“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

– Albert Camus

A Crappy Night Photo

I took this photo last night, after a wimpy thunderstorm went through. I took the photo to see how it came out, and it does look crappy.

Looking towards the local Boys Club. ©2013
Looking towards the local Boys Club. ©2013

Civilizations – Molly Johnson

“All the world’s great civilizations have followed the same path. From bondage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy back to bondage. If we are to be the exception to history, then we must break the cycle, for those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– Molly Johnson

“I spent three days a week…” – Ray Bradbury

“I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.”

– Ray Bradbury

Passing The Time While Enduring The Heat Wave

No need to remind anyone of the relentless heat wave, that’s gripping the northeast, and other parts of the country.

Basically, I go for my walk early in the morning, before the temps spike back up, and the high humidity that is included. Then its doing crosswords, book reading, posting on my blog (if I’m up to it), and watching anything that is worth watching on the boob tube. Plus my daily dosage of black coffee, and bottled water. All this in the comforts of A/C, as I reside in high rise building, with a brick exterior. Brick does hold in the heat, so if there was no A/C, I’d be roasting my ass off.


From my email inbox:

After a Southern man moved from Atlanta to a New Jersey suburb, a

fellow passenger on a train asked how he liked it in the country.

“It was difficult at first,” the man replied, “but it’s a lot better since I

got myself a paramour.”

The passenger was astonished.  “A paramour?” he said.  “Does your wife


“Sure”, said the Southerner.  “She doesn’t care how I cut the grass.”
Paramour: an illicit lover

America… – Hunter S. Thompson

America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

– Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005)

Computer Viruses – Stephen Hawking

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.

– Stephen Hawking

More Humid Weather

The humid weather is still here, and will be here for the rest of the week.
A story in the newspaper this morning, more or less said, no more 90s, but it will be in the 80s for the rest of the week.

Humid, sticky weather and I don’t get along, all that well. Get punchy at times, which I don’t like.
Thank goodness for A/C. Staying inside, everything is good.

Redneck Mouse Trap

From my email inbox:

This is the best mousetrap I have ever used, 5 gal bucket with a gal of RV antifreeze dumped in the bottom,  plastic bottle with a coat hanger thru it and some peanut butter on the middle of the bottle.

Lean a board up against the side and it works all year without checking it and no smell.

I love rednecks, they are the most ingenious group of people I have ever seen.  

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Its Too Hot

Went outside.
Neighbor says hi.
I say hi back.
Neighbor says, “Its hot.”
I reply, “Its too hot.”
He says, “Its beautiful.”
I reply, “I don’t like it too hot.”
Went back inside.
A/C on. Now, I’m in heaven.

You know those days when you’ve got the mean reds… – Truman Capote / Breakfast at Tiffany’s

You know those days when you’ve got the mean reds…the blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe its been raining too long. You’re sad, that’s all. But the mean reds are horrible. You’re afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you are afraid of. Except something bad is going to happen, only you don’t know what it is.

– Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly

If you want happiness for an hour…

If you want happiness for an hour; take a nap. If you want happiness for a day; go fishing. If you want happiness for a month; get married. If you want happiness for a year; inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime; help someone else.

– Chinese Proverb

Ah, Sweet Love

From my email inbox:

Ah, sweet love!!!!

A middle-aged couple had finally learned how to send and receive texts
on their cell phones.
The wife, being a romantic at heart, decided one day that she’d send
her husband a text while she was
out of the house having coffee with a friend.

She texted:

If you are sleeping, send me your dreams.
If you are laughing, send me your smile.
If you are eating, send me a bite.
If you are drinking, send me a sip.
If you are crying, send me your tears.
I love you.

The husband, being a no-nonsense sort of guy, texted back:

I’m on the toilet. Please advise.

(Brings a tear to the eye, doesn’t it?)