny dip in swamps.
Turning to things serious and important, this news just horrified me.
Federal authorities have broken up a suspected Muslim terrorist cell planning an attack to destroy New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, kill thousands of people and trigger an economic catastrophe by blowing up a jet fuel artery that runs through residential neighborhoods.
One of the four men indicted was quoted as saying the foiled plot would "cause greater destruction than in the September 11 attacks," destroying the airport, killing several thousand people and destroying parts of New York's borough of Queens, where the line runs underground.
One of the suspects, Russell Defreitas, is a U.S. citizen native to Guyana and retired JFK air cargo employee. He would have known the airport's vulnerable areas, the weak links in security, etc. What's more horrifying than the fact that this plan was hatched at all is that there are no doubt plenty more like these guys waiting in the wings, plotting, just waiting to do something equally evil.
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P.S. -- The people have spoken. The funky painting goes.