If you're reading this entry in another country or some other cool, comfortable place, we in the Northeastern United States are experiencing a major heat wave. It was 100 degrees yesterday, and its expected to top that today.
We're well on our way; at 9:30am in Central New Jersey its already 92 degrees.
The plan for today is to keep the outside plants watered, stay cool and hydrated, and make sure we don't lose power- that means shutting down the computer and any unnecessary electrical devices until the evening.
How hot was it yesterday? Two hawks landed in my front yard, and started playing in the sprinklers....this respite tended to make other birds (and squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits) pretty nervous. I took some pics but the birds were too far away; they could have been pigeons on steroids.
Be back in the PM.
I used some editing software to enhance the shots I took of the hawks, and cropped it down a bit. They were about 25 feet away and content to stay there, not intimidated by me, and stayed put as long as I kept my distance. I moved a few feet closer for a better shot and they were airborne.
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".