Hello, my April foolers! How are you? Did March go out as a lamb or a lion? I think it was more lambish than lionish. Our rollercoaster of temperatures continues. The nice days hint of what is to come, while the bad days remind us of the wrath of winter. (As if that were needed.) I’m not complaining given the backdrop of our 20 below winters. 30 or 40 or 50 or even 60 degree days are fine by me. It seems the wind won’t stop howling. I wonder if that’s caused by the hot air released in recent forums, panels, appearances, etc., on the upcoming elections?
Last week I bemoaned the approaching election and its attendant robocalls and flashy fliers delivered by mail. So far, no robocalls for me. I’ve received a couple of mailings for judge. They are card stock with glossy finishes. Couldn’t the money for that be better used somehow? 80% of the population doesn’t vote or give a damn, while 20% is bombarded by lies.
Nonetheless, VOTE on April 7th. It’s the way our voice is heard. Most of us, that is. When I reminded Señor Zanza of next Tuesday’s elections, he simply said, “I don’t deal with that.” WTF? Ooo, I’m so curious about that man, but I’m afraid I’ll lose him if I push too hard to know his secrets. He’s never acted violent in my presence. In fact, it’s frustrating trying to provoke him. He’s always seemed to have my and Junior’s best interests in mind. And there’s been a few times where he “escorted” me home after I had a little too much to drink. Junior loves him. Me? I’m not so sure.
If you haven’t filed your tax returns yet, you have a couple of weeks to “git ‘er done.” I’m not scolding anyone on this. I just filed my paperwork yesterday. Apparently, taxes are another area where Señor Zanza doesn’t “deal with that.”
I’m not trying to lynch Señor Zanza here. Since I met him, he’s always been a perfect gentleman. His influence has been good. When I’m with him, I get the feeling that something very positive is just about to happen. But it never does.
Have you taken a drive around the city recently? The streets are in the worst condition that I’ve ever seen them. Radio station WIIL held a promotion to find out where the worst potholes are: Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, or Chicago. Racine “won”: https://www.facebook.com/95WIILROCK/posts/10153197811269306 We have money for “Machinery Row,” but not any roadwork. It’s getting harder and harder to avoid the potholes. Maybe Racine will become known as “Pothole Row.” In the meantime, be careful out on the streets. Some of the conditions are severe and hard to avoid. When you think of the cost of a strut or tie rod or tire, you become careful. You could make a claim against the city, but you’d lose.
Thank you all for reading my blog today. I love you. I respect you. I need you. You are why this blog appears.
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Enjoy the weather. Watch out for the crazy drivers. Don’t let the cold days get you down. Soon enough, hot days will get you down.