Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my hotsy-totsy hostas!  How are you?  It looks like we’re going to get a taste of the heat wave that recently visited Ms. Mary and Mr. hale-bopp.  Temperatures in the triple digits may be possible.  Be careful in that kind of heat, my friends.  Stay out of it as much as possible.  Stay hydrated.  Stay in touch with the elderly and infirm to make sure that they are OK.  If you don’t have air conditioning, find someplace or someone who does, and go there. This is not a drill.  Warning, Will Robinson! Danger, warning!  Oh my, I think you get the drift.  Be careful in the heat. 

And, no, Mr. OrbsCorbs, they don’t allow fat, old men to romp in the Dr. Clark fountain.  Don’t even ask, don’t even think about it. 

One week from today is the 4th of July.  Where does the time go?  I assume that Junior will want to see the parade and the fireworks.  For me, it’s almost too much sensory input.  For Junior, it’s not enough. Seeing the spectacles spurs childhood memories of Fourths.  The thunder of drums and horns still resonates in my breast.  The beauty of some floats is still astonishing.  The reverence for our Armed Forces is still awe inspiring.  This year may be particularly difficult because of roadwork all over the city.  Moving the huge crowds might be more of a problem than usual.  If you go to either event, please allow yourself enough time for getting there, and especially for leaving.  Parking will be at a premium.  Let us give thanks for the law enforcement officers who will be working that day.  Thank you all.

I read the article in The Journal entitled, “Downtown study aims for ‘safe, vibrant’ nightlife,” Bravo to the Downtown Racine Corporation for playing to their strong suit.  Perhaps now they will consider a fortuneteller suitable for their district.  Nothing goes better with a night out on the town than a personal reading from a professional psychic.  Very reasonably priced, too.

Uh, did someone “up there” forget to turn on a faucet or something?  We need rain.  The farmers are beginning to worry.  Our cherry crop was decimated by the early warmth of March.  Everything else will be hurt soon, too, if we don’t get precipitation.  Keep an eye on your gardens during this heat wave, my dears.  It’s not just the sun and heat that take moisture from your plants; wind also evaporates it.

Thank you for reading my blog this week.  The pleasure is all mine.  I’m so happy to have each and every one of you.  I spell “family”: J-T-I-R-R-E-G-U-L-A-R-S.

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I don’t want to be a nagging mother hen, but be careful in the heat.  Use sun block SPF 10,000 or higher.  Better yet, stay out of the sun.  Come out at night instead.  If you don’t have anything to do, check out the nightlife in Downtown Racine.  Stereobate!     


jedwis said...

Hi Mme Z...I would never think of you as a "nagging mother hen" your advice and wisdom should be treated like gospel. If this weather continues, I've heard several traditional 4th of July fireworks might be canceled, what do you think?

Why Not? said...

Sweden has been taking all the rain you need over there and you are keeping all of the heat that was meant for us over here.. Just a few days ago we got a record amount of rain.. The equivalent of the whole of Junes rain (average) came in one day.. I truly hope for something warmer soon, I'm FREEZING..

Anonymous said...

Ms. Why Not, if I were in charge of the weather, you would see more balance.

Mr. jedwis, I believe it will rain a little before then and fireworks will be allowed. In any case, Racine's fireworks over the lake are not in danger.

OrbsCorbs said...

Why Not, Sweden had a pretty crappy winter, too, didn't it? The planet's mojo is messed up. Perhaps a major reset of the climate is at hand.

Or it's all going to end December 21. Couldn't the Apocalypse at least wait a few days so we could have Christmas first?

jedwis said...

Do I get charged for that advice?