Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my honeybees!  How are you?  We’re finally getting our summer heat and our summer storms, though we can’t compete with Ms. OKIE for storms or Ms. Beejay for heat.  That’s OK.  They can keep them.  Not that our local climate can’t get violent at times.  We had trees down and power outages after the last front went through, and there’ll be more.  When a cold front hits hot weather, a storm can erupt.  Some of the tornadoes I’ve seen online were monstrous in size.  How about a storm from hell four miles wide?  A home, a car, and all personal belongings are lost as a tornado sweeps them up, but does no damage to the house across the street.  Summer storms can be beautiful, and deadly.

So can illegal fireworks.  As we approach the 4th of July, I believe we’ll see and/or hear more and more fireworks.  Maybe not.  In the city last year, it was comparatively quiet before, during, and after the 4th of July.  Perhaps efforts have paid off.  Wow, what a concept.

The Journal Times has a story on our ongoing City Administrator problem: I didn’t know that we have a problem here, but apparently Mr. Cousin Tom Fried does.  There’s mumbo-jumbo in this article about the cost of a nationwide search to replace Mr. Cousin.  More scare tactics.  How come there wasn’t a nationwide search when Mr. Cousin got the job?  He was decreed City Administrator by King lying John.  The Serfs Council approved of him.  Now we have this sticky wicket where nearly all city employees are losing money and benefits.  Streetlights come down.  And as more and more people are forced to bite the bullet, for some reason Mr. Mayor and Mr. Cousin think Mr. Cousin deserves a $30,000 raise. 

We’re losing ground out here.  Do any of you city officials give a damn about this?  I can no longer afford one of my prescriptions because my plan doesn’t cover it.  What are we supposed to do?  Day after day, we are beset by problems.  Day after day, you turn a blind eye.  Shame on you!  You represent the worst that humanity has to offer.  Your selfishness and greed are legendary.  Your pride goes before your fall.

Racine County Eye is linked to a beautiful time-lapse video of the sunset over Racine Monday.  By Gabriella Brossman in Community · June 23, 2015

That’s a wonderful video.    Unfortunately, it was the precursor to the storms and outages that I mentioned earlier. 

Thank you for stopping by to read my blog today.  Take a break.  You deserve it.  I love all of my readers.  You’re wonderful.

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Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay as beautiful as you are.  Use sun-block if you’re going to be outside.  Put on more as you spend more time in the sun.  Protect your eyes and epidermis in the summer sun.  You’ll still have a great time.


kkdither said...

I'm beginning to think all politicians think our money is their money to spread to friends and political supporters. I saw the video on my Facebook feed. It is lovely. The edit was so smooth. I wonder what program was used?

I agree, Madame, our storms here are plenty violent. It is hard to believe how massive the destruction when they fly a helicopter over some of those F4 tornadoes.

There has already been plenty of fireworks in my neighborhood. Despite any laws, some idiots are always willing to blow off a finger, put an eye out, or set a neighbors house on fire. The little, {safer} stuff just isn't enough. They have to put on their own city-wide performance.

Thank you, Madame, for yet another lovely and insightful blog.

OKIE said...

Surprisingly, we have not had a 100 degree day yet. No complaints. Still in the low 90's which is doable but it's pretty steamy out there.

As always, thank you Madame.

lizardmom said...

I would love to keep the cooler, windy days, and give up some of the really humid hot ones. There is something so nice about having the house all opened up with a nice cool breeze blowing through, that just says summer and happiness