Thur. Jan. 24, 2019 – freezing

30F and wet, according to my station. (in half an hour it dropped to 29F) This sucks dead bunnies. I trusted weatherunderground’s forecast and DID NOT cover my citrus. I’m going to be REALLY angry if I lose a tree because those @ssholes assured me it wasn’t necessary. I’ve become used to the idea the .gov forecast is always wrong, but WU had been reliable.

Yesterday some people thought they saw snowflakes. I thought I saw a few myself. And by a few, I mean 10-12. The backyard thermometer read 40F so I dismissed it as impossible. Several other people insisted that they saw them too, all over town at different times. I should have covered my citrus.

In more wide ranging thoughts, if the world was a bunch of guys in a crowd, full of drunks, bullies, that guy who always thinks you can talk it out, and the angry girlfriend yelling sh!t, we just moved from pushing, yelling, and posturing to ‘took a few swings’, landed a few punches or “scattered fistfights broke out”. There is then a pause when people think “wow that hurt’ or “F you pussy!’ or ‘I’m going home, you and him fight’. The drunk girl is still yelling sh!t, because she loves the smell of sweaty men, and hasn’t been hit yet.

At the end of this pause, the crowd will either break up as the guys decide it’s just not worth it yet, or the fight will break out again with a lot more seriousness. This is also the point where the cops usually come and break up the crowd to send all the sullen fighters home. BUT the cops are on strike at the moment, concerned about their own issues, or possibly looking to put the boot in on their own.

Iran’s acting like they know they’ve got a gun in their pants, and everyone else is naked. If they decide this is the time, all hell is going to break lose, and we WILL get involved. A nuclear conflict in the middle east is a step WAY to far for us to ignore. Even a big dog can get bitten by a little dog at the start of the fight. If that bite is poisoned or infected, one bite is all it takes.

Cheery thoughts for a dreary morning, eh?

Stack it high fellows. There’s no harm in being ready. The worst that being wrong would bring is ‘bringing forward demand’ as the economists say, and you shop less over the next few months.

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