Sunday, 8 October 2017

09:34 – It was 66.1F (19C) when I took Colin out at 0625, overcast and foggy with a light mist in the air. The rain is supposed to get heavier through the afternoon and into the evening, with heavy rain and winds gusting to 45 MPH (72 KPH) overnight. Total rainfall is supposed to be 3 to 5 inches (7.5 to 12.5 cm).

We’ll work on some science kit stuff today, although we’re actually in pretty good shape already. Colin won’t get much time outside today.

We finished watching season 7 of Doc Martin last night. In one episode, I was surprised to see a character, a lunatic elementary school art teacher, ask her pupils to bring in their favorite toys for an art project. They all brought in their favorite stuffed animals, which she then attached to the board at the front of the class using a staple gun. Geez.

The title character is an MD who’s strongly Aspergers, or at least some form of ASD. I think the point of the series is supposed to be that he’s abnormal and is surrounded by “normal” people, all of whom have lovable quirks of their own. In my opinion, he’s one of only maybe four characters who are at all normal. The rest of them, far from having lovable quirks, are blithering idiots. They say in the series that he doesn’t tolerate fools gladly (or at all), and he’s certainly surrounded by fools. His wife is just annoying. She knew what he was when she married him, and yet she’s always trying to force him to behave “normally”.