Monday, May 12, 2008
A Monday Hodge-Podge
That's the front of a Mother's Day card I got. I thought that was an adorable picture. Inside, it says, "If I'm the Princess, you're the Queen. Everybody wins!" Naturally, I loved it.
Randall Lee Smith (May 8th post) is now dead. He was found deceased in his jail cell. Deputies said it didn't look like suicide, so death may have resulted from injuries received in the car crash prior to his arrest.
It was so chilly yesterday that I turned my heat back on. Despite the cool temperature, there was thunder and lightning throughout the day, accompanied by high winds and a deluge of rain. While I was at my mother's (always a trip), thunder actually made her house shake. Oh, and we had tornado watches, too. There were four tornados within a 100-mile radius of here just Thursday night, so that wasn't welcome news. Weirdness. I am fully expecting one of the nearby mountains to start spewing lava any day now.
I didn't feel like going back to work this morning. I haven't had enough rest yet! Probably I shouldn't have done all the work around the house that I did Saturday. That wasn't very conducive to R&R. House looks pretty good, though.
Last on my litany of this 'n that is this: today, the price of a postage stamp rises to 42 cents. Forty-two cents! In the grand scheme of things, that doesn't sound like much. But -- $0.42 to mail a letter? Come on! What additional services are we receiving for these annual price hikes? Trying to predict how long delivery will take is still a crap shoot -- unless you pay for Priority mail. The mail still doesn't come sometimes 'til dinner time. I still frequently get my neighbors' mail, and mine still gets delivered to them. Thank God, I can make most of my payments online these days and don't have to mail them. How much do you want to bet that by 2012, a stamp will cost 50 cents? I can guarantee you that I'll be mailing only things that can't be e-mailed, paid online, or delivered to the recipient directly from the vendor.
We have Words Gone Wild (and GIGO Grammar) today. Of course, we do!
desapears - These are pears.
messanger - Hissy fit caused by sloppy housemates.
give teachers tenor - Providing instructors with singing lessons.
probadly - In favor of bad conduct.
Any thoughts on these, boys and girls? Define 'em if you dare.
crime rate has went threw the roof