Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday. Some friends took me to lunch – we had dessert to celebrate – and then I spent a quiet evening at home and got phone calls from my brothers, my folks, Allen, and an e-card from my sister. My folks sent me a really great piece of blown glass art from the Tamarack Craftsman Gallery of Omena, Michigan.
It’s the weekend, so there’s another hurricane out there – Jeanne. It looks like it’s going to skip southeast Florida, but we’re probably going to get wind and rain. And off in the far east Atlantic, Hurricane Karl is brewing. (This is a real hurricane, as opposed to the blowhard named Karl that works in the White House.)
Here’s a quick look at writings in TLC that have caught my attention.
archy wonders if Karl Rove wrote the Killian memos. andante makes it through the storm. Corrente wraps up the day. NTodd is in the north woods snapping photos. Echidne dissects a bumper sticker. The Fulcrum keeps the heat on the Florida ballot bollox. HFPST tunes into the Austin City Limits Music Festival – my cousin-in-law has played there. Jude wonders (as well as I do) where’s the outrage? Michael has the waffle menu. Elayne spent a relaxing holiday. Rivka on the right to life. Rook’s Rant rants – and it’s a good one. Rubber Hose on the electoral college count. (PS: note that I’ve added the link to www.electoral-vote.com to the sidebar.) Jeff tells of a little-known religious relic that reminds me of all those jokes about moels.(Scroll down to “I Did Not Know This.”) Steve comments on Jimmy Breslin’s column and how elections get wrapped around telephone polls (sorry, Bob, I couldn’t resist.)
I had to make today’s journey a bit abbreviated – I have a major project glaring at me and the sooner I get it done the sooner the weekend will begin. Happy Friday.